Mon.Aug 19, 2019

My experience with a WebVR yacht party

The Ghost Howls

Last week I celebrated the birthday of my blog with a party on WebVR hosted by Enea Le Fons. Lots of people told me that couldn’t participate for personal or technical reasons, so I’m writing this post to tell everyone how was my experience with it! Are you interested?

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‘Groundhog Day VR’ to Launch in September on Rift, Vive & PSVR, Gameplay Trailer Here

Road to VR

Sony, MWM Immersive, and Tequila Works today announced that their upcoming VR adventure Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is set to launch next month, which includes support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PSVR.

AR Technology Is Changing The World Of Professional Yachting

VRScout

Raymarine’s AR navigation technology could be the future of professional sailing. When it comes to high-level yachting and sailing, few technologies are more crucial than an up-to-date electronic plotter.

Ship Battler ‘Battlewake’ to Launch on VR Headsets in September, Quest Version Confirmed

Road to VR

Survios, the VR studio behind Raw Data (2017) and Creed: Rise to Glory (2018), today announced that their upcoming pirate ship battler finally has a release date; it’s slated to arrive on September 10th for most major VR headsets.

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Westworld VR Game Puts You In The Shoes Of A Sentient Android

VRScout

It’s all fun and games until someone gets stabbed by a malfunctioning robotic cowboy. Season 3 of HBO’s critically-acclaimed series Westworld doesn’t even have a release date yet and already the premium cable provider is well underway promoting the latest installment of its sci-fi western series.

‘No Man’s Sky’ VR Review – A Wonderful, Deeply Flawed Space Odyssey

Road to VR

Beyond the known world is a galaxy of infinite exploration and endless possibility. That is, of course, until you meet your end at the whim of an angry detachment of Sentinels, or breathe in too many atmospheric toxins and collapse on the surface of some backwater planet.

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Westworld Awakening Brings the Hit TV Show to VR Arcades and Home Users

Peter Graham

Survios has or is working on several big interactive IP’s based on TV shows and films. Having launched Creed: Rise to Glory in 2018 and with work ongoing with The Walking Dead Onslaught , today, the studio has announced another virtual reality (VR) tie-in based on HBO’s Westworld.

SteamVR Beta Helps No Man’s Sky Performance On Valve Index, Fixes Oculus ASW 2.0 Support

UploadVR

The SteamVR Beta channel currently includes performance improvements for Valve Index, as well as fixing support for the Oculus Rift’s Asynchronous Spacewarp 2.0. The most recent build, 1.7.6, released on Saturday.

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Minecraft to get big lighting, shadow and color upgrades through Nvidia ray tracing

TechCrunch VR

Minecraft is getting a free update that brings much-improved lighting and color to the game’s blocky graphics using real-time ray tracing running on Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics hardware.

Westworld: Awakening Review – A Haunting VR Experience

UploadVR

Westworld Awakening was just announced and released suddenly for PC VR headsets. Lucky for you we’ve already played it — here is our full review! Westworld is an HBO show that asks a lot of philosophical questions. Examples include: What is life? What makes us human?

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Drive value from technology clusters at the Immersive Learning Summit

EON Reality

Join thought leaders from across the world at The Immersive Learning Summit 2019 in Bologna, Italy — with thought-leading discussion, workshops, leadership strategies, case studies, and one-on-one investment meetings to help leaders made the most from their innovation centres and budgets.

Groundhog Day’s VR Sequel Releases Next Month

UploadVR

Groundhog Day’s VR sequel (yes, that’s a real thing), will be with you very, very soon. Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is releasing on September 17th on Rift, Vive and PSVR. Index support isn’t mentioned but it’d be safe to assume the game at least works with the headset. Sony Pictures Virtual Reality and MWM Immersive confirmed the news just ahead of Gamescom this week, where the game is on show. It’ll cost $29.99 at launch.

Multi-Media Artist Tripp Derrick Barnes Talks About Creating VR Experiences

ARPost

Tripp Derrick Barnes is a New York City-based multi-media artist. Most of his available works are paintings, but in the last few years, he’s found a new favorite medium: VR experiences. Barnes has worked with some pretty recognizable names, including Crystal Head Vodka and the Syfy channel.

Survios’ VR Ship Fighter Battlewake Gets September Release Date

UploadVR

Get ready to set sail; Survios’ next VR game, Battlewake , launches very soon. The ship battling multiplayer game hits on September 10. That’s a date for the PSVR and PC VR versions. The promised Oculus Quest version of the game will be coming later this year. The news was announced just ahead of Gamescom this week, where the game will be on display for attendees. Battlewake gives you full control of a massive pirate ship.

Data Point of the Week: XR Developers Speak

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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YC’s latest VR bet is a team building a cyberpunk anime MMO

TechCrunch VR

There are niche startups and then there are VR companies going after fans of the “cyberpunk fantasy anime aesthetic.” ” Ramen VR is one of only a few virtual reality startups that Y Combinator has bet on in the past few years and is only one of two in the company’s most recent batch of bets. It has a niche approach, but it’s hoping to build an MMO that can leanly grow alongside the slow-but-steady virtual reality market.

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Pirate Combat Title Battlewake Sets Sail in September

Peter Graham

Several months ago virtual reality (VR) developer Survios announced work on a seafaring experience with combat at its core, that videogame was Battlewake. Having showcased the title during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June, the team then held a closed beta last month. Ahead of Gamescom tomorrow, Survios has revealed that Battlewake will arrive for multiple platforms in a few weeks time. .

Introducing our 3D Human Pose Annotation Tool

Jaunt VR

Posted by: Andrew Walkingshaw, Principal Data Scientist/Software Engineer, Adam Gaige, Head of Engineering and Charles Le Pere, Director of Program Management As we wrote about previously, Jaunt is in the business of human understanding.

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Relive the Classic Groundhog Day in VR From Next Month

Peter Graham

There seem to be an ever-growing number of virtual reality (VR) movie tie-ins of late, and that’s no bad thing. The latest is a little quirkier than usual as it’s not based on a current film, rather the iconic Bill Murray flick Groundhog Day.

Oculus Gives The Quest a Number of Upgrades

VR Tech News

The Oculus Quest has been out for about 3 months now. It sold out in stores within the release week, has generated over 5 million in game and app sales, and is selling as fast as Facebook can manufacture them.

Stormland Developer Insomniac Games Joins PlayStation Worldwide Studios

Peter Graham

Insomniac Games has been a long-time supporter of virtual reality (VR), having created the likes of Edge of Nowhere , Feral Rights and The Unspoken with Stormland still in development. All of these have been exclusive to Oculus Rift but that relationship could well be at an end, it has just been announced that Insomniac Games has joined PlayStation Worldwide Studios. We’re proud to announce we’re joining the @playstation WWS family! link].

The Down-Low on What You Need to Know (to be competitive in the XR field), with SuperData's Carter Rogers.

XR for Business Podcast

If you need well-researched info on the trends and changing tides of emerging tech to feel confident dipping your toes into the XR sea, SuperData's Carter Rogers has you covered. As their chief analyst, Rogers specializes in turning data into actionable intelligence, tailored to the needs of businesses who are just starting to explore the space. In today's episode, he chats with Alan about what all the data can mean.

Ninja Knowledge: VR Dev Tips from Coinflip Studios

Oculus

It’s been less than two weeks since Ninja Legends launched on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform, and it’s already racked up an impressive 4.5.

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