Fri.Dec 21, 2018

Snapchat Virtually Restores London's Big Ben with Holiday-Themed, Location-Based AR Lens

Next Reality AR

The city of London is getting a holiday gift this season, but it's not the kind you unwrap, since it's completely delivered in augmented reality.

Augmented Reality Top 8 of 2018

VRScout

As a new communications medium, Augmented Reality (AR) is changing the way we consume and share knowledge and how we express ourselves creatively. This year AR included a range of experiences from contemporary art to currency to close-captioning.

Niantic Offers $1 Million in Rewards for Games Built on Its Real World Platform

Next Reality AR

Location-based gaming pioneer Niantic has been preparing its flavor of AR cloud, the Niantic Real World Platform, to bring more realistic and interactive augmented reality experiences to mobile apps. And now the company is looking for a few good developers to help execute its vision on the platform.

11 cool suggestions to follow if you have to speak at (or attend, or host) a VR event

The Ghost Howls

In these two days, I’ve attended two events inside virtual reality. They have been very different one from the other, but both of them have been very interesting. They were: The CPD in VR organized by Steve Bambury. The chosen platform was ENGAGE and I was there as one of the speakers.

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A Year in Tech: 2018 Recap

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A look back at some of the most exciting moments & innovations Tech Trends covered in 2018! Cryptocurrency.

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Snapchat Lens Brings Bumblebee Transformer into Your Home & Baidu's Facemoji Keyboard Lets You Become the Robot

Next Reality AR

Fan favorite Transformer Bumblebee returns to theaters on Friday in a spin-off of the film franchise, so Paramount Pictures is bringing the car-robot back into the homes of fans via augmented reality.

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K/DA’s POP/STARS From League Of Legends Hits Beat Saber For Free

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If you’re anything like me then you probably that the single free new song DLC that released last week in Beat Saber was the extent of their teased “Christmas Gifts” but you’d be wrong.

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Hit Viral Song POP/STARS Comes to ‘Beat Saber’ Free on All Platforms

Road to VR

Beat Games today announced that the hit viral song POP/STARS by K/DA is now available as a free track in Beat Saber. The song comes from Riot Games, the studio behind League of Legends , who created the virtual K-pop group K/DA which consists of four characters from their massively popular game.

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Red Matter Review: A Sumptuous Sci-Fi Treat With A True Grasp On VR

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Red Matter’s iron claws, with which you grab objects, are a fitting allegory for the wider game. They’re strong and steely, providing an authentic sensation of having a firm grasp on something.

The Steam Winter Sale is Here, Discounts on Bethesda VR & More Top VR Games

Road to VR

If you’re expecting a stocking full of Steam Gift Cards this year, Valve has a nifty solution of relieving you of most, if not all of your Steam funbucks.

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The Biggest VR Releases Of The Week 12/16/18

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It’s the second to last full week of 2018 (!) but the VR releases are still coming thick and fast. There’s nothing strictly traditional on the list this week, which is a very good sign for those in search of something new. Miss last week’s releases? They’re right here.

AMD’s SteamVR Streaming Tool ‘ReLive for VR’ Won’t Support Oculus Mobile Devices

Road to VR

AMD recently launched an updated version of their Radeon Software suite which brought the ability to stream SteamVR games to standalone and smartphone-based headsets, provided you own a supported AMD GPU. Now the company has put future support for all Oculus mobile devices in doubt.

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‘Winter Wonderland’ Sale Offers Christmas Savings For Oculus Go & Rift Games

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Facebook’s Oculus has launched its ‘Winter Wonderland’ sale across Rift, Go, and Gear VR, with reduced prices on dozens of VR games on the Oculus Store. As well as the individual game sales, Facebook is also offering a ‘Chill Games Pack’ for each platform. The Rift pack contains 4 games, 2 experiences, and 1 app. The Go/GearVR pack contains 4 games and 2 experiences.

Oculus Winter Wonderland Sale Brings Big Savings to Hundreds of Rift Titles

Road to VR

Even though it’s cold outside, things are heating up over at the Oculus Store starting today with the company’s ‘Winter Wonderland’ sale. A staggering number of top-rated Rift titles are currently marked down from 10% – 65%.

Angry Birds: Isle Of Pigs Coming In 2019 To Major VR Platforms

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Angry Birds is coming to “major” VR headsets in early 2019. Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is on the way from Resolution Games in partnership with Rovio. Details are extremely light on the title — there’s no trailer yet — with a press release saying players will “swoop in on a remote island to take on the infamous green pigs with the help of their favorite Angry Birds characters.” ” Yeah, that certainly sounds like an Angry Birds game.

Impressive Valve-built Environment ‘Winter Peak’ Comes to SteamVR Home

Road to VR

It’s hard to get tired of Valve’s SteamVR Home when the company keeps pumping out high-quality spaces like Gulping Goat and Candy Emporium as of late. Now on Steam Workshop, the company’s open marketplace for environmental additions and asset packs, Valve has pushed out a new environment called ‘Winter Peak’ that puts you in a frosty winter wonderland befitting the season.

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Playful CEO: PSVR Exclusive Star Child ‘Definitely Not’ Cancelled

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The mysterious side-scrolling game Star Child is “definitely not” cancelled, according to Playful CEO Paul Bettner. The statement comes after some PlayStation 4 owners on Thursday who had pre-ordered the game received a message from the PlayStation Store stating “the publisher has notified us that the game is cancelled.”

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This Week In XR: Blippar Closes, AR Laptop Wins CES, Immersal Launches, Magic Leap Flooded, And More

Charlie Fink

The coming holidays hasn't slowed the flow of XR news this week

Beat Saber Holiday Special Livestream: Candy Cane Blades And Christmas Songs

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Christmas is right around the corner next week! To celebrate the holiday season we’ve decided to do a special themed livestream for Beat Saber that will focus exclusively on Christmas songs! We’ve got well over a dozen tracks downloaded, along with custom sabers shaped like candy canes, that we’re extremely excited to show off today. We’ll also dive into our massive catalog of other great custom tracks the community has produced.

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Top 11 Christmas VR Experiences & Games

VeeR VR

Do you celebrate Christmas? Today’s beautiful holiday season is now accessible to everyone, even if you live in a country where the Christmas is not celebrated thanks to virtual reality. Today we have for you the top Christmas experiences sure to warm your holiday spirit with abundance and community.

Save Big On PSVR Games In PlayStation’s 2018 Winter Sale

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What’s that? You already did your Christmas shopping? Well, hate to break it to you, but practically every big PSVR game is on sale right now. Sorry, wallet. Steam, Oculus and the PlayStation Store have all launched their big end of year sales and there’s a heck of a lot to rifle through. We’ve already been through Steam’s offerings here and a breakdown of Oculus is coming soon, but we’ve rounded up some of the best deals for PSVR down below right here.