Mon.Oct 07, 2019

How to update your Oculus Quest (manually or automatically)

The Ghost Howls

Last week, I published my post about the latest update of Oculus Quest that provides new interesting features like Passthrough+ and 3 DOF mode.

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Sideloaded: Facebook Clarifies Intention Of Oculus Quest ‘Developer Mode’


Facebook recently updated its Content Guidelines for Oculus Quest to include a new section titled “Oculus Platform Abuse Policy” that could affect certain types of sideloaded Quest content.

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Vive Cosmos Review – A Decent Headset Up Against Stiff Competition

Road to VR

Vive Cosmos has arrived and takes HTC’s consumer headset ambitions in a somewhat different direction.

Toyota Is Using VR To Train Domestic Robots


The robotics division of the Toyota Research Institute is using VR headsets to train robots to help perform and learn domestic actions.

‘The Room VR’ Coming to All Major VR Headsets Early 2020, Trailer Here

Road to VR

Fireproof Games, the studio behind VR game Omega Agent (2016) and critically-acclaimed The Room series of puzzle games, recently unveiled its next VR game called The Room VR: A Dark Matter.

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HTC CEO Yves Maitre: ‘I’m Not Sure That The Target Is To Beat Oculus’


In an interview with Bloomburg Technology , newly-appointed HTC Ceo Yves Maitre spoke about the competition in the VR market between Oculus and HTC. He also spoke about the VR market at large and how it has affected HTC’s performance and stock price.

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More Trending

How To Play Oculus Go Games On Your Oculus Quest


Looking for how to play Oculus Go on your Quest? You’ve come to the right place. Last week Facebook brought a selection of Oculus Go games to Oculus Quest. Quest and Go have different content libraries, meaning Facebook’s newest VR headset is missing some of the best mobile VR apps.

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‘Screensavers VR’ is Part Art, Part Visualizer, & Wholly Nostalgic – Launching Next Week

Road to VR

‘Screen-saving’ relaxation title Screensavers VR seeks to bring virtual explorers back to the 90’s, an era littered with CRT monitors known for their lackluster mitigation against pixel burn-in.

Playing With XR

Tech Trends VR

How immersive technologies like Augmented Reality are changing TableTop gaming and making it even more social. By Brian Thomas at Enlightened Digital. The gaming market has been on the rise for a long time now. The industry as a whole is projected to hit over 90 billion dollars by 2020.

Microsoft Files Patent For VR Mat With Haptic Feedback And Pressure Sensors


Could Microsoft’s high-tech floormat be the future of at-home 4D entertainment?

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Tales Of Glory 2 Is A Modernized Sequel Swapping Spears For Rifles


Remember Tales of Glory ? It was one of the many VR games that had dreams to rooting you in medieval-era combat. Warring factions clashing in the heat of battle, mighty axe swings and buckets of blood; that sort of thing. It wasn’t the most elegant attempt, but it had heart.

XR For Business

Tech Trends VR

Tech Trends Editor-in-Chief Alice Bonasio was the guest of this week’s XR for Business Podcast with Alan Smithson. Alan is always ready with an interesting XR anecdote or two on this podcast, but even he has a source for interesting XR tidbits.

Concrete Genie PSVR Review: More Sticker Book Than Blank Canvas


Concrete Genie has heart and warmth but, from what I’ve played, it’s more sticker book than blank canvas. Rescuing the dreary remains of a once-thriving fishing village whittles down to brushing pre-determined patterns onto its every surface.

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OC6 Interview: Ana Ribeiro Gets Into Pixel Ripped Character

Peter Graham

During Oculus Connect 6 (OC6) a couple of weeks ago VRFocus was lucky enough to get an early look at the third level of Pixel Ripped 1995, the sequel to ARVORE’s successful virtual reality (VR) title Pixel Ripped 1989.

Community Download: Would You Still Play Beat Saber Without Custom Songs?


Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published (usually) every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate.

