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Book Buzz: "Ulysses" to become virtual reality game

An Irish filmmaker is bringing a particularly daunting passage of the novel to life.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMar 20th, 2017

10 Ways That Virtual Reality Will Change Your Life

Virtual reality (VR) has been a long-time coming. It started back in the 1980s but the machines were huge, the games sucked and they made people throw up due to motion sickness. However, as technology has improved – virtual reality has re-emerged and today it’s about ready to go mainstream. You might not believe it but virtual reality will change all of our lives and here are 10 ways that will happen: Reaction Training This is going to be a big deal for police forces where they’re trying to ensure that a police officer reacts appropriately in any given situation. You don’t want an officer pulling his gun on a child with a water pistol but not do you want her to take unnecessary risks when the perpetrator is holding an AK-47. Virtual reality simulators means the police officers can be thrown into hundreds of different situations and their reactions can be guided through experience. The key is to teach police officers de-escalation techniques as part of these programs so that gun use becomes a last resort. Relieving Paralysis At Duke University the neuroscience team have achieved something truly remarkable with VR – they’ve taught paralyzed people how to access their nerves by giving them the experience of walking in a virtual environment. This has led to almost 50% of patients involved in the trials learning to regain actual mobility, of some form, in real life. How the technique achieves these results is not yet fully understood but they’re remarkable results nonetheless. Courtroom Research When a jury is empanelled they will be asked to revisit the scene of the crime but this, to date, has always meant listening to expert witnesses and reviewing video and photographic evidence. VR means that this is no longer the case and that crime scenes can be rendered in full so that juries can get a true understanding of the scene and better interpret the data they are given by the prosecution and defense teams. Sexual Release If there’s a technological advance that doesn’t somehow get pulled into the realm of sex – we’re not sure what it would be. VR promises something completely new; truly immersive porn. Pop your headset on and a body suit which contains various “stimulating devices” and you can suddenly be banging your favorite porn star rather than watching them bang. We’re not sure what this means for the future of the human race because if people are staying at home playing in VR fantasy – where will the babies come from? Better Manufacturing If you can build and test prototypes in VR; you can substantially reduce manufacturing costs and then move straight to production without costly interim prototypes. This isn’t quite ready yet but they’ve already got software which allows people to create fully interactive 3D-models in space and that can help with product testing too. New components can be overlaid on the real world to see how they look and feel before moving to production. Yet More Marketing If there’s one thing that’s never in doubt; when there’s something cool [...].....»»

Category: topSource: popcrunchJul 17th, 2017

"Black Panther" Trailer Premieres During National Championship - Watch Now!

Did you see the brand-new Black Panther footage that aired during the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship? The trailer for the Marvel Studios flick dropped during the game between Alabama and Georgia, following Kendrick Lamar‘s halftime show performance. It features Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa’s (aka Black Panther) enemies Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) and Ulysses [...] Did you see the brand-new Black Panther footage that aired during the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship? The trailer for the Marvel Studios flick dropped during the game between Alabama and Georgia, following Kendrick Lamar‘s halftime show performance. It features Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa’s (aka Black Panther) enemies Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) and Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) as they try to bring him down as the King of Wakanda. Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king – and Black Panther – is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life. The Ryan Coogler-directed film also stars Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, and Forest Whitaker. Kendrick is producing the soundtrack. Black Panther is set to hit theaters on February 16. Watch the trailer below! Marvel Studios’ Black Panther – Rise TV Spot.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 9th, 2018

Book Buzz: "Ulysses" to become virtual reality game

An Irish filmmaker is bringing a particularly daunting passage of the novel to life.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMar 20th, 2017

Bella Thorne & John Boyega Go Head-to-Head in a Game of Pictionary - Watch Now!

