Category Archives for Virtual Reality

Week #3 of the Fitness Challenge


So we’re week three and here’s a picture of the scale:

One thing I find super helpful is logging.  I’m using my Fitbit app to track the food going into my piehole.  I find the better I do logging the better I do at losing weight.  Anyone out there struggling, that would be my first suggestion, log your food.

Herre’s some stats from last week out of the Fitbit app.

77 869 Steps

Average Hours Slept per night: 6 hours 9 minutes.

That’s it, I’ll try and get more food shots, and we should have a new version of achieVRfit to show off this week.

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Full-Body VR Arena Presents Live streaming Event 

Project Myron is almost done! The developer of this excellent device is planning to live stream on Facebook to show the public how this technology works. With this technology, multiplayer is possible with body language and gestures to communicate and coordinate attacks in the game. How would like to get this Full-Body Arena show off your tactical prowess?

A video showing a previous demonstration of the Project Myron technology is available to view below.

Bill Nye in VR

MACH in VR: 8 Principles About Everything

Bill Nye–everyone’s favorite science guy–visits AltspaceVR for the first time! He will going to discuss a few things all about the 8 Principles of Everything. Sit on your couch and have the science guy talk with you!

Disney Invests in VR Arcade The VOID, Epic Games in 2017 Accelerator

Disney announced the participants for 2017 incubator Disney Accelerator.  Among the 11 picked for the company’s 2017 Accelerator is location-based VR arcade The Void and Unreal Engine creator Epic Games. This is of the most awaited game ever.

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Life In 360°: From Bunnies To Space

Cutest and the funniest creature you will ever see today! A sneak peak from Baobab Studio. They have released a 360° “sneak peak”. See how the characters amaze you and how entertaining it will be. The sequel ASTEROIDS! was announced back in December and debuted at The Sundance Film Festival. 


Hot Out? It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas In World War Toons

War is a chaos. Let’s put that in a game where all the characters are just so funny and entertaining. Christmas Ruse is returning to the World War Toons! How exciting could that be?! There are so many new things and features added. Find out more and be amazed.

The Oculus Rift and Touch bundle is on sale for $399

You just don’t want to miss this! Oculus Rift and Touch bundle is on sale and for only $399! Do not think that you are getting the outdated one, this is still the Oculus Rift that you have been wanting for. You’ll still need to get a kickass computer to make it work. Grab one and be entertained!

http://The Oculus Rift and Touch bundle is on sale for $399

Vive Tracker Used to Create Pressure Sensitive Photoshop Stylus for VR

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Versa is a prototype VR Stylus. This device can be held like a traditional controller. When flipped upside down with the tip pointing outward the Versa is in Stylus Mode, which gives the user a pencil-grip for better control while drawing task in Tilt Brush. Gray calls it Tablet Mode when the device is used against a flat surface, allowing for precise control for 2D interactions. This is an amazing tool to showcase how easy you can create art with the Vive Tracker.



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Google Blocks lets you make gorgeous low-poly VR art

Are you a fan of colourful simple blocks? You will definitely enjoy this google blocks that will let you make gorgeous low-poly VR art. You can export art from both Tilt Brush and Blocks, you can even use them together. There is also a way for the users to make the creation viewable online. There is a catch in using Blocks though, it is only limited to high-end headsets which have good hand controls and let you walk around your creations.


WeLens introduces software to manage group screenings of 360-degree video VR

VR is playing a big role in our industry right now, aside from being used for entertainment, it is also becoming a way to introduce products or creations. In VR, it is easy to show how a product looks like and how it is being used.  Welens introduced software to manage group screening easier.




Samsung Reveals 4K ExynosVR Standalone Reference Design With Eye-Tracking

The company showcased its new standalone reference design, the ExynosVR III. The headset seems to be an all-in-one though, it doesn’t need a computer or mobile phone to run. More companies are going over VR and producing Standalone VR. Everyone is trying to fit in. What matters is picking the right VR for you!


