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Netflix Hit Series ‘Squid Game’ Is Now A VR Game

VRScout

Fight for your life in this fan-made VR game based on the popular South Korean survival drama. Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few weeks, odds are you’ve heard about Netflix’s latest global sensation, Squid Game.

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Discover Ambr, the company behind the Tokyo Game Show VR!

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Tokyo Game Show is the first big gaming event that is being held in virtual reality : this is quite a milestone for immersive technologies, and we hope it will be the first of a long series.

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Canon Introduces 180° Stereoscopic Lens to Support a “bright future for VR content creation”

Road to VR

Canon, one of the world’s leading camera makers, today introduced a new dual-optic lens which captures 180° stereoscopic views through a single sensor on the company’s high-end EOS R5 camera.

Can Niantic Unlock the Real-World Metaverse?

AR Insider

Though known best for its breakout hit Pokémon Go, Niantic's true fate may be as an AR platform. Enter Lightship, which turns Pokémon Go's architecture into a platform on which others can build geospatial AR experiences. The post Can Niantic Unlock the Real-World Metaverse?

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

‘STYLY Session’ Is A Multi-User XR Art Platform

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Create and explore unique virtual tours featuring over 16,000 XR works alongside up to 15 other users in VR. Psychic VR Lab Co. Ltd. ,

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Lynx R-1 Mixed Reality Standalone Comes to Kickstarter Today, Starting at Around $600

Road to VR

French startup Lynx today launched the long-awaited Kickstarter campaign for Lynx R-1, a standalone headset capable of both VR and passthrough AR. It’s looking to grab some eyeballs too with more of a consumer-focused price, starting at $615 (€530).

XR Talks: Metaverse 101

AR Insider

The term metaverse continues to be a runaway train in gaming, media and XR worlds. Though it has legitimate principles and promise it’s been obscured through overuse in editorials and marketing materials. We attempt to cut through the clutter for concrete ideas in this week's XR Talks.

Boston Fashion Week Launches 60 AR Designs Across Boston

VRScout

Explore the City of Boston to discover a wide variety of AR fashion designs from local designers, photographers, and stylists. Boston Fashion Week is happening right now.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.10.04): Vive Flow teased, Valve Deckard leaked, and more!

The Ghost Howls

This period I am busy as hell… it seems that life has decided that everything should happen to me in these last months of this year. I’ll try to survive all of this work… if I can not, well, I’ll actually become a ghost, which is pretty fascinating. Send me hugs while I’m still human!

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How to Train Employees 65% Faster With Virtual Reality

With a rapidly changing economy, Avangrid Renewables looked to virtual reality to develop a standardized form of immersive training in order to onboard and upskill technicians faster than ever before.

High-end Headset Maker Teases ‘most anticipated product reveal’ Just Days Before Facebook Connect

Road to VR

Facebook Connect is certainly the marquee VR event this month, but it looks like other companies are hoping to steal a bit of the spotlight.

Blippar Releases Free Beta of WebAR SDK

ARPost

A recurring tension in the XR space has to do with the increasing demand for immersive experience outpacing the inflow of people with the technical prowess to author those experiences.

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CEO Of Ready Player Me Talks VR Avatars And The Metaverse

VRScout

Timmu Tõke lends his thoughts on everything from the importance of virtual identities to his favorite games and apps.

Don’t Install Windows 11 Yet If You Use Oculus (Air) Link

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Earlier this week I installed Windows 11 – but as a VR user I already regret it. It’s not that it’s a bad operating system. In fact, when it comes to using regular applications and games I already prefer it to Windows 10.

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

HTC Likely Announcing a New Standalone Vive Headset Next Week

Road to VR

HTC recently said that it will host an online Vive event next week, but has only teased minimal hints about what it plans to announce. Regulatory filings spotted by Road to VR suggest a new standalone HTC Vive headset will be revealed.

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What You Need to Know About VR Fitness??

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If the pandemic brought one good thing, it’s that home fitness is here to stay. As case numbers rose, working from home quickly turned into working out from home. Suddenly, lifting weights in the basement didn’t sound like so much fun.

NFT Artists Come Together In VR To Raise Money For Haiti

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Bid on NFT artwork from popular NFT artists to help rebuild Haiti after this year’s devastating earthquake. This past August the southern region of Haiti was hit by a massive 7.2

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This 32-rotor eVTOL aircraft is a one-seater that you build yourself

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TeTra recently performed a successful test flight of its electric VTOL aircraft aimed at personal users. The vehicle could go on sale as early as next year. News electric aircraft evtol flying taxis Tetra vtol

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Ultra Configurable Sci-fi Flight Sim ‘Tinker Pilot’ Now Available in Alpha

Road to VR

Tinker Pilot has been in the works for a few years now, aiming to deliver a PC VR simulator experience that lets players build their own sci-fi cockpit and outfit it with 1:1 digital counterparts of things like HOTAS flight sticks, pedals, joysticks and more.

Physics-Driven Melee Combat Game Swordsman VR Coming To Oculus Quest

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SinnStudio’s physics-driven melee combat game, Swordsman VR, is coming to Oculus Quest soon via App Lab. The studio just confirmed the news on Twitter. You can expect to see the game hit the standalone headset in early 2022.

You Can Now Wear New Balance Shoes In VR

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Celebrate the 2021 London Marathon in style with these sweet new duds from New Balance. Wolf3D’s free-to-use 3D avatar creator Ready Player Me is moving at a rapid pace.

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Join the Industrial XR Global Summit, October 28-29

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AR Insider is proud to partner with the Industrial XR Global Summit. Taking place October 28-29, the hybrid event will host the top enterprise XR leaders in Houston for networking & narratives. The post Join the Industrial XR Global Summit, October 28-29 appeared first on AR Insider.

Facebook Offers up $10 Million to Draw Creators to ‘Horizon’

Road to VR

Horizon , Facebook’s social VR space built around user-generated content, was announced more than two years ago, but the company still isn’t quite ready to send it out the door.

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‘Oculess’ Lets You Unlink Facebook From Your Oculus Quest 2

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A sideloadable tool called ‘Oculess’ lets you unlink your Facebook account from Oculus Quest.

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NEPA Hosting ‘Echo Arena’ Charity Cup For Special Olympics

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The in-person LAN event will take place next year at Busch Stadium’s Redbird Club in St. Louis. Founded by former US Air Force Commander Tony Cartwright, The National Esport Professional Association (NEPA) is working tirelessly towards the development of a professional VR sports network.

Vision Buddy: An Innovative Television Watching System for People With Low Vision

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Sponsored content. Sponsored by Vision Buddy. There are different degrees to which people can have uncorrectable or reduced vision. Their causes also vary, with some of the more common ones being macular degeneration, RP, glaucoma, and retinal detachment.

More Than Two Years After Launch, Valve Index is Now the Second Most Used Headset on Steam

Road to VR

While Quest 2 has certainly soaked up much of the attention as it quickly became the most used headset on Steam, Valve’s expensive Index headset has proven its longevity, now taking second place among the most used headsets on Steam.

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You Can Now Play Squid Game’s Red Light, Green Light In VR On Oculus Quest

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A VR developer has already created a playable version of Squid Games’ fairly terrifying ‘Red Light, Green Light’ challenge for headsets.

Hilarious New Mod Lets Developer Play VR In ‘Minecraft’

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You’ve heard of Minecraft in VR, yes, but what about VR in Minecraft ? With 140 million active players worldwide, Minecraft is easily one of the most popular video games of all time.