Virtual Reality headsets are the leading form of immersive entertainment but there is a limitation to how deep you can go into these virtual worlds, a limitation caused by the need for physical control mechanisms. This ‘reality wall’ is caused by the fact that your brain is well aware that it’s in two worlds simultaneously, the VR world being experienced and the real world that is executing the controls. For complete suspension of reality and removal of the reality wall there needs to be a way to control your actions from within the VR experience, something that joysticks and even voice control cannot provide.
Google’s latest invention has created quite a stir, given to only a few lucky individuals at the recent Google I/O conference it was the worlds most exclusive piece of cardboard.
In reality Google has put ingenious yet simple design to work creating a craft kit that builds a working Virtual Reality headset out of a folded bit of cardboard.
At a suburban mall in Russia this week one group of friends got far more than they bargained for when pranking one of their own. Giving him a shove just at the moment he goes over the top in the roller coaster VR may have seemed to be pure prank genius but the reaction was far better than anyone could have anticipated.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is evidence of the power of virtual reality, especially in that moment when the brain is unsure which is the real reality and which is the virtual. Sit back, relax and remember to never believe your eyes.
Facebook declared a virtual reality war this week with the announcement that it has purchased Oculus and their Rift VR headset for $2 billion in cash and shares. With Sony recently announcing its Project Morpheus VR headset for the PS4 the scene has been set for the battle to control virtual reality.
Taking 3D to the extreme the latest generation VR headsets are able to immerse you in an experience so deeply that it will make you weak at the knees. Unlike 3D glasses the Rift and Morpheus fill your vision and are interactive, your movements and actions are also part of the virtual world it takes you too. Seriously this shit will make you fall over and reach for the barf bag it’s so intense.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is a specially prepared selection of VR videos. The reaction to Oculus videos are plain hilarious, while the game demo’s are just plain impressive. Sit back, relax and let the VR headset do all the work for you.