Sat.Nov 18, 2017 - Fri.Nov 24, 2017

Report: Apple Acquired VR Headset Startup Vrvana for $30 Million

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Citing sources close to the deal, TechCrunch reports that VR headset maker Vrvana has been acquired by Apple for $30 million. Vrvana is a little known VR headset maker that’s been on the scene since 2014.

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Holoplayer One Is An Interactive Lightfield Display Bringing Holograms To Your Home

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Microsoft likes to think of its HoloLens mixed reality headset as projecting holograms into the real world, but these can only be seen by the person wearing the headset. Looking Glass Factory’s Holoplayer One is making holograms that everyone can see and interact with.

Airbus Launches HoloLens App to Train Future Airline Crews

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Jet engineering is going holographic. Passenger jet maker Airbus has created a Microsoft HoloLens app to train engineers and cabin crews.

WarDucks announces Christmas launch of RollerCoaster Legends for PSVR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive

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WarDucks, the Irish based Virtual Reality studio have announced the launch of their next title, RollerCoaster Legends. The title takes you back to Greece and its mythology, including the Minotaur, Kronos, and Hades.

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VR Experiences to Introduce Your Family to Virtual Reality Over Thanksgiving

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The turkey is in the oven, the cranberry sauce is in the can, and your VR setup is in the box ready to be shown off to the family at Thanksgiving.

Rec Room Becomes VR’s Most Important App With PSVR Launch

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Seattle-based Against Gravity is working on what is perhaps VR’s most important app. Rec Room connects players across all headsets that make use of two full motion hand controllers, including Rift, Vive, PlayStation VR as well as headsets from Acer, Samsung, Lenovo, HP and Dell.

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Sniper Rust VR

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Sniper Rust VR is the first-of-its-kind, sharpshooting experience for Virtual Reality devices. Sniper Rust VR is an 18 level, globe-trotting adventure set against an armed militia uprising across international borders. Games action games sniper VR games

Toyota’s New Experimental Humanoid Robot Uses HTC Vive for Remote Operation

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Toyota recently revealed T-HR3, the company’s third-generation humanoid robot.

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Bait! Arctic Open Introduces Multiplayer Fishing To Facebook Spaces

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When Bait! from Resolution Games first launched on Gear VR it introduced several visually pleasing vistas at which players could cast their line for some recreational fishing.

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Ghost In The Shell PVP VR Comes To Japan

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The popular Bandai anime is now a competitive multiplayer VR arcade game. Japanese VR arcade, VR Zone Shinjuku, is only getting cooler.

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Cat dating sim, Purrfect Date set to hit Steam and your cat loving hearts December 15th.

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Drawing inspiration from the dating sim genre ( Dream Daddy, Hatoful Boyfriend) and the overall unique world of indie games (Undertale, Pony Island), Purrfect Date is a cross between a visual novel, dating sim, and dark British comedy.

Hands-on: HaptX Glove Delivers Impressively Detailed Micro-pneumatic Haptics, Force Feedback

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The company formerly known as AxonVR , which has raised more than $5 million in venture capital, is rebranding to HaptX, and revealing a feature prototype of a VR glove which uses micro-pneumatics for detailed haptics and force feedback to the fingers.

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Editorial: VR Needs Fewer Jumping Spiders And More Respect For Its Players

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Farpoint, Sony’s first stab at an AAA first-person shooter for PSVR, is sold to you as the action game of your dreams. Finally, a chance to feel like you’re really in the movie, unleashing a fury of lead upon your enemies.

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Use a Bowling Ball to Create a VR Tsunami at this UK Art Exhibit

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‘A Colossal Wave’ uses Newton’s theory of action and reaction to create a colossal wave. When it comes to pushing the boundaries of VR, there are very few developers more prolific than Marshmallow Laser Feast.

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Cool AR apps to try with Apple’s new phones

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Apple has lagged behind in the virtual and augmented reality race so far. Their phones can be used for some low-end VR, via the Cardboard platform from Google, but they haven’t had anything of their own to match the higher-end Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream View headsets.

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1,350 Student VR Education Study Measures Attitudes, Interest in VR Learning & Building

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Foundry10 , a Seattle based philanthropic educational research organization, wanted to explore what happens when you bring VR into the classroom.

