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.

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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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.


Fallout 4 VR Livestream: Exploring The Boston Wasteland


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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MLB Expands VR Content With Original 360 Video Series


Dive deeper into the lives of baseball’s biggest up-and-comers in the new “On the Verge” 360° series. 2017 is basically becoming the year of VR for Major league baseball.

SIGGRAPH 2017: Neurable Lets You Control A Virtual World With Your Mind


At SIGGRAPH this week the Boston-based startup is showing its modified HTC Vive which include EEG ( Electroencephalography ) sensors along the interior of the headstrap.

Neurable Raises $2 Million, SDK For Brain Powered Input Slated For 2017


Companies like Kraft Group, Boston Syndicate (who led the funding round), NXT Ventures, and more collaborated to bring in the $2 million which will be used in a very important first step for the company: Building the complete SDK (software development kit). User input is a hot topic across the virtual reality industry as different entities try to curve motion sickness and find ways to better immerse audiences in these dynamic experiences.

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, […

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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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.

The 2017 Virtual Reality Conference and Expo Schedule


Architecture Boston Expo (ABX) // November 8th – November 10th. Boston, Massachusetts.

‘Oasis’ Reconstructs Your Physical Room Into A VR Paradise Using Google Tango


Let’s say it’s the middle of winter in Boston,” she says, and going outside is not the most appealing idea. Tired of your cramped apartment, its moldering walls, battered furniture, and the fact that it isn’t on a pirate island or in outer space?

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MIT Launches Play Labs VR Accelerator For Students and Alumni


MIT has been the starting point for many successful start-ups over the years, and although recently a lot of focus on playful and gaming technologies – particularly VR/AR – has been on the West Coast, I believe that the ecosystem around MIT in Boston has great talent and start-up ideas in these areas.”. MIT is partnering up with Bayview Labs and early stage VC firm the Seraph Group to launch a new accelerator dedicated to “Playful Technologies” such as VR and AR.

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.

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

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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.

‘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.

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.,

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.

MIT Accelerator Play Labs Announces Class of 13 AR/VR Startups


In addition to the physical event, Play Labs Demo Day will be streamed live on the web for those not in the Boston area. Play Labs , a summer accelerator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), announced its first batch of 13 startups that are developing augmented reality and virtual reality technology. The focus of the startups will be to develop “playful tech” in a variety of industries. The initial companies are focused on AR and VR, as well as online gaming and esports.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

AT&T Shows Future of VR/AR at Developer Summit


Based out of Boston, WaypointRx is comprised of students from MIT and Harvard. AT&T has come a long way since Alexander Graham Bell. Over a century after the invention of the telephone in 1879, the telecom giant has constantly pushed the evolution of communication and media forward.

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.

Inside Zero Latency’s Las Vegas VR Arena At The MGM Grand


And it’s one of 20 Zero Latency arenas in operation around the globe, including locations in Orlando, Boston, Philadelphia, Wisconsin and the Poconos. Melbourne, Australia-based VR company Zero Latency has partnered with the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino to launch its latest eight-player virtual reality gaming location in the U.S. The 2,000-square-foot arena, which opened last week, is the latest video game attraction for MGM’s Level Up gaming lounge.

E3 2017: Fallout 4 VR Full Locomotion Hands-On


As much as I wanted to keep going to find some Super Mutants and explore Boston, my time in the wasteland was up; it was a short but awesome experience that made me feel more a part of Fallout than ever before.

Zero Latency Shoots For Multiplayer VR Arcade Network With 24 Locations In 2017


locations in Orlando, Boston, Philadelphia, Wisconsin and the Poconos.

King Kaiju Review: Casual and Comical Sandbox Destruction


Boston-based developer Fire Hose Games made King Kaiju, which left Steam Early Access Jan. Some days the sun shines, birds sing and everything is right in the world. But other days, clouds loom, birds leave a mess and the world goes sideways and you feel like knocking something over.

11 Amazing Locations We Can’t Wait To Explore In Fallout 4 VR


After seeing the game in action at E3 2016 we came away excited for the potential and with Todd Howard and Pete Hines teasing a new demo for this year’s show that’s all set to “blow your mind” we’re drooling at the opportunity to get back to the Boston Wasteland. This is the heart of Fallout 4’s Boston Wasteland.

5 Things Bethesda Needs To Do To Make Fallout 4 Work In VR


We can’t wait to return to the Boston Wasteland. Fallout 4 VR is currently in development by Bethesda and we’re extremely excited to see what the prolific game studio comes up with. The original Fallout 4 is a great game, full of amazing environments to explore and some of the most memorable quests in the series so far. We got to try a quick glimpse of the game at E3 2016 last year with a teleportation-based movement system that, while functional, was far from ideal.

Tactai Wants To Bring Better Touch Feedback To Virtual Reality


The company has about 15 employees and contractors in the Boston area and Montreal. Virtual reality and augmented reality have delivered realistic visuals and sound to virtual experiences, but they’re completely lacking a sense of touch.

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 07/02/17


The game takes place in Boston and you’ll have 18th-century weaponry available alongside some alien weapons. If you’ve survived the Steam summer sale, things have returned to normal with a collection of new releases for the HTC Vive.