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‘Budget Cuts’ Review – Killer Robots Meet Killer VR Game Mechanics

Road to VR

Budget Cuts, a first-person stealth VR game, has been eagerly awaited since Stockholm-based indie studio Neat Corporation first released a free demo in 2016.

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MixCast 2.0 Lets You Stream Mixed Reality VR Without A Green Screen

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Today Blueprint Reality is announcing the release of MixCast 2.0, which is now available for download. The biggest barrier to more people recording and streaming amazing mixed reality videos like this Beat Saber one is the equipment cost.

Mixed Reality Lending a Helping Hand

Tech Trends VR

Go ahead and call me weird, but of all the Mixed Reality demos I did at this year’s Build, the one I found most fun had me repairing an electric panel.

Girl Guides & Brownies Awarded With VR Technology Badge

VRScout

Saltash District Brownies and Guides earn the “first-ever” VR technology badge after helping design virtual environments for hospitalized children.

Vive Focus 2.0 Update Brings Bevy of New Features: Phone Mirroring, Pass-through Video & More

Road to VR

HTC launched the Vive Focus System Update 2.0 this week to add quite a few extra features to the headset. A new companion app for HTC smartphones also brings smartphone-to-headset functions to the Vive Focus.

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First App for Meta 2 Headset Lets You View 3D CAD Models in Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

Augmented reality headset maker Meta Company unveiled Meta Viewer, its first software application, during its keynote at the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara on Wednesday.

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Google Expeditions AR Tours Now Available To Public

VRScout

Google announces the full release of Expeditions AR as well as updates to its Expeditions app.

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Oculus Go Launches in China Under Xiaomi Branding

Road to VR

Oculus previously announced earlier this year that Oculus Go , the company’s 3DOF standalone headset, would officially launch in 23 consumer markets, although China would be receiving its own version with Xiaomi branding.

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Hand Tracking for Augmented Reality Apps Comes to Smartphones via uSens

Next Reality AR

This time last year, computer vision company uSens introduced a stereo camera module capable of hand tracking. Now, uSens can achieve the same thing with just a smartphone's camera.

The CEO of CGTrader gives us great insights on the 3D models market and VR

The Ghost Howls

Do you know CGTrader ? If you, like me, are a developer only capable of creating cubes in Blender, for sure you have heard this name. It is one of those places where people look for 3D models , alongside other marketplaces like the Unity Asset Store, Google Poly or Turbosquid.

Downward Spiral: Horus Station Review: The 2001 To Lone Echo’s Gravity

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Let’s get this out of the way first: Downward Spiral: Horus Station is not a rip-off of Lone Echo.

‘Oculus Venues’ Live Event App Now Available on Go and Gear VR, Event Schedule Here

Road to VR

Oculus Venues , the social app that allows ‘thousands of users’ to watch live events en masse in VR, is now available on Oculus Go and Gear VR starting today. The company has also published a full list of upcoming live events (below).

Apple's ARKit 2.0 Intends to Match & Surpass Google's ARCore with Multiplayer & Persistent Content, Says Report

Next Reality AR

On the one year anniversary of the introduction of ARKit, Apple is planning to reveal major updates its augmented reality toolkit for mobile apps at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California next week. Citing sources close to the matter, Bloomberg reports that ARKit 2.0,

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Tech-Savvy Pastor Uses VR To Deliver Virtual Baptisms

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Technology & Religion collide. For many Christians, being baptized is the ritual of declaring your faith through a symbolic act of purification and rejuvenation.

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Sega Mega Drive And Genesis Classics Get VR Support On Steam

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The Sega Genesis will forever be an absolutely essential part of my childhood.

Snapdragon XR1 is Qualcomm’s First Dedicated Chip for AR/VR Headsets

Road to VR

When it comes to mobile VR and AR headsets, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips are dominating the space, with every major mobile headset launched so far this year built on the company’s Snapdragon 821 or 835 chips.

New 'Jurassic World Alive' AR Game Takes Everything Great About Pokémon Go & Adds Dinosaurs

Next Reality AR

The premise of Jurassic World revolves around splicing genes to create new dinosaurs, so it is fitting that the location-based AR game is a clone of Pokémon GO merged with the DNA of the Jurassic Park franchise.

