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‘Pixel Ripped’ Studio Announces ‘PAWBALL’, a Free-to-Play VR Soccer Game with Cats

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ARVORE, the studio behind the Pixel Ripped VR game franchise, announced it’s currently developing a VR soccer game called PAWBALL , which aims to get you leaping around and scoring goals like only a feline can. On the studio’s Discord (invite link), Arvore Community Manager Freddy Pavão reveals the idea initially came from wanting dinosaurs to play soccer, although the team eventually settled on cats, which can move around in interesting and dynamic ways. “With the change to

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Developers Are Using Vision Pro And Quest 3 At The Same Time

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Is Vision Pro the superior headset? For hand tracking developer Dennys Kuhnert, not really. For testing, however, he does wear the Apple headset as his under-layer and hold the Quest 3 up as his outer-layer. Yeah, you read that right. The developer has taken to wearing Vision Pro and then holding Quest 3 up to the Apple headset as a secondary passthrough system to quickly eyeball software on both devices.

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Meta’s New Demo Shows Players & Devs What Compelling MR Can Look Like

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Meta now has three mixed reality headsets, but still not a ton of mixed reality content to go with it. To remedy that, the company threw out an open source Unity demo it hopes to showcase some of the most compelling things you can do in MR. Called Cryptic Cabinet , the escape room demo was designed to highlight the capabilities of the company’s MR Presence Platform on Quest, which Meta says can transform any room into a unique and immersive gameplay experience.

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AMD Fixed the STAPM Throttling Issue, So We Retested The Ryzen 7 8700G and Ryzen 5 8600G

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When we initially reviewed the latest Ryzen 8000G APUs from AMD last month, the Ryzen 7 8700G and Ryzen 5 8600G , we became aware of an issue that caused the APUs to throttle after a few minutes. This posed an issue for a couple of reasons, the first being it compromised our data to reflect the true capabilities of the processors, and the second, it highlighted an issue that AMD forgot to disable from their mobile series of Pheonix chips (Ryzen 7040) when implementing it over to the desktop.

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The Future of eLearning in 2022: A Sensitive Eye for Authentic Translation and Localization

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

To avoid awkward and sometimes disastrous learning content, instructional designers must use authentic translation in the right context to get optimal results. For example, even a simple phrase like “got milk” translates to “are you lactating” in Mexico. Can you imagine what a straight translation might do to your course? With over 317 million people in the US and over 6.7 billion potential customers in the world, personalizing training seems logical.

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The 256GB Quest 2 Is No Longer Available - Is 'Quest 3 Lite' Inbound?

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The 256GB model of Quest 2 is either out of stock or completely delisted at Meta.com and almost all retailers. Quest 2 is available in two models, one with 128GB storage and another with 256GB storage. There was originally a 64GB model, but it was replaced by the 128GB one in 2021. When launching Quest 3 in October Meta did not retire Quest 2. Instead, it continues to be sold as a lower-cost alternative, and its price was soon after cut to $250 for the 128GB model and $300 for the 256GB model.

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Headspace XR Adapts Mindfulness App For Quest This March

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Headspace XR adapts the wellness and mindfulness app on Quest. Previously announced during Connect 2023 , Headspace XR describes itself as a "playground for your mind." Available with both hand-tracking and Touch controller support, this includes immersive guided meditations for reducing stress, mood-boosting exercises that aim to release tension and games designed to "build mindfulness skills you can take back to the real world.

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EON Reality Announces a Major Education Initiative in Puerto Rico with the Inauguration of a Spatial AI Center and Introduction of 10,000 Customized Courses

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IRVINE, CA – February 23, 2024 – EON Reality, a pioneering force in immersive learning technology, is excited to unveil a significant educational program in Puerto Rico. This initiative heralds the launch of Puerto Rico’s inaugural Spatial AI Center, poised to revolutionize the learning landscape for both students and professionals across the nation.

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Stilt Springs To Life On PSVR 2, Steam & Quest Soon

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Stilt adds a spring to VR platforming's step, arriving next month on most major headsets. Developed by Rekt Games, Stilt is a colorful adventure that takes inspiration from classic platformers. Requiring "quick reflexes and problem-solving skills to progress through the levels," you're tasked with collecting missing gift packages and stamps as you progress, navigating through chasms, avoiding traps and fending off enemies.

