Mon.Nov 26, 2018

New York Times Lets You Visit Statue of Liberty's Torch Without Trip to NYC via Augmented Reality

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While a new museum to house the original torch of the Statue of Liberty is under construction on Liberty Island and scheduled to open in May 2019, New York Times readers can now view the sculpture in their own space through augmented reality.

‘Virtual Desktop’ is Finally Coming to Oculus Go & Gear VR This Week, Oculus Quest Next Year

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Virtual Desktop (2016) , the app that lets you view and use your desktop computer in VR, is finally making its way to Oculus Go and Gear VR this week. Once Oculus Quest, the company’s upcoming 6DOF headset, launches next year, a version of the app will be available then too.

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Amazon Sumerian & 8th Wall Weave Web AR Experience for 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Movie

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Sony Pictures has tapped the powers of augmented reality as provided by startup 8th Wall & the Amazon Sumerian development platform to help it promote the latest motion picture manifestation of Spider-Man.

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The Future Of The Royal Navy’s Combat Systems Is AR

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The Royal Navy is using AR for a futuristic UI that will promote more efficient ship wide communications. One of the most important roles on a warship – or any ship for that matter – is the role of the bridge watch officer.

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Robert Rodriguez’s The Limit review: a crazy VR action movie

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I love Robert Rodriguez. I like his style in directing movies and I like the emotions that he’s able to foster in me thanks to his movies.

Horror Classic Affected: The Manor Finally Hits PSVR This Week

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As far as horror classics go in VR, Affected: The Manor is as original as they get right now, and it’s finally arriving on one of the most popular platforms this week.

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Wiz Khalifa, Jonah Hill, Adam Levine And Leslie Jones Appear In Oculus Go Marketing

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Facebook has enlisted five top celebrities to feature in new video adverts to promote the Oculus Go standalone headset , which starts at $199 and doesn’t require a PC.

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Spatial Computing: Bigger Than Magic Leap

Robert Scoble

I blame this all on Magic Leap’s founder, Rony Abovitz.

Virtual Desktop Is Coming To Oculus Go & Gear VR This Thursday

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Virtual Desktop , the app which lets you view your PC’s monitor inside VR, is launching for Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR this Thursday. The app will be priced at $9.99 and will also be an Oculus Quest launch title when that headset launches next year. Virtual Desktop was released for PC VR in 2016. It was created by a single developer, Guy Godin. The new mobile VR version of Virtual Desktop is a little more complex than the original.

The Limit VR – movie review: Move fast and break everything

RealVision VR

I haven’t paid for a VR movie before; I felt no need to as most experiences were free. But when a big name Hollywood pioneer like Robert Rodriguez jumps in with a VR film, a $5 ‘ticket’ would be worth the price… or so I thought. A 4gb download later, I have an opinion. TL;DR, this won’t be a flattering review. Those who can’t… criticize. If I had a dollar for every time I heard the line, I’d be rich enough to well… fund a big budget VR film.

A New Alien VR Game Could Be Announced Next Week

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It’s very possible that we see a new Alien game announced next week, and we might finally hear if it’s got VR support too. The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley has begun teasing next week’s show, which takes place on December 6th. The Game Awards always mix in new announcements with the prize-giving and earlier in the month Keighley tweeted the message ‘Worlds Will Change’ along with a teaser image.

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QuiVr Releases “Vanguard” in Time for Global Location-Based VR Tournament

SpringboardVR

From November 21st through November 28th In partnership with SpringboardVR , HTC eSports , HP Inc. , and LIV , the Virtual Athletics League (VAL) presents the QuiVr Vanguard Global Tournament! The QuiVr Vanguard tournament will be held for the course of an entire week!

This Amazing Sonic the Hedgehog AR App Uses An Tattoo As A Controller

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Get ready for the best thing you’ll see in AR this week and maybe even this year. Developer Olo Sabandija recently took to Twitter to share this absolutely amazing AR rendition of Sonic the Hedgehog. The app projects the blue bombshell and his iconic Green Hill Zone environment into the real world as if they were there to be reached out and played with. Here’s a direct from the screen version of my AR tat pic.twitter.com/CuIYaDZT6m. — Olo Sabandija (@olomerol) November 19, 2018.

Spider-Man Gets The Web AR Treatment With Into The Spider-Verse AR

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Today, Sony Pictures is bringing the wall-crawling heroics of Spider-Man to modern mobile devices around the world in a free web AR experience. In collaboration with 8th Wall, Trigger, and Amazon Web Services, the Spider-Verse Web AR Experience lets users interact with Spider-Man in AR, take pictures, and share them to social media. Since it’s all web-based (multiple puns intended throughout this article) no downloads are needed.

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PSVR MOBA Dark Eclipse Adds In Ranked Mode And More

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Sunsoft is ready to build on the solid foundations it laid out earlier this year with free-to-play PSVR multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), Dark Eclipse. The developer this month announced a 2.0 update for the game that’s set to introduce some major new elements such as a Ranked Mode, a global leaderboard and more. The former will mean that players of a similar skill level will now be matched up online rather than you taking your chances with a hardened vet.

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Beat Saber PSVR Livestream – Expert Only Block Slashing

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Beat Saber recently launched on PSVR! The viral sensation VR rhythm game that tasks you with slicing neon blocks to the beat of the music with electrified sabers is now out on Sony’s flagship VR device. This version of the game includes five all-new tracks, a new campaign mode, practice mode, new modifiers, and more that aren’t on the PC version yet. You can read our full review right here or watch footage of all the new songs played on Expert difficulty right here.

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