Thu.Sep 06, 2018

Pizza Hut Kicks Off New NFL Partnership With AR Pizza Box Cornhole Game


The NFL's new sponsorship with Pizza Hut brings an AR experience that will have fans tossing digital sand bags throughout the 2018 season. The 2018 NFL season kicks off this Thursday , and with roughly 16.5

Varjo talks with me about its human eye resolution VR headset and its mixed reality add-on (that will be available at AWE 2019)

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Varjo. If you follow the evolutions of the virtual reality ecosystem, for sure you know this name: it is a Finnish startup working on developing a headset that features human-eye resolution. They took an approach similar to foveated rendering, but actually developed in an original way.

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TeachAids & Stanford University Debut VR Concussion Education Program


The award-winning social venture turns its attention to youth athletes with a research-based VR experience dedicated to concussion awareness. “In In the next 10 years, the CDC estimates that over 20 million children playing school sports will sustain a concussion.

Turn the Sky into a Shared Canvas with This Fun Augmented Reality App

Next Reality AR

While we've seen Snapchat apply sky segmentation to AR content, the makers of the Blue Sky Paint app have applied similar capabilities to create and share airborne art.

Sega’s Space Channel 5 Seems To Be Coming To PSVR


Earlier in the year we reported that Sega’s cult-favorite rhythm series, Space Channel 5, would be making its way to the HTC Vive as the wonderfully-titled Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash! Well, it looks like it’s headed to PSVR, too.

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7-Eleven Puts Augmented Reality in the Game to Attract Football Fans

Next Reality AR

Not content to let NFL's official pizza sponsor corner the market for feeding football fans, 7-Eleven has taken a page out of Pizza Hut's playbook with a promotional augmented reality game. Available now through Dec.

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Early VR Pioneer CCP Games Acquired by ‘Black Desert Online’ MMO Developer for $425M

Road to VR

CCP Games , an Icelandic game studio known for the long running EVE: Online MMO and their eager jump into and eventual backpedaling in the VR space, has been acquired by Korea-based developer Pearl Abyss , the studio behind the MMO Black Desert Online.

Beat Saber PSVR Still On For 2018, Devs Working On It Full Time


Don’t worry, anxious Jedi-wannabes, Beat Saber PSVR is still coming this year. Beat Games’ Jaroslav Beck recently reassured one fan that the console version will be “done by the end of this year” and that the team is “working on it fulltime”, which is about all the reassurance we needed right now, though a final date would be appreciated. The PSVR edition made its debut at E3 2018 back in June and has been shown off at a handful of events since.

Psychological VR Thriller ‘Blind’ to Launch on PSVR, Rift & Vive September 18th

Road to VR

Tiny Bull Studios and Fellow Traveller (ex-Surprise Attack Games), today announced that Blind, the long-awaited psychological thriller, is slated to launch globally on September 18th for PSVR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and OSVR.

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Play Echo Combat For Free Again In Open Beta 4, Now Live


Strap on your wrist jets and load up your weapons because Echo Combat , the upcoming first-person zero-gravity VR shooter from Lone Echo and Echo Arena developers, Ready at Dawn, is heading back into Open Beta.

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‘Echo Combat’ Gets Open Beta Weekend with Parties & New Features, Starting Today

Road to VR

Ready at Dawn today announced the beginning of the fourth open beta weekend for the zero-G, VR shooter expansion Echo Combat. Now on the list of improvements and updates includes a hotly awaited parties function, and a few other features and some fresh mechanic balances to boot.

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Hands-On: Windlands 2 Has You Fighting Robots And Ignoring Gravity


Windlands 2 was somewhat hidden at this year’s PAX West. The staff in the convention center didn’t know what I was talking about when I asked about it, but suggested that I head offsite, to the VR play area at the nearby Mattis hotel.

Tactical VR Shooter ‘Zero Killed’ to Arrive on Vive & Rift This Month, Gameplay Trailer Here

Road to VR

Hot on the heels of PSVR’s hit tactical shooter Firewall Zero Hour comes a new tactical VR shooter that’s inspired by Rainbow Six Siege (2015) and the Counter-Strike franchise.

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Unity CEO On VR/AR: ‘In My Mind We Haven’t Seen A Consumer Launch Yet’


Unity CEO John Riccitiello doesn’t think we’ve yet seen a true consumer launch of a VR or AR headset. Speaking at this month’s TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco, Riccitiello stated that around two-thirds of all VR and AR applications were built inside the Unity engine, though he reasoned that every device on the market today was really a ‘beta’ kit.

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AWE EU 2018 Agenda Announced: First Look at the Key Trends Shaping AR and VR

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Third Annual AWE EU Offers Modern Vision of XR: World’s Leading Brands to Address Enterprise, AR Cloud, Data Visualization and Training at Europe’s Number One AR/VR Conference.

HTC Vive Pro Down To $650 At Micro Center Today


You can shave $150 off the price of the enhanced HTC Vive Pro headset over at Micro Center right now. The retailer is selling the kit for $649.99 (it usually goes for about $800), which is the cheapest price we’ve yet seen for the 3K VR device. There’s no word on how long this offer is running for and we haven’t seen it anywhere else just yet.

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AWE EU 2018: The World’s Number One AR and VR Conference and Expo Returns to Munich for Third Year

AWE Blog

AWE EU Co-Locates with ISMAR Symposium to Showcase Entire Spectrum of AR/VR Innovation: From Commercial Technology of Today to Breakthrough Research of Tomorrow.

The VR Download Episode 2: The 100 VR Games You Should Play


For too long there has been a void in your life. You play VR, talk VR, see VR, but do you listen VR? We highly doubt it. And that’s why we’ve set out on a mission to bring you the best, most informative, and very likely the dumbest VR podcast in all of the non-existent metaverse.

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The Greenpeace Virtual Explorer Kit


Just before I went away in the summer, I stumbled across a link to the Greenpeace Virtual Explorer kits. Currently only available in the UK, these cardboard VR kits are essentially free as long as you make a small donation to Greenpeace.

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Top 10 VR/360 Content To Watch


From the first stereoscope to standalone VR headset, VR headsets have been going through some major developments. But the core objective, providing a highly immersive experience, has never changed. The immersive experience has multiple ways to present, such as VR games and VR videos. VR industry is a huge potential market, and many studios and individuals are attracted by this new technology.

10 Top VR/360 Content To Watch On VR Headsets


From the first stereoscope to standalone VR headset, VR headsets have been going through some major developments. But the core objective, providing a highly immersive experience, has never changed. The immersive experience has multiple ways to present, such as VR games and VR videos.