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Tag: Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift Used to Simulate Lag in Real Life: Live Replay

Oculus Rift Used to Simulate Lag in Real Life: Live Replay
A couple of years ago we featured the Decelerator, a helmet that allowed its wearer to see in slow motion. To (erroneously) promote its fiber optic Internet service, Swedish company UmeNet used an Oculus Rift to induce lag in real life.

Oculus Rift Hoverboard Simulator: HoVRboard

Oculus Rift Hoverboard Simulator: HoVRboard
We have less than a year to go before Back to the Future II’s hoverboard prediction is debunked. But thanks to virtual reality, we might be able to simulate the feeling of riding a hoverboard. Game developer Kieran Lord aka Cratesmith recently showed off an early build of his hoverboard simulator for the Oculus Rift.
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Parrot AR.Drone Controlled with Head Movement Using Oculus Rift: OculusDrone

Parrot AR.Drone Controlled with Head Movement Using Oculus Rift: OculusDrone
Last year we saw a drone camera system that streamed live 3D video that can be viewed through the Oculus Rift headset. Diego Araos wrote a program that not only lets you use the Rift to view the feed from a Parrot AR.Drone 2’s camera, it also uses control the drone through the headset.

Tron Light Cycle VR Game: Enter the Grid

Tron Light Cycle VR Game: Enter the Grid
We can’t enter the digital world like the Flynns did just yet, but thanks to the Oculus Rift, you may be able to experience what it’s like to duke it out in a light cycle. Custom video game machine maker Luis Sobral aka The Arcade Man made an arcade game featuring Tron’s famous vehicles based on the virtual reality headset.

Oculus Rift Cooperative Bomb Defusal Game: Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Oculus Rift Cooperative Bomb Defusal Game: Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
One of the weak points of virtual reality and 3D video technologies is that the many people won’t be excited about them unless they get to test it themselves. But a group of developers have figured out a way to use that weakness as the crux of their game.

Facebook Buys Oculus VR to Get Hands on Virtual Reality Tech

Facebook Buys Oculus VR to Get Hands on Virtual Reality Tech
Facebook is sitting on boatloads of money and the company isn’t afraid to use some of that cash to buy up companies that have interesting tech. Such is the case with a new purchase that sees Facebook buying up Oculus VR, the company behind the slick Oculus Rift VR headset. 

Explore Jerry Seinfeld’s Apartment Using Oculus Rift

Explore Jerry Seinfeld’s Apartment Using Oculus Rift
Jerry’s Place is a project about nothing from programmer Greg Miller for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. And it is unlike any other. This one recreates Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment from Seinfeld with 3D models created in Blender for the Unity game engine.

The Legend of Zelda for Oculus Rift: ZeldaVR

The Legend of Zelda for Oculus Rift: ZeldaVR
Now’s your chance to see The Legend of Zelda through the eyes of Link. Modder Ubiquitron is working on ZeldaVR, a port of the legendary NES game for the Oculus Rift. Can you gather the fragments of the Triforce of Wisdom, defeat Ganon and save Zelda before you get motion sickness?

Flappy Bird for the Oculus Rift: Floculus Bird

Flappy Bird for the Oculus Rift: Floculus Bird
If you think Flappy Bird is hard, wait ’til you play it in first-person. Er, from a flappy bird’s eye view. Game designer Holden Link made Floculus Bird, a variant of the hit mobile game designed to be played with the Oculus Rift.

Inversion Project Lets You Go Wireless with the Oculus Rift: Kinectic

Inversion Project Lets You Go Wireless with the Oculus Rift: Kinectic
Last November we heard about VRcade, a virtual reality system that lets the user move around while wearing a VR headset, thanks to wireless wearable electronics and cameras. A company called Zero Latency is working on the Inversion Project, a very similar setup for VR poster child Oculus Rift.

Oculus Rift Used in Empathy Experiments: Step into Someone’s Views

Oculus Rift Used in Empathy Experiments: Step into Someone’s Views
We’ve seen people use the Oculus Rift to simulate beheadings. BeAnotherLab used the virtual reality headset for something less morbid but no less interesting. The organization’s The Machine to be Another was an “artistic investigation” in which the Rift was used to give participants first person views from actual people.

Ford Using Oculus Rift for VR Vehicle Simulations

Ford Using Oculus Rift for VR Vehicle Simulations
I’ve had a few opportunities to play with the Oculus Rift head-mounted VR display over the last year or so, but most of the demonstrations I’ve tried have focused on gaming applications. On the other hand, Ford is using this technology to help designers visualize the interiors and exteriors of new vehicles.

Cyberith Virtualizer VR Treadmill Lets You Step Into Virtual Shoes (and Gloves)

Cyberith Virtualizer VR Treadmill Lets You Step Into Virtual Shoes (and Gloves)
When the Omni VR treadmill was announced, many anointed it as the perfect companion to the much-awaited Oculus Rift. But a group of students at the Vienna University of Technology may have a better VR treadmill at their hands (and feet).

VorpX Stereoscopic 3D Driver Makes Windows Games Compatible with the Oculus Rift

VorpX Stereoscopic 3D Driver Makes Windows Games Compatible with the Oculus Rift
New videogame systems all have one weakness: there are barely any games that come out at the same time as the hardware. The PS Vita and the Wii U are the most recent victims of this dilemma.

Star Wars Death Star Trench Run on the Oculus Rift: Use the Headset Luke

Star Wars Death Star Trench Run on the Oculus Rift: Use the Headset Luke
We’ve seen the memorable ending scene of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope recreated with LEGO and in Minecraft, but YouTuber Boone Calhoun is working on a way to not just recreate but to experience the scene through Luke’s point of view as well: a 3D videogame version that’s meant to be played using the Oculus Rift.

vrAse Smartphone-powered VR Headset: Virtual Reality, Actual Savings

vrAse Smartphone-powered VR Headset: Virtual Reality, Actual Savings
A few months ago we found out about the Durovis Dive, a virtual reality gaming headset for Android smartphones. A similar device called vrAse is now looking for funding on Kickstarter. The company behind it claims that future versions will be compatible with all smartphones.
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