Nintendo Could Be Planning To Make A VR-Related Switch Announcement Soon

Is Nintendo interested in virtual reality? The company has in the past confirmed that they are exploring it, and there have even been patents that suggests that the company is looking into it. In fact, there have been rumors in the past that one of the reasons why the Nintendo Switch was delayed was because Nintendo was trying to integrate VR into it.


Facebook Apparently Thought About Buying Unity

Facebook acquired Oculus to make sure that the company became a major player in the rapidly growing virtual reality scene. A new book reveals that not long after that acquisition, the company also thought about making another multi-billion dollar acquisition of Unity to further its VR ambitions. Unity, as some of you will be aware, is a popular game engine that’s used in almost half of all gaming titles.


Oculus Rift S Headset Hinted At In Software Code

It has been a while since the Oculus Rift headset has been refreshed. This is versus headsets like the HTC Vive which has seen several variations launched to date. There were talks about a Rift 2, but as Engadget points out, a report from TechCrunch back in 2018 suggested that the company might be looking to release a lightly-refreshed Rift S headset instead.


Disney Is Working On Another VR Short Film

Movies have largely been non-interactive but it seems that filmmakers are starting to explore the possibility of films being more than just moving pictures. We’ve seen Netflix attempt an interactive movie with Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, and now it seems that Disney is interested in a new film in virtual reality.


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Ford Testing Using Virtual Reality To Design Its Cars

Designing has come a long way from the early days where designers pretty much only had pen and paper. These days there is software that helps designers draw, someone of them also offer up 3D modeling that helps a designer get a better overall picture of what the end product is supposed to look like.


Oculus Rift Can Now Stream Live VR To Facebook

Facebook has the ability to stream live for a while now, such as the games you’re playing or if you just want to get in front of the camera and talk to your friends or followers. However it looks Facebook is now giving users more options when it comes to streaming, one of which is the ability to live stream what you’re seeing in VR via the Oculus Rift headset.


HTC Vive Cosmos Standalone VR Headset Announced

#CES2019 – One of the early limitations of VR headsets was that they were largely dependent on being tethered to a PC. This is because a PC was required to power them and also run the apps for the headset. However we’ve started to see more models launched as standalone headsets, with the latest offering coming from HTC.


VR Headset Use On Steam Has Doubled In 2018

Is virtual reality (VR) still too much of a novelty to be considered a must-have device when it comes to gaming? Unfortunately that seems to be the case, but the good news is that according to Valve’s monthly Hardware Survey (via UploadVR) of its Steam store, it appears that while VR gaming isn’t exactly dominating, it has doubled in usage.


Scientists Use Virtual Reality To Study 3D Model Of Cancer

Virtual reality (VR) can be used for all kinds of things, the most obvious being for entertainment purposes. However as we have found in the past, VR can be used in other industries as well, such as cancer research. According to a report from the BBC, it appears that scientists over at Cambridge have developed a 3D model of a tumor that can be viewed and studied while in VR.


IMAX To Shutter Its Remaining VR Centers

Watching a movie in IMAX is a pretty amazing experience on its own, but several years ago the company tried to expand that experience by introducing virtual reality (VR). Unfortunately it looks like IMAX’s VR experiment is coming to an end, according to a report from Variety in which IMAX confirmed that they would be shutting down it remaining VR centers.


YouTube & National Geographic Team Up For VR Series

One of the benefits of using virtual reality (VR) is that due to the immersive nature of the technology, it helps the user feel like they are actually there, which is handy when it comes to games. We’ve all seen those videos of people freaking out while experiencing VR due to how real it feels.


Virtual Reality Used To Foster Empathy For Dying Patients

Virtual reality (VR) can be used for all kinds of things, education, entertainment, and now it also seems that it can be used to teach people about empathy. While it’s easy to sympathize with someone who might be dying, empathizing might be harder unless you have been in a similar situation yourself.


Google Releases ‘Age Of Sail’ Film In VR

Virtual reality (VR) is expected to be one of the futures of entertainment. Google themselves have been dabbling in the technology and to showcase how VR can be enjoyed, Google Spotlight Stories has since released a new film for VR called “Age of Sail”. The short is directed by Academy Award winner John Kahrs who also behind the popular Disney Paperman short.


Valve Could Be Making Their Own VR Headset

According to a report from UploadVR, it seems that Valve could be looking to develop its own virtual reality (VR) headset. This is according to leaked images of an alleged prototype that Valve has developed, along with UploadVR confirming with their own independent sources that such a device could be in the works.