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Valve has ported Team Fortress 2 to virtual reality goggles - Gameplanet

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Valve has ported Team Fortress 2 to virtual reality goggles, and will discuss the challenges it faced in doing so at this year's Game Developers Conference.
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IllumiRoom Projects Images Beyond Your TV for an Immersive Gaming Experience

IllumiRoom is a proof-of-concept Microsoft Research project designed to push the boundary of living room immersive entertainment by blending our virtual and ...
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CAVE2™ Hybrid Reality Environment Documentary

Oct 1, 2012 CAVE2 - Hybrid Reality Environment Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago CAVE2 is a 24 feet wide and 8 feet tall...
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Love seeing more immersion spaces being funded!

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Three Fundamental Ways that Virtual Reality is Changing the Future of Game Design - Situated Research

Three Fundamental Ways that Virtual Reality is Changing the Future of Game Design - Situated Research | Virtual Reality & Positive Games | Scoop.it
Most games are designed with a computer screen or television in mind – but what happens when the screen is attached to your face? What happens when your body is being tracked? There’s a lot of thin...
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Luis Carlos Peña Gordillo's curator insight, March 24, 2013 9:03 PM

Nueva orientación de los videojuegos en un entorno más virtualizado.

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Scientists Aim To Use Virtual Reality To Treat (And Prevent) PTSD - International Business Times

Scientists Aim To Use Virtual Reality To Treat (And Prevent) PTSD - International Business Times | Virtual Reality & Positive Games | Scoop.it
International Business TimesScientists Aim To Use Virtual Reality To Treat (And Prevent) PTSDInternational Business TimesInitial clinical trials seem to show that the virtual reality system helps.
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Want to be a surgeon? Start playing video games - NBCNews.com

Want to be a surgeon? Start playing video games - NBCNews.com | Virtual Reality & Positive Games | Scoop.it
TopNews Arab EmiratesWant to be a surgeon?
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Gaming bounces back in 2012 - TG Daily

Gaming bounces back in 2012 - TG Daily | Virtual Reality & Positive Games | Scoop.it
TG DailyGaming bounces back in 2012TG DailyOf course, there is also the Nintendo Wii U, the first new system from Nintendo in years, and gamers were waiting to buy it at midnight at the local Best Buy.
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Virtual reality could spot real-world cognitive impairments

Virtual reality could spot real-world cognitive impairments | Virtual Reality & Positive Games | Scoop.it
A virtual reality test might do a better job than pencil-and-paper tests of predicting whether a cognitive impairment will have real-world consequences.
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Top developers ponder the future of video games - Gamasutra

Top developers ponder the future of video games - Gamasutra | Virtual Reality & Positive Games | Scoop.it
GamasutraTop developers ponder the future of video gamesGamasutraJonathan Jacques-Belletete, art director at Eidos Montreal for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, argued that to survive in the future, video games "must go to aesthetic rehab." "We live in a...
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Minority Report arrives with Oblong (Part I) -- Mind blowing computer/human interface

This is cool stuff. John Underkoffler, chief scientist, Oblong Industries, was the tech advice behind the film "Minority Report" and then he built his own co...
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SBU Demonstrates Largest Resolution Immersive Visualization Facility Ever Built - Equities.com

SBU Demonstrates Largest Resolution Immersive Visualization Facility Ever BuiltEquities.comThe Reality Deck, a 416 screen super-high resolution virtual reality four-walled surround-view theater, is the largest resolution immersive display ever...
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Groundbreaking experiment in virtual reality uses video game to ...

Groundbreaking experiment in virtual reality uses video game to ... | Virtual Reality & Positive Games | Scoop.it
By Meghan Frank and Neal Carter Rock Center. Lieutenant Sam Brown could not wait to experience combat. “It's an interesting thing, this desire to go to combat. It's something that's fantasized for people that have not ...
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Video Gamers Can Control Dreams, Study Suggests

Video Gamers Can Control Dreams, Study Suggests | Virtual Reality & Positive Games | Scoop.it
Playing video games gives people the ability to control their dreams, something that could give them an edge in fighting nightmares.
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Video Games are Good for Girls when Parents play too - AboutKidsHealth

Video Games are Good for Girls when Parents play too - AboutKidsHealth | Virtual Reality & Positive Games | Scoop.it
Playing age-appropriate video games may be beneficial for girls, but only when their parents join in.
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Luis Carlos Peña Gordillo's curator insight, March 24, 2013 9:00 PM

Los videojuegos tienen también sus cosas positivas en el mundo moderno.

