Fri.Sep 21, 2018

My predictions for Oculus Connect 5

The Ghost Howls

Next week, on September 26th-27th, Oculus will perform its annual showcase event: Oculus Connect , that has now arrived at its 5th edition.

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Walmart Expands VR Employee Training To All U.S. Locations

VRScout

Walmart associates will now have access to the same VR training their managers receive at Walmart Academies.

AR App Thyng Making Jump from Mobile to Magic Leap One

Next Reality AR

The first mobile augmented reality app out of the gate with support for Magic Leap One Creator Edition is Thyng, who is planning to release the headset version of the app later this year.

Google Reveals Experimental 6DOF Controllers for Lenovo Mirage Solo

Road to VR

It appears Google has made some serious headway on its low-cost, mobile inside out VR controller tracking standard first seen back in April.

Accounting+ Brings Three Times More Content To Rift, Vive And PSVR Soon

UploadVR

Get ready to be shouted at some more in VR! Accounting+ , the expansion to Crows, Crows, Crows hilariously eccentric VR experience (which itself was born from a collaboration with Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland), is coming to the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift very soon.

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PokerStars VR is Something New

Tech Trends VR

Played poker before? Not like this, you haven’t! The world’s leading poker brand, PokerStars, has combined live and online poker in a truly immersive & social VR experience.

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VR Stealth Game Espire 1 Reemerges From The Shadows With Amazing Trailer

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All the way back in February 2017 we wrote about Espire 1: VR Operative , a promising new VR stealth game from indie developer Michael Wentworth-Bell. Around August last year, though, the game went dark. That is until this week.

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VR Stealth Game ‘Espire 1’ Coming to Vive & Rift in 2019, Teaser Trailer Here

Road to VR

Espire 1: VR Operative is an upcoming single-player Metal Gear Solid- style stealth game developed by Melbourne-based Digital Lode and published by Tripwire Interactive.

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The Biggest PSVR Releases For The Week 09/16/18

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Time to get your wallet out; there are a total of seven new experiences arriving on PSVR this week, and a good number of them are well worth checking out for yourself. The Chantry, from Steel Minions. Price: £4.49 (EU Only).

Google reveals experimental 6DoF VR controllers for Lenovo Mirage Solo

Slashgear

Google has revealed new experimental controllers for the Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream. These controllers, which are only available for developers at this time, feature six degrees of freedom (6DoF), bringing “natural and intuitive controls” to the standalone virtual reality headset.

Google Reveals Experimental 6DOF Controllers For Daydream, Dev Kits Incoming

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Google revealed an experimental accessory for the Lenovo Mirage Solo which adds a pair of six degrees of freedom controllers to the standalone Daydream headset. The faceplate straps to the front of Mirage Solo, which features a USB-C port on the side for powering an accessory.

#698: Universal Mind & Quantum Mechanics: Idealism as Fundamental Consciousness & VR

Voices of VR

Is consciousness emergent from our bodies? Or is it a fundamental field of the universe? It’s possible that various quantum entanglement anomalies from Quantum Mechanics. Podcast Archive

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NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti And RTX 2080 Performance Benchmarks For VR

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I tested the new RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti and, when it comes to VR performance, there are a few things to consider. Using the new RTX cards on an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, from my experience, has not yielded very good benchmarking results. Benchmarking them was difficult because they appeared to be bottlenecked somewhere else, like the CPU, memory or storage even though I’m running a 16-Core Ryzen Threadripper system with 32GB of RAM and a 1TB Samsung 970 Evo.

The Bad Reviews About Virtual Reality

VRPlayin

We all have that one friend who tries something and instantly dismisses it, instantly. It’s fair to say that each group or team has their own naysayer. And contrary to what you may think, they are extremely important to group dynamics as long as they don’t bring everyone down. Critique can be useful when done right and we sometimes see this when we write to developers about bugs and user patterns. As long as critique is constructive everybody wins.

The Biggest Rift, Vive and Windows VR Releases For The Week 09/16/18

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There’s a hearty assortment of interesting new titles on offer for your PC VR headset this week. Even if you’re not privy to the intense thrills of Transference, there’s probably something for you here. Paperville Panic, from Ultimerse. Price: $19.99 ( Rift, Vive, Windows VR ).

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Mirage Solo Is Getting Pass-Through Support With Depth Perception And AR

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Google is making it easy to play ping pong whilst wearing the Lenovo Mirage Solo headset, whether you’re in VR or not. Alongside today’s announcement of a pair of experimental six degrees of freedom (6DOF) controllers for the standalone Daydream headset, Google also introduced a new pass-through camera system that will be coming to developers soon.