Entertainment, Event, News, , VR World

Venetian High Roller Event: The Winner is Andrew Lichtenberger

Poker tournaments returned to Las Vegas – over the August weekend (12 – 15) were held four games: two 10.000 dollars buy-ins and two 25.000 dollars buy-ins. These were the enormous events held in the Venetian resort in Las Vegas, and even PokerGO News had live reporting. In the end, Andrew Lichtenberger won two events while Ali Imsirovic and Sean Perry won the other two. Andrew Lichtenberger is a 33 years old professional poker player from the USA, and he ended 10.000 dollars buy-in event with 120.000 dollars, while the 25.000 dollars buy-in got him another 125.350 dollars. With all these earnings, this young poker

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Entertainment, , Gaming, News, Oculus, Virtual Reality (VR), VR World

Capcom News: Resident Evil 4 VR Remake

Artwork of Resident Evil 4

Capcom is one of the leading names in the video game industry since 1979. they are on the gaming market, making it one of the most famous video games. From first arcade machine games to VR gaming, Capcom is successful in everything that technology puts in front of them. Resident Evil Franchise Resident Evil franchise has 17 titles, and the last one is about to launch later this year. The first sequel came out in 1993. After that, resident Evil Biohazard was for the Play Station One console and Sega Saturn. From 1993 to 2021. Resident Evil sequels followed popular gaming consoles as they got

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Entertainment, News, , Virtual Reality (VR), VR World

What to Expect From Army of the Dead: Viva Las Vengeance?

For location-based VR experience destinations, 2020 was a disaster. The Void (Star Wars) and Avengers VR experience got forced to close down permanently while Dreamscape was closed for most of the year. However, as things pick up on the pandemic front, we are starting to see new location-based VR experiences emerge. One of them is Viva Las Vengeance, made to support Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead. Netflix Dominates For this, Netflix partnered with Pure Imagination Studios creating a tactical taco truck ride for up to six players as they fight their way through zombie-overrun Las Vegas. It isn’t strange or unusual for Netflix to

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Entertainment, News, Virtual Reality (VR), VR World

VR: Future of Movie Industry

Virtual reality is present in the gaming industry for some time now. VR production studios have special recording equipment, which allows them to create VR adventure experiences for users. Virtual reality gaming on PlayStation demands VR equipment, VR headset, camera bundle, and controllers. This trend is getting more attention for the last two years, and gaming companies are developing new games and enhancing equipment. So, can VR step out gaming comfort zone into something new? How to combine VR and the movie industry (film) into something new and interactive? Can you imagine watching 102 Dalmatians with your children in VR or have a stressful night

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Analysis, Buying Guides, Guides, Hardware, Memory & Storage Space, Mobile, VR World

VR World’s Guide to SD Card Storage

VR Worlds Guide to SD Card Storage

SD cards exist in three different form factors these days. There is the standard SD card designed in 1999, then we got the Mini-SD card which made its debut in 2003 and the Micro-SD card which appeared in 2004. These three form factors have been with us all this time and even though their design remained the same, a lot has changed in terms of performance and reliability. Most modern laptops, smartphones, gaming consoles and other devices feature an SD card slot of one shape or the other. There are also countless adapters and SD card reader devices which you can use as an add-on

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E3, Gaming, News

Metroid Dread Announced

Metroid Dread for Nintendo Switch

One of the most significant announcements on the E3 Nintendo Direct presentation was the upcoming action-adventure Metroid Dread, the first 2D side-scrolling Metroid game after 19 years. Although plans for the Dread were ready 15 years ago, the developers couldn’t overcome some technical limitations. However, after the successful Samus Returns 2017 game by Nintendo EPD, Metroid’s Yoshio Sakamoto was impressed with how good the game looks, runs without technical difficulties, and decided it was time to make a sequel for the storied franchise finally. Here’s Some 2D Metroid Gameplay In Metroid Dread, you will play a female bounty hunter Samus Aran exploring the planet ZDR.

