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Snapchat, Facebook, Google, 8th Wall, & Immersion Bring Holiday Cheer via Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

Sending Christmas cards via snail mail is so passé. Why spend the time and money for a bougie photoshoot, saccharine card design, and postage when you can use augmented reality to instantly dress up photos and videos to send to friends and family instead?

Where Are We in AR’s Lifecycle?

AR Insider

“Trendline” is AR Insider’s series that examines trends and events in spatial computing, and their strategic implications. For an indexed library of spatial computing insights, data, reports and multimedia, subscribe to ARtillery PRO. AR has seen its ups and downs.

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Oculus Quest Backorders Push To Mid-February After Half-Life: Alyx And Oculus Link Announcements

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New orders of the Oculus Quest headset ordered on Facebook’s Oculus website aren’t expected to ship until mid-February in the United Sates. Facebook’s standalone VR headset sold out at several online stores ahead of Christmas 2019.

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Oculus Quest Sells Out at Major Retailers, Availability Slips into Late February

Road to VR

If you’re looking to pick up an Oculus Quest after the holiday rush, you may be more than a bit disappointed to find out that online retailers across the board have listed it as ‘back ordered’, with Oculus US quoting an earliest delivery date well into February.

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Viveport Streaming review and comparison with Oculus Link

The Ghost Howls

Finally I have been able to try Viveport Streaming , the solution that lets you use your Vive Focus Plus to play PC VR games via Wi-Fi streaming. I made various tests and so I can not only review it, but also compare it with its competitor solution, the Oculus Link. Are you intrigued?

Star Wars Baby Yoda Unofficially Comes to Magic Leap via This Developer Experiment

Next Reality AR

The first season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian may be over, but the love for its biggest star, Baby Yoda, persists.

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‘Snow Crash’ TV Series Coming to HBO Max, Neal Stephenson to Executive Produce

Road to VR

Neal Stephenson’s classic cyberpunk novel Snow Crash (1992) is an oft referenced starting point for many in the VR scene. Now, a Deadline exclusive holds that HBO Max is officially developing a TV series out of the novel.

How to develop a mixed reality experience on the Vive Focus

The Ghost Howls

Ho ho ho! Christmas is coming and it is time for me to make a gift to the whole XR community , letting everyone create augmented and mixed reality experiences for the Vive Focus (Plus or the original one)!

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Google Lens Delivers AR Try-On for L'Oreal's Garnier Products at Walmart

Next Reality AR

Sure, it's the giving season, but sometimes you've just got to treat yourself to some cosmetics. If you're shopping at Walmart, L'Oreal just made that a shade easier when shopping for Garnier hair color products with an assist from Google Lens and the Modiface AR platform.

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SideQuest Receives Several Oculus Quest Hand Tracking Demo Games

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Several developers made proof of concept games and apps that utilize new controller-free hand tracking features after the release of the software development kit for the Oculus Quest last week.

15 VR Games We Can’t Wait to Play in 2020

Road to VR

We loved 2019 for its bounty of VR games and emphasis on new hardware, but 2020 is looking to bring a host of big budget titles and polished indies alike that should not only keep us all happily strapped into the headset, but attract a steady flow of new users to VR in the process too.

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How to setup Oculus Link and solve some of its common problems

The Ghost Howls

These days, I am experimenting a lot with Oculus Quest because of its new amazing features. One of these is the Oculus Link, that lets you connect your Quest to your PC and use it as a PC VR headset.

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Magic Leap Wraps 2019 with Immersive Holiday Experience

Next Reality AR

The book is almost closed on 2019, but Magic Leap has one more gift to offer its users before the new decade arrives. Now appearing in the Magic Leap "Concepts" section of the app store is an experience called Music Box that brings an immersive caroler to anyone using the augmented reality headset.

Experience A Scary VR Retelling Of A Christmas Carol In ‘Chained: A Victorian Nightmare’

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Chained: A Victorian Nightmare will let you experience a scary retelling of Charles Dickens’ iconic tale, A Christmas Carol, in VR. Developed by MWM Interactive, Chained: A Victorian Nightmare is available on Steam now.

Oculus Quest, Oculus Link, And Valve Index Are Bringing VR Into The Mainstream

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Oculus Quest continues to sell out, backorders pushed to mid-February. VR technology has absolutely dominated the 2019 holiday season as numerous major retailers—both physical and online—continue to sell out of 64GB and 128GB Oculus Quest headsets. .

