Mon.Oct 14, 2019

Disney's 'Maleficent' Brings Its Magic to YouTube with Augmented Reality Make-Up Experience

Next Reality AR

Dark mode themes for mobile apps are all the rage these days, but YouTube is taking that a bit literally with its latest augmented reality experience.

Sony Reveals AR Headset Prototype in New Ghostbusters Location-based Attraction

Road to VR

Ginza Sony Park, the Japanese tech giant’s Tokyo-based hub for Sony brand promotion, is now playing host to a new Ghostbusters -themed multiplayer experience using a newly revealed Sony AR headset prototype.

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Capcom Japan Announce Another Resident Evil 7 Free-Roam VR Attraction

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Capcom announced a new walkthrough, free-roam VR attraction set in the world of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard , titled Biohazard: Walkthrough the Fear.

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PlayStation VR’s 3rd Anniversary Sale Brings Big Discounts to Top VR Titles

Road to VR

PlayStation VR is now officially three years old, and to celebrate Sony has slashed prices on many of the platform’s highest profile VR titles while offering up to 70% off a wide selection of games. The sale is already live, and goes until October 22nd in the US. Check out the full list below.

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New Five Nights At Freddy’s VR DLC Is On The Way

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Good news for those that like pooping themselves inside VR headsets; new Five Nights at Freddy’s VR DLC is on the way! Developer Steel Wool Studios last week dropped a teaser trailer for Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted – Curse of Dreadbear.

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Human-Scale AR ‘Tunnel Book’ Launches At Welsh National Opera

VRScout

Free immersive pop-up blends AR technology with classic opera.

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Varjo Launches VR-2 Headset with SteamVR Support, Improved ‘Bionic Display’, and Hand-tracking Option

Road to VR

Announced and launched today, Varjo’s enterprise-focused VR-2 brings support for SteamVR content and improves on the headset’s ‘bionic display’, which delivers ‘retina’ resolution at the center of the field of view.

Beat Saber Now Has Achievements On Oculus And Steam Platforms

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Late last week, Beat Games announced that achievements for Beat Saber were released on Oculus and Steam platforms. The achievements are the same ones that were already available for PSVR users as trophies.

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Screensavers VR Drops You Headfirst Into History’s Most Famous PC Screensavers

VRScout

Relive the ’90s in a part-parody, part-tribute available October 22nd. Those of us lucky enough to have grown up during the 1990’s no doubt harbor fond memories of early home computer entertainment.

Traffic Jams Lets You Live Out Your Intersection Management Dreams In VR

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Have you ever looked at a traffic controller standing at a busy intersection and thought, “Man, I would really love to try that out without any of the stress or risk of managing cars in real life”? Well, have we got the game for you.

How Augmented Reality Is Reshaping Activism

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Superimposing computer-generated images onto a real-world environment isn’t a far-fetched idea. It’s here – although it’s still in its infancy. As more innovators experiment with augmented reality , this burgeoning technology is going to disrupt many industries and change countless lives.

Ambiguous PSVR Adventure Separation Gets First Gameplay Footage

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Those that like to use VR to explore will definitely want to check out this first look at PSVR adventure, Separation. A first look at the game was revealed during last night’s PSVR Awards Show from PSVR Without Parole (guest-starring me!).

Sony AR Patent Hints at Stereoscopic Headset Capabilities

Peter Graham

Another day, another patent appears showcasing the whims of multinational tech giants. Recently a Sony patent appeared indicating plans for upgrades to PlayStation VR, adding features like inside-out tracking and wireless capabilities.

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Asgard’s Wrath Followers Guide: Everything You Need To Know About Each Ally

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One of our favorite parts of action RPG Asgard’s Wrath (read our full review here ) is just how many animal followers there are to find and unlock. Given that there are 10 in all, it might be overwhelming to choose which ones to spend your currency and crafting supplies leveling up.

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Half of Web AR Sessions are More Than 2 Minutes

AR Insider

Data Point of the Week is AR Insider’s dive into the latest spatial computing figures. It includes data points, along with narrative insights and takeaways. For an indexed collection of data and reports, subscribe to ARtillery Pro. One downside of mobile AR is the upheld-phone orientation.

Journey For Elysium Releasing On October 31

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Mantis Games and Cronos Interactive revealed their upcoming narrative-driven VR title Journey For Elysium will release on October 31.

Dick Wilde Developer Working on Bouncing Puzzler Glyph

Peter Graham

Danish virtual reality (VR) developer Bolverk Games has released three titles since 2015, most notably comedic first-person shooter series Dick Wilde. Recently, the studio has confirmed its latest project moves away from that action-oriented genre and into the puzzle sphere, unveiling Glyph.

Community Download: Is Asgard’s Wrath The Best VR Game Yet?

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Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published (usually) every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate.

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Warzone VR Coming to PlayStation VR Tomorrow With Aim Controller Support

Peter Graham

Sinn Studio, the Canadian indie developer behind Wraith and The Perfect Sniper released first-person shooter (FPS) Warzone VR into Steam Early Access in January, supporting the usual PC VR headsets. A PlayStation VR port always touted and tomorrow it’ll arrive.

Post Malone Live, And The VR Download! – Live In VR This Week

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Welcome to Live in VR! Our weekly roundup of everything that’s happening in headsets! Lots to pick through this week. Bigscreen has yet more space porn for you rocket fans, but they’re also hosting our new VR podcast! Elsewhere, Oculus Venues returns with another live concert.

What’s Going On with HTC?

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The HTC Vive Cosmos was finally released on October 3, 2019. What’s that you say? What’s a Vive Cosmos? Why do I not sound terribly excited about it? Why is this the first time its being mentioned on VRTN ? Well grab your bib baby birds, it’s feeding time.

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Bringing the XR World Together at the VR/AR Global Summit, with Executive Director Anne-Marie Enns

XR for Business Podcast

Alan, along with his wife Julie, are members of the VR/AR Association, and as such, one of the annual XR gatherings they look forward to most is the VR/AR Global Summit in Vancouver, which is just a few weeks away (Oct 31-Nov 2). Alan has the event' s executive p roducer , Anne-Marie Enns, on to talk about what attendees can expect on the show floor this year. Complete Transcript Coming Soon].

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#831 XR Ethics: HTC Creative Labs’ Daniel Robbins on Values-Driven Design for AR Prototypes

Voices of VR

Ethics in Mixed Reality is a hot topic, and I moderated a panel discussion at SIGGRAPH. This panel was attended by a number of people. Podcast Archive

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Monday Motivation: Finding Fitness and Fun in ‘Dance Central’

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Later this week, Harmonix has some new tricks up its sleeve for Dance Central on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform, building on a series