September, 2017

World’s Largest Cinema Chain, AMC, Leads $30M Investment to Bring VR to Movie Theaters

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AMC Theaters, the largest cinema chain worldwide, and largest in the United States, has announced a strategic investment in Dreamscape Immersive, a firm developing multi-user out-of-home VR attractions.

MasterpieceVR Lets Four People Paint and Sculpt Together in VR

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What’s better than making art with friends? As you might guess from checking out our annual art show or watching Art Attack , our mixed reality series produced with Soul Pancake, we at VRScout are big believers in the possibilities for art and content creation in VR.

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VRTK’s Open Source Tools Help New Developers Get Started In VR

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What’s becoming clear in VR development is that with the market split across Rift, Vive and PlayStation VR, the developers of some of the most successful apps like Job Simulator , Fantastic Contraption and Raw Data work hard to make their software work well across all three headsets.

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A Work Of Heart: Owlchemy Labs Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality @VRDC2107

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At VRDC2017 Devin Reimer and Alex Schwartz (Chief Technology Owl and Chief Executive Owl, respectively) of Owlchemy presented their Postmortem on Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. Owlchemy Labs originally began in the mobile and PC game space back in 2010.

Sign up here for MIT’s VR/AR Hackathon on Oct 6-9! [link]

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Sign up here for MIT’s VR/AR Hackathon on Oct 6-9! link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) September 22, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

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OTOY’s Next Phase: Peer-To-Peer Rendering Network Built On The Blockchain

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A couple weeks ago I dived deep into the efforts of Jules Urbach, the visionary fast-talking CEO and co-founder of Los Angeles-based OTOY.

Neko Atsume VR Confirmed.

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#2017PSカンファレンス  |今年春 映画にもなった女性に人気のスマホゲーム『ねこあつめVR』((株)ヒットポイント)が2018年にPS VRに登場決定! pic.twitter.com/8nqB5Pguoo — プレイステーション公式 (@PlayStation_jp) September 19, 2017.

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Intel’s Project Alloy standalone VR headset is dead

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It’s been quite some time since we last heard from Intel’s Project Alloy. The VR headset was first revealed last year and was intended to be an open reference for other manufacturers who wanted to make their own VR headsets.

eleVR leaving YCR

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In May 2016 we joined Y Combinator Research (YCR). Today is our last day there, and possibly our last day at all. For the couple years previous, we were hosted by SAP. Both YCR and SAP have been remarkable in their trust and openness in allowing us to do our best research without external pressures. Particularly Alan Kay, Vishal Sikka, and Sam Altman have been nothing but supportive of our long-term research vision.

Magic Leap Updates Site in Preparation for the “journey to launch”

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Magic Leap today launched a refresh of their official website which includes a new teaser stating that the company wants to “[take] you with us on this journey to launch.

Blocker is a Revolutionary AR Application for Filmmakers

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Filmmakers rejoice! Augmented Reality just made your job a whole lot easier. Much has been made of the storytelling capacities of VR and AR, but what about using them as tools to aid other storytelling media?

Angest Is The New VR Game From The Makers Of Finding Monsters

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Black River Studios is one of the more interesting developers working in mobile VR. The team’s Finding Monsters was one of the few VR games of the time to be aimed at children, and the studio has since released fascinating experiments like Rococo. Now the developer’s next game is here.

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VRDC 2017 Spotlight: The Use Your Illusion: Creating Immersive Virtual Reality Worlds session

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Writing about the talks at a conference can be tough unless some crazy game/product reveal happens or Kanye West or an equivalent celeb is involved. Generally these talks tend to be a meeting of the minds sharing their respective perspectives on certain aspects of an industry.

Vive Focus tipped as name of HTC’s standalone VR headset

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We haven’t heard much about HTC‘s upcoming standalone VR headset — a model of the Vive that doesn’t need to be tethered to a PC — but that’s likely to change in the near future.

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First Al Jazeera VR movie Debuts: “I Am Rohingya”

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Contrast VR , Al Jazeera Media Network’s immersive studio, has completed its first VR documentary, “I Am Rohingya”.

ZED Mini Turns Rift and Vive into an AR Headset From the Future

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Stereo camera company Stereolabs has launched pre-orders for the ZED Mini , a smaller version of their stereo depth-mapping camera which fits on a mount made to attach to VR headsets like the Rift and Vive.

