Thu.Oct 10, 2019

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ Dev: “we will try our darnedest to make VR support happen”

Road to VR

Microsoft Flight Simulator seemed like the ideal candidate for VR support when it was unveiled back at E3 2019 in June, however word got out at E3 that the studio hadn’t fully committed to supporting VR headsets at launch.

Research Finds VR Burns More Calories Than Sex

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Five minutes of Audio Trip offers twice the cardio than a night of passion. Is there anything better than sex? According to newly released data from the Virtual Reality Institute of Health & Exercise , the answer is a definite yes, yes, YES! At least when it comes to burning up calories.

Colorado State University Has Deployed a 100 Headset VR Lab for Biomedical Education

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Colorado State University has deployed a new VR lab; designed to accommodate up to 100 students simultaneously, the lab’s headsets run custom software which allow students to visualize life-sized virtual cadavers and medical imagery in a shared virtual space.

Holoride Officially Launches Immersive In-Car VR Experience

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Universal Citywalk’s vehicle-powered VR experience makes traffic fun. This past January, in-car VR entertainment startup Holoride made its world debut at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, revealing an exciting new take on backseat passenger entertainment. .

Here’s How ‘Asgard’s Wrath’ Plays on Index and Vive via Revive

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Released today, Asgard’s Wrath is the latest title published by Oculus Studios, which also means it’s technically exclusive to the company’s Rift headset. Luckily, there’s a free unofficial mod which makes most Oculus content available to non-Oculus headsets.

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Trover Saves The Universe Receives Free DLC, Available Now

UploadVR

Trover Saves The Universe by Justin Roiland, the co-creator of Rick and Morty, received an update with DLC called Trover’s Important Cosmic Jobs.

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Asgard’s Wrath Video Review

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We’ve now finished our full video review of Asgard’s Wrath to complement the written version! It took longer than usual because of the length, but if you’d like to see and hear our review instead of just reading it, here you go!

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Latest Sony Patent Indicates Possible Wireless PlayStation VR 2 With Cameras

Peter Graham

Patents offer an enticing look at what a company is experimenting with and possibly planning for future products, even if many never make it past the idea phase. VRFocus has seen recent patents appear for a virtual reality (VR) floor mat by Microsoft and a new headset design for Nintendo Switch.

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Spider-Man, Ultron Return In Avengers: Damage Control Trailer

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Marvel, ILMxLAB and The Void are launching Avengers: Damage Control next week. A new trailer reveals a few surprise returning characters. The story trailer for the experience just went live. It gives us our first look at gameplay.

How Will Copps Uses AR Technology to Produce Spatial Music

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Imagine yourself listening to music. You might be dancing or standing at a concert but you also might be sitting or lying down. You’re probably not walking around. That’s something that musician and AR technology advocate, Will Copps , is looking to change.

Asgard’s Wrath: New Player Guide And Tips To Get Started

UploadVR

The day has finally arrived: Asgard’s Wrath , the massive new action-adventure VR RPG from Sanzaru Games and Oculus Studios is officially released for Oculus Rift.

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Mythological Adventure Journey for Elysium Dated for Release

Peter Graham

Ancient legends have always been a good source of inspiration for videogame developers and this month will see two virtual reality (VR) titles take different approaches.

Battlescar Is A Furiously-Paced VR Film You Can’t Afford To Miss

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Martin Allais isn’t a punk. At least, he doesn’t appear as such when I find him battling jet lag atop an offensively pink pillow just a stroll along from central London’s Southbank Centre.

Synth Riders to Leave Early Access in October, Quest Version Confirmed

Peter Graham

Rhythm action titles for virtual reality (VR) headsets seem to be all the rage at the moment, offering easy to pick up gameplay mechanics that get players moving. In 2018 Synth Riders arrived on Steam Early Access for PC VR headsets, and soon it’ll be the turn of Oculus Quest.

The VR Download, Our Weekly Podcast Broadcast From A VR Studio, Launched Today!

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UploadVR is launching a weekly video podcast, Thursdays at 10:30AM PST (5:30PM UTC). Unlike regular video podcasts, The VR Download is broadcast from a virtual reality studio!

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Is Instagram AR’s Sleeping Giant?

AR Insider

Tech giants’ motivations in AR often trace back to their core businesses. This is done to future proof massive sums of revenue. And due to these companies’ gravitational pull, they can move large chunks of the market along with them.

Gods & Mortals: ‘Asgard’s Wrath’ Available Now on the Rift Platform

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You’re playing the latest title from Sanzaru Games and Oculus Studios. Donning a Rift S headset, the outside world melts away, and you find yourself

#825 OC6: Walter Greenleaf’s Concerns on Privacy with Facebook’s VR Platform

Voices of VR

Walter Greenleaf has been involved with the intersection of virtual reality and medicine for 35 years, and I had a chance to catch up with. Podcast Archive

Fantasy Sword-Fighting Meets ’80s Neon Design in ‘Until You Fall’ From Schell Games

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What happens when you mix a fantasy sword fighting game with a synthwave-inspired soundtrack and an ’80s look and feel? You get Until You Fall

#828 OC6: Tested’s Norm Chan on OC6 highlights & the Future of XR input

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Tested editor Norm Chan has been covering the evolution of Virtual Reality since seeing a early prototype of the Oculus Rift at CES 2013, which. Podcast Archive

Trover Saves the Universe Comes to SpringboardVR!

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From Co-Creator of Rick and Morty and Founder of Squanch Games, Justin Roiland, comes an exciting new VR experience. Trover Saves the Universe, along with the just-released “Important Cosmic Jobs” DLC, is available on the SpringboardVR Marketplace as of October 9th!

#826 OC6: Inclusive Design & the Deeper Ethical Context of Experiential Design with Doug North Cook

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Doug North Cook is an assistant professor at Chatham University, and he holds an immersive design residency at Fallingwater architectural landmark in Pittsburg. North Cook. Podcast Archive

#827 OC6: Quest Hand Tracking, Branded XR, & a Debate on Ethics vs Pramatism in XR with Andre Elijah

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Andre Elijah is an independent VR developer who recently launched Viewport Interactive working on branded experiences for car companies and beyond. We talk about the. Podcast Archive

#829 OC6: VR YouTuber Nathie on the VR Content Ecosystem, Side Quest, & VR Influencer Dynamics

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Nathaniel de Jong is a VR content creator on YouTube as “Nathie” who is focusing on Virtual Reality games. I had a chance to talk. Podcast Archive

#830 OC6: Facebook Horizon, Oculus Connect vs SVVR, & Bringing VR to University Libraries with Jon Oakes

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Jon Oakes is the Technology Labs Coordinator at the San Jose State University Library, and he’s also been quite involved in helping to organize the. Podcast Archive