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Crytek’s ‘The Climb’ is The Best Selling Rift Game To Date

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Oculus has confirmed that Crytek’s The Climb is the platform’s best selling Rift game to date, and among a handful of titles that have grossed more than $1 million on the company’s VR storefront. When it comes to VR platforms today, data is hard to come by.

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Google’s Expeditions Educational VR Platform Is Now Available To All

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Much of Google’s work in VR has been consumer-facing, but one of the first initiatives the company launched with the tech was education-focused. Expeditions was a platform to take entire classes on virtual field trips using Google Cardboard.

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Star Wars: Jedi Challenges Makes You An AR Jedi

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Disney announced Star Wars: Jedi Challenges at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA today, and revealed it was partnering with Lenovo and Lucasfilm to create a new consumer AR headset.

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This $99 AR Headset Is A Game Changer

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You can pre-order the Prism headset today. Fresh out of stealth-mode, Mira is looking to bring augmented reality (AR) to the masses. Dubbed Prism, this untethered AR headset is powered by an iPhone and comes in at an accessible price of $99.

OpenSim land area passes 80,000 region milestone

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The total reported land area of OpenSim’s public grids has passed 80,000 regions — a record high. This is despite the fact that InWorldz, the most popular OpenSim grid, did not report its land area this month.

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Ahead of Comic Con Disney’s D23 Expo announced Marvel VR for Oculus, A Star Wars AR HEADSET!, and a Star Wars theme park.oh AND reveled the Kingdom Hearts 3 Toy Story Trailer!!!

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I consider my self a Disney fan, I love Tron and Darkwing Duck, also since I am a big Star Wars and Marvel fan over the past few years I have to say I have become a bigger Disney fan.

Get Ready For The Self-Driving Economy

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Autonomous transportation. If you’re reading this, you have an internet connection, so you’ve heard all about how autonomous vehicles (AVs) are coming to take our jobs, eliminate traffic and give machines the power to make moral choices.

The 10 Coolest Things Being Built with Apple’s ARKit Right Now

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Apple’s ARKit has been out for developers since it was announced last month. Because of the mind-boggling number of iPhones and iPads capable of running ARKit, the new tool is already spreading its augmented reality wings across the Internet thanks to a diverse set of developers.

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Oculus And Disney Announce Marvel Powers United VR

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Oculus’ Jason Rubin promised a big new Studios title to reveal this week and he certainly didn’t disappoint; Oculus and Disney’s Marvel have just announced Marvel Powers United VR at Disney’s D23 expo in the Anaheim Convention Center.

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VR Roller Coasters Collide in Madrid; 33 Injured Including Children

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Spanish authorities say 33 people, including six children under 10 years old, have been injured in a roller coaster collision equipped with VR headsets.

Unity is taking a shot at creating the standard for VR advertising starting with SAW!

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Game Engine powerhouse Unity Technologies is taking a shot at figuring out VR advertising. This week Unity Technologies revelaed key components of its plan which detailed a customizable VR native ad format for brands to create their own integrated experiences.

Accommodation and Vergence in Head-mounted Displays

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Why do virtual objects close to my face appear blurry when wearing a VR headset? My vision is fine! And why does the real world look strange immediately after a long VR session?

This Restaurant is Using Google Daydream to Train Employees

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If you’ve ever worked at a fast food or fast-casual restaurant, you know how the first day inevitably goes. The manager sits you down in some store room, wheels in a TV and makes you watch a training video that’s about as immersive as watching paint dry.

Hands-On: ViveNChill Fan Helps Fight Sweaty Faces and Foggy Lenses

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I sweat a lot. If I’m standing outside with the sun up and a little breeze, it’s only a matter of time before I start sweating. Going for a jog? I’ll be pouring with sweat before most people are even breathing heavily.

What Will Advertisements Look Like in VR?

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As VR entertainment and experiences continue to grow each year, the growth of VR advertisements seems inevitable—but will they be immersive or interruptive?

Deadpool added to the Marvel Powers United VR roster and you can play it at Comic-Con!

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To celebrate San Diego Comic-Con Oculus announced that Deadpool latest addition to the Marvel Powers United VR roster, joining Hulk, Captain Marvel, and Rocket Raccoon in the lineup for one of the most anticipated VR game of 2018. At Comic-Con this week?

