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Google’s Goofy VR Roller Skate Drawings Make Me Feel Less Dead Inside Somehow

The world might be on fire, but last week Google published a patent application for “Augmented And/Or Virtual Reality Footwear.” Yes, the Google document describes motorised shoes with wheels on the bottom that keep you in place as you walk around in VR. They’re basically what Ars Technica has aptly dubbed, “VR roller skates.” Read More >>

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She-Ra’s New Virtual Reality Website Offers a Glimpse Into the Show’s Majestic World

You can’t yet watch She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, but you can briefly visit its world. Read More >>

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Oculus Just Rolled Out Updated Anti-Harassment Tools

Facebook is rolling out new anti-harassment tools for its virtual reality platform as it continues to push for more users to plug in. Read More >>

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Oculus Co-Founder’s Departure Could Mean Bad Things for Facebook VR

Facebook made a splashy entrance into VR when it purchased fledgling startup Oculus back in 2014 for $2.3 billion. However, even after putting out the first consumer-ready Oculus Rift in 2016, which was followed up by this year’s Oculus Go and the upcoming Oculus Quest, today’s departure of Oculus co-f0under and former CEO Brendan Iribe casts doubts on the future of Facebook’s VR efforts. Read More >>

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Darth Vader Invites You to His Castle in the First Trailer for His New VR Series

A few years ago, the team at ILMxLAB teased that it was bringing the Dark Lord of the Sith to virtual reality. Now, we’ve got our first look at it in action, and well, it’s more like Vader is bringing you to him. Read More >>

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The Oculus Quest Is Real: Facebook Promises £303 Standalone VR This Spring

VR is in a tricky spot. Devices like the Rift and the Vive have proven that immersive virtual worlds are within our reach, and yet, no one cares. The problem is that current VR headsets still have a lot of rough edges. They aren’t quite precise enough and the good ones are too expensive for most folks. But with the new Oculus Quest, Facebook thinks it has something to solve some of VR’s big issues. Read More >>

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The HTC Vive’s Wireless Adapter Finally Arrives on 24th September, for £299

Back in January HTC announced that it was officially making the Vive virtual reality headset wire-free, thanks to a special adapter developed in partnership with TPCast - the same company that had been working on VR's wire issue for some time. Now the company has announced that the Vive Wireless Adapter will be arriving very soon. In just over a month to be precise. Read More >>

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Report: Google and Imax’s VR Camera Project Is Kaput

A joint Google-Imax venture to build a line of virtual reality cameras that’s been in the works since 2016 has been axed, according to a report on Monday from Variety. Read More >>

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The StarVR One Headset is Insane, But You’re Not Allowed to Buy One

When you think about VR headsets, there's a lot to like. There's even more to be desired, though, because no matter how good they are there are plenty of ways they could be improved. The StarVR One sounds like it fixes most of the problems with the likes of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, but the problem is that you won't be allowed to buy one anytime soon. Not that many people would be able to afford it anyway. Read More >>

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Great Lego Race VR Experience Has Come to Manchester’s Legoland Discovery Centre

Legoland has a virtual reality roller coaster, don't you know. Well Legoland Florida and Malaysia do, while Windsor isn't set to get the thing until sometime in 2019. But you don't need to sound too upset, because there's a bite-size version to enjoy. Originally it was limited to the Legoland Discovery Centre in Boston, but now it's come to the one in Manchester. Read More >>

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Study Says Porn and Games are Generating all the Virtual Reality Money, Surprising Nobody

There is a lot of virtual reality content out in the world, but how much of it is actually generating cold hard cash? People always seem to talk about VR as a fledgling make-or-break industry, but as it turns out there are two key areas driving towards virtual reality: games and porn. Which is pretty obvious when you think about it. Games companies are the biggest proponents of VR, and porn is, well, porn. Read More >>

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Indoor Virtual Skydiving Is Cool – But It Just Made Me Want to Jump Out of a Plane for Real

I rarely turn down the chance to try something new or strange. Reptile expo with live demos? Sounds great. Monster truck rally? Yea, why the hell not. Vape show in town? Sure, I’ll check it out. Indoor virtual reality skydiving? I AM THERE. Who cares that “indoor virtual reality skydiving” as a concept doesn’t make a lick of sense??? Let’s give it a rip!!! Read More >>

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The Full HTC Vive Pro Kit is Available to Pre-order, Costs £1,299

HTC announced the second generation Vive headset last year, only to reveal that the advance in technology also means an increase in price. The headset alone costs £799, and the full kit that's just gone up for pre-order is no better. That comes with an insane £1,299 pricetag, which is is more than two months rent for some people. Read More >>

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Court Rules Facebook Can Continue Selling Oculus Rifts, Cuts Zenimax Damages in Half

Last year Zenimax successfully sued Oculus and parent company Facebook over copyright infringement, after alleging that the Oculus Rift was based on stolen intellectual property. Despite the win, and being awarded $500 million in damages, Zenimax still tried to have the Oculus Rift pulled from sale. That decision kind of just blew up in their face. Read More >>

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Watch David Attenborough Get Schooled by David Attenborough in Virtual Reality

Back in March it was revealed that Sky had enlisted the help of David Attenborough to create a virtual reality learning experience, with the naturalist/TV presenter teaching users inside a virtual recreation of London's National History Museum. Hold the World was made specifically for the relaunch of Sky's virtual reality app, and now that launch has arrived. To commemorate the occasion, Sky strapped a headset onto Attenborough himself, so he could learn from his virtual counterpart. Read More >>