July, 2018

Hands-on: Meta's New Meta Viewer App Is the AR Collaboration Tool All Those Sci-Fi Films Imagined

Next Reality AR

When you drive along the deceptively sedate streets of Silicon Valley, there are few hints that all those nondescript office parks and low-rise buildings contain the very future of the planet, but they really do.

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VR Minecraft – But Not As You Know It

Tech Trends VR

From animal anatomy to digital twinning and mining simulations, this Canadian company is bringing game development know-how to immersive experiences.

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Steam Leak Reveals Detailed Player Counts For Top VR Games

VRScout

A recent oopsie-do by Valve gives us the total player count for thousands of Steam games. Thanks to a recent data leak within the Steam Achievements API, thousands of games available on the Steam library have had information regarding their total player counts made available to the public.

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Amazon to Begin Selling VR Apps Through New HTC Partnership

Road to VR

Amazon will soon begin selling VR apps on its massive digital marketplace through a new partnership with HTC. While Steam generally functions as the Vive’s defacto app store, HTC runs its own VR app store called Viveport.

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Hands-On: Sandbox VR Delivers Fun And Adaptable Location-Based VR Gaming

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When I first tried The Void’s Star Wars installation at Disney World earlier this year, it totally blew me away.

Hellblade: Senuas’ Sacrifice coming to both Oculus Rift and Vive on July 31st, free if you own the game

Cats and VR

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice will come to VR on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on July 31st! If you own or buy Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice on Steam, the VR Edition will be included for free!

Magic Leap One Field of View Specs Finally Uncovered

Next Reality AR

In the lead up to the Magic Leap One launch, Magic Leap has been coy about what the actual field of view (FoV) is for its first commercial product.

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Amazon’s Jack Ryan VR Park Takes Over Comic-Con

VRScout

Repelling from a helicopter and zip-lining in VR will have your heart pounding. What better way to tease the world-wide release of the new Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series on Amazon Prime then to drop thousands of Comic-Con fans into the boots of Jack Ryan himself.

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10 Projects That Have Us Excited About the Next Generation of VR & AR

Road to VR

With leading high-end VR headsets debuting in 2016, we’ve had about two years to see what the first-generation VR experience looks like.

Hellblade: Senua’ Sacrifice Is Coming To VR Next Week

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Awesome news for fans of Ninja Theory and its excellent new game, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifce: it’s coming to VR headsets next week. A developer diary from the studio reveals the surprise news. This is going to be the entire game converted into VR.

Best Of VR at E32018: Best VR Shooter-EVASION on PSVR

Cats and VR

My reactions to playing Evasion on the Playstation VR during E3- "A Phenomenal game, A PHENOMENAL GAME! I've played it on the Vive and Vive Pro and playing it with the Aim Controller on the PSVR is the most satisfying version I have played.

Augmented Reality Puts the Magic in 'Magic: The Gathering' Cards

Next Reality AR

While augmented reality experiences can already appear to be magical, particularly to the uninitiated, one developer is doubling down on its mystical potential for the ever-popular Magic: The Gathering card game.

Putting Education at the Heart of EdTech

Tech Trends VR

Technology is key to tackling the global education and skills challenge of equipping young people for the future. But to get it right, we need to get back to basics.

SIGGRAPH 2018 Expands Its VR Showcase With New ‘Immersive Pavilion’ In Vancouver

VRScout

One of the world’s largest computer graphics conventions will unveil multiple rooms of never-been-seen-before experiences next month. There are three ways to introduce a person to a new idea.

Magic Leap Promises to Show a Real Demo and Share Specs Next Week

Road to VR

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice VR Review – A Haunting Thrill Ride Through The Human Mind

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I remember the moment that I realized playing a game like Hellblade in VR would be unlike everything else I’ve played before. During a tense fight with an enemy early on in the game I was very low on health.

Procedurally generated sci-fi horror PSVR game, "The Persistence" has couch co-op and a companion app.

Cats and VR

Procedurally generated sci-fi horror game "The Persistence" is exclusively coming to PlayStation VR soon along with a companion app. In The Persistence you play as a clone of Zimri Eder, the security officer, and every time you die, you print a new (and potentially improved) clone of yourself.

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Microsoft HoloLens Art Project Turns New York into an Undersea Dystopia

Next Reality AR

The HoloLens team is finally beginning to realize that in order to truly engage the mainstream, augmented reality needs to make its way out of the lab or factory floor and onto the streets.

ARight Royal Occasion

Tech Trends VR

Experience the historic London RAF flypast from the comfort of your garden through the magic of augmented reality. Today marks the Royal Air Force (RAF) centenary, and to celebrate the momentous occasion a historic flypast was conducted directly over Buckingham Palace.

