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Pains and Gains – A VR Story in the Classroom

Veative

VR in the classroom is a hot topic these days, fresh on the lips of enthusiastic instructors and neophyte teachers alike. However, this new-ish device is fraught with a painful and potentially expensive learning curve, and an industry pointing teachers in one direction. Is that direction, a teacher-centric, teacher-lead model of classroom usage, the right way to go? Let’s take a closer look.

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How to get started with Oculus Quest development in Unity

The Ghost Howls

As soon as my Oculus Quest arrived, I immediately started playing with it and have fun with Beat Saber, Robo Recall, Creed and all the other titles. But then, as a developer, I felt the urge to understand how to develop my applications in Unity for the Oculus Quest.

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Google Helps Tell the Story of Stonewall in Augmented Reality

Next Reality AR

Snapchat isn't the only tech company transforming landmarks with augmented reality for Pride Month.

SteamVR Adds Full Support For Oculus Rift S

UploadVR

Valve just added full support for the recently released Oculus Rift S PC VR headset to the SteamVR platform. When the Rift S launched, haptic feedback on the Touch controllers wasn’t working in SteamVR. Valve released a hotfix less than 24 hours later to resolve this.

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My Favorite Part Of E3 2019 Was A VR Nightclub

VRScout

Getting down and dirty on the show floor with Redpill VR & Sensorium. This years E3 featured no shortage of visually-captivating installations on the show floor.

Oculus Quest Review: consumer Virtual Reality v1 is here

The Ghost Howls

The time for my Oculus Quest review has come.

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HTC To Reveal Vive Cosmos Info Next Week, Image Reveals Headphones

UploadVR

Just yesterday we reported that HTC’s next consumer VR headset, the Vive Cosmos, will launch in Q3 2019. Today, the company has confirmed that it will reveal more release info… next week.

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KAT VR Announces ‘KAT loco’ VR Locomotion System

VRScout

Node-based tracking offers a simplistic alternative to omnidirectional treadmills.

Oculus should change how it rejects apps for Quest

The Ghost Howls

I’m writing my review on the Oculus Quest (it will be out tomorrow!) and I am so analyzing this headset from all the points of view.

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Hands-On: Hands-On with CNN's Magic Leap News Video App

Next Reality AR

Magic Leap has done a great job of aggressively releasing new apps, software updates, and major franchise tie-ins. But aside from all the creative and entertainment apps, what's it like to use one of the apps the company hopes you'll use every day?

E3 2019: Beat Saber In 360 Mode On Oculus Quest Feels Like A New Game

UploadVR

Beat Games is a studio that just won’t stop. Not only did they release a brand new music pack this week for Beat Saber featuring licensed music from Imagine Dragons, but they also debuted 360-degree versions of two of those new songs (Believer and Thunder) at E3 2019.

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‘Star Wars Vader Immortal’ is Coming to Rift June 20th, Cross-buy with Quest

Road to VR

Star Wars Vader Immortal – Episode 1 arrived on Oculus Quest late last month as a key launch title for the standalone headset. ILMxLab today announced that the Star Wars-themed experience is getting ready to launch it on Rift & Rift S soon.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Checks Out HaptX And Their VR Gloves

VRScout

HaptX debuts bimanual VR gloves at inaugural re:MARS Conference. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos literally went “hands-on” with the future of robotics this past week during Amazon’s inaugural re:MARS conference in Las Vegas, NV.

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Blippar Bounces Back with Web-Based AR Platform

Next Reality AR

After one of Britain's "Brothers Bling" bought Blippar out of bankruptcy, the mobile augmented reality company is getting back to business with the addition of web-based AR capabilities to its platform.

Richie’s Plank Experience Is Coming To Oculus Quest This Month

UploadVR

Get ready to walk the plank without wires for the first time ever. Yes, Richie’s Plank Experience is coming to Oculus Quest. Unfamiliar with this one? It’s developed by Toast and has long been a popular choice to showcase VR’s sense of height and vertigo.

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‘LOW-FI’ is a Moody Cyberpunk Game That Presents a Dark but Plausible Future

Road to VR

LOW-FI is an upcoming VR game from the veteran indie VR developer behind TECHNOLUST (2016). The game presents a dark but plausible future where most of the population lives in a VR simulation, while at the same time the city’s poor inhabitants live unseen on the streets of the real-world.

