Björk made music’s first “VR pop album”—she opens up about its heartbreak

Björk made music’s first “VR pop album”—she opens up about its heartbreak

"I often feel like some sort of [technology] bridge," singer, songwriter, artist, and producer Björk tells me over the telephone from her home in Iceland.The project first emerged publicly in 2015, when Björk released a 360-degree video for "Stonemilker," the lead single on the 2015 studio album Vulnicura.

XR Company LucidWeb Launches Platform for Distributing VR Content

XR Company LucidWeb Launches Platform for Distributing VR Content

“ The main reason that I was passionate about this role, this industry, is that people have access to media content wherever they are and I think that’s very interesting,” said Segers, who worked in 2D media distribution before founding LucidWeb.

Enter Dark and Twisted VR Experience Into The Radius With Some Free Beta Keys

Enter Dark and Twisted VR Experience Into The Radius With Some Free Beta Keys

Designed as a hardcore, single-player VR videogame where you explore a strange place called ‘the Radius’ filled with dangerous anomalies, Into the Radius offers dark and atmospheric experience inspired by the Strugatsky Brothers’ Roadside Picnic, mixed with Stalker and Stephen King.

Virtual Hangout: Meet Up with Friends, Make New Ones in ‘Half + Half,’ Available Now on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform

Virtual Hangout: Meet Up with Friends, Make New Ones in ‘Half + Half,’ Available Now on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform

“And there are hundreds of prototypes that hit the cutting room floor.” You can play mini-games in some of the spaces, like a virtual version of hide-and-seek, or you can dive into a freeform swimming area to explore with whomever you want.

HTC Vive Cosmos VR: We have the price, release date, and first hands-on

HTC Vive Cosmos VR: We have the price, release date, and first hands-on

However, HTC also invited me to test the Cosmos in a few VR games, and while I didn't test for long enough to put together a definitive review, I'm currently left wondering whether HTC's latest VR system has what it takes to compete with either the pricier Valve Index or the best of the industry's cheaper, inside-out tracking headsets.

Hands-on: Vive Cosmos Aims to Reboot the Vive Experience

Hands-on: Vive Cosmos Aims to Reboot the Vive Experience

The VR landscape has changed quite a bit between the launch of the original Vive and now, and HTC hopes that Cosmos will reboot the Vive experience with a better and easier to use product.

Exclusive: Vality is Building a Compact VR Headset with Ultra-high Resolution

Exclusive: Vality is Building a Compact VR Headset with Ultra-high Resolution

This early glimpse of the Vality prototype shows that the company is serious about their vision for the headset and their belief that there’s demand in the enterprise space for a VR headset which offers a compact form-factor and ultra-high resolution, even if it means a less immersive field of view.

Best Practices for User Testing Virtual Reality Applications — Cantina

Best Practices for User Testing Virtual Reality Applications — Cantina

You’ll need the machine and equipment to run your app, cleaning supplies for said equipment (or replacement equipment if swapping for each participant), room for the user to move around (if applicable), room for cameras and their stands, and a room that can comfortably fit 4 to 6 people.

Audio Trip Lets You Groove to Choreographed Music From Top Artists

Audio Trip Lets You Groove to Choreographed Music From Top Artists

Audio Trip is a dancing game built for all ages and skill levels.As you improve at the game, you’ll also improve your dance moves.If you want to beat your friends on the leaderboard, you’ll need to perfect your moves.

Here’s What 100 Hours of VR Drum Practice Gets You

Here’s What 100 Hours of VR Drum Practice Gets You

What’s more, because it’s virtual reality, you can even create ‘impossible’ drum arrangements, like a cymbal fused with a drum so that both can be played simultaneously with one hand (we can see this in action in ElNeax’s ‘Assassin’ cover).

Esqapes VR Massage Center’s Digital Spa Dismantles Stress With Sensory Tech

Esqapes VR Massage Center’s Digital Spa Dismantles Stress With Sensory Tech

In a stroke of genius, he says, “I began working on other non-interactive VR worlds and while walking one day, the idea of using a Massage Chair popped into my head!The headset calibrated and the massage chair reclined back like a spaceship.

How Immersive Tech Continues to Find a Home in Architecture and Real Estate

How Immersive Tech Continues to Find a Home in Architecture and Real Estate

Since its inception in the industry a couple of years ago, immersive tech quickly found an appropriate home in real estate and architecture, and proved itself to be one of the most valuable tools to communicate a property design.

Ray Tracing and VR: A Match Made in Heaven?

Ray Tracing and VR: A Match Made in Heaven?

Modern traditional game graphics looks superb, but it’s still a long way from being photorealistic.Nvidia’s RTX cards have dedicated hardware that only work to perform ray tracing in real time.Still, it pushes real time interactive graphics closer to prerendered ray tracing than ever before.

Ubisoft Building 50 Person Team for Unannounced VR Project

Ubisoft Building 50 Person Team for Unannounced VR Project

Some of these positions can already be found on Ubisoft’s career website, all based in Dusseldorf, Germany: It looks as though the team will be part of Ubisoft Blue Byte, a Dusseldorf-based studio which has worked on several brands including Anno and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.

