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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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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.

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.

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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AWE USA 2018

AWE USA, the world’s #1 AR+VR conference and expo, is back for it’s 9th year on May 30-June 1, 2018 in Santa Clara, CA. Use code VRPUL200 for $200 off all three All Access Passes (1-day, 2-day and 3-day) as well as the 2-day Expo Only Pass.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

This App Lets You DJ with Vinyl in VR

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Maybe you really don’t need that audiophile turntable for Christmas this year. We all know that the possibilities for music and VR are pretty wild , and now we have a new entry to add into the mix: Vinyl Reality.

Onward Creator: What’s Next ‘Might Be A Bit Controversial’

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Onward remains to be one of the most popular and ambitious VR games on the market with almost 2,000 user reviews on Steam nearing a perfect 10/10 rating.

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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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Facebook’s Social VR Platform ‘Spaces’ Debuts First Mini-Game

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This is the first in a series of “casual” social games you can play with virtual friends. Since its official announcement back in April, Facebook Spaces has had a rocky journey.

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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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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

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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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.

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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BlackFridaySale

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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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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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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.