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Oculus and Crytek Explore New & Novel Methods of VR Locomotion

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Oculus has teamed up with Crytek to share a series of VR game design learnings. The second and latest post in the series explores eight prototype methods for moving or rotating in virtual reality.

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Clash of Clans AR Experience Comes To Facebook


Now you can become the Builder. How do you celebrate turning 5 while being one of the top 10 grossing games available on the iOS and Android app stores? If you’re Clash of Clans , you partner with Facebook to give fans the opportunity to turn themselves into the Builder, thanks to augmented reality.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Characters To Get AR Reveal Next Month


Star Wars fans will soon be able to use the power of AR to find out more about the latest entry in the series, The Last Jedi. Disney and LucasFilm today announced Find the Force, a global AR event kicking off on September 1st.

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High Fidelity’s content protection plan has high costs

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[ Editor’s note : In this opinion column, Kitely CEO Ilan Tochner is responding to High Fidelity’s content protection plan , which uses the same blockchain technology as that which powers Bitcoin.

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Hands-on: ‘Kat Walk’ Proves That VR Treadmills Are Getting Better, but Still Aren’t Perfect

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Despite completing a successful Kickstarter back in August 2015, there still aren’t many Kat Walk VR treadmills outside of Asia, let alone the premium version specially built for out-of-home facilities like theme parks, malls, and cruise ships.

How to Direct 360° Video


Google’s YouTube Creator Academy shows us the finer points in 360° video production. Last year Google’s YouTube Creator Academy gave us the low-down on some of the biggest mistakes made while shooting in 360° with the video How Not To Shoot 360° Video.

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Educators make lemonade with Virtual Worlds

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Architecture students from Egypt and the United States meeting in Second Life. Image courtesy Jon Brouchoud.). Educators are using virtual worlds, but not in the way they had used them in the past, and not in the same numbers.

Google’s AR/VR Team Just Keeps Growing

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Google first started its venture into virtual reality with Google Cardboard back in 2014.

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KFC Has A VR Job Training Simulator For New Employees


The only way to escape this training room is learn how to fry chicken. We’ve seen brands like UPS integrate VR into training facilities and Walmart drop staff into Black Friday VR shopping simulators.

Jules Urbach’s Quest To Realize Star Trek’s Holodeck


Jules Urbach is on the brink. Rest is rare for the 43-year-old with curly black hair and just a touch of gray in his beard. The long hours put dark circles around his eyes. He often works through the night. He replies quickly when asked how much he slept the night before our interview.

Prison Boss VR will help you realize your childhood dreams of doing hard time.

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Prison Boss VR is a crafting and trading game using room-scale to turn your VR space into a jail cell! Craft cigarettes, alcohol and cookies for other inmates! Customize your cell as your reputation grows! Earn cash until you can’t store it anymore and become the Prison Boss!

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Zero Latency’s ‘Warehouse Scale’ VR Arena Comes to MGM Grand in Vegas

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Zero Latency’s new installation at the MGM Grand’s massive Level Up gaming lounge marks another positive milestone for the Melbourne-based company and out-of-home VR technology.

HTC Vive Gets $200 Price Drop


Making VR more accessible one discount at a time. On the heels of Oculus dropping the price of their Rift and Touch bundle from $599 to $399 this Summer, HTC Vive is also jumping in with a price reduction of their own.

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Why ARKit is a Game Changer for VR


It’s been a month since we dove in head-first into Apple’s ARKit and it’s been an incredible ride. We were so blown away with it that we immediately published our findings and set up a Slack group.

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Check out this 360 VR experience for Stephen King’s It.

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Before the frightening remake of the Stephen King classic IT opens September 8th check out IT: FLOAT - A Cinematic VR Experience. a 3D 360 video that introduces you to meet Pennywise and enter the sewers of Derry.

