Fri.Jun 21, 2019

HTC Unveils New Cosmos Design, 6 Inside-out Cameras & Removable Faceplate

Road to VR

HTC today unveiled a new design for Cosmos, the company’s upcoming inside-out tracked PC VR headset slated for release in Q3 2019.

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Oculus Quest Mixed Reality Capture Tools Now Available

VRScout

Record yourself in the virtual world with Oculus’ official MRC kit. Yesterday, Oculus launched its official set of Mixed Reality Capture Tools for the Oculus Quest, allowing users to record high-quality gameplay footage where real-world objects and people appear in VR.

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OnShape VR Looks Like A Cross Between Beat Saber And Human Tetris

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We know, we know; another day, another Beat Saber wannabe. But OnShape from Odders Lab does have a few interesting twists and turns that raised our eyebrows. Specifically, the game looks like a cross between Beat Games’ smash hit and, oddly enough, Tetris.

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Live Nation & Hyundai Roll Out Augmented Reality Experiences for Concert Goers at Music Midtown Festival

Next Reality AR

For those about to rock, Live Nation salutes you, now with augmented reality.

Touring Karts Aims To Level Up The Kart Racer For VR

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With the recent releases of Team Sonic Racing and Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled, you’re likely in the mood to try even more kart racing.

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Hands-On: Niantic's Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Brings New Magic to the World of Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

Can lightning strike twice? Niantic is betting that it can with its latest augmented reality game based on the best-selling multimedia franchise Harry Potter.

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Rift-Exclusive Spy Thriller Defector Releases This July For $19.99

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After skipping E3 2019 altogether, Twisted Pixel is here a week later on a Friday with a big bit of news: Defector is officially releasing very soon on July 11 for just $19.99 exclusively on the Oculus Home store for Rift and Rift S. Facebook announced the news today on the Oculus Blog.

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Rift Exclusive ‘Defector’ Launches July 11th, New Gameplay Glimpse Revealed

Road to VR

Oculus has finally revealed the price and release date for Defector , the upcoming Rift exclusive from Oculus Studios and Twisted Pixel. Set for release on July 11th for $20, the game promises to deliver action-movie thrills in VR.

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You Can Play Tennis With Andy Murray At Wimbledon This Year (In VR, Obviously)

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The real Andy Murray might not be taking to the court for the Men’s Singles tournament at Wimbledon this year, but the virtual one is raring to go. You’ll be able to play alongside the tennis world champion during the event this July.

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New VR game Kitten'd has brought back my passion for CatsAndVR.com so check it out

Cats and VR

Take care of cute kittens - lots and lots of cute kittens! Get points for keeping them happy and lose points for everything they destroy. Use points to upgrade your tools. Get an automatic food dispenser or clean up poop faster with the PoopScoop 3000! What awaits inside the next box?!

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HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Update Brings Tracking Cameras To 6

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On HTC’s Facebook page today the company showed a new faceplate for the upcoming Vive Cosmos. Vive Cosmos is HTC’s next consumer focused PC VR headset. It was first announced at CES 2019 in January, but HTC still hasn’t given details on specifications or pricing.

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Social VR and Gamification Bring Training to the Next Level

ARPost

Guest Post. Continuing education is increasingly growing in popularity and it is becoming more and more a necessity for the majority of us.

Mixed Reality Software LIV Gets Impressive Cross-Game Avatar Support In 1.0 Update

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Today LIV, the leading third party mixed reality software, is officially exiting Early Access with its 1.0 release. With that news today also comes one of its biggest updates yet which introduces cross-game avatars for mixed reality capture.

Immersive Innovation Forum Wraps up in Irvine

EON Reality

For two days, EON Reality’s global headquarters in Irvine, California hosted well over 100 of the world’s most prominent decision-makers in both education and industry for the Immersive Innovation Forum.

Dark Souls Dev: PSVR Was ‘More Limiting Than Expected’, No More VR Plans For Now

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It doesn’t sound like Dark Souls developer From Software will be making another PSVR game. At least on the current headset, that is. Speaking to Destructoid at E3, producer Masanori Takeuchi said From Software has no plans for another VR game. Last year the team released Deracine, a PSVR exclusive that was very different to its other titles. We were quite fond of it , but Takeuchi said the team actually found working with the headset “more limiting than expected.”

This Week In XR: Wizards Unite Now Live, Magic Leap Sues nReal, An AR Moonshot, VR Festivals

Charlie Fink

The long-awaited "Harry Potter Wizards Unite" app is now available for iOs and Android. A lot of other important stuff happened this week, too

Impressions – Harry Potter: Wizard’s Unite Feels Like A More Polished, Complicated Pokemon Go

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It’s difficult to make AR map-based games unique. Pokémon Go, Ghostbusters World , and now Harry Potter: Wizard’s Unite all feel similar in a fundamental way.

HTC Cosmos update: More cameras!

Slashgear

In January of this year we got a look at the then-newly-revealed HTC Cosmos VR (for PC) headset. Fast forward to now, June of this same year, and we’re getting another look at the headset, and it looks ever-so-slightly different.

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Editorial: Oculus’ Curation Policies Lean Too Far In Both Directions

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Facebook, I suspect, thinks it’s learned its lesson with Oculus Quest. Gear VR and Go, both good VR headsets, in their own right, are unarguably inundated with shovelware – low-quality apps and games that clog up their storefronts and drown out the better content. Venturing into either store means wading through a swamp of virtual rollercoasters, endless runners and wave shooters to find the rare worthy release. At this point, they’re practically suffocating.

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#772: Psychedelic Renaissance: Experiential Journalist Rak Razam on Shamanic Culture

Voices of VR

I recently attended Consciousness Hacking’s Awakened Futures Summit that explored the cross-section of psychedelics, technology, and meditation. I ended up conducting 10 interviews totaling over. Podcast Archive

VR Church Makes Spirituality Easy

VR Tech News

VR may still be in its infancy, but people are finding new and interesting ways to use the technology. Today’s VRTN Spotlight centers on how VR is already making an impact on spirituality. VR Church is, as the name implies, a church that operates in VR and holds services every Sunday.

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7 ways AR can grow your business

Zappar

There's never been a better time for brands and business to leverage AR to drive growth, increase sales and engage customers

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Spy Games: ‘Defector’ Brings Over-the-Top Espionage to the Rift Platform July 11

Oculus

Step inside a larger-than-life spy caper full of intrigue, adventure, and danger at every turn. You’re an elite undercover operative, on an international mission to