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Free Design Tips For VR Games

In the past I’ve written about my strong skepticism regarding virtual reality. The first time I had a demo (from Palmer Luckey, in London) I felt sick as a dog for hours and this made me dubious. Second and

AI-human hybrid intelligence Era

AI-human hybrid intelligence Era: You hear a lot these days about the potential for impending doom as AI becomes ever smarter. Indeed, big names are calling for caution: the futurist optimism of protagonists like Ray Kurzweil is outweighed by the concern

Hollywood vs Virtual Reality

Hollywood vs Virtual Reality: Let us all take a moment to celebrate the remarkable resilience of Hollywood. As “the music industry finds itself fighting over pennies while waving goodbye to dollars,” to quote the New York Times; as the

5 Reasons You’ll Love Far Cry Primal

Most video game releases these days take place in modern times, the future, or some sort of medieval fantasy setting. While all of these places are great, they have become fairly ubiquitous and somewhat ho-hum. Thankfully, Ubisoft

Virtual Reality In The Enterprise

This year is already shaping up to be the year virtual reality (VR) goes mainstream. In January, Oculus Rift stole the spotlight at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by (finally) announcing a $599 price and late Q1 ship date.

Metal Gear Online Now Available for PC

The wait is over: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s multiplayer mode is now available on PCs. In a Tuesday post on the game’s Steam page, developer Konami announced that it has wrapped up the beta testing period

Virtual Reality And A Parallel Universe Of Cyberclones

One of the biggest technology trends of 2015 was virtual reality (VR), from Oculus Rift to Google’s cardboard headsets. TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 saw a lot of VR experiences where users could wear headsets and navigate an immersive 3D world. In Las Vegas, CES demonstrated a range

Augmented Reality Versus Virtual Reality

Although virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have existed in some form for decades, only recently have they garnered mainstream attention. VR is blowing up right now, and its content and hardware advances have been exciting

Uncharted 4 Delayed to April 26

Those who have been anticipating the release of the PlayStation 4 exclusive, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, will have to wait another month. Over on the PlayStation Blog, Naughty Dog’s Creative Director, Neil Druckmann, along with Game Director,

The Reality Of Virtual Reality

The Reality Of Virtual Reality: Hacking together a VR experience* to see firsthand what’s involved, revealed just how close we are to something great, but there are five areas that need to fall into place for VR to become a technology