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Highly-Anticipated VR Stealth Game ‘Budget Cuts’ Arrives This Week

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One of VR’s most anticipated titles finally arrives on headsets this Thursday. Since it’s initial tease all the way back in 2015, Budget Cuts has remained an elusive dream for a majority of the VR gamers who have tasted a sample of the promising action stealth game via a short demo.

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Budget Cuts Livestream: Pre-Release Stealthy Robot Murdering

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Budget Cuts is releasing soon later this week and we’ve had access to a press preview version of the game for the last few days ahead of launch.

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HTC’s New Vive Focus Headset Locker Aims to Put VR at the Forefront of Education in China

Road to VR

HTC has been making inroads into the education system in China with its startup VIVEDU , which centers around both University-level and K-12 education programs using HTC Vive and now HTC Vive Focus, the company’s 6DOF standalone VR headset.

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Snapchat Adds Sound Recognition to Its Augmented Reality Arsenal

Next Reality AR

As Facebook, Apple, Samsung, and others offer augmented reality selfie effects and content that challenge its platform, Snapchat has continued to innovate with its augmented reality capabilities. The latest example, released to the app's Carousel on Monday, is a Lens that reacts to sound.

Antilatency Brings 6DoF VR To The Oculus Go

VRScout

Add positional tracking to your Oculus Go in just 1.5 hours with Antilatency technology. The Oculus Go is an excellent VR headset. Comfortable face padding, a generous field of view, a healthy line-up of software, all without the need of a powerful PC or smartphone.

Sprint Vector Gets New Map And Characters Today

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Attention racers: there’s more Sprint Vector goodness heading your way today. Developer Survios just launched Update 1.3 for its VR racing game, labeled the Big Bang update. Headlining the free patch is a new map named Cosmic Odyssey.

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BBC to Stream Major World Cup 2018 Matches in UK on PSVR, Cardboard, Oculus Go & Gear VR

Road to VR

The BBC is bringing live coverage of all 33 of its licensed World Cup 2018 matches from Russia to a new dedicated app, dubbed BBC Sport VR – FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.

Samsung's AR Emoji Gets Super with Addition of Pixar's 'The Incredibles 2'

Next Reality AR

Just in time for the release of Pixar's highly anticipated sequel, AR Emoji based on characters from The Incredibles 2 have arrived for Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+.

Oculus Venues Arrives for Oculus Go and Gear VR

VRScout

Your ticket to live social events in VR is here. You can now watch live concerts, sports, and comedy shows with friends in VR. A month after the launch of Oculus’ $200 standalone VR headset, Oculus Go, the long teased Oculus Venues app is finally available for download.

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Ubisoft’s VR Thriller Transference Is Coming To E3 2018

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Last E3, Ubisoft introduced us to a strange and unsettling new VR game named Transference. It was in development at Spectrevision (which includes Elijah Wood of Frodo fame), and was easily one of the most interesting games at last year’s show.

Hands-on: ‘Rec Royale’ is a Promising VR Battle Royale Shooter From ‘Rec Room’

Road to VR

With shooters like PUBG (2017) and Epic’s Fortnite (2018) taking the traditional gaming world by storm as of late, many VR developers have seen the success of the battle royale games and attempted to replicate the winner-take-all game mode in virtual reality.

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Snow App Brings Animoji Alternative to Everyone with a Smartphone

Next Reality AR

Augmented reality avatars that mimic facial expressions are no longer the exclusive province of Animojis on the iPhone X or AR Emojis from Samsung. Camera app Snow has added its own alternative to Apple and Samsung's features, which it also calls AR Emoji, for iOS and Android.

Interview to Enea Le Fons: from #30DaysInVR to #XDaysInXR and beyond

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Enea Le Fons is the epic guy of #30DaysInVR : he spent 30 days inside a virtual reality headset to help to shape an open and better future for virtual reality.

This PSVR Cat-Collecting Game Is So Cute I Just Can’t

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Regular readers of UploadVR will know that Games Editor David Jagneaux isn’t much of a fan of cats. Fortunately, the feline balance on the editorial team is restored by yours truly (dogs are cool too, though!). That’s why Neko Atsume looks cuter than I can handle. We reported this ridiculously adorable cat collector was getting a Japanese PSVR port last year, and now it’s officially available.

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