Chicago Bar Now Serves A VR Cocktail Using A Gear VR


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


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


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.

Watch Obama’s Farewell Speech Live in 360°


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.

‘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.

Samsung Is Streaming A Live Coldplay Concert In VR Next Week


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.

How We Live Streamed President Obama in 360°


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.

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.

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.

FX Series ‘Legion’ Gets Augmented Reality Art Experience


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.

VR Is Changing Sports: More Than 30 Teams Use STRIVR Training While SyncThink Diagnoses Concussions


We’ve now confirmed with the company more than 30 teams are using STRIVR with notable additions entering the winter and spring seasons including the US Ski Team, German National Soccer Team, Chicago Bears, Baylor Bears (college football) and the Chicago Blackhawks. Sync Think’s concussion diagnosis VR kit aims to accurately and quickly identify players who are injured. A pair of companies are leading the charge to change professional and college sports using VR.

First Look And Alpha Sign-Ups For VR Team Shooter Rushfire


Check out the trailer: Chicago-based Phosphor created horror game The Brookhaven Experiment [ Review: 8/10 ] as well as a number of VR projects for clients , so the developers certainly have some experience from which to draw.

Red Bull TV Releases Lollapalooza 360° Video Performances


Thanks to the fine folks over at Red Bull TV, you can now dive head-first into some of the Chicago festival’s best live performances via a series of 360° VR videos. Catch some of the best performances at the festival with these killer 360° videos.

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.

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.

NextVR Partners With NFL For Post-Game Coverage in VR


In addition to the highlights after the game on the 13th, users will be able to catch two more post-game experiences following the Chicago Bears at New York Giants game on Nov.

Top 6 Virtual Reality Immersive Artistic Experiences, Straight from Art Exhibitions to Your Bedroom


Bridgeport Art Center - Chicago, Illinois, USA.

‘The Unspoken’ Was Originally an Open World Console Game Called ‘Wizards of New York’


” Throughout the course of development, Insomniac eventually moved the game’s setting from New York to Chicago and retitled it “ The Unspoken.”

CloudGate Launches Full-Body Tracking Update Using Vive Trackers


Developers behind Chicago-based studio CloudGate and their dinosaur hunting game Island 359 have been working for months on a full-body tracking solution that uses limited data points including the head, hands, feet and waist to raise immersion levels.

The Unspoken: New Map, New Summon and New Artifact Coming Tomorrow


This modern day wizard brawler takes place in Chicago and pits your sorcery skills against other crafty spellcasters to decide who the best archmage really is. The Unspoken is one of the best multiplayer virtual reality gaming experiences you can have today.

How VR Saves Lives in the OR


ImmersiveTouch of Chicago, Illinois founded in 2005, is surgical simulation company that uses Vive and Rift Head Mounted Displays (HMDs), patient-specific anatomy and haptic (tactile) feedback in order to train surgeons and team members, and educate patients themselves.

Learn To Create Full VR Experiences In Unity With Our 10-Week Intensive Night Course


A recent graduate from the Biomedical Visualization Graduate Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Tiffany grew a passion for interactive medical education/simulation techniques in the AR/VR space. At Upload, we believe in education that prepares you for the real world.

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‘The Unspoken’ is Getting a Spectator Mode, New Classes, Arenas, and Play Modes in 2017

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The developer is sketchy here but promise more of The Unspoken ‘s setting of Chicago to be revealed featuring “dramatic layouts and dynamic pedestals.”

Moto Z Might Be The First Phone To Support Both Daydream And Tango


According to Engadget , Motorola Mobility president Aymar de Lencquesaing confirmed as much at an event in Chicago, stating that AR on smartphones is “likely to stick” and that the company would “follow, or lead, the market in this area.” We often daydream about a tango with a smartphone that supports both great VR and AR, but such a device may soon be a reality.

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


14, 2017 – Toronto Raptors at Chicago Bulls – 8:00 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.

This Game Lets You Practice Photography in VR


Chicago-based game developer Robomodo is showing us an early prototype of their “VR Photo Jam” experience, transporting you into the shoes of an action sports photographer positioned atop a halfpipe as skaters fly overhead.

