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Sony Reveals AR Headset Prototype in New Ghostbusters Location-based Attraction

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Ginza Sony Park, the Japanese tech giant’s Tokyo-based hub for Sony brand promotion, is now playing host to a new Ghostbusters -themed multiplayer experience using a newly revealed Sony AR headset prototype.

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Google Discontinues Daydream View Headset, the Final Nail in the Coffin for its Android VR Ambitions

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The Most Anticipated VR Games Coming in 2020

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There’s been no shortage of great VR games in 2019, although 2020 is shaping up to be a pretty significant year in VR gaming too.

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PlayStation VR’s 3rd Anniversary Sale Brings Big Discounts to Top VR Titles

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PlayStation VR is now officially three years old, and to celebrate Sony has slashed prices on many of the platform’s highest profile VR titles while offering up to 70% off a wide selection of games. The sale is already live, and goes until October 22nd in the US. Check out the full list below.

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‘Iron Man VR’ Confirmed for February Launch on PSVR, New Trailer Here

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Camouflaj, the studio behind PlayStation VR exclusive Marvel’s Iron Man VR , recently confirmed that the high-flying super hero adventure is coming to PSVR on February 28th, 2020.

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Graffiti Simulator ‘Kingspray’ Coming to Oculus Quest This Week, Trailer Here

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Infectious Ape, the studio behind Kingspray (2016), today announced that the graffiti simulator is headed to Oculus Quest on October 17th.

Colorado State University Has Deployed a 100 Headset VR Lab for Biomedical Education

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Colorado State University has deployed a new VR lab; designed to accommodate up to 100 students simultaneously, the lab’s headsets run custom software which allow students to visualize life-sized virtual cadavers and medical imagery in a shared virtual space.

‘Asgard’s Wrath’ Review – VR’s Epic Norse Saga of Godlike Proportions

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Sanzaru Games made some pretty big claims about Asgard’s Wrath when it was first revealed earlier this year, calling it their “deepest title yet” and promising 30+ hours of first-person combat, dungeoning, and all of the RPG goodness you could hope for.

Microsoft Affirms VR Isn’t a Focus for Xbox Scarlett

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Australian publication Stevivor recently sat down with Xbox head Phil Spencer to broach the subject of whether or not the company’s upcoming next-gen console would be matching Sony’s continued VR ambitions with PlayStation 5.

Vive Cosmos Review – A Decent Headset Up Against Stiff Competition

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Vive Cosmos has arrived and takes HTC’s consumer headset ambitions in a somewhat different direction.

‘The Room VR’ Coming to All Major VR Headsets Early 2020, Trailer Here

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Fireproof Games, the studio behind VR game Omega Agent (2016) and critically-acclaimed The Room series of puzzle games, recently unveiled its next VR game called The Room VR: A Dark Matter.

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Holoride to Offer Immersive in-car VR Experience to the Public This Month

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Holoride, the Munich-based startup co-founded by Audi that looks to change everyday travel by injecting VR into the passenger’s experience, is offering free rides in Los Angeles starting this week to demonstrate the technology to the public.

Vive Cosmos is the Lowest Rated HTC Headset on Amazon by Far

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Though HTC touts Vive Cosmos as its best PC VR headset yet, the headset is getting tanked so far in online customer reviews, making it far and away the lowest rated HTC headset by that metric yet.

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‘Asgard’s Wrath’ Behind-the-scenes – Insights & Artwork from Sanzaru Games and Oculus Studios

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Sanzaru Games has been working closely with Oculus Studios since the early days of the Oculus Rift. And while the studio has three other VR games to its name, none of them come close to the scale of Asgard’s Wrath —in fact, Oculus believes that the game is the largest VR production to date.

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Report: Apple Acquires Motion Capture Firm IKinema

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According to a MacRumor report and regulatory filings with the UK government, Apple may have quietly acquired UK-based motion capture firm IKinema.

VRNGRY Power Pack Adds Extra Battery Life and Counterweight to Oculus Quest

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The VRNRGY Power Pack, an auxiliary battery pack designed specifically to fit on the back of an Oculus Quest, is now available for order on the company’s website.

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Here’s How ‘Asgard’s Wrath’ Plays on Index and Vive via Revive

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Released today, Asgard’s Wrath is the latest title published by Oculus Studios, which also means it’s technically exclusive to the company’s Rift headset. Luckily, there’s a free unofficial mod which makes most Oculus content available to non-Oculus headsets.

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Upcoming SteamVR Update Aims to Fix the Platform’s Irksome Audio Issues

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An upcoming update to SteamVR brings an audio overhaul which aims to fix one of the most frustrating parts of the platform: audio not always going to your headset on the first try.

