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‘Audio AR’ Emerges: Discussions with Developers

AR Insider

A leading indicator for product development in AR can often be the demos shown at top meetups. At last week’s AWE Nite SF — the mother of all AR meetups — the theme was AR in gaming… but an unplanned sub-theme emerged: audio AR.

Creating Great VR Experiences on a Budget

InstaVR

Virtual Reality in the last few years has become a tool for everyone. This includes HR people creating VR training apps , marketers creating VR sales apps , or trade show teams putting together cool VR experiences.

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Report: XR Medical Device Training

Tech Trends VR

Todd Maddox examines how Extended Reality (XR) is an ideal tool to enable faster and more efficient familiarization with complex medical devices. Medical devices are essential for safe and effective prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of illness and disease.

Violin Virtuoso Lindsey Stirling To Perform Live In VR For The First Time

VRScout

Help celebrate the launch of her latest album with a virtual interactive performance. .

Gamescom 2019: Espire 1 And Phantom Suggest Stealth May Steal VR’s Gaming Crown

UploadVR

We’ve all thought it; VR must be great for horror games, right? And it’s true; Resident Evil 7 and The Exorcist VR are some of the most compelling, immersive experiences you can have in a headset.

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Long Delayed PSVR Exclusive ‘Golem’ Finally Set to Launch This Fall

Road to VR

It’s been a long, long road for Golem , the upcoming PSVR exclusive title that’s been in development since even before Sony’s VR headset launched in 2016. After several major delays, Golem is finally due to launch this Fall.

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Westworld VR Game Puts You In The Shoes Of A Sentient Android

VRScout

It’s all fun and games until someone gets stabbed by a malfunctioning robotic cowboy. Season 3 of HBO’s critically-acclaimed series Westworld doesn’t even have a release date yet and already the premium cable provider is well underway promoting the latest installment of its sci-fi western series.

The Void Teases New VR Experiences From Marvel, Sony Pictures Coming Soon

UploadVR

The Void recently opened its new San Francisco, CA location and in an interview the CCO teased upcoming VR experiences from Marvel and Sony Pictures.

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‘Groundhog Day VR’ to Launch in September on Rift, Vive & PSVR, Gameplay Trailer Here

Road to VR

Sony, MWM Immersive, and Tequila Works today announced that their upcoming VR adventure Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is set to launch next month, which includes support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PSVR.

Tech Trends at #VRX2019

Tech Trends VR

The World’s Premier Extended Reality Event will take place in December in San Francisco. According to one study , the extended reality (XR) market is forecast to grow to more than $209 billion in the next four years, an 800% increase from their 2018 prediction of $27 billion.

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Nuclear Power Plant Uses VR For Control Room Training

VRScout

Fortum looks to VR to provide cost-effective training for its operators. VR is quickly becoming the go-to training solution for a growing number of industries.

Sony Acquires Insomniac Games

UploadVR

Insomniac Games — the developers behind Sony’s PS4 megahit Spider-Man — are going to become part of Sony Worldwide Studios. Sony’s acquisition of Insomniac turns the PS4 and PSVR maker into the owner of upcoming PC VR game Stormland and a host of other VR and AR projects.

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Oculus to Debut ‘Stormland’ Co-op Multiplayer Next Week at PAX West

Road to VR

Oculus announced that it’ll be showing Stormland’s co-op multiplayer feature at the PAX West event next week. Upcoming Oculus exclusive Stormland is among the most anticipated VR titles set to launch this year.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.18): Nate Mitchell leaves Facebook, No Man’s Sky VR released and much more!

The Ghost Howls

It’s a beautiful summer day and I’m quite happy because this week my blog has turned three years old ! I had a beautiful Web VR yacht party (tomorrow I will share some videos about it!)

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London’s Otherworld Might Just Be The Coolest-Looking VR Arcade In Existence

VRScout

Dream Corporation’s “neon jungle” features 14 extra-sensory VR pods, a bar, and a poke kitchen. Open now to the general public, Dream Corporation’s Otherworld VR arcade looks like something straight out of Tron: Legacy.

Vanishing Realms: The Sundered Rift Expansion Releases Today And Is ‘Larger Than The Base Game’

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The first wave of true consumer-level VR games that released back in 2016 had a hefty torch to bear and Vanishing Realms , an action-adventure RPG from Indimo Labs, was one of the very best of the bunch.

