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2017 International Festival of Virtual Reality: “Las Ranetas”

So there’s certain news tidbits that I should’ve been rabidly noting down here lately [think: this, that, and the other], but due to deadline insanity and crazyhuge workloads, instead I’ve found myself in a-neglect-my-blog rut… …until now. I’m the very definition of thrilled [look it up in the dictionary: betcha there’s one o’ my Virtual […]
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What AR and VR Can Learn from MMOs

In this 2017 GDC session, MMO designer Raph Koster talks about the social and ethical implications of turning the real world into a virtual world, and how the lessons of massively multiplayer virtual worlds are more relevant than ever.
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Alien: Covenant Found Footage Video Emerges, VR Experience Announced

…it has been announced that Ridley Scott’s production company RSA Films will be producing a brand new VR movie for Alien: Covenant. Not only that, but the company will be opening a new division dedicated entirely to creating VR content. No specific details were released about what the Alien: Covenant VR experience will entail, but […]
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But what does it mean to design a virtual world?

But what does it mean to design a virtual world? Come join us on Friday 25 November 2016 as we hear from leading designers, artists and thinkers whose work explores the ways in which videogames reflect and augment our reality. Parallel Worlds is the V&A’s first conference dedicated to the design and culture of videogames […]
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Knott’s Shuts Down ‘Insensitive’ Mental Hospital VR Experience

Knott’s Berry Farm has shut down a virtual experience designed to take visitors through a mental hospital scenario at the urging of local mental health advocates who called it “insensitive.”“FEARVR” was an extra paid attraction of the park’s annual Knott’s Scary Farm event. Visitors wearing a virtual reality headset would be strapped to a hospital […]