Wed.Dec 19, 2018

What is mediated reality and how I experimented with it on the Vive Focus

The Ghost Howls

Less is more. So, when everyone is trying to do augmented reality, I’m sitting here trying to do the opposite, that is Diminished Reality (and Mediated Reality in general). .

Magic Leap’s Latest Experience Is An Interactive Fairy Tale

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Funomena’s latest game lets you plant holographic gardens in your own mixed reality playspace. As with all immersive hardware and platforms, the success (or otherwise) of Magic Leap will hinge on whether it can attract creative developers to make awesome content to bring its technology to life.

Meta's New Enterprise User Video Shows Signs of Life at Cash-Strapped Augmented Reality Headset Maker

Next Reality AR

Despite funding difficulties that forced Meta to place employees on temporary leave in September, the augmented reality headset maker is reminding enterprise companies that it remains a viable option for visualizing and working with 3D design models.

Magic Leap Received Over 6,000 Applications for Independent Creator Grant Program

Road to VR

The application deadline for Magic Leap’s Independent Creator Grant Program is up, and the company has revealed that over 6,000 applications have been received for consideration.

FramesDirect Finally Delivers Prescription Lens Inserts for Magic Leap One Users

Next Reality AR

In the last few weeks, the Magic Leap ecosystem has ramped up activity with a number of new releases debuting just before the close of the year. Now, yet another piece of the Magic Leap picture has come into focus in the form of prescription lens inserts.

Facebook Open-sources DeepFocus Algorithm for More Realistic Varifocal VR Rendering

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DeepFocus is Facebook’s AI-driven renderer that’s said to produce natural looking blur in real-time, something that’s poised to go hand-in-hand with the varifocal displays of tomorrow.

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Steppingstone VR Uses Multi-Platform Electromagnetic Propulsion To Fight Sim Sickness

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Steppingstone VR thinks its new approach to VR locomotion might be the one to solve simulation sickness. The company is working on a motion platform that uses electromagnetic propulsion to physically move players around as they stand/sit on a platform.

VRgineers Want to Build a Cheaper XTAL Headset for Consumers

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VRgineers, the Prague-based VR startup behind the enterprise-focused headset XTAL , have announced they’re planning on building a version of their wide field of view (FOV) headset for the consumer market.

Vestige Review: An Unflinching Portrayal Of Love And Loss

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VR is no stranger to tough subjects, but few experiences tackle the weight of death and grief with as much grace as Aaron Bradbury’s searingly harrowing Vestige. This is a tale of love and loss based upon a real account from Lisa, who lost her husband Erik at a young age.

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Following the successful launch on Magic Leap,Resolution Games to bring Angry Birds to VR.

Cats and VR

Fans can soon soar into the world of Angry Birds with the upcoming virtual reality (VR) game, Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs.

Is Asynchronous SpaceWarp 2.0 Releasing Soon?

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The changelog for the latest update to Oculus Medium mentions the app now supports ASW 2.0.

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Op-Ed: Why are AR companies dropping like flies?

RealVision VR

I revisit Augmented Reality providers every now and then. Mostly it’s when a client comes knocking. The last time I looked at AR, was this month itself, to start work on a platform for Cinematic augmented movies and stories. I’ve settled on one flavor of AR.

Facebook Open Sources ‘DeepFocus’ VR Research

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Facebook is releasing public code and formally open sourcing its DeepFocus research into ultra-realistic visuals for VR headsets.

Vreal Is Amazing For Watching VR Game Recordings And Live Streams!

VR Spies

As many of you know I have been out here creating videos of my VR gameplay for years now and I have always wondered if there was a better way for my viewers to actually get a sense of what I was really experiencing?

Echo Combat Tips: Beginner’s Guide To The Zero-G VR Shooter

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Oculus Rift exclusive Echo VR is one of the more interesting VR games out there for its unique usage of hand presence. You can climb or grab practically any object and propel yourself around in zero gravity.

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Set-up Instructions for Vrui with HTC Vive Head-mounted Display

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It’s been more than two years since the last time I posted set-up instructions for Vrui and HTC Vive , and a lot has changed in the meantime. While Vrui-5.0

The 2018 Buyer’s Guide To The Best PSVR Accessories And Games

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The Holiday season for 2018 is finally upon us and with it comes lots of deals, a shopping frenzy, and plenty of new toys and gadgets under the Christmas tree. If you picked up a new PSVR headset on Black Friday last month or have plans to get one this holiday season, then we’ve got you covered with our buying guide full of recommendations for the PSVR headset, its top accessories, and the best games on the device so far after over two years.

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The cutest VR horror experience Fresh Out Is Released on VeeR NOW

VeeR VR

“Hey, baby carrots, wake up!” As you slowly open your eyes, the sagacious carrot along with other two grown-up carrots is going to tell you a horror story about a monster. The monster has a big mouth and no carrot can escape from it.

Seeking Dawn Gets Laundry List Of Updates As PSVR Port Is Now ‘Playable’ Internally

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Seeking Dawn was one of the most heavily-marketed VR games of the year and even though it didn’t quite live up to expectations , it still delivered a lengthy, feature-filled campaign with full co-op support and one of the most visually striking VR worlds we’ve seen yet. Luckily, Multiverse didn’t stop working on it after it officially launched.

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Prey’s VR Support Is A Polished, Underwhelming Escape Room Campaign

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Bethesda’s previous VR efforts have been as ambitious, if not always as successful, as VR gaming gets. By pouring through its back catalog the publisher has given us takes on Doom , Skyrim and Fallout 4 to revisit inside headsets with ports that ask players to overlook a few awkward inevitabilities in return for massive worlds to explore. The trade-off, many would argue, is worth it, but with Prey’s VR content Bethesda takes a more familiar route.

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Borderlands 2 VR Livestream: Shooting Up Pandora With PS Move

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Borderlands 2 VR is now available as a PSVR exclusive for at least five months. For more on the game you can see our list of 10 amazing things to do , tips for new players of the game, and even our full review for the final verdict on what we think of the VR adaptation of the acclaimed shooter. In fact, you can even see us stream over an hour of it previously right here too.

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