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Analysis: Monthly-connected VR Headsets on Steam Reach Record High of 1.3 Million

Road to VR

Valve’s monthly Steam Survey has long offered useful insight into the share of VR headsets in use on Steam. But the figures provided are relative to the non-static Steam population, which obfuscates the actual adoption trend of VR headsets on the platform.

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Pinterest Adds AR Makeup Try-On Feature to Its Mobile Lens Tool

Next Reality AR

It's time to make some more room at the augmented reality cosmetics counter. This week, social media giant Pinterest unveiled "Try On," a virtual make-up visualization tool running on its Lens visual search tool.

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Enterprise VR Revenue Projected to Reach $4.26 Billion by 2023

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Gaming-Themed Atari Hotels Will Include VR And AR Entertainment

VRScout

Eight locations are set to open across the US, beginning later this year in Phoenix.

The XR Week Peek (2020.01.27): Samsung may be working on a new headset, Half-Life: Alyx will ship on time and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Hello everyone! With great pleasure, I announce to you that we have updated our game HitMotion: Reloaded (the first mixed reality fitness game ) on Viveport, and now we have far better bonuses management, apart from having fixed lots of bugs.

Atari to Open Game-themed Hotels Across the US with “the latest in VR and AR”

Road to VR

Atari will soon be opening hotels in the United States that feature what they call “the latest in VR and AR.”

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2020 NAMM Show Highlights The Growing Impact Of Immersive Technology On Live Music

VRScout

“The world’s largest trade-only music event” shined a spotlight on how VR and AR are changing how artists perform live.

Varjo VR-2 hands-on first impressions: perfect resolution, but…

The Ghost Howls

The last two days I’ve been in Germany to attend the LearnTec event together with Massimiliano Ariani , the game designer of the fitness game HitMotion: Reloaded , to have a speech about the latest developments of Mobile AR.

Startup Phiar Prepares Beta Launch of AR Driving Navigation App for iPhone

Next Reality AR

Google pushed a new kind augmented reality walking navigation to the mainstream last year, and now startup Phiar is hoping users will use its AR app in the same way for driving navigation.

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Social AR/VR Workspace ‘Spatial’ Secures $14M Series A Financing

Road to VR

Spatial , a New York-based startup behind the eponymous real-time AR/VR collaboration platform, has secured $14 million in additional financing, bringing its overall funds to $22 million.

Sundance: Aquatic VR Experience Simulates Outer Space By Lying You Face-Down In A Pool

VRScout

Spaced Out ditches gravity to immerse you in a mind-bending trip through the cosmos.

Hello WebXR review: a nice showcase of WebVR for developers and newbies

The Ghost Howls

To celebrate the release of WebXR API 1.0, Mozilla has released an experience called “Hello WebXR” , that should serve to introduce newbies to VR, showing them basic VR interactions and capabilities. I have tried it, and I want to let you know my impressions with it. Video review.

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Get Oculus Quest Versions Of Accouting+ And Wands Cheap Thanks To Cross-Buy

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Here’s a weird one. You can get the Oculus Quest versions of Accounting+ and Wands for cheap if you buy the Oculus Rift edition instead. Both of these games are currently on sale on the Oculus Rift store. Accounting+ is down to $4.95 and Wands is down to $10.

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Google Arts & Culture Builds AR Replica of Bangladeshi Mosque as Part of Historic Site Preservation Project

Next Reality AR

In recent years, Google's Arts & Culture project has been leading the way in terms of innovating the practice of using technology to preserve landmarks and great works of art via digital 3D copies.

New Samsung VR Headset Design Surfaces in Recent Patents

Road to VR

Samsung recently filed patents with China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) office that shows off a few new designs in what appears to be two fairly similar PC VR headsets.

Video Of An AR Pianist Playing A Real Piano Is Going Viral

VRScout

In case you haven’t seen it, a new tweet from a medical doctor, software entrepreneur, and 3D artist, Fayez Salka shows him using AR technology to bring a virtual piano player to life on a real-world piano.

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No, A VR Developer Did Not Confirm PSVR 2 Is Coming This Year

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PSVR 2 rumors snowballed last week when an investor report from a PSVR developer suggested Sony would release “a new version of the PlayStation VR headset” in 2020. We’ve confirmed that this comment was made in error.

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8th Wall & Trigger Build AR Lego Playground for Web to Promote Fox's 'Lego Masters'

Next Reality AR

Lego has shipped several apps and products that add an augmented reality dimension to their playsets. But it has taken a reality TV show from Fox to allow brick fans to build with virtual bricks in augmented reality.

Mark Zuckerberg: ‘people bought nearly $5M in Oculus Store content on Christmas Day’

Road to VR

In Facebook’s quarterly earnings call yesterday, company CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the Oculus Store had sold nearly $5 million worth of content on Christmas Day alone.

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Sundance: Immersive Theater Piece Scarecrow Had Me Hugging A Live Actor In VR

VRScout

K’ART’s one-on-one VR theater experience steals the show at Sundance 2020. I’m standing at the center of a massive gray field surrounded by hundreds of equally-uncolorful scarecrows cursed with an eternity of guardianship.

Mozilla Launches New Introductory WebXR App, ‘Hello WebXR’

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Mozilla launched a new WebXR app called ‘Hello WebXR’, which is compatible with most headsets that use web browsers such as Oculus Browser on the Quest or Google Chrome on PC VR headsets.

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Spatial raises $14M more for a holographic 3D workspace app, a VR/AR version of Zoom or Hangouts

TechCrunch VR

The worlds of virtual and augmented reality have yet to land on the applications and hardware to truly spark mass-market, consumer interest in the space, but in the meantime, a startup building mixed reality services for business users has raised a round of funding, underscoring the opportunity in enterprise.

VRMMO ‘OrbusVR’ to Launch Paid DLC Questlines This Year with ‘Mini Story Packs’

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Sundance: Hypha VR Experience Had Me Spreading Fungal Spores To Save The Planet

VRScout

The psychedelic mushroom simulator was one of the strangest experiences at Sundance 2020.

Oculus Store Sold $5 Million In Content On Christmas Day 2019

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during a call with investors that “on Christmas Day, people bought almost $5 million worth of content in the Oculus Store.”

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R.I.P Kobe Bryant. A 360 VR Video of Mamba's last game. #MambaMentality

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RIP Mamba

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Startup Teases Standalone AR/VR Headset with ‘innovative optics and ergonomics’, Reveal Next Week

Road to VR

Stealth French startup LYNX is teasing the forthcoming reveal of its Lynx R1 headset which the company describes as a standalone headset with both VR and AR capabilities. Lynx says it will reveal the headset during a February 3rd livestream at the SPIE Photonics West conference in San Francisco.

Tavern Tales Is Bringing VR Dungeons & Dragons To The Oculus Quest

VRScout

Drop your ten-sided dice and go sign up for the closed beta. Despite the visually breathtaking graphics and captivating sound offered by modern video games, sometimes you just can’t beat a good old fashioned board game.

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Atari To Open Hotels Across The US, Will Feature Immersive AR/VR Experiences

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Atari is opening 8 gaming-themed hotels across the United States, which will feature immersive virtual and augmented reality experiences. The first hotel will open in Phoenix, with construction set to commence midway through this year.

61% of Mobile AR Users Share Ads

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Amazon Promises “single-digit latency” for AR/VR Streaming Over 5G with AWS Wavelength

Road to VR

Last month Amazon quietly announced the ‘Wavelength’ platform as part of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) offering. The new ‘edge computing’ service promises “single-digit millisecond latencies” over 5G networks.

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