Europe’s XR Community Came Out In A Big Way For The Fifth Annual VRDays Conference


The Dutch conference hit a major milestone in November, let’s take a look back.

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Resident Evil 7 ‘VR-X’ Prequel Announced By Capcom


The 4-person co-op experience launches exclusively in Japan later this month. Beginning October 26th , Capcom will be offering Tokyo locals the chance to return to the swamps of Lousiana for another lethal encounter with murderous backwoods psychopath, Jack Baker.

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Research Finds VR Burns More Calories Than Sex


Five minutes of Audio Trip offers twice the cardio than a night of passion. Is there anything better than sex? According to newly released data from the Virtual Reality Institute of Health & Exercise , the answer is a definite yes, yes, YES! At least when it comes to burning up calories.

Report: Apple AR Headset Launching Early 2020


Will Apple be the first to kick-start the AR headset market?

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Location-Based AR Ghostbusters Experience Launching In Japan


Work together with friends to rid Ginza Sony Park of a ghostly threat. Beginning this weekend in Tokyo, Japan, Ginza Sony Park will be hosting Ghostbusters In The Park , a massive live event celebrating the historic 35th anniversary of Ghostbusters.

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First-Of-Its-Kind Mixed Reality Fitness Game Makes Its Way To Vive Focus Plus


HitMotion: Reloaded blends VR, MR, and exercise to create a truly unique fitness experience. It’s safe to say VR changed the way people think of video games. With the introduction of immersive entertainment, gaming is no longer a strictly sedentary experience.

Toyota Using VR To Train Robots To Assist The Elderly


Practice makes perfect for this army of house-cleaning robots. Earlier this week Japanese-based Toyota Research Insitute released details regarding a new project currently in development that will have researchers teaching robots how to complete various types of housework using VR technology. .

China Announces New Regulations To Combat Fake News Created Using Deepfake Technology


Beginning 2020, videos created using VR and AI technology will need to be identified as such.

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The Avengers Location-Based VR Game Made Me Feel Like An Actual Marvel Superhero


The VOID’s 20-minute hyper-reality experience is a non-stop thrill ride from start to finish. Last week we had the chance to check out Marvel’s Avengers: Damage Control , a new location-based VR experience from ILMxLAB that’s heading to select VOID centers October 18th.

Post Malone To Perform Live VR Concert Later This Month


Catch the rapper, singer-songwriter live in VR October 17th on Oculus Quest and Go. Oculus Venues has been killing it as of late with its series of live musical performances. Over the past 6 months, the popular VR streaming platform has hosted live performances from a surprising amount of major acts.

Varjo Unveils Human Eye-Resolution VR Headsets With Hand And Eye Tracking, Available Now


Varjo expands its product line-up with two enterprise-focused VR headsets. Yesterday, XR hardware developer Varjo unveiled two new additions to its lineup of human eye-resolution VR & AR products, the VR-2 and VR-2 Pro.

Scientists Develop Artificial Skin That Allows You To Feel In VR


The self-sensing material forms to a user’s body, providing next-level haptic feedback.

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Discover Your Hogwarts House With An AR Sorting Hat Ceremony, Available Now


Do you embody the courage of Gryffindor, or the wit of Ravenclaw? Released alongside the launch of the official Harry Potter Fan Club, Wizarding World Digital’s new Wizarding World app is a central hub for everything a die-hard “Potterhead” could possibly care about. .

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Photo-Realistic VR Tour Of The Palace Of Versailles Now Available Free On SteamVR


Photogrammetry capture brings the Royal Opera House to life in VR.

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California Fire Department Using VR To Train Recruits How To Fight Wildfires


VR technology offers firefighters-in-training realistic training scenarios. In 2019 alone, over 6,402 fires have been recorded in California.

Marvel Studios & ILMxLAB Reveal Avengers: Damage Control Location-Based VR Experience


Suit up and battle evil-doers alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Rudd, and Evangeline Lilly.

Human-Scale AR ‘Tunnel Book’ Launches At Welsh National Opera


Free immersive pop-up blends AR technology with classic opera.

Russian Farmers Using VR To Calm Their Cows And Increase Milk Production


An emotionally-stable cow is a happy cow. Somewhere northwest of Moscow on a dairy farm in Krasnogorsk roams a herd of VR-wearing cows immersed in a serene summer pasture tailor-made for bovine enjoyment.

OC6: Oculus Unveils Native Hand Tracking On Oculus Quest, Coming Early 2020


Zuckerburg reveals hand and finger tracking without the need for additional hardware. Facebook’s Oculus Connect 6 kicked off this morning with a slew of big reveals for the Oculus Quest standalone headset, one of the biggest being the reveal of hand and finger tracking.

