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Doghead Simulations CEO Turns VR Social Platform Into His Own Personal Gym

VRScout

Doghead Simulations CEO uses social VR to get back in shape. Mat Chacon , co-founder and CEO of Doghead Simulations , the company behind the VR tool Rumii, spent most of his life in remarkable shape. On his 30th birthday, he climbed Mt.

How to be a good VR startupper – Part 1

The Ghost Howls

This is the week of this blog’s birthday and so I’m publishing a very special post, that I’m going to split into two parts.

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Excellent VR RTS Final Assault Is On The Way To PSVR

UploadVR

Final Assault is one of the better takes on the real-time strategy genre in VR. Good news for PSVR fans, then; they’ll be able to play it pretty soon. Developer Phase Lock Interactive this week confirmed that the game is coming to PSVR in Q4 2019.

This Week in XR: Google's AR Maps, Goodbye to Gear, VR Trains MDs, And Out of Home VR News

Charlie Fink

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No Man’s Sky VR Review-In-Progress: Fully-Realized Virtual Universe

UploadVR

No Man’s Sky VR support has officially arrived in the Beyond Update and we’ve got our work-in-progress review right here. Expect a full, scored review next week. Every game of No Man’s Sky begins both exactly the same and completely differently for each person.

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XRDC Releases Annual Report on the State of AR/VR Innovation Ahead of the Conference

ARPost

The state of AR/VR innovation looks promising, but the industry still has to overcome some hurdles. At least, these are the major findings published by Informa Tech in their annual report.

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Witching Tower VR Coming to PlayStation VR This Autumn

Peter Graham

Back in March Daily Magic Productions announced that it was putting all its efforts into porting Witching Tower VR to PlayStation VR having released the last major PC update for the title. This week the studio has now confirmed Witching Tower VR will be arriving for the headset this Autumn.

How Cloudhead Games Worked With Valve To Make Aperture Hand Lab

UploadVR

Over the last five years Denny Unger and his partners at Cloudhead Games would talk about possible VR projects with some of the world’s largest companies. Cloudhead staff would build pitch decks and work out the fundamentals of VR games that could become dream projects for everyone involved.

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The VR Game Launch Roundup: An Indie Quartet

Peter Graham

Next week is Gamescom the biggest videogame event in Europe and it’s sure to be one of the best for virtual reality (VR) news this year. Which may explain why there doesn’t seem to be any major releases that week, unlike the last couple which have seen some big titles arrive.

No Man’s Sky Patches Fix Crashes, Now Works With Windows MR Headsets

UploadVR

Just two days after launching the major Beyond update which added VR support, Hello Games has already released four patches to fix a plethora of crash-inducing bugs. On PlayStation VR, performance is acceptable however users were reporting crashing issues, especially on the PlayStation 4 Pro. Less than 12 hours after the release, Patch 2.04 was released, adjusting rendering of large textures as well as memory management. Early on Thursday, Patch 2.05 was released.

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XR Talks: How Does AR Jump From Technology To Product?

AR Insider

XR Talks is a series that features the best presentations and educational videos from the XR universe. It includes embedded video, as well as narrative analysis and top takeaways. Speakers’ opinions are their own. There’s a big difference between technologies and products.

Fact Check: Is Cosmos HTC’s ‘Lightest Vive Yet’?

UploadVR

Last week HTC made the claim that its upcoming headset, the Vive Cosmos, was its lightest yet. This caused a little confusion. In the image below HTC claims Cosmos weighs 645 grams. This makes it HTC’s “lightest Vive yet,” according to the company. We weighed an original 2016 consumer Vive with its strap attached and no wire and it measured around 566 grams.

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Zambezi Partners Co-Founder Jenna Seiden Partners Up with Jimmy Fallon and Captain Marvel to Showcase Hit VR Game

XR for Business Podcast

What better publicity could a VR company ask for, than to have an Avenger demo your product in prime time, on one of the most-watched talk shows in America? That's exactly the kind of lucky break Beat Saber had, and today's guest - Zambezi Partners co-founder, and long-time occupant of the XR space, Jenna Seiden - was instrumental in making that happen. She regales Alan with the tale at the top of this new episode of the XR for Business Podcast.

VRecap #4: LA Noire PSVR, Mitchell Moves And Win No Man’s Sky!

UploadVR

Hey, you. Yes, you. Tear yourself away from No Man’s Sky for a second; it’s time for the VRecap. Yes Hello Games’ hugely anticipated VR update hit this week. But, as you’ll likely know, things haven’t gone according to plan so far.

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Countdown to PAX West: Awesome Demos, Top-Tier Tourneys, Spark AR-Powered Pins, and More

Oculus

We’re two weeks from the Pacific Northwest premiere event by gamers, for gamers. Today, we’re excited to share a sneak peek of what we’ve got

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No Man’s Sky VR Guide: How To Customize Your Character’s Appearance

UploadVR

Now that No Man’s Sky VR support is officially live, millions of players around the world are exploring the far reaches of space for the very first time inside a VR headset. One of the most common questions I’ve seen from friends while playing and introducing them to the game is how to customize your avatar and change your appearance. You can see in the screenshot up above my character is green and black, in line with our colors here at UploadVR.

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Mixed Reality Integration Now Available on SpringboardVR

SpringboardVR

VR Arcade Operators can now add a whole new dimension to the VR Arcade experience with MixCast Finding unique and effective ways to promote a VR Arcade can be challenging. Finding additional revenue streams for a VR Arcade is even harder.