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PlayStation Vr London Showcase Press Event

Dean Abdou reports from the PlayStation Vr London Showcase Press Event…

It was a beautiful sunny day in London but for me I was led underground to try out some exclusive Vr content for the PlayStation Vr.

During the event we were presented with various titles that will be releasing on the PlayStation Vr. Several were available to try out at this showcase but the three games that I found had the best Vr experience were Statik, The Persistent and the highly anticipated Farpoint. All of these games demonstrated that there is quite a bright future ahead for Psvr.

After being led down the stairs to this underground lair we were immediately greeted with a Vr David Attenborough experience called First Life David Attenborough. This gave us an educational tour of what kind of life existed on the Earth way before man or even dinosaurs. Next to this booth was
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David Attenborough and producer dive deep into potential of Vr

TV veteran’s latest venture with pioneer Atlantic Productions for the Natural History Museum breaks new ground in storytelling

I am sitting in the Natural History Museum and have just been lunged at by a giant swimming scorpion with glittering eyes. It’s so scary I instinctively duck and cower in my seat.

These are the final few seconds of First Life, an experiment in using virtual reality to tell the story of the natural world that is narrated by Sir David Attenborough, and being shown at the South Kensington museum’s educational studio named after the world-famous naturalist.

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'First Life' Virtual Reality Doc Debuts at London's Natural History Museum

'First Life' Virtual Reality Doc Debuts at London's Natural History Museum
Viewers can go on a fascinating exploration of the sea floor and its inhabitants, 540 million years ago, via a new virtual reality presentation, narrated by David Attenborough, which premiered Thursday at London’s Natural History Museum and opens Friday. David Attenborough’s First Life will be presented by the museum with partners Samsung, which is providing Samsung Vr Gear headsets with Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphones to deliver the experience, and Atlantic Productions and its Vr studio Alchemy Vr, which produced the 15-minute CG experience. Read More Fox Sports, NextVR to Demo Live Virtual Reality Experience for U.S. Open At the museum, where First Life is

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Sir David Attenborough on babies, retirement and China: Interview

British broadcasting icon Sir David Attenborough returns to our TV screens this week, fronting the sequel to his hit 2010 series First Life.

David Attenborough's Rise of Animals follows the evolution of vertebrates over the past 500 million years and like all of the naturalist's projects, it makes utterly compelling television.

Digital Spy was lucky enough to have a quick interview with Attenborough about the show, his life and why you'll never hear him talking to us about margarine.

On Monday mornings

"I used to have an office job at the BBC for eight years. Monday morning was Monday morning then. But you're right, Monday isn't particularly Monday morning any more. I'm very lucky in that sense."

On returning to China for his new show

"It's changed hugely. When I first went it was a very, very alien place. So I was intrigued to go back this time and in many ways it was depressingly Europeanised.
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David Attenborough: big BBC salaries are huge embarrassment

Presenter says he fears row over payoffs could damage corporation and funding cut would be 'catastrophe'

Sir David Attenborough, one of the BBC's longest-standing presenters, has described the big salaries of senior management as a "huge embarrassment" and said it would be a "catastrophe" if the corporation's funding was cut.

Attenborough spoke out in the wake of the latest controversy around executive pay at the BBC, where £60m was paid to outgoing executives over an eight-year period, including more than £1m to the former deputy director general Mark Byford. BBC executives past and present were roundly condemned by MPs on the Commons public accounts committee on Monday, with its chair, the Labour MP Margaret Hodge, accusing them of "covering their backs" over the payoff scandal.

Speaking on Monday, just before the committee hearing, the naturalist and broadcaster, whose latest BBC2 series, Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates, begins later this month,
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Larry King receives Lifetime Achievement Award at 32nd Annual News & Documentary Emmys

Larry King receives Lifetime Achievement Award at 32nd Annual News & Documentary Emmys
The 32nd Annual Emmy Awards for News & Documentary took place at New York City’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on Monday night, and CBS walked away the biggest victor of the evening, with 10 wins. Larry King was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his decades-spanning career in broadcasting, including 25 years of Larry King Live. King was presented with the award by NBC anchor Brian Williams, who King cited alongside Dan Rather as one of his “two favorite people.” An emotional King told the audience, “I was lucky enough to be in a business where I really didn’t have to work.
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Elgar – The Man Behind the Mask | Unreported World | David Attenborough's First Life and more | Tonight's TV highlights

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Elgar – The Man Behind the Mask | Unreported World | David Attenborough's First Life and more

Elgar – The Man Behind The Mask

7.30pm, BBC4

Don't think of Elgar as being all about triumphalist Edwardian bluster, suggests this excellent documentary. Instead, we're offered an "English Mahler", a man whose music is far more ironic and subtle than conventional wisdom would have you believe. At a personal level too, Elgar emerges as a complex character: sometimes "gauche and offensive", with a huge chip on his shoulder, and yet also a restless romantic. How to resolve such apparent contradictions? Elgar "particularly enjoyed bamboozling posterity", offers musician David Owen Norris.

Unreported World

7.30pm, Channel 4

The Central African Republic, the world's least creatively named country, compensates with a rather more imaginative attitude in other areas. The country is dominated by widespread belief in witchcraft, and Central Africans continue to show faith in traditional healers, with more
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