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GPUs could become Trojan horses for future cyberattacks

Digital Trends

Malicious code was allegedly shown to have the ability to run on a GPU's VRAM in the latest proof-of-concept hack sold on the black market to hackers. Computing News cybersecurity GPU graphics card graphics cards

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Resident Evil 2 & 3 VR Mods In The Works

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VR modder praydog is working on mods for Capcom’s recent remakes of Resident Evil 2 and 3. A first (and very early) look at the mod was posted online today. It shows footage from inside Raccoon City Police Department before moving out into the city in a sequence seen in Resident Evil 3.

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‘The Mandalorian’ Uses VR To Scout New Filming Locations

VRScout

One of the hottest shows currently in circulation continues to make use of immersive technology to simplify the production process. The team working on season three of The Mandalorian is using VR technology to assist them in finding real-world locations they can recreate using their VFX studio.

My experience as a VR professional at Gamescom and Devcom 2021

The Ghost Howls

As I told you at the beginning of my latest news roundup , I have attended both the Devcom and the Gamescom together with my biz partner Max: we were at Devcom to promote our game HitMotion: Reloaded, and at Gamescom as members of the press to discover the latest announcements about VR and try interesting VR demos.

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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.

Here’s a Look at Tokyo Game Show’s Virtual Venue for Quest & PC VR

Road to VR

Like pretty much all big shows in 2020, the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) gaming expo was basically cancelled last year, instead offering up online coverage to bridge the gap.

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ABBA Enters the Digital Realm With 3D ‘ABBAtars’

VRScout

ABBA returns after 40 years with new music and a unique concert experience featuring their de-aged 3D ABBAtars.

The XR Week Peek (2021.08.30): Bytedance acquires Pico, Quest 2 back on sale, and more!

The Ghost Howls

I am super busy working on the last touches for the Venice VR Expanded world on VRChat.

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Voices of VR Podcast’s 1,000th Episode Looks Back on Seven Years of the VR Industry

Road to VR

Just this weekend the Voices of VR Podcast reached an impressive milestone; in the podcast’s 1,000th episode, host Kent Bye looks back at his conversations with members of the VR industry over the last seven years to parse where the moderrn era of VR started, where it is now, and where it’s headed. Kent Bye is officially prolific.

The Headset Manufacturers Making the Best AR and VR Accessories

ARPost

If you think about AR and VR accessories, you might think about dedicated accessories manufacturers like bHaptics. However, depending on who made your preferred headset, that same manufacturer might make accessories to improve or extend your experience.

How to Train Employees 65% Faster With Virtual Reality

With a rapidly changing economy, Avangrid Renewables looked to virtual reality to develop a standardized form of immersive training in order to onboard and upskill technicians faster than ever before.

Oculus Quest App ‘Magic Keys’ Teaches You Piano Using AR

VRScout

Learn how to tickle the ivories with this educational VR experience powered by the experimental Passthrough API.

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Netflix drops trailer for docuseries on SpaceX’s first all-civilian mission

Digital Trends

Check out the trailer for this month's Netflix docuseries following SpaceX's first all-civilian mission that will send four passengers into orbit. Movies & TV News documentary inspiration4 Netflix SpaceX

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Google’s VR Studio Reveals Bright & Bubbly Game Coming to Quest & PC VR in 2022

Road to VR

Google’s Owlchemy Labs, the VR studio behind Job Simulator (2016), just revealed a totally new game called Cosmonious High. It’s heading to PC VR and Oculus Quest next year.

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Hands-On Review of Arthur Pro, Freshly Out of Beta

ARPost

The VR collaboration app Arthur has been on our radar for some time now. And, we’re almost as excited as they are to announce that the pro version of the app is officially out of beta.

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.

‘HeadOffice.Space’ Brings VR Coworking To The Moon

VRScout

Companies can host virtual events and secure their own private spaces on “Moon Valley” using this ambitious VR coworking platform. How we work, play, learn, entertain, gather together, and experience the world isn’t just changing – it’s a whirlwind of disruption.

