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‘Jetpack Vacation’ Is Basically ‘Rocket League’ In VR


Gooooaaaaaal! Available now on SteamVR headsets, Jetpack Vacation is a hilarious VR sports game that has you flying about a virtual stadium and using your head to hit a massive soccer ball into your opponent’s goal.

Ekto VR hands-on: the craziest boots to walk in VR

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One of my favorite demos at AWE has been with Ekto VR boots , which have probably been the craziest devices that I’ve tried during the expo… and I totally loved them for it! Ekto VR. Locomotion in VR is still an unsolved problem. Apart from the software solutions (e.g.


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Rats Play ‘DOOM’ Using VR-Like System


We’ve seen our fair share of bizarre VR experiments over the years, but this one might just take the cake.

Holo-Light showed me that AR cloud rendering may already work

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There is a lot of talking about cloud rendering, and at AWE I have been able to try the solution proposed by German startup Holo-Light, and it was interesting to see that it worked quite well. Holo-Light. Holo-Light is a company working in providing cloud rendering solutions for XR.

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

Niantic Raises $300M Investment at $9 Billion Valuation to build “real-world metaverse”

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Niantic, the company behind Pokémon GO , today announced it has raised a $300 million Series D investment which values the company at $9 billion.

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The 5th Annual VR Awards Hosted by AIXR


The Fifth Annual VR Awards hosted by the Academy of International Extended Reality (AIXR) took place last Thursday night. Held remotely, the ceremony took place in AltspaceVR this year, after having taken place in VRChat last year. The VR Awards in AltspaceVR.

Amazing VR App Turns Any Room Into A Mixed Reality Stargazing Lounge


This mixed reality stargazing experience for Quest opens the windows into outer space.

Quest 2 is Already on Sale for Black Friday

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We’re keeping an eye on the best Oculus Quest 2 Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2021 deals, don’t blink or you might miss the best Quest 2 sale of the year! The Best Oculus Quest 2 Black Friday 2021 Sales. Image courtesy Facebook. Oculus Quest 2 (128GB).

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AR Briefs, Episode 52: Mobile AR Revenue Outlook

AR Insider

Though mobile AR continues to be challenged in gaining mainstream traction, there are bright spots. Revenue continues to gain momentum in advertising, commerce, and enterprise productivity. We go behind the numbers in the latest AR Briefs episode.

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How to Train Employees 65% Faster With Virtual Reality

With a rapidly changing economy, Avangrid Renewables looked to virtual reality to develop a standardized form of immersive training in order to onboard and upskill technicians faster than ever before.

XR Trends to Watch In 2022


As the embodied XR technologies (VR, AR, and MR) have emerged out of their infancy over the past few years, the corresponding terminology and its correct application has become bewildering for many.

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Deadmau5 & Niantic Developing Planet-Scale Music Metaverse


Gaming platform PIXELYNX partners with Niantic to create Pokémon Go -like collectible music experience .

The Importance of Hand Tracking UX Design

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Today I take a break from my posts about AWE to host a guest post by Dejan Gajsek , Content Marketing Manager at Circuit Stream. Dejan defines himself as “a huge marketing nerd” , that loves finding out what makes companies great and why.

HP Reverb G2 Sees Its Best Sale Price Yet for Black Friday

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We’re keeping an eye on the best HP Reverb G2 Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2021 deals, don’t blink or you might miss the best Reverb G2 sale of the year! The Best Reverb G2 Black Friday 2021 Sales. Image courtesy HP.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Resident Evil 4 VR Mercenaries Mode Arriving In 2022, Leak Reveals

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It looks Resident Evil 4 VR will be getting the much-requested Mercenaries mode sometime in 2022. Biohazard Cast reported on an Oculus YouTube video with a trailer for the mode, revealing it will arrive as a free update next year.

Zakeke Releases Study on VR and AR Retail, Launches New Web Viewer Tool


The two great barriers to markets rolling out VR and AR retail are understanding and implementation. Zakeke is an Italian software company running everything from print to engraving to digital modeling solutions.

The XR Week Peek (2021.11.22): Quest maybe has sold 10 M units or maybe not, Roblox goes VR, and more!

The Ghost Howls

I am back in Italy! The trip to the US has been incredibly interesting: I have met many amazing people and tried many innovative devices, so I have been very satisfied with having gone there.

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‘Hitman 3’ is Finally Getting PC VR Support, Arriving January 2022

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IO Interactive today announced that Hitman 3 (2021) is finally getting PC VR support, coming just in time for the game’s one-year anniversary.

Blade And Sorcery: Nomad Gets Mod Support With New Update

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The latest update to Blade And Sorcey: Nomad brings mod support to the Quest 2 exclusive. When the standalone version of the PC VR hit launched earlier this month developer Warp Frog confirmed that it was working to bring mods to the game, but it wasn’t completely clear how that would look.

Can Retailers Generate Foot Traffic with AR?

AR Insider

Niantic’s lesser-known Sponsorship Platform positions sponsors’ real-world locations as in-game waypoints. This can result in measurable foot traffic and ringing cash registers. We examine the evidence in this week's Data Dive. The post Can Retailers Generate Foot Traffic with AR?

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‘MissionX’ Arena-Scale VR Laser Tag Out Now On App Lab


Battle friends and family in immersive free-roam battles using your Oculus (Meta) Quest VR headset. M i ssion X is a killer arena-scale free-roam VR experience that turns any open space—such as a warehouse, basketball court, backyard, or office space—into a virtual battlefield.

How NASA’s amazing Super Guppy is helping the Artemis moon missions

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NASA is using its extraordinary Super Guppy aircraft to transport parts of the Orion spacecraft that will be heading to the moon in the next few years. News Artemis lunar mission Moon NASA space


Resolution Games Acquires Studio Behind ‘Carly and the Reaperman’ Quest Port

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Resolution Games, a leading developer of XR content, has acquired Zero Index, the studio which helped bring Odd Raven Studios’ VR co-op game Carly and the Reaperman (2018) to the Quest platform earlier this year.

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Skyrim VR Mod Uses Your Brain To Charge Magic

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This new Skyrim VR mod uses your brain to charge your magic meter. Modder Cangar recently showed his work on adding support for a relatively simple brain-computer interface (BCI) to Bethesda’s epic RPG.

Will Full-Body VR Like “Sword Art Online” Ever Be Possible?

AR Insider

The goal of gaming has always been to escape reality. And VR is getting us there gradually. But what about fully immersive experiences that include all the senses, including haptics? We break down the outlook for full-dive VR. The post Will Full-Body VR Like “Sword Art Online” Ever Be Possible?

‘Bean Stalker’ Adds New Frozen Wasteland Environment


This latest update introduces a third beanstalk to explore along with a new temperature system, weapons, and enemies.

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Growth in the smart home will be fueled by these transformative trends

Digital Trends

The smart home continues to grow and encompass a wide field of categories, but here are the transformative trends that will continue to fuel it. Smart Home smart home

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Report: ‘Resident Evil 4’ VR is Getting ‘Mercenaries’ Game Mode in Free Update Next Year

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Resident Evil 4 launched on Meta Quest 2 back in October, bringing the survival horror game to VR for the first time.

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Deep Rock Galactic VR Mod In The Works

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The next VR mod to keep an eye out for is for Ghost Ship Games’ Deep Rock Galactic. Brian Tate, an evangelist of the VR mod scene, revealed a first look at the project from developers Kosro, Herr Fristi and Alchemist, which you can see below.