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Business, Education, Hardware, News, VR World

InkEvolved Gets Rebranded

They started as four friends in college and now are four business partners ready to take on the printing world. After noticing a lack of assistance in the printing department, these four colleagues decided to answer the questions so many students, much like themselves, couldn’t find. Questions such as how I fix my printer, what cartridges I should use, how to adjust the paper size, and other similar headscratchers.  After spending years forming the InkEvolved site and creating over 100 troubleshooting articles and counting, InkEvolved takes things to the next level by revamping the brand with a new name and much more. The Birthday Surprise

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Augmented Reality (AR), Entertainment, Mobile, News, , Tablets, Virtual Reality (VR)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Exciting New App Shows How VR is Changing Sport

Just a few short years ago, virtual reality was seen as such a complex, advanced technology that a VR headset was viewed as a tool of the distant future, almost like a prop from a science-fiction movie. Fast-forward to today and VR is impacting every industry around the globe, from gaming and entertainment to marketing, hospitality and healthcare and – believe it or not – even professional sports. Over in England at Premier League Association Football Club Tottenham Hotspur, a new Virtual and Augmented Reality technology is taking fans inside the club’s new state of the art stadium before it is even built. The ‘SPVRS’

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Exclusive, Gaming, Interviews, VR World

Interview: Aldric Chang, CEO of Mixed Realms, Developers of Sairento VR

Sairento VR is a VR first-person action game sporting a futuristic neo-Tokyo aesthetic. It earned its place on our Top 10 VR Games of 2017 list, and because of that, we at VR World reached out to Aldric Chang to learn more about the development of Sairento and his insights on the VR industry. VRW: Can you introduce yourself to our readers? My name is Aldric Chang, CEO of Mixed Realms, the company behind Sairento VR. VRW: When was the idea for Sairento VR born?  Two years ago, when we were brainstorming what concept we wanted to come up with for a VR game. We

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Gaming, News, Qualcomm, Virtual Reality (VR), Wearables

Oculus Go: The Smartphone-VR Hybrid We’ve Been Waiting For?

Oculus Virtual Reality DK2

Until recently, we’ve had only two options when it came to virtual reality. One of them was the big, tethered headset good for everything from shooters and racing titles to a real-time casino games and other content aimed especially at adults, and the other was the lightweight, portable headset powered by a smartphone with all its limitations and shortcomings, but a much better price. Now Oculus, the company that re-kindled the VR revolution, has come up with something in between called the Oculus Go. While it is not perfect by any means, and it still has a lot of ground to cover before it could bring

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Business, News, startups, VR World

Stories You Might’ve Missed: VR childbirth and Healthful Mind

This week, a lot of health-centric stories broke in the world of VR, including a story concerning VR childbirth. This is Stories You Might’ve Missed, and we’ll quickly summarize the two most strange, interesting VR stories that broke this week. Birthual Reality brings VR childbirth to the masses The aptly-named Birthual Reality is an application from Nordic insurance company Gjensidige Insurance. This VR experience is a 10-minute, 360-degree video showing off the events surrounding childbirth, including the actual childbirth. The purpose of this VR childbirth simulator is to help prepare parents for arguably the most important day of their lives, and if you’re interested in

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Entertainment, News, Virtual Reality (VR), VR World

Dave & Buster’s to debut Jurassic World VR Expedition

In a partnership between Universal, VRC and Dave & Buster’s, customers will soon be able to have a Jurassic World VR Expedition. We’ll dive into more detail below. What is the Jurassic World VR Expedition? Jurassic World VR Expedition is an interactive VR experience based on the Jurassic World franchise. The VR Expedition is set to release on June 22nd, to coincide with the theatrical release of Fallen Kingdom. For those who want to go on the VR Expedition, you’re in luck! You’ll be able to do this at Dave & Buster’s. Their role in this partnership is to host the VR experience at their locations- all

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aerospace, Business, News, startups, Virtual Reality (VR)

SpaceVR wants to take you to outer space

As its name implies, SpaceVR wants to take you into space. By itself, this isn’t that interesting: there’s already plentiful VR games and simulators taking place in space, for instance. What makes this one interesting isn’t the concept, it’s the execution. How does SpaceVR take you into space? By launching a satellite, called the Overview 1. Overview 1 utilizes multiple 4K cameras to capture 360 degree video from space, and this was made possible through multiple crowdfunding campaigns and a whopping $1.25 million investment from Shanda Group. A render of this satellite can be seen in our banner above. Using this satellite, users will be

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Apple, Augmented Reality (AR), iOS, Mobile, News, OSx, Smartphones, Virtual Reality (VR), VR World

Meet USDZ, an AR file format from Apple and Pixar

As part of Apple’s recent ARKit 2.0 announcements, Apple also debuted USDZ, a new file format from their partnership with Pixar. We’ll dive into this below. What is USDZ? This file format is described as a “zero compression, unencrypted zip archive” by Pixar. It’s made to work with a USD runtime and doesn’t require unpacking on the user’s end. As a new file format from Apple and Pixar, it’s designed expressly for managing 3D objects in Augmented Reality. There’s a number of more features than that, but that dives into jargon-y territory we’d like to stay out of. For now, we’ll just explain what it