Bella Thorne and John Boyega are battling it out in a game of pictionary! The 20-year-old actress and 26-year-old actor played a modernized virtual reality version of the game while appearing on The Tonight Show on Tuesday (March 20). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Bella Thorne During the hilarious game, each teammate had [...] Bella Thorne and John Boyega are battling it out in a game of pictionary! The 20-year-old actress and 26-year-old actor played a modernized virtual reality version of the game while appearing on The Tonight Show on Tuesday (March 20). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Bella Thorne During the hilarious game, each teammate had to wear a virtual reality headset and draw their word in a 3D space. While Bella struggled to draw “Queen Bee,” John attempted to draw “Belly Flop.” Check out how it all went down in the video below… Also pictured inside: Bella braving the snow for an appearance on Live! With Kelly and Ryan on Wednesday morning (March 21) in New York City......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 21st, 2018

Sony Teams Up With Survios to Bring ‘Jumanji: The VR Adventure’ to Virtual Reality Arcades (EXCLUSIVE)

Sony Pictures Virtual Reality has struck a partnership with Los Angeles-based virtual reality (VR) startup Survios to bring the recently-released “Jumanji: The VR Adventure” to VR arcades around the world. The studio’s virtual reality unit is also releasing the game on consumer VR headsets this month. Sony began distributing “Jumanji: The VR Adventure” in 50 VR […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJan 18th, 2018

'Walking Dead' Claws Deeper Into VR in AMC's New Virtual-Reality App - Variety

Variety'Walking Dead' Claws Deeper Into VR in AMC's New Virtual-Reality AppVarietyNow you can experience the full terror of turning into a zombie from “The Walking Dead” in AMC's new virtual-reality app — if you're into that sort of thing. The free AMC VR app, published Wednesday, is stocked with 360-degree immersive content ...AMC's hit zombie show 'The Walking Dead' reveals the secret of lifeDallas NewsThe surprisingly fascinating politics of The Walking DeadThe Week MagazineAMC Launches Virtual Reality App With 'The Walking Dead' Bonus SceneHollywood ReporterIndieWire -Deadline -Madison.com -Comicbook.comall 210 news articles ».....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzOct 20th, 2017

Black Mirror"s "USS Callister" Episode Could Get a Spin-off Series

One of the most acclaimed episodes of Black Mirror‘s new season is “USS Callister” and there is talk of a spin-off series happening! The episode follows Jesse Plemons in both the real world in which he develops the code for a virtual reality game and in the virtual world where he controls digital replicas of [...] One of the most acclaimed episodes of Black Mirror‘s new season is “USS Callister” and there is talk of a spin-off series happening! The episode follows Jesse Plemons in both the real world in which he develops the code for a virtual reality game and in the virtual world where he controls digital replicas of his co-workers on a space ship. Toby Haynes, who directed the episode, talked with THR about his hopes for a spin-off. “I was talking with Louise Sutton, who produced this and ‘Metalhead,’ and she cooked up a brilliant idea of spinning it off into a TV series. I’d love to do a TV series of ‘USS Callister’— it’s probably one of the best pilots for a space show, ever. And I made it! So I’m keen to see it as a TV series,” Haynes said. “I think Charlie might revisit it as a Black Mirror. Whether I’m the one to do it, I don’t know. Being a fan of the show as much as I am, and being a part of making it, I’d love to work with that crew and cast again. It’s a gift for a director.” Cristin Milioti, who plays the role of Nanette Cole, said she would love to revisit her character. “I would die if they turned this into a spinoff series because I do want to see that group of people figure it out, because it’s so real. They’re very funny and very dysfunctional, but it’s also a group of coworkers from an office—it’s like The Office in space,” she told THR. “They’re stuck in this thing they didn’t even create and they would just have to battle aliens. It’s such an incredible concept. Maybe that’s wishful thinking on my part, but I would love to see that.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 2nd, 2018

Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Wear "Toy Story" Costumes for Halloween!

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel get into character as Buzz Lightyear and Jessie while dressing up for Halloween! The superstar couple dressed up like the Toy Story characters with their son Silas going as Woody. “All geared up and ready for action. Plus I may go hit on that Buzz… #happyhalloween,” Jessica wrote on Instagram. [...] Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel get into character as Buzz Lightyear and Jessie while dressing up for Halloween! The superstar couple dressed up like the Toy Story characters with their son Silas going as Woody. “All geared up and ready for action. Plus I may go hit on that Buzz… #happyhalloween,” Jessica wrote on Instagram. She added, “Clearly Lil Woody is the boss of this Halloween rodeo! Love, Buzz, Jessie and Woody.” “If you see us in these streets then have your candy ready! Trick-Or-Treat, little homies! —Woody, Jesse, and Buzz,” Justin added......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 31st, 2017

