Sony Announces 4 Asia-Developed PSVR Titles Are Coming West

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The games come as a result of a partnership between Sony Interactive Entertainment and what they call “some of Asia’s most exciting developers.” The post Sony Announces 4 Asia-Developed PSVR Titles Are Coming West appeared first on Road to VR.

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VR-based Vision Therapy ‘Vivid Vision’ Expands into Europe with CE Mark, Asia Next

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Following the certification, the company is expanding its offering into Europe, with Asia next on the roadmap. The post VR-based Vision Therapy ‘Vivid Vision’ Expands into Europe with CE Mark, Asia Next appeared first on Road to VR.

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Unity Technologies Hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing

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Building on the momentum set into motion by the inaugural event, Unity Technologies is hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing. This second Vision Summit will be the debut of the official Vision VR/AR Awards – Asia. Events asia unity Vision VR/AR Summit

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Jaunt Bringing Original 360 Degree Video to Asia with Jaunt China

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Earlier this week The post Jaunt Bringing Original 360 Degree Video to Asia with Jaunt China appeared first on UploadVR. 360 Video Experiences jaunt Jaunt China Jaunt VR

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Samsung Uses VR To Provide Mental Health Care In Asia’s Suicide Capital

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South Korea has the highest suicide rate in East Asia, and the second highest in the world, behind Lithuania. Samsung has announced a new VR-focused partnership with Gangam Severance Hospital in Seoul. The electronics giant will provide VR headsets and wearable devices to the hospital, while software developer FNI will create mental health diagnostic tools and interventions.

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Baofeng Showcases Mobile VR Headset With Positional and Finger Tracking

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Asia VR Headsets baofeng baofeng mojing china vr chinese vr Daydream gear vr google daydream leap motion mobile VR samsung samsung gear vrBaofeng Group, a Chinese mobile communications giant, announced their fifth generation VR headset, the Mojing 5.0, on stage today in Beijing, China.

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HTC Plans Hand And 6-Dof Controller Tracking For Vive Focus

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Asia VEC Vive FocusAt a conference in China HTC is teasing both hand tracking and six degrees of freedom controller tracking for the Vive Focus. The Vive Ecosystem Conference in Shenzhen is HTC’s China-focused event where the company is revealing a series of new features for the standalone Vive Focus. VEC2018 Welcome to a New Ecosystem! Today is going to be a good day! htcvive @htc pic.twitter.com/5oTOpzlpp0. Alvin Wang Graylin (@AGraylin) May 24, 2018.

China Will Soon Have VR and MR Theme Parks Thanks to SPACES

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Asia entertainment Experiences china Songcheng Performance Development SPACES theme parkVR is starting to attract the attention of major theme parks in both the US and UK, and now it’s heading to China.

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VR Core Offers $100,000 Prize To “Hardcore” VR Developers

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Asia Events 000 100 cash china contest dollars hardcore VR coreVirtual reality is now an industry with a healthy amount of development. What began as bundles of duct tape, cardboard, and loose wires have now grown into an industry with multi-billion dollar potential.

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Karaoke Chain Becomes A VR Arcade With KDDI Karaoke VR In Japan

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Karaoke in most of East Asia isn’t quite the same as in the west. Arcades Asia Entertainment HTC Vive Samsung Gear VRInstead of drunkenly singing in front of a bar full of strangers, people rent private rooms and drunkenly sing in front of friends.

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Reality Trending — Peering into the Present & Future of Augmented Reality in 2018

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From tiny startups that traveled from Asia, to major players who have been working on AR for years, these companies all converged on one site to attend the largest gathering of AR experts the world has ever seen.

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First Al Jazeera VR movie Debuts: “I Am Rohingya”

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Asia Pacific (APAC) Companies Education Entertainment Global Politics News Videos VR World Aela Callan Al Jazeera Aung San Suu Kyi Bangladesh Contrast VR I am Rohingya Nobel Prize VR war Zahra Rasool

NSFW: Miss Nanai Moans in English

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Asia Pacific (APAC) Breaking Entertainment Gaming News press releases Smartphones startups Virtual Reality (VR) Adult Entertainment adult vr Crowdfunding Hentai ImagineVR Let's Play with Nanai Miss Nanai Nanai NSFW Patreon VRJCC

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Cher Wang: Vive to Become a Standalone Company

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Asia Pacific Virtual Reality – Industry alliance led by Cher Wang. Back in October 2015, we had a conversation with an senior industry executive close to HTC.

