Tag: AR/VR

Cloud

Samsung launches Relúmĭno app to help the visually impaired see more clearly using VR

The virtual reality (VR) wars are starting to heat up, with HTC announcing earlier today that it was slashing the price of its Vive VR headset from $800 to $600 — this followed a month after Facebook scythed prices for the Oculus Rift headset and Oculus Touch controller . But VR very much remains a niche medium,…

Culture & Gaming

Intel targets 8th Gen Core laptop processors at video editors and VR fans

Intel is unveiling the first batch of its eighth generation Core processors , which are targeted at laptop users who like to do video editing or run virtual reality apps. The chips should also be plenty good for new kinds of gaming laptops. Santa Clara, California-based Intel said the chips have 40 percent better performance…

Culture & Gaming

HTC cuts Vive price to $600 as an answer to Facebook’s Oculus Rift discounts

In preparation for the upcoming holiday season, HTC announced a permanent price reduction for its Vive virtual reality headset. Starting today, it will drop from $800 to $600. The announcement comes a month or so after Facebook slashed the prices for the Oculus Rift headset and Oculus Touch controllers , bundling them for $400. HTC says…

Tech

Altspace: Revival is ‘deep in discussions’ for social VR app

Two weeks ago, social VR platform AltspaceVR hosted what was supposed to be its final gathering  before shutting down. Now, it appears that it won’t be shutting down at all. AltspaceVR announced its planned closure  in late July, noting that the company had been unsuccessful in raising further funds needed to keep the platform going. On August…

Culture & Gaming

HP vs. Acer: comparing Windows VR headsets

For the past year and a half the world has known two primary PC VR ecosystems: the Oculus Home-powered Oculus Rift (and Touch controllers) and the SteamVR-powered HTC Vive (although the Rift works on SteamVR too, but that’s beside the point sort of). There have been a handful of others that popped up, like OSVR,…

Culture & Gaming

GamesBeat Weekly roundup: Nintendo surges as Microsoft runs out of games

Welcome to another GamesBeat roundup! This time, we played the retro and excellent Sonic Mania, Dota 2 and Call of Duty crowned esports champions, and role-playing game sales are seeing a big surge. Enjoy, and have a great weekend! Pieces of flair and opinion The DeanBeat: 3 Pakistani brothers ensure mobile game chat isn’t lost…

Culture & Gaming

Game Insight offers something new for Guns of Boom fans: Watching in AR

EXCLUSIVE: Game Insight has had more than 10 million downloads for Guns of Boom, and now it has figured out a novel way to increase the numbers of people watching multiplayer matches of this mobile first-person shooter. Using Apple’s ARKit, Game Insight created an augmented reality demo that enables someone to view a 3D scene…

Culture & Gaming

Immersv raises $10.5 million for VR ads and mobile 360-degree video

Immersv has raised $10.5 million to strengthen its position as a provider of advertising for virtual reality and mobile 360-degree apps and games. The new round is a vote of confidence for the VR market and its cousin mobile 360 (where people view 360-degree images on their mobile devices). While some VR companies have run…

Culture & Gaming

PC Gaming Weekly: the magic of the $398 million survival game market

Wonder why you’ve seen so many survival games on Steam over the past few years? Two of the top 20 trending games on SteamSpy — The Long Dark and Citadel: Forged with Fire — are survival games, and Rust and Ark: Survival Evolved are in the top 20 in terms of playtime. Hundreds of thousands…