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Women In Tech Spotlight: Emily Olman (Hopscotch Interactive and VR/AR Association)

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Emily Olman is the founder of Hopscotch Interactive, a marketing and media services company for promoting extraordinary spaces. They create custom marketing solutions with Matterport 3D Photography, 360°, and VR.

Decentraland looks to be the decentralized VR creators paradise built on the Blockchain we have all been dreaming of since last year.

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Gamers spend upwards to 20 hours a week building, gathering, teaming up with other gamers, and fighting over digital good in virtual worlds owned by central organizations like Facebook and Blizzard.

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San Jose Sharks and Zeality Team Up For Cutting Edge VR Fan engagment content.

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The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) and Zeality Inc. announced the arrival of an innovative and unique 360-degree, VR fan experience that will allow fans to get a closer, in-depth look at the action, thus enhancing the fan experience.

The CatsAndVR.com Oculus Launchpad Development Blog: Week 1 Day 1

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First of all I want to thank everyone at Oculus and Facebook for allowing me to be part of an amazing opportunity. Words cannot describe how I feel on Week 1 Day 1.wait they can.

Ex Marvel CEO and corporate turnaround genius Peter Cueno to join VR/AR company Uncorporeal Sytems

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Uncorporeal Systems, today announced that corporate turnaround genius Peter Cuneo has joined the company as Chairman.

Star Wars HoloChess inspired Augmented Reality Game HOLOGRID: MONSTER BATTLE now has a VR version launching for Gear VR and a tournament to celebrate May the 4th.

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Award-winning independent game studio HappyGiant and Tippett Studio today announced their ground-breaking augmented reality game HoloGrid: Monster Battle has made the transition to virtual reality , and is coming out on the next-generation Samsung Gear VR.

Light Field camera developer Lytro announces $60 million round of funding, production ready technology, and partnership with Within.

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Light field camera maker Lytro recently announced its latest round of funding of $60MM, led by Blue Pool Capital, with participation from EDBI, Foxconn, Huayi Brothers and Barry Sternlicht, founder of Starwood.

Ahead of Comic Con Disney’s D23 Expo announced Marvel VR for Oculus, A Star Wars AR HEADSET!, and a Star Wars theme park.oh AND reveled the Kingdom Hearts 3 Toy Story Trailer!!!

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I consider my self a Disney fan, I love Tron and Darkwing Duck, also since I am a big Star Wars and Marvel fan over the past few years I have to say I have become a bigger Disney fan.

Daedalus, a VR game inspired by Escher and Dali is now available on Gear VR.

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The Spanish indie studio Vertical Robot has just launched their first VR title: Daedalus , a part platformer, part exploration game set in a spectacular oneiric and surreal world developed for Samsung Gear VR.

PSVR system seller BATMAN: Arkham VR coming to HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift this month.

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Batman: Arkham VR will be coming to both the Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE with not only Touch and Vive controller support but also full gamepad support on PC, including the PS4™ Dual Shock 4 Controller, Xbox One Controller and the Steam™ Controller. The game will be available on April 25th.

Dear Namco Bandai, please bring a VR Zone Arcade to the United States.

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Bandai Namco’s VR Arcade VR Zone in Shinjuku, Tokyo is the VR arcade that our 14 year old GamePro reading selves always wanted. Bandai Namco has created a wonderland featuring big name franchises like DragonBallZ, Gundam, Nintendo’s Mario Kart, and Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Reddit user reaches out to the VR community to help with his fathers Alzheimer's.and receives it!

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“I’m losing my dad to Alzheimer’s. Every day that passes I can tell that there is less and less of him here with us. It breaks my heart,” “We’ve tried all the traditional medicines to slow the progression but nothing seems to be helping him at all.”

A River Resurrection Part One

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In 2014, identifying the huge potential in VR, Mike Rothenberg decided to build the world's first startup accelerator focused on VR companies, and named it The River Accelerator Program. The program founded by Mike Rothenberg has evolved to now be part of a bigger vision called River Ecosystem.

Dead Or Alive VR is a pretty shitty cash grab and a tasteless move showing a lack of understanding of what is troubling to many gamers.

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Koei Tecmo Games recently showed off Dead or Alive Xtreme 3’s VR Paradise for PSVR. This may be a Japan exclusive given the how this kind of content is viewed in the American gaming public.

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Unity Technologies announced a host of new partnerships and exciting updates during their Unite LA event today.

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Unity Technologies announced a host of new partnerships and exciting updates during their event Unite LA today. Unity's experimental EditorVR build will be available on December 15th. It will be completely open-source, with an open API.

As seen at Pocket Gamer Connects SF: Cats In Mechs!

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Welcome to Omegatech’s world of Cats In Mechs. As you blast enemy mechs with an arsenal of different weapons, the world reacts to your tactics, and the enemies adapt and get smarter. Rewards will be tailored to your style, and every level you play will remember your favorite tactics.

Construct Studio are on the cutting edge of VR storytelling with The Price Of Freedom.

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Recently CatsAndVR.com had the opportunity to check out a preview of Construct Studios upcoming interactive VR experience "The Price Of Freedom". The Price Of Freedom is Construct's first interactive room-scale VR storytelling experience.

CatsAndVR.com Visits Magik Gallery

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Have you ever looked at the word IMAGE? The word image breaks down to I MAGE as in I the MAGICIAN create a reality for the world to see. On Saturday May 20th Nick Ochoa and his Magik Gallery crew presented a reality that consisted of his vision of a possible definition of VIRTUAL REALITY.

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Oakland based VR studio Steel Wool raises $5 million from HTC.

