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HTC Vive Focus to Release Internationally in 2018, Dev Kit Pre-Orders Live Now

Road to VR

HTC’s standalone, untethered VR headset the Vive Focus, will come to western markets later this year, HTC announced today. The company also announced that developers can register for Dev-Kit units from today.

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Get Your Virtual Pat-Down On In This TSA VR Simulator


Experience what it’s like to make airline travelers uncomfortable in the most awkward VR game on Steam. What’s your favorite part about flying? Mine’s the awesome amount of random food scattered throughout the terminal and the fact I could theoretically enjoy a Krispy Kreme with a glass of champagne.

Developers Begin Exploring Magic Leap SDK


Magic Leap launches “Creator Portal” to let you start creating content. Secretive augmented reality startup Magic Leap is finally taking its first step towards opening up their platform to outside developers.

How Torn Plans To Be Much More Than Just Another Static VR World


When we pulled back the curtain on Torn, an upcoming VR thriller from Austin, TX-based Aspyr Media that channels the likes of Myst, Black Mirror, and The Twilight Zone as sources of inspiration, we were left with more questions than answers.

Catan VR is available on both Rift and Gear today, will be a Go launch title, and you can play as a CAT!

Cats and VR

Asmodee Digital and virtual reality game developer Experiment 7 today announced the release of Catan VR, a new virtual reality experience which invites you to play a game of Catan on the island of Catan itself.

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GDC 2018: They Suspect Nothing Is Coatsink’s First Game For Oculus Go


Augmented Empire developer Coatsink is back with its latest VR game, the first it’s specifically developed for release on the Oculus Go standalone headset (and, naturally, Gear VR too). That game is They Suspect Nothing.

Best VR Archery Games for Bow Shooting Action

VR Game Critic

Gathering a collection of archery titles reminds me of watching a trick shot video some years back, really amazing stuff – if you look for 'ultimate archery trick' I’m sure you’ll find it.

Bigscreen Gear VR brings social viewing, PC streaming soon


Samsung’s Gear VR has been left by the wayside. While technically powered by Oculus, the smartphone-based version is different enough that it doesn’t enjoy the same richness of content as the main Oculus Rift. Samsung itself doesn’t seem to be that enthusiastic about it either.

Vive Pro Headset Pre-orders Open at $800 for April 5th Launch, Original Vive Drops to $500

Road to VR

HTC today announced that the Vive Pro headset only (without controllers or base stations) will cost $800 and launch on April 5th; the headset is now available for pre-order. Meanwhile, the original Vive is getting a price cut of $100, down to $500.

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‘Ready Player One’ Actors Filmed OASIS Scenes In VR


Spielberg immerses his cast in a virtual set while filming certain VR scenes. It turns out VR played a more integral role in Spielberg’s upcoming Ready Player One film than we previously thought.

GDC 2018: Sketchfab Launches Download API, Bringing Fast 3D Model Searching To Developers


3D asset company Sketchfab is looking to stay a step ahead of Google Poly with its latest release.

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What are MicroLED or OLED Microdisplays?


MicroLEDs are similar to OLED but better. Like OLED, Micro LED consists of extremely tiny LEDs, each of which comprises a red, green, and blue sub-pixel that can provide its light. MicroLEDs can provide higher brightness than OLEDs and typically have longer lifetimes, and can be directly applied onto a TFT or CMOS backplane similarly as OLED. OLED on Silicon, as shown in the diagram above is an example of a MicroLED from eMagin.

HTC VIVE Pro price revealed as pre-orders open up


We’ve been seeing a lot of headsets that are trying to lower the cost of entry to virtual reality, but the HTC VIVE Pro is about to go in the opposite direction. The VIVE Pro is HTC’s new high-end VR headset, and we’re finding out today that it definitely has a price to match.

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NVIDIA Announces ‘RTX’, Real-Time Ray Tracing Engine for Volta GPUs

Road to VR

NVIDIA today announced RTX, a GPU accelerated technology capable of producing photo-realistic imagery through realtime ray-tracing, all accelerated on the company’s latest generation of Volta GPUs. Modern GPUs are capable of creating some pretty spectacular realtime imagery these days.

Red Cross AR App Shows You War Through the Eyes of a Child


The AR app takes you into harsh realities. Enter The Room is an app that transports you into the harsh reality of war and conflict with a powerful experience that leverages a combination of augmented reality, 3D audio, haptics, and empathy.

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GDC 2018: Budget Cuts Is Coming To Vive And Rift In May


For more than two years Sweden-based Neat Corporation has been working to turn its robot-killing VR demo Budget Cuts into a fully fledged game with hours of entertainment. We just left the first demo of the game at GDC and learned how close they are to releasing one of VR’s most anticipated titles. A complete play through of Budget Cuts is estimated at around eight hours — though of course that varies a lot depending how you play.

