virtual reality

Hitman GO’s newest targets: Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR

Hitman GO’s newest targets: Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR

Hitman GO is an unusual game. Although it traces its roots back to Square Enix's popular stealth and assassination game, it has taken a slightly different turn on mobile and later on consoles as well. Now it is scouting new ground and will be taking down targets right in front of your eyes. Yes, Hitman GO has finally landed on VR, making it the publisher's first commercial VR game. Now available for the Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR, practically both using Oculus' VR platform, Hitman GO: VR Edition puts a new spin on an already unique gameplay.

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Can the $799 Vuze VR camera really compete with GoPro and OZO?

Can the $799 Vuze VR camera really compete with GoPro and OZO?

Virtual reality cameras have been increasing in number over the past year or so, as ways to consume VR content - whether smartphone based, like Gear VR or Google Cardboard, or more significant rigs like Oculus' Rift and HTC's Vive - have proliferated. Usually, though, the decision you have to make is whether you want the best quality, or to burn through the contents of your wallet.

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VUZE 3D VR camera gets a $799 price tag

VUZE 3D VR camera gets a $799 price tag

If you think that a good VR headset is an expensive purchase, just take a look at what it costs for a camera capable of capturing content for one. Many of the best options out there cost considerably more than a Vive or Rift headset. The ones that don't tend to shoot fairly low-quality images. Well we've had our eye on one since January, and it's looking like it might be a great compromise between price and quality.

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Oculus isn’t giving up on Gear VR: Facebook 360 Photos, more

Oculus isn’t giving up on Gear VR: Facebook 360 Photos, more

Oculus Rift may finally be shipping, but that doesn't mean the company is sidelining its smartphone-based Gear VR, which is due for some big updates in UI and social integration. Over 1m people used Samsung's Gear VR in April, the company says, a milestone which according to Max Cohen, head of mobile at Oculus, arrived much sooner than had been predicted.

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Google Cardboard comes to Canada, UK, and more

Google Cardboard comes to Canada, UK, and more

There have been many promotions by Google and other companies to send out free Google Cardboard VR headsets. I got really excited about the Star Wars one last year, but despite getting signed up, mine never arrived. Thankfully, if you haven't been able to get in on one of these promos, there is still a way to get your own, even if it's not for free. The only downside is that they've really only been available in the US. At least until today.

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Ghostbusters: Dimension lets you bust some VR ghosts

Ghostbusters: Dimension lets you bust some VR ghosts

Virtual reality is probably the coolest thing to happen to PC gaming since broadband internet. However, it does have limitations in its current form. One of the biggest is the fact that depending on the headset, you need to stay in the same spot, or are at least confined to a small area. But imagine being able to roam free, and bust some ghosts while you're at it.

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Virtual Boy gets an unofficial Google Cardboard reprise

Virtual Boy gets an unofficial Google Cardboard reprise

While the Nintendo 3DS will perhaps be forever remembered as the Nintendo 3D gaming platform, it wasn't the company's first foray into stereoscopic land. That distinction belongs to the Virtual Boy, whose short stint ended in catastrophe. While that torture equipment will remain a blot on Nintendo's history, the games it supposedly supported may yet find salvation in today's new age of virtual reality. That is mostly thanks to some heavy lifting done by Redditor The-King-of-Spain, who has kindly left instructions on how to play Virtual Boy games today via Google Cardboard or even a Samsung Gear VR.

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Lenovo X Tango will let us “see” the future [UPDATE]

Lenovo X Tango will let us “see” the future [UPDATE]

It's not long now before Lenovo hosts their "Tech World" event, and with it, a Lenovo smartphone reveal of major proportions. What we're to understand will be there is the final iteration - the release-ready version - of the Lenovo Google Tango phone. It'll be Motorola branded instead, says our anonymous source, or at least that's the plan at the moment - barring some last-minute change. We'd be surprised at such a change at this point, as the phone SHOULD be released not long after the event.

UPDATE: Another source close to the project suggests that the Lenovo Tango phone absolutely will NOT be branded Motorola. We might just have to wait for the Moto Tango for another time!

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Drive up to Colorado’s huge tornado with this 360-degree video

Drive up to Colorado’s huge tornado with this 360-degree video

Want some of the thrills of heart-stopping adventure without, you know, the higher-than-typical odds of dying? Enter a new 360-degree video that shows storm chasers with a 360-degree video camera getting up close and personal with a big tornado in Wray, Colorado. The tornado just struck the other day and will live forever in the form of a surprisingly calm, entirely unnerving video 'near' the tornado's base.

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Kingspray Graffiti Simulator lets you hone your craft in VR

Kingspray Graffiti Simulator lets you hone your craft in VR

VR is an interesting technology. Being a gamer, I've been mostly interested in games that I can play with my headset. But the great thing about it is that there are so many other things that you can do with it. One developer wants you to be able to utilize their virtual world to create works of art.

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Hang out with Totoro in this new VR demo for the Vive and Rift

Hang out with Totoro in this new VR demo for the Vive and Rift

The world isn't always a wonderful, relaxing place to be. This is why we often use a variety of mediums to escape into a different, more peaceful world. Some of my favorite relaxing worlds were created by Studio Ghibli, and are from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki. And now I can finally immerse myself in them, thanks to the magic of virtual reality.

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VRidge lets you play Oculus, Vive games on Cardboard

VRidge lets you play Oculus, Vive games on Cardboard

Virtual reality might be great and all, but the current generation practically sets up their own walled gardens. You have, for example, somewhat incompatible platforms from Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. That's not to mention the rift (no pun intended) that exists between PC-based VR and mobile. The gap is harder to bridge considering the drastically different requirements for PC and mobile games. Things, however, don't have to be so bleak. Thanks to VRidge from developer Riftcat, you now at least have the chance to get a taste of an Oculus Rift or even an HTC Vive, even if all that you have is a Google Cardboard.

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