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Today’s Firefox Update Brings Rift and Vive WebVR Support to Everyone

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Today is a big day for WebVR as the latest public update to Firefox adds support for the Rift and Vive, making it easy to step into VR experiences that are served directly from the web. WebVR is a in-development web standard that makes it possible to create VR content that lives on the web.

A Look at the World’s First Interactive Mixed Reality TV Show

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The Norwegian program uses MR to bring competition to life; letting viewers play along. It was only a matter of time until mixed reality made its way to broadcast television.

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Watch Robot Spiders Attack in Vortex Ball, an AR Tech Showcase From Sturfee

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Going to the bank is hell. You wait in line, the tellers try to upsell you, and the giant mechanical spiders won’t stop skittering out of their inter-dimensional portal.

How to play old Cardboard apps on Daydream View

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My Daydream View headset and its controller. The headset can be used to play Cardboard games, though the controller won’t work. Photo by Maria Korolov.). Last night, I wanted to try out the VR Spaceship VR app for Android on my Pixel phone with my Daydream View headset.

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Vive China President Shares 16 Lessons for a VR-First Future From ‘Ready Player One’

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Virtual reality (VR) has been a hot topic in the media and the tech sector for the last couple of years, but it is about to hit a new level of buzz thanks to, an internationally best-selling book Ready Player One (2011) by author, Ernest Cline.

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This 360 App Combines Graphic Design and VR

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An experimental project is taking the world of 2D graphic design into a previously unexplored universe — 3D virtual reality. Will VR breathe new life into graphic design?

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Form Takes Puzzle Solving And Mind Tripping In VR To The Next Level! (Oculus Rift + Touch Gameplay)

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After playing Form all I can say is WOW! This game takes trippy cool VR to the next level. The graphics and sound are amazing and the puzzles are really thought out and well constructed.

‘Tron’ Star Jeff Bridges Thinks ‘Tron 3’ Should be the “first virtual reality movie”

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Speaking on an Entertainment Weekly radio show to be aired on August 15th, actor Jeff Bridges, star of Tron (1982) and sequel Tron: Legacy (2010) , suggested that a third Tron feature should be “the first virtual reality movie.”

Animating VR Characters in Google Blocks

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Last month, Google launched their Blocks VR creation tool , enabling anyone to 3D model low polygon objects with no prior modeling experience required.

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You Can Now Play One Of The Best Star Wars Games In VR (With A Gamepad)

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Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is widely considered to be one of the best videogames in the franchise’s long history.

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A default avatar could make you look like a copybotter

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If you’re using a default avatar that comes with some versions of OpenSim, your name might wind up on copybotted content without you knowing about it. That’s just what happened to a user known as “Gemini Fullmoon,” a resident of the Great Canadian Grid.

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Oculus to Talk “Breakthroughs in Spatial Audio Technologies” at Connect Conference

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Oculus Connect 4, the company’s fourth annual developer conference, is set for October 11th and 12th in San Jose, California. There, Oculus will share with developers some of its latest research and developments, including what’s coming to the company’s VR Audio SDK.

WebVR Support Comes To The Firefox Browser Today

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The popular desktop browser becomes the first to support immersive WebVR content. WebVR is a hot word within the VR community that’s been thrown around quite a bit as of late. But what exactly does it mean?

The Tower Is An Awesome VR Obstacle Course Built For Room-Scale Rift

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My first trip up The Tower took 45 minutes that I’m not likely to forget anytime soon.

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How to find VR apps

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It can be hard to keep up with all the new virtual reality apps coming out. But, if you’re just starting out, it can be equally hard to find good ones to start with. Here are my favorite resources. Best review website: WeArVR.

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3 Impressive WebVR Examples Worth Checking Out With Firefox’s New Support for Vive and Rift

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Now that the latest release of Firefox supports WebVR on the Vive and Rift by default , you may be wondering what you can do with it. Here’s three examples worth checking out.

Coldplay’s ‘Head Full of Dreams’ Concert Will Stream Live in VR For Free

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One of the highest grossing tours of all time will be live via the Samsung Gear VR on August 17th. Getting your hands on Coldplay tickets isn’t an easy task.

Exclusive: Here’s How Fantastic Contraption VR Devs Generated More Than $1 Million

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Fantastic Contraption’s developers are part of an exclusive group of VR creators who have successfully generated in excess of $1 million.

Summer sale on Daydream VR apps

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Google’s Daydream virtual reality platform is currently my favorite. It’s built into the next generation of the Android operating system, and headsets cost under $100, making it widely accessible. And the platform’s motion controller is fun to use.

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Google is Exploring Ways to Let You Animate Your ‘Blocks’ Creations

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Google’s team at Daydream Labs have been prototyping ways of animating objects and characters in Blocks , the company’s recently released VR modelling tool.

Katy Perry Comes To Life in W Magazine AR Cover

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The fashion publication’s latest issue embraces augmented reality. Whether capturing Kate Moss in VR for a fragrance ad or letting retail shoppers don a headset in store , fashion brands are always seeking new ways to capture consumer attention.

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Xing: The Land Beyond Is Finally Releasing On Rift And Vive This September, Plus A Dev Q&A

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Xing: The Land Beyond from White Lotus Interactive has been around for a very long time in game development years. The Kickstarter campaign originally launched in 2013, raising $30,000.

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Island Oasis gets a new owner

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(Image courtesy Island Oasis.). The Island Oasis grid now has a new owner, and has been offline since Monday while the servers are being moved to their new location. The grid is expected to be back up on Friday, according to the official announcement.

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Coldplay to Livestream ‘Head Full of Dreams’ Concert on Gear VR for Free Next Week

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Ever wanted to go to a Coldplay concert? If you own a Gear VR headset, you’ve got a free ticket for the VR livestream of the band’s ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ performance next week.

Watch This Trippy Reggie Watts Music Video in Mixed Reality

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The beloved multi-genre artist continues his exploration into emerging technologies—this time in mixed reality. This MR music video of musician Reggie Watts is like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

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Samsung Is Streaming A Live Coldplay Concert In VR Next Week

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Failed to get tickets to Coldplay’s most recent headlining tour? Then you might want to pick up a Gear VR soon. Samsung today announced a partnership with Live Nation to live stream the band’s upcoming show at Chicago’s Soldier Field venue inside VR.

Award winning VR FPS VINDICTA has a great update to go along with a great price drop.

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Vindicta is a great VR FPS that is able to stand out from a very crowded marketplace with its innovative control scheme, smooth gun combat, and art style that seems like a mix of Portal and Half-Life.

‘Rez Infinite’ Gets Surprise Launch on PC Today With VR Support and 20% Discount

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Happy day for Rez (2001) fans—with no prior announcement, the modern remake, Rez Infinite (2016) , launches today on PC with optional support for both the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift.

Native 360 Video Capture Comes to First Oculus Rift Game

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The latest update to Dead and Buried brings in-game 360° image and video capture among other new features. VR is an experience that’s hard to explain to those who haven’t been lucky enough to try it themselves.

Superhero Sim Megaton Rainfall Finally Gets PSVR Release Date

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It’s been some time since we’ve heard from Megaton Rainfall, the VR superhero simulation from Pentadimensional Games. Today, though, the game has returned to the spotlight with a release date in tow. Megaton Rainfall hits PlayStation VR (PSVR) on September 26th.