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Editorial: Why Half-Life: Alyx could be very important for Virtual Reality

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday evening I came home at night after a long day at work and I opened my laptop to read (and share) some more news on the just-launched Oculus Link. What I discovered instead was that Valve had finally announced its flagship VR game, called “Half Life: Alyx” on Twitter!

Nreal’s Android-Friendly AR Glasses Are A Blend Of Fashion And Function


The $1200 HoloLens alternative could be the everyday AR headset we’ve been waiting for. A lot has been said about AR technology; how it can change the way we learn, socialize, and work.

Snapchat Gives Users the Ultimate Selfie Filter with Time Machine Aging AR Lens

Next Reality AR

After achieving viral and financial success with its Gender Swap and Baby Face camera filters, Snapchat has returned with the augmented reality equivalent of Benjamin Button.

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A Three-game VR Workout Routine That’s as Fun as It Is Physical

Road to VR

VR is finding uses in everything from art and design to training, research, and entertainment. An unexpected byproduct of VR’s immersion is its ability to flip the notion of in-home entertainment being necessarily sedentary.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.11.18): Magic Leap may be in trouble, Carmack leaving Oculus and much more!

The Ghost Howls

I’m super excited that this week I’ve shared the news that we of NTW are going to launch our game HitMotion:Reloaded on November, 27th. But there have been also many wider-scope news this week that I want to discuss with you, so let’s start talking about them! Top news of the week.

New Magic Leap AR Game Puts You In The Shoes Of A Psychic Super Sleuth


Resolution Games’ latest title is a magical mystery perfect for wannabe detectives. . Resolution Games , developer behind immersive experiences such as Angry Birds VR, Angry Birds AR, and Angry Birds FPS: First-Person Slingshot , yesterday announced an original AR game for Magic Leap One headsets.

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Nreal Light Developer Kits Now Available for Pre-order, Starting at $1,200

Road to VR

Nreal made quite the splash at CES earlier this year, showing off its Nreal Light AR headset which made some clear strides to look less like a futuristic helmet and more like a regular pair of sunglasses you might actually wear in public.

Valve reveals Half-Life:Alyx! Preorders open, release in March 2020!

The Ghost Howls

After so long time spent listening to rumors (that I myself reported ) and teasing, Valve has finally announced Half-Life: Alyx, and has told us what it is about. With super-excitement, I’m going to tell you what we discovered today!

Our First Look At Half-Life: Alyx, Free For Valve Index Users


Valve’s flagship VR title will be available on all PC VR headsets March 2020. At long last, we finally have our first look at Valve’s highly-anticipated flagship title, Half-Life: Alyx.

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Check Out The First Screenshots Of Half-Life: Alyx


Today’s the day; Valve just introduced Half-Life: Alyx to the world for the first time. Want to see the first screenshots of the game? We’ve got them right here. As Valve confirmed today, Half-Life: Alyx is set between the events of Half-Life 1 and 2.

Valve’s Gabe Newell: ‘We’re excited to return to Half-Life, VR has energized the studio’

Road to VR

Half-Life: Alyx has finally been revealed with Valve promising a “full-length” Half-Life game “designed from the ground up for virtual reality.” ” On the reveal, Valve founder Gabe Newell says that VR has energized the studio.

Magic Leap & Weta Workshop Launch Boosters Game from Dr. Grordbort's Invaders Universe

Next Reality AR

Magic Leap took years to launch, but when it did, the company managed to quickly become the leading rival to Microsoft's HoloLens (at least when it comes to experimental immersive experiences). On Friday, Magic Leap continued that journey by holding a different kind of launch — in augmented reality.

The Rise Of Virtual Beings – K/DA, Lil Miquela, Hatsune Miku, VTubers


From musicians to Instagram models, artificial personalities are taking over the entertainment industry. Welp, we had a good run, humanity. After spending decades at the top of the entertainment food chain, technology has once again claimed another victim with the rise of the Virtual Being.

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Here Are The Minimum Required Specifications For Half-Life: Alyx


After a tease earlier this week Valve’s new ‘full-length’ VR prequel to Half-Life 2 has finally been revealed in all its glory. Half-Life: Alyx is set between the events of Half-Life 1 and Half-Life 2 and is a title made from the ground-up, exclusively for virtual reality.

This ‘Snackable’ Headset Aims to Make VR More Approachable to the Public

Road to VR

When it comes to public spaces like shops and museums, self-service virtual reality isn’t really a thing yet; first-timers generally need to be told how to put on the headset, how to hold the controllers, and where to stand.

