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Former NASA Engineer Developing VR ‘Donkey Kong’ Game

VRScout

A former member of the VR Lab at NASA’s JSC is working on a VR rendition of the classic Nintendo game and it looks absolutely incredible. When you think about which classic arcade games would make for amazing VR experiences, Donkey Kong immediately comes to mind.

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The 20 Best Rated & Most Popular Quest Games & Apps – June 2021

Road to VR

While Oculus doesn’t offer much publicly in the way of understanding how well individual apps are performing across its VR storefronts, it’s possible to glean some insight by looking at apps relative to each other. Here’s a snapshot of the top 20 Oculus Quest games and apps as of June 2021.

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Catching Up With 8th Wall: Release 16, IAB’s AR Board, Tetavi Integration, and Carolina Herrera WebAR Experience

ARPost

Experts agree: it’s been too long since ARPost talked to 8th Wall. It’s been a busy past few months for all of us and their team is definitely no exception.

‘Demeo’ Campaign DLC ‘Realm of the Rat King’ to Release June 28th

Road to VR

Demeo (2021) , the tabletop dungeon crawler from Resolution Games, launched back in early May with a single adventure module, which pits up to four co-op players against a mountain of ghoulies and one very powerful Elven Queen.

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

Breath of the Wild 2 takes Link back to the skies with a 2022 launch window

Digital Trends

A new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 revealed new questions, abilities, and a new look for Link. Gaming News breath of the wild Breath of the wild 2 e3 2021 Nintendo The Legend of Zelda the legend of zelda breath of the wild 2

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A Deadly Super-Fungus Has Emerged in Brazil, Aided by Covid-19

GizModo VR

Late last year, a deadly yeast known as Candida auris was found in Brazil for the first time.

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PSVR Shooter ‘Fracked’ Gameplay Trailer Reveals More Explosive Action, Coming Summer 2021

Road to VR

Fracked , an upcoming single-player shooter, just got a brand-new gameplay trailer that shows off more of its high-energy action. Developed by nDreams—the same team behind Oculus exclusive Phantom: Covert Ops (2020)— Fracked is heading exclusively to PSVR sometime this summer.

BricksVR Brings Multiplayer Building To Oculus Quest, PC VR In Early Access

Upload VR

BricksVR brings multiplayer VR building to Oculus Quest and Rift in Early Access, allowing you and your friends to build models and worlds together out of a variety of different shaped bricks. The game will launch into Early Access on Steam and App Lab at the of the month, priced at $14.99.

Apple Glass: Chasing Clues for the ‘What’ and ‘When’

AR Insider

R traction over the past few years has occurred mostly through the smartphone camera. As our research arm ARtillery Intelligence quantified in its mobile AR revenue forecast , this early AR modality has reached scale by piggy-backing on a ubiquitous device we all carry. But that scale has a tradeoff.

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Blaston Crackdown Update Adds Single-Player Campaign This Month

Upload VR

Later this month Blaston is adding a single-player campaign to its dueling shooter with an intense boss fight. The Crackdown update to Blaston arrives June 21st. It was announced during the Upload VR Showcase.

Oculus Quest 1 will also gain Air Link PC streaming

Slashgear

Facebook and Oculus have retired the original Rift VR system, marking the end of headsets that need to be tethered to beefy PC rigs. Moving forward, Oculus said it would be focusing on the Quest system, notably the Oculus Quest 2, but also left the door still open to PC VR experiences.

Cloudhead CEO Talks Funding VR’s Next Big Games

Upload VR

Denny Unger, CEO of Pistol Whip developer Cloudhead Games, touched on the difficulties of funding large-scale VR games in a recent series of tweets.

The Big Oil Instagram Influencers Are Here

GizModo VR

Cherrie Lynn Almonte is an influencer with 192,000 Instagram followers and a bio that includes the phrase “Travel | Lifestyle | Good vibes.”

Turtle Beach Reveals Elaborate Microsoft Flight Simulator Controller

Upload VR

Turtle Beach just announced a new PC and Xbox controller designed to be used with Microsoft Flight Simulator, and it looks incredibly detailed, even if some of its features won’t be very meaningful to VR players.

