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Tried searching for that other thread, but couldn't get any results, so will fire VR stuff in here.

Seems to be a fair bit of momentum building behind VR, and it only seems to be getting more and more interest.

"YouTube will soon add a feature that will support 360-degree videos"
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"After a year of experiments, Hollywood has begun to embrace virtual reality as a potentially lucrative part of its future. 21st Century Fox has crafted an immersive clip using the film Wild, while Time Warner's HBO has created a similar experience with Game of Thrones."
www.stuff.co.nz/techno...

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Didn't get a chance to try batman as we all could've say there playing it all night but had to be social :-( there was one bit on the horror coaster one that made my stomach do a slight leap when you flew off on the coaster up and down

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1ooo

AI is Here

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Yeah, I got mad tummy effects that VR roller coaster thing I did. Even going round corners was weird, in a fun sort of way.

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Voice control being added to Star Trek Bridge Crew with the help of IBM's Watson

Players of the virtual reality game Star Trek Bridge Crew will be able to control the Starship Enterprise using voice commands, following a collaboration with IBM's supercomputer. IBM Watson works with a program called Conversation to interpret the commands.

The game was released last month, but the new voice command feature will be unlocked on Thursday.

One player, the captain, can play with two other crew members played either by other people or by the computer.
"The idea is you can now talk to your bridge crew, and that part has been powered by Watson," said Joshua Carr, technical liaison at IBM.

"Originally, there was a set of menus to click to instruct the helm and so on

"It works fairly well, but it is the lowest common denominator - we are using our hands to give out instructions - but this is virtual reality, and this is Star Trek.

"When we think about some of the incredible lines by Patrick Stewart's Jean Luc Picard or [William Shatner's] Captain Kirk, it's all about your voice - how you communicate."

Piers Harding-Rolls, a research director for IHS Markit, told the BBC News website: "In your average video game experience, you don't have things like voice control.

"When it comes to virtual reality, you're looking for something to keep you in the experience.

"Using your voice to engage with characters in the game is a step further, it adds believability to the experience you're having, unlike if you had to use a controller."

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Valves new hand controllers

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First VR Gameplay Footage Of Project Cars 2

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See How Valve’s Knuckles Prototype Works In This Demo Video

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BBC Taster launches virtual reality app

"BBC Taster has today launched a new virtual reality app available for free on Android and iOS. At launch, the BBC Taster VR app includes content from BBC Three and Planet Earth II, with more from across the BBC coming soon.
The app is part of BBC Taster’s remit to put the BBC’s early and experimental ideas in the hands of audiences. It will feature a range of content designed to push the limits of virtual reality on mobile devices, including animated VR, interactive 360° videos, dynamic binaural audio and branching narratives, which let users decide where to take the story.

One of the first pieces of VR to be published in the app is a trailer for upcoming BBC Three feature-length documentary One Deadly Weekend in America. The VR trailer is a virtual experience about gun crime, immersing you into an American street scene where clips from the documentary play around you.

Other content to feature in the app at launch includes new interactive 360° content from Planet Earth II, which enables viewers to choose their path through the story. The app will be regularly updated with new VR experiences over the coming weeks and months."

Read more and trailer: www.bbc.co.uk/mediacen...

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This Startup Aims to Deliver a VR Headset with ‘Human Eye Level’ Resolution

"Varjo Technologies, a Helsinki-based startup now out of stealth, recently demonstrated what it calls the world’s first human eye-resolution headmounted display. Intended for its own swath of Varjo-branded headsets, the new display configuration promises “unprecedented resolution of VR and AR content limited only by the perception of the human eye itself.”

According to a hands-on by Tech Crunch, the headset packs a pair of high-resolution Sony MicroOLED displays measuring 0.7 inches diagonally that boast 3,000 pixels per inch (PPI)—a significant jump from Oculus Rift of HTC Vive‘s 447-461 PPI. Microdisplays don’t typically provide an acceptable field of view (FOV) for the purposes of VR, but Varjo is combining a few methods to provide the pixel-dense picture to an entire 100 degree FOV."

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Wee bit of Irish history in VR

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Oculus Rift + Oculus Touch down to £399.99

www.hotukdeals.com/dea...

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lol amazing!

Mario Kart Arcade GP VR Gameplay (Nintendo) - Vive

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Oculus showcases "Advanced Hand Tracking" gloves

Earlier this year, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that Oculus was working on VR gloves, a new input mechanism for VR gaming that could revolutionise the industry.

Now a video showcasing this new tech has surfaced on Oculus' YouTube channel, showing how accurately movements can be tracked with these gloves. That being said the unit shown is still a simple prototype, which has been shown previously to require a large number of cameras for accurate tracking.

If this new technology works as shown it could revolutionise the VR industry, opening up the ability for VR to be used to create more accurate simulations than ever before by allowing users to use their hands to directly interact with virtual worlds.

