Thu.Nov 22, 2018

Game of Thrones Author: Current VR Is ‘Like The Theater Before Shakespeare’


Game of Thrones is coming back soon-ish! But before we return to the world of Westeros and Essos, author George R. Martin has another universe for us to check out, and you can do so in VR. Syfy just launched a series of 360-degree tie-in videos to its new series, Nightflyers, which is based on a sci-fi horror novella written by Martin and released all the way back in 1980.

4 hard lessons on VR startup life that I’ve learned attending events

The Ghost Howls

Hello all! As I’ve told you in my newsletter, this period I’m travelling to attend events to try to spread awareness for my consultancy company New Technology Walkers. This is why I’ve not managed to write an article in a week and this is why I am also incredibly tired (oh, and I’ve still to do my homeworks for my Chinese course, damn).


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Oculus Rift+Touch For $315 / Oculus Go For $162 Via Black Friday Friend Referral


If anyone you know has an Oculus Rift, you can currently get one for just $314.10. Similarly, if they have a Go you can get one for just $161.10. The Go price is USA-only, but the Rift price can be attained in any of the 22 countries the Rift ships to. Facebook’s Oculus is currently running a Black Friday sale on Rift and Go , bringing the prices down to $349 and $179 respectively. That’s a good deal already, but recently Oculus also added a 10% off referral program for Rift and Go.

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‘Beat Saber’ to Get More Songs, Expert+ Difficulty, and Pro Mode

Road to VR

With Beat Saber now available on both PC VR headsets and PSVR, developer Beat Games is talking more about the game’s roadmap, including plans for more free songs alongside paid song packs. Feature Parity, Custom Tracks, and Level Editor. Image courtesy Beat Games. Speaking during an official livestream Q&A to celebrate the launch of Beat Saber on PSVR , members of development studio Beat Games opened up about what players can expect for the game going forward.

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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.

Oculus Made It Easier For Unity Devs To Port Rift Games To HTC Vive


Facebook’s Oculus released a new update to its Unity integration package to make it easier for developers of Rift-only games to port to HTC Vive. The new “cross-platform development support” was added in version 1.31.0. The release notes state that this is an experimental feature, and that it “may change or be removed” The Situation Until Now.

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Resolution Games’ Narrows Lands On Oculus Go And Gear VR


Resolution Games’ most recent VR adventure, Narrows, is making the jump from Daydream to Oculus Go and Gear VR. Narrows is a swashbuckling pirate game fitted with several minigames. You’ll take on enemy ships with the command of canons, stop rival fiends coming aboard with your sword and plot a course across the seas with a giant map. As you gather loot you’ll be able to customize your ship in an effort to become the true scourge of the seas.

#716: VR Privacy Summit: Medical Insights into VR Privacy + Health Benefits of Biometric Data

Voices of VR

The medical professionals at the VR Privacy summit has a lot of interesting insights into how they navigate issues around informed consent in medical research. Podcast Archive

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Scraper: First Strike Review – Wave Shooter Hidden Under the Promise Of An RPG


In Scraper: First Strike you take on the role of mute protagonist Casey Maxwell, a hoverpod pilot who is relentlessly called upon to serve the plot for no other reason than, “You’re our only hope!” ” As such, you’re thrown from objective to objective without much of a motivation other than being told to do so. The narrative context boils down to these robots are bad, and we’re good, so we’re here to stop them.