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E3 2019: Insomniac’s Stormland Looks, Feels, And Sounds Fantastic

VRScout

Exotic locales, unique RPG elements, and a whole lot of robots.

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This student-made VR game was one of the best hidden gems at E3 2019

Mashable

I don't necessarily hate VR. But I am wary of its broken promise as the supposed future of games and entertainment, a promise it's still failed to deliver on years after commercial release — until I played Ascend , a fight and flight PvP arena game made by USC undergraduate college students.

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Oculus Quest Made $5 Million In Content Sales In 2 Weeks, Facebook Says

UploadVR

Facebook probably isn’t going to tell us how well the Oculus Quest has sold anytime soon, if ever. But it did recently offer one curious metric to measure the kit’s impact.

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Oculus Sold $5M in Quest Content in Two Weeks After Launch

Road to VR

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Remote Multi-User AR Is On The Rise

VRScout

Online multiplayer could revolutionize how we interact in AR. While VR makes you forget about the outside world, AR instead enhances reality by blending virtual elements with your real-world environment.

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Can Augmented Reality Shorten the Learning Curve?

ARPost

Burgeoning technologies like augmented reality are some of the prime drivers of innovation. AR has the capacity to revolutionize education as well as modern workforce training. Adding interactive digital elements into the real world enables businesses to build a more competent workforce.

SideQuest Sideloads Oculus Quest Software Without Facebook’s Approval

UploadVR

A new app distribution project called SideQuest gained steam this week on Oculus Quest. Some developers, like Virtual Desktop’s Guy Godin, turned to SideQuest to distribute software updates which won’t be approved by Facebook’s leadership.

Zero-G Sports Game ‘Echo Arena’ is Coming to Oculus Quest

Road to VR

Ready at Dawn’s Echo Games today announced at UploadVR’s E3 VR showcase that Echo Arena (2017) , the zero-G sports game exclusive to Rift, is coming to Oculus Quest.

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Competitive Military Shooter Onward Confirmed For Oculus Quest

VRScout

Downpour Interactive’s tactical multiplayer experience is heading to standalone VR. It appears as though the rumors were true. Onward , the popular military-sim tactical multiplayer shooter from Downpour Interactive is in development for the Oculus Quest standalone headset.

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Virtual Reality Experiences Empower LGBTQ Youth to Take Pride in Themselves

ARPost

All around the globe, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students continue to be bullied and discriminated against. They deal with rejection, fear, and harassment on a daily basis.

E3 2019: Here’s A First Look At Spaceteam VR’s Zany Co-Op Gameplay

UploadVR

We had a lot of cool games to show at our E3 VR Showcase earlier today. Many of them, though, were single-player. Spaceteam VR is not single-player. It is most certainly not single-player. No, Spaceteam is an adaptation a highly successful mobile game.

Indie Gem ‘Vanishing Realms’ to Get a “full expansion within weeks”

Road to VR

Indie VR title Vanishing Realms brought Zelda-esque room-scale RPG action to SteamVR all the way back at the launch of the first PC VR headsets in 2016. The game is one of the top rated titles on SteamVR, but remains in Early Access more than three years after launch.

Every Oculus Quest Announcement Made At E3 2019

VRScout

VR was a big part of E3 2019. Especially for the Oculus Quest. Oculus Quest owners, rejoice!! E3 2019 was chock-full of big announcements that will surely have a colossal impact on the $5 million worth of Quest headsets currently out in the wild.

An Interesting Infographic Gives Glimpses into the Possible Future of VR Technology

ARPost

RS Components, a UK-based electronics company, has recently compiled an infographic of predictions for VR technology by 2050. I’m not going to unpack all of it in this article but take a look at the whole infographic below.

Watch Upload’s E3 VR Showcase 2019 Right Here At 9am PT

UploadVR

This is it! The big moment! I think we’re ready. Well, sort of ready; don’t try exporting high-framerate video on an old PC 15 hours before your big showcase. Believe me, you do not want the kind of heart attack that will give you. Anyway, welcome to Upload’s E3 VR Showcase 2019!

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