Magic Leap Shows Prototype Headset Progress Since 2014

Road to VR

At a sponsored GDC 2018 session, the still mysterious augmented reality company Magic Leap has revealed how their prototype hardware has evolved from 2014 to present day. ” Magic Leap “The Bench” Prototype from 2014 – Photo: Road to VR.

Bookshelf: Sex, Drugs and Tessellation

V-Rtifacts

Hot off the press is Ben Delaney’s authoritative new book, Sex, Drugs, and Tessellation which collects 6 years of wisdom from Ben’s CyberEdge Journal , the go-to virtual reality publication from 1991 through 1996.

Cinematic VR production – Constructive Critique paper.

RealVision VR

A document on observations based on Youtube snippets of upcoming Cinematic VR movies under production by JauntVR. Disclaimer: This document is for educational purposes only and is based off observations from a less than ideal evaluation platform (screen grabs from a youtube video). Any insights gleaned should be taken as seed ideas only, to extrapolate and learn from. Credit to JauntVR for their pioneering work underway, in the field of Cinematic VR production.

Virtual Reality (1991) – “Many Believe It Will Revolutionize The Way We Live”

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ABC Primetime covers the VR scene in Sept. Although this news report conflates computer animation footage with Virtual Reality, it also features interviews with Jon Waldern, Fred Brooks, Howard Rheingold, Mike McGreevey, and C L Dodgson (virtually, of course.)

W-Industries Unscripted

V-Rtifacts

W-Industries (Virtuality) always seemed to have a PR person riding herd on any video material that was released about the company or products. Everything the public saw was tightly scripted and edited.

The Realism Of 3D Movies

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Speechless!! The post The Realism Of 3D Movies appeared first on V-Rtifacts. And All That Hype Cybersex In the Movies Stereoscopic 3D 3D Speechless

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The 6th Stage of Grief

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Parody! – In under four minutes all 5100 /r/oculus posts are neatly summed up. Godwin’s law kicks in big time! The post The 6th Stage of Grief appeared first on V-Rtifacts. Head Mounted Displays Psychology VR Companies VR Now Godwin's Law Helmet HMD Oculus Parody

Oculus Chief Scientist VR Industry Predictions: From 2014 to.

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Oculus Chief Scientist VR Industry Predictions: From 2014 to Now It may only be two years old, but Oculus’ Connect developer conference has already established some cherished traditions.

Game Industry Job Postings Are Decreasing, But VR Jobs Are Up 400% Since 2014

UploadVR

The number of jobs posted for game developers has declined 65 percent since 2014, according to an analysis by the job search site Indeed. Searches for game designer jobs has remained relatively constant since 2014.

A Brief History of Virtual Reality at CES

Road to VR

CES 2013 / 2014: The Early Years. The following year at CES 2014, Oculus had to share the immersive technology limelight with a slew of new startups who had appeared in the wake of Oculus’ success.

Layar Founders Hope to Buy Back Company in Blippar Asset Sale

Next Reality AR

But now, with Blippar's story nearly at an end, a surprise twist has entered the company's story — the founders of Layar, which was sold to Blippar in 2014, are one of the bidders for Blippar's assets.

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Facebook Expands to Enable 360 Photos in News Feeds

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billion in 2014. Earlier last week, Oculus announced a handful of new changes to Gear VR , its mobile headset for Samsung phones, along with one big new Facebook feature created with virtual reality (VR) in mind: the arrival of 360-degree photo capability in Facebook’s News Feed.

Oculus’ Jason Rubin Now Overseeing AR/VR Content & Partnerships at Facebook

Road to VR

Jason Rubin joined Oculus in 2014 and has been a key figure in guiding the company’s content investments and strategy. Rubin brought significant games industry experience to Oculus when he joined in 2014.

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Study Finds Female & Male Students Prefer Different VR Instructors

VRScout

Guido Makransky, Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen, has been actively studying the benefits of VR technology in the education sector since 2014, conducting numerous studies that tested hundreds of highschool and university students’ cognitive and emotional learning processes.

