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10 Highly-Anticipated VR Games We’re Excited To Play In 2021

VRScout

This is shaping up to be one hell of a year for VR gaming. 2021 is absolutely packed with exciting releases, from VR adaptations of tentpole franchises to highly-anticipated originals built from the ground up for VR headsets.

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Behind the scenes of the VR concert Welcome To The Other Side

The Ghost Howls

This New Year’s Eve, together with the team of VRrOOm, I worked on the virtual reality concert Welcome To The Other Side , starring the electronic music legend Jean-Michel Jarre playing inside a virtual Notre-Dame Cathedral. The concert was a huge success (with more than 75M total views!),

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Data Dive: Can Virtual Events Bring in the Big Bucks?

AR Insider

O ne of the many ways that the worlds of tech and media have pivoted in 2020 is virtual events. And just like remote work , curbside pickup and other Covid-era business pivots, there are virtual event business models being discovered that could actually stick around.

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Magic Leap CEO Teases Secret New AR Virtual Meetings App Called 'C3' Being Used Internally

Next Reality AR

The past year has revealed a gaping hole of opportunity in the world of business called virtual meetings.

Build Your Own Open-Source AR Headset For Under $80

VRScout

CheApR is the open-source headset you build on your own. When Jeri Ellsworth and her team launched a Kickstarter campaign for their Tilt Five tabletop augmented reality glasses, it caught the attention of tech enthusiast Arnaud Atchimon.

Triton Project is an affordable DIY AR headset

The Ghost Howls

Today I have the pleasure of publishing an interview I had with Graham Atlee , a very smart guy that has developed the Triton Project, a DIY affordable AR headset with wide FOV and natural hands interactions!

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Glossary of the Most Popular AR Terms

ARPost

As augmented reality plays an increasingly bigger part in our lives, we have to become familiar with its specific language. AR terms are no longer restricted to specialized publications. You will find them in consumer electronics magazines, on game forums, and in specifications for AR glasses.

Holotron And The Pursuit Of The Perfect VR Exoskeleton

VRScout

This German lower-body exosuit aims to revolutionize man-machine interfaces. Despite the considerable advances in immersive technology these past few years, simulating physical locomotion in a virtual environment remains one of the most difficult aspects of developing interactive VR content.

Machizzle review: solve a puzzle in VR!

The Ghost Howls

Today I want to talk with you about Machizzle, a VR puzzle game developed by iNFINITE Production (and my friend Jan Horsky). It is being released today, so discover with me how it is, so you can decide if buying it or not! Machizzle – video + gameplay review!

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Oculus Quest 2 Surpasses Original Quest in Monthly Active Users

Road to VR

In a look back at 2020, Facebook Reality Lab’s head Andrew Bosworth revealed that Quest 2 quietly celebrated a few new milestones shortly after its October 13th launch.

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XR Talks: The Future is Holographic

AR Insider

W hen looking at the technologies in the spatial spectrum — from AR to VR — one promising endpoint is holograms.

Your Backstage Pass To Jean-Michel Jarre’s Virtual NYE Concert

VRScout

As one may expect, the circumstances for this year’s NYE celebration was slightly different than a full-blown warehouse party, laced with smoke, laser beams, and a couple of hundred people out to see the sunrise.

The XR Week Peek (2021.01.04): New Year’s Eve parties go virtual, Tundra to offer a Vive Tracker competitor, and more!

The Ghost Howls

Welcome 2021! This is the first newsletter of the new year, and I hope it will just be the beginning of a wonderful year in AR and VR for all of you! Top news of the week. Image by VRrOOm). 2021 has been greeted by many virtual celebrations.

‘Tilt Brush’ Co-creator Leaves Google for ‘very special’ VR Project with ‘Space Pirate Trainer’ Studio

Road to VR

Tilt Brush co-creator Patrick Hackett announced today that he’s leaving Google after nearly six years with the company. His next project will be a VR collaboration with I-Illusions, the studio behind the VR classic Space Pirate Trainer.

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Augmented Reality in City Asset Management: Towards Better and Safer Working Conditions

ARPost

Augmented reality is evolving by leaps and bounds. All of the flashy and exciting cultural innovations like Pokémon Go and Snapchat filters are just the beginning. Its true transformative power lies in its ability to synthesize and contextualize data in the physical world.

Rumor: Apple Will Debut AR Headset & Tracker In 2021

VRScout

Veteran analyst Ming-Chi Kuo returns with fresh predictions for the new year.

