Fri.Nov 02, 2018

Donald Greenberg: virtual reality is still a baby, we’ll need 20 years for photorealism

The Ghost Howls

There are days when I’m really happy to be a blogger. The day when I interviewed Donald Greenberg is one of these days. Donald Greenberg is one of the fathers of the CGI.

Niantic Demos Real World Platform & Spatial Audio Features for Pokémon GO & Ingress at Tokyo Conference

Next Reality AR

In the waning days of October, at the Innovation Tokyo 2018 conference, attendees got their hands on some of the new augmented reality experiences that Niantic is working on through its Real World Platform.

Bell Says Latest Helicopter was Designed 10 Times Faster With VR

Road to VR

Bell Helicopter challenged its Innovation Team to accelerate its aircraft design process. Turning to VR as a key improvement to their design pipeline, the team created the FCX-001, the company’s first “concept aircraft,” in just six months.

VR Game Releases For November 2018

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Every month we aim to round up each and every VR game release for you in one single place — this is November’s list. Don’t worry — we’ll continue highlighting the best ones at the end of each week too.

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FundamentalVR Partners With Mayo Clinic To Develop Haptic VR Surgery Simulations

VRScout

Mayo Clinic brings their massive body of research to FundamentalVR’s simulation platform. According to a 2015 commission report launched at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, UK, 5 Billion people still don’t have access to safe surgery due to a lack of trained professionals. In the U.S.

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Vive Studios Boss: ‘We Need To Get Better At Marketing’ Content

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HTC’s Vive Studios division acknowledges that it needs to ramp up its work in marketing, especially with more challenging non-gaming apps. Vive Studios was announced back in 2016 and is similar, though certainly not identical, to the Oculus Studios division at Facebook.

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5 Things We Want From Oculus Rift S

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Earlier this week a report from TechCrunch threw out “ Rift S ” as a possible name for the next hardware iteration of the Oculus Rift.

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EON Reality Student Speaks at 2nd Global Programmers’ Festival

EON Reality

At the 2nd Global Programmers’ Festival in Xi’an, China last week, one of EON Reality China’s Virtual Reality Innovation Academy (VRIA) students about his experience at the academy.

The Excellent Eclipse: Edge of Light Is Now On Oculus Go And Gear

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Google Daydream’s best game is now available on Oculus Go and Gear VR. White Elk Studios’ Eclipse: Edge of Light just landed on the standalone and mobile-based VR headsets for $9.99.

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Unsolicited Advice: Don’t Stare at death.

Boost VC

“We are running out of money in 2 months.” I have companies come into my office every day now, portfolio companies and others who tell me when they are running out of money. The problem is that they stare at it. They believe that this attacking enemy will come and they will cease to breath.

Escape With Me: How A Mobile Phone Game Led To The Creation Of Beat Saber

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XRDC is a very tiny event.

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The Biggest VR Releases Of The Week 10/28/18

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Last week we had a massive new VR shooter hit Early Access in the form of War Dust, putting 64 players on the same map in two teams of 32 each. This week, there’s nothing quite that ambitious.

GIVEAWAY: Win A Free Copy Of In Death On Steam For Rift, Vive, Or Windows VR

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Hopefully your aim is good because our latest giveaway is for a Steam key to grant access to the bow and arrow-focused archery roguelike, In Death! We’ve got 10 Steam copies ready to hand out, for free, no strings attached.

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Facebook Predicts 40 – 50% Increase In Spending In 2019 Due To VR/AR And More

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Facebook expects to keep spending heavily on VR and AR in 2019. During its Q3 2018 earnings call earlier this week the company announced that it expects a 40 – 50% increase in spending in 2019 compared to 2018, taking full-year capital expenditure to around $18 billion to $20 billion.

First PSVR Black Friday 2018 Deal Slashes $100 Off Big Bundles

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Yes, Halloween is out of the way and now the real terror is almost upon us; it’s time to start talking about Black Friday deals. Early as it may be, the first PSVR Black Friday deal has just been spotted. Target is set to slash $100 off of the price of the recently released Creed hardware bundle, taking it to $249.99.

How To Use A PS4, Switch Or Xbox One Controller With Oculus Go

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Oculus Go is a wonderful VR headset that’s easy to jump into with a great motion controller to play games with. But, sometimes, you just can’t beat the response and control afforded by a proper gamepad. Oculus Go allows you to connect a more traditional controller via Bluetooth. But, don’t worry, you don’t have to buy some expensive new bit of kit to access controller-based games; you may already have one sitting in your living room.

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