Amazon Launches AR Shopping Feature Within App


Amazon’s AR View lets you see items inside your home. Following in the footsteps of Ikea , Houzz , and Target, Amazon is now the latest retailer to make it easier to buy items from home thanks to AR. The post Amazon Launches AR Shopping Feature Within App appeared first on VRScout.

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Amazon May Look to VR to Enhance Shopping Experience, Job Ad Indicates

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A new job opening at a division of the online retail giant Amazon my indicate the firm is looking to immersive technology to enhance its shopping experience. Amazon has up to now only tentatively dipped its substantial corporate toe in the waters of virtual reality.

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Amazon Lumberyard Boosts Realism with Impressive Anti-aliasing

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Amazon Lumberyard supports Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and OSVR—and it does it free of charge with no seat licenses, royalties, or subscriptions. The post Amazon Lumberyard Boosts Realism with Impressive Anti-aliasing appeared first on Road to VR.

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HTC Vive Now Available from Amazon in the US

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Amazon have announced they’ve started selling the SteamVR powered HTC Vive VR system in their US online store. Our expansion to Amazon further underscores our commitment to our customers to deliver options across virtual reality,” said Dan O’Brien, VP of VR at HTC.

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Update: Oculus Rift + Touch Immediately Sells Out After Start of Amazon Prime Day

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If you’re already an Amazon Prime Member, or looking to become one starting today, Amazon’s annual Prime Day is here to help you spend that hard earned cash on at very least an Oculus Rift. Update (July 16th, 3:53 PM ET) : It appears Amazon USA is already out of stock.

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You Can Still Buy an Oculus Rift + Touch Bundle for $400 on Amazon

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Amazon is likely to correct this sometime today, as every world-wide Amazon site has done so including other official distributors. Oculus Rift on Amazon. Some Great Free Games and Apps.

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Oculus Rift Is Now $349 At Amazon & Best Buy For Black Friday


Amazon US and Best Buy USA are currently offering $50 off the Oculus Rift+Touch bundle, bringing the price from $399 to $349. A few hours after the Best Buy deal went up, Amazon price matched it. This is not the first time Amazon & Best Buy have offered this kind of sale. Since the game is worth $40, this deal still works out as better value, but only by $10. If you aren’t interested in that game though, you still save $50.

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Best Holiday Vive Deal Yet, Today Only: Deluxe Audio Strap, ‘Fallout 4 VR’ and $100 Amazon Gift Card

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If the HTC’s Black Friday deal wasn’t attractive enough to convince you into finally grabbing that Vive headset you’ve been eyeing, Amazon is ‘reviving’ the $600 Black Friday deal today and throwing in a $100 Amazon gift card. image courtesy Amazon.

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Get Lost In The Rainforest With ‘Amazon Odyssey’ VR


The Amazon River Basin, the biggest tropical rainforest in the world, is not only home to 10% of the Earth’s known species, but also happens to be one of the coolest natural wonders one could possibly see. And what an enticing game it is.

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Oculus Rift on Sale for $350 at Amazon US

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After the Oculus Rift Marvel Powers United bundle was briefly on sale for $350 at Best Buy, now the basic Rift package has dropped to $350 at Amazon US, a $50 discount, which is about as good as you can hope to find.

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Amazon’s VR-capable Lumberyard Game Engine Sustained by AWS Cloud Services

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Back in February, Amazon announced that they had purchased and forked Crytek’s CryEngine and made the full source code available in a free AAA VRgame engine offering called Lumberyard. Sunset Meadow – Created with Amazon Lumberyard | Photo courtesy Amazon.

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Amazon Lumberyard’s 1.3 Update is All About VR


Back in February we reported on the launch of The post Amazon Lumberyard’s 1.3 Experiences gaming Amazon Lumberyard htc vive oculus riftUpdate is All About VR appeared first on UploadVR.

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Purchase Vive Pro on Amazon Prime Day & Get $100 in Gift Cards

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Amazon Prime Day is here; this year HTC’s latest VR headset Vive Pro is getting a special deal. From now until July 17th at 8:59 PM PT ( local time here ), US Amazon Prime Members can get a $50 Amazon gift card and $50 Viveport gift card with purchase of a Vive Pro VR headset.

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Lenovo Mirage Solo on Sale for $320 at Amazon US

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Launched right on the heels of the Oculus Go earlier this summer, the Lenovo Mirage Solo, the company’s standalone Daydream headset, is currently selling for an $80 discount off the original $400 price tag on Amazon US.

