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Oculus is Selling Refurbished Original Rifts for $300

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Looking for a solid VR headset on the cheap? Or maybe a legacy headset for your growing collection? Oculus is now selling its 2016-era Rift for $300 for a limited time.

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Inside Capcom’s Huge Resident Evil VR Arcade In Tokyo

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When I say Resident Evil in VR, you probably think about the sublime PSVR support for Resident Evil 7. But that’s not the only way to enter Capcom’s terrifying world of horrors, as the new Capcom Plaza Tokyo shows.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.03.30): Half-Life: Alyx breaks every VR record, HP teases Reverb G2, and more!

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The past week has been the week of Half-Life: Alyx, but something else has also happened in the XR world! If you were too focused on smashing headcrabs to read VR news, don’t worry, because the Ghost has got you covered!

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10 Big Upcoming PC VR Games To Look Forward To After Half-Life: Alyx

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So, you bought a VR headset for Half-Life: Alyx. You’ve just spent a week enjoying one of the most polished, immersive gaming experiences you can have. Now you want more. So, what else is on the horizon?

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Award-Winning AR Storybook App Wonderscope Offering All Stories Free Through June

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Keep the younglings entertained while under lockdown with these educational immersive reading experiences. We’ve never been shy about our love for WITHIN’s children’s AR reading app Wonderscope.

Not a joke! GRIP: Combat Racing coming to VR

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Award-winning independent video games publisher Wired Productions together with leading developer Caged Element Inc. are delighted to announce the surprise launch of GRIP: Combat Racing VR.

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Review: GRIP: Combat Racing VR

Peter Graham

If you own any of Oculus’ headsets then you’ve probably bought a videogame or two from its dedicated store, perused through the reviews and looked at the star rating before purchase. One little feature that you probably overlooked is the comfort ratings, ranging from ‘Comfortable’ to ‘Intense’.

HTC Announces $549 Headset-Only Cosmos Elite (With Free Alyx)

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Two weeks ago, HTC launched its Vive Cosmos Elite headset at $899. This week, its revealing some cheaper alternatives. The full Cosmos Elite kit comes with the headset , the SteamVR tracking faceplate, two SteamVR 1.0 base stations and Vive wands controllers.

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New Snapchat Lens Creates AR Safe Zone To Promote Social Distancing

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If you must leave your home, make sure to practice safe social distancing. Though it may not seem like it based on the packed beaches and crowded parks, we’re currently dealing with a global pandemic the likes of which we’ve never seen.

What does a pandemic say about the tech we’ve built?

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There’s a joke* being reshared on chat apps that takes the form of a multiple-choice question — asking who’s the leading force in workplace digital transformation? The red-lined punchline is not the CEO or CTO, but: C) COVID-19.

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Roto VR Picks up $1.86M Investment to Support Roll-out of Rotating VR Chair

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Roto VR , the UK-based makers of the eponymous 360-degree VR chair, today announced its completed a £1.5 million (~$1.86 million) funding round. Investors include Consumer Venture Capital Trust, Pembroke VCT, and The TVB Growth Fund.

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Refurbished Original Oculus Rift’s go on Sale for $299

Peter Graham

Currently, the Oculus Rift S is proving to be very hard to come by, with Oculus’ website continually saying out of stock and other resellers aren’t fairing much better.

Half-Life: Alyx Is The Highest Rated PC Game So Far In 2020, According to Metacritic

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One week after release, Half-Life: Alyx currently sits at number one on Metacritic’s list of Best PC Video Games for 2020. The game has an average score of 93, which is higher than any other PC game released this year so far, including traditional non-VR games.

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YUR Launches Fitness Tracking VR Smartwatch For Oculus Quest

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Track your estimated hear rate, squats, and calories burned without taking off your headset. Fitness-focused VR developer YUR today announced the release of YUR.watch, a virtual smartwatch device compatible with a massive selection of existing PC VR titles, as well as several Oculus Quest releases.

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Niantic Acquires Spatial Mapping Startup 6D.ai

Charlie Fink

A machine readable 1:1 digital copy of the world, anchored exactly to it, might be the most valuable asset in computing

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After Playing ‘Half-Life: Alyx’, Check Out These 5 VR Games

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You’re still burning through Half-Life: Alyx (2020) , but if you’re wondering where to go after playing one of the highest-rated VR games to date, you may do well to jump into these five ‘guaranteed fresh’ VR titles next. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners.

