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‘Super Smash Bros’ Creator Masahiro Sakurai Says VR is “Truly the perfect fit” for Some Games

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In his video series introducing aspiring developers to the basics of game development, Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai recommends viewers give VR a try to understand what it does uniquely well. Masahiro Sakurai has had an illustrious career in game development.

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Neuralink “Show & Tell” Coming on November 30th, Hints at Thought-controlled Typing

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Elon Musk’s brain-machine interface (BMI) company Neuralink has been fairly quiet since it last showed off a live trial of the company’s implant in a macaque early last year.

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One of the Best VR Games is Free on Epic Games Store Right Now

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The gift giving season has started early this year, it seems. Star Wars: Squadrons (2020) , the highly-rated space dogfighter from EA’s Motive Studios, is free to claim on Epic Games Store from now until December 1st.

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Niantic Reveals Snapdragon AR2-powered Headset Reference Design for Outdoor Use

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Back in early 2021 Pokémon GO developer Niantic gave just a brief tease that it was working on some kind of see-through headset. Now the company has revealed that it’s been working with Qualcomm on a reference AR headset based on the Snapdragon AR2 platform.

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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 so is the Zoom fatigue that many experience. The importance of compelling content is more apparent than ever. In this webinar, learn how PowerPoint provides terrific tools to create the kind of dynamic visual content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention. Come along to this masterclass packed with live demonstrations of how to create compelling presentations for successful meetings in a virtual and hybrid environment. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Create dynamic visuals that support persuasive stories to engage your audience Develop professional-looking designs for presentations and other content Become a PowerPoint legend with techniques to make effective presentations quickly and easily June 30th, 2022 at 9:30 am PDT, 12:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm GMT

Razer Launches Free Haptic Authoring Tool for Quest, PS5, & More

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Razer, the popular peripheral company, today announced the free release of the Interhaptics haptic authoring tool which is designed to make it faster and easier for developers to create compelling haptic effects for multiple haptic devices.

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Report: Apparent HTC Leak Reveals Slim & Modular VR Standalone

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HTC has been teasing its next VR headset over the last few weeks, showing off bits of the device at a time which the company promises will be “something big… we mean small.”

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Indie VR Gem ‘COMPOUND’ Set to Release on Quest 2 Next Week

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First released in early access on Steam in 2018, VR roguelite COMPOUND hit its 1.0 release on PC VR earlier this year and is now set to launch on Quest 2 for the first time next week on December 8th.

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Resolution Games to Host VR Games Showcase December 15th, Promises “major game announcements”

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Resolution Games, the XR studio known for a spate of popular VR titles including Demeo , Blaston , and Ultimechs , announced it’s hosting its first-ever games showcase later this month which the Stockholm-based studio promises will reveal “major game announcements, updates and timely surprises for VR and MR games enthusiasts.”

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Meta to Resume Quest Sales in Germany Following 2-year Antitrust Case

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Over the past two years Meta has been blocked from selling its VR headsets in Germany based on the linkage between its virtual reality products and Facebook. Now it seems Germany-based customers will soon be able to order Quest headsets in-country.

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 become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

PSVR 2 to Launch February 22nd for $550, Pre-orders Coming November 15th

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Sony today announced the long-awaited price and release date for PSVR 2, its next-gen VR headset for PS5. Pre-orders for PSVR 2 are slated to start on November 15th, priced at $550 for the headset and controllers, or $600 for the Horizon Call of the Mountain hardware bundle.

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Qualcomm Says Multiple Snapdragon XR2+ Devices Will be Announced by Year’s End

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Semiconductor giant Qualcomm says its latest XR chipset, the Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 1, will find its way into multiple virtual and mixed reality (MR) headsets by the end of 2022.

‘Batman VR’ App Allegedly in the Works for Quest, FTC Filing Claims

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Among documents released by the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) earlier this week is a claim that Meta’s VR studio Camouflaj, the developers behind Marvel’s Ironman VR , have also planned a Batman VR app for release on Quest.

Unreal Engine 5’s New Rendering Tech is Beginning to Make VR Look Startlingly Real

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Unreal Engine 5 brings two key features which stand to radically improve the realism of both 3D geometry and lighting. While the features aren’t yet fully optimized for VR, early developer experiments are showing impressive results.

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The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

Quest Pro Revealed with Snapdragon XR2+, Face-tracking, & More; Ships October 25th for $1,500

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Today during Meta Connect the company finally revealed its high-end Quest Pro headset (formerly called Project Cambria).

YouTube is (finally) Coming to Horizon Home Making it Easier to Watch with Friends

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Meta announced that Quest users will soon be able to watch YouTube content inside Horizon Home, the first-party social VR space that’s finally making it easy to hang out in VR with friends.

