Sat.Jun 11, 2022 - Fri.Jun 17, 2022

Meta Announces New Avatar Store With A Digital Fashion Show

VRScout

Meta Avatars Store rolls out next week on Instagram, Facebook, and Messenger with plans for a VR launch “soon.” ” Meta today announced plans to expand its lineup of virtual fashion items for its Meta Avatars with the launch of the Meta Avatars Store.

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How to (not) solve SteamVR framerate issues on Windows 11

The Ghost Howls

Since the battery of my previous laptop was growing in size transforming it into a timebomb, I got a new one (also thanks to my friends at Ristband !).

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ENGAGE Reveals First Look at ‘Link’ Metaverse Platform for Enterprise & Education

Road to VR

ENGAGE , the XR education and enterprise metaverse company, today unveiled its Link social platform which the company calls a “fully featured corporate metaverse.”.

Zilliqa Expanding Blockchain Capabilities With Metapolis Virtual World

ARPost

ARPost isn’t explicitly interested in blockchain and cryptocurrencies. However, we are interested in virtual worlds. And, digital currencies and secure data management make a lot of sense in virtual worlds.

The Future of eLearning in 2022: A Sensitive Eye for Authentic Translation and Localization

Speaker: Chris Paxton McMillin, President of D3 Training Solutions

To avoid awkward and sometimes disastrous learning content, instructional designers must use authentic translation in the right context to get optimal results. Join Chris Paxton, President of D3 Training Solutions, to walk through simple strategies step by step.

Rumor: Roblox Is Coming To The Quest 2

VRScout

Everyone’s favorite kid-friendly metaverse is supposedly getting an official VR release on the Meta Quest 2.

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‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Mod to Bring 4-5 Hours of Gameplay in Unofficial ‘Levitation’ Chapter

Road to VR

If you haven’t played Half-Life: Alyx (2020) , Valve’s first Half-Life game in a decade which is exclusively available on SteamVR headsets, then you can look forward to not only one of the best VR horror shooters in existence, but soon heaps more action after the credits roll.

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Why The Crypto Crash Is Great News For Gamers

Slashgear

The crypto market is crashing hard, and investors are seeing the value of their portfolios rapidly drop. but that isn't bad news for everyone. Gaming News Technology

Amazon Lets You “Try On” Shoes Before You Buy Using AR

VRScout

Virtual Try-On for Shoes currently supports a wide range of popular footwear brands.

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'Contactless fingerprinting' will soon let the police scan your prints with a smartphone

Mashable VR

In the near future, your finger may no longer need to press up against an inkpad in order to provide your identity.

Are You Still Watching? How to Create Engaging Presentations for Virtual Learning

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Remote meetings are here to stay - and so is the Zoom fatigue that many experience. The importance of compelling content is more apparent than ever. In this webinar, learn how PowerPoint provides terrific tools to create the kind of dynamic visual content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention. Come along to this masterclass packed with live demonstrations of how to create compelling presentations for successful meetings in a virtual and hybrid environment. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Create dynamic visuals that support persuasive stories to engage your audience Develop professional-looking designs for presentations and other content Become a PowerPoint legend with techniques to make effective presentations quickly and easily June 30th, 2022 at 9:30 am PDT, 12:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm GMT

ByteDance’s Pico Interactive is Expanding to the U.S. to Compete with Meta

Road to VR

Pico Interactive has recently taken a significant step outside of Asia with the release of its Neo 3 Link in European consumer markets, a €450 standalone headset that hopes to compete with Meta’s Quest 2.

Meta Shows A Vision Of The Metaverse With Futuristic Headset Design

Upload VR

Meta released a concept video depicting a vision of “the metaverse”, including a futuristic headset design and fingertip input device.

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VR Surgery Training Might Be More Effective Than We Thought

VRScout

Osso VR’s training platform is currently being used by a number of healthcare centers around the world.

