Fri.Sep 28, 2018

Oculus CTO: Quest is ‘In the Neighborhood of Xbox 360 / PS3 Processing Power’

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Speaking on stage at Oculus Connect this morning, Oculus CTO John Carmack gave his signature unscripted talk, somehow going into depth despite covering a wide range of topics from Go to Quest to Rift, and plenty more.

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Watch Valve’s Knuckles EV3 Controllers Get Unboxed

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The next iteration of Valve’s Knuckles VR controllers are now arriving on developer’s doorsteps, and Climbey developer Brian Lindenhof is providing his typically dependable first look at them.

Haptic Vest ‘Ryg’ Launches on Kickstarter, Fully Funded in 3 Hours

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Woojer, the company behind the haptic belt Strap , launched a Kickstarter campaign earlier this week for a new haptic vest, dubbed Ryg.

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Final Assault Hands-On: Become A Conductor Of War In This VR RTS Meets MOBA

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There really haven’t been a whole lot of good VR strategy games. It’s a bit surprising because when they’re done well ( Brass Tactics , AirMech Command ) they seem to fit the platform like a glove.

VR Rhythm Game ‘Rave Runner’ Announced For Oculus Quest

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Dance like nobody’s watching. Facebook’s fifth annual Oculus Connect event was arguable its biggest as the company revealed a plethora of updates to its ever growing catalogue of VR software, not to mention an entirely new standalone headset, the Oculus Quest.

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The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 09/23/18

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No one should be buying any VR games this week because you should all be spending that money on Valkyria Chronicles 4, just saying. Anyway, if you’re still insisting that money be spent on PSVR then there’s plenty of places to spend it.

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Post-Oculus Connect 5 Q&A Livestream: Quest Details And Impressions

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Oculus Connect 5 is now officially in the books! The past few days in San Jose, CA have been full of excitement and news for the VR industry from all of the upcoming Rift games like Stormland and Defector to the official announcement of the $399 standalone VR headset, Quest.

AR vs VR in Education: The Final Round

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About a year ago I started what was set to be a five-part series here on VirtualiTeach around the theme of AR vs VR in Education. It was a common question I was getting asked at events and I thought that to a good approach to tackling the theme would be to look at it from five different angles.

The Biggest Rift, Vive and Windows VR Releases Of The Week 09/23/18

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Oculus Connect might have stolen the headlines this week but there’s still a pretty healthy selection of new releases for PC VR headsets. Creed: Rise to Glory, from Survios. Price: $29.99 ( Rift , Vive ).

Taking the plunge with high-end VR

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September sees the launch of a series of guest articles I am writing for VR Focus. I'll be writing one article a month for them and the content will be fresh features not found here on VirtualiTeach. As such I'll add a link to each one so that regular readers here don't miss out!

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Overwatch-Inspired VR Hero Shooter Conjure Strike Hits Steam With Free Weekend

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Conjure Strike just released in Early Access on Steam with support for Rift and Vive and will feature cross-play with users on Oculus Home.

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Rodney James

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Sony Will Not Host A PlayStation Experience For 2018

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The rumors are true: there is no PlayStation Experience happening in 2018. Last year’s PlayStation Experience was down in Anaheim, CA in December and that was the first place that we were able to play games like WipEout VR and Firewall Zero Hour right after they were announced. Sony made the announcement today on a recording of the 308th episode of PlayStation Blogcast. During the episode Shawn Layden, chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, made the announcement.

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Facebook Highlights VeeR At Oculus Connect 5

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At Oculus Connect 5, Mark Zuckerberg keeps his faith in getting 1 billion into VR, but it will take a while.

Why One Of Sony’s Biggest PSVR Advocates Risked It All On Going Indie

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Dave Ranyard used to head up one of Sony’s longest-running PlayStation developers, working on its most experimental tech, located in the heart of London. Over the course of the past decade, he’s worked on games that spearheaded PlayStation peripherals from the popular SingStar karaoke series to early augmented reality efforts with Wonderbook.

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Smash Hit Plunder’s Delightful Chaos Is Even Better With A Friend

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I’m pleased to report that, over the past four or so years, Smash Hit Plunder hasn’t really changed.