Experience the day Pearl Harbor was attacked in virtual reality

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The day of Dec. 7, the moment in history when the U.S. was attacked by Japan’s forces on American soil at Pearl Harbor in 1941, continues to be a special day of remembrance for citizens of both countries, as it led to a turning point in World War II

Now, at the 75th anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor, we can take a trip back into history thanks to Time’s new “Remembering Pearl Harbor” virtual reality experience on Viveport for the HTC Vive and in the LIFE VR app. 

Told primarily through the accounts of 103-year-old WWII veteran Lt. James Downing, the experience uses information and artifacts from the National WWII Museum and the Library of Congress, as well as gripping visuals and sound design, to transport you back to that fateful day.  Read more…

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Oculus Touch finally makes the Rift a complete VR experience

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Imagine trying to climb a mountain without using your hands. That’s what it’s been like using an Oculus Rift since the category-defining virtual reality headset landed in March. 

The Touch controllers, available Dec. 6, change all of that.

Oculus Touch at last gives Rift users a way to interact with VR environments using their hands. Until now, Rift experiences have been limited to experiences that rely on a standard video game controller or the headset’s included remote control.

The moon-shaped controllers arrive as a pair, one for each hand. They’re not nearly as bulky as the wands for the HTC Vive, and their natural contours guide you to a comfortable, button-accessible grip every time you pick them up. Read more…

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