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Tech Demo Shows the Real Power of Quest Pro Face Tracking

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Quest Pro’s face-tracking capabilities will be quickly put to use to make Meta’s avatars more expressive, but next-gen avatars stand to benefit much more from the new tech.

Report: Meta Quest 3 Leak Suggests Cheaper Consumer Device to Soon Follow Quest Pro

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There’s been a torrent of leaks that over the months have given us a pretty comprehensive look at Quest Pro, Meta’s next high-end VR headset likely seeing a big reveal at Connect next month.

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Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

Meta Bans ‘Rec Room’ From Hosting 12 & Under Accounts on Quest

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Rec Room is soon removing access to its limited ‘Junior Accounts’ on Quest, effectively blocking kids 12 and under from playing the social VR game on any of Meta’s headsets.

Quest Pro Review – Impressive Hardware With a Value Proposition That’s Kind of a Mess

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Quest Pro is here and brings with it some welcomed hardware improvements but a dubious value proposition that’s highly dependent on someone else making the right apps. There’s two ways to look at Quest Pro: A better and more expensive Quest 2.

The Creator of the Oculus Rift Built a VR Headset That Can Kill You for Real

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Palmer Luckey, the creator of the original Oculus Rift headset, says he’s modified a VR headset such that it can kill the user for real. The provocative art project is inspired by the anime Sword Art Online in which players who are trapped in VR die for real if they die in the virtual world.

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Creator Behind One of Quest’s Best-rated Puzzle Games is Working on New Title Built Entirely Around AR

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Thomas Van Bouwel, the creator behind popular VR puzzle game Cubism (2020) , says he’s working on a new game for Quest built entirely around passthrough AR.

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Everyone Wins! How Games Can Improve Learning Outcomes Across Multiple Generations

Speaker: Stephen Baer, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Game Agency

Nearly 70% of American adults play video games. Stephen Baer, Chief Creative Officer at The Game Agency, will discuss each generation’s unique learning styles and identify game types that appeal to each one and improve your learning outcomes.

‘ForeVR Bowl’ Studio Raises $10M to Expand Catalogue of ‘Wii Sports’ Style VR Games

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ForeVR Games , the VR studio behind Quest 2 titles such as ForeVR Bowl (2021) and ForeVR Darts (2021) , announced a $10 million Series A funding round, something it’s using to further the creation of Wii Sports- style VR games.

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Quest 2 Black Friday Sale Brings Discounted Headset & Game Bundles

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We’re keeping an eye on the best Oculus Quest 2 Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2022 deals, don’t blink or you might miss the best Quest 2 sale of the year! Updated – November 22nd, 2022. The Best Oculus Quest 2 Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2022 Sales. Image courtesy Meta. Oculus Quest 2 (128GB).

‘Half-Life 2’ VR Mod Launches Today on Steam, Bringing Free VR Support to Valve’s Classic Adventure

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The long-awaited VR mod for Half-Life 2 (2004) is available for free in beta starting today, bringing to the iconic Valve title a near-native level of VR immersion we’ve been waiting for.

D-Link’s New ‘VR Air Bridge’ Dongle Gives Quest 2 Dedicated Wi-Fi Connection for PC VR Gaming

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D-Link announced a new Wi-Fi 6 dongle designed for Quest 2 that provides a dedicated wireless connection to your PC, letting you play PC VR games without the hassle of long cables or needing an exceptionally good router.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

HP Reverb G2 Discounted to Lowest Price Yet for US Black Friday Sale

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HP’s Reverb G2 is a solid PC VR headset with class-leading resolution. Now the headset is on sale for its lowest price yet in the US for Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2022. The Best Reverb G2 Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2022 Sale.

‘Peaky Blinders VR’ to Release on Quest 2 and Pico 4 in March 2023

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Maze Theory today announced that its long-awaited Peaky Blinders VR game is officially set to launch on March 9th, 2023. Called Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom , the dark action-adventure game is set to release on Meta Quest 2 and Pico 4.

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‘Moss: Book II’ Gets Surprise Release on PC VR Headsets Today

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Moss: Book II (2022) has finally made its way to PC today, as Polyarc has officially launched the exciting continuation of Quill’s adventures on SteamVR headsets. If you own a PC VR headset, you can jump into Moss: Book II now on Steam , priced at $30.

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The Five Most Interesting VR Haptic Technologies I’ve Seen in the Last Five Years

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Next to sight and sound, haptics are one of the lowest hanging fruits for creating immersion in VR. But beyond the rumble we have in today’s VR controllers there’s lots of other immersive haptic tech yet to be widely adopted.

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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. Join Chris Paxton, President of D3 Training Solutions, to walk through simple strategies step by step.

‘DAVIGO’ Brings Quest Support & Online Multiplayer in Third Alpha Tomorrow

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DAVIGO is an upcoming asymmetric game that tosses you into a David vs. Goliath-style battle, offering up a unique PC and VR cross-play experience.

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