Author: Jeremy Peeples

Razer’s Character-Specific Overwatch Lineup Showcases the Power of a Character

Razer’s recent announcement of new Overwatch-inspired peripherals was surprising – but also right in line with what the company would normally do. They have created eSports-team licensed stuff before, but no gaming company has ever created an entire line of accessories for a single character. Razer creating D.Va-inspired items is a bold move because it’s so rare that a gaming character gains such a huge following in real-time to warrant such things being made. It’s one thing for a pop culture phenomenon to launch and lead to a lot of merchandise – Pac-Man, Mario, and Sonic the Hedgehog had...

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Microsoft Shows Dedication to Mixed Reality With New Studio

Microsoft has partnered with a lot of companies to bring Mixed Reality headsets to the market, and in doing so, also bring the cost of high-end VR experiences down to a more consumer-friendly level. They have recently announced something to further show their dedication with the creation of Mixed Reality Capture Studios. This new studio is located in San Francisco and includes an academy for the community of creators and developers of MR content to learn and grow as developers while also crafting new content. While many companies can throw money at technology to create new versions of it, it...

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Destiny 2 PC Launch Shows How PC Ports Should be Done

Bungie’s history with the home computer market has been fascinating. Their first four projects were Mac-exclusives, and they branched into PC game development in 1995. Their console work actually began in 1995 with Marathon 2 on the Apple Pippin – a little-known device that had a surprisingly short shelf life. It remains Apple’s only gaming console, although a device like the Apple TV could be considered that now to some degree. The Halo series was originally planned for a PC and Mac release as an RTS and then a third-person shooter before being turned into an Xbox-exclusive first person...

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Windows Mixed Reality WebVR Expansion Could be a Gamechanger for VR

With new headsets, including one from Samsung, being announced recently, Mixed Reality is poised to bring virtual reality experiences to a larger audience. The upcoming Windows 10 creators update will bring with it support for mixed reality headsets and the revamped EdgeHTML16. This means that VR support will be added to Microsoft Edge via WebVR frameworks. A-Frame, BabylonJS, ReactVR, and three.js will have Windows Mixed Reality support added – with different functionality for each. BabylonJS and A-Frame will be the most all-encompassing and will allow for motion controllers alongside WebGL context switching and an immersive view. ReactVR and three.js...

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Microsoft Acquires AltSpace VR and Announces Mixed Reality Headset Release Date

Microsoft has been hyping up mixed reality for years now – starting off with the Hololens in 2015. In a mere two weeks, the first batch of MR headsets hit the market – including a new headset from Samsung that was just announced. The Samsung HMD Odyssey joins the existing lineup of MR headsets, and will make use of SteamVR and Microsoft itself has acquired AltSpaceVR. AltSpaceVR is possibly one of the biggest long-term benefits to the mixed reality headsets since it is a social platform and can open the doors to not only mixed reality, but also life...

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