Thu.Aug 04, 2022

Among Us VR Beta Now Open For Sign-Ups

VRScout

The full release is scheduled for Holiday 2022, but you may be able to play early if you move quickly.

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Quest’s Most Popular Basketball Game on App Lab ‘Gym Class’ Secures $8M

Road to VR

IRL Studios announced that Gym Class , its popular VR basketball game on Meta Quest App Lab, has raised $8 million in a seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) with participation from Y Combinator. Other participants include Founders Inc.,

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VR Journey Takes You ‘Behind The Scenes’ Of The Universe

VRScout

The Utility Room is a megalithic VR experience coming soon to PC VR headsets. The Utility Room is an upcoming VR experience that makes incredible use of scale to immerse you in a mind-bending journey that will take you across space to the edge of the Universe.

‘Rec Room’ Launches Western-style Shooter Today with ‘Showdown’, Releases Weapon Maker Tools

Road to VR

Rec Room today announced the launch of a new game coming to the popular social VR platform that lets you suit up for a PvP western-style shootout with your squad.

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Are You Still Watching? How to Create Engaging Presentations for Virtual Learning

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Remote meetings are here to stay - and so is the Zoom fatigue that many experience. The importance of compelling content is more apparent than ever. In this webinar, learn how PowerPoint provides terrific tools to create the kind of dynamic visual content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention. Come along to this masterclass packed with live demonstrations of how to create compelling presentations for successful meetings in a virtual and hybrid environment. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Create dynamic visuals that support persuasive stories to engage your audience Develop professional-looking designs for presentations and other content Become a PowerPoint legend with techniques to make effective presentations quickly and easily June 30th, 2022 at 9:30 am PDT, 12:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm GMT

The Virtual Gold Rush: Financial Institutions Joining the Metaverse

ARPost

The metaverse is nearly here. And the fact that it is not just a passing fad is demonstrated by the fact that financial institutions are joining the metaverse.

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This Week In XR: Medical Miracles With VR, Gym Class B-Ball Funded, New AR Smartglasses

Charlie Fink

The surgery that separated twins cojoined at the head was planned in VR. Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Business /business technology

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PianoVision Brings AR Piano Lessons To Quest Via App Lab

Upload VR

PianoVision, the educational Quest app that overlays AR notes onto a real piano using Quest’s passthrough view, is now available on App Lab.

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Ukraine 2025 art installation opens August 5

Hypergrid Business

(Image courtesy Terra Merhyem.). Ukraine 2025 is having its grand opening on Friday, August 5 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time in Craft World on sim Ukraine. The hypergrid address is  craft-world.org:8002:Ukraine. The event features an art installation and concert by Terra Merhyem.

Quest v43 May Add 16:9 And 60 FPS Recording Options

Upload VR

The latest public test channel build for v43 of Quest’s system software includes new video recording options, plus the addition of new permissions for eye and facial expression tracking on Quest Pro.

Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

10 Reasons Hulu Needs to Renew The Orville: New Horizons

GizModo VR

The Orville: New Horizons wrapped up its latest season today with “Future Unknown”—an apt episode title, since The Orville has yet to be renewed.

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VR Headset Usage On Steam Once Again Jumps To Anomalous All Time High

Upload VR

The Steam Hardware Survey shows a near quadrupling of VR users in July – but this data is almost certainly erroneous. Companies like Meta, Valve, & HTC don’t reveal hardware sales figures.

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VR gaming appears to have hit an all-time high

Digital Trends

VR headset usage for gaming seems to have surged to an all-time high with Meta Quest 2, Valve Index, and HTC Vive headsets leading the pack. Computing News HTC Vive meta quest 2 Valve Index vr adoption VR Gaming

Requisition Devs Talk Release Date, Home Alone, Quest Port

Upload VR

We sat down with the developers of Requisition VR to find out more about the upcoming VR zombie game. Set to release in early access this September, Requisition isn’t your average zombie game.

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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.

The Founder of GeoCities on What Killed the 'Old Internet'

GizModo VR

In the early aughts, my wheezing dialup connection often operated as if it were perpetually out of breath. Thus, unlike my childhood friends, it was near to impossible for me to watch videos, TV shows, or listen to music.

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Last Call: Enter For A Chance To Win A Quest 2 Sponsored By Incuvo

Upload VR

Time is almost up to enter for a chance to win a BRAND NEW standalone Quest 2 VR headset sponsored by Green Hell VR developer Incuvo. Read on for more details. Set in the heart of the dangerous jungle, survival game Green Hell VR from Incuvo is available now on Quest 2 and Steam.

She-Hulk's Newest Trailer Teases the "Must She" Series

GizModo VR

Amid the tax-write-off/cancelation disaster happening at HBO, we’ve got updates for the second season of James Gunn’s Peacemaker and the Supergirl movie. and it’s not all good news. Plus, a breakdown of how the Andor series will play out, a tease from Tales of the Walking Dead , and more.

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SK hynix Announces 238 Layer NAND - Mass Production To Start In H1'2023

Anand Tech

As the 2022 Flash Memory Summit continues, SK hynix is the latest vendor to announce their next generation of NAND flash memory at the show. Showcasing for the first time the company’s forthcoming 238 layer TLC NAND, which promises both improved density/capacity and improved bandwidth.

The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

Somehow, Some Way, Westworld Is Really Freaking Good Again

GizModo VR

It happened out of nowhere. A moment so fast and fleeting, missing it would’ve been understandable. But in that moment something happened that I never thought would happen again: I was fully engrossed in a new season of Westworld. Read more. westworld creativeworks hbo films

UCIe Consortium Incorporates, Adds NVIDIA and Alibaba As Members

Anand Tech

Among the groups with a presence at this year’s Flash Memory Summit is the UCIe Consortium, the recently formed group responsible for the Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express (UCIe) standard.

Watch Live as SpaceX Attempts Its First Direct Launch to the Moon

GizModo VR

South Korea is embarking on its first lunar mission, and SpaceX has been brought in to help. You can catch this historic launch live right here. Read more.

Is Game Testing is Important?

ARVR

Why Game Testing is Important For Successful Game App Development? In the gaming world, there is a lot at stake. There are thousands of dollars invested in development costs and millions of dollars spent on marketing. The gaming market is expected to reach $268.8

Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

Warner Bros. Will Combine HBO Max and Discovery+ Under One Rather Leaky Roof

GizModo VR

The two arms of HBO’s streaming slate will be coming together as one, a desperate move as the company reported some losses thanks to its parent Warner Bros. merger with Discovery that was first announced in 2021. Read more.

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The Art of Prophecy Brings Martial War Artists to Their Knees

GizModo VR

As legendary war artist Ling Taishi watches the teenaged prophesied hero of her nation, Wen Jian , perform in an over-decorated gladiatorial arena, she quickly realizes that the boy is the worst of all possible outcomes. A deluded, over-indulged, under-trained teenage dirtbag.

Open Channel: Which HBO Max Genre Series or Movie Would You Save?

GizModo VR

The Warner Bros. and Discovery merger shake up continues, with increasing speculation over the fate of HBO Max and its original content.

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FEC Draft Green Lights Gmail's Plan for More Republican Spam

GizModo VR

Gmail users might need to brace for a whole lot more annoying Republican messaging in the near future. Read more.

Everyone Wins! How Games Can Improve Learning Outcomes Across Multiple Generations

Speaker: Stephen Baer, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Game Agency

Nearly 70% of American adults play video games. Stephen Baer, Chief Creative Officer at The Game Agency, will discuss each generation’s unique learning styles and identify game types that appeal to each one and improve your learning outcomes.