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Steel Wool Studios – an independent VR development studio formed by creative veterans of Pixar Animation Studios, Lucasfilm, and Telltale Games – today announced that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding from HTC Corporation.

VR startup Radd3 invited me to see the emotional documentary Gleason. Please see this film.

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Last Friday VR startup Radd3 invited people out for a free screening of the emotional documentary Gleason. sf.funcheap.com/gleason-friday-night-film-showing-berkeley/ Gleason was a recent hit at Sundance because it is a compelling personal journey through struggle and triumph.

Unity is taking a shot at creating the standard for VR advertising starting with SAW!

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Game Engine powerhouse Unity Technologies is taking a shot at figuring out VR advertising. This week Unity Technologies revelaed key components of its plan which detailed a customizable VR native ad format for brands to create their own integrated experiences.

Samsung to release new mixed reality glasses and Gear VR aid for the visually impaired at Mobile World Congress.

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Samsung’s is set to release a set of mixed reality glasses at Mobile World Congress 2017 that appear to use Microsoft’s Windows Holographic Shell for PC and while on the phone it would have a multi-window shell for Android.

Mike Rothenberg drops the mic on the media!

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Seems like everyday my tech news feeds are hit with a new Rothenberg Ventures has f'ed up posts. It's almost like tech journalism has always been looking for someone to make a tabloid martyr out of and Mike Rothenberg fits the bill with almost Kanye West like precision.

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Jaunt ONE Camera to be made available to public allowing anyone to Shoot, Edit and Distribute High-Quality, Immersive Cinematic VR Experiences

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Jaunt Inc., the industry leader in cinematic virtual reality, today announced that the award-winning Jaunt ONE camera will be made available for public use through a pilot program with Radiant Images, a Los Angeles-based digital cinema innovator and rental house.

VR Retreat releases a Hillary Wins VR experience.yep cause you know escapism is a thing.

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Yeah so that election was doozy right and will have major ramifications for not only the next 4 years but may destroy any progressive reforms that may have happened in the history of America.

MetaVRse Launches Canada's First Full Service Virtual Reality Agency

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Toronto-based VR Agency MetaVRse has launched as Canada’s first full-service Virtual Reality agency.

Honor Everywhere-a 360° Memorial Day video from Jaunt

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Cinematic virtual reality represents a totally new medium that instantly gives the viewer a sense of being transported to an entirely different location, as if they were actually there. Many ailing and disabled Veterans are physically unable to visit memorials made in their honor.

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The New Nine Inch Nails music video features Playstation VR shooter POLYBIUS.

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If you know me very well then you know I have been a NIN fan since I was a kid. I even asked for the Closure VHS boxed set for Christmas and watched the Happiness In Slavery video on repeat on Christmas morning.I was 14.

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The Lost Bear is an upcoming 2D VR adventure game for Playstation VR.

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The Lost Bear’ is a cinematic 2D VR platformer with a hand painted art style. Set in a strange and abandoned world, the story follows Walnut as she is pulled from the safety of her brother.

Google Daydream Labs Update- 6/28/2016

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Daydream Labs have been experimenting with ways to reduce technical complexity and even add a greater sense of play when animating in VR. In one experiment they built, people could bring characters to life by picking up toys, moving them through space and time, and then replay the scene.

Oculus Story Studio wins Emmy for VR animated short Henry.

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Henry, the charming VR film from Oculus Story Studio, has won an Emmy® for Outstanding Original Interactive Program!

Acer and Starbreeze Announce First Shipment of StarVR Head-Mounted Displays

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Lionsgate and SilVR Thread Partner to Launch Intense First-Person VR Experience for New Film “NERVE”

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Earlier this year I had the chance to check out some of SilVRThread's amazing work within the 360° video space.

Pokemon Go On Microsoft Hololens!

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Looks like Pokemon GO is really going to push acceptance of AR. A team of developers with a Hololens dev kit were able to create a demo showcasing Pokemon GO as a Hololens App. David Robustelli, Head of Digital at CapitolaVR posted the above video and had this to say. "We

Samsung announced that the new Gear VR and controller will be available on April 21st

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Samsung announced that the new Gear VR will be available on April 21st for $129 during its Galaxy S8 event today. It comes with the new Gear VR controller but current owners of older Gear VR models can also nab it separately for $39.

Oculus Connect 3 will be in October.

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Save the date for Oculus Connect 3, coming to San Jose, California, October 5-7! more than 50 technical talks and opportunities to experience new Oculus hardware and content. Featuring signature keynotes from Brendan Iribe, John Carmack, and Michael Abrash.

Today is the one year anniversary of CatsAndVR.com and also Respect Your Cat day. Here are the best Cat moments of Year One.

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Today is the one year anniversary of CatsAndVR.com and also Respect Your Cat day. Here are the best Cat moments of year one. Check out the videos and links to some of my favorite cat related things I have covered during that year.

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Start your VR off week right with something very cute, Song Of The Sea VR.

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Start your VR week of the right way.with something very cute. Cartoon Saloon invites you to step inside the Great Storyteller’s Cavern inspired by their Oscar-nominated hand-drawn animated feature film ‘Song of the Sea’.

Review-UploadVR E3 Party

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What can I say about the UploadVR party? Well not only was it the E3 party VR needed but also deserved. I have been attending E3 since 2011 and in 2013 I had my first experience with Rift DK 1. That seems like forever and a day looking at how important VR was to E3 2016.

New FREE Call of Duty VR content for ALL Playstation VR owners available on Nov 4

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Activision announced that the The Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Jackal Assault VR Experience will be available to all PS4 owners, not just for players who have purchased the game, as a free, added bonus on November 4.