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As you would expect, online gaming is an industry which relies on technology to succeed. Playing classics like roulette, blackjack or poker online, for example, is simply not possible without the technology in place to facilitate it. As a result, the online gaming sector is always moving forward and looking for ways to use the latest tech to push on and attract even more participants.

One modern example of this idea in action is Virtual Reality (also known as VR). In simple terms, VR puts gamers into a virtual world that feels real. This is something which is very appealing for players and game developers. In recent years, online gaming has started to bring VR into the industry and this has allowed it to use VR tech to develop.

Samsung Unpacked - Gear VR

VR casinos with VR games

 From top online slot games to the best table games, online gaming relies on the titles people can play to draw them in. An increasing number of VR casinos have hit the market in recent years, and while there might not be huge numbers yet, you can be sure that as the technology develops further, this trend will pick up pace in the future.

These VR casinos do pretty much what they say on the tin: they offer people the chance to play fun casino games from home but with a twist. The games these special casinos carry are VR enabled and the whole experience of using the site is conducted through a VR headset. This makes it a unique experience which has opened up new horizons for online gaming.

More immersive, real experience

Innovation is key to any sector and can be seen across all forms of entertainment. The BAFTA Award winners for 2022 reflect advances in film, for example, with some truly groundbreaking movies taking the top prizes.

When it comes to online gaming, VR has picked up plenty of positive attention for the immersive experience it delivers, enabling gamers to go beyond merely sitting in front of their desktop screen or mobile device to passively play a game.

Instead, virtual reality means players are taken into the game and feel like they are actually sitting in a real-life casino. This is a much more rewarding experience which takes online gaming to a whole new level.

Closes gap between offline and online play further

As well as offering a more immersive, authentic way to play games online, VR closes the gap between offline and online play further. This has already been done to some extent with the advent of live casino gaming via the internet. The popularity of these sorts of games shows there is a real market for online play which brings the feel of land-based casinos into your home.

VR in online gaming takes this idea and runs with it. By plunging players into what feels like a real, offline experience, virtual reality blurs the lines between what is real and what is not. For people who like the convenience of playing at home but want to feel that authentic offline experience, it is a winner.

Drives online gaming industry forward

We have already noted that online gaming as a sector relies on the latest tech advances to move forward. VR certainly does this and enables the whole industry to remain at the cutting edge of entertainment.

This in turn allows it to remain relevant in society and not seem boring or old. All of this is crucial for online gaming’s future success and its ability to attract a bigger audience over time.

When you also throw in the extra innovations and creativity that VR offers to game developers, the picture gets clearer. VR as a technology gives game studios so many more possibilities in what they can do and should see VR-based games coming out in greater numbers to wow us.

VR has changed the online gaming world

Although it might not be seen everywhere yet, the growing influence of VR in online gaming is starting to make its mark. As more and more VR gaming platforms open up which offer this way of playing, and as the cost of headsets continues to fall, we should only see VR increase its impact on online gaming in the future.

This of course is great news for players who now have the opportunity to enjoy an even better gaming experience and a more immersive way to have fun.

The Latest Advancements in Reality Gaming

The Latest Advancements in Reality Gaming

The Latest Advancements in Reality Gaming

If you have had the opportunity to stay up to speed with the world of technology, you have probably come to realize by now that realism and the most immersive experience combined together have been significant keys in determining the future of cloud gaming.

Though the same could be said about nearly any type of video game out there, these two specific factors are considered to be the most important, as both realism and immersion allow for much more quicker response times compared to other stimuli. And if you consider yourself to be a gamer, whether amateur or pro, we all know how recent bandwidth and latency issues can turn our gaming experience into something far less enjoyable than it was designed to be. With that being said, these are just some of the reasons why most of the world is experimenting with virtual reality gaming more than ever.

Also known as immersive multimedia in some technology circles, virtual reality has grown to be much more than a stranger at events like E3, but the latest advancements in this hardware and software still continue to turn heads. While the virtual technology we have available is still quite limited in several aspects, it is only the beginning.

The Oculus Rift headset is tested by attendees at the Eurogamer Expo at Earls Court in London.

