The path to a VR metaverse

Hypergrid Business

I got into writing about OpenSim back in 2009 because it seemed to be, at the time, the best path to an open-source, peer-to-peer metaverse. I want to see a future where anyone could put... Maria's Worlds Metaverse Android Daydream Google OpenSim

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Hands On: Going Behind the Cowl in the PS VR Exclusive ‘Batman: Arkham VR’


When Rocksteady kicked off the Arkham franchise with Batman: Arkham Asylum in 2009, I don’t think the world was really ready. The post Hands On: Going Behind the Cowl in the PS VR Exclusive ‘Batman: Arkham VR’ appeared first on UploadVR. E3 gaming PSVR

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Upcoming 10th Augmented World Expo To Shine Light On Immersive Computing

Charlie Fink

New this year is the XR museum, a showcase of much more than the technology that was new in 2009 when the expo started, but dating back decades before academics called it “augmented reality.”

Critically Acclaimed Rhythm Action Game ‘Thumper’ is Coming to Quest at Launch

Road to VR

When we first starting prototyping Thumper way back in 2009, gaming VR was just a sci-fi fantasy,” explains Drool designer Marc Flury. “We Oculus announced that Thumper (2016), the popular rhythm-action game, is officially coming to Quest at launch.

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

Road to VR

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. Founded in 2009, Compulsion Games is best known for We Happy Few (2018).

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Dark Slope Secures $1.5M to Bring Location-based VR to Toronto

Road to VR

Based on Nathan Jurevicius’ graphic novel Scarygirl (2009) and the various console & PC games that followed, Scarygirl Mission Maybee is a first-person action game that tasks players with saving the world from Dr. Maybee and his diabolical experiments.

Betting on Location-Based VR

Tech Trends VR

Secret Location was founded in Toronto in 2009 as a services company, but has since pivoted into content production. Mk2 partners with Secret Location to create worldwide VR distribution network.

‘AirMech’ Studio Teases New Multiplayer VR Strategy Game Code-named ‘Cake’

Road to VR

Studio co-founder James Green says the code name ‘Cake’ is in direct reference to Fat Princess (2009) , a third-person RTS that gives each team a princess that they must protect by feeding so she’s too large to be carried away.

Following the successful launch on Magic Leap,Resolution Games to bring Angry Birds to VR.

Cats and VR

With over four billion game downloads since 2009 and one of the strongest mobile game brand licensing programs in the world, Angry Birds is one of the most successful IPs in mobile gaming history.

‘The Last Guardian’ is Getting a Free Standalone PSVR Experience Next Week

Road to VR

Announced way back in 2009, The Last Guardian had an instant, if indescribable, appeal; the game promised to offer a glimpse into the adventures of a young boy who befriends a mythical (and giant) beast named Trico.

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Startups Weekly: Will the real unicorns please stand up?

TechCrunch VR

The story kicks off in 2009 when Stewart Butterfield began building a startup called Tiny Speck that would later come out with Glitch, an online game that was neither fun nor successful.

‘Angry Birds VR: Isle Of Pigs’ Arrives On Major Platforms Early 2019


Since it’s initial launch back in 2009, the Angry Birds series has amassed an incredible four billion game downloads, making the franchise one of the most successful in mobile gaming history. Rovio Entertainment announces the VR debut of its global franchise.

NextVR Held Significant Layoffs Today


NextVR was originally founded in 2009 as Next3D, a 3D compression company. Live streaming VR company NextVR held significant layoffs on January 14, 2019. I spoke by phone with co-founder and CEO David Cole, who said “we were built big” for a VR market projected to be larger than what materialized in 2017 and 2018.

Rebellion’s Brutal ‘Sniper Elite’ Series is Getting Its First Made-for-VR Game

Road to VR

Details are thin on the ground, but Rebellon says that the Sniper Elite VR game is being developed in partnership with studio Just Add Water , known for their work on Gravity Crash (2009) and the Oddworld series. Sniper Elite is coming to VR.

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NextVR Plans 6DOF, Increased Quality, and AR Support for Live VR Video in 2018

Road to VR

” Launched in 2009, NextVR has many years of experience in live broadcast, transitioning from stereoscopic 3D content delivery as Next3D to a VR-focused platform.

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U.S. Army Chooses Microsoft’s HoloLens For $480 Million Contract


“Current and future battles will be fought with small distributed formations in urban and subterranean environments where current capabilities are not sufficient, a recognized training capability gap the Government has sought to fill since 2009. The United States Army awarded a $480 million contract to Microsoft that will equip military personnel with prototype versions of HoloLens intended to increase “lethality, mobility, and situational awareness.”

‘Sword Art Online’ to get Netflix Live Action Treatment From ‘Altered Carbon’ Creator

Road to VR

Based on the 2009 Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara, the anime first aired in 2012 and achieved popular acclaim among fans of the genre.

