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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Mario Kart comes to VR, E3’s VR news, Intel’s new VR eSports league AND wireless VR solution, Samsung buys their way into social, the investment & funding wrapup, and more…. Teaming up with Oculus and ESL, Intel declared the world’s first virtual reality eSports league — with a prize pool of $200K.

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Xbox Game Studios Has (inadvertently?) Acquired Heaps of VR Development Talent

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Founded in 2000 by legendary game designer Tim Schafer, this is a storied studio known for games like Psychonauts (2005), Brutal Legend (2009) , and many more. The VR version of Minecraft also came to the Oculus Rift in 2016. Announced just last week, Double Fine was one of the most recent studio acquisitions for Xbox Game Studios.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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More evidence of Facebook’s big plans for VR/AR: they plan on selling almost half a million Oculus Rift units by the end of 2016. Already supporting the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, and PSVR – Unity will now support Google Daydream. Speaking of the Metaverse… say hi to Metaworld.

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Meet Nick Whiting, Epic’s Technical Director of VR/AR

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To help do that, I coordinate engineering efforts internal to Epic as well as well as manage relationships with other companies like Oculus, Valve and Samsung to make sure that UE4 lets people maximize the potential of the engine to the fullest and that it’s easy to use. VR makes those sorts of sci-fi dreams a reality today.

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How To Watch The Gorillaz 360° Music Video On Any VR Headset

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They have a rich catalog of award-winning animated music videos, performed live with Madonna via hologram at the 2005 MTV Europe Awards to promote their record Demon Days, and even had augmented reality album art accompany their 2010 release Plastic Beach. Google DayDream : Download the official YouTube app. Bada bing, bada boom.

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12 Can’t Miss VR Talks You Have To See At GDC 2017

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He’s worked on the tech since before the Oculus Rift was invented and, with his team, since released some of the best games for it. Cass Everitt (Oculus), Joe Ludwig (Valve), Nick Whiting (Epic Games), Devin Reimer (Owlchemy Labs), Yuval Boger (Sensics, Inc.), Alon Or-bach (Samsung Electronics), Kaye Mason (Google).

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Apple Vision Pro Review: A Portable But Heavy Cinema & Monitor With A Promising Spatial OS

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Meta Quest 3 (left) and Apple Vision Pro (right) We once asked Oculus executive Jason Rubin whether his company was considering a tethered compute model. Back in 2005 Steve Jobs was asked by veteran tech journalist Walt Mosberg about the limitations of integrating video into the handheld form factor of an iPod.

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