Thu.Mar 26, 2020

Join Zoom Meetings And Video Calls From VR With New PC VR App

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A new PC VR app called Spaces Awesome Zoom (SPAZ) allows users to join Zoom meetings and other video calls from within VR. The app was developed in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen many people around the world working from home and using virtual meeting tools such as Zoom.

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How to Clean Your VR Headset

Road to VR

Would you wear the same pair of underwear multiple months in a row, sitting in the flaked remains of your dried sweat and bodily detritus which has justifiably ejected itself from your filthy human body? Don’t answer that!

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Valve Patches Half-Life: Alyx To Include Smooth Turning In Update 1.1

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Just a day after release, Valve released a new patch for Half-Life: Alyx that includes an option for smooth turning instead of snap turning. While smooth locomotion was an included movement option in the game at launch, it was notably missing a smooth turning equivalent.

‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Patch Adds Continuous Turning, WMR Tweaks, and Crash Fixes

Road to VR

A small patch to Half-Life: Alyx has added continuous turning, made adjustments to a key gesture for Windows VR users, and squashed a few bugs.

The Room VR: A Dark Matter Review – Supernatural Sherlock Holmes

UploadVR

There are some truly great puzzle games in VR. The genre lends itself very well to the interactivity, mystery, and tinkering play style that fits the puzzle genre so the two feel like they were made for one another.

Holoswitch Turns Your Phone Into A Security Camera While In VR

VRScout

Answer calls, respond to texts and view your real-world surroundings while in VR. Available now in early access, Holoswitch is a mobile app for SteamVR that lets you interact with your smartphone without having to take off your VR headset.

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A New Leak May Reveal Information About The First Game For Apple’s Rumored VR/AR Device

VRScout

A new report shows a customized HTC Vive Focus controller and “crosswalk bowling game” Back in 2018, rumors began circulating that Apple was in development of a hybrid VR/AR headset.

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Rift S vs Index – What’s The Best Headset For Half-Life: Alyx?

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True to Valve’s word, Half-Life: Alyx, out now on SteamVR , runs just fine on practically any PC VR headset. But, as Valve made clear when it revealed Alyx late last year, the Index version of the game comes with some small extras that change certain elements a little.

‘Arizona Sunshine’ Gets ‘Dead Man’ DLC on Quest, Final DLC Drop Coming in April

Road to VR

Vertigo Games today announced that its zombie shooter Arizona Sunshine (2017) got its first paid DLC for Quest today. Originally launched on PC VR back in 2018, the ‘Dead Man’ paid DLC is a prequel campaign that tasks you with infiltrating the missile base as Cpl. John Dockson.

Here’s A Roundup Of All Our Half-Life: Alyx Coverage In One Post

UploadVR

It’s been a huge week for Half-Life: Alyx news and coverage. With the game releasing on Monday, we’ve had a bunch of posts from reviews to news and to analysis, covering all aspects of Valve’s flagship VR game.

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TG0 to Launch Kickstarter Campaign for Finger Tracking Controller ‘etee’

Peter Graham

When HTC Vive held its Vive Developer Jam in January one of the companies providing hardware support to participants was TG0, a specialist in tactile interface products, letting them its prototype controller called etee.

Is the Virtual Office AR’s Killer App? Part II

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.

Linden Lab Sells Social VR Platform Sansar to Focus on Second Life

Peter Graham

Second Life creator Linden Lab stepped into the virtual reality (VR) field back in 2017 with a social platform called Sansar.

Nreal Dodges Disruption, Will Release AR Smartglasses This Fall With Telco Partners

Charlie Fink

Nreal just opened a new optics factory in Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province, China, that can produce as many as one million units a year by the end of 2020

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VIVE Announces Live VR News Streams Instead of GDC Panels

ARPost

By now, you’ve probably heard that the Game Developers Conference has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As GDC is usually one of the highlights of the tech year, different companies are finding ways to adapt.

Arriving Today is Arizona Sunshine’s Dead Man DLC for Oculus Quest

Peter Graham

Vertigo Games ported its zombie shooter Arizona Sunshine to Oculus Quest in December 2019 following that up with free content updates for the last few months. Today sees the first of the paid-for DLC packs arrive, offering players the Dead Man storyline.

Self-Directed Learning with the AVR Platform

EON Reality

Peter Looker, Chief Learning Officer at EON Reality, in a series on how classrooms can use the AVR Platform to design effective learning activities, shares with us how teachers can integrated self-directed learning with our flagship AVR Platform.

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Glimt: The Vanishing at the Grand Starlight Hotel now Available for Magic Leap 1

Peter Graham

Magic Leap 1 may not be considered an ideal gaming platform due to its high cost and general focus towards enterprise use cases but nobody seems to have told Resolution Games. The studio which is well known for virtual reality (VR) titles like Bait!,

Important Changes to The XR Intelligence 2020 Calendar

ARPost

Press release. Boston, March 26, 2020 — Considering the global Covid-19 / Coronavirus outbreak, XR Intelligence would like to inform you of important changes to their 2020 event calendar. XR Europe 2020: Cancelled.

The Room VR: A Dark Matter Out Now for Oculus Quest, Valve Index & More

Peter Graham

While Half-Life: Alyx has dominated gaming news this week Valve’s sci-fi epic doesn’t support every virtual reality (VR) headset. Today sees the launch of another strong gaming brand, Fireproof Games’ The Room VR: A Dark Matter, making the leap from mobile devices to virtually every major headset.

Explore Wonderland in VR with ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ from Cortopia Studios

Oculus

Don’t be late! You’re invited to tea with the Queen of Hearts in Down the Rabbit Hole, launching today on Oculus Quest and the Rift

How to integrate AR into your emails

Zappar

Everyone does email, but not everyone does it well so how can you turn a good email into a great email? By utilizing AR

Celebrating Women in VR: Q&A with Chloe Skew

Oculus

So far this month, we’ve heard from StoryFile Camera and XR Lead Kate Wurzbacher, Polyarc Principal Artist Corinne Scrivens, Harmonix Music Systems VP of Creative

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A Month in AR - March 2020

Zappar

From brand engagement to our WebAR breakfast, this Month in AR has definitely been busy, and with creatives from all backgrounds working remotely, now more than ever we want to let you know that we’re here to support and champion all the amazing work of our ZapWorks users and the wider AR community more broadly.

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Arizona Sunshine’s “Dead Man” Prequel DLC Reporting for Duty on Oculus Quest

Oculus

We’re excited to expand the story of Arizona Sunshine for Oculus Quest in our prequel campaign DLC, “Dead Man”! Infiltrate the missile base in this

Supernatural Caper ‘The Room VR: A Dark Matter’ Now Available on Quest and the Rift Platform

Oculus

Fans of The Room — rejoice! The Room VR: A Dark Matter is available today on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform. The first installment