Wed.Nov 27, 2019

Stay fit and have fun in mixed reality with HitMotion: Reloaded (out now!)

The Ghost Howls

After a long ride lasted many months, finally our mixed reality fitness game HitMotion: Reloaded has been published on Viveport M ! The game has been released in Early Access and costs €4.99/$5.59/RMB39.90. HitMotion purpose is to let people stay fit while having fun.

Watch Trimble Give the Microsoft HoloLens 2 the Elon Musk Tesla Cybertruck Smash Test, Sort Of

Next Reality AR

Everyone seems to be talking about Elon Musk's new futuristic Tesla Cybertruck, the vehicle that either looks like a cool moon rover or an outlandish video game replica, depending on your tastes.

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California Fire Department Using VR To Train Recruits How To Fight Wildfires


VR technology offers firefighters-in-training realistic training scenarios. In 2019 alone, over 6,402 fires have been recorded in California.

HBO Conjures More Snapchat AR Experiences to Promote 'His Dark Materials'

Next Reality AR

As far as HBO is concerned, it's not augmented reality — it's Snapchat. The premium cable network is leaning hard on Snapchat's AR magic tricks to promote yet another series, this time for the adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series of novels.

Editorial: Beat Saber Acquisition Begins Facebook’s Push Toward Horizon


I believe Facebook’s Head of Content Mike Verdu when he writes that Facebook’s acquisition of Beat Saber is “ just the beginning ”.

Valve Index is Sold Out Following ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Announcement

Road to VR

Most packages of Index, Valve’s high-end VR headset released earlier this year, are sold out following last week’s announcement of Half-Life: Alyx. If Valve is counting on Half-Life: Alyx being a killer app for VR , early signs suggest they may just get their wish.

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‘No Man’s Sky’ Update to Bring VR Creature Riding, Larger Ship Inventory & More

Road to VR

Having launched VR support for No Man’s Sky (2016) back in August, Hello Games is nearly ready to launch the latest update to the open-world sandbox game, which is slated to include a mess of community requested features and bug fixes for both VR and non-VR players.

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Ghost Giant Brings Sublime VR Storytelling To Quest In December


Ghost Giant, one of our favorite VR games of the year , will soon be bringing its touching tale of friendship to Oculus Quest. As confirmed during our Holiday VR Showcase today, Zoink Games’ affectionate VR debut hits the standalone headset in December 2019.

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The Best Oculus Quest Deal for Black Friday 2019

Road to VR

We’re keeping an eye on the best Oculus Quest Black Friday 2019 deals, don’t blink or you might miss the best Quest sale of the year! Updated – November 28th, 2019. The Best Oculus Quest Black Friday 2019 Deal. Image courtesy Oculus.

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Phantom: Covert Ops’ Oculus Rift Debut Is Looking Sharp


So far all we’ve seen of nDreams’ stealthy VR title, Phantom: Covert Ops, is Oculus Quest gameplay. What about Rift fans? We want our high-fidelity tactical kayak gaming! Well look no further than the trailer below. This is the first footage of Phantom running on the PC VR headset.

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New Yorker AR Experience Uses AI To Unlock The Thoughts Of Inanimate Objects


Dive into the mind of random objects via The New Yorker apps new AR feature. Ever wonder what the banana in your kitchen might be thinking?

Pistol Whip Free Level ‘High Priestess’ Arrives Dec. 19 Inspired By ‘Oldboy’


Pistol Whip will receive an update on December 19 that features a brand new free level called “High Priestess” Pistol Whip is a hit VR rhythm-meets-shooter game from Cloudhead Games that launched earlier this month with 10 levels.

The Best VR Games to Share with Your Family This Thanksgiving

Road to VR

The turkey has been picked clean and everyone is getting ready to settle in for a good old-fashioned Thanksgiving Day coma—but what’s that in your backpack? It’s a VR headset, of course!

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Go Behind-The-Scenes With Solaris, The New Shooter From Firewall Devs


Ever since we first teased the game at our E3 VR Showcase, we’ve been keen to find out more about Solaris: Offworld Combat. Today, you can glean a few more details from a new behind-the-scenes look.

Launch Trailer Arrives for Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency

Peter Graham

There are myriad of virtual reality (VR) videogames coming in December, one of the biggest being Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency by Neat Corporation and Fast Travel Games.

