Austin’s Rapidly Growing VR Community


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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Virtuix Debuts ‘VR Arena’ Attraction at Dave & Buster’s Austin Location

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Virtuix, the company behind the VR treadmill Virtuix Omni , debuted their previously announced VR eSports attraction ‘Omniverse VR Arena’ at the Dave & Buster’s location in Austin, Texas this past week.

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

Road to VR

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


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


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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Designing the User Experience for WebAR, with Google's Interaction Developer Austin McCasland

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Austin McCasland is a UX prototyper working with Google, and he and Alan chat about the finer points of UX design for AR. Alan: Today's guest is Austin McCasland, a designer and developer in immersive computing. Austin has written multiple courses across VR and AR design and development. Austin employs a user-first synthesis of technical understanding and UX design to create effective and useful products in emerging technology. Austin: That's a good question.

Exploring Near-Future Moral Quandaries with INVAR Studios

Road to VR

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


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.

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

Road to VR

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

Tech Trends VR

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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Top 10 YouTube Channels for Hardware


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.

Oculus @ SXSW: VR for Good Creators Lab + Livestreaming in Venues


SXSW kicks off today in Austin, and we’re happy to share how you can engage with some great VR content on the ground—plus how you

Sci-fi Shooter ‘Scraper: First Strike’ to Launch on PSVR Next Month

Road to VR

Based on the original IP by Jim Ivon and the novel by Ryder Windham ( Scraper: The Rise of Cifer ), the game takes place in the future megacity of New Austin, Texas and centers around a war against renegade robots that have taken over the city’s high-rise skyscraper complexes.

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HTC Vive Shows US Mayors How VR Can Help City Planning


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.

Star Trek: Away Mission Is A Free Roam VR Arcade Game


The experience will debut at Sandbox’s Hong Kong and San Francisco locations this fall before coming to new facilities in New York, Austin, San Diego and Chicago. It’s time to boldly go to the final frontier in VR (again); a new Star Trek VR arcade game is in the works.

‘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.

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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.

Ambitious VR Project Restores 1964 Tokyo With Real Images


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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Firestorm viewer now supports virtual reality

Hypergrid Business

Austin Tate, director of the Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute at the University of Edinburgh, has posted an article about how to install and run it here. Also known as “AI Austin” in-world, Tate runs the Openvue and AiLand OpenSim grids. Image courtesy Austin Tate.).

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.

‘Star Trek: Away Mission’ Multiplayer VR Game Coming to Sandbox VR This Fall

Road to VR

As reported by Variety , Star Trek Discovery: Away Mission is slated to arrive this fall at existing Sandbox VR locations in Hong Kong, the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles; the experience will roll out in new locations in New York, Austin, San Diego and Chicago at a later date.


VR Bites

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


” 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.

SXSW Features ‘Active Esport’ VR Event Using Infinity Treadmill


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.

Dan Carlin’s War Remains VR Experience Puts You In The Trenches Of WWI


Now the historical VR experience – or immersive memory as the creatives call it – is opening up to the general public for a limited run in Austin, TX, with more locations to be announced soon. War Remains will be available in downtown Austin, TX (500 E.

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Nissan Partners With HaptX To Bring Realistic Touch To Vehicle Design


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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Scraper: First Strike looks like an interesting VR action game

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Scraper is an original RPG sci-fi shooter that places gamers in the future megacity of New Austin, Texas, where they must battle renegade robots in high-rise skyscraper complexes to save humanity. What better place to learn about New Austin than inside New Austin itself?

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

Road to VR

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


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


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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Thrust Vector Teases “Shared-Space” Multiplayer On Oculus Quest


An official release is scheduled for this summer beginning in the Austin, Texas area. Developers use Oculus Quest to create location-based VR game inside their office.

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


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


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.

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.

HTC Debuts Kingspray VR Graffiti Simulator at X Games


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.