Thu.Jul 26, 2018

Augmented Reality Puts the Magic in 'Magic: The Gathering' Cards

Next Reality AR

While augmented reality experiences can already appear to be magical, particularly to the uninitiated, one developer is doubling down on its mystical potential for the ever-popular Magic: The Gathering card game.

Google’s ‘YouTube VR’ App is Coming to Gear VR Alongside Social Viewing Update

Road to VR

Google is finally bringing the official YouTube VR app to the Oculus Store for Samsung Gear VR soon. Google also announced a new social feature coming alongside the Gear VR app which will allow you to chat with friends while watching videos.

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‘Zip Now London’ Attraction Combines VR With Zip Lining

VRScout

Experience Dubai’s infamous Jebel Jais Flight zip line while soaring over the House of Parliament in this new UK attraction.

Putting Education at the Heart of EdTech

Tech Trends VR

Technology is key to tackling the global education and skills challenge of equipping young people for the future. But to get it right, we need to get back to basics.

You Can Now Pilot A Drone Using VR And Your Torso

VRScout

A Swiss research team has come up with a new technique to fly drones that doesn’t require your hands, because why not?

Judao is a well established company offering VR education in China

The Ghost Howls

During my trip to China, I’m visiting various VR startups in Shanghai and Beijing. In my previous article , I told you about a VR educational startup called Langzou , while today I’m introducing you another company in the same sector, called Judao.

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See SteamVR 2.0 Track Six Headsets With Four Base Stations

UploadVR

Valve is slowly starting to roll out the foundations for the next version of its SteamVR platform, and developers are already getting to grips with it. VR Arcade operator Tower Tag this week posted the below video. It shows six people, each wearing an HTC Vive Pro headset, using gun-shaped peripherals fitted to the Vive’s controllers. Four of the new SteamVR 2.0 base stations are being used to track the players, each of which is strapped up to a different VR-ready laptop. SteamVR 2.0

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Airship Adventure ‘Bow to Blood’ to Land on PSVR Next Month

Road to VR

Tribetoy’s airship adventure Bow to Blood, which was first announced at last year’s Paris Games Week, now has an official launch date on PSVR.

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Microsoft Adds ‘Flashlight’ Camera Feature To Windows VR Headsets

UploadVR

You can now say “Flashlight On” to see the real world while wearing a Windows VR headset. Headsets running Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform, like those from companies such as Acer, Lenovo and Samsung, can access the new feature with the latest Windows 10 Insider build. You’ll need to connect a microphone if your headset lacks one to test the voice command feature, but the “Mixed Reality Flashlight” can also be activated other ways.

Supermedium Raises $1.1M Seed Funding to Further Develop Web-based VR

Road to VR

Supermedium, the team behind the eponymous VR web browser released earlier this year, recently raised a seed investment round of $1.1 million.

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Mark Zuckerberg: Oculus Go Is ‘Off To A Good Start’

UploadVR

Facebook isn’t really in the business of sharing how many VR headsets it’s sold, but it assures its Oculus Go headset is “off to a good start” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said as much in the company’s Q2 earnings call this week, as transcribed by The Motley Fool. During his opening remarks for the call, Zuckerberg noted that Facebook was “making a lot of progress” in VR, adding: “Oculus Go is off to a good start.

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Looking Glass promises a holographic display with no headsets

Slashgear

Virtual and augmented reality have created the need for a niche type of content creation, one that requires truly immersive 3D experiences. But while there are already tools for that, a bottleneck is created when you have to put on cumbersome VR or AR headsets just to quickly test their work.

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Sega Genesis Classics Collection Adds PSVR Support

UploadVR

Back in May, we reported that the Sega Genesis Classics collection had integrated support for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on PC. At the time, though, there was no word on PSVR support. Well, we’ve got some good news for you today. A free update to the PS4 version of the game brings in support for Sony’s headset.

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PSVR Deal Bundles The Persistence, RE7 And More For £230

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This amazing new PSVR deal bundles one of the headset’s best new games with another horror classic and more at an amazing price. UK retailer Game is currently selling a pack that includes the headset, camera, a copy of this week’s big release, The Persistence, along with Resident Evil 7, Super Stardust Ultra VR and PSVR Worlds, all for £229.99. That’s four games and the camera needed to buy that headset all in one package, with a two month Now TV subscription to boot. Not bad!

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Hellblade PSVR Not Happening, Ninja Theory Explains

UploadVR

Yesterday brought an unexpected surprise for VR fans; Ninja Theory’s excellent adventure game, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, is coming to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive next week. Of course, whenever a PC VR game is announced, we want to know if it’s coming to Sony’s PSVR too. Sadly, that won’t be happening in this case. Following its announcement yesterday, Ninja Theory took to Twitter to clarify that the game would not be coming to VR.

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