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Experience The Extraordinary Life Of Nelson Mandela In VR

VRScout

Celebrate the 100th birthday of one history’s most influential figures in this immersive VR experience for the Oculus Go. Philanthropist. Revolutionary. President. Very few individuals have managed to live a life as influential and accomplished as South Africa’s Nelson Mandela.

This Homebrewed Mini SteamVR Tracker Only Cost $3 in Parts

Road to VR

Masahiko Inami, a professor at the University of Tokyo’s Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, recently tweeted a picture of an incredibly small, homebrewed SteamVR tracker that has us reeling at the implications for ever-smaller tracked objects in VR.

Watch Amazon’s VR Kiosks Transform The Future Of Shopping

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Amazon announced that it has opened virtual reality kiosks in 10 shopping malls to promote its Prime Day shopping event. Now you can see the Amazon VR experience for yourself.

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 If you like Rick and Morty-style humor you will love Dr. Splorchy on Daydream

Cats and VR

Splorchy Presents: Space Heroes by Squanch Games (co-founded by Justin Roiland of Rick and Morty and Tanya Watson formerly from Epic Games) is available now. In the game you and your brother are important Space Heroes.

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Magic Leap One Passes Through FCC Certification, Setting the Stage for Imminent Release

Next Reality AR

The rite of passage for every tech product, formally known as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification, has come for the Magic Leap One: Creator Edition.

Solving the Housing Crisis with Tech

Tech Trends VR

VR is being used to design more cost effective homes and developments. The U.K. is in the midst of a brutal housing crisis, and the issue of slow supply of housing to meet demand will only get worse with the reduction in labour that will follow Brexit.

New York Times Uses AR To Tell Story Of Thailand Cave Rescue

VRScout

The New York Times visualizes the extremely dangerous conditions Thailand Cave rescuers dealt with during the rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team using AR. It was a story that had everyone glued to the news for minute-by-minute updates.

Valve: Monthly Active VR Users on Steam Are Up 160% Year-over-year

Road to VR

Speaking at an industry event last week, Valve offered an update on Steam, the company’s massive digital marketplace for PC games, including the continued growth the company has seen in the VR segment over the last year. Speaking at the White Nights St.

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Watch Steven Spielberg Use An HTC Vive To Direct Ready Player One

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Behind-the-scenes footage of this year’s Ready Player One shows director Steven Spielberg using an HTC Vive to bring the film to life.

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ARVORE’S GAME OF THE YEAR NOMINATED VR TITLE ‘PIXEL RIPPED 1989’ NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

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Magic Leap CEO's Tweetstorm Tries to Reframe Reactions to Latest Demo After Signs of Disappointment

Next Reality AR

Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz doesn't engage in tweetstorms often, but when he does, those tweets are bold, exceedingly confident, and there's usually a strong takeaway regarding what the company is or isn't doing.

Gaining Behavioural Insight with Eye-Tracking VR Tech

Tech Trends VR

Companies can now track where a users’ gaze wanders and use that data to design fine-tuned experiences.

Turn Any Surface Into An AR Experience With Post Mobile AR

VRScout

Walmart, Coca Cola and Mercedes Benz are using Post Mobile AR to give customers a more interactive in-store experience.

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Report: Next-gen NVIDIA GPUs Will Boost VR Bandwidth With New Connector

Road to VR

A report from Tom’s Hardware states that NVIDIA’s next-generation GeForce GPUs, tentatively being referred to as the GTX 11-series, will include a new connector with enough bandwidth to support future VR headsets much higher resolutions and greater refresh rates.

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Capcom: ‘We’re Not Thinking About VR Support’ For Resident Evil 2 Remake

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To this day, Resident Evil 7 on PSVR is still not only the scariest game I’ve ever played, but it very well may be my personal favorite VR experience so far. It even won our best PSVR game award last year and took home Best VR game at the Game Awards.

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PIXEL RIPPED 1989’ NOW AVAILABLE FOR 20% OFF PRE-ORDER DISCOUNT; READY FOR DOWNLOAD JULY 31st FOR ALL MAJOR VR PLATFORMS

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ARVORE, the immersive storytelling VR/AR company today announced the final launch date and 20% pre-order discount for the long-awaited virtual reality game Pixel Ripped 1989. The game, which will be available on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, will arrive for download on July 31st, 2018.

Facebook Brings Augmented Reality Ads to Its News Feed

Next Reality AR

Facebook is preparing to make augmented reality experiences for brands more visible in its mobile app with Tuesday's introduction of augmented reality ads in its News Feed.

Vive Focus review: should you buy it?

The Ghost Howls

HTC Vive Focus is one of the most famous standalone VR headsets. I have always been intrigued by this device, since the first time I’ve read about its reveal at an HTC event : I don’t know why, maybe because of the azure color that is my favorite, maybe because it looks so informal.