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Apple, Augmented Reality (AR), Mobile, News, Smartphones, Tablets, VR World

Apple reveals new ARKit 2.0 features

Apple is finally iterating on ARKit with ARKit 2.0, and this is big news for AR development on iOS devices. Below, we’ll briefly go over what ARKit is and what 2.0 is bringing to the table. What is ARKit? ARKit is Apple’s solution for AR on iOS devices. Essentially, it provides a backend and multiple features for AR on iOS applications, and it’s used as a backend for many popular iOS AR apps. While it’s possible to create non-ARKit AR applications in Apple devices (Pokémon Go being the most popular by a considerable margin), using ARKit makes things easier and provides access to a wider

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Audio/Video, Augmented Reality (AR), Google, Hardware, News, Qualcomm, Virtual Reality (VR), VR World

Stories You Might’ve Missed: Snapdragon XR1 and Google’s new VR display

This week with Stories You Might’ve Missed, we’ll be covering the announcement of the Snapdragon XR1, as well as Google and LG’s new VR display technology. If you haven’t seen these segments before, Stories You Might’ve Missed is our dedicated segment for relevant stories that we didn’t cover this past week. Below are the stories themselves, as well as links to sources so you can read more if they caught your interest. Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon XR1, their first VR/AR-centric chipset Qualcomm’s interest in XR (Xtended Reality- blanket term for AR, VR, etc) is no secret. We’ve spoken to them directly about it before. At the

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Breaking, Event, Gaming, Internet, News, Smart Home

Killer Networking Wireless xtend debuts at Computex 2018

At Computex 2018, Killer Networking is debuting Wireless xTend to improve the home networking experience. Here’s what you need to know. What is Killer Networking, and what do they offer? For the uninitiated, Killer Networking is a subsidiary of Rivet Networks, focused on manufacturing gaming-centric networking hardware included in high-end motherboards, gaming PCs and gaming laptops. The main feature that attracts people to Killer hardware is in its network prioritization features. Killer hardware will prioritize gaming and other low-latency traffic over, say, large file downloads or streaming video, which don’t need nearly as much prioritization as real-time gaming does. How does Wireless xTend change things?

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Analysis, Entertainment, News, Sport, Virtual Reality (VR)

The Five Sports We Desperately Want To See Hit VR

The Five Sports We Desperately Want To See Hit VR

Virtual reality has far from hit the mainstream but you can’t help but get excited about it hitting the mass market. For sports gaming it’s going to be a game changer, pardon the expression, and will further help millions of adults live out their childhood dreams. Super Bowl – check. World Cup Final – check. The possibilities are endless. If course, some sports will be more suited to VR than others. We aren’t anticipating a swimming VR game or app anytime soon. However, we’re crossing our fingers to see on the shelves over the next few years… NFL There have been a few NFL virtual

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Augmented Reality (AR), Breaking, Event, Exclusive, Hardware, Mixed Reality (MR), News, Virtual Reality (VR)

Cutting-edge Varjo Mixed Reality coming to Augmented World Expo

At the Augmented World Expo, Varjo will be showing off their latest VR headset, set to release by the end of the year. Boasting two displays per eye, foveated rendering and high-end display technology, the new headset should impress. More important than the new VR headset, however, is their Mixed Reality add-on, planned for release in early 2019 to their Early Access Partners. We’ll cover this below. What makes the Mixed Reality add-on special? According to Varjo, the most important advantage that their Mixed Reality solution boasts over its contemporaries is video-centric technology. The Mixed Reality add-on to their headset captures real-time video with 2

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Companies, Entertainment, News, Virtual Reality (VR)

Publicly Traded Companies Jumping Aboard The VR Bandwagon

You probably don’t need us to tell you that VR is the bandwagon worth jumping on for those publicly traded companies wanting to make a tidy profit. Firstly, because you already know that, but secondly because you’ve already likely seen a number of businesses making their move into the VR arena. VR is certainly the next big thing when it comes to entertainment and, while not strictly mainstream yet, it is well worth keeping an eye on a number of firms in the stocks and shares as they tunnel deeper into the market. The likes of Facebook, Alphabet and Sony are all investing billions in

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