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Hands-On With Pico Goblin: Covering The Bases Of Introductory VR

Pico Goblin rear imagePico has recently showcased its latest product, the Goblin. First impressions for Pico Goblin are good from the weight to its other features.  The front face has a very simple layout with a touchpad for the majority of input and a smaller home button. People who have used this Pico Goblin says that it is very comfortable and the soft padding provides a snug fit. The straps are just so easy to adjust. Can’t wait to have one! Pico Goblin has so much to offer! This all in one headset is just way too good and Pico has a compelling product.


BBC’s latest app is a home for its VR experiments

BBC has a lot of experiments going on. They launched an app to keep track them. These

experiments will be visible and easily accessible on smartphones. BBC Taster apps also lets people to leave their feedback and suggestions on new types of content and innovative formats. This BBC Taster VR app is something to look forward to, Goodluck BBC!



Design In VR, Print In 3D With Obsidian 3D Printer

Yes! You heard it right. Design everything you imagine in VR and you can print it with Obsidian 3D Printer. Kodama company launched a Kickstarter campaign for an affordable 3D printer. It is designed to print 3D items created in VR. This Obsidian 3D printer has a remote control app and camera so the printer process can be more accessible anywhere as long as it is connected to the same network. Technology is really bringing us to a new level. For a designer who wants her designs to put into reality, it’s really possible and affordable.

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Why Virtual Reality Is The Saving Grace Of Education.

Washington Leadership AcademyI always have been a great fan of virtual reality (VR). I know that there are a lot of things that we will be going to learn and enjoy with this new technology. I agree with the CEO and founder of Unimersive regarding his thought of VR as the saving grace of education. VR has been held up as the poster child for educational development. When you are using VR as an educational tool, you have this learning and engagement with the audience. It will never be the same as traditional educational environments with chalkboards, classrooms, etc. VR has a capability to engage, forcing your mind to think. It’s also a favorite gadget for kids.  There could be a negative feedback regarding that matter, however, let us face the fact that this world is taking us to the next level where technology is the main source of knowledge, relaxation and etc. This device is a great tool for education. Some schools have been using VR as one of their teaching tools to show students exactly how a specific thing looks like and make the subject more interesting.


Star Dust: The Book of Earth (VR) – Windows.

A game that you would definitely look for! Great deal for only $5.99. It is available for HTC Vive & Rift CV1. Star Dust: The Book of Earth (VR)


Will your VR Fitness Experience Fall Prey to the “Pepsi Challenge”?

Why compare VR to Pepsi Challenge? VR great for fitness. A lot of people enjoy this type of exercise to get fit and have good health. But before anything else, let us get to the question why we compare VR to the Pepsi Challenge. Pepsi has been a favorite drink of more people because of its taste. Coke as the Pepsi competitor decided to have a new taste. Something sweeter. However, it came to the point where people started to look or go back to the original taste of Coke because they missed how the other drink tasted. Little did the manufacturer know that people will definitely say good things and will appreciate how delicious it is when they have it for few minutes. They did not think of what will happen if they drink too much of it, will they still be satisfied? Will the taste be more delicious? That can be also applied to VR. People who use VR a lot will have the thought of being bored or tired of doing the same thing all over again. Don’t fall into that trap.

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1.  Sweating in your Headset: Why it’s not a big deal and how to manage it.

Do you want to get fit and tired of going to the gym? Or are the gym memberships being too expensive? Forget that stuff, we can be fit at home with the use of VR. Many people are using the Virtual Reality (VR) device for more reasons: to be entertained, to explore new things on their own and be fit! There are fitness guides available in VR and people are enjoying it however there was a bit concern about doing it. VR is a device being worn throughout your face and it includes the headset. You sweat when you exercise. Sweat will stay and that will make the headset look and feel nasty. Well, there are ways to make things a little more hygiene and avoid your headset from getting sweaty. There is additional gear that you can add to your VR headset to cover up the sweating like disposable face pads. You can also have a fan facing you while doing the exercise. Things like this will definitely help the player to maintain his/her hygiene while enjoying being fit!


2. Is Clinical Virtual Reality the Future of Therapy?

How would you see VR being used as a therapy device? Life with higher and newest technology is just immersive. Things that were impossible are now possible. VR is now also trying to play a big role in society not just for entertainment but also for health concerns. Many who have tried posted their experiences and found it more helpful and very enjoyable!


