Austin’s Rapidly Growing VR Community

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Does Austin have the largest VR community outside of Los Angeles? I was familiar with Austin, Texas because of SXSW — having attended with my previous employer, Emblematic Group. The VR community in Austin was a bit of a late bloomer compared to other cities.

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‘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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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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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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Chatting With The Developers Of Tactical VR Shooter ‘In League’

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While Williams is still working with Nye at Potato Face Games over 3 years later, his attention is focused on running the Austin Virtual League , a local LAN-party organizer that hosts VR events and tournaments in and around Austin, TX. ‘In

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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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Run The Jewels Star In New 360 VR Documentary Series ACL: Backstage

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According to a prepared statement, “The series, shot in 6K 360° Video and created by SubVRsive and ACL, in partnership with Google and sponsored by Apple Music, gives an up-close look at some of the season’s most iconic performances and takes viewers backstage to hear from the artists before they step under the lights at Austin’s famous Moody Theater.” Tagged with: ACL , Austin City Limits , Rune the Jewel Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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PenPal Schools launches a VR field trip for students to promote Pakistan

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Features VR & AR ATX+PAK Chocolate Milk & Donuts Gigabit Community Fund Google Cardboard Mozilla Hive Austin PenPal Schools SamsungStudents from around the world can now travel to Pakistan and learn more about the country — virtually.

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.

‘Onward’ Community Helps Raise Over $7,000 for Deceased Player’s Family

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Austin Aiken, better know in Onward as ‘Capptin’, was a foreman in the tree service industry in Clearwater, Florida. Austin did not have any savings or life insurance. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Austin’s friends and family. – – — – –.

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#SWXW2019 – Augmenting ARt

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Tech Trends catches up to him at South by Southwest in Austin. . Brian Behm is here at The South by Southwest Conference in Austin as both a speaker and mentor. In a way, it was technology that brought him to Austin.

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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.

‘War Remains’ to Immerse Tribeca Attendees in the Trenches of WW1, Trailer Here

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MWM Immersive will also be bringing War Remains to Austin for a limited run; other markets after Austin are also on the table.

Nissan Partners With HaptX To Bring Realistic Touch To Vehicle Design

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If you’re interested in checking this out, HaptX, who is also one of the finalist for the SXSW Interactive Innovation Award , will be at SXSW in Austin, Texas along with Nissan. Nissan will be showcasing their virtual IMs model at two locations: Friday, March 8 th through Monday, March 11 th at Accenture’s Experience Cantina located at Micheladas Cafe y Cantina | 333 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701.

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Out-of-home VR Destination Sandbox VR Closes $68M Series A Financing

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More locations are planned for Los Angeles, Austin, New York, and Chicago.

Nissan Design collaborates with HaptX to bring realistic touch to vehicle design

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We will demonstrate this tool publicly for the first time at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, where HaptX is a finalist for the SXSW Interactive Innovation Award. Saturday, March 9 th at the Interactive Awards Finalist Showcase , Austin Convention Center, Booth 2419.

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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Ambitious VR Project Restores 1964 Tokyo With Real Images

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The Time Machine will be up and running from March 10th – 13th at the Austin Convention Center. The absence of Terminators in 2019 means VR is probably the closest we’re going to get to time travel. But how do we ensure trips to our past are as accurate as possible?

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SXSW Features ‘Active Esport’ VR Event Using Infinity Treadmill

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With the annual SXSW festival well underway in Austin, Texas, attendees have been up to their necks in brand spanking new films, music, interactive media, food, and various other incredible offerings at the one-of-a-kind event.

Sandbox VR Raises $68 Million Series A Led By Andreessen Horowitz

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” We confirmed the company is planning to launch in more than half a dozen locations including Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago, and New York. VR startup Sandbox VR raised a $68 million Series A round of investment led by Andreessen Horowitz.

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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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.

#SXSW2019 – What does Augmented Reality Sound Like?

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Tech Trends checks out the AR Bose Frames as we wrap up our coverage of the South by Southwest 2019 festival in Austin. . By Laura Kobylecky. In addition to the regular programming of sessions, SXSW also attracts brands looking to launch exclusive products.

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.

