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ZED Mini Turns Rift and Vive into an AR Headset From the Future

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Stereo camera company Stereolabs has launched pre-orders for the ZED Mini , a smaller version of their stereo depth-mapping camera which fits on a mount made to attach to VR headsets like the Rift and Vive.

Blocker is a Revolutionary AR Application for Filmmakers

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Filmmakers rejoice! Augmented Reality just made your job a whole lot easier. Much has been made of the storytelling capacities of VR and AR, but what about using them as tools to aid other storytelling media?

VRTK’s Open Source Tools Help New Developers Get Started In VR

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What’s becoming clear in VR development is that with the market split across Rift, Vive and PlayStation VR, the developers of some of the most successful apps like Job Simulator , Fantastic Contraption and Raw Data work hard to make their software work well across all three headsets.

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A Work Of Heart: Owlchemy Labs Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality @VRDC2107

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At VRDC2017 Devin Reimer and Alex Schwartz (Chief Technology Owl and Chief Executive Owl, respectively) of Owlchemy presented their Postmortem on Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. Owlchemy Labs originally began in the mobile and PC game space back in 2010.

The 3 Biggest Challenges Facing Augmented Reality Today

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The Rise of Consumer AR in China

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When the smash-hit mobile gaming application Pokémon GO swept the globe last summer, the disruptive potential of augmented reality (AR) was thrust into the spotlight. It became the fastest game ever to reach $600 million in revenue, which it did in just a few months.

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Projection and Distortion in Wide-FoV HMDs

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There is an on-going, but already highly successful, Kickstarter campaign for a new VR head-mounted display with a wide (200°) field of view (FoV): Pimax 8k.

Magic Leap Updates Site in Preparation for the “journey to launch”

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Magic Leap today launched a refresh of their official website which includes a new teaser stating that the company wants to “[take] you with us on this journey to launch.

Customizing the Future of Industry in Mixed Reality

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Thyssenkrupp teams up with Microsoft to use HoloLens to customize and deliver services four times faster. Granted, when you think of exciting applications for Mixed Reality, stair lifts might not be the first thing that jump to mind…but bear with me here.

Space Pirate Trainer Finally Exits Early Access With Launch Update This Oct.

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Space Pirate Trainer is finally poised to exit Early Access and release its 1.0 version on October 12, 2017, for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, as well as on the Windows Store for Windows VR headsets when those are available. There’s a short list of introductory VR apps that I cycle through anytime I’m letting someone try out an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive for the first time.

VRDC 2017 Spotlight: The Use Your Illusion: Creating Immersive Virtual Reality Worlds session

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Writing about the talks at a conference can be tough unless some crazy game/product reveal happens or Kanye West or an equivalent celeb is involved. Generally these talks tend to be a meeting of the minds sharing their respective perspectives on certain aspects of an industry.

Fear Not, ‘Budget Cuts’ Development is Still Underway, Headed for Early 2018 Launch

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It’s been more than a year and a half since I first stepped into Budget Cuts , an instantly promising VR title from indie developer Neat Corporation with a novel and efficient locomotion system that blends perfectly with the game’s throwing-knife stealth action gameplay.

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Ditch the Tape Measure—This App Lets You Make Floor Plans in AR

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Coming off of the heels of Apple’s iOS 11, PLNAR makes creating a floor plan easier (and more fun) with an iPhone. Putting together a floor plan of your home or business is never as easy as you’d hope it would be.

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Hands-On: Skyworld Is A Mixture of Turn-Based And Real-Time Strategy

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Consider me surprised when I learned that Skyworld , the next VR game from Vertigo Games, creators of the bloody, gory, violent Arizona Sunshine , was actually aiming to be a bright, colorful, and whimsical turn-based/real-time strategy game hybrid.

Cortopia Studios bringing the award-winning mobile VR game Wands to Oculus Rift

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Wands® was recently awarded ”Best VR Game” at the International Mobile Gaming Awards Global in San Francisco. Game critics have been spell-bound Wands and now it will be coming to the Oculus Rift.

Pimax VR Headsets Pass $1M in Funding After 5 Days on Kickstarter

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Pimax, the China-based VR headset manufacturer known for their 4K headset , have recently hit Kickstarter with their newest devices, the Pimax 8K and 5K VR headsets.

AR is Changing How We Communicate

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There has been a steady increase in the role of augmented reality in our daily lives, especially in our communication. If you’ve ever used a lens or filter on Snapchat or Instagram, you may not have realized it, but you were participating in Augmented Reality.

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Puppeteering In VRChat Looks Like A Cool Use Of VR

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Experienced puppeteer Chris Patstone brought to my attention some videos he’s been producing inside VRChat, the social VR startup which just got funded with a $4 million Series A round.

Cats and Snack Cakes are the keys to great VR: Lessons learned from Jim Topel's rambling @VRDC2017

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First I want to start out by saying yes a BIG part of the reason MINDSHOW is great is that you can finally fulfill your dreams of having a rap battle between a cat and a snack cake. This is the kind of design choices that builds community.

‘ARK Park’ Launches on PlayStation VR in December 2017

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ARK Park, the VR multiplayer adventure game based on the world of ARK:Survival Evolved (2017), is officially releasing on PlayStationVR this December.

Can You Fall in Love in VR?

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That’s the question Oculus, Tool of America, and director Kevin Kornish set out to answer with the new experimental VR experience, Fall in Love VR. The collaborators behind the project were inspired to use the high-tech medium of VR as a means to reintroduce a timeless aspect of human life: romance.

Graphmented Brings Your Google Sheets Into The Real World With ARKit

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If AR is the future of productivity, then it needs some of the biggest apps out there to help it get there. Graphmented aims to bring some of the software we use on PCs every day into a whole new reality.

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CCP Games Launches EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone, The First Fully Cross-Platform, Cross-Reality Videogame for VR, PC and PlayStation 4

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Today, CCP Games released EVE: Valkyrie – Warzone™, taking the thrill and skill of competitive online space combat beyond VR to PlayStation®4 and PC gamers as the first fully cross-platform, cross-reality videogame.

Leak Suggests Samsung is Building a Windows VR Headset

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There wasn’t any mention of Samsung getting into the Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ program when it was announced last year, which saw OEMs like Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo tapped to create VR headsets around the same reference design.

AMC Theaters Buys Into VR With Dreamscape Immersive Deal

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Multi-person interactive VR comes to select AMC locations across the United States and U.K. beginning next year.

Epic VR Adventure Cloudborn Hits Early Access

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Enjoyed Crytek’s The Climb, but wish there was a little more adventure and story to it? Cloudborn might will be for you. Developer Logtown Studios launched this new VR game on Steam in Early Access this week.

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First Al Jazeera VR movie Debuts: “I Am Rohingya”

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Contrast VR , Al Jazeera Media Network’s immersive studio, has completed its first VR documentary, “I Am Rohingya”.

The Top 5 Games For HTC Vive

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It was a hard decision, but you’ve decided to go with the HTC Vive as your first ‘serious’ VR headset, a room-scale device that released early 2016 as a result of a decisive collaboration with Valve.

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HoloLens Exhibit Teleports You to the Tundra of Arctic Alaska

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Holograms take you to a faraway Arctic marsh. Connecticut naval museum Mystic Seaport is opening an exhibit that uses Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed reality headset to let guests walk into a tundra through holograms and spatialized sound.

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So Let Us Melt Review: The Chinese Room’s VR Debut Will Melt Your Heart

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I can’t imagine how many times The Chinese Room has heard, “Hey, you should do a VR game!” ” over the past five or so years.