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Start Working In VR and AR With These Unity and Udacity Degree Programs


The VR Developer and ARkit Nanodegree Programs are here to help feed the growing market need for educated developers. Various industries, from entertainment to healthcare, have begun investing a significant amount of their resources in virtual and augmented reality.

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SteamVR Tracking 2.0 Will Support ~33×33 Foot Playspaces With 4 Base Stations

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Valve plans to manufacture and sell new SteamVR Tracking 2.0 base stations in 2018. The new base stations will bring a number of improvements over the current tracking beacons, including the ability to support more than two base stations for a huge tracking volume.

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Sony Celebrates PSVR’s Birthday With New Trailer, Promises 60 New Games


Break out the cake; it’s PlayStation VR’s (PSVR’s) birthday. Yes Sony’s headset really turns one today, and the company is ready to celebrate.

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How to get support for VR music content

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Panel at Mondo.NYC. Image courtesy Mondo.NYC.).

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Oculus Announces $199 Standalone VR Headset


‘Oculus Go’ doesn’t require a phone or PC. Oculus’ biggest event of the year, Oculus Connect 4 , kicked off Wednesday morning with an opening keynote reveal from Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook owned Oculus unveiled on stage their first standalone VR headset.

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Eye Doctors Can Now Prescribe VR Lazy-eye Treatment for Home Use

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Vivid Vision offers a virtual reality based treatment for lazy eye disorders.

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This is Oculus Go: Standalone VR for just $199


Oculus has revealed its newest headset, Oculus Go, aiming to bridge the gap between mobile-based virtual reality headsets and PC-tethered versions.

Facebook Brings More VR to News Feed With ‘3D Posts’


Today has been a big day at Oculus Connect 4, Facebook’s VR industry conference.

Oculus Rift + Touch Bundle Gets Permanent Price Cut to $400

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Following their highly successful Summer of Rift Sale, Oculus have announced a permanent price cut of the Rift headset and Touch controller package to $399. The new price was revealed by Hugo Barra, Oculus’ Vice President of Virtual Reality at the opening keynote to Oculus Connect 4.

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Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire Tickets Now On Sale, Check Out The Trailer


Tickets are now on sale for what is likely going to be one of the best introductions to virtual reality on the planet — Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire. The Star Wars VR attraction will open at Disney Springs in Florida on Dec. 16 and Downtown Disney in California on Jan.

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Check out the winning gaming entry from the MIT Media Lab Reality Virtually Hackathon

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Action Bear is a puzzle game set in a bankrupt 1950's toy factory where you play as an unfinished prototype trying to gather human body parts to become a person.

Kick Back And Spark A Digital Fatty In Weed VR


All of the inspecting, grinding and burning you want, minus the smell. With legalization-fever sweeping across the nation, marijuana is currently undergoing a renaissance unlike anything we’ve seen before.

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Apple CEO on AR Headsets: ‘We don’t want to be first, we want to be the best’

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Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks augmented reality is going to be something big, a fairly simple claim to make thanks to the company’s recent inclusion of its AR tech into every Apple device capable of updating to iOS 11.

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OC4: Pixar Headed Into Virtual Reality With Coco VR


Pixar’s first foray into the world of virtual reality — Coco VR — was announced today during the Oculus Connect 4 keynote.

VR Film COLLISIONS Snags Emmy for Outstanding New Approaches: Documentary

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Jaunt Inc. today announced the groundbreaking VR work COLLISIONS, a Sundance Institute New Frontier | Jaunt VR Residency Program project, has won an Emmy for the Outstanding New Approaches: Documentary category at Thursday night’s 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards in New York City.

Facebook Adds Live 360° Video and Creative Tools to Spaces


Social VR just went next-level. Today at Oculus Connect 4, Facebook announced several major updates to their social VR hangout app Facebook Spaces, expected in the coming year. The first, you’ll see be able to live stream in full 360 ° from within Spaces.

