Virtual worlds - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Virtual worlds Baseball coming June 1 to virtual-reality headsets NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball games will soon arrive on virtual-reality headsets. Video in the new At Bat VR app won't be in VR. Rather, the app places you behind home plate and shows you graphical depictions of each pitch, including a colored streak (red for strikes and green for balls) tracing the ball's trajectory. The data come from sensors Major League Baseball already has i... Mon, 22 May 2017 15:34:00 GMT 2017-05-22T15:34:00Z New virtual reality ride features extreme heights, spiders JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey theme park is unveiling what it calls the world's tallest and fastest virtual reality drop ride that will prey on people's fears of heights and spiders. Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson says riders of Drop of Doom VR will plunge 41 stories at speeds of up to 90 mph (145 kph) while battling mutant spiders. ... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:57:00 GMT 2017-04-20T13:57:00Z Facebook wants to augment your reality SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Facebook wants you to sit in your bedroom wearing a headset and take a virtual vacation with faraway friends and family. Or use your smartphone's camera to spruce up your dinky apartment, at least virtually. The promise of augmented and virtual reality was a big focus of Facebook's annual conference for developers on Tuesday. CEO M... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:46:00 GMT 2017-04-18T23:46:00Z World Video Game Hall of Fame names 2017 finalists ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The World Video Game Hall of Fame's 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic "Donkey Kong" that launched Mario's plumbing career to the 2006 living room hit "Wii Sports," that made gamers out of grandparents. The hall of fame at The Strong museum in Rochester said Tuesday that 12 video games... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:14:00 GMT 2017-03-28T14:14:00Z Facebook's Oculus cuts price for Rift's VR headset by $100 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It has gotten cheaper to explore virtual reality on the Oculus Rift headset. The device, made by a company owned by Facebook, now sells for $499. That's a 17 percent markdown from its previous price of $599. The Rift's touch controllers are also being reduced by $100 to $99. Those costs don't include a high-powered ... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:50:00 GMT 2017-03-02T00:50:00Z Francis Ford Coppola developing 'Apocalypse Now' video game NEW YORK (AP) — Francis Ford Coppola wants to make an "Apocalypse Now" video game and he's hoping fans will help pay for it. The director has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $900,000 for what he says will be an "immersive, psychedelic horror role-playing game" based on his classic 1979 Vietnam War film. In a message on the crowd-funding site, Coppola said he wanted ... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:01:00 GMT 2017-01-26T17:01:00Z Review: 'Final Fantasy XV' a rough road trip worth taking During the all-too-brief golden age of "Final Fantasy," from 1997 to 2001, the Tokyo-based studio Square cranked out four memorable installments that are widely regarded as the pinnacle of the Japanese role-playing game. The new "Final Fantasy XV" (Square Enix, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, $59.99) has been in development for 10 years, and it's unlikel... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:41:00 GMT 2016-12-01T16:41:00Z