'USA Today' Turns to Augmented Reality to Tell the Story of Corruption in Chicago

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To punch up the launch of its new podcast, USA Today has created an augmented reality experience to introduce listeners to the story of corruption in Chicago.

Magic Leap & AT&T Team Up to Bring Fans 'Fantastic Beasts' AR Movie Experience in Chicago

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Don't Miss: The 5 Most Innovative Augmented Reality Products of 2018 The special experience, which is only available to the public at AT&T's Michigan Avenue store in Chicago, was revealed by Magic Leap on Sunday via Twitter.

Chicago Bar Now Serves A VR Cocktail Using A Gear VR

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This Chicago-based bar and restaurant is known for its ambitious and unusual menu in which nothing is too elaborate.That’s certainly true of its latest invention, The Macallan Rare Journey, revealed by Forbes. If it all sounds a little too up market then that’s because it kind of is; the cocktail is $95 and the bar is based in the Conrad Chicago luxury hotel.

PIXO VR releases gas meter inspection training system

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Their newly-announced gas meter inspection training system is already in use by Chicago’s Peoples Gas and in vocational training within the Chicago Public School system.

VR Wearables Set to Steal the Show in Chi-Town

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Featured VR Industry and Technology Chicago VR WearablesThe hottest in VR wearables is about to blow into the Windy City. Uproar PR, in partnership with We Are Wearables and. The post VR Wearables Set to Steal the Show in Chi-Town appeared first on VRJournal.

Vader Immortal Will Bring ‘Lightsaber Battle’ To The Oculus Quest

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The Vader Immortal panel will take place Friday, April 12th at 11:30am PST on the Celebration Stage at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Star Wars Celebration 2019 takes place April 11th – April 15th at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

Through the Magic Leap Looking Glass, First Look at What AR Looks Like on the Magic Leap One

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So if you're not in one of the current "Magicverse" cities (Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Seattle) and were.

Watch The First Full Trailer For Star Wars: Vader Immortal For Rift + Quest

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The first proper glimpse of the game was revealed at the Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago today. At long last, we have our first real glimpse of Star Wars: Vader Immortal Episode 1.

Out-of-home VR Destination Sandbox VR Closes $68M Series A Financing

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More locations are planned for Los Angeles, Austin, New York, and Chicago.

Jaunt Acquires Personify’s Volumetric Capture Tech ‘Teleporter’ & Talent to Build Out XR Platform

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” Continuing: “We’re honing in on fully immersive virtual, mixed, and augmented reality experiences, and are thrilled to advance those technologies with the help of our new Chicago-based team.”.

‘Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series’ Heads To Star Wars Celebration This April

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Episode one of the series is set launch later this year on the Oculus Quest. It’s been roughly five months since ILMxLAB announced Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series for the upcoming Oculus Quest standalone headset.

Watch Obama’s Farewell Speech Live in 360°

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When he does, we’re going to make sure you get to see the speech live from Chicago even if you can’t make it there in person. to set up 3D 360° cameras throughout McCormick Place in Chicago, where the speech will take place.

Samsung Rocks Lollapalooza With Gear VR Experiences

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For the 25th anniversary of Lollapalooza, Samsung went all out bringing their latest in immersive VR experiences to the Chicago music festival. Watch live performances from the stage and skateboard through Malibu all in VR.

‘Dead Secret’ is Getting a Sequel, Coming Later This Year

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Like its predecessor , Dead Secret Circle is a narrative-driven mystery thriller set in the past—this time fast-forwarding to the brutal winter of 1971 Chicago, where you, a gumshoe reporter dive into your own subconscious to catch a killer haunting both your dreams and the people of the city.

Latest ‘The Unspoken’ Update Brings a New Arena, Artifact, Guardian and More

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Insomniac Games’ Oculus Rift and Touch exclusive magic dueller just got a sizeable update which bringing welcome elements such as a new Chicago arena, misdirection oriented Dark Tag artifact and a brand new guardian by the name of Bridge Wraith.

Escape H.H. Holmes’ Murder Castle In VR

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Starring Leonardo Dicaprio as the depraved killer, the film will follow Holmes’ beginnings as a medical professional, all the way to his infamous ‘Murder Hotel’ in which he tortured and killed over 200 individuals during the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

Coldplay to Livestream ‘Head Full of Dreams’ Concert on Gear VR for Free Next Week

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Samsung and Live Nation are teaming up to bring Coldplay’s performance on August 17th from Chicago’s Soldier Field straight to your headset, starting at 8:30 pm CT ( your timezone here ). Ever wanted to go to a Coldplay concert?

Sandbox VR Raises $68 Million Series A Led By Andreessen Horowitz

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” We confirmed the company is planning to launch in more than half a dozen locations including Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago, and New York. VR startup Sandbox VR raised a $68 million Series A round of investment led by Andreessen Horowitz.

VR Horror Mystery ‘Dead Secret’ to Arrive on PSVR April 24th

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Dead Secret Circle puts you in the place of a 1971 Chicago gumshoe reporter, tossing you into a new adventure of catching a killer haunting both your dreams and the people of the city.

Game of Thrones AR Experience Coming To In-Store Magic Leap Kiosks

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It launched in Boston yesterday and will be in Chicago and San Francisco on April 3rd and 6th respectively. Two exciting bits one news here. One: A Game of Thrones AR experience is on its way to Magic Leap. Two: You might actually get to see it yourself. Instead of releasing on sold Creator Editions of Magic Leap One, Game of Thrones: The Dead Must Die (as it’s called) will be showing at in-store locations in the US soon.

