Wed.Nov 06, 2019

Get ready to do some crazy winter stunts with Powder VR

The Ghost Howls

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jim Brodbeck, the main developer of RainSoft Games , to talk about his upcoming title “Powder VR”, a game that will make you do some crazy stunts in the snow , like jumping down a helicopter to ski at a hundred miles per hour down a steep slope!

Apple iOS-Powered Sesame Street Yourself App Turns Kids into Their Favorite Characters via ARKit 3's New Features

Next Reality AR

The longest-running children's television show in the United States, Sesame Street, hasn't survived 50 years without leveraging new technology along the way.

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Pavlov Receives Zombies, New Maps And Offline Mode In New Update

UploadVR

The popular Counter Strike-like multiplayer shooter Pavlov VR received a bunch of new content in a recent update. The update was announced via a post on the game’s Steam page. The update includes new modes and maps, including a new zombies mode.

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Synth Riders Offers A Buttery Smooth VR Rhythm Experience On Oculus Quest

VRScout

Emphasis on fluid movement sets this addictive experience apart from its contemporaries. .

Vive Cosmos Wireless Adapter And Compatibility Pack Now Available For $350

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The Wireless Adapter and Compatibility Pack for the Vive Cosmos is now available to purchase in the United States for $350. This means your Cosmos can become an untethered, wireless system, provided you’re willing to shell out for the adapter and your computer has a spare PCIe slot.

Upcoming Angry Birds VR Update Adds First-Ever Level Builder Mode

VRScout

Design and share custom-built puzzles in a dedicated sandbox-building environment. Resolution Games — developer behind popular VR titles including Acron: Attack of the Squirrels, Bait!,

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Black Friday Sale Brings PlayStation VR + 5 Game Bundle to $200

Road to VR

Still haven’t pulled the plug on getting that PSVR headset for your PlayStation 4? So far this may be the best deal for PlayStation VR we’ve seen yet. We first saw the deal for a PSVR bundle + five games for $200 at Target as a part of their Black Friday ‘Door Buster’ sale.

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Pistol Whip’s Full Kannibalen Records Tracklist Revealed, Listen On Spotify

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Cloudhead Games revealed the full launch playlist for its new VR title Pistol Whip. The rhythm-meets-shooter title debuts Nov. 7 across most major VR headsets, including Oculus Quest and Valve Index, with a PSVR version in the works.

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‘Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs’ to Get ‘Super Mario Maker’ Style Level Builder Soon

Road to VR

Resolution Games released Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs (2019) earlier this year on every major VR platform, bringing the iconic mobile puzzler into the third dimension to pretty awesome effect. Now, the studio announced that there’s a custom level builder in the works that should arrive soon.

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Angry Birds VR: Isle Of Pigs To Receive Level Builder Later This Year

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Angry Bird VR: Isle of Pigs is getting a level builder later this year, which will let you create your own structures, place enemy pigs, and pick which birds to feature in your own levels.

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HTC is Now Selling Certified Pre-owned Vive Systems for $400

Road to VR

HTC has been widely out of stock of the 2016-era Vive basically since the entrance of Vive Cosmos last month, the $700 successor to its consumer-focused PC VR product segment. If you still have your heart set on getting a whole Vive system though, replete with SteamVR 1.0

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These New AR Games Were Built With Pokemon Go Dev Niantic’s Tech

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Pokemon Go developer Niantic is set to share the platform it built its groundbreaking game on with others. In fact, it already has. Recently the company hosted the Niantic Beyond Reality Content.

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Researchers Develop Method to Boost Contrast in VR Headsets by Lying to Your Eyes

Road to VR

A team of researchers from Cambridge, Berkeley, MIT, and others has developed a novel method for boosting perceived contrast in VR headsets.

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Machu Picchu Is Coming To Quest Via National Geographic Explore VR

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An all-new adventure is making its way to the National Geographic Explore VR app; Machu Picchu. This Oculus Studios-published app was released at the launch of Quest back in May. Developed by Force Field VR, the interactive experience takes you to extreme places on the planet.

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Google Cardboard is now open source to keep the mobile VR daydream alive

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In 2015, Google launched its formal entry into the world of mobile-powered virtual reality. Cardboard was revolutionary in the way it empowered VR experiences with nothing but, well, a makeshift cardboard headset with special lenses.

Explore Machu Picchu On Oculus Quest!

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The post Explore Machu Picchu On Oculus Quest! appeared first on UploadVR. Entertainment Experiences Machu Picchu

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AR Briefs: What AR Business Models Are Bearing Fruit?

AR Insider

ARtillery Briefs is a video series that outlines the top trends we’re tracking, including takeaways from recent reports and market forecasts. See the most recent episode below, including narrative takeaways and embedded video.

Catch Up On The Latest VR News With VRecap 14!

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The post Catch Up On The Latest VR News With VRecap 14! appeared first on UploadVR. VRecap

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Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son Coming to EU Stores in December for PlayStation VR

Peter Graham

Perp Games, purveyors of physical virtual reality (VR) videogames for PlayStation VR has announced its working with Tequila Works to bring Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son to retail, starting with European stores in December. .

Pokemon Go Getting ‘Buddy Adventure’ Multiplayer Mode Soon

UploadVR

We already knew that Pokemon Go was due to get multiplayer battles sometime next year. But Niantic’s plans for playing the hit AR game with friends go further that. Today the company announced new multiplayer integration for the game, codenamed Buddy Adventure. Rather than battling, this is a shared AR experience in which players can enjoy taking care of their partner Pokemon together.

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Build Your Own Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs Levels in Next Update

Peter Graham

Fans of Angry Birds have been inundated with new content during 2019, a new film arrived this summer , an augmented reality (AR) videogame has come to both iOS and Android , and of course, there’s Resolution Games’ Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs.

Augmented Reality Experience Raises Awareness for Polar Bears

ARPost

A new augmented reality experience created by AVARA Media and Polar Bears International (PBI) launched last Friday. Just in time for Polar Bear Week, the project hopes to keep polar bears on our minds by putting them on our phones. The Bears.

Reborn: A Samurai Awakens Hits US & EU PlayStation VR Store

Peter Graham

The last time VRFocus heard anything about PlayStation VR exclusive Reborn: A Samurai Awakens was over a year ago , just prior to the Taipei Game Show 2018.

XR's School for Gifted Innovators, with Circuit Stream's Lou Pushelberg

XR for Business Podcast

"If you can't do, teach!" That's the old adage, anyway; but at Circuit Stream, the thinking is teaching something -- XR -- helps you do it better, too. Founder and CEO Lou Pushelberg created Circuit Stream courses to give companies the power to educate and empower themselves, and just make the whole XR ecosystem stronger. Transcript coming later today]. "If If you can't do, teach!"

SteamVR 1.8 Update Adds Major Improvements to Audio Management

Peter Graham

Most virtual reality (VR) headset owners who use Steam will likely have come across issues with the audio at some point, most commonly when switching between PC to VR.

Oculus Picks: The Top 5 Quest Games for Workplace Fun

Oculus

This week on Oculus Picks, we’re looking at a handful of games that transforms the drudgery of everyday work into virtual playtime—no previous work experience

Behind-the-Scenes of ‘Stormland’ with Oculus Studios Executive Producer David Yee

Oculus

We’re just about a week away from Stormland launch, and we’ve been celebrating with some mini-Q&As with our favorite insiders. First up was Insomniac Games