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Competitive VR NERF Game Coming To Oculus Quest In 2022

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Go head-to-head with other players armed with NERF dart guns in a futuristic colosseum surrounded by cheering fans. The NERF company changed the way we played when they introduced the “world’s first indoor ball” back in 1969, selling millions within the first year.

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Exclusive Preview – ‘A Township Tale’ is Bringing Deep Crafting to Quest

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A Township Tale is an intriguing MMO-like VR game that’s been in early access on PC since 2018 and is heading to Oculus Quest next month. We got an exclusive tour around the Quest version of the game by developer Alta.

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A Township Tale Brings Co-Op VR Fantasy To Oculus Quest In July

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Long in-development VR fantasy game, A Township Tale, will be coming to Oculus Quest next month. Alta Reality’s unique adventure VR just closed out this summer’s Upload VR Showcase with the reveal of its standalone version.

MMO-like ‘A Township Tale’ Coming to Oculus Quest on July 15th

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Multiplayer RPG A Township Tale is coming to Oculus Quest on July 15th. The quietly developed MMO-like has been available in early access on PC since 2018 as developer Alta has honed a deep profession and crafting system.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is Ubisoft’s big E3 shocker

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Ubisoft shocked E3 audiences by showing off Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. Gaming AVATAR Avatar frontiers of pandora e3 2021 Ubisoft

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Nerf Ultimate Championship Arrives On Oculus Quest In 2022

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Nerf’s brand of foam warfare is coming to VR. Nerf Ultimate Championship heads to Oculus Quest in 2022. Blasters of the Universe developer Secret Location announced the project at the Upload VR Showcase today.

E3 2021 day one recap: Ubisoft sets the stage for a sci-fi-heavy show

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Here's our ongoing recap of E3 2021, which breaks down the biggest news and trends of the expo. Gaming e3 2021

Upload VR Showcase 2021: Everything Announced

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Whew, that was quite a ride. The Upload VR Showcase 2021 is now over! Need a recap? You’ve come to the right place. Below is every announcement, reveal and trailer we debuted at this year’s show. Of course, if you want to watch the full thing in its entirety that’s above too.

Everything we saw at Ubisoft Forward: Avatar, Mario + Rabbids, and more

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Ubisoft kicked off E3 with a stream that highlighted games like Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, Rainbow Six Extraction, and more. Gaming e3 2021 far cry 6 Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Rainbow Six Extraction riders republic Rocksmith Ubisoft Ubisoft Forward

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Demeo Realm Of The Rat King Launches Later This Month

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Resolution Games’ Demeo is getting its first campaign expansion later this month with Realm Of The Rat King. We adored Resolution’s tabletop role-playing game when it debuted and we labeled it an essential VR title.

Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope leaks ahead of Ubisoft Forward event

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Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope was leaked by Nintendo ahead of Ubisoft's E3 event. Gaming E3 e3 2021 Mario + Rabbids Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Nintendo Ubisoft

See Sniper Elite VR’s X-Ray Kill Cam In Action

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We finally know that Sniper Elite VR is coming to headsets next month but — we hear you ask — where’s the X-Ray kill cam? Wonder no more. The team at Rebellion debuted a new trailer for the upcoming VR shooter at today’s Upload VR Showcase.

Wholesome Direct showcases over 75 cozy indie games, cute animals

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This year’s Wholesome Direct livestream featured cute, cozy, and calm games from a variety of indie developers and publishers.

After The Fall Shows Plenty Of New Gameplay In New Dev Diary

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It’s time for another look at Vertigo Games’ After The Fall, with plenty of new gameplay. The studio is back with its next developer diary straight from the Upload VR Showcase today.

China’s Zhurong rover snaps a selfie on the surface of Mars

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The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has shared new images of its Zhurong rover on the surface of Mars. News China Mars space zhurong

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Traffic Jams Arrives On PSVR In August

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Little Chicken’s manic VR traffic management game, Traffic Jams, is coming to PSVR in just a few months’ time. Traffic Jams will launch on the platform on August 26. Publisher Vertigo Games confirmed as much today at the Upload VR Showcase.

Kevin Bacon Joins Toxic Avenger Film Cast As Main Villian

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Actor Kevin Bacon has joined Legendary’s reboot of Troma Entertainment’s 1984 film, The Toxic Avenger as the film’s antagonist. Read more.

This Neptune-like planet has a thick atmosphere and maybe even a tail

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Oddball planet TOI-1231 b is a bit smaller than Neptune but has a substantial atmosphere, which gives it some interesting astronomical quirks. News exoplanets NASA space

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Watch VR Survival Game Green Hell In Action

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Green Hell VR is shaping up, and we’ve got the latest look at the game from the Upload VR Showcase. Developer Incuvo stopped by to show a new look at the port of the Creepy Jar game.

NASA sending probes to the far side of the moon for the first time

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For the first time, NASA will be sending a probe to the far side of the moon ahead of its Artemis mission. News Moon NASA space

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John Cho Lends His Voice To Animated Netflix Film Wish Dragon

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I know we’re all fawning over John Cho as Spike Spiegel in the live action series Cowboy Bebop , his newest role is voicing a curly-haired, hot-pink fire-breathing Dragon named Long in the new animated film Wish Dragon which premieres June 11.

There’s a third mission traveling to Venus, Earth’s ‘evil twin’

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Venus is not an inviting place, but sending probes there could answer some long-standing questions. ESA has announced it will send a mission called EnVision. News Envision ESA space Venus

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Hubble catches sight of a beautifully swirling galaxy in flux

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Hubble's latest look into deep space is a real dazzler. Image: ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Riess et Say hello to NGC 4680. This distant galaxy — it's more than 350 light-years away from Earth — is captured in beautiful detail and color by the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3.

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A year after the pandemic, bidets are here to stay. Here’s why

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Data shows that bidets have been making a mark in the North American market. We explore why the pandemic was a game changer for this bathroom hero. Smart Home bidet bidets

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The first 'Monsters At Work' trailer brings Mike and Sully back to Disney+

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Don't freak out, but Monsters, Inc. is 20 years old as of 2021. Its prequel Monsters University is only seven years old but still, wow.

65% is my keyboard layout endgame, but manufacturers won’t deliver the goods

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I've come to realize that the 65% keyboard layout is the best layout, but there's a key player that isn't making one. Computing g915 G915 65% gaming keyboard Keyboard Logitech tkl

If a scary asteroid will actually strike Earth, here's how you'll know

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On April 13, 2029 (which happens to be Friday the 13th), something unsettling will happen. A decent-sized asteroid, the 1,100-foot-wide Apophis , will pass so close to Earth it'll be visible in the sky from certain places. Crucially, the giant rock will not strike our humble planet.

New Elden Ring plot synopsis sets the stage for a deeper Souls story

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Elden Ring looks a lot like previous Souls games, but a new plot synopsis signals a big change to how it handles narrative. Gaming Dark Souls e3 2021 Elden Ring FromSoftware

Don't let body shame keep you from celebrating Pride

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Mashable is celebrating Pride Month by exploring the modern LGBTQ world, from the people who make up the community to the spaces where they congregate, both online and off. Ryan Sheldon has been on the cover of a magazine, on a billboard in Times Square, even interviewed on national television.