Fri.May 10, 2019

‘Beat Saber’ Has Been PSVR’s Top Download for 6 Months Running

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Sony today released the monthly download rankings for PSVR. Coming as no surprise to anyone, the hit block-slashing rhythm game Beat Saber (2018) has again placed at the number one spot this past month, putting it now six months in a row as the top downloaded game on the platform.

How to show a 3D model in AR inside your website

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Google I/O 2019 has just finished and has all been about new augmented reality features. One of them, that comes together with ARCore 1.9,

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RiftCat Finally Brings Its VR Streaming Software To iOS

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Streaming PC VR content to an iPhone is finally possible thanks to RiftCat. The company this week launched the long-promised iOS version of its VRidge software. Available on Android since 2016 , VRidge streams PC VR content straight to your phone.

Within Releases First In A Series Of CNNVR News Documentaries

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From May 9th to July 6th, VR media app Within will release five unique CNNVR documentaries. First announced on May 8th, widely available VR media app Within will be home to a series of VR news stories, produced by CNNVR.

Four Great Daydream Exclusives No One Will Ever Play

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Some 30 months ago, I bought a Google Pixel. It was probably the first high-end phone I’d ever bought. But I didn’t pick it up for the flashy camera, sleek design or crisp HD screen. Those were all added bonuses to the main draw of this device for me: Google Daydream.

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This Week In XR: Microsoft Build, Google I/O Offer A Glimpse Of The Future

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Microsoft and Google news from their respective developer conferences this week. Apple's WWDC is just a month away

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Get Ready for Rift S

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Rift S launch is around the corner. Whether you’re a current Rift owner or diving into high-end PC VR for the first time, we wanted

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VR RPG Swords Of Gargantua Enters Open Beta Next Week

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Swords of Gargantua VR , the melee action game that we feel is the closest virtual reality has come to a Dark Souls-like experience, is entering its Open Beta phase this month. From May 15 – May 21, PC VR users can access the game via the Steam or Oculus store and test it out.

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#764: VR Fund’s Tipatat Chennavasin on HoloLens 2 & The State of the VR & AR Industry

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The Venture Reality Fund general partner & co-founder Tipatat Chennavasin travels around the world tracking the progress of virtual and augmented reality, and I had. Podcast Archive

ALVR Developer Has ‘A Plan’ To Support Oculus Quest, But ‘Don’t Expect Too Much’

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The developer of ALVR stated that they have “a plan” to support Oculus Quest , but added the disclaimer “don’t expect too much” ALVR is free open source WiFi streaming software which allows the Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR to act as basic SteamVR headsets. Since Go and Gear VR are 3DoF headsets with rotation-only controllers they can’t actually play the majority of SteamVR content.

#765: Spatial XR’s Creative Collaboration Demos with HoloLens 2

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Spatial XR creative collaboration platform has been featured in that past two Microsoft presentations at the Microsoft Build Keynote on Monday, May 6th as well. Podcast Archive

Oculus Quest Games Livestream – Standalone VR Is Here!

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Curious about how we livestream the way we do? Then look no further than this handy guide! Well, hello there! Yesterday we streamed mostly Vader Immortal and showed off a few other things in the Quest.

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Releases Recap: May 6 - 10

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This week, we released a fresh batch of titles and updates across the Oculus Platform. Here’s a rundown of the highlights

VR Concert Platform MelodyVR Posts $14.7 Million Loss, Turning Focus To Mobile

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Oculus Go celebrated its first birthday this week, which means a bunch of VR apps did too. One such app is MelodyVR, a music platform that offers immersive concert experiences. The platform initially caught headlines for allegedly attracting significant investors such as British pop star, Adele. But, after its first year on the market, MelodyVR just reported an overall loss.

Oculus Go’s Anniversary Sale Offers Savings On Top Apps & Games

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It’s now been over a year since the Oculus Go VR headset was released. At just $199 and fully standalone, the headset opened up a new category of affordable VR and freed mobile VR from the constraints of smartphones. In our review , we called it “impressive and important piece of hardware” Even one year on, there is no competitor to Oculus Go at anywhere close to the same price.