Virtual Reality News

Wiser has created a virtual reality news email that you can sign up to. Why? Because it appears closer now than ever before as the technology is advancing quickly, and for many it is one of the most exciting sectors in the tech industry. Virtual reality is where an individual is given a multi-sensory experience with a computer device. In this way, the user is immersed in a computer-simulated environment with the ultimate goal being to deliver taste, sense and touch sensory experiences, as well as sight and sound. It has been the subject of science fiction for as long as there has been science fiction, but recent technology advances have brought mainstream virtual reality devices a step closer. Just look at Facebook's acquisition of the virtual reality headset maker Oculus in 2014 for $2 billion dollars. Sony and Google are also involved in the space, with research going on in the gaming and medical industries, as well as the military. There is nothing virtual about the virtual reality news email from Wiser though. We collate the best articles from around the web so that you can stay informed quickly and easily. Register today.

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15 Best Virtual Reality Experiences So Far, From ‘Hello Mars’ to ‘Gnomes & Goblins’ (Photos)
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The Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago turned out to be a connectivity disaster
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Ready Player One: first trailer for Steven Spielberg's virtual reality game thriller
The Guardian • Guardian Film
'Ready Player One': See First Trailer for Spielberg's Sci-Fi Blockbuster
Rolling Stone • Daniel Kreps
'Ready Player One' trailer debuts, and Spielberg says Iron Giant is 'real major player' in film
Los Angeles Times • Amy Kaufman
‘Ready Player One’ Trailer Features ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘Back to the Future’ Characters
Variety • J.D. Knapp
Best Multiplayer VR Games
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Time to polish that résumé, marketers. The business is shifting amid rapid change, and jobs that were considered experimental a few years ago are now indispensable. Career paths are being disrupted midstream, and both brands and ad agencies are recalibrating talent for...
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Earlier this year at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, Kate Swanborg, Vice President of Technology, Communications and Strategic Alliances at DreamWorks Animation told a room of industry executives in the HP suite that the filmmaking industry changed when films...
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Why Hollywood Studios Are Slow to Embrace Virtual Reality
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Are virtual and augmented reality truly the Next Big Thing for Hollywood? While every major studio is investing in VR experiences, so far most are short, under-10-minute extensions of big franchise fare like “Alien: Covenant” or video games expanding on familiar characters...
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15 Best Virtual Reality Experiences So Far, From ‘Hello Mars’ to ‘Gnomes & Goblins’ (Photos)
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Virtual Reality – the ability to strap on a headset and interact with a digital story in a lifelike way –is a medium that’s moving beyond the fringes of the tech world and starting to be embraced by world-renowned creators. Hollywood kingpins...
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The Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago turned out to be a connectivity disaster
Daily DotJosh Katzowitz
The Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago was supposed to be a day where you could catch every Pokémon you could find while hanging out with 20,000 of your closest friends in Grant Park. Unfortunately for everybody in attendance, connectivity issues plagued the...
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Ready Player One: first trailer for Steven Spielberg's virtual reality game thriller
The GuardianGuardian Film
The first footage from Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming thriller Ready Player One has been released onto the internet. Spielberg revealed the trailer for the film as part of an event at Comic Con in San Diego, marking his first film since his Roald...
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'Ready Player One': See First Trailer for Spielberg's Sci-Fi Blockbuster
Rolling StoneDaniel Kreps
Steven Spielberg unveiled the teaser for his 2018 blockbuster Ready Player One at Comic Con Saturday, the director's big screen adaptation of Ernest Cline's beloved sci-fi novel. An Eighties-obsessed kid who embarks on a scavenger hunt through the OASIS, a virtual reality...
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'Ready Player One' trailer debuts, and Spielberg says Iron Giant is 'real major player' in film
Los Angeles TimesAmy Kaufman
Steven Spielberg unveiled a trailer for his "Ready Player One" in Hall H on Saturday, and the filmmaker promised that the Iron Giant is a "real major player" in the sci-fi adaptation. Based on Ernest Cline's 2011 novel about a teenager on...
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‘Ready Player One’ Trailer Features ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘Back to the Future’ Characters
VarietyJ.D. Knapp
Steven Spielberg debuted footage from “Ready Player One” at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. The trailer was presented as part of the Warner Bros. panel in Hall H. The new video features characters from “Lord of the Rings,” “Back to the Future,”...
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Best Multiplayer VR Games
Android CentralCale Hunt
What are the best multiplayer VR games? One of the best aspects of virtual reality is sharing the experience with friends, whether online or right in your living room. No matter the VR system you're using, these are the best multiplayer titles...
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