The Valve Index Is Now Available In Canada And Japan


The Valve Index is now available for purchase in Canada and Japan, further expanding the post-launch markets for Valve’s latest VR headset. Now, customers in Canada and Japan join the ranks of Index-available countries, after initial pre-orders sold out for the device in May this year.

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IKEA Canada Lets You Flip Pancakes in VR


This isn’t the Swedish furniture giant’s first go around in the world of VR—it launched a kitchen design experience last year on the HTC Vive—but this is the first time users will be able to virtually flip pancakes inside of a virtual IKEA kitchen. News Design Food HTC Vive IKEA

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Valve Index Expands Sales Locations to Canada and Japan

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With it being a Valve title then the natural choice is the Valve Index, today seeing two more countries where it’s available, Canada and Japan. The Valve Index hardware can be purchased in a range of combinations depending on the current kit you own (HTC Vive mostly).

Oculus Rift to Hit Stores in Europe and Canada from September 20th

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Soon you’ll be able to walk into a regular store in Europe and Canada and pick up an Oculus Rift headset, according to a tweet from the company’s CEO Brendan Iribe. Rift hits retail in Europe and Canada Sept 20, in-store Touch demos begin in October.

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The VOID Opens In Canada And Plans For The Future Of Hyper Reality


Their other location in Canada features virtual reality through a relationship with Canada’s first virtual reality arcade brand, CTRL V , using their proprietary VR arcade platform with HTC Vives. Hyper-reality has officially landed in Toronto as today marks the opening of the newest VOID Experience Centre in the fourth largest city in North America and a popular tourist destination.

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Pistol Whip Launches In November On Quest, Rift, and SteamVR


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HTC Reveals Vive Focus Plus, Coming Q2 2019


Continuing their push towards enterprise VR technology, HTC has unveiled a new version of their HTC Vive Focus headset designed specifically for use by businesses and corporations. Image Credit: HTC. Image Credit: HTC. Image Credit: HTC.

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VR Photogrammetry Showcase ‘Realities’ is Getting Three New Scenes

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Three new scenes (each containing a few different views) from the Canadian wilderness are on their way to the app, which is free on Steam with support for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

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

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Now’s your chance to pitch your crazy accessory idea to HTC. HTC will be running the accessory contest through its Viveport community forum , and letting members vote on their favorite entries. SEE ALSO HTC Vive Accessory Store Now Stocks Things You Actually Need.

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HTC Announces Vive ‘Business Edition’ for $1200

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HTC today announced a new edition of the Vive headset targeted specifically at businesses looking to get into room-scale experiences. See Also: HTC Will Install Your Vive For $250, Now in Select U.S.

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HTC Vive Cosmos Lands In October Retailing for £699

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In January during the CES 2019 technology event in Las Vegas, HTC Vive announced its next virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), the Vive Cosmos. It’s not just a new HMD HTC Vive has created. News Pinned Article HTC Vive HTC Vive Cosmos Vive Cosmos

HTC Launches Vive ‘Business Edition’ for $1200


HTC has their eye set on the VR enterprise sector. Since the HTC Vive hit the market earlier this year , we have been giving demos of the system to anyone willing to try, blowing minds daily and giving consumers their first taste of room-scale virtual reality. HTC Vive tents at X Games.

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The VRScout Report – HTC Vive Drops $200, Clash of Clans in AR, & VR Mind Control


Time to applaud for a sweet deal on the HTC Vive, Clash of Clans partners w/ Facebook to bring AR to fans, control VR with your mind, new predictions for spending & investment are out, the investment & funding wrapup, and more… 1.

New PSVR Patent, Avengers VR And Win Ultimate Fishing Simulator! – VRecap


We also take a trip to HTC camp to hear from newly-appointed CEO Yves Maitre. This MCU-set adventure is coming to The Void locations in the US and Canada next week. Hello! The VRecap is back! We missed you!

‘Game of Thrones’ VR Experience Coming Exclusively to Viveport Infinity

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HTC today announced that a VR experience based on HBO’s hit TV series Game of Thrones is set to launch exclusively on Viveport Infinity starting tomorrow, supporting Vive and Rift. Image courtesy HTC, HBO. Image courtesy HTC, HBO.

‘Groundhog Day VR’ to Launch in September on Rift, Vive & PSVR, Gameplay Trailer Here

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Sony, MWM Immersive, and Tequila Works today announced that their upcoming VR adventure Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is set to launch next month, which includes support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PSVR.

Exclusive: Take Flight and Throw Cars with VR Superhero Sim, First Impact


Stepping up to that challenge is Canada-based indie team, Red Meat Games, formed of developers that have worked on the likes of Eternal Darkness and Metal Gear Solid: The post Exclusive: Take Flight and Throw Cars with VR Superhero Sim, First Impact appeared first on UploadVR.

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Bigscreen To Host Stargate Origins Screenings In VR This Week


The streams will be available to viewers in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand. Entertainment Experiences HTC Vive Oculus Rift bigscreen Stargate Origins

Become a Resistance Mechanic in this New Star Wars VR Experience


Developed by ILMxLAB and Lucasfilm, the Nissan-sponsored experience will be available soon on the HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR at select dealerships throughout the US, Mexico, and Canada. News Gear VR HTC Vive ILMxLAB Lucasfilm Nissan Star Wars

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‘Beyond The Wall’ Is A Game Of Thrones VR Experience, Exclusive To Viveport Infinity


Called ‘Beyond The Wall’, the experience will be exclusive to HTC’s Viveport Infinity subscription service. Viveport is HTC’s VR app store, similar to the Oculus Store. It isn’t exclusive to HTC hardware however, it also officially supports Oculus Rift headsets. It could however come to HTC’s own Vive Focus Plus standalone some day in future, but there’s no word on that.