The Oculus Rift headset is tested by attendees at the Eurogamer Expo at Earls Court in London.

Sony, Oculus, and Facebook — Oh My!

It was only two years ago when Facebook purchased Sony and Oculus VR, which is probably the most popular virtual reality gaming start-up to date. But while the social media giant has yet to carve any solid plans into stone as to what they plan to do with this buy of the century, several other companies are stepping up to the plate with their own virtual reality demonstrations. And as for the rest of the developers, such as Virtuix Omni, add-on virtual reality gaming equipment is creating just as much buzz.

During E3 in 2014, Virtuix Omni revealed their 360-degree treadmill, designed to be used in conjunction with the Oculus Rift headset. They even developed special shoes that users would need to wear with the low-friction surface in order to allow players to slide across the platform.

Though Oculus Rift has been receiving most of the attention since virtual gaming was introduced to the public, it’s not the only piece of hardware that’s been turning heads. Ubisoft and Electronic Arts have also hinted that they will be taking the route of virtual gaming as well in the near future.

Project Morpheus Headset

Project Morpheus Headset

“There is No Spoon” — Project Morpheus

Initially revealed at the 2014 GDC (Game Developers Conference), industry-leader Sony has also decided to join in on the virtual gaming phenomenon with Project Morpheus. Intended to be used in conjunction with the variety of games they already have to offer to consumers, Project Morpheus’ newest evolution has a wide range of features that land right up there with the Oculus Rift. And, if we’re lucky, we may even be able to own one ourselves by 2016.

Complete with a field view that stretches to 100 degrees, Project Morpheus offers a comfortable 5.7-inch OLED screen and is able to support an outstanding 120 FPS (frames per second). In addition, one of its newest features also enables 3D audio and “social screen,” allowing users to project what they see inside the Morpheus system onto a larger television screen, which enables other players to join in.

Samsung Unpacked - Gear VR

Samsung Unpacked – Gear VR

Smartphones Get Smarter — Gear VR

Powered by the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung’s Gear VR is yet another device that has been brought to us by Oculus, the company at the forefront of the virtual reality industry. Known for their brilliant mobile phone models and their display abilities, the Gear VR was designed to give users the most cinematic experience possible in terms of both games and videos.

Using the Note 4, users can easily create an immersive effect by connecting the mobile phone into the VR device in conjunction with the 3D dual lenses. In addition to its simple touch pad and controls, Samsung is planning to give early adopters of this device access to a collection of 360-degree videos and movie trailers from a variety of studios, all pre-loaded.

Gameface Mark IV

Gameface Mark IV

Put Your Game Face On — GameFace

The GameFace prototype by GameFace Labs has certainly come a long way since its first introduction. Now in its fifth iteration, the GameFace virtual reality headset still doesn’t have as many bells and whistles as something like the Oculus and all of its add-ons. Instead, the GameFace offers a more inclusive solution to the casual gamer. Running on a custom Android-based virtual reality operating system, this is truly an all-in-one unit that continues to advance. Now with a 2.5k display, which is the highest in virtual reality, the GameFace headset is one that offers desktop-class graphics and much less latency than its previous models.

The Future of Reality Gaming

Each year we witness more diverse and advanced technology than the year before. And in the case of virtual reality gaming, we can only expect it to continue to grow upwards. From being able to take tours around countries you’ve never visited before to making exercise more interesting, it’s clear to see that this kind of technology has not even begun to reach its full potential. Just imagine all of the current games we play on wired gaming consoles and computers, and how they can improve by moving to a virtual reality system like the Oculus Rift or Morpheus.

Ten years ago, not many people would have ever thought that this kind of technology would ever exist, but then again, no one ever expected mobile phones to do what they are able to do now. Regardless of which genre of games you enjoy playing, whether it’s poker, puzzles, adventure, etc., don’t be too shocked if it becomes enhanced by the inclusion of virtual-reality hardware in the near future. What do you see yourself using this kind of technology for in the future? Games? Social media? With the technology we have available today, there’s no reason to leave any stone unturned.