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Fundamental Surgery ‘Teaching Space’ Lets Medical Students Collaborate In VR

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Instructors can deliver hands-on training to multiple students at once via multi-user classrooms. When it comes to training for a specific profession, nothing beats good old-fashioned hands-on experience.

Editorial: Now Is The Right Time For Apple To Rally VR Developers

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Apple is expected to announce new iPhones on September 15th. Is it unreasonable to expect Apple to announce its intention to make a Quest competitor then, too?

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The MetaMovie review: Theater meets Virtual Reality in a fun adventure

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Yesterday at the Venice VR Expanded festival , I finally managed to try “The MetaMovie”, an experience of improvisational theater in VR.

NVIDIA’s DLSS 2.1 Supersampling Now Supports VR, Could Significantly Boost Fidelity

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NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Supersampling (DLSS) technology uses AI to increase the resolution of rendered frames by taking a smaller frame and intelligently enlarging it.

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Facebook XR Branding Spotted In The Wild Ahead Of Facebook Connect

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A sleek new logo for a post-Oculus company. With Facebook Connect —previously Oculus Connect 7—just around the corner, hardcore fans are scouring every inch of the web in search of any and every update regarding the highly-anticipated developer conference.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.09.07): new Quest is coming at $299 and $399, NVIDIA RTX3070 is powerful and affordable and more!

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This fall promises to be very interesting for AR and VR, and in this first week of September we had many interesting XR news that are going to heat up the competition in the space!

Ubisoft Announces ‘Far Cry VR’ Eight-player VR Arcade Experience

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Far Cry VR: Dive Into Insanity is a new VR arcade experience supporting up to eight players. The game will launch at Zero Latency VR arcade locations in 2021.

Virtual Aquarium Brings Children’s Aquatic Art To Life

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Visitors can design custom sea creatures and feed their digital creations. Next-generation art collective teamLab is on a mission to blend the worlds of technology, art, science, design, and nature.

XR Talks: Shaping the Future of Commerce, Part III

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XR Talks is a series that features the best presentations and educational videos from the XR universe. It includes embedded video, narrative analysis and top takeaways. Speakers’ opinions are their own. For a full library of indexed and educational media, subscribe to ARtillery PRO.

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Far Cry VR Coming To Zero Latency VR Arcades Next Year

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Far Cry VR: Dive Into Insanity is coming to Zero Latency VR arcades exclusively next year. The news was confirmed during Ubisoft’s Forward stream today. Far Cry VR is set in the same environment as the third game in the series, getting players to team up for a fight on a tropical island.

‘Minecraft’ to Get PSVR Support This Month in Free Update

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Mojang today announced that Minecraft is headed to PSVR users this month in a free update to the game on PS4. The studio says in a PS blog post that PSVR support was actually a planned feature since cross-platform gameplay and the Bedrock version arrived on PlayStation 4 in December 2019.

VR Go-Kart Rig Features Haptic Feedback And Wind Simulation

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CXC’s haptic rig simulates “the violence, the vibration, the physical effort” of a real race.

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Facebook Vies for AR Advertising Market Share

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This post is adapted from ARtillery Intelligence’s report, AR Advertising Deep Dive, Part I: The Landscape. It includes some of its data and takeaways. More can be previewed here and subscribe for the full report. A R continues to evolve and take shape as an industry.

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Star Wars: Squadrons Goes Gold, Just Under A Month Before Release

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Strap in pilots — Star Wars Squadrons has gone gold , just under a month before release. The game is set to release on October 2nd, so this is a pretty standard time-frame for a high profile release to go gold before launch.

Someone Recreated ‘Fall Guys’ in VR and It’s Actually Awesome

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Although Fall Guys (2020) is only available on PS4 and PC, it wasn’t long until a dedicated fan came along to recreate a few of the knockout-style game’s levels in VR.

