Sat.Nov 11, 2017 - Fri.Nov 17, 2017

HTC Announces ‘Vive Focus’ Standalone VR Headset

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Today during the Vive Developers Conference in Beijing, HTC revealed the Vive Focus, a standalone VR headset with inside-out positional tracking. The headset is positioned for the Chinese market.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR (PSVR) Review – Become the Dragonborn

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Ever since The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR was announced earlier this year back at E3 2017, hungry VR gamers around the world have been impatiently awaiting its arrival.

VR Helped This Man Feel What It’s Like To Walk Again

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VR gave this man the ability to walk, explore Burning Man and ski all from his wheelchair. Evan W. Gadda said he had dreamed of traveling to Burning Man. As an artist himself he said the opportunity would be unreal.

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Using VR to create understanding and empathy with victims of sexual harassment and assault. My Interview with Morgan Mercer, CEO of Vantage Point.

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Morgan Mercer and the team at Vantage Point are looking to eradicate sexual assault and sexual harassment, with the help of virtual reality. The team says that existing educational programs fail in several way to truly help victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment.

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LG Patent Shows Unique Split Design for VR Headset

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Rebuilding Tamriel: How Bethesda Reimagined Skyrim for VR

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR is right around the corner with a release date of November 17th, 2017 — that’s only mere days away. With its launch this Friday it will easily rank as the largest, most detailed, and most elaborate game available in VR to date.

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The Exorcist: Legion VR Comes To Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on Black Friday

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Fun Train and Wolf & Wood bring The Exorcist horror franchise to virtual reality with The Exorcist: Legion VR. Based on the events of The Exorcist III , players experience a stand-alone story untold in the movies across five chapters.

‘HotStepper’ Gives You Directions in AR with the Help of an Infectious Half-naked Man

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Thanks to augmented reality, the world is about to get weird. Real weird.

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From Other Suns Review-in-Progress: The Ultimate Space Pirate Simulator

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[Editor’s Note] – This is a review-in-progress. Because From Other Suns is a primarily cooperative multiplayer game, we did not feel comfortable giving it an official score yet based on our limited play time with the game.

China’s Billion Dollar VR Theme Park Is Nothing Short Of Colossal

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If the enormous selection of various VR experiences and attractions don’t get you, the $15 million Transformers statue will. If there was any doubt that the VR boom in China was all hype, then it’s probably starting to fade now.

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Intel Extreme Masters Oakland to showcase intense sci-fi multiplayer FPS Evasion

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The Bay Area’s top eSports event, Intel ® Extreme Masters event is this weekend in Oakland, California and Intel is using the event to also push some of the VR content it has been promoting.

‘Payday 2’ VR Beta Now Available, Supporting Cross-play with Desktop Players

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Payday 2 (2013) , the popular FPS with four-player co-op, has now updated to include access to the VR beta for HTC Vive. The beta is free, and will see updates in discrete phases, the first of which is now available for owners of the game.

Vive Trackers Now Available For Pre-Order

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HTC Vive is launching its consumer push for Vive Trackers with accessory bundles and support on the way from a series of software developers.

Adidas Unveils Vertical Reality Experience: Acrophobics Need Not Apply

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Above, there are clear and open Mediterranean skies; Blood and chalk stains mark the rough granite in front of you, and below, there’s a whole lot of nothing.

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The HTC VIVE Developer Conference brings a new platform and wireless HMD to the ecosystem.

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HTC held its VIVE™ Developer Conference 2017 (VDC2017), where it announced VIVE WAVE™ ( www.vive.com/cn/vive-wave-en ), a VR open platform and toolset that will open up the path to easy mobile VR content development and high-performance device optimization for third-party partners.

Pixar’s First VR Experience ‘Coco VR’ is Astounding, Raising the Bar on VR Movie Tie-ins

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Coco VR , Pixar’s first-ever VR experience, has a pretty specific goal in mind; getting you to see the film in theaters when it opens next week.

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 11/12/17

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Just one new release this week but, well, when that release is Skyrim in VR, you don’t really need to worry about much else, do you? The waiting has finally paid off and from today you can jump into one of the best games ever, now in VR.

Augmented Reality Revives 300-Year-Old Boston Bookstore

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Bookstore from 1718 meets the future past. A bookstore in Boston celebrated its 300th birthday with an augmented reality makeover. Historic Boston Incorporated (HBI) debuted an AR app last week that overlays 3D virtual signs dating back to 1850 on the historic Old Corner Bookstore.