AI Chatbots are rapidly changing the ways of banking in the world

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Artificial Intelligence Asia Pacific (APAC) Business China Companies Fintech News Technology Security AI AMY Banking chatbot DBS EVA hsbc NBDThe biggest Hong Kong bank, HSBC Holdings , is starting the New Year with a new chatbot. Chatbots are computer programs that typically use text-based live chat as an interface to carry out tasks for customers on behalf of the business. Now they are emerging as an inexpensive way to introduce artificial intelligence (AI) in banking.

UAE named world first Minister of Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence Asia Pacific (APAC) Business Education Global Politics News AI Emirati Mohammed bin Rashid Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama UAELast year the UAE got a Minister of Happiness, and now, in another world first, the country has a Minister of Artificial Intelligence – an acknowledgement by the Emirates that these are the technologies that are going to change the world around us, and quickly.

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UAE: Boosting Government Performance With AI

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Artificial Intelligence Asia Pacific (APAC) Business News AI Mohammed bin Rashid UAEThe UAE Artificial Intelligence strategy was launched to boost government performanc e, the rate of accomplishing achievements.

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Cryptocurrencies and ICO Under Increasing Scrutiny While Stars Move In

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Asia Pacific (APAC) Breaking Business Global Politics News startups Technology Security China Floyd Mayweather hong kong ICO Jess VerSteeg Julia Leung LydianCoin marijuana Miss Iowa Paragon Paris Hilton SEC Securities and Exchange Comission The GameJust a day after China raised the ban for ICOs all together, Hong Kong – the country that is a special administrative region of China – has voiced concern at the growth of ICO fundraising.

This zombie-filled “Holodeck” VR game is unexpectedly addictive

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Opening in new pop-up locations in San Mateo, CA, as well as other US cities, ahead of fixed centers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York, it’s a tried-and-tested group VR experience that has already seen success in Asia.

Discovery and Google Announce VR Travel Series ‘Discovery TRVLR’, First of 38 Episodes to Arrive in November

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Chapters for North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia consist of six episodes each, while the chapter for Antarctica features two episodes, for a total of 38 episodes in the series.

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From the publisher of PSVR launch title Ace Banana comes another cute niche game, Animal Force.

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Animal Force , an official selection for the Sony Interactive (Shanghai) China Hero Project (as “The X Animal”), is co-presented by Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia, ISVR and published by Oasis Games in North America.

Chinese VR Zombie Action-shooter ‘The Walker’ Launches on PSVR Today

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The Walker comes as a result of a partnership between Sony Interactive Entertainment and what they called “some of Asia’s most exciting developers” when it was revealed at last year’s ChinaJoy expo.

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Godzilla VR announced for Playstation VR in Japan

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Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia and Toho have announced, a Godzilla virtual reality experience that will launch on October 13 in Japan as a free for a limited time download on the PlayStation Store.

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China’s Largest Messaging App ‘WeChat’ is Creating its Own AR Platform

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Tech in Asia recently caught wind of WeChat parent company Tencent’s plans to bring AR to the app’s gargantuan feature list, which includes payments, entertainment, shopping, and transportation.

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HTC updates their Focus System and Streams PC Content to Focus Headset

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"We are proud of this exciting new partnership with HTC that will bring virtual reality technology to two important MLB fan engagement initiatives in China," said Jim Small, MLB Vice President, Asia Pacific. "This

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Cycling to Your Favourite Tunes in Virtual Reality

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Since then, VirZOOM struck a partnership with Life Fitness to bring its VR Fitness Solution to commercial health clubs including YMCA wellness centers in the United States and Pure Fitness in Asia with many more expected to come in 2018. VirZOOM partners up with Feed.fm

Report: HTC to Merge VR and Smartphone Divisions as President of Smartphones Resigns

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Raymond Pao, VP of HTC VR New Technology, is now GM of North Asia.

