Wed.Apr 24, 2019

Hands-On: Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs Reinvents the Franchise for Mobile, but Smartglasses Are Its Destiny

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Finland-based Rovio, one of the pioneers of mobile gaming, is now ready to break new ground in augmented reality with its Angry Birds franchise.

Childish Gambino Launches Multiplayer AR App

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Explore an AR cave and dance with holograms in this bizarre musical experience. Fans of Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) are in for a treat today as the prolific hip-hop/R&B artist releases his new app PHARO AR.

Google & Childish Gambino Follow Up Pixel Playground Hit with Pharos AR App

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Google is going all in with Childish Gambino as its musical champion for augmented reality, as the duo has now dropped its second AR collaboration of the year.

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Drawalong AR Turns YouTube Art Tutorials Into Augmented Tracing Paper

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Google’s latest experiment brings YouTube tutorials to life using AR. If you’ve ever watched an art tutorial on YouTube, you know the struggle of trying to follow along with an artist while simultaneously working on your own work.

PS Plus Sale Discounts 20 PSVR Games Until April 30th

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Today Sony unveiled a huge sale on the PSN Store that discounts nearly 300 different digital games across PS4, PSVR, and PS3. If you filter the list down to just PSVR games it totals out to exactly 20. The catch here is that this sale is only for PS Plus subscribers.

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Hands-on: VRMMO ‘OrbusVR: Reborn’ Offers a True World of Possibilities

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OrbusVR has been in Early Access for a little over a year now, and with the entrance of its first expansion Reborn , the VRMMORPG is finally launching as a full game.

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Report: Apple to Announce ARKit Updates at WWDC 2019 Including OS Support for AR Headsets

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Apple has been continuously iterating on ARKit , its augmented reality development tool that lets creators make smartphone-based AR experiences. The company unveiled ARKit at its World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) in 2017, and the 2.0 version at the dev conference a year later. Now, a report from 9to5Mac holds that this year’s WWDC could see yet more new additions, including OS support for stereo AR headsets.

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Immortal Legacy: The Jade Cipher Review – A Decent Step Forward For The Chinese VR Scene

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Sony’s China Hero initiative holds promise. It’s a PlayStation-run incubator designed to nurture talent from an emerging market that often puts style ahead of substance. Chinese-developed games like Reboant offer some of VR’s most striking visuals, but last mere minutes.

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Xperiel Wins Edison Award For Real World Web AR Cloud Platform

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On April 4, Xperiel won the Silver Edison Award in the IoT category for their “Real World Web” IoT AR Operating System. The company was founded in 2014 by Alex and Phillip Hertel, who sold their previous company, Walleto, to Google.

Vertigo Games Teases New Arizona Sunshine Reveal Tomorrow

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Arizona Sunshine developer Vertigo Games is teasing on Twitter “breaking news” for the franchise tomorrow. Arizona Sunshine is a zombie survival shooter with a voice acted singleplayer campaign and co-op horde mode.

#758: Experiential Design for Corporate Consulting, Organizational Transformation, & Cultivating Culture with SYPartner’s Ida Benedetto

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Ida Benedetto gave the opening keynote of the Immersive Design Summit where she shared some of the work that she’s doing as an experiential designer. Podcast Archive

PokerStars VR Is Coming To Oculus Quest

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If you’re a Poker fan we have good news for you- PokerStars VR is coming to the upcoming Oculus Quest $399 standalone VR headset. The non-VR PokerStars is the largest online real-money Poker platform in the world, with around two thirds market share. The company worked with developer Lucky VR to launch a virtual reality version of the platform. It was released in November on the Oculus Rift and SteamVR platforms. It’s free to play, but you buy chips with real money.

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#QuestCountdown: Social Games

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Ballista Is Oculus Studios’ Latest Quest Title From High Voltage

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Update: After reaching out to an Oculus representative we were able to confirm that Ballista is also coming to Rift with cross-buy support. Original: Remember High Voltage Software? We haven’t seen them in a spell but they were behind enjoyable Oculus Rift exclusives like Dragon Front and Damaged Core. The team’s making its long-awaited return for the upcoming Oculus Quest headset, though. The team today announced Ballista as part of Oculus’ Quest countdown series.

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SUPERHOT Team Unveils New Arcade Edition

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It’s SUPERHOT VR with an Arcade Upgrade! April 24th, 2019 LODZ, POLAND — Today the SUPERHOT team proudly announces that the SUPERHOT VR: Arcade Edition is now available!

Space Ops Is A Sci-Fi Multiplayer Shooter Launching Next Month

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We’ve had quite a nice break from all the shooty shooty bang bang, haven’t we? Lots of the best VR games of 2019 (so far) have been about things other than pulling the trigger. It’s been pleasant, but Space Ops VR promises to bring us back into the fray.

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No More Steam Keys!

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Copy, paste. Copy, paste. Copy, paste. You get the picture. One exciting thing with the latest SpringboardVR update is the ability to distribute content without using Steam keys. What was once a long convoluted process will now be simplified down to just a few clicks.

New Falcon Age Update Addresses Some Of The Game’s Biggest Issues

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We really liked Falcon Age , the VR debut from Outerloop Games, but it wasn’t without its issues. This week’s first update to the PSVR adventure addresses some of the bigger ones. A heck of a lot of tweaking has been done here, largely for the game’s control scheme. You can now switch hands for locomotion and bird-pointing, for example. Most importantly, though, a bug that stopped your bird from resting on your hand when using smooth locomotion has now been fixed.

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5 EDU Titles for VR Arcades

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Educational Content Now on the SpringboardVR Marketplace EDU Content Available Today! As of April 24th, 2019, SpringboardVR is offering educational content to all our VR Operators.

“One-Click-Install” Titles!

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What does that even mean? It means no more spending valuable time adding and updating new content to your library. No more long lists of Steam keys and individual Station updates. That’s right, no more Steam keys for content that is available via SpringboardVR’s new Content Distribution System.

VR Operator Content Licensing Updates

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SpringboardVR’s New Content Distribution and Licensing Features We have pushed live some extremely exciting content licensing updates that will make your life SO. EASIER.