‘AR/VR Austin’ 2017 to Explore Political Climate & its Impact on the VR/AR Industry

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AR/VR Austin returns for its third successive year, presenting a mini-conference named ‘Alternative Realities’. Tickets for AR/VR Austin 2017 are available via Eventbrite.

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Go Behind The Scenes Of Austin City Limits With New VR Series

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Austin City Limits is back for its 43rd season celebrating music from some of the world’s biggest artists, and you can go behind the scenes with the help of VR.

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Watch The Latest From Unity At Unite Austin

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It’s about time for another one of Unity’s many, lengthy press conferences, this time coming from Austin, Texas. The next Unite showing kicks off today, and we’re expecting plenty of updates from John Riccitiello and co at the show. You can watch it below at 4pm PT/7pm ET.

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Exploring Near-Future Moral Quandaries with INVAR Studios

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I previously interviewed Cosco at VRLA last year , and I had a chance to talk with INVAR’s co-founder & chief creative officer Vincent Edwards & creative director Austin Conroy on their thoughts on the future of storytelling in VR at Kaleidoscope VR’s FIRST LOOK VR Market.

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Top 10 YouTube Channels for Hardware

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7: Austin Evans. Austin Evans is an interesting entry on this list, because in many ways he’s a bridge of sorts between PC hardware-oriented YouTube content and smart device-oriented content.

Magic Leap Has Quietly Built a 40-Person VR Team in AustinMagic.

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Magic Leap Has Quietly Built a 40-Person VR Team in Austin Magic Leap, the secretive AR/VR company that has been teasing techies with clips of whales emerging from gymnasium floors, has quietly built a team of about 40 people in Austin.

HTC Vive Shows US Mayors How VR Can Help City Planning

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During this year’s South by South West (SXSW) show HTC held an event in which Mayors from cities like Albuquerque, West Sacramento, and the festival’s own home of Austin. HTC is eager to push VR beyond the realms of gaming and into industries as soon as possible.

THE WITCHER 3 IN FIRST PERSON IN VR

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My name is Austin Hooper, and I make virtual reality gaming videos! Pretty much what the title says there. Got Witcher 3 working in VR with the first person mod. Pretty cool!

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Owlchemy Labs the award winning creators of Job SImulator, Jack Lumber, and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality get acquired by Google.

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Google has made an interesting play to solidify it's VR lineup for the future. Welcome Owlchemy Labs to Google. They've created award-winning games like Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality.

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HTC Debuts Kingspray VR Graffiti Simulator at X Games

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At the X Games in Austin, Texas from June 2-5, HTC is publicly demoing for the first time Kingspray Graffiti Simulator. This graffiti simulator is coming to VR and now you can try an early demo.

Rick And Morty VR developers Owlchemy Labs raise $5 million in Series A funding.

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With several great moves Owlchemy is doing a great job and that has turned that into a $5 million series A investment from Qualcomm Ventures, HTC, The VR Fund, Colopl Next, Capital Factory, and several Austin area investors. This is an incredible time for Owlchemy Labs.

8 Official ‘Ready Play One’ VR Experiences to Debut at SXSW, Soon Available for Home Download

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If you’re not going to be able to make it to Austin this week, you’ll be able to download all of these experiences at home for free before the film’s March 29th release.

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Inside the ‘Ready Player One’ OASIS at SXSW

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Located in a massive building in Austin, Texas, Warner Bros. Ready Player One arrives at SXSW. Ready Player One is one of the most anticipated films due to hit theaters on March 29th. Taking place in the year 2045, the world based on Ernest Cline’s best selling novel is bleak.

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‘Obduction’ Adds Motion Control, Coming to Vive and Oculus Touch This Month

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Cyan’s spiritual successor to Myst is launching with all-new motion control support on March 22nd for HTC Vive and Oculus Touch. The game originally released on Steam in August 2016, receiving initial VR support for the Rift in October.

Creating Immersive Learning Experiences

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Google harnesses the power of photos and street view to deliver simplified VR development for teachers and students.

GIANT MONSTER – Chronos with the Oculus Rift CV1!

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My name is Austin Hooper, and I make virtual reality gaming videos! I decided to play a little more Chronos on my Oculus Rift CV1 today. Hope you guys enjoy! With my trusty Oculus Rift, GearVR, Razer Hydras, and many more VR gadgetry, I try to find the best and most compelling experiences to share with the world! VR is here, and I’m coming right along with it. So, I hope you’ll join me on my adventure into VR! And like I always say, I’ll see you in another reality!

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Obduction from the makers of Myst will be available on March 22nd for HTC Vive and Oculus Touch.

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Obduction PC and Oculus Rift Touch will be playable in the Indie Corner of the SXSW Gaming show floor, Thursday, March 16-Saturday, March 18, 12-8pm at the Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 2. Cyan Inc.,

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Creators Of ‘Job Simulator’ Announce Follow-Up ‘Vacation Simulator’

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Austin, Texas-based video game developer Owlchemy Labs struck gold with their 2016 smash hit, Job Simulator. We go hands-on with the successor to Owlchemy Labs’ wildly popular flagship VR title.

