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Microsoft Launches HoloLens 2 Worldwide, Here's a Close-Up Look at the $3,500 Device (Updated)

Next Reality AR

The long wait is over — the best augmented reality device on the planet is finally available.

Making Cities AReady

Tech Trends VR

By Moetsi. With Sturfee’s AR cloud technology just out of stealth mode, Tech Trends spoke to the company’s CEO, Anil Cheriyadat, and Head of Business Operations & Partnerships, Sheng Huang, about their exciting new tech and what it’s going to take to digitize the world.

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Researchers Develop Method to Boost Contrast in VR Headsets by Lying to Your Eyes

Road to VR

A team of researchers from Cambridge, Berkeley, MIT, and others has developed a novel method for boosting perceived contrast in VR headsets.

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Brooklyn VR Arcade VRBAR Has A Bigger Space And Even Bigger Plans

VRScout

5,000 square feet of VR gaming, immersive art, and live event space. After growing too big for its former digs, Brooklyn-based mixed reality arcade, VRBAR , has changed shape and size, and consequently what it can now offer to its clientele in new ways.

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Microsoft Launches HoloLens 2 Worldwide Commercial Sales Availability, Here's a Close-Up Look at the $3,500 Device

Next Reality AR

The long wait is over — the best augmented reality device on the planet is finally available. On Thursday, Microsoft began the next phase of its immersive computing journey by officially opening sales to the general public for the HoloLens 2.

The Upload Holiday VR Showcase Goes Live 9AM PT November 27

UploadVR

It’s time to get hype; The Upload Holiday VR Showcase is coming your way at 9am PT/12pm ET/5pm BT on November 27 2019. Yup, we finally have a time to add to the date we announced alongside the VR Download and Culture Show last month.

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Play As A Transformer In This Upcoming Multiplayer Location-Based VR Game

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The 4-person competitive VR shooter arrives later this month at IAAPA Expo. Earlier today, Hasbro unveiled a new location-based VR experience that will allow Transformers fans to engage with the franchise like never before.

Coca-Cola Opens a Can of Augmented Reality to Get Consumers into the Holiday Spirit

Next Reality AR

Halloween is barely in the rearview mirror, but Coca-Cola is ready to bypass Thanksgiving altogether to accelerate the arrival of Christmas, and the brand has enlisted augmented reality as an accomplice.

Boneworks Set For Release On December 10, New Gameplay Trailer

UploadVR

The highly anticipated action adventure VR game Boneworks from Stress Level Zero is scheduled for release on December 10, 2019. Boneworks has been in ongoing development this year with Q4 being the target until now. Back in October, the game reached a state that made it playable from start to finish.

‘Wolves in the Walls’ is Immersive, Emotional, & Strangely Fulfilling, Final Chapter Now Available

Road to VR

You might have had a chance to try the first two chapters of Wolves in the Walls when it came to Rift last year, which left users of the interactive VR experience on a pretty intense cliffhanger to say the least.

Google Chrome Update Allows For More Powerful WebVR Experiences

VRScout

With the Chrome 79 beta, WebXR Device API now runs by default. Last week Google launched the beta for Chrome 79, the latest update for its Chrome web browser.

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HoloLens & Augmented Reality Spiders Used in Univ. Study to Treat Arachnophobia

Next Reality AR

Halloween may be finished, but the augmented reality chills are not over yet for some people. Arachnophobes are bravely facing their fears by cozying up to augmented reality spiders for a university study.

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Wolves In The Walls Chapter 3 Is A Thrilling Conclusion To Lucy’s Story

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Wolves in the Walls, the VR adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Dave Mckean’s classic children’s book by the same name, reaches its thrilling conclusion with the release of Chapter 3: They’re Everywhere! out today for Oculus Rift.

Valve Index: A good fit? Part 2 – Analyzing and improving the comfort of Knuckles controllers

The Ghost Howls

Today I publish the second part of the interesting deep dive on the Valve Index comfort by Rob Cole. If you lost the first part, you can read it here. Who is Rob Cole? Rob first tried VR in 1991, and has become an enthusiast of the tech ever since.

The Final Chapter Of Wolves In The Walls Arrives On Oculus Headsets

VRScout

Wolves in the Walls final chapter explores family, friendships, and memories.

