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How Facebook Is (Still) Betting Big on Virtual Reality

By | Nov 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Facebook bought Oculus for $2 billion in 2014, signalling just how large a bet they were willing to place on the importance of VR in the future. But the tech community has been trumpeting the problems VR needs to fix and how it’s about…


Are Virtual and Mixed Reality Experiences Good for Children?

By | Oct 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm

This year’s animated sequel Smurfs: The Lost Village was hardly groundbreaking, but its marketing campaign was revolutionary. To promote the movie, Sony created a mixed reality experience using the Microsoft HoloLens which generated life-sized Smurfs who interacted with the player’s environment. This campaign is…

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Will Mixed Reality Succeed Where Virtual Reality Couldn’t?

By | Apr 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm

As any virtual reality (VR) evangelist will tell you, 2016 was the year of VR. With the launch of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Google Cardboard, revenues for both VR and augmented reality (AR) platforms are set to top $120 billion by 2020….


The Virtual Reality Boom Is Waiting for App Developers to Arrive

By | Aug 5, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Active or passive?  What’ll it be, virtual reality enthusiasts? The VR game has been one of waiting. People have been watching the progress of devices like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, as well as developments such as virtual porn and virtual theaters for streaming movies…


Trends That Are Defining the Future of Video Gaming

By | Jun 25, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Video gaming is big business. It’s reach spans various demographics. It has established pop culture ties, and has become a way for people to relate to and interact with one another. It is also an industry where things are continually changing. Here are some…

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Affordable, Comfortable Virtual Reality Is Possible with BOBOVR

By | May 18, 2016 at 10:15 am

While technology’s most important function is bettering the world, a little entertainment never hurt anyone. And with virtual reality becoming more and more available to every day consumers, you would be remiss to avoid this unique innovation in entertainment technology. After all, this kind of revolution…

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Getting A Head Start In The Virtual Reality Market

By | May 13, 2016 at 10:00 pm

There’s no doubt that virtual reality is set to explode in 2016, potentially revolutionizing many industries with the new technology. Investors know it, tech enthusiasts know it, and if you’re creating a startup today, there’s a high chance that it will impact your business…

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Merge VR Goggles Make Virtual Reality More Accessible

By | Feb 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm

A few years ago, when the Oculus Rift was announced, the virtual reality (VR) craze gained a lot of momentum and increased interest among hardcore gamers and technology enthusiasts alike. As more and more information come out in bits and pieces about the type…


How Virtual Reality Is Affecting Several Industries

By | Jan 12, 2016 at 3:00 pm

In 2016, virtual reality is expected to generate $5.1 billion in sales with different markets being heavily impacted by the influx of new incredible tools the niche has to offer. Virtual and augmented reality startups are booming. Big brands are already creating separate budgets…


5 Unexpected Industries that Virtual Reality Will Transform

By | May 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm

With Facebook buying the virtual reality company Oculus VR last year the world has taken a step toward virtual reality becoming more commonplace. Oculus offer virtual reality even closer to real-world quality than previous attempts. The gaming industry is obviously investing heavily in VR,…

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The Looming Launch of Oculus Rift for Consumers

By | Mar 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm

In June 2013, Oculus VR received a startup funding of $16 million to support them in building a bleeding edge Virtual Reality head-mounted display – Oculus Rift. One year later, in a surprising acquisition,  Facebook closed a deal worth $2 billion  for the development of…



Fantasmo Studios to Demo Integrated Reality Game at #SXSW

By | Mar 13, 2015 at 12:30 pm

At this point I’d wager there aren’t many people who haven’t heard about Oculus Rift. The virtual reality gaming company was purchased by Facebook not long ago, prompting speculation about the future of virtual reality, social media, and video games. But there’s another game company,…



Facebook Breaks Out the Checkbook, Acquires Oculus VR for $2 Billion

By | Mar 25, 2014 at 6:53 pm

About an hour ago Mark Zuckerberg posted on his Facebook wall that the social media giant will be breaking out the check book once again to acquire Oculus VR for a reported $2 billion. The Oculus VR team confirmed the news in a blog…



Oculus Raises $16 Million Series A Round for its VR Gaming Headset, Rift

By | Jun 18, 2013 at 4:25 pm

If generating $2.4 million on a Kickstarter campaign weren’t enough, Oculus today announced that they raised an additional $16 million in a Series A funding round led by Spark Capital, Matrix Partners, Founders Fund, and Formation 8. Irvine, CA-based Oculus confirmed the funding in a blog…