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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.

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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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!

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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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.

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Is it worth going to WCVRI?

The Ghost Howls

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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The VOID’s Latest Location-Based VR Experience Is A Jumanji-Themed Jungle Heist

VRScout

The popular LBE provider continues its string of high-profile partnerships. Yesterday, location-based VR provider The VOID announced its latest 4D immersive experience, Jumanji Reverse the Curse.

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.

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‘I Expect You to Die’ to Blast Off in Final DLC Mission ‘Operation: Death Engine’

Road to VR

The hit spy-themed VR puzzle game I Expect You to Die (2016) is getting a DLC mission soon, this time tossing you into a deadly encounter in space – the final frontier, and consequently the game’s final mission.

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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.

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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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.

Machu Picchu Is Coming To Quest Via National Geographic Explore VR

UploadVR

An all-new adventure is making its way to the National Geographic Explore VR app; Machu Picchu. This Oculus Studios-published app was released at the launch of Quest back in May. Developed by Force Field VR, the interactive experience takes you to extreme places on the planet.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek: Facebook admits that VR is taking longer than expected, Pistol Whip ready to launch and much more!

The Ghost Howls

It’s again that time of the week where I tell you the most important news in AR and VR! Are you ready? Top news of the week. Image by Facebook). Zuckerberg admits that VR is taking longer than expected to take foot.

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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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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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.

In-VR Interview: Denny Unger, CEO Cloudhead Games

UploadVR

The post In-VR Interview: Denny Unger, CEO Cloudhead Games appeared first on UploadVR. Video videos

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

VRScout

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!?”.

Save the Human Race at Dave & Buster’s in Terminator: Guardian of Fate

Peter Graham

It’s movie tie-in time again. Earlier this week VRFocus reported on Sony Pictures Virtual Reality (SPVR) and The VOID revealing Jumanji: Reverse the Curse to coincide with the theatrical release of Jumanji: The Next Level.

Stress Level Zero’s ‘Boneworks’ to Launch in December, New Gameplay Video Here

Road to VR

Boneworks , Stress Level Zero’s upcoming physics-based shooter, now has an official release date, which was revealed in a brand new gameplay video that shows off more of its creepy, but oddly familiar atmosphere.

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The VR Download EP5: Echo Arena Quest, HoloLens 2, Used Vives, Killer Apps w/ Pistol Whip CEO

UploadVR

The post The VR Download EP5: Echo Arena Quest, HoloLens 2, Used Vives, Killer Apps w/ Pistol Whip CEO appeared first on UploadVR. Video videos

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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.

Augmented Reality Experience Raises Awareness for Polar Bears

ARPost

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.

Microsoft Launches HoloLens 2 for Enterprise Customers

Road to VR

Microsoft today announced that its latest AR headset, HoloLens 2, is finally shipping. The headset can be purchased directly for $3,500 or rented for $125 per month. Microsoft announced HoloLens 2 back in February and has started selling the headset today.

5 Ways To Play Pistol Whip Using Modifiers Like Deadeye And Dual Wield

UploadVR

Pistol Whip is out now and Cloudhead’s new game is garnering extremely strong reviews. Some players, however, are finding it difficult to find their groove with the game. So we’ve got some tips that can help.

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

VRScout

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.

Snapchat Lens Users Engage ~30x Per Day

AR Insider

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.

‘Pistol Whip’ Review – Shooting for the Flow State

Road to VR

Formerly known for its linear, story-driven VR adventure series The Gallery , Pistol Whip is a surprising shift for Cloudhead Games into VR’s rhythm and shooting genres.

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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.