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Bandai Namco’s ‘Dragon Quest VR’ Launches At VR Zone Shinjuku

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To see groups of people yelling, shouting and fighting virtual foes while being lost in the experience was amazing,” said Vicon’s Asia Pacific Sales Manager Alex Muir. “We Battle alongside friends as a warrior, priest, or mage in this immersive reimagining of the hit 1986 JRPG.

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Gree VR Capital Completes First $18M VR/AR Fund, Changes Name to GFR Fund

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and Asia,” said Tony Mugavero, co-founder and CEO of VR video streaming platform Littlstar. GREE VR Capital, the investment firm backing startups such as VRChat, TheWaveVR, and Littlstar, today announced the completion of its first immersive media fund, totaling $18.3

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Investors Poured a Record $2 Billion into VR/AR in 2017, But Early Stage Funding Slowed

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Each year, Greenlight Insights compiles and qualifies data from private and public sources across North America, Europe, and Asia in order to assess the global venture funding landscape surrounding the VR/AR industry.

PSVR Dating Sim ‘Summer Lesson’ to Get English Subtitles and Broader Release in April

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Now, come April 28th, the game will see a broader release into Southeastern Asia release with English subtitles, opening the door to enjoyment by those who don’t speak the game’s native Japanese language.

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The Number of VR Companies Grew 40 Percent in 2016

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and Asia, he said. Traditional VCs also stepped in to make content and application bets in VR, and major gaming players in Asia embraced VR, dedicating more resources to it. The Venture Reality Fund reported that the landscape of companies it tracks in the virtual reality market grew more than 40 percent in 2016.

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Japanese Consumers View Virtual Reality With Cautious Optimism

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While consumers across most of North America and Asia are buzzing with excitement over both present and future virtual reality technologies and. The post Japanese Consumers View Virtual Reality With Cautious Optimism appeared first on VRJournal. Featured VR Industry and Technology eMarketer Japan Viibar

The 2017 Virtual Reality Conference and Expo Schedule

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Asia Amusements and Attractions Expo // March 8th – March 11th. VR Cluster via Broadcast Asia // May 23rd – May 25th. Consumer Electronics Show Asia (CES Asia) // June 7th – June 9th. SIGGRAPH Asia // November 27th – 30th.

A VR Theme Park is Coming to Malaysia

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EXA Global is a Malaysian-based gaming company working towards bringing immersive VR gaming experiences to Southeast Asia. When it comes to virtual reality theme parks, for the most part we’ve seen two companies blazing the way to bring multiplayer location-based VR to the masses.

On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Vive’s China President, Alvin Wang Graylin

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He is also currently Vice-Chairman of the 300-member company Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance , President of the $15 Billion Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance , and oversees the Vive X VR accelerator in Asia.

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Tencent invests in film and VR maker Skydance Media, the company behind Archangel

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The investment is part of a broader strategic partnership, which provides a global platform for project-level collaboration and will also allow Skydance to access Tencent’s expertise in Asia and gaming to further build out its presence in these markets.

Leap Motion secures $50M to continue its work in VR/AR hand-tracking tech

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Leap Motion, Inc., the leading creator of motion tracking technology for natural input in virtual and augmented reality, today announced $50 million in Series C funding led by clients advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management.

The long awaited PLAYSTATION®VR OUT TODAY with the amazing launch title ACE BANANA! Used for Scale

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Ace Banana is developed by TVR (Time of Virtual Reality) and is published by Oasis Games in North America, Europe and select countries in Asia for the PlayStation®VR.

Zen VR Puzzler Symphony of the Machine Available Now on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive

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It will launch across Europe and Oceania on April 26 and in Asia on April 27. Symphony of the Machine , a VR puzzle game where players revitalize a post-apocalyptic world by influencing the weather with a mysterious tower, is now available for PlayStation VR and HTC Vive in North America.