GPU prices are falling well below MSRP due to the crypto crash

Digital Trends

Prices for some of the most popular graphics cards are crashing at an aggressive rate thanks to the recent unprecedented cryptocurrency crash. Computing News AMD GPU graphics cards Nvidia RTX 30

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Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

‘Beat Saber’ Celebrates 4 Years Since Launch with Free Remixes of Classic Songs

Road to VR

Beat Saber (2018) , arguably VR’s most popular game, is celebrating four years since it first launched on VR headsets with free tracks that remix two super recognizable songs from the game’s first OST.

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Japan makes cyberbullying punishable by imprisonment

Mashable VR

Japan's parliament has passed legislation that makes "online insults", or cyberbullying, punishable by imprisonment. The amendment to the country's penal code will go into effect this summer.

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Horizon Worlds Launches In The UK This Week

VRScout

A new Voice Mode that turns strangers’ conversations into friendly nonsensical gibberish. Meta today announced that Horizon Worlds will begin rolling out on Meta Quest 2 headsets in the United Kingdom, further growing its social VR metaverse.

Nreal Releases Beta Steam Integration, Announces Developer Fund and AR Jam

ARPost

Consumer AR glasses company Nreal just announced a beta Steam integration. The company also announced an “AR Jam” developer contest, as well as other details about their roadmap for internally produced content. Here, we’ll look at the announcements and how they play into the company’s game plan.

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The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

‘Demeo’s Fourth Adventure ‘Curse of the Serpent Lord’ Releases Today, Trailer Here

Road to VR

Resolution Games today released the fourth module to its hit multiplayer tabletop RPG Demeo (2021), this time pitting your merry band of adventurers against what the studio calls a “cadre of desert-dwelling reptilian nightmares.”

I canceled my Amazon Prime membership. You can, too.

Mashable VR

You can quit Amazon Prime. I did it in 2020, in response to Amazon firing user experience designers Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa. They were protesting the company's firing of warehouse workers who were themselves protesting for better working conditions.

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Puzzling Places Can Now Be Played In AR On The Quest

VRScout

One of the best VR puzzlers available on the Meta Quest just got even better. The popular VR puzzle game Puzzling Places received a free update earlier today that allows you to solve virtual jigsaw puzzles in AR using the Meta Quest’s Passthrough technology.

Here's How Long A Tesla Model 3 Battery Will Actually Last

Slashgear

If you want an EV, the Tesla Model 3 is no doubt an appealing option. Many potential buyers still have range anxiety, but the numbers are reassuring.

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Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

‘Horizon Worlds’ is Finally Opening Its Doors to New Regions Outside of North America

Road to VR

Meta’s social VR space Horizon Worlds is taking its first step outside of the US and Canada, as the company announced it will soon rollout access to users in the UK.

Meta’s Prototype Photoreal Avatars Can Now Be Generated With An iPhone

Upload VR

Meta’s prototype photoreal avatars can now be generated with an iPhone scan. Facebook first showed off work on ‘Codec Avatars’ back in March 2019.

Horizon Home Makes It Easier To Hang With Friends On Quest

VRScout

The highly-anticipated social feature will begin rolling out on Quest 2 headsets soon as part of the v41 update. When Meta (formerly Facebook) launched its Facebook Spaces beta for the Oculus Rift back in 2017, the VR app gave us a glimpse of the future of socializing through VR technology.

Vertigo Games Announces Two New VR Games and New Music Pack for Unplugged

ARPost

Metal music fans now have a reason to try the VR game Unplugged by Vertigo Games. The developer and publisher announced the release of the Pantera Pack update for the game, featuring some of the most popular songs of the iconic metal band.

Everyone Wins! How Games Can Improve Learning Outcomes Across Multiple Generations

Speaker: Stephen Baer, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Game Agency

Nearly 70% of American adults play video games. Stephen Baer, Chief Creative Officer at The Game Agency, will discuss each generation’s unique learning styles and identify game types that appeal to each one and improve your learning outcomes.