Watch Budget Cuts 2 Launch Trailer Ahead Of December 12 Release


Earlier today, we debuted the launch trailer for Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency as part of our first ever Holiday VR Showcase. The new trailer shows off some new gameplay and footage from Neat Corporation and Fast Travel Games’ highly-anticipated sequel.

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Russian cows find happiness in virtual reality

Hypergrid Business

Do cows love VR? Image courtesy Moscow Ministry of Agriculture and Food.). Some lucky cows are apparently finding virtual reality to be quite moo-ving.

Oculus Store Hosts First Ever Quest Games Sale With Thanksgiving Bundle


The Oculus Quest store started its first ever sale on Quest content this week, with the Thanksgiving Collection.

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VR Education’s Latest Informative Experience Shuttle Commander Heading to PlayStation VR

Peter Graham

VR Education, the British developer focused on virtual reality (VR) experiences that not only entertain but also help teach players is well known for projects like Apollo 11 VR , Titanic VR and 1943: Berlin Blitz.

Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida Responds To Xbox Head Phil Spencer’s VR Comments


Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida made a comment on Twitter that seemed directed at Phil Spencer’s suggestion that nobody is asking for VR, in relation to Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox, codenamed Scarlett. Microsoft’s Head of Xbox Phil Spencer suggested that VR support for the next generation of Xbox was unlikely in a recent comment. “I I have some issues with VR — it’s isolating and I think of games as a communal, kind of together experience,” Spencer explained. “We’re

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Sci-Fi Shooter Scraper: Gauntlet Will be a Pre-Christmas Release

Peter Graham

There are plenty of virtual reality (VR) titles coming out over the next month to keep gamers entertained over the festive period.

No Man’s Sky Synthesis Update Includes ‘Host Of VR-Specific Improvements’


When No Man’s Sky Beyond launched in August of this year it took the VR world by storm and Hello Games have quietly been toiling away at updates ever since. Now, the Synthesis Update, is the biggest one since Beyond essentially relaunched the game as a whole.

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Will Facebook’s Purchase of Beat Saber’s Team Hit the Right Note With Fans?

Peter Graham

Love Facebook or hate it, there’s no denying that the social network giant has done a lot for virtual reality (VR) and the XR industry as a whole. Without Facebook’s cash Oculus wouldn’t have grown the way it did and been able to support so many developers, thus increasing that much-needed content.

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Eclipse: Edge Of Light Is Finally Coming To Quest, PSVR And PC VR


We once crowned Eclipse: Edge Of Light as Daydream’s best game. Now that the platform is essentially dead, it seems it will forever hold that crown. But good news; you’ll soon be able to experience Eclipse elsewhere, too.

Why Haven’t AR and VR Changed Our Lives Yet? 5 Barriers to Adoption


It’s something about which science fiction movies and video games are made. It’s been in use by the military for years, particularly for flight and battle simulations. And it’s creeping slowly into e-commerce and a few other industries. Yes, we’re talking about augmented and virtual reality.

Tripwire Addresses PSVR Espire Complaints, New Patch Coming With Improvements


Espire 1: VR Operative publisher Tripwire Entertainment have made a new post on their forums addressing some of the complaints and concerns with the PSVR version of the game, which launched last week.

Catan: World Explorers to Bring the Board Game to AR

Peter Graham

In its 24-year history, popular board game Settlers of Catan has seen many iterations, from junior versions to ones based on famous franchises. Last year saw Catan VR arrive for various headsets, allowing four players to battle it out online.

Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Gets Gun Hats For ‘Meatmas’


Our Holiday VR Showcase featured a sarcastic green hot dog called the ‘Gronch’ introducing a series of silly updates planned for Hot Dogs, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades over the next month. The big reveal? For guns. Gun hats.

Miniature Puzzler Down the Rabbit Hole Coming Q1 2020

Peter Graham

One of the more interesting puzzle titles to appear at Gamescom 2019 was Cortopia Studios’ Alices Adventures in Wonderland- themed Down the Rabbit Hole.

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Watch The Holiday VR Showcase Right Here At 9AM PT (Pre-Show 8:45AM!)


It’s time! The Holiday VR Showcase is upon us and we couldn’t be more excited. Our latest round-up of things to look forward to in VR begins with our pre-show at 8:45am PT/11:45am ET/4:45pm GMT with our pre-show.

What is the Spatial Web?

AR Insider

This article is the latest in AR Insider’s editorial contributor program. Find out more or contact us to participate here. Authors’ opinions are their own. . An Introduction to the Spatial Web. by Gabriel René.