Amazon to Begin Selling VR Apps Through New HTC Partnership

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Amazon will soon begin selling VR apps on its massive digital marketplace through a new partnership with HTC. While Steam generally functions as the Vive’s defacto app store, HTC runs its own VR app store called Viveport. HTC Steam Amazon amazon vr htc htc viveport

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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. Image courtesy Amazon.

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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. And today, one of the biggest retail outlets online, Amazon.com, has announced they’ve started selling the HTC Vive in their US store.

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Amazon’s New ‘Sumerian’ Tool Aims to Make Developing Web-based VR Apps Easier

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Amazon today announced a new developer tool at its annual AWS re:Invent that aims to make creating web-based applications for VR/AR and traditional monitors even easier. sample scene using Sumerian, image courtesy Amazon. Amazon Sumerian is now available for preview.

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Oculus Quest Hit #1 Selling Video Games Product On Amazon

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Preorders of the Oculus Quest VR headset on Amazon briefly hit the #1 top seller in the Video Games category this week. No VR headset has hit this position on Amazon except for the PlayStation VR. Amazon sales ranks are updated hourly. The HTC Vive Focus Plus has positional controllers, but it’s double the price at $799 and is targeted at enterprise customers. Oculus Quest Amazon

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HTC VIVE VR Headset Now Available on Amazon

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The HTC VIVE (yes, they now capitalize all the letters in VIVE) is getting itself in front of millions of new online shoppers perusing the virtual aisles of Amazon. The post HTC VIVE VR Headset Now Available on Amazon appeared first on VRScout. News Amazon HTC Vive

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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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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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HTC Vive Now Available on Amazon with FREE Shipping

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The HTC Vive was released and first sold on the HTC website back in April this year. Finally, you can now purchase the Vive through Amazon and if you are an Amazon Prime member, receive free two-day shipping. HTC Vive or Oculus Rift on Amazon?

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Amazon Prime Day VR Deals: PSVR & Go Prices Slashed, Quest Gets Case In UK

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Looking for the best Amazon Prime Day VR deals? The site’s promotions have gone live in the UK and they feature savings on PSVR, HTC Vive Pro, Oculus Go, Oculus Rift and even Oculus Quest. Prime Day is Amazon’s annual sales event. HTC Vive Pro Bundles.

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Get Lost In The Rainforest With ‘Amazon Odyssey’ VR

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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. Amazon Odyssey is available now via Viveport for $9.99.

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Amazon Lumberyard’s 1.3 Update is All About VR

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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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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.

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Deal: Buy an Oculus Rift and Get a $100 Amazon Gift Card

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For a limited time, Amazon is offering a $100 gift card with every Rift purchase. It might not be the same straight up $100 discount HTC had offered on the Vive during Black Friday, but if you’re a regular Amazon shopper, it’s nearly as good.

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Amazon Launches Sumerian VR/AR Challenge With Over $100,000 In Prizes

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Amazon is looking to kickstart VR and AR content development for its Sumerian service with a new hackathon. Amazon introduced Sumerian last year as an easy way to get people building content for both VR and AR that exists on the web. The winner in each category will be awarded $5,000 in cash and a further $5,000 in Amazon Web Service credits. You can sign up for a free 12 month trial to an Amazon Web Service developer account. Amazon VR Industry News

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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. SEE ALSO HTC Is Opening Its Viveport VR App Store to Oculus Rift Users.

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Oculus Go, PlayStation VR & More all Discounted for Amazon Prime Day

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Online retail giant Amazon has once again commenced its massive Prime Day sales extravaganza, discounting thousands of items. This year Amazon Prime Day isn’t just one day either, shoppers have got a full 48 hours to fill their shopping baskets. For Amazon Prime Day VRFocus has located the best VR deals on both the US and UK stores, with some significant savings to be had for customers on both sides of the Atlantic when it comes to hardware. Amazon Prime Day – UK.