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Weta Workshop Job Posting Suggests ‘Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders’ Will Be Multiplayer

Road to VR

Dr. Grordbort is an original IP developed by Weta Workshop’s Greg Broadmore in 2009 that tells the story of an anachronistic colonialist named Cockswain who is armed to the teeth with retro-futurist ray guns as he conquers the galaxy.

Report: Kids and VR

Tech Trends VR

In a 2009 study, Bailenson found that when elementary-aged school children saw themselves swimming with orca whales in a virtual environment, many later recalled the experience as real.

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Oculus CTO John Carmack Settles Legal Disputes With Bethesda Parent Zenimax


id Software produced many of the most significant games of that decade, including Wolfenstein, Doom, and Quake, and was acquired by Zenimax in 2009.

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HTC to Sell Shanghai Phone Factory for $91 Million, Invest Proceeds in VR Business

Road to VR

Android Authority summarizes the latest factory sale and the last few years of HTC’s financial struggles: Established in 2009, the facility mainly produced phones for the Chinese market.

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One call to change my life, and another to redefine Spatial Computing

Robert Scoble

Yelp, back in 2009, added a feature because I heard that it was working on such. Irena Cronin called me last year. That call lead to the development of a new Spatial Computing Agency, Infinite Retina , which opens its doors today.

Acer & HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset Dev Kits Now Available for Pre-order Starting at $300

Road to VR

Among other things, these specs imply a PC that could be running with hardware as low as the 2009 AMD Anthlon II series (some have 4 cores) and 2010 Nvidia GT 400 series (some support DX12).

The Invisible Hours coming to PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift.

Cats and VR

is an independent boutique studio founded in 2009 by Raúl Rubio Munárriz (founding member of MercurySteam Entertainment, developers of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow) and Luz M.

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Mk2 Partners With Secret Location For Worldwide VR Distribution Network


Secret Location was founded in Toronto in 2009 as a services company, but has since pivoted into content production. Betting on location-based VR.

Celebrate Earth Day With These Nature Themed VR Experiences


Back in 2009, two chimpanzees from the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, were ‘leased’ to Stony Brook University in New York. Immersive experiences that highlight the importance of environmental protection.

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First-Person Angry Birds Game Announced For Magic Leap One


Since the launch of its first game in 2009, popular mobile franchise Angry Birds has received an astonishing 17 different releases, 4 spin-off games, a comic book series, even an animated film voiced by a cast of A-list celebrities. .

WWE and NextVR to partner on bringing the action and drama of pro wrestling to VR.

Cats and VR

Launched in 2009, the company has patented technology that delivers an unparalleled VR experience providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion.

Explore 40 Years of VR In Film In This 360-Degree Video


Surrogates (2009). Though VR is really only just now taking a firm hold in its various markets, virtual reality has been a concept flirted with for many years in our favorite science fiction books, movies, and television series.

Oculus acquires eye-tracking startup The Eye TribeThe direction.


The Eye Tribe was developed out of research by the founders at IT University Of Copenhagen back in 2009. Oculus acquires eye-tracking startup The Eye Tribe The direction you look could one day control your VR or mobile experience thanks to Facebook and Oculus’ latest buy, The Eye Tribe.

Alex Kipman Nominated for Inventor’s Award

Tech Trends VR

Kipman has been awarded the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award (2009), Microsoft Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (2012), and IPO Education Foundation’s Inventor of the Year Award (2012).

Minimum Specs for Microsoft’s Windows 10 AR/VR Interface Are Impressively Low

Road to VR

Among other things, these specs imply a PC that could be running with hardware as low as the 2009 AMD Anthlon II series (some have 4 cores) and 2010 Nvidia GT 400 series (some support DX12).

Slightly Mad Studios: ‘Mad Box console to deliver 90 fps to VR headsets’

Road to VR

Slightly Mad Studios is best known for their VR-compatible games Project CARS (2015) and Project CARS 2 (2017), not to mention a number of other conventional racing sims including Need for Speed: Shift (2009) and Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends (2011).

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VR Docu-Series Explores The Lives Of Chimps Freed From Research Labs


In 2009, two chimpanzees originating from the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, were ‘leased’ to Stony Brook University in New York.

AR From an Architect’s Perspective, Spatial Computing, & Leap Motion’s North Star AR HMD

Road to VR

The Technocrat Retrofit of London – May 31, 2009. Keiichi Matsuda went from being a dystopian filmmaker to becoming the Vice President of Design at hand-tracking company Leap Motion.

Ubisoft’s Star Trek: Bridge Crew Game is Built for Oculus Touch

Road to VR

Star Trek: Bridge Crew lets you and 3 other friends work together inside virtual reality to command the bridge of a starship, all inside the new timeline established by JJ Abrams’ first rebooted movie back in 2009.

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7Invensun is a Chinese company that wants to disrupt the VR eye tracking sector

The Ghost Howls

It is mostly unknown here in the West because its target market is mostly the one of its home country, but actually, it’s working on eye tracking since 2009 , so it has a deep expertise with this technology.