Thu.Nov 07, 2019

Valve Index: A good fit? Part 2 – Analyzing and improving the comfort of Knuckles controllers

The Ghost Howls

Today I publish the second part of the interesting deep dive on the Valve Index comfort by Rob Cole. If you lost the first part, you can read it here. Who is Rob Cole? Rob first tried VR in 1991, and has become an enthusiast of the tech ever since.

Microsoft Launches HoloLens 2 Worldwide, Here's a Close-Up Look at the $3,500 Device (Updated)

Next Reality AR

The long wait is over — the best augmented reality device on the planet is finally available.

Star Trek: Discovery Away Mission Review — Engaging Trekkies At SandboxVR

UploadVR

Star Trek: Discovery fans with a SandboxVR location nearby can feel what it is like to be transported to a dangerous Star Trek away mission.

Microsoft Launches HoloLens 2 Worldwide Commercial Sales Availability, Here's a Close-Up Look at the $3,500 Device

Next Reality AR

The long wait is over — the best augmented reality device on the planet is finally available. On Thursday, Microsoft began the next phase of its immersive computing journey by officially opening sales to the general public for the HoloLens 2.

Pistol Whip Is the Action Movie Simulator We’ve All Been Waiting For, Available Now

VRScout

Look out John Wick, there’s a clumsy new gunslinger in town. Every so often a VR game comes along that makes such great use of the technologies immersive capabilities that it’s hard to believe it didn’t already exist.

‘Pistol Whip’ Review – Shooting for the Flow State

Road to VR

Formerly known for its linear, story-driven VR adventure series The Gallery , Pistol Whip is a surprising shift for Cloudhead Games into VR’s rhythm and shooting genres.

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Wolves In The Walls Chapter 3 Is A Thrilling Conclusion To Lucy’s Story

UploadVR

Wolves in the Walls, the VR adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Dave Mckean’s classic children’s book by the same name, reaches its thrilling conclusion with the release of Chapter 3: They’re Everywhere! out today for Oculus Rift.

‘Wolves in the Walls’ is Immersive, Emotional, & Strangely Fulfilling, Final Chapter Now Available

Road to VR

You might have had a chance to try the first two chapters of Wolves in the Walls when it came to Rift last year, which left users of the interactive VR experience on a pretty intense cliffhanger to say the least.

Pistol Whip Review: Cloudhead’s Addictive Rhythm Shooter Hits A Bullseye

UploadVR

My first words to Cloudhead CEO Denny Unger after playing an early version of Pistol Whip : “Holy $&#%”. After dozens of hours in the game that still sums up my overall impression.

‘Beat Saber’ Gets New ‘Rocket League’ Monstercat Music Pack DLC

Road to VR

Beat Games, the Czech Republic-based studio behind Beat Saber (2018), is again making good on their promise to keep the fresh music flowing to their block-slashing VR rhythm game.

HoloLens 2 Now Shipping, Microsoft Announces

UploadVR

HoloLens 2, Microsoft’s second enterprise-level AR headset, is now shipping. HoloLens 2 was introduced at Mobile World Congress earlier in the year.

Puzzle Adventure ‘Last Labyrinth’ to Launch on All Major VR Headsets Next Week

Road to VR

Last Labyrinth, an escape room-style adventure game from Japan-based studio Amata K.K. , is making its debut across a variety of VR platforms soon, arriving on PC VR headsets, PSVR, and Quest next week.

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Echo Arena On Oculus Quest Pushed Back To 2020

UploadVR

You’ll have to wait just a little longer to jump into zero gravity on Oculus Quest. Ready at Dawn this week announced that its upcoming port of Echo Arena to the standalone VR headset has been delayed. It’s now coming some time in 2020, though there’s no specific timing beyond that.

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“Massive Update” Coming to ‘Until You Fall’ Next Week With New Enemies, Weapons, & Environments

Road to VR

Until You Fall , the hack-and-slash VR rogue-lite from Schell Games, is soon to get a “massive” update which will expand the game into a new environment, bringing new enemies, encounters, and weapons. Until You Fall launched in early access at the end of August.