3. Lifeliqe Launches Educational App for HoloLens

Lifeliqe is now launching an educational app for the HoloLens! Helping kids to learn and be entertained. How would you see yourself learning with this new technology that visualizes everything in reality not just on the book! Lifeliqe is now bringing its services to Microsoft where apps are now available to download for FREE!

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1. Defeat Monsters with Swords In Circle Of Saviors Whilst Your Friend Provides Crossbow Air Support In Mixed Reality.

VRFocus is not just about Virtual Reality (VR), it takes two to tango or two is better than one as what they say. VR has also a touched of Mixed Reality (MR). Virtual Reality is easy to understand but those who don’t have any idea would wonder why people who use VR are doing unusual stuff like moving their arms and body while you as an observer doesn’t see anything around. Fun to look at but they seem to be in a different world! With Mixed Reality (MR) on it, it is making for other people to understand the VRFocus. It is where whatever a person using VR is seeing it will also reflect to a screen with the use of MR.   provides-crossbow-air-support-in-mixed-reality/


2. Darts VR Fires On To HTC Vive And Oculus Rift.

What about the Darts on VR to your HTC Vive and Oculus Rift? Yes, you heard it right! Darts VR is fires on to your favorite HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. It has more colourful styles and colourful environment which is more beautiful to look at with your own eyes. It is a very simple dart game that can be played by an experienced dart player or not. It can be played with multiplayer and developers have not yet confirmed if they are planning to add a network multiplayer which going to be a blast if that happens!


3. Review: Air Hockey VR. 


An Air Hockey VR in a very relaxing ambiance is just so perfect. All in VR and is a good thing to unwind and have your body move just quite a bit. It is just same as the regular hockey game however there will be no real person as an opponent. You can compete through level of difficulties of an AI.




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1. Study:

How VR is Helping People Beat Social Anxiety. Anxious and frightened of being negatively judged in your everyday life as you face the society? – Yes, that’s what we call social anxiety which most women and men are now experiencing. Social anxiety is the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. It is a pervasive disorder and causes anxiety and fear in most all areas of a person’s life.

There are some studies before where VR is being used to treat other variety of phobias and anxiety disorders which they found to be more helpful and enjoyable. It is like taking the fear down without losing your control.

2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR Could Be Coming To HTC Vive In 2018.

There is nothing more exciting than bringing SKYRIM into VR! – Yes! It is coming to virtual reality, you can enjoy and feel every move you make in this game! No specific date of release but details have been discussed.

3. School Children Practice Foreign Languages With VR.

Virtual Reality is playing a big part in the industry right now, it is being used for education and treatment. Learning different language will be easier if you are being immersed in its region culture or people. Virtual reality made it easier and accessible. No need to travel to be in that place and learn their culture and languages. This new technology has been a big and great help to people!

4. Super Mario Bros. Recreated For HoloLens.

How about Super Mario Bros in a VR?! – This game seems to be the most common game when trying to test or serving as a proof of concept in a video game. The developer recreates the Super Mario into a more reality like, such as a life-size augmented reality. This game has a lot of suggestions or feedbacks where it says that it still needs to have some changes. The developer would probably make it more pleasing to our eyes and more enjoyable to play.

Magic Table Chess for the Oculus Rift

Today we are reviewing Magic Table Chess for the Oculus Rift.

I really wanted to love this game, I was expecting to be able to reach out and grab pieces, move them, get angry and wipe the table. Then start a fist fight with the robot sitting across from me.  But alas, that was not the case.  There are no motion controllers in this game?

What puzzles me is that in Dungeon Chess, you can use the controller in the Gear VR, but in a game made by the same company, almost identical in every way it has no motion controller for the Oculus Rift?

Like I said I really wanted to love this game, the two environments are great, the sounds are nice, but it’s pretty much unplayable without a controller option.

I give it 2 Stars right now and hope that an update will come soon.

You’ll note that there is no exercise benefit to this game, but I do love Chess and the mind is a muscle sooooo, yeah, I included it. 🙂