‘Scraper: First Strike’ to Arrive on Rift, Vive & Windows VR Next Month, PSVR in December

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Based on the world created in Ryder Windham’s sci-fi novel Scraper: The Rise of Cifer , the sci-fi shooter takes place in 2076 in the futuristic megacity of New Austin, where you battle renegade robots in high-rise skyscraper complexes to save humanity.

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Here’s The First Trailer For Dan Carlin’s Historic VR App, War Remains

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Following its debut at Tribeca next week the piece will also be on display in Austin over the summer. One of the VR highlights for VR at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival will undoubtedly be War Remains.

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Raising Awareness Of Human Trafficking Through VR

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Radical Empathy Education Foundation teaches you how to spot a victim of human trafficking. Human trafficking is an often-overlooked crime that has a devastating impact on millions of people all across the globe.

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#SXSW2019 – Feeling Real Sensations in Virtual Reality

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SXSW extends like an octopus across the central downtown area, in this case to a restaurant just outside the Austin Convention Center, which has been transformed into a showcase for the innovations of Accenture, a management consulting company with global reach.

The Spy Who Shrunk Me Looks Like No One Lives Forever VR

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The Spy Who Shrunk Me from Catland is an upcoming tongue-in-cheek VR stealth game that appears to take heavy inspiration from titles such as No One Live Forever and spy films such as Austin Powers, James Bond, and Our Man Flint.

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Grassroots Student Initiative Brings XR To The Midwest

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The two see the conference as a way to bring XR industry inhabitants together in the midwest, a locale that traditionally doesn’t see as much presence from the tech industry as cities like Austin, TX, or the coastal regions of the United States. “

Virtual Reality Improving Mental Health

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Limbix is building up immersive content that therapists can use to treat phobias, depression and anxiety. There are over 300 peer-reviewed studies that show VR is an effective tool for treating mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction.

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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The Global Skills and Education Forum in Dubai Showcases the Convergence of VR/AR and Education

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professor and researcher at UT-Austin, who portaled in from Austin via AltspaceVR. An event that proved the importance of XR’s role in the future of education.

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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Niantic’s ‘Ingress Prime’ Brings A Sci-fi Twist To Location-Based AR Gaming

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The massive Ingress Prime gathering, which kicks off November 17 th , will also include over a 100 community-driven “Satellite” Anomaly events in Barcelona, Austin, and Hong Kong.

The Glitch Mob & ‘TheWaveVR’ to Launch Interactive VR Version of Latest Album

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The Austin and Los Angeles-based startup is also known for having collaborated with EDM artists TokiMonsta, Heavy Grinder, Ninja Tune artist Ash Koosha’s AKTUAL, and Strangeloop’s N-FOLD to name a few.

Therapists Using VR To Treat Mental Health Issues

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Limbix is building up immersive content that therapists can use to tackle phobias, depression and anxiety. There are over 300 peer-reviewed studies that show VR is an effective tool for treating mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction.

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‘Black Mirror’ Inspired Sci-fi Mystery ‘Torn’ Confirmed for August Launch on PSVR, Rift & Vive

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Aspyr Media is the Austin-based studio known for their work on its many PC-to-Mac ports including Call of Duty , Sid Meier’s Civilization and Star Wars. Torn is an upcoming sci-fi mystery puzzle from Aspyr Media that takes inspiration from The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror.

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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.

The Void to Open New Location in Mall of America, ‘Star Wars’ VR Experience Coming at Launch

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New locations coming in the near future include Atlanta, Austin, Hollywood, New York City, Philadelphia, Santa Monica, and Washington D.C. . Minnesota’s Mall of America , the United States largest mall, is getting the popular VR out-of-home experience The VOID soon.

Nissan Design Works With Haptx To Bring Realistic Touch To VR Vehicle Design

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Haptx demonstrated the tool publicly for the first time last week at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. Nissan Design is collaborating with Haptx to bring a realistic touch to designing cars in virtual reality, the companies announced last week.

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2019 Events Schedule: The Major VR/AR Conferences And Festivals

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Austin, United States. Some of the biggest virtual reality and augmented reality technology announcements of the year will be made in connection with the events listed on this page. We’ll update this list from time to time as we get updates about major new events in 2019, like Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. Also, if we’ve missed a major conference or event people can attend this year related to VR and AR, please email tips@uploadvr.com.

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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