Technological Developments in the Gaming World Over the Past Decade

Technological Developments in the Gaming World Over the Past Decade

Technology is quickly evolving, and the gaming sector is not left behind. Gaming has recently changed, leaving a thin line between virtual and reality gaming. Over the years, there has been rapid growth and evolvement, particularly in the gaming industry. Just look at certain stocks, such as Skillz stock, to see how gaming stocks are growing in the particular stock market sector. The gaming industry has developed beyond our imagination with recent developments in modern technology.  We cannot imagine living without smartphones, digital devices, and various high technology gadgets. Recently…

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Facebook VR ads face massive hurdle as review bombing begins

Facebook VR ads - Thumbs Down

Not even a week after the announcement, the participating game developer has backed out. Less than one week after announcing the testing of Facebook VR ads on its Oculus platform, a major roadblock has already revealed itself. This started with considerable backlash among Oculus virtual reality headset users. The game developer that agreed to participate in the Facebook VR ads testing has decided to withdraw from the trial. This occurred when players of the game Blaston would see tests of advertising and responded by review bombing the game. Review bombing…

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Facebook testing ads on Oculus virtual reality headsets

Virtual reality headsets - person wearing oculus VR headset

The social network has started displaying ads for the VR device wearer to see. Facebook has started displaying ads in its Oculus virtual reality headsets, even though Palmer Luckey has previously said the company would never take that step. The company referred to the newly displayed ads on the VR wearables as an experiment. The social network has specified that this experiment is exclusive to a single game, called Balston, in which the ads will start appearing. However, it also stated that other developers will begin to roll out similar…

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Virtual reality technology messes with your perception of time

Virtual Reality technology - Person playing VR Game

New research shows that a VR user’s sense of time is affected while playing games in this format. Research conducted by UC Santa Cruz researchers has determined that virtual reality technology users suffer a notably larger distortion to their perception of time than users of traditional screens. The concept behind the study was raised by then cognitive science undergraduate Grayson Mullen. Mullen experienced the distortion himself while using virtual reality technology and it caught his interest. Though he already knew that existing research showed that video games can cause players…

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MIT generates real-time 3D holograms using artificial intelligence

3D holograms - M.I.T

This new AI based method could be used for virtual reality, 3D printing and other applications. A new method using artificial intelligence has allowed researchers at M.I.T. to be able to generate 3D holograms in real time. When used for virtual reality, this method may help to reduce the sense of nausea among users. Among the reasons that virtual reality has yet to become mainstream is that users often feel sick from the current experience. Despite the hype around VR technology, TV screens, computer monitors, and even smaller screens such…

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