(VRfun18) How to refund a game on the Meta Quest 2

(Pocket-lint) – If you’ve bought a game for your Meta Quest 2 and have post-purchase regret then there’s good news as you can request a refund.  There are a lot of good games for Meta Quest 2, but sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re going to like something before you’ve tried it. Just like…

(VRfun18) Have a glimpse of VR at the Tokyo Game Show!

This year the Tokyo Game Show is back to being a physical event, and as usual, many huge gaming brands are participating in it. I was curious about what was happening there, so I asked a Japanese friend to take some pictures for me… and she took some very nice pictures, so I decided to…

(VRfun18) Tencent Cloud & Strange Universe sign MoU to create VR platform

September 14, 2022 – Tencent Cloud, the cloud business of global technology company Tencent, has recently announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Strange Universe Technology, a Singapore-based Web 3.0 company, to explore various opportunities in creating experiences in the virtual world. The agreement will see the two companies work together to…

(VRfun18) Pico to Debut New Product September 22

Today, virtual reality (VR) hardware developer Pico Interactive teased fans with a new product announcement on September 22 on a Tik Tok and Youtube live stream. The moment you’ve been waiting for is here! We can’t wait to show you what we have in store for you. Stay tuned on 22nd September 2022, 14:00 GMT+2…

(VRfun18) New PlayStation VR2 Games Revealed At State Of Play

PlayStation’s lineup of PS VR2 games continues to grow. PlayStation held a brief 20-minute State of Play today, announcing a small handful of games coming to PlayStation 5 consoles. We also received a bit of news regarding the PlayStation VR2. Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced EditionDuring the virtual event it was…

(VRfun18) Sony confirms PlayStation VR2 won’t be backwards compatible

During the newest episode of the PlayStation Podcast, platform experience VP Hideaki Nishino confirmed that the company’s upcoming PlayStation VR2 headset won’t be able to play the games of Sony’s previous VR generation. To Nishino, this is done for the benefit of the new headset feeling like a genuine evolution of the technology.  “PSVR2 is designed to deliver…

(VRfun18) The best VR headsets | Digital Trends

Virtual reality finally seems to be reaching a time when everyone should be taking a closer look, and the best VR headsets are the best way to do it. The number of intriguing games is skyrocketing, and there are plenty of great VR headsets to choose from. The challenge is finding the system that’s right…

(VRfun18) How to share games on your Meta Quest 2

(Pocket-lint) – Did you know that it’s possible to share games and apps on your Quest 2? Meta has made it so you can share games across two Meta Quest 2 headsets, making it possible for family members to play the same games without having to buy the games twice.  This isn’t the case with…

(VRfun18) NASA & Google Partner To Create An AR Solar System

Explore the solar system from the comfort of your home. Google has been using augmented reality (AR) technology for quite some time to bring everything from wild animals to the planets and moons of our solar system to life in your living room. These 3D models are designed primarily for educational purposes, offering users valuable…

(VRfun18) VR Therapy Key to Patient Outcomes, Penumbra CEO Says

Virtual reality (VR) has faced a surge in demand among healthcare professionals tasked with assisting patients in their recovery journeys, with companies such as Rocket VR, Rendever, Virti, OssoVR, and many others tackling such obstacles with their innovative and effective immersive solutions.One such company, Penumbra, leverages HTC VIVE headsets to provide patience with cutting-edge rehabilitative…

(VRfun18) Multi-sensory XR experience ‘Symbiosis’ makes US debut at Portland Art Museum

September 15, 2022 – PAM CUT // Center for an Untold Tomorrow, the Portland Art Museum’s film and new media arm, has recently announced the US debut of ‘Symbiosis,’ a multi-sensory extended reality (XR) storytelling experience. The performative, multi-user installation takes the art of immersive storytelling to a whole new level. Through individualized haptic suits…

(VRfun18) Lyndsay Pearson dishes on The Sims 4’s recent development challenges

To the surprise of few of our readers, Electronic Arts and Maxis’ life simulation series The Sims continues to be a powerhouse in the marketplace. It’s a series with legions of fans across the globe. For many of those fans, it’s their only connection to the video game world. In 2022, The Sims has found itself facing a…

(VRfun18) Meta Quest Pro: latest rumors and leaks

Meta’s next-generation VR headset is coming in October, and it’s almost certain to be called the Quest Pro, a new type of head-mounted display from the world’s most popular virtual reality hardware manufacturer. Several previews have been shared by Meta, so we know roughly what to expect, but thanks to an active rumor mill and…

(VRfun18) How to stream movies and TV shows on your Meta

(Pocket-lint) – The Meta Quest 2 isn’t just for playing virtual reality games, it also offers you the ability to have a solitary movie-watching experience. By donning your favourite VR headset you can transport yourself into a virtual space with a much larger screen than you probably have in your home. There are several different…

(VRfun18) Northeastern University VR lab targeted in explosive mail attack

A staff member at Northeastern University’s Holmes Hall was injured after opening an explosive package, the Boston Police Department reports. Holmes Hall is home to the university’s virtual reality center. Federal law enforcement sources told CNN that the package included a “rambling note” that disparaged Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the relationship between academia and…

(VRfun18) 3D Scanner Lets You Capture The Real World In VR

VR is about to get a whole lot more real.Imagine having the power to capture your real-world environment as a hyper-realistic 3D model from the palm of your hand. Well, wonder no more, as peel 3d, a developer of professional-grade 3D scanners, today announced the launch of peel 3 and peel 3.CAD, two new easy-to-use…

(VRfun18) What is a Virtual Event Platform?

