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‘Wolves in the Walls’ Marks a New Chapter for Interactive Narrative VR

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Fable Studio’s long-awaited Wolves in the Walls carries the banner of Story Studio with its Sundance debut.

Windows VR Headsets See Huge Sales at Amazon US

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If you’ve been eyeing a Windows VR headset, you’ll be interested to see the huge discounts currently available from Amazon US on every Windows VR headset except for the Samsung Odyssey.

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VR Mech Combat Game Vox Machinae Returns With Hand Controls

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Remember Vox Machinae? It was a solid-looking mech action game on its way to the Oculus Rift. We first noticed it all the way back in 2016 but it since disappeared from the spotlight and, frankly, we’d forgotten all about it. But now it’s back with some big improvements.

End Space Coming to Oculus Rift January 25th

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The wildly successful End Space VR on the Gear VR is coming to the Oculus Rift tomorrow, January 25th, and the HTC Vive in February. End Space may not have the top-end graphics of the likes of Eve: Valkyrie, however, the game is priced at only $14.99

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The Future of VR Headsets Is Wireless With Inside-Out Tracking

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CES ushers in next-generation VR headsets with inside-out tracking. Aside from the lights going out and what seemed like days of rain, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was the place to be if you wanted a sneak peek of new VR headsets dropping this year.

Compact Portable Motion Simulator ‘Yaw VR’ Launches on Kickstarter

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Claiming to be “the world’s most compact and affordable VR motion simulator,” Yaw VR is a 3DoF motion system using a spherical dome design that allows for unlimited, 360-degree yaw movement and 50 degrees across the horizontal axes.

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Disney Movies VR Experience

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With the recent success of Disney's latest Star Wars movie The Last Jedi. Disney brings us Disney Movies VR , but is it any good? The Disney Movies VR experience is a short collection of experiences highlighting some of most popular Disney movies, such as: Jungle Book. Captain America. Star Wars. Disney Movies VR - The GOOD. It is FREE. 3D Menus are cool. The snake scene is nicely done in 3D. Disney Movies VR - The BAD. Videos are 360-degrees spherical video without head tracking.

7 Must-Have Samsung Gear VR Apps and Experiences

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It may be hard to believe but its been four years since Samsung and Oculus first announced their smartphone-powered Gear VR headset. Since then, Marvel has released not one but two Guardians of The Galaxy films that people actually love. I’m not sure which impresses me more.

Exclusive: Summoning & Superpowers – Designing VR Interactions at a Distance

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Manipulating objects with bare hands lets us leverage a lifetime of physical experience, minimizing the learning curve for users. But there are times when virtual objects will be farther away than arm’s reach, beyond the user’s range of direct manipulation.

Xing Dev On Poor Sales: ‘We Are Depending On PlayStation Launch To Be Successful’

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The developer of visually enticing VR adventure game, Xing: The Land Beyond , is placing all its hopes on the upcoming PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR (PSVR) release after disappointing PC sales.

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Tencent invests in film and VR maker Skydance Media, the company behind Archangel

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VR & AR Goes For Gold At 2018 Winter Olympic Games

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You can experience the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in entirely new ways. The 2018 Winter Olympic Games is getting a big technology boost when it opens on February 9th in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Facebook Open-sources ‘Detectron’ Computer Vision Algorithm for AR Research

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Facebook announced this week the open-sourcing of Detectron , the company’s platform for computer vision object detection algorithm based on a deep learning framework.

This AR App Brings Pulp Fiction Characters Into Your Living Room

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Ever wanted to dance alongside John Travolta and Uma Thurman in that scene from Pulp Fiction? This AR app could one day bring it right to you. Volume is a new experience made by Or Fleisher and Shirin Anlen that brings recognizes 2D images in movies and projects them into a 3D space.

Darren Aronofsky produced VR Experience lands a massive seven-figure deal at Sundance.

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Executive produced by Darren Aronofsky , Ari Handel , and Jessica Chastain , who also serves as the narrator and with an original score comes from Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon the minds behind the Stranger Things, Spheres just landed a massive seven-figure deal at Sundance.

