If you are not familiar with Virtual Reality or trying to get grips with what to use it for (apart from gaming) Google search and keywords are your friend. However, if you are not sure what to search for or just want a “safe” place to start your VR education, please read on.
We did the homework for you and rounded up the top 5 Virtual (VR) Augmented (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) forums for Tech updates, and the best Commerce, Marketing, Production, Training, Education and Gaming use cases.
Without further ado:
As it says on the can: “Discovering the Best in VR News Stories and Top Virtual Reality (VR) Content.”
A good site to start with. You will find all the mainstream tech updates; and good selection of the latest case studies and examples on utilising VR for various commercial purposes. Think Innovation, Education, Marketing, Training, Healthcare applications and more. There are also Videos and Podcasts for those on the go. (but not if you are driving, unless it’s a driverless car
SENSE-R’s favourite: Man Loses 138 Pounds Following Beat Saber Workout Routine
Easy to navigate site with daily news roundups and exclusive releases from VR developers and some of the up-and-coming hardware solution providers (think haptic extensions and wireless adapters for mainstream headsets).
It’s a good place for getting up to date with the latest VR tech (exciting to non-developer types too) and industry-specific case studies in the Guest Articles section.
SENSE-R favourite: The 5 Best Free Games on HTC Vive
The offspring of the VR Room Festival (or was it the other way around?) the site is a great mix of VR tech, Gaming, Entertainment, Business, Trend updates and articles about inspiring applications of VR in “real life”. There is an impressive “Guide to VR” section with articles on everything from hardware set up to “12 Creative VR Uses for Your Business”
SENSE-R favourite: First VR Wish Sends Boy to Saturn in VR
Slightly more developer and gaming focused. Articles and forums are organised by the development platforms (or hardware “make” for the VR novice). Our favourite is the robust “How to” section with guides and plain-worded setup instructions for almost all the mainstream hardware brands available.
SENSE-R favourite: Step Inside Art with VR; a natural fit for VR integration.
Although the site’s interface is not for the faint-hearted. (Remember the old chat forums?) It is an excellent site to snoop around for answers to all the technology and use-case type questions you might be a bit shy to ask in person. More technical than the above top 4, but if you are not afraid to ask 100s of VR geeks (and we say geek with the utmost respect) will be there to answer you.
SENSE-R favourite: Community Generated Content & Videos Page