Sat.Oct 26, 2019 - Fri.Nov 01, 2019

New Oculus Social Tools Will Help VR Feel More Like a Place, Less Like a Game

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Social and Multiplayer VR can be incredibly compelling, but the process of actually ‘finding’ your friends in VR is still a clunky and often frustrating process.

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Smart Fabric Technology Brings Touch Haptics To The Oculus Quest

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The glove-like accessory allows standalone VR users to feel virtual objects.

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Oculus Link Beta: Here’s What To Expect From Oculus Quest’s PC VR Headset Makeover

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Oculus Link addresses one of the most requested features for the Quest standalone VR headset from Facebook.

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My day as a speaker at View Conference 2019, trying the Rift S and NFB’s VR storytelling experiences

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Last year I have attended the View Conference as a blogger , and I have been able to listen to super interesting talks (like the one of Jan Pinkava ) and to interview amazing people in the VR field (like John Gaeta and Donald Greenberg ).

‘Five Nights at Freddy’s VR’ Coming Soon to Oculus Quest

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Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted (2019), the VR adaptation of the immensely popular horror game, is getting an Oculus Quest version.

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HBO 'Watchmen' Promo Rains Dead Squid Down on LA & New York via Augmented Reality Ad

Next Reality AR

Bus stops can provide shelter in the event of rain, and now they also protect you from augmented reality squid.

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15 things to keep in mind if you have to showcase your VR game in China

The Ghost Howls

Last week I have taken part in the WCVRI exhibition in Nanchang, China. We of New Technology Walkers have taken there our MR fitness game HitMotion: Reloaded , and made hundreds of people try it.

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Sifting Reality From Hype: What 5G Does (and Doesn’t) Mean for VR & AR

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Tis the season of 5G, the next-gen mobile data technology which promises to boost bandwidth and reduce latency. With 5G phones and networks slowly starting to become a reality, carriers would have you believe that the tech is going to radically change the world, and then some.

Magic Leap Teases Magicverse Debut in 2020, Launches Magic Leap Toolkit for Developers

Next Reality AR

After talking up the Magicverse for the past year and adding new capabilities to Lumin OS to accommodate it, Magic Leap appears to be inching ever closer to actually launching its cross-platform flavor of the AR cloud while introducing a new tool for its development community.

John Wick: Chapter 3 Fight Scene Was Only Made Possible Thanks To VR

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VR once again proves its worth to Hollywood filmmakers. In a new video released by Epic Games earlier this week, the company revealed how one of the most complex fight scenes featured in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum was designed and choreographed with the help of VR technology. .

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.10.27): Quest sales are not taking off, Minecraft Earth launches in Early Access and much more!

The Ghost Howls

I’m back in Italy, and finally, I can eat again some good pasta… even if I will miss ?? for breakfast a lot! If you were wondering, my journey to China has gone pretty well and many people liked HitMotion at WCVRI.

Black Friday Deal Brings Oculus Rift S to $350

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Oculus Rift S, the company’s mid-generation hardware update to the Rift platform, only just launched a few months ago, but it’s already getting its first discount this upcoming Black Friday.

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'Terminator: Dark Fate' Invades Snapchat with Pair of Augmented Reality Camera Effects

Next Reality AR

The original iterations of the Terminator film franchise have served as the inspiration (via the heads-up display of the T-800) for future augmented reality dreams, so it is fitting that the current crop of AR gives the latest installment in the series a promotional boost.

10 Scariest VR Games For Horror Fans On Quest, PSVR, And PC VR

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Warning: this list of scariest VR games is not to be taken lightly. For years, horror fans have enjoyed jumping and screaming at movies and games. VR brings all of that to another level, though.

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WCVRI: Hands-on with new North Star headset, Virtualizer 2, Pareal VR and more!

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At WCVRI , I have tried some cool AR/VR hardware. Let me tell you my first hands-on impressions on it! North Star AR headset. Project North Star is an opensource reference design for a wide-FOV augmented reality headset that Leap Motion (now Ultraleap ) has given to the community.

