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Escape H.H. Holmes’ Murder Castle In VR

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Navigate a booby-trapped hotel while evading the ‘Devil in the White City’ himself in this horrifying VR game. Next year will see the release of Martin Scorsese’s Devil in the White City , a film adaptation of Erik Larson’s 2003 novel detailing the horrendous activities of H.H.

ISS Astronauts Use Magic Leap One to Prepare for Next Mission

Next Reality AR

The tradition of using cutting edge technology to prepare for missions in space, in this case, augmented reality, continues with a new team of international astronauts slated to board the International Space Station (ISS) later this year. On Tuesday, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano took to Twitter to show himself and fellow crew member Andrew Morgan (representing NASA) using the Magic Leap One to train an upcoming mission.

Training Your Brain Muscles with VR

Tech Trends VR

Sense Arena’s portable VR Hockey Training kit was a big hit at CES 2019.

OpenXR Chair Shifts from Epic to Intel, Progress Update Planned for March

Road to VR

Intel’s Brent Insko has taken over as the Chair of the OpenXR working group after Epic’s Nick Whiting passed the torch. The pair say the OpenXR effort is still going strong, and a progress update is planned for March.

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A Fisherman’s Tale Review: A Perfect Storm Of VR Puzzling

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I would have never pegged Innerspace as the one to crack the code. True, the Firebird series is a compelling exhibition of VR art, but who’d have bet on this small indie studio as the first to unify VR’s core pillars?

‘Beat Saber’ Studio Plans on Bringing More Free Songs, Paid DLC Still TBA

Road to VR

Fans of the block-slashing rhythm game Beat Saber (2018) want to know: when are more songs coming? Well, the developers Beat Games say that they still need more time to work on it, but that users can at least look forward to more guaranteed free songs at some point too.

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Rosetta Stone iPhone App Now Features AR Machine Learning

VRScout

The popular language-learning platform is even more intelligent with object recognition technology. If you’ve ever thought about learning a new language from scratch, but don’t have the time or money for an in-person class, odds are you’ve at least explored the idea of using Rosetta Stone.

‘A Fisherman’s Tale’ Review – A Delightful, But Brisk Encounter with Untapped Potential

Road to VR

A Fisherman’s Tale puts you in the boots of a curios puppet-man named Bob who lives in a strange, recursive world centered around a dollhouse-sized lighthouse. Looking above, you see infinitely Big Bob. Looking below, infinitely Small Bob.

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HTC Vive Headsets Lineup Explained: Should You Wait For Cosmos?

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HTC’s line-up of VR headsets is steadily growing. What’s the difference between the Vive and Vive Focus? What’s the Vive Cosmos? Which should you buy? Read on for our rundown of the current Vive line-up. HTC Vive. Vive is a room scale VR headset powered by your gaming PC. At $499 it’s the most affordable headset in HTC’s lineup. It comes with two fully tracked controllers. The Vive cannot operate without a gaming PC, and won’t work on most laptops.

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A Fisherman’s Tale Now Available on multiple VR platforms

Cats and VR

In A Fisherman’s Tale , the mind-bending VR adventure game that launches onto PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality headsets today, you will work with infinite, ever smaller and bigger replications of yourself to find your way out of a world where physics are utterly broken.

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Stay Silent Is A Western/Sci-Fi VR Shooter From The Makers Of Nostos, Beta Sign-Ups Launched

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Cowboys vs Aliens wasn’t even half the movie it should have been. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, don’t bother looking it up. It’s not a good movie. Anyway, VR might just be able to redeem this promising genre mash-up with Stay Silent. This is a western shooter in which players are cast as the sheriff of a small town. When an alien invasion threatens to destroy all you know, you take on the hordes.

Might Meta Rise Again? A Silicon Valley Story

Charlie Fink

The Meta Company may be part of tech history, Meta tech may be back, and soon

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Free Apex Construct Demo Finally Comes To Steam

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Yet to try out Fast Travel Games’ excellent 2018 VR adventure, Apex Construct ? The perfect opportunity now awaits you. The Swedish studio today launched a free demo for the game on Steam. It supports the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows VR headsets and lets you play through the first level. That should help you get to grips with the game’s first-person action gameplay. In Apex Construct, you explore a post-apocalyptic world ruled by warring AI factions.

AR+VR Weekly: Meta sale, Facebook’s AR glasses and Magic Leap mobile AR

AWE Blog

Catch up on the latest AR+VR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of Jan 22. Source: Magic Leap. By Tom Emrich. Highlights. It’s been another busy week in AR+VR! In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: Meta sale, Facebook AR glasses and Magic Leap mobile AR. Last week I highlighted news of a AR pioneer, ODG, ending its 20-year journey.

Beat Saber DLC: Dev ‘Needs More Time But We’re Working On It’

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The saga of the first Beat Saber DLC installment continues. Developer Beat Games provided the briefest of updates on the pack this week. In short, it’s looking like the pack will take a little longer than expected. The studio noted on Twitter that it needed “some more time to work on it before it’s ready for release. It’s not that easy as we thought, but we’re working on it.”

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5 Ways VR Will Change Your Life! Travel, Gaming, Shopping, Exploration, and Relationships

VeeR VR

If you’re still undecided about the addition of a VR headset to your tech locker, here’s a reason for every digit on your right hand why VR is gonna rock your world.

GIVEAWAY: Win A Physical Copy Of Co-Op Adventure Smash Hit Plunder On PSVR

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Smash Hit Plunder is a narrative-focused VR adventure game with cooperative action-packed gameplay. If you play solo that’s okay too, but it’s definitely designed to be played with a few friends to watch your back.

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