Fri.Oct 04, 2019

Hands-on review on Oculus Quest 3DOF mode and Passthrough+!

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday Oculus started rolling out the firmware update for the Oculus Quest with the big updates announced at Oculus Connect 6 , that is 3 DOF mode and Passthrough+. Today I have been able to try these features and of course I will tell you my impressions on them!

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Report: Apple Acquires Motion Capture Firm IKinema

Road to VR

According to a MacRumor report and regulatory filings with the UK government, Apple may have quietly acquired UK-based motion capture firm IKinema.

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Valve Index: A good fit?

The Ghost Howls

If you are interested in ergonomics in virtual reality, today is your lucky day.

VRNGRY Power Pack Adds Extra Battery Life and Counterweight to Oculus Quest

Road to VR

The VRNRGY Power Pack, an auxiliary battery pack designed specifically to fit on the back of an Oculus Quest, is now available for order on the company’s website.

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A Mixed Reality Hot Air Balloon Experience Comes To Meow Wolf

UploadVR

Have you ever wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride but been too scared to try? Well, a new mixed reality experience in Santa Fe might be right up your alley.

Upcoming SteamVR Update Aims to Fix the Platform’s Irksome Audio Issues

Road to VR

An upcoming update to SteamVR brings an audio overhaul which aims to fix one of the most frustrating parts of the platform: audio not always going to your headset on the first try.

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Post Malone Concert Coming to Oculus Venues for Free on October 17th

Road to VR

During his Runaway Tour this fall, American rapper Post Malone is making a stop at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC where his concert will be broadcast in VR for Oculus mobile headsets.

Welsh National Opera Announce A Vixen’s Tale, A Pop-Up AR Experience

UploadVR

The Welsh National Opera has collaborated with immersive technology company Arcade to produce a new AR experience titled The Vixen’s Tale at the Wales Millennium Centre from the 5th of October. The experience is based on Leoš Janá?ek’s

Behind The Scenes With SOKRISPYMEDIA: Getting Meticulous With VR

VRScout

The popular YouTube channel’s founders, Sam Wickert and Eric Leigh, know that when it comes to creating experiences in virtual reality, success equals extreme attention to detail. Sam Wickert is obsessive when it comes to his craft.

Post Malone Performing In Oculus Venues On October 17

UploadVR

Post Malone’s concert in Raleigh, NC on October 17 will be streamed live in VR in Oculus Venues, available on the Quest and the Go. . The VR stream will be produced Supersphere, who also produced the recent Billie Eilish concert streamed in Venues last month.

‘Echo VR’ Update Adds AI Opponents and More Ahead Launch on Quest Later This Year

Road to VR

Developer Ready at Dawn has released a new update to Echo VR (the basis of both ‘Echo Arena’ and ‘Echo Combat’) in preparation for the game’s release on Oculus Quest later this year.

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Sneaker App GOAT Allows You To Try On Rare Shoes Through AR

UploadVR

The app of the popular sneaker store GOAT received a new update that allows you to try on sneakers through AR using your phone’s camera. The feature, called AR Try-On , doesn’t let you try every sneaker available in the app.

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How to Demonstrate ROI of a VR Experience

InstaVR

Return on Investment (ROI) is an important concept in the tech world. It drives a lot of technology adoption decisions. Generally speaking, if a solution has a positive ROI, then it’s worth investing in.

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Here’s What Oculus Go Games Look Like On Quest

UploadVR

Last week, Oculus announced that a selection of Go apps were coming to Quest. It didn’t take long for them to arrive. Over 60 Oculus Go games and experiences are available on Quest as part of this week’s update.

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Thief Simulator VR Looks Like the Ideal Cat Burglar Trainer in Latest Trailer

Peter Graham

Being burgled is never pleasant or something you want to experience, losing valuable possessions and feeling like your home isn’t secure.

VR Studied As Therapy For Recurring Nightmares

UploadVR

You keep having this recurring nightmare of a shark chasing you underwater. Its glassy black eyes track your flailing escape, but its terrifying rows of hungry teeth loom larger and larger as the nightmare continues.