Microsoft Announces Release Date For Minecraft Earth AR Sandbox Mobile Game


Move over Halloween, this October is all about Minecraft Earth.

Every Major Oculus Quest & Rift Announcement Made At Oculus Connect 6


Native hand tracking, PC/standalone hybrid functionality, and new games confirmed for the Oculus platform. That’s a wrap on Oculus Connect 6.

YUR Raises $1.1M In Pre-Seed Funding, Releases Oculus Quest Fitness App Into Beta


The Oculus Quest app will allow users to turn any game into a calorie-tracked fitness experience. The first time I worked up a sweat in VR, it was entirely accidental.

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How AI and Haptics Could Revolutionize VR Gaming


Emerging technologies could add a whole new level of immersion to VR. If you’re reading this right now, chances are, you’re not really familiar with the topic of neuroevolution. Or deep learning. Or natural language processing.

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Kung Fu Boogie – Bring On The AR Dance Battles


AR meets papercraft in this 70’s-inspired immersive toy experience. In the 1970’s everyone was Kung Fu fighting.

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Hands-On: Vive Cosmos Offers New Possibilities, For A Price


The Vive Cosmos signals a bright future for HTC, but at $699, will people buy it? HTC’s latest VR headset, the Cosmos is officially available for purchase and at $699 the headset doesn’t come cheap, but it does come with some much-needed improvements.

Design A Custom VR Avatar In Minutes With High Fidelity’s Virtual You App


Create a custom avatar for social events and work meetings. The process is simple, you take a quick selfie on your phone and the app then analyzes your photo and creates a 3D representation of your likeness.

Vader Immortal – An Excellent First Attempt At A Major VR Trilogy


ILMxLAB’s three-part series officially comes to a close with a solid, but flawed final episode. Last week developer ILMxLAB ( Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, Vader Immortal ) released the third and final episode of its original episodic series, Vader Immortal – A Star Wars VR series.

Facebook Purchases Developer Behind Beat Saber, 360 Levels Coming Next Month


The studio will join Oculus Studios, but continue operating independently. . Earlier today, Facebook announced the acquisition of VR game developer Beat Games , the studio behind the hit VR rhythm-slasher Beat Saber.

22-Year-Old VR Developer Lands $1M Contract With US Air Force


A college undergrad’s VR start-up will provide VR maintenance training to the military.

ThirdEye’s X2 Smart Glasses Could Be The Smallest Mixed Reality Headset Yet


ThirdEye’s claims their 6-ounce MR headset is the smallest in the world. Available for shipping worldwide, ThirdEye’s X2 Mixed Reality Smart Glasses promise a compelling immersive experience similar to that of major competitors minus the bulky hardware. .

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Students Develop VR Massage Parlor To Train Police How To Identify Sex Trafficking


The low-cost training solution could assist law enforcement in preventing sex crimes. According to a study made public last year by the International Labour Organization, there were 5,147 cases of human trafficking reported in 2018 alone, 3,718 of which directly connected to sex trafficking.

Niantic’s Latest AR Game Turns The Entire Earth Into One Giant Game Of Catan


Pokemon Go meets Settlers of Catan in Catan – World Explorers. First released in 1995 to a small, but passionate group of fans, award-winning strategy game Settlers of Catan would eventually go on to become one of the most influential board games ever released.

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Enklu Launches San Francisco’s First AR Maker Space


Memberships and day passes are now available to west coast developers and players.

Normal VR Technology Turns Any Unity VR/AR App Into A Multiplayer Experience


The company behind the multiplayer plugin Normcore proves the viability of a virtual office and beyond. The 2017 video from Normal VR started with an adorable, yellow, blob-like virtual avatar daintily standing in the middle of a real, physical office.

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Asgard’s Wrath – An Ambitious VR RPG Adventure


Impressive visuals, a robust crafting system, and decent combat collide in this Norse-inspired adventure. .

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HTC’s Thanksgiving Day Sale Offers Steep Discounts On Vive Pro, Cosmos & More


Entry into the HTC Vive ecosystem has never been cheaper. HTC is jumping into Black Friday/Cyber Monday fun with some incredibly big discounts on their VR headsets, adaptors, and VIVEPORT subscriptions with an awesome holiday sale beginning Thanksgiving Day and ending Monday, December 2nd.

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Coca-Cola Soda Cans Trigger AR Animated Stories


Scannable codes bring 12 short stories to life in front of your beverage. Coca-Cola is using AR technology as part of its latest marketing campaign to bring Coke cans to life with adorable 3D animations.

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