Introducing Forrester’s New Brand Energy Framework – Emotions Fuel Your Brand’s Energy

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To most marketers, this is an age-old axiom: emotions drive brands. And emotional motivators, like pixie dust, are sprinkled by the likes of Apple, Harley, Lego, and Patagonia to create a frenzied devotion that, on a good day, can give the Star Trek fandom a run for its money. But how does one create pixie […]. B2B marketing B2C marketing brand experience branding chief marketing officer (CMO

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‘Echelon’ Mixed-Reality Board Game is Like Star Wars ‘HoloChess’ for HoloLens

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uSens Reveals Improved 6DOF Inside-Out Positional Tracking For Mobile VR

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It’s been nearly a year since we’ve heard from uSens. Back then, we wrote about the company’s new mobile SDK , offering positional tracking for smartphone-based headsets as well as hand-tracked input.

The Creepy VR School Bus at Comic-Con

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Warner Bros. is taking attendees for a ride.

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Study shows VR Could Improve Eyesight in Children

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China is spearheading the research on health, and one such study caught our attention as estimates show that over a million VR headsets are being shipped each month (in China alone).

And the Duopoly Strikes Again

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The acquisition of Rocket Fuel by Sizmek is not so much an example of ad tech consolidation as it is one of the power of the Facebook/Google duopoly to quash competitors, this time on the buy side. Now, it’s not as though Rocket Fuel didn’t make mistakes. To start with, they are part of an […

Holovis Uses Giant Robot Arms for Intense VR Motion Simulated Experiences

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First demonstrated to theme park executives at the Asian Attractions Expo in Singapore last month, Holovis ’ R3ex (Rideable Realtime Robot Experiences) project combines virtual reality with four/six-axis robot arm amusement rides.

JigSpace With ARKit Gives You AR Manuals For Just About Anything

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We’ve seen how AR can thrive as an instructional platform before, but what if there was a singular AR app that could teach you how to work with practically anything? JigSpace wants to be that app.

Your VR and AR Event Guide to Comic-Con 2017

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San Diego Comic-Con kicks off this week, and if last year is any indicator, we can again expect VR to make a major showing during the four-day conference.

Blade Runner 2049 Replicant Pursuit – launching at SDCC

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Almost every other movie these days has a virtual reality tie in. It’s almost unavoidable considering how popular VR is. That’s especially true if the film in question is fantasy or, better yet, sci-fi.

An Interview: Lily Varon And The E-commerce Brasil Org On – you guessed it – eCommerce In Brazil

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An interview I did with E-commerce Brasil published online today in Portuguese. I’ve been getting requests for it in English so I thought I’d post it here. Happy reading! The State of Retail eCommerce in Brazil” series gave us an intereting look at eCommerce in Brazil during a difficult economic situation in the country. […]. ecommerce Latin America

Google Tests Interactive Learning with VR Espresso Machine, “People learned faster and better in VR”

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The team behind Daydream, Google’s mobile VR platform, is currently conducting experiments with the aim of broadening virtual reality’s usecase to include more interactive learning.

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Leap Motion Raises $50 Million For Its Finger Tracking Technology

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VR and AR headsets are heading to market from Microsoft, Google, Facebook and others that have a wide range of capabilities. Just last week we learned about Facebook’s plan for a $200 headset that occupies the low end of the market while Google continues work on a six degrees of freedom standalone headset. What’s unclear is just how you’ll be able to interact with the virtual worlds and objects produced inside these headsets.

Oculus Unveils Blade Runner VR Experience At Comic Con; Teases New Content

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Oculus debuts the first of three upcoming Blade Runner VR titles for Gear VR & Rift along with an immersive new experience in San Diego.

This incredible VR system doesn’t require a headset

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A new type of virtual reality experience doesn’t require users to wear a VR headset.

Xenoma Mixes AI with AR / VR, Launches e-Skin Clothing for Gesture Tracking

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A year ago, small Japanese company Xenoma launched its concept dubbed e-skin, clothing fit with wires that enable positional and gesture tracking without the use of external cameras.

Leap Motion Grabs $50M Investment for Class-leading Hand-tracking Tech

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Leap Motion, a veteran player in the virtual reality sector (having been founded two years ahead of Oculus), has announced the closure of a Series C investment round totaling $50 million.

Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Preview with Mixed Reality Improvements

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Microsoft released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with shell, gaming, Task Manager, mixed reality, and delivery optimization improvements. This is the seventh build of the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update , which is slated to arrive later this year (likely in September). Windows 10 is a service , meaning it was built in a very different way from its predecessors so it can be regularly updated with not just fixes, but new features , too.