Disney’s Aireal is the latest addition to the ever-growing virtual reality family. This device will attempt to bridge the gap between what we see onscreen and what we feel in real life. With the use of the Aireal, we’ll be able to receive haptic feedback from virtual objects, and it’s pretty impressive to see.
Month: July 2013
Tactical Haptics is a company founded by Professor William Provancher earlier this year. They hope to bring their own version of haptic feedback, called Reactive Grip, to the market. Early viewings of this technology show a lot of potential, but I’m especially interested
The Razer Hydra is the answer for motion gaming on your PC. If you haven’t heard about it already, the Razer Hydra is a high quality device that aims to allow PC gamers to experience accurate motion controls with their favorite PC games.
The MYO armband will see you controlling games, computers and even radio controlled cars and planes with simple hand gestures. Don’t be fooled though, this is no Kinect clone. It’s a serious device with some cool features that could revolutionize the way
As far as virtual reality technology goes, this is one device I hadn’t considered. For a truly immersive experience, you’d obviously need some haptic feedback but it’s an interesting and, now that I’ve had time to think about it, very necessary direction to go in.
The next step for fully immersive virtual reality is the inclusion of a controller that acts the way it would in real life. This is where the Delta Six’s lifelike gun controller steps in. This controller could take FPS games a step further into reality with it’s motion controlling and tracking capabilities.
Slowly but surely, virtual reality is becoming real as various companies put it together piece by piece. After the Oculus Rift, this is one of the most exciting reveals in VR’s history. Omni is a multidirectional treadmill that will take immersion to greater levels, and improve fitness as well.
The Oculus Rift is the latest tech gadget that everyone wants to get there hands on. After an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, Palmer Luckey’s Oculus Rift is now putting together the dev kits for this amazing new technology.
Google’s answer to Airplay is here in the form of a small HDMI gadget called the Chromecast. The Chrome brand has become synonymous with Google, making it a fitting name for their next project. Now you’ll have the convenience of Airplay for Android and most other devices for easy video streaming.
Taking, not a step, but a leap further than the upcoming Tegra 4, NVIDIA’s Project Logan is looking to redefine graphics on mobile devices and become the best mobile graphics card by a mile. This new technology has only been teased so far, but from the little that’s been seen, it’s amazing what has been achieved so quickly.
What would World of Warcraft look like on an LCD games console? Well, Game of Watchcraft will show us just that as it re-imagines the epic MMO in a way that no one expected.
Independent game developer Phenix has created Kanye Quest 3030, a fan-made Kanye West game. Made with RPG Maker VX, this Windows game plays like a Japanese RPG but with a modern hip hop twist.
Skyrim, one of the greatest games ever made, sees numerous mods being released daily but this particular one is getting a lot of attention (with good reason). With an amazing story and professional presentation, Falskaar is a must-play mod for all Skyrim fans.
Pokemon Generations is the next level of Pokemon battling, within a 3D environment and with multiplayer. This fan-made game is quickly developing into the type of Pokemon game we’ve been hoping for, for years. It’s only a few versions in, and still needs a lot of work, but as it stands now – it looks very, very promising.
I’m all about remakes and demakes, so it’s no surprise that I’m so thrilled about the upcoming release of SEGA’s popular game Castle of Illusion. The remakes will have a 2.5D gameplay with 3D graphics, and from what I’ve seen so far – the game looks amazing.