Wed.Jun 19, 2019

How to install and uninstall unapproved apps on Oculus Quest using SideQuest

The Ghost Howls

One of the most discussed themes in the VR communities nowadays is the Oculus Quest content curation.

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‘Penn & Teller VR’ Coming to Quest & PC VR Next Week, PSVR in July

Road to VR

Gearbox Software today announced that an upcoming game from magic/comedy duo Penn & Teller, Penn & Teller VR: Frankly Unfair, Unkind, Unnecessary, & Underhanded, will be available on Quest, Rift and Vive this month, with a version for PSVR coming in July.

Valve Index Support Tag Goes Live On Steam, VR Discovery Improved

UploadVR

Notice anything different about SteamVR games today? New tie, or haircut, perhaps? Actually it’s just that the Valve Index icon is now featured on compatible games’ store listings. In fact, VR support on the wider Steam platform seems to have had a bit of a minor refresh.

Viveport Has Earned a Second Chance Thanks to Infinity

Road to VR

HTC launched Viveport, their VR game marketplace, back in August 2016 to relatively little fanfare. It didn’t boast any compelling exclusives or big draws when it came to content deals, and was notorious for being a buggy, unstable mess.

Hands-On: Ascend Has The Potential To Be The Next Hot VR Esports Title

UploadVR

Back at the USC Games Expo in May, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to try out a game called Ascend, which was developed by students at the University of Southern California.

How To Shoot And Edit VR180 Like A Pro

VRScout

Learn the ins and outs of immersive video production with our new VR180 tutorial series! If you’re looking to add an extra sense of presence or immersion to your next video without going a full 360-degrees, VR180 is definitely a format worth checking out.

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Google Courts Advertisers with Virtual Makeup for YouTube, Immersive Display Ad Format, & 3D Editor for Poly

Next Reality AR

After building a tech empire on revenues from search advertising, Google is not about to sit back and let Snapchat, Facebook, 8th Wall, and others draw all the AR marketing attention to their platforms.

Rec Room iPhone Beta Roll-out Begins

UploadVR

The first wave of invites are on the way for Rec Room’s iPhone early testing program. The addition of Apple’s handhelds to the cross-platform social service represents a major expansion for Against Gravity, the Seattle-based startup building Rec Room.

Tech Trends at #ISTE2019

Tech Trends VR

We’re headed to Philadelphia for the biggest event in the EdTech calendar. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a nonprofit organization that serves over 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world.

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VR Awards 2019 Finalists Include Quest, Astro Bot, Vader Immortal

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The VR Awards 2019 are gearing up to take place in November. That’s a little ways off, but the group is ready to announce finalists this week. Some 12 categories feature in this year’s show.

Niantic Sets Launch Date for Harry Potter Augmented Reality Game, Releases New Trailer

Next Reality AR

After more than a year of teasing and testing, Niantic and Warner Bros. are finally ready to release Harry Potter: Wizards Unite to muggles of the world. Niantic has announced that the game will launch on Friday, June 21 starting with players in the US and UK, with other regions to follow.

Mini-Mech Mayhem Review: Fiendish Tabeltop Tactics Reward Dedication

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Having conquered a single-player match against the game’s toughest AI, I ventured into Mini-Mech Mayhem’s multiplayer mode relatively assured. Several hours of practice paired with earlier multiplayer matches for previews had me confident. My first opponent?

YouTube’s Upcoming AR Ads Let You Try On Makeup During Beauty Vlogs

VRScout

Try on makeup directly from the YouTube app with AR Beauty Try-On. Hot on the heels of their recent announcement regarding the introduction of 3D AR models to Google search results, the company revealed this week the arrival of AR Beauty Try-On, a new augmented reality-powered feature for the official YouTube app that allows users to try-on makeup as they watch their favorite beauty vloggers.

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Falcon Age Dev Wants To Know If You Want The Game On Quest

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As we learned last week, Falcon Age is coming to PC VR headsets this summer. Outerloop Games’ debut adventure is coming to the Epic Game Store with SteamVR and Oculus support. After that, though? We might see the game on Oculus Quest… if you ask for it.

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Using Augmented Reality to Fight World Hunger

ARPost

The ever-expanding range of immersive tools is slowly transforming multiple industries, from retail and entertainment to healthcare. Augmented reality , which enhances the real world through computer-generated images, is changing film, gaming, as well as social media.

Ninja Legends Is A Wave Fighter Featuring Slow-Mo Dismemberment

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We’re now over three years past the launch of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, but developers are still making wave-based combat games.

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As Darkness Spreads, Digital Security Is a Matter of Life and Death

Charlie Fink

Neither social media giants nor law enforcement is prepared to deal with the scale of depravity, exploitation, immorality and lawlessness captured on smartphone cameras around the world and posted on social media sites

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Family Reunions Project Virtually Closes Distance

VR Tech News

The topic of today’s VRTN Spotlight uses VR to bring people closer together. Typically VR is seen as a solitary experience, with the focus on gaming or job training. As a result, VR tends to be viewed as an isolated experience.