Oculus Rift Back in Stock at Amazon, And You Can Get One By Tomorrow

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Oculus Rift units are still appearing in batches across third-party retailers, and eager Amazon customers may now be able to get their hands on one faster than their pre-order through the official site will allow. hardware VR Headsets Amazon htc vive oculus oculus rift Oculus shipping

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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 Is Working On ‘A Completely New VR Shopping Experience’

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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. Amazon is looking for a Sr. The listing states that the company is looking to “revolutionize online shopping for millions of customers worldwide” while seeking someone to “lead the development of a completely new VR shopping experience at Amazon.” VR Industry News Amazon

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HTC Vive Pro Comes With $100 Worth Of Gift Cards For Amazon Prime Day

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At $799, the HTC Vive Pro is one of the most expensive VR headsets currently on the market. For Amazon’s Prime Day this week, it will still be one of the most expensive VR headsets currently on the market, but it will come with some extra goodies. Or, you could hold onto that Amazon voucher and get even more Viveport content – Amazon is soon set to start selling apps from the service. bundle isn’t showing up on Amazon US at the time of writing.

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Vive Studios Launches Jungle Adventure, Amazon Odyssey

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Vive Studios, the publishing arm of HTC’s VR headset, just launched its next title – Amazon Odyssey.

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Amazon’s Sumerian Is A Web-Based Development Service For VR/AR Apps

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Amazon revealed its new Web-based AR and VR editor called Sumerian. ” Apps created in Sumerian are said to work in “any browser that supports WebGL or WebVR graphics rendering, including Daydream, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and iOS mobile devices.” The service includes a library of pre-built objects to use but according to Amazon you can also use assets from Sketchfab or Turbosquid. ” Tagged with: Amazon Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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

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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. If you haven’t pulled the trigger on the next level of entertainment, there’s no better time than now with PSVR and HTC Vive both available in high-value bundles. Prime Day is a celebration of Amazon’s Prime membership that seems to grow in value on a consistent basis.

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Oculus Quest vs HTC Vive Focus Plus

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This year we had the launch of two amazing 6 DOF all-in-one Virtual Reality headsets : the Oculus Quest and the HTC Vive Focus Plus. USB should have OTG enabled; Battery : 3 hours nominal duration; Vive Focus Plus and controllers (Image by HTC).

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

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A survey sponsored by HTC America is currently open on SurveyGizmo , with the option to enter a prize draw, which includes three Vive systems and seven gift cards worth $100 – $150.

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Amazon Prime Day to Offer big Savings on Insta360 Cameras

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The last couple of years have seen Amazon rollout some decent savings when it comes to virtual reality (VR) technology. Insta360 has built a portfolio of consumer and professional 360 cameras covering most users needs, and five will be on sale for the Amazon Prime Day event.

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. The post PlayStation VR Game Prices Previewed in Amazon Listings appeared first on Road to VR.

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

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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. htc vive vr virtual reality

The Best HTC Vive Deal for Black Friday 2018

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Holiday shopping season is here and we’re keeping an eye on the best HTC Vive Black Friday 2018 deals. HTC Vive Deal Baseline. The Best HTC Vive 2018 Deal. HTC also isn’t offering any Black Friday deal on the Vive Pro Starter Kit.

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Windows VR Headsets Down to Just $215 On Amazon

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Microsoft’s new line of Windows-based ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headsets may not be quite as good as the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive (unless we’re talking about the Samsung Odyssey), but they still offer a great VR experience and their low prices are hard to argue with. If you head over to Amazon right now, you’ll find them at their cheapest prices yet.

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HTC Vive Goes Retail

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First, Oculus Rift appeared in small numbers at Amazon and Best Buy but was quickly snapped up. Now the HTC Vive appears at retail. The Vive retails for $799 which is the same as the price direct from HTC. Current HTC Vive orders are targeted for June shipping.

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HTC Donates Over 100 Vive Headsets to California & Nevada Libraries

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HTC is donating over 110 HTC Vive systems to California and Nevada libraries through its new Vive Libraries Program, an effort to seed local communities with premium VR. ” In California alone, HTC has donated 100 Vive headsets to public libraries. Amazon Odyssey.

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Amazon launches Sumerian, a new VR/AR development platform

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Amazon is one of the biggest names in tech, and this doesn’t stop with its status as a storefront. Another way Amazon has made its impact known is through its Amazon Web Services, which serve as a backend for applications worldwide. So when Amazon makes an announcement in this space, everyone pays attention. Applications developed in Sumerian will be compatible with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, iOS (via WebVR) and, eventually, ARCore on Android devices.