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MassVR opens virtual reality experience a gamer could love

MassVR opens virtual reality experience a gamer could love

By Mayan Darbyshire

February 5, 2018

Video game enthusiasts rejoice: The new wave of interactive gaming is here, pulling players and their virtual reality headsets from cramped living rooms into a fully interactive arena.This one-of-a-kind un...

Virtual reality documentary film shown at Feminist Film Festival | The Columbia Chronicle

April 25, 2016

Executively produced by Planned Parenthood, “Across the Line” is a documentary film with fiction elements that provides a virtual reality experience of a woman’s journey for a legal abortion. The fi...

Virtual reality only semi-real

By Grady Flanary

April 4, 2016

Despite the fanfare leading up to the March 28 launch of the Oculus Rift virtual reality system, VR fever has not yet reached a boiling point. The current VR technology’s lack of features and functionality guarantee that only enthusiasts are likely to adopt the fledgling technology.Despite the hype about a potential broad range of personal and business applications, since its inception, VR has focused on entertainment. The...

Columbia Core: Where are we now?

Columbia Core: Where are we now?

February 15, 2016

Faculty, staff and some students gathered Feb. 8 at the Stage Two auditorium in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building to discuss the next phase of revising Columbia’s curriculum: planning the Core.Steven C...

Journalists face virtual reality

By Opinions Editor

January 25, 2016

Virtual reality once seemed like something out of a sci-fi movie, but 2016 could be the year personal virtual reality systems, like virtual reality headsets, are incorporated into daily life—and daily journalism.The Oculus Rift virtual reality system—a headset device that hooks up to a PC and is designed for gaming—debuted for preorder for $599 at the Jan. 6 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and will ship to stores ...

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