‘Echo Combat’ Open Beta Weekend Starts Tomorrow on Rift

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Offering a payload-based objective, much like the gametype in Team Fortress 2 (2007) or Overwatch (2016), you push the the cart on a track through the winding maze as an attacker, or defend the advances of the cart by pushing it backwards and running down the three-minute game clock.

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‘Sin City’ Director Robert Rodriquez to Debut VR Action Series ‘The Limit’ This Summer

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Robert Rodriguez, the director of films such as Sin City (2005) , Planet Terror (2007), and the Spy Kids franchise, just wrapped production on a newly announced VR action series with The Fast and the Furious franchise actress Michelle Rodriguez.

VR/AR Pioneer Nonny De La Peña Named WSJ Technology Innovator Of The Year


CEO & Founder of Emblematic Group, Peña is the second woman in history to receive the prestigious award.

Nintendo Files Patent For Glasses Positional Tracking System


This is similar to a Carnegie Mellon University research project from all the way back in 2007: The described system in itself is not actually VR- to be clear. Gaming giant Nintendo filed for a patent for a positional tracking system for glasses.

‘Audica’ is an Inventive “VR Rhythm Shooter” From the Studio Behind ‘Rock Band’

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Harmonix, the studio behind many rhythm game hits like Guitar Hero (2005) and Rock Band (2007) , today announced what they’re calling a “VR rhythm shooter” that looks—to be frank—pretty freaking awesome.

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The Simpson’s Infamous ‘Steamed Hams’ Scene Gets 360° Treatment


Perfect examples include everything from an unfiltered fascination in Jerry Seinfeld’s lukewarm 2007 animated film Bee Movie , to a crudely designed model of Knuckles from the Sonic franchise clucking insensately.

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Echoing Apple’s iPhone Launch, Magic Leap Taps AT&T for Exclusive US Distribution

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Cingular merged with AT&T in 2007. Magic Leap today announced that AT&T, one of the leading cellular carriers in the US, has invested in the company and solidified a partnership making AT&T the “exclusive wireless distributor of Magic Leap products for consumers in the U.S.”

Watch a Complete ‘Echo Combat’ Closed Beta Match

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Echo Combat’s objective gameplay plays out very similarly to the popular ‘Payload’ gametype seen in games like Overwatch (2016) and Team Fortress 2 (2007).

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Sundance’s Shari Frilot on the Power of VR Storytelling to See Ourselves in a New Way

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Shari Frilot started the New Frontier program at Sundance in 2007, and produced the festival’s first VR experience in 2012 with Nonny de la Peña’s Hunger in LA using an early Rift prototype made by Oculus founder Palmer Luckey.

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Trinity VR’s ‘DiamondFX’ Batting Simulator is Made for the Major Leagues

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Pitch FX was installed in major league stadiums in about 2007, it’s collected 100s of 1000s of data points for every pitch thrown for the past 7 years and we’re able to take those data points and reverse engineer those pitches.”

Valve’s Only VR Title, ‘The Lab’, is the Highest Rated Game on All of Steam

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The Lab has topped Steam’s list of top rated titles , beating out other Valve classics like Portal (2007) and Portal 2 (2011). Among more than 9,000 games on Steam, Valve’s VR title The Lab is heading the platform’s list of top rated games.

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Complementarity Between Avatars & Environments In Social VR


2007). This is the first installment in a series about what makes avatars useful in Social VR environments. Author’s note: Many of the anecdotes about avatars that get recounted are about unfettered self-expression.

Oculus Nearly Matched The Original ‘Gears of War’ Budget To Fund Epic’s ‘Robo Recall’


The game released in 2007 and that same year an interview with Epic vice president Mark Rein was published by Wired. Oculus is one of the most prolific stimulators of virtual reality content in the industry today.

Visit the Ancient Rome in VR with Rome Reborn

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of the Rome Reborn® model was completed in 2007, 2.0 was started in 1997 and completed in 2007. was started in the summer of 2007. Do you have a passion for ancient history and virtual reality? Then Rome Reborn is for sure a project you should look into.

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How 3D Spatialized Audio Bottlenecks Virtual Reality VideoAs.


Suggesting that the era of mobile computing didn’t begin with the iPhone in 2007. How 3D Spatialized Audio Bottlenecks Virtual Reality Video As computational capacity of mobile devices grows, oddly so does the demand for computation. In economics, this is known as Jevon’s Paradox. As mobile SoCs become more efficient and deliver more performance per watt, computation itself becomes less expensive.

