Virtual reality

Just a few years ago, virtual reality was a pipe-dream. Today it’s a, well, it’s a reality.

A first look at Google Daydream apps

Google Daydream apps
When we got to try out the HTC Vive, we pretty much knew it was a game changer, but  after taking a first look at some Google Daydream apps, this could disrupt the VR marketplace. The Vive's paddles made infinitely more sense once we actually tried them out, but the device itself, while brilliant, is bloody expensive. Google's Daydream project, like Google Cardboard...

Google I/O: What is Google Daydream?

Normally it would be easy to let virtual reality advancements, like Google Daydream, pass you by. VR has reached a point where it has become almost impossible to ignore the latest developments, and Daydream deserves all your attention.What is Google Daydream? It has been two years since Google shook the VR world with Cardboard. While excitement was growing thanks to...

VR Games: Please, Don’t Touch Anything review

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Please, Don't Touch Anything (PDTA) is one of the most unique games to appear on the Samsung Gear VR to date. We take a look at this crazy puzzler and it's adaptation to VR. There are some spoilers throughout but we did try to keep them to a minimum.What is Please, Don't Touch Anything all about? Have you ever just had...

HTC Vive: Review

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Oculus were one of the main companies innovating virtual reality technology, yet much of the buzz around this new media platform comes thanks to the HTC Vive. We have experienced the Vive first hand and here's what we think.Background of the HTC Vive Many of you will be more than familiar with Taiwanese manufacturer, HTC. They have been a leading...

VR Games: Gunjack – EVE review

Gunjack Review
Gunjack is a spin-off title from the enormous EVE Online series, designed from the ground up for virtual reality.EVE Online EVE Online boasts one of the largest online gamer bases in the world, with over half a million users subscribing to the game. The game sees players participate in several different in-game professions from mining to piracy, where the goal is...

VR Games: Minecraft Gear VR review

Minecraft on Gear VR
The mark of a progress is how quickly big applications adopt new platforms and few come bigger than Minecraft appearing on the Samsung Gear VR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rYfkDmSRKs Minecraft was created in 2011 and in recent years has grown into one of the biggest games. Originally appearing on PC, Minecraft is now available on all major platforms and is the most popular PC...

VR Games: Dead Secret review

Dead Secret is an immersive horror app available on most virtual reality platforms. There are plenty of horror games emerging on various VR platforms, but this might just be the best of them all.Who makes Dead Secret? Dead Secret is the creation of Robot Invader, a Californian based games company. This is their first trip into the immersive world of virtual reality....

ARVR Innovate Conference set for Dublin

Dublin will welcome its third Augmented and Virtual Reality conference on 28th April, in the shape of the ARVR Innovate Conference. Following the success of the first two years and owing to the ever increasing popularity of virtual reality, Croke Park welcomes the third  the ARVR Innovate Conference. The expo will be of interest for those involved in the practical and...

VRinOR: First live VR streamed operation

The beauty of virtual reality is its ability to present you with scenarios you once only imagined possible. Of course technically you are still imagining, but never-the-less, VR is about to make the next step with VRinOR. When Mark Zuckerberg announced his belief that VR would be the next platform, this is exactly what he meant. A surgery team at...

VR Games: Jump JR review

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The ultimate goal of VR games is to immerse you in a world other than that which you are in. The team over at Endeavor One have created an experience that is likely to make you feel a touch of vertigo. Jump JR is the Gear VR version of Jump. The premise of the game is pretty simple. You control the...