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Magic Leap is Offering Individual Developers up to $500K for Their AR Projects

Road to VR

At Magic Leap’s developer conference last month, the company announced they were ready to throw down serious cash to developers to build apps for their new AR headset, Magic Leap One.

AT&T Reveals Winners of First Magic Leap Hackathon

Next Reality AR

Now that its first developer conference is in the rearview mirror, Magic Leap continues to nurture its content development community, this time with an assist from strategic investor and retail partner AT&T. After accepting submissions through Oct.

You Should Definitely Buy A PSVR This Black Friday

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You might have noticed that we’re quite fond of VR here at Upload. In fact, we’re absolutely enthralled about it; we love to play in it, talk about it and write about it. But, when it comes to actually recommending you buy a VR headset?

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Disney Researchers Introduce ‘MotionStick’ AR Puppeteering

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Disney Researchers build off an idea from 2011 to develop a new way to puppeteer digital characters in augmented reality.

All you need to know about the leaked Valve VR headset: is Half-Life 3/2 coming?

The Ghost Howls

The VR ecosystem is in fibrillation because of the leak of a possible upcoming next-gen Valve HMD headset. But what do we know about it? Well, in this article I’ll try to summarize all that we know and all the main speculations regarding it.

Toyota Begins Testing HoloLens for Production Process Improvements

Next Reality AR

With HoloLens and its enterprise-focused software offerings, Microsoft continues to make an impression on companies looking to adopt augmented reality, with Toyota Motor Corporation among the latest.

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Cutting Edge VR

Tech Trends VR

Fundamental VR is partnering with the Mayo Clinic to democratize the next generation of haptic surgical training simulation tools. Globally, 5 Billion people don’t have access to safe surgery due to lack of trained professionals. In the U.S.

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Japanese Man Spends $17,500 In ‘Cross-Dimensional’ Wedding To Hatsune Miku

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Akihiko Kondo’s “marriage” to the 16-year-old holographic pop star is just the latest in an increasingly prominent trend of holographic marriages.

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Nomadic’s Arizona Sunshine Experience Brings Location-Based VR To New Interactive Heights

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We’re at the point now where it typically takes a lot to really ‘Wow!’ ’ me with VR. After covering the industry heavily for almost three years, I’ve seen and played a lot.

Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges Update Lets You Turn to the Dark Side via Kylo Ren Lightsaber

Next Reality AR

Any real Star Wars fan knows that fear is a path to the dark side, as it leads to anger, and then suffering. For players of Star Wars Jedi Challenges, though, access to the antagonistic side of the Force is now available through their mobile apps.

Niantic and WB Games have unveiled the first teaser trailer for the Harry Potter AR game.

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Niantic and WB Games have unveiled the first teaser trailer for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite™, the upcoming augmented reality (AR) mobile game that will put magic in the hands of players worldwide. The highly anticipated game will launch in 2019.

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Oculus Launches Referral Program, Free Store Credit When a Friend Buys Rift or Go

Road to VR

As the adage goes, the more, the merrier. Oculus is taking it to heart this holiday season in the US with its new referral program that could net you, and up to three friends significant savings on hardware and content.

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Baobab’s Star-Studded VR Short ‘Crow: The Legend’ Now Available Free On Oculus & YouTube

VRScout

Take on the role of the ‘The Spirit of the Seasons’ in this animated retelling of a Native American origin legend. Celebrated VR animation studio Baobab , the team behind Emmy-award-winning VR shorts Invasion! and Asteroids! ,

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Rumor: PSVR 2 To Ditch Break Out Box, Introduce New Move Controllers

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Take this one with a big pinch of salt right now, but some interesting rumors about a hypothetical PSVR 2 popped up online this week. Reddit user RuthenicCookie recently made some claims about Sony’s VR follow-up, which will apparently run on the unannounced PlayStation 5 console. Usually, we wouldn’t touch rumors like these but, in the same thread, RuthenicCookie correctly stated that Sony would be announcing they were pulling out of E3 2019 yesterday.

Wonderscope iPhone App Turns Bedrooms into Stages for Children's Stories in Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

Augmented reality content makers often position the technology as a new storytelling medium. And who loves stories more than children?

INDIE PRODUCTION COMPANY BAOBAB STUDIOS WORLD PREMIERES ANIMATED SHORT “CROW: THE LEGEND”

Cats and VR

Baobab Studios proudly announced today the official global release of “Crow: The Legend”.

Fire Investigators Are Now Using VR Photogrammetry Tech to Assess Damage to Homes

Road to VR

A house fire is a sickening reality, but when it’s finally time to clean up and tally losses, that’s where fire investigators come in.

YouTube VR Now Available On Oculus Go

VRScout

The internet’s most convenient video-sharing service finally arrives on the world’s most convenient VR headset.