‘Echo Combat’ Gets Open Beta Weekend with Parties & New Features, Starting Today

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Ready at Dawn today announced the beginning of the fourth open beta weekend for the zero-G, VR shooter expansion Echo Combat. Now on the list of improvements and updates includes a hotly awaited parties function, and a few other features and some fresh mechanic balances to boot.

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Take an Immersive Drive Through the World’s Most Secretive Country

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Aram Pan is a Singapore based photographer who has specialised in what he describes as ‘panorama production’ since 2007.

Step Into The Shoes Of An 80s Robot In Funny Or Die’s New VR Film


Founded in 2007 by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy, the video comedy site has been responsible for some of the decade’s most memorable sketches and series. With a runtime of 40 minutes, Miyubi is the longest VR film made so far.

‘Starfighter Inc.’ Promises VR Space Combat Sim Built on a Hard Sci-Fi Foundation

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Involved with all four iconic X-Wing games, Wessman leads a team of industry veterans at Impeller, alongside Jack Mamais, lead designer on Crysis (2007). Starfighter Inc.

Remastered ‘Half-Life 2’ Coming to Vive & Rift with VR Controller Support via Revamped Mod

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Luckily you can pick up all three, along with Portal (2007) for the entirely reasonable price of $20 via The Orange Box. Praised as one of the greatest games ever made, the 13 year old Half-Life 2 is a lauded piece of gaming history.

Hellgate: London Is Getting A Surprise VR Prequel Game


Flagship Studios’ shooter MMO seemed lost to time, as least in the west, after it first released in 2007. Hellgate: London is almost literally back from hell, thanks to a reveal of an upcoming VR prequel to the long-forgotten game.

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Building The VR Experiences And Worlds of the Future


Prior to rejoining Intel in 2007, Pallister worked on Microsoft’s business development team conducting deals for MS Casual Games services, including MSN Games, Xbox Live Arcade and Windows Live Messenger. Soon I Will Be Invincible was nominated for the 2007 John Sargent Sr. Pretty soon, real life will be stranger than fiction when it comes to bringing the great inventions of science fiction and games into technology.

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Total Recoil: The Uncanny Valley Is an Uncanny Cliff

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2007 – Uncanny Cliff was introduced to more accurately reflect the shape of the curve. 2007). Proceedings of the 16 th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2007, Jeju, Korea, pp.

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‘Half-Life 2: VR’ Mod Gets Green-lit on Steam in 4 Days

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Luckily you can pick up all three, along with Portal (2007) for the entirely reasonable price of $20 via The Orange Box.

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Apple CEO Continues to Set the Stage for Rumored AR Play: ‘AR is for everyone, like the smartphone’

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The Cupertino HQ has been acquiring talent in this field for several years , filing patents at least as far back as 2007 for HMDs , and new patents for AR. Apple CEO Tim Cook has once again affirmed his belief in the significance of augmented reality technology.

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Official: Sony Sold Nearly 1 Million PlayStation VR Headsets in 4.5 Months, Despite Limited Stock

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As the New York Times cites as a point of reference, the original iPhone launched in 2007 saw about 1.4 Sony is the first of the big three tethered VR headset makers to drop official PSVR sales figures: 915,000 PlayStation VR headsets sold as of February 19.

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VR Sales Analysis: Rift and Vive to Sell Under 500,000 in 2016, PS VR to Top 2 Million


million units when it released in 2007 before skyrocketing to 11.63 The age of high-end, commercially available virtual reality began on March 28 with the launch of the Oculus Rift. Since then the HTC Vive , PlayStation VR and Google Daydream View have all entered the arena.

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‘Rick and Morty’ Co-creator & Former Epic Games Exec. Producer Form New VR Studio, Squanchtendo

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With a name that could only have come from the mind of Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland, Squanchtendo is a VR game studio founded by Roiland and former Epic Games producer Tanya Watson to “[combine] edgy, mature comedy with refined, high-end gameplay mechanics and stories.”

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Hands-on: ‘Echo Combat’ Brings High-Speed, Zero-G Shooter to VR in ‘Echo Arena’ Expansion

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Ready at Dawn, the studio behind zero-g adventure Lone Echo (2017) and its companion multiplayer sports game Echo Arena (2017) , held a closed beta session with their upcoming Oculus Rift expansion Echo Combat last week.

