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Posts tagged “Solfar Studios”

Feature: Climbing the mountain

What’s Everest VR Actually Like?

I made good on my promise last week and booted up Everest VR [official site] to see what the mountain-summitting experience really had to offer. I was especially curious after seeing so many negative reviews calling it out for being a very expensive tech demo with not much to do. I'm sorry to say that I actually concur with that assessment.

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Onwards And Upwards: Everest VR Released

"If I only could be running up that hill with no problems," sang Kate Bush in her ode to the very real dangers faced by mountaineers attempting to summit Everest to this day and by Mallory and Irvine in 1924 in particular.Luckily for Kate Bush, Everest VR [official site] - Sólfar Studios' attempt to encapsulate something of the experience of climbing Everest in virtual reality…

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Feature: Onwards and upwards

Everest VR Puts You On Top Of The Mountain

While lurking in the upstairs lobby of one of the enormous Moscone buildings I managed to get some time with Everest VR [official site], a virtual reality project which aims to recreate the experience of ascending Everest. I try not to go into virtual reality with particular expectations but I'll admit that Everest VR was the experience where I was most expecting to feel disorientated.…

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