Diablo: Immortal won’t release in the Netherlands and Belgium due to lootboxes

Digital Trends

Activision Blizzard's upcoming entry in the Diablo series, Diablo: Immortal, will no longer be released in the Netherlands and Belgium over loot box legislation.

Belgium approved four-day work week, and yes we are jealous.

Mashable VR

On Tuesday, the seven-party coalition federal government in Belgium reached a deal that not only allows Belgian employees to work a four-day work week, but also gives them the right to ignore work-related messages after hours without facing repercussions.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A Network of Twitter Bots Reportedly Launched a Smear Campaign on Belgium's Huawei 5G Ban

GizModo VR

A small cluster of pro-Huawei Twitter bots reportedly launched a smear campaign attacking the Belgian government’s plan to box out “high-risk” suppliers like Huawei from building the country’s 5G network, according to the latest report from social media research firm Graphika. Read more.

Belgium’s GameForce and R.A.V.E.N. to Hold VR Tournament Starting Next Month

Peter Graham

Well if you live in Europe – close to Belgium preferably – then pay close attention, because GameForce , the largest gaming expo in Belgium, and R.A.V.E.N. , Love virtual reality (VR) and kick-ass on titles like Beat Saber and Onward? a specialist in VR experiences have announced the Belgian Championship VR, where successful players have a chance of winning part of a €2,000 EUR prize pool.

The Beer of the Future Tastes Like Ass

GizModo VR

beer environment brewing cody reif fermented foods new belgium brewing company fermented drinks ale alcoholic drinks craft brewery and microbreweryWhen I turned 21, I was living in New Mexico. My first legally purchased beer was Fat Tire, at the time only available west of the Mississippi.

Magic Leap Acquires Augmented Reality Telepresence Startup Mimesys

Next Reality AR

On Thursday, Magic Leap announced the acquisition of the Belgium-based startup that allows Magic Leap One users to engage in real-time telepresence conference calls using volumetrically captured avatars representing their real bodies. Just months after we previewed the augmented reality, volumetric video conferencing powers of Mimesys, the company has undergone a major change — it's now a part of Magic Leap.

Microsoft to Expand Azure Kinect’s Computer Vision Tech to Commercial Market

Road to VR

” Microsoft has also recently expanded HoloLens 2’s availability to Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

Casual 3D Puzzle Game ‘Cubism’ Set to Launch Next Week on Quest, Rift, & Steam

Road to VR

Cubism from Belgium-based developer Thomas Van Bouwel is a cheery brain-teaser that tasks players with solving 3D puzzles by fitting Tetris-like shapes into a larger pre-defined shape. Cubism is a casual VR puzzle that plays a bit like a 3D version of Tetris.

AI Tracks Lawmakers Using Their Phones on the Job so We Can Properly Mock Them

GizModo VR

Politicians are hereby busted for using their cell phones during sessions, thanks to software written by Belgium artist Dries Depoorter.

German Circus Ends Its Use Of Live Animals In Favor Of 3D Holograms

VRScout

In November, for example, Italy joined Belgium, Greece, and Malta in the permanent ban of circus animals, much to the chagrin of circus performers and enthusiasts alike. Circus Roncalli adopts holographic tech amid concerns over animal cruelty. The international circus industry has been struggling as of late.

Malta 329

Stud-Covered Sequencer Uses Lego Bricks to Build Beats Instead of Spaceships

GizModo VR

To make the process more interesting, and to make it appealing to aspiring musicians, Belgium-based Atonal Circuits has created a 16-step sequencer that’s programmed by simply attaching Lego bricks. Making electronic music can often be a mind-numbing experience of endlessly turning dials and pushing buttons.