Vancouver Emerging As Top Five VR and AR Hub

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Seattle, and Austin. Why Silicon Valley is looking north for new investment opportunities. Surrounded by towering mountains, picturesque lakes, and urban beaches, it’s easy to forget that Vancouver hosts a booming technology industry. For those in the know, that’s starting to change.

Live Comedy Show ‘Comedy Living Room’ Coming to Altspace Thursday

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Comedy Living Room, the stand-up comedy show created by Matt Lottman and Frank Chad Muniz (and literally held in a living room), is hosting its first show in VR on Thursday, April 27th at 5pm PT.

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New Magic Leap Video Tells Us Nothing About What the Company Is Working On

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Born out of the founder’s lifetime love affair with sci-fi, surrealism, and a fortuitous road trip across the US, the story of Magic Leap’s founding reads like a beat generation novel about discovering magic in ordinary experiences.

Khalid Debuts Projection Mapped VR Music Video at SXSW

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If you’re unfamiliar with the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, it’s basically a celebration of, well, everything. Sony unleashes VR music video with projection mapping technology at SXSW.

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Ditch the Tape Measure—This App Lets You Make Floor Plans in AR

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With— PLNAR , an app built using Apple’s ARKit and developed by the Austin-based company SmartPicture Technologies—that’s all about to change. Coming off of the heels of Apple’s iOS 11, PLNAR makes creating a floor plan easier (and more fun) with an iPhone.

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Creepy VR Films Coming to Fantastic Fest Next Month

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The Austin-based film festival will be premiering VR content for the first time. For the first time, virtual reality will be making its debut at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas September 22-29.

Assassin’s Creed Movie VR Experience Now at Select AMC Theaters

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Barton Creek 14 — Austin, TX. The Assassin’s Creed film is now in theaters and it’s rolling out in style with a companion VR experience playable at select movie theaters across the United States.

TheWave VR Is Working With Google to Change How You Experience.

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Despite founding just five months ago, the Austin, Tex.-based TheWave VR Is Working With Google to Change How You Experience Live Music Adam Arrigo had always wanted to be a musician.

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‘Luna’ to Launch October 17th on Rift, Vive, and Windows VR

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Play musical flora and fauna to reveal Austin Wintory’s enchanting score. Luna is an intriguing looking title coming from indie studio Funomena , and backed by some of the minds behind indie PS3 blockbuster Journey (2012).

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TheWaveVR Releasing Mind-Bending VR Album With TOKiMONSTA

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Based in Austin and Los Angeles, TheWaveVR raised a $4 million seed round earlier this year. With the release of its latest collaboration, TheWaveVR continues to push the boundaries of VR and make a name for itself building mind-bending virtual worlds centered on music.

The Adventure Begins – Vivecraft Episode 1

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My name is Austin Hooper, and I make virtual reality gaming videos! ” IT’S FINALLY HERE! The very first episode of Vivecraft, our new Minecraft VR series! Join us as we attempt to survive in a perilous world, fighting monsters, hunger, and not trying to kill ourselves! All within the HTC Vive using the Vivecraft mod! With my trusty Oculus Rift, GearVR, Razer Hydras, and many more VR gadgetry, I try to find the best and most compelling experiences to share with the world!

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DOOM IN VR – Doom (2016) with the Oculus Rift CV1!

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My name is Austin Hooper , and I make virtual reality gaming videos! Mann I was SO excited to do this video as soon as I saw the profile on VorpX! Here you go guys, DOOM 2016 IN VR WITH THE OCULUS RIFT! With my trusty Oculus Rift, GearVR, Razer Hydras, and many more VR gadgetry, I try to find the best and most compelling experiences to share with the world! VR is here, and I’m coming right along with it. So, I hope you’ll join me on my adventure into VR!

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MetaVRse Launches Canada's First Full Service Virtual Reality Agency

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Smithson will be speaking at the Virtual Reality Toronto (VRTO) conference in Toronto and International Live Events Association (ILEA) conference in Austin. Toronto-based VR Agency MetaVRse has launched as Canada’s first full-service Virtual Reality agency.

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Inside the VR Palace at Sundance

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LEAD ARTISTS: Nicole McDonald, KC Austin, Tay Strathairn.

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Building The VR Experiences And Worlds of the Future

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Kim Pallister, the director of Intel’s virtual reality center of excellence, moderated a fireside chat about that topic with science fiction writer Austin Grossman at our recent GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic. Above: Kim Pallister (left) of Intel quizzed sci-fi novelist Austin Grossman at GamesBeat Summit 2017. Above: Kim Pallister of Intel talks with Austin Grossman (right) about the future of virtual reality.

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