Tue.May 19, 2020

Katy Perry’s Mixed Reality Performance On American Idol Was A Virtual Showstopper


American Idol ends its latest season with a virtual bang. This Sunday marked the conclusion of season 18 of American Idol. The long-running singing competition switched to a virtual format this past April as a direct result of the ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns.

Facebook: VR Fitness, Social Apps Seeing ‘The Bulk’ Of Increased Usage In Lockdown


According to Facebook’s VP of consumer hardware, Andrew Bosworth, VR fitness and social apps are seeking “the bulk” of increased usage during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Bosworth revealed as much in an interview with Protocol earlier this week.

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Rumor: Apple AR Glasses Leak Points to Name, Price & Possible Launch Window

Road to VR

We know that Apple has been developing an AR headset since at least 2017, but outside of what we gathered from files hidden in iOS 13.1

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Sony Plans To Reveal ‘Compelling Lineup’ Of PS5 Titles Soon


It sounds like we might finally get our first official glimpse of PS5 titles soon. In a recent Corporate Strategy Meeting (covered by popular Twitter news accounts Daniel Ahmad and Nibel ), Sony said it plans “to introduce a compelling lineup of titles” for PS5 “soon.”

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Mini Motor Racing Might Be The Best VR Racing Game On Oculus Quest


Mario Kart meets Rocket League in this bite-sized arcade racer.

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Jason Rubin: Oculus Cloud Rendering More Than 5 Years Out


In an interview with Protocol , Facebook gaming VP Jason Rubin suggested that cloud streamed Oculus VR is more than 5 years out. Ultimately we’ll throw those processors in a server farm somewhere and stream to your headset.

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Leaker Claims Apple Glass Coming As Soon As Late 2021, Targeting $500


Rumors surrounding Apple-branded eyewear seem to emerge with regularity and that’s been the case for years, with a range of supposed target dates, prices and features.

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What Can We Learn from Niantic’s AR Lead?

AR Insider

This post is adapted from ARtillery Intelligence’s report, Lessons From AR Revenue Leaders, Part II: Niantic. It includes some of its data and takeaways. More can be previewed here and subscribe for the full report. A lot can be learned from consumer AR’s early leaders.

Grand Theft Auto 5 Is 100% Free To Keep On Epic Games Store And There’s A Solid VR Mod


You’ve probably heard the news by now, but if not, then today is your lucky day: Grand Theft Auto V, the open-world crime spree simulator that continues to top sales charts years later since its release, is 100% free to download and keep forever from the Epic Games Store right now until May 21st.

Anchoring AR Content, with Simply Augmented’s Boaz Ashkenazy

XR for Business Podcast

Seeing is believing, but in the age of 3D product views through AR technology, seeing is also conceptualizing. Simply Augmented CEO Boaz Ashkenazy comes on the show to explain how AR-enabled 3D viewing will revolutionize everything from how we shop, to how we work. Alan: Hey everyone, Alan Smithson here. Today we're speaking with Boaz Ashkenazy from SimplyAugmented. We're going to be talking about how 3D is revolutionizing furniture views and products on the web.

Oculus Quest Store Sale Starts May 21 To Celebrate One Year Anniversary


Facebook announced that it will be hosting “A Year of Quest” anniversary sale on the Oculus Quest store starting from May 21.

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New Quill Series ‘Tales from Soda Island’ presents ‘The Multiverse Bakery,’ a galaxy-spanning VR short film


Over the last few years, we’ve seen fantastic work from the Quill community. In the past few months, Quill artists have helped us celebrate holidays

Low-Fi Returns To The Upload VR Showcase: Summer Edition In June


You’ve been asking and we can finally confirm: yes, Low-Fi will be returning to the Upload VR Showcase: Summer Edition on June 8th (final time TBC). Low-Fi is VR veteran IRIS VR’s follow-up to early PC VR title, Technolust.

Old Medal Of Honor VR Footage Features In Respawn 10th Anniversary Video


It’s not much to go on, but there’s a little look at Medal of Honor: Above And Beyond in this 10th-anniversary video from developer Respawn Entertainment. The video, posted late last week, features all the games the studio has worked on over the past decade.

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Beat Sage Update Adds 90 Degree Levels, Walls And Single Saber Mode


Beat Sage launched a new update that adds in more features, including support for 90 degree levels, single saber mode and obstacles. It also makes some minor improvements to the AI modelling used to generate levels, providing users with more options.

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Schedule For Microsoft’s Virtual Mixed Reality Dev Days Revealed


Microsoft revealed the full schedule for their upcoming Mixed Reality Dev Days, which is set to take place virtually in Altspace VR on Thursday and Friday.

In-VR Interview: Navigating VR With Hand Tracking in Waltz Of The Wizard


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