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First-Of-Its-Kind Mixed Reality Fitness Game Makes Its Way To Vive Focus Plus


HitMotion: Reloaded blends VR, MR, and exercise to create a truly unique fitness experience. It’s safe to say VR changed the way people think of video games. With the introduction of immersive entertainment, gaming is no longer a strictly sedentary experience.

Microsoft Affirms VR Isn’t a Focus for Xbox Scarlett

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Australian publication Stevivor recently sat down with Xbox head Phil Spencer to broach the subject of whether or not the company’s upcoming next-gen console would be matching Sony’s continued VR ambitions with PlayStation 5.

Russian cows find happiness in virtual reality

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Do cows love VR? Image courtesy Moscow Ministry of Agriculture and Food.). Some lucky cows are apparently finding virtual reality to be quite moo-ving.

What Does Tech History Tell Us About AR’s Future?

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This article features the latest episode of The AR Show. Based on a new collaboration, episode coverage now joins AR Insider’s editorial flow including narrative insights and audio. See past and future episodes here or subscribe.

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Stay fit and have fun in mixed reality with HitMotion: Reloaded (out now!)

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After a long ride lasted many months, finally our mixed reality fitness game HitMotion: Reloaded has been published on Viveport M ! The game has been released in Early Access and costs €4.99/$5.59/RMB39.90. HitMotion purpose is to let people stay fit while having fun.

New VR Power Battery Pack For Oculus Quest Provides Power And Counter Weight


A new battery pack for the Oculus Quest, the VR Power, aims to increase your play time and give you an ergonomic solution to counter balance the front-heavy weight of the Quest at the same time. The VR Power is made by Rebuff Reality and just recently became available the preorder.

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California Fire Department Using VR To Train Recruits How To Fight Wildfires


VR technology offers firefighters-in-training realistic training scenarios. In 2019 alone, over 6,402 fires have been recorded in California.

Facebook’s Sean Liu: we are at an inflection point of the VR industry

The Ghost Howls

It’s since when I launched my blog that I always dreamed of interviewing someone from Oculus , and finally today this dream has come true.

Black Friday Brings Oculus Quest’s First True Games Sale


It’s Black Friday today, and Facebook is finally putting a large number of Quest games on sale – though mostly still through bundles. Since the release of the Oculus Quest back in May, games in its app store haven’t gone on sale.

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‘Budget Cuts 2’ Launch Trailer Reveals New Gadgets Ahead of December Release

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Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency is slated to arrive December 12th on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Valve Index.

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Russian Farmers Using VR To Calm Their Cows And Increase Milk Production


An emotionally-stable cow is a happy cow. Somewhere northwest of Moscow on a dairy farm in Krasnogorsk roams a herd of VR-wearing cows immersed in a serene summer pasture tailor-made for bovine enjoyment.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.26.11): Half-Life: Alyx revealed, Oculus Link out, XBox not considering VR and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Guys and girls, sorry for the delay in the release of this weekly recap. I have had terribly busy days with the launch of our game HitMotion: Reloaded that will happen tomorrow on Viveport M. We are incredibly excited, but also need some sleep.

Last Labyrinth Review: Claustrophobic Escape Rooming


Last Labyrinth leaves you tied up, arms and hands bound in a wheelchair, at the mercy of a young girl.

‘No Man’s Sky’ Update to Bring VR Creature Riding, Larger Ship Inventory & More

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Having launched VR support for No Man’s Sky (2016) back in August, Hello Games is nearly ready to launch the latest update to the open-world sandbox game, which is slated to include a mess of community requested features and bug fixes for both VR and non-VR players.

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Vader Immortal – An Excellent First Attempt At A Major VR Trilogy


ILMxLAB’s three-part series officially comes to a close with a solid, but flawed final episode. Last week developer ILMxLAB ( Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, Vader Immortal ) released the third and final episode of its original episodic series, Vader Immortal – A Star Wars VR series.

HBO Conjures More Snapchat AR Experiences to Promote 'His Dark Materials'

Next Reality AR

As far as HBO is concerned, it's not augmented reality — it's Snapchat. The premium cable network is leaning hard on Snapchat's AR magic tricks to promote yet another series, this time for the adaptation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series of novels.

