I rocked out in Rock Band VR at CES and I liked it

VR is a tricky medium to do well, but Harmonix’s upcoming Rock Band VR might just be the perfect fit. The game has always been about making players feel like they’re real rock stars, livin

VR creators make content to put people into the news and natural disasters

VR isn’t all fun and games. One company is using it to put VR users in the middle of breaking news stories and to show them what it feels like to face a natural or man-made disaster. For example

Nokia’s Ozo VR camera now more affordable, heading to China

Nokia has reduced the price of its high end VR camera Ozo by $15,000. The new global price-tag for the teardrop-shaped device, which captures 360° spherical video and 360×360 surround sound to creat

Minecraft comes to VR via Oculus Rift next week

Minecraft in virtual reality: It’s a dream for fans of the immersive crafting and world building sim, and it’s going to be a reality for Oculus Rift owners starting next week. The VR versi

What’s the point of virtual reality?

VR needs content if it's to be more than a flash in the early adopter pan. But it's pretty clear that in the short term at least it's not going to have a whole lot of compelling content. And understan

President Bill Clinton Steps Into VR

As I mentioned during my VR panel at TC Disrupt last week, Bill Clinton has been messing around with virtual reality. Today, Felix & Paul Studios' production "Inside Impact: East Africa" has hit b

More Bad News For Mobile Maker HTC As Haptics Company Immersion Applies To Restart Patent Litigation & Push For Damages

HTC has something else to worry about: it's facing the prospect of having to fork out for damages if it loses a patent litigation court case to haptics company Immersion. Immersion had been content to

Immersion's Haptic SDK For Android Now Available

Just a bit shy of a month ago, we told you all about Immersion’s MOTIV platform. For those who skipped class that day, MOTIV is intended to add all sorts of new feedback sensations to applicatio

KAUST: Visualization beyond the CAVE

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Rumor Mill, please stop: Apple, Immersion met to discuss haptic for iPhone

Apple and Immersion met twice last week to discuss the possibility of incorporating haptic technology into future versions of the iPhone. How do we know? Well, we don’t, duh, but what else can b

Immersion Brings VibeTonz To Nokia Devices

Immersion has announced a long-term partnership with Finnish mobile phone giant, Nokia. We’ll soon see VibeTonz tactile feedback systems (sort of like force feedback) on future Nokia devices. As the

Sony And Immersion Finish Legal Battle

Remember a few years ago Sony got into some deep trouble with a company called Immersion over the rumble technology in the PS2’s controllers? Well after a long, long battle, the two companies ha