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Five VR Games To Hold You Over Until ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’

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Get your space fix with these five VR spaceship games. One of the most highly anticipated Star Wars VR games is almost here, united alliance of fanatic Star Wars fans around the world are chomping at the bit to jump into our VR headsets to test our pilot skills.

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4 of the top 5 Mobile Apps Feature AR

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Data Dive is AR Insider’s weekly dive into select spatial computing figures. Running Mondays, it includes data points and strategic takeaways. For an indexed library of data, reports, and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery Pro.

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Gorn Oculus Quest Port Confirmed

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A Gorn Oculus Quest port is in development, creator Free Lives has confirmed. The news broke on Twitter this morning after Free Lives teased an announcement earlier in the month. The port is being handled by 24 Bit Games, the same studio that brought the game to PSVR earlier this year.

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HTC Vive Focus with Next-Gen XR2 Chipset Appears on Geekbench

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A newly posted Geekbench score may point to what HTC has up their sleeves next for Vive Focus, the company’s class of standalone VR headsets.

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The Suzuki CS-1X Is the “World’s First” Motorcycle Built Using AR

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Early investors can use an AR-enhanced app to customize their limited edition cafe racer. California-based custom motorcycle specialists RYCA Motors is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new custom motorcycle kit available for a limited time to early investors.

AMD Announces Ryzen "Zen 3" and Radeon "RDNA2" Presentations for October: A New Journey Begins

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AMD today has announced that they will be making a pair of consumer product presentations in November. The chipmaker, who has been fairly quiet since the spring, will be holding events for both their consumer Ryzen CPU and Radeon GPU product segments.

John Carmack: OC6 Talk Foreshadowed Facebook Connect Announcements

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Facebook Connect is right around the corner, set to begin at 10am Pacific next Wednesday. While most of the event will be a pre-recorded presentation , one aspect will be entirely live and unscripted: John Carmack’s annual talk.

Ubisoft Reveals New VR Title ‘AGOS: A Game of Space’, a Made-for-VR Space Sim

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Ubisoft today revealed its latest VR title, AGOS: A Game of Space. The made-for-VR space sim is set to launch next month on PC VR headsets. In AGOS: A Game of Space Ubisoft says that players will embark on “an interstellar journey to reach a new habitable planet.

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Fantastical VR Puzzler ‘Twilight Path’ Arrives Next Month On PSVR

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Team up with a colorful cast of super-powered characters and explore the magical world of Twilight. Another day, another exciting PSVR announcement.

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The 2020 Browser Battle: Surfing With Speed

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Accessing the internet is one of the most basic tasks for any computer, but webpages in 2020 are incredibly complex so how the browser interprets the code and renders it as a viewable webpage is no simple task.

Minecraft PSVR Support Confirmed, Coming This Month

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Surprise! Minecraft PSVR support was just confirmed, and it’s coming very soon. Developer Mojang confirmed as much on the PlayStation Blog today. It will arrive as a free update for all owners of the base game and include all of the Minecraft content you already know and love, just now in VR.

Oculus CTO: Last Year’s Keynote Hints Upcoming Announcements, But ‘many pain points remain unresolved’

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John Carmack doesn’t mince words.

‘Minecraft’ Is Officially Heading To PlayStation VR

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Mojang’s free VR update arrives later this month on PlayStation 4. This week is all about the PlayStation VR with Sony expected to drop an avalanche of VR-related news now until Friday, September 11th as part of the ongoing PlayStation VR spotlight.

BFI London Film Festival Announces Showcase for Immersive Media

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Last week, the British Film Institute announced that this year’s London Film Festival will be offered virtually, including a dedicated showcase for immersive media. BFI also announced the schedule for the showcase, featuring the musical experience “All Kinds of Limbo.”. The “Expanded Strand”.

Oculus Quest Gets Its Best Virtual Environment Yet – Cyber City

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A new virtual environment is available for Oculus Quest users, and it might just be the best one yet.