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Researchers Showcase Impressive New Bar for Real-time Digital Human Rendering in VR

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A broad team of graphics researchers, universities, and technology companies are showcasing the latest research into digital human representation in VR at SIGGRAPH 2017.

Peter Jackson’s New Studio is All About AR Storytelling

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The Lord of the Rings auteur is using Apple’s ARkit to unlock new levels of storytelling immersion in augmented reality. In the world of modern cinema, there are few names as recognizable as Peter Jackson.

Impressions: What We Think Of The HP Windows VR Headset Dev Kit

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This week we got our hands-on the first development kit edition of the HP “Windows Mixed Reality” VR headset. Right off the bat let’s clarify that verbiage. Microsoft is using the term “Mixed Reality” as an umbrella to encapsulate VR, AR, and all other related devices.

Add a bit of Ray Harryhausen and a dash of Ultraman and you have this 2 awesome for words F2P VR City Builder/Monster Battler from High Voltage Software!

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One of my all time favorite video game companies High Voltage Software, ( Dragon Front, Damaged Core, CONDUIT 2: THE SECOND ONE ) released They Live to Destroy , a City Builder/Monster Battler, on an unsuspecting world today to Gear VR in association with Oculus Studios.

Mod Makes ‘Alien: Isolation’ VR Mode Compatible With Oculus Rift

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Alien: Isolation (2014) is a survival horror game that’s rich detail, atmosphere, and tense moments make it a great candidate for terrifying VR experience. A new mod has been released which adds VR support to the game for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift.

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This VR Meditation Experience Responds to Your Heart and Mind

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Keep your cool. SIGGRAPH 2017’s VR Village was jam-packed with a variety of immersive technologies. From haptic wearables, multiplayer VR dance parties, to a slew of mixed-reality demonstrations.

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VR-based Treatment for Vision Disorders Shows Positive Results in Peer-reviewed Study

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Vivid Vision offers a virtual reality based treatment for lazy eye disorders. A new study published in the peer-reviewed BioMed Journal of Ophthalmology finds positive preliminary results which “indicate the potential for a new treatment for adulthood amblyopia.”

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The Story of Your Life is a Virtual Reality

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This post is part of an ongoing series about writing, storytelling, and critique in VR, in partnership with Galatea , a writing and project management tool for immersive stories. VR has already impacted so many areas of modern life, and is poised to influence so much more in the coming years.

SIGGRAPH 2017: Neurable Lets You Control A Virtual World With Your Mind

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I’ve used my eyes to interact with a virtual world before, but startup Neurable just enhanced that experience by reading my thoughts too.

VR ON THE TOILET | LOO WAR (Oculus Rift VR Game Play)

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Tyler Hurd’s Psychedelic VR Music Video ‘Chocolate’ to Launch August 17th on Vive and Rift

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Chocolate , the latest virtual creation from the mind of Tyler Hurd—the VR animator and director behind BUTTS (2015) and Old Friend (2016) —is set to launch on August 17th on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

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Reuniting Undocumented Immigrant Families with VR

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VR Postcards offer a slice of culture from a home they can’t visit. The Family Reunions Project is trying to bring some comfort and understanding to an extremely complicated, often heartbreaking situation—undocumented immigration.

Google Tango App Turns Real World Into The Matrix

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Current VR might not be as convincing as the Matrix, but this Google Tango app lets you peer into the real world as if you were Neo himself.

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Killing Giant Spiders And Plundering Dungeons In VR Playing Prevent The Fall ( Oculus Rift + Touch)

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I have been looking for a descent RPG/Dungeon Crawler in VR for a while now and Prevent The Fall is exactly that! The game recently released on Steam and although it is still a little rough around some edges and needs an update to the control scheme, it is still great fun to play!

VR Design Tool ‘Gravity Sketch’ Launches in Early Access

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VR-optimised 3D creation tool Gravity Sketch is now available on Steam Early Access.

