Sat.Oct 12, 2019 - Fri.Oct 18, 2019

Google Discontinues Daydream View Headset, the Final Nail in the Coffin for its Android VR Ambitions

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How Augmented Reality Is Reshaping Activism

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Superimposing computer-generated images onto a real-world environment isn’t a far-fetched idea. It’s here – although it’s still in its infancy. As more innovators experiment with augmented reality , this burgeoning technology is going to disrupt many industries and change countless lives.

Varjo Unveils Human Eye-Resolution VR Headsets With Hand And Eye Tracking, Available Now

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Varjo expands its product line-up with two enterprise-focused VR headsets. Yesterday, XR hardware developer Varjo unveiled two new additions to its lineup of human eye-resolution VR & AR products, the VR-2 and VR-2 Pro.

Hands-On: Sotheby's Curate App for Magic Leap Lets You Reimagine Your Home & Office in the Most Realistic Fashion via AR

Next Reality AR

It might sound odd to call interior decorating exciting, especially if you're not a professional within that industry. But that's exactly what it is when combined with augmented reality. I recently found out just how fun it can be when I downloaded the new Sotheby's Curate app for the Magic Leap One.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.10.14): Asgard’s Wrath redefines VR gaming, Apple glasses may launch in Q2 2020 and much more!

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It’s a crazy period for me: I’m going to depart soon for China to showcase our game at the WCVRI in Nanchang and so I’m crazy busy finalizing the demo for the exhibition and at the same time arranging the talks that I’m having there and at the View Conference soon after.

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Boneworks Can Now Be Played From Start To Finish

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Highly anticipated VR shooter Boneworks is a step closer to completion. Last week Stress Level Zero’s Brandon J Laatsch revealed that the game can now be played from beginning to finish.

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Target Treats Shoppers with Augmented Reality Tricks via Snapchat

Next Reality AR

Big-box retailer Target has been on a bit of an augmented reality advertising shopping spree via Snapchat lately. The latest example, revealed on Tuesday, comes via a pair of Halloween-themed experiences, available in the camera carousel in Snapchat.

Resident Evil 7 ‘VR-X’ Prequel Announced By Capcom

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The 4-person co-op experience launches exclusively in Japan later this month. Beginning October 26th , Capcom will be offering Tokyo locals the chance to return to the swamps of Lousiana for another lethal encounter with murderous backwoods psychopath, Jack Baker.

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Varjo’s VR-2 Pro Kills Screen Door Effect, Tracks Fingers, And Runs SteamVR Content

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Varjo is releasing two successors to its VR-1 “bionic” VR headset. Varjo headsets’ unique feature is that they have angular resolution claimed as equivalent to the human eyes in the center of the image. There are two displays for each eye in a Varjo headset.

The Most Anticipated VR Games Coming in 2020

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There’s been no shortage of great VR games in 2019, although 2020 is shaping up to be a pretty significant year in VR gaming too.

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Disney's 'Maleficent' Brings Its Magic to YouTube with Augmented Reality Make-Up Experience

Next Reality AR

Dark mode themes for mobile apps are all the rage these days, but YouTube is taking that a bit literally with its latest augmented reality experience.

The Avengers Location-Based VR Game Made Me Feel Like An Actual Marvel Superhero

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The VOID’s 20-minute hyper-reality experience is a non-stop thrill ride from start to finish. Last week we had the chance to check out Marvel’s Avengers: Damage Control , a new location-based VR experience from ILMxLAB that’s heading to select VOID centers October 18th.

Capcom Japan Announce Another Resident Evil 7 Free-Roam VR Attraction

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Capcom announced a new walkthrough, free-roam VR attraction set in the world of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard , titled Biohazard: Walkthrough the Fear.

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‘Iron Man VR’ Confirmed for February Launch on PSVR, New Trailer Here

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Camouflaj, the studio behind PlayStation VR exclusive Marvel’s Iron Man VR , recently confirmed that the high-flying super hero adventure is coming to PSVR on February 28th, 2020.

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I Have AR Dream

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Madame Tussauds is using Augmented Reality to bring its iconic wax figures to life.