STRIVR Introduces VR Training On and Off the Field

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It’s a question that STRIVR Labs CEO Derek Belch has been asking himself since 2007 when the former Stanford Cardinal kicker took a class about virtual reality from Jeremy Bailenson, the head of Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL).

On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Samsung’s VP of Immersive Products & VR, Nick DiCarlo

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Phones have evolved at a blistering pace for the last 15+ years and the phone innovations that excited users in 2007 or 2012 are different from those that excite users in 2017. Everyone in the VR industry can envision a world in the next 10 years that’s radically changed by virtual reality.

Virtual Tours: Around the World with a VR Headset


Springer, 2007. As illustrated by the intricate inlay and pietra dura work on the walls of the marble mausoleum, the Taj Mahal is the ultimate expression of the elegance of Mughal architecture and craftsmanship. Considering the hordes of tourists that it draws, it makes one wish to become a bird, so that they can fly above the masses and study the decorations closely.

Mark Zuckerberg Explains Why He’s Still Committed To VR


iOS and Android came out around 2007, we were a really small company at that point. Facebook held its quarterly earnings call today to update investors on the company’s performance, and in a Q&A session someone asked about VR. It was a well-timed question coming ahead of the launch of Oculus Go, Facebook’s first standalone VR headset, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the opportunity to respond.

‘Sprayscape’ Is A 360-Degree Camera Experiment For Android That Could Inspire Devs


Google’s Android operating system was unveiled in 2007 and has grown into the the mostly widely used OS of any kind, riding on the backs of its developer and consumer friendly open source nature.

Making VR Accessible to Kids One Maze at a Time


That originally was the wheelhouse for Seedling, which started in New Zealand in 2007. If I was in an audience and the speaker asked who felt like they considered themselves a “Kidult” (kid + adult = kidult), my Ghostbusters loving, game playing, Simpsons DVD owning hand would have to go up.

Epic Games Busts ‘Robo Recall’s’ $10 Million Myth

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That statement, taken with another in a 2007 Wired interview with Epic Games Vice President Mark Rein , who said that the original Gears of War had a budget of “somewhere between nine and ten million dollars.” Good news.

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VR, MR and AI features to play prominent role at Sundance Film Festival


Launched in 2007, it is directed at curating productions “at the convergence of film, art, media, live performance, music and technology.” Next year’s Sundance Film Festival will see a very prominent role for VR, MR and AI-centric productions, based on a media release by the Sundance Institute.

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‘Torn’ Review: Masterful ‘Black Mirror’ Style Storytelling Tarnished by Repetitive Puzzles

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All of this comes as no surprise though, as the game’s script was written by Neill Glancy of Stranglehold (2007) and Susan O’Connor of Tomb Raider and BioShock.

Logitech Acquired Saitek For its Future VR Controllers?


In 2007, Mad Catz purchased U.K.-based Peripherals manufacturer Logitech recently announced the acquisition of Saitek brand and Saitek’s line of controller products. Logitech announced the news in a blog post, calling it an “exciting day for Logitech” and heralding Saitek as the “go-to” source for fans of spacefaring and simulation-style games such as Elite Dangerous, Eve Valkyrie, Star Citizen, Microsoft Flight Simulator and Farm Simulator.

Second Life’s cloud move could lower land prices, hurt OpenSim

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That could cause OpenSim users to jump right back, former Second Life creator since 2007 and Virtual Lisbon owner Carlos Loff told Hypergrid Business. London City region in Second Life. Image courtesy David Kariuki.).

Everysight Signs First Brand Athlete for its AR Smartglasses


Macca is a two-time winner of what many consider to be the ultimate test of physical and mental will, the Ironman World Championship (2007 and 2010).

Apple Mum on AR/VR for iPhone 7, but Here’s How We Know They’re Still Working on It

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In fact, Apple’s patents in this field tell us that the company has been thinking about immersive wearables for a long time; patents filed at least as far back as 2007 show a device that looks much like the VR headsets we see today.

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Remembering VR Innovator Randy Pausch


Given in front of an overflowing theater in September 2007, Pausch’s, “The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” was his upbeat take on how he was able to achieve every one of his childhood dreams and how you easily can too. Something about the book drew me in.