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Secret Location Reveals Three New Location-Based VR Games Heading To VR Arcades

VRScout

Blasters of the Universe returns alongside a new family-friendly free-roam experience.

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‘Until You Fall’ Quest Review – Hack & Slash Satisfaction with Strategic Choices

Road to VR

Until You Fall brings a refreshingly unique approach to VR sword fighting which combines the satisfaction of a hack & slash game with the depth of RPG combat, all wrapped up in a VR-native design.

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‘The Walking Dead Onslaught’ Now Available On Oculus, Steam, And PSVR

VRScout

Step into the blood-soaked shoes of your favorite Walking Dead characters today.

‘The Walking Dead Onslaught’ Review – Run, Gun, Scrounge & Grind

Road to VR

The Walking Dead Onslaught is this year’s second Walking Dead franchise game for VR, following the release of the The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (2020) in January.

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The Platform Is The Star Of Steve Aoki’s New VR Concert

Charlie Fink

Oculus Venues will present a groundbreaking show by 2X Grammy Nominated producer/DJ Steve Aoki Wednesday night, September 30th, showcasing the new VR live performance platform from Supersphere, ArcRunner.

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Will Web AR Vie for AR Advertising Market Share?

AR Insider

This post is adapted from ARtillery Intelligence’s report, AR Advertising Deep Dive, Part I: The Landscape. It includes some of its data and takeaways. More can be previewed here and subscribe for the full report. A R continues to evolve and take shape as an industry.

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Altspace Hosting First Black Imagination Series VR Plays This Week

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Social VR platform Altspace is to play host to the first plays in a new series of artistic VR experiences from Black creators. Three plays will be performed live inside the platform on October 1st.

Off the Chains Disc Golf Recreates the Popular Sport on Virtual Reality Devices Next Month

VR Fitness

Even though disc golf is probably one of the more socially-acceptable sports that you could play in this strange year that has been 2020, one developer is now looking to replicate the experience in the virtual realm for those who may not be able to get to their local course as often as they’d like. Continue reading on VR Fitness Insider.

JRPG-Inspired Sword Reverie Passes Kickstarter, Quest/PSVR Support Listed In Stretch Goals

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Isekai Entertainment’s anticipated JRPG-inspired sword battling game, Sword Reverie , has passed its Kickstarter crowdfunding goal, and Quest and PSVR versions may yet happen. We’ve been following Sword Reverie for the past few months.

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold Available For Preorder: Hold Onto Your Wallet

Anand Tech

Announced back at CES, Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Fold is now available for preorder.

The Walking Dead: Onslaught Review – Watered Down Apocalypse

Upload VR

The Walking Dead: Onslaught from Survios is the second VR game to release this year based on the iconic zombie apocalypse universe and the only one to feature the same cast of characters as the AMC TV show. What it gains in familiar faces though, it loses everywhere else.

Fat Bear Week Is Finally Here

GizModo VR

The most wonderful time of the year is truly here. On Wednesday, Katmai National Park and Preserve’s annual Fat Bear Week will officially kick off—a tribute to the months of gorging that bears must undertake to stock up on body fat before the coming winter famine and hibernation.

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Viveport Annual Subscribers Receive Free Copy Of The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

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Viveport is turning four, and to celebrate HTC is giving a free copy of The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners to new and existing users who have an annual subscription to Viveport Infinity. Plus, more game are joining the Viveport Infinity lineup.

Disney+ Rolls Out Long-Awaited GroupWatch Feature Today

GizModo VR

Disney+ is finally giving U.S. users an official watch party feature, just in time for the Mandalorian ’s return next month. Read more. disney plus disney streaming streaming wars the mandalorian

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Arm Announces Cortex-A78AE, Mali-G78AE and Mali-C71AE Autonomous System IPs

Anand Tech

Functional safety is an area of computing that is becoming ever more important as we see more and more embedded technologies integrated into our daily lives. Arm’s Automotive Enhanced (AE) line of IP had been launched back in 2018 with the release of the Cortex-A76AE.

D-Wave’s New Quantum Computer Is Inscrutable and Open for Business

GizModo VR

In theory, quantum computers should be faster at solving many problems compared to classical computers.

Lenovo Announces The ThinkPad X1 Nano: Intel Evo And 2K Display

Anand Tech

The fall rush of laptop announcements is upon us, thanks to Intel announcing their latest 11th generation Core processor, codenamed Tiger Lake, and packaged as part of the Intel Evo program.

