Tue.Aug 11, 2020

Room-Scale VR Adventure ‘Eye Of The Temple’ Has You Dodging Traps Like Indiana Jones


Physically walk, balance, and whip your way through this uniquely physical VR puzzle platformer. After four years of development, Danish independent game developer Rune Skovbo Johansen has finally released a playable demo for his long-awaited room-scale VR experience, Eye of the Temple , offering players the chance to step into the shoes of Indiana Jones and physically walk, balance, dodge, and whip their way through a temples worth of vertigo-inducing environments using their own two feet.

Daniel Beauchamp inspires us to do more crazy experiments in VR

The Ghost Howls

In 4 days it will be the 4th birthday of my blog, and so in this period, I want to write some special posts to celebrate. One of them is today’s article, where I interview one of the people whose work has inspired me the most this year: Daniel Beauchamp.

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Apoc-Olympians Battle The Walking Dead In Olympic-Style VR Competition


Twitch and YouTube influencers battle it out in The Apocalypse Games. One of 2020’s biggest and most-anticipated summer sporting events is finally here, and it will bring the most prestigious athletes together to compete for honor, grace, and glory. Nope, I’m not talking about the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. Those have been postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19. .

Valve Index Back Orders Now Just ‘2 to 4 weeks’, The Lowest in Months

Road to VR

The Valve Index supply seems to be normalizing somewhat after the big COVID-19 world manufacturing slowdown, as all supported countries are now seeing shipping dates ranging from just two to four weeks on some packages. Although the full Valve Index VR Kit still shows “8 or more weeks” across the board, the Index headset itself and the headset + controller combo are now estimated to ship in between just two to four weeks in all supported countries.

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Prince Of Persia: The Dagger Of Time VR Trailer Teases Arcade Experience

Upload VR

Ubisoft has another look at its upcoming VR arcade game, Prince Of Persia: The Dagger Of Time , this week. A new live-action trailer for the experience just debuted and, while it doesn’t show any direct gameplay, it does give us some hints about gameplay mechanics. We can see four people exploring a location that would be right at home in the iconic gaming series. But, when a crumbling pillar threatens to crush one player, another is able to pause time to save them.

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Mozilla Lays Off 250 People, Teams Working On XR-Related Projects Affected

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The organization behind the Firefox Web browser as well as a series of XR-related projects, including the Mozilla Hubs Web-based social networking work, laid off a significant number of people in a restructuring effort. Approximately 250 people will lose their jobs and another 60 will be reassigned, according to communications shared by Mozilla Corporation CEO and Mozilla Foundation Chairwoman Mitchell Baker.

‘Little Witch Academia VR’ Takes Flight on Oculus Quest in October, Trailer Here

Road to VR

Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing is a VR racing game based on the popular anime, and it’s launching first on Oculus Quest on October 13th, 2020. In Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing, you’ll be able to soar through the skies on a witch’s broom and race through more than 10 tracks. Along the way, you purify ghosts with LWA’s characters Akko, Lotte, and Sucy, all of whom are voiced in English and Japanese by the anime’s original voice actors.

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What’s the Revenue Opportunity in AR Advertising?

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. Like other tech sectors, it has spawned several sub-sectors that comprise an ecosystem. These segments represent standalone topics in ARtillery Intelligence’s ongoing analysis and reports like this one.

Top 10 Best Multiplayer VR Games On Oculus Quest

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With more and more people getting into VR, Oculus Quest owners are probably looking for games they can play with friends who also own a headset. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best multiplayer offerings on the Quest Store, plus we’ve marked which support cross-platform play (meaning that you can play with an owner of a non-Quest VR headset). Here are our top 10 best multiplayer VR games on Oculus Quest. Ironlights.

Samsung Display Announces First VRR Mobile Display - Inside Note20 Ultra

Anand Tech

By now we’ve become quite familiar with high refresh-rate displays in the mobile space, as the first pioneering 90Hz devices last year have now evolved into even faster refreshing 120Hz smartphones becoming the standard. Although all these devices provide augmented user experiences by providing extra smooth scrolling and gaming experiences, they all come with notable compromises when it comes to power efficiency and battery life.

Watch: Little Witch Academia VR Comes To Quest In October, PSVR & PC VR In 2021

Upload VR

Time to hop on a broomstick and take flight in VR. No, there’s not a Harry Potter VR game coming; there’s a Little Witch Academia game on the way instead. Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing was actually announced a little earlier this year. Today, though, developer UNIVRS confirmed the game will hit the Oculus Quest first on October 13th. That’ll give you plenty of time to practice before Halloween rolls around, then.

NUVIA Phoenix Targets +40-50% ST Performance Over Zen 2 for Only 33% the Power

Anand Tech

In November 2019, the company NUVIA broke out of stealth mode. Founded by former senior Apple and Google processor architects, John Bruno, Manu Gulati and Gerard Williams III, the company came crashing out of the gate with quite considerable goals to revamp the server market with an SoC that would provide ‘ A step-function increase in compute performance and power efficiency’ Today NUVIA is putting more data behind those goals.

Snapshot VR Viveport Open To Take Place Saturday

VR Fitness

Inspired by physical-world paintball competitions, Giant Scam’s arena-style shooter Snapshot VR was built with competitive immersive environments in mind. This Saturday competitors will have an opportunity to put their skills to the test in The Snapshot VR Viveport Open. With a launch on Steam scheduled for September 1, the game has already been released on Viveport Infinity and it has already amassed an active community of players excited to play a VR arena shooter.