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Facebook & ZeniMax Settle Major Legal Dispute Over VR Intellectual Property

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ZeniMax took Oculus to court after its acquisition by Facebook in 2014. Although we don’t expect to see bad blood wash off so quickly, at very least Oculus has extracted one of the most serious thorns in their side since the company was acquired by Facebook back in 2014.

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Virtual Reality in Schools: One important Consideration.

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But, possibly being the first 4 year old to step into Virtual reality back in 2014, I had to make sure I was doing everything possible within my understanding, to cause no unintentional harm to those young, developing eyeballs.

Magic Leap demo is exactly what the AR startup didn’t need

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This company suggested that they had tech nearly ready for a broad scale release back in 2014, but now, hear near the end of 2017, they still don’t really have a product that can be purchased.

Facebook’s future may lie in Virtual Reality

VRCircle

Ever wondered what Facebook has in store after its acquisition of Oculus Rift in 2014? Last week during the Oculus Connect 3 Conference, Mark Zuckerberg introduced the future of Facebook messaging.

Sony Working on Minority Report Style VR Glove

VRCircle

Given this patent application was back in 2014, perhaps Sony is keeping this under wraps? Many people would love to be Tom Cruise. Many others would like to experience technology in some of his movies such as the AR/VR device in the Minority Report.

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A Year in Tech: 2018 Recap

Tech Trends VR

New research by Public Health England (PHE) has found a 70% rise in the number of deaths of epilepsy patients between 2001 and 2014. A look back at some of the most exciting moments & innovations Tech Trends covered in 2018! Cryptocurrency.

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Sherwin-Williams AR App Takes Hassle Out of Choosing Paint Colors

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In 2014, the Dutch company AkzoNobel launched the world’s first AR painting app called Visualizer and won a major technology prize at the 2014 UK IT Industry Awards for it. Explore over 1,500 paint options for your walls. .

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Updates on the Decentralized Metaverse: WebXR, A-Frame, & ‘Supermedium’

Road to VR

It’s been a long journey to the official launch of WebVR, and here’s some of the previous conversations about WebVR since the beginning of the podcast in May 2014. #13: 13: Vlad Vukicevic at SVVR 2014. #40: 40: Tony Parisi at SVVR 2014. #81:

‘Elite Dangerous’ to See Overhaul in ‘Beyond’ Update, Open Beta Begins January 25th

Road to VR

Frontier Developments today announced an open beta test for the upcoming update to the third season of Elite Dangerous (2014), the open-universe space simulator for VR and non-VR players.

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Psychological VR Thriller ‘Blind’ to Launch on PSVR, Rift & Vive September 18th

Road to VR

Initially conceived during the 2014 Global Game Jam, Blind has come a long way for the Turin, Italy-based Tiny Bull Studios. The concept won ‘Best Game’ of the 2014 Turin Game Jam, owing to its innovative echolocation mechanic.

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‘Astro Bot’ Ranked 6th Best PS4 Game of 2018, #1 PSVR Game of All Time

Road to VR

Looking at all PS4 games ever , Astro Bot ranks #23, alongside titles like Monster Hunter: World (2018) and Fez (2014). PSVR exclusive ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission has been making waves among critics and players alike since its release at the beginning of the month.

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Oculus Demos Minecraft for Gear VR, Complete with a Side of Nausea

Next Reality VR

Since its purchase by Microsoft in 2014, Minecraft has regularly been pushed to new platforms such as Windows 10, Wii U, and Fire TV. In that spirit, Microsoft-owned Mojang has been developing virtual- and augmented-reality versions of the blocky sandbox game.

Exploring the Titanic in Virtual Reality

Tech Trends VR

Immersive VR Education was founded by husband-wife team – David (CEO) and Sandra (COO) Whelan in 2014, where they proceeded to create a virtual learning platform called ENGAGE for universities and corporate educators. A new game lets you dive deep into the infamous ship’s history.

Where is VR/AR and Education Now?

VRScout

In March 2014 Facebook bought Oculus and the current wave of interest in VR and AR was reborn. Of the 25+ venture-backed VR/AR education companies that launched since 2014, over ten cater to K-12 teachers, providing interactive tools, learning software, augmented books, and lesson plans aligned to Common Core standards. Companies including zSpace, Nearpod and Upskill were all founded before 2014, but began receiving much larger venture funding in recent years.