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Sony’s ‘Jumanji: The VR Adventure’ is Unacceptably Terrible

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a massive, and desperately needed, hit for Sony Pictures. Its tie-in virtual reality experience is…not.

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A Glimpse of the New Vive Pro Controllers & SteamVR Tracking 2.0 Base Stations

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While HTC is planning to launch the Vive Pro headset itself starting in Q1, the full package including the headset, controllers, and new SteamVR Tracking 2.0 base stations won’t come until later in the year.

VR Mech Shooter Archangel Getting Off-Rails Multiplayer Mode

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VR mech shooter Archangel was one of the more polished games to release for headsets last year, but its overly-simplistic gameplay held it back from greatness. It sounds like an upcoming update to that game will address that somewhat, though. Archangel is getting a multiplayer mode.

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The new Paul George Nike and Playstation colab is the shoe for your VR future.

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Paul George considers himself one of the biggest gamers in the NBA. Ever since getting his PS2 for Christmas as a kid, he has always wanted to work with Playstation. This collaboration has been a long time coming.

CityLights Buys Darren Aronofsky’s VR Series ‘Spheres’ for $1.4M

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This is a huge deal. Sundance has just seen its first massive VR film deal. VR financing and distribution venture, CityLights, has acquired Spheres , a three-part VR series that lets you explore the depths of space, even drop into a black hole in VR.

Oculus Research Reveals New Multi-focal Display Tech

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Oculus Research, the company’s R&D division, recently published a paper that goes deeper into their eye tracking-assisted, multi-focal display tech, detailing the creation of something they dub a “perceptual” testbed.

Subnautica Review – Surviving A Whole New World Of Aquatic Wonder

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Survival games feel like the perfect genre for VR to take over next.

PlayStation VR exclusive Pop-Up Pilgrims comes to our hearts in time for Valentines Day.

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Independent games developer Dakko Dakko, the team behind acclaimed titles Scram Kitty And His Buddy On Rails , Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims , and The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character, has revealed its first foray into virtual-reality with Pop-Up Pilgrims , coming exclusively to PlayStation VR on Feb 13th.

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VRChat User Has Terrifying Seizure In-Game

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Users gather in concern as full-body tracking captures every moment of one individuals intense ordeal. Anyone unfortunate enough to have to deal regularly with episodes of paralyzing convulsions brought on by seizures knows how terrifying the process can be.

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The Key Technology Behind Varjo’s High-res ‘Bionic Display’ Headset

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Varjo is a relatively new name to the VR scene, but the company is certainly making a buzz, having quickly raised some $15 million in venture capital touting the promise of delivering a VR headset achieving retina resolution at the center of the field of view. But how exactly does it work?

Plex VR Lets Friends Watch Movies And Shows Together On Daydream

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About a year ago now we wrote about PleVR , a fan-made app from Alex Keybl that took movies from your Plex library and brought them into VR for cinematic viewing on a virtual screen. It looked like the stockroom scene in The Matrix, only trading guns for hundreds upon hundreds of films.

The 2018 GDC survey shows that interest may now be waning for VR development.

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The 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) has released the results of the sixth annual State of the Industry Survey, revealing trends in the games industry ahead of GDC 2018 this March.

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The Lightsaber VR Rhythm Game Of Your Dreams

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Curious about what a Jedi moonlighting as a club DJ might look like? Well wonder no more. Most rhythm games tend to follow the same general formula: Trigger a particular note/sound at its designated point in the corresponding timeline in the hopes of building up combos for maximum points.

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Dell Partners With Meta to Sell Meta 2 AR Dev Kit in February

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Dell and AR headset manufacturer Meta announced a new partnership, allowing Dell to be the first third-party seller of the Meta 2 Augmented Reality Development Kit.

Beat Saber Is Audioshield With Lightsabers

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Want to get fit and feel like a Jedi? Or just want to witness the maddest light show in all of VR? Beat Saber looks like it might be for you.

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NEON BULLET HELL "BLASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE" COMING TO PS VR ON FEB. 27

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Primetime Emmy® Award-winning developer Secret Location and publisher Archiact have joined forces to bring the unabashed bullet hell mayhem of Blasters of the Universe to PlayStation®VR. Available on Feb.