Sat.Jul 21, 2018 - Fri.Jul 27, 2018

Augmented Reality Puts the Magic in 'Magic: The Gathering' Cards

Next Reality AR

While augmented reality experiences can already appear to be magical, particularly to the uninitiated, one developer is doubling down on its mystical potential for the ever-popular Magic: The Gathering card game.

Gaining Behavioural Insight with Eye-Tracking VR Tech

Tech Trends VR

Companies can now track where a users’ gaze wanders and use that data to design fine-tuned experiences.

Disney Animation Studios to Debut Its First VR Short Film Next Month

Road to VR

Walt Disney Animation Studios, the group behind animated classics like The Little Mermaid (1989), The Lion King (1994), and newer blockbusters like Moana (2016) , is set to debut its first VR short film next month at the SIGGRAPH 2018 conference in Vancouver.

Judao is a well established company offering VR education in China

The Ghost Howls

During my trip to China, I’m visiting various VR startups in Shanghai and Beijing. In my previous article , I told you about a VR educational startup called Langzou , while today I’m introducing you another company in the same sector, called Judao.

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Magic Leap Mobile Companion App Revealed, iOS & Android Supported

Next Reality AR

Among a treasure trove of new developer information on the Lumin OS that Magic Leap recently published on its Creator Portal appears to be the official confirmation of the Magic Leap Mobile Companion App. The app was alluded to in job postings previously reported by Next Reality.

SIGGRAPH 2018 Expands Its VR Showcase With New ‘Immersive Pavilion’ In Vancouver

VRScout

One of the world’s largest computer graphics conventions will unveil multiple rooms of never-been-seen-before experiences next month. There are three ways to introduce a person to a new idea.

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Langzou VR give us very interesting insights on XR education in China

The Ghost Howls

As I’ve teased you in my previous blog post , in Shanghai I had the opportunity to speak with some interesting VR startups that are part of the Vive-X.

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Magic Leap Releases Preview of Lumin Runtime in Latest Version of SDK

Next Reality AR

With the launch of the Magic Leap One looming over summer's horizon, on Wednesday, Magic Leap released an essential component that will differentiate it from current augmented reality platforms. Available in Lumin SDK 0.16.0,

New York Times Uses AR To Tell Story Of Thailand Cave Rescue

VRScout

The New York Times visualizes the extremely dangerous conditions Thailand Cave rescuers dealt with during the rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team using AR. It was a story that had everyone glued to the news for minute-by-minute updates.

Microsoft is Adding Pass-through Video to Windows VR Headsets

Road to VR

A beta version of Windows 10 now includes support for a pass-through video mode for Windows VR headsets, allowing users to look out at the world around them through the headset’s on-board cameras.

Putting Education at the Heart of EdTech

Tech Trends VR

Technology is key to tackling the global education and skills challenge of equipping young people for the future. But to get it right, we need to get back to basics.

Magic Leap Unveils Two New Demos Showing How Spatial Computing Works

Next Reality AR

The long and slow road toward the actual release of the Magic Leap One continues, this time with a couple of new demonstrations of how the system works, revealed in updates along with the company's developer notes.

‘Zip Now London’ Attraction Combines VR With Zip Lining

VRScout

Experience Dubai’s infamous Jebel Jais Flight zip line while soaring over the House of Parliament in this new UK attraction.

Google’s ‘YouTube VR’ App is Coming to Gear VR Alongside Social Viewing Update

Road to VR

Google is finally bringing the official YouTube VR app to the Oculus Store for Samsung Gear VR soon. Google also announced a new social feature coming alongside the Gear VR app which will allow you to chat with friends while watching videos.

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Do Or Die Is An Action-Packed VR Battle Royale Game With Lots Of Weapon Attachments

UploadVR

Do or Die is an ambitious, upcoming VR battle royale game in development for Rift, Vive, and Windows VR headsets.

