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‘Groundhog Day VR’ to Launch in September on Rift, Vive & PSVR, Gameplay Trailer Here

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Sony, MWM Immersive, and Tequila Works today announced that their upcoming VR adventure Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is set to launch next month, which includes support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PSVR.

Hands-on: Dexmo Haptic Force-feedback Gloves are Compact and Wireless

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With a development journey starting way back in 2014, Dexta’s Dexmo haptic force-feedback VR gloves have come a very long way.

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Oculus to Debut ‘Stormland’ Co-op Multiplayer Next Week at PAX West

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Oculus announced that it’ll be showing Stormland’s co-op multiplayer feature at the PAX West event next week. Upcoming Oculus exclusive Stormland is among the most anticipated VR titles set to launch this year.

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Flurry of New Apple ‘AR/VR’ Job Listings Point to New Products on the Horizon

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A flurry of new job listings for Apple’s secretive ‘Technology Development Group’ suggests that the company has reached a new phase of turning its years of AR/VR R&D into actual upcoming products.

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Zuckerberg to Shareholders: ‘Quest is selling as fast as we can make them’

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Addressing shareholders during Facebook’s Q2 2019 earnings call last week, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that unit sales of Oculus Quest are exceeding the available supply of the headset.

UCLA Surgical Training Study Shows VR Beats Traditional Training by 130%

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A randomized study conducted at UCLA to test the difference between VR and traditional surgical training found that medical students trained in VR scored significantly better than traditional methods.

Surgery Training Platform ‘Osso VR’ Now Used by 1,000 Surgeons Monthly

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The team behind Osso VR , the VR surgical training platform, says that the software is now in use by more than 1,000 surgeons a month around the globe.

Ship Battler ‘Battlewake’ to Launch on VR Headsets in September, Quest Version Confirmed

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Survios, the VR studio behind Raw Data (2017) and Creed: Rise to Glory (2018), today announced that their upcoming pirate ship battler finally has a release date; it’s slated to arrive on September 10th for most major VR headsets.

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Elon Musk Details ‘Neuralink’ Brain Interface Tech, Oculus CTO Calls It “very bold work”

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Elon Musk unveiled Neuralink earlier this week, a startup that aims to not only revolutionize the growing field of brain-machine interfaces (BMIs), but eventually wants to make neural implants as common as LASIK outpatient procedures are today—that’s the long-term goal at least.

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‘Electronauts’ Update Adds 45 New Songs to Tear Apart and Remix

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Initially arriving last August as VR’s premiere live-remixing rhythm game, Survios’ Electronauts lets players fiddle with the individual tracks and pieces of popular songs, mixing loose effects and loops together with vocal and instrumental stems at their own leisure [ our review ].

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‘Tetris Effect’ Coming to PC with VR Support Next Week

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Tetris Effect (2018) , the latest entry in the iconic tile-stacker series, is officially headed to PC on July 23rd, which also includes support for VR headsets.

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With Plans to Launch on PSVR, Social VR App ‘Bigscreen’ Will Support Every Major Headset

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Social VR app Bigscreen is planning to launch on PSVR, the company affirmed this week. Though it may not come until late 2019 or early 2020, when it does, Bigscreen will be just about the only app to support every major VR headset.

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‘Firefox Reality’ VR Web Browser Comes to Oculus Quest

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Mozilla has finally brought its made-for-VR web browser, Firefox Reality, to Oculus Quest. In September of last year, the company initially released Firefox Reality on Oculus Go, Lenovo Mirage Solo, and Vive Focus (and other Vive Wave headsets) for free.

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Vive Cosmos Listed for £700 at Major UK Retailer

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Vive Comos, HTC’s upcoming PC VR headset, is confirmed to launch at some point in Q3 2019, meaning any time between now and September 30th.

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Long Delayed PSVR Exclusive ‘Golem’ Finally Set to Launch This Fall

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It’s been a long, long road for Golem , the upcoming PSVR exclusive title that’s been in development since even before Sony’s VR headset launched in 2016. After several major delays, Golem is finally due to launch this Fall.

SDCC 2019: ‘Doctor Who VR’ Game Lets You Pilot a Fully Functional TARDIS

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At San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) this year, Oculus and BBC Studios are giving US crowds their first chance to demo the upcoming VR game Doctor Who: The Edge of Time.

Oculus Job Listing Points to Eye-tracking in ‘next gen AR/VR products’

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Oculus seems to be on a bit of a hiring spree as of late; its parent company Facebook is advertising over 400 positions dealing with AR/VR via its job portal at the moment.

