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Spatial Beats: Big Bucks for AI, and ScarJo Says Heck No

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Massive funding rounds continue for AI, ScarJo slaps down OpenAI, and Microsoft gets volumetric. We have these items from the XR and AI realms through the eyes of Charlie Fink. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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‘Warhammer 40K: Space Marine VR’ Experience Revealed with New Teaser, Coming to VR Attractions This Year

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The first official Warhammer VR game for out-of-home VR attractions has been fully revealed. And it wouldn’t be a proper Warhammer game without an incredibly long title: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine VR – Warriors of Avarax. The experience is planned to launch in October at Zero Latency locations worldwide. We knew as of 2022 that a Warhammer 40K experience was in development for VR attraction Zero Latency.

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Can AR Boost Business Valuations?

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AR has a growing list of benefits for consumers and businesses. But can AR products held by a given company boost its valuation, especially when it matters in the midst of M&A cycles? This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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You Can Now Play ‘Hellblade 2’ in VR Thanks to This Indispensable Mod

Road to VR

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (2017) was one of the most visually amazing games to get official VR support, however developers Ninja Theory decided not to go that route with the game’s recently released sequel, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II (2024). If you have a beefy enough computer though, you can already play it in VR thanks to the ever-handy UEVR mod.

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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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Reality Bytes: TikTok, OpenAI & Airbus

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This week on Reality Bytes, we discuss OpenAI's Scarlett Johansson-cloning "Sky" voice, TikTok enhances search, and Airbus unveils a billionaire's fantasy. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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How can you improve your gameplay and get help from the Skycoach service in Final Fantasy 14

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What a gamer needs to do if he wants to speed up the development of his hero in Final Fantasy 14 and the Awakening update…… Continue reading → How can you improve your gameplay and get help from the Skycoach service in Final Fantasy 14 This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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‘Swordsman’ Studio Secures $2.5M to Create New Free-to-Play VR Combat Game

Road to VR

Sinn Studio, the Toronto-based indie behind VR sword-fighting game Swordsman (2020), has secured $2.5 million in a funding round, which is slated to propel the studio as it develops a new free-to-play combat game for VR. The funding round was led by Hartmann Capital, and includes participation by Boost VC, Republic, Alumni Ventures, Mana Ventures, MetaVision, and angel investors including Chris Ye of Uken Games.

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Brainstorm Grows VR Enterprise in the US

XR Today - Virtual Reality

Brainstorm is expanding its foothold in the US market with the addition of a new office, demo studio, and executive employee in Austin, Texas. Liverpool City uses VR in £100m Baltic Merseyrail Construction Project Breaking New Ground: VIROO’s New Feature Elevates Enterprise Immersive Experiences and Expands Possibilities Within VR CAVEs AR and VR Modernise US DoE Facility The Spain-based real-time 3D graphics and virtual reality solutions provider believes this expansion represents a major miles

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Scale AI Raises A Billion, New AI Startup H, $220 Million, Suno AI, $125 Million

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ScarJo says heck no to OpenAI as billions flow into new AI companies. Big money is making big bets on AI's disruptive potential.

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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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Demeo Is Now Available On Apple Vision Pro In VR

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Demeo is out now on Apple Vision Pro, with support for fully immersive VR. If you somehow haven't heard of it, Demeo is a virtual tabletop turn-based RPG for up to four players. As well as supporting VR on Meta Quest, PlayStation VR2, Pico, PC VR, and now Apple Vision Pro, a flatscreen version is also available for PC, PlayStation 5, iPad, and Mac. Quest and Pico players can also choose to play in mixed reality.

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Snapchat Resurrects AR Lenses via Google Chrome Extension

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Snapchat has introduced ‘Snapchat Camera for Chrome’ that enable users to add AR Lenses to their webcams using a Google Chrome extension. The AR Lenses can then be used for video calls, video recordings, livestreams, and more, with the option to utilise any custom lenses creations as well. The internet tech blog, Engadget, which has been following Snapchat’s AR progress closely is unsurprised by their revival because it says they have “long been ingrained in Snapchat’s identity”.

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Oculus Go Owners Report Error Launching Some Apps, And Meta Isn't Interested In Fixing It

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Swathes of Oculus Go owners are reporting an error preventing launching many apps. The "Failed Entitlement Check" issue seems to have been first reported by RobbyC57D on the Meta Community Forums around three weeks ago, and since then dozens of other Oculus Go owners have chimed in on the thread to say they're experiencing the exact same problem. The issue apparently occurs for both free and paid apps but is only affecting some apps, not all.

