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Meta Reportedly in Talks With Tencent to Bring Quest to China

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Facebook and Twitter have been blocked in China since 2009, but Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is hoping to get back in that country with Quest, according to a Wall Street Journal report. It’s said a portion of Meta’s global offerings could be on offer alongside Tencent’s own apps and services.

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Meta Acquires 3D Lens Printing Firm Luxexcel to Bolster Future AR Glasses

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Founded in 2009, Luxexcel first focused on 3D printing lenses for automotive, industrial optics, and the aerospace industry. Details of the acquisition are still under wraps, however confirmation by Meta was obtained by English language publication The Brussels Times. “We We are delighted that the Luxexcel team has joined Meta.

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VR Technology Meets Drivers Ed Thanks To Boys & Girls Clubs

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One program that launched in 2009 is called the UPS Road Code, and it has helped nearly 60,000 teens at 265 Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation and on U.S. military installations overseas learn essential driving skills.

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Skateboarding Sim ‘VR Skater’ Coming to PSVR 2 This Summer, Trailer Here

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It’s a pretty unique locomotion concept that sidesteps the need for some sort of skateboard peripheral, like the old skateboard controller for Tony Hawk: Ride (2009). In it, you move your motion controllers in the same way you might move your feet.

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Skyrim VR Looks Even Better As A Comic Book

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Released back in 2009, the space Western RPG used a type of nonphotorealistic rendering called “cel shading,” aka “toon shading,” to achieve a comic book-style look unique from that of any other game at the time. Earlier today, u/VanaheimRanger posted a video on Reddit showcasing their custom graphics setup.

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‘Batman: Arkham Shadow’ Trailer Massively Downvoted for Being a VR Game & Quest 3 Exclusive

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Basically, from the early ’90s until 2017, there’s been a Batman game released nearly every year, with standouts such as Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009) , Batman: Arkham City (2011) , and Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) garnering a pretty big following across console. And where is the hate coming from?

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Creator of Indie Breakout ‘Braid’ Building Roomscale VR Game With ‘no concessions for stationary play’

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Before Fez (2012) , before Limbo (2010) , and before Minecraft (2009) , Braid (2008) was one of the breakout successes in the formative years of indie game development and distribution. Jonathan Blow, the creator of one of indie gaming’s fomative successes, Braid , has begun hiring a team to develop his first VR game.

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