The Experimental

Future Tech: VirZOOM Controller for Active VR Games


For developers evaluating controllers for experimental and upcoming VR games, the VirZOOM Controller is certainly worth keeping an eye on in 2016. The VirZOOM allows gamers to pedal to propel themselves within the virtual gaming world. Steering the VirZOOM is handled by tracking the head mounted display (HMD) in your design. Photos from the VirZOOM blog of the alpha version of the controller include action buttons on the bike’s handle bars. According to the official frequently asked questions page a “VirZOOM Beta will be available in limited quantities in Q1 2016.”

To find out more about the VirZOOM and follow the project’s development visit the VirZOOM site.

Gamer Based Cryptocurrency Gamers Coin Arrives

On February 17 of 2014 a new Cyrptocurrency arrived; the Gamerscoin (GMC). Like many extensions of the Bitcoin concept, the gamer-entric fork in digital commodity family offers a range unique elements. One of Gamerscoin‘s competitive advantages is speed. Gamerscoin is promoted as having a transaction confirmation speed of 60 seconds or less. The GMC is still a relatively new currency being traded on a handful of exchanges but combined with its gamer community based focus (including community on Steam) for the currency, the GMC may be worth a look.