Tue.Oct 02, 2018

‘First Man’ WebAR Experience Takes You To The Moon and Back


The upcoming Ryan Gosling film receives a WebAR experience that uses the actual Moon to function. Universal Pictures First Man tells the story of the legendary Apollo 11 mission in which astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history as the first human beings to set foot on the Moon.

VR Documentary Zero Days Scores News And Doc Emmy


One of VR’s most striking documentaries just won itself an Emmy. Zero Days VR, the 2017 experience that itself was based upon the larger Zero Days documentary, just won the award for Outstanding New Approaches: Documentary at last night’s 39th News & Documentary Emmy Awards.

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Scottish Legends Come To Life In The Highland AR Legends City Experience


Use AR to uncover the story behind the Loch Ness Monster, Inverness Castle, and other legends as you explore the coastal city of Inverness.

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Mixing Realities, True Haptics And Photorealistic Humans: 5 Big Takeaways From Michael Abrash’s OC5 Keynote


As always, one of the highlights of this year’s Oculus Connect developer conference was the staggeringly detailed keynote talk from Michael Abrash, Chief Scientist at the newly-renamed Facebook Reality Labs.

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Oculus Quest vs Vive Focus: let the battle begin

The Ghost Howls

The Vive Focus was most probably the best VR standalone on the market when Oculus last week announced what will be the first consumer 6DOF VR standalone headset. And so here we are again: Oculus vs HTC, America vs China, Hugo Barra vs Alvin Wang Graylin. The never-ending story.

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Google’s Owlchemy Labs Reveal ARCore Spectator Experiment


Google’s Owlchemy Labs just revealed one of its experiments using ARCore on a phone to offer a spectator view into the upcoming game Vacation Simulator.

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The Elder Scrolls: Blades Could Be Oculus Quest’s Biggest Hit Or Greatest Missed Opportunity


I think Ian said it best in his pre-Oculus Connect 5 predictions piece last week: a low-cost standalone VR headset that could run both Beat Saber and Superhot could dominate the VR market in the years to come.

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Magic Leap & Andy Serkis Reveal Lord of the Rings-Inspired Character for Upcoming AR Experience

Next Reality AR

We already know that Magic Leap is working with Hollywood motion capture legend Andy Serkis on a new immersive content experience but, so far, all we've heard are descriptions of the work.

Astro Bot Launch Day Livestream: VR Platformer Like Mario And Lucky’s Tale


Today Astro Bot: Rescue Mission is finally out on PSVR! This third-person 3D platformer is really something special, evoking a similar feeling to other whimsical mascot adventures like Lucky’s Tale or even Super Mario.

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'The Purge' Invades Your Safe Home via Mobile AR App

Next Reality AR

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to try to survive The Purge as depicted in the popular movie series? Well, thanks to augmented reality, now you can.

VR-Style NS Glasses HMD Use ‘Color Switching’ To Simulate 3D On Nintendo Switch


For some reason everyone seems to be obsessed with strapping Nintendo Switches to their faces. Back in March of last year we saw an amazing mock up of what a real Switch VR headset could be like and even though it’s all fake, it must have got a few people really excited. We first spotted the NS Glasses over on Nintendo Life , which appear to be a simulated 3D HMD you clip your Switch into.

‘In Death’ Review: Angelic Beauty, But Devilishly Difficult Roguelike Bow-shooter

Road to VR

I find roguelikes to be somewhat masochistic.

Exorcist VR’s Remaining Chapters Hit PSVR Next Week


Good news for PSVR games that like to scare the bejesus out of themselves; the final installments of The Exorcist: Legion VR arrive on the headset next week.

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Cybershoes Aims to Offer Lower Cost Alternative to VR Treadmills, Kickstarter Now Live

Road to VR

Vienna-based startup Cybershoes today launched their much-awaited Kickstarter campaign, which seeks to commercialize the titular device that allows you to ‘walk’ in VR with your own two feet.

Twilight Path Review: Magical Mystery Without The Wonder


Twilight Path had a lot of potential.

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‘Twilight Path’ Review – Puzzles Missing Purpose

Road to VR

From the makers of FORM (2017) , a well regarded indie VR puzzle game, comes Twilight Path. With an entirely new setting, Twilight Path attempts something more ambitious than its predecessor, but winds up feeling like a rushed followup. Twilight Path Review Details: Official Site.

Polyarc: Oculus Quest Offers ‘Streamlined Experience Getting Into Moss’


Polyarc’s Moss has made a habit of coming to as many VR headsets as possible, but its upcoming version for the new Oculus Quest headset is unique in that it will be the first time the beloved VR game has appeared on mobile hardware. That means Polyarc will no doubt have its work cut out for it optimizing the experience. Fortunately, it looks like that work has already started.

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EON Reality and VIA University to Establish an Augmented and Virtual Reality Center in Viborg, Denmark

EON Reality

The partnership will establish EON Reality Denmark, an Interactive Digital Center co-located in VIA University, that will support engineering and healthcare education. IRVINE, CA, October 1, 2018 – EON Reality Inc.,

Marginal Shifts For Rift/Vive In September Steam Hardware Survey


September’s Steam Hardware Survey doesn’t see much change in VR headset usage on the platform. Last month we reported that the gap between the two headsets had widened, with Rift claiming 47.11% of the total usage and Vive taking 42.58%. But there are only marginal shifts to report this month; Rift is up to 47.27% and Vive is down to 42.36%. The gap has widened again, then, but not in any really meaningful way.

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Virtual Reality: An Extension of the Self ?


One of the most significant challenges facing us in an increasingly technologized world is how to conceptualize the self. The self, a protean entity, is often perceived as a bundle of contradictions, seemingly constant and yet so fragile, familiar and yet elusive. However, as we push ourselves to the frontiers of reality, one must ask, how have technologies such as VR changed our perception of the self? Our selves are easily defined as the extent of our bodies.

Complete Your First Space Travel Without Waiting For SpaceX Lunar Tourism


Elon Musk signed up his first passenger – Japanese billionaire and entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa to fulfill the pledge to the moon since he founded SpaceX. If everything goes well, Maezawa will be the first passenger and private astronaut to travel to the moon in 2023.