FOX Sports hosts MLS game in VR for the first time this weekend


US sports fans will be able to catch a game in VR this weekend, as FOX Sports gears up to broadcast the Major Soccer League championship game in virtual reality for the first time ever.

FOX has partnered up with VR company LiveLike to broadcast the match via their FOX Sports virtual reality app, which people can sign into using their TV provider credentials.

Those watching the game in VR will be able to view it across five different camera...

MIGW and PAX Australia show off virtual reality exhibitions

Gaming exhibitions and shows around the world are becoming dominated largely by virtual and augmented reality games; and Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW) is no exception.

The event is hosting a free public virtual reality event with trials of the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Playstation VR.  

Virtual reality is big news in Australia, according to analysts. Just last week a report was released predicting that 2.5 million Australian homes will own VR headsets by...

Mixed reality company bags £100,000 investment from John Lewis

Virtual and mixed reality are solving problems that people didn't even know there was an answer to. According to a YouGov survey, 70% of people can't imagine a product in their own homes and this is a challenge for retailers - a problem indeed. 

But virtual reality is soon becoming the 'Apple' of the tech world - there's a solution for that. 

Enter DigitalBridge. It's a virtual visualisation tool that allows consumers to use mixed reality to...

Nominees for Viveport Developer Awards announced


Vive has announced the first few shortlisted nominees for its Viveport Developer Awards, including some famous names. 

Altspace VR and Pearl by Google Spotlight Stories join Soundstage by Hard Light Labs and The Body VR in the first few titles to be shortlisted in the upcoming awards.

Vive will release more names every two weeks from now on, and all have a chance at taking some of the $500,000 pool in cash and prizes which will be awarded next...

Mobile VR game Rangi sets early 2017 release date

A mystical-looking virtual reality mobile game is set to launch in 2017, developed by a studio based in Casablanca, Morocco.

The independent studio annouced its new game, Rangi, will come out in the New Year and be set against an African tribal background.

Rangi will be a puzzle/adventure game for mobile, which allows players to explore the mythology of Africa through a series of puzzles in a virtual reality experience. 

According to the company, the game's VR...

New VR horror game out in time for Halloween

Those who are squeamish about horror virtual reality experiences: look away now. A new game has launched on Steam for the HTC VIVE ahead of Halloween that brings some fun to the horror genre, Sophie's Guardian. 

The VR survival-horror first-person-shooted game was produced by GameCoder and Render Farm Studios and features three game modes including 'Puppeteer'. This means players can share the VR experience with friends who don't own a VR...

Platform aiming to be the Netflix of VR launches today


A platform that wants to be the ‘Netflix of VR’ has launched around the world today.

Inception has a host of original and high quality made-for-VR content, and it’s aiming to be the top destination for virtual reality entertainment. Its team includes some high profile names such as the Emmy Award-winning executive producer of Homeland Ran Telem.

The platform uses original formats, exclusive rights and creative programming and hosts a...

Microsoft research shows off controllers that allow you to feel in VR


Imagine being able to physically feel the shape and texture of an object in virtual reality, rather than just haptic buzzing from your controllers.

The ability to do this may not be as far away as you think. Microsoft Research has produced a paper and video showing off two controllers they have developed that allow virtual reality enthusiasts that do just that.

The mechanically actuated controllers render the shape of objects in VR through something...

NASA: VR is a game changer and will be standard in 10 years

(c)NASA/David C. Bowman

There are some who would doubt the future of augmented and virtual realities as viable and long-lasting tech for the future, but a recent article by NASA has further fortified our beliefs that it’s here to stay.

The feature about NASA’s oldest research facility Langley, in Virginia, focuses on how the center is aiming to make virtual and augmented reality accessible to its employees, as well as developing more internal uses for the...

Jaguar launches virtual reality experience to mark return to racing


One of the things we love about virtual reality is its ability to bring people on any adventure in the world and have it feel realistic, despite your budget or mobility.

A recent experience from creative production agency Rewind has taken that one step further. It's partnered with Jaguar to create a 4D experience, where people can take a realistic trip in a high-speed challenge through famous street circuits that Formula E will visit in season 3:...