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The Crazy VR World of China Joy 2016


The ridiculous and amazing things we scouted in Shanghai. China Joy kicked off Thursday at the Shanghai New International Expo Center with over 600 firms showing the latest in entertainment and technology.

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Watch Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich Tonight in VR

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Bundesliga champions FC Bayern Munich are up against La Liga’s Real Madrid tonight for the 2016 International Champions Cup, and providing you have a Gear VR, you can watch it livestreaming in virtual reality starting August 3rd at 7:30 PM ET ( click for local time ).

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Amazing MIT Research Project Lets You Reach Into Augmented Reality


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Star Wars: The Battle Of Endor Updated for Oculus Rift CV1


Virtual Reality and Star Wars are made for each other. Virtual Reality promises to get you as close as you will likely ever get to a TIE fighter. However, as yet, there is no official Star Wars VR game. Star Wars: The Battle Of Endor was a DK2 demo available in early 2015.

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Cast of Stranger Things Freak Out in New VR Experience


Netflix’s latest hit show Stranger Things has been brought to life in virtual reality. The eight part series that blends 80’s nostalgia with creepy thrills is giving the cast a terrifying adventure of their own — in VR.

OSVR HDK 2160×1200 Screen Upgrade Kit Now Available

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OSVR has launched a display upgrade kit for the HDK headset which allows users to swap a new, higher performance panel into their existing HDK headsets. The $220 screen upgrade kit, sold at the OSVR Store , offers HDK 1.3 & 1.4

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VRLA Summer Expo Starts Friday


VRLA is expanding their usual one-day expo to two days starting tomorrow, Friday 5 August. VRLA is one one of the biggest VR events in California held in downtown LA at the Convention Centre, West Hall B. Tickets are from $30 for a student pass all the way up to $299 for the two-day pro pass.

Watch Real Madrid Take on Bayern Munich Live in VR


Last week we announced NextVR’s live coverage of the International Champions Cup (ICC) on Gear VR. Well, today is your last chance to get down on the field at Metlife Stadium as Real Madrid takes on Bayern Munich after handing down a beating to Chelsea during Saturday’s broadcast.

Living Stories: What VR Can Learn from Immersive Theater

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When the recession hit in 2008, book publisher Charlie Melcher looked to reinvent how Melcher Media told stories using the latest smart phone technologies.

Experiencing Virtual Reality In A Full Body Vibrating ‘Synesthesia Suit’


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New Samsung Gear VR widens virtual reality ambitions


There's a new Samsung Gear VR in town. If you're keeping count, it's the fourth iteration of the Korean company's Oculus-powered VR headset.

Tilt Brush Launches New Audio Reactive Brushes


Now you can watch your Tilt Brush creations come to life while dancing to a beat. Tilt Brush by Google just got a major update Tuesday, introducing what they are calling “audio reactive brushes” to the HTC Vive app.

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‘Tilt Brush’ Brings the Rave to Your Living Room with New Music Visualizer Mode

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Tilt Brush , the virtual reality paint application from Google, saw an update today that brought with it a whole new ‘audio reactive mode’—now making your trippy creations pulse to the beat of your own music collection.

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PlayStation VR Asks For A Surprisingly Large Play Space


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SightLine: The Chair Updated For Oculus Rift and HTC Vive


April 2015 I first tried Sightline the Chair , which remains one of the best VR experiences out there. The Apollo 11 experience is also way up there. Developer Tomáš Mariančík (aka Frooxius) has now released Sightline the chair for both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive consumer versions.

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Making VR Accessible to Kids One Maze at a Time


If I was in an audience and the speaker asked who felt like they considered themselves a “Kidult” (kid + adult = kidult), my Ghostbusters loving, game playing, Simpsons DVD owning hand would have to go up. That would make me part of Seedling’s key demographic according to CEO Phoebe Hayman.

‘Everest VR’ Review

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Some things in life really need to be experienced first hand, and the ascent of Mount Everest is probably pretty high up on that list. Photos and videos can’t compare to the real thing, but VR just might.

Cyberpower PC and AMD Release VR-Ready Desktop for $720


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Steam VR Weekend Sale - Oculus and HTC Vive Games


Last month both Oculus and Steam offered sale prices on VR titles in their respective stores. This weekend Steam is offering a VR weekend sale ending Monday at 10 AM Pacific Time with up to 80% off Steam VR titles. However, most of the better titles are in the 20%-30% range.

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Jaunt Launches Publishing Platform for Your Cinematic VR Content


You can now submit your creation for consideration on the platform. Jaunt announced Thursday the launch of Jaunt Publishing , a program that allows the growing community of professional VR creators to publish their high quality VR content directly to the Jaunt VR app.

‘TheWaveVR’ Raises $2.5 Million Seed Investment for Social VR Music Platform

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TheWaveVR is a social VR music platform which allows DJs to mix tracks live in VR in front of a virtual audience which can connect to experience the performance from around the world. The company announced today that it’s raised a $2.5 million seed investment to build out the platform.

Watch VR Help Kids Lose Their Fear of Water With This Brilliant 360 Video


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VixenVR uses its years of game dev experience to create the future of Adult VR.

Cats and VR recently had the opportunity to check out several demos at the Headquarters. Several companies showcased their respective 360° Adult video content but one company showed me that they are truly innovating Adult VR.

Samsung Rocks Lollapalooza With Gear VR Experiences


Watch live performances from the stage and skateboard through Malibu all in VR. For the 25th anniversary of Lollapalooza, Samsung went all out bringing their latest in immersive VR experiences to the Chicago music festival.

Valve Opens Vive’s Tracking Tech to Third-parties for Free, Details Dev Kit for Licensees

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Valve today announced that it will provide royalty-free licensing to third parties interested in using the SteamVR ‘Lighthouse’ tracking technology to create new tracked objects like VR controllers and other peripherals.

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Stop Comparing VR to 3D Televisions


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Netflix releases Stranger Things VR/360° video!

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In a recent Venture Beat article Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said they are not looking to go all in with VR since it is hard to binge watch content in VR. He was quoted as saying VR will have a"big impact" on gaming, but that when it comes to watching content, the medium is too involving.

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Samsung Gear 360 Goes On Sale August 19th in US


You can pick up this 360-degree camera for $349. For those of you patiently waiting in the US to get your hands on a Gear 360 camera, we finally have a price and availability date.

Interactive Lab to Make VR Trike Racing a Thing at VRLA This Week

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Interactive Lab bring something you never knew you wanted to try to this year’s VRLA Summer Expo, virtual reality room-scale and untethered trike racing. You know when you see something completely new and unexpected and want to try it immediately?

Valve Begins Process Of Licensing Tracking Technology Royalty Free


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PlayStation VR Asks For A Surprisingly Large Play Space: 9.8.


PlayStation VR Asks For A Surprisingly Large Play Space: 9.8 feet by 6.2 feet A new brochure for the upcoming VR headset, recently shared over on Reddit , finally reveals the required tracking space for usage. It comes in at around 9.8 feet by 6.2

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