Thu.Mar 23, 2023

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Vitruvian VR: a crazy and fun machine for flying in virtual reality

The Ghost Howls

Today is the day that I publish a post that (because of my work) I’ve postponed for too much time: my hands-on with Vitruvian VR, one of the funniest VR machines I’ve tried in the last months. Vitruvian VR Me, happily trying Vitruvian VR at AWE Europe in Lisbon Vitruvian VR is an Italian startup whose mission is to build a machine that can make the user move in the air, as if he is flying, while immersed in virtual reality.

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150 New VR Games Are Coming To Quest Headsets

VRScout

Meta’s VR program for developers also received a new name: Oculus Publishing. Its been roughly a decade since the foundation of the original Oculus Content Team and so far Meta has spent hundreds of millions funding third-party content and development, supporting the launch of hit titles such as Among Us VR , Blade & Sorcery: Nomad , Bonelab , and The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners just to name a few.

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SXSW 2023: Highlights and XR Experiences That Push the Boundaries of Storytelling, Music, and Technology

ARPost

The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals has once again taken the world by storm, delivering a jam-packed 10-day event featuring a variety of activities for audiences to explore. Hosted in Austin, TX, SXSW 2023 ran from March 10–19, 2023. Attendees from around the globe also got the chance to immerse themselves for a couple of days in the fantastical world of the SXSW XR Experience.

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How Snap Is Helping Businesses Embrace AR Shopping

VRScout

The new Shopping Suite offers a variety of useful enterprise features. Snap Inc., the company behind Snapchat and Snap Spectacles , this week announced a new enterprise solution that allows businesses of various sizes to incorporate Snap’s augmented reality (AR) technology into their respective channels. According to an official release, AR Enterprise Services (ARES) offers a number of advanced tools designed to enhance the customer’s shopping experience.

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The Future of eLearning in 2022: A Sensitive Eye for Authentic Translation and Localization

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

To avoid awkward and sometimes disastrous learning content, instructional designers must use authentic translation in the right context to get optimal results. For example, even a simple phrase like “got milk” translates to “are you lactating” in Mexico. Can you imagine what a straight translation might do to your course? With over 317 million people in the US and over 6.7 billion potential customers in the world, personalizing training seems logical.

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Pico’s Big Announcement at GDC? Nothing in Particular

Road to VR

Pico Interactive took to the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco this week with a massive booth, hyping the event as a “treat” that would be a ‘Journey to Infinity’ Well, there’s nothing in particular to announce. Pico, the creator of the Pico 4 standalone, is arguably one of the biggest untapped threats to Meta’s market supremacy in the consumer VR standalone segment.

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‘Another Fisherman’s Tale’ Shows Off More Mind-bending Puzzles in New Gameplay Trailer

Road to VR

InnerspaceVR is bringing its sequel to the VR puzzle adventure A Fisherman’s Tale soon, aptly named Another Fisherman’s Tale. And now both InnerspaceVR and publisher Vertigo Games have released a new gameplay video showing off just what awaits. Detachable body parts, galore. Revealed today at the Future Games Show (FGS) Spring Showcase, the new trailer shows off some of the upcoming VR puzzle game’s mind-bending universe, which this time is said to use the player’s own

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Omni One VR Treadmill Begins Shipping To Early Investors

Upload VR

Virtuix revealed the final version of its Omni One VR treadmill, which is now shipping to early investors. Following a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2020, the consumer-focused Omni One has been a long time coming. Originally targeting the second half of 2021, Jan Goetgeluk, Virtuix CEO and founder, claims they faced a “challenging development process,” citing issues relating to COVID-19 and supply chain shortages.

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Robert Signore, President of Thrive Pavilion

Everything VR & AR

This week’s guest is Robert Signore. Robert is the President of Thrive Pavilion. Thrive Pavilion is a non-profit organization that operates in Social VR providing real-time social activities in computer generated spaces to help older adults overcome the negative impacts of social isolation. Listen as we speak with Robert about the use of VR Technology to grow social relationships and tap into demographics that are often overlooked in the VR field.