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Human-Scale AR ‘Tunnel Book’ Launches At Welsh National Opera

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Free immersive pop-up blends AR technology with classic opera.

Oculus Quest Update Improves Casting Quality & Latency, Supports More Cast Devices

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A new firmware update for Oculus Quest improves the quality, stability, and latency of TV casting as well as adding support for more cast devices. Oculus Quest included the ability to cast the headset’s view to a TV since the headset launched back in May, using Google’s Cast technology.

Graffiti Simulator ‘Kingspray’ Coming to Oculus Quest This Week, Trailer Here

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Infectious Ape, the studio behind Kingspray (2016), today announced that the graffiti simulator is headed to Oculus Quest on October 17th.

Magic Leap Lawsuit vs. Nreal Takes Major Step Forward After Legal Team Scours the Planet in Search of Elusive Founder

Next Reality AR

The legal drama surrounding Chinese startup Nreal and Magic Leap continues, and now we finally have an update. For months, Magic Leap's legal team attempted to contact Nreal and its founder, Chi Xu, with little success. But that all changed a few weeks ago.

Students Develop VR Massage Parlor To Train Police How To Identify Sex Trafficking

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The low-cost training solution could assist law enforcement in preventing sex crimes. According to a study made public last year by the International Labour Organization, there were 5,147 cases of human trafficking reported in 2018 alone, 3,718 of which directly connected to sex trafficking.

New Five Nights At Freddy’s VR DLC Is On The Way

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Good news for those that like pooping themselves inside VR headsets; new Five Nights at Freddy’s VR DLC is on the way! Developer Steel Wool Studios last week dropped a teaser trailer for Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted – Curse of Dreadbear.

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PlayStation VR’s 3rd Anniversary Sale Brings Big Discounts to Top VR Titles

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PlayStation VR is now officially three years old, and to celebrate Sony has slashed prices on many of the platform’s highest profile VR titles while offering up to 70% off a wide selection of games. The sale is already live, and goes until October 22nd in the US. Check out the full list below.

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Zombie Math App for Magic Leap One Mixes Halloween Horror with AR Learning

Next Reality AR

What if you could combine the fun of Halloween with the process of learning? Well, if you were wise enough to have already snagged a Magic Leap One device, we have good news: the app you're looking for is here, and it's called Zombie Math.

RIP: Google Has Abandoned Its Daydream VR Platform

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RIP Google Daydream (November 2016 – October 2019).

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Editorial: PSVR Fans Will See Patience Tested On The Road To PS5

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Looking back on it, I can understand the skepticism. PSVR had a lot of prove when it launched on Sony’s phenomenally successful PS4 console on October 13, 2016.

Vive Cosmos is the Lowest Rated HTC Headset on Amazon by Far

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Though HTC touts Vive Cosmos as its best PC VR headset yet, the headset is getting tanked so far in online customer reviews, making it far and away the lowest rated HTC headset by that metric yet.

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WCVRI Day 1: Hands-on RealMax AR glasses and Droolon F1 eye tracking!

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I’ve just had my first day in Nanchang, China. I’m here to attend the WCVRI , a very big event about Virtual Reality in China, where I am exhibiting HitMotion: Reloaded , the mixed reality fitness game of my agency New Technology Walkers ( contact us if you need some VR development!).

Screensavers VR Drops You Headfirst Into History’s Most Famous PC Screensavers

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Relive the ’90s in a part-parody, part-tribute available October 22nd. Those of us lucky enough to have grown up during the 1990’s no doubt harbor fond memories of early home computer entertainment.

The Louvre Offers New VR Experience Featuring The Mona Lisa

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Visiting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris can be a dreary, crowded experience. The museum, however, will soon offer an alternative way to experience the portrait through VR with the support of HTC VIVE Arts.

Rube Goldberg Puzzle ‘Gadgeteer’ to Launch on Oculus Quest October 24th

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Gadgeteer (2019) , the physics-based puzzle game from indie studio Metanaut , is officially headed to Oculus Quest on October 24th.

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Mobile Developer Within Tells Interactive Halloween Tales via Wonderscope AR App

Next Reality AR

The Halloween season is the perfect time for telling scary stories, but augmented reality is here to bring the tradition of frightening children to the modern age.