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The 3 Biggest Challenges Facing Augmented Reality Today

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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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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?

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.

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.

Sketchfab Adds ARKit Support Bringing Tilt Brush Into The Real World

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If you’ve been following out Sketchfab Favs feature , you’ll know that the platform is home to nearly two million 3D models and artworks, made in apps like Google’s Tilt Brush, Oculus’ Medium, and Gravity Sketch as well as more traditional software.

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OSgrid holds fundraiser

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OSgrid fund raiser has kicked off and targets to raise $3000. Image courtesy David Kariuki.). OSgrid, OpenSim’s largest and oldest virtual world, launched a fundraising campaign today. The OSgrid Carnival Fundraiser kicked off today at 10 a.m. Pacific and will run until 10 p.m.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

‘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.

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.

HTC Vive Will Give 100% of Holiday App Profits to Developers

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Viveport celebrates it’s first birthday with holiday benefits for committed developers. With the holidays just around the corner everyone is starting to get into the giving spirit.

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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.

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.

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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GoPro’s Fusion 360 VR Camera Available November For $699

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We finally have a date and price for GoPro’s latest venture into VR. Action filmmaking supplier GoPro is no stranger to virtual reality.

Oculus now lets you request refunds on Rift and Gear VR games

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Oculus is spending the day rolling out a big quality of life improvement to both the Rift and the Gear VR. The company took the time today to reflect on some of the big changes its made to both headsets over the course of the summer, but it seems it’s saved the best for last: refunds.