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.

HTC Unveils New Cosmos Design, 6 Inside-out Cameras & Removable Faceplate

Road to VR

HTC today unveiled a new design for Cosmos, the company’s upcoming inside-out tracked PC VR headset slated for release in Q3 2019.

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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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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.

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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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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‘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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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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Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses Will Soon Support Real-Time Language Translation

VRScout

The Zoi Meet language subtitling service makes its AR debut next month.

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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 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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Airbus Partners with Microsoft to Begin Selling HoloLens 2 Software After Successful AR Pilot Program

Next Reality AR

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is so impressed with the boost in productivity it has gained from Microsoft's HoloLens, the company will begin offering augmented reality software to its customers.

Oculus Sold $5M in Quest Content in Two Weeks After Launch

Road to VR

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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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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.

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.

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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Google Helps Tell the Story of Stonewall in Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

Snapchat isn't the only tech company transforming landmarks with augmented reality for Pride Month.

Analysis: Monthly-connected VR Headsets on Steam Pass 1 Million Milestone

Road to VR

Valve’s monthly Steam Survey has long offered useful insight into the share of VR headsets in use on Steam. But the figures provided are relative to the non-static Steam population, which obfuscates the actual adoption trend of VR headsets on the platform.

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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 Quest Shortage Is A Good Sign For VR

VRScout

Industry insiders weigh in on the potential impact of the standalone headset. Facebook’s standalone 6DOF headset, Oculus Quest hit retail stores on May 21 st , and in just one week after launch, the VR headset was listed as sold out at many U.S.

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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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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.

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.

‘Penn & Teller VR’ Coming to Quest & PC VR Next Week, PSVR in July

Road to VR

Gearbox Software today announced that an upcoming game from magic/comedy duo Penn & Teller, Penn & Teller VR: Frankly Unfair, Unkind, Unnecessary, & Underhanded, will be available on Quest, Rift and Vive this month, with a version for PSVR coming in July.

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.

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.