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HTC cancels plans to release wireless VR headset with Google in the U.S. via @TechCrunch.

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HTC cancels plans to release wireless VR headset with Google in the U.S. via @TechCrunch [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) November 14, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

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HTC’s Black Friday Sale Gets You a Free Audio Strap with Vive Purchase, Free ‘Fallout 4 VR’ Code

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HTC recently announced they’ll be sweetening the pot this Black Friday for potential Vive-owners located in North America by throwing a free Deluxe Audio Strap your way when you purchase an HTC Vive.

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Former Crytek Devs Announce Shaman: Spirithunter For Oculus Rift

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Former members of The Climb and Robinson: The Journey developer Crytek have an intriguing new VR game to announce today. Shaman: Spirithunter from Berlin-based Playsnak is coming to the Oculus Rift in 2018.

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Training Robots Tedious Tasks With VR

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Robots learn new skills from your virtual puppeteering. The amount of work involved to program a robot to take on any type of task, no matter how small, can be incredibly tedious. Tasks that likely require expert levels of development and programming. . Embodied Intelligence Inc.,

Places to visit in-world this holiday season

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Grids are getting an early start on the holidays this year, with a number of winter-themed regions already up and ready to visit, and a full calendar of events planned across the hypergrid. Skiing and Winter Expo in Tangle Grid. Isle Expo region is ready for the Winter Expo event.

Universal VR Web Dashboard, ‘V’, Gets Support for Vive & SteamVR Headsets

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The uni-lettered V is a web-based dashboard that runs inside of the VR apps you know and love, allowing you to access web apps like Netflix, Spotify, Slack, and do pretty much anything else you can do through a web browser.

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SteamVR Integration For Windows VR Headsets Goes Live In Preview Today

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Starting today SteamVR is officially accessible using Windows Mixed Reality (aka Windows VR) headsets like the Acer, HP, Lenovo, and others. Previously the Windows VR headsets could only access and launch apps that were natively available within the Windows store.

Volkswagen Launches Custom VR Exhibit At Historic Brand Tower

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VW celebrates the world premiere of T-Roc with a VR experience for first-time users. . Volkswagen Group is back again with yet another VR project that continues to prove just how much faith the German automaker truly has in the immersive medium.

HTC Vive Focus standalone VR headset eliminates wires

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HTC has announced Vive Focus, a standalone virtual reality headset that eliminates the wires found on the regular HTC Vive.

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HTC Scraps Plans to Bring Daydream-based Vive Focus to Western Markets

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HTC revealed their new standalone Vive Focus headset today , poised to launch into the Asian market. Earlier this year the device was teased to be heading to Western markets as part of Google’s Daydream platform in 2017, but now HTC confirms they’ve canceled those plans.

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Go Behind The Scenes Of Austin City Limits With New VR Series

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Austin City Limits is back for its 43rd season celebrating music from some of the world’s biggest artists, and you can go behind the scenes with the help of VR. ACL: Backstage is a new 360-degree documentary series from Subvrsive, made in partnership with both Apple Music and Google.

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Hands On With New Vive Tracker Bundles And VR Experiences

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Now available to the public, the Vive tracker ups the virtual ante with three new accessories. Since its initial launch back in March , developers have been having an absolute field day with the Vive Tracker.

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OpenSim land area hits new high of 88,000 regions

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OpenSim land area grew by the equivalent of 3,905 standard regions last month, a new record high of 88,225 regions. This was despite the fact that several large grids have stopped publishing land area stats, including InWorldz , Great Canadian Grid , and The Adult Grid.

‘The Exorcist: Legion VR’ First Episodes to Launch on Rift & Vive November 22nd

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The scariest time of the year has come and gone, and although we were expecting the first two episodes of The Exorcist: Legion VR in time for Halloween, fans of the film franchise and The Exorcist TV series probably won’t mind one bit.

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Here’s A First Look At Street Fighter II’s Brilliant Bonus Stage VR App

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Earlier this week we reported that Street Fighter II was getting an official VR app that paid tribute to a classic bonus stage in the game. Now, we’ve got the first footage of the app in action.

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HTC Cancels Google Daydream Standalone VR Headset

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Vive is doubling down on the Chinese VR market. As we reported from Vive’s Beijing event late Monday, HTC unveiled a standalone VR headset that requires no PC or base stations. Dubbed the Vive Focus, the all-in-one-device was the darling of the event.

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