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Magic Leaps Seems To Finally Be Gearing Up For A Big Reveal


It’s increasingly looking like mysterious augmented reality technology Magic Leap could finally be unveiled in the coming months.

Pimax “8K” Surpasses Oculus Rift as Top VR Headset Kickstarter Project, $2.45M Raised So Far

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Pimax, the company aiming to deliver three flavors of its high field of view (FOV) headset via their Kickstarter, have recently blasted past the $2 million funding mark. With only a week left in the crowdfunding campaign and now more than $2.45

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The Chelsea Film Festival Showcases Diversity in VR


Chelsea Film Festival offers a VR lineup that is refreshing, intimate, and necessary. Over the past few years, VR has established a presence in “name brand” festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca or Cannes.

CatsAndVR Chats With: Jennifer Dowding, Senior Producer on the recently announced Co-Op FPS EVASION.

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Evasion is an intense VR bullet hell game, designed to immerse players in high intensity co-op multiplayer combat in the same vein as Destiny and Halo.

Exclusive: Inside Europe’s Amazing New Volumetric Capture Studio, Dimension


It was with some confusion that I walked into a bustling lumberyard on the London outskirts of Wimbledon yesterday afternoon.

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Microsoft Opens Mixed Reality Capture Studios & Academy in San Francisco Reactor Space

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Microsoft today announced the opening of its Mixed Reality Capture Studios and a ‘Mixed Reality Academy’ in the company’s San Francisco Reactor dev space.

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Futurlab looks to followup their hit PSVR game Tiny Trax with a game featuring Mini-Mechs!

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Independent studio Futurlab is embarking on an expansion campaign, as it gears up for its next PSVR project Mini-Mech Mayhem, a robot battle game, where you play the big buddy and your Mini-Mech partner is the little buddy.

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Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab Is A VR Tie-In That Does The Series Proud


Blade Runner is one of those rare films that’s managed to protect its integrity by avoiding spin-offs and tie-ins that would dilute the original’s profound impact.

Lytro Announces VR Light Field Rendering Software ‘Volume Tracer’

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Lytro , the once consumer-facing light field camera company which has recently pivoted to create high-end production tools , has announced a light field rendering software for VR that essentially aims to free developers from the current limitations of real-time rendering.

‘Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab’ Brings Human Actors To Cinematic VR


The second of three Blade Runner 2049 VR games is now available free for the Oculus Rift. If you haven’t seen the new Blade Runner film yet, I suggest you drop what you’re doing and head to a theater immediately.

Resolution Games developers of the hit game Bait! announce a VR swashbuckling pirate adventure for Daydream

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Resolution Games today revealed the details of their next project called Narrows, a game of swashbuckling pirate adventure. Coming soon on Daydream, Google's platform for high quality, mobile VR, Narrows will follow the studio's wildly successful VR fishing game Bait!

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Minecraft Available On Windows VR Headsets


Minecraft has made the leap from Rift and Gear VR headsets to the Windows Store, with a beta version of the game now available for headsets from Acer, HP, Lenovo and others running on Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform.

Exclusive: Inside HTC’s Beautiful New SteamVR Home Environment, ‘Driftwood’

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Today HTC Creative Labs is debuting a beautiful new SteamVR Home environment —the hub space for when players aren’t inside any VR apps—called Driftwood. The environment takes players virtually outside on a beachfront wilderness inspired by the United State’s Pacific Northwest.

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VR Workouts Can Burn Some Serious Calories


152,000,000 calories have been burned playing Audioshield since its release in 2016. When it comes to losing weight, we’ve already seen the impact VR fitness can have on bodies, especially when paired with a proper diet.

Florida based Outer Brain Studios has released their indie VR horror game just in time for the season

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Florida based development studio Outer Brain Studios have released their VR survival horror adventure ORGAN QUARTER. The title is available on Steam (for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift) now. Organ Quarter is a 5–8 hour adventure taking place across a large, nightmarish urban environment.