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Apple iOS-Powered Sesame Street Yourself App Turns Kids into Their Favorite Characters via ARKit 3's New Features

Next Reality AR

The longest-running children's television show in the United States, Sesame Street, hasn't survived 50 years without leveraging new technology along the way.

HoloLens 2 Now Shipping, Microsoft Announces

UploadVR

HoloLens 2, Microsoft’s second enterprise-level AR headset, is now shipping. HoloLens 2 was introduced at Mobile World Congress earlier in the year.

Get ready to do some crazy winter stunts with Powder VR

The Ghost Howls

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jim Brodbeck, the main developer of RainSoft Games , to talk about his upcoming title “Powder VR”, a game that will make you do some crazy stunts in the snow , like jumping down a helicopter to ski at a hundred miles per hour down a steep slope!

Pistol Whip Is the Action Movie Simulator We’ve All Been Waiting For, Available Now

VRScout

Look out John Wick, there’s a clumsy new gunslinger in town. Every so often a VR game comes along that makes such great use of the technologies immersive capabilities that it’s hard to believe it didn’t already exist.

Facebook CEO: ‘VR is Taking Longer Than Expected, but We’ll See It to Mass Adoption’

Road to VR

Facebook held its Q3 2019 earnings call late last week, and Oculus again found itself in the center stage as one of the company’s most visible of projects.

PlayStation CEO: Sony Remains Committed To VR Following Leadership Shakeup

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It’s been an uneven month or so for Sony, following a massive leadership shakeup in the wake of the PS5’s launch. While many wonder what this means for the future of the platform, we’re more specifically interested in the implications for PSVR.

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Is it worth going to WCVRI?

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After I have published all these posts about the WCVRI event in Nanchang (e.g. this one with the hands-on session on Huawei glasses or this one with our experience in exhibiting a game in this event ), many people that have not been there have asked me if it is worth going there.

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Voxon’s 3D Volumetric Arcade Machine Leads The Charge For Holographic Gaming

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Multi-user interactive 3D gaming experiences, no headset required. I can still remember the first time I saw Star Wars: A New Hope; the genuine awe of seeing Princess Leiah send a holographic message to Obi-Wan Kenobi and wondering, “WOW! When will we be able to send messages like that!?”.

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The Top 20 Best Rated and Most Rated Oculus Rift Games & Apps

Road to VR

While Oculus doesn’t offer much publicly in the way of understanding how well individual apps are performing across its VR storefronts, it’s possible to glean some insight by looking at apps relative to each other. Here’s a snapshot of the top 20 Oculus Rift games and apps.

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Transformers VR Coming To Arcades From Minority Media

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Pull on a headset and roll out; there’s a Transformers VR game on the way to arcades. Time Machine VR developer Minority Media just announced Transformers: VR Battle Arena in collaboration with Hasbro.

Snapchat Lens Users Engage ~30x Per Day

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Data Point of the Week is AR Insider’s dive into the latest spatial computing figures. It includes data points, along with narrative insights and takeaways. For an indexed collection of data and reports, subscribe to ARtillery Pro.

Experimental Physics VR Game Boneworks Launches December 10th, New Gameplay Footage

VRScout

Stress Level Zero’s highly-anticipate physics-based shooter arrives next month on PC VR headsets.

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25 Oculus Quest Games Coming in 2019 & 2020

Road to VR

Oculus Quest’s content library eclipsed 100 games and apps back at the end of August and continues to grow at a solid clip. Here’s 25 titles coming in 2019 and 2020 that we’ve got our eyes on. Cas & Chary Present.

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Beat Saber Rocket League Music Pack DLC Tipped For Release

UploadVR

It looks like the upcoming Beat Saber announcement that was recently teased for November 7th is a new music pack in partnership with Rocket League developer, Psyonix, and music label Monstercat.

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Augmented Reality Experience Raises Awareness for Polar Bears

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A new augmented reality experience created by AVARA Media and Polar Bears International (PBI) launched last Friday. Just in time for Polar Bear Week, the project hopes to keep polar bears on our minds by putting them on our phones. The Bears.

Upcoming Angry Birds VR Update Adds First-Ever Level Builder Mode

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Design and share custom-built puzzles in a dedicated sandbox-building environment. Resolution Games — developer behind popular VR titles including Acron: Attack of the Squirrels, Bait!,