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Every Announcement From Sony’s PS VR Showcase

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Sony reveals new VR games and exciting updates during its latest PS VR Showcase event. Today marked yet another PS VR Showcase by Sony, during which the company revealed new games for the PlayStation VR as well as exciting updates on several highly-anticipated titles.

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The most important AR and VR news from F8 Refresh

The Ghost Howls

The Keynote of Facebook F8 Refresh, the digital version of the usual Facebook F8 event, has finished some hours ago.

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What is 6G, how fast will it be, and when is it coming?

Digital Trends

You can go buy a 5G phone today, but what about 6G? What is it, how different from 5G will it be, and when will it arrive? We've got the answers for you here. Mobile 5G 6G Verizon

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Quest is Getting a Third-person Spectator View for Casting

Road to VR

The latest update to the Oculus Integration for Unity includes a beta release of a spectator camera capability which will allow developers to show a third-person view to spectators watching on a smartphone or web browser.

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

Playing ‘Beat Saber’ From The Back Of A Dragon Is Pretty Cool

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A new update turns TypeEh Studios’ DragonRide VR into a fast-paced VR rhythm game.

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Magic Leap Working with AMD on Processor for Next-Generation Enterprise AR Headsets

Next Reality AR

After tapping Nvidia for its first AR headset, Magic Leap is calling in reinforcement for its future enterprise-focused efforts.

HTC Vive Pro 2 Review – “Pro” Price with Not Quite Pro Performance

Road to VR

Three years after the original Vive Pro, HTC’s Vive Pro 2 is here. With a class-leading price, the “Pro” branded headset is clearly positioned to one-up its contemporaries. Unfortunately the headset’s performance doesn’t quite justify the Pro price.

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This VR Tool Knows What You’re Thinking Before You Do

VRScout

Theia Interactive’s new VR tool takes the guesswork out of designing products and campaigns. . Beyond the obvious use-cases of gaming, socialVR, workforce training, and education, VR can also be used to collect deep marketing data in new and exicting ways.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.05.31): UE5 released in Early Access, Lumus shows an impressive AR prototype, and more!

The Ghost Howls

This has not been the most interesting week in AR, VR, but I think that in the next times we’ll see some shots fired: in some days there will be the F8, the official shipment of the Vive Pro 2, then the Apple WWDC conference! I hope for some juicy news… and you?

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Lego Transforms Statues into AR Creatures at Legoland Windsor Theme Park via Mobile App

Next Reality AR

Few brands have been more enthusiastic about augmented reality than Lego, which has now expanded its AR experiences from toys to theme parks. The brand recently opened a new attraction, dubbed Mythica: World of Mythical Creature, at Legoland Windsor in the UK.

‘Sniper Elite VR’ to Release on All Major VR Headsets July 8th

Road to VR

Rebellion, developer of the Sniper Elite franchise, announced its bringing Sniper Elite VR to all supported platforms on July 8th, 2021.

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Ubisoft’s ‘Far Cry’ Gets Its Own Free-Roam VR Game

VRScout

Fight your way through the dense jungles of Rook Islands while being hunted by an army of blood-thirsty henchmen in this location-based VR experience.

Can the consumer Pico Neo 3 be used in the West?

The Ghost Howls

While the Pico Neo 3 will be sold as an enterprise device in the West with the name of Pico Neo 3 Pro, it is currently on sale as a consumer-oriented headset in China. It costs around $400, and it features amazing games like Synth Riders, Red Matter , SuperHot VR.

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The Future of XR’s Remote Events in the New Normal

ARPost

Whether you’re a regular in the XR space or not, you probably know that the industry has positively exploded during the last several months as the world has desperately sought ways to connect remotely.

‘Arcade Legend’ Lets You Run Your Own Virtual Arcade, Free Demo Coming Soon

Road to VR

Arcade Legend is an upcoming arcade simulator for PC VR headsets that not only lets you manage your own arcade, but also collect and play officially licensed arcade games too. It’s been a rough year for arcades, yours included.

