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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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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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Chernobyl VR is a tour of fallout and educational devastation

Chernobyl VR is a tour of fallout and educational devastation

The folks at The Farm 51 Group have decided to allow you to visit the site of one of the most devastating human errors in modern history. Chernobyl - a place you might LIKE to visit, but really shouldn't, ever, really go to. This is an educational experience - much like we saw with Everest VR, this time bringing you to a place that's a lot closer to sea level - and a little less dangerous, depending on which part you're exploring.

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Google IO schedule shows where Android and Google VR are headed

Google IO schedule shows where Android and Google VR are headed

Chrome is here, too, of course, but we're jumping in on the Android bit with Google I/O 2016's scheduler this afternoon first. A selection of sessions have been revealed for the developer conference over the course of three days, the majority of which are consequential mostly for the developers themselves. However, we've already found a few tidbits you'll be interested in, including a cryptic message/description in the section called "Google's Vision for VR."

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Let’s Test VR Headsets on the CHEAP!

Let’s Test VR Headsets on the CHEAP!

Today we're having a look at a handful of the cheapest - or closest to free - paths into virtual reality that you're going to find on the market. We want you in on this awesome playground of oddities now. We want you to see spherical visions of alternate universe and our backyards. We want you to see a dinosaur walking towards you in a hallway. We want you to be able to play Pokemon with a phone strapped to your face. We want you to do all of this for as close to free as possible.

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Pokemon Go VR with Google Cardboard confirmed

Pokemon Go VR with Google Cardboard confirmed

This morning we've received further confirmation that the AR game Pokemon GO will work with Google's VR headsets. At first, this will mean that smartphone users who have a Google Cardboard headset will be able to place the headset on and see Pokemon in their real-world environment in an Augmented Reality setting. We'd been told by sources close to the project (who wished to remain anonymous) that the game was being tested by Google/The Pokemon Company with virtual reality/augmented reality abilities. Now we've seen the code.

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Let’s See: Google VR brings us to Abbey Road

Let’s See: Google VR brings us to Abbey Road

This week Google has re-launched a visit to the infamous recording studio Abbey Road - this time in virtual reality. The original website for the visit to the recording studio made extra-famous by The Beatles showed views inside and out using Google's Street View cameras. Now they've gone ahead and released the whole business in an app made specifically for Google Cardboard. That means you'll be able to get in with an even more convincing trick of the eyes and the mind.

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Google VR view embeds 360 content in Android, iOS, web

Google VR view embeds 360 content in Android, iOS, web

Google releases a silent update to their virtual reality ecosystem by the name of "VR view", enabling immersive content on many platforms. While it was possible before now to enable VR content in a VR app you'd created for Android - or a VR app you'd somehow crafted in iOS - up until now, you had to go all-in. Today, Google releases VR view, allowing VR content to be embedded within apps on Android, iOS for iPhone and iPad, and the web.

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VR This: Eating tacos with Danny Trejo (aka MACHETE)

VR This: Eating tacos with Danny Trejo (aka MACHETE)

You want to have lunch with Machete, we know it. Now you can do that - you can do it right now. Just open the video you see below (on your smartphone), turn your phone sideways, and tap the Google Cardboard (Google VR) button. The video will split into two and you'll get full VR vision while you snack on tacos with your best buddy Danny Trejo. It is very simple. You will want to do it multiple times. Of this we are sure.

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Coca-Cola packaging can be reused into a Cardboard VR headset

Coca-Cola packaging can be reused into a Cardboard VR headset

If you still don't have your own bona fide virtual reality headset, don't fret too much. Your next trip to the supermarket might actually let you grab one. Or at least make one. You know that VR is going to be next big, or real, thing when something so unrelated as Coca-Cola is jumping on the hype. No, it doesn't have its own VR headset ala Mattel. At least not yet. But if you buy a box of Coke cans or bottles, you might have all that you need to build one yourself.

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LG 360 VR headset hands-on: 3 important facts

LG 360 VR headset hands-on: 3 important facts

LG's virtual reality headset is important because of its style, its methodology, and its connectivity. What you're seeing is another bridging of the gap. Instead of continuing to make slightly less-than-comfortable Cardboard units or ramping all the way up to a headset such as Samsung's Gear VR, LG's made a half-step between the two. This LG 360 VR headset has its own display, fits like a pair of glasses, and connects to the LG G5 via USB-C. Simple as that.

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Google Tango HMD: smartphones’ next step

Google Tango HMD: smartphones’ next step

What Apple did for smartphones, Google will soon be doing for headsets. What you're about to see was born, in part, in the development of Google Glass. It's wearable, but it exists in the virtual realm. Google has begun development of a headset that will be able to map the world around you as you walk through the world. With this headset, you'll enter a second reality, cultivated in Google Cardboard, developed in Project Tango.

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