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ASUS NUC14RVHv7 and ASRock Industrial NUC BOX-155H Review: Meteor Lake Brings Accelerated AI to UCFF PCs

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Intel's Meteor Lake series of processors has had a drawn-out launch since its details were officially presented in September 2023. The series marks Intel's foray into the consumer market with a tile-based chiplet configuration held together with Foveros packaging. Similar to Tiger Lake, the focus of Meteor Lake has primarily been on the mobile market - ultraportables and notebooks.

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Are You Still Watching? How to Create Engaging Presentations for Virtual Learning

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Remote meetings are here to stay - and many are BORING. If you are trying to engage your learners (or any audience), compelling content is critical. But trying to create stimulating content with the same tools you’ve always had is hard, right? Thankfully, wrong! Terrific tools in PowerPoint along with visual assets help you create the kind of dynamic content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention, with functions that allow for interactive sequences and navigation.

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PowerWash Simulator VR Goes Back To The Future With New DLC

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PowerWash Simulator VR goes Back to the Future with its latest DLC, which is brimming with movie magic. Available today on Quest, the new Back to the Future Special Pack challenges players to delouse iconic props and buildings from the time-traveling '80s franchise into Futurlab's PowerWash Simulator VR. This adds five levels flush with ample architecture and finicky doo-dads to clean, taking players to iconic movie locations such as The Holomax Theatre and the Hill Valley Clocktower.

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Rise Up: Free-to-Play ‘POPULATION: ONE’ Announces Phoenix Royale, Preview Weekend Kicks Off May 31

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Get ready for POPULATION: ONE’s largest battle royale update, featuring automatic redeploys to cheat defeat, more ways to customize your playstyle with buy station upgrades,

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Swordsman Studio Lands $2.5M For New PvP VR Combat Game

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Swordsman VR's developer secured $2.5M in fundraising for a new PvP VR combat game. Best known for creating Swordsman VR , Canadian developer Sinn Studio has begun looking to its next project. Announced via NewsWire , this $2.5 million funding round was led by Hartmann Capital, with contributions from Boost VC, Republic, Alumni Ventures, Mana Ventures, MetaVision, and Chris Ye of Uken Games.

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‘PowerWash Simulator VR’ Cleans Up Iconic Locations in the New Back to the Future Special Pack, Out Today

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Great Scott! PowerWash Simulator VR is packing 1.21 Gigawatts of content into its latest content update with the release of the new Back to the Future Special Pack on the Quest platform today.

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

With 191 country signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement now hard at work in the race to zero carbon by 2050, much of the heavy lifting in ecosystem sustainability falls on the shoulders of the world's densely populated urban centers. This conversation considers how today's AI-enabled simulation media, such as AR/VR, can be effectively applied to accelerate learning, understanding, training, and solutions-modeling to sustainability planning and design.

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Population: One Gets New Map With Redeploys In 'Phoenix Royale' Mode Soon

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VR battle royale Population: One will receive a new map, sprinting and more in the upcoming 'Phoenix Royale' game mode. Marking the latest major Population: One update, the Phoenix Royale game mode introduces a new, full-sized map with a moving end zone. This includes redeploys if you get taken down, while supply crates filled with weapons and health items are scattered across the map.

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‘Sweet Surrender’ Cranks Up the Visuals in Update 10: Resurrection, Out Now for the Quest Platform

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Sweet Surrender is a roguelike first-person shooter set in a dystopian megatower complex where you must adapt to a ruthless, fast-paced action-packed environment featuring run-to-run.

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VR Manga Adventure 'Sushi Ben' Arrives Next Week On PSVR 2

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Sushi Ben, a 3D VR manga adventure, is coming to PSVR 2 next week. Previously released on Quest and Viveport, Sushi Ben is written by Hatoful Boyfriend's creator, Hato Moa, and developed by Big Brane Studios. A narrative adventure game inspired by real-life experiences and anime, this slice-of-life sim sees you with saving a sushi bar from being shut down by land developers, working together with locals to restore its popularity.

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Venture's Gauntlet Challenges You To A VR Obstacle Course On Quest, Steam & Pico

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Venture's Gauntlet aims to deliver deadly VR obstacle courses on Quest, Pico and PC VR today. Developed in Unreal Engine by BearHammer Games, Venture's Gauntlet previously appeared on Steam Early Access last June. The premise involves aging billionaire Adam Venture seeking a capable heir, tasking you with overcoming a series of obstacle courses. The studio promises a five-hour campaign, while more maps and multiplayer will be added post-launch.

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Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development (L&D) become such a negative experience with its intended learners? Could it be because learners have been conditioned by very poor learning experiences over the past two decades, combined with the kinks of technological innovation? Or is it because learning has typically been designed as a one-size-fits-all solution, despite the fact that humans are not clones?