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.

Recent Virtual Reality News Coverage
 
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Gree VR Fund invests $18.3m into 17 augmented and virtual reality startups
Game Industry International
Seismic Games Bring Marvel Superheroes And Blockbuster Movies To New Next-Level Mobile RPG And VR
Forbes • Contributor, Mark Hughes
Report: 69% of consumers find cosmetic microtransactions acceptable
Game Industry International
How to fix Windows Mixed Reality software download errors
Windows Central • Cale Hunt
Virtual reality plant breeding game Seed wins $150,000 Developing Beyond prize fund
Game Industry International
Is Gaming Technology 'Medicine's New Frontier?'
Forbes • Contributor, Robin Seaton Jefferson
3 reasons augmented reality hasn’t achieved widespread adoption
The Next Web • A.J. Agrawal
Sony is selling PSVR bundles as low as $200 for two weeks
The Verge • Jacob Kastrenakes
The new Ready Player One trailer is trying so hard to make VR headsets look cool
The Verge • Adi Robertson
Virtual Darshan: Startup Kalpnik help people ‘go’ to any place of worship
The Economic Times of India • J. Vignesh
 
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Finance, Gaming Software
Gree VR Fund invests $18.3m into 17 augmented and virtual reality startups
Game Industry International
Gree VR Capital has announced the end of its first funding round in virtual, augmented, and mixed realities after having committed $18.3 million into 17 different startups. The San Francisco-based venture capital fund has previously invested in startups such as VRChat, Silver.tv,...
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Virtual Reality
Seismic Games Bring Marvel Superheroes And Blockbuster Movies To New Next-Level Mobile RPG And VR
ForbesContributor, Mark Hughes
The people who helped bring you Star Wars: Battlefront and several entries in the Call of Duty series are making waves again. This year, Seismic Games will release the innovative mobile role playing game Marvel Strike Force and the immersive virtual reality...
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Entrepreneurship, Gaming Software
Report: 69% of consumers find cosmetic microtransactions acceptable
Game Industry International
Over two-thirds of consumers feel that cosmetic microtransaction are an acceptable form of monetisation in games, according to a report from data-led discussion platform Qutee. The report, Gaming Today, is based on an online discussion led by a panel of gaming and...
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Microsoft Corp, Virtual Reality
How to fix Windows Mixed Reality software download errors
Windows CentralCale Hunt
Your Mixed Reality headset isn't much good without the appropriate software. Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) is gaining traction in the VR world, offering up a comfortable variety of headsets along with motion controllers that don't require extra outside sensors. To get started...
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Gaming Software, Virtual Reality
Virtual reality plant breeding game Seed wins $150,000 Developing Beyond prize fund
Game Industry International
It was a "dream come true" for development outfit All Seeing Eye last night after securing a $150,000 first prize at year-long development competition, Developing Beyond. Created by Epic Games, along with charity global charitable foundation Wellcome, Developing Beyond launched in January...
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3d Printing, Health Care Industry
Is Gaming Technology 'Medicine's New Frontier?'
ForbesContributor, Robin Seaton Jefferson
The Internet is rife with articles about the potentially harmful effects of gaming. Psychologists and parents have been debating the pros and cons of the issue for decades now—namely whether video games promote violence, social isolation and obesity, or on the other...
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Technology Industry, Virtual Reality
3 reasons augmented reality hasn’t achieved widespread adoption
The Next WebA.J. Agrawal
Augmented Reality (AR) is a visual modification technology that overlays virtual imaging on top of the natural world around the user. AR is very similar to Virtual Reality (VR), both requiring a device such as a tablet or a headset for viewing;...
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Technology Industry, Virtual Reality
Sony is selling PSVR bundles as low as $200 for two weeks
The VergeJacob Kastrenakes
Sony is putting the PSVR on sale again with discounts that make picking up the PlayStation 4’s virtual reality headset look a lot more affordable. It’s offering discounts on three PSVR bundles, the best of which is a $199.99 package that includes...
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Virtual Reality, Warner Bros. Entertainment
The new Ready Player One trailer is trying so hard to make VR headsets look cool
The VergeAdi Robertson
Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ready Player One. And with roughly a month to go before the film’s March 30th premiere, its editors want to make clear that there are a lot of people wearing...
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Digital Media, Streaming Media
Virtual Darshan: Startup Kalpnik help people ‘go’ to any place of worship
The Economic Times of IndiaJ. Vignesh
Apul Nahata, former chief technology officer at Reliance Industries-sponsored venture fund GenNext Ventures, had the eureka moment when his parents wanted to go to the Birla Mandir near Kalyan, but could not do so because climbing the stairs was an issue. Nahata’s...
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