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Amazon Hires Former Tribeca Director To Work On VR Content


Amazon’s plans for VR content still remain under wraps, but the company recently made a significant hire that gives us a small glimpse into what it’s working on. This week, The Hollywood Reporter noted that she had been hired by Amazon Studios to work on VR content. A member of the Amazon Video PR team has validated the report to UploadVR, though the company declined to provide any further information. Tagged with: Amazon , amazon video , Genna Terranova.

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PlayStation VR Game Prices Previewed in Amazon Listings

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Listings on Amazon have revealed prices for some PlayStation VR games, giving an idea of what Sony plans to charge for the first wave of virtual reality titles to hit the console platform. See Also: Here’s All 29 PSVR Games Sony’s Showing at E3.

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Oculus Rift+Touch Is Just $329 At Amazon & Best Buy Today


US retailers Amazon & Best Buy are offering $70 off the Oculus Rift+Touch package today, bringing the price down to $329. The offer doesn’t include the Marvel Powers United VR game which many other retailers are bundling, but that game is $39.99 The deal appeared on Best Buy first as a daily deal and Amazon have seemingly price matched it. Oculus Rift Amazon best buy oculus rift VR sales

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Amazon Is Working On ‘A Completely New VR Shopping Experience’


Tracking Amazon’s work in VR can be tricky, as the company is famously quiet in response to media inquiries while seemingly being involved in multiple areas. The company is helping to make VR games with its Lumberyard development engine, and appears to be interested in VR video for its streaming service. Amazon is looking for a Sr. ” That makes it pretty clear that Amazon is working on a way to let us buy things inside our headsets. VR Industry News Amazo

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Survey: Help Devs Understand Real VR Users & Enter to Win $150 Amazon Gift Card

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While there’s a steadily growing number of quality VR games, it’s still well understood that VR is in need of more great content. But what kinds of VR games should developers focus on creating?

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Report: Amazon Looking Into VR/AR Furniture Stores


We’ve already heard that Amazon is looking into how VR can enhance its video offerings, but the company might be using the tech for other means too. The article’s mention of VR and AR is brief, but Amazon is apparently considering how this tech could lets users see their potential purchases in their own homes, helping them to decide if they fit and look the part. Tagged with: Amazon. Experiences Amazon

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Amazon Updates Its iOS Shopping App With ARKit Support


Amazon already offered some simple AR features with its shopping experiences, but the most recent update to its flagship iOS shopping app now includes official ARKit support. Products available to view in AR include furniture, toys, games and home décor, among others.

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Amazon Sumerian wants to be the cross-platform VR/AR builder


Amazon might not be a name you’d immediately associate with creating interactive content, much less games, but that is exactly what the retail giant has been up to lately. Archive Amazon ar augmented reality Computing virtual reality vr

Gear VR Ranked In Amazon’s Top Three Best-Selling Wearables Over Holidays


Amazon has revealed its best-selling products for the holiday season, and Samsung and Oculus’ Gear VR has come out on top for our budding new industry. The company did not reveal exact sales figures for the product, though no other VR headsets or games feature in the list. With the recent data from Amazon, it could have passed that milestone by now. Tagged with: Amazon , gear vr , Guided Meditation , sales.

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Amazon UK Lists Oculus Touch Pre-Orders with Price and Release Date

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Amazon’s UK retailer seems to have already jumped the gun on today’s supposed announcement taking place at Oculus Connect opening keynote, where we’ll likely hear official word on price, release date, and everything else surrounding the long awaited Touch controllers.

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How to snag Oculus Rift at retail with Amazon, Microsoft and Best Buy


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Windows VR Headsets Down to Just $215 On Amazon


If you head over to Amazon right now, you’ll find them at their cheapest prices yet. While these prices are pretty low for VR, don’t forget you’ll still need a fairly decent PC to power your experiences, even more so if you plan on using the experimental SteamVR support (which is pretty essential if you’re looking to buy the headset for gaming).

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Detroit: Become Human gets a demo on 4/24 as well as an Amazon Alexa tie in.

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Developer Quantic Dream will be releasing a demo tomorrow for one of my most anticipated games this year "Detroit: Become Human". Have access to any enabled Amazon Alexa Device 3.

Best VR deals on Amazon Prime Day

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Amazon is going all out today with deals on virtual reality products, running the whole gamut of headset options, computers, and accessories. There’s no extra cost to you, and you can use the Smile link at any time, not just on Amazon Prime Day.

The 5 Best Games for PlayStation VR

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Here’s our breakdown of the best PSVR games that you should definitely check out. The 5 Best PSVR Games. The game encourages lots of movement and dodging, so you’ll want to maximize the size of your playspace and you’ll also want to play the game while standing.

