Sat.Oct 19, 2019 - Fri.Oct 25, 2019

Lexus ‘Electrified’ Concept Car Features AR Displays, Gesture Controls, Personal Drone

VRScout

Passengers have access to video, navigation, and other features via an AR-activated glass roof. Yesterday marked the launch of this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, a nearly two-week event dedicated to showcasing the latest technological advancements in vehicles and transportation.

Should We Be Concerned About the Security and Privacy Risks of VR and AR?

ARPost

The capability of virtual and augmented reality is allowing humans to fully immerse themselves in computer-generated worlds unlike any technological capabilities in the past.

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What’s New in 360-Degree VR Cameras (Fall 2019)?

InstaVR

The VR camera market, like the VR headset market we updated you on last week , has seen a lot of advancement. In the last five years, just about every camera maker has come out with a dedicated 360-degree camera.

Magic Leap Takes on Musical Theater with Augmented Reality Experience Starring Vanessa Williams

Next Reality AR

Musical theater enthusiasts are about to enter a whole new world of melodic storytelling via augmented reality.

Huawei VR glasses hands-on preview: a majestic 3DOF headset

The Ghost Howls

At WCVRI in Nanchang, China, I have finally been able to put my hands on the just-announced Huawei VR glasses and so I can write a short review for you. I’ve come out pretty impressive by them , so be sure to read this article to discover with me why they are cool.

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Audio Trip Early Access Review: Competently Finds Its Rhythm

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Audio Trip is out now in Early Access on Steam and we’ve spent a few days putting this latest VR rhythm action game through its paces. Read on to find out how it fares! “Does VR really need another rhythm action game?”, ”, you might be asking yourself right now.

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Snapchat Spooky AR Experiences from Lens Studio Creators Get You Ready for Halloween

Next Reality AR

Homemade Halloween costumes that exhibit the maker's creativity are always better than off-the-shelf versions. It turns out that the same is true with virtual costumers.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.10.21): Daydream is dead, Varjo VR-2 is out, Sony makes AR glasses and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Last week I told you that most probably I wouldn’t have written a Week Peek this Sunday because I’m very busy showcasing our game at the WCVRI exhibition in Nanchang. Actually I’m busy, I’m stressed and super-tired (I will tell you my experience very soon!),

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RGB Haptics Helps Unity Developers Add Great Haptics To Their VR Games

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RGB Haptics is a new Unity package which enables developers to easily add high quality haptics to their VR apps and games. RGB Haptics was developed by a Seattle based startup called RGB Schemes, which develops VR games and developer tools.

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Micro Center Sale Brings HP’s Windows Mixed Reality Headset to Just $130

Road to VR

Looking to get one of the best deals in PC VR headsets? Micro Center has slashed the price on HP’s Windows Mixed Reality headset down to just $130 for both the headset and included controllers.

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CINEMOOD 360 Portable Projector Offers Kid-Friendly VR Experiences, No Headset Required

VRScout

The portable projector offers family-focused 360-degree videos and interactive motion games.

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What are Colleges & Universities Using VR For?

InstaVR

Colleges and universities were some of the earliest adopters of InstaVR — and some of the most innovative current users. The appeal of a fast, easy, no-code VR creation platform for all major headsets is obvious.

Ninja Legends Out Of Early Access With Archery Update

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After launching on PC VR in July and the Oculus Quest in August, Ninja Legends is now out of early access. The game also received a new update which expands the archery options on offer in the game. According to an update on the game’s Steam page , there are six new-archery focused levels.

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Horror Survival ‘Into the Radius VR’ Headed to Early Access Next Month

Road to VR

Into the Radius VR is a single-player VR shooter headed to Steam Early Access next month.

EmuVR Light Gun Update Lets You Play Multiple Shooters At Once, Because Why Not?

VRScout

Dual-wield a pair of ‘Pretendo’ Zappers in this upcoming PC/console VR emulator.

Streem Wins 2019 Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards For Remote Troubleshooting With Mobile AR and AI

Charlie Fink

Streem's customer service application is getting attention

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Hands-On With Zero Latency’s Inside Out Tracking Multiplayer Arena

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Zero Latency provides systems for warehouse-scale, location-based VR experiences in cities across the world, letting you and up to seven others roam around a huge area with physical prop guns you can use in-game. It is kind of like a cooperative VR version of laser tag.

Quest Will Likely Get a Digital IPD Indicator via Software Update

Road to VR

Oculus Quest includes an IPD slider on the bottom of the headset which adjusts the distance between the lenses for ideal alignment with the user’s eyes, which is important for visual comfort and clarity.

Oculus Link Specs Will Be Made Available To Third-Party Manufacturers

VRScout

Can anyone beat Oculus’ $80 solution?

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This Week In XR: LBVR eSports, AR Activations & Haptic Gloves For The Quest

Charlie Fink

AR marketing activation aren't exactly news anymore, but this is notable work

No More Heroes, Deadly Premonition Devs Detail Cancelled PSVR Project

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The developers of No More Heroes and Deadly Premonition nearly made a PSVR game together. Sadly, it wasn’t to be. Hidetaka ‘Swery65’ Suehiro and Goichi ‘Suda51’ Suda mentioned the project in a recent IGN livestream.

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Microsoft ‘DreamWalker’ Experiment Takes First Steps into Always-on World-scale VR

Road to VR

Microsoft unveiled an experiment this week that explores the future of always-on virtual reality.

VR-Inspired Cocktails Come Served With Their Own Immersive Experiences

VRScout

Redline VR enhances its arcade experience with a growing line-up of specialty beverages.

Five Enterprise XR Lessons From Lockheed

Charlie Fink

Shelley Petersen has shepherded over twenty five AR in the company's manufacturing process, saving Lockheed thousands of hours of labor

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The Thrill Of The Fight VR Boxing Sim Hits Oculus Quest As Dev Teases Sequel

UploadVR

There’s another boxing game available on the Oculus Quest – The Thrill of the Fight — that presents itself as less of a game and more of a simulator.

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New ‘Stormland’ Video Teases Weekly Missions & Content Reveals

Road to VR

Stormland, the upcoming Oculus exclusive from Insomniac Games, is headed to the Rift platform on November 14th.

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LG TV Launches AR Home Shopping For South Korean Viewers

VRScout

Korean home-shopping enters the 21st-century. Earlier this week, LG telecom subsidiary LG Uplus and startup Eyecandylab launched a new shopping app exclusively in South Korea that allows TV viewers to interact with two popular live shopping channels in AR using their smartphones. .

What To Expect From The VR/AR Global Summit

Charlie Fink

The fourth annual VR/AR Global Summit will welcome over 1,000 executives, entrepreneurs, and developers to Vancouver November 1st - 2nd

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5 Reasons Why The Outer Worlds VR Support Could Be Amazing

UploadVR

We often write lists of reasons why big, prominent non-VR games should absolutely get official VR support. Examples of ones we’re still crossing our fingers for Metro Exodus , Kingdom Come Deliverance , and Destiny 2. With that being said, it does happen.

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‘Bigscreen’ Halloween Week Brings New Spooky Channels, PSVR Support Slated for 2020

Road to VR

Bigscreen , the social VR viewing platform, got a big overhaul recently that brought 50+ livestreamed TV channels for free to users on all supported VR platforms. Now, Bigscreen is getting a Halloween update that includes more spooky channels and a new retro cinema environment.

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Microsoft’s ‘DreamWalker’ Turns Everyday Commutes Into VR Walking Experiences

VRScout

VR environments based on actual routes to real-world destinations. .