Augmented Reality Revives 300-Year-Old Boston Bookstore

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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.

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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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Boston Students Are Turning Classic Novel Ulysses Into A VR Experience

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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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Fallout 4 VR Livestream: Exploring Diamond City And Inner Boston

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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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Fallout 4 VR Livestream: Exploring The Boston Wasteland

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The Boston wasteland never looked so immersive! Yesterday, Fallout 4 VR released to the world on Steam. This release marks the third and final VR game of the year from Bethesda and is now arguably the largest and most elaborate VR game available on any platform.

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Boston Dynamics presented upgraded SpotMini – a robot dog

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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.

Virtual Reality’s Been Working on the Railroad

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Virtual reality is on the right track in Boston — and we mean that literally. Featured Mobile Industry News VR Industry and Technology Boston Keolis TrainsThe Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has much. The post Virtual Reality’s Been Working on the Railroad appeared first on VRJournal.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

MIT Media Lab Hosts 2017 VR/AR Hackathon

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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.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With This Alien Makeout Simulator

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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.

Magic Leap One To Be Sold Through AT&T, In-Store Demos Coming

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The augmented reality headset will be getting demo stations at AT&T stores in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco once it’s been launched for consumers, the company announced today. We’ll finally (finally!) have a chance to try out the much-anticipated Magic Leap One for ourselves via in-store demos in the future.

Supporting Creative Storytelling in VR

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When Something Happens by Boom Clap Play , Belfast: An epic journey through the history of the cosmos – from the big bang to modern life – written and narrated by poet Boston Williams. New CreativeXR funding programme awards £3500 for the development of immersive storytelling projects.

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

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

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

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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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Oculus Teases Upcoming Rift Title ‘Defector’, Debuting Next Week at PAX East

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We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for Twisted Pixel’s Defector and whatever else Oculus has planned for PAX East, which takes place April 5-8 in Boston, MA.

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

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Killing Floor: Incursion Coming To PSVR This May With Bonus Level

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Killing Floor: Incursion releases for PSVR on May 1st and is playable this weekend at PAX East in Boston at the Sony booth. After finding success on Rift and Vive, Tripwire Interactive’s debut VR zombie killing fest, Killing Floor: Incursion, is finally making its way to PSVR next month on May 1st with a brand new bonus level. The new level is called The Crucible is a big change of pace from the dark realism of the rest of the game.

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

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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.

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.

‘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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Creators Of Arizona Sunshine Launch Location-Based VR Company

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Using Vive Wireless Adapters, Vive Tracker technology, and the latest VR weapon peripherals running on Boston’s VMU-VR, the untethered multiplayer experience allows groups of four to team up against the zombie apocalypse as full-body tracking captures their every step. .

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

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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.

E3 2018 Bethesda: Fallout 4 VR May Never Come To PSVR At All

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It’s set in Boston, or what remains of it, and has gone on to be one of the best-selling VR games to date. Fallout 4 VR is one of the largest and most ambitious VR games to date. It features a massive open world, hundreds of characters to meet and talk to, and some of the most intricate worlds to explore.

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Echoing Apple’s iPhone Launch, Magic Leap Taps AT&T for Exclusive US Distribution

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“When available for consumers, AT&T customers will be among the first to experience [the Magic Leap product] in select AT&T stores in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, with more markets to follow,” AT&T said.

VR Experience Tour Set for East Coast Swing

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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

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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Boston, Prudential Center. Haven’t been able to make it to any of the big gaming expos (or you don’t know anyone with the $3,000 AR headset)? Microsoft Stores across the US and Canada are now hosting free HoloLens demos, so you can finally see what the hubbub is all about.

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Ancient Amuletor Is An Action Tower Defense Game For PSVR

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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

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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.

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

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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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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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‘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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Oculus Teases New Rift Games For PAX East 2018

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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.

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.

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

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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.