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Welcome to Virtual Reality Society (VRS). A one-stop information and news resource for virtual reality and its related technologies.

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.

Our mission is to become the definitive source of virtual reality information and we constantly strive to achieve this goal. Be sure to bookmark us and check back regularly for new features and new sections on our site.

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Zone of the Enders 2 Getting PSVR Support, Releases 2018

In exciting news for Mech combat fans, Zone of the Enders 2, Hideo Kojima’s 2003 game about insurgency on a future Martian colony, is coming to the Playstation 4 and PC, with complete support for virtual reality via Playstation VR for its particularly balletic form of combat. Sony announced the news today at their section … Continue reading Zone of the Enders 2 Getting PSVR Support, Releases 2018

19th September 2017
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Nintendo isn’t Keen to Get Into VR

So Nintendo have said that they’ll probably give VR a skip. Why? They don’t think it’s really fun. Oh Nintendo. You’ve been consistently surprising during this current generation of console gaming. Not in the way we’ve all come to know the company, but in a surprisingly unsurprising way. Confused? You see, Nintendo has never been … Continue reading Nintendo isn’t Keen to Get Into VR

19th September 2017
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Money. Money. Money: ABBA to Go on a VR Tour in 2019

  When you think of cutting-edge technology in music entertainment, it’s probably thoughts of holographic performances by artists who are either dead or never existed in the first place. I tell you what I don’t think of: ABBA. The Swedish pop group got together in 1972, when vinyl was the peak of musical technology snobbery. … Continue reading Money. Money. Money: ABBA to Go on a VR Tour in 2019

18th September 2017
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Finally Here’s the iPhone X: Apple’s AR Flagship

Can you believe that it’s been 10 years since since the first Apple iPhone launched? It still seems that the big fruit company crashed into the phone industry recently, but we’ve come a long way from that first smartphone which has been copied endlessly since. It’s easy to forget that, when the first iPhone launched, … Continue reading Finally Here’s the iPhone X: Apple’s AR Flagship

15th September 2017
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Brain Surgery Recorded in VR a World First

There’s something fascinating about watching surgery videos. You can find academic and educational videos of just about every surgical procedure imaginable. Yes, if you have a weak stomach these videos can also be incredibly disturbing, but for those who are fascinated by biology and medical science easy access to videos such as these are an … Continue reading Brain Surgery Recorded in VR a World First

14th September 2017

The Windows Mixed Reality Launch is the Biggest VR News of 2017

Let’s be honest, although there’s plenty of exciting stuff that in VR and AR we’re all waiting for, it’s been a while since anyone has announced something that actually feels like it’s changing the game. The boredom was roundly shattered by none other than Microsoft with its announcement of Windows Mixed Reality. No Hololens For … Continue reading The Windows Mixed Reality Launch is the Biggest VR News of 2017

4th September 2017
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A VR Game is Part of Research to Fight Dementia

The single biggest study conducted into dementia research has launched a version of their mobile app, Sea Hero Quest, onto Gear VR, a move which they claim will provide even more worthwhile data into navigation and help research into dementia studies.

1st September 2017

Oculus Upgrades the Touch Controller with “Buffered” Haptics

Haptic technology in consumer devices are getting better quickly. It’s just happening in ways that are less dramatic than full body motion tracking or dazzling, high-resolution VR headsets. Take the new Nintendo Switch console for example. The console comes with a technology Nintendo calls “HD Rumble”. This is a much more refined version of the … Continue reading Oculus Upgrades the Touch Controller with “Buffered” Haptics

23rd August 2017
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Will Strider’s Omnidirectional Treadmill Be the One To Buy?

  Virtual reality technology has improved by leaps and bounds over the last few years, but most VR experiences are still either consumed sitting down or standing in one spot. The Vive has given us room-scale experiences, but that also means that the virtual world is bound by room scale too. That’s why the idea … Continue reading Will Strider’s Omnidirectional Treadmill Be the One To Buy?

22nd August 2017

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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