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Hands-on: Logitech is Building the SteamVR Stylus That Needs to Exist

Road to VR

Logitech today revealed the VR Ink ‘Pilot Edition’ , a stylus built for art and design in VR. Built with SteamVR Tracking tech, the stylus works similarly to a typical SteamVR controller, but affords the natural precision that comes with precise finger control.

MetaMovie brings interactive theater to VR

The Ghost Howls

Some days ago, I got to know about an interesting VR storytelling project called MetaMovie. It is an experience that mixes Virtual Reality, storytelling, and theater in a quite unique way and I think that you should know about it. VR can make you feel inside a movie , like the main character.

Vacation Simulator Coming to VR Arcades this Summer!

SpringboardVR

Available on SpringboardVR as of May 28th, 2019 You’ve been hard at work for the past year and a half in Job Simulator…isn’t it time for a vacation? Get Vacation Simulator Today! Take a break from the grind with Vacation Simulator Arcade. Live on the Marketplace as of May 28th, 2019!

Here's How Augmented Reality in Google Search Works

Next Reality AR

Lions and tigers and bears are just a few of the animals that Google users can now bring into their physical environments.

‘Game of Thrones’ VR Experience Coming Exclusively to Viveport Infinity

Road to VR

HTC today announced that a VR experience based on HBO’s hit TV series Game of Thrones is set to launch exclusively on Viveport Infinity starting tomorrow, supporting Vive and Rift.

Oculus Quest vs HTC Vive Focus Plus

The Ghost Howls

This year we had the launch of two amazing 6 DOF all-in-one Virtual Reality headsets : the Oculus Quest and the HTC Vive Focus Plus. These are probably the two best standalone VR devices that are available on the market , and I have the pleasure of having both of them here on my desk.

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Hands-On: Here's How Augmented Reality in Google Search Works

Next Reality AR

Lions and tigers and bears are just a few of the animals that Google users can now bring into their physical environments.

Ultrahaptics Acquires Leap Motion for a Reported $30M

Road to VR

Leap Motion, the pioneer in optical hand-tracking, has been acquired by Ultrahaptics, the enterprise-focused immersive haptics company. According to the Wall Street Journal , Ultrahaptics reportedly acquired Leap Motion for approximately $30 million.

My Taiwanese XR Chronicles part 1: Cave, zSpace, Brogent hands-on

The Ghost Howls

Two weeks ago, I had a fantastic trip to Taiwan together with my Chinese assistant Miss S. I had the pleasure of participating to the “VR Visionaries” event in Kaohsiung and then I headed to Taipei to meet some XR companies (like HTC ) and people.

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Facebook’s Customer Base Spells Success For The Oculus Quest

VRScout

With billions of active monthly users, Facebook is poised to launch the mass-adoption of VR. May 21 st , 2019 will go down in history as an incredible day for VR.

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Snapchat Assists Warriors & Raptors Fans in Rooting for Their Teams with NBA Finals AR Experiences

Next Reality AR

With the defending champion Golden State Warriors and Drake's favorite team, the Toronto Raptors, set to face off in the NBA Finals starting Thursday, Snapchat has gifted hoops fans with a pair of augmented reality experiences.

‘Superhot VR’ Studio: Quest Launch Saw 300% Increase in Revenue Over Rift Launch

Road to VR

The studio behind the infectiously cool action game SUPERHOT VR (2017) say the Oculus Quest launch last week has brought them another big helping of success.

Superhot Quest Launch Sales ‘300% Higher’ Than Rift Without Cross-Buy

UploadVR

Superhot VR was one of around 50 titles available when Oculus’ new Quest headset arrived last week. Despite stiff competition, the development team says sales were 300% higher than when it first launched on Rift.

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Varjo Announces XR-1 Headset With Human-Eye Resolution And Eye Tracking

VRScout

Varjo aims for ‘Hard AR’ with its developer-focused XR-1 headset.

I flew the Millennium Falcon and it was good

TechCrunch VR

After visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge several months ago to report on how it was built , I came back on the eve of it opening to the public to try out its first marquee attraction: flying the Millennium Falcon. Well, I flew it, and it was good. Real good.

