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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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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VR Now ‘Very High’ On Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Priorities

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In an interview with Austrian newspaper Der Standard, the head of Microsoft’s upcoming Flight Simulator 2020 revealed that VR is now “very high” on the list of priorities.

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

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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.

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

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

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.

Beat Saber Studio Beat Games Acquired By Facebook

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A bombshell announcement from Facebook today reveals the company is acquiring Prague-based Beat Games, the studio behind popular VR rhythm slasher Beat Saber. Terms of the acquisition “will not” be disclosed, according to Facebook, though it is possible details might leak.

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

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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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Startup Illumix Brings Mobile Horror Franchise Five Nights at Freddy's into Augmented Reality Gaming

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A little over a year after emerging from stealth, augmented reality gaming startup Illumix has launched its first title using a familiar formula, but with a new twist.

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

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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.

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Xbox Scarlett VR Support Unlikely As ‘Nobody’s Asking’ For It – Phil Spencer

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If you were holding your breath for Xbox Scarlett VR support, best stop. Xbox head Phil Spencer recently reemphasized his reservations with VR to Stevivor , saying that it was “not where our focus is” That suggests it won’t come to the next generation console, codenamed Scarlett. “I

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

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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.

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

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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.

The Best Oculus Rift S Deal for Black Friday 2019

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We’re keeping an eye on the best Oculus Rift S Black Friday 2019 deals, don’t blink or you might miss the best Rift S sale of the year! The Best Oculus Rift Black Friday 2019 Deal. Image courtesy Oculus.

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John Carmack Hoping To Update Oculus Link For Clearer Images

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Oculus Link launched at the start of a very busy week last week, and everyone seems to be happy with it. But it’s well known that images shown inside your Quest when hooked up to a PC for Link are compressed slightly. John Carmack might tackle that in the future.

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New Yorker AR Experience Uses AI To Unlock The Thoughts Of Inanimate Objects

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Dive into the mind of random objects via The New Yorker apps new AR feature. Ever wonder what the banana in your kitchen might be thinking?

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

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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.

New ‘Boneworks’ Video Reveals More Physics-based Madness, Story & More

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Boneworks , Stress Level Zero’s upcoming physics-based shooter, is slated to launch on December 10th on SteamVR headsets.

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The Valve Index Is Now Available In Canada And Japan

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The Valve Index is now available for purchase in Canada and Japan, further expanding the post-launch markets for Valve’s latest VR headset. The headset, which launched earlier this year, has been available to order in the United States and a selection of European countries.

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

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

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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.

‘Phantom: Covert Ops’ Rift Gameplay Trailer Shows Impressive Visuals, Now Coming 2020

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Phantom: Covert Ops is headed to Rift and Quest sometime next year, with no specific launch date yet. If you were wondering what the game looked like on Rift though, wonder no more.

Down The Rabbit Hole Continues To Intrigue In Fresh Video

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Earlier this year at Gamescom we got a glimpse of an intriguing new VR game named Down The Rabbit Hole. Developed by Wands studio, Cortopia, the game boasted a few unique ideas that helped it stick in the mind. This new video showcases some of those features.

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

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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.