Oculus Go is Facebook’s Affordable Standalone Headset Priced at $200, Shipping Early 2018

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On stage at Oculus Connect 4 today, Oculus revealed the Oculus Go headset, the company’s affordability-focused standalone VR headset. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced the new Oculus Go headset today during the Oculus Connect keynote.

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The Invisible Hours Review: Evil Under VR The Headset


For Spanish developer Tequila Works it must have been tempting to revisit past projects for its debut VR game. The familiar zombie survival thrills of Deadlight would have been an easy pick, as would the childish delights and sights of this year’s Rime.

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Facebook is making it impossible to avoid VR


Bad news if you’re a Facebook user who hasn’t been swayed by the magic that is virtual reality yet.

VR Manga Is The Immersive Storytelling You Didn’t Know You Wanted


Project Hikari: Tales of the Wedding Rings lets you walk into a manga and become part of the story.

‘Oculus Dash’ is a Total Rift Interface Overhaul That Lets You Use Desktop PC Apps in VR

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Today at Oculus Connect, Oculus’ Head of Rift, Nate Mitchell, announced the ‘Core 2.0’

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OC4: Titanfall Developer Respawn Announces Oculus Rift Exclusive VR Shooter


Respawn Entertainment, the developer of the hugely popular Titanfall franchise, is working on a shooter for the Oculus Rift. A short trailer for the game was revealed at Oculus Connect today, though there was no name and very little in the way of footage.

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Nokia axes OZO VR camera development


Nokia has called time on its OZO virtual reality camera, announcing that it will cease development of the expensive multi-lens system as it doubles-down on health tech. Announced back in mid-2015, OZO was an unexpected debut from a company better known for its history in cellphones.

Oculus Home Gets Upgrade; Dash Brings More Screens


Oculus Rift getting Minority Report-like interface for VR. On top of announcing a new and more affordable standalone headse t at Oculus’ annual developer conference, the Facebook owned company also teased a massive update to the Oculus Rift platform. Dubbed Rift Core 2.0,

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Hands-on: Oculus Santa Cruz II Prototype & Controllers

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Today at Oculus Connect 4, the company’s annual developer conference, Oculus revealed the Project Santa Cruz ‘Prototype 2’ standalone VR headset, including 6DOF motion controllers.

Sonic The Hedgehog In VR Looks As Dizzying As It Sounds


Of all the many platforming heroes we’d love to bring to VR, we have to admit Sonic the Hedgehog wasn’t one we’d previously considered. As we all know, Sega’s Blue Bullet has gotta go fast, a little too fast for VR comfort levels.

Oculus Rift just gave a huge gift to the open-source VR world


Oculus today announced that a new version of its Rift Development Kit – aptly named Rift Development Kit 2 – is now available for DIYers to peruse.

Explore All Seven Continents in VR With Discovery’s ‘TRVLR’


Google and Discovery expand the Discovery VR app with new VR travel series. Since launching August 2015, the Discovery VR app has accumulated over four million downloads and 123 million organic views. Now if those sound like impressive numbers to you, that’s probably because they are.

Oculus Open-sources Rift DK2: Schematics, Firmware, and More All Freely Available

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Following the open-sourcing of the Rift DK1 plans back in 2014 , Oculus today released the recipe for the Rift DK2, the company’s second development kit headset released in 2014.

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Alvo Looks To Be PSVR, Rift And Vive’s Counter-Strike


Watch the trailer for Alvo, the new VR first-person shooter (FPS) from Quiz Night Tonight developer Mardonpol, and it’s not difficult to get a sense of where the studio is going with its new project.

Killing Floor: Incursion to debut new playable content at Oculus Connect 4

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Tripwire Interactive is excited to return to Oculus Connect 4 on October 11-12 and will be participating in an exclusive talk discussing their recently released Oculus Touch exclusive action horror title, Killing Floor: Incursion.