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Amazon Selling Oculus Rift Roomscale Bundle With $100 Credit


If you’re looking to do roomscale with the Oculus Rift then you’ll need much more than the headset itself, and Amazon is offering a great bundle to get you up to speed. Given that both Touch and Rift already come with mountains of bundled games like Robo Recall, Lucky’s Tale, Dead and Buried, and Ripcoil, you’ll be able to build a pretty substantial list of games to play at no extra cost.

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‘Astro Bot’ Ranked 6th Best PS4 Game of 2018, #1 PSVR Game of All Time

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The game now ranks among PS4’s top titles—VR or otherwise. In both categories that marks the game as being ‘Universally Acclaimed’ by Metacritic’s standards. Looking into Metacritic rankings for all PS4 games (VR and non-VR) helps contextualize this achievement.

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HTC Vive Finds New VP of Marketing in Former Xbox, Amazon.


HTC Vive Finds New VP of Marketing in Former Xbox, Amazon Executive The HTC Vive has been on sale for a few months now, and the team behind the kit is growing. Joining that team this month is a former executive from both Microsoft and Amazon.

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Amazon’s Prime Day Offers Discounts On PSVR and HTC Vive


So many of us have barely recovered from the Steam Summer Sale and we’re already being hit with another wave of attacks on our wallet via Amazon’s Prime Day. Prime Day is a celebration of Amazon’s Prime membership that seems to grow in value on a consistent basis. There was also a deal for the Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch plus a $100 Amazon Gift card but it is currently unavailable. Experiences Gaming Hardware HTC Vive Oculus Rift PSVR VR Headsets

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Amazon Starts Oculus Touch Pre-Orders, Lists Possible Price And Release Date


We’ll probably know just how much Oculus Touch costs and when it ships later on today, but Amazon UK might have spilled the beans early. That price is consistent with an earlier listing from another major UK retailer, Game. The online retailing giant has listed the anticipated position tracked controllers for the Oculus Rift on its site just ahead of the Oculus Connect 3 keynote. You can pre-order it now for £189.99, and it’s apparently shipping on November 23rd.

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Amazon’s Lumberyard Game Engine Receives Significant VR Update

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Amazon’s Lumberyard videogame engine has long been tied to virtual reality development. This week brings news of a huge update that ‘evolves’ the processes involved in using the platform for VR, including support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Cyberpower PC and AMD Release VR-Ready Desktop for $720


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HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset Gets £100 Off On Amazon UK


Amazon has slashed £100 off of the HP Windows Mixed Reality headset. It’s got a 1440 x 1440 resolution per eye and 90Hz refresh rate (though you’ll need a PC powerful enough to run games at this framerate, otherwise they’ll run at 60FPS). Black Friday may be a distant memory, but there are still some great savings to be had on VR headsets, at least in the UK. That means it now goes for just £299.99

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Oculus Rift Out Of Stock At Some Retailers, Available ‘Mainly Online’


If you want to purchase an Oculus Rift right now on the VR headset may not ship until after the Game Developers Conference in March. “Rift continues to be available across our channels, at this time mainly online (, Best Buy online, Amazon, etc.),” explains an email this week from a Facebook representative. Facebook VR Industry News Amazon oculus rift oculus rift s

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New PlayStation VR Bundle Adds Free Camera, Saves You $59

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Right now, Amazon and Best Buy are running a promotional bundle which includes the core PSVR package with a PlayStation Camera thrown in for free, saving you a respectable $59.

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‘AR As A Feature’ Is The Best Use Of AR Tech Right Now, And Amazon Gets It


The more than 1,000 AR apps already in the App Store cover a wide range of developers, from big corporations like the NBA and Ikea to indie game developers and independent hackers. One of the best examples of “AR as a feature” is Amazon’s addition of “ AR View ” into its main mobile shopping app. By adding the AR as a feature, Amazon was able to create a new layer of value to the shopping experience for its customers, without having them leave the app to open a separate tool.

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PSVR Game Listings Hit PlayStation Store Ahead of Launch

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On the lead up to PlayStation VR’s October 13th launch, the first wave of PSVR games have been listed in the PlayStation Store. Eager soon-to-be-owners of PSVR can now get an eye on the first set of games they’ll be able to purchase when headsets begin arriving on October 13th.

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Vive Purchase Bundle Includes Two Extra Games Through March 31st

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So far it appears the extra titles are available if you purchase direct from HTC or through Amazon. ” The post Vive Purchase Bundle Includes Two Extra Games Through March 31st appeared first on Road to VR.

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HTC VR Survey Offers Vives & Gift Cards as Prizes, Aims to Understand VR Users

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The questions range from VR awareness and usage to gaming systems and how comfortable the individual is with various technologies. Winners of the prize drawing will be contacted by August 4th, with gift card winners taking home an $100 Amazon card or a $150 Viveport card.

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