Jennifer Lopez Will Battle a Killer AI in a New Netflix Movie

GizModo VR

A person doesn’t get to be as famous as Jennifer Lopez without having a wide-ranging career. Music, movies, television—she’s basically done it all, with a few small exceptions. One of those is science fiction. Oh sure, she was in The Cell and Anaconda , but those came out decades ago.

Fracked Release Details Coming ‘Very Soon’, Play-Time Will ‘Pleasantly Surprise’

Upload VR

Release details for upcoming PSVR exclusive Fracked should be revealed “very soon” That’s according to developer nDreams, writing on Reddit after the debut of new gameplay from the title at the Upload VR Showcase last weekend.

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Check out the stunning view this ISS astronaut has from his ‘bedroom’

Digital Trends

American astronaut Shane Kimbrough surely has the coolest “bedroom” of any of the crew members currently on the International Space Station. News ISS NASA space Space Station

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It's Not Too Late to Get on the Infinity Train

GizModo VR

When Infinity Train first premiered on Cartoon Network in 2019, its dark and mysterious story brought a different kind of energy to the network’s slate of animated programming.

Niantic, Hasbro Announce Transformers: Heavy Metal AR Game Coming This Year

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Transformers roll out (onto mobile devices)! Transformers: Heavy Metal is a new mobile AR game using the Niantic Lightship platform, set to launch later this year. Niantic, Hasbro, TOMY and Very Very Spaceship are partnering up for the title.

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Huge Sinkhole Opens Up on South Australian Coast

GizModo VR

And boom goes the… earth? Residents of the seaside hamlet of Robe in South Australia awoke June 9 to find that a huge hunk of limestone had fallen inward, leaving a sinkhole in its wake. Read more.

How much are AirPods? A full pricing breakdown for each model

Digital Trends

There are three models in Apple's AirPods range. We break down their pricing, including the cost of replacement parts. Apple Home Theater Apple AirPods 3 Apple AirPods Pro Apple AirPods with Charging Case Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case headphone buying

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Windows 11 Leaks Indicate a Dramatic New Look Is Coming Soon

GizModo VR

We’re just one week away from finding out what Microsoft has in store for the next version of Windows, but developer build leaks indicate Windows 11 is getting a dramatic visual overhaul. Read more.

Counterfeiters are fooling PC gamers with fake GPUs, and they’re tough to spot

Digital Trends

Unlike a knock-off iPhone, spotting a fake GPU isn't easy. However, we'll show you ways to protect yourself if something does go wrong. Computing News AMD counterfeit GPU Nvidia

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NASA’s Upcoming Megarocket Is Really Starting to Take Shape

GizModo VR

NASA has reached an important milestone, as the 188,000-pound core stage of its latest rocket is now standing vertically inside an assembly building in Florida. Read more.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania is a remake of the first and second games

Digital Trends

A Super Monkey Ball 1 and 2 remake is coming in the form of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania. Gaming e3 2021 Nintendo Direct Nintendo E3 2021 Nintendo Switch Sega super monkey ball

A 56-Year-Old Plane Crash Mystery May Have Been Solved Thanks to California’s Drought

GizModo VR

The record-setting drought in California has brought water levels to new lows. Now, dropping reservoir levels may have helped solve the mystery of a plane that crashed 56 years ago. Read more.

Shin Megami Tensei 5’s new trailer shows off its new protagonist, release date

Digital Trends

Shin Megami Tensei 5 got a new reveal trailer for its exclusive title coming to the Nintendo Switch. Gaming Atlus e3 2021 Nintendo Direct shin megami tensei Shin Megami Tensei 5

The Uzumaki Anime Has Shared 35 Gorgeous, Haunting Seconds to Distract You From the Fact It's Delayed Again

GizModo VR

Good news! There’s new footage from Toonami’s adaptation of one of Junji Ito’s most beloved horror tales, Uzumaki. Bad news! You’re getting the footage now because the show itself isn’t coming for a long, long while. Read more.

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WarioWare: Get It Together! coming this year with two-player co-op

Digital Trends

Nintendo has announced a new entry in the WarioWare series, featuring new microgames and new ways to play. Gaming News e3 2021 Nintendo Nintendo Direct WarioWare WarioWare Get It Together