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Standalone vs PC VR Power Compared: How Big Is the Difference?

UploadVR

In 2018 the first major standalone VR headsets launched; Oculus Go, HTC Vive Focus, and Lenovo Mirage Solo. Due to their limited input devices they are mainly used for media consumption. But this year, standalone headsets focused on gaming, like Oculus Quest, will release. These headsets open up VR to a much larger market than before, but have considerably less computing power than a PC or PS4, which have been the home of gaming VR so far. But just how big is this computing power difference?

Escaping Into Virtuality

Tech Trends VR

As our reality becomes increasingly hard to deal with, is virtual escapism the answer? The late screenwriting legend William Goldman famously said; “nobody knows anything” so predictions – specially about technology – always run the risk of making people look silly in the not-so-distant-future.

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Slightly Mad Studios: ‘Mad Box console to deliver 90 fps to VR headsets’

Road to VR

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'David Bowie Is' App Delivers a Mesmerizing AR Tour of the Artist's Career with Gary Oldman as Guide

Next Reality AR

Although next week will mark the late David Bowie's 72nd birthday, his fans and admirers are the ones receiving a gift in the form of an augmented reality app that explores the artist's career Available for $7.99

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AR Fashion Show In Iran Features Invisible Models

VRScout

Virtual catwalks could remove the limitations of conventional models. December was an important month for the Iranian fashion scene as the city of Tehran played hosted to an augmented reality fashion show; complete with digital models and a virtual catwalk.

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My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

The Ghost Howls

It’s the beginning of 2019, and this means that this is that time of the year when we all make predictions for this year in AR and VR! We all love to make speculations on the technology and I am no exception.

2018 Ends With a Record Number of VR Headsets on Steam

Road to VR

According to latest set of data from Valve’s monthly Steam Hardware & Software survey, the number of VR headsets on Steam has reached a new record. Meanwhile, the Vive Pro and Windows VR headsets have reached new peaks in their share of VR headsets on Steam.

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VAR Live Launches Largest VR Theme Park In Malaysia

VRScout

The 14-room facility features vibrating floors, haptic peripherals, and artificial wind. Location-based VR made serious headway in Malaysia this month as immersive entertainment specialists VAR Live launched what is now the largest VR-based theme park in the entire country.

My predictions for virtual reality in 2019

The Ghost Howls

Yesterday, I have dressed as a fortune teller and I have given you my predictions for augmented reality in 2019. Now, it is the turn of virtual reality. How has VR performed in 2018? And how it will be in 2019? Let me do some speculations… Virtual Reality in 2018.

6DOF Controller FinchShift to Support Multiple Standalone Headsets via Vive Wave

Road to VR

Mobile VR motion controller manufacturer Finch Technologies today announced it’s working with Qualcomm and HTC to deliver its six degrees of freedom (6DOF) FinchShift controllers to a multitude of devices supporting Vive Wave.

PSVR Adventure Eden Tomorrow Getting Free Demo This Month

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Remember Soulpix’s Eden Tomorrow? Well, you’ll be able to play it soon all the same. The developer’s official website confirms that a demo for the PSVR game is coming this month. There’s no final date or details of what the demo will entail, but we’re intrigued.

Unofficial Yu-Gi-Oh! Fan Project Brings The Classic Trading Card Game To VR

VRScout

All you need is the heart of the cards… and a PC-based VR headset. Everyone’s favorite l ate-’90s card-dueling anime has finally made its way to VR headsets in, albeit not 100% officially.

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Lenovo Mirage Solo review: should you buy it?

The Ghost Howls

Various months ago, I got from Lenovo a Mirage Solo headset for a limited period of time to review it on my blog. I published various posts about it both here and on my social media channels, but I realized that I never published a proper review of the device.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Duels Come to VR in ‘Duel Monsters VR’ Fan Project

Road to VR

Duel Monsters VR is a newly released fan project that aims to put you face-first into the world of Yu-Gi-Oh! replete with the online multiplayer PvP card dueling made famous is the manga and anime.

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Rhythm of the Universe Is A Breathtaking Musical Adventure For Quest, Rift And Vive

UploadVR

Well here’s a trailer that’s immediately caught our attention. Rotu Entertainment’s Rhythm of the Universe looks unlike anything else we’ve yet seen in VR.

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VR Experience Lets You Step Inside A Dead Star

VRScout

Exploring the massive supernova remnant of a 400-year-old star has never been easier.

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Indie developer remakes the infamous P.T. in Unreal with VR compatibility

Cats and VR

Unreal P.T. is a short psychological horror game, completely recreating the atmosphere and gameplay of Hideo Kojima’s P.T., originally published on the Playstation 4. Developer RadiusGordello has spent 9 months on development, starting in April 2018 and ending in January 2019.

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USB-C VR Extension Adapter for Rift & Windows VR Coming Soon From Accell

Road to VR

Accell Cables, a provider of adapters, cables, and power supplies, is launching a VR adapter which condenses a headset’s cables into a single USB-C cable (for USB-C equipped GPUs) and extends the tether.

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Former Microsoft Senior Researcher, Now At Facebook, Recounts Haptics Innovations

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Former Microsoft Senior Researcher Dr. Hrvoje Benko gave a talk entitled ‘The Future of AR Interactions’ at the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) conference in October. This week the talk was uploaded on the ISMAR YouTube channel.

