Augmented Reality Revives 300-Year-Old Boston Bookstore


A bookstore in Boston celebrated its 300th birthday with an augmented reality makeover. Historic Boston Incorporated (HBI) debuted an AR app last week that overlays 3D virtual signs dating back to 1850 on the historic Old Corner Bookstore. Bookstore from 1718 meets the future past.

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Boston Students Are Turning Classic Novel Ulysses Into A VR.


Boston Students Are Turning Classic Novel Ulysses Into A VR Experience Winking Entertainment is trying its hand at retelling ancient Chinese story, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, inside the HTC Vive, and now a group from the Boston College is attempting to do the same for James Joyce’s Ulysses.

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Fallout 4 VR Livestream: Exploring Diamond City And Inner Boston


In our first stream (yesterday) we began our journey as we exited the Vault, made our way to Concord, and started to explore the Boston Wasteland. This time around we’ve got our sights set on Diamond City and the surrounding urban Boston areas.

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Boston Dynamics presented upgraded SpotMini – a robot dog


On Monday,Boston Dynamics presented a kind of a “ robot dog ” that is learning new tricks every day. The SpotMini’s latest development is confirmation that progress continues to happen in Boston Dynamics.

Boston Students Are Turning Classic Novel Ulysses Into A VR Experience


Winking Entertainment is trying its hand at retelling ancient Chinese story, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, inside the HTC Vive, and now a group from the Boston College is attempting to do the same for James Joyce’s Ulysses. Tagged with: Boston College , htc vive , Joycestick , Ulysses.

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Conference on the Future of AR and VR Set for May 3


Featured VR Industry and Technology Boston Virtual Reality ConferenceBeantown is the place to be next week for a new exploration of the promise and potential of the VR and AR. The post Conference on the Future of AR and VR Set for May 3 appeared first on VRJournal.

Capcom Cup to Host VR Version of Iconic ‘Street Fighter II’ Bonus Stage

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The North American Finals at Red Bull Battle Grounds will take place at The Castle in Boston on November 18-19.

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NBA All-Star and Weekly Regular Season Coverage Comes Live to VR via TNT and Intel

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Boston @ Minnesota , 8:00 p.m. Boston @ Washington , 8:00 p.m. TNT and Intel have teamed up to bring NBA All-Star coverage to VR on Gear VR and Daydream.

Artificial Intelligence Needs Real Empathy To Succeed In CX

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We found a surprising – and not so surprising – answer when the Boston CXPA team celebrated CX Day. What’s the future of CX? How will Artificial Intelligence (AI) help break through the customer experience ceiling? How must CX professionals like you evolve their skills? Forrester hosted the celebration with CX and UX practitioners in […]. artificial intelligence (AI) customer experience

Check out the NBA ALL-STAR game in VR with the NBA on TNT VR app.

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8 Boston @ Minnesota , 8:00 p.m. 10 Boston @ Washington , 8:00 p.m. Starting on February 16th, NBA fans will be able to get their All-Star coverage live and in VR through the NBA on TNT VR app.

‘The Possible’: First Episode of Virtual Reality Series is Available Now


The Possible is the name of a five-part immersive documentary directed by David Geld and featuring robots from the prestigious engineering company, Boston Dynamics. The first episode, Hello Robot , brings viewers up close and personal with the advanced robotics of Boston Dynamics.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day With This Alien Makeout Simulator


Originally developed in just 48 hours for the Boston VR Jam competition , Alien Makeout Simulator is a room-scale virtual reality game where players enter a space cantina and are tasked with locking lips with a ridiculous 10-mouthed space alien that looks straight out of Futurama.

The NBA and TNT Partner With Intel For Biggest VR Push Yet


Thursday, March 8 – Boston @ Minnesota. Tuesday, April 10 – Boston @ Washington. TNT’s NBA VR livestreams begin February 16th.

Happy CX Day – The Future Of CX – At Forrester’s HQ in Cambridge

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Forrester is hosting CX Day 2017 with Boston’s Local CXPA Networking Chapter! Join fellow CX & UX professionals to hear perspectives from three stellar CX practitioners and me on our theme “The Future of CX In A Digital World”: Brian Burba, VP Customer Success, CA Technologies Bill Schimikowski, VP Customer Experience, Fidelity Investments Ed Boudrot, […

VRguy podcast: Dr. Daniel Laby discusses Sports and Performance Vision


He has also been responsible for the visual performance of the New York Mets and St Louis Cardinals, and currently works with the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago Cubs. My guest today is Dr. Daniel Laby, of Sports Vision.

MIT Media Lab Hosts 2017 VR/AR Hackathon


If you plan to be in the Boston, Massachusetts area in early October, the MIT Media Lab invites you to join the Reality Virtually Hackathon taking place October 6 – 9, 2017.

‘The Exorcist’ Episodic VR Experience Coming to Rift, Vive & PSVR This Month

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You arrive at the scene of a grisly crime in a small Boston parish. Just in time for Halloween, The Exorcist franchise is getting an episodic VR horror adventure soon, with the first two chapters due in October.

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Report: Interfaces will use voice, gesture, and other inputs

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‘The Exorcist: Legion VR’ First Episodes to Launch on Rift & Vive November 22nd

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You arrive at the scene of a grisly crime in a small Boston parish.

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Samsung is Developing VR Tools to Help Diagnose Mental Health

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SyncThink , a Boston-based startup, created a portable concussion diagnostic tool that uses a tablet and either a Gear VR or Oculus Rift DK2 fitted with an SMI eye tracker.

Here’s A First Look At Street Fighter II’s Brilliant Bonus Stage VR App


The experience will be on display at this weekend’s North American Street Fighter V finals in Boston. Earlier this week we reported that Street Fighter II was getting an official VR app that paid tribute to a classic bonus stage in the game.

