Australia Adds ‘VR Interactivity’ To Games Rating Process

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PSVR Gaming Bundle ‘HeroCade’ Available This Month in Europe, Australia & New Zealand

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Launching in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, UK, Australia, and New Zealand on September 26th , HeroCade offers and interesting mix of genres, recalling memories of the old PlayStation demo discs from the PS1 era.

HTC Vive Reveals Extremely Limited Edition Front Defense Bundle With Themed Covers For Australia

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HTC Vive is getting a brand new game bundled with every unit sold… at least it is in Australia. Vive Studios’ Front Defense, a World War II- era first-person shooter developed by Fantahorn Game Studio, will be included with every unit sold on the Australian Vive website until August 24th. Not only that, but the bundle comes with a themed protective cover for both your headset and the Vive controllers. The white covers sport the Front Defense logo. Pretty cool, huh?

Australian Prehistoric Exhibit Fuses VR and Puppets

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A new exhibit in Australia transports you to the continent’s prehistoric past through puppets and virtual reality. 8 at ACMI in Melbourne, Australia. News 360 Film ACMI Australia Education Exhibit Film Museum Prehistoric VR

The Australian Air Force Is Now Testing the Microsoft HoloLens

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The Australian Air Force and Saab Australia are trialing the Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset as the Australian military evolves into a “fifth-generation fighting force.” But Australia doesn’t have the only military interested in the HoloLens.

VR used to educate on Australian bushfires

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In Australia, authorities have released a VR experience designed to educate citizens about the dangers of bushfires. However, most of Australia is covered by forest (the bush), and this, combined with high temperatures, means that bushfires are a very present safety concern for Australians. Education News Virtual Reality (VR) VR World 4K VR Australia Bushfires Government Vic Emergency VR VR Education VR Safety

Who is Trying to Make Key App for VR?

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Travelling without leaving your seat is one of the big ideas behind VR headsets so it’s perhaps no surprise that Destination BC (British Columbia, Canada) and Visit Australia are already using the technology to provide sneak peaks of popular locations.

Microsoft Hololens Available in More Countries

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Starting on October 12, Microsoft added availability to the following countries: Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Microsoft Hololens (Developer version) has been available in the US and Canada since March for $3,000.

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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Psychological VR Thriller ‘Blind’ Coming to Rift, Vive and PSVR – Teaser Trailer Here

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Tiny Bull later partnered with Australia-based indie label Surprise Attack Games to produce Blind. Blind is an upcoming psychological thriller that puts you in a world of darkness. Given a special cane, you use echolocation to find your way through the game’s mysterious narrative.

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Flight Simulator ‘X-Plane 11’ Now Natively Supports SteamVR Headsets

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Landmark scenery for Sydney, Australia. X-Plane 11 (2017) , the highly-touted and expansive flight simulator for PC, now has a few new badges under its Steam listing, which includes support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows “Mixed Reality” VR headsets.

These 12 Amazing Projects Are the Pinnacle of U.S. Brand.

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with four, Australia with three, and Singapore, Spain and Sweden with two each. These 12 Amazing Projects Are the Pinnacle of U.S. Brand Innovation Today See the U.S.

Oculus Cuts Price on Rift Business Bundle, Now Shipping to Four New Regions

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Alongside the price drop, Oculus is now shipping their business bundle to Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and Taiwan, in addition to 17 prior regions.

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MSI VR One backpack PC now available, packs with Core i7 and 90 min battery life

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The machine is available right now in the US, Europe, Japan, Australia, China, and Taiwan. MSI has announced that its cool backpack PC for VR gaming has now hit the market for gamers to purchase.

Joy to Patients with Google Daydream

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MediBank, Australia’s largest health insurance provider, has teamed up with VR company Liminal , to launch “Joy,” a VR program that is designed to help patients with long-term hospital stays feel less lonely and isolated through immersing them in different environments.

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Watch World Cup 2018 Matches for Free in ‘Oculus Venues’ Starting This Weekend

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The World Cup is due to kick off today, and Oculus announced that US residents will be able to watch select matches of the quadrennial football championship for free in Oculus Venues , the company’s social VR event viewing app for Oculus Go and Gear VR.

‘Bigscreen’ Free Screenings of ‘Stargate Origins’ Start Today, Check Showtimes Here

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Showings of Stargate Origin are free, although only users in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand will be able to join in – no doubt an issue with licensing.

Zero Latency Is The US’s First Warehouse-Scale VR Arcade

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But now, we’ve got a new development as Zero Latency expands from Melbourne, Australia to Orlando, Florida and brings the US their very first warehouse-scale free roam virtual reality facility. As often stated, you have to experience VR to truly believe.

Standing VR Motion Controller Platform ‘Alto100’ Campaign Hits Indiegogo

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Visospace , a Sydney, Australia-based team of engineers, recently launched their standing VR motion controller platform Alto100 crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in effort to tempt developers, beta testers, and early adopters to a unique style of locomoting through VR games and experiences.