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Witness The Discovery Of The God Particle In AR

VRScout

NYT app simulates a Higgs particle reaction using AR technology. Since its initial development during the mid 1960’s, the Large Hadron Collider has remained one of the most impressive scientific and technological achievements in human history.

Project Cars developers new VR ready console plans seem a little too ambitious if not "Slightly Mad"

Cats and VR

Slightly Mad Studios is best known for their racing games that were also VR ready Project CARS (2015) and Project CARS 2 (2017). The team has now ventured into building it's own VR ready console. Still many in the VR community had quite a few questions.

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‘The Mage’s Tale’ is Coming Soon to PSVR, New Trailer Here

Road to VR

The Mage’s Tale, a first-person sword & sorcery dungeon crawler from The Bard’s Tale series developers inXile Entertainment , is finally making its way to PSVR soon.

Bionic Rage Brings Streets Of Rage And Final Fight To VR

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Remember the glory days of the beat ’em up? Taking to the streets and delivering justice with your fists? Indie developer Line Above wants to bring them to VR with its debut game, Bionic Rage. This is a third-person brawler heavily inspired by the likes of Streets of Rage and Final Fight.

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St. Joseph’s Healthcare Trains Staff Using VR Seclusion Rooms

VRScout

Building empathy with patients living in social isolation. A new forensic psychiatric program being conducted at St.

Report: Building Healthcare Expertise With VR

Tech Trends VR

Can immersive technologies help professionals in the healthcare sector build crucial expertise and save lives? Merriam-Webster defines an expert as “one who displays special knowledge or skills representing mastery of a particular subject that derives from training or experience”.

Oculus’ Jason Rubin Now Overseeing AR/VR Content & Partnerships at Facebook

Road to VR

Jason Rubin joined Oculus in 2014 and has been a key figure in guiding the company’s content investments and strategy. Following the recent Oculus shakeup and deeper absorption into Facebook, Rubin is now overseeing AR and VR content & partnerships at Facebook.

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VR Game Releases For January 2019

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Every month we aim to round up each and every VR game release for you in one single place — this is January’s list. Don’t worry — we’ll continue highlighting the best ones at the end of each week too.

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HTC Vive Teases New VR Hardware In Blurred Photo

VRScout

Looks like HTC will be revealing several new products at the CES 2019 tech conference. The 2019 Consumer Electronics Expo is set to kick-off this Sunday and it looks as though HTC Vive will be using the infamous Las Vegas trade show to reveal new products in its VR hardware lineup.

PICO INTERACTIVE REVEALS ENTERPRISE-FOCUSED 4K VERSION OF CHINA’S BEST-SELLING ALL-IN-ONE VR HEADSET AT CES 2019

Cats and VR

Pico Interactive, Inc. continues to take the enterprise VR and AR market head on in 2019 with the newly unveiled all-in-one Pico G2 4K VR headset – a highly anticipated 4K update to the Pico G2 , China’s bestselling standalone VR headset.

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HTC Teases New Vive Gear to be Revealed at CES Next Week

Road to VR

Last year HTC teased the VR world ahead of CES 2018 about what would become the announcement of the Vive Pro. Now the company is at it again, promising “new gear” that will be revealed at CES 2019 next week.

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The Mage’s Tale PSVR Version Launches Early Next Month

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Earlier this week we reported on the launch of a new trailer for inXile Entertainment’s The Mage’s Tale PSVR port. The clip showed the first console gameplay from the title but didn’t say when it would arrive.

Nickelodeon To Host Interactive AR ‘New Year’s Eve Loud House Party’ Marathon

VRScout

Celebrate New Years Eve with the Loud House crew using Nick’s Screens Up AR companion app. Getting ready to rock into the new year?

AR+VR Weekly: HoloLens 2, Sony 3D sensors & Waking up Photos with AR

AWE Blog

Catch up on the latest XR highlights, funding news and launch announcements: Week of Jan 1. By Tom Emrich. Highlights. Happy New Year! It’s been another busy week in AR+VR!

You Could Win a Chance to Improv with Reggie Watts in ‘AltspaceVR’ Soon

Road to VR

Musician and comedian Reggie Watts is no stranger to AltspaceVR , Microsoft’s social VR platform. This weekend you can enter to win a chance to get on the stage and improv with the man himself.

Share Of VR Headsets On Steam Doubled In 2018

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If you read mainstream news coverage of PC VR, you might get the impression that the ecosystem is “dying”- or even “dead”, but that’s not what the data tells us at all. PC VR headset companies do not currently release sales figures but there is still some data to work with.

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Sing Along To John Legend With Baobab Studios ‘Crow: The Legend’ AR Filter

VRScout

Step into the role of Crow with this Facebook Karaoke AR filter. Baobab Studios, the VR animation company behind the Emmy-award winning films Invasion! and Asteroids! have launched a new Facebook AR face filter that lets you wear the colorful feathered face of the hero from their most recent VR film, Crow: The Legend. The face filter resembles an experience similar to that of Apple’s Animoji app.

The Future of Education and VR

Veative

Virtual Reality offers an exhilarating way of rediscovering the familiar world through an unfamiliar lens. As Michael Heim posits in his 1993 book, The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality , VR has signaled an ontological shift in how human beings interact with and utilize technology.