Video games that play in a 3rd-person perspective help you understand your place within the world and let you see what your character looks like. With the help of a video rig and VR goggles, Ryan Trahan lived his own life from a 3rd-person view – and he did it for two days. We probably would have thrown up after 20 minutes.
Sony’s new virtual reality headset for the PS5 offers crisp 4K HDR visuals, frame rates up to 120Hz, and 110° field of view. It requires no external tracking camera and has eye tracking, 3D audio, and sensory vibration feedback. It’s also been designed for improved comfort and ventilation compared to the original PSVR headset.
5MadMovieMakers takes us on another immersive ride-along with a Hot Wheels car as it zooms through a series of twists, hills, a loop, and a jump. The car was equipped with a 5.7K 360º camera so you can look around at the scenery and adjacent cars. Yo, get out of the way, red car!
Canon’s strange-looking lens turns EOS R mirrorless cameras into virtual reality shooting machines. It has a pair of 5.2mm f/2.8 fisheye lenses and can shoot stereoscopic 3D 180° VR imagery with a single image sensor. Combined with the EOS R5, it can capture incredibly crisp VR thanks to the camera’s 8K capabilities.
RareBird Games created this VR gaming oddity. The game sends players back in time to a Blockbuster-style video store to wander the shelves looking for movies to rent on VHS and DVD. In survival mode, you’ll work to make money for bills and movie rentals, and you’ll even be able to watch some movies inside of the game.
Oculus goes all-in on wireless VR gaming with the latest version of its standalone Quest head-mounted display. It’s smaller and lighter, has upgraded hardware for smoother gameplay, 50% more pixels, and improved Oculus Touch controllers. It also works as a PC VR headset with an optional Oculus Link cable.
Low-Fi is a VR game that drops you into a cyberpunk world clearly inspired by Blade Runner. You play a character who is unable to merge with “The Platform,” a VR simulation where most people live their lives, relegated to performing police duties in the real world. Coming to SteamVR and PSVR, with early access on itch.io now.
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HumanEyes latest virtual reality camera can capture either 360° videos in 2D, or 180° videos in 3D, for greater immersion when viewing on a head-mounted display. It uses dual Sony sensors to capture moving images at up to 5.7K resolution at 30 fps, and stills at up to 18 mp.
Wow, look at this! It’s like I’m in the movie TRON! Squirrel Monkey’s Wonders of the World Wide Web offers up another bit of retrorevisionist technology – a version of Oculus’ rift virtual reality system designed to run an IBM PC with at least an Intel 80286 chip.
Samsung ups its PC mixed-reality headset game with its latest device. The HMD Odyssey+ has AMOLED displays which double the perceived resolution to 1233 ppi, reducing that annoying screen-door effect. It has a wide 110º field of vision, built-in sensors, 360º sound, and more.
(PG-13: Language) “Okay listen you’re gonna control me man. ‘Cause I’m tired okay?” If you love Rick and Morty‘s humor, keep an eye on this VR game by Justin Roiland. You play yourself and a dude named Trover as you try to rescue your dogs and save the universe.
Artist Anna Zhilyaeva has perfected the use of Google’s Tilt Brush VR application. Watch as she creates a 3D interpretation of Eugène Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People while performing live at The Louvre in Paris. See more amazing VR art on her YouTube channel
We recently watched a couple of real bomb techs take on a VR bomb defusal; now watch surgeon Dr. Johnson C. Lee attempt to perform both a brain transplant and heart transplant in the far less realistic, and far harder to control Surgeon Simulator, courtesy of BuzzFeed Blue.
BananenBuurman takes us on another fun ride on one of his LEGO railway constructions, this time taking a trip through his Grandpa’s factory, as tools, wood, and workbenches loom large. Want your own LEGO railway? Hit Trixbrix, and use code “crazybananen” for 10% off.
Take a trip on a roller coaster like none you’ve ever experienced before. Famed wingsuit flyer Jeb Corliss used a GoPro Fusion 360º camera to capture his ride, then stabilized the raw footage, resulting in a truly bizarre perspective. Thought that was strange? Check this.
This E3 teaser for Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland’s new game tells us very little about the sci-fi comedy adventure game, but it does feature “Bathtub Guy,” and that’s enough for us. Roiland’s interview reveals a bit more about the game, though. Coming to PS4 and PS VR.
Google pays tribute to one of the first artists of moving pictures, George Méliès, the man behind A Trip to the Moon, among other early films. This charming 360º video which uses animation to commemorate the life and creativity of a true innovator and artist.