(VRfun18) Releases Recap: January 31 – February 4

This week, we released several titles and updates across the Quest and Rift Platforms. Here’s a rundown of the highlights: Ultrawings 2Expanding on its 2017 predecessor, Ultrawings 2 puts you in the cockpit of five brand-new aircraft, including a helicopter! Use your virtual hands to interact with each aircraft’s fully functional control panel—reach out and…

(VRfun18) HTC VIVE: 2021 Year-end Highlights

As 2021 is coming to a close, we want to extend our deepest gratitudes to the VR community. Your support has empowered us to constantly innovate and improve our VR technologies, and we cannot wait to show off what we have in store for 2022. To celebrate all the different events and products of 2021,…

(VRfun18) Majority of parents concerned about VR’s potential negative effects on

60% of parents that took part in a recent survey by Common Sense reported being concerned about the potential negative effects that VR could have on their children. These concerns are, however, accompanied by a belief that VR will provide children with highly informative and beneficial educational experiences. 62% of surveyed parents think that VR…

(VRfun18) Miniature ‘Beat Saber’ Concept Offers a Peek into the Future

Oculus released optical hand-tracking on Quest as an experimental feature late last year, and ever since developers have been showing off their own unique and creative ways of integrating users hands into VR. Yet again we look at developer Daniel Beauchamp for inspiration on the future of XR design, as he’s put together a literal mini-version of Beat Saber…

(VRfun18) Editorial: PC VR Doesn’t Need New Hardware, It Needs New

It’s been a surprisingly active end to the year for the PC VR scene. Or at least it has on the hardware front: Varjo came out swinging with its beastly — if somewhat flawed — Aero headset, HP has promised a significant upgrade to the Reverb G2 headset that might well reverse its fortunes, and…

(VRfun18) Quantaar Interview – How A Taiwanese Melee Game Is Bringing

Pumpkin VR has made the rounds since 2017, but you’d be forgiven for not having come across them until now. Based within Taiwan, this studio developed a few arcade-exclusive titles, ones that were only been distributed within VR Centres across Asia such as Taboo, Forbidden Z and Iron Gate. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic making…

(VRfun18) A Township Tale: Quick Tips To Get You Started

A Township Tale is a deeply ambitious VR game, but your first few hours will likely be incredibly intimidating. The town building sim arrives on Oculus Quest tomorrow, but it’s still very much an early access title, and the tutorials on offer right now are pretty meagre. Without a little help, it’ll be easy to…

(VRfun18) VR Quarantine | VR Bird Simulator (You Are A Bird VR)

VR Your Friends brings you a special Quarantine video with Sean trying to be a bird in You Are A Bird VR! End Credits Theme: @Marc Rebillet https://www.youtube.com/user/marcrebi… —SUBSCRIBE to VR Your Friends for more VR content/VR reviews/VR news— —Turn on notifications to find out when we post new videos— VR Your Friends is a…

(VRfun18) Athletics Games VR

I’ve been waiting for someone to make a VR athletics game, and here it is! Does not disappoint – this can be a great addition to your VR workout. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1029660/Athletics_Games_VR/ Note: This game is not available on Omniverse, and does not use the Omni’s SDK – locomotion is being triggered by hand movement. The Omni…

(VRfun18) Qualcomm Converges XR Tech With New Snapdragon XR2

This morning Qualcomm introduced its next-generation Snapdragon XR2 platform, powered by a powerful new chip set (not a single chip), the Snapdragon 865. The company’s prior generation, the 835/845 Snapdragon, powers every major XR device on the market (except Magic Leap’s), including the Microsoft HoloLens and Facebook’s Oculus Quest. Those devices will be underpowered compared…

(VRfun18) 5 Best VR Experiences for Halloween

Halloween is a great excuse to scare the living daylights out of someone you love. I don’t know about you, but I love experiences that make me want to scream at the top of my lungs in terror. Of course, there are always traditional scary movies or haunted houses to partake in, but why not…

(VRfun18) Transference Review

Transference is a film-like adventure for the digital age. It’s a thrilling, edge of your seat experience that will take you to new heights and depths in this virtual reality world. Transference (2018) is a single-player psychological thriller set in a hazy replica of reality—the simulation of a family’s collective psyche, apparently damaged when the…

(VRfun18) 5 VR Presentation Tips to Wow Your Clients

VR has created a substantial array of new opportunities for those in A&D as seeing spaces virtually has become an increasingly key component of creating winning work. But like any story, it may fall flat without the right presentation. VR may lend itself to getting caught up in the technology, but a strong VR presentation is critical to storytelling success. VR may be used by architects to jump into the heart of a new development mid-way through design to view sight lines or by an interior designer to virtually experience how combinations of finishes work together before turning them into the real thing. But, beyond the creatives themselves, what are the best VR presentation tips that will wow your audience? It happens that we’ve done quite a lot of testing on this – specifically over 1000 hours – and so we’ve got some great tips. Let’s start with the basics of the best VR presentation possible.

