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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.

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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.

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


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

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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,

VR Horror Game Tracks Your Heart Rate For Scariest Possible Experience


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


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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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.

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


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.

Exclusive: First Look at ‘Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice’ VR Edition

Road to VR

Ninja Theory, the minds behind BAFTA award-winning action-adventure game Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (2017), are bringing the full, uncut title to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets soon.

Hellblade: Senua’ Sacrifice Is Coming To VR Next Week


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.

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.

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


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.

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.

The Persistence Review: Survival Horror Meets Sci-Fi VR Roguelike


A big complaint surrounding a lot of VR games at this stage of the industry is that many of them are just far too short. After an hour or two you can see most everything there is to see in a lot of the low-quality shovelware that’s flooded the marketplaces for Rift, Vive, and PSVR.

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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‘Zip Now London’ Attraction Combines VR With Zip Lining


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

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.

Superhero Sim Megaton Rainfall Finally Gets PC VR, Move Support Next Month


One of the most interesting PlayStation VR (PSVR) games of 2017 is finally coming to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Pentadimensional Games’ Megaton Rainfall will release on both headsets on August 9th, it was confirmed today.

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.

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


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.

Japan’s New Godzilla VR Game Looks Absolutely Terrifying


Godzilla is having a pretty good week, which is probably bad news for the rest of humanity. The massive monster made his big screen return at Comic-Con with a new trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and now there’s a new VR experience based on the beast on the way, too.

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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.

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


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.

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.

Skydance Used Oculus Medium To Design Archangel: Hellfire’s Mechs


Archangel: Hellfire is a really good VR mech combat game. We praised the freedom of movement, variety of weapons, and intensity of its player-versus-player combat in our full review and are excited to see what the development studio does with their upcoming Walking Dead VR game.

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