The battle of visual peripherals is heating up. This generation has seen an explosion of announcements for virtual reality (VR) between gaming companies such as Sony and Valve, to Facebook’s purchase of the Oculus Rift, even Samsung with it’s Samsung Gear VR. Microsoft has been a bit of an outlier. It didn’t move to develop a VR platform in house. They took a different route with the HoloLens in what they described as “augmented reality.” There hasn’t been much shown on stage or otherwise from the major VR players. In general it’s mostly silence and secrets and technical updates behind closed doors. This makes it hard to convey to consumers why this technology is important and how it could benefit your entertainment in new and exciting ways. Microsoft’s HoloLens succeeded in accomplishing that during their conference.
Unlike virtual reality the HoloLens doesn’t have a innate synchronization with games. Virtual Reality hardware aims to surround and isolate the wearer’s vision and hearing to cut them off from reality. HoloLens is the half-way point between reality and virtual reality. A head mounted piece of hardware that is used similar to a pair of glasses, it augments and overlaps with what exists in the real world around you. Microsoft has other uses planned with HoloLens outside of gaming, but depending on how HoloLens is used can contribute great video game experiences. Using the best selling PC game of all time, a with wide-spread world wide appeal, and a game which they now own the IP, Minecraft, Microsoft displayed what HoloLens can really do. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, so watch the video below and just think of the possibilities.
Watch The Brand New Overwatch Animated Short “Shooting Star”
Blizzard has released a brand new animated short for Overwatch. This time the animated short focuses on the character of D.Va and her origin story. The YouTube video’s description reads “Behold the origin story of Overwatch’s hyper-focused and talented mech pilot in our latest animated short: Shooting Star!”
You can watch the full “Shooting Star” animated short below. Enjoy!
Mowgli: First Trailer & Behind The Scenes Video
The first official trailer and also behind the scenes video has just been released for Mowgli, which is a film adapted from the Rudyard Kipling novel ‘The Jungle Book’.
Mowgli: Behind The Scenes with Andy Serkis
Mowgli: Official Trailer
Roadshow films writes for the film synopsis “The story follows the upbringing of the human child Mowgli, raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own. All but one: the fearsome tiger Shere Khan. But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.”
The film comes directed by Andy Serkis, and stars Christian Bale as Bagheera, Cate Blanchett as Kaa, Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan, Naomie Harris as Nisha, Andy Serkis as Baloo, Matthew Rhys as Lockwood, Freida Pinto as Messua and Rohan Chand as Mowgli.
A Quiet Place – New Clip
Take a look at this clip from A Quiet Place, a science fiction/horror film known to rely more on sound than on dialogue and it’s also pretty scary!
If you haven’t seen it at the cinema yet, I’m happy to recommend it. You can find my spoiler free review for the film here.
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