Five Nights At Freddy’s Is Now Playable In VR Via Fan Remake


Few horror games have been embraced by the YouTube generation as a source of squeals and shrieks as Five Nights At Freddy’s. Now you can taste the horror in VR, too.

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Future of Invasive Neural Interfaces & Uploading Consciousness with Ramez Naam

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Ramez Naam. Ramez Naam is the author of The Nexus Trilogy sci-fi novels, which explores the moral and sociological implications of technology that can directly interface with the brain.

HBO Teases ‘Silicon Valley’ VR Experience


Bong rips and “always blue” in VR. HBO’s Silicon Valley is getting a VR experience and it couldn’t be more spot on.

Virtro Entertainment to bring their take on the Wizard Of Oz to PSVR with Run Dorothy Run 

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Virtro Entertainment – the female-led VR indie game studio out of Vancouver, Canada, today announced the release of Run Dorothy Run – an immersive endless-runner and rhythm VR game, with a cheeky take on the classic novel, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."

Payday 2 VR’s Beta Gets A Launch Date On HTC Vive


Well, Payday 2’s beta didn’t launch last week like we were hoping, but it isn’t very far away. Developer Overkill recently confirmed that the game’s testing phase will be open for business on November 16th. The news was announced on a 360-degree web pag e.

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Acer Takes Majority Control of StarVR with $5M Capital Injection

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Starbreeze and Acer announced a new capitalization plan for StarVR, the upcoming high field of view (FOV) VR headset, that will see Acer inject $5 million into the project and take a 66 percent majority control of the joint venture.

Is Sound the Secret Sauce for Making Immersive Experiences?


To build truly believable virtual environments, we need to believe our ears as much as our eyes.

Reality Reflection is looking to tap into the Rocket League audience with its VR Hoverbike game, Snatchers.

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Snatchers , launches on 26th October on PC for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, via digital download on Steam Store for 9.99

Star Wars VR Tickets From The VOID Are Selling Fast


Tickets are selling fast despite the hefty price to see Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire at The VOID locations in Downtown Disney in Anaheim, CA and Disney Springs in Orlando, FL.

‘Job Simulator’ Gets ‘Infinite Job Overtime’ Update & Permanent Price of $20

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Job Simulator (2016) , Owlchemy Labs’ madcap workplace sim from the future, is pushing a free content update called ‘Infinite Overtime mode’ that lets you play endless, randomized tasks. Owlchemy is also permanently dropping the price of Job Simulator to $20.

The Essential VR Horror This Halloween


Halloween is nearly upon us…what better way to get your thrills than in full VR immersion? . It’s no surprise that VR can pack a whole lot of scary punch. After all, some of the most memorable VR experiences are the ones designed to test your limits.

Experience The Walking Dead in VR with AMC’s new app


AMC’s The Walking Dead returns for its eighth season this weekend, and to help celebrate the TV network has released a new VR app that will let viewers finally step into the role of the show’s titular zombies.

Vive Studios Launches VR Design App TrueScale


Vive Studios, the publishing arm of HTC’s VR headset, just launched its second experience this week – TrueScale. You may have heard of TrueScale befor e. Developed by Immersion, this is an in-depth interior design app that highlights some of the many ways VR can be used in building.

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Fujitsu is Making a Windows VR Headset Too, Arrival in Japan Expected Late November

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It looks like Fujitsu is adding its name to the list of OEMs producing Windows “Mixed Reality” VR headsets , which currently include the likes of Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung.

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Paranormal Evidence is Back with Halloween VR Mayhem


As if Friday the 13th wasn’t spooky enough already. Tis the season for scares, and creepy videos are finding their way all across social channels, letting users get their fix for spooky fun.

IT: Escape from Pennywise VR is a horror experience for Gear VR and Daydream


Warner Bros just launched a horror virtual reality experience for Android users called “IT: Escape from Pennywise VR.” ” The experience puts viewers inside of Pennywise’s abandoned house, specifically in front of the three doors movie viewers will be familiar with.

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