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Mark Zuckerberg and I are confusing the market about VR and AR and the future of all computing: here’s why we need to stop doing that

Robert Scoble

Mark Zuckerberg talks about the future of VR and AR at Facebook’s recent Oculus Connect conference. Mark Zuckerberg has been talking a lot about augmented reality and investing a lot, too.

Announcing The Upload Holiday VR Showcase, VR Download Podcast And VR Culture Show!

UploadVR

Hi, hello, how are ya? Oculus Connect was a bit much, wasn’t it? We don’t know about you, but we’re shattered and we need a break. Well don’t worry, hungry content consumer; we’re not giving ourselves one! Que slightly broken “Hurrah!”

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This Week In XR: Verizon Buys Jaunt, The Awesomeness of Google AR Maps, Tilt Five Kickstarter passes 1M, XR Maker Space In SF

Charlie Fink

The next time someone asks you what AR is for, show them this

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Best VR Party Games

VR Game Critic

If you are looking for VR games to loosen up your next get-together or to simply have a hilarious good time with your friends, look no further. We've rounded up some great VR Party Games for you, chock-full of minigames and easy enough for non-gamers to join and have fun.

Why Focal Rivalry Is the Biggest Challenge to Mixed Reality Adoption Today

ARPost

Guest Post. MR has a believability problem created by the fact that our eyes cannot naturally integrate real and virtual content into a genuine mixed reality. The main issue is that virtual content exists only on one focal plane and our eyes cannot be fooled by clever software alone.

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Marvel’s Iron Man VR for PS VR revealed ahead of 2020 launch

Slashgear

Sony has announced that Marvel’s Iron Man VR game will arrive on its PlayStation Virtual Reality platform in 2020. The company released a game trailer to go alongside the announcement, as well as a couple of screenshots showing the title’s quality on the PlayStation 4 Pro console.

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Tech Goes to the Opera with New AR Experience

ARPost

You may not think of cutting edge technology and the opera together very often. However, in an attempt to reach new and bigger audiences, the Welsh National Opera is unveiling a new AR experience. Opera as an AR Experience. The Welsh National Opera has been around since 1943.

Woojer’s Kickstarter Hits $1.7m, Joins Oculus Ready Program

Peter Graham

Haptic feedback company Woojer launched its latest Kickstarter campaign back in August an to say it has been a success is an understatement. Originally aiming to hit $20,000 USD the campaign now sits at just over $1.7 million (£1.4 million GBP) with several days to go. With the Kickstarter drawing to an end, Woojer has just released a new update revealing new tweaks to Vest Edge and Strap Edge, as well as joining Oculus’ certification program.

The AR Show: Building the Future of Human-Computer Interaction

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.

The VR Game Launch Roundup: From Painting to Sword Fighting it’s a Strong Start to October

Peter Graham

As we move onto October, VRFocus welcomes a host of new virtual reality (VR) titles, including several long-awaited releases. Make sure to check out our accompanying video compilation for a visual guide to each release.

EON Reality and SUS Co., Ltd. Announce VR Innovation Academy for Kyoto

EON Reality

The partnership will establish a world-class facility for Augmented and Virtual Reality in the Kansai region. IRVINE, CA, October 4, 2019 – EON Reality Inc.,

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Later This October Post Malone is Live in Concert via Oculus Venues

Peter Graham

When it comes to watching events in virtual reality (VR) – especially live ones – Oculus Venues is becoming a good place to catch some of the latest musical artists. Last month saw GRAMMY-winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist H.E.R.

OC6 Crowns the Oculus Quest as King

VR Tech News

Oculus Connect is Facebook’s annual conference about everything VR and AR. New games are announced, new hardware is unveiled, and the minds behind it all share their thoughts on the industry and where it’s headed.

Somnium Space Details Upcoming Initial Land Offering, Bidding Starts Soon

Peter Graham

Ever watch that film called The Founder , charting the rise of the McDonald’s fast-food chain? You should it’s very interesting.

Taming the Jungle of Ideas, with The Wild's Gabe Paez

XR for Business Podcast

Unlike in nature, ideas in enterprise don't grow or perish by the laws of natural selection -- survival of the fittest -- but rather, which ideas are communicated and understood better at the early stages. But not every good idea is best expressed on a whiteboard. That's why Gabe Paez developed The Wild -- a digital collaborative space designed to help teams workshop designs and ideas in a VR environment.