Microsoft Patent Application Details Pressure Sensitive Floor Mat for VR

Peter Graham

Microsoft’s recent history with virtual reality (VR) is a bit mixed. Sure, the company is continually pushing forward with augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) thanks to HoloLens 2, but when it comes to VR, the Windows Mixed Reality series of headsets haven’t exactly excelled.

VR RPG Vengeful Rites Launches Its Second Chapter, Doubling The Game’s Content


Vengeful Rites recently launched Chapter 2: Into the Fire after an early access launch in August last year. According to an update posted to the game’s Steam page, this chapter doubles the total content available in the game.

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Reality Clash Creator Aims to Raise £1.5m via Security Token Offering

Peter Graham

Reality Gaming Group, the company behind augmented reality (AR) combat experience Reality Clash has announced plans to raise £1.5 million towards expansion plans, through a Security Token Offering (STO), as well as a traditional equity investment.

Tilt Five Eclipses Kickstarter Funding For 2013’s CastAR


Weeks of fundraising on Kickstarter remain for tabletop AR project Tilt Five but they’ve already surpassed some notable milestones. The project ends fundraising on Oct. 28 with a $299 pledge promising a pair of lightweight wide field of view AR glasses that work with a tabletop board. Tilt Five promises a three-pack of glasses for an $879 pledge, and neither of these prices include the processing computer(s) needed to draw the augmentations you can see through the glasses.

October is Dark Arts Month on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Peter Graham

Niantic Labs launched augmented reality (AR) title Harry Potter: Wizards Unite over the summer, allow fans of the franchise to run around their home towns and cities, collecting magical items and performing spells.

NASA Icon Coverage And More – Live In VR This Week


Welcome to Live in VR! Our weekly roundup of everything that’s happening in headsets! It’s definitely a quieter week on the live in VR side of things. But if you’re a space junkie (like a real one not a fan of the VR game) then you’ll want to turn into Bigscreen for sure. Bigscreen. NASA: Icon Mission Channel – October 10 12:25am PT. Follow along with the launch of NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) with friends in Bigscreen.

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ARCore App is 8th Most Downloaded in August

AR Insider

Data Point of the Week is AR Insider’s dive into the latest spatial computing figures. It includes data points, along with narrative insights and takeaways. For an indexed collection of data and reports, subscribe to ARtillery Pro.

VR Cover Review: Cushion Your Face and Protect Hardware


Since buying my Oculus CV1 two years ago, there’s been one must-have VR accessory I swear by — a VR Cover. For the first few months of owning my headset, I had some very sweat-soaked and uncomfortable sessions. Don’t be like me and read this review.

Building Empathy in XR, with Tech Trends journalist Alice Bonasio

XR for Business Podcast

Alan is always ready with an interesting XR anecdote or two on this podcast, but even he has a source for interesting XR tidbits. In today's episode, he brings that source to him - XR journalist and consultant, Alice Bonasio. They end up chatting about the principles behind the idea that XR is an "empathy machine.". Alan: Welcome to the XR for Business Podcast with your host, Alan Smithson. Today's guest is Alice Bonasio, the technology writer for Inside VR and AR.

Oculus @ IndieCade: Networking + Developer Office Hours


IndieCade kicks off October 10 in Santa Monica, and we’re excited to help celebrate some of the amazing work being done by independent developers. Attendees

Weekly Content Update: Great Multiplayer VR Titles for Your VR Arcade


Hey everyone Hunter here with another weekly content update! We get a lot of questions asking, “What are some good multiplayer games?” So we thought we’d take some time to highlight a few of them currently on the SpringboardVR platform.

Important Cosmic Jobs: Squanch Games Releases Free ‘Trover Saves the Universe’ DLC—Now Available on the Rift Platform


Rick and Morty fans rejoice: Squanch Games is back with a free update to Trover Saves the Universe! In the Important Cosmic Jobs DLC, players

Free Roam LA Deadzone is Here!


A new type of experience is available on the SpringboardVR platform today! Read below for pricing and information! What is free roam content? Free roam content differs from room-scale in that the games are designed without chaperones and are intended to be played in large, arena-scale spaces (i.e.,