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Rift S Surpasses Windows MR, Index Doubles In August Steam Hardware Survey

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The Oculus Rift S is now used by more Steam users than all Windows MR headsets combined, according to the August Steam Hardware Survey. The Valve Index’s market share has doubled, and VR overall is at an all time high. Rift S Overtakes WMR.

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Step Into Daft Punk’s ‘One More Time’ in This VR Fan Tribute

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Daft Punk’s Interstella 5555 (2003) is an hour-long film that expertly blends the electronic music duo’s album Discovery with some pretty striking visuals, courtesy of Japanese anime studio Toei Animation.

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Google Poly Editor Gives Brands More Control Over Their Immersive Ads

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Google introduces customizable backgrounds, new animation settings, and realistic reflections.

Immersive Social Platform ‘VRChat’ Raises $10 Million in Venture Capital

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VRChat announced today that it has closed a $10 million Series C investment to continue expanding its immersive social platform which is steeped in user-generated content.

New VR Game Releases For September 2019

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Every month we aim to round up each and every VR game release for you in one single place — this is September 2019’s list. Check the bolded and underlined entries for ones we feel are particularly worth your time. Curious about what’s coming this month to a VR headset near you?

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‘Trover Saves the Universe’ to Get Free ‘Cosmic Jobs’ DLC in October

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Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland loves VR, and his latest VR game, Trover Saves the Universe (2019) , is getting its first DLC drop next month. Called ‘Trover’s Important Cosmic Jobs’, the free DLC is headed to all supported platforms on October 8th.

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Harness The Powers Of Famous Marvel Heroes In This New Lenovo Mirage AR Experience

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Team-up with a friend and battle recognizable super-villains using six legendary heroes. From Asgard to the Fear Dimension and every realm in between, fans of the Marvel Universe have followed their favorite characters on a journey across time and space in a quest to defeat the forces of evil.

Watch Iron Man VR Gameplay With 360 Degree PSVR Tracking In Action

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Looking for some new Iron Man VR gameplay? We’ve got you covered. You’ve probably heard how Iron Man VR makes smart use of software to enable 360 degree tracking on PSVR. Still, it’s hard to get your head around just how it works without actually seeing it for yourself.

How Immersive Tech Continues to Find a Home in Architecture and Real Estate

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Guest Post. Virtual reality has radically changed almost every creative field, and architecture is no exception.

Drunkn Bar Fight Stumbles Onto Quest Next Week

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Oculus wants its Quest headset to be home to ‘real’ games for ‘real’ gamers. That’s why it has a strict curation policy that only lets through the crème de la crème of VR experiences. Oh, and Drunkn Bar Fight.

Sheffield Doc/Fest’s 2019 Alternate Realities Exhibition Going on UK Tour

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In June the Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 returned to the UK city and alongside it the Alternate Realities Exhibition , featuring the latest immersive and interactive documentaries from around the world. Today, the exhibition has announced a set of tour dates, bringing a selection of content from the festival to three cities around the UK. The Alternate Realities UK Tour will start next month, heading to Lighthouse in Brighton, then HOME, Manchester and finally the Barbican in London.

Steam Is Finally Getting A Long-Overdue Makeover

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Valve will soon introduce an entirely refreshed way to manage your Steam games, including VR titles. On September 17 the company will launch the New Steam Library Open Beta.

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Enterprise AR Revenue Projected to Reach $19.5 Billion by 2023

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“Behind the Numbers” is AR Insider’s series that examines strategic takeaways from ARtillery Intelligence data. Each post drills down on one topic or chart. Subscribe for access to the full library and other knowledge-building resources.

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Rec Room’s Stunt Runner Racing Activity Now Live On All Platforms

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Rec Room’s newest activity Stunt Runner is now available on all platforms. The fast-paced racing game pits up to four players trying to outrun one another across a series of obstacle courses. You can run on walls, climb on ropes and bounce, duck or jump your way past the various obstacles.

VRGO Mini Achieves Funding Goal With 20 Days to Spare

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British hardware manufacturer VRGO only launched its Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for VRGO Mini, a controller for your bum last week and has now hit its funding goal of £20,000 GBP.

Report: Internal Apple Code Suggests ‘Garta’ AR Device, ‘StarBoard’ Spatial Interface

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Code reportedly found by MacRumors in an internal build of iOS 13 suggests Apple is working on iPhone-connected AR glasses and a spatial launcher interface to use them. Reports that Apple is working on AR glasses first emerged in late 2017. In 2018, Apple acquired Akonia Holographics , a startup working on novel optics for AR based on holography. StarBoard. iOS is the operating system of iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch.

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Scraper: First Strike Dev Expanding Enterprise Division, Work Continues on Consumer Projects

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Making money through consumer videogame releases can be a difficult business, which is why a lot of virtual reality (VR) spread their time between enterprise work as well.

Hands-On With Marvel Dimension Of Heroes, Lenovo’s New AR Game

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Marvel Dimension of Heroes is a brand-new AR experience from Lenovo that puts you in the shoes of six of the most iconic Marvel heroes as the AR follow up to Star Wars: Jedi Challenges.

Enterprise VR Specialist Varjo Opens US Headquarters

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Varjo Technologies, the Finnish company behind the $6,000 USD Varjo VR-1 industrial virtual reality (VR) headset continues to accelerate its global expansion plans this week announcing the opening of its new US headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

Drunkn Bar Fight Oculus Quest Trailer (The Munkey) – Rift, Vive, Index, PSVR, Quest

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Gamescom Gameplay Magic from The Wizards – Dark Times

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It’s time for VRFocus’ Gamescom 2019 gameplay videos to come to an end and we’re finishing on a good one, Carbon Studio’s The Wizards – Dark Times.

Iron Man VR 360 Tracking Gameplay (Camouflaj) – PSVR

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Dance Off: Harmonix Adds Fitness App and NPC Challenges to ‘Dance Central’

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It’s been just over three months since Dance Central launched on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform with a 32-song soundtrack to get you up

Holding Aces: Real-Time Card Battler ‘Skyworld: Kingdom Brawl’ Available Now on Oculus Quest

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If you’ve ever wanted to command an army, Skyworld: Kingdom Brawl is the game for you. A fantasy-themed board game at heart, it blends the