The creator and master of Minecraft, Markus "Notch" Persson, is only human. As such, it would appear that his interest (or disinterest) in holding a grudge against Oculus for their Facebook agreement is officially expired, making way for a Minecraft port from source to the world of virtual reality. The beacons have once more been lit.
Virtual reality holds promise beyond the realm of gaming, and in few ways is this better demonstrated than in the medical field, where Oculus has been used to present surgeons-in-training with a no-risk way to get a bit of experience.
It would seem that Samsung’s team-up with Oculus VR made their design department follow their team’s lead. The device you’re about to see would appear to be Samsung’s first virtual reality headset. As previously tipped, this device would work with a Samsung smartphone to provide its display.
The Cancun Underwater Museum is the location of the collection of humanoid sculptures you’re about to see. Collected by the Catlin Seaview Survey and uploaded straight to Google Maps, this exploration is free for any user to take part in, be it with your desktop computer through a web browser or on your smartphone. At this time Google Cardboard integration is unknown.
Not just Star Wars 7, and not just the rest of the Star Wars movies, but every Disney-owned property should be feeling fairly confident after words shared by Disney CEO Bob Iger in the 125th anniversary edition of the Wall Street Journal this week. In it, Iger speaks of the future of entertainment, centering on Storytelling - and virtual reality.
This week we’re hearing again - and potentially seeing - the Samsung virtual reality headset. This headset is said to be similar to Google’s #cardboard setup, allowing you to make use of your Samsung smartphone for the display in a head-mounted virtual reality experience. Then there’s Oculus Rift, the highest-end of the bunch, ready to take on all interlopers.
There’s another developer conference coming your way starting this year - September, to be exact - for those that want to get in on the ever-expanding world of virtual reality. This is Oculus Connect, made by the Oculus VR group for developers around the world. This conference will be taking place at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood, California, on September 19th and 20th, 2014.
Welcome to the wide open door of the internet, Virtual Reality, it’s nice to see that you’ve finally arrived. This week both Mozilla and Google are speaking about their efforts to bring a "VR-Engabled Browser" to the universe, one that’d allow the whole web to be visualized with virtual reality goggles like Oculus Rift.