Decades after the much derided, yet highly-collectible Virtual Boy, Nintendo is getting back into the VR market. I bet you never thought you would have virtual reality for your Nintendo Switch, but you can starting this April.
Can you believe that there have been SIX Sharknado movies already? Count ’em! Six terrible movies. They’re all about being completely terrible with over-the-top shark action and horrible CGI. But for some reason that I will never understand, they are modern cult classics.
Growing up in my house, we had a system that would let you take over someone else’s body. Our system involved grabbing the wrists of my younger brother and making him smack himself whilst asking “Why are you hitting yourself?”
If you’ve ever strapped on a proper virtual reality headset like an Oculus Rift or an HTC Vive, you know how truly immersive today’s VR experiences can be. But there are still some things that break the illusion, like not being able to truly walk around, and the way things FEEL versus the way things LOOK.
Bandai Namco is doing something super awesome and super annoying at the same time. It’s opening a VR arcade that will have VR version of Mario Kart complete with little karts you can sit in. The crappy part is that the arcade will only be in Shinjuku Tokyo, leaving out most of the world from enjoying it.
The Mario Kart VR game will seat players behind a standard racing wheel and fits them with sensors allowing them to virtually throw weapons like shells and banana peels using HTC Vive virtual reality goggles and trackers.
The VR Zone Shinjuku arcade will open on July 14.
There’s a good reason that most virtual reality is designed to be played while seated. Check out this video of some guy demoing the virtual reality rock climbing game The Climb for the Oculus Rift. It’s probably a lot of fun if you aren’t faceplanting super hard.
It’s a good thing that Oculus Rift headset was on his face to break his fall a little bit.
Back in the ’80s, there were a bunch of places where you could go and play laser tag if you were so inclined. For kids of the future, laser tag will be replaced with sweet virtual and augmented reality games where you can shoot and run until your heart’s content.
I’m gonna say right off the bat here, that yes, this Playstation VR aim controller is the ugliest peripheral you have ever seen. However, in VR you won’t even have to look at it, since you will be busy with the virtual world you’re playing in.
Caleb Kraft is always making cool stuff. The man is a modern day DaVinci. His latest project turns Virtual Reality into Delicious Reality. Google Cardboard? No, this edible VR headset does not taste like cardboard.
Making Google Cardboard into an edible piece of gear is pretty simple.
With the release of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the dawn of consumer virtual reality is upon us. I suspect we have not even seen it’s real abilities yet. As the technology evolves, it will change the way we game for sure, and a whole lot more.
I’m not sure what to think of cats. I’m pretty sure as a species they are quite insane. I once saw my brother’s cat jump from the top of a massive pine tree just to spite the dog who had chased it up there.
A dude from Hong Kong has done something for his daughter that he might regret right about now. Dad of the year Newman Chan put her on her little pink push-bike, put a helmet on her, and proceeded to lift her up.
Amsterdam is getting a unique and very cool theater that will have movie fans giving up stadium seating and a big screen for rotating chairs and goggles. The project is called The Virtual Reality cinema and it will use chairs that can swivel 360-degrees, Samsung Gear VR headsets, and surround sound via Sennheiser HD 201 headphones.
The big screen will be replaced with Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphones.
The Curiosity Rover is still up there right now cruising around the surface of Mars doing its sciency stuff. It’s picking up dirt, checking it for microbes or water, and taking some really cool selfies. The latest video that NASA has offered up from the Red Planet is one that Curiosity shot.
It’s not actually a video because the Mastcam video camera can do 720p at only 10 fps and that sucks.