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Tvori Gets 360 Video Exporting, Here’s How It Looks

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VR animation app Tvori is making it even easier for people to watch its content inside headsets. An update to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive app, which aims to make animation and storytelling accessible for all, adds in the ability to export videos in the 360-degree format, both in mono and stereo.

Magic Leap Launches App Creator Grant Program Awarding Up to $500,000 in Funding

Next Reality AR

On Thursday, Magic Leap decided to step up its efforts to foster its developer community by launching the Independent Creator Program.

Scraper: First Strike looks like an interesting VR action game

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I had the pleasure to talk with Jim R. Ivon, the CEO of Labrodex , an indie game studio that is working an interesting action VR game called Scraper: First Strike. I talked with him about the game and the hurdles of being an indie VR developer. Doesn’t this sound cool to you?

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Google’s Latest Spotlight Story ‘Age of Sail’ Delivers a Powerful & Emotional VR Experience

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Google just released Age of Sail, its latest Spotlight Story for VR headsets. The company’s ability to assemble talent to deliver quick but meaningful storytelling seems to have paid off again, as Age of Sail hits a home run in nearly every department.

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A Group Of Students Are Rebuilding The Original Metroid Prime In VR

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The 2002 Gamecube classic gets the VR treatment as part of an ongoing study into VR game mechanics. If you’re a fan of first-person-shooters, than odds are you’re familiar with Metroid Prime.

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Echo Combat Costs $9.99, Launch Trailer Revealed

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The long-anticipated expansion to Echo VR is nearly here, and we now know how much it’ll cost. Oculus and Ready At Dawn today confirmed that Echo Combat will cost $9.99 when it launches on the Oculus Rift on November 15th at 12pm PST.

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Microsoft's HoloLens Morphs Paris Museum Model of Mont-Saint-Michel into Masterpiece of AR

Next Reality AR

Amid the opulent and historic confines of Paris, Microsoft is now hosting an exhibit at a local museum that brings a historic map of a Normandy tourist destination to life in augmented reality.

Mysteries and Mistakes at Tokyo’s VR Zone

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Visiting Tokyo’s VR Zone. By Paul Rock*. If you diligently follow VR, then you’re probably familiar with Bandai Namco’s VR Zone in the Shinjuku neighborhood of Tokyo.

‘Echo Combat’ is Launching on Rift This Week – New Map, Weapons & Features

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Echo Combat , Ready at Dawn’s team-based zero-g shooter for Oculus Rift, is coming sooner than you might think.

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VR Diversity Initiative Uses VR To Create Accessible Backpacks For People With Scoliosis

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Young tech enthusiasts come together to create backpacks that could be used by people with disabilities using VR technology.

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Eyes-On: Light Field Lab Built A Tantalizing Holographic Display For The 2020s

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There’s a monarch butterfly in the dark, suspended behind the glass panel of a decorative wooden lantern about a meter away from me. I am not wearing glasses. Light Field Lab representatives say they aren’t tracking my head’s position. Like a practiced magician, Light Field Lab CEO Jon Karafin removes the lantern from its perch to reveal the butterfly is floating in the open air.

Warner Bros. & Niantic Release Trailer for Harry Potter Wizards Unite, but Delay Launch Until 2019

Next Reality AR

It looks like the Harry Potter version of Pokémon GO won't appear in 2018 after all, as the company has decided pushed the game's release to 2019. Get ready for some exciting and fun adventures ahead," the company said in a blog post.

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HTC VIVE Wireless Adapter Review

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The HTC VIVE Wireless Adapter is a bit of technology that changes the overall feeling of reality in a room-scale VR experience. This is an add-on to the original HTC VIVE and the HTC VIVE Pro.

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Award-Winning VR Space Experience ‘SPHERES’ Lands on Rift

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SPHERES is a three-chapter space experience from Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures and writer/director Eliza McNitt that takes you on a trip through a universe filled with sound.

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You Are Here Labs Launches First Holographic Press Release

VRScout

AR holograms could change the way companies handle social media marketing. .

Bow And Arrow Roguelike Shooter In Death Coming To PSVR This Month

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In Death is one of the year’s surprise breakout VR hits with its devilishly satisfying difficulty and addictive roguelike-inspired gameplay loop.

Magic Leap Launches Video Interview Series & Unpacks More Technical Sessions from L.E.A.P. Con

Next Reality AR

On Wednesday, in addition to uploading another batch of videos from its L.E.A.P. conference to its YouTube channel, Magic Leap also launched a new video series for developers called Spacebar.

Best VR Puzzle Games

VR Game Critic

With the extremely well received launch of Tetris Effect on PlayStation VR, we thought it would be the perfect time to create a list of some of the best mind-bending and frustratingly awesome VR puzzlers out there.

‘Beat Saber’ Mod Group Hosts ‘Golden Ticket’ Scavenger Hunt, Win a Vive Pro & More

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The Beat Saber Modding Group is putting on a special event starting today that could net you a new HTC Vive Pro or thousands of dollars in prizes just by playing custom songs on Beat Saber.

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