Sat.Feb 22, 2020 - Fri.Feb 28, 2020

Sketchfab Launches Public Domain Program so Museums Can Share Cultural Relics in 3D

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Sketchfab is a great resource for developers looking for a place to share and download 3D models—all of which can be viewed in VR headsets.

Editorial: Xbox One Series X Specs Can Clearly Support High-Powered VR – So It Should

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This week, Microsoft revealed the basic specifications of its upcoming Xbox Series X console, and they show it’s more than powerful enough to support high end VR. This is despite the fact that Microsoft has made clear that it has no current plans for VR on Xbox.

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Breaking Barriers Through Immersive Technology

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Baby boomers are thrilled that the fictional Holodeck from Star Trek is now a real and functional immersive technology. What’s even more thrilling for them is the development of holographic technology they all marveled at in the Star Wars series.

VRCover Oculus Quest covers unboxing and review

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VR Cover is a Thai company that produces accessories for VR headsets since 2014, and i t has recently started selling covers for the popular Oculus Quest as well. Discover in this review how they are!

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Google Grants Augmented Reality Access to Historic Art of Chauvet Cave via Arts & Culture App & Google Search

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Some of the oldest art on Earth was created 36,000 years ago on the walls of the Chauvet Cave in France. However, these days, physical access to the cave is restricted in order to preserve the site. Thanks to augmented reality, the cave is now virtually open to the public once again.

Next Oculus Quest Update Finally Adds Microphone To Oculus Link

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The next Oculus Quest update will finally pass through the headset’s microphone to your PC when in Oculus Link mode. Oculus Link is the feature (currently in beta ) which lets the Oculus Quest act as a PC VR headset via any high quality USB 3.0 cable.

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Preview: ‘The Room: A Dark Matter’ Sets a New Bar for VR Puzzle Games

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The Room: A Dark Matter is an upcoming VR puzzler from Fireproof Games , the same minds behind The Room (2014), its beloved predecessor for PC and mobile, and VR shooter-adventure Omega Agent (2016).

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Hands-On: Whiteboard App For Magic Leap Lets You Share Your Strategic Genius In Augmented Reality

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The business world is currently in the midst of figuring out how to deal with the coronavirus crisis, with many offices opting to work remotely for at least the next few weeks as a safety precaution.

Facebook Buys Asgard’s Wrath Developer Sanzaru Games

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Facebook acquired Sanzaru Games , the developer behind a slate of Oculus-funded VR titles including our selection as best VR game of 2019 Asgard’s Wrath. The development group will join Oculus Studios as an “independently operated studio” out of their current offices in the United States and Canada.

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Netherlands-Based VR Arena Aims To Bring Full-Body Esports To Mainstream Audiences

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Active Esports Arena Eindhoven promises a competitive VR experience that’s as much fun to watch as it is to play. This week marked the launch of Active Esports Arena Eindhoven, a full-body VR esports facility that blends immersive gaming with physical sports. .

Facebook Acquires the VR Studio Behind ‘Asgard’s Wrath’, Sanzaru Games

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Just a few months after the acquisition of Beat Saber studio Beat Games , Facebook today announced the acquisition of Sanzaru Games, the studio behind the Oculus-exclusive Asgard’s Wrath and a handful of other VR titles.

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Burberry Teams with Google Search to Let You Browse High Fashion in Augmented Reality

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Just days ago, Georgio Armani canceled his live show in Milan and opted to stream it instead due to coronavirus concerns.

GDC Postponed After Almost Everyone Decided Not To Come Due To Coronavirus

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The organizers of the Game Developers Conference postponed the event after sponsors, attendees, journalists, and developers decided not to come due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus.

VR Multiplayer Art Exhibit ‘Museum of Other Realities’ Now Available On PC VR

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Enjoy a continually growing lineup of captivating VR art alongside fellow art lovers without having to leave the house. .

