Fri.Mar 20, 2020

GDC Summer Coming to San Francisco in Early August

Road to VR

After a string of cancellations by larger vendors amid the worldwide coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), this year’s annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) was postponed. Exactly when it would reemerge, we weren’t sure. Now, GDC organizers say a summer conference will kick off in its place.

VR Fitness App BoxVR Gets Essentials Pack DLC On Quest Next Week

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VR fitness app BoxVR is releasing its first DLC next week, and it’s coming just in time. The Essentials Pack is arriving on Oculus Quest on March 26 for $9.99. Included in the pack are new workout regimes and new songs to box to.

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Rift S Globally Out of Stock Prior to ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Launch, Here’s Your Alternatives

Road to VR

Looking for an Oculus Rift S? You may be disappointed to hear that the $400 PC VR headset is now officially sold out globally. We have a few alternatives you might consider though.

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The Wizards Series Passes 100,000 Copies Sold On Quest, PSVR, PC VR & Go

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Beat Games isn’t the only one with sales news this week; Carbon Studios’ The Wizards series has surpassed 100,000 copies sold across its various iterations and platforms.

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New iPad Pro Gets LiDAR Scanner for Improved AR

Road to VR

LiDAR, the light detection and ranging technology, is usually found in commercial and industrial equipment for things like 3D scanning buildings, land, and other objects.

PS5 Specs, Quest Updates And Win BoxVR! – VRecap

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Hope you’re staying safe indoors! We’ve got our weekly news roundup to help you catch up with any headlines you might’ve missed. Fortunately, it’s a pretty busy week so we might be able to take your mind off of things.

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Radial-G: Proteus OMEGA Update Live, Half Price For Limited Time

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A few months after its December release last year , Oculus Quest exclusive Radial-G: Proteus received its first post-launch content update today. But that’s not all game is also half price on the Oculus Store for a limited time to celebrate the update launch.

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Video conferencing won’t cure loneliness. Avatar chat apps can help.

The Extended Mind

Selfie time with friends in Hubs by Mozilla. Written by: Greg Fodor ( @gfodor ) and Jessica Outlaw ( @theextendedmind ) As the world moves to social distancing and isolation due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, challenges will soon rise out of a simple truth: humans are social creatures.

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Connect Your Mind to Oculus Rift S With Looxid Labs’ Brainwave Interface

Peter Graham

The Oculus Touch controllers are great devices for interacting with virtual reality (VR) worlds but they’ll never be as intuitive as simply using your hands , which Oculus Quest users have been able to experiment with for several months now.

This Week In XR: VR Tested As Rift Sells Out

Charlie Fink

The Corona Crisis has increased the demand for remote collaboration platforms exponentially

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Facebook Leak Indicates a Standalone Headset Codenamed ‘Del Mar’ is in Development

Peter Graham

Currently, Facebook has a strong yet simple lineup of virtual reality (VR) headsets, the Oculus Go, Oculus Rift S and Oculus Quest. These take years to develop which the company occasionally teases at its Oculus Connect event, like the recent project Half Dome prototypes.

Last-Day Coverage From Facebook’s Game Developers Showcase

ARPost

Thursday was the last day of Facebook’s Game Developers Showcase and there’s a lot to cover. The online event launched earlier this week as a digital alternative to Oculus presence at the canceled Game Developers Conference.

Game Developers Conference to Return as GDC Summer During August

Peter Graham

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) worldwide has sent conferences, festivals and other events into chaos, with most having to cancel due to governments restricting large gatherings in a bid to halt the spread.

Delivering Safe and Secure AR/VR Knowledge Transfer Solutions for Schools, Governments, and Enterprises

EON Reality

A note from EON Reality Founder Dan Lejerskar: Having been on the road on a world tour across Europe and Asia for the last two months, I have been humbled and gratified by many of the learning experiences I gleaned from the trip.

Futuristic Racer Radial-G: Proteus’ new Omega Update Adds Track, Ships & Boss Fight

Peter Graham

Want a heart-pumping racing title for Oculus Quest? Then you might want to take a look at Radial-G: Proteus by Tammeka Games and Things3D, which launched at the end of 2019. Now the teams have announced the addition of new content called the ‘Omega Update’ .

XR Talks: Projecting 2020’s Top Spatial Trends

AR Insider

XR Talks is a series that features the best presentations and educational videos from the XR universe. It includes embedded video, as well as narrative analysis and top takeaways. Speakers’ opinions are their own. For a deeper indexed and searchable archive, subscribe to ARtillery PRO.

BoxVR’s First DLC ‘Essentials Pack’ to Add new Songs & Workouts for Oculus Quest

Peter Graham

As most people are having to stay indoors at the moment virtual reality (VR) is a great way to pass the time.

Oculus Picks: 3 Playful Puzzlers on Quest

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This week on Oculus Picks, we’re presenting a few of our favorite puzzlers to exercise the mind and entertain the senses. These games focus on