Tue.Jan 14, 2020

All the best AR VR news from CES 2020

The Ghost Howls

Last week there has been the CES, maybe the biggest technology show of the year.

Magic Leap Lawsuit Against Nreal on Hold as Mediation Begins & Court Sets Tentative Trial Date

Next Reality AR

This week, the beginning of an epic legal battle was set to begin between augmented reality players Magic Leap and Nreal, the small China-based startup accused by the former of stealing trade secrets. However, a new wrinkle has emerged in the legal skirmish that could change everything.

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Oculus Rift & Link Users Report Stuttering After Latest Software Update

UploadVR

Owners of the Oculus Rift and Rift S headsets, as well as Quest owners using Link, have been reporting stuttering and other performance issues after the v12 software update. Reports of this issue sprang up on reddit and the Oculus forums over the past month.

Magic Leap Trade Secrets Lawsuit Against China's Nreal on Hold as Mediation Begins & Court Sets Tentative Trial Date

Next Reality AR

This week, the beginning of an epic legal battle was set to begin between augmented reality players Magic Leap and Nreal, the small China-based startup accused by the former of stealing trade secrets. However, a new wrinkle has emerged in the legal skirmish that could change everything.

CES 2020: VR Power Solves Oculus Quest’s Biggest Problem

UploadVR

The Oculus Quest made a huge impact in the VR community in less than a year. It gave VR aficionados a standalone solution with great controllers, and helped bring in newcomers with an affordable, accessible headset.

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Recently Released Half-Life: Alyx Screenshots Tease New Enemies And Environments

VRScout

Take a look at some of the baddies you’ll be facing in Valve’s upcoming Half-Life VR game. This March Half-Life: Alyx will make its highly-anticipated debut on VR headsets, marking the first official release of a Half-Life game in 13 years.

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How Augmented Reality Can Be Used for Writing Prompts

ARPost

Augmented reality is a form of technology that enhances the real-world environment around us with computer-generated images and information, creating a hybrid scenario which can add to all manner of experiences, including learning. See Also: Can Augmented Reality Shorten the Learning Curve?

Oculus Quest United States Shipping Dates Pushed Into March

UploadVR

The dispatch dates for Facebook’s Oculus Quest headset have been pushed back once again in the United States, now not shipping until early March for the 64GB model and late February for the 128GB model when ordered from the official company website.

Vive X Company Immersive Factory Raises £850k Towards VR-based HSE Training

Peter Graham

Companies across the world are discovering the benefit of implementing virtual reality (VR) training as a way of safely teaching employees new skills.

Ironlights Is An Epic Melee VR Game With LAN Multiplayer Support on Quest

UploadVR

Ironlights is a new combat and duelling melee VR game coming to the Oculus Quest, Rift and SteamVR in Spring 2020. The announcement coincides with a Kickstarter aimed at helping developer E McNeill “finish the game strong” before launch.

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Hands-on With Panasonic’s VR Eyeglasses: A Stylish Step Forward

Peter Graham

One of the biggest announcements relating to the virtual reality (VR) industry during CES 2020 came from an unexpected source, Panasonic.

Niantic Hires PR Leader Who Shepherded Oculus Transition At Facebook

UploadVR

Tera Randall is taking an executive role as Vice President of Global Communications at Pokemon Go company Niantic after leaving her position shaping the story of Facebook’s ambitions in VR and AR.

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Astraeus Dev Launches Kickstarter for Arena Dueler Ironlights

Peter Graham

Indie developer E McNeill made a name for himself in the virtual reality (VR) space through innovative strategy titles like Astraeus, Tactera and Skylight, harking all the way back to the early days of the original Samsung Gear VR with Darknet.

‘Chilldex’ Kickstarter Aims To Solve The Valve Index’s Heat Problem

UploadVR

A Toronto-based engineer launched a Kickstarter for a Valve Index cooling addon which plugs in to the headset’s front USB accessory slot.

Breaking Down Best Practices in AR Advertising

AR Insider

This article is the latest in AR Insider’s editorial contributor program. Find out more or contact us to participate here. Authors’ opinions are their own. . 4 Best Practices To Keep In Mind For Your AR Advertising Campaign. by Cristina Ferrandez.

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Fail Factory Is Coming To Oculus Quest And Rift Very Soon

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Another Oculus Go game is making the jump to Quest and Rift. This time it’s Armature’s Fail Factory, published by Oculus itself. You may remember Fail Factory from its release all the way back in 2017.

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Creed: Rise to Glory Sees Physical PlayStation VR Release in Europe This Week

Peter Graham

When it comes to boxing videogames for PlayStation VR your choices are fairly limited. There’s Knockout League for a playful take on the sport, BoxVR which is more workout focused or the movie inspired Creed: Rise to Glory.

Sony Confirms E3 2020 Won’t Feature PlayStation

Peter Graham

When it comes to big videogame announcements the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles every June tends to be the highlight of every year. However, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) was noticeably absent last year, leaving not only a big gap news wise but physically as well. Now it looks like that trend is set to continue with the company confirming it won’t be attending E3 2020.

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