Oculus may be gearing up to officially showcase this technology at SIGGRAPH 2017, given the timing of this video's leak.

For many years technology enthusiasts have dreamed about VR and the many possibilities that it provides, with so-called "haptic gloves" being the centrepieces of many fictional VR worlds like seen in Ready Player One and other novels.

Outside of gaming, these gloves have a wide range of applications, from providing users with the ability to view and interact with a virtual office to giving medical students and surgeons the ability to use VR for highly interactive training simulations.

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HTC Vive down to £599 - arstechnica.co.uk/gami...

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you love a bit of VR

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Looks like 2018 is going to be a big year for VR. Loads of new headsets on the way, Windows Mixed Reality, the tonnes of games and content out now and plenty more coming soon as well as potential hardware upgrades for the current manufacturers. There's also going to be far more competition between the manufacturers. And competition drives innovation...

Think I might bite at some point.

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Takk have you not tried the PSVR on a Pro yet? If I wasn’t balls deep in a roofspace conversion at the moment id be buying one, still cant get over how unfuckingbelievable it was… now id love to try a Rift/Vive simply to compare the optics/tech, I know the PC is gonna push better visuals but I was most impressed by the optics on the PSVR’s custom built screen.. not a pixel in sight, no screendoor, colours popped and the 3D and viewing angle just put you in the game… fucksakes im talking myself into buying one lol plus Sony are still behind it with a newer version coming out

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this looks pretty promising www.techradar.com/revi...

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No, haven't tried PSVR unfortunately but dont think I'd be interested in it, tbh. Seems to be more available/varied stuff on PC and the headsets are a good bit better, going by reviews and stuff.

Haven't posted on here about VR much lately, but there's been shit loads of cracker looking games and things recently. I definitely reckon that 2018 will see a big increase in VR presence. There's enough out and coming out to make a headset worthwhile now, I think.

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Pretty impressive

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getting harder and harder to resist the plunge... buy a gear VR2 for my note8, PSVR for the Pro or Rift for my laptop... aaarrggg and now i think samsung have released some really trick AR shit as well

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L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files

Hand on review - uploadvr.com/la-noire-...

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Would love to give Skyrim a playthrough in VR. Decent demo video of it on PSVR.

www.twitch.tv/videos/2...

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that looks cless as fuck

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Holy fuck..

PSVR+Camera+2moves+Skyrim for £299, that’s a saving of well over £150!... must fucking resist…

think it may be time to jump in

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ordered, picking up after work, too good a deal to pass up.. VR Skyrim this weekend yeeeeoooo

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Think I saw a PSVR bundle which came with Skyrim and GT Sport for £249. Maybe didn't come with the move yokes, though.

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they knocked £100 of the base package.. like i said fuck it, at that price ill bite.. plus ive like 2 or 3 VR games that ive downloaded that i got through PS+ so im good to go

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Can't find it again, but might be worth waiting for bleck Friday deals to fully get going, too. See if anything appears on Amazon Prime.

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What all VR games have you got?

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i have Rigs, Until Dawn and i think there was another one, plus Skyrim & VR Worlds.. will also be picking up Star Trek Bridge command to play with 2 mates who have it so were now hassling another mate to pick it up so we can do 4player Star Trek

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Game abbeycenter had 10units when i rang him and hes holding one over for me

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Class. That's a fair bit of quality gaming there. Will look forward to hearing what you think of Skyrim in VR.

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lol www.reddit.com/r/PSVR/...

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Gotta feel for Microsoft. The One X comes out and Sony drop the price of VR, so for the same price as a One X, you can get a PS4 Pro with a few games, and PSVR with a couple of games.

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I'm sure Microsoft will be ok... There xbox one s is the main seller for Microsoft not the one x

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no probs x

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Shite

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A pro and vr with few games would be around 600?

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Debating between new console and new synth

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299 deal worked well. Buy it. Got a few games too. RJ will be impressed with the VR porn

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Muzka, you'll get a few games with the Pro, then a game or two for PSVR. May even be some freebies on PS Network too.

PS4 Pro with Fifa 18, Crash Bandicoot, COD WWII, Doom, Fallout 4 - £339.99
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PSVR bundle, headset, camera, VR Worlds and Skyrim or GT Sport - £249.99 (or £299.99 with move controllers)
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That's a lot of gear for the money tbf. With the Rift being pretty reasonable now too, I'd say this Xmas is going to be pretty decent for VR uptake.

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Lurker, did you get Skyrim?

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Yes it came free with it. Only played rush of blood. Ghost train thing. Scary enough with the vr. Tied up with the vr porn though

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Got resident evil too. Immense

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I got the switch last month. Worst purchase of the year (except for mario kart which is class) but getting the psvr will make this Xmas fantastic. Cuz I’m not allowed whiskey or bugle

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Have you played Skyrim before? It'll be interesting to see what people who've played it previously think.

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