Mon.Sep 09, 2019

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.09.09): Vive Cosmos probably on sale at €799, Kura reveals 150° FOV AR glasses, Oculus “Cablegate” and much more!

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It’s time for some amazing VR news, isn’t it? Top news of the week. Image by Ars Technica). The HTC Vive Cosmos may release soon for €799. Popular VR Youtuber Sebastian Ang has spotted two online stores (one from the Netherlands and the other from Germany) already listing the Vive Cosmos for €799.

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More Oculus Quest Developers See Strong Sales Despite Curation Frustration


We’ve heard from a growing list of VR developers who made it through Facebook’s stringent approval process for the Oculus Quest standalone VR headset and found a lot of buyers waiting to purchase their content on the other side.

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Burger King Trolls McDonald’s With ‘IT Chapter 2’ Promotional AR Challenge


Fans can scan an AR ad for a major discount, if they’re fast enough. In 2017, Burger King launched a tongue-in-cheek ad campaign ‘attacking’ rival fast-food chain McDonald’s.

Impressions: Billie Eilish In Oculus Venues Was Good Social VR, But Not A Great Concert


I attended a Billie Eilish concert in VR using the Oculus Venues app on Oculus Quest. Although it was a good social VR experience with some great music to accompany it, the technology isn’t quite there to be a de factor form of live entertainment.

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Nintendo Files Patent For New Labo VR Headset


Let’s Go Digital discovers patent for more permanent version of Labo VR Goggles.

Microsoft Research Demos Index-Like Haptic VR Controller


This prototype haptic VR controller from Microsoft Research suggests where Valve’s Index controllers could go next. Developed at KAIST University , TORC is a haptic controller offering ‘High-Dexterity Finger Interaction’ In its prototype stage, it uses a Vive Tracker for movement.

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Final Assault Hands-On: PSVR Feels Nearly 1:1 With PC, Cross-Play Coming


Final Assault brought cartoony World War II real-time strategy action to PC VR when it launched earlier this year in May. Now it’s bringing that same action along with a few updates to PSVR. Taking control of a mini army on one of Final Assault’s colorful little maps is an absolute blast.

Loveseat is first play to combine virtual and real world audience

Hypergrid Business

(Image courtesy Double Eye Studios). When I was emailed a free invitation to the world’s first theater production combining VR and a real world audience, I figured “Why not?”

Oculus Rift Exclusive Chronos Rated For PS4, Switch And Xbox


It looks like Oculus Rift launch exclusive Chronos is no longer an Oculus Rift launch exclusive. The title, developed by Gunfire Games, has been rated for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch by the ESRB. We’ve reached out to Gunfire to ask if there’s any truth to the listing.

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3 Ways Non-Profits Are Exploring Augmented Reality


Many of those who aren’t familiar with augmented reality are convinced that the technology is only a fad. But the truth is: the applications of AR extend way beyond the world of gaming. As a matter of fact, AR can potentially disrupt nearly every industry and transform them for the better.

Music From Ship Combat VR Game Battlewake Is Getting An Album Release


The official score from Survios’ upcoming ship combat VR game, Battlewake ( official website ), is getting a full official release from composer Jeremy Nathan Tisser.

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Data Point of the Week: Half a Million Snapchats Lenses

AR Insider

Data Point of the Week is AR Insider’s dive into the latest spatial computing figures. It includes data points, along with narrative insights and takeaways. For an indexed collection of data and reports, subscribe to ARtillery Pro.

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No Man’s Sky VR Update Puts It Back In PlayStation Store Charts


No Man’s Sky’s Beyond update was big enough to put the game back in PlayStation’s monthly Store charts. The game, which got full PSVR support in the update, came in 15th on the US PS4 Chart for August. Over in the EU , it came in at 12th as a re-entry. Sony’s monthly charts only track performance on the PlayStation Store. In other words, this doesn’t include physical copies. The game got sent back to retail as part of the update, too.

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The Witching Tower VR Receives September Release Date for PlayStation VR

Peter Graham

Having teased a month ago that The Witching Tower VR would be coming to PlayStation VR this Autumn, developer Daily Magic Productions has finally confirmed an exact launch date, which takes place next week. .

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Björk’s Vulnicura VR Rerelease Is A Curious Experiment With Mixed Results


Kudos where it’s due; Björk has gone a step further than most artists with VR. This rerelease of 2015’s Vulnicura isn’t just a single 360 music video or VR experience but an entire album full of them. And it’s not a quick cash grab (if it were it would be incredibly ill-advised); the singer’s multi-year VR journey demonstrates a genuine intrigue for the tech. Rarely, though, does Vulincura VR measure up to the transcendent beauty of the songs it visualizes.

VR Films ‘The Line’ & ‘The Key’ win big at Venice Film Festival 2019

Peter Graham

The prestigious Venice International Film Festival concluded this weekend having showcased some of the best immersive experiences from around the world as part of the virtual reality (VR) programme. Featuring 26 projects, there were three competition categories with The Key, The Line and Daughters of Chibok taking away awards. The Key.

Iron Man VR – The 5 Best Armors We Want To Wield


Camouflaj’s Iron Man VR is debuting its own take on Tony Stark’s armored Avenger. Much of what we’ve seen of this PSVR exclusive thus far has focused on originality. The developer is keen to make this rendition its own, with an original story.

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Battlewake’s European PlayStation VR Launch Delayed

Peter Graham

Tomorrow is the launch of Survios’ combat title on the high seas, Battlewake, coming to Oculus Rift/Rift S, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. It’s a big worldwide, multi headset, multi sales platform release, marking the studio’s first videogame launch of 2019. Trouble has arisen when it comes to the European PlayStation VR version, however, with the date now delayed.

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Community Download: Do You Pledge To VR Kickstarter Campaigns?


Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published (usually) every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate.

Gamescom 2019 Interview: Unraveling Corsair’s Curse With Vertigo Games

Peter Graham

When was the last time you went to a virtual reality (VR) arcade? Or have you ever been to one? If the answers are a long time ago or never then now’s the time, as location-based entertainment (LBE) has rapidly improved alongside its home consumer cousin.

Valve Developer Talking About Company’s Flagship VR Game This Week


A Valve developer is set to talk about the company’s long-anticipated flagship VR game this week. But don’t get your hopes up too much… The company’s Kerry Davis will be giving a talk at the DigiPen Institute of Technology on Saturday. Davis will be speaking as a 2006 graduate, talking about his work at Valve since. Valve VR Game Discussed.

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Getting 110% Out of Training in 360° Video, with VR Vision Inc's Lorne Fade

XR for Business Podcast

The top of a wind turbine a hundred stories up from the ground is not the best place to be making mistakes, but making mistakes and learning from them is the whole point of on-the-job training. That's why VR Vision Inc helps companies produce XR training modules, so trainees can make mistakes in a safe, controlled environment. COO Lorne Fade drops by to talk about it. Alan: Today's guest is Lorne Fade, co-founder of VR Vision.