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Disney’s VR Theatre Puts You In The Starring Role Of Aladdin, The Lion King, Frozen

VRScout

Take center stage in Disney’s biggest Broadway productions at the 2019 D23 Expo. With over 65,000 in attendance during the 2017 festivities, the biennial D23 Expo is the single largest Disney fan event in the world.

‘VR Ping Pong’ Sequel to Launch in September, Trailer Here

Road to VR

VR Ping Pong Pro is the upcoming sequel to the 2016 ping pong simulator VR Ping Pong. However now the studio is bringing their 1v1 ping pong game to PSVR as well in addition to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. VR Ping Pong Pro is headed to all supported platforms sometime in September. There’s currently both a Steam page and a listing on Viveport , although pricing has yet to be revealed.

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Sansar Partners With Monstercat On Live VR Music & Entertainment Series

VRScout

One of EDM’s most influential music labels is throwing a massive dance party in VR, and you’re invited. Founded back in 2011, independent Canadian recording company Monstercat has spent the last eight years developing a massive catalog of genre-defying EDM, in the process becoming one of the most prominent and well-respected dance music recording labels in the world.

Hands-on: ‘Battlewake’ Delivers Frenetic High-seas Mayhem with a Splash of Smart VR Design

Road to VR

Survios, the studio behind Raw Data (2017) and Creed: Rise to Glory (2018) , is getting ready to release their next big VR soon, a pirate-themed nautical combat game called Battlewake. The game is set to launch on Rift, Vive, and PSVR sometime this summer. I got a chance to pop in not once, but twice into the Battlewake demo, playing at GDC 2019 in March behind closed doors, and again at E3 in June.

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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. Join Chris Paxton, President of D3 Training Solutions, to walk through simple strategies step by step.

Esqapes massage center uses VR to offer ‘immersive relaxation’

Slashgear

On July 5, a new massage center will open in Los Angeles, but it won’t resemble the type of spas you’re familiar with. Called Esqapes, the center will combine automated massaging technology with virtual reality to transport customers into a different, more relaxing environment. The company calls this an ‘immersive relaxation experience,’ one that is like ‘a mini vacation’ without … Continue reading. Archive Business virtual reality VR

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RealWear AR Closes Series B, Total Funding Over $100M

Charlie Fink

RealWear, launched in 2017, has grown 500% year over year, now adds 80M of new funding to fuel further growth

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Creator AVR Training – Series 2

EON Reality

Continuing our effort to help educators and trainers of all types become comfortable with using Creator AVR, EON Reality is happy to announce the next set of our new informational video series detailing the application’s many important aspects. READY TO EXPERIENCE THE PLATFORM? Each brief video provides a detailed walkthrough (complete with full narration) of a single function or feature of Creator AVR.

HTC Doubles Down With Vive VR Enterprise Solutions

Charlie Fink

HTC's new business unit, VIVE Enterprise Solutions, will deliver a full portfolio of extended reality (XR) solutions for business

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Vive Enterprise Solutions Unit to Help Businesses Expand XR Portfolios

Peter Graham

Consumer virtual reality (VR) may have restarted the industry as a whole but solutions for business have become a key part of many immersive companies strategy. Today, HTC Vive has announced a new business unit which aims to help in that endeavour, Vive Enterprise Solutions.

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 so is the Zoom fatigue that many experience. The importance of compelling content is more apparent than ever. In this webinar, learn how PowerPoint provides terrific tools to create the kind of dynamic visual content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention. Come along to this masterclass packed with live demonstrations of how to create compelling presentations for successful meetings in a virtual and hybrid environment. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Create dynamic visuals that support persuasive stories to engage your audience Develop professional-looking designs for presentations and other content Become a PowerPoint legend with techniques to make effective presentations quickly and easily June 30th, 2022 at 9:30 am PDT, 12:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm GMT

Cool Off with the Oculus Summer Sale!

Oculus

Summer’s here, and the time is right for some sizzling VR savings. Today, we’re excited to kick off our annual Summer Sale on the Rift

Gamescom 2019 to Host The VR Games Showcase Featuring Six Titles

Peter Graham

Next month the biggest videogame event in Europe takes place in Cologne, Germany, Gamescom 2019. And for the first time, several studios from the virtual reality (VR) industry will be hosting a tie-in event called The VR Games Showcase. The brainchild of Fast Travel Games’ Andreas Juliusson, The VR Games Showcase will feature Carbon Studio, Survios, Neat Corporation, Resolution Games and Cortopia Studios.

Viveport Video “6DOF Lite” mode review: move your head in 360 videos

The Ghost Howls

At VEC 2019 HTC announced the “6DOF Lite” mode for Viveport Video , promising the fact that we would have been able to watch standard 360 videos with the possibility of actually moving the head in the video. But… does it work? Is it good enough? Well, yesterday I’ve tried it at HTC China HQ in Beijing, so let me tell you my hands-on impressions. HTC China President announcing the 6DOF Lite Mode in Shenzhen during the Vive Ecosystem Conference.

Sansar and Monstercat Partner on Music Entertainment Experience Call of the Wild

Peter Graham

Independent music label Monstercat has been growing its virtual reality (VR) of late, most notably thanks to a collaboration with Beat Games and Beat Saber. Today, Monstercat has announced a new partnership with Linden Lab and its social VR platform Sansar, bringing live music and entertainment via Monstercat: Call of the Wild Experience. . Set to launch on 12th July 2019, Monstercat: Call of the Wild Experience will start with a virtual party to celebrate the label’s eighth anniversary.

Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

Disney on Broadway Celebrates 25th Anniversary With VR Experience at D23 Expo

Peter Graham

This year Disney on Broadway will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in style at the D23 Expo , in Anaheim, California, with an exclusive concert. Adding to the festivities, visitors to the expo will be able to enjoy a new virtual reality (VR) experience putting them centre stage across several production numbers.

E3 2019 Interview: Rebellion Shows a Keen Eye for Sniper Elite VR Perfection

Peter Graham

There were a few good virtual reality (VR) games at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2019 last month, and one of VRFocus’ favourites was Sniper Elite VR. In development by Rebellion – the British studio which owns the franchise and the team behind VR title Battlezone – Sniper Elite VR is currently in an early stage of development so VRFocus caught up with Assistant Head of Design Steve Bristow to find out more.

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