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Microsoft IllumiRoom concept brings your whole living room into the game

Microsoft IllumiRoom concept brings your whole living room into the game | Virtual Reality & Positive Games | Scoop.it
Microsoft has put together a concept video showing off an immersive gaming setup where gameplay extends beyond the piddling confines of your TV.
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The DeanBeat: The accelerated change of the game industry

The DeanBeat: The accelerated change of the game industry | Virtual Reality & Positive Games | Scoop.it
Waves of change in the game business could either sweep you aside or take you to a new shore.
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The future of Video Game Industry? It definately has Laughing Soul Media in it!

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Can the Wii U Make Video-Game Consoles Cool Again? - Knoxville Metro Pulse

Can the Wii U Make Video-Game Consoles Cool Again? - Knoxville Metro Pulse | Virtual Reality & Positive Games | Scoop.it
Can the Wii U Make Video-Game Consoles Cool Again?Knoxville Metro Pulsethere's one that doesn't get as much attention: video games. In fact, when he declared that the iPhone/iOS was going to become the world's biggest game platform, I scoffed.
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Video games as Good Teachers | Kapp Notes

Video games as Good Teachers | Kapp Notes | Virtual Reality & Positive Games | Scoop.it
Video games as Good Teachers | Kapp Notes http://t.co/WQDYvutA...
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Gaming Proves Touchy With The New Wii U - AllThingsD

Gaming Proves Touchy With The New Wii U - AllThingsD | Virtual Reality & Positive Games | Scoop.it
This week, Nintendo introduced a new videogame console, the Wii U, which uses a 6.2-inch touch-screen controller with features commonly found on smartphones.
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Panoramas.dk - Fullscreen Panoramas Archive - Travel the world in 360degrees

Panoramas.dk - Fullscreen Panoramas Archive - Travel the world in 360degrees | Virtual Reality & Positive Games | Scoop.it
Travel the World for free. Visit Paris - London - Rome - New York etc.
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Innovating by Fusing Reality and Virtual Reality: Joe Pine #3DX | Working Knowledge ®

Innovating by Fusing Reality and Virtual Reality: Joe Pine #3DX | Working Knowledge ® | Virtual Reality & Positive Games | Scoop.it
Looking at the opposites of everyday constraints yields new opportunities for innovation (Ultimate constraint removal: Innovating by Fusing Reality and Virtual Reality: Joe Pine http://t.co/mH7EaOWb...)...
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Lookout Gaming Takes $1.25M Seed Round To Accelerate Indie Game Revenues - TechCrunch

Lookout Gaming Takes $1.25M Seed Round To Accelerate Indie Game Revenues - TechCrunch | Virtual Reality & Positive Games | Scoop.it
Lookout Gaming Takes $1.25M Seed Round To Accelerate Indie Game RevenuesTechCrunchBoston-based startup Lookout Gaming has drawn attention to the city's often-overlooked consumer and mobile gaming community with a $1.25 million seed round from...
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Ten Reasons Playing Video Games Might Be Healthy - Game Informer

Ten Reasons Playing Video Games Might Be Healthy - Game Informer | Virtual Reality & Positive Games | Scoop.it
Video games aren't considered the healthiest hobby, but there are some surprising benefits to playing games. No, this isn't a joke; go laugh at something else.
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4D virtual reality theme park | designboom

4D virtual reality theme park | designboom | Virtual Reality & Positive Games | Scoop.it
the world's first 4D immersive virtual reality theme park features a movie where viewers' movements determine the ending, interactive music-making, a supersized moon installation, and virtual reality games.
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Daniel Schwass's curator insight, March 26, 2014 3:37 AM

A new 4th Dimensional Theme Park which allows users a new experience through the uses of various forms of virtual including: Kinnect, Motion capture, data sensors, RFID bracelets and the use of custom avatars for the user to associate themselves with.
This article details the specifics and attractions of such a park and illustrates how it aims to provide a different experience and not necessarily compete with or replace existing parks. 

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The Science of Mental Fitness • Damn Interesting

The Science of Mental Fitness • Damn Interesting | Virtual Reality & Positive Games | Scoop.it
It?s a testament to the strength and versatility of the human brain that anyone with at least half of one tends to assume that their senses give them direc...
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