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Here you will find a wide range of information on the exciting world of virtual reality, from comprehensive material for beginners to interesting and deep discussions of virtual reality’s problems, implications and applications.

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The VRGO Mini Might be the Most Elegant Way to Move Around in VR Yet

Moving your virtual body around has been quite a problem to solve when it comes to consumer VR. The great hope, at least for a while, was the omnidirectional treadmill. Unfortunately they turned out to be too bulky and expensive overall. So far no one has really brought a viable consumer version to market. Room-scale … Continue reading The VRGO Mini Might be the Most Elegant Way to Move Around in VR Yet

3rd September 2019

Ray Tracing and VR: A Match Made in Heaven?

Although GPU technology has been coming along in leaps and bounds for the last few years, nothing truly revolutionary has happened. We experienced a massive leap in graphical fidelity at the start of the Xbox 360 era, but everything since has been steadily incremental. Then Nvidia came out of left field with real time ray … Continue reading Ray Tracing and VR: A Match Made in Heaven?

3rd September 2019

No Man’s Sky Gets PSVR and PC VR As Part of Massive “Beyond” Update

No Man’s Sky is a game that people love to hate. A victim of an out-of-control hype train, Hello Games had a real problem on their hands when the game was released. The game that players actually got was actually pretty good, but compared to the game everyone thought they were getting, it was a … Continue reading No Man’s Sky Gets PSVR and PC VR As Part of Massive “Beyond” Update

3rd September 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 Gets (Janky) VR Support

Few people would disagree that developer Codemasters are the kings of making fantastic racing games. Titles like GRID and F1 2019 are a showcase to the finely-tuned gameplay sensibilities this studio has developed. The DiRT rally games are no exception and this writer has whiled away countless hours utterly failing to complete rally stages on … Continue reading DiRT Rally 2.0 Gets (Janky) VR Support

3rd September 2019

What’s Going on With Windows VR Headset Availability?

We’ve been pretty impressed with the Windows Mixed Reality platform. From the affordable, capable hardware to excellent software support in both gaming and non-gaming apps. The solid inside-out tracking alone was worth taking an interest in the system and the included motion controllers provide one of the best VR experiences yet. It seems like a … Continue reading What’s Going on With Windows VR Headset Availability?

6th August 2019

Say Hello to Amazon Prime VR

Does anyone remember the Netflix VR app? Those of us who tried it mostly liked it. It put you in a nice upmarket apartment in front of a home theatre system and let you watch your fave shows in peace. So whether on public transport or at your own, less fancy home, you could have … Continue reading Say Hello to Amazon Prime VR

5th August 2019

What Can We Expect from PSVR 2?

Who could have predicted that the most affordable and therefore most popular form of premium tethered VR would come from a console maker? It would have seemed crazy when we were still shaking our fists at the minimum PC specs for the Oculus Rift a few years ago. And yet, here we are. Sony’s PS4 … Continue reading What Can We Expect from PSVR 2?

2nd August 2019

Apple Files Mixed Reality Headset Patent

With iPhone sales dropping faster than ever it makes sense that one one of the most valuable tech companies in the world is looking to expand its product line once again. Apple is no stranger to turning itself around. Under Steve Jobs (for the second time) it went from a failing computer company to one … Continue reading Apple Files Mixed Reality Headset Patent

1st August 2019

What We Know About the Valve Index

It’s raining VR headsets these days and the big players are pushing out products in both old and new product segments. Valve is of course famous for its collaboration with HTC and the Vive. The two companies worked together to develop some pretty amazing technology, including the first practical commercial room-scale VR system. While we … Continue reading What We Know About the Valve Index

10th June 2019

Virtual Reality: what is it and why is it important to know about?

Virtual reality is essentially the use of technology to create the illusion of presence in an environment that isn’t really there. It works by sending information to various senses, such as sight and hearing, that fool our brains into experiencing something virtual. The illusion is often completed by the presence of interactivity, in other words the virtual world responds in some way to your presence.

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Where to go from here?

If you are new to virtual reality (or just want a refresher) we suggest you start with our What is virtual reality?section for a more in-depth discussion of the topic. We look at practical examples and discuss the core technologies in a clear and simple way. Providing a solid foundation for further reading.

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Pros and cons of virtual reality

We have series of articles about the various applications of this technology and the equipment used, for example, VR glasses (or goggles as they are sometimes called).

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