Immersive experiences can engage customers and audiences like never before. For example, research suggests that 38 percent of UK buyers would be interested in 3D virtual reality (VR) shopping experiences due to their immersive and engaging nature. The value of this technology can be immense in enterprise use cases such as online events — precisely…

(VRfun18) Spatial analytics platform Cognitive3D raises $2.5M in funding

September 15, 2022 – Cognitive3D, a spatial analytics platform that collates and measures how users behave within immersive 3D environments, has recently announced that it has raised a $2.5 million Series Seed round led by Konvoy, with participation from Space Capital and Boost VC. Cognitive3D uses immersive technology to help provide an innovative way of…

(VRfun18) How to cast Meta Quest 2 to your TV so

(Pocket-lint) – Believe it or not, the Meta Quest 2 can be more than a lone experience. While you’re having fun in VR you can share your view on your TV so others can watch the fun unfolding.  Some of the best Quest 2 experiences can be even more fun when others are watching. Even…

(VRfun18) Macron’s dream of a European metaverse is far from a reality

European businesses, investors, and talent are all vying for a ticket on the metaverse hype train. Even political heavyweights are making moves — or, at least, pronouncements. French President Emmanuel Macron wants to build “a European metaverse” to challenge US and Chinese tech giants. The EU’s digital chief, Margrethe Vestager, meanwhile, is mulling new antitrust regulation.…

(VRfun18) Northeastern Bomber Targeted Virtual Reality Club on Campus: Report

File photo of students walking on the Northeastern University campus in Boston on Jan. 31, 2019.Photo: Rodrique Ngowi (AP)Police discovered a note railing against virtual reality and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the scene of a package explosion at Northeastern University in Boston on Tuesday night, according to CBS Boston. An unnamed 45-year-old man at…

(VRfun18) Europe wants to shape the future of virtual worlds with rules and taxes

EU lawmakers are moving in on the metaverse and making it plain that, whatever newfangled virtual world/s and/or immersive social connectivity that tech industry hype involving the term may refer to, these next-gen virtual spaces won’t escape one hard reality: Regulation. There may be a second metaverse certainty too, if the Commission gets its way:…

(VRfun18) Fitness-Focused AR Game Lets You Earn As You Burn

Fatten your wallet while losing fat. The CaloVerse is an exercise-centered ecosystem that allows you to earn real money as you shed away unwanted calories. The cardio-based metaverse is powered by blockchain technology and accessible on compatible iOS and Android devices.Players are tasked with completing a variety of exercise activities which earn them IFIT tokens, Calo…

(VRfun18) The State of XR in Education and Training in 2022

XR is quickly making its way into more aspects of our lives than ever before. What started as a novel concept, largely embraced by entertainment and gaming companies, has become a mainstream sensation. We’re using extended reality for everything from collaboration and communication to customer service and product development.Perhaps one of the most exciting avenues…

(VRfun18) XRHealth adds NeuroReality cognitive training to VR clinics

September 12, 2022 – XRHealth, a provider of therapeutic virtual reality (VR) solutions to bring patient care into the metaverse, has recently announced that the company has added NeuroReality‘s cognitive training to its virtual clinics. NeuroReality offers an immersive VR gaming experience known as ‘Koji’s Quest’ that is designed for individuals who suffer from the…

(VRfun18) How to factory reset your Meta Quest 2 to fix

(Pocket-lint) – The Meta Quest 2 has long been one of our favourite VR headsets, but if you own one and you’re having problems or you’re simply looking to sell it, then you might need to factory reset.  A factory reset can help with any issues you might be having and also wipe off any…

(VRfun18) Fortnite Update Teases Potential VR Support For Quest

You may soon be able to dab in VR. The absurdly popular battle royale game Fortnite may receive official VR support for Meta Quest headsets, according to HYPEX, a well-known Fortnite leaker with a solid track record. References to the Meta Quest and Meta Quest 2 were supposedly found in the latest update for the…

(VRfun18) CHIPS Act a ‘Watershed’ Moment, XRA Chief Says

The extended reality (XR) industry is gaining the required legislation from US government bodies for extensive research and development (R&D). The opportunities come amid three years of campaigning among lawmakers and the XR Association, with Elizabeth Hyman, the group’s President and COO, hoping to establish capital and support for emerging immersive technologies.Speaking at the first-ever…

(VRfun18) Somnium Space & Vrgineers to develop open-source VR HMD

In Virtual Reality News September 13, 2022 – Somnium Space, a virtual reality (VR) world that is built on the Ethereum blockchain and is accessible from any device, has partnered with Vrgineers, Inc., a provider of next-generation virtual and mixed reality (MR) pilot training systems, and 3D printer manufacturer Prusa Research to further enhance the…