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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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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

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.

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

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.

F8 2019: Keynote Time And Schedule Revealed For Facebook’s Developer Conference

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Facebook’s developer conference gets underway on April 30 starting with a keynote at 10 am Pacific. This is a time you should probably mark on your calendar for major VR and AR updates. We expect announcements related to Oculus Quest and Rift S. The two new VR headsets from Facebook are slated to launch this “spring” for $400 each, though Quest is a completely self-contained system while Rift S requires a costly PC to operate.