I Expect You To Die’s Final DLC Mission Launches This Month, Trailer Here

UploadVR

I Expect You To Die’s generous supply of free missions finally wraps up this month. Developer Schell Games just announced that the final free mission, Operation: Death Engine, launches on all platforms on November 19. As with other missions, the new level will be entirely free to download.

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Hologate VR Serves Its Five Millionth Customer

Charlie Fink

Do the math. Five million turns at ten bucks

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PlayStation CEO: Sony Remains Committed To VR Following Leadership Shakeup

UploadVR

It’s been an uneven month or so for Sony, following a massive leadership shakeup in the wake of the PS5’s launch. While many wonder what this means for the future of the platform, we’re more specifically interested in the implications for PSVR.

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Review: Pistol Whip

Peter Graham

What do you get when you mix John Wick, Hardcore Henry, LSD, thumping EDM tunes from artists like Black Tiger Sex Machine and virtual reality (VR)?

Today’s Guest On The VR Download Is A Developer Of Pistol Whip!

UploadVR

Episode 5 of UploadVR’s weekly podcast, The VR Download, is LIVE on YouTube today at 10:30 AM PST (17:30 UTC). Unlike regular video podcasts, The VR Download is broadcast from a virtual reality studio!

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Wolves in the Walls Chapter 3: They’re Everywhere Out Now on Oculus Store

Peter Graham

Today sees the launch of Fable’s third Wolves in the Walls chapter, titled They’re Everywhere.

Sky Series Britannia Gets Free VR Tie-In With Impressive Volumetric Capture

UploadVR

Sky’s bloody historical drama, Britannia, is returning for a second season today. And, oh look, there’s a new VR experience to tie-in with it. Britannia VR: Out Of Your Mind was developed by Sky VR and Hammerhead VR, the team that runs the Dimension volumetric capture studio in London.

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Diversifying Revenue: Niantic Taps Into the Long Tail

AR Insider

“Trendline” is AR Insider’s series that examines trends and events in spatial computing, and their strategic implications. For an indexed library of spatial computing insights, data, reports and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery PRO.

Rocket League x Monstercat Music Pack Rocks Onto Beat Saber

Peter Graham

Rhythm action videogame Beat Saber has previously partnered with Monstercat for its music DLC packs, continuing the popularity of the virtual reality (VR) experience.

Speech Blubs: A Speech Therapy App with AR Feature

ARPost

Augmented reality is an immersive technology that leverages computer vision-based recognition to superimpose graphics, videos, and sounds in a real-world environment. Compared to other technologies, AR seems to be becoming increasingly ubiquitous.

Godzilla VR has Left Japan And Found its way to the UK

Peter Graham

Let’s be honest, Japan has some really cool stuff which never makes it to UK shores, whether that’s videogames, tech, merchandise and everything else.

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Become an Action Legend in ‘Pistol Whip,’ a New Rhythm Shooter from Cloudhead Games

Oculus

Action movies and video games have enjoyed a symbiotic relationship for decades, with one playing off the other for fun and profit. In the case

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The Last Level for Spy Escape Room I Expect You To Die Arrives in November

Peter Graham

I Expect You to Die, the escape room puzzle experience from Schell Games which first began in 2016 will finally reach its conclusion this month. The studio has announced “Operation: Death Engine”, taking players on a mission to space to defeat Dr. Zor’s villainous master plan.

Britannia VR: Out of Your Mind Takes You Inside Sky Atlantic’s Anarchic Drama

Peter Graham

Outside of virtual reality (VR), horror experiences like Syren and ABE , British developer Hammerhead VR does a lot of work in the commercial sector alongside sister company Dimension. Examples of this include Virtual Viking – The Ambush for The Viking Planet Centre Oslo.

New Head of Sony Worldwide Studios Confirmed, Shuhei Yoshida Heads New Independent Developer Initiative

Peter Graham

At the end of September, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announced that Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden would be leaving. At the time a successor wasn’t revealed but that has now happened today.

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Fujii, Fire Escape and More Win Big at the VRCORE Awards

Peter Graham

The annual VRCORE Awards took place in Shanghai, China today, celebrating the best of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) from around the world. With 15 categories, these cover a broad range of immersive content including videogames, film, education, medicine, real estate and many more.

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