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VR Theme Parks Emerge as New Urban Entertainment Trend

VR Theme Parks Emerge as New Urban Entertainment Trend

SEOUL, Mar. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — If you think virtual reality (VR) games are only for tech geeks who like cool gadgets and are attracted to giving free rein to their imaginations inside head-mounted displays (HMD), that’s not the case anymore. VR games have been in the spotlight as one of the hottest entertainment trends [...]

Military Seeks to Harness Cutting-edge Technologies for Troop Training

Military Seeks to Harness Cutting-edge Technologies for Troop Training

SEOUL, Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s military will seek to employ virtual reality, artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies for field training, defense operations and troop welfare, Seoul’s defense ministry said Friday. Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo convened a session of his ministry’s “smart defense innovation” panel to discuss how to capitalize on such [...]

‘Screen Golf’ Expands Scope of Teeing Up in S. Korea

‘Screen Golf’ Expands Scope of Teeing Up in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Thirty-year-old fund manager Park Jong-il, who works in the financial district of Yeouido in western Seoul, tees off at his favorite golf course located on the southern resort island of Jeju at least once a week after work. Instead of booking the one-hour flight and possibly reserving a hotel [...]

8 out of 10 People “Interested” in Virtual Reality Content

8 out of 10 People “Interested” in Virtual Reality Content

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — As a flood of theme parks and gaming centers featuring virtual reality (VR) content have been attracting customers, a new survey highlighting the interest in VR content by the mass public was published yesterday. According to the market research firm Embrain, 81.3 percent of 1,000 adult respondents between the [...]

Military Showcases High-Tech Training System Based on Virtual Reality

Military Showcases High-Tech Training System Based on Virtual Reality

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean army showed off firing exercises based on virtual reality and training exercises in augmented reality at the Korean Military Academy yesterday with 80 high-level military officials present at the demonstration session including Kim Yong-u, the Army Chief of Staff. Last year, the Korean Military Academy won a [...]