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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.

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.

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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.

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.

SIGGRAPH 2017: Feel A Hot Desert Or Freezing Mountain In This Doctor Strange-Inspired VR Project

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Researchers from National Taiwan University and Tamkang University are presenting a project at SIGGRAPH this week that shows potential for VR arcades as it recreates realistic weather effects that could enhance immersion.

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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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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.

New Fresnel Lens From Wearality is Thinner Than a Quarter

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Nearly two years ago, Wearality created a unique Fresnel lens for VR headsets offering a claimed 150 degree field of view. The company successfully funded a VR viewer featuring the lens called Wearality Sky through Kickstarter.

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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.

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

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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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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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First Look at RED’s Hydrogen Holographic Smartphone

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This prototype teaser gives us a little more info, but keeps the “holographic” features a mystery. High-end camera manufacturer RED has been working on a brand new smartphone device supposedly designed to crush current smartphone camera technology.

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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!

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?),

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.

Start Building Your VR Second Life in Sansar

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Second Life studio Linden Lab launches open beta for Sansar , a VR world where you build and monetize your own VR content.

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8 key virtual world features moving to VR

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(Image by Maria Korolov.). Eight year ago, when I first launched Hypergrid Business , virtual worlds offered a unique set of compelling features. There was presence, and immersion, and the ability to create your own virtual environments.

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.

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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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.

AvatarFest entry deadline is Aug. 15

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AvatarFest 2016. Image courtesy Craft World.). AvatarFest , which will showcase and celebrate non-commercial builds from talented OpenSim creators, will take place on September 23 and 24.

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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.

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.

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.

Craft down for weekend maintenance, Genesis Metaverse back up

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Craft World grid is down today for maintenance, and is expected to be back up in three days. Meanwhile, Genesis Metaverse has completed a major upgrade of its own and is back up. Improvements on Craft.

The End Of The World: As AltspaceVR Disappears Not Everyone Is Fine

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Yesterday was the final official day of AltspaceVR. After hosting a big farewell celebration in which hundreds of people logged on to pay their respects, exchange information with friends, and bask in the final moments of time in the virtual world, the servers are slowly phasing out.

Developer Offers First Look at Acer’s “Windows Mixed Reality” VR Headset Dev Kit

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Software developer Shachar “Vice” Weis has described his first impressions of Acers Windows Mixed Reality VR headset dev kit on his blog.

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.

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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