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Horrified Scientists Watch Snakes Feasting on the Organs of Living Toads

GizModo VR

Biologists in Thailand have documented a behavior never seen before in snakes, in which the limbless reptiles eviscerated and consumed the organs of living toads. Read more. creepy animal behavior snakes toads reptiles carnivores science

The first PC with a folding screen, the ThinkPad X1 Fold, arrives at $2,499

Digital Trends

Lenovo has finally unveiled the full details on the ThinkPad X1 Fold, the company's first PC device with a foldable OLED screen. Computing Ethnotek Lenovo thinkpad x1 fold

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The Boys Whipped It Out When Nobody Asked

GizModo VR

The Boys ’ second season has poked fun at Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon’s blockbuster comic book movies and has been gaming out what it might be like if the most popular superhero team in the world invited a whole ass Nazi with a suspect undercut to join its ranks.

The Walking Dead Onslaught is Out Today on PC and PlayStation VR Headsets

VR Fitness

The Walking Dead property has been no stranger to VR headsets over the course of 2020.

Injuries at Amazon Warehouses Are Staggering, the Company’s Own Reports Show

GizModo VR

Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting released a massive report Tuesday morning detailing how Amazon has been hiding the true extent of warehouse workforce injuries for the last several years.

Patriot PXD 1TB M.2 PCIe Type-C External SSD Capsule Review

Anand Tech

High-performance bus-powered direct-attached storage units have become very popular, thanks to the advent of high-speed interfaces and technologies such as USB 3.2 Gen 2, NVMe, and 3D NAND flash.

HTC Bundling Vive Cosmos with AORUS 15G Laptop In UK, Germany And Austria

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HTC Vive is partnering up with Gigabyte in hopes of getting more Cosmos and Cosmos Elite headsets into homes. The pair today announced a bundle for the UK, Germany and Austria that includes one of the two PC VR headsets and the AORUS 15G laptop at a combined saving of £149.

GIGABYTE Unveils BRIX PRO Mini-PCs with Tiger Lake-U

Anand Tech

Intel's Tiger Lake launch was focused on ultrabooks and notebooks, as various SKUs with TDP ranging from 7 to 28W were launched. The performance of Intel's low-power parts (U- and Y-series) have been good enough to land them inside small and ultra-compact form-factor systems.

HaptX, Researchers To Build Full Body Exoskeleton

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HaptX founder Jake Rubin has dreamed of full-body, force feedback exoskeleton, now he's building it. Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Enterprise Tech /enterprise-tech technology

Watch this pilot test a jetpack for a ‘flying paramedic’ service

Digital Trends

It might not be too long before paramedics are flying through the air using jetpacks after a recent test flight in the U.K. demonstrated the possibility. News jet suit jetpack

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Lockheed Martin Is Getting Sued for Creating an 'Environmental Nightmare' in Florida

GizModo VR

On Monday, lawyers filed two suits against Lockheed Martin. They allege that the weapons manufacturer spawned an “environmental nightmare” by exposing people to toxic chemicals in Orlando. Just in case you needed another reason to fight the military industrial complex. Read more.

MinisForum Unveils EliteMini H31G: 65W CPU & 75W GPU in a Compact Mini-PC

Anand Tech

MinisForum has been making some interesting moves in the last few months with their computing platforms, ranging from the DMAF5 based on the Ryzen 3000H-series SoCs to the Ice Lake-based DeskMini X35G.

Scientists Reveal More About Volcanic Eruption That Rocked the Ancient Maya

GizModo VR

Using a combination of archaeological and geological evidence, scientists have finally pinpointed the date of the infamous Tierra Blanca Joven eruption, which likely devastated Maya communities in what is now El Salvador. Read more.

The Right Time to Invest in VR, with MetaVRse’s Alan Smithson and Alex Colgan

XR for Business Podcast

Avid listeners will have noticed a few weeks without a podcast - that’s because Alan’s been hard at work behind-the-scenes building capital for several MetaVRse projects, including the MetaVRse Engine. This gave Alan a chance to reflect on the investment landscape of 2020, and is joined by VP of Marketing Alex Colgan to discuss the new normal that COVID has ushered into the VC world. Alan: Welcome to the XR for Business podcast with your host, Alan Smithson. Today, we have a very special episode.