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Saturday, 21 November 2020

Sega VR Revived: Emulating an Unreleased Genesis Accessory

quote [ Equipped with a high-frequency inertial measurement unit and two LCD screens, the Sega VR headset shares a lot of fundamental design with today?s VR headsets. That design was nothing short of revolutionary when Sega officially unveiled the unit to journalists and retailers in 1993, promising to break new ground on the frontier of virtual reality. They miraculously hit their $200 target thanks to technology licensed from a start-up company called Ono-Sendai, whose patented tracking solution could be manufactured for just $1. ]

When I was a kid trying to get into VR, one of the DIY methods for immersion was hacking the SEGA 3d glasses for use with a PC. I never got to do it, but SEGA always seemed to have that extra bit of hardware and research in their back pocket.
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+3 Hot Pr0n]
[by steele@5:42pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 5 November 2020

Stanford Research Shows VR Users Can Be Identified Using Only 5 Minutes of Motion Data

quote [ Privacy in VR is an ever growing issue, especially now that all new Oculus accounts must login to Facebook with their real identity, which includes anyone who wants to use a Quest 2. Now researchers at Stanford University have shown they’re able to reliably identify individuals after only a five minute session in a standard … ]

And apparently Facebook figured this out a couple years ago.

As an aside, my roommate just got a Valve Index and I've spent the last 3 hours playing Half Life:Alyx. Insanely good. <3
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+1 Informative]
[by steele@12:37amGMT] [9 comments]

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

New Oculus Users Required to Use Facebook Account Starting in October, Existing Users by 2023

quote [ As Oculus becomes increasingly merged with parent company Facebook, new users will soon be required to sign into their headset with a Facebook account. Existing users will be able to use their separate Oculus accounts until the end of 2022, after which ?full functionality will require a Facebook account.? Facebook says the changes are being made to make it easier for users to find and play with friends in VR and to enhance moderation. ]

lmao, imagine being one of the suckers that didn't see this coming the day they announced the sale.

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+7 Funny]
[by steele@10:53pmGMT] [9 comments]

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

BHP to introduce remote-in, remote-out arrangement - Australian Mining

quote [ BHP has flagged the start of a new travel arrangement called remote-in, remote-out, which emerged in response to the travel restrictions caused by COVID-19. ]

So remote viewing of employees? Meh, we already live in aworld full of cameras already.

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+1 Interesting]
[by R1Xhard@10:12pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Unlike sex, VR is crazy better when you do it underwater

quote [ Virtual reality already plays Jedi mind tricks on your brain, but underwater VR is like a zen Jedi masterstroke. ]

Damn, I really wanna try this!

BallastVR - the company doing all this stuff.

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality]
[by steele@5:30pmGMT] [18 comments]

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

zFRAG by LostTrainDude

quote [ Defrag your mind by manually defragging a virtual Hard Disk, sector by sector, or enable the AUTODEFRAG to sit back and watch it do it on its own ]

A little defrag never hurt anyone.
[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+1 Funny]
[by Paracetamol@4:00pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Half-Life: Alyx Gameplay Videos

quote [ Return to City 17 on March 23, 2020. Set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, Half-Life: Alyx is a new full-length game built from the ground up ... ]

3 more of them in the extended. Looks pretty sweet... demonstrating teleportation mechanics and smooth locomotion. My 1050ti doesn't meet the min spec, but I'll probably try it anyway eventually.

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+2]
[by steele@9:16pmGMT] [5 comments]

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