Sat.Nov 17, 2018 - Fri.Nov 23, 2018

$1,550 Vive Pro McLaren Edition Further Confuses Headset’s Positioning

Road to VR

HTC today launched the Vive Pro McLaren Edition, which includes a limited edition Vive Pro with 2.0 peripherals and colored accents, a themed box, a copy of racing sim rFactor 2 McLaren Edition , and the McLaren Garage VR Experience.

This New Device Could Solve VR Motion Sickness

VRScout

OtoTech combats motion-induced nausea without the side effects of drugs. According to research published by ScienceNews , roughly 25% to 45% of users report some form of motion sickness while engaged in a virtual reality experience.

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4 hard lessons on VR startup life that I’ve learned attending events

The Ghost Howls

Hello all! As I’ve told you in my newsletter, this period I’m travelling to attend events to try to spread awareness for my consultancy company New Technology Walkers.

David Bowie's Legacy Lives On in Forthcoming Augmented Reality App

Next Reality AR

Famed singer-songwriter David Bowie will return to the real world as part of an augmented reality app launching on Jan. 8, 2019, which would have been his 72nd birthday.

‘Beat Saber’ to Get More Songs, Expert+ Difficulty, and Pro Mode

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With Beat Saber now available on both PC VR headsets and PSVR, developer Beat Games is talking more about the game’s roadmap, including plans for more free songs alongside paid song packs. Feature Parity, Custom Tracks, and Level Editor. Image courtesy Beat Games.

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Disney’s PoseVR Tool Lets Animators Create In VR

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Disney’s summer internship program results in a new VR tool aimed at 3D animation. It’s no secret that Disney is constantly looking for new ways to boost the efficiency of their creators.

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Beat Saber DLC: Devloper Planning 30 New Songs

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Still enjoying Beat Saber on your Rift, Vive, or now on PSVR? Well that’s good, because there’s plenty of new content on the way.

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StarVR One Priced at $3,200 for Developers, Now Accepting Applications

Road to VR

StarVR One, the company’s ultrawide FOV headset aimed at commercial and enterprise use, will cost $3,200 through the company’s newly opened developer program. Interested parties can apply to purchased the headset starting today.

VR Can Help You Learn How to Drum

VRScout

The evolving role of VR in streaming, music, and the craft of percussion. It may seem like no surprise that music—in the form of creation tools, rhythm games, mind-bending visualizations, and virtual performance venues—have intersected with virtual reality (VR) in a large way.

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Get Samsung Odyssey+ For Just $299 Starting Today – 40% Off Black Friday Sale

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Samsung is offering an incredible early Black Friday deal starting today — its Odyssey+ high end PC VR headset for just $299. This saves $200 (40%) from the regular $499 price. The deal applies only to customers in the United States.

Vermeer Beta iPhone App Lets You Use Augmented Reality to Map Out Your Drone Flight

Next Reality AR

Augmented reality and drones already go together like turkey and stuffing, but a new iOS app adds some spice to the combination with a new kind of flight path automation.

‘Sin City’ Director’s Immersive Action Film ‘The Limit’ Comes to All Major VR Platforms

Road to VR

STXsurreal, the immersive content wing of STX Entertainment , today launched their latest immersive VR video, this time directed by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez ( Sin City ).

China Introduces AI-Powered Virtual News Anchor

VRScout

China’s VR news anchor is here and able to deliver the news 24/7 in a professional manner. The well-dressed VR anchor, based on a real-life Xinhua state news anchor named Zhang Zhao, gets its data from a non-stop stream of information typed into his system.

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Borderlands 2 VR Gets A Cool New Live Action Trailer

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VR games don’t usually enjoy the high-end marketing seen in this latest Borderlands 2 VR trailer.

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Sennheiser AR Headphones for Magic Leap One Now Available to Purchase

Next Reality AR

Later this week, Black Friday will mark the start to the holiday shopping season, but if you're buying for a Magic Leap One owner, you can buy their ideal gift now.

‘Astro Bot’ Local Co-op Multiplayer Mode Was Cut to Let Single Player Shine

Road to VR

Astro Bot Rescue Mission , the chart-topping VR platformer from JAPAN Studio, nearly ended up with a local co-op multiplayer mode but ultimately the feature met the chopping block in order to let the single player mode shine.

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WITHIN’s ‘Wonderscope’ App Provides Reading Education Through AR Storytelling

VRScout

‘Wonderscope’ is a magical window into an interactive world where kids learn to read using augmented reality.

Beat Saber PSVR Review – The Most Addictive VR Game To Date

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Growing up, I was a DDR kid. I was never good enough to draw a crowd at arcades, but I could hang on most songs on any difficulty level and even owned a pad at home with several PS2 versions.

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Footwear Retailer DSW Inadvertently Imitates 'Black Mirror' with Augmented Reality Black Friday Ad

Next Reality AR

If you're looking into buying shoes from DSW on Black Friday, then you can save an extra 20% — but only if you smile more. An augmented reality mobile web ad campaign created for the retailer by PadSquad asks customers to smile for the camera.

