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Oculus on Platform-exclusive VR Content: ‘it’s the only viable way to jumpstart the market’

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Earlier this month we saw a slew of new Oculus Touch game announcements. Many of these new VR titles, which benefit from funding or publishing (or both) by Oculus, will launch exclusively for the Rift and Touch.

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Shifting the Paradigm: Unplugged with the Best Minds in VR

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Have you ever been to a tech summit where you howled for joy at the sunset? I have. Hosted at Esalen, the event was dubbed the “ Shifting the Paradigm ” Summit, and I’m still trying to figure out the best way to write about it.

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The Gigantic List of Augmented Reality Use Cases

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Everyone says that augmented reality (AR) will be bigger than virtual reality (VR): analysts , investors , technologists , and futurists alike.

Microsoft $299 Headset Will Be Tethered

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On Wednesday this week, Microsoft announced they are working on a new $299 VR/AR headset. During the event, very little information was shared by them to the technical details of the headset. However, it now appears Microsoft will be shackled to the PC just as with Oculus and HTC.

4 Virtual Reality Desktops For Vive and Rift Compared

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While it’s all too easy to lose ourselves in the countless VR worlds at our fingertips, sometimes we just need to access the desktop and get things done in Windows. Thanks to a few innovative apps, this is possible without removing your headset.

A VR Theme Park is Coming to Malaysia

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When it comes to virtual reality theme parks, for the most part we’ve seen two companies blazing the way to bring multiplayer location-based VR to the masses.

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Microsoft Planning VR/AR Headset for $299

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During the Microsoft Surface event today, it was not just all about the massive Surface Studio Desktop. Microsoft discussed plans for their $299 (£245, AU$295) VR/AR headset. General Manager Megan Saunders said during the event "powerful and affordable VR is coming to you."

Microsoft Reveals VR Headsets Coming From Top Manufacturers, Starting at $299

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The number of big-name manufacturers getting into VR is going to increase substantially with the entry of Microsoft VR hardware partners, revealed on stage today at Microsoft’s hardware-focused event.

‘Ghostbusters: Dimension’ Trailer Shows The Power of The Void

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The Void’s Ghostbuster experience is no joke, and this trailer is evidence. Back in July I had the pleasure of testing out the brand new Ghostbusters: Dimension experience at the famous Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in NYC.

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5 Things We Learned About HTC’s Plans For VR

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The HTC Vive is a mysterious beast. It’s a wonderful headset with great games and experiences, but it’s something we seem to take on a week-by-week basis.

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Eagle Flight now available now on Oculus Rift Coming Soon on PSVR and Vive

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Eagle Flight is now available on the Rift, then coming to PSVR on November 8 and HTC Vive on December 20. Eagle flight is a bird simulator (yes, a bird simulator) where you play the role of an Eagle as you take to the skies in Paris in the future.

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Xiaomi Unveils Low-Cost, Low-Latency VR Headset with Controller

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Xiaomi today unveiled a low-cost VR headset alongside their Mi Note 2 smartphone at the company’s Mi Product Launch Event in Beijing.

Halloween Horror VR Picks for the HTC Vive

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Halloween is a time for VR. Depending on your tolerance for jump scares, haunting isolation, and Zombies, Halloween is either the best of times or the worst of times for virtual reality.

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Dealing With Harassment in VR

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Editor’s Note: The below post is written by Aaron Stanton and Jonathan Schenker, the developers of QuiVr. Their multiplayer VR game was recently mentioned in a post titled “ My First Virtual Reality Gropin g ” that has reverberated beyond the gaming community.

How to Watch Porn on PlayStation VR PSVR

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Ladies and gents. The real reason your boyfriend, husband, or pet dog purchased PlayStation VR (PSVR) was not to play games or watch movies, but it was in fact to watch porn. But not just any old porn, but 180-degree or even 360-degree porn on the PSVR. But just how do you set this up on the PSVR?

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HTC to Roll Out Hundreds of Official ‘Vive VR Cafes’ in China Next Year

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HTC opened their third officially branded ‘Vive VR Cafe’ last week, this time in Shenzhen, China, the country’s Silicon Valley of hardware.

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Report: Apple Using VR to Test Self-Driving System

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Virtual reality is being used to test Apple’s self-driving vehicle. According to a Bloomberg report on Tuesday, Apple will be able to continue to keeping their secretive plans to develop self-driving software behind closed doors thanks to virtual reality.

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‘Onward’ and Upward: How A College Dropout Built One Of The Best VR Shooters

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On the night of August 29th, 2016, Dante Buckley started crying. It wasn’t because he was heartbroken from a devastating breakup, or because he was sad and distraught from horrible events in his life. No, this night, Dante Buckley was crying tears of joy, relief, and excitement.

Google Daydream View VR Available to pre-order NOW arriving November 15

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Pre-orders for Google's Daydream View VR headset are now live, and you can pick one up for $79. It's available through the Google Online Store , but if you're in the US, it's also going on sale through Verizon or Carphone Warehouse if you're in the UK.

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Google Acquires Eye-tracking Company Eyefluence, Reportedly Building VR Headset With Tech

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360 Video Picks for Halloween

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Featured 360 Videos from the VRScout Haunted Mansion. This is part two in our Halloween VR series, which started with our horror picks for the HTC Vive. This time we’re featuring some of the spooky 360 videos we’ll be showcasing at the VRScout Haunted Mansion tomorrow.

Magic Leap CEO Suggests Development Milestones Met, Patent Shows Sleeker Form Factor

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In an industry populated with giants such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft it is astounding that one of the most important names in the game is a startup known as Magic Leap. This highly secretive, Florida-based company is working on an unspecified augmented reality device.

What Do You need to Play Battlefield 1

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In the eternal battle of Battlefield vs. Call of Duty, Electronic Arts once more pulled the trigger first and released Battlefield 1 on October 21th (to be followed by Call of Duty on November 4th).

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‘ABE VR’ Creators Are Making Survival Horror Game ‘Syren’ – Teaser Trailer Here

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Hammerhead VR , the creators of the splendidly creepy ABE VR, a short VR film that puts you at the mercy of a robot gone awry, today revealed a first-person horror game called Syren.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report , a weekly live video show and podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst.

‘Vivepaper’ Is HTC’s Immersive Reading Experience That Mixes AR With VR

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Based on our recent talk with VP of content, Joel Breton, HTC has plenty of experiences in the works for its Vive VR headset across a wide range of categories. Though you probably wouldn’t have guessed it, one of those categories is virtual reading.

OPEN WORLD VR GAME! | CyberThreat (HTC Vive Gameplay)

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CyberThreat is a open world VR game where you can play all kinds of crazy game modes like challenges, scenarios, defense and much more. Check it out in Virtual Reality… [link]. Did you like this video? Subscribe Nathie! link]. Gameplay Nathie YouTube Players

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An Inflection Point for WebVR and the Open Metaverse

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There’s been a couple of key developments in the evolution of WebVR during the month of October. First, Nate Mitchell announced during his Oculus Connect 3 keynote that Oculus will be supporting the WebVR ecosystem with the React VR framework and a VR-enabled browser called Carmel.

Oculus and Kaleidoscope Announce DevLab VR Art Incubator

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The new initiative will help independent creators incubate original VR projects. Originally started in 2015 as a traveling VR film festival spanning 10 cities in North America, Kaleidoscope has really come into its own this year.

Microsoft May Leapfrog Facebook and Google in VR With HoloLens Tracking

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Microsoft’s play for command of next generation personal computing can be seen today with the announcement of a series of Windows-powered VR headsets starting at $300.