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(VRfun18) How to Improve at Beat Saber (by Top 1000 Player)

I’m by no means the best Beat Saber player out there, but I was formerly in the top 1000 of the leaderboards and can S rank some of the harder songs like Camellia’s Ghost and some of the Kobaryo songs on Expert+. This is just advice that has worked for me, apart from just “practice…

(VRfun18) New Technology 2022: What to Watch for Next Year

Nothing in tech is certain-in the earliest days of 2020, few industry experts would have predicted that the focus for tech professionals in the coming months would be on the rapid deployment of tools to support widespread remote work. Still, barring unforeseen developments, leaders in the tech industry can usually spot upcoming trends. Today we…

(VRfun18) Top 5 Unity Assets for VR

Coding every little aspect of a VR game would be ridiculous. That’s why game developers rely on frameworks to do the heavy lifting! Hey guys! You’ve probably been following along with each and every one of my tutorials listening to my every word (ha) and I want to steer you back in the right direction.…

(VRfun18) Fitness Friday: Embrace Dance

Welcome back to Fitness Friday. Last week we talked about how to boost your exercise game by using Quest to rediscover sports. We continued our Oculus TV series featuring world-class workout instructors, gave a sneak peek at the forthcoming music-packed boxing experience, Liteboxer VR, and showed you how to check your fitness goals with Oculus…

(VRfun18) HTC VIVE Announces New Products and Content at CES 2022

HTC delivers wireless VR experiences on par with PCVR, powered by private 5G and edge computing in partnership with Lumen Technologies, helping organizations deploy and scale VR experiences in a portable way. The all new VIVE Wrist Tracker is the first inside-out tracker for VIVE Focus 3, delivering more accurate tracking for occluded objects and…

(VRfun18) Immersive economy report suggests UK is VR/AR hotspot

A new study suggests that the UK has an oversized impact on the virtual and augmented reality spaces, with companies specialised in AR and VR generating £660 million in sales, accounting for an estimated 9% of the global market.  Furthermore, with appropriate support, this figure could reach more than £1 billion in 2018. These impressive sales…

(VRfun18) Miniature ‘Beat Saber’ Concept Offers a Peek into the Future

Oculus released optical hand-tracking on Quest as an experimental feature late last year, and ever since developers have been showing off their own unique and creative ways of integrating users hands into VR. Yet again we look at developer Daniel Beauchamp for inspiration on the future of XR design, as he’s put together a literal mini-version of Beat Saber…

(VRfun18) Meta’s Horizon Worlds Has Paintball And No Kids, But Now

When I first had Oculus Quest in my home in early 2019, I went into Rec Room for a game of paintball and found myself army crawling across my living room to get a better angle on the other team. For me this is a visceral memory — an important moment in VR’s development when…

(VRfun18) Sniper Elite And The War To Balance VR Authenticity And

We sit down with Rebellion to talk about bringing WW2 to headsets in Sniper Elite VR. Sniper Elite VR changes up the series formula in some expected ways. There’s the weapon handling, no longer assigned to simple button presses and stick movements but instead dependent on your physical movements; a steady hand to aim down…

(VRfun18) A Township Tale Blacksmith Guide: How To Start, Mine And

Need better gear in A Township Tale? Then you’ll need to visit the Blacksmith. Get started with our A Township Tale Blacksmith guide! Where Is The Blacksmith In A Township Tale Like a lot of areas of the game when you first start out, the Blacksmith is actually locked. To get access, you need to…

(VRfun18) Fallout 4 VR Part 3

Wow, there were a lotta raiders at the Corvega plant. Me and Dogmeat got rid of ’em though! Please like and subscribe to help my channel grow 🙂 Please note: It is not recommended to purchase second-hand units of this device… This is an early model of the Virtuix Omni, which is not currently on…

(VRfun18) VR Review: Radio Controlled Car VR

In this VR Review- I found out if driving RC Cars is more fun in Virtual Reality -VRRCC is available on Steam —SUBSCRIBE for more VR content/ VR reviews/ VR news— —Turn on notifications to find out when we post new videos— Steam Store Link: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1076410/VRRCC/ Music: Marc Rebillet https://www.youtube.com/user/marcrebillet –SUBSCRIBE to VR Your Friends…

(VRfun18) Updated Quest 2 Virtual Desktop Tutorial and Setup in Less

Want to use your Quest 2 with Virtual Desktop for wireless PC VR gaming? This is the updated beginner friendly tutorial on how to setup Virtual Desktop on your Oculus Quest 2 in under 5 minutes, and play PC VR Games such as Half Life Alyx, Boneworks, Minecraft and much more. Virtual Desktop Streamer App:…

(VRfun18) Frontdoor Acquires XR Start Up Streem

Frontdoor (Nasdaq: FTDR), has acquired venture backed Streem, Inc. in a cash and stock deal. Founded in 2017 by Ryan Fink (no relation), CEO, and Sean Adkinson, CTO, Streem is a Portland-based XR startup which empowers home service repair personnel and consumers to use see-what-I-see technology, to diagnose malfunctions remotely and to support repair personnel…

(VRfun18) Magic Leap Reveals Enterprise Strategy And The Magic Leap 2

Experiencing Spatial Computer on Magic Leap One Creators Edition at The Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit in Dallas, September, 2019. CHARLIE FINKIn the spirit of the season, Magic Leap dumped a news cornucopia on our desk this morning, brushing off doubters and negative news stories, as it focuses on the next two years. First, the headlines:The…

(VRfun18) Using virtual reality experiences to treat severe pain

According to a new study, therapeutic virtual reality can be used to reduce severe pain in hospitalized patients.Therapeutic virtual reality (VR) is emerging as an effective, non-pharmacological treatment modality for pain. VR sessions have been used to help treat anxiety disorders, support physical rehabilitation and distract patients during wound care. Previous studies testing the intervention…