Microsoft takes a middle ground in the “Virtual” race

Virtual reality has been doing rounds in the real world for long but since 2016, it seems to be the only thing on everybody’s mind. Even after the technological giants stepping in the virtual race, the technology has not been widely adopted and the reason for the same can be the considerably high costs of the available headsets. Microsoft is one of several tech companies … Continue reading Microsoft takes a middle ground in the “Virtual” race

Hollywood studios join the “virtual” race

After the announcement of Disney’s latest VR entry, the Power United VR, we can confidently say that Hollywood’s biggest studios are all betting on virtual reality, just that the degree of involvement varies. With the box office growing slowly and the pay-TV landscape in flux, studios feel like they can’t miss out on what could be a big part of the future of filmed entertainment. … Continue reading Hollywood studios join the “virtual” race

Tokyo gets a new VR getaway

The residents of Tokyo now have another way to escape their mundane day-to-day lives with the opening of an indoor amusement park featuring virtual reality technology in the city’s Shibuya district. Located in the Shibuya Modi shopping complex, Shibuya VR Land officially opened its doors to the public on 24th June 2017. For an admissions fee of ¥2,200 (US$20), guests can spend a thrilling hour … Continue reading Tokyo gets a new VR getaway

House of VR- The retreat for techies

With virtual reality becoming a popular source of entertainment, Toronto now has its own VR lounge. The House of VR, located in Queen West, is a lounge and event space set to be a retreat for techies in the city ready to experience the world of VR. Its licensed content has something for everyone, including popular VR games as well as VR experiences in art … Continue reading House of VR- The retreat for techies

HTC Vive’s birthday brings gifts for customers

HTC, the Taiwanese smartphone maker is celebrating the one year anniversary of its virtual reality device, the HTC Vive. To make this a more memorable day for customers, HTC has planned to launch a new monthly subscription service for virtual reality content like video games and short interactive films. The new HTC’s online Viveport store will feature a monthly subscription service, where viewers can download … Continue reading HTC Vive’s birthday brings gifts for customers

VR at Game Developer’s Conference 2017

Game Developer’s Conference is that global platform where great ideas are exchanged to create innovative products, investors and marketers galore to showcase their independent games and most importantly a solid platform for virtual reality. This year the GDC kicked off from February 27, 2017 to March 3, 2017 at San Francisco and we can say that this was the best week ever for Virtual reality. … Continue reading VR at Game Developer’s Conference 2017

VR under spotlight at Academy Awards

It’s a well-known fact that now is the era of Virtual Reality. But, VR will shine so bright in the international hall of fame, was not imagined by any. All thanks to Google for throwing Spotlight on VR. Yes, we are here talking about ‘Pearl’, the 360-degree Google Spotlight Story. Even after few months of its release, Google’s short film Pearl remains the best of … Continue reading VR under spotlight at Academy Awards

Decoding the making of a VR video

  For long we have been discussing the cool stuff being made in the VR industry day after another, whether it be the immersive virtual reality videos or the break through VR devices. Now, taking the story little back to basics we would like to simplify the industry for you and decode the making of a VR video. Well, it is definitely not rocket science … Continue reading Decoding the making of a VR video

NASA’s tryst with VR

Well, I am sure no one would be surprised to know that NASA has used virtual reality for decades. But, the surprise is that the recent innovations in VR platforms like PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive, is also impacting NASA and how it trains astronauts for missions. Not just the masses, but this space agency is also glad about the consumer electronics industry’s … Continue reading NASA’s tryst with VR

How brands are embracing VR: Part 4- When entertainment meets escapism

It wouldn’t really be a surprise for us to know that the entertainment industry is one of the biggest consumers of the VR technology. And, when we talk of entertainment in India, we can certainly not ignore Bollywood. Bollywood is the lifeline of Indian entertainment industry and our go-to medium of escape. So how would it feel when you come across the perfect amalgamation of … Continue reading How brands are embracing VR: Part 4- When entertainment meets escapism