Could Facebook’s AR Video Calls Solve “Zoom Fatigue”?

VRScout

Spice up your video calls with AR games and party hats. With the COVID pandemic forcing many of us to adhere to social distancing measures, video calls have become essential in the way we work, socialize, and learn.

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Watch: Far Cry VR Arcade Game Gets Trailer, Launches Worldwide

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The previously-announced Far Cry VR arcade game is launching at locations today, and we’ve got our first look. Far Cry VR: Dive Into Insanity is a Zero Latency VR experience and launches at 33 of the company’s locations.

How Tig Notaro was digitally added to ‘Army of the Dead’ a year after filming ended

Digital Trends

Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead used visual effects to replace a main character more than a year after filming had ended. Here's how they did it. Movies & TV army of the dead framestore marcus taormina VFX visual effects Zack Snyder

Arkio is a Collaborative Tool for Architecture Design & Review, Available Now on Quest, PC, & More

Road to VR

Arkio is a collaborative VR tool built for quickly sketching architectural ideas and for reviewing designs with a group. In addition to a focus on speed, Arkio also aims to be cross-platform and easy to use, with the ability for VR and non-VR users to collaborate together. The 1.0

‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Mod Adds Multiplayer Co-Op, Sort Of

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Alyx-multiplayer transforms the popular single-player VR shooter into a buddy adventure. Available now via SteamVR, Half-Life: Alyx offers one of the most satisfying single-player adventures currently available on VR headsets. That being said, it can be somewhat lonely at times.

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Nvidia Reveals $1,199 RTX 3080 Ti And $599 3070 Ti

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The Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti are the company’s latest graphics cards. Both products were revealed during Nvidia’s press conference at the Computex event in Taiwan today.

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New Extended Reality Study: Bright Future for Immersive Technology in Europe

ARPost

A 2017 study on extended reality predicted that Europe will be a leading force in XR development. Well, it wasn’t wrong. The European XR industry has grown steadily over the past few years, adding more companies, employees, and value.

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Co-op Zombie Shooter ‘After the Fall’ Trailer Gives a Closer Look at Combat, Enemies

Road to VR

The upcoming co-op VR zombie shooter, After the Fall , is due for a Summer release date on all major VR headsets, and developer Vertigo Games is offering up a closer look at what players can expect in a new trailer.

VR Party Game ‘Werewolves Within’ Gets Its Own Feature Film

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Ubisoft’s VR multiplayer party game comes to life on the big screen as a modern horror-comedy.

Quest 2 Propels VR Headset Usage On Steam To All-Time-High

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In May 2.31% of Steam gamers used a virtual reality headset, a new all-time-high. Companies like Facebook, Valve, & HTC don’t reveal sales figures. The Steam Hardware Survey remains the most reliable indicator of PC VR’s adoption.

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French Eyewear Company Uses Instagram AR Campaign to Launch Innovative Lenses

ARPost

So far, AR marketing has allowed consumers to try on various products and see how they look wearing these. Bollé , a French sports and lifestyle eyewear manufacturer, takes things further.

‘EVERSLAUGHT’ is a VR Action Game Built with Intense Locomotion for Players With Iron Stomachs

Road to VR

EVERSLAUGHT is an upcoming VR action game that throws VR comfort design out the window in favor of frenetic combat for players who have no issues with motion sickness. The title is set to launch in Early Access later this month.

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‘Army Of The Dead’ VR Game Has You Battling Zombies In A Taco Truck

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Zack Snyder’s latest zombie flick gets its own location-based VR experience featuring a motorized taco truck. Here’s the deal: Las Vegas is crawling with zombies.

Sniper Elite VR Releases July 8 For Quest, PSVR & SteamVR

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Rebellion revealed Sniper Elite VR will launch July 8, 2021 on PlayStation VR, Steam VR, Quest and Rift. A new trailer for the shooter showcases some of the gameplay.