Get A Free Star Wars Edition Google Cardboard

IMG_7180 The Star Wars: Force Awakens train is a rollin’ and Google has gotten involved in a few different ways. One was by offering a special edition Google Cardboard in four Star Wars limited edition themes in Verizon stores on December 2nd. They were handed out to Verizon customers for free, but I was told that a lot of stores ran out. Welp. If you want one, you can still get one. For free.… Read More

Here’s What Virtual Reality Means For Kids Stuck In The Hospital

Screen Shot 2015-12-08 at 11.40.52 AM There’s not much that I can say to set this video up other than it’s just one of the incredible possibilities that virtual reality brings. UploadVR spotted it first. C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital used the Oculus Rift, with a hand from Game Start School and the Mott Golf Classic, to take kids that are stuck in crappy hospital situations to another place. A far off land.… Read More

SHOWTIME Boxing Steps Into The Virtual Reality Ring

Jacobs These VR moments are really picking up steam, with sports leading the way. It seems like everyone and their uncle are racing to shoot 360 degree immersive video to show off virtual reality as a viable platform. The latest is SHOWTIME, and they’d like you to watch WBA Middleweight World Champion Daniel Jacobs fight Peter Quillin in VR…for free. Here’s how SHOWTIME sets up… Read More

Stanford Uses Virtual Reality To Make Its Heisman Pitch For Christian McCaffrey

Screen Shot 2015-12-07 at 10.24.33 AM Whether you’re a sports fan or not, it’s hard not getting excited around bowl season in College Football. More exciting than that is watching all of the teams push their own candidates for the Heisman Trophy, given out to this year’s best NCAA Football player. Stanford, as techy as they get, decided to take their pitch for everyman Christian McCaffrey into virtual reality:… Read More

Patriots Practice In VR, 10K Google Cardboard Viewers Being Given Away At Gillette Stadium

Screen Shot 2015-12-06 at 8.22.06 AM The Google Cardboard team has teamed up with Bank Of America and Visa to bring a new VR experience to Android and iOS. The subject is the New England Patriots and you’ll be able to immerse yourself in a practice they participate in. To go along with the new experience, 10,000 customized Cardboard viewers are being handed out to fans at Gillette Stadium. This is yet another Cardboard… Read More

The Playstation VR Games Sony Announced Today Look Amazing

Screen Shot 2015-12-05 at 11.40.28 AM During its Playstation Experience (PSX) event in San Francisco today, Sony unveiled some new information about the Playstation VR and showed off some new titles. Unfortunately we’ve gotten no more information on dates…with it coming in early 2016. However, the games we saw during today’s keynote look fantastic. Sony showed off new titles like Eagle Flight from Ubisoft, Rez… Read More

Oculus Announces Rock Band VR For The Rift

Screen Shot 2015-12-03 at 7.23.25 PM We’ve learned what the big announcement from Oculus is, which was shared on stage at The Game Awards in Los Angeles tonight. The announcement wasn’t about when the Rift would be available (or how much it will cost), so we’re stuck with the “Q1 of 2016,” timeframe for now. However, 23-year-old Oculus founder and Rift inventor Luckey did announce a new made-for-VR… Read More

‘Moments’ Are Selling The Promise Of VR Right Now

Screen Shot 2015-11-27 at 11.10.38 AM When explaining some of the nuances of virtual reality to friends and family, they want to hear about the “games” or the “apps.” Yes, full experiences, or “titles” are an exciting part about any platform’s growth. Unfortunately, there aren’t that many full titles that are going to get people excited yet. Yes, there are some great games adapted… Read More