This New Educational VR App Teaches Kids About Recycling

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Creative Agency Protein One and Rotor Studios this month announced a new app that’s set to educate kids in Australia about the process of recycling. A new VR app allows school children to sort through the trash at a recycling facility without getting their hands dirty. The experience uses the Oculus Rift to teleport children to a recycling facility in Hume to learn about the work done by resource recovery specialists, Re.Group.

Sega Bringing This Multiplayer VR Arcade to Japan

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In Melbourne, Australia, there’s a warehouse where you can freely roam in VR, blasting zombies with friends as a team. China, Europe and Australia.

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Daydream View VR headsets in Crimson and Snow colors start shipping

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New limited edition Google Daydream View VR headsets in Crimson (red) and Snow (white) colors are now shipping in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, the company has announced.

MIT Researchers Build VR Testing Ground to Safely Train Autonomous Drones

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Karaman and his fellow researchers will present details of Flight Goggles at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation this week, which takes place May 21st – 25th in Brisbane, Australia.

How Pokémon Go brings the pocket monsters to your neighborhood

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The Pokémon Go beta is live in Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States ahead of its full launch, and it’s set to launch this year.

Fruit Ninja Comes to Virtual Reality This Month

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Brisbane, Australia-based Halfbrick Studios has confirmed its juggernaut Fruit Ninja series is coming to VR.

Samsung is Developing VR Tools to Help Diagnose Mental Health

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Samsung Electronics has recently signed a partnership with Korean VR studio FNI and Gangnam Severance Hospital, one of South Korea’s largest hospitals, to develop VR-based mental health diagnosis programs for Samsung Gear VR.

Vive Deluxe Audio Straps Back in Stock on Monday, Vive Pre Adapter Kit Available With Promo Code

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The strap is still available for purchase in Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan.

Microsoft to Expand HoloLens Availability to 29 More European Markets in December

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HoloLens is currently only officially available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

A VR Theme Park is Coming to Malaysia

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Then there is Australia-based Zero Latency , who has put thousands of consumers through their warehouse space in Melbourne and announced in June that they will be bring their multiplayer VR theme park to Japan in partnership with Sega’s amusement park division.

Oculus Deploys New Age Rating System for VR Content

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Currently, the IARC rating system administers content ratings from ESRB in North America, PEGI in Europe, ClassInd in Brazil, USK in Germany and the Classification Board in Australia with more rating authorities expected to join in the future.

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Google’s VR Field Trips Are Now Open to Everyone

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Some of these virtual field trips include everything from visiting Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to taking a guided tour of Buckingham Palace. Teachers everywhere can now introduce students to the power of VR.

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Vive’s Deluxe Audio Strap Sells Out

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Both the US and UK accessory sites for Vive are out of stock right now , though some other territories like Australia still have units on offer (we wouldn’t recommend trying to import from there, though). Yesterday saw the anticipated launch of the Deluxe Audio Strap for the HTC Vive.

Google Announces First Daydream-Ready VR Phone – Breaking

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Built by HTC, Google Pixel smartphones are available for pre-order today across USA, Australia, Canada, Germany, UK starting at $649. Google today announced the first Daydream-ready smartphone(s), Pixel and Pixel XL.

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The Matrix’s Hugo Weaving To Star In Full-Length 3D VR Film

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Lone Wolf follows a terrorist cell that conspire to attack the Sydney Opera House in Australia, with Weaving playing a police minister. As Agent Smith, actor Hugo Weaving helped shape modern perceptions of virtual reality with his role in The Matrix trilogy. Now, Weaving is set to star inside VR itself. The actor, also know for his role in The Lord of the Rings and Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, will star in a full-length VR movie called Lone Wolf, Variety reports.

World’s Largest Cinema Chain, AMC, Leads $30M Investment to Bring VR to Movie Theaters

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Then there’s Zero Latency, which already has installations in Australia, Japan, and its latest location inside the MGM Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Try Google’s Daydream View VR Headset at their NY Pop-Up Shop

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Australia: Telstra, JB Hi-Fi; $119 (AUD). Google’s Daydream View VR headset comes to stores November 10th. But if you’re in the New York area and want to try the headset before you buy it in retailers like Verizon and Best Buy, you can stop by Google’s pop-up shop in the heart of SoHo.

Google’s Daydream View Headset is Out Nov 10th, Software Line Up Detailed

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Australia : Telstra, JB Hi-Fi; $119 (AUD). As we wrote recently , Google’s first dedicated Daydream VR headset ‘View’ is out on November 10th and Google have now detailed the Daydream platform’s launch window software line up.

Bigscreen To Host Stargate Origins Screenings In VR This Week

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The streams will be available to viewers in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand.

Researchers Use VR To Train AI Drones, Cutting Autonomous Vehicle Crashes

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Known as “ Flight Goggles ,” the system will be detailed at this week’s IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Brisbane, Australia.

Send HTC Your Idea for a Vive Accessory and Win a Free HTC Vive

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The Vive’s Lighthouse tracking system is an impressive piece of tech, considering it boasts sub-millimeter, 3D room-scale positional tracking for a VR headset and hand controllers using lasers.

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