New Witcher VR Mod Lets You Walk Around Kaer Morhen

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Made by Patryk Loan, this VR mod is designed to work with the original Witcher game released in 2008 by CD Projekt Red. A new mod for the original Witcher game allows you to walk around Kaer Morhen in VR. Sound like a fantasy dream come true?

'Watch Dogs: Legion' reminds me of that underrated 2008 gem, 'Far Cry 2'

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Before we get into the game, a brief note about Ubisoft. In recent weeks, reports have surfaced that describe a toxic culture at the company, with a particular focus on abusive behavior by people in management positions.

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Remembering Rahmbamarama, the Obama Era's Most Zealous Fan Community

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The November 2008 post was a series of photos of Rahm Emanuel, the Illinois politician who had recently been named President-elect Barack Obama’s chief of staff.

USA Today Deepens Story on Afghanistan War with AR Experience

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This week, the publication ran an investigative story by reporter Brett Murphy that uncovered the details of a 2008 US military operation involving security contractor GS4 that resulted in dozens of civilian casualties.

Scientists Find a Meteorite That Could Reshape Our Understanding of Asteroids

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Scientists have released an analysis of a meteorite fragment gathered after a 2008 asteroid near-collision with Earth.

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12 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in Spotify

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Spotify has been streaming music since 2008, and it’s changed a lot in that time. New features are constantly added to its apps and the platform as a whole.

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12 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in Google Chrome

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Even if you’ve been using Google Chrome since it first rolled out back in 2008, the browser is capable of some tricks you may have not discovered yet.

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Lenovo ThinkStation P620 Review: A Vehicle for Threadripper Pro

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While ThinkStation might not have as much brand identity as the more recognizable ThinkPad, for the markets that require them Lenovo’s ThinkStation range has been at the front of high-performance under-the-desk offerings since 2008.

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US Fire Administration Advocates The Use Of VR For Firefighter Training

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An average of 11 firefighters have died every year since 2008 during training sessions; VR could help reduce those numbers.

Taylor Swift's 'Fearless (Taylor's Version)' lyric videos, ranked

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Swift's second album originally released in 2008, Fearless (Taylor's Version) is the very first release in the superstar's ambitious project to revisit and record her back catalogue.

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Italian History VR 360 Lesson about Siena

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It is one of the nation’s most visited tourist attractions, with over 163,000 international arrivals in 2008. Italian History VR 360 Lesson about Siena the capital of the province of Siena has been declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.

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Upcoming VR Parkour Game STRIDE Looks A Lot Like Mirror’s Edge

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While the developer doesn’t make any official references in any of the descriptions, its obvious STRIDE takes heavy inspiration from the 2008 first-person action-adventure platformer Mirror’s Edge , at least in terms of visuals.

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Amy Klobuchar loves this journalism bill. Facebook and Google, not so much.

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From 2008 to 2019, U.S. Republicans and Democrats recently introduced a bill that aims to help a news industry decimated by the emergence of online ads. Google and Facebook don’t seem to be fans. It comes as the news industry is hemorrhaging money and talent.

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What happened when Waymo reenacted real fatal car crashes with its autonomous vehicle

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The company collected crash information from 72 real fatal crashes with human drivers at the wheel that took place in the Chandler, Arizona, area between 2008 and 2017. Waymo's autonomous vehicles were put through the gnarly paces of 72 simulations of fatal crashes for safety research.

Coinbase says unmasking Satoshi Nakamoto might harm its business

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Satoshi, whose true identity has never been confirmed, published a 2008 white paper titled "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System" and is believed to hold the private keys to around 1.1 Some things are best left a mystery — at least as far as Coinbase is concerned.

Interactive VR Lesson: Houses of the Hakka Tribe

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In 2008, Unesco recognised their importance and gave 46 buildings a World Heritage listing. Get up close in this interactive VR lesson to learn about the houses and history of the Hakka tribe which date back to the 11th century.

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Taylor Swift drops re-recorded 'Love Story' video with sweet, extremely '00s tribute to fans

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The first album to get the treatment will be 2008's Fearless , home to her swooning country-crossover breakout single "Love Story." Taylor Swift's been busy during lockdown.

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Jon Favreau’s ‘Gnomes & Goblins’ Coming to PC VR Later This Month, Trailer Here

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The project has attracted some serious talent, which includes Jon Favreau, the filmmaker behind films such as Iron Man (2008) , The Lion King (2019) , and The Jungle Book (2016).

HTC’s VP of Design Leaving to Join Google’s VR Team

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Having joined the company in 2008, in recent year’s HTC’s VP of Design, Claude Zellweger, played a key role in the design of the Vive headset, The Verge reports. The two of them initially joined HTC when their design company, One & Co, was acquired by the Taiwanese electronics maker in 2008, and their third partner in that venture was Claude Zellweger.

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Bitcoin kicked off 2021 by crossing the $30,000 threshold for the first time

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Maybe investors see it as a way to keep their money safe amidst the worst economic recession since 2008. Bitcoin had a rough start to the COVID-19 pandemic last year, but apparently it's always darkest before the dawn.

