Tue.Jul 31, 2018

Flight Is A Photorealistic VR App For Fighting Fears Of Flying


I remember the first time I flew by myself, I was terrified. And the funny thing? It wasn’t about the flying, it was about the airport.

Take A Virtual Tour Around The Solar System With ‘Overview’


A French company is using VR to create the next generation of educational space simulators.

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Snapchat Celebrates Harry Potter's Birthday with Quidditch Bitmojis

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Now even muggles can see how they'd look chasing the Golden Snitch on a Nimbus 2000. That's because Snapchat is gifting Harry Potter fans with a 3D Bitmoji Lens that adorns their digital doppelgangers in the robes of the houses of Hogwarts. To cast this AR spell with your Snapchat wand, just long-press the camera view to pull up the Lens carousel and scroll to the Harry Potter icon. Then place your cartoon likeness in your environment with your smartphone's rear-facing camera.


Kite & Lightning Showcasing iPhone Motion Capture At SIGGRAPH


VR development studio Kite & Lightning is taking its impressive iPhone-based motion capture pipeline to SIGGRAPH. We’ve written a couple stories about the system which Kite & Lightning co-founder Cory Strassburger has been putting together mainly on his weekends.

Report: Magic Leap One’s Field of View Detailed in Developer Documentation

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Magic Leap One is headed out to doorsteps this summer, that much is certain. And despite knowing some of the AR headset’s specs , there’s still an extremely important piece of the puzzle that has been missing in official documentation: field of view (FOV).

Get 40% Off Hellblade As VR Version Launches Today


The verdict is in: Hellblade VR is a triumph. Ninja Theory’s BAFTA-winning adventure was already worth your time on a flat screen, but it soars in VR and is simply unmissable if you own an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. Good news, then: you can currently pick it up for almost half the price.

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Sprint Vector Dev’s Electronauts Releases Next Week, Tracklist Revealed


The next game from the developers of Sprint Vector and Raw Data is releasing sooner than you think. Survios today announced that its VR music creation experience, Electronauts, will be launching on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR (PSVR) on Tuesday, August 7th.

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The Void to Open New Location in Mall of America, ‘Star Wars’ VR Experience Coming at Launch

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Minnesota’s Mall of America , the United States largest mall, is getting the popular VR out-of-home experience The VOID soon.

PSVR’s Blood And Truth Gets Plenty Of New Gameplay In Dev Video


Eager to see more of upcoming PlayStation VR (PSVR) shooter, Blood And Truth? This new video has some tantalizing gameplay snippets.

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‘Pixel Ripped 1989’ Is A Nostalgia-Fueled VR Joyride Through Time


Relive the early days of gaming in this multidimensional experience that blends classic video games with modern VR technology. It takes a lot of guts to design and release a full VR game centered entirely around retro gaming.

Beat Saber Could Remake VR Arcades With Tournaments And Mixed Reality


Indie sensation Beat Saber is now officially supporting VR arcades with a commercial license. This means VR arcades can officially start carrying the rhythm slicing game through an agreement with its creators.

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VR DJ Experience ‘Electronauts’ Coming to Rift, Vive, and PSVR Next Week

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Survios’ next VR title, Electronauts now set to launch on August 7th. The game will be available on SteamVR (Vive and Rift) and Oculus Home (Rift) priced at $20, and on PlayStation VR priced at $18.

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MoonStrike Is A VR RTS From Designer That Worked On Fortnite And Gears Of War


I could name all of the actually good VR strategy games I’ve played to date on a single hand.

‘Marvel Powers United’ is One of Oculus Studios’ Biggest Content Investments Yet

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Marvel Powers United may not have turned out to be an instant classic, but with a big name IP and 18 playable characters, the game represents a bar of scope and polish arguably never before seen in a made-for-VR title.

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Anamorphine Review: A Distressing Tale Of Depression With Little Redemption


Gaming is more open than ever, and that’s an amazing thing. Slowly but surely we’re seeing a much more diverse, vibrant industry emerge, one that thrives on the joys of our differences but also one that isn’t afraid to tackle tough subjects that we all face, like mental health.

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Magic Leap One’s Reported Field Of View Leaves A Lot To Be Desired


The Microsoft HoloLens Developer Kit originally released back in March of 2016. That’s nearly two and a half years ago. At that time it’s limited field of view of only 30 degrees horizontally was seen as a frustrating, but understandable, drawback. Now the Magic Leap One , the severely hyped upcoming AR headset that no one can talk about, only has a 40 degree horizontal field of view according to uncovered developer documentation.


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Survios's VR music creation experience ELECTRONAUTS drops August 7, featuring 40+ songs from 50 top artists including The Chainsmokers, Tiesto, Zhu, Krewella, and more! Immerse yourself in an interactive sonic environment where you build, drop, remix, and jam with your friends and top artists.

Oculus To Talk Porting Content To Santa Cruz And More At Connect 5


The first talks have been revealed and registration is now open for Oculus Connect 5, being hosted September 26 and 27 in San Jose, California. The first 18 talks revealed for the two-day event cover a variety of subjects, including porting content to the upcoming high-end standalone headset Facebook is seeding to developers this year.

Temple Run: CyArk Taps GPUs to Capture Visual Records of World Heritage Sites

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When the Taliban blew up two 1,700-year-old statues of the Buddha in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, in 2001, preservationists around the world were shocked, perhaps none more so than Ben Kacyra. Before and after view of a Bamiyan buddha.

Pixel Ripped 1989 Livestream: Blast From The Past In A VR Future


Pixel Ripped 1989 is finally released today after several years of development. In this quirky VR game you take on the role of a young grade school girl as she plays her Gameboy-inspired handheld console in class, at school, around the house, and in other areas. The game world starts to escape the small screen and merge with her real world (or the VR world) and it’s up to you to battle back the forces of evil.

Oculus Go’s They Suspect Nothing Gets New Games In Free DLC


First you saved serious cash on buying an Oculus Go headset instead of those pricey Rift thingies, and now you’re getting free content for one of the kit’s biggest games. Lucky you! Coatsink’s frantic minigame compliation, They Suspect Nothing, will recieve a free update named Overclocked on Friday, Agust 3rd, which adds in eight new experiences for players to test their skills against.

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