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Get ‘Obduction’ for Free on PC VR from Now Until June 1st

Road to VR

GOG is giving away Obduction (2016) , the latest VR puzzler from Cyan, the studio behind iconic ’90s adventure puzzlers Myst (1993) and Riven (1997). To get it, simply log into (or sign up for) your GOG account, and add the game by clicking this link.

Valve Index Extended Hands On Preview

UploadVR

This weekend in our living room my family played with Valve Index, Rift S, HP Reverb and two Oculus Quests. We worked out three small play spaces where we wouldn’t hit one another and played paintball and dodgeball matches together in Rec Room for the first time ever.

Google Rolls Out New AR Features For Its Lens App

VRScout

Copy text, discover new products, and translate foreign languages automatically. While VR technology may have been absent at this year’s I/O Developer Conference in Mountain View, California, Google did reveal several AR and machine learning-based updates coming soon to Google Lens.

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Less than 1 year after launching its corporate card for startups, Brex eyes $2B valuation

TechCrunch VR

Brex , the fintech business that’s taken the startup world by storm with its sought-after corporate card tailored for entrepreneurs, is raising millions in Series D funding less than a year after it launched, TechCrunch has learned.

‘Super Smash Bros’ Gets Limited Support for Switch VR Labo Goggles

Road to VR

Nintendo today announced that the latest update to Super Smash Bros Ultimate has added a special mode which allows the game to be played with the Switch VR Labo Goggles.

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Beat Saber DLC 2 Releases Next Month, Custom Songs Support Coming To Quest

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Beat Games today made a surprise announcement : custom songs created with Beat Saber’s new Level Editor will be able to be played on the Oculus Quest in a future update. Beat Saber’s official level editor only launched last week , though the game has a long history of unofficial modding.

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Modder Adds Custom Songs To Beat Saber On Oculus Quest

VRScout

The creator of Beast Saber brings custom tracks to Quest just a week after release.

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Logitech’s newest accessory is a weird VR stylus

Slashgear

With a new generation of VR headsets seemingly upon us, Logitech has decided to launch a rather interesting accessory for virtual reality: a stylus. Dubbed the VR Ink Pilot Edition, this stylus will allow users write or create either on a 2D surface or in 3D at room scale.

This Modder Brought Custom Tracks to ‘Beat Saber’ on Oculus Quest

Road to VR

Oculus Quest—and one of its main launch titles Beat Saber (2018) —has only been out for a week now. A big question until recently was whether users would be able to bring the much beloved mods once only available on PC to the Quest version.

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate Just Got Switch VR Support

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Nintendo just added VR support to another one of its tent pole Switch games – Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Yup, really. Update 3.1.0 for the game brings limited support for the Switch’s Labo VR headset.

Game Of Thrones VR Experience Now Available Exclusively On Viveport Infinity

VRScout

Incredible visuals, lukewarm gameplay. Available today exclusively on HTC’s Viveport Infinity game subscription service, Beyond The Wall places you in the shoes (boots?)

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Using augmented reality, Altoida is identifying the likely onset of neurodegenerative diseases

TechCrunch VR

For the past 19 years, Ioannis Tarnanas, the founder and chief scientific officer at Altoida , has been developing virtual and augmented reality tools to offer predictions about the onset of mental illness in older patients.

PSVR 2 Unlikely to Launch at the Same Time as PS5

Road to VR

Last week Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Vice President of Research and Development, Dominic Mallinson, opened up about this thoughts on the future of VR at the Collisson 2019 conference in Toronto.

nReal Light Is A $499 Consumer AR Headset, Shipping This Year

UploadVR

Today AR headset company nReal have announced the debut of the nReal Light, a consumer-focused AR headset with a small sunglasses form factor for just $499. It begins shipping later this year. nReal is also launching the developer edition for $1,199.

‘Moon Rider’ Is A Free Beat Saber Alternative Available Via WebVR

VRScout

Punch and slash your way through a catalog of hit songs from any web browsing device. Although still in its infancy, webVR has already proven a viable solution for providing low-performance interactive VR experiences directly from a web browser.

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Upcoming 10th Augmented World Expo To Shine Light On Immersive Computing

Charlie Fink

The 10th edition of the Augmented World Expo (AWE), co-founded by Super Ventures partner Ori Inbar, and executive produced with Tom Emrich and BrainXchange, opens its three day conference and expo on Wednesday, May 29th, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley.