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

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

"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

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

Landmark Entertainment Is Building A Virtual Reality World’s Fair

Landmark Entertainment President and CEO Tony Christopher thinks it’s about time that the world joined virtual reality: Landmark is unveiling plans to build what it calls a Virtual world’s fair, which could eventually house hundreds of pavilions and b.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 15th, 2015

Sundance festival embraces virtual reality

A real-life homicide, a woman who wakes up after being frozen for 30 years and a close encounter with a whale -- these are some of the virtual reality films creating a buzz at this year's Sundance Film Festival. "It’s pretty amazing," sai.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooJan 18th, 2017

First "Ready Player One" Trailer Debuts at Comic-Con Panel!

Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke pose at a photo call for Ready Player One before hitting the stage at the Warner Bros. panel held during 2017 Comic-Con on Saturday (July 22) in San Diego, Calif. The co-stars were joined at the event by T.J. Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, director Steven Spielberg, and author Ernie Cline. The [...] Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke pose at a photo call for Ready Player One before hitting the stage at the Warner Bros. panel held during 2017 Comic-Con on Saturday (July 22) in San Diego, Calif. The co-stars were joined at the event by T.J. Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, director Steven Spielberg, and author Ernie Cline. The futuristic movie features such 80s icons as The Iron Giant, Freddie Krueger, and the DeLorean from Back to the Future. You can see them all in the first footage from the film, which debuted during the panel. “What made me want to tell the story more than anything else, was the kind of world 2045 gives to people, which is so dystopian,” Steven said during the panel (via THR). “People are leaving the country and all of a sudden virtual reality gives you a choice, gives you another world to exist in. And you can do anything in that world. Anything you can possibly imagine … that interaction between real life and virtual life, by the third act of this movie is virtual non-existant.” RPO – SDCC Teaser.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 22nd, 2017

EXCLUSIVE! Mario Lopez Chats About His New Candy Crush Game Show & Reveals His Celebrity Crush!

Mario Lopez has a sweet tooth! Earlier this month, the TV personality began hosting a weekly game show based on the highly-popular Candy Crush mobile game that involves teams of two people using their wits and physical agility to compete for the coveted $100,000 prize! There's also a series of in-game events where Mario is made into [...] Mario Lopez has a sweet tooth! Earlier this month, the TV personality began hosting a weekly game show based on the highly-popular Candy Crush mobile game that involves teams of two people using their wits and physical agility to compete for the coveted $100,000 prize! There's also a series of in-game events where Mario is made into his very own animated character! Related: All These Celebrities Have Cookbooks! We got to chat with the 43-year-old host about his new role and more (you won't believe his celeb crush!) -- ch-ch-check out the EXCLUSIVE! interview (below)!! PH: Were you a fan of Candy Crush before the show? If not, is there an app you can't live your day-to-day without? ML: I've always been a fan of Candy Crush Saga it's a great way to pass time and de-stress. It's fun, everyone can play and it's entertaining since it gets harder as you advance in the game. I love a good challenge! I also like the new in-game live events that correspond with the Candy Crush TV show that I'm hosting. I trip out when I see the "candified" me and my big Rottweiler head! Along with Candy Crush, I love Uber, Uber rocks! PH: Contestants are strapped in and suspended during the program to play vertically and horizontally. Have you taken the board for a ride? ML: Yes, it's a lot of fun! It's cool to experience the game on our larger-than-life screen. PH: What is your favorite candy and who is your celeb crush?? -- minus your wife Courtney, of course! ;) ML: My favorite candy is popcorn and M&M's! I love the salty sweet combination. My celebrity crush other than the lovely Mrs. Lopez is Betty White. PH: The "Saved By The Max" pop up in Chicago this year was insanely popular and it's now headed to LA. Any plans to stop by and relive your Saved By The Bell days closer to Bayside High? ML: I've been to the one in Chicago, it was a lot of fun, they did a great job! Might do something fun in the one in LA, who knows… PH: What would A.C. Slater think about Mario Lopez hosting a game show? ML: Slater would love it, I think he would appreciates the hustle and respect the diversity! LOVES it! You can catch CBS' Candy Crush on Sundays at 9 p.m.! P.S. you can get a sneak peek at some of the show's imagery in the gallery (above)! [Image via CBS.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 18th, 2017

Young adult book trilogy gets a virtual reality deal

In what is being reported as a world first, rights for a trilogy of young adult books have been acquired with the specific intention of turning them into a virtual reality production. The news was reported by The Bookseller and retweeted by Guy Gadney, wh.....»»

Category: booksSource: yahooDec 24th, 2016

Review: Sony delivers worthy virtual-reality experience

Sony isn't the first to make virtual reality a reality, but in waiting, the company has delivered a worthy experience that's cheaper, more comfortable and more convenient than the two high-end systems ........»»

Category: topSource: yahooOct 6th, 2016

With virtual reality, a 360-degree view inside Syria

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest frontier in virtual reality could be closer to reality than fantasy......»»

