Fri.May 17, 2024

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This $1,000 App is Now the Most Expensive on Quest—At Least There’s a 20 Minute Free Trial

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With previously hidden ‘App Lab’ apps now discoverable on the main Quest store, the $1,000 WeldVR is the most expensive app you can find on Meta’s VR app store. But fret not, you can get a free trial… for 20 whole minutes. For years, Meta only allowed select apps onto the main Quest store (which Meta recently rebranded as the ‘Meta Horizon Store’).

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Wonderland Engine to Enhance WebXR Enterprise Solutions

XR Today - Virtual Reality

This week, Wonderland Engine—a service for powering hardware agnostic web XR solutions—is entering version 1.2.0, a fresh update that improves development cycles for AR/VR/MR experiences across various end devices. The Wonderland Engine powers various notable XR experiences, such as the award-winning game The Escape Artist by Paradowski Creative. On the other hand, the web XR engine is focusing its recent efforts on including the emerging enterprise XR market with considerations to the industr

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‘Everybody’s Golf’ Studio Tees Up the Competition on Quest in ‘ULTIMATE SWING GOLF’

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Clap Hanz, the Japanese studio behind hit golfing series Everybody’s Golf and Hot Shots , released their latest VR game on Quest, called ULTIMATE SWING GOLF. The game follows in the footsteps of Clap Hanz’s other iconic titles, this time featuring five outdoor courses for some arcade-style VR golfing action. The game’s main focus is on free play, training modes, and competitive online matches, however it also includes a mixed reality play mode which transforms your room into

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LG Unveils 4K Micro-OLED Display For "Next Generation" Headsets That Supports Eliminating Motion Blur

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At SID Display Week 2024 LG Display unveiled a micro-OLED display with "4K" resolution and 10,000 nit brightness. Micro-OLED displays are manufactured with a very different process to regular OLED, and offer much higher pixel density than any existing production-ready display technology. This enables ultra high resolution headsets with relatively slim designs - and of course OLED's signature infinite contrast.

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The Future of eLearning in 2022: A Sensitive Eye for Authentic Translation and Localization

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

To avoid awkward and sometimes disastrous learning content, instructional designers must use authentic translation in the right context to get optimal results. For example, even a simple phrase like “got milk” translates to “are you lactating” in Mexico. Can you imagine what a straight translation might do to your course? With over 317 million people in the US and over 6.7 billion potential customers in the world, personalizing training seems logical.

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TSMC Outlines Path to EUV Success: More Tools, More Wafers, & Best Pellicles In Industry

Anand Tech

Although TSMC can't claim to be the first fab to use extreme UV (EUV) lithography – that title goes to Samsung – they do get to claim to be the largest. As a result, the company has developed significant experience with EUV over the years, allowing TSMC to refine how they use EUV tooling to both improve productivity/uptime, and to cut down on the costs of using the ultra-fine tools.

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‘AI On The Lot’ Wraps Second Edition

Charlie Fink

Change is in the air as artists, producers, and executives try to keep up with rapidly developing AI technology.

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The Exorcist: Legion VR Deluxe Edition Reaches PSVR 2 Soon

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The Exorcist: Legion VR brings the survival horror adventure to PSVR 2 later this month. Developed by Wolf & Wood, The Exorcist: Legion VR was originally released episodically across 2017 and 2018. Available on almost all major VR platforms, the Deluxe Edition with all five episodes is now coming to PSVR 2 with the assistance of VRMonkey ( Sky Climb , Galaxy Kart ).

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Capsule Review: Sunon Maglev 120mm Fan

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Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Taiwan, Sunon (aka Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.), stands out as a prominent global producer of fans, blowers, and thermal management systems. The company has made a name for itself in the fan industry with a comprehensive product line that includes DC brushless fans, micro blowers, CPU coolers, and various other cooling technologies.

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VR MOBA 'Mecha Party' Is Now Available On Steam & PSVR 2

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VR MOBA 'Mecha Party' is now available in Europe and Asia on PSVR 2 and Steam. Developed by Chenni Network and published by Kingnet Technology, Mecha Party previously launched in North America back in March. Set in a world where robotics and AI have become ever-present in daily life, you'll compete to become the league's strongest mecha pilot in a robot battle league - The Mecha Party, in PvP combat across online battles.

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How to Train Employees 65% Faster With Virtual Reality

With a rapidly changing economy, Avangrid Renewables looked to virtual reality to develop a standardized form of immersive training in order to onboard and upskill technicians faster than ever before.

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‘Blacktop Hoops’ Graduates from Early Access After Racking up Over 15,000 Reviews

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Blacktop Hoops (2024) , the popular VR basketball game, is out of early access on Quest, now serving up multiplayer and single player streetball on standalone platforms and PC VR headsets too. Developed by Vinci Games and first released in April 2022 in alpha, the full version of Blacktop Hoops is now available, bringing with it a new GOAT campaign mode, revamped online parks for up to 4v4 matches, new maps and environments, a new Court Cam mode, training modes and more.

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CleanSheet Soccer Trains Goalkeepers In VR On PSVR 2

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VR goalkeeper training game 'CleanSheet Soccer' is now available on PSVR 2. Developed by INCISIV Ltd, CleanSheet Soccer was initially created to assist soccer clubs with goalkeeping coaching through VR. Designed as a workout training app for enhancing your reflexes and sharpening reactions, the studio used motion capture for real-life strikers to put them into VR.

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2024 Spring VR Gaming News Review: Flat2VR, Laser Dance, Batman & Alien

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VR's biggest year in history is almost halfway over with freshly announced Batman and Alien games incoming just as developers start finding their footing with mixed reality in Laser Dance and Niantic's Hello, Dot. The biggest trend in VR gaming of 2024, though, is the blurrying line between flat content and VR. Aided by the UEVR mod, the ceaseless work of Team Beef and the formal announcement of Flat2VR Studios, an assortment of high-selling Unreal Engine games are basically seeing robust VR sup