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Holo-BLSD is a powerful AR tool to teach first-aid procedures and save lives

The Ghost Howls

When I was at the Polytechnic of Turin, I already had a strong passion for multimedia technologies, and since VR was still a dream at that time, my first passions were the two technologies that are its foundations, that is computer graphics and computer vision.

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New Space Station Home Environment Now Available For Oculus Quest

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Facebook introduced a new virtual home environment for the Oculus Quest this week called ‘Space Station’ As you might have guessed from the title, the new environment transforms your Oculus Quest home into a futuristic space station looking down on a huge planet.

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Arena-Scale VR Is On The Rise Thanks To The Oculus Quest

VRScout

Standalone technology is leading the way for a brand new wave of location-based VR. We’re not even half way through 2020 and so far this year is shaping up to be a big one for standalone location-based VR thanks to the Oculus Quest.

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‘Supernatural’ is a New Subscription-based VR Fitness App, Coming to Quest April 23

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Within , the immersive studio known for some of VR’s highest quality experiences, unveiled a new fitness app for Oculus Quest that aims to give you a fun, fast, and intuitive cardio workout in VR. Called Supernatural , the subscription-based app is said to launch on Quest April 23rd.

The XR Week Peek (2020.04.13): iPhone 12 adds depth camera, StarVR One is back to the market and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Happy Easter everyone, and if you don’t celebrate Easter, Happy Sunday! I really wish you and all your families a lot of peace and joy. These are harsh times, but we must stay united and resist. We can do it As it is tradition, I prepared a terribly photoshopped image to wish you Happy Holidays!

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Oculus Quest Can Now Show Camera Passthrough Instead Of A Home Environment

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Oculus Quest users can now choose to see the real world (in black & white) instead of a virtual home environment when in the headset’s menu. This option arrives in Quest system software version 1.6, which is rolling out this week.

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‘Music Lives’ Virtual Music Festival Coming to Quest & Go for Free Starting Today

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Looking something to do this weekend with your Oculus Quest or Go? LiveXLive , the live music streaming platform, is hosting a multi-day concert event via Oculus Venues starting Friday which will include artists such as J Balvin, Anitta, and Swae Lee.

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5 Web AR & VR Experiences for Sheltered-in Fun

AR Insider

This article is the latest in AR Insider’s editorial contributor program. Find out more or contact us to participate here. Authors’ opinions are their own. . WebAR While You WFH. by Tom Emrich.

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Virtual Battlegrounds VR Battle Royale Shooter Out Now In Early Access

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After getting delayed around a full year, plus a massive overhaul, battle royale VR shooter Virtual Battlegrounds is now finally out in Steam Early Access for $19.99, plus a 15% launch discount.

VR Fitness App Supernatural Offers Daily Workouts With Expert Coaching On Oculus Quest

VRScout

Could this be the all-in-one VR fitness platform we’ve been waiting for?

Valve Explains the Deceptively Simple Design Process That Made ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Excellent

Road to VR

The secret to Half-Life: Alyx’s near-universal acclaim is… well, not as secret as you might think. Yes, the game surely had a budget much larger than any other VR game to date, but it’s far more than money that makes a great game.

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Daily Crunch: Stripe now valued at $36B

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Stripe raises new funding, Uber acknowledges financial uncertainty and a controversial facial recognition startup accidentally exposes its source code. Here’s your Daily Crunch for April 17, 2020. Stripe raises $600M at $36B valuation in Series G extension, says it has $2B on its balance sheet.

Oculus Quest Unity SDK References Shared-Space Colocation API

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Code found by VR developers in the Oculus Unity Integration reveals Facebook’s shared-space “colocation” API for Oculus Quest. The code was first spotted by developers at Bentham Realities a few weeks ago while working on their upcoming title Hermetika VR.

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Family Gaming: VR Experiences Transforming Together Time Under Lockdown

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12 immersive ways to keep your family entertained and fit while at home. With the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak , we are all adjusting to a new normal.

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Oculus Connect 7 to be Held as a Digital Event Later This Year, Facebook Says

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Oculus Connect 7, the annual Oculus developer conference held by Facebook, will be hosted as a digital event later this year due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Facebook announced today that Coulus Connect 7 will, for the first time, be held as a digital event “later this year.”