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New York Times Leads Readers on an AR Journey Through the Cave That Trapped the Thai Soccer Team

Next Reality AR

One of the more compelling human interest stories of the summer has been the plight of the Thai Wild Boars soccer team, who were trapped in a cave for weeks.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Host Live VR Show at Comic-Con

VRScout

Nickelodeon let you talk to Michelangelo and Donatello. Select fans got a surprise they weren’t expecting when they put on a VR headset to check out the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle experience at Comic-Con.

Review: ‘Racket: NX’ Brings Addictive Gameplay & Polished Visuals to VR Twist on Classic Block-breaking

Road to VR

Racket: NX (2018), the VR racket sports game, is now out of Early Access.

Hands-On: Arrowborn Feels Like The Ultimate PvP Archery Game

UploadVR

After I played Longbow in The Lab on HTC Vive over two years ago the first thing that came to my mind is that I really, really wanted to shoot other people in VR with a bow and arrow. Well, here we go: it’s real and it’s called Arrowborn.

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ARKit 101: How to Place a Group of Balloons Around You & Have Them Float Randomly Up into the Sky

Next Reality AR

Have you ever seen pictures or videos of balloons being let go into the sky and randomly floating away in all directions? It's something you often see in classic posters or movies. Well, guess what? Now you'll be able to do that without having to buy hundreds of balloons, all you'll need is ARKit!

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Samsung Partners With NASA To Launch 4D Lunar Gravity VR Experience

VRScout

One small step for man, one giant, virtual leap for mankind. In celebration of the Apollo Program’s historic, 50th anniversary, NASA has teamed up with Samsung to develop an out-of-this-world, location-based VR experience powered by the Gear VR.

‘Modbox’ Developer Shows Off Knuckles Controllers in Action with SteamVR Skeletal Input

Road to VR

Alien Trap’s Lee Vermeulen, one of the developers behind VR creation tool Modbox , received a brand new pair of Knuckles controllers recently. One of his first missions: show off Valve’s Skeletal Input system in detail, which was released in beta to developers late last month.

Hellblade: Senua’ Sacrifice Is Coming To VR Next Week

UploadVR

Awesome news for fans of Ninja Theory and its excellent new game, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifce: it’s coming to VR headsets next week. A developer diary from the studio reveals the surprise news. This is going to be the entire game converted into VR.

Magic Leap Gives the World a Peek at Lumin OS

Next Reality AR

A fresh batch of developer info has been revealed on Magic Leap's Creator Portal. On Thursday evening, the normally secretive company gave the general public perhaps the closest look yet at Magic Leap One's Lumin operating system.

You Can Now Pilot A Drone Using VR And Your Torso

VRScout

A Swiss research team has come up with a new technique to fly drones that doesn’t require your hands, because why not?

How to Install (and fix) ‘Beat Saber’ Custom Songs

Road to VR

If you’re a serious Beat Saber player, you probably installed the unofficial mod allowing for custom songs, and also probably realized that the v0.11.0 update this week made your custom songs disappear. If you didn’t already custom songs installed, you’ll definitely want to!

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Hellblade: Senuas’ Sacrifice coming to both Oculus Rift and Vive on July 31st, free if you own the game

Cats and VR

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice will come to VR on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on July 31st! If you own or buy Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice on Steam, the VR Edition will be included for free!

Samsung Updates AR Emoji with Better Tracking & Facial Features

Next Reality AR

With Apple preparing to bring a slew of new features to its Animoji app this fall, Samsung has updated its AR Emoji imitator with the ability to create more realistic digital doppelgängers. The update gives users more control over customization of their personal AR Emojis with My Emoji Editor.

VR Horror Game Tracks Your Heart Rate For Scariest Possible Experience

VRScout

‘Bring to Light’ uses custom AI to deliver horrifying moments when players least expect it. “We can actually put whispers at the nape of your neck,” says Red Meat Games owner Keith Makse, laughing as he describes his latest VR title, Bring to Light , to CBC News.

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14 Minutes of ‘Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice VR’ Gameplay

Road to VR

Ninja Theory’s BAFTA award-winning action-adventure game Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (2017) is coming to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive soon. Here’s 14 minutes of gameplay, taken after the game’s initial intro.