Welcome to XRzine.com!

"We are excited to announce this all-new Digital Magazine," says Christopher Crescetelli, editor of XRMagazine. We hope to fill a gap in the industry by providing the most up to date information to the tech community with stories and columns from within the immersive tech community. Our partnership with LivePublisher will make this process easier to bring forward the voices of diversity and inclusion.

by Garrett Pattiani
schedule 11 months ago

Meow Wolf made a VR Art Adventure

One of the big reveals of SXSW was Meow Wolf's "groundbreaking" immersive VR story installation “The Atrium.”

by Laura Kobylecky
schedule 8 months ago

VR Fest 2019 Nominations Are Now Open

VR Fest 2019 is now accepting nominations for the "Best Of" in categories related to anything XR. Read the instructions and then submit your nominations. Join us in Las Vegas for VR Fest where winners will be announced!

by Garrett Pattiani
schedule 4 months ago

Travel Blogger Uses VR To Teach Ocean Conservation

Travel blogger-turned-activist uses VR to teach conservation to children in remote corners of the world. During her trip to the far-flung Banda Islands of Indonesia in April 2018, Anastasia from the Frugal Hedonist blog, worked with VR to show local children the dangers of ocean pollution.

by Anthony Gomez
schedule 5 months ago

AiSolve Expands Product Line, And Announces New Venues for Location Based VR Attraction

Based on the success of the WePlay brand, AiSolve is expanding the product line to include WePlay 2P, which allows up to two players inside the 10ftx10ft arena. This is a first for AiSolve, as it’s a completely new multi-player experience.

by Anthony Gomez
schedule 5 months ago

XR Academy Online Speaker Series #1 - Location Based Entertainment

Featuring Zero Latency, AI Solve, Hologate & VR Arcade VR FEST presents the VR Academy Online Panel Series #1 featuring Bob Cooney (Zero Latency), Christopher Crescitelli (VR Arcade), Shauna Heller (Aisolve Limited) and Nick Risher (HOLOGATE).

by Christopher Crescitelli
schedule 5 months ago

Sixense Technology Adopted in VRSim’s SimSpray

Sixense Enterprises Inc., a global leader in motion tracking and VR/AR software, and VRSim, Inc., an experienced developer of immersive training simulations, announced the successful adoption of Sixense’s technology for SimSprayTM, an immersive virtual reality spray paint, and coating training simulation. Using Sixense’s Full-Presence Platform, VRSim is able to get precise motion-tracking data needed to simulate, evaluate, and improve skills training activities.

by Anthony Gomez
schedule 5 months ago

For The First Time Ever, Watch The World With Virtual Reality

For the first time ever, soccer fans will be able to experience watching all 64 games with virtual reality.  With the VR experience, you can walk into a premiere box and see the playing field. Looking right, or left will allow you to see what's inside this skybox, such as a TV, a bar and people sitting there. As the game is taking place, you can look at the game from different perspectives, or interact with different things inside the suite.

by Anthony Gomez
schedule 5 months ago

The Advanced Imaging Society and Cisco Present The First Annual “XR On the Bay”

The Advanced Imaging Society and Cisco have teamed to present a unique conference exploring “The Tech of Hollywood,” including AR, VR, AI, Post Production technologies, Blockchain, Cloud Services and more. It’s a conference about supporting a new community of connected professionals, fusing tech and entertainment, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood.

by Anthony Gomez
schedule 5 months ago

The VOID Launches An Original Hyper-Reality VR Experience

The VOID, the global leader of a new category of immersive location-based experiences launches its third hyper-reality VR experience, Nicodemus: Demon of Evanishment.  This will be the company’s first publicly released original experience developed in conjunction with development studio, Ninja Theory. This new experience centers around a supernatural presence that will provide fright and shock, yet captivate and entertain all audiences.

by Garrett Pattiani
schedule 6 months ago

Ready Player One: A Virtual Reality Experience at SXSW

A venue on Brazos street has been transformed into a Ready Player one experience. Among a variety of posters and props and other objects that occupy this space, is the bona-fide Ready Player One VR experience.

by Laura Kobylecky
schedule 8 months ago

VR Fest Season 4 Starts Jan 10th In Las Vegas

This years program is dedicated to the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) Non-Profit Initiative for Oceanic Conservation. To learn more about XTC please visit them online at:www.ExtremeTechChallenge.com For more information about VR FEST or to purchase tickets please visit us online: www.VRFEST.org

by Christopher Crescitelli
schedule 1 year ago

Dell's Gary Radburn: The Greater Good of VR and AR

South by Southwest 2018 is in full swing and Gary Radburn, Dell's Director of Workstation Virtualization, Commercial VR and AR, is standing outside in the sun. He's right outside the Austin Convention Center, a main hub of activities and sessions at the South by Southwest Conference.

