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6 Years On, ‘Beat Saber’ Shows No Signs of Stopping with New Free Music Pack

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Beat Saber is the VR rhythm game behemoth that can’t be stopped. Just two months after dropping the Daft Punk music pack , Beat Games is teasing its next music pack, the free OST 7 pack. Beat Saber launched as a little-known indie game in early access on SteamVR all the way back in May 2018. It was clear then that it was something special, but I don’t think anyone can say they knew just how big it would be—it reportedly surpassed $250 million in lifetime sales as of 2023.

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The Best VR Headset for PC: High-Performance Headsets

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If you’re looking for the best VR headset for PC, you’re in luck. The virtual reality landscape has exploded in recent years, with innovative new solutions from leading brands like Meta, Pico, and Varjo and new systems from forward-thinking startups. While many modern headsets promise a wire-free (standalone) experience, PC-tethered headsets still represent a valuable part of the market.

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Vision Pro Gets Another Fully Immersive VR Game, With Cross-play to Other Headsets

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Tabletop action RPG Demeo (2021) is now available on Vision Pro, which prominently features a fully-immersive VR mode so you can crawl the game’s many dungeons alongside other virtual basement dwellers. Resolution Games has finally released Demeo for Vision Pro, which includes cross-buy between all Apple devices , priced at $40. So while you’ll be able to buy it once and play it on your Mac, iPad or iPhone, you’ll also be able to play against anyone who owns the game across

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5thScape Raises $6M in Funding to Build Largest Virtual Reality Ecosystem

Cats and VR

5thScape , a recently launched virtual reality project has garnered the attention of global investors and enthusiasts after raising $6 million in its pre-sale. The presale currently in its 5th round, offers participants the opportunity to get involved in the project at a very discounted price. The Growth of Virtual Reality Industry As the world of virtual reality continues to evolve, revolutionary products such as the 5th Scape are created to cater to the ever-changing needs of users.

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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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PC VR Exclusive Puzzle Adventure ‘Firmament’ Coming to PSVR 2 Later This Year

Road to VR

Firmament (2023), the puzzle adventure from MYST creators Cyan , announced they’re finally bringing the game to PSVR 2, making good on their original Kickstarter promise. The studio announced the news in a Kickstarter update , stating Firmament may arrive on PlayStation as early as this fall, which the studio has confirmed will include PSVR 2 support. “We still have more work to do to get the game running well on the platform and to conform with various platform requirements that w

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Deadmau5 Concert Experience Comes to Social VR Music Venue ‘Soundscape’

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VR music venue Soundscape (2024) announced a collaboration with popular electronic dance music artist deadmau5, which brings a new deadmau5-themed concert experience to the app. Initially released in 2017 as a companion piece for Burning Man, the new version of Soundscape is now showcasing a virtual concert series where deadmau5 performs his latest tracks.

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Rapidus Adds Chip Packaging Services to Plans for $32 Billion 2nm Fab

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To say that the global foundry market is booming right now would be an understatement. Demand for leading-edge process technologies driven by AI and HPC applications is unprecedented, and with Intel joining the contract chipmaking game, this market segment is once again becoming rather competitive as well. Yet, this is exactly the market segment that Rapidus, a foundry startup backed by the Japanese government and several major Japanese companies, is going to enter in 2027, when its first fab co

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Beat Saber Reveals New OST 7 Music Pack Is 'Coming Soon'

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Beat Saber revealed a new music pack is "coming soon" with OST 7. Three days after the fifth anniversary of its full release, Beat Games confirmed the next Beat Saber original soundtrack is on the way. Revealed through a brief teaser trailer , little else is known about what OST 7 will include and the video doesn't offer any obvious clues to upcoming songs, though previous OSTs have always been free for existing owners.

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Spatial Learning: The New Frontier in Corporate Education

XR Today - Augmented Reality tag

Spatial computing is 2024’s hot tech topic. Alongside emerging technology drivers like genAI, spatial computing solutions—including AR/VR/MR technologies—are changing the workplace today. Vendors and solution providers work closely with enterprise firms to discover new and exciting use cases for immersive technology; for use cases like immersive learning, remote guidance, and simulations.

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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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Warhammer 40K: Space Marine VR Reaches VR Arcades This Fall

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Warhammer 40K: Space Marine VR – Warriors of Avarax will reach Zero Latency VR arcades later this year. Announced during the Warhammer Skulls Showcase , Warhammer 40K: Space Marine VR puts you in the shoes of these genetically enhanced super-soldiers. Set in the Hive City of Fervastium, you're tasked with delving into a vault on an "important mission that could turn the tide and help beat back the Tyranids," offering a wide range of Space Marine weaponry to fend off these swarms.

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Chennai Hospital Pioneers "Smart Surgery" with Apple's Vision Pro Headset

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Surgeons at GEM Hospital, Chennai, are pioneering the use of Apple's Vision Pro mixed reality headset in laparoscopic surgeries. This innovative technology is transforming minimally invasive procedures for patients undergoing gallbladder surgery, hernia repair, fistula correction, and even stomach cancer treatment. Dr. R Parthasarathy, a surgical gastroenterologist and COO at GEM Hospitals, emphasizes the significant benefits of the Apple Vision Pro.

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Big XR News from Microsoft, LG, Brainstorm, and Merseyrail

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Next month, Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference 2024 (WWDC) and Augmented World Expo 2024 (AWE) are set to shake up the enterprise XR space. At WWDC 2024, Apple may reveal international release windows for its Vision Pro device. Meanwhile, AWE 2024 is readying on its expo floor to showcase the broader XR space and all the exciting innovations which come with such a product.

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MSI Teases Z790 Project Zero Plus Motherboard With CAMM2 Memory Support

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MSI on Thursday published the first image of a new desktop motherboard that supports the innovative DDR5 compression attached memory module (CAMM2). DDR5 CAMM2 modules are designed to improve upon the SO-DIMM form factor used for laptops, alleviating some of the high-speed signaling and capacity limitations of SO-DIMMs while also shaving down on the volume of space required.

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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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The Enterprise Metaverse: Definition, Benefits and Opportunities

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The concept of the enterprise metaverse has been gaining increasing attention in recent years. Initially, when the hype around “ metaverse ” experiences began to rise, many innovators were focused on the consumer market and the opportunities people would have to experience new digital realms. However, as metaverse technologies have grown more accessible and advanced, business leaders are beginning to discover new use cases.