‘No Man’s Sky’ VR Review – A Wonderful, Deeply Flawed Space Odyssey

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Beyond the known world is a galaxy of infinite exploration and endless possibility. That is, of course, until you meet your end at the whim of an angry detachment of Sentinels, or breathe in too many atmospheric toxins and collapse on the surface of some backwater planet.

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VR Attraction The VOID Plans to More Than Double in Size with 25 New Locations

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Out-of-home VR attraction chain The VOID may soon reach a city near you. The company recently announced plans to introduce 25 new locations through 2022, more than doubling its current footprint.

‘Westworld’ VR Game Now Available on PC VR Headsets, Launch Trailer Here

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HBO, Warner Bros., and Survios today released a new VR game set in the wild (and often terrifying) android-filled universe of Westworld.

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Hands-on: ‘Budget Cuts 2’ Demo Brings a Bow and Arrow to a Knife Fight

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Gamescom 2019 kicked off today in Cologne, Germany, and there I got a chance to go hands-on with the upcoming sequel to Budget Cuts (2018), the cheeky stealth assassin adventure from the Stockholm-based indie studio Neat Corp.

Amazon Launches ‘Prime Video VR’, Commits to Building up VR Video Library

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Amazon today announced the launch of Prime Video VR on Oculus Quest, Go, and Gear VR. In addition to bringing the entire Prime Video catalog onto the headsets, Amazon is also for the first time adding VR content to its Prime Video library.

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Rumor: Apple Reportedly Suspends Work on Consumer AR Headset

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The Cupertino-based tech giant may be pumping the brakes on its long-rumored Apple AR headset , something that was reportedly slated to see a release as early as 2020.

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Report: Facebook Signs Deal for ‘Assassin’s Creed’ & ‘Splinter Cell’ VR Games

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According to a report by The Information , Facebook is allegedly looking to sign more deals with game studios, the result of which aims to bring some high-profile franchises to the Oculus platform.

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Nate Mitchell is the Final Oculus Co-founder to Leave Facebook

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Nate Mitchell, Facebook’s Head of VR Product, and the last of Oculus’ co-founders, has announced that he’s leaving the company.

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Snapchat to Raise $1 Billion to Further Build Content, Gaming, and AR

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Snap Inc, the company behind the ever popular Snapchat, plans to raise $1 billion in short-term debt to further develop the content, gaming, and AR features of its platform.

HTC Unveils New Cosmos Design, 6 Inside-out Cameras & Removable Faceplate

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HTC today unveiled a new design for Cosmos, the company’s upcoming inside-out tracked PC VR headset slated for release in Q3 2019.

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New Magic Leap Studios ‘Undersea’ Experience Turns Your Living Room into a Coral Reef

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Magic Leap Studios plans to debut a new experience for the Magic Leap AR headset at SIGGRAPH next week. The studios promises that Undersea will transform your living room into a serene “photorealistic” coral reef.

Massless VR Stylus Now Open for Pre-order; Release Date & Price Revealed

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Massless is accepting applications for the first wave of its VR stylus which is aimed at making it easier and more precise for professionals to create and design in VR. The company expects to ship the Massless Pen starting in Q4.

OpenXR 1.0 Released, Microsoft Supports on HoloLens & WMR, Oculus Plans Rift & Quest Support

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OpenXR, a widely supported initiative which aims to streamline AR/VR development across headsets and platforms, has reached its 1.0 release today.

Oculus Quest Will Support Oculus Go Apps Later This Year

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Later this year Oculus Quest is going to get access to a heap of new VR content thanks to support for Oculus Go apps via official emulation.

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Iconic VR Film ‘The Matrix’ to Return to Select Theaters for 20th Anniversary

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Yes… it’s already been 20 years. 1999’s The Matrix is perhaps the most iconic film involving VR ever made, and later this month it’ll return to to select theaters in the US for one week.

Oculus Sold $5M in Quest Content in Two Weeks After Launch

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First-gen HoloLens to No Longer Receive Major OS Updates

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Microsoft’s first-gen HoloLens, a device initially launched to developers in early 2016, has received its last major OS update, moving on to its Long Term Servicing (LTS) state.

Applications for Oculus Launch Pad Developer Program Now Open

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Applications are now open for the fourth annual Oculus Launch Pad , a program designed to help empower developers and creators from diverse backgrounds. Applications are being accepted until August 23rd, 2019.