Confirmed: TikTok Owner ByteDance Buying Pico VR

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Last week’s rumors have been confirmed – TikTok owner ByteDance is set to acquire standalone VR headset maker, Pico. CNBC reported the news (which was first confirmed by Chinese publication Nweon ) noting that the financial details of the deal had not been disclosed.

‘Beat Saber’ Finally Gets a Skrillex Music Pack, Now Available on All Major Headsets

Road to VR

Facebook’s Beat Games today surprise-launched probably one of the most on-brand paid music packs for its EDM-heavy rhythm game Beat Saber, this time featuring dubstep’s Skrillex.

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The iPhone’s rumored satellite tech probably for emergency situations only

Digital Trends

The iPhone's rumored satellite technology that would allow the device to be used in places without cellular coverage will probably be for emergency situations. Apple Mobile News iPhone iphone 13 satellite phone

Use A Real-Life Hockey Stick In ‘Hockey VR’ On Oculus Quest 2

VRScout

Go head-to-head against an AI goalie. Does your slapshot have enough heat to score a goal? You’re about to find out. Hockey VR is a physics-based VR experience that has you skating up to the blue line to test your skills against an AI goalie.

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This Oculus Quest Hockey Game Uses A Real Hockey Stick

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What could be more dangerous than swinging a hockey stick around your living room? Doing it blindfolded by an Oculus Quest, of course. That’s exactly what you can do with Hockey VR from Melcher Studios. The game itself is out now on Oculus App Lab for $3.99

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Final ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ Game Launches on Quest September 15th, Trailer Here

Road to VR

ILMxLAB, the Lucasfilms studio behind a slew of Star Wars VR experiences, revealed a gameplay trailer to the final installment of its Galaxy’s Edge VR game series, which is due to launch here this month on Oculus Quest.

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Xbox Game Pass is killing pre-orders — and that’s a good thing

Digital Trends

A recent survey shows that players aren't too keen on pre-ordering Game Pass titles -- and that's a good thing for gamers. Gaming Opinion Game Pass Microsoft pre-orders xbox

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VR Exhibit Answers Question: What If Mona Lisa Was A Cat?

VRScout

Tour a sprawling gallery filled with instantly recognizable works of art, from the ‘Hisstine Chapel’ to the ‘Mewna Lisa.’ ’ HTC is partnering with famed Japanese artist Shu Yamamoto to bring his CAT ART series to life in VR for the first time.

SteamVR Now Lets You Pin Windows Around You

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SteamVR 1.19 adds the ability to pin windows anywhere in your playspace, not just to a controller. The update shipped last week and it is the culmination of the Beta versions released since version 1.18 in July , which mainly focused on Oculus Quest connectivity improvements.

‘Shariiing VR’ Adds an Incredibly Useful Tool to SteamVR That We’d Love to See in All Headsets

Road to VR

Shariiing VR is a piece of add-on software for SteamVR which allows an outside user to annotate a VR user’s view in real-time, which can be incredibly useful for helping new VR users once they’re inside the headset.

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Final Fantasy XIII is coming to Xbox Game Pass, while Red Dead Online is leaving

Digital Trends

The game arrives on Game Pass this month alongside a handful of indie titles. Gaming News Final Fantasy final fantasy xiii Game Pass Microsoft xbox Xbox Game Pass

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TikTok’s Parent Company Just Entered The VR Race

VRScout

The owner of the social media platform diversifies its business with the purchase of Pico VR. Last week rumors began circulating regarding the potential acquisition of Pico VR by ByteDance Ltd., the parent company of social media platform TikTok.

Brink Brings Huge 3D Locations To Oculus Quest And PC VR Soon

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Another VR travel app is on its way to Oculus Quest and PC VR headsets. This time it’s Brink Traveler. Listed now on both the Quest Store and SteamVR , Brink will launch on September 9. The app features 12 locations with a total of 18 spots to explore, each realized in full scale.

‘Warhammer: Tempestfall’ Delayed to Improve Combat & Progression

Road to VR

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall is an upcoming VR action game from Carbon Studio. The game was original set for a Summer release date on PC VR and Quest, but the studio has announced a delayed release date, now set for sometime in Q4.

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