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Marvel’s Iron Man VR for PlayStation VR Delayed ‘Until Further Notice’

Peter Graham

If you own a PlayStation VR and have been looking forward to Camouflag’s Marvel’s Iron Man VR then here’s some bad news for you, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has just announced that the videogame has been delayed. Not only that but there are no details of when to.

Boston Red Sox Fans Visit Fenway Park In AR With Latest Snapchat Lens

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With MLB baseball on hold, the Boston Red Sox turn to AR to reconnect with fans. With nearly all nonessential services shut down due to the Coronavirus, people are desperate to reconnect with their favorite places and activities that have been rendered inaccessible while under lockdown.

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Tribeca Immersive Festival Coming To Oculus April 17th

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Immersive Cinema360 will be available free on Oculus TV through April 25th

‘Lies Beneath’ Review – A Nightmarish Shooter Oozing with Comic Book Style

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Lies Beneath is a single-player survivor horror from Drifter Entertainment, the studio behind Gunheart (2018) , Rise of the Gunters (2018) , and the Quest version of Robo Recall (2016).

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Kickstarter Begins for SteamVR Compatible etee Controller

Peter Graham

Last week VRFocus reported on British startup TG0 and its upcoming Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for a pair of finger tracking controllers called etee.

More Than 1 Million Steam Users Now Have A VR Headset: Here’s Which Ones

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Valve’s Steam Hardware Survey now includes any VR headset used in the past month , revealing that 1.16% of users have a SteamVR compatible headset. That may not sound like a lot. But comparing it to other currently niche items on the Hardware Survey shows PC VR is off to a great start.

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VR Grapple Shooter SWARM Swings Its Way Onto Headsets This Summer

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Spider-Man meets classic Centipede in this arcade-style VR shooter. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from games like Windlands and the Spider-Man: Far From Home Virtual Reality Experience , it’s just how fun swinging in VR can be when done right.

VR chair startup raises funds, as pandemic boosts prospects for VR and gaming

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Roto VR , startup which markets an interactive, ‘360 degree’ chair, has raised £1.5 million in a funding round led by Pembroke VCT. Others in the round include TVB Growth Fund, managed by The FSE Group.

‘Boneworks’ Update to Bring New Weapon, Sandbox Maps, & Physics Tweaks Next Week

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A new Boneworks patch, Update 1.4, is confirmed to be coming next week with a handful of additions and tweaks. Launching next week on April 9th, Boneworks update 1.4

MicroLED Maker Plessey Agrees Exclusive Deal With Facebook

Peter Graham

Facebook might be making significant investments in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies but there are times when specialist companies have done some of the vital work.

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Lies Beneath Review: Surviving Stylish Horrors

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Lies Beneath is an action-packed single-player survival horror game published by Oculus Studios and developed by Drifter Entertainment, the same team behind PC VR co-op shooter Gunheart and Robo Recall: Unplugged on Quest. Read our full Lies Beneath review below for more!

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How Location-Based VR Is Finally Breaking Out Of Its Box

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A “location-first” mentality is leading to a whole new wave of location-based immersive entertainment. Strictly speaking, all experiences are location-based (save for the ones we have in our dreams and even then technically they’re bed-based).

Niantic Shows Ingenuity in Challenging Times

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Data Point of the Week is AR Insider’s dive into the latest spatial computing figures. It includes data points, along with narrative insights and takeaways. For an indexed collection of data and reports, subscribe to ARtillery Pro.

Strivr Secures $30M Series B Financing to Accelerate Adoption of VR Training

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Strivr , the immersive VR training company, announced the successful completion of a $30 million financing round, something the startup says will help it further expand adoption of enterprise-focused immersive learning.

Virtual Battlegrounds’ Steam Early Access Launch Lands Early April

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Just over a year ago, VRFocus reported on indie developer CyberDream and its battle royale title Virtual Battlegrounds , expected to arrive that spring. That didn’t happen, seeing a number of delays in the process.