Fox & Marvel combine powers for nationwide Augmented Reality campaign for latest mutant themed show "Legion"

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Five augmented reality murals that will reveal the power of David Haller’s mind can be found in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Nicholas Avenue & Jefferson Street; New York, NY at Bleecker Street & Carmine Street; Chicago, IL at W.

‘Phantogeist’ Is A First-person Shooter That Makes AR A Social Experience


In this game from Chicago-based Trixi Studios , a friendly alien helps you identify nasty invading aliens and shoot them in the real world. The first-person shooter Phantogeist has debuted as a social augmented reality game on Google Tango.

Vive Trackers Now Available For Pre-Order


Jeremy Chapman and Steve Bowler, developers behind Chicago-based studio CloudGate and their dinosaur hunting game Island 359, have been working for months on a “Virtual Self” designed to produce a compelling avatar that matches your real body movements.

I Tried to Find Love in Virtual Reality


The League operates on iOS and Android in SF, NYC, Chicago, Boston, DC and my home city of LA. All my time spent in headsets and exploring virtual worlds doesn’t give me a lot of time to date these days.

‘The Unspoken’ Review: An Addicting Urban Magic Fight Club


The Unspoken ‘s Chicago setting provides several unique and memorable maps. The first rule of fight club is do not talk talk about fight club. The first rule of urban, underground, magic fight club is always make sure your fireball is fully charged before throwing it.

Apple Previews iOS 11.3 With New Animoji


Rush University Medical Center – Chicago, Illinois. In a rare step likely forced by the iPhone-slowing battery debacle , Apple today offered a public “preview” of the spring release of iOS 11.3 , including a new battery health monitor and other features. Notably, the battery health functionality will come in “a later iOS 11.3 beta release” rather than the initial beta, which is scheduled to be released today.

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Meet Nomadic: The Company Turning Local Movie Theaters Into VR Arenas


With the headset over my eyes I was now in an experience code named, Chicago. A new VR company is emerging from stealth mode that is aiming to make location-based VR arenas as common as your local movie theater or shopping mall. It is called Nomadic and was founded by a group of entrepreneurs with former experience at Disney, Industrial Light and Magic and Electronic Arts.

Why Agencies Will Transform In 2018

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Five independent shops combined themselves to launch Merge in Chicago, Boston and Atlanta. Will 2018 Be A Reckoning For Agencies? WPP’s flat 2017 earnings is another in a series of bad omens for agencies, as the largest advertising holding company is often regarded a bell weather for the industry. IPG, Publicis Groupe and Havas also reported lack-luster earnings. P&G and Unilever recently cut another $800 MM in agency […] Will 2018 Be A Reckoning For Agencies?

YrGrid blames Bitcoin problems on vendor

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On Sunday, it was worth more than $19,000 and might rise even further as two traditional exchanges — the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange — are launching Bitcoin-related futures contracts.

Field in View: My VR Highlights Of 2016


I watched him wind around the streets of Chicago, pointing out places he’d been decades ago. What a year, huh? Last December the VR community was left guessing as to when the Oculs Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR would really release, and 12 lightning-fast months later we have them all and a new headset from Google to boot. This industry continues to move at a dizzying pace, and we can’t wait to see how it keeps up in 2017.

The 9 Best Oculus Rift Games That You Can Play Right Now


It puts you in the Chuck Taylor’s, scarf, and trench coat of a modern sorcerer trying to evade a shadowy cabal in the dark streets of Chicago. The Oculus Rift is amazing. And this month it got even more amazing.

The Essential VR Music Videos of 2016


Speaking of phantasmagoric, Bengfang’s “Never Ends” showcases the Chicago producer’s future-forward vibes, and the result looks like something Kubrick might have made had he been on a cyberpunk binge while dropping designer hallucinogens.

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Coachella: How the Music Festival Magnate Utilizes Virtual Reality


In another partnership with Samsung in August, NextVR broadcasted Coldplay’s “A Head Full of Dreams Tour” live from Chicago’s Soldier Field , where fans from over 50 countries were able to watch with their Samsung Gear VR headset.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


In Chicago, pigs no longer fear Rush University. Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report , a weekly live video show and podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst. You can enjoy the full audio recording below: 1. POKEMON GO GO GO!