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Chrome vs. Firefox: Which internet browser is better?

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In one corner, we've got Chrome — by far the most popular browser in the world and controlled by one of the planet's biggest tech companies since its launch in 2008. Web browsers are our windows into the internet and yet many people just stick with the one they know.

Inspired by ‘Mirror’s Edge’, ‘Stride’ Looks to Bring Smooth Parkour Action to VR

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With inspiration from Mirror’s Edge (2008) , Stride is an intriguing indie project due to launch this Summer. In development by studio Joy Way, Stride is a VR parkour action game built atop an impressively smooth and immersive locomotion system.

Marvel announces four new Disney+ series including 'I Am Groot' and 'Secret Invasion'

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Secret Invasion , based on a 2008 comic book storyline described by Feige as "arguably the biggest crossover of the last 20 years" besides Civil War , will reunite Samuel L.

How A Recession Could Boost VR Adoption

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Fast forward from 2008 to now. Let’s start with why games did so well back in 2008. For example, let’s say you bought Gears of War 2 in November 2008 when it launched. One might point out that game consoles were tried-and-true forms of entertainment long before 2008, yet VR is too unproven for someone to gamble hundreds of dollars on its entertainment value. Of all the game platforms sold in 2008, the two highest performing ones were the strangest concepts.

Adele returns to 'Saturday Night Live' as host, with musical guest H.E.R.

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Adele was a musical guest on SNL for the first time in 2008, when she was promoting her debut album 19. British singer and number one breakup songwriter of the century Adele will return to the Saturday Night Live stage on Oct. Not as a musical guest, but as the episode's host.

Why a powerful planet-warming gas is surging in Earth's atmosphere

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Following a temporary flattening or stabilization of methane levels in the aughts, the odorless, invisible gas has continually risen since around 2008, and more recently has accelerated.

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'Marvel's Avengers' is a superhero story that's only just beginning

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Over the past decade, the Avengers have risen from being the provenance of comic book aficionados to one of the most recognizable intellectual properties in the world.

EON Reality Announces Partnership with Techno NJR to Provide XR Development and Design Skills for Higher Education

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Established in 2008, it is accredited by AICTE and it is affiliated to Rajasthan Technical University Kota. The technology institute will implement EON-XR and XR development into its industry-based courses for other colleges.

‘STRIDE’ to Release This Month in Early Access, New Gameplay Highlights Creative Parkour Movement

Road to VR

The gameplay footage also shows Stride starting to lean away from the Mirror’s Edge (2008) inspired aesthetic and a bit into its own art-style.

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Interactive VR Lesson: Houses of the Hakka Tribe

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In 2008, Unesco recognised their importance and gave 46 buildings a World Heritage listing. Get up close in this interactive VR lesson to learn about the houses and history of the Hakka tribe which date back to the 11th century.

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Netflix's 'Unsolved Mysteries' documentary reboot wants you to crack the case

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The show was transferred to CBS in 1997, then canceled; picked up by Lifetime in 2001, then canceled; repackaged by Spike in 2008 and then — less than two years later — canceled.

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NASA's 'smell of space' could soon be available as a perfume

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And in 2008, NASA enlisted the help of Steve Pearce, a chemist and the founder of Omega Ingredients , to re-create it. Have you ever wondered what outer space smells like? If you assumed it smells like nothing up there — as I did for 26 years — you're wrong.

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Apple Maps' new bike-route feature is off to a terrible start

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As someone who has lived and cycled in San Francisco since 2008, both for commuting and pleasure (including many rides to Baker Beach), I can definitively tell you that the three routes suggested by Apple betray a fundamental lack of understanding of the reality of riding a bike in San Francisco.

Facebook Acquires the VR Studio Behind ‘Asgard’s Wrath’, Sanzaru Games

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Before VR, Sanzaru has worked on a handful of non-VR games dating back to 2008.

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‘WipEout: Omega Collection’ to Get PSVR Support and Exclusive Ships in Free Update – Trailer

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Via a free update to PS4’s WipEout: Omega Collection (which includes WipEout HD {2008}, WipEout HD Fury {2009} and WipEout 2048 {2012}) , PSVR owners will finally be able to step into the cockpit for a level of immersion that only VR can provide. PlayStation’s legendary anti-grav arcade racer is set to get PSVR support thanks to a free update to WipEout: Omega Collection coming in early 2018. WipEout is the long running anti-grav racing franchise from Sony Studio Liverpool.

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Immersive Learning : Our Top History Lessons

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In 2008, Unesco recognised their importance and gave 46 buildings a World Heritage listing. Explore our top history lessons created on the AVR Platform to unearth the stories of civilisation and cultures in immersion!

Learn how to invest in cryptocurrencies with this set of online classes

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They received a $65 million settlement and competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but they still weren’t a member of the prestigious billionaire club. TL;DR: The Complete Cryptocurrency Investment bundle is on sale for £19.21 as of June 25, saving you 94% on list price.