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Spatial Beats: Microsoft, Apple & WEF

AR Insider

Welcome back to Spatial Beats, AR Insider's weekly series that features observations and insights of author and futurist Charlie Fink. This week, we look at the World Economic Forum and Microsoft's XR exit. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Trend Analysis Spatial Beats

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New Year, New Goals: Hit Your Fitness Goals This Year With Immersive Workouts From FitXR’s New Studios

ARPost

Towards the end of last year, FitXR launched new music collections with over two dozen new workout classes in Box, HIIT, and Dance. The company is all set to help users meet their fitness goals this year as well with new immersive workout classes.

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The State of VR Concerts: Findings from the Hottieverse

AR Insider

During the summer of 2022, AmazeVR brought fans the first-ever VR concert tour featuring Megan Thee Stallion. AmazeVR's Joseph Choi takes us inside the "Hottieverse” for insights and findings from the production. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors transfer

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More NBA Games Coming To VR On Quest

VRScout

Meta extends its partnership with the National Basketball Association to bring more games to VR.

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Are You Still Watching? How to Create Engaging Presentations for Virtual Learning

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Remote meetings are here to stay - and so is the Zoom fatigue that many experience. The importance of compelling content is more apparent than ever. In this webinar, learn how PowerPoint provides terrific tools to create the kind of dynamic visual content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention. Come along to this masterclass packed with live demonstrations of how to create compelling presentations for successful meetings in a virtual and hybrid environment. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Create dynamic visuals that support persuasive stories to engage your audience Develop professional-looking designs for presentations and other content Become a PowerPoint legend with techniques to make effective presentations quickly and easily June 30th, 2022 at 9:30 am PDT, 12:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm GMT

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‘Thrill of the Fight 2’ Now in Co-development by ‘Fruit Ninja’ Team Halfbrick Studios

Road to VR

Halfbrick Studios announced it’s partnering on development of Thrill of the Fight 2 , the upcoming sequel to the popular VR boxing title.

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A Failed XR Startup is Back With Compact Optics That Switch Instantly Between AR & VR

Road to VR

AntVR, an early VR startup which struggled with several XR headset projects that ultimately didn’t find traction, has reemerged with novel optics which can instantly transition between AR and VR modes.

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VR Therapies Calls for Urgent Support after Christmas Day Burglary

XR Today - Virtual Reality

A major charity offering virtual reality (VR) therapies to vulnerable people was “heartbroken” after a massive burglary took place on Christmas Day. Charity Founder Rebecca Gill is a former NHS nurse and launched the world-first VR alternative therapy centre last year.

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Microsoft Axes Social VR Platform & XR Interface Framework Amid Wide-reaching Layoffs

Road to VR

Microsoft is laying off 10,000 employees, and with it the company is axing social VR platform AltspaceVR and its XR interface framework, Mixed Reality Toolkit. We’ve written about the death of AltspaceVR once before.

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How To Make A Travel App Like Booking.com?

ARVR

Creating a travel app like Booking.com is a complex task that requires a deep understanding of the travel industry and the latest technology trends.

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Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

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The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR Delayed By Three Weeks

Upload VR

The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR is no longer a PSVR 2 launch title, as Supermassive Games confirms its been delayed by three weeks. Initially planned for February 22, Switchback VR will now arrive on March 16, though the exact reasons for this delay remain unknown.

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How To Develop A Game Like Roblox?

ARVR

Developing a game like Roblox is a challenging task that requires a strong understanding of game development principles, as well as the ability to think creatively and come up with unique ideas.

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Saints & Sinners: Chapter 2 Launches March 21 On PSVR 2 & PC VR

Upload VR

Skydance Interactive confirmed today that the PSVR 2 version of The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2 : Retribution will release on March 21, alongside the PC VR version.

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Big XR News from Google, ChatGPT, Vodafone, and Seoul Metropolitan Government

XR Today - Big XR News tag

The penultimate week of January has, yet again, shaken up the extended reality (XR) industry. 2023 has not even reached its sophomore month, although more and more innovations are coming full-force while mass layoffs defined the week past. Despite a promising couple of weeks following CES 2023, the year appears to continue last year’s trend of poor stock performance and numerous layoffs across the technology industry.

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The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

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Fruit Ninja VR 2 Slices Up A Full Release In Spring 2023

Upload VR

Following an early access launch, Halfbrick Studios confirms Fruit Ninja VR 2 will fully release on Steam and “Oculus platforms” in Spring 2023.

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Basketball Diaries: Our Partnership Extension with the NBA

Oculus

Today, we’re excited to announce we’ve extended our league partnership, which includes bringing the experience of basketball in VR to a new level with Meta

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GRID Legends Review – A Quest Port With Heavy Compromises

Upload VR

GRID Legends recently made the surprise leap to Meta Quest 2, marking Codemasters’ first game for Meta’s standalone platform. One of Quest’s first sim racers, this VR port remains enjoyable but comes with significant compromises. Read on for our full GRID Legends Quest 2 review.

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ASRock DeskMeet B660 Review: An Affordable NUC Extreme?

Anand Tech

ASRock was one of the earliest vendors to cater to the small-form factor (SFF) PC market with a host of custom-sized motherboards based on notebook platforms. Despite missing the NUC bus for the most part, they have been quite committed to the 5x5 mini-STX form-factor introduced in 2015.

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Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

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Touring Seagull Stacks: Walkabout Mini Golf First Course With Weather

Upload VR

We’re big fans of Walkabout Mini Golf as it has developed into one of VR’s best reasons to put on a headset.

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“Ready to Rumble? Halfbrick & Ian Fitz Team Up for ‘Thrill Of The Fight 2?”

VRGames

Halfbrick Studios and Ian Fitz, creator of the successful Thrill of the Fight boxing game for VR headsets, have joined forces to develop a sequel. Announced this weekend, Thrill of the Fight 2 will bring back all the authentic gameplay elements that made its predecessor great while introducing some new features. Alongside Halfbrick’s joint knowledge […] Articles

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