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.

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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.

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.

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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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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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.

Valve Index Review – The Enthusiast’s Choice

Road to VR

The Valve Index headset is more expensive and less user-friendly than its nearest competitor, the Oculus Rift S, but the experience it offers is the clear choice for VR enthusiasts who want to maximize immersion. Read on for our full Valve Index review to learn if this headset is for you.

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.

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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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.

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

UploadVR

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.

‘LOW-FI’ is a Moody Cyberpunk Game That Presents a Dark but Plausible Future

Road to VR

LOW-FI is an upcoming VR game from the veteran indie VR developer behind TECHNOLUST (2016). The game presents a dark but plausible future where most of the population lives in a VR simulation, while at the same time the city’s poor inhabitants live unseen on the streets of the real-world.

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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 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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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.

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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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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KAT VR Announces ‘KAT loco’ VR Locomotion System

VRScout

Node-based tracking offers a simplistic alternative to omnidirectional treadmills.

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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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.

Magic Leap Achieves Full Hand Tracking & Lays Foundation for Magicverse with Latest Lumin Update

Next Reality AR

After improving hand-tracking and adding multi-user sharing features in the last Lumin OS update, Magic Leap has upped the ante yet again. In the Lumin OS 0.95

Oculus Quest Developer Shares Tricks To Optimize Rift And Vive Ports

UploadVR

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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Preview: Valve Index is the DSLR to the Oculus Rift S Point-and-shoot

Road to VR

While we offered our initial hands-on impressions with the Valve’s new Index headset last month , we’ve now had many more hours inside the headset, and an opportunity to put it side by side with others. Here’s a deeper look at Index ahead of a full review still to come.

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Remote Multi-User AR Is On The Rise

VRScout

Online multiplayer could revolutionize how we interact in AR. While VR makes you forget about the outside world, AR instead enhances reality by blending virtual elements with your real-world environment.

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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.