Spaceteam VR Brings Frantic Co-Op Party Play To Quest + More In 2020


Start warming up your shouty voice; Spaceteam VR is on its way to Quest and other headsets in early 2020. As we confirmed during yesterday’s Holiday VR Showcase, Cooperative Innovations adaptation of the smartphone classic will arrive in Q1 of next year.

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Valve Index is Sold Out Following ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Announcement

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Most packages of Index, Valve’s high-end VR headset released earlier this year, are sold out following last week’s announcement of Half-Life: Alyx. If Valve is counting on Half-Life: Alyx being a killer app for VR , early signs suggest they may just get their wish.

Facebook Purchases Developer Behind Beat Saber, 360 Levels Coming Next Month


The studio will join Oculus Studios, but continue operating independently. . Earlier today, Facebook announced the acquisition of VR game developer Beat Games , the studio behind the hit VR rhythm-slasher Beat Saber.

Watch Trimble Give the Microsoft HoloLens 2 the Elon Musk Tesla Cybertruck Smash Test, Sort Of

Next Reality AR

Everyone seems to be talking about Elon Musk's new futuristic Tesla Cybertruck, the vehicle that either looks like a cool moon rover or an outlandish video game replica, depending on your tastes.

Editorial: Beat Saber Acquisition Begins Facebook’s Push Toward Horizon


I believe Facebook’s Head of Content Mike Verdu when he writes that Facebook’s acquisition of Beat Saber is “ just the beginning ”.

Facebook Acquires ‘Beat Saber’ Studio Beat Games

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Facebook today announced it has acquired Beat Games, the studio behind the hit VR rhythm game Beat Saber (2018). Beat Games is joining Oculus Studios as an independently operated team based out of Prague.

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Niantic’s Latest AR Game Turns The Entire Earth Into One Giant Game Of Catan


Pokemon Go meets Settlers of Catan in Catan – World Explorers. First released in 1995 to a small, but passionate group of fans, award-winning strategy game Settlers of Catan would eventually go on to become one of the most influential board games ever released.

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Insomniac Games Unveils Strangelets Game for Magic Leap One, the Follow Up to Seedling

Next Reality AR

The end of year surprises keep on flowing from the Plantation, Florida offices of Magic Leap. This time, it's yet another game from the company's old partner Insomniac Games, and it's called Strangelets.

Pistol Whip Free Level ‘High Priestess’ Arrives Dec. 19 Inspired By ‘Oldboy’


Pistol Whip will receive an update on December 19 that features a brand new free level called “High Priestess” Pistol Whip is a hit VR rhythm-meets-shooter game from Cloudhead Games that launched earlier this month with 10 levels.

The Best HTC Vive Deals for Black Friday 2019

Road to VR

We’re keeping an eye on the best HTC Vive Black Friday 2019 deals, including the Vive Cosmos, Vive Pro, and original Vive. Don’t blink or you might miss the best sale of the year! The Best HTC Vive Black Friday 2019 Deals. Image courtesy HTC.

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HTC’s Thanksgiving Day Sale Offers Steep Discounts On Vive Pro, Cosmos & More


Entry into the HTC Vive ecosystem has never been cheaper. HTC is jumping into Black Friday/Cyber Monday fun with some incredibly big discounts on their VR headsets, adaptors, and VIVEPORT subscriptions with an awesome holiday sale beginning Thanksgiving Day and ending Monday, December 2nd.

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Facebook Adds Image Tracking Effects & Slider Controls to Spark AR for Instagram

Next Reality AR

After opening up its Spark AR platform on Instagram for all creators, Facebook is already expanding the platform's capabilities on its Snapchat killer.

Go Behind-The-Scenes With Solaris, The New Shooter From Firewall Devs


Ever since we first teased the game at our E3 VR Showcase, we’ve been keen to find out more about Solaris: Offworld Combat. Today, you can glean a few more details from a new behind-the-scenes look.

With 10M Views in 24 Hours, ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Has Thrust VR Into the Mainstream Gaming Spotlight

Road to VR

The modern era of VR has been around in earnest for about three and a half years now. Though it has clearly demonstrated its potential and is slowly growing, adoption has remained niche compared to the broader mainstream gaming industry.

Five Nights At Freddy’s Location-Based AR Game Now Available


Hunt down an onslaught of haunted animatronics throughout your real-world environment. It seems as though every major franchise has received its own location-based mobile AR game as of late.

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