April, 2019

Denmark Putting VR and AR Into Bachelor’s Degrees

EON Reality

The first batch of VIA University College and EON Reality VR Innovation Academy students have now finished their internships, as part of the VIA Software Engineering degree. This is the first -of-its-kind education wherein EON Reality has collaborated with a local University College to create an accredited Bachelor’s degree (BA Hons). In order to develop the Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) industry, there has long been a clear need for the right education offerings.

The Future of Fashion: Magic Leap One Street-Style As You Never Imagined

VRScout

Mainstreaming XR Wearables Starts with Styling for Inclusion. The old adage “seeing is believing” certainly checks out, but to believe in something, an idea, a notion, has one seeing it proven over and over again.

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US Military Shows Off Modified HoloLens 2 Augmented Reality System

Next Reality AR

New images reveal that Microsoft is already well underway in fulfilling its $480 million contract to provide augmented reality headsets to the US Army.

Be a cute VR-tuber with Virtual Cast!

The Ghost Howls

One of the most interesting people that I have met at Vive Ecosystem Conference has been Naoki Yamaguchi (?? ??), the CVO (Chief Virtual Officer) of Japanese startup Virtual Cast. Virtual Cast is a solution that lets you be a Vtuber , that is a Virtual youtuber.

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Myst Creator’s Firmament Needs Final Push To Clear Kickstarter Goal

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The company behind genre-defining atmospheric puzzle adventure games Myst and Riven, as well as the VR-optional spiritual successor Obduction, have until Friday to clear their Kickstarter goal. Spokane-based Cyan Worlds, Inc.

‘Superhot VR’ Has Now Generated More Revenue Than The Original PC Game

Road to VR

Superhot VR (2017) just celebrated a big milestone. Having sold more than 800,000 units across all supported platforms, developers Superhot Team say the VR title has now generated more revenue than their original hit PC game Superhot (2016).

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How Changing Places In VR Can Teach Employees Soft Skills

VRScout

Can swapping bodies with your employees in VR help you to become a better manager?

Jack Daniel's Joins the Augmented Reality Marketing Fray with Interactive Label & App

Next Reality AR

While Jack Daniel's is one of the most iconic brands in the liquor business, when it comes to augmented reality marketing, it's joining a long list of others telling a very familiar story in the growing marketing medium.

Wolves In The Walls review: one of the best storytelling VR content I have ever tried

The Ghost Howls

Today I have been able to have a preview of “Wolves In the Walls” by Fable Studio , and I have been truly AMAZED by it. Disclaimer: if you go on, you may find mild spoilers).

Superhot VR Has Sold Over 800,000 Units, Made More Revenue Than The Original

UploadVR

Here’s a fun little fact; smash hit VR shooter, Superhot VR , has made more revenue than the original game it was based on. Tomasz Kaczmarczyk, one of the founding members of the game’s development team, recently confirmed as much to Mixed.

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Magic Leap is Giving Away 500 AR Headsets as Part of Epic’s $100M Unreal MegaGrants

Road to VR

At Unreal Engine Build: Detroit 2019, Magic Leap today announced that the company will be giving away 500 Magic Leap One Creator Edition AR headsets as part of the recently unveiled Epic MegaGrants.

Report: XR Health and Safety Training

Tech Trends VR

Why extended Reality (xR) is an Effective Tool for Environmental Health and Safety Training: A Brain Science Analysis. A critical function in nearly all industrial and manufacturing settings is to provide high-quality and effective training in environmental health and safety (EHS).

USA TODAY Builds AR Replica Of Notre Dame In Less Than 8 Hours

VRScout

Take an augmented tour of the structural damages caused by Monday’s fire. While French President Emmanuel Macron hopes to complete the repairs within five years, architectural experts predict it could take decades to fully renovate the historic Notre Dame cathedral after Monday’s devastating fire.

The Magic of Microsoft's HoloLens 2 Hand Interaction on Display in Mixed Reality Toolkit v2 Demo Video

Next Reality AR

Describing how and why the HoloLens 2 is so much better than the original is helpful, but seeing it is even better. Back in February, I had a chance to test the HoloLens 2 for a couple of extended periods, and I was very impressed.

How to make a 3D Photo for Facebook from your Unity project

The Ghost Howls

Facebook 3D Photos are one of the hot trends of the moment , especially now that is possible to upload them from Facebook website.

