Wed.Apr 17, 2019

8th Wall Brings Image Targets to Its Web-Based Augmented Reality Platform

Next Reality AR

When it comes to web-based augmented reality, 8th Wall has emerged as one of the leading platform providers, and the company just cranked up its capabilities another notch for AR marketers. Release 11 of 8th Wall Web brings Image Targets, the company's take on image recognition for AR activations.

USA TODAY Builds AR Replica Of Notre Dame In Less Than 8 Hours

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Take an augmented tour of the structural damages caused by Monday’s fire. While French President Emmanuel Macron hopes to complete the repairs within five years, architectural experts predict it could take decades to fully renovate the historic Notre Dame cathedral after Monday’s devastating fire.

New iPhone App Fills Your Living Room with a Virtual Orchestra

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It may take practice to get to Carnegie Hall, but a new mobile app gives the average iPhone or iPad owner the experience of walking on stage with a live orchestra. Available now on the App Store, the Spatial Orchestra app brings music to life comes with augmented reality and spatial audio.

Oculus Quest Welcome Video & Setup Guide Have Leaked Online

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Corgi’s are a major safety hazard in this leaked video for the Oculus Quest. Thanks to a series of videos posted online by YouTuber user NyanBlade, it appears as though we now have our first look at the opening welcome video and setup guide for the upcoming Oculus Quest.

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N1NE: The Splintered Mind Is Essentially Blade Runner VR And It Looks Great

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Blade Runner is one of those cultural touchstones that’s clearly made a big impact on lots of VR developers. It’s even had a few VR apps of its own. But Melbourne-based OD1N Studios seems to essentially be making its own Blade Runner VR game, and it looks great.

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VR Anime ‘Spice & Wolf’ Launching on Rift, Vive & Go in June

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SpicyTails , the Japan-based studio behind VR anime experience Project LUX (2018) , celebrated a successful Kickstarter earlier this year focusing on their next VR project that aims to bring the manga/anime Spice & Wolf to VR. Now, the studio says VR users can expect the game on June 3rd.

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Oculus Job Posts Point to Facebook-built AR Headset on the Horizon

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As first reported by PocketGamer , Facebook is advertising a few new posts at its VR subsidiary Oculus, laced with the notion that a Facebook-built AR headset is definitely on the rise.

Here’s The First Trailer For Dan Carlin’s Historic VR App, War Remains

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One of the VR highlights for VR at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival will undoubtedly be War Remains. This historical VR app is presented by Dan Carlin, best known for the Hardcore History podcast. Ahead of its debut at the festival, though, we have the first trailer for it.

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How to fix the “An Oculus update may not have installed correctly” error

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Sometimes it happens that when I launch my Rift, an error saying that “an Oculus update may not have installed correctly” pops up … and after I close it, everything seems to work perfectly.

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MyndVR Rolls Out Improved VR For The Elderly On Vive Focus Headsets

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Nearly two years ago to the day we first wrote about MyndVR. It’s a VR platform designed for use by elderly people, giving them a raft of content to enjoy, like a Frank Sinatra tribute show. This week, though, MyndVR is expanding its mission with the help of HTC. The company is now rolling out MyndVR 2.0 in partnership with HTC’s Vive X accelerator. The company joined the initiative back in January.

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Google’s VR Painting App ‘Tilt Brush’ is Coming to Quest, Cross-Buy with Rift

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Already own a copy of Google’s VR creation tool Tilt Brush (2016) from the Oculus Store? Then you’ll be able to hop right into the company’s intuitive painting app with Oculus Quest, the upcoming standalone VR headset.

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‘Rhythm Violence’ Classic Thumper Is Coming To Oculus Quest

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Another VR favorite is on its way to Oculus Quest soon. Thumper from Drool will be launching on the platform this year. Thumper is described as a ‘rhythm violence’ game, which is a pretty apt summary. In the game you play as space beetle (yes really) and speed down a course. You need to time button presses with the background music whilst also steering your companion to safety as you work your way up to boss fights.

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‘High Fidelity’ Shifts Focus Towards Non-VR Due to Slow Growth

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Philip Rosedale, CEO of High Fidelity and founder of Second Life, announced at a High Fidelity community meeting recently that the company will be scaling back their VR efforts, focusing more on improving their PC and Mac performance.

Casual Titles Angry Birds VR, Fruit Ninja VR, RUSH, And Bait! Are Coming To Oculus Quest

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Casual VR titles Angry Birds VR, Fruit Ninja, RUSH And Bait! are coming to the upcoming Oculus Quest $399 standalone headset. These four accessible titles could be perfect for demoing your Quest or just short play sessions: Angry Birds VR. The popular mobile game franchise Angry Birds came to PC VR as recently as February. In late March it came to PlayStation VR. We went hands on with the game on PC VR and were impressed by how much the spatial nature of VR adds to the gameplay.

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Google’s Tilt Brush Heads To The Oculus Quest This Spring

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The popular VR art tool will arrive on Quest with cross-buy support. Facebook confirmed earlier today that Google’s immensely popular room-scale VR painting experience, Tilt Brush, is coming to the Oculus Quest headset this Spring.

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These Developers Hacked Knuckles & Vive Controllers to Play MIDI File Music

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We’re still holding our breath of the next wave of consumer VR headsets yet to come, namely Rift S, Quest, and Valve Index.

InstaVR Interviews: Dr. Tarsem Singh Cooner, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at University of Birmingham, UK

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InstaVR Interviews: Meet the VR Practitioners. InstaVR Interviews is a blog series where we turn the spotlight on our customers. We find out why they create VR, how they use InstaVR, and what the future of VR will look like. To read more interviews, visit the InstaVR Interviews homepage.

#QuestCountdown: Arcade Action!

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Chris Jurney here again, Head of Developer Strategy at Oculus. My team works closely with developers to help bring the best games and experiences to