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Apple Developing MicroLED Technology in California


Apple, according to Bloomberg , is rumored to be developing MicroLED displays in a dedicated facility in California. Apple’s obvious goal could be to supplement and eventually replace Samsung as the supplier of their screens. The technology giant is making a significant investment in the development of next-generation MicroLED screens, say the people, who requested anonymity to discuss internal planning.

HTC VIVE vs VIVE Pro: What’s the difference?


Today, HTC revealed that its new VIVE Pro headset has gone up for pre-order with a ship date of April 5. At the same time, it marked down the price of the regular VIVE significantly, shaving $100 off the price of its full bundle permanently.

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If ‘Ready Player One’ Doesn’t Suck, It Stands to Positively Impact the VR Industry

Road to VR

Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of Ernest Cline’s best-selling novel Ready Player One is hitting the big screen later this month.

How This Studio Sold Nearly 100,000 Copies Of Its VR Game At $20 Each


In February 2016, Anton Hand emailed Valve’s Chet Faliszek with details about some of his previous work with Unity and experiments in VR.

Immersive Tech Transforming Learning

Tech Trends VR

Experiential learning enabled by technologies such as VR and AR are set to disrupt education as we know it, but what will the future of learning actually look like? Photography by Tom Atkinson @R3Digital.

Facebook F8 strategy tipped with an Oculus GO VR launch


A launch of Oculus GO VR may take place at Facebook’s F8 conference this year. The wireless headset runs a mobile software experience very similar to that of the Gear VR (AKA Oculus VR app on Android on a Galaxy smartphone.)

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Google Opens ‘Maps’ API So Devs Can Create ‘Pokémon Go’-style Games

Road to VR

During the Google Developer Day presentation at GDC 2018, Product Manager Clementine Jacoby and Engineering Lead Patrick Donelan at Google Maps presented the team’s progress in bringing their technology and data to game developers.

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Artists Create AR Takeover at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art


The artist group developed an unauthorized AR app that lets you interact with Jackson Pollock’s paintings. Digital artists David Lobser and Damjanski met at New Inc’s Versions conference and immediately began to collaborate on a new art project.

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GDC 2018: Magic Leap Launches Developer SDK Preview, Creator Portal


From today you can start working on content for the Magic Leap One. Following a tease this weekend, the secretive augmented reality company today launched its Creator Portal , a suite of resources that will help developers get up and running making AR content for Magic Leap One.

Seeing the Realities of War Through AR

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This iOS Augmented Reality app by the Red Cross shows people what the effects of war would feel like in their home. VR is often called the “ empathy machine ” referring to the medium’s unique ability to make you see things from the perspective of another through sheer power of immersion.

Magic Leap opens spacial computing SDK for public download


This week the folks at Magic Leap announced their first Technical Preview of their Creative Portal and SDK for their burgeoning spacial computing platform.

What to Expect From Top AR/VR Companies at GDC 2018

Road to VR

GDC is here once again, all next week we’ll have boots on the ground bringing you the latest VR/AR news.

Language Education Enters The 21st Century With MondlyAR Learning App


Study 33 new languages in the first AR language learning app with integrated speech recognition. It’s a well known fact that learning a second language is an excellent way of strengthening the brain and improving one’s cognitive process.

oVRshot Giveaway: Win A Free Copy Of This VR Bow And Arrow Shooter!


We’ve played a lot of competitive VR shooters over the last couple of years. We’ve also played a lot of bow and arrow-focused VR games, too. But what we haven’t played a lot of are competitive VR shooters with a focus on bow and arrow combat.

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HTC Vive Pro headset to be priced at $800 / €879, preorders starting today

The Ghost Howls

A breaking news is coming from the GDC 2018: thanks to Road To VR , we now know the price and the launch date of the Vive Pro.

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Android apps starter pack: A few new oddities you might grab


Our most updated look at what a new Android user should download first is here – in this Android apps starter pack. Today I’m going to make the process really, really simple, and drop the following unto your brain: Google Creative Lab.

Oculus Go to Offer Fixed Foveated Rendering and Up to 72Hz Refresh Rate

Road to VR

Oculus has revealed that the standalone, entry-level mobile VR headset Oculus Go will support refresh rates up to 72Hz and will make use of fixed foveated rendering.

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HTC Vive Announces Vive Pro Pricing at $799


Pre-orders start today. Current Vive headset gets price-cut. We finally have a price for the recently unveiled Vive Pro, HTC’s upgraded Vive VR headset that promises improved resolution, audio, and comfort.

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