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It Seems the PS5 Will be Backwards Compatible with PSVR

The PS4 has represented a real triumph for Sony. It’s hit nearly 100 million units sold over its lifetime and solidly put Microsoft back in its place, after the PS3 got smacked around a bit in the previous generation. By sticking with their core gamer audience and being surprisingly pro-consumer,at least for Sony, there’s plenty … Continue reading It Seems the PS5 Will be Backwards Compatible with PSVR

1st May 2019

Nintendo Takes Another Awkward Swing at VR

Nintendo is a very special company in the gaming industry. It’s developed a reputation for being innovative and serious about quality over quantity. While Sony and Microsoft fight over the spec-obsessed, hardcore gamer crowd, Nintendo has been happy to cater to lovers of their many IPs and those who want a quality family-friendly experience. Their … Continue reading Nintendo Takes Another Awkward Swing at VR

1st May 2019

Acer is Upgrading Its OJO Headset

The first generation of Windows Mixed Reality headsets prominently featured Acer hardware, with an affordable and attractive model alongside more premium fare from Samsung. We were very impressed with the hands-on time we had with that headset. Since then we’ve seen the OJO 500, with a much more polished look. Now Acer have announced a … Continue reading Acer is Upgrading Its OJO Headset

1st May 2019

The HoloLens 2 Has Launched, What’s Changed?

When the first Hololens saw the light of day, it sure felt like the future had arrived. Here was a mixed-reality device that put a panoramic visor in front of your eyes and then projected sophisticated, light-corrected images into the world around you. It was a self-contained device that held incredible promise for enterprise and … Continue reading The HoloLens 2 Has Launched, What’s Changed?

29th April 2019

Vive Focus Plus Take Standalone VR Pro

It’s been a long time coming, but it seems the days of iffy mobile VR may finally be over. Almost every maker of note now has a standalone VR headset on the market. These headsets have all of the hardware built into them. They are optimized for VR and cost a fraction of the flagship … Continue reading Vive Focus Plus Take Standalone VR Pro

11th April 2019

No Mans’s Sky VR is Coming

No Man’s Sky was one of the most hyped games in recent history. The game was marketed and promoted in such a way that it essentially seemed like magic. When the game was finally launched, it ended up being pretty decent indie survival crafting type game, with some impressive procedural generation. Unfortunately most of what … Continue reading No Mans’s Sky VR is Coming

8th April 2019

Just What is Oculus’ Rift S?

In Spring of 2019 Oculus will be releasing their new Rift S headset to the public. As you probably know, the original Oculus Rift was the device that kickstarted modern VR revolution. A new model of the flagship headset has been long overdue. The current Rift that’s for sale to the public is known as … Continue reading Just What is Oculus’ Rift S?

4th April 2019

Sony Patent Suggest Wireless PSVR is in the Works

Sony is still the only console maker to offer VR, making it the only place to get premium VR outside of using a PC. Sony has sold a bundle of these headsets, recently touting 4.2 million units in the hands of PS4 owners. Given nearly 100 million PS4s have been sold, it’s not that much … Continue reading Sony Patent Suggest Wireless PSVR is in the Works

1st April 2019

Shadow VR Beats Oculus Quest to the 6DoF Punch

Everyone has been rather excited at the news of the Oculus Quest. A proper 6DoF, all-in-one mobile VR headset seems like the perfect product to help get the VR market where it deserves to be. While Oculus has already announced the product, the actual release of the Quest is still some time away. With only … Continue reading Shadow VR Beats Oculus Quest to the 6DoF Punch

29th December 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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