Lenovo Updates XR Software and Hardware Package for a Memorable School Year


How students return to school this year is hardly universal. Some schools are remaining closed, others are going remote, and for many some combination of the two approaches will be used to manage education and distancing. Lenovo is offering resources to help. Many teachers and students got their first taste of distance learning at the end of last year and hoped that this autumn would be back to business as usual. Mastering distance learning requires the right tech and the technical know-how.

This startup says it will be 3D-printing entire houses within a year

Digital Trends

Is Mighty Building ushering in the future of house construction? News 3D printing

Boeing 747s Still Use Floppy Disks to Get Critical Software Updates

GizModo VR

It’s been approximately 12 million years since most of us last used a floppy disk, but apparently, the antiquated tech still plays a critical role in delivering software updates to Boeing’s 747-400 planes. Read more. binders full of floppies boeing floppy disk floppy disks

Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico suffers damage from broken cable

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The observatory is ceasing operations until repaired. News observatory. astronomy

Chevron Is Trying to Crush a Prominent Climate Lawyer—and Maybe the World

GizModo VR

Amid falling citywide rates of covid-19 infection, many New Yorkers are beginning to emerge from months of lockdown. That’s not the case for human rights attorney Steven Donziger, who has barely left his two-bedroom Upper West Side apartment for the past twelve months. Read more


Taking XR from Pilot to Finished Product, with Foundry 45’s Dave Beck

XR for Business Podcast

Developing a pilot or a proof of concept is among the first steps to introducing XR into your industry, but that’s only going to provide so much ROI unless you can fully implement that idea. Dave Beck from Foundry 45 discusses how to make that leap. Alan: Hey, everyone, Alan Smithson here. Today, we're speaking with Dave Beck, founder and managing partner at Foundry 45, an immersive technology company that develops enterprise level virtual reality training experiences.

The Space Force Unveils 'Spacepower,' Its Plan to Conquer Space

GizModo VR

The Space Force has released a 64-page military doctrine, explaining why the United States needs to flex its muscles in space and how the nascent military branch will seek to maintain dominance in a domain so far untouched by warfare. Read more. space force space force doctrine military united states military defence space defence science

Apple ordered to pay over $500 million in fines for violating LTE patents

Digital Trends

Apple says it plans to appeal the decision. Mobile News Apple breaking twitter LTE PanOptics

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Oculus Quest and Rift S Silicone VR Cover Review

VR Fitness

VR Cover remains the go-to brand for virtual reality face covers that help you keep your VR headset hygiene in check— all while greatly increasing the comfort of your VR workout. In fact, it’s practically necessary for Oculus Quest owners to slap one of these VR Cover covers onto their faceplate in order to fight discomfort caused by poor weight distribution. Continue reading on VR Fitness Insider. Hardware Oculus Quest Oculus Rift Oculus Rift S Oculus VR Cover vr cover vr cover silicone

These Satellite Images Show the Final Days of Canada's Last Ice Shelf

GizModo VR

Canada lost its last ice shelf last week, but a set of new satellite images show the crack that pushed the shelf to its edge in macabre detail. Read more. ice ice maybe milne ice shelf arctic canada ice shelves

Google is turning Android phones into an earthquake tracking system

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It's the largest earthquake detection network in the world. Android Mobile News Android Update earthquake alerts earthquake detection

New York Comic Con Has Been Canceled, Will Move Online

GizModo VR

The stretch of sad (but predictable) convention news continues. New York Comic Con 2020, meant to take place in October in Manhattan, has been canceled because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Instead, ReedPop will be partnering with YouTube to move the convention online, similar to what San Diego Comic-Con did last… Read more. new york comic con new york comic con 2020 youtube coronavirus covid 19 sars cov 2 san diego comic con conventions

TikTok secretly collected unique device IDs for over a year on Android: WSJ

Digital Trends

The practice stands in clear violation of official Google developers policies. News Social Media breaking twitter tiktok

Watch the Agents of SHIELD Cast and Crew Say Goodbye Ahead of Tomorrow's Finale

GizModo VR

September 2013. Comic book fans were still reeling over the fact that Marvel had done the impossible, linking multiple movies into an event film like no other, The Avengers , and starting a whole new story with Iron Man 3. Plus, it seemed like it was going to continue on TV with a new show called Agents of SHIELD. Read more. agents of shield abc marvel disney marvel cinematic universe marvel studios

Google Play Music is shutting down. These are the best alternatives

Digital Trends

Google makes moving to YouTube Music easy, but there are several other options for Google Play Music refugees. Features Home Theater google play music Podcasts streaming music services YouTubeMusic

Massive Warner Layoffs Gut DC Comics, DC Universe

GizModo VR

The merger between AT&T and Time Warner into another monolithic media megacorporation has seen a massive wave of layoffs targeted primarily at Warner Bros. this week. One area hit hardest overnight was DC Entertainment, with reports of huge swathes of staff at both DC Comics and DC Universe laid off. Read more. dc comics dc entertainment dc universe att time warner layoffs warner bros warner media dc collectibles streaming hbo max

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Pokemon Go Fest will get an additional day

Digital Trends

The event suffered from issues during its July weekend. Gaming News Nintendo franchises Pokemon Pokemon GO