Bill V Bowie: How (not) to sell a tech idea

Tech Trends VR

Sometimes technology is so transformative that you have to take a step back to get people excited. The year is 1995. Bill Gates explains to a skeptic David Letterman on his late-night show why the Internet is “the new big thing.”.

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Fable Studio Announces Its 2019 Virtual Being Grant Winners


The first batch of grants go to radical ideas at the heart of the virtual beings community. In Edward Saatchi’s professional opinion, virtual beings will have a significant impact on our daily lives.

Valve ‘Would Love’ To Bring Half-Life: Alyx To PC But It ‘Can’t Really Translate’


Half-Life is back, but not in the way you’d expect. Instead of a traditional PC game, Half-Life: Alyx is a full PC VR title coming next year. It can only be played with SteamVR-compatible headsets. Why is that?

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LIV Secures $2.6M in Funding to Further Expand Mixed Reality Streaming Platform

Road to VR

LIV, the Prague-based team behind the eponymous mixed reality game-streaming platform, has secured $2.6 million in a Series A financing round, something the company says will be used to expand its development team, accelerate its streaming technology, and to integrate more third-party games studios.

Hello Kitty Challenges Pokémon GO's Reign as Top AR Game with Kawaii World

Next Reality AR

After three years and change, no one seems to be able to knock Pokémon GO off its augmented reality throne. Zombies, dinosaurs, and ghosts have all met defeat at the hands of the pocket monsters.

Your Definitive Guide To Oculus & Unity’s All-In-One VR Development Course


Learn the ins-and-outs of Unity development and have your project reviewed by Oculus experts.

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HyperDash Is A New Multiplayer VR Arena FPS That Reminds Us Of RIGS


Remember RIGS ? That PSVR launch game from the now-defunct Guerrilla Cambridge studio? We sort of miss its esports-style antics. Fortunately, HyperDash looks like it might fill that void. I mean that mainly in terms of aesthetic.

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Oculus to Give Away ‘Star Wars Vader Immortal’ Series with New Quest Purchases

Road to VR

Oculus Quest isn’t going to be on sale this Black Friday, although you can save some cash on a premium bit of content you might otherwise pick up anyway; the illustrious and most bad-ass of VR Star Wars experiences to come to Rift and Quest, the Star Wars Vader Immortal series.

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Resolution Games Follows 'Angry Birds FPS' with 'Glimt' Mystery Game for Magic Leap One

Next Reality AR

After leveraging the well-known intellectual property of Rovio's Angry Birds for its first game for the Magic Leap One, Resolution Games is singing a new song with a familiar refrain for its next game for the augmented reality headset.

Insomniac’s Stormland Is An Epic VR Sci-Fi RPG With A Ton Of Heart


Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a bioengineered robotic Superman! I’m in the middle of a high-speed surf across an endless sea of white clouds, my arms extended forward like Superman as I steer towards a nearby island littered with eroded structures.

Groundbreaking Indie VR Projects, Taking Flight & Tracking Hands || The VR Culture Show


It’s been a busy week for VR gaming but, as we all know, VR is doing so much more than games! Let us prove it to you with the second episode of The VR Culture Show! Last time we were at the Raindance Film Festival in London.

‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Trailer Revealed, Release Date Set for March 2020

Road to VR

Valve today announced Half-Life: Alyx a “full-length VR entry in the award winning series.” ” A new trailer gives the first glimpse of the game, and Valve has also revealed the Half-Life: Alyx release date, price, and headset compatibility. .

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Nintendo Crafts AR Experience via Google Lens for Pokémon Sword & Shield Game Packaging

Next Reality AR

Pokémon, Google, and augmented reality go together like wasabi, soy, and ginger, and the trio has come together again for the release of the latest game from the Pokémon universe.

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Vader Immortal Trilogy Free With Purchase Of Oculus Quest, Limited Time Only


The holiday deal will only be available for a limited time. From November 21st to January 31st , those who purchase an Oculus Quest headset will receive all three episodes of Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series 100% free-of-charge.

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Espire 1: VR Operative Review – Surprisingly Deep Stealth Action


After years of development and months of delays Espire 1: VR Operative is finally releasing. Read our full review to find out if this VR stealth game lives up to the hype. I’ve played Espire 1 a lot over the last couple of years.

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Viveport President Rikard Steiber Departs HTC

Road to VR

Rikard Steiber, Viveport President and Senior VP of Virtual Reality, is departing HTC at the end of the year. Having joined the company in February 2016, Steiber oversaw the launch of Viveport in over 60 markets, HTC’s digital distribution platform for VR games and experiences.

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