Microsoft’s headsets aim to lower the barrier of entry for mixed reality

Affordable mixed reality headsets, devices that can deliver anything from a virtual reality game to an augmented view of your living room, are a major reason behind Microsoft's investment in...

christocolus2523d ago

"At E3 this year we said that Scorpio is VR ready, that's because it's that same Windows platform, it has the same Windows Holographic bits," Kipman said. "Our vision for the longest time has been one operating system with a single universal store, with a single universal development platform.”

gangsta_red2523d ago

I'll be on board if someone will make a VR headset that resembles X-men Cyclops's visor.

christocolus2523d ago

Lol. I agree that will be so cool.

crazychris41242523d ago

Im gonna buy the deluxe version with the lasers

XMarkstheSpot2522d ago

Im def getting the Scorpio on release, just not sure about VR yet. Its to early for me right now. My preference for it would be horror games though


‘Bootstrap Island’ - A Realistic VR Survival Game Announced by Maru VR

Set in the 17th century, Bootstrap Island is a roguelike virtual reality game currently in development by VR game developer Maru VR.

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Virtual Reality Fitness: The Future of Workouts or Just a Trend?

Is virtual reality the future of fitness, or just a passing trend? In this hot-take article, we'll examine the potential of VR gaming to revolutionize workouts.

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SullysCigar178d ago

VR kept me fit during lockdown. Anyone who says it doesn't work hasn't stuck at it. I had an OG PSVR, Beat Saber, Synth Riders and Box VR. All gyms were shut, all sports stopped and we were allowed to run for 1 hour max per day, which bored the crap out of me.

I had to workout in VR in just my undies and I'd run with sweat from head to toe after a workout. I dropped my fat count in lockdown while most were gaining and it ripped my up nicely before heading back to the old routine at the gym. Now I have little VR workout for fun now and then, but all my previous options are open to me, but it's nice to be able to get a sweat on at any time that suits.

Once Beat Saber has been upgraded for PSVR2, that addiction's coming back for a bit, I know it!

gamerz177d ago

VR fitness is real and the games aren't the type where you finish and don't play again. You keep playing as part of your normal routine/rotation. My favorites: Thrill of the Fight, Audica, Dance Central, Until You Fall, Pistol Whip, BoxVR, Beat Saber.

rokos177d ago

Looks interesting and engaging, my only concern is not to knock something important (expensive) out at home while playing a fitness game


My Problems With VR

Jason says, "Okay, I’ve dabbled in VR over the years, and interactive realism is starting to get VERY good. But this has actually led to more problems for me as I continue my journey to reviewing the PSVR2… Wait, am I ranting about VR?!"

Examples used are Resident Evil Village and Horizon Call of the Mountain.

rlow1184d ago

Interesting, I never thought about that. Curious, anyone on here experience the same issues?

S2Killinit183d ago (Edited 183d ago )

Essentially, His muscle memory from real guns kicks in and he has to adjust to the dimensions of the headset getting in the way. Interesting.

I was thinking that for the majority of people, VR gunplay will actually gain them real combat experience.

The earth will be much more ready for any alien invasion if everyone plays Pavlov than flat fps like cod.


jznrpg183d ago

They do have VR at the gun range I go to Some of the sessions if not all are for police training I believe.

It is more for situational awareness and not actual precision of shooting .

jznrpg183d ago

It is a little awkward at first but it didn’t take me long to get the hang of it . That’s what the tutorial is for .
My wife would drop her knife a lot (it goes right back to your sheath) at first and had trouble reloading but she isn’t a gamer or wasn’t before besides playing Castlevania on handheld . It took her a little while to get used to .
She also goes to the real gun range and hasn’t mentioned anything conflicting but I’ll ask her next time she plays RE8 .

Stanjara183d ago

Why VR2 has that twitching again... isn't that improved? Looks terrible...
I'm still not sold on it...

S2Killinit183d ago

Thats because you are watching the head movement of someone else. In VR any twitching is your own, like in real life.

Stanjara183d ago

You're kidding me... We do not twitch in real life.

Your hands are also twitching... Every sensor is twitching.

That's good???

S2Killinit183d ago (Edited 183d ago )

Edit: ohh having watched the video a third time, NOW I see what you are talking about. First, in RE the gun mechanics are superb, they are a revelation, that is how awesome it is to cock you own sniper rifle instead of clicking a button. As to the gun twitching that is his natural hands shaking, as to the cocking of the sniper, he is showing you a scene where the cocking is not being done smoothly by him, it does NOT always look like that. But as great as it is to cock your own guns, it is NOT perfect. If that is a deal breaker for you or something then VR is not ready for you. Believe it or not cocking a gun in VR is easier than real life because its semi assisted.

Hope that helps.

EvertonFC183d ago

Actually a fascinating watch, glad I don't have any real weapon experience 😂🤣

jznrpg183d ago (Edited 183d ago )

I go the the gun range every week . I don’t have an issue with gaming and actual shooting interfering with each other at all.
The weight and feel of a real handgun or rifle vs a PSVR2 controller or even the gun stocks I had for PSVR1 are so different . I don’t see how I could get them confused really.

I don’t play a lot of shooter games but I do play them .

masterfox183d ago

and who cares about your problems I have my own personal problems in life :D

S2Killinit183d ago (Edited 183d ago )

Hahaha first world problems.

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