Add a bit of Ray Harryhausen and a dash of Ultraman and you have this 2 awesome for words F2P VR City Builder/Monster Battler from High Voltage Software!

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High Voltage Software has shipped 96 titles on nearly every console in existence since founding in 1993 near Chicago Illinois.

Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire ‘Essentially Sets Up’ Vader Immortal

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Vader Immortal is set to be revealed in full at a panel at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago tomorrow. More clues about what to expect from the upcoming Star Wars: Vader Immortal may rest within another VR story from ILMxLAB.

Full Reveal of ‘Star Wars Vader Immortal’ Quest Launch Title Coming Next Month

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After remaining schtum for months, ILMxLAB today announced that Star Wars fans can look forward to more details on the experience being revealed during this year’s annual Star Wars Celebration event, due to take place between April 11-15 in Chicago.

Traveling Halo Fan Experience Will Feature Competitive Location-Based VR

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Halo Outpost Discovery kicks off July 5th – 7th in Orlando, Florida; followed by Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 19th – 21nd ; Chicago, Illinois August 2nd – 4th ; Houston, Texas August 16th – 18th ; and Anaheim, California August 30th – September 1st.

The VOID Debuts ‘Nicodemus’ Horror Experience

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Here’s the description of the narrative from The VOID’s website: In the summer of 1893, the World’s Columbian Exposition – aka the Chicago World’s Fair – was held on the south side of Chicago. Through The VOID, travel back to that same night over a hundred and twenty years ago and the decaying Chicago World’s Fair.

AR+VR Weekly: China invests in AR, Spectacles are the future and Google’s Pixel event

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Chicago launches world’s largest permanent projection mapping digital art installation ( Chicago Tribune ). Catch up on the latest XR highlights, funding news and launch announcements week of October 8. By Tom Emrich. It’s been another busy week in AR+VR! In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: China invests in AR, Spectacles are the future and Google’s Pixel event.

High Voltage Software launches excellent VR FPS Damaged Core, purchase now for access to the Dragon Front beta.

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I have been following the work of High Voltage software since Conduit 2 and I recently had the chance to play Damaged Core three weeks ago at High Voltages office right outside of Chicago.

Tribe XR Launches Their First Live DJ Classes In VR

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DJ Jennifer Haley , a DJ who cut her teeth in the Chicago house music and break beat scene, talked about how important having a mentor can be as an amateur. “ Learn the art of mixing beats in the worlds first ever live DJ class in VR.

New ‘Vader Immortal’ Trailer Teases A Thrilling, Narrative-Driven VR Experience

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Today marks the second day of the 4th annual Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, Illinois and things are heating up quick. SNL’s Maya Rudolph is your trusty droid side-kick in this narrative-driven experience. Hello, all my fellow Star Wars fanatics!

Samsung Is Streaming A Live Coldplay Concert In VR Next Week

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Samsung today announced a partnership with Live Nation to live stream the band’s upcoming show at Chicago’s Soldier Field venue inside VR. Failed to get tickets to Coldplay’s most recent headlining tour? Then you might want to pick up a Gear VR soon.

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.

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.

Rampage Comes To VR… As A Move Tie-In

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You can topple both Chicago and Paris and also make your own monsters in the game’s hub world. Arcade classic Rampage seems like a perfect match for VR headsets, combining an amazing sense of scale as you clamber up buildings with the incredible rush of destroying everything in your path. Well, the series has finally come to VR, but now how you might imagine.

Secret Location’s Cinematic VR Epic ‘The Great C’ Now Available

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The immersive film debuted earlier this summer at the Venice Film Festival before making appearances at the Chicago Film Festival, the FEFFS in France, as well as several others. Explore an apocalyptic wasteland to unravel a terrifying ancient mystery in this 37-minute sci-fi adventure.

Halo VR Training Included In Touring Fan Event

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” Halo: Outpost Discovery kicks off first in Orlando (July 5-7) and then travels through Philadelphia (July 19-21), Chicago (August 2-4), Houston (August 16-18) and finally Anaheim (August 30-September 1).

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.

How We Live Streamed President Obama in 360°

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We flew into Chicago a few days before the event to meet with White House officials (I love saying that) and align on camera placement at McCormick Place.

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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Chicago, Shops at North Bridge. 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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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.

Magic Leap One Available For Purchase, Starting At $2,295

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cities: Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle, with more participating locations coming this fall. Magic Leap’s computer vision headset is now on sale in cities across the U.S. December of last year U.S.

FX Series ‘Legion’ Gets Augmented Reality Art Experience

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Nicholas Avenue & Jefferson Street; New York, NY at Bleecker Street & Carmine Street; Chicago, IL at W. FX promotes its new X-Men-related show with cool augmented reality art murals.

TD Ameritrade Created A 360 Investor Education Experience For Oculus Go

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It is a 360° video for Oculus Go accessed from the Oculus Video app, which gives the viewer an inside look into the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the Chicago Board Options Exchange (BOE), and Bitcoin, leveraging VR to make them feel truly present. The financial services industry is far from the first thing that comes to mind when you think of VR, but Nebraska-based TD Ameritrade begs to differ with their first of a kind experience for Oculus Go.

ThreeKit Raises $10 Million To Turn Static Images Into ‘3D Experiences’

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The Chicago startup’s product configuration and visualization platform enable brands to create interactive three-dimensional “experiences,” such as product tours and comparison tools. A picture’s worth a thousand words, but what about a three-dimensional rendering? Ask ThreeKit — it’s in the business of creating 3D renderings for clients such as Crate and Barrel, Steelcase, and CIROC.