Tue.Feb 11, 2020

Jack in the Box Partners with Paramount to Promote 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Movie with Snapchat AR

Next Reality AR

There might not be a better brand partnership for the speedy Sonic the Hedgehog character than a fast-food restaurant. For that matter, augmented reality is also the ideal technology for promoting a movie that features an animated talking rodent living life in the real world.

Grab $150 Worth Of VR Games For $15 With This Insane Humble VR Bundle

VRScout

For the price of a single movie ticket, you can own SUPERHOT VR, Budget Cuts, GORN, and four other hit titles. . If you’re unfamiliar with the concept behind Humble Bundle, this brilliant digital service allows customers to choose their own price on a rotating lineup of popular games.

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New Humble VR Bundle Provides Incredible Deal For Superhot, Moss And More

UploadVR

A new VR Humble Bundle is now live , providing an enormous discount on some fantastic VR games such as Superhot VR, Moss, Gorn, Space Pirate Trainer and Budget Cuts.

Top Music Festival Organizers Are Going All-In On VR And AR-Enhanced Live Experiences

VRScout

The 7th Annual DEW Expo introduced a wealth of marketers ready to adopt immersive technology. . Live experiences are quickly becoming the number one method for generating publicity and building fandom around a brand.

Magic Leap To Host Developer Days At Its Offices In Florida

UploadVR

Magic Leap announced new programs that will run across 2020, including two separate Developer Day events and a new program called ‘Access Hardware’ for developers.

‘Paper Beast’ Sandbox Mode Looks Like a Cross Between ‘Viva Piñata’ and ‘From Dust’

Road to VR

The curiously crafted PSVR exclusive Paper Beast got a new trailer today revealing a sandbox mode which looks like a cross between Viva Piñata (2006) and From Dust (2011). Paper Beast is an intriguing title set to launch in Q1 (though no specific release date has been revealed yet).

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Humble VR Bundle Offers Up ‘Superhot’, ‘Space Pirate Trainer’, ‘Moss’ and More for $15

Road to VR

Recently picked up a PC VR headset and looking to add a handful of top rated VR games to your library? Between now and February 25th a special Humble VR Bundle is offering up Cosmic Trip, Smashbox Arena, Gorn, Budget Cuts, Space Pirate Trainer, SUPERHOT VR , and Moss for as little as $15.

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That Dragon, Cancer Dev Resurrects VR Game As Area Man Lives For Quest, PC VR

UploadVR

Well here’s a welcome bit of news. Untethered, an incomplete episodic VR series that seemed destined to die alongside the Google Daydream platform it was exclusive to, is being reimagined for other headsets as Area Man Lives.

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‘Space Channel 5 VR’ Headed to PSVR This Month, PC VR & Quest Versions TBA

Road to VR

Space Channel 5 (1999) first launched on Dreamcast and PS2 over two decades ago, and now the long-dormant franchise is ready to reemerge on PSVR headsets this month with Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash!

Western Shooter Guns’n’Stories: Bulletproof VR Is Coming To Quest

UploadVR

Oculus Quest’s latest wave shooter is a port of the Wild West-themed Guns’n’Stories: Bulletproof VR. Guns’n’Stories first released on PC VR headsets a few years back before coming to PSVR. It’s developed by Hungary-based Mirowin (which is currently working on its latest title, Boiling Steel). The game stars an old gunslinger, telling stories of his youth. That translates to you dual-wielding pistols/tommy guns and gunning down hordes of bandits.

New SteamVR Tracking Dev Kit Aims to Make VR Controllers Cheaper, Easier to Design

Road to VR

Tundra Labs is releasing a new SteamVR Tracking hardware development kit.

New Oculus Quest Hand Tracking Experiments Include Finger Walking And Skateboarding

UploadVR

Developers continue to explore what’s possible with the experimental Hand Tracking feature on Oculus Quest and some new videos from developer Daniel Beauchamp demonstrate intriguing implementations.

The Humble Bundle VR Bundle delivers some GREAT value for a good cause

Cats and VR

There’s nothing virtual about this reality. Explore a whole new world in our newest bundle! Get VR games like GORN, Space Pirate Trainer, Moss , and SUPERHOT VR. Plus, your purchase will support a charity of your choice! Pay $1 or more.