More Than 100 VR Games Have Exceeded $1 Million in Revenue

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While VR is still young, it crossed an important milestone at the start of 2020: more than 100 VR games have exceeded $1 million in revenue.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.02.24): HTC shows Cosmos and Proton, devs make cool hands interactions, Sansar on sale and more!

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The damn coronavirus has arrived in my city in northern Italy, but I’m still alive and kicking, reporting you the most interesting XR news of the week! This weekend I’ve also organized together with SIDI a big VR workshop on new technologies (XR, AI, neural links, etc…).

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Dreamscape Launches New Location In Columbus, Ohio

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Startup Dreamscape Immersive is opening a VR location in Columbus, Ohio at the Easton Town Center. The startup’s partnership with AMC Theatres brings The Blu , Alien Zoo , and Curse of the Lost Pearl to the movie venue there.

Facebook Cancels F8 Conference Over Fears Of A Coronavirus Outbreak

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The company announced that Oculus will be backing out of GDC over similar concerns.

Linden Lab Planning to Spin Off ‘Sansar’ to Refocus on ‘Second Life’

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Sansar , Linden Lab’s VR-capable Second Life follow-up, is being spun out, the company’s CEO has confirmed. . First launched in beta in mid-2017, Sansar was Linden Lab’s first VR-native attempt at a virtual world platform.

Best Places To Learn AR and VR Development Online in 2020

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Space Channel 5 VR Is Out Now With A Free Demo On PSVR, Plus New DLC Details

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Space Channel 5 VR (or, if you prefer the stacked full name, Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash!) is now available for PlayStation VR , with a 10% discount for launch. Plus, we’ve got some little tidbits of news for upcoming DLC.

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Over 75 Purdue University Students Will Attend Their Commencement Ceremonies In VR

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Viewers will “march down” the procession line alongside their peers via a mobile 360-degree camera. This Thursday over 400 students at Purdue University Global will participate in their final commencement ceremonies.

Mind-bending VR Art Showcase ‘Museum of Other Realities’ Exits Early Access

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The Museum of Other Realities (MOR) first launched into Early Access on PC VR headsets in June 2019, bringing with it a curated selection of multi-sensory art pieces from some of the medium’s most talented illustrators, animators, and engineers.

VR Helps Companies Work During Coronavirus Outbreak

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The Immersive Reality Revolution Is A New Book Exploring The Future Of VR/AR/MR

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How about a little light VR/AR reading for the weekend? Virtual Perceptions’ Tom Ffiske just launched a new book.

Company Turns Employees’ Memories Into An AR Vinyl Record On Instagram

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A new Instagram AR filter transforms data into a symphony of notes.

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Microsoft Says it Hasn’t Given up on the VR Side of Windows Mixed Reality

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While Microsoft has been full steam ahead on the augmented reality side of Windows Mixed Reality via HoloLens, the company has had very little to say in the last year about the VR side of its platform.

Ten Years In Augmented Reality: We’ve Come A Long Way [Wannaby]

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Augmented Reality (AR) has improved dramatically in the past 10 years. Ten years ago, AR was far too often gimmicky, unstable and disappointing to consumers. It surfaced simple information well, but fell short on animations.

Fan-Made Death Stranding VR Game Brings Lengthy Treks To Oculus Quest

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A developer is turning Hideo Kojima’s PS4 exclusive epic, Death Stranding, into an Oculus Quest VR game, and it looks pretty cool. Reddit user KingCeryn revealed a short look at a fan-made Death Stranding VR game this month.

Willy Wonka-Style Tour Of Valve HQ Includes Half-Life: Alyx Demo

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The one hour visit will include a VR demo, tour, and meet-and-greet at the companies’ home-base in Bellevue, Washington.

‘The Room: A Dark Matter’ Coming to All Major VR Headsets in Late March, Trailer Here

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Fireproof Games , the studio behind popular puzzle title The Room (2014), today announced its first VR entry into the franchise— The Room: A Dark Matter— is slated to arrive next month on PC VR headsets, Oculus Quest, and PSVR.

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