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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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Study Shows VR Might Help Reduce Severe Paranoia

Schizophrenia is an especially tough mental disorder to live with. Imagine having your sense of reality shift in ways that make it difficult to deal with real life. One common issue that such people have to deal with is extreme paranoia. The feeling that a situation is dangerous or that something bad is going to … Continue reading Study Shows VR Might Help Reduce Severe Paranoia

22nd February 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympics from PyeongChang is Available to Watch in VR

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea will be filled with firsts. The games will be the first Winter Olympics to be shown in 4K High Dynamic Range. They are also the first South Korean games where North Korea are competing, the first in a decade where North and South Korean athletes will … Continue reading The 2018 Winter Olympics from PyeongChang is Available to Watch in VR

8th February 2018
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Humble Bundle’s VR Sale: Every Game Covered

Humble Bundle, the charitable PC game storefront and bundle distributer have a VR sale, with a good number of games on sale until Friday. All of these games use Steam and are compatible with at least the HTC Vive. Not all are compatible with Oculus Rift natively, but as ever, there are ways to get … Continue reading Humble Bundle’s VR Sale: Every Game Covered

6th February 2018

Nintendo Aren’t Interested in VR: Here’s Why They Should Be

Virtual Reality and Nintendo isn’t exactly a new topic, it’s something we at VRS have covered twice, both in terms of its past and a potential future. However, when questioned about this by magazine Les Numeriques, the general manager of Nintendo’s French operations, Phillippe Lavoué suggested in even stronger terms than had been seen previously … Continue reading Nintendo Aren’t Interested in VR: Here’s Why They Should Be

31st January 2018

TPCast Promises Upgrades to Wireless VR Technology

HTC took a major step when it announced a wireless VR add-on that will work with the original Vive and the newly announced Vive Pro. We’re very happy that a first-party solution now exists and there’s no downside to consumers here. However, HTC did not beat everyone to the punch here. Instead, it’s been months … Continue reading TPCast Promises Upgrades to Wireless VR Technology

25th January 2018

VR Opens Up New Ways to Explore the Microcosm

If you’ve ever run through the Oculus Dreamdeck experience you’ll know there’s one slice of the demo where you find yourself standing inside what appears to be a vein, blocked at one end by an insect (eew) with red blood cells floating all around you. That sort of perspective is something that just hasn’t been … Continue reading VR Opens Up New Ways to Explore the Microcosm

24th January 2018
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Could Google’s VR180 Camera Revolutionize Photography?

These days we all take having a camera with us for granted. Every single phone has one built in and a culture of social media photography is deeply entrenched globally. Photographic content for consumption on VR headsets is a little harder to make. You either have to use unreliable “photosphere” stitching apps or buy a … Continue reading Could Google’s VR180 Camera Revolutionize Photography?

18th January 2018

HTC Finally Cuts the VR Cord with Vive Wireless Adapter

After years of working on the problem it seems that at least one major VR hardware developer has cracked the problem of wireless VR. HTC not only announced a significantly upgraded HMD in the form of the Vive Pro, but also a standalone wireless adapter. A device they apparently forgot to tell the marketing department … Continue reading HTC Finally Cuts the VR Cord with Vive Wireless Adapter

16th January 2018
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Intel Releases the Tiniest VR PC So Far

When the minimum requirements for VR HMDs first saw the light of day there was a lot of collective groaning from computing enthusiasts. Their perfectly good 1080p 60FPS gaming rigs were suddenly completely inadequate to drive the hungry VR monster. Getting a machine that would meet even the minimum specifications would represent an expensive upgrade. … Continue reading Intel Releases the Tiniest VR PC So Far

15th January 2018

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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