The VRGO Mini Might be the Most Elegant Way to Move Around in VR Yet

The VRGO Mini Might be the Most Elegant Way to Move Around in VR Yet

Image: VRGO Moving your virtual body around has been quite a problem to solve when it comes to consumer VR.It’s called the VRGO Mini and it’s the product of a Kickstarter project.We’ll be looking forward to the first butts-on impression of the Mini.

XRDC: From XR Technology in Entertainment & Gaming to Brand Experience, Training & Safety

XRDC: From XR Technology in Entertainment & Gaming to Brand Experience, Training & Safety

XRDC has eight tracks – Games, Entertainment, Healthcare, Brand Experience, Enterprise, Training, Safety, as well as Partners.The Entertainment track is still about immersive experiences but it’s less about games.The Brand Experience track features a talk by Peter Oberdorfer of TACTIC.

No Man’s Sky Gets PSVR and PC VR As Part of Massive “Beyond” Update

No Man’s Sky Gets PSVR and PC VR As Part of Massive “Beyond” Update

There have been plenty of incremental patches, but this is the Big One. No Man’s Sky Beyond is essentially a new game, and for us one of the biggest features is the inclusion of VR support on both PC and Console.

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Massive non-linear open world Hundreds of crimes and stories to solve and explore complete with branching narratives and dialogue Procedural markets with thousands of purchasable item possibilities Interactive Photo-realistic NPCs 3D positional Audio Augmented Reality within Virtual Reality with multiple overlay programs Companion NPCs (biological and synthetic) Gun-play (Optional) Arcade Mini-games Playable on min-spec VR capable PCs We have already implemented many locomotion and comfort mechanics to the game to suit most player VR preferences.

“Afterlife” Is a Spirited and Dramatic VR Movie with 5,000+ Playthroughs

“Afterlife” Is a Spirited and Dramatic VR Movie with 5,000+ Playthroughs

“Afterlife” is a live-action, drama, and supernatural type VR movie by Signal Space Lab. It was just released on August 21, 2019.Over the weekend, I watched “Afterlife” three times through and saw three different endings.

Location-based Virtual Reality Market to Reflect Significant Growth Prospects During 2019–2023 | Oculus VR, HTC Vive Tech, etc.

Location-based Virtual Reality Market to Reflect Significant Growth Prospects During 2019–2023 | Oculus VR, HTC Vive Tech, etc.

A comprehensive analysis of contemporary trends, demand spectrum, growth rate, and key region-wise Location-based Virtual Reality market exploration has also been embodied in this report.Country-level analysis , integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the Location-based Virtual Reality Market.

AWE EU in Munich to Showcase XR Technology of Today and Tomorrow

AWE EU in Munich to Showcase XR Technology of Today and Tomorrow

Perhaps the biggest reason to be excited about an XR technology conference like AWE can’t be compartmentalized into an article.As conference partners, ARPost is giving you one more reason to get excited about AWE EU.

Borderlands 2 VR coming to PC this fall

Borderlands 2 VR coming to PC this fall

Catch-aRide and race across Pandora in first-person view and experience the thrill of a psycho running toward you with grenade in-hand yelling, “Boom time!” Virtually Slow Time: Borderlands 2 VR includes new features unique to the VR experience to empower Vault Hunters in their fight against Handsome Jack.

Inside The Park VR on Steam

Inside The Park VR on Steam

Features include a ball machine, dynamic statistics, throwing and catching, Vive tracker support, AI pitcher and fielder, and more.Inside The Park VR is also compatible with the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

Oculus co-founder Michael Antonov accused of sexual assault

Oculus co-founder Michael Antonov accused of sexual assault

Taylor wrote that the incident with Antonov happened at a Game Developers Conference VR party while she was in college.

Going Nuts: VR Party Game ‘Acron: Attack of the Squirrels!’ Available Now on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform

Going Nuts: VR Party Game ‘Acron: Attack of the Squirrels!’ Available Now on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform

, Acron is a new VR party game starring a cast of fluffy squirrels and one decidedly cranky tree.You can also follow the Acron: Attack of the Squirrels!

Beyond Patch 2.09.2

Beyond Patch 2.09.2

We are listening closely to your feedback, and have identified and resolved a number of stability issues.Fixed an issue that could cause an infinite number of creature pellets to spawn in Creative Mode.We will continue to release patches as issues are identified and resolved.

Building my First VR Game — 10 Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

Building my First VR Game — 10 Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

In fact, they like your game so much they’ve invested their own time to try and help you.Make an effort to prioritize time with your partner and try to set a schedule for when you work on your game.

In Vader Immortal: Episode II, Darth Vader is a mean Mr. Miyagi

In Vader Immortal: Episode II, Darth Vader is a mean Mr. Miyagi

ILMxLAB Memorably in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker travels to Dagobah to train under Jedi Master Yoda.In the new Star Wars virtual reality experience Vader Immortal: Episode II, the Dark Lord of the Sith is here to teach you a few tricks.

How Virtual Reality Improves Care for Mental Health Disorders

How Virtual Reality Improves Care for Mental Health Disorders

Here, we explore how virtual reality can improve care for mental health disorders.But by adding virtual reality into the assessment of mental health disorders, professionals can evaluate their patients in controlled environments.

Major Expansion to Vanishing Realms Released with Launch Discount

Major Expansion to Vanishing Realms Released with Launch Discount

Vanishing Realms: The Sundered Rift, as it’s called, is said to be even larger than the original game, bringing new environments, enemies, and weapons, while concluding the game’s story.