Logicamp grid falls victim to ransomware

Hypergrid Business

The Belgium-based Logicamp grid has suffered a catastrophic ransomware attack, and has lost some content due to a lack of current off-line backups. “I know that it is unforgivable but I am alone to manage... Metaverse News Logicamp

‘Space Pirate Trainer DX’ to Bring Massive Arena Mode to Quest September 9th

Road to VR

Belgium-based developers I-Illusions hopes it will give users “a glimpse at the future of VR.”

Here’s Every Country & Store Where Quest 2 is Officially Being Sold

Road to VR

Jump to: Australia | Austria | Belgium | Canada | Denmark | Finland | France | Iceland | Ireland | Italy | Japan | Netherlands | New Zealand | Norway | Poland | South Korea | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Taiwan | United Kingdom | United States. Where to Buy Oculus Quest 2 in Belgium.

Russia Bans Facebook & Instagram, Quest Sees Ripple Effects

Road to VR

Facebook and Instagram have been blocked in the Russian Federation, with both social media platforms now completely inaccessible to users in that country.

Russia 273

Asymmetric Hide-and-seek Game ‘Panoptic’ Leaves Steam Early Access Today

Road to VR

It’s been a long road for Belgium-based indie studio Team Panoptes , with its 2016 demo sparking a lot of initial interest in the game. Panoptic , the game that pits a single VR-clad giant against a tiny PC adversary in a game of deadly hide & seek, just launched out of Early Access today.

One Direction’s Liam Payne Stars In Live VR Concert Tomorrow

VRScout

Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium; plans for launch in South Korea, China, Taiwan and Japan are on the horizon. MelodyVR enlists the former boy band member for their first live VR concert. Liam Payne, former member of English-Irish boy band One Direction, is hosting a secret concert for a small handful of lucky fans somewhere in London, U.K.

Revolutionizing Retail with Augmented Reality

Tech Trends VR

And the resulting engagement figures speak for themselves: “We’re really excited with the in-store responses we’ve gotten,” says Nathan Grotard, retail marketeer at Samsung Belgium.

HoloLens 2 Sales Expanding to 15 More Countries, ‘Development Edition’ Launches in the US

Road to VR

Now Microsoft is expanding the regions where it will sell HoloLens 2 to 15 new countries: Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

The Next VLC Media Player Update Will Include VR Support

VRScout

While speaking at FOSDEM 2019 in Belgium earlier this week, Jean Baptiste Kempf, President and Lead Developer of VIdeoLan, spoke in-depth regarding VLC 4.0. The internet’s most reliable media player is getting its fourth major update. In terms of quality, there are few consumer media players more flexible than VLC.

Starbreeze Acquires Nozon To Work On Parallax In VR VideoOver.

AllThingsVR

Starbreeze announced the purchase of Nozon, a Belgium-based visual effects studio for €7.1 Starbreeze Acquires Nozon To Work On Parallax In VR Video Over the past few months Starbreeze’s StarVR headset has gone from an industry oddity to a genuine contender in the location-based VR scene. This week, the company is cementing that status with some major new acquistions. million, which works out to around $7.75 million.

Oculus Go to Hit UK & European Retailers This Month, Pre-orders Now Available

Road to VR

UK and European residents have (mostly) been able to order Oculus Go directly through the Oculus website since it launched early last month, with the company delivering to many countries in the EU and Schengen Zone including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.

Retail 159

Starbreeze Acquires Nozon To Work On Parallax In VR Video

UploadVR Between Realities podcast

Starbreeze announced the purchase of Nozon, a Belgium-based visual effects studio for €7.1 Over the past few months Starbreeze’s StarVR headset has gone from an industry oddity to a genuine contender in the location-based VR scene. This week, the company is cementing that status with some major new acquistions. million, which works out to around $7.75 million. Along with its special effects, the company is also working on some important features for VR video.

Video 204

Oculus Announces $300 Commercial ‘Go for Business’ Bundle, Pre-orders Now Available

Road to VR

The company is currently only shipping to the US, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. Oculus Go, the company’s recently launched standalone VR headset, is already on store shelves starting at $200 for the 32 GB version. And just like the company’s previous Rift for Business announced last year, now it’s Go’s turn for the commercial treatment.

