The Essential VR Music Videos of 2016

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2016 has been a landmark year for VR and 360° video. 2016 was a year for refinement and experimentation; with a few new lessons under their belts, immersive artists and musicians worked to produce projects that pushed the “music video” genre into something altogether new—ranging from 360° videos to interactive experiences—embracing each corner of the unique possibilities of immersive media. What VR music projects rocked your world in 2016?

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UploadVR’s 2016 Game of the Year Winners

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Last week we announced a comprehensive list of nominees for our 2016 Game of the Year Awards. Tagged with: 2016 , arizona sunshine , Daydream , game of the year , gaming , gear , onward , PS VR , rift , RIGS , superhot , unspoken , uploadvr , Vive , VR games. Editorials featured gaming 2016 arizona sunshine Daydream game of the year gear onward PS VR rift RIGS superhot unspoken uploadvr Vive VR games

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Forecast: PlayStation VR Sales Downgraded for 2016

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According to the retail analyst, PlayStation VR will sell roughly 745k PlayStation VR units in 2016 (their previous estimate was 2.6 The post Forecast: PlayStation VR Sales Downgraded for 2016 appeared first on VRScout. SuperData slashes PSVR sales estimate to 750k worldwide. Black Friday online shopping saw another record-breaking sales day.

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The 2016 Virtual Reality Headset Shopping Guide

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Buying a virtual reality headset in 2016 is difficult, especially if you haven’t gotten hands-on time with the various systems. It can be even more difficult when you realize there are incredibly simple, and low-quality, VR headsets available at most retailers.

The Best Palmer Luckey Moments From Tokyo Game Show 2016

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Winning VR Experiences from the 2016 Proto Awards

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Last night, the VR community gathered in LA for the 2016 Proto Awards. This list of winners from the 2016 Protos is a great start. 2016 Proto Award Winners. The post Winning VR Experiences from the 2016 Proto Awards appeared first on VRScout.

Virtual Reality Strategy Conference 2016 to Bring VR Insights to Industry Execs

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The 2016 Virtual Reality Strategy Conference aims to layout the “new rules” of the VR economy. You can register for the VRS Conference 2016 now , with a one day pass to the main conference priced $595 and $795 for a full, two day pass. Road to VR are proud media sponsors of the 2016 Virtual Reality Strategy Conference. The post Virtual Reality Strategy Conference 2016 to Bring VR Insights to Industry Execs appeared first on Road to VR.

PlayStation VR Is Launching On October 13, 2016

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We knew that Sony’s PlayStation VR would be releasing in October 2016, but now we also know the final date. The post PlayStation VR Is Launching On October 13, 2016 appeared first on UploadVR. PSVR VR Industry News E3 2016 PlayStation 4 PlayStation VR sonyThe device hits on October 13th.

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Watch: Latest Unity VR Editor Shown Off at Unite, Releasing in 2016

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At Unite 2016, Principal Designer Timoni West once again demonstrated live on stage (accompanied by Principal Engineer Amir Ebrahimi) Unity’s progress on EVR, this time using the HTC Vive. The post Watch: Latest Unity VR Editor Shown Off at Unite, Releasing in 2016 appeared first on Road to VR. News VR Development VR Engine evr timoni west unite 2016 unite 2016 conference unity editor vr unity editor vr release date unity vr editor

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Field in View: My VR Highlights Of 2016

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Tagged with: 2016 , highlights , PS VR , rift , Vive , VR. Editorials 2016 highlights PS VR rift Vive VRWhat a year, huh? Last December the VR community was left guessing as to when the Oculs Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR would really release, and 12 lightning-fast months later we have them all and a new headset from Google to boot. This industry continues to move at a dizzying pace, and we can’t wait to see how it keeps up in 2017.

Meta Publishes Meta 2 Dev Kit Unboxing, But 2016 Delivery Looks Unlikely

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Meta made sizeable waves in the AR space in early 2016 with the announcement, demonstration, and pre-order launch of their Meta 2 development kit. The company has published an unboxing video of the system, but with just over two weeks until 2017, it doesn’t appear the company will hit its 2016 delivery goal. Meta opened pre-orders for the Meta 2 development kit back in Q1 of 2016 for $949, saying that orders would be filled in 2016.

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VR in 2016: PlayStation VR And The Mainstream Dream

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People see PS VR as a bright hope for the industry in 2016 and 2017. It’s going to take a lot on Sony’s part to convince the masses to adopt VR; did it do enough in 2016? Even based on presentation alone, Sony’s E3 2016 press conference will be fondly remembered as the years go on. VR isn’t the only big risk Sony is taking in 2016. As popular as it is, there’s no denying that the PlayStation 4 is a safe console.

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What To Expect From VR At E3 2016

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The Crazy VR World of China Joy 2016

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Worldwide shipments of VR hardware is set to skyrocket in 2016, with some estimates pointing at volumes of 9.6 billion in 2016, according to IDC. The post The Crazy VR World of China Joy 2016 appeared first on VRScout. The ridiculous and amazing things we scouted in Shanghai. China Joy kicked off Thursday at the Shanghai New International Expo Center with over 600 firms showing the latest in entertainment and technology.