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The nostalgia filled VR game-within-a-game Pixel Ripped 1989 is launching in May.

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And we’re looking forward to the public’s reaction next month in Boston," she concluded. Although there exists a multitude of ways to get your video game fix in today, often we reminisce over the "good ole days".

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VR Experience Tour Set for East Coast Swing


New York and Boston are. A big tour illustrating all that VR can do is set for a major East Coast swing. The post VR Experience Tour Set for East Coast Swing appeared first on VRJournal. VR Industry and Technology VR Experience

Oculus Teases New Rift Games For PAX East 2018


It’s quite possible, then, that we’re set to see new Oculus-published games for the Rift at PAX East, which takes place from April 5th – 8th in Boston. We may be seeing some brand new Oculus Studios titles in just over a months’ time. Last week Oculus VP of Content Jason Rubin told fans to “Stay tuned to PAX East” for more Oculus Rift games over on Twitter.

Here Is The NBA’s Full NextVR Live Broadcasting Schedule For This Season


27, 2016 – Memphis Grizzlies at Boston Celtics – 7:30 p.m. 24, 2017 – Boston Celtics at Washington Wizards – 7:00 p.m. NextVR has previously pulled in massive funding through big investment rounds, including $30 million and another 80 million , to continue live broadcasting in VR.

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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From a small team in a bedroom in Boston to a 16 person industry respected game development company Owlchemy Labs has a bright future. Google has made an interesting play to solidify it's VR lineup for the future. Welcome Owlchemy Labs to Google.

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‘Headmaster’ & Why the Physics of Stuff Flying at Your Face is so Compelling in VR

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When Ben Throop went to the Boston VR hackathon in June 2014, he didn’t know that Valve was going to be showing off some prototype VR hardware that had positional tracking.

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SGT Venom's Lonely Hearts Club For VR brings you 3 VR experiences for Valentines Day.

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Initially created in 48 hours for the Boston VR Jam using experimental VR hardware from Valve.It was later presented at the Boston Festival of Indie Games in 2014, taking the award for Best Single Player Game. Via Viveport Dating Lessons developed by Cerevrum Inc.

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Iowa State Athletics Will Use A Concussion-Detecting VR Headset


Developed by SyncThink , a Boston, Massachusetts-based neuro-technology company, EyeSink is a portable VR headset that uses built-in eye-tracking technology to detect and identify signs of a concussion in less than a minute.

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Official Street Fighter II VR Experience Puts You In A Classic Stage


Next weekend will see the Capcom Pro Tour North American Finals get underway at Red Bull’s Battle Grounds in Boston. Capcom’s Street Fighter II is the next gaming classic to get the VR treatment. The event will see the best Street Fighter V players in the US gather to decide who takes home the grand prize. But the show isn’t just for SFV players. Also debuting at the event is a VR experience based on the legendary Street Fighter II.

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Ancient Amuletor Is An Action Tower Defense Game For PSVR


Look for Ancient Amuletor later this year, though PAX East attendees will be able to play it in Boston this weekend. Starblood Arena and Farpoint are set to keep PlayStation (PSVR) players happy in the coming months, but we don’t really know much about what’s coming beyond that.

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Dick Wilde Is A VR Shooter In Which You Clear Out Mississippi’s Swamps


Dick Wilde will be on display at PAX East in Boston this weekend, but you won’t have to wait much longer to play it for yourself; the game’s due to release on Steam and Oculus Home on March 30th for $19.99.

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

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From a small team in a bedroom in Boston to a 16 person industry respected game development company Owlchemy Labs has a bright future. This is an incredible time for Owlchemy Labs. Job Simulator is a bundled launch title for HTC Vive and one of the most played VR games to date.

Vive Controllers Get Joysticks With This 3D-Printed Mod


Moving across Fallout 4’s Boston Wasteland for dozens of hours by rubbing my thumb on a touchpad or trying to precisely maneuver the battlefield in Onward is just not ideal. Hands-down my biggest issue with the HTC Vive as a platform is the lack of a thumbstick (or joystick or control stick or whatever you want to call it) on the Vive wand controller. While acceptable in most cases, the touchpad just doesn’t get the job done for some games.

StubHub ‘Virtual View’ Lets You Preview Your Seats Before Buying Tickets

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including fans headed to Philadelphia Flyers games at Wells Fargo Center this season and NHL games at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, United Center in Chicago, and TD Garden in Boston.

Fallout 4 VR is out now for the HTC Vive and your PC with beefy specs.

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From the blasted forests of the Commonwealth to the ruins of Boston, every location is packed with dynamic detail.

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Game Industry Job Postings Are Decreasing, But VR Jobs Are Up 400% Since 2014


Boston/Cambridge/Newton: N/A. The number of jobs posted for game developers has declined 65 percent since 2014, according to an analysis by the job search site Indeed. The global game industry has grown to $91 billion across multiple platforms, but the number of jobs in the U.S.

Daydream And MLB Launch Documentary Style VR Series On The Verge


In addition to the episode for Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell shown above, episodes featuring Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox, Manuel Margot of the San Diego Padres, and Jose Berrios of the Minnesota Twins are all currently available.

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

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Fans will also have a chance to play Obduction PC and Oculus Rift Touch at the PAX East Indie MEGABOOTH in Boston, Friday, March 10-Sunday, March 12. Cyan Inc.,

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Spend Valentine’s Day The Right Way With Alien Makeout Simulator


In all seriousness, software designer Mike Mandel explained that the game was originally designed on prototype Valve hardware — which would later form the foundation of the HTC Vive — as part of the 48 hour Boston VR Jam.