Street View Comes To Google Earth VR

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The new update brings Street View imagery from 85 countries. Last year Google launched a VR version of Google Earth , letting you visit locations around the world in 3D.

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Dimension Hunter Review: Simple, Stylish VR Shooting

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It’s taken a bit longer than expected, but Pocket Money Games’ Dimension Hunter is finally here. I was impressed with what I played of the opening level earlier in the year, and the developer had plenty of great ideas for the rest of the campaign.

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Cortopia Studios bringing the award-winning mobile VR game Wands to Oculus Rift

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Wands® was recently awarded ”Best VR Game” at the International Mobile Gaming Awards Global in San Francisco. Game critics have been spell-bound Wands and now it will be coming to the Oculus Rift.

Google takes viewers inside of music using VR

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Google has introduced what it calls an ‘interactive experiment,’ one that uses virtual reality to take music lovers inside of songs, doing so in a way that is entirely new thanks to this budding technology.

Killer Software: Best New Thing in Internet Experience For Casual Users

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Being online is increasingly becoming one of most prevalent functions of modern life. Every day we tweet, post statuses, watch videos and pictures, listen to music, watch series or movies, chat, game, pay bills, being paid and so on.

Latest Chrome Update Lets Google Daydream Users Easily Browse the Web in VR

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We knew that Google was working on adding VR capabilities to its mobile version of Chrome since last year. Now with the release of Chrome 61, Daydream VR users can browse websites and also continue to enjoy the quick and easy VR experiences delivered via WebVR.

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100-Year-Old Man Reacts to His First VR Experience

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Lyle Becker has lived many lives in his 100 years. He flew C-46 Commando transport planes in WWII, spent a quarter-century as a commercial pilot and flight instructor, later worked as an air traffic controller—and along the way had six children with his wife of 70 years.

Google, Facebook and Microsoft Line Up For VR Standalone Push

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Over the next two weeks we are expecting major announcements related to VR from Microsoft, Google and Facebook.

Cats and Snack Cakes are the keys to great VR: Lessons learned from Jim Topel's rambling @VRDC2017

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First I want to start out by saying yes a BIG part of the reason MINDSHOW is great is that you can finally fulfill your dreams of having a rap battle between a cat and a snack cake. This is the kind of design choices that builds community.

Google Street View joins Earth VR on Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE

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Exploring our fine planet in Google Earth VR can already be a awe-inspiring thing, but today Google is making the experience a little more immersive by adding Street View to the app.

What Are Virtual Reality Casinos Really Like?

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In recent years, virtual reality has been thrown into the limelight as an evolved technology that offers a very realistic experience for its users. VR has been embraced by developers within the gambling industry to help create a new generation of VR casinos for online gamblers to visit.

Fear Not, ‘Budget Cuts’ Development is Still Underway, Headed for Early 2018 Launch

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It’s been more than a year and a half since I first stepped into Budget Cuts , an instantly promising VR title from indie developer Neat Corporation with a novel and efficient locomotion system that blends perfectly with the game’s throwing-knife stealth action gameplay.

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‘Greenland Melting’ Uses VR To Shine A Light On Global Warming

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Journalism meets VR in this PBS funded film highlighting the gradual melting of Arctic ice. I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but the environment isn’t doing so well.

Editorial: Why Apple’s Immersive Evolution Starts With Poop

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People who watch technology closely — especially those optimistic about VR and AR — are scratching their heads this week trying to understand how Apple “ undersold ” those features so significantly.

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CCP Games Launches EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone, The First Fully Cross-Platform, Cross-Reality Videogame for VR, PC and PlayStation 4

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Today, CCP Games released EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone™, taking the thrill and skill of competitive online space combat beyond VR to PlayStation®4 and PC gamers as the first fully cross-platform, cross-reality videogame.

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Gear VR PhoneCast app lets you use some 2D apps in virtual reality

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Virtual reality is fun and entertaining but hardly useful when it comes to getting real-world things done, it isn’t of much help. At least with the current state of technology.

Rest in Peace, Hugh Hefner, Founder of Playboy

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Hugh Hefner, the founder and original editor of Playboy, which brought the post-war sexual revolution onto countless coffee tables around the world, died of natural causes Wednesday. He was 91. The publishing group confirmed their founder’s death.

‘ARK Park’ Launches on PlayStation VR in December 2017

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ARK Park, the VR multiplayer adventure game based on the world of ARK:Survival Evolved (2017), is officially releasing on PlayStationVR this December.