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Razer Enters VR With Quest 2 Accessories – Head Strap And Facial Interface Review

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Tech company Razer breaks into the VR market this week with its adjustable head strap and facial interface accessories for Meta Quest 2. Find out what they’re like in our hands-on Razer Quest 2 accessories review. Razer is recognized as one of the largest providers of gamer-focused products and services in the world, with an extensive product range spanning from gaming mice and keyboards to high-performance laptops.

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How to Train Employees 65% Faster With Virtual Reality

With a rapidly changing economy, Avangrid Renewables looked to virtual reality to develop a standardized form of immersive training in order to onboard and upskill technicians faster than ever before.

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The Top Mixed Reality Headset Vendors for 2023

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

Demand for Extended Reality (XR) is growing at an astonishing rate. In recent years, companies from virtually every industry have begun to discover just how beneficial immersive technology can be when it comes to improving collaboration and productivity. In fact, immersive headsets are becoming a commonplace investment for brands in the health, manufacturing, and construction sectors.

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Into The Darkness Goes Swimming In New PC VR Teaser

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Into The Darkness, an upcoming physics-based VR action-adventure game, dropped a new teaser trailer for PC VR. Developed by Vietnam-based Cosmos Games, Into The Darkness was first revealed two years ago with similar gameplay to Boneworks. Initially targeting a late 2021 release, its faced significant delays ever since, and now, publisher Gameboom VR offers a refreshed look at gameplay.

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Crucial Preps T700 PCIe 5.0 SSD With Write Speeds Up To 12.4 GB/s

Anand Tech

Crucial has started to tease the T700, the company's first mainstream PCIe 5.0 SSD. Not to be confused with the Terminator T-700, the T700's product page has already gone live but still lacks some of the M.2 2280 SSD's finer details. However, it does show some basic specifications that suggest that the T700 will deliver higher performance than rival first-generation PCIe 5.0 drives.

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Ghost Signal: A Stellaris Game Review – One Of The Best VR Roguelites Yet

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Ghost Signal: A Stellaris Game brings the hit Paradox series to VR through an action roguelite spin-off. Available now on Quest 2, here’s our full review. The latest title from developers Fast Travel Games, Ghost Signal is a new VR spin-off from Paradox Interactive’s grand strategy game Stellaris. Despite both titles sharing the same universe, familiarity with Stellaris isn’t required, and I found Ghost Signal perfectly accessible for series newcomers.

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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 many are BORING. If you are trying to engage your learners (or any audience), compelling content is critical. But trying to create stimulating content with the same tools you’ve always had is hard, right? Thankfully, wrong! Terrific tools in PowerPoint along with visual assets help you create the kind of dynamic content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention, with functions that allow for interactive sequences and navigation.

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Rokid Unveils Max AR Smart Glasses

XR Today - Augmented Reality tag

Chinese augmented reality (AR) firm Rokid announced this week that it had launched its Rokid Max smart glasses. The new device offers a lightweight, compact movie theatre experience for users. Weighing in at 75 grammes and providing a 215-inch large screen at a six-metre distance, the smart glasses provide stellar visualisations for moviegoing experiences.

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Another Fisherman’s Tale Reels In A New Gameplay Trailer

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Another Fisherman’s Tale received a new trailer today, showcasing its core gameplay mechanics on Quest, PC VR and PSVR 2. Announced by Innerspace and Vertigo Games last month, Another Fisherman’s Tale is a direct sequel to 2019’s A Fisherman’s Tale. Following a previous glimpse at its new VR mechanics, this latest gameplay trailer showcases how the detachable limb system works.

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Intel Unveils vPro for 13th Gen Core Series: Enhanced Security For Raptor Lake

Anand Tech

In a world that has seen various security breaches at several top companies and supposedly secure companies through hackers and exploiters, the onus isn't only on software developers to keep users and businesses safe but also at the hardware level. In contrast, hardware vendors have different levels of platforms for users, workstations, servers, and whatnot; Intel's key and integrated security platform for desktops is called vPro.