Acer Windows VR Headset ‘OJO 500’ Finally Launches After 1 Year Delay

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Remember when Acer’s OJO 500 launched last year? Yeah, we don’t either. In a perplexing move, the Taiwanese tech giant quietly opened up sales for its business-friendly Windows VR headset today, something that was slated to launch back in November 2018.

HBO Returns to the AR Well with 'Watchmen' Lens on Snapchat

Next Reality AR

After leaning on augmented reality for its outdoor advertising, HBO has called on augmented reality again via Snapchat to promote its Watchmen series. On Thursday, the Snapchat app for iOS and Android displayed an AR Lens sponsored by HBO that turns users into two of the characters.

Giveaway: Win An Oculus Quest Headset With Synth Riders!

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In a dancing mood? Want an Oculus Quest VR headset? Then have we got the giveaway for you! Kluge Interactive’s Synth Riders just arrived on Oculus Quest this week. It’s a hazy, neon-drenched celebration of VR rhythm action.

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It’s Raining Squid In This Bizarre AR Promo For HBO’s Watchmen

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These AR-enhanced bus stop ads are almost confusing as the show. We’re only two episodes deep into the first season of HBO’s Watchmen and already the series has proven to be one of this years weirdest, most polarizing shows.

15 Minutes of ‘Pistol Whip’ Dual-wielding Gun Kata Gameplay

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Pistol Whip , the upcoming VR rhythm shooter from Cloudhead Games, is set to launch on November 7th. We’ve got a fresh batch of gameplay, this time showing off the game’s dual-wielding mode which amps up the game’s ‘gun kata’ feel.

News: 'Terminator: Dark Fate' Invades Snapchat with Pair of Augmented Reality Camera Effects

Next Reality AR

The original iterations of the Terminator film franchise have served as the inspiration (via the heads-up display of the T-800) for future augmented reality dreams, so it is fitting that the current crop of AR gives the latest installment in the series a promotional boost.

Tilt Five Finishes Kickstarter Funding With More Than 3,000 Backers

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Tilt Five successfully finished its Kickstarter campaign fully funded, far exceeding the $450,000 USD initial goal. The campaign reached a total of $1,767,301 pledged from 3345 backers, unlocking four stretch goals.

VR Simulation Puts You On The Frontline Of The Hong Kong Protests

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The developers hope to educate gamers and help spread awareness of the protestors’ cause.

‘Facebook Spaces’ Has Been Shut Down But Its Lessons Shouldn’t Be Forgotten

Road to VR

As of October 25th, Facebook Spaces has been shut down to “make way” for the company’s next try at a social VR platform, Horizon. While Spaces didn’t catch on, it represented some of the company’s finest VR design work to date.

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Profs bring Hamlet into AR

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When you think of university level English education, an AR game might not be the first thing that comes to mind.

Golem Delayed One Last Time (Maybe, Hopefully)

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I can’t believe I’m writing this, but PSVR exclusive Golem has been delayed again. Don’t worry, though, it’s only a small delay and (probably) the last one. Maybe. Hopefully.

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New Tool From 8th Wall Brings All-In-One AR Development To The Web

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8th Wall launches the first WebAR authoring and hosting platform. The 8th Wall , a groundbreaking AR company that walked away with the 2019 Augie Award for Best Developer Tool, is following up on its recent success with the launch of a cloud-based WebAR authoring and hosting platform.

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Magic Leap Releases Toolkit With Pre-built Components for Easier AR Development

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Magic Leap has released a new set of development components in a ‘Magic Leap Toolkit’ (MLTK) which includes a slew of pre-built tools which aim to make it easier for creators to bring their AR vision to life without needing to re-think the basics.

NoUI/ Zero UI Concept: What Can Stimulate AR and VR Further Development?

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Futurologists had predicted and filmmakers embodied on the screen that mankind would forget any third-party apps and devices alien to human physiology even before the first concepts of AR and VR appeared.

Five Nights At Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted Is Coming To The Oculus Quest

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Popular horror game Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted is coming to the Oculus Quest , except we don’t have an exact release date just yet.

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Take On Darth Vader In The Final Episode Of Vader Immortal, Coming This November

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Lead an all-out assault on Vader’s castle in the dramatic conclusion to ILMxLAB’s three-part series. .

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