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New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 09/18/16

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Pixvana Reveals 10K VR Video Player and Publishing Platform ‘SPIN’

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Pixvana , a cloud-based VR video company, today announced their much awaited solution for publishing and streaming 360 video, a platform that promises to deliver up to 10K resolution streaming playback from the cloud to your VR devices. They’re calling it Pixvana SPIN.

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United Nations endorses peace walkway with AR and VR Technology

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The United Nations has endorsed a unique way for people to celebrate art monuments and heroic world peacemakers with the latest AR and VR technology. On September 4, the United Nations invited peace walkway artist Paul-Felix Montez to speak at the U.N. in New York City for World Peace day.

Report: VR Adoption Rates Significantly Jump in 2017

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VR headset adoption rates this year have been sluggish. According to a Steam survey , HTC Vive users increased merely 0.3 percent in July and growth was flat in August. Oculus Rift users also grew only 0.3 percent in July and a measly 0.1 percent in August. Today, about 0.18

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Oculus Seed Investor Greg Castle Announces $12 Million Investment Fund

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Google Daydream SDK Launches Out of Beta, Adds Unity Integration

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After announcing Daydream earlier this year, Google’s platform for high-end virtual reality on Android, the company has now says the Daydream VR SDK has reached version 1.0 and is now ready for download.

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5 Bizarre Virtual Reality Headsets

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Whether it be the 90’s or even the 21st century, these virtual reality monstrosities are the definition of ridiculous. With new technology comes endless manufacturers hoping to discover the winning formula that makes their design the gold standard for the industry.

Google Pixel Leaks Could Give Us Our First Look At Daydream Ready Phones

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Only Select Developers Can Publish Google Daydream Apps Until 2017

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Google Daydream is supposed to launch Fall 2016, but only a select group of developers will be able to publish Daydream apps to the Google Play store until 2017. See Also: Google Daydream SDK Launches Out of Beta, Adds Unity Integration.

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DEO VR Now Available for HTC Vive

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Last month I raved about my new favorite VR Video player, DEO VR. However, it was available only to the Oculus Rift at the time. Little later than planned, DEO VR is now available for the HTC Vive with a few extras and a few caveats too.

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Vegas Casino Introduces Cash Bets on VR Games Using Beautiful Glass Box

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What happens in a Vegas virtual reality cube, stays in a Vegas virtual reality cube. Casinos are about to take a huge leap into the future next year thanks to the team over at Gamblit Gaming.

Everything You Need To Know About Snapchat’s New Spectacles

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PlayStation VR Unboxing

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PlayStation VR is nearly here and we’ve got an unboxing to tide you over until its launch in just two weeks. Sony’s PSVR is the first console-based VR headset to hit the market and also the most affordable of the big three headsets (which includes the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift).

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Rage of the Gargoyles Virtual Reality Ride at Six Flags

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Six Flags theme parks in Vallejo, California, and Arlington, Texas will unveil the Rage of the Gargoyles Roller Coaster to guests on September 30.

Alejandro Inarritu and Legendary are Creating a VR Short Film

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The ILMxLAB created world will immerse you in a border crossing journey between Mexico and the United States. Alejandro Inarritu is taking a big step into the world of virtual reality.

PlayStation VR’s First Trophies List Is Live

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Oculus Founder Issues Statement After Developer Backlash to Polarizing Politics

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Viveport for HTC Vive Launches With Discounted Apps

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HTC has launched their new app store call Viveport and is available in over 30 countries around the world. To celebrate their launch, HTC is offering substantial discounts on some premium content. theBlu where you stand on the edge of a ship and play with a Whale is now available for only $1.00

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SeaWorld Shifts Entertainment To Virtual Reality Coaster

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SeaWorld has been treading rough waters for awhile now, thanks in large part to the fallout from the Blackfish documentary, the US theme park chain has been facing swirling consumer sentiment and declining attendance.

Tilt Brush Multiplayer Prototype And Other Experiments Revealed By Google

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Steam Now Boasts More than 600 VR Games and Apps, 30% of Top 10 Steam Games Are VR

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Focusing on cross-headset support, Valve aims to make Steam the go-to place for virtual reality content distribution. Now touting more than 600 VR titles, the platform’s VR apps are steadily rising through the ranks of the entire Steam library.

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MOSES calls for new foundation to move OpenSim forward

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Editor: The U.S. Army’s MOSES grid has long been making cutting-edge contributors to OpenSim, building a grid management system, running scalability tests, and donating content to the OpenSim community. Now they are in the process of moving to... Columns Metaverse MOSES U.S.

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Hollywood Is Throwing A Big VR Conference Next Month

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The two-day summit takes place at Paramount Studios October 13-14. October is going to be a busy month for VR. Google is set to debut their Daydream platform, Oculus is hosting their third annual developer conference and Sony will finally release their PlayStation VR headset.

Top Gartner Analyst: “No Doubt About It” Google’s Daydream is a Winner

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Final Specs Show PSVR is Heaviest Among Rift and Vive, But It Still Gets My Vote for Best Ergonomics

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Final specs show that PlayStation VR is the heaviest headset among the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, but its smart design will have you wondering how much weight can actually tell you about comfort.

VR ads improve brand recall 28-fold

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People watching 360-degree videos recalled the brands mentioned 28 times more than in traditional ads, according to a new report by Nielsen. Recall of 360-degree content in general was eight times higher, and consumers were three... News VR & AR Nielsen

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The One Take 360° Music Video Experience of OneRepublic

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The pop rock band teamed up with Here Be Dragons to challenge what we’ve seen in the past from music experiences.

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Virtual Reality Helps Legally Blind Man See Clearly For The First Time

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‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ PlayStation VR Experience ‘Blood Ties’ Detailed

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Drift Championship in France

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Take place on the 550HP Nissan PS13 of young pilot Jack Shanahan from the round 5 of the french drift championship in France. User Uploads car drift france mountain race

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