Sat.Apr 13, 2019 - Fri.Apr 19, 2019

Preserving Historical Landmarks In VR Should Be A Priority

VRScout

Ensuring history survives using modern day technology. Yesterday, the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France suffered a devastating fire that caused significant, lasting damage to the 12 Century building.

Microsoft Aims to Improve VR for Users with Vision Problems

Road to VR

Microsoft researchers have created a tool that could make VR more accessible to users with impaired vision. Called SeeingVR, the tool kit is designed to address a problem that affects users with low vision, or vision that can’t be corrected by prescription glasses.

Nintendo Labo VR Is A Creaky Headset That May Have Cracked VR For Kids

UploadVR

I remember the first time I showed my PSVR to a 10-year-old. Or, more specifically, I remember the deafening crack I heard when he tried to yank the headset’s visor forward without pushing in the button to move it.

8th Wall Brings Image Targets to Its Web-Based Augmented Reality Platform

Next Reality AR

When it comes to web-based augmented reality, 8th Wall has emerged as one of the leading platform providers, and the company just cranked up its capabilities another notch for AR marketers. Release 11 of 8th Wall Web brings Image Targets, the company's take on image recognition for AR activations.

New Oculus Avatar system hands-on

The Ghost Howls

Some weeks ago, Oculus has announced that it has finally released the new avateering system that had been announced at Oculus Connect 5.

Oculus 416

USA TODAY Builds AR Replica Of Notre Dame In Less Than 8 Hours

VRScout

Take an augmented tour of the structural damages caused by Monday’s fire. While French President Emmanuel Macron hopes to complete the repairs within five years, architectural experts predict it could take decades to fully renovate the historic Notre Dame cathedral after Monday’s devastating fire.

More Trending

Jack Daniel's Joins the Augmented Reality Marketing Fray with Interactive Label & App

Next Reality AR

While Jack Daniel's is one of the most iconic brands in the liquor business, when it comes to augmented reality marketing, it's joining a long list of others telling a very familiar story in the growing marketing medium.

Lucid review: a moving VR story

The Ghost Howls

Today I want to start a new column on this blog dedicated to storytelling virtual reality content from VeeR video platform , with reviews and interviews regarding VR movies and videos. As a full disclaimer, there will be no monetary compensation for these posts.

‘Superhot VR’ Has Now Generated More Revenue Than The Original PC Game

Road to VR

Superhot VR (2017) just celebrated a big milestone. Having sold more than 800,000 units across all supported platforms, developers Superhot Team say the VR title has now generated more revenue than their original hit PC game Superhot (2016).

Gaming 285

3 Ways To Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral In VR

UploadVR

The beautiful medieval Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris suffered a devastating fire yesterday during renovations. The spire and most of the roof were unfortunately lost- but luckily the rest of the building remains intact. President Macron has vowed to rebuild and restore the beloved cathedral.

Coachella Debuts Its First Interactive AR Stage

VRScout

Festival-goers can interact with space-themed AR content before, during, and after performances.

Oculus referral codes are now available outside of the US!

The Ghost Howls

I was browsing the “[GDI] Virtual Reality” group on facebook, and I noticed that someone told that Oculus now allows for referral codes. I was like “yeah, I know, they are available since a lot, but they are a US-only feature” and was about to pass on.

Oculus 345

New iPhone App Fills Your Living Room with a Virtual Orchestra

Next Reality AR

It may take practice to get to Carnegie Hall, but a new mobile app gives the average iPhone or iPad owner the experience of walking on stage with a live orchestra. Available now on the App Store, the Spatial Orchestra app brings music to life comes with augmented reality and spatial audio.

Superhot VR Has Sold Over 800,000 Units, Made More Revenue Than The Original

UploadVR

Here’s a fun little fact; smash hit VR shooter, Superhot VR , has made more revenue than the original game it was based on. Tomasz Kaczmarczyk, one of the founding members of the game’s development team, recently confirmed as much to Mixed.

Sony 285

How AR Is Reshaping Brand Marketing

VRScout

Providing a better consumer experience using immersive technology. When it comes to any business, marketing is everything. It builds brand awareness, creates an opportunity for you to engage with your customers, and can increase sales.

Tools 264

How to fix the “An Oculus update may not have installed correctly” error

The Ghost Howls

Sometimes it happens that when I launch my Rift, an error saying that “an Oculus update may not have installed correctly” pops up … and after I close it, everything seems to work perfectly.