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First Glimpse of Minecraft Being Played with Oculus Touch at MINECON 2016

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The post First Glimpse of Minecraft Being Played with Oculus Touch at MINECON 2016 appeared first on Road to VR. Oculus Rift Games Oculus Touch Oculus Touch Games VR Games minecon 2016 minecraft oculus rift minecraft oculus touch gameplay minecraft vrHere’s the first footage of Minecraft being played with both an Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch controllers, courtesy of this year’s MINECON event.

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Community Download: Who ‘Won’ Virtual Reality In 2016?

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2016 was, in many ways, a mind-destroying procession of events that would each have been an appropriate plot point for a time travel movie: “we have to go back in time and stop [insert any 2016 pop-culture moment here] or the future is doomed!” In 2016, virtual reality officially arrived. Cheerful non-denominational late-December greetings to all of you (see? I know how to be a successful journalist in this day and age).

The Proto Awards Announces 2016 Nominees, Comedian Ron Funches to Host

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The Virtual Reality Foundation has announced the nominees for the 2016 Proto Awards, the third annual award show created to honor individuals and teams making strides in the field of virtual reality. Some of the nominees for the 2016 Proto Awards include ( see the full list here ): Most Transportive Experience. The post The Proto Awards Announces 2016 Nominees, Comedian Ron Funches to Host appeared first on Road to VR.

Top Investors Discuss VR and AR Strategies and Opportunites at IMMERSE 2016

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The post Top Investors Discuss VR and AR Strategies and Opportunites at IMMERSE 2016 appeared first on Road to VR. News VR Event VR Industry VR Investment ar investment augmented reality immerse summit 2016 Madrona Venture Group Matt McIlwain north west vr conference Patrick Eggen qualcomm ventures seattle vr seattle vr conference virtual reality vr investment vr investors

2016’s Proto Award Winners Revealed, Tilt Brush Receives Top Honour

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The post 2016’s Proto Award Winners Revealed, Tilt Brush Receives Top Honour appeared first on Road to VR. News VR Awards VR Event project nautilus cancelled proto award nominees 2016 proto award winners the proto awards 2016 tilt brushThe annual Proto Awards, set up to highlight and honour the best and brightest the VR industry has to offer, is over for another year, with Google’s Tilt Brush walking away as the overall winner. But who else made the grade?

The Game Awards 2016 to Stream Live in Virtual Reality via NextVR

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The Game Awards 2016 is building towards its third year, scheduled for December 1st at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Spiritual successor to the ten-year run of the Spike Video Game Awards, The Game Awards is considered the biggest annual award event for the video game industry, and 2016 promises to be bigger than ever. The post The Game Awards 2016 to Stream Live in Virtual Reality via NextVR appeared first on Road to VR.

UploadVR’s 2016 Game of the Year Nominations

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The first (almost) full year of full-scale consumer-grade virtual reality is just about in the books. We saw the release of the Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive, the PlayStation VR, Google’s Daydream platform, the Oculus Touch controllers, and the continued growth of both the OSVR and Samsung Gear VR platforms.

VR at PAX West 2016: What’s There and How to Find It

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Seattle’s annual PAX West 2016 gaming convention starts tomorrow with VR once again expected to have a significant presence. To make things easier for VR-inclined PAX attendees, we’ve compiled a list of where you can experience VR at PAX West 2016. Sony PlayStation VR Games at Pax West 2016. You can access information about PAX West 2016 on the go by gabbing the official mobile apps for IOS , Android and Windows Phone. Pax West 2016 Expo Hall Times.

Sony PlayStation E3 2016 Event – Live Stream @ 6pm PST

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The post Sony PlayStation E3 2016 Event – Live Stream @ 6pm PST appeared first on Road to VR. E3 2016 News PlayStation VR Playstation VR Games pscr psvr at e3 2016 psvr games sony e3 2016 live stream sony playstation vr sony psvr sony vrSony takes centre stage in LA as the pre-E3 press conferences come to a close. We’re hoping for a barrage of new PlayStation VR games, and more information on the now confirmed upgraded PS4 ‘NEO’ console.

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Analyst: Despite Slow 2016, VR Still Forecast To Reach $14B In Software Sales By 2020

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Market researcher SuperData scaled back its virtual reality forecast for 2016, particularly after a disappointing launch of the PlayStation VR headsets. But it still believes that consumer VR software could grow from $407 million in revenue in 2016 to $14 billion by 2020. million PSVR units to 745,000 in 2016, after a disappointing Black Friday. During 2016, she estimated that Daydream VR would sell 261,000 in 2016.

The 2016 Proto Awards: See Who Took Home VR’s Biggest Honors

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Virtual Reality does not have many comprehensive award shows, but the Proto Awards just might be the closest thing the industry currently has to The Oscars many of the VR scene’s most elite designers and personalities gathered toghether at the AVALON theater in Hollywood for one purpose: to name the most impressive experiences of the year. Tonight’s biggest winners include Space Pirate Trainer and Tilt Brush.