Your VR Guide To Black Friday Deals


HTC Vive Fallout 4 Bundle. Only available in Microsoft retail and online stores in the US and Canada, the sale goes on until 11:59 PM PST on November 27, 2017. News Black Friday Hardware HTC Vive Oculus Rift Playstation VR Shopping Windows Mixed Reality

TPCast for Vive is Now Available for Pre-order in North America at $300

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TPCast, the eponymous company producing a wireless VR transmitter, is now offering its HTC Vive-specific device for pre-order in US and Canada. The TPCAST Wireless Adapter for Vive has been available in China since December 2016, with pre-orders only opening up in Europe two months ago.

Researchers Command Adult-Size Robot Using Vive Controllers


Presented last month at the 2017 IROS Conference in Vancouver, Canada, scientists at the University of Tokyo have created a method for full-body control of adult-sized robotic humanoids using simple VR motion controls. News DARPA HTC Vive JAXON Robot Robots University of Tokyo Vive Tracker

‘Jurassic World VR Expedition’ Heading To 100+ Dave & Buster’s Locations


and Canada starting June 14, in what they claim will be the world’s largest deployment of a commercial multiplayer VR game in history. Jurassic World VR Expedition participants will use an HTC Vive, along with specialized haptic chairs synced with the action that you see in the headset.

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New ‘Star Wars’ VR Experience from ILMxLab to Debut in … Car Dealerships

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Developed for HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR, the experience is coming soon to select Nissan dealerships in the US, Mexico, and Canada. HTC Vive Games ILMxLabs News Samsung Gear VR Games VR Games ilm ILMxLAB ILMxLAB vr lucasfilm star wars star wars vr star was the last jedi

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Sony’s Dropping the Price of PlayStation VR


On the heels of price drops for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive this past month, Sony is also jumping into the price war game. and Canada—roughly a $50 price drop. Everyone’s making VR more affordable before the holiday season.

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MyndVR Rolls Out Improved VR For The Elderly On Vive Focus Headsets


This week, though, MyndVR is expanding its mission with the help of HTC. in partnership with HTC’s Vive X accelerator. Whereas previous versions of MyndVR were used on mobile-based headsets, this latest edition runs on HTC’s standalone VR kit, Vive Focus. The platform is already up and running in 20 states across the US as well as Canada. Nearly two years ago to the day we first wrote about MyndVR.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.26.11): Half-Life: Alyx revealed, Oculus Link out, XBox not considering VR and much more!

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Who owns the Index will have the game for free (and for the occasion, the Index has been distributed to more countries, like Canada). Rikard Steiber departs HTC. Rikard Steiber, a very well known personality in HTC, is stepping down from his role of Viveport President.

Facebook and Valve Are On Diverging Paths For VR In 2019


Most people don’t know that Valve’s engineers are also responsible for the “lighthouse” tracking technology that was key to HTC Vive’s first-to-market PC VR advantage when it launched in 2016. While it served both Microsoft and Valve to make these Windows-based headsets work with Steam too, where does that leave HTC and its Vive headset if Valve builds its own? I’ll get back to HTC in a bit, but for now I want to focus on two of the leading drivers of PC VR: Valve and Facebook.

ILMxLAB and Lucasfilm partner with Nissan for Star Wars VR tie-in/car promotion.

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The VR experience developed for HTC Vive and Samsung Gear is part of marketing partnership to promote The Last Jedi and will be in Nissan dealerships in the US, Mexico, and Canada very soon.

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End Space Comes to Gear VR


He moved from Canada to Germany in 2014 and where he currently resides with his wife and baby girl. End Space VR was one of the earlier shooters around for Google Cardboard. Now, End Space is available for Gear VR.

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Lowe’s Unveils VR Clinic For DIY Home Improvement


Once users put on the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift headset depending on the location, they are instantly transported into a realistic work environment that features haptic feedback on the controllers for maximum immersion.

PlayStation VR All-in Bundle $50 Cheaper Thanks to ‘Free’ Tracking Camera

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Amidst all the VR headset price cuts, PlayStation VR is finally seeing a discount, albeit not nearly as dramatic as Oculus Rift’s or HTC Vive’s. HTC Vive Review.

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Microsoft Opens Up HoloLens Pre-orders In 6 Countries


International shipping has long been requested by developers, with the device previously only being available in the US and Canada. We’re looking forward to seeing what a whole new army of studios can do with the kit while we wait for other important features like HTC Vive integration.

‘Waltz of the Wizard’ ‘Ghostline’ Analytics Reveal Some Surprising Player Behaviour

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In May 2016, their motion control game Waltz of the Wizard launched on Steam for free, and quickly became a popular showcase for the HTC Vive, having seen over 300,000 sessions from over 100,000 players.

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Check Out The Trailer For Justice League VR, Now At IMAX Centers


Originally announced earlier in the year, the Justice League VR experience is now finally available to play at IMAX Centers around the US and Canada. Past that, this experience is coming to the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR in December.

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Oculus Rift Price Officially Cut Again, Now $349


In an email, the company told us the price cut is occurring “across all countries where we currently sell” This brings the price to $150 lower than the HTC Vive (the Rift’s main competitor). We noticed the change for the UK & Canada at the weekend, but hadn’t ruled out the possibility of a listing error. Facebook confirmed to UploadVR that the Oculus Rift’s price is being officially cut to $349. The regular price was previously $399.

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