Sat.Jan 18, 2020

Has the Valve Index (and its controllers) reliability issues?

The Ghost Howls

The Valve Index is one of the VR headsets of the moment. Thanks to its supreme design (that fostered very positive reviews) and the hype created by Half-Life: Alyx , it is gone sold-out in all the 31 countries it is sold in. When I reviewed it , I praised it as probably the best headset I have tried.

Lenovo Announces Oculus Go Competitor For Classrooms


Consumer electronics giant Lenovo announced a 3DoF standalone VR headset for the education market. UPDATE: This article previously focused on an FCC filing pointing to a low cost VR headset from Lenovo and then GamingScienceTeacher pointed out the recent announcement.

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This Oculus Quest Mixed Reality Apartment Is Straight Out Of Minority Report


Oculus Quest hand-tracking turns one apartment into an XR playground. Remember that scene in Minority Report where Tom Cruise’s character cycles through a bunch of important police data by swiping his hands across a massive holographic display?

Mojo Vision Is Putting An Augmented Reality Screen On A Contact Lens


Mojo Vision is revealing a smart contact lens with a tiny built-in display that lets you view augmented reality images on a screen sitting right in front of your eyeballs. It’s an achievement that just makes me say, “Wow. This is the future!”.

User Experience: What, How Much and For How Long? GSK, Lloyds Banking Group and International Virtual Reality and Healthcare Association Join XR Intelligence


Press release. London, January 18, 2020 — Almost every industry could benefit from XR technology in some way and the immersive landscape is growing every year with more solutions and use cases appearing on the market. However, so far adoption is not as widespread as most in the industry would like.

Hands-On: BattleGroupVR Merges Spaceship Strategy With Aerial Dog-Fight Combat


There was a point, in my very first hour with BattleGroupVR, when I commanded an ally spaceship to attack a far-off enemy from my holodeck-esque map of the battlefield. As I did so, I noticed a giant spaceship trundle past my own ship in my peripheral vision.

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Rec Room Laser Tag Mode Now Available On Oculus Quest


Rec Room received an update this week that brings the Laser Tag game modes and maps to the Oculus Quest version of the game. The mode was previously only available to users on other platforms.

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Compound’s Mike Dempsey on virtual influencers and AI characters

TechCrunch VR

In films, TV shows and books — and even in video games where characters are designed to respond to user behavior — we don’t perceive characters as beings with whom we can establish two-way relationships. But that’s poised to change, at least in some use cases. Interactive characters — fictional, virtual personas capable of personalized interactions — are defining new territory in entertainment.

Releases Recap: January 13 – 17


This week, we released several titles and updates across the Oculus Platform. Here’s a rundown of the highlights