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Never Dine Alone Again Thanks To This Japanese AR Girlfriend Cafe

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Augmented reality lets go on a date with virtual idol Hatsune Miku. . Over the course of the past couple of decades, Japan has firmly established itself as the number one “WTF” country on planet Earth.

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Bloody Zombies Shamble Right-to-Left on September 12th

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Publisher nDreams announced today that their gory virtual-reality beat-em-up, Bloody Zombies, will hit Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4/PSVR on September 12th for $14.99. Developed by Paw Print Games and set in the UK (Get it? Bloody Zombies?),

Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s (Birdman, The Revenant) CARNE y ARENA comes to LACMA in LA and it’s a masterpiece.

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8/1/17 - LOS ANGELES - Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s (Birdman, The Revenant) CARNE y ARENA comes to LACMA in LA and it’s a masterpiece. The slots are limited and currently sold out until September. But there is a standby line so you might get a chance to see it if you’re visiting the museum!

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Researchers Induce Artificial Movement Sensation in VR Using Four-Pole Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation

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Shown as part of the Emerging Technologies installations at SIGGRAPH 2017 this week, the GVS RIDE experience demonstrates the effects of four-pole galvanic vestibular stimulation combined with a VR headset.

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Star Wars VR Centers Coming to Downtown Disney and Disney Springs

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This untethered multi-sensory VR experience will let you interact with friends and Star Wars characters. Lucasfilm, ILMxLAB and The VOID are opening Star Wars hyper-reality experience centers this holiday season.

Merge VR Unveils the Merge Cube and Miniverse

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Merge VR , makers of the kid-targeted mobile VR headset Merge Goggles , announced the release of their newest augmented reality project, the Merge Cube. The Cube’s companion app replaces the toy with a variety of augmented reality objects.

2017 Disney Accelerator company The VOID to work with Lucasfilm’s Immersive Entertainment division to create Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire hyper-reality experience.

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Lucasfilm, ILMxLAB and The VOID today announced the new Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire hyper-reality experience.

The VOID is Bringing a New Star Wars VR Experience to Two Disney Locations This Holiday

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The VOID, a company specializing in bespoke VR experiences that go beyond what you can achieve with in-home VR hardware, today announced the development of the Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire VR experience in collaboration with Disney, Lucasfilm, and ILM’s xLab.

Getty Images and Jaunt Offer 360 Content for Creatives

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Getty Images and Jaunt partner up to create a cinematic Virtual Reality database of 360 degree images and video.

Here’s Your First Look At RED’s Upcoming ‘Holographic’ Smartphone

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Last month RED announced its $1,200 Hydrogen One Phone , which was described as the “world’s first holographic media machine.” ” Today, we’re finally getting an early look at the device itself beyond the previous teaser mock-up image thanks to a video from tech-focused YouTuber Marques Brownlee, aka MKBHD. In the video Brownlee describes the multiple different prototypes of the device that he got to see, touch, and hold in person.

Ahead of the new DuckTales animated series Disney has launched a 360 episode on Youtube.

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Adventure calls when Scrooge, Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby recover the Lost Key of Tralla La! Before the new DuckTales Series premieres Saturday, August 12 Disney has released a new DuckTales 360 episode, since it is on Youtube you can use the app to watch on PSVR, GearVR, and other HMD's.

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Valve Sends ‘Knuckles’ Controller Dev Kit to Revive Developer

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Valve isn’t being shy about their support for Jules “LibreVR” Blok, the developer behind Revive, a hack which allows the Vive to play games from the Oculus store.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Now Support Daydream VR

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The wait is over. Google has finally confirmed the rollout of Daydream VR to Samsung’s pair of flagship smartphones. Previously announced at Google I/O in May, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus owners received news that Daydream VR support would be coming soon to their device.

Flatline VR Brings Near-Death Experience To Life

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Jon Schnitzer has been waiting 16 years for virtual reality technology to evolve to this point.