Thu.Mar 21, 2019

Vive Ecosystem Conference: info on program and registration

The Ghost Howls

This year I am going to be a speaker at the Vive Ecosystem Conference in Shenzhen , where I will also showcase a game of ours of NTW (Yeah!).

GDC 2019: Beat Saber On Oculus Quest Feels Incredible

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I’ve played a lot of Beat Saber across the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PSVR versions of the game. I’ve beaten every officially released song on Expert, a few on Expert+, and play a lot of custom downloaded tracks.

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#SXSW2019 – What does Augmented Reality Sound Like?

Tech Trends VR

Tech Trends checks out the AR Bose Frames as we wrap up our coverage of the South by Southwest 2019 festival in Austin. . By Laura Kobylecky. In addition to the regular programming of sessions, SXSW also attracts brands looking to launch exclusive products.

Oculus Medium Won’t Be On Quest, Requires “The Power And Memory Of A PC”

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If you were hoping to do some VR sculpting on Oculus Quest , you may be out of luck. The Rift app Oculus Medium won’t be coming to Quest. Facebook says it requires “the power and memory of a PC” Standalone VR is great- it’s affordable and wireless.

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Sony Files Patent For Wireless PSVR Device

VRScout

Sony looks to cut the cord on console VR. . According to a new patent filed by Sony, the company is looking into wireless functionality for the next iteration of their PSVR headset.

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Polished VR Adventure Witching Tower Is PSVR-Bound

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More medieval battles await PSVR fans in the near future. Witching Tower, a wholly likable VR action adventure game, is making its way to Sony’s headset. Developer Daily Magic Productions revealed as much in a recent Steam update.

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Oculus Quest To Have 128GB Storage Model

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While the $399 Oculus Quest model will have 64GB of storage, Facebook confirmed to UploadVR there will be a more expensive model with 128GB of storage space. This isn’t the first time Facebook has sold tiers by storage. The Oculus Go is currently sold as two models- a $199 32GB model and a $249 64GB model. Unfortunately neither Go or Quest feature an SD card slot, so you’re stuck with the storage you buy.

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Oculus is Considering an Over-ear Headphone Accessory for Rift S

Road to VR

Oculus announced its next iteration of Rift this week at GDC, Rift S. While there’s a few key differences about the upcoming hardware specs-wise, it seems the company has also taken a page out of Go’s playbook by including an open-ear integrated audio solution in the headstrap of Rift S.

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No Valve VR Updates At GDC But News Coming ‘In The Not Too Distant Future’

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Valve Corporation employees are delivering updates during a presentation today at GDC about Steam features. The talk focuses on how new features and services in Valve’s Steam storefront got more people using it over the years. VR is one of the features listed in the presentation as building on-ramps to more growth on Steam. That is the only mention of VR in the presentation.

WarDucks Lands $3.8 Million Funding for Location-Based Augmented Reality Gaming, Adds Legendary Doom Developer

Next Reality AR

With plans to compete with Niantic and other augmented reality game developers, game developer WarDucks has closed a $3.8 million funding round. According to Venture Beat, EQT Ventures led the round, with Suir Valley Ventures and other investors also participating.

GDC 2019: Tobii Lauches VR, AR Eye-Tracking SDK

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Eye-tracking specialist Tobii is honing in on VR and AR developers at GDC this week. The company yesterday announced the launch of its XR software development kit (SDK). It’s a set of tools and resources designed to get developers up to speed with its eye-tracking tech. Using the kit, creators can implement features like gaze-based selection and eye-tracked interfaces. Tobii also says it includes tools to mirror a user’s eye movements on a VR avatar for social VR applications.

Cartoon Network Launches ‘We Bare Bears’ Location-Based VR Experience

VRScout

Serve up some lunch in this hectic 3-person competitive free-roam experience. Step into the chaotic lives of Griz, Panda, and Ice Bear as Cartoon Network’s Emmy-nominated animated series We Bare Bears makes its VR debut with Food Truck Rush VR.

World War Toons No More As Developer Roqovan Closes Its Doors

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World Wars Toons, one of VR’s earliest hopes for a great first-person shooter (FPS), is no more as developer Studio Roqovan closes its doors. The company revealed as much last week. World War Toons was a multiplayer FPS. It featured optional VR support set in a cartoonish version of the Second World War. In 2015 Studio Roqovan (then named Reload Studios) raised $4 million to make the game a reality.

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Justin Roiland’s Next VR Game ‘Trover Saves the Universe’ Isn’t a PSVR Exclusive After All

Road to VR

Justin Roiland’s VR studio Squanch Games announced last year that their upcoming game Trover Saves the Universe was exclusively targeting PSVR and PS4 consoles.

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Cave Digger Emerges On US PSVR Next Week, Expansion Announced

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MeKiwi will send VR fans back down into the mines next week when Cave Digger finally arrives on PSVR. The VR mining game (yes, it really is a VR mining game) hits Sony’s headset on March 25th.

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New ‘Asgard’s Wrath’ Gameplay Video Reveals Dungeon Crawling in Action

Road to VR

Asgard’s Wrath is an upcoming combat RPG from Sanzaru Games, the studio that created Rift exclusives Marvel Powers United VR (2018) and Ripcoil (2016).

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Nintendo is on to something with its simple and cheap Labo-powered VR

Mashable

It was announced as "simple VR." And that's exactly what it delivers. Nintendo chose wisely in using Labo to plot the company's path into a virtual reality future.

Nintendo Shows a Trove of Creative VR Content for Switch VR Labo Kit, Pre-orders Open

Road to VR

None among us can deny Nintendo’s penchant for creativity. The limited VR specs of the Switch don’t exactly inspire, but the company’s creative array of accessories and content in the Labo VR Kit just might.

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EON Reality Italia to host EON Experience Fest 2019

EON Reality

EON Reality Italia is delighted to confirm that it will be hosting the company’s global annual event, EON Experience Fest, for 2019. This annual global meeting from EON Reality brings together international leaders from across the immersive technology industry, Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) experts, esteemed Fortune 500 clients and peers, cutting-edge educators, and government officials.

Ubisoft's Arcade Shooter 'Space Junkies' Open Beta Starts Today!

Oculus

If you missed your chance to jump into the Space Junkies closed beta last June, then today’s the day to experience the “jetpack-fueled” shooter for

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