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Former NASA Engineer Developing VR ‘Donkey Kong’ Game

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A former member of the VR Lab at NASA’s JSC is working on a VR rendition of the classic Nintendo game and it looks absolutely incredible. When you think about which classic arcade games would make for amazing VR experiences, Donkey Kong immediately comes to mind.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.06.14): Facebook buys BigBox VR and plans to sell 18-20M Quests in 2022, and much more!

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I’m very tired because yesterday I was ironing out bugs on HitMotion: Reloaded together with the game designer Max until 3.40 in the morning, but in the end, the first alpha demo is over and it will launch as promised on June, 16th!

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REPORT: Apple Mixed Reality Glasses Launching Mid-2022

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Tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the upcoming headset will launch in Q2 of next year and will feature 15 onboard cameras. This past April, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that augmented reality (AR) technology is “ critically important ” for the future of the company.

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The 20 Best Rated & Most Popular Quest Games & Apps – June 2021

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While Oculus doesn’t offer much publicly in the way of understanding how well individual apps are performing across its VR storefronts, it’s possible to glean some insight by looking at apps relative to each other. Here’s a snapshot of the top 20 Oculus Quest games and apps as of June 2021.

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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 Primes Its Lightship AR Engine for Transformers Game, Global Launch Slated for 2021

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With the tagline "More Than Meets the Eye," the Transformers franchise was pretty much preordained to have its own augmented reality game, and AR gaming pioneer Niantic has stepped up to fulfill that destiny.

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Tribeca Immersive Kicks Off Today With A Fresh Line-Up Of Groundbreaking XR

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The legendary film festival makes a triumphant return to NYC with in-person and at-home entertainment. After a long and grueling wait, we’re finally returning to a state of semi-normalcy here in the United States.

Catching Up With 8th Wall: Release 16, IAB’s AR Board, Tetavi Integration, and Carolina Herrera WebAR Experience

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Experts agree: it’s been too long since ARPost talked to 8th Wall. It’s been a busy past few months for all of us and their team is definitely no exception.

Facebook Just Bought Its Fifth VR Studio, ‘POPULATION: ONE’ Developer BigBox VR

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Facebook today announced its fifth VR studio acquisition. This time it’s BigBox VR, the studio behind the popular VR battle royale POPULATION: ONE which launched just last year on PC VR and Quest, and has consistently ranked among Quest’s most popular titles.

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'The Matrix' Movie Effects Pioneer & Former Magic Leap Exec Reveals 'Tragic Story' of Startup's Recent Struggles

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Magic Leap has had a rough couple of years, highlighted by high-profile executive departures, lawsuits, troublesome patent shuffles, and massive layoffs.

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.

Read the eerily beautiful ‘synthetic scripture’ of an A.I. that thinks it’s God

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Travis DeShazo fed an A.I. algorithm all of the world's major religious texts, and then trained it to spit out biblical-sounding synthetic scripture. Features ai Artificial intelligence GPT-3 machine learning Twitter

Air Link Is Coming To Quest 1, Zuckerberg Teases v30 Multitasking

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A new post from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg teases features coming to the new Quest software update, v30, including expanded Infinite Office multitasking features and Air Link support for the original Oculus Quest.

Exclusive Preview – ‘A Township Tale’ is Bringing Deep Crafting to Quest

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A Township Tale is an intriguing MMO-like VR game that’s been in early access on PC since 2018 and is heading to Oculus Quest next month. We got an exclusive tour around the Quest version of the game by developer Alta.

Google Extends AR Search Lead Over Apple with Landmark Recognition for Google Lens

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This week, Apple unveiled its own version of Google Lens in the form of Live Text.

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The Future of AR Fitness: New Hardware and Old Use Cases

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Sponsored content. Sponsored by PhotonLens. Many individuals and analysts alike have pointed to VR fitness applications as a hero of the pandemic. It’s true that these applications have given people fun, new ways to stay active while staying indoors.