"Virtual orchestra" hits high notes in London

Music fans will be able to immerse themselves into the world of an orchestra thanks to a virtual reality experience launched in London on Friday. Visitors to the Virtual Orchestra at the Southbank Centre can don virtual reality headsets and experience how.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooJan 7th, 2017

Atmospheric Puzzler ‘Marble Land’ Gets Virtual Reality Roll Out This Fall

Marbles traveling through vast terrain amidst Rube Goldberg inspired devices sounds like an intriguing experience, and gamers can give it a virtual reality shot when Marble Land launches on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Gear VR in November. Gamers will face 45 puzzles with intricately built platforms that are impeding a blue marble from reaching a [...] Marbles traveling through vast terrain amidst Rube Goldberg inspired devices sounds like an intriguing experience, and gamers can give it a virtual reality shot when Marble Land launches on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Gear VR in November. Gamers will face 45 puzzles with intricately built platforms that are impeding a blue marble from reaching a green target. An ability to spawn as many marbles as possible while solving the puzzle elements, along with manipulating the various structures enables players to complete each puzzle. “With Marble Land we are trying to bring back the arcade marble run experience to players and VR technology allows us to take this experience to the next level,” said Devious Technologies CEO George Tudor. “No time limit or pressure and unlimited tries make Marble Land, a relaxing fun experience, like a walk in the park. Marble Land will appeal to all people who want to cut down on their stress levels and escape from reality.” The title will also be available on Playstation VR and Google Daydream in the coming months. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think! Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakOct 25th, 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio Joins Virtual Reality Company MindMaze as Investor & Advisor

Leonardo DiCaprio has taken on a new role – he is an investor and advisor for a virtual reality start-up company called MindMaze! The Oscar-winning actor released a statement praising the company for impacting lives through its new technology. MindMaze is the developer of a breakthrough computing platform (a MindOS™) powered by more than a [...] Leonardo DiCaprio has taken on a new role – he is an investor and advisor for a virtual reality start-up company called MindMaze! The Oscar-winning actor released a statement praising the company for impacting lives through its new technology. MindMaze is the developer of a breakthrough computing platform (a MindOS™) powered by more than a decade of pioneering work in neuroscience, mixed reality and AI. By enabling real-time integration of signals from the brain with the environment through multiple technologies, MindMaze is bringing these innovations to market across multiple industries, including healthcare and now entertainment and media. “MindMaze technology has already impacted the lives of many people, and it is poised to define the way we will experience and create content in the future,” Leo said. “I am excited about the possibilities of MindMaze’s technology, especially for its potential to be a driving force in media and entertainment in the years to come.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 22nd, 2017

Disney’s Latest Research Project Can Turn Scripts Into Virtual Reality

Disney Research has been working on a way to turn natural language scripts into virtual reality (VR) pre-visualizations. While currently focusing on VR story creation, the tool could ultimately be used for traditional filmmaking as well, said Disney Research digital platforms group lead Sasha Schriber during a talk at the Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 19th, 2018

IMAX Opens First Virtual Reality Center in Europe

IMAX and Odeon Cinemas have opened a virtual reality entertainment hub in Manchester, England, the first of its kind in Europe. There are five IMAX VR Centers around the world offering virtual reality movies, games, and experiences. The British one is located inside the Odeon at the intu Trafford Centre, and comprises 10 pods that allow […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyNov 22nd, 2017

Film News Roundup: Writers Guild Warns Members on Non-Union Virtual Reality Projects

In today’s film news roundup, the WGA West warns members about non-union virtual reality projects, Screen Media Ventures is acquired, and “Beverly Hills Lizard People” gets a director. WGA WARNING The Writers Guild of America West has notified members that they cannot work on virtual reality projects unless they’re covered by the guild. In an […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyNov 6th, 2017

Pixar Makes Its Virtual Reality Debut With ‘Coco VR’

The Pixar of virtual reality (VR)  may just be Pixar, after all: The iconic studio announced its first-ever VR experience at Facebook’s fourth Oculus Connect virtual reality (VR) developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Wednesday. “Coco VR” will launch on Oculus Rift and Gear VR headsets in November. “Coco VR” will allow users to explore the […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 11th, 2017