Quest 2 Stock Starting to Slip Ahead of Black Friday

Road to VR

Belgium. Though it has held fairly steady since its launch in October, the stock of Oculus Quest 2 is starting to dwindle heading into the Black Friday holiday shopping season.

You Can Buy an Oculus Rift + Touch Bundle in Germany for €450

Road to VR

The sale is only available on the company’s German site , and doesn’t appear on other international branches MediaMarkt including Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, or Italy-based MediaWorld. Germany-based customers looking to snap up a deal on Oculus Rift and Touch, the VR headset’s motion controller, are seeing one of the biggest price cuts thanks to German electronics retailer MediaMarkt.

Facebook Expects Coronavirus Will Have “additional impact” on Oculus Quest Availability

Road to VR

Belgium. After being backordered by weeks in many regions, Oculus Quest is now “unavailable” from Oculus in 17 out of 23 regions where the unit is sold, including the United States, Canada, and much of Europe. Facebook says the Coronavirus outbreak is to blame.

Report: VR And AR Developers Aren’t Making Enough Money To Justify Investments

UploadVR Between Realities podcast

BOM surveyed 613 developers and users of VR/AR technology in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany on a range of issues, including budgets, revenue forecasts, and financing needs. And while the survey focuses on the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany, the data is relevant to most markets. Virtual reality and augmented reality are still in their infancy.

Survey 153

Pre-orders for TPCast Wireless VR Add-on Now Available in Europe

Road to VR

TPCast pre-orders are available in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and UK. TPCast, the wireless streaming device that lets HTC Vive owners play VR games cable-free, is now available for pre-order in most of continental Europe starting at €349 (or the regional equivalent).

Europe 184

Meta makes fundraising easier ahead of Earth Day

Mashable VR

Meta has announced new fundraising tools and educational initiatives in honor of Earth Day — the global climate awareness holiday taking place on April 22 — including expanded Instagram Reels options for more than 30 countries to participate in digital fundraising.

Try Vive, Rift, Touch, PSVR, Gear VR, and Daydream FreeHTC hosts.

AllThingsVR

Most of the European Vive demo locations are concentrated in England, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany, but you’ll still be able to spot a few places in France, and even one in the Czech Republic. Try Vive, Rift, Touch, PSVR, Gear VR, and Daydream Free HTC hosts a list of stores across the US and Europe where you can try the Vive for free. Use the link above to search for the nearest location to you.

PlayStation’s answer to Xbox Game Pass will evolve into 3 tiers

Mashable VR

Canada, Japan, UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden.

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

Road to VR

Starting December 1st, HoloLens will be available in the following countries: Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Finland, Luxembourg, Poland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Estonia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Romania, Hungary, Portugal, Bulgaria, Turkey, Croatia, Greece, Malta, Cyprus, and Slovenia.

Non Fungible Tokens will revolutionize Art

ARVR

not bad when you´re a quite unknown 22 years old guy from Belgium!

Europe’s VR Sector Has Grown To Nearly 487 Companies

UploadVR Between Realities podcast

Europe’s virtual reality economy continues to expand at a remarkable pace despite some overall skepticism about the technology, according to the second European Virtual Reality landscape released by The Venture Reality Fund and Belgium’s LucidWeb.

Europe 117

Instagram and Amber Alert team up to put breaking information into your scroll

Mashable VR

Amber Alert, the nationwide alert service for missing children, will now put breaking emergency information directly into your Instagram scroll — a collaboration between the social media app and several children's safety organizations in honor of Global Missing Children’s Day.

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

Road to VR

Note: Only legal residents (18+) of the following countries can enter to win: United States, Canada (excluding Quebec), United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Switzerland, Norway, Poland, Austria, Belgium, Russia, Thailand, Singapore, India, Mexico and Japan.

HTC 151