Tue.Apr 02, 2019

Microsoft Remote Assist Now Available for Android in Preview

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Just weeks after revealing plans to port one of its most vital augmented reality products from HoloLens to the smartphone world, Microsoft has finally opened the mobile software floodgates to the public.

Location-Based Star Trek VR Experience Now Available At Dave & Busters

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Save the U.S.S. Enterprise in this intense LBE with multiple endings. The U.S.S. Enterprise is in deep trouble.

Marvel Continues Its Augmented Reality Rampage with Iron Man Robot for 'Avengers: Endgame'

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Already a dominant force at the box office, Marvel Studios appears intent on establishing itself as the ruler of augmented reality media as well.

New Multiplayer ‘Star Trek’ VR Game Rolls Out to Dave & Buster’s Nationwide

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Star Trek makes a great basis for multiplayer VR— Star Trek: Bridge Crew proved that much when it launched for consumers back in 2017.

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Hands-On: No Man’s Sky VR Is A World Of Limitless Possibilities

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No Man’s Sky was first released for PlayStation 4 in August of 2016. A few months later the PSVR headset came out and ever since then it has felt like only a matter of time before Hello Games’ ambitious space exploration epic gets support for the immersive realm of VR.

Hands-on: ‘No Man’s Sky’ in VR Promises a Galaxy Full of Possibilities, with Friends

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After years of requests, No Man’s Sky is coming to VR this Summer. With a massive procedurally generated galaxy to explore and a range of ways to play, the scale of No Man’s Sky is something that hasn’t yet been seen in VR, while the ability to play with both VR and non-VR friends means there will be no shortage of people to explore with. I recently got to play No Man’s Sky in VR for the first time a came away with a feeling of immense possibilities in its huge world.

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‘Beat Saber’s’ New Free Track ‘Crab Rave’ Isn’t an April Fool’s Day Joke

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Running out of fresh songs after downloading Beat Saber’s first paid DLC, Monstercat Music Pack Vol. Well, Beat Games just threw out a free track for their block-slashing rhythm game that should keep from getting too crabby.

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‘Dome Of The Dead’ Launches On The Vulcan Holodome Platform

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Team up with friends and escape a deadly bayou infested with alien-zombie hybrids.

‘Concrete Genie’ to Launch with 2 PSVR Modes This Year

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Pixelopus announced their next game, Concrete Genie, way back at Paris Games Week in 2017. Now, the studio says two separate PSVR modes are coming to the PlayStation exclusive game at launch, which is set for later this fall.

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Beat Saber Adds Crab Rave For Free In New Update

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Already slashed your way through Beat Saber ‘s first DLC pack ? Worry not, another free song just arrived. You can now download Noisestorm’s Crab Rave for free. Yes, Crab Rave. This was not an April Fool’s; it’s a real thing you can download.

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Hands-on: ‘Iron Man VR’ Shows Huge Potential with Innovative Flying Mechanics

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I have to say, when I first saw the announce trailer for Marvel’s Iron Man VR , I wasn’t exactly blown away. Now that I’ve actually had a chance to try the game for myself, my tune has totally changed—there’s huge potential for this to be an excellent VR game, thanks to innovative flying mechanics which really channels the feeling of unrestricted flight in the suit of the iconic hero.

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The 7 Best VR Games You Can Play Right Now With Viveport Infinity

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Viveport Infinity , an updated version of HTC’s VR subscription service, launches today. It’s similar to the original Viveport except, instead of having a limited number of downloads a month, you can pick up any of the 668 titles available whenever you want and play them for as long as you like. For $12.99 a month, it looks like a pretty good deal. Granted there is a lot of fluff (Beer and Skittels VR, anyone?).

KPF Pushes Limits of Building-Design Rendering Using NVIDIA RTX

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After meeting industrial designer Cobus Bothma, you’d be forgiven for assuming he works in the gaming industry or Hollywood. He’s a big proponent of VR, AR and GPU computing.

Hands-On: Concrete Genie Surrounds You With Art

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The “Wow Moment” is the elusive something every fan of VR has been chasing like a drug. Whether it is looking at a mountain vista in Tuscany, watching a dinosaur approach and then walk above you, or sitting down on a carpet for a hedgehog’s birthday party. The VR sequence that is coming with PlayStation 4 game Concrete Genie had such a wondrous moment for me, but the experience started simply. You stand in a room with three concrete walls before you, to your left and right, and forward.

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UK Team’s AVR Expertise Featured – Industry 4.0 Magazine

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As enterprise looks towards better IT, the EON Reality UK team were on hand to deliver expertise in Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) for Industry 4.0 Magazine. EON Reality has, for many years, demonstrated the wide benefits of using Virtual Reality (VR) for training in business and enterprise settings.

Game of Thrones AR Experience Coming To In-Store Magic Leap Kiosks

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Two exciting bits one news here. One: A Game of Thrones AR experience is on its way to Magic Leap. Two: You might actually get to see it yourself. Instead of releasing on sold Creator Editions of Magic Leap One, Game of Thrones: The Dead Must Die (as it’s called) will be showing at in-store locations in the US soon. The experience will offer an encounter with a White Walker, one of the series’ scary ice baddies. We got an email with the below message.

#751: Virtual Skills Training for Autism Spectrum Disorder Using Applied Behavioral Analysis with BehaviorMe

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BehaviorMe is using virtual reality to enhance behavior therapy for children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It’s started by four people including. Podcast Archive

Oculus Rift S Has Lower Pixel Persistence Than Original, Meaning Less Motion Blur

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The recently announced Oculus Rift S has lower pixel persistence than the original Rift – or than Oculus Quest. That’s according to CTO John Carmack on Twitter. Rift S has a lower refresh rate than the Rift- 80 Hz vs 90 Hz. But unlike with smartphones and monitors, in VR refresh rate is only half of the equation for how smooth motion will be. The other far less discussed (but just as important) aspect is the pixel persistence. Low Persistence.

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The Learning Matrix: lessons from the movie

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This week marks the 20th anniversary of one of my favourite films ever, The Matrix. Directed by the (then) Wachowski Brothers and starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne and Hugo Weaving, the movie was a sensation grossing more than $460 million.

Sony Helps You Swing for the Green With Everybody’s Golf VR

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Since the days of Nintendo’s Wii, there has been a promise of video games being able to replicate the actual movement of sports. Wii Sports had a variety of games, but it turned out the motion controls were largely simple, much like the cartoony art of the games included. When such a sports game comes out for VR it is on this spectrum too. Are the controls detailed and realistic to bring an outdoor game inside our homes with all the nuance intact?

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Star Trek: Dark Remnant VR Attraction Now Available At Dave & Busters

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Dave & Busters locations now offer three VR attractions including Star Trek and Jurassic World. The newest attraction — Star Trek: Dark Remnant –puts visitors on a rescue mission with the Enterprise “at the edge of Klingon space.” ” Jurassic World is an on-rails motion platform experience similar to Star Tours. It is more interactive, though, as players are able to tag dinosaurs using a single Vive controller.