Fri.Oct 18, 2019

Magic Leap Lawsuit vs. Nreal Takes Major Step Forward After Legal Team Scours the Planet in Search of Elusive Founder

Next Reality AR

The legal drama surrounding Chinese startup Nreal and Magic Leap continues, and now we finally have an update. For months, Magic Leap's legal team attempted to contact Nreal and its founder, Chi Xu, with little success. But that all changed a few weeks ago.

‘Asgard’s Wrath’ is the Most Critically Acclaimed Oculus Studios Game Since 2017’s ‘Lone Echo’

Road to VR

After a string of major releases from Oculus Studios which have garnered so-so receptions, Asgard’s Wrath has broken the chain as the most critically acclaimed title from the publisher since 2017’s Lone Echo. As anyone with a VR headset will tell you, great VR games are hard to come by.

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Zombie Math App for Magic Leap One Mixes Halloween Horror with AR Learning

Next Reality AR

What if you could combine the fun of Halloween with the process of learning? Well, if you were wise enough to have already snagged a Magic Leap One device, we have good news: the app you're looking for is here, and it's called Zombie Math.

VRecap 11: Daydream Dead, New Pro Headset And Win Hotel RnR!

UploadVR

The post VRecap 11: Daydream Dead, New Pro Headset And Win Hotel RnR! appeared first on UploadVR. Video VRecap video

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Half + Half Update Adds Matchmaking & Open Worlds To The Social VR Experience

VRScout

Normal VR’s first game receives big upgrades to facilitate better social experiences. Cuteness is a hard thing to capture. Max Weisel, Normal VR’s founder, understands this better than most.

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Holoception Is An Innovative, Physics-Based VR Action Game

UploadVR

Holonautic announced that their debut title Holoception will release into early access on October 24 for the Oculus Rift, Vive and Valve Index via Steam.

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The VR Download Is Now Available On Major Podcast Platforms

UploadVR

UploadVR’s weekly podcast, The VR Download , is now available on all major podcast platforms! Unlike regular video podcasts, The VR Download is broadcast from a virtual reality studio!

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This Week In XR: Google’s Daydream Ends, Sony’s AR HMD Prototype, Varjo’s New High End HMDs, LUNAR Lands, Ubisoft Escape Rooms, Bohemian Rhapsody With Bullets, Nextech 3D Ads, More AR Kids Content From Wonderscope

Charlie Fink

RIP Daydream, Google’s Android VR headset, launched in 2016. Recap with insights on the week's XR News

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The Death Of Daydream Isn’t The Death Of The Dream, VR’s Just Growing Up

UploadVR

You could perceive it to be a bad week for VR. Firstly, Google confirmed that its new Pixel smartphone won’t be supporting its Daydream VR platform. In fact, it’s outright stopped selling the Daydream View, essentially acknowledging its demise.

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Google Daydream is Dead

VR Tech News

October is usually the time of year when major cell phone announcements are made. This year was no different for Google. On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, Google held their Pixel 4 event in New York.

Oculus Quest Manual Software Update Process Clarified

UploadVR

Facebook clarified its process for updating Oculus Quest to the latest software version. Facebook representatives reiterated in a recent forum post that “with each software update, we roll out the release gradually to ensure stability of the software.”

VR/AR startup valuations reach $45 billion (on paper)

TechCrunch VR

Despite early-stage virtual reality market and augmented reality market valuations softening in a transitional period, total global AR/VR startup valuations are now at $45 billion globally — include non-pure play AR/VR startups discussed below, and that amount exceeds $67 billion.

Powder VR Debuts Its Break-Neck Slopes In First Trailer

UploadVR

The first trailer for RainSoft Games’ Powder VR showcases break-neck slopes you’ll ski, snowboard and glide down. I say break-neck, I don’t just mean because it’s fast-paced. In this dizzying take on VR you can collide with rails, walls and anything left in your way.

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The AR Show: Cultivating the AR Value Chain

AR Insider

This article features the latest episode of The AR Show. Based on a new collaboration, episode coverage now joins AR Insider’s editorial flow including narrative insights and audio. See past and future episodes here or subscribe.

Daydream Dead, New Pro Headset And Win Hotel R’n’R! – VRecap

UploadVR

Fix up, look sharp, it’s the VRecap! For those of you not from the UK, that was a reference to the 2003 rap hit from grime artist, Dizzee Rascal. Go Spotify it. Anyway, there’s a whole host of big headlines to get through this week. The biggest, undoubtedly, is the death of Google Daydream VR. Google’s flashy new phone, the Pixel 4, isn’t supporting it and the company isn’t selling Daydream View anymore.

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The VR Game Launch Roundup: Marbles, Mountains & Mayhem

Peter Graham

VRFocus brings you another roundup of exciting new virtual reality (VR) titles. Make sure to check out our accompanying video roundup at the bottom of the article, freshly made for YouTube. Make sure to also check out VRFocus’ coverage of the Augmented World Expo (AWE) EU 2019 happening this week.

WiiT: From Social Media Group to Non-Profit for Gender Equality in XR

ARPost

From a social media group to a non-profit organization fighting for equal rights: this is the story of Women in Immersive Technologies (WiiT). This new organization founded by a group of women working in the extended reality field wants to promote gender equality in the industry.

Mass VR and Squeaky Floors, with PwC's Jeremy Dalton

XR for Business Podcast

One of Alan's favourite XR experiences was running into a room at the Royal York Hotel, filled with 200 people, all deathly silent and hooked into VR headsets. It may sound like a Matrix prequel, but it was actually a demo of PwC's VR platform. Jeremy Dalton -- the author of this anecdote -- stops by to talk about mass VR technology. Alan: Welcome to the XR for Business Podcast with your host, Alan Smithson. Today's guest is Jeremy Dalton.

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Releases Recap: October 12 - October 18

Oculus

This week, we released a bunch of titles and updates across the Oculus Platform. Here’s a rundown of the highlights

Oculus Picks: Quest Games with Brains and Brawn

Oculus

Finding the perfect VR game to play isn’t always easy these days. On the Oculus Store, you’ll find thousands of games available for Oculus Quest