Competitive VR NERF Game Coming To Oculus Quest In 2022

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Go head-to-head with other players armed with NERF dart guns in a futuristic colosseum surrounded by cheering fans. The NERF company changed the way we played when they introduced the “world’s first indoor ball” back in 1969, selling millions within the first year.

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Is Ubiquitous AR a Decade Away?

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O ne of the key lessons that the AR (and VR) industry learned after its circa-2017 hype cycle is that’s it’s generally not a good idea to set overblown expectations. Many companies and investors got burned from believing that AR’s revolutionary impact was imminent.

‘The Museum of Other Realities’ Free to Keep on Steam & Viveport for Limited Time

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The Museum of Other Realities (MOR), the multiplayer VR museum which hosts a large collection of some of the most stunning works of art in the medium, is now free to keep on Steam and Viveport for a limited time.

Magic Leap Experiencing Yet Another Major Executive Shake-Up, Report Says

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Just when everything seemed settled over at Magic Leap, it turns out that the internal tumult is still in play.

XpertVR Offers Free Webinars on Using VR in Education

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Virtual reality has spread in almost all aspects of our lives. There are many businesses that use it for product design, architectural design, and big data visualization. There are also increasing applications of VR in education and training.

Report: PlayStation VR 2 Will Launch Next Holiday Season

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The follow-up to Sony’s 2016 console VR headset will feature Samsung Display OLED panels.

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The AR Space Race, Part VII: Microsoft

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A s you likely know, one of AR’s foundational principles is to fuse the digital and physical. The real world is a key part of that formula… and real-world relevance is often defined by location. That same relevance and scarcity are what drive real estate value….location,

10 VR Games We Can’t Wait to Play During Steam Next Fest

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Steam Next Fest is set to bring a week-long deluge of game demos, developer talks, and update news starting on June 16th. Steam will be hosting around 20 playable VR game demos over the course of the event, and there’s some real gems in there we’ve just been itching to play.

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Join Loki on His Time-Traveling Adventures with This Snapchat Lens

Next Reality AR

Like its predecessors WandaVision and Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Marvel's latest series for Disney Plus, Loki, has its own augmented reality experience.

Oculus Quest 1 will also gain Air Link PC streaming

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Facebook and Oculus have retired the original Rift VR system, marking the end of headsets that need to be tethered to beefy PC rigs. Moving forward, Oculus said it would be focusing on the Quest system, notably the Oculus Quest 2, but also left the door still open to PC VR experiences.

Our Favorite VR Game Announcements From E3 2021

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The Upload VR Showcase returns with new information on 18 killer VR games. Yesterday, Upload hosted its third annual E3 VR Showcase as part of IGN’s Summer of Gaming event, revealing a generous amount of new information for 18 VR games on Oculus Quest, PlayStation VR, and SteamVR headsets.

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Facebook Acquires POPULATION: ONE Developer BigBox VR

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Facebook acquired another VR shooter game development studio with the purchase of BigBox VR, the creator of battle royale title POPULATION: ONE.

MMO-like ‘A Township Tale’ Coming to Oculus Quest on July 15th

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Multiplayer RPG A Township Tale is coming to Oculus Quest on July 15th. The quietly developed MMO-like has been available in early access on PC since 2018 as developer Alta has honed a deep profession and crafting system.

VR Fitness App Helps Eric Vargas-Weisser Maintain Resolution to Improve Health

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Millions of people make resolutions each year and within a few weeks they’ve returned to old habits and less healthy lifestyle choices. The trick to success for a long-term wellness journey is finding an enjoyable activity and developing a routine with attainable goals.

Arcade1Up’s latest home arcade cabinets include Turtles in Time, X-Men, and more

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Arcade1Up announced five new arcade cabinets at E3 2021, including faithful reproductions of three beloved 1990s beat-em-ups. Gaming Arcade1Up e3 2021