Wed.Dec 26, 2018

China shows its masterplan to lead Virtual Reality in 2025

The Ghost Howls

We all know that China is a country that is betting big on Virtual Reality. The Chinese VR ecosystem is very active and it is evolving pretty fast: this summer I have been in China and I met some cool startups that are working on software (e.g.

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Feelreal Wants to Add Smell & Haptics to Your VR Headset, Kickstarter Coming Soon

Road to VR

You might have caught a glimpse of the Feelreal mask prototype when it made headlines back at GDC 2015 , the smell-o-vision add-on for VR headsets that promised to bring plenty of scents to your nostrils and haptics to your face.

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VR & AR 2018: A Year In Review

VRScout

Immersive technology continues its push towards mainstream appeal. If 2016 was the birth of modern VR/AR technology, than 2018 was its elementary school graduation.

15 VR Games We Can’t Wait to Play in 2019

Road to VR

This year was awesome for VR gaming, but 2019 is looking even brighter with a slew of highly polished titles coming to PSVR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Here we take a look at 15 tantalizing VR titles confirmed for release in 2019.

Snapchat's New Augmented Reality Trick Is Literally for the Dogs, Lets You Turn Your Pet into a Nerd or Reindeer

Next Reality AR

First, there was SnapCat. Now, we have DogChat! Or SnapBark? In October, Snapchat took social media by storm with its Lenses for cats. But the latest addition to the camera app has given dog lovers an augmented reality Christmas gift they won't want to return.

UploadVR’s Best Of 2018 VR Award Nominees

UploadVR

We’ve finally reached the very end of 2018 and it’s been quite the eventful year for the VR industry. Not only did new headsets like the HTC Vive Pro and Oculus Go release, but Facebook announced the upcoming Oculus Quest as well for next year. Sony has even sold through three million headsets, which was before Black Friday, so it’s probably even more now.

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Facebook and Valve Are On Diverging Paths For VR In 2019

UploadVR

The secrecy is extreme surrounding Valve Corporation in Bellevue, Washington. Leaks are rare because the privately held game-maker is composed of only a few hundred people. This group is also the operator of Steam, which launched in the early 2000s and up until very recently enjoyed a 30 percent cut of every game sold through its PC games marketplace. This ballooning revenue source over the last decade led some to estimate Valve makes the most profit per employee of any company.

Oculus beginner’s guide

Hypergrid Business

As virtual reality technology advances, more companies are working to bring the VR experience direct to households. The quality of consumer-level devices ranges from cardboard box setups to pricey helmet-looking headsets. The devices from Oculus VR hit a sweet spot of affordability and performance.

Welcome New VR Users!

Doc-Ok

Apparently, there were good sales numbers for VR equipment prior to the holiday season, and therefore a host of new VR users are coming in just about now. This meta-post collects a bunch of stuff I’ve written (or presented) in the past that might be of interest to some of those new users.

A Milestone

Doc-Ok

Good news, everyone! This here blog, Doc-Ok.org, hit 1,000,000 (that’s one million) total page views early in the morning of Christmas Day, 12/25/2018, just about six years and four months after I started it. I have no idea whether that’s something to be embarrassed or proud of, given the narrow range of topics I’m covering and the niche audience I’m targeting. Either way, it’s a nice, round number

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