June, 2019

Location-Based AR Is Changing How The World Looks At Gaming

VRScout

Breaking down the world of location-based AR gaming. Who remembers summer of 2016 when the very popular AR game Pokémon GO dominated the news cycle? Well, maybe not dominated, but it definitely soaked up the spotlight with big media like Good Morning America and other prominent news outlets.

Social VR and Gamification Bring Training to the Next Level

ARPost

Guest Post. Continuing education is increasingly growing in popularity and it is becoming more and more a necessity for the majority of us.

Oculus Quest Review: consumer Virtual Reality v1 is here

The Ghost Howls

The time for my Oculus Quest review has come.

Sony Gives Spider-Man a New Augmented Reality Home via iPhone & Android Apps

Next Reality AR

Fans of the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man have yet another way to experience the web-slinger in augmented reality.

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ VR Experience Arrives on All Major Headsets for Free

Road to VR

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Facebook’s Prototype VR Face Tracking Got Even Better

UploadVR

Earlier this year, Facebook showed off its research towards photorealistic avatars and high quality VR face tracking to drive them. This week, Facebook showed off improved facial tracking for these avatars, more accurately capturing the user’s facial expression.

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Tech Trends at #ISTE2019

Tech Trends VR

We’re headed to Philadelphia for the biggest event in the EdTech calendar. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a nonprofit organization that serves over 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world.

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How to get started with Oculus Quest development in Unity

The Ghost Howls

As soon as my Oculus Quest arrived, I immediately started playing with it and have fun with Beat Saber, Robo Recall, Creed and all the other titles. But then, as a developer, I felt the urge to understand how to develop my applications in Unity for the Oculus Quest.

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Papa John's Launches 'Spider-Man: Far from Home' AR Experience via Snapchat

Next Reality AR

In the Tom Holland era, it appears to be impossible to promote a new Spider-Man movie without an augmented reality experience, a trend that continues with Spider-Man: Far From Home.

DisplayPort 2.0 Supports Dual 4K VR Displays @120Hz

Road to VR

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has officially released DisplayPort 2.0, representing the first major update to the audio/video standard since the entrance of DisplayPort 1.4 back in March 2016. DisplayPort 2.0

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Oculus Rift S Patch Dramatically Improves Controller Tracking, Coming To Quest In Future

UploadVR

Oculus PC software Public Test Channel version 1.39 brings important improvements to Touch controller tracking on Oculus Rift S.

Oculus Quest Mixed Reality Capture Tools Now Available

VRScout

Record yourself in the virtual world with Oculus’ official MRC kit. Yesterday, Oculus launched its official set of Mixed Reality Capture Tools for the Oculus Quest, allowing users to record high-quality gameplay footage where real-world objects and people appear in VR.

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New VR game Kitten'd has brought back my passion for CatsAndVR.com so check it out

Cats and VR

Take care of cute kittens - lots and lots of cute kittens! Get points for keeping them happy and lose points for everything they destroy. Use points to upgrade your tools. Get an automatic food dispenser or clean up poop faster with the PoopScoop 3000! What awaits inside the next box?!

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SIF: Pico Neo and HP Reverb hands on

The Ghost Howls

At Sandbox Immersive Festival , I have been able to try some interesting VR storytelling experiences. But it is interesting to talk about not only the experiences, but also the devices through which I have enjoyed them.

Snapchat Turns Wrigley Field into the Upside Down for 'Stranger Things' Promotion

Next Reality AR

With the third season of Netflix's hit series Stranger Things set to debut July 4, it's time to crank up the hype machine, this time, in augmented reality.

‘Onward’ for Quest Confirmed to Feature Cross-play with PC VR

Road to VR

Onward , the first-person mil-sim shooter for PC VR, is heading to Quest at some point—that’s what Downpour Interactive founder Dante Buckley announced back at the ESL VR League Season three championship earlier this month.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home VR Launches Today For Free, Trailer Here

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Yesterday we reported that a new Spider-Man VR experience would be releasing this week. Turns out it’s sooner rather than later; Spider-Man: Far From Home, Virtual Reality (yes that’s the full name) is releasing today on Rift, Vive and PSVR for free.

Disney’s Upcoming Lion King Remake Pushes The Boundaries Of VR Filmmaking

VRScout

Director Jon Favreau ditches physical sets in favor of 360-degree virtual environments. Arriving in theatres July 19th , Disney’s photorealistic CGI Lion King remake is the product of multiple cutting edge technologies.

Oculus Quest: Unboxing, Pairing, Developer Mode and Mirror/Casting Videos

InstaVR

Oculus Quest: Unboxing, Pairing, and Mirror/Casting Videos. The new Oculus Quest VR headset has been released and a member of our marketing team put together a series of fun videos.

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How to install and uninstall unapproved apps on Oculus Quest using SideQuest

The Ghost Howls

One of the most discussed themes in the VR communities nowadays is the Oculus Quest content curation.

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Live Nation & Hyundai Roll Out Augmented Reality Experiences for Concert Goers at Music Midtown Festival

Next Reality AR

For those about to rock, Live Nation salutes you, now with augmented reality.

‘Catan VR’ to Launch on PSVR Tomorrow, Cross-play with “major VR platforms”

Road to VR

After launching on PC VR & Oculus mobile VR headsets last year, Catan VR is finally making its way to PSVR.

A New Spider-Man VR Game Is Coming This Week And I’m Cautiously Optimistic

UploadVR

Peter Parker is back from the land of dust and ready to swing into his next adventure next month. Spider-Man: Far From Home hits cinemas in early July and, as with most Sony Pictures-produced movies, it’s getting a tie-in VR experience.

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Oculus Teases Updates To VR & AR Lineup At Oculus Connect 6 This September

VRScout

‘A new chapter of virtual and augmented reality’ arrives September 25th.

This student-made VR game was one of the best hidden gems at E3 2019

Mashable

I don't necessarily hate VR. But I am wary of its broken promise as the supposed future of games and entertainment, a promise it's still failed to deliver on years after commercial release — until I played Ascend , a fight and flight PvP arena game made by USC undergraduate college students.

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Oculus should change how it rejects apps for Quest

The Ghost Howls

I’m writing my review on the Oculus Quest (it will be out tomorrow!) and I am so analyzing this headset from all the points of view.

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Snapchat Showcases Its Creative Chops at Cannes Lion with Marker Tracking & Landmarker AR Lens

Next Reality AR

One of the most prestigious annual events for the advertising industry, the Cannes Lions is the ideal backdrop for Snapchat to show the brands and agencies in attendance what it's got.

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‘Halo’ VR Multiplayer Shooter Coming to Location-based Halo Event

Road to VR

Halo: Outpost Discovery is a weekend-long event coming to a few cities across the US this summer; it aims to bring fans closer to the world of Halo, while undoubtedly distancing them from the money in their back pockets.

Oculus Quest Developer Shares Tricks To Optimize Rift And Vive Ports

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In the days leading up to Oculus Quest’s launch, the company’s head of third-party content told VentureBeat that porting higher-end PC titles to the standalone platform was more about art asset formatting than code optimization.

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Introducing The Nominees For The 2019 VR Awards

VRScout

VR hardware is front and center at this year’s festivities following the release of Oculus Quest and HP Reverb. AIXR has announced the 2019 nominees for their third annual international VR Awards , an event dedicated to celebrating outstanding achievements in the VR industry.

Can Augmented Reality Shorten the Learning Curve?

ARPost

Burgeoning technologies like augmented reality are some of the prime drivers of innovation. AR has the capacity to revolutionize education as well as modern workforce training. Adding interactive digital elements into the real world enables businesses to build a more competent workforce.