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How VR Positional Tracking Systems Work

UploadVR

Alongside having a wide field of view, virtual reality headsets are distinct from regular 3D displays in that they are tracked. PC VR, console VR and now even some standalone headsets even have positional tracking so you can lean, duck, and even walk around in VR. But how does this tracking work?

Leaked Steam Page for Valve Index Headset Points to June 15th Release Date

Road to VR

Last week’s teaser reveal of the Valve Index headset came with very little information save for a single picture of the bottom of the headset with a tagline “Upgrade your experience. May 2019.”

RESOLUTION GAMES UNVEILS ‘ACRON,’ A VIRTUAL REALITY PARTY GAME PLAYERS WILL GO NUTS OVER

Cats and VR

Today, Resolution Games - the studio behind Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs , the popular virtual reality (VR) fishing game, Bait! , and other hit titles - is revealing the first details for its new multiplayer party game that is set to be released this summer.

Preserving Historical Landmarks In VR Should Be A Priority

VRScout

Ensuring history survives using modern day technology. Yesterday, the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France suffered a devastating fire that caused significant, lasting damage to the 12 Century building.

Hands-On: Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs Reinvents the Franchise for Mobile, but Smartglasses Are Its Destiny

Next Reality AR

Finland-based Rovio, one of the pioneers of mobile gaming, is now ready to break new ground in augmented reality with its Angry Birds franchise.

VEC 2019: Hands-on with the Vive Focus Plus, the mysterious Shadow VR and more!

The Ghost Howls

In this chapter about my experience at VEC , I will give you my hands-on impressions about some gadgets I’ve tried there. Unluckily, I have been so busy with the presentation and the networking, that I have been able only to try only few things… next time I will try to organize my time better!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Odyssey To Support Nintendo Labo VR

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Okay, someone may need to pinch me. It appears I’m dreaming. Nintendo just announced that two of its biggest Switch games will get support for its Labo VR headset later this month. One is Super Mario Odyssey and the other is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Facebook Will Offer VR Livestream of F8 Keynote on Go & Gear VR

Road to VR

Facebook for the first time will offer a special VR livestream of the keynote presentation at the company’s upcoming F8 2019 developer conference.

Climb Mt. Everest in virtual reality

Hypergrid Business

If climbing Mount Everest in real life is too expensive or dangerous, but you still want to find out what it’s like, virtual reality may have the answer. EverestVR is an immersive experience for the Vive and Oculus Rift headsets, available on the Vive Infinity platform.

How AR Is Reshaping Brand Marketing

VRScout

Providing a better consumer experience using immersive technology. When it comes to any business, marketing is everything. It builds brand awareness, creates an opportunity for you to engage with your customers, and can increase sales.

USA Today Builds Latest Augmented Reality Story Around the World's Tallest Skyscrapers

Next Reality AR

While The New York Times' augmented reality section has largely been dormant in 2019 (so far), USA Today has continued to crank out AR news stories.

Defrost review: a VR mini-serie that will make you feel uncomfortable

The Ghost Howls

Second episode of my column dedicated to VR storytelling content from VeeR. Last time I presented you LUCID , while today I want to talk about Defrost, a Virtual Reality mini- serie by Feral Dog Productions.

Hands-On: No Man’s Sky VR Is A World Of Limitless Possibilities

UploadVR

No Man’s Sky was first released for PlayStation 4 in August of 2016. A few months later the PSVR headset came out and ever since then it has felt like only a matter of time before Hello Games’ ambitious space exploration epic gets support for the immersive realm of VR.

Valve Index Pre-orders Start Tomorrow, Headset Priced at $500, All-in Bundle at $1,000

Road to VR

Valve today announced that pre-orders for Index, the company’s high-end, enthusiast-level VR headset, are set to arrive on May 1st, priced at $1,000 for the full Index VR kit and $500 for the headset alone.

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Celebrate Earth Day at this extended reality festival

Hypergrid Business

If you haven’t done enough this week to honor our planet you can get some belated Earth Day action this weekend at the annual EarthXConference in Dallas, Texas — and, if you can’t get there in person, streaming online and on its YouTube channel.

Coachella Debuts Its First Interactive AR Stage

VRScout

Festival-goers can interact with space-themed AR content before, during, and after performances.