Tue.Apr 09, 2019

USA Today Builds Latest Augmented Reality Story Around the World's Tallest Skyscrapers

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While The New York Times' augmented reality section has largely been dormant in 2019 (so far), USA Today has continued to crank out AR news stories.

Facebook Will Offer VR Livestream of F8 Keynote on Go & Gear VR

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Facebook for the first time will offer a special VR livestream of the keynote presentation at the company’s upcoming F8 2019 developer conference.

AT&T Begins Selling Magic Leap One Nationwide Online, Debuts Commercial Promoting DirectTV Now

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The era of AT&T and Magic Leap has quietly entered a new phase that ramps up the mainstreaming of the cutting edge augmented reality device.

Our First Look At The US Army’s Controversial HoloLens AR Headset

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According to CNBC, this modified version of the HoloLens 2 will be used on and off the battlefield. During November of last year, it was reported that Microsoft would be entering a $479M contract with the United States military to supply the Army with 100,000 modified HoloLens headsets.

Hands-On: Dancing With Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash

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When Space Channel 5 released on the Dreamcast nearly 20 years ago, it introduced fans to a weird and unique world that has managed to stay with them ever since.

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Oculus Offers Glimpse of ‘Robo Recall’ on Quest with New Screenshots

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Drifter Entertainment, the studio behind Gunheart (2017) and Ready Player One: Rise of the Gunters (2018) , is taking the reigns of porting Epic’s impressive arcade shooter Robo Recall (2017) to Oculus Quest.

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AT&T Begins Selling Magic Leap One Nationwide Online, Debuts Commercial Promoting DirecTV Now

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The era of AT&T and Magic Leap has quietly entered a new phase that ramps up the mainstreaming of the cutting edge augmented reality device.

Valve Index: Five Things We Want From Steam’s New VR Headset

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Thanks to some slip-ups , we already know a little more about Valve Index than we should. We know, for example, that it’s shipping in June with pre-orders going live in May. We also know there are integrated headphones, DisplayPort 1.2 and USB 3.0 connections, and that it ships with the Valve Index controllers. But there’s still a heck of a lot more to learn about the Index. With so much in the shadows, we’ve come up with a wishlist for the kit. Upgraded Specifications.

Oculus Explains Rift S Design & Manufacturing Partnership with Lenovo

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When Oculus revealed its newest PC headset, Rift S, at GDC last month, it was a surprise to see the ‘Lenovo’ logo on the side. Oculus explained that Facebook tapped the company to help in both the design and manufacture of the headset.

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Robo Recall On Oculus Quest Gameplay “Identical” To Rift, New Screenshots Revealed

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Five new screenshots of Robo Recall on Oculus Quest were revealed today on the Oculus blog. The blog also revealed that the game was ported by Drifter Entertainment. Drifter’s co-founder Ray Davis was Executive Producer for Bullet Train when he worked at Epic Games. Bullet Train was a VR FPS tech demo and prototype that eventually “evolved” into Robo Recall itself. Robo Recall was the Rift’s flagship game for 2017.

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Vacation Simulator Is An Endlessly-Charming Trip Through A VR Paradise

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Trade in your cubicle for a snorkel in this delightful follow-up to the 2016 smash hit. Available now. When Owlchemy labs released its freshmen effort Job Simulator back in 2016, I don’t think the team was fully aware of the impact their deceitfully-simple game would have on the budding VR industry.

Falcon Age Review: A Memorable Adventure With Slightly Clipped Wings

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Falcon Age’s starring feathered friend is a fitting analogy for the game at large. She’s often majestic, soaring above you with grace and picking off targets with lethal efficiency.

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‘Vacation Simulator’ Review – A Relaxing Change of Pace Full of Familiar Whimsy

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Return Of The Obra Dinn Developer Could Explore VR With Next Game

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Lucas Pope, the developer behind Papers, Please and The Return of the Obra Dinn, made an appearance at the 2019 BAFTA Games Awards where the latter game was nominated in six categories and walked away with wins for artistic achievement and game design. Many eyes will be on his next work and, during an interview, he revealed that it could possibly be a VR game.

Coatsink Reveals ‘Shadow Point’ Gameplay in New Trailer, Coming to Quest & Rift in Spring

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Coatsink, the studio behind the Esper series and Augmented Empire (2018), released a new video showing off a few more stylish gameplay mechanics coming to Shadow Point, the upcoming story-driven puzzle adventure for Quest and Rift.

Vacation Simulator PC VR Review: A Template For The Future In A Playground For The Present

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Remember all that talk of Lucky’s Tale being the Mario 64 of VR? That was very on the nose, wasn’t it? Sure, it was literally a Nintendo-aping platformer but it didn’t carry the same significance that the Italian plumber’s transition into the third dimension did back in 1996.

The Infinity Store: Viveport in Schools

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Last week HTC Vive launched their much-heralded Viveport Infinity subscription service. Dubbed “The Netflix of VR”, Infinity removes Viveport’s previous subscription limit of 5 apps per month and instead allows users to download as many of the 600+ titles available whenever they want.

Behind the Scenes of ‘Robo Recall’ on Oculus Quest with Drifter CEO Ray Davis

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From Lead Programmer on Gears of War and its critically-acclaimed sequel to an impressive tenure at Microsoft that included stints as CTO for Xbox and

Interactive Learning with Hold The World

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Pretty much everything I use with my Acer WMR headset comes from Steam. The Windows Store really is a ghost town when it comes to decent, educational VR content with the exception of the Victory VR apps (article on those coming soon) and one other gem – Hold The World.

#754: The Design of Vacation Simulator: Balancing Open World Exploration & Goal-Driven Puzzles

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Owlchemy Labs have been pioneering VR experiences exploring hand presence and embodied gameplay in VR since the release of Job Simulator and Rick & Morty. Podcast Archive

Time Of the Season: ‘Vacation Simulator’ Brings PTO to Prime Time on Rift

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It’s been a few years since Job Simulator set the stage for truly quirky-yet-humdrum humor in VR—and we’ve all earned a little R&R. Pack your