‘Screensavers VR’ is Part Art, Part Visualizer, & Wholly Nostalgic – Launching Next Week

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‘Screen-saving’ relaxation title Screensavers VR seeks to bring virtual explorers back to the 90’s, an era littered with CRT monitors known for their lackluster mitigation against pixel burn-in.

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‘Phantom: Covert Ops’ Rift Gameplay Trailer Shows Impressive Visuals, Now Coming 2020

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Phantom: Covert Ops is headed to Rift and Quest sometime next year, with no specific launch date yet. If you were wondering what the game looked like on Rift though, wonder no more.

Cosmos Will Support Vive Wireless Adapter with Additional $50 Add-on

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Vive Cosmos, HTC’s latest PC VR headset and replacement for the original Vive, launches today for $700.

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Watch 9 Minutes of ‘The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners’ Pre-alpha Gameplay

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The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is an upcoming VR survival horror game that places you squarely in the show’s apocalyptic universe of zombies.

Our Vive Cosmos Review is Postponed Until HTC Shines Light on a Potentially Glaring Issue

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HTC’s latest headset, Vive Cosmos, officially launches today.

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HTC Responds to Common Cosmos Complaints, Promises Improvements

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The long awaited Vive Cosmos launched last week. At least among vocal early adopters, fanfare seems muted and points to a handful handful of common complaints.

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Google Releases Highly-polished VR Tour of Versailles for Free

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Google Arts & Culture partnered with Château de Versailles to create an extremely detailed VR tour of the iconic French palace, aptly named VersaillesVR – the palace is yours (2019).

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Cas & Chary Present: Nine Highlights from Oculus Connect 6

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At Oculus Connect 6, we had the opportunity to try out many of the new things announced at the event, as well as check out the latest work by developers and creators working in the VR space. In this article and video, we highlight some of the most interesting things we saw.

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Oculus CTO: ‘Rift S Still Worthwhile Even After Quest Gets PC-tether Feature’

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Oculus CTO and legendary programmer John Carmack took to Twitter recently to explain his reasoning behind why Rift S is still worth buying even though Oculus Quest will soon get the ability to play Rift games via Oculus Link.

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Verizon Acquires Jaunt XR’s Augmented Reality Tech

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Jaunt, the cinematic VR company that pivoted to AR last year, today announced it has sold its software, technology, and “certain other assets” to American telecom Verizon.

‘Budget Cuts 2’ Launch Trailer Reveals New Gadgets Ahead of December Release

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Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency is slated to arrive December 12th on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Valve Index.

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‘No Man’s Sky’ Update to Bring VR Creature Riding, Larger Ship Inventory & More

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Having launched VR support for No Man’s Sky (2016) back in August, Hello Games is nearly ready to launch the latest update to the open-world sandbox game, which is slated to include a mess of community requested features and bug fixes for both VR and non-VR players.

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‘Asgard’s Wrath’ Boasts Massive 121 GB File Size Thanks to High-res Textures

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Asgard’s Wrath is launching exclusively on Rift October 10th, so you know exactly how much time you’ll need to either clear out space on your SSD, or buy a new one for what appears to be one of, if not the largest game by file size to land on the Oculus Store.

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Valve Index is Sold Out Following ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Announcement

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Most packages of Index, Valve’s high-end VR headset released earlier this year, are sold out following last week’s announcement of Half-Life: Alyx. If Valve is counting on Half-Life: Alyx being a killer app for VR , early signs suggest they may just get their wish.

‘Asgard’s Wrath’ Gameplay Overview and Impressions

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Asgard’s Wrath is finally here. With a purported 30+ hours of content, what does the core gameplay actually look like? Cas & Chary are here with an inside look. Cas & Chary Present.

Hands-on: Oculus Link Makes Quest Feel Like a Native PC VR Headset

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Announced yesterday, Oculus Link will allow Quest to play Rift games by connecting to any VR-capable PC. In our hands-on at Oculus Connect, the feature really does seem to deliver an experience that feels like a native PC VR headset.

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Rube Goldberg Puzzle ‘Gadgeteer’ to Launch on Oculus Quest October 24th

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Gadgeteer (2019) , the physics-based puzzle game from indie studio Metanaut , is officially headed to Oculus Quest on October 24th.

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Watch Oculus Connect 6 Day Two Keynote Livestream Here @10 AM PT

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There was a massive haul of announcements yesterday (believe us, just look at our front page), and while today’s keynote may not have any specific product reveals, where else can you watch legendary programmer and Oculus CTO John Carmack talk about VR until they pull his mic?

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Oculus Reveals New VR Headset Prototypes with Major Advances in Optics Form-factor

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On stage at Oculus Connect today, Facebook Reality Labs Chief Scientist Michael Abrash revealed two new prototype VR headsets from the company, Half Dome 2 and Half Dome 3. Both headsets offer improvements over the original Half Dome prototype showed off last year.

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