Oculus launches virtual reality tour of Anne Frank’s house

Oculus Studios is launching a virtual reality tour of the Anne Frank House, a home in Amsterdam where the famous author hid from the Nazi’s from 1942 to 1944 during World War II. I’ve seen the outside of Anne Frank’s house. But I never stepped inside. Now I could do see inside that place that […]

Moss Is A Virtual Reality Adventure Between Player & Mouse

In this new virtual reality experience, Moss has players take on the role of a guiding light to a novice mouse adventurer. Join the small hero on her journey to rescue her Uncle from danger by using motion controls, helping her to navigate pathways by solving intricate puzzles or assist in combat by tangling up […]

Nintendo says Switch won’t get Virtual Console classic game downloads

Enlarge / Don’t expect to see a screen like this on the Switch. With Nintendo offering a selection of 20 downloadable NES games as part of its newly announced Nintendo Switch Online service, starting in September, many have been wondering if the company is planning to revive its Virtual Console selection of emulated classic game […]

Life in (virtual) pit lane: The war stories of video game car design

Enlarge / Variety is the spice of life, and Forza Motorsport 7 has a lot of variety. Early racing games, though? Phew… (credit: Turn 10 Studios) Like it or not, there’s no denying that the entire history of video games as a popular medium can be told through the steady evolution of three simple acts: […]

MLB’s virtual reality home run derby comes to PSVR and HTC Vive

Major League Baseball got into VR with a home run derby simulator that fans tried at the All-Star game and select ballparks last season. Earlier this year, the MLB promised it would bring the experience to consumer virtual reality sets in spring. While it didn’t arrive in time for Opening Day, aspiring sluggers can load […]

Regulating virtual currencies and ICOs

THE pattern is familiar. Computer geeks develop technology that threatens to overturn established markets and habits. Regulators then scramble to understand and tame the beast. This is what is happening in the financial world in the wake of an explosion of crypto-currencies. Over the past year the pool of virtual currencies has both deepened, from […]

Father of virtual reality: Facebook and Google are dangerous ‘behavior-modification empires’ resulting from a tragic mistake

Getty Images All of the troubles surrounding Facebook and Google can be traced back to a mistake, according to TED speaker and virtual reality visionary Jaron Lanier. At this point, Lanier said, we shouldn’t call companies like Facebook social networks. “Call them behavior-modification empires.”  Lanier believes the only solution is to essentially turn back the […]

‘Jay and Silent Bob’ Are Back – in a Virtual Reality Series

Jay and Silent Bob are striking back, again. But this time, you can see them in virtual reality. Writer-director Kevin Smith is reviving his iconic cinematic slacker duo for 2018 in a Jay and Silent Bob VR series. Jay and Silent Bob VR will be a live-action comedy series written and directed by Smith, the Tracking Board reports. […]

RT's 360 spacewalk snatches Shorty award for best use of virtual reality

The first-ever panoramic video filmed in outer space, produced by RT in collaboration with Russian cosmonauts, has won a prestigious prize for the best use of virtual reality at the annual Shorty Awards 2018. The most immersive way to experience a spacewalk, short of going on one yourself, is the RT video that captures a […]