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Virtuleap wants to read your mind while you play in VR

The Ghost Howls

Virtuleap is for sure one of the most promising startups I have talked with in this 2019. I had the pleasure of talking with the CEO Amir Bozorgzadeh some weeks ago (sorry for the delay in publishing the article, Amir!)

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SDCC 2019: ‘Doctor Who VR’ Game Lets You Pilot a Fully Functional TARDIS

Road to VR

At San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) this year, Oculus and BBC Studios are giving US crowds their first chance to demo the upcoming VR game Doctor Who: The Edge of Time.

Infographic: Valve Index versus Oculus Rift S

Tech Trends VR

How to two of the newer top-of-the-line VR headsets compare to each other on key features? This handy infographic lays it all out. The software that comes alongside the Oculus is much better than the Index by a long shot Click To Tweet. Software.

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Pilot A Virtual TARDIS At San Diego Comic-Con In Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time

VRScout

Step inside a life-like recreation of the time-traveling spacecraft later this month. Doctor Who: The Edge of Time , an upcoming interactive VR experience from Oculus and BBC Studios, is set to launch September 29th on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift/ Rift S, HTC Vive, and Vive Cosmos.

Amazon Prime Day Slashes Prices on VR Headsets

Road to VR

Amazon’s annual deal day for its ‘Prime’ members is on, and there’s a handful of deals on VR headsets. Here’s the breakdown: Amazon Prime day offers exclusive deals to Prime members ( you can get a free trial here ). The deals will last until Tuesday night at 11:59PM PT.

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Community Download: How Many Headsets Do You Think Oculus Has Sold?

UploadVR

Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate.

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Watch Jon Favreau Talk Using VR To Make The Lion King

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A little movie by the name of The Lion King is releasing in theaters this week. The live action remake of the Disney classic is directed by Jon Favreau. It brings your favorite characters to life using cutting edge CG and technology. But did you know Favreau and his crew used VR to make this ambitious project a reality? The director himself spoke a little bit about the process on Jimmy Kimmel last week. You can see him talk about it at the 8:45 mark in the video below.

Can VR help treat schizophrenia? Researchers launch trial with more than 400 patients.

Mashable

A major clinical trial for mental health treatment just kicked off in the UK — and it involves virtual reality. Organized by VR therapy outfit gameChange, the government-funded program seeks to find out if VR can help people affected by schizophrenia and other mental health conditions.

Palmer Luckey: Oculus Rift and Gear VR Sold ‘Well Over’ 10 Million Combined

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Oculus co-founder and Rift inventor Palmer Luckey says the original Oculus Rift and Gear VR headsets sold “well over” 10 million units combined. Luckey made the claim on Sunday in response to a CNBC article. In the article, another Oculus founder, Jack McCauley, claimed VR would never breakthrough into the mainstream. He backed up his stance by stating that the Oculus Rift’s first development kit (DK1) had only sold 70,000 units and its second (DK2) sold 150,000.

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Step inside the TARDIS During San Diego Comic-Con With Doctor Who: The Edge of Time

Peter Graham

In May, British developer Maze Theory revealed work on a virtual reality (VR) project for one of the BBC’s biggest IP’s Doctor Who.

Amazon Prime Day VR Deals: PSVR & Go Prices Slashed, Quest Gets Case In UK

UploadVR

Looking for the best Amazon Prime Day VR deals? The site’s promotions have gone live in the UK and they feature savings on PSVR, HTC Vive Pro, Oculus Go, Oculus Rift and even Oculus Quest. Prime Day is Amazon’s annual sales event.

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A Look at OmniVirt’s Analysis of AR and VR Technology in Advertising

ARPost

OmniVirt, an AR and VR advertising platform, recently conducted an analysis of XR use cases. Representatives of the company provided ARPost with a copy of the analysis, and it’s definitely worth taking a look at. See Also: 6 Brands That Use AR and VR Advertising Successfully. About the Study.

Disney Reveals First Info On VR Animation, A Kite’s Tale

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Last month we reported that Disney would debut its next VR animation, A Kite’s Tale, at Siggraph 2019 in late July. Now we have the first details about the project. Disney’s Next VR Experiment. A Kite’s Tale is Disney’s second VR animation following the debut of Cycles at Siggraph 2018. It centers around two kites. A smaller one features a puppy that wags its tale as it glides through the air. The other is a larger, more elaborate dragon.

HTC Vive Pro stuff is never on sale, but it's $200 off for Prime Day

Mashable

TL;DR: The mind-blowing HTC Vive Pro Starter Kit is on sale for $899.99 for Prime Day, saving you $200. Weeknights be like: Come home from work, make food, watch The Office reruns, eat more because you're bored, go to bed.

Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time To Bring A Virtual Tardis To Comic-Con

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Yet another Comic-Con VR experience has been revealed, this time for Doctor Who: The Edge of Time. The anticipated VR game, developed by Maze Theory, will bring a demo to San Diego later this week. Whereas London Comic-Con attendees got the first hands-on session with the game in May, SDCC fans will be the first in the US to step into the Tardis. Yes, the demo will give you a sneak peek at the iconic spaceship piloted by the Doctor herself.

The VOID Secures $20 Million Investment From James Murdoch

Peter Graham

Location-based entertainment (LBE) company The VOID has some of the most well known virtual reality (VR) arcade franchises at its worldwide locations including Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire and Ralph Breaks VR.

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Can VR Make Us Change How We Think About Art?

VR Tech News

This week’s VRTN Spotlight is not centered on a specific application or organization, but rather a new approach to art and art making. There are several applications that allow someone to “draw” or “paint” in 3D while using VR.

Build AR & VR Apps With the Open-Source Virtuoso SDK

Peter Graham

There are a number of ways to create your own virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) app/videogame. The most popular tend to be videogame engines such as Unity and Unreal Engine which have been fine-tuned over many years. Today, Charles River Analytics – a developer of intelligent systems solutions – has announced the launch of the Virtuoso Software Development Kit (VSDK), to aid speedy development of AR and VR experiences.

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Step Inside the TARDIS with ‘Doctor Who: The Edge of Time’ at San Diego Comic-Con

Oculus

Comic-Con International kicks off this week in San Diego, and we’ve teamed up with Maze Theory and BBC Studios to give attendees a special treat

Oculus Go, PlayStation VR & More all Discounted for Amazon Prime Day

Peter Graham

Online retail giant Amazon has once again commenced its massive Prime Day sales extravaganza, discounting thousands of items. This year Amazon Prime Day isn’t just one day either, shoppers have got a full 48 hours to fill their shopping baskets. And for those eyeing up some virtual reality (VR) deals, there are a few choice offers to be found for PlayStation VR, Oculus Go and even Oculus Quest, just so long as you’re a Prime member.

Oculus Rift CV1 and Gear VR ‘sold well over 10 million units’ Combined States Palmer Luckey

Peter Graham

As much as VRFocus and everyone else outside of Facebook/Oculus would love to know how many headsets have officially been shipped, those figures are never likely to be shared. Sure there are analytics firms making reasonably informed guesses, occasionally rough headset numbers can be extrapolated from software sales figures, yet neither are concrete, that can only happen from the manufacturer.

Disney Reveals new Info on VR Short ‘a kite’s tale’, Coming to SIGGRAPH 2019

Peter Graham

At the end of July SIGGRAPH will be returning to Los Angeles for another tech-filled event. The VR Theater will be back for the third time with several world premieres, including Walt Disney Animation Studios’ a kite’s tale. Ahead of its debut, a few more details have arrived regarding what to expect from the virtual reality (VR) short.