Hands-on: ‘The Talos Principle VR’ Feels Like It’s Come Home in Virtual Reality

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The wildly popular puzzler The Talos Principle (2014) from Croteam is soon to be making its way to VR in a separate version, playable on SteamVR-compatible headsets; i.e. HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

Japanese AR App Lets You See Dead People at Virtual Graves


Your deceased loved ones can come back to life in augmented reality. Japanese tombstone engraving company Ryoshin Sekizai is out with a new AR app, Suma Tomb , that places the image of a dead person at a virtual gravesite of your choice.

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Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul Review – Terrifying Atmosphere Comes Alive


I’m a huge fan of the Paranormal Activity movie franchise (especially the first two films) and have always enjoyed mustering up the courage to play horror games. With the genre now existing in VR headsets the terror experienced from playing has ramped up significantly.

KFC has a VR training game because nothing is sacred anymore


It’s not hard to imagine all of the potential applications for virtual reality, but one you may not have considered is its use in employee training. KFC, seeing an opportunity to make the training process more interactive, has decided to blaze the trail for VR training.

‘Mario Kart VR’ Blows Visitors Away at Japan’s Shinjuku VR Zone

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IGN’s Lucy O’Brien traveled to Japan’s Shinjuku VR Zone , Bandai Namco’s newly opened VR arcade featuring bespoke VR games from top properties including Dragon Ball, Gundam, Evangelion, and yes, Mario Kart.

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Facebook Now Lets You Take 360 Photos From Within App


You can also use them as cover photos. The feature is rolling out worldwide. Being able to publish 360° photos on Facebook has been a great way to share your immersive view of the world.

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The Iota Project Gets VR Mech Combat Right


Playing The Iota Project just a few weeks after reviewing Archangel feels like some sort of strange coincidence.

HTC VIVE sell-off reportedly under consideration


HTC is considering selling off its VIVE virtual reality business, a new report claims, as the smartphone maker weighs possible routes to boosting its finances.

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VR Headsets Based on Kopin’s 2K Display Expected by End of 2018

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After we went hands-on with Kopin’s prototype headset featuring their 2K VR micro display last week, people are curious to know when the screens might actually hit the market.

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This AR Headset Displays Subtitles for Hearing Impaired


Greta & Starks, a start-up based in Berlin, is opening the movie theatre door for everyone — including those with visual or hearing impairments and non-native speakers. Both Greta and Starks are apps that allow people with sight or hearing loss to enjoy films.

Dance Tonite With LCD Soundsystem In New Google VR Experience


Google VR announced they have teamed up with electronic rock band LCD Soundsystem to create a new WebVR-based experience.

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Skyrim, Doom, and Fallout 4 VR release dates announced


QuakeCon 2017 kicks off tomorrow, but even before the show gets underway, Bethesda is already making big announcements. The company has chosen to kick off its QuakeCon festivities by announcing the release dates for the VR versions of Fallout 4, Doom, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

‘MakeVR Pro’ Introduces Precision Tools for 3D Modelling in VR

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There’s some healthy competition in the VR 3D modelling space, as Sixense brings serious enhancements to MakeVR in a new version of the product named MakeVR Pro , with precision tools to assist in detailed 3D creativity and production.

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Little League World Series Goes Big With VR Baseball Experience


Little League game attendees step into the batter’s box and swing for the virtual fences. . The Little League World Series is once again upon us, which means so are aluminum bats, abnormally-athletic preteens and violent groups of parents taking their children’s games entirely too seriously.

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Chroma Lab Is A Trippy Particle Physics Sandbox Available Now On Vive and Rift


Mesmerizing particle physics simulator Chroma Lab is now available on Steam for $4.99. It works with both Vive and Rift and lets you use your hands to interact with colorful particles floating around you.

HTC VIVE just got a big (and permanent) price drop


Over the course of the summer, we’ve really seen the Oculus Rift try to stick it to the HTC VIVE. The Rift had already been on sale for much of the summer when Oculus revealed that it would permanently drop the price of its Rift + Touch bundle to $499.