Fri.Dec 07, 2018

Walmart & Target Unwrap New Augmented Reality Features to Bring in Holiday Shoppers

Next Reality AR

This year's holiday shopping season is shaping up to be fertile ground for augmented reality to show its worth, as both Walmart and Target have crafted immersive experiences designed to engage shoppers in the coming weeks.

VR Meditation Could Take The Misery Out Of Long-Haul Flying

VRScout

Using immersive tech for meditation is becoming more popular, but can it make flying in economy feel bearable?

Varjo’s ‘Bionic Display’ Headset is a Breathtaking Preview of VR’s Future

Road to VR

More resolution in VR isn’t just ‘nice’, it’s a major contributor to immersion.

Lego Harnesses Apple's Latest Augmented Reality Abilities in Playgrounds App

Next Reality AR

The app that Lego demoed at this year's iPhone launch event is now available in the App Store, and it showcases several new capabilities available in ARKit 2.0.

Jaunt to Liquidate Tons of VR Stuff in Online Auction Soon

Road to VR

It’s no secret that Jaunt is stepping back from VR and re-focusing on AR , although we weren’t sure what the one-time cinematic VR company planned on doing with its recently defunct VR business.

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Where Thoughts Go review: an emotional journey in VR

The Ghost Howls

Where Thoughts Go is an emotional virtual reality experience developed by Lucas Rizzotto , a very smart XR developer and community member.

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The Biggest VR Releases Of The Week Of 12/02/18

UploadVR

Whoever said the end of the year would be quiet? New releases are pouring on in as 2018 draws to a close and, while they’re not all home runs, there’s definitely some interesting stuff to check out here. What else is to come? You can find out right here in our December games list.

‘Astro Bot’ Wins The Game Awards’ Best VR/AR Game of 2018

Road to VR

Astro Bot Rescue Mission (2018) , the VR platformer that’s still wowing PSVR users well after its October 2nd launch, took home the title of ‘Best VR/AR Game’ at last night’s Game Awards.

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Why A Fisherman’s Tale Is One Of Our Most Anticipated VR Games Of 2019

UploadVR

A few months ago I bumbled along to a Gamescom appointment to see a new game from Innerspace, a VR developer I’d grown much respect for after experiencing its Firebird series. I’d assumed there would be another delightful little experiment to enjoy in its latest title, A Fisherman’s Tale, but I wasn’t quite prepared for the degree at which the game would break my brain. Four months on and I’ve just played it again. Much to my relief, it still manages to amaze me.

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StarVR Developer Program Paused “until further notice” as Company Goes Private

Road to VR

StarVR, the Acer & Starbreeze owned startup behind the recently unveiled StarVR One wide field of view (FOV) headset, is going through a pretty rocky period after it was delisted from the Taipei stock exchange last month.

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Gungrave VR Review: Better Left Buried

UploadVR

I’m not sure exactly who was campaigning for a Gungrave resurrection, let alone one in VR but, judging by just how ludicrously detailed the game’s Wikipedia entry is , they’re out there.

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New Startup Artie Wants to Bring AI-driven Avatars to Augmented Reality

Road to VR

Former Felix & Paul chief content officer Ryan Horrigan and former Milk VR and VRSE.works producer Armando Kirwi have banded together to found Artie , a new startup with the mission of bringing AI avatars to augmented reality.

10 Great PC VR Games Confirmed Or Hinted For Oculus Quest

UploadVR

In Spring 2019, Facebook will launch Oculus Quest – an all-in-one (standalone) VR headset with room-scale positional tracking and Oculus Touch controllers. The company is primarily marketing Quest, which will start at $399, as a games console. Oculus CTO John Carmack sees it as competing with the Nintendo Switch in the market. Boasting a wire-free experience with similar tracking capabilities to the Rift, Quest could be a big leap forward for gaming.

‘Typhon Hunter’ VR Multiplayer to Launch in Early 2019, VR Escape Room Next Week

Road to VR

Prey: Typhon Hunter , the final update to Prey: Digital Deluxe and Prey: Mooncrash , is set to release December 11th on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, although VR users will have to wait a bit longer to jump into the 5v1 multiplayer prop hunting action.

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StarVR Developer Program ‘On Hold’ Due To ‘Uncertainties With Shareholder’

UploadVR

Less than a month after StarVR started accepting applications for its $3,200 developer kit program, the company has confirmed to UploadVR that it’s putting the process ‘on hold’ Last month, StarVR stated that its first production units for StarVR One were ready. Developers could apply to purchase the headset, which featured 210° horizontal × 130° vertical field of view, dual AMOLED panels, integrated eye tracking and SteamVR 2.0

This Week In XR: New Mobile AR Apps Plus Social VR Happenings

Charlie Fink

More great apps, things to do in social VR, as XR momentum builds

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Gungrave U.N. Review: Somehow Worse Than Gungrave VR

UploadVR

I’m left somewhat lost for words by Gungrave U.N. It’s a standalone ‘sequel’ to Gungrave VR which I just called maybe the worst VR game to release this year. That game comes and goes in 50 minutes without making any hint of an impression on you.

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Become a Virtual Ant Explorer

VirtualiTeach

Whilst out Christmas shopping today I picked up the Virtual Explorer Antopia Adventure set in a discount toy store. At just 39aed (that’s about $10 or £8) it seemed like quite a bargain.

02:09: Where is your doomsday destination?

VeeR VR

After watching the numerous doomsday scenarios turned into Hollywood blockbusters, you may already be exhausted organizing an ever-growing pile of survival guides.

In three minutes, the world will end

VeeR VR

After watching the numerous doomsday scenarios turned into Hollywood blockbusters, you may already be exhausted organizing an ever-growing pile of survival guides.