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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.

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.

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.

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.

Samsung announces limited edition Batman themed Galaxy S7 and GearVR.

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Samsung Electronics announced the Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition in collaboration with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Arcade style drone fighting game DroneFightersVR Launches on Steam

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Drone Fighters is an arcade style drone fighting game in virtual reality from SurrealVR Game Studios, an HTC ViveX company. Customize your fighter, arm your battle hungry drones with awesome weapons and dominate your opponents in epic cage fights set in futuristic arenas.

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.

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.

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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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.

Bobby Throne Saves The World may be the next killer disruptive VR app, eSport, and social networking platform people in highly populated tech sectors of America are looking for.

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"Games are about learning, you learn muscle memory, history, communication, stories, and so much more. If games are about learning then I’m here to teach. So what better place to share my ministry with than at the wonderful PAX East show where everyone is learning.

Happy 420! The Rick And Morty VR game is out I am celebrating by NOT writing about it.check out this Justin Roiland/Squanchtendo Keynote.

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Today is the launch of the brand spanking new Rick And Morty VR game and I wont be getting high and playing it today since I am on a work trip for my day job [link]. Everyone should go out and buy this game and support this excellent work of Owlchemy Labs (Job Simulator).

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 fate of a Slugcat is in your hands in Adult Swim Games platformer, Rain World.

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Torrential rains are approaching and you, lonely little Slugcat, must scour the industrial wasteland for nourishment and shelter from the downpour. But be wary, you’re not the only creature trying to survive the storm. You are a nomadic slugcat, both predator and prey in a broken ecosystem.

Subdream Studios launches its debut VR title, Mega Overload.

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Subdream Studios, launched its debut VR title, Mega Overload. Bringing the best of retro arcade action to Virtual Reality, Mega Overload enables players to blast their way through the Mega Bots in an endless wave shooter.

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.

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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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Google has made some neat tech that makes VR headsets "transparent" for MR use.

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Mixed reality can help others see what VR feels like, and #DaydreamLabs ' headset removal can show a person's identity, focus and full face. pic.twitter.com/L4tln5SM8I — Google VR (@googlevr) February 22, 2017.

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.

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.

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Touchdown: Armor League mixes Rocket League, Football, and Rocket Launching Robots for a potential eSport umm Touchdown.

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Front Mission meets Rocket League with football, Touchdown: Armor League is football like you’ve never seen before! Players equip fully armored power suits and fight for control of the ball in this intense 6v6 arena shooter.

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

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.

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.

Jaunt VR's 2017 scripted content agenda Includes remake of cult classic THE LAWNMOWER MAN

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Today at Sundance revealed five key content deals that are in development and slated to go into production in 2017.

Best Of VR at TechCrunch Disrupt SF.did not include anything using an Oculus Rift.

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One of the big issues with working for a VR startup in Biz Dev while also running a VR blog is that your bandwidth ends up at some pre cable modem levels. Well I was at TechCrunch Disrupt SF recently and I am only now getting the chance to post.

AR shopping tool PointShop wins TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon

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The Hackathon was part of the start of this years TechCrunch Disrupt SF and was won by PointShop.space. The app utilizes augmented reality with the aim of helping consumers better understand what they’re looking at before a purchase by simply lining up a phone camera with a real world product.

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HTC is already killing it in 2017 with a rad showing at CES including the Vive Tracker. Also who in the hell is dotdotdash?

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HTC has kicked off 2017 by showcasing new Vive accessories and services at CES that will lay the foundation for VR in 2017 and beyond. First up: The Vive Tracker The Vive Tracker will ship in the Q2 of this year.

The CatsAndVR.com top 5 VR compaines in 2016 (for Us). Have a Great NYE! Have a Great 2017

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First of all I would like to thank all the people who supported CatsAndVR.com this year. This started of as a pet project so I could learn and immerse my self in the world of Virtual Reality.

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PSVR gets yet another quality VR title with the launch of FATED: The Silent Oath.

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Independent Canadian developer Frima announced today that its Norse-themed storytelling experience and movie-length narrative adventure, FATED: The Silent Oath, is now available on PlayStation®VR (PS VR) across North America and Europe.

Unity Hires Dr. Danny Lange away from Uber to be VP of AI and Machine Learning

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Unity announced that it has hired Dr. Danny Lange as VP of AI and Machine Learning. He joins from Uber, where he was head of machine learning. At Uber, Lange led the efforts to build the world’s most versatile Machine Learning platform to support Uber’s hyper growth.

Unity Technologies raises $181 Million, company now valued over 1 Billion dollars.

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Pokemon Go pricing and release window announced.

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Nintendo confirmed that the release date for Pokémon Go will be late July during day two of the company's E3 Treehouse livestream event.