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C-Smash VRS Demo Now Live, Arrives On June 23 For PSVR 2

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C-Smash VRS arrives on June 23, and you can jump in now thanks to a free PlayStation VR2 demo. Developed by RapidEyeMovers and Wolf & Wood, C-Smash VRS completely reimagines Cosmic Smash, Sega’s obscure Dreamcast and arcade game from 2001. Combining Squash and Breakout with a retro-futuristic presentation, this previously announced demo includes a tutorial, solo training mode and 1v1 online multiplayer.

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

With 191 country signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement now hard at work in the race to zero carbon by 2050, much of the heavy lifting in ecosystem sustainability falls on the shoulders of the world's densely populated urban centers. This conversation considers how today's AI-enabled simulation media, such as AR/VR, can be effectively applied to accelerate learning, understanding, training, and solutions-modeling to sustainability planning and design.

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This Week In XR: GDC Wrap Up, Luma 3D AI Raises $20 Million

Charlie Fink

GDC is known for its dealmaking and networking at scale found nowhere else in the industry.

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Out With Organic, In With Glass? DNP Unveils Glass Core Substrate Tech For Chips

Anand Tech

As the chip industry develops more sophisticated processors with higher heat dissipation requirements, some firms have moved on to chiplet-based designs. This not-so-gradual shift has resulted in chip packaging technologies becoming increasingly important. Large and highly complex chips such as Nvidia's H100 and advanced multi-chip solutions like Intel's Data Center Max GPU (Ponte Vecchio) present new requirements for packaging materials.

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How is the Current Tech Crisis Affecting the XR Market? 

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

The tech industry hasn’t had an easy time in the last couple of years. While it’s fair to say transformation and innovation has been increasing at an accelerated rate since the pandemic, supply chain issues, industry regulations, and other concerns have left a storm cloud over the landscape. In the last year alone, valuations for some of the world’s leading companies have declined, startups have shut their doors permanently, and layoffs have become increasingly commonplace.

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“Exploring Metaverse Quests in the Spectacular Horizon Worlds VR!”

VRGames

Meta’s Horizon Worlds VR Metaverse is offering a new feature, Quests! With it, users can now complete various objectives to unlock exclusive rewards such as the Sea Captain Costume and Giant Mini Paddle Golf. In addition to Quests, update V102 fixes several bugs plaguing world editing and collaboration capabilities within the metaverse platform.

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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 (L&D) become such a negative experience with its intended learners? Could it be because learners have been conditioned by very poor learning experiences over the past two decades, combined with the kinks of technological innovation? Or is it because learning has typically been designed as a one-size-fits-all solution, despite the fact that humans are not clones?

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Breaking News: ‘Not For Broadcast’ Launches on Meta Quest 2 + Pro Today

Oculus

Good evening, our main story on this National Nightly News program: Acclaimed FMV game Not For Broadcast releases today on Meta Quest 2 + Pro.

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“Sin and Sainthood Rewarded: Get Your Just Desserts With Chapter 2, Out Now On PSVR 2 and PC VR!”

VRGames

The popular Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners has released their Chapter 2 – Retribution, now available to play on PlayStation VR2 and PC VR. To improve the performance two weeks after the initial launch, Skydance Interactive patched up some bugs that plagued the release at first but there are still smaller pop-in issues.

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Good Luck, Captain: Action Rogue-Lite ‘Ghost Signal: A Stellaris Game’ is Out Today on Meta Quest 2

Oculus

Exploring the edge of the universe isn’t for the faint of heart.

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“200 Employees and Counting: VR Studio’s Winning Streak Continues with No Sign of Slowing Down!”

VRGames

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Climate 4.0 Economy. Climate change is here. We see it in many ways already. Weather catastrophes: Texas freezing over, the wildfires of California, the increasingly unpredictable violence and frequency of hurricanes, the rapid melting and disappearance of polar ice caps. Much more evidence all around us. What can we do in our corporate organizations, in our homes and communities, to change the current course?