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‘The Matrix’ Sequel Announced With Roles Reprised by Keanu Reeves & Carrie-Anne Moss

Road to VR

Seminal VR film trilogy, The Matrix , is returning to the big screen once again. The series famous for introducing ‘bullet time’ and expanding the world’s collective imagination regarding the ‘what-ifs’ of virtual reality and AI is coming back to life for a fourth iteration.

Firestorm viewer now supports virtual reality

Hypergrid Business

There is now a virtual reality enabled version of the Firestorm viewer. Austin Tate, director of the Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute at the University of Edinburgh, has posted an article about how to install and run it here.

AR Technology Is Changing The World Of Professional Yachting

VRScout

Raymarine’s AR navigation technology could be the future of professional sailing. When it comes to high-level yachting and sailing, few technologies are more crucial than an up-to-date electronic plotter.

Westworld: Awakening Review – A Haunting VR Experience

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Westworld Awakening was just announced and released suddenly for PC VR headsets. Lucky for you we’ve already played it — here is our full review! Westworld is an HBO show that asks a lot of philosophical questions. Examples include: What is life? What makes us human?

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Ship Battler ‘Battlewake’ to Launch on VR Headsets in September, Quest Version Confirmed

Road to VR

Survios, the VR studio behind Raw Data (2017) and Creed: Rise to Glory (2018), today announced that their upcoming pirate ship battler finally has a release date; it’s slated to arrive on September 10th for most major VR headsets.

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Airbus Previews Military Sandbox App for HoloLens

Next Reality AR

As Microsoft works toward fulfilling its $480 million contract to supply modified HoloLens 2 headsets to the US Army, Airbus is preparing to supply advanced augmented reality apps for the device.

Fable Studio’s ‘Lucy’ The First Virtual Being To Win Emmy

VRScout

Wolves in the Walls takes home the award for Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Media.

Gamescom 2019: Iron Man VR Almost Made Me Forget I Was Playing On PSVR

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Lets be honest, PSVR has been showing its age of late. I love Sony’s headset dearly, but the blur of No Man’s Sky Beyond proves that much. And that’s not to mention the archaic Move controllers, which grow more frustrating by the day.

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Hands-on: ‘Budget Cuts 2’ Demo Brings a Bow and Arrow to a Knife Fight

Road to VR

Gamescom 2019 kicked off today in Cologne, Germany, and there I got a chance to go hands-on with the upcoming sequel to Budget Cuts (2018), the cheeky stealth assassin adventure from the Stockholm-based indie studio Neat Corp.

USA Today's Latest Augmented Reality Story Takes Readers on Sobering Trip Aboard Slave Ship

Next Reality AR

Augmented reality as a storytelling medium can do some extraordinary things words and images alone can't convey -- such as transporting readers 400 years into the past.

Wonderscope’s Latest AR Reading Experience Teaches Kids How To Handle Bullies

VRScout

Help a tiny speck of stardust in this voice-activated interactive adventure.

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Oculus Connect 6: Following Mark Zuckerberg’s Path To The Oculus Quest

UploadVR

Mark Zuckerberg’s quest for Oculus started five years ago with a trip in an elevator to see the Valve room at the offices of an ambitious VR startup based in Irvine, California. A witness reported the Zuckerberg visit in January 2014, but few noticed.

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‘Electronauts’ Update Adds 45 New Songs to Tear Apart and Remix

Road to VR

Initially arriving last August as VR’s premiere live-remixing rhythm game, Survios’ Electronauts lets players fiddle with the individual tracks and pieces of popular songs, mixing loose effects and loops together with vocal and instrumental stems at their own leisure [ our review ].

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AR Advertising Projected to Reach $8.8 Billion by 2023

AR Insider

“Behind the Numbers” is AR Insider’s series that examines strategic takeaways from ARtillry Intelligence data. Each post drills down on one topic or chart. Subscribe for access to the full library and other knowledge-building resources.

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Walmart Employees Say VR Training Helped Save Lives During El Paso Shooting

VRScout

Employees claim active shooter training helped them respond faster to the situation. Earlier this month, a deadly mass shooting took place at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, claiming the lives of 22 individuals and injuring 24 others.