VR Hardware

Love it or leave it?

Picture: Tested UPDATE April 13, 2023: Bigscreen reached out to MIXED with some clarifications about its Beyond headset. They state that the Beyond always displays at 2560×2560 per eye resolution, at both 75Hz and 90Hz. There is a “visually lossless” compression technique called Display Stream Compression (DSC) that downscales to accommodate DisplayPort 1.4 bandwidth. DSC …

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PSVR 2 has a wonderful feature that Quest 2 still lacks: Spotify support

Picture: Sony/MIXED Der Artikel kann nur mit aktiviertem JavaScript dargestellt werden. Bitte aktiviere JavaScript in deinem Browser und lade die Seite neu. A nice feature I didn’t know about until recently: Playstation VR 2 lets you listen to your favorite music or podcasts while you’re playing games. I like listening to my own soundtrack. In …

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I tried to watch a VR movie on Meta Quest 2, and it was a nightmare

Picture: MIXED Der Artikel kann nur mit aktiviertem JavaScript dargestellt werden. Bitte aktiviere JavaScript in deinem Browser und lade die Seite neu. Virtual reality causes too much friction for too many people. An example from the Meta Quest universe. The user experience of virtual reality is once again the subject of debate. Former Oculus CTO …

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A Revolutionary Foot-based VR Locomotion System

Picture: MIXED Der Artikel kann nur mit aktiviertem JavaScript dargestellt werden. Bitte aktiviere JavaScript in deinem Browser und lade die Seite neu. Researchers are developing an “intelligent carpet” for VR locomotion, that could be useful in gaming, healthcare and fitness. Researchers from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) in Korea and MIT CSAIL …

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Love it or leave it?

Picture: Tested Der Artikel kann nur mit aktiviertem JavaScript dargestellt werden. Bitte aktiviere JavaScript in deinem Browser und lade die Seite neu. Adam Savage’s Tested posted a more in-depth review of the Bigscreen Beyond VR headset and loved some aspects while clarifying that it’s not the right choice for everyone. Tested’s Norman Chan had some …

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No, Meta is not pivoting from Metaverse to AI

Picture: Meta Der Artikel kann nur mit aktiviertem JavaScript dargestellt werden. Bitte aktiviere JavaScript in deinem Browser und lade die Seite neu. Zuckerberg spends most of his time on AI, says Meta’s CTO. Is the Metaverse no longer a priority? Meta’s CTO Andrew Bosworth spoke with Nikkei Asia last week. The conversation revolved around the …

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Crysis now runs in VR, but will challenge your PC

Image: Crytek (Screenshot Crysis Remastered) Der Artikel kann nur mit aktiviertem JavaScript dargestellt werden. Bitte aktiviere JavaScript in deinem Browser und lade die Seite neu. Thanks to a mod, you can now experience Crysis in virtual reality. Of course, a high-end PC is required. The classic FPS from Crytek released in 2007 and impressed with …

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Meta Quest Pro gets local dimming for PC VR, here’s the difference it makes

Image: spam panini Der Artikel kann nur mit aktiviertem JavaScript dargestellt werden. Bitte aktiviere JavaScript in deinem Browser und lade die Seite neu. A firmware update for Meta Quest Pro unlocks local dimming for PC VR users. A video demonstrates the visual difference. The Meta Quest Pro’s LC displays are equipped with MiniLED backlights. The …

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A trick multiplies the PSVR 2 controllers’ battery

Image: u/Imscomobob (Reddit) Der Artikel kann nur mit aktiviertem JavaScript dargestellt werden. Bitte aktiviere JavaScript in deinem Browser und lade die Seite neu. The batteries of the PSVR 2 controllers have to be recharged after four hours. A simple life hack extends the gaming time enormously. How can I get more play time out of …

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