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Huge Pavlov WWII Update Adds Tanks, Weapons And Maps

Upload VR

Make way, Medal of Honor – a huge Pavlov WWII update, introduces a massive number of new features to the game. The Pavlov WWII Update includes loads of new toys, the most exciting of which has to be tanks. There’s a lot to break down here. Pavlov WWII Update – Tanks.

Room-scale Puzzle ‘Eye of the Temple’ Aiming for Spring 2021 Release on PC VR Headsets

Road to VR

Eye of the Temple is an upcoming room-scale puzzle game that basically turns you into Indiana Jones—torch, hat, and bullwhip included. Now developer Rune Skovbo Johansen says the full game is aiming to release on SteamVR headsets sometime this spring.

How Augmented Reality Supports Social Distancing

ARPost

Even though the global health crisis brought the world to a standstill, the augmented reality scene has been thriving. AR applications have been making quarantine a lot less stressful for people. At the same time, it is making social distancing easier to practice.

New Looking Glass Cloud Service Turns 2D Photos Into 3D Holographic Images

VRScout

The future of personal holographic displays looks bright.

Mare Oculus Quest Review: A Breathless Beauty Of A VR Game

Upload VR

Mare’s arresting palette and mystic atmosphere help it soar, even if it uses the shoulders of ICO as a launchpad. More in our full Mare review! Now where did this come from?

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‘Pavlov VR’ Brings WW2 Tank Warfare & Weapons in Biggest Update Yet

Road to VR

Pavlov VR , the VR shooter in Early Access for PC VR headsets, just got its biggest update yet which not only brings WW2 weapons, character models, and maps to the game, but also multiplayer tanks so you can finally put a little more Blitz in your Krieg.

2021 Predictions: VR Continues Slow & Steady Rise

AR Insider

A s we enter a new year, it’s time for our annual ritual of synthesizing the lessons from the past twelve months and formulating the outlook for the next twelve. Notably, when kicking off this thought exercise, we realized that several of the topics look similar to last year.

TikTok’s First LiDAR-Powered AR Filter Now Available

VRScout

Ring in the new year with this 2021-themed AR effect. Social media app TikTok this week released its first LiDAR-powered augmented reality filter, offering those with the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max access to a unique interactive effect perfect for ringing in the new year.

New Hitman 3 PSVR Trailer Shows Plenty Of Gameplay

Upload VR

IO Interactive just debuted another trailer for Hitman 3’s PSVR support, just under two weeks ahead of the game’s full launch. The trailer gives us our best look yet at the game’s VR support. As you can see, VR support changes the Hitman 3 experience dramatically.

More ‘Hitman 3’ VR Gameplay Revealed in New Trailer

Road to VR

Hitman 3 is slated to release on consoles and PC on January 20th, however the only version getting VR support for now is on the PS4/PS5 platforms. To get the hype train moving, developers IO Interactive just gave us another peek at the upcoming first-person PSVR mode in a new video.

Jim Keller Becomes CTO at Tenstorrent: "The Most Promising Architecture Out There"

Anand Tech

It is high praise when someone like Jim Keller says that your company ‘has made impressive progress, and has the most promising architecture out there’ That praise means twice as much if Keller actually joins the company.

HP Reverb G2 Review: The Best Windows Mixed Reality Headset Just Got Better

VRScout

But good lord those controllers… Despite some initial hiccups and a handful of questionable decisions regarding the controllers, we thoroughly enjoyed our time with the original HP Reverb.

Developers Can Now Test Spark AR Effects Virtually Using Oculus Quest

Upload VR

Developers of Spark AR effects can now test their creations in VR using an Oculus Quest. The Spark AR Player is now available for Oculus Quest, which allows developers to test Spark AR effects on a virtual phone in a virtual environment.

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The 15 Best VR Shooters on Oculus Quest

Road to VR

You can relieve stress by meditating, making art, or getting a good workout in VR. Alternatively, you can also unload a heavy machine gun at anything that moves. And there’s a few really great choices out there if you’re looking for a little explosive therapy to soothe your woes.

Is Visual Search AR’s Next Battleground?

AR Insider

O ne of our longstanding picks for potential AR killer apps is visual search. Its utility and frequency mirror that of search, while it carries a relatable “search what you see” proposition. It’s also naturally monetizable and Google is highly motivated to make it happen.

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