July, 2021

Arcadia Is A Mixed Reality Competition For Athletes & Gamers


The “world’s first stadium-size mixed reality arena” will begin searching for its first-ever ‘Arcadia Champion’ later this year.

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Discover The Virtual Burning Man 2021

The Ghost Howls

The Burning Man is one of the most important festivals that runs every year in the United States. Last year it was held in a completely digital version, and its event inside Altspace VR was a blast , with all people in the VR communities talking enthusiastically about it.

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New York Times Revives Its AR Storytelling on Instagram with Tokyo Olympics Experiences

Next Reality AR

Old school media stalwart The New York Times mobile-ar.reality.news/news/new-york-times-adds-ar-its-coverage-time-for-winter-olympics-0182577/ launched its augmented reality news content in 2018 with a feature on the athletes of the Winter Olympics.

Facebook is Unlocking AR Capabilities for Developers on Quest 2

Road to VR

Facebook announced today that an upcoming update to the Quest development SDK will include experimental support for a Passthrough API which will allow Unity developers to build AR experiences and features into apps on Quest 2.

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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

Oculus Passthrough API puts VR user back in the “real” world


This week Oculus Passthrough API Experimental was released, giving creators a way to build and test mixed reality experiences for VR and AR devices.

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Hyper-Realistic Sim ‘Kayak VR’ Looks Absolutely Gorgeous


Race through checkpoints in Time Attack or kick back and enjoy the scenery in Free-Ride mode. We’ve seen some visually stunning VR experiences released over the past few years.

How you can request a free silicone cover for your Quest 2

The Ghost Howls

Today I want to publish a very easy and short tutorial to let you grab the opportunity of getting a free silicone cover for your Oculus Quest 2. Are you in for that?

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Google Launches Augmented Reality Filters on Meet App for Mobile

Next Reality AR

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Google has packed new functionality into Google Meet to compete with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and other video conferencing platforms.

VR Content Revenue Grew by 30% in 2020, Becoming Media’s Fastest-growing Market

Road to VR

Virtual reality gained impressive ground in 2020, a recent PwC study finds. Global VR content revenues reportedly increased by around 30% year-over-year, beating out film, traditional video games, and music. As reported by Protocol , VR’s global content revenue is estimated to be around $1.8

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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.

Oculus Move VR workout system might sync with Apple Health


Apple’s mobile ecosystem has been marked by two main pillars in the past few years.

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The Rise of Virtual Avatars: From Social Media to Business and Entertainment


Two decades ago, the music band Gorillaz was highly controversial for using only cartoons in their videos and stage appearances. Now, they are deemed pioneers in the field of virtual avatars. Source: Gorillaz Facebook page.

VR Technology Could One Day Be Powered By Your Sweat


Generate electricity while interacting with your favorite games and apps.

The Secret Of Retropolis review: a noir adventure in VR

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday night I have tried The Secret Of Retropolis , a VR game inspired by LucasArts’s point and click adventures developed by indie studio Peanut Button. The studio is composed of three developers that say they have no money for marketing and need help promoting their game.

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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.

PepsiCo's Doritos Used to Push for Return to Live Concerts with Augmented Reality Experience

Next Reality AR

With fears over the COVID-19 pandemic subsiding, live concerts are returning. And Doritos wants to send music fans to a few of them via an augmented reality promotion.

Oculus is “All in on OpenXR,” New Developer Features Will Come to OpenXR Only

Road to VR

Oculus is making hard shift away from its proprietary developer APIs in favor of OpenXR, an industry-backed project that aims to standardize the development of VR and AR applications.

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VR effectively reduces pain during uncomfortable medical procedure


Another study has found that using a virtual reality headset can potentially reduce pain or discomfort during medical procedures.

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Top XR Events in 2021 That Should Be on Your Must-Attend List


After a year that turned our lives upside down, the world is slowly going back to normal – proven, among others, by a large number of XR events in 2021. While some of these events will be held virtually, others will take place in physical venues.

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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.

Feel Rain Fall In VR With Full-Body TESLASUIT


Somnium Space and TESLASUIT partner to bring full-body haptics to social VR with the Somnium X TESLASUIT DK1.

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Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual review: a fun and variated game

The Ghost Howls

On July 8th, Sam & Max: This Time It’s Virtual, one of the most awaited VR games of 2021, will be released on Oculus Quest (you can wishlist it here ).

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USA Today Showcases New Summer Olympics Sports with Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

After a postponement of the Summer Olympics for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tokyo is set to host the games this summer, despite a surge in cases in the city.

Facebook Creates New Internal Organization to Build “the Metaverse”

Road to VR

Facebook Reality Labs, the company’s AR/VR research and development team, announced the creation of a special product group focused on developing its future vision for “the Metaverse.”

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Everyone Wins! How Games Can Improve Learning Outcomes Across Multiple Generations

Speaker: Stephen Baer, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Game Agency

Nearly 70% of American adults play video games. Stephen Baer, Chief Creative Officer at The Game Agency, will discuss each generation’s unique learning styles and identify game types that appeal to each one and improve your learning outcomes.

Oculus software v31 makes it easier to invite others to play with you


Facebook’s acquisition of modern VR pioneer Oculus has always been a mind-boggling one. Naturally, the social media giant wants to leave its imprint on anything that can be remotely tied to being social, including in virtual worlds.

Virtex Stadium – the First “True” Virtual Reality Stadium for Esports Launches Soon


Esports fans, rejoice! Soon, you will not just watch a game from the outside, but be at the very heart of the action thanks to the soon-to-be-launched virtual reality stadium.

VR Remote Control Cars Are A Hit In ‘VRChat’


Race other VRChat players using hyper-realistic VR RC cars featuring real-world physics. Digital artist and animator Chris Bradley has loved driving remote control cars since she was a kid.

Crazy Kung Fu Review: an intensive fitness VR game

The Ghost Howls

Today I review for your a nice indie game called Crazy Kung Fu , developed by the studio Field Of Vision.

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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 Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.