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How To Install Custom Home Environments On Oculus Quest Using SideQuest

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Oculus Quest users are now able to select their own home environments from a small selection of options provided by Facebook. Some users, however, also found a way to install custom environments in place of the officially available ones.

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Facebook Online Hackathon Series Looking for Developers in AR, AI and Messaging

Peter Graham

Hackathons can be great places to foster new ideas and develop concepts with like-minded people, popular in both the videogame and virtual reality (VR) communities.

This 3rd Party Oculus Link Cable Is Half The Price Of Facebook’s (But Won’t Work For Everyone)

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We’ve tested a new USB 3.1 cable from PartyLink that’s almost as long as the official 5 meter Oculus Link cable but priced less than half as much. PartyLink sent us a pair of the sample cables to test and we were able to get both working with the Oculus Link Beta. We should note, however, the PartyLink cables only worked on a PC we tested via the USB-C port on an RTX 2080 graphics card. The PartyLink cable would not launch Rift apps with the other USB-C port on the PC.

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Places_Festival Returns to Germany for Second Year

Peter Graham

When it comes to seeing the best that the virtual reality (VR) industry has to offer then bigger events like Gamescom or the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) aren’t always the best to go to.

XR Company ThirdEye Partners With 3D Media in Air Force Contract

ARPost

ThirdEye, the innovative XR company, has recently forged a new partnership with 3D Media. The partnership will help to train Air Force service crews with augmented reality. Here, we’ll catch you up with ThirdEye, introduce you to 3D Media, and talk about the contract and why it’s important.

Paper Beast’s Latest Trailer Showcases a new Sandbox Mode

Peter Graham

As the months go by developer Pixel Reef is slowly revealing more of its strangely enchanting adventure Paper Beast. December saw new gameplay features arise, being able to manipulate the environment.

Unpacking AR Business Models: AR as a Service, Part II

AR Insider

This post is adapted from ARtillery Intelligence’s report, Mobile AR Strategies & Business Models. It includes some of its data and takeaways. More can be previewed here and subscribe for the full report. In AR’s early stages, a common question continues to be asked: where’s the money?

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Mohammed VI Polytechnic University Hosts the New Augmented and Virtual Reality Center in Morocco in Collaboration with EON Reality and USAID

EON Reality

The center developed through a partnership with both local and international participants will provide access to AR and VR technologies for the region. M ohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) hosted today the inauguration ceremony of the first Interactive Digital Center in Morocco.

Hired’s State of Software Engineers Report Highlights Huge Demand for AR/VR Engineers

Peter Graham

The virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industries are no longer being considered niche tech markets as global companies continue to invest and discover the use case possibilities. Of course, this means they need employees to help develop this critical technology and demand is continuing to grow. Today, job marketplace Hired has released its second annual State of Software Engineers report highlighting the need for more VR/AR engineers.

Making a Pair of Ray-Bans Act Like a HoloLens x50 with Edge Computing, with Verizon's TJ Vitolo

XR for Business Podcast

Verizon’s XR development lead, TJ Vitolo, dreams of a day where he can download an entire TV series in an instant, or visualize info about the entire world with AR glasses, even living in a connectivity dead zone by the beach. In his position, he’s able to work to make that dream a forthcoming reality by developing the technology that will make 5G possible. Alan: Welcome to the XR for Business Podcast with your host, Alan Smithson. Today, I've got an amazing guest, TJ Vitolo.

Making a Pair of Ray-Bans Act Like a HoloLens x50 with Edge Computing, with Verizon's TJ Vitilo

XR for Business Podcast

Verizon’s XR development lead, TJ Vitolo, dreams of a day where he can download an entire TV series in an instant, or visualize info about the entire world with AR glasses, even living in a connectivity dead zone by the beach. In his position, he’s able to work to make that dream a forthcoming reality by developing the technology that will make 5G possible. Alan: Welcome to the XR for Business Podcast with your host, Alan Smithson. Today, I've got an amazing guest, TJ Vitolo.