Disneyland Resorts to Get ‘Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire’ Multiplayer Virtual Reality Experience This Year

Location-based virtual reality startup The Void has teamed up with Lucasfilm and IMLxLab to bring a “Star Wars”-themed mutiplayer virtual reality experience to Disneyland Resorts in Southern California and Orlando, Florida. The new VR experience, dubbed “Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire” will open to consumers this holiday season, the three companies announced Thursday. The experience was... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 3rd, 2017

10 Ways That Virtual Reality Will Change Your Life

Virtual reality (VR) has been a long-time coming. It started back in the 1980s but the machines were huge, the games sucked and they made people throw up due to motion sickness. However, as technology has improved – virtual reality has re-emerged and to.....»»

Category: topSource: popcrunchOct 8th, 2016

"Ready Player One" Easter Eggs - 15 Pop Culture References You Might Have Missed!

Ready Player One officially hits theaters on Thursday (March 29) and the film is filled with so many pop culture references, some that are very obvious and others that only mega-fans will notice. The Steven Spielberg-directed movie is set in 2044 and follows a teenager’s search for an Easter egg in a virtual reality game [...] Ready Player One officially hits theaters on Thursday (March 29) and the film is filled with so many pop culture references, some that are very obvious and others that only mega-fans will notice. The Steven Spielberg-directed movie is set in 2044 and follows a teenager’s search for an Easter egg in a virtual reality game in the hopes of inheriting the fortune left behind by the game’s creator. Halliday, the creator of the game, included tons of his favorite pop culture references throughout the OASIS. Players who have found some of the hidden references have a better shot at winning the keys needed to unlock the Easter egg at the end of the game. We’ve listed 15 of the popular movies and pop culture phenomenons mentioned throughout the movie. The slideshow has spoilers throughout, so beware of reading further! Click through the slideshow for details on all the pop culture references….....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 28th, 2018

Did Steven Spielberg Leave Himself On ‘Ready Player One’s’ Cutting-Room Floor?

Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated film Ready Player One appears to be an intriguing mix of past and future. The movie, based on Ernest Cline's novel, takes place in a dystopian future where people work and play in a virtual reality world called the OASIS. When the founder of OASIS dies, a competition he's created is [...] Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated film Ready Player One appears to be an intriguing mix of past and future. The movie, based on Ernest Cline’s novel, takes place in a dystopian future where people work and play in a virtual reality world called the OASIS. When the founder of OASIS dies, a competition he’s created is held to give away his fortune and ownership of his virtual world. And that’s where the past comes in: Anorak’s Game is filled with homages to ’80s pop culture, including Back to the Future’s Delorean, Knight Rider’s K.I.T.T., and The A-Team’s van, along with appearances by characters from the DC Comics universe and A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger. Of course, Spielberg’s own movies were a big part of that era, which left him with a big choice: Would he acknowledge his own ’80s projects or not? (Click on the media bar below to hear Steven Spielberg) Ready Player One opens in theaters on March 30, 2018. Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by Susan Brown.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakAug 17th, 2017

HBO Drops "Game Change" Miniseries Amid Mark Halperin Harassment Claims, Book Gets Canceled Too

HBO has decided to not move forward with an upcoming miniseries based partially on an upcoming book by political journalist Mark Halperin, who has been accused of sexually harassment by five women. Halperin is the co-author of the book Game Change, which was turned a 2012 movie and won Emmys for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie [...] HBO has decided to not move forward with an upcoming miniseries based partially on an upcoming book by political journalist Mark Halperin, who has been accused of sexually harassment by five women. Halperin is the co-author of the book Game Change, which was turned a 2012 movie and won Emmys for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress for Julianne Moore, who played Sarah Palin. The upcoming miniseries was slated to following the 2016 presidential election. “HBO is no longer proceeding with the project tied to the untitled book co-authored by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann on the 2016 Presidential election,” HBO said in a statement (via Variety). “HBO has no tolerance for sexual harassment within the company or its productions.” The book that he was planning to publish in 2018 has also been canceled. “In light of of the recent news regarding Mark Halperin, the Penguin Press has decided to cancel our plans to publish a book he was co-authoring on the 2016 election,” the publisher announced......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredOct 26th, 2017