Steam 2016 Autumn Sale Discounts Nearly 300 VR Supported Titles

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The post Steam 2016 Autumn Sale Discounts Nearly 300 VR Supported Titles appeared first on Road to VR. The Steam Autumn sale is once again upon us, and this time around this time Valve have flagged close to a whopping 300 VR titles for discounts, including games that support both the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and OSVR. It’s amazing how big the market has already become, especially given how niche VR still is.

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Laforge Aims to Ship Stylish AR Glasses Late 2016

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Among those gaining traction is the eyewear company Laforge Optical who plans to release their alpha version by the end of 2016. The Alpha prototype is projected to arrive late 2016, with the Beta Bold coming sometime in 2017. Unfortunately, Laforge has at least once delayed the shipping before; which was supposed to be in April 2016, according to a newsletter update. The post Laforge Aims to Ship Stylish AR Glasses Late 2016 appeared first on VRScout.

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These 6 Apps Represent 2016’s Best VR Software, According To The Proto Awards

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VR/AR Hard to Miss at SIGGRAPH 2016

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SIGGRAPH 2016 is all packed up and out of Dodge (Anaheim), and what was perhaps the most striking note about this year’s show was how much presence immersive technologies had; VR, AR (collectively known as “mixed reality”, or MR) and ancillary related tech were nearly everywhere you turned. You can view our AR/VR video recap of SIGGRAPH 2016 below: The post VR/AR Hard to Miss at SIGGRAPH 2016 appeared first on VRScout.

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PSVR vs. PSVR 2 – How Far Has PlayStation VR Come Since 2016?

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Comparing PSVR vs. PSVR 2 specs side-by-side shows us how much has changed since Sony’s first consumer headset released in 2016. The original PSVR was released about six months after the first major consumer VR headsets—HTC Vive and Oculus Rift—hit the market back in 2016.

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The Game Awards 2016 Adds VR Category But Fails To Recognize Any Non-PS VR Titles

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The Game Awards 2016 officially revealed its list of nominees today, including a brand new “Best VR Game” category. I received an email about nominees for The Game Awards 2016 — the annual awards show for the video game industry — and was treated to the first-ever “Best VR Game” category with an initial feeling of validation and excitement.

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2016’s Record Breaking VR Venture Funding Has Been Driven by Mega Deals

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After years of record-breaking venture funding in the virtual reality industry, we wondered if 2016 would continue on its torrid pace. The numbers are starting to roll in, as reported in the new Fall edition of the 2016 Virtual Reality Industry Report , researched and published by Greenlight Insights and Road to VR. Mega deals in VR venture funding have been the story of 2016.

Latest Market Analysis: PS VR Sales Predictions Fall Under 1 Million For 2016

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Initially, SuperData predicted Sony would sell well over 2 million PS VR headsets by the end of 2016. Citing a lack of dedicated evangelism from Sony, interactive media research firm SuperData is updating its earlier predictions concerning the company’s PlayStation VR hardware. Today, however, the firm is walking that herculean number back significantly. Now, SuperData expects Sony to sell only 745,434 headsets by the end of this year.

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What to Expect in VR This Week at E3 2016

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E3 2016 kicks off this week; it’s the first E3 since the launch of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and the last before the launch of Sony’s PlayStation VR headset. The Rift CV1 is still their flagship product and is likely to remain that way through holiday 2016 and beyond. Still, the company doesn’t plan to launch Touch until the second half of 2016, which could mean as early as July, though we don’t expect to see it until closer to the holiday season.

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Ubisoft Is Revealing Two New Virtual Reality Games At E3 2016

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Massive video game studio, The post Ubisoft Is Revealing Two New Virtual Reality Games At E3 2016 appeared first on UploadVR. Experiences gaming announcement E3 2016 Eagle Flight new games ubisoft werewolves

Your Guide To The Best VR Exhibits at NY Comic Con 2016

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The post Your Guide To The Best VR Exhibits at NY Comic Con 2016 appeared first on VRScout. Last year’s show was full of virtual reality. This time, they doubled down… New York Comic Con is pop-culture Christmas for us east-coasters. The annual spectacle is packed with everything a growing nerd needs to get his/her fill of the latest sci-fi, video games, comics, anime, etc.

Hackvention 2016 Mashed Up A Hackathon With A Convention

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The award for the Best Pitch of the Virtual Reality Hackvention 2016, sponsored by ZEISS Group went to the team of Virtual Spice with Petr Legkov, Sergio Torcanin, Henri Hesse, Franziska Rücker, David Hörst & T M Hasan Özdemir for their welding app, Digital Dice. Virtual Reality hype is a worldwide phenomenon. However, at the moment there is no coherent ecosystem. On the one hand we have platform wars , where Vive, Play Station, Oculus and Microsoft compete for the users.

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