How To 253

USA Today Enhances Notre Dame Fire Coverage with Augmented Reality Experience

Next Reality AR

On Monday, the world watched in horror as the historic Notre Dame Cathedral went up in flames in Paris.

This Awesome Labo VR Zelda Mod Comes Complete With Head Strap

UploadVR

Thought you were excited about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in VR? Us too, but probably not as much as Jeramey Polcyn. He’ll be playing it like this: In less than a week since the launch of the Nintendo Labo VR Kit, Polcyn has created an awesome mod for the device.

Video 282

Jack Daniels Turns Their Whiskey Bottle Into An AR Pop-Up Book

VRScout

AR brings the history of the 150-year old whiskey brand to life. Jack Daniels has been offering thirsty patrons their immensely popular brand of Tennessee whiskey for over 150 years, during which time they’ve become the most successful American whiskey distillery in the world.

VR Anime ‘Spice & Wolf’ Launching on Rift, Vive & Go in June

Road to VR

SpicyTails , the Japan-based studio behind VR anime experience Project LUX (2018) , celebrated a successful Kickstarter earlier this year focusing on their next VR project that aims to bring the manga/anime Spice & Wolf to VR. Now, the studio says VR users can expect the game on June 3rd.

Japan 225

RESOLUTION GAMES UNVEILS ‘ACRON,’ A VIRTUAL REALITY PARTY GAME PLAYERS WILL GO NUTS OVER

Cats and VR

Today, Resolution Games - the studio behind Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs , the popular virtual reality (VR) fishing game, Bait! , and other hit titles - is revealing the first details for its new multiplayer party game that is set to be released this summer.

Latest Valve Index Controller Firmware Brings Noticeably Improved Finger Tracking

UploadVR

Those lucky enough to have their hands on Valve’s upcoming VR controllers are reporting noticeably better finger tracking thanks to a new firmware update released yesterday.

Oculus Quest Welcome Video & Setup Guide Have Leaked Online

VRScout

Corgi’s are a major safety hazard in this leaked video for the Oculus Quest. Thanks to a series of videos posted online by YouTuber user NyanBlade, it appears as though we now have our first look at the opening welcome video and setup guide for the upcoming Oculus Quest.

Video 233

Sony Brings Social VR Theater App to PSVR Users in Japan

Road to VR

PSVR users have been waiting for an app that essentially lets them watch all of their favorite content with their other VR headset-owning buddies, or something akin to how Bigscreen Beta works on headsets like Rift, Vive, and Go.

Japan 224

Marvel Expands Roster of Avengers Playmoji for Pixel Playground Ahead of 'Avengers: Endgame'

Next Reality AR

The marketing team for Marvel Studios is doing "whatever it takes" to make sure you see Avengers: Endgame when it hits theaters in a couple of weeks, including offering an updated set of augmented reality Playmoji for the Playground app on Google Pixel.

Star Wars: Vader Immortal Will Still Hit Quest First, Cross-Buy Unconfirmed

UploadVR

It turns out that Star Wars: Vader Immortal isn’t a full Oculus Quest exclusive. Developer ILMxLAB confirmed that the VR series will be coming to Rift too at this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration. That said, if you want to play it straight away, you’ll still need a Quest.

The Current State Of The VR/AR Patent Landscape

VRScout

A comprehensive breakdown of the VR/AR patent process. Virtual and artificial reality technologies are changing the world.

Oculus Job Posts Point to Facebook-built AR Headset on the Horizon

Road to VR

As first reported by PocketGamer , Facebook is advertising a few new posts at its VR subsidiary Oculus, laced with the notion that a Facebook-built AR headset is definitely on the rise.

Climb Mt. Everest in virtual reality

Hypergrid Business

If climbing Mount Everest in real life is too expensive or dangerous, but you still want to find out what it’s like, virtual reality may have the answer. EverestVR is an immersive experience for the Vive and Oculus Rift headsets, available on the Vive Infinity platform.

N1NE: The Splintered Mind Is Essentially Blade Runner VR And It Looks Great

UploadVR

Blade Runner is one of those cultural touchstones that’s clearly made a big impact on lots of VR developers. It’s even had a few VR apps of its own. But Melbourne-based OD1N Studios seems to essentially be making its own Blade Runner VR game, and it looks great.

HTC 245