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How this Austin startup is steering the future of VR gaming

Nov

23

2016

How this Austin startup is steering the future of VR gaming

by Kelly Jackson NOVEMBER 23, 2016 It’s hard to watch TV right now without seeing a commercial advertising a virtual reality headset. But if you look closely, you’ll notice that people using VR headsets are always sitting down. That makes its fair share of sense. With VR, you don’t want people moving around too much. That is, […]

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Reload Studios Embraces Active VR, Adds Virtuix Omni Support to World War Toons

Jul

21

2016

Reload Studios Embraces Active VR, Adds Virtuix Omni Support to World War Toons

by Kevin Carbotte JULY 21, 2016 Virtuix announced that Reload Studios, which former Call of Duty developers founded, has embraced active VR by adding native support for the Virtuix Omni motion platform to World War Toons, its upcoming flagship VR FPS. Reload Studios is developing the World War Toons first person shooter exclusively for virtual […]

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VR TREADMILL MAKER VIRTUIX PARTNERS WITH HERO FOR CHINESE VR ROLLOUT

Jul

07

2016

VR TREADMILL MAKER VIRTUIX PARTNERS WITH HERO FOR CHINESE VR ROLLOUT

By Jon Martindale JULY 7, 2016 Virtuix, the company behind the virtual-reality treadmill, Omni, has announced a partnership with Chinese game publisher Hero Entertainment. Responsible for enormously popular shooters like Crisis Action, the Chinese game firm is looking to install a number of VR arcade setups around the country, with the Omni as a focal […]

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Now Anyone Can Own a Piece of This Virtual Reality Company

Mar

10

2016

Now Anyone Can Own a Piece of This Virtual Reality Company

By John Gaudiosi MARCH 10, 2016 Crowdfunding has expanded into the video game industry in recent years as companies like Fig and Gambitious take advantage of the JOBS Act that opened the door for average people putting money in startups. Now virtual reality startup Virtuix, maker of the Omni motion gamepad, is using crowdfunding site […]

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Virtuix Proved That The Omni Vr Treadmill Is the Real Deal

Jan

22

2016

Virtuix Proved That The Omni Vr Treadmill Is the Real Deal

By Kevin Carbotte JANUARY 22, 2016 8:15 AM One of the products that we were most interested in testing out at CES this year was the Virtuix Omni. Weeks before the show, the CEO of the company, Jan Goetgeluk, informed us there will be an active VR event at CES 2016. Virtuix was going to be […]

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Virtuix Omni Hands-on: Walk across virtual worlds from the comfort of your living room

Jan

20

2016

Virtuix Omni Hands-on: Walk across virtual worlds from the comfort of your living room

by Will Fulton January 20th, 2016 One of the toughest challenges facing VR is how to handle movement. While conventional control schemes like gamepads, or mouse and keyboard, work as well as ever, they do hinder the medium’s promise of total immersion in virtual worlds. And sitting in a chair while moving in-game makes some people […]

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I quite literally ran around a virtual arena and loved it

Jan

06

2016

I quite literally ran around a virtual arena and loved it

by Andrew Tarantola January 6th, 2016 We’ve been watching the development of Virtuix’s Omni VR treadmill since 2013. The company debuted a fully-functional production model at CES 2016 and I was lucky enough to take the $700 device for a test drive — or rather test run. The treadmill doesn’t work like the one at […]

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Virtuix Omni & TRAVR Preview: Natural movements allow deeper immersion

Jun

25

2015

Virtuix Omni & TRAVR Preview: Natural movements allow deeper immersion

by April Marie June 25, 2015 10:00 am Not only did I get to test out some of the hottest virtual reality headsets coming up on the market at E3 2015, I also tried a peripheral for the virtual reality experience – the Virtuix Omni. It’s touted as a “first-of-its-kind” virtual reality gaming platform, and my hands […]

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MMOGames Best of E3 2015 Awards

Jun

24

2015

MMOGames Best of E3 2015 Awards

by Jacob Crawford June 24, 2015 Every year while at E3 we keep our eyes open for the best, keep our ears open to what everyone is talking about, and with the help of hands on time with things we can pick the best of the best. This year was a little bit lighter on the online […]

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