Category: topSource: yahooAug 12th, 2015

The Most Controversial Video Games of All Time

The video game has moved from humble origins to being one of the pop culture staples. Games like Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto series can clear more than $1 billion for their creators. GTA V has raised nearly $800 million in 2 years and that’s just on the strength of legacy sales and multi-player credits. However, like any art form – there are always people looking to push the boundaries of what’s acceptable and today we bring you the 10 most controversial video games of all time. Postal (The Series) The Postal series involved going insane and murdering as many people as humanly possible. It was based on the American concept of “going postal” which was inspired by mail workers going into work and then shooting up everyone around them. It’s full of sick humor (you can use a dead cat to silence a shotgun) and promotes endless criminality. The series has been banned in several countries and if you’re caught with a copy in Malaysia – you’re going to be in very serious trouble indeed. Ethnic Cleansing Thankfully, while Postal may have caught the public’s imagination, the abysmal Ethnic Cleansing did not. Yes, it’s a game where you get to take on the role of a skinhead or a member of the KKK and then exterminate “inferior races”. We wish we were joking about this but we’re not. Players were sent out to slaughter Hispanics, Jewish people and African Americans before storming “the Yiddish Control Center” and assassinating the Prime Minister of Israel. Muslim Massacre Continuing on the theme of overt racism we find ourselves with “Muslim Massacre: The Game of Modern Religious Genocide” in which, as you might have guessed, the aim is to exterminate as many Muslims as possible. Just like Ethnic Cleansing this was a piece of complete crap which sunk beneath the waves before it could offend too many people. RapeLay (NSFW) Yes, there’s a game for would-be rapists and rape fantasists. RapeLay is a Japanese game which was released in 2006 in which players are able to play a male character who goes on to stalk and then rape a mother and her daughters. It was banned in numerous countries around the world and is generally considered to be a dreadful game as well as having dreadful content. However, there is a growing body of work which tries to defend the game on the basis that “rape isn’t as bad as murder, and murder is in loads of games” – we’re not convinced. Resident Evil 5 Resident Evil 5 was controversial before it was released. The problem was that the game’s trailers showed all the “bad guys” in the game were black and that was enough to fire up a storm in the media. In fact, when the game was released there were plenty of enemies of all colours and all the critics had to admit that the game wasn’t in the slightest bit racist. A storm in a teacup as it were. Super Columbine Massacre It takes a serious sicko to think that one of the [...].....»»

Category: topSource: popcrunchJul 17th, 2017

For virtual reality creators, motion sickness a real issue

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If the controls and movement in a traditional video game aren't natural, it's merely annoying to players. For designers of virtual reality experiences, the same mistake could make users sick......»»

Category: topSource: yahooMar 21st, 2016

Five things not to miss at the Frankfurt Book Fair

From consulting a book doctor to immersing yourself in an author's world with the help of virtual reality, here are five things not to miss at this week's Frankfurt Book Fair, the world's largest publishing event. Step into the book doctor&.....»»

Category: booksSource: yahooOct 24th, 2016

Watch The Newly Unveiled Trailer For Steven Spielberg"s Ready Player One HERE!

The first looks and trailers are out in force at Comic-Con today! We just got our first look at Ready Player One (above), and we can tell that it is going to be AH-Mazing!!! Related: Who Doesn't Love A Justice League Selfie?! Set is a miserable futuristic world where people can escape into a virtual reality filled with [...] The first looks and trailers are out in force at Comic-Con today! We just got our first look at Ready Player One (above), and we can tell that it is going to be AH-Mazing!!! Related: Who Doesn't Love A Justice League Selfie?! Set is a miserable futuristic world where people can escape into a virtual reality filled with 1980s and 1990s pop culture references, and directed by Steven Spielberg as an adaptation of the best-selling novel from Ernest Cline. Ready Player One looks thrilling, heart-pumping, and action-packed all rolled up in one!!! We love it! Ch-ch-check it out (above) and let us know what you think of it in the comments (below)!! Exciting, or what??.....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJul 22nd, 2017

Comic-Con: Watch the geeky first trailer for Steven Spielberg"s "Ready Player One"

The film legend's new epic is set around a virtual-reality world that acts as an escape from dystopia.         The film legend's new epic is set around a virtual-reality world that acts as an escape from dystopia.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJul 22nd, 2017

Mexico’s Anima Studios Leaps into Virtual Reality (EXCLUSIVE)

Latin America’s most prominent animation house Anima Studios has made its first foray into virtual reality with “Cantinflas Presents: The Time Machine,” a seven-minute animated VR short that plays during a ride at the Selva Magica Amusement Park in Guadalajara, Mexico. The Mexico City-based animation company developed and supervised the production of the VR ride... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 18th, 2017

6 virtual reality experiences that don"t cost too much

Virtual reality, what's up with that? If you are curious about this highly buzzed high-tech form of entertainment but don't feel like plunking down $1,000 or more on sophisticated hardware, just visit ........»»

Category: topSource: yahooDec 13th, 2016

BBC to debut virtual reality film The Turning Forest

The BBC has confirmed it will launch a new virtual reality film, The Turning Forest, next week......»»

Category: topSource: bbc.co.ukDec 16th, 2016

South Africa Making Strides in Virtual Reality Sphere

JOHANNESBURG — Pop into a Spur franchise in Johannesburg these days and you might get a Google Cardboard along with your burger and fries. The push by the fast-food chain to get thousands of free, low-end Virtual Reality headsets into the marketpla.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyOct 30th, 2016

Doug Liman On The Challenges Of Shooting In The Virtual Reality Format

“You don’t get to use the camera to manipulate the audience,” said Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman about the difficulties shooting in a 360 degree virtual reality narrative. “There are all these tech.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineOct 28th, 2016