AntVR Launches ‘Mix’ AR Headset Kickstarter, Promising a 96-degree FOV for $500

Road to VR

AntVR has come a long way since it launched their first Kickstarter back in May 2014, which garnered over $260,000 to realize what at the time was positioned as a competitor to the Oculus Rift DK2.

‘Serenity VR’ Fan Project Lets You Step Aboard The Most Famous Firefly-class Ship

Road to VR

Starting out in 2014, Tabar originally designed Serenity for the Oculus Rift DK2. Serenity, the firefly-class spaceship from cult TV show Firefly (2002) and film Serenity (2005), is now full explorable in VR.

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Reflecting on AltspaceVR’s Technical Achievements & Social VR Lessons Learned

Road to VR

September 2014 – #90: Cymatic Bruce on Virtual Social Spaces in AltSpace VR. AltspaceVR held its final official Good Bye gathering on Thursday, August 3rd after announcing last week that they had run out of money and their investors decided to not invest any more.

Psychological VR Thriller ‘Blind’ Coming to Rift, Vive and PSVR – Teaser Trailer Here

Road to VR

Blind was inspired by Tiny Bull Studios’ prototype PC game Come to See My House, which won The Best Game award at the Turin, Italy jam site for the 2014 Global Game Jam. Blind is an upcoming psychological thriller that puts you in a world of darkness.

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Sixense to Refund STEM Kickstarter Backers After More Than 4 Years of Delays

Road to VR

At the time of the Kickstarter, Sixense had estimated that the earliest deliveries of STEM would reach backers by July 2014.

Criterion Games’ “best Oculus game you’ve ever played” Has Been Cancelled

UploadVR

At the 2014 iteration of the industry’s biggest event studio General Manager Matt Webster revealed an early look at an incredibly ambitious multi-vehicle racing game at publisher EA’s press conference.

ANTVR to Launch New Kickstarter to Fund a Hybrid AR/VR Headset

Road to VR

The company, which launched their first Kickstarter back in May 2014, raked in over $260,000 to realize their wireless VR headset.

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Microsoft Acquires ‘The Mage’s Tale’ Studio inXile Entertainment

Road to VR

Microsoft also acquired Obsidian Entertainment , the studio behind Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (2005) , Fallout New Vegas (2010), South Park: The Stick of Truth (2014) and the Pillars of Eternity series.

Fan Remake Of ‘Silent Hills P.T.’ Now Available In VR

VRScout

In August of 2014, Konami Productions published a short-form first-person psychological horror game entitled P.T. Gaming’s most frightening hallway is even creepier in VR.

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Magic Leap Promises to Show a Real Demo and Share Specs Next Week

Road to VR

SEE ALSO Magic Leap Shows Prototype Headset Progress Since 2014.

‘Gang Beasts’ PSVR Support to Come in Subsequent Update Following PS4 Launch Next Week

Road to VR

Gang Beasts (2014) , the multiplayer brawler made famous on PC, is finally heading to PlayStation 4 next week.

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Report: Jaunt in Talks to Sell Cinematic VR Business as It Moves Towards AR

Road to VR

Founded in 2013, and exiting out of stealth in 2014, Jaunt previously focused on producing high-quality 360 video in the hundreds, as well as a professional-grade 360 camera dubbed Jaunt One (formerly NEO).

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Dexmo exoskeleton VR gloves inches to a final product

Slashgear

Back in 2014, before the first commercial VR headsets hit the market, Chinese company Dexta Robotics was already asking the hard questions: how do you implement user input and interaction without breaking the illusion of an immersive virtual reality world.

‘The Talos Principle VR’ Gets October Release Date, Croteam to Offer Discount to Owners of PC Version

Road to VR

Croteam’s The Talos Principle (2014) is making its way to headsets soon in a separate VR version, supporting HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The studio now has a Steam page, including an October 17th launch date. And if you already own the PC version of the game?

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With 10m Cardboard VR shipped, Google makes huge content push

Slashgear

That figure gets even more impressive when we consider that Cardboard has only been available since June 2014, … Continue reading. Google has announced a massive milestone for its Cardboard VR viewer today, revealing that it has shipped 10 million units.