Retro Love Letter Pixel Ripped 1995 Gets an April Launch Date for Oculus & SteamVR

Peter Graham

On New Years Eve 2019 VRFocus published its Most Anticipated VR Games Coming In 2020 and those on that list which have arrived including Half-Life: Alyx , The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners and Paper Beast haven’t disappointed.

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Play Any MP3 With VR Rhythm Game Audioshield On Oculus Quest

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The original VR music rhythm game, Audioshield , is coming to Oculus Quest this week (April 16th) and will let you play automatically generated maps from any MP3 stored on your device. Read our original review of the PC VR version right here.

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Facebook Confirms OC7 Will Be A Digital Event, Promises ‘Tons Of Announcements.’

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Oculus Connect 7 switches to a virtual format as a result of Coronavirus. Facebook has confirmed its upcoming Oculus Connect 7 developer conference will be switching to a digital format this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Microsoft is Expanding HoloLens 2 Availability with “tens of thousands” Shipped to Date

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Microsoft started shipping HoloLens 2 back in November 2019, but it’s been a slow rollout to select customers.

How Virtual Reality Enhances Supermarket Shopping

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Grocery shopping might forever change because of virtual reality. Virtual supermarkets make shopping fun and exciting. Moreover, they also feel safer, especially during a global health crisis.

Viveport Infinity Now Only $27 For The Entire Year In ‘Play At Home’ Sale

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Starting today until Sunday, April 19th, all new and renewing subscribers can get 75% off an annual Viveport Infinity subscription. This brings the price down to just $2.25/month, or $27/year.

Resident Evil 8 Will Support VR According To Reports

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Reports state the next installment will feature a first-person perspective and the return of RE7 protagonist Ethan Winters.

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Mozilla Updates the Unity WebXR Exporter to Run VR Apps in the Browser

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WebXR is an open standard which allows VR apps to run directly from web browsers. While the tools for building WebXR apps are designed to be familiar to web developers, many VR developers use game engine tools like Unity to build their apps.

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VR Battle Royale Virtual Battlegrounds Should be Arriving Tomorrow

Peter Graham

Virtual reality (VR) battle royale Virtual Battlegrounds has seen a number of delays since its first Early Access launch was scheduled for March 2019.

SpellPunk Is A Vibrant Magic-Dueling VR Game Coming This Month For PC VR

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SpellPunk is a newly announced magic-dueling VR game with a bright, neon-tinted art style featuring vibrant magical effects and immersive hand-gesture gameplay that tasks players with drawing runes in the air to cast spells.

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Competitive VR Dueling Game Blaston Arrives On Headsets Later This Year

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Wanna-be gunslingers rejoice! Resolution Games , developer of popular VR titles such as Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, Bait!, and Acron: Attack of the Squirrels!, today revealed its twelfth title, Blaston , a competitive PvP shooter revolving around intense one-on-one duels.

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VR Ears Kickstarter Launching April 21st for Enhanced Audio on Quest, Rift S, PSVR & More

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Rebuff Reality is taking its latest VR accessory, VR Ears, to Kickstarter with the hopes of bringing an enhanced audio solution to all major headsets, including those with sub-par or no integrated audio like PSVR, Quest, Rift S, and the original Vive. The Kickstarter campaign launches on April 21st.

This Week In XR: Within Scores At The Buzzer

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Subscription based VR fitness app "Supernatural" to launch April 23rd

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Free This Weekend: The Best Films From Tribeca’s Short Film Festival On Oculus Quest/Go

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If you’ve ever dreamed of attending a prestigious film festival, now’s your chance. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the VR portion of the annual Tribeca Film Festival is moving online this weekend.

Pistol Whip’s Latest Free Update Has You Fighting Aboard A Dieselpunk Airship

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Pistol Whip’s Dark Skies update paves the way for the future of the franchise. Ask anyone to name their favorite VR games of 2019 and there’s a good chance you’ll find Pistol Whip on that list.

‘Pixel Ripped 1995’ to Launch April 23rd on Most Major Headsets, PSVR “very soon” After

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Pixel Ripped 1995 is an intriguing indie game which creatively fuses VR with retro-gaming inspired 2D classics. The title’s release date is now set for April 23rd on Quest, Rift, Steam, and Viveport, and “very soon” after on PSVR.