Sat.May 11, 2019 - Fri.May 17, 2019

This Boxing Robot Punches You While You Play VR


Because every immersive experience is better with consequences.

Blood & Truth’s Development Is On A Scale VR Hasn’t Yet Seen


Forgive the pretension, but I’ve been on a lot of VR studio tours. I’d say on average most have lasted around five minutes, consisting of one large open-plan floor in which developers bob their heads up from their monitors and give a quick wave upon hearing their name.

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Tilt Five Shows AR Tech Aimed at Revolutionizing Tabletop Gaming

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Tilt Five is creating a tabletop AR platform aimed at fusing traditional board games with the benefits of augmented reality. This week the company showed off a glimpse of what users can expect from the system.

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Magic Leap Acquires Augmented Reality Telepresence Startup Mimesys

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Just months after we previewed the augmented reality, volumetric video conferencing powers of Mimesys, the company has undergone a major change — it's now a part of Magic Leap.

Digital Human Presents Live TED Talk


Digital Domain’s Doug Roble delivers a talk alongside his ‘DigiDoug’ virtual avatar.

Oculus Quest Launch Lineup Pricing Reveals Top Games Are $29.99


Facebook today provided the prices planned by developers for their May 21 launch on Oculus Quest. Oculus Quest is the $400 all-in-one VR system from Facebook which ships with a pair of intuitive hand controllers.

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Now You Can Visit the Statue of Liberty in NYC from Anywhere in Augmented Reality via iOS Appp

Next Reality AR

Many native New Yorkers, like myself, get a chance to visit the famed Statue of Liberty during school trips when they're a child in grade school. And if you're not lucky enough to be born in the city, you have to make a special trip to the monument as a tourist.

Snapchat’s Gender Swap AR Face Filter Is A Big Hit


Imagining yourself as the opposite sex is as simple as taking a Snap.

Rec Room On Oculus Quest Exceeds Expectations For Standalone Social VR


Ever since I first cracked open the box of my Oculus Quest review unit a few weeks ago I’ve loved using it daily.

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‘Moss’ is Getting a Brand New Chapter Soon, Coming First to Oculus Quest

Road to VR

Polyarc today announced their critically acclaimed VR adventure puzzler, Moss (2018) , will be getting some fresh content soon in the form of a new chapter. Coming first to Oculus Quest for its May 21st launch, the update will also make its way to all supported platforms sometime in June.

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Now You Can Visit the Statue of Liberty in NYC from Anywhere in Augmented Reality via iOS App

Next Reality AR

Many native New Yorkers, like myself, get a chance to visit the famed Statue of Liberty during school trips when they're a child in grade school. And if you're not lucky enough to be born in the city, you have to make a special trip to the monument as a tourist.

Stanford Research Explores How AR Can Affect Human Behavior


Examining how AR experiences can change the way people interact with the real world.

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LensPen Cleaning Tool Helps Make Sure Your VR Lenses Stay Clear


It’s an incredibly frustrating feeling when an immersive VR experience is ruined by a smudge or spec of dust on your optical lens. Instead of reaching for whatever cloth is hanging around and hoping for the best, LensPen is a solution designed to remove blemishes from AR and VR headsets.

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‘Beat Saber’ to Leave PC Early Access on May 21st, Level Editor Included

Road to VR

Beat Games today announced that their hit black-slashing rhythm game Beat Saber (2018) is finally headed out of Early Access on PC. To boot, the studio is also releasing the long-awaited official Level Editor.

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Microsoft Turns Real World into Multiplayer Playground with Minecraft Earth Mobile AR Game

Next Reality AR

As promised with its teaser from Build 2019, Microsoft has unveiled the details for its augmented reality version of Minecraft for smartphones. The company published a new trailer for the game, which has a rather similar feel to the trailer Niantic originally produced for Pokémon GO.

Madonna Performs Alongside AR Clones During Billboard Music Awards


Volumetric capture adds a layer of depth to the pop legends latest performance.