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The Best VR Games to Show Your Family at Thanksgiving This Year

Road to VR

Before the turkey-induced coma sets in on the big day and everyone settles down for football, board games, or spirited arguments over lifestyle choices, the VR evangelist in you probably wants to show off your new headset to your extended family this year.

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VR/AR Pioneer Nonny De La Peña Named WSJ Technology Innovator Of The Year

VRScout

CEO & Founder of Emblematic Group, Peña is the second woman in history to receive the prestigious award.

HTC Files Trademark For ‘Vive Cosmos’ VR Equipment

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HTC may finally be rolling out its Vive Focus standalone headset to businesses this month, but a new trademark filing has us wondering what else the company is working on.

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This Augmented Reality Black Friday Ad from Footwear Retailer DSW Is Like a Scene from 'Black Mirror'

Next Reality AR

If you're looking into buying shoes from DSW on Black Friday, then you can save an extra 20% — but only if you smile more. An augmented reality mobile web ad campaign created for the retailer by PadSquad asks customers to smile for the camera.

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VR Educational Game ‘Titanic VR’ Landing on PSVR This Week

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Titanic VR (2018) is an immersive educational interactive story and game that takes you to the depths of the final resting place of the RMS Titanic, where you explore the 1912 shipwreck, its history, and experience over 6 hours of story-driven gameplay.

Toyota Looks To Improve Their Kaizen Philosophy With Microsoft HoloLens

VRScout

Toyota expands the use of AR technology within its design and production departments.

Game of Thrones Author: Current VR Is ‘Like The Theater Before Shakespeare’

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Game of Thrones is coming back soon-ish! But before we return to the world of Westeros and Essos, author George R. Martin has another universe for us to check out, and you can do so in VR. Syfy just launched a series of 360-degree tie-in videos to its new series, Nightflyers, which is based on a sci-fi horror novella written by Martin and released all the way back in 1980.

Bringing War Home

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VR makes you choose between life or death for a family facing the horrors of urban conflict. Most of us are lucky enough not to have experienced urban conflict first-hand, but VR can give us a sense of what that looks – and feels – like for people on the ground who have to actually live that reality.

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The Best HTC Vive Deal for Black Friday 2018

Road to VR

Holiday shopping season is here and we’re keeping an eye on the best HTC Vive Black Friday 2018 deals. HTC Vive Deal Baseline. It’s important to keep in mind the base price of the headset so you can make an informed decision when purchasing.

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Practice Your Carving Skills On This AR Turkey

VRScout

The Washington Post is here to make carving your Thanksgiving turkey easy this holiday season. There’s no feast quite like a Thanksgiving dinner.

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5 Reasons Why Half-Life Is Perfect For VR

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In case you hadn’t heard, we’ve got confirmation from multiple sources that not only is Valve working on its very own VR headset, but the headset is also expected to come bundled with a Half-Life VR game.

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AR+VR Weekly: Huawei’s AR glasses, VR Black Friday and VR footwear by Google

AWE Blog

Catch up on the latest XR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of November 19. Source: The Crow: Legend by Baobab (featured in Launch Announcements). By Tom Emrich. Highlights. It’s been another busy week in AR+VR!

‘Beat Saber’ for PSVR Review – Move & Groove as You Slice & Dice

Road to VR

VR’s signature slice and dice rhythm game has finally come to PSVR and has managed to squeezes the most out of the platform’s tracking performance to deliver an experience which feels nearly comparable to its PC counterpart.

Check Out These 2018 Black Friday VR Deals

VRScout

Make the most of your holiday savings with these discounted offers. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many families find themselves in crunch mode as they prepare for the unbridled chaos of the upcoming holiday season.

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Oculus Go Is $179 For Black Friday, Rift Down To $349

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Facebook’s Oculus is discounting the standalone Oculus Go headset around 10 percent at participating retailers for Black Friday through Nov. The deal should see Oculus Go priced starting at $179, discounted from its typical $199, starting on Nov. 22 at 11:59pM local time. We’ll note that many buyers opt for the larger capacity 64GB Oculus Go, which typically costs around $249.

Black Friday 2018

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Our Black Friday deals are back this year earlier than ever. If you’ve been waiting to upgrade your headset for enhanced comfort and hygiene, then don’t wait any longer. Our replacement pads and hygiene solutions are available now with discounts of up to 40% off.

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Precision OS Secures $2.3M Series A to Further VR Orthopedic Surgical Software

Road to VR

Precision OS, a Vancouver-based company creating VR surgery simulation software, announced that it has secured $2.3 million in Series A financing. The funding round was led by Davos, Switzerland-based AO Invest , and includes other undisclosed investors.

3 Ways XR Will Transform Urban Living

AWE Blog

City Living in the XR Future. By Emily Friedman. As in all industries and areas of life, cities are now teeming with data from millions of connected people and things; including smart and connected roadways, energy grids, water systems, buildings, cars, homes, and even our own mobile devices.