Tue.Aug 28, 2018

HP Partnership Expands Advanced VR Training

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From utilities companies to first responders, more industries are adopting rich virtual training experiences for training purposes. There is a growing plethora of Industry 4.0

Mapbox Unrolls Magic Maps Developer Tool for Magic Leap

Next Reality AR

Less than 20 days after the launch of Magic Leap One, Mapbox has jumped at the chance to provide its map services to Magic Leap developers through its Maps SDK for Unity.

Taking AR Walk in the Woods

Tech Trends VR

With AR, Greenpeace hopes to create greater empathy between us and forest ecosystems under threat.

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Dedicated ‘Beat Saber’ Machine to Hit VR Arcades in South Korea & China

Road to VR

Beat Games, the Czech Republic-based indie developers behind smash hit rhythm game Beat Saber , are aiming to make a big splash in Asia with a newly revealed dedicated arcade machine.

Bow to Blood Review: PSVR’s Next Sleeper Hit May Be Here

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Thank god Bow to Blood didn’t go down the multiplayer route. Boasting the same televised tournament set up as both Rigs and Starblood Arena before it, Tribetoy’s VR debut could have easily ended up being another quickly-forgotten online wasteland.

Looking into the Crystal Ball: The Future of VR in Education

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The future is a realm of all sorts of unimaginable possibilities. But it isn’t too difficult to answer the question of where VR will be in the next five years. The sector that arguably stands to gain the most from rapid developments in VR technology is that of education.

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Hands-on: ‘Nostos’ Aims to Deliver Anime-inspired Open World RPG in VR

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Nostos , an upcoming open world RPG from China-based tech company NetEase, made its Western debut at Gamescom this year with something that appears to be heavily influenced by the popular anime series such as Sword Art Online.

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Firewall Zero Hour: 7 Tips To Help You Take Out Your Enemies

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Firewall Zero Hour is finally out! One of the biggest VR game launches is now upon us and the internet is abuzz with excitement for this 4v4 online-only multiplayer tactical shooter.

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Samsung Offers Free Gear VR USB-C Adapters to Note 9 Users

Road to VR

Samsung hasn’t released a new Gear VR model since the launch of Note 8 last year, but you’ll still be able to use the latest Gear VR with that shiny new Note 9.

Oculus Education Launches Pilot Programs In Taiwan, Japan, Seattle

VRScout

Oculus will provide headsets and training to three new pilot locations alongside a fresh helping of educational VR content. Oculus Education continues its ongoing streak of generosity with the expansion of its educational pilot programs to Taiwan, Japan, and Seattle.

Gorgeous VR Fairy Tale Luna Hits PSVR This Fall

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One of VR’s best-looking games is coming to PlayStation VR (PSVR) very soon. Luna, the storybook puzzle game from indie developer Funomena, will launch on the platform this fall, the studio confirmed today.

Virtual Reality in Japan – Part 3 – The Underdogs

VRPlayin

While the word ‘Startup’ was what I wanted in the title, I realized it would not define all the companies touched upon in this post.

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Firewall Zero Hour – How To Invite Friends To Online Games

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Firewall Zero Hour is a competitive game. The best way to secure victory is through one thing and one thing only: teamwork. That means you’ll need a team of battle-hardened chums to join you on the frontlines. But how do you actually find friends?

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Creed: Rise To Glory Is Coming To Rift, Vive And Arcades Next Month Too

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Earlier this month we reported that Survios’ Creed: Rise to Glory was coming to PSVR on September 25th 2018, though it wasn’t clear if the previously-confirmed Oculus Rift and HTC Vive versions would launch on that day too. Well good news; they are indeed on the way.

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Cyberpunk 2077: CD Projekt RED Have No Plans For VR Support

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Did you go on the internet yesterday? If so, it was hard to miss the swirlings of excitement surrounding Cyberpunk 2077’s debut gameplay demo that was livestreamed on developer CD Projekt RED’s Twitch and YouTube channels. The game looks like an absolutely incredible adaptation of the classic tabletop RPG and is sure to usher in a new era of innovation for roleplaying games, open world environments, and sci-fi cyberpunk settings.

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Oculus Launches New Education Programs In Seattle, Japan and Taiwan

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Oculus Education, a department of Facebook’s VR specialist dedicated to expanding the tech’s use as a tool for learning, is already bringing headsets to libraries in California and partnering with a number of other institutions. Today, it adds three more projects to its list. The company today announced Oculus Education pilot programmes for Taiwan, Seattle and Japan, all with different objectives.

Creed: Rise To Glory Is Coming To Rift, Vive And Arcades Next Month Too

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Earlier this month we reported that Survios’ Creed: Rise to Glory was coming to PSVR on September 25th 2018, though it wasn’t clear if the previously-confirmed Oculus Rift and HTC Vive versions would launch on that day too. Well good news; they are indeed on the way.

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Danger Room VR Is Like A Room-Scale Obstacle Course Coming This Week For Free

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A new game from Barcelona-based The Game Forger promises to help you rediscover the joy of room-scale VR. Danger Room VR, which I assure you isn’t an X-Men VR game, is releasing this week on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive for free.

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Firewall Zero Hour Launch Day Livestream: Putting PSVR’s Shooter To The Test

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For today’s livestream we’re heading back online for more shooting in PSVR’s exclusive new shooter, Firewall Zero Hour! The servers just went live last night in the US and we’re itching to exercise our trigger fingers once again. If you missed last night’s launch stream, you can check that out right here. We’ll be livestreaming Firewall Zero Hour on PSVR today using the PS Aim Controller and monitoring chat by peeking out of our headset every now and then.