Minecraft Earth Is An All-New AR Game For Mobile


As last week’s tease basically confirmed , Microsoft has just announced a Minecraft AR game. It’s called Minecraft Earth and it’s free-to-play. It’s not an extension of the original game but instead an entirely new project.

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Somnium Space Raises $1M to Expand Social VR Platform

Road to VR

Somnium Space , the studio behind the titular social VR platform, announced they’ve successfully completed a $1 million seed round, something the company says will help them “further strengthen its development of a huge-scale Persistent, Open and Social Virtual Reality world.”

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Google & Magic Leap Developer Create Augmented Reality Mobile Apps for Warping Real World into Art

Next Reality AR

Because of its ability to place digital content into the real world, augmented reality lends itself well to artists and creatives.

‘Trash Rage’ Blends VR Gaming With Environmental Education


Sort recyclables to save the Earth in this futuristic gamified learning experience. It’s 2049 and planet Earth is a garbage-filled dump patrolled by hostile robots. Overwhelming trash from unrecycled plastics has made the planet near uninhabitable, so much so that a hostile A.I.

Vive Pro Eye Launches In Europe For £1,499 Or £1,697 With Commercial License


After being revealed at CES 2019 back in January, HTC’s next enterprise-level headset, Vive Pro Eye , launches today. Well, at least in Europe and China. The headset launches in 25 countries across Europe , including in the UK for £1,499. To be clear, this price includes two SteamVR 2.0

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HP Reverb Release Date Slips, Retailers List Headset as ‘Out of Stock’

Road to VR

The new HP Reverb Windows VR headset was due to launch initially in “late April”, but eventually the company settled on a May 6th release date. The date has come and gone, but the headset still isn’t technically available despite being listed at several retailers.

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Noctvrnal: audio in AR/VR is 51% of the experience

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I had the amazing pleasure of interviewing Helena McGill and Anna Wozniewicz of Noctvrnal , a startup focused in audio and music production, with special attention to immersive experiences. Helena and Anna from Noctvrnal (Image by Noctvrnal).

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Craft Your Way Through Reality In The New ‘Minecraft Earth’ AR Mobile Game


Explore hidden structures, collect valuable resources, team-up with friends on fantastic creations. Earlier this month, Microsoft teased Minecraft fans with a short video hinting at some type of upcoming augmented reality experience for smartphones.

How To Stream Oculus Quest To Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, And More


The Oculus Quest is an impressive standalone VR headset that lets you wirelessly enter games from anywhere with full 6DOF positional tracking.

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‘Firewall Zero Hour’ to Get Biggest Update Yet with ‘Operation: Nightfall’

Road to VR

First Contact Entertainment announced that Firewall Zero Hour (2018) , the tactical team shooter for PSVR, is getting what they call their “biggest update yet” next week.

InstaVR Interviews: Antoine Vivet, Founder of Longue-Vue (a division of Manzalab Group)


InstaVR Interviews: Meet the VR Practitioners. InstaVR Interviews is a blog series where we turn the spotlight on our customers. We find out why they create VR, how they use InstaVR, and what the future of VR will look like. To read more interviews, visit the InstaVR Interviews homepage.

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Polyarc Celebrates Release Of Oculus Quest With Free Story Expansion For Moss


More story, weapons, and puzzles head to the award-winning platformer May 21st.

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Oculus Rift’s Exclusive Spy Thriller ‘Defector’ Is Releasing This Summer


Oculus Rift spy thriller exclusive Defector now has a release window. It is launching this summer, meaning we should see it arrive in the next 2-4 months. Defector is an action packed spy game that turns you into a spy like Jason Bourne (or James Bond, if you prefer).

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‘Cosmic Trip’ Studio Unveils Musical Gardening Game ‘Fujii’ for Quest & PC VR

Road to VR

Funktronic Labs , the studio behind funky real-time strategy game Cosmic Trip (2017) , unveiled their next VR project that aims to let you explore fantastic worlds while doing what the team calls “creative gardening.”.

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