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Valve Index: A good fit? Part 3 – How to solve problems in the ergonomics of the BMR speakers

The Ghost Howls

Today I publish the third and last part of the interesting deep dive on the Valve Index comfort by Rob Cole. If you lost the other two parts, here you are the link to the first one , and here the link to the second one. Who is Rob Cole?

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Tested Goes Hands-on with ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Using 8 Major VR Headsets

Road to VR

Valve let Tested’s Norman Chan and Will Smith into their headquarters recently for a multi-hour session with Half-Life: Alyx , the studio’s famed flagship VR game coming out in March 2020.

Boneworks Update Fixes Bugs With Mid-Level Checkpoints Scheduled For January

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Boneworks received its first proper post-launch update with some big fixes and a few minor content additions ahead of larger additions coming in the new year.

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Stick To Your Diet Using Suggestic’s New AR Meal Planning Feature

VRScout

The Suggestic App experimental AR feature helps you choose the healthiest options while dining out at restaurants. Making smart choices with your food can be incredibly challenging for anyone trying to eat healthy, especially when you’re out at a restaurant.

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Happy Holidays 2019!

The Ghost Howls

It’s that time of the year when we all have wonderful celebrations, and I really want to wish you lots of happiness.

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‘Beat Saber’ Ranks Among Steam’s Top Sellers in 2019

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Beat Saber had an awesome year in 2019, launching out of Early Access on the platform in May with multiple music packs following behind it, which featured bands such as Green Day, Imagine Dragons, and Panic at the Disco.

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Getting Started With Oculus Quest: Tips, Tricks And Recommended Games

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The Oculus Quest is one of the hottest VR headsets on the market right now. If you’re just starting out with the Oculus Quest, here’s a few tips, tricks, games and next steps to get you started on your Quest. Setup.

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Exclusive: First-Ever Impact Reality Summit Announces 2020 Lineup

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Vulcan Productions has teamed up with Kaleidoscope to launch the Impact Reality Summit, a two-day event celebrating the very best in “XR for Good” storytelling. The Impact Reality Summit—hosted by Kaleidoscope and Vulcan, and held at Vulcan’s Seattle Headquarters Jan.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.23): Facebook works on its OS, Oculus Link official cable released, Huawei VR glasses available, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Christmas is coming, and I’m ready to gain some kilos eating panettone and lots of other Italian Christmas dishes. I hope you all will have amazing Holidays in the next days! Enjoy your time with the people you love, with or without VR. Top news of the week. Image by Facebook).

The First $100 You Should Spend on Oculus Quest Games

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So uou’ve just got a new Oculus Quest in hand, and you’re wondering what to buy after you’ve exhausted all of the best free games and experiences available on the standalone headset.

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Free Demo Of Innovative, Physics-Based ‘Holoception’ Now Available

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The physics-based VR shooter Holoception is now offering a free demo on Steam after initially launching a paid project in early access in October this year. The game offers innovative gameplay that allows the player to switch between first-person and a third-person point of view.

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The 2019 Holiday VR Gift Guide: Expanding Reality With Family And Friends

VRScout

A multi-generational, laughter-evoking and joy-centric take on what virtual reality experiences to try this holiday season. Did you give (or receive! your first virtual reality headset this holiday? Or maybe you are considering buying virtual reality for a friend or loved one?

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Pink Floyd AR Experience Comes to Mobile Web

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The British rock band Pink Floyd was experimenting with visuals for decades before “augmented reality” was in the common parlance. However, it’s finally caught up with them in the form of a mobile web-based AR experience. Creating the AR Experience.

The Best PlayStation VR Games of 2019

Peter Graham

So it’s the end of the year and what a 12 months it has been for virtual reality (VR) fans. With hardware makers pushing out more and more headsets Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has taken a far more relaxed approach by letting PlayStation VR continue to do its thing.

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Oculus Quest & Rift S Controller Tracking Patched To Work Near Christmas Trees

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The controller tracking of the Oculus Quest and Rift S needed to be patched to work properly near Christmas trees and other holiday lights. Oculus Touch controllers are built with a constellation of infrared LEDs under the plastic of the tracking ring.

VRScout’s Best VR Games Of 2019

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From asymmetrical party games to epic sci-fi RPGs, 2019 was one hell of a year for VR gaming. The final days of 2019 are almost upon us, marking the end of arguably the biggest year for VR gaming so far.

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