by Laura Kobylecky
schedule 8 months ago

Extending Reality at the SXSW Trade Show

The following are some highlights of experiences that extend reality in various ways...

by Laura Kobylecky
schedule 8 months ago

Magical Hipster Spectacles: An Augmented Sound Experience

Imagine walking through the echoing halls of a haunted hotel. There is a voice, it’s moving closer. There is no one around, only voices that surround you.  You adjust your spectacles, tapping the side of the glasses. Everything is quiet now.

by Laura Kobylecky
schedule 8 months ago

Let It Snow, In VR

There is a field of snow as far as the eye can see... this virtual world was built for people to escape their pain. 

by Laura Kobylecky
schedule 11 months ago

VR FEST ONLINE FILM & GAME COMPETITION

This year's program is dedicated to the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) Non-Profit Initiative for Oceanic Conservation. To learn more about XTC please visit them online at: www.ExtremeTechChallenge.com

by Christopher Crescitelli
schedule 11 months ago

VR Arcade Returns To Hakkasan January 11th Featuring Performance By Tiesto

Tickets now on sale at www.VRFEST.org

by Christopher Crescitelli
schedule 11 months ago

The VOID to Open Immersive Entertainment Venue at Venetian

The VOID today announced plans to open two new VOID Experience Centers™ (VECs) in partnership with retail real estate company GGP Inc. in early 2018.  The new VECs will be located at Glendale Galleria in Glendale, CA, and at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas. Each new VEC will feature the critically acclaimed hyper-reality experience Star Wars™: Secrets of the Empire, produced in collaboration with ILMxLAB and The VOID.

by Karen Annarino
schedule 11 months ago

XR Gift Guide: Oculus Rift

Since it hit the scene in 2016, Oculus Rift has been the standard for high-end VR done right. Tech giants immediately loved the clean and user-friendly system, using it to wow early techies and nerds with wallets ripe for the picking. Fast forward to today, where we find prices slashed in half by the acceleration of the technology and the options in the VR headset category.

by Derek Sante
schedule 1 year ago

XR Gift Guide: VR Ready PC

Let’s talk about VR Ready and what it means when the term is attached to personal computers. Much like a rocking sound system, it is better when installed in a new higher-end vehicle, than strapped to a moped with duct tape and a battery. So if you want to impress your retinas, you might need to splurge on the right PC that’s ready for the next-step in computing.

by Derek Sante
schedule 11 months ago

XR Gift Guide: Google Cardboard

That’s right, they’ve finally accomplished it, technology has finally found a way to harness the power, of cardboard!

by Derek Sante
schedule 11 months ago

XR Gift Guide: Windows Mixed Reality

To begin with, in regards to Windows Mixed Reality headset, the “Mixed Reality” part of its name is currently more of a branding and selling point, than an actuality right now. Microsoft does have HoloLens technology on the way that we are very excited about, but it is not ready for the masses, quite yet.

by Derek Sante
schedule 11 months ago

XR Gift Guide: Samsung Gear VR

If you want to dip your mid-range toe into the VR World and happen to own a Samsung Galaxy phone, then the Samsung Gear VR headset and motion controller should be on your wish list.

by Derek Sante
schedule 11 months ago

XR Gift Guide: Occipital Bridge (Mixed Reality)

The next step in Mixed Reality isn’t necessarily a huge leap in technology away, perhaps it’s just the application and merging of current technologies. With that in mind comes the Occipital Bridge! A VR Headset merged with a Structure sensor and topped off with a wide angle lens and your smartphone. In non-tech terms, “Let’s sandwich all this cool stuff together and make it work!”

by Derek Sante
schedule 11 months ago

XR Gift Guide: AR Flash Cards (Augmented Reality)

Learning and technology go hand in hand these days, most every child understands or uses a laptop or tablet. Maybe not for school, but they sure know how to take photos or watch video on things like Youtube Kids.

by Derek Sante
schedule 11 months ago

XR Gift Guide: AR Flash Cards (Augmented Reality)

Learning and technology go hand in hand these days, most every child understands or uses a laptop or tablet. Maybe not for school, but they sure know how to take photos or watch video on things like Youtube Kids.

by Derek Sante
schedule 11 months ago

XR Gift Guide: iTunes or Google Play Gift Card

This is a no-brainer easy gift idea, perhaps it isn’t romantic or personal, but for that logical tech lover in your life, its 50 Shades of Grey & Gone with the Wind wrapped into one.

by Derek Sante
schedule 11 months ago

XR Gift Guide: VirZOOM (Virtual Reality)

The idea of VR, is to become part of the game or experience. Movement equals action; no longer will we “veg” motionless on the couch with only our thumbs and index fingers doing the heavy lifting. The next level in this, until Mixed Reality goes wireless, are accessories like VirZOOM.

by Derek Sante
schedule 11 months ago