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Why VR Arcades are Fit for VR eSports

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Featuring Ryan Burningham from Virtual Athletics League This article was written by Ryan Burningham in honor of the ongoing Space Junkies Arcade tournament. Playoffs are taking place this week!

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Facebook Bets On Realistic Face Tracked Avatars As Key To VR’s Future

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Dozens of people are working at Facebook Reality Lab in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on research into ultra-realistic avatars that could redefine communication in the 21st century.

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Valve Psychologist to Explore Brain-Computer Interface Research at GDC

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At GDC 2019 later this month, Valve’s Principal Experimental Psychologist, Mike Ambinder will present the latest research pertaining to brain-computer interfaces—using signals from the brain as computer input.

HBO Crowns Snapchat as King of Its 'Game of Thrones' Augmented Reality Promotion at SXSW

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The hype for HBO's Game of Thrones reached proportions as epic as the series itself this week with the latest release of the final season's official trailer, but it's a Snapchat promotion that will truly make fans at SXSW bend the knee.

HTC Vive Brings NASA-Inspired VR Artwork To Art Basel Hong Kong

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Experience outer space without being an astronaut in ‘Too the Moon.’ ’ . 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong took one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind, sparking an entire generations interest in space travel in the process.

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Google Spotlight Stories VR Movie Team Shutting Down – Report

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Google’s Spotlight Stories division gave us VR gems like Pearl and Age of Sail. Sadly, though, it appears the search engine giant is shutting the team down this week. Word comes by way of Variety. The site got hold of an apparent email from Spotlight Stories executive producer Karen Dufilho.

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Christian Dior Fashion Fans Can Now Try on Sunglasses & Headbands via Augmented Reality on Instagram

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Fashion brand Christian Dior is using augmented reality as a carrot to drive up their follower counts on Instagram. Consumers who follow Christian Dior on Instagram can now unlock a virtual try-on experience for DiorSoLight sunglasses and headbands through the Stories feature.

YouTube Stories Adds A Twist To AR Selfie Filters

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YouTube introduces real-time face filters powered by machine-learning, but there’s a catch. Everyone has a unique story to tell, and now YouTube creators will have the ability to make their stories even more unique through a Snapchat-esque AR selfies.

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Sniper Elite VR Coming From Battlezone Developer

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Rebellion Entertainment’s next VR game will adapt one of its most popular series, Sniper Elite. Yes, a brand new Sniper Elite VR game is in the works. Few details have been shared at this time but we do know that it will be a brand new, standalone game.

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Facebook Shows Off Research Aiming to Deliver Truly Realistic Avatars

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Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) chief scientist Michael Abrash believes AR and VR will be the primary way people work, play, and connect in the future.

Spatiate Brings Multi-User Augmented Reality Painting to Magic Leap One

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While painting in augmented reality is not a groundbreaking pursuit, the ability for Magic Leap One, iPhone and iPad, and Android users to collaborate remotely on virtual artwork would be.

Tribeca Film Festival Announces 2019 AR/VR Program Schedule

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Tribeca Immersive returns with an incredible lineup of AR and VR experiences.

JetX Is Part Unreal Tournament, Part Wipeout With Cross-Platform Play

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Usually, games are built for one distinctive genre and stick with it. JetX is a different story, though. Announced earlier this month, JetX is like one part Unreal Tournament, one part Wipeout.

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Banishing Your Nightmares with VR

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New research shows how immersive technology can help patients treat recurring nightmare syndrome.

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Microsoft's HoloLens 2 Team Answers More Questions About Biometric Security, Audio, & Hand Tracking

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Now that the dust has finally settled on Microsoft's big HoloLens 2 announcement, the company is circling back to offer more granular detail on some aspects of the device we still don't know about.

VR Ninja Dojo Opens Next Week In Tokyo

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Train under a ninja master in this fully immersive location-based experience. Plan on visiting Japan anytime soon?

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Rembrandt Reality Recreates 1632 Painting In AR, Free On iOS & Android

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A free new app available on Android and iOS creates an AR portal through which you can view a recreation of one of Rembrandt’s most famous paintings.

Angry Birding in VR

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Red, Chuck, Bomb and the Blues face off against their piggy nemeses in the latest Angry Birds instalment.

Puppetoon Promises to Give Your iPhone the Freedom to Create Augmented Reality Animations

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Current-generation mobile augmented reality apps offer users numerous opportunities to punch up photos and videos with 3D content, but there's surprisingly few options for users to express themselves using virtual characters.

High Fidelity’s Multi-Con VR Event Will Feature $10K Avatar Contest

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Strut your stuff in front of the Mythbusters build team for a chance at $10,000.

Zero Latency To Feature Dark Slope’s ‘Scarygirl Mission Maybee’ VR Experience

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Toronto-based Dark Slope is bringing its surreal VR experience, Scarygirl Mission Maybee, to Zero Latency locations across the globe.

Google Shuts Down Internal VR Film Studio Spotlight Stories

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Google is shutting down Spotlight Stories, the group tasked not only with pushing forward virtual reality as a storytelling medium, but creating a number of highly polished and thoughtful VR pieces in the process.

Niantic Conjures Preview of Harry Potter Augmented Reality Game, Opens Pre-Registration on Google Play

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While a release date for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has not yet materialized, co-developers Niantic and WB Games have finally released gameplay footage and an in-depth game description to whet the appetites of eager Harry Potter fans.

Targo Releases VR Documentary On Notre Dame Cathedral

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Take a closer look at one of histories most treasured cathedrals in this stereoscopic 360-degree experience. Every day, over 30,000 visitors flock to the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris to tour the exquisite architecture made even more famous by Victor Hugo’s Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Oculus, HTC Hit SXSW With Latest In VR Filmmaking

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SXSW 2019 is now officially underway, and VR’s front runners are there to showcase the latest in VR filmmaking. Both Oculus and HTC are at this year’s show with new projects.

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Report: Apple AR Headset Could Rely on iPhone for Rendering & Connectivity

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Several reports over the past two years have suggested Apple is getting ready to manufacture an AR headset , and possibly ship it sometime in 2020—something that’s so far unsubstantiated by the company itself.

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Study finds VR to be a effective teaching tool for nurses

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The VR Airway Lab training application for medical professionals was recently put to the test in a study that found VR simulation to be on par, if not better than expected, when compared to a traditional teaching lab environment. Image courtesy Arch Virtual.). Key Findings.

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Google Closes The Door On Its ‘Spotlight Stories’ VR Film Studio

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Pour one out in remembrance of Google’s Oscar nominated, Emmy award-winning platform. In an official statement released yesterday by Google, the company confirmed the termination of their popular immersive film program, Google Spotlight Stories, after an impressive six years of AAA VR storytelling.

CrashCourse Uses VR To Teach High School Students About Concussions

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According to The Journal of the American Medical Association in a 2017 report, it was found that 1 in 5 high school athletes (20%) will get a concussion. That’s a staggering statistic.

VIVE X Startup Mindesk Secures $900K to Create VR Multiuser Design Software

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Mindesk , a startup developing a platform for real-time CAD collaboration in AR/VR, today announced a $900,000 seed round from HTC Vive, Barcamper Ventures, A11 Venture and Invitalia Ventures.

Viveport Infinity release date set for April 2 as pricing is revealed

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Back at CES 2019, HTC announced a new initiative that turns Viveport into what is essentially the Netflix for VR games. Dubbed Viveport Infinity, this new subscription service will allow unlimited access to all of the VR games hosted on Viveport.