While you wait for the Duke Nukem Forever 2001 Restoration Project to finish, Duke Nukem VR is already out now, and is fully playable on Meta Quest 2. This project was developed by Team Beef and still a work in progress, so there may be some bugs as well as a few quirks including aiming using head movement rather than the controllers.
When you’re playing Elden Ring in virtual reality, the last thing you’d want is to wake your friends or family up, and that’s where Mutalk comes in. This $200 USD wireless microphone covers the entire mouth and amplifies the user’s voice while muffling it simultaneously. On a single charge, you can expect up to 10-hours of continuous use.
A Japanese gamer who goes by Sugary Noe has managed to recreate the first level of the original NES The Legend of Zelda game in virtual reality using QuestZDoom for Meta Quest. Seeing this title from a first person view may remind some of DOOM, and rightfully so, as the dungeon section now has you peering around corners and exploring more of the maze-like labyrinth.
Just like WeTac Skin VR, OWO Sleeves let you feel the action in virtual reality, whether it be a tennis match, fishing trip, or laser rifle shots in a first person shooter. Your arms will feel every sensation, and if you prefer, move involuntarily as well, adding even more immersion to any gaming experience.
The HTC VIVE XR Elite headset combines virtual reality and mixed reality technologies into a single device. Featuring a full color RGB passthrough camera and hand-tracking for endless mixed reality scenarios, including playing games where the characters are running on your furniture, musical instrument overlays, and building the ultimate workstation with multiple virtual screens.
Pair the Diver-X ContactGlove with this haptic gun mod and you just might have the ultimate virtual reality setup. Think of ContactGlove as a Nintendo Power Glove for VR, complete with haptic feedback and high-precision hand tracking. It features button input just like conventional VR controllers, while enabling users to experience a truly immersive VR world.
Imagine Apple’s VR headset with WeTac Skin VR, which is essentially a wireless, ultra-thin haptic skin that lets you feel things in virtual or augmented reality. This electronic skin collects the user’s personalized tactical sensing data and consists of two parts: a small flexible actuator attached to the forearm, functioning as a control panel, and a palm-sized patch of hydrogel electrodes that acts as the tactile interface.
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Apple’s VR headset has been rumored to use Force Touch gloves, and now, it may even be compatible with wearable rings, according to this recently uncovered patent. These rings would be able to detect skin-to-skin contact between two hands or fingers for input in virtual reality or augmented reality environments.
Microsoft’s Mesh may be more practical, but the BMW ///M Mixed Reality experience actually immerses both drivers and their vehicles in a virtual world. Those attending the Web Summit in Lisbon get to try this M2 experience firsthand, which was developed by a team of BMW M engineers in collaboration with Epic Games.
Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey has revealed a new kind of VR headset, one that could be fatal for its wearer if they die in-game. Called NerveGear, this VR headset basically detects the specific shade of red that shows when a person dies, and if the right one appears, three explosive modules explode, instantly frying the brain of the user.