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The Exorcist VR Chapter 1 & 2 Hit Rift And Vive Today, New Trailer Launches

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Back in October we reported that Wolf & Wood, the developer of HTC Vive horror game Chair In A Room: Greenwater, was working on an official Exorcist VR series to debut during Halloween. Well, that didn’t quite happen, but fans will be happy to know it’s releasing today.

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Google’s ‘Son Of Jaguar’ 360° Short Film Now Available On YouTube

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The ‘Book of Life’ director’s VR debut makes its way to YouTube. So now everyone can cry in VR. When we first heard about Jorge Gutierrez’s Google Spotlight Stories project, Son of Jaguar , I don’t think any of us were expecting the colorful journey we were about to experience.

Las Vegas To Debut Virtual Reality Marketing Campaign During Miami Art Week

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The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), will unveil a groundbreaking destination marketing program, Vegas: Alter Your Reality (VAYR), at the world's premier modern and contemporary art event during Miami Art Week, Dec.

Samsung Teases 6-DoF Standalone VR Headset as Company’s ‘Next Mobile VR System’

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Taeyong Kim, VP of Samsung Electronics and Head of Graphics R&D, took the stage last month at the company’s annual developer conference to talk a little bit about the future of VR for the company.

Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire From The VOID Adds London Location

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The VOID just announced a third location for its top-of-the-line Star Wars VR installation. London now joins Orlando and Anaheim offering Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire. The London location in the Shepherd’s Bush neighborhood at the Westfield shopping center opens starting Dec.

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Virtual Headstones Could Solve Hong Kong’s Crowded Cemeteries

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The densely populated city looks to VR & AR to honor the dead while saving time, money and precious space. Hong Kong was home to over 7.34 million residents in 2016, with that number expected to rise greatly by the end of this year.

VR app helps treat phantom limb pain

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WiseMind. Image courtesy Realiteer Corp.). Phantom limb pain can be debilitating but is often treatable with mirror therapy , which tricks the brain into thinking the amputated limb is still there.

TPCAST Shows Off Oculus Rift Wireless Module, Due Out By Year’s End

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TPCAST announced last month plans for an Oculus Rift version of their wireless module. This week at the SVVR offices in Silicon Valley, the company showed off a functional version of the module for the first time.

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Skyrim VR Livestream: Building My First House

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We’re back again today with another Skyrim VR livestream. Last time we ascended the Throat of the World and made our way to High Hrothgar to officially become the Dragonborn of legend. Since then I’ve been piddling away at side quests and miscellaneous content to increase my level.

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Pixar’s VR Debut Takes You Into The Stunning World of ‘Coco’

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Explore new worlds with friends in this jaw dropping Pixar VR experience. Disney Pixar’s first ever VR experience, Coco VR , isn’t just a game or VR experience with a story unfolding around you as the observer.

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USPS has a VR app, but it’s not about delivering mail

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The United States Postal Service has launched its own virtual reality app, it seems, but the app has nothing to do with the post office or delivering mail at all. This has left many confused, as the app itself concerns kayaking, and not even the kind where there’s a mail delivery at the end.

GridRaster Raises $2 Million for AR/VR Cloud Rendering Solution

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Palo Alto-based VR/AR startup GridRaster recently announced a nearly $2 million seed funding round to strengthen and develop their mobile VR/AR rendering infrastructure.

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Oculus’ Jason Rubin Calls Santa Cruz An ‘All-In-One Mobile Rift’

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Standalone VR headsets are quickly becoming a big new hope for the VR industry, but with so many entries offering different feature sets, it’s hard to know which will be the right device for you.

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Your VR Guide To Black Friday Deals

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It’s that time of the year again. While companies like Walmart are preparing for the busiest shopping day of the year with Black Friday VR training simulators , i’m sure all you really care about is how to save some major dough this holiday weekend.

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If you’ve been considering giving your headset a face lift, now is the time! Our annual Black Friday sale begins today with discounts of up to 50% on all products.

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The Best VR Hardware Has Never Been Cheaper Than Right Now

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If you’re thinking of pulling the trigger on finally getting a VR system, there’s no better time than now to basically get any headset currently on the market at a discounted price.

Skyrim VR Survival Guide: Tips To Help You Brave The Dangerous World Of Tamriel

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR released less than a week ago and it’s taken the VR world by storm. With huge sales already spurring increased PSVR adoption, we’re in the middle of a big holiday-season swing for the VR market.

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This Jumanji VR Experience Also Works on Facebook

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“A game for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind”…literally.

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