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“If the future of video games is VR, it needs to stop making us feel sick…”

Perhaps what E3 really showed was that the idea of virtual reality as a “genre” rather than a “platform” is a mistaken one. Developers will need to forge new game styles and new conventions and these will serve a wide variety of experiences that may not resemble those that we’ve been having for the last […]
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Google Producing An AR/VR Hybrid Headset?

Engadget says while the headset has a screen, its feature may lean more on augmented reality. It’s not clear what that would look like yet, but it could mean the device is closer to Microsoft’s HoloLens than something like the Oculus Rift. According to Recode, the original device had been designed to compete with other […]
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Exposure Therapy Using Virtual Reality

JoAnn Difede, Ph.D., director of the Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian is developing a type of exposure therapy using virtual reality. Participants navigate through a number of computer-generated environments. Each scenario is personalized to fit a stressful situation from the past. Difede told Ivanhoe, “You and I […]
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HTC Announces $10 Billion Virtual Reality Investment Consortium

Taiwanese device maker HTC launched a consortium that pulls together 28 of the world’s largest VC firms, with a focus on virtual reality (VR), setting aside $10 billion of investible capital. Alvin Graylin, president of HTC China, said the VR VC Alliance will “invest in the future of VR and set the direction of where […]
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Oculus Launches “VR for Good” in High Schools

Oculus is rolling out a program with the goal of using VR as an inspiration for social change. Dubbed VR for Good, the program launches with two pilots. In the first, the Facebook-owned company is connecting students at nine San Francisco Bay Area high schools with professional filmmakers, the aim of which is to have […]