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Big XR News From Apple, Mozilla, Vodafone and RealWear

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Vodafone Shifts Paradigm from XR Headsets to AR Glasses Vodafone brought its computing connectivity capabilities to the Snapdragon-powered HyperRealityHub, shifting the paradigm from heavier XR headsets to more lightweight and affordable AR glasses. The HyperRealityHub offered a split compute solution with external camera support to track the location and movement of multiple users, thereby lowering computing requirements, weight, and energy consumption of XR devices.

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How to Train Employees 65% Faster With Virtual Reality

With a rapidly changing economy, Avangrid Renewables looked to virtual reality to develop a standardized form of immersive training in order to onboard and upskill technicians faster than ever before.

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Humanity Takes Shiba Inu Puzzles To Quest This March

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Surrealist puzzle platformer Humanity reaches Quest next month. Released last year on Steam and PS5 with optional VR support, Humanity marks the latest game from Tetris Effect and Rez Infinite publisher Enhance. As a Shiba Inu, this third-person puzzle-action game takes inspiration from Lemmings, tasking you with guiding the mindless masses to reach the exit.

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#1352: Felix & Paul Studios Secures Funding for Next LBE VR + Apple Vision Pro’s Focus on Entertainment

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On February 13, 2024, Felix & Paul studios announced that they had secured multi-million dollar financing for their next Location-Based Entertainment (LBE) VR experience that was their “most ambitious project yet” and based upon a brand-new IP that’s set to launch in 2025. They had such a big success with their previous LBE of The […] On February 13, 2024, Felix & Paul studios announced that they had secured multi-million dollar financing for their next Location-Based

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‘VR Reduces Pain and Depression for Palliative Care Patients’

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Research published in the British Medical Journal has found that over 50 percent of palliative care patients have seen improvements to symptoms of pain and depression through the use of virtual reality technology. Start-up Launches XR Wearable Surgical Displays Is AI/AR a Paradigm-Shift for Patients? VR Shows ‘Optimal’ Results to Treat Eye Patients Patients saw the benefits immediately after just 20 minutes of VR therapy, although for some there were no noticeable changes and others felt unwell

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‘Wanderer 2’ Currently in Development, Promising Swashbuckling VR Pirate Adventure

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Time-traveling VR adventure Wanderer (2022) is getting a remake, called Wanderer: The Fragments of Fate, although you might have missed at the end of the most recent trailer that developers Mighty Eyes just announced there’s a sequel currently in development too. Not much is known about the newly announced sequel, Wanderer 2: The Seas of Fortune, however the studio promises to bring a brand new collection of adventures centered around ages with swordfights, ship battles, and pirates, br

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Are You Still Watching? How to Create Engaging Presentations for Virtual Learning

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Remote meetings are here to stay - and many are BORING. If you are trying to engage your learners (or any audience), compelling content is critical. But trying to create stimulating content with the same tools you’ve always had is hard, right? Thankfully, wrong! Terrific tools in PowerPoint along with visual assets help you create the kind of dynamic content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention, with functions that allow for interactive sequences and navigation.

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Legendary Tales Review: Hard To Hate, Harder To Love

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As a huge fan of Legendary Tales in Early Access, I've been eagerly awaiting its full release for several years now. My excitement bubbled over pretty quickly after the confirmation but now, having spent plenty of time with its final form, I'm deflated. Things start well. After the tutorial, you find yourself in a ruined town that previously served as your hub in the Early Access version, fighting off a few waves of skeletons.

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EON Reality Launches Pioneering Education Initiative with Spatial AI in Zimbabwe, Featuring 10,000 Custom Courses

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“Empowering Zimbabwe’s Future: Transforming Education with XR and AI for Global Success.” IRVINE, CA— February 23, 2024. – EON Reality, a global leader in immersive learning technologies, is thrilled to announce the launch of a groundbreaking educational initiative in Zimbabwe. This strategic partnership marks the introduction of the first Spatial AI Center in the country, aimed at transforming the educational experience for students and workers nationwide.

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EON Reality Advances Education in Botswana with a Comprehensive Rollout of 10,000 Customized Courses and the Inauguration of a Spatial AI Center

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IRVINE, CA – February 23, 2024 — EON Reality, a trailblazer in immersive learning technologies, is thrilled to unveil a groundbreaking educational project in Botswana. This pivotal collaboration heralds the establishment of Botswana’s inaugural Spatial AI Center, revolutionizing the learning landscape for both students and professionals throughout the country.