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

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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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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Spaces Dead, Tilt Five Funded And Win A Quest! VRecap

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It’s been a week of trials and tribulations for the VR industry. Pretty much a standard week, then. David’s back to give you the news this week. Myself and Zeena have lost our passports in France and we can’t get home. I’m being serious. I feel like an idiot. Send help.

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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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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.

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.

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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'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.

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 ).

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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You Can Now Design AR Snaps Straight From Your Mobile Device

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3D Paint is available now to all iOS users. Yesterday, Snap Inc. released a new update to Snapchat which allows users to create their own AR snaps straight from the app, no programming or graphic design experience required. .

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

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

‘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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Doctor Who VR Arcade Game Spinning Out Of Home Release This Month

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Want to jump into the world of Doctor Who but don’t own a VR headset yourself? Fear not; we have a solution. As you may know, UK-based Maze Theory will launch Doctor Who: The Edge of Time on home-based VR headsets this month.

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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.

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.

‘Star Wars Vader Immortal: Episode 3’ Coming to Quest & Rift Next Month

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Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series is coming to an end with its third episode soon, which ILMxLab says is set to arrive on November 21st on both Rift and Quest platforms.

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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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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. .

InstaVR Launches New Quiz Feature For Easily Building Template-Based Quizzes in VR Apps

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InstaVR Launches New Quiz Feature For Building Template-Based Quizzes in VR Apps. Clients Can Also Easily View and Analyze Answers Given by VR App Users.

FundamentalVR Raises $5.6M Investment to Further Develop VR Surgery Training Tools

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FundamentalVR , a company specializing in VR medical training, has closed a £4.3 million (~$5.6 million) Series A funding round in effort to further develop its surgical training and data analysis platform, Fundamental Surgery.

Layers Of Fear Is Finally Coming To Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

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The original Layers of Fear game is coming to PC VR on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive , quite a few years after its initial PC, Xbox and PlayStation release in 2016. Strangely, Layers of Fear VR is a VR version of the original 2016 game and not the more recent 2019 game.

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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.

Step-By-Step Guide for Building Quizzes Into VR Apps Using InstaVR

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Today, InstaVR launched our suite of tools collectively known as InstaVR Quizzes. Read our press release on it here. The new easy-to-use Quiz feature provides template-based Q & A building in the InstaVR Console, greatly simplifying and streamlining the process of making quizzes for your VR apps.

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