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VR Continues To Underwhelm At E3 2018

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I remember sitting down at a restaurant in the LA Live area in 2015, a day or so before that year’s E3 got underway. I was with a pair of developers working on their first VR game set to be revealed during the show and so, naturally, we mainly talked about the week ahead.

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Inaugural European Immersive Computing Summit Puts Italy On The Map For VR & AR

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An event that put Italy on the map for immersive technology. Italy is known for great food and design, but chances are it’s not the first place that comes to mind when you think of VR, AR, or immersive technology in general.

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Toward Truly Glasses-sized AR: First Look at DigiLens’ AR HUD Reference Headset

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DigiLens , a developer of transparent waveguide display technology, is creating a reference headset aimed at wide FOV AR with hand-tracking, dubbed AR HUD. The company showed the first glimpse of the headset at AWE USA 2018.

Watch World Cup 2018 Matches for Free in ‘Oculus Venues’ Starting This Weekend

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The World Cup is due to kick off today, and Oculus announced that US residents will be able to watch select matches of the quadrennial football championship for free in Oculus Venues , the company’s social VR event viewing app for Oculus Go and Gear VR.

Say Hello To The 2018 VR Creator Lab

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Another year, another handful of amazing creators taking on an exciting new format. Last year we partnered with YouTube to develop the VR Creator Lab – a dedicated learning and production program held at YouTube Space LA.

The Biggest VR Games of E3 2018

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This is the time of the year gaming journalists across the world migrate to Los Angeles California to experience, uncover and enjoy what the games industry has been working on.

Netflix Casts a Facebook AR Spell on Its Debut Comic Book 'The Magic Order'

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Netflix is branching out into the comic book business, and it's summoning augmented reality via Facebook to make the first issue more magical. The debut issue of The Magic Order hit comic book store shelves today with four variant covers. Inside each issue is a QR code specific to that variant.

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Google Debuts Two New Spotlight Stories ‘Piggy’ & ‘Age Of Sail’

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Google heads to the Annecy Film Fest in full force with two, never-before-scene Spotlight Stories. The biennial Annecy International Film Fest is currently in full-swing as creators from around the world gather in France to showcase their latest achievements in the field of animation.

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With the success of Skyrim, Doom, and Fallout in VR, Bethesda announces Wolfenstein, Pray, and Elder Scrolls VR content at E3

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Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot drops you into the role of a resistance hacker on a mission to tear apart the Nazi forces in Paris using their own machines. Take control of a fire-breathing Panzerhund and more as you fight Nazis in the City of Love in order to aid the French resistance.

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Apple's ARKit 2.0 Could Make These 10 Mobile AR Apps Even Better

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With the announcement of ARKit 2.0 at WWDC 2018, Apple is bringing some powerful new capabilities to mobile augmented reality apps this fall.

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Apple Adding “plug and play support” for Vive Pro in MacOS Mojave

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At Apple’s WWDC conference this week, the company announced that the Vive Pro will be fully supported on the newest version of MacOS, ‘Mojave’, soon to launch in public beta and available widely later this year. Speaking during a session at WWDC 2018 this week, Karol Gasi?ski,

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Under Armour Builds Virtual World to Celebrate Stephen Curry’s 3rd NBA World Championship

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Enter Steph VR. While Stephen Curry and his Golden State Warriors teammates were triumphantly laying it down on the court during the 2018 NBA Finals, a team of digital artists were feverishly at work in anticipation of the team winning their third championship in the past four years.

E3 2018 Hands-On: From Software’s Déraciné Is A Beautifully Interactive VR Adventure Game

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If you told me a week ago that From Software, the legendary developer behind the Dark Souls series and Bloodborne were making a PSVR game I’d absolutely expect it to be one of the highlighted announcement’s as Sony’s annual E3 press conference.

Magic Leap Books Augmented Reality Experience with Air New Zealand

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If touring the scenic vistas behind the Lord of the Rings film franchise doesn't persuade tourists to visit New Zealand, perhaps immersive content viewed through Magic Leap One will do the trick.

Here’s All 14 PSVR Games PlayStation is Showing off at Its E3 2018 Booth

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Sony might not have spent much time focused on PSVR at their E3 2018 presentation last night but the company has brought a heaping helping of VR games for attendees to try at the PlayStation E3 booth this week. Here’s what we’ll see.

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How To Watch The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Live In VR

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Immersing yourself in football’s biggest tournament has never been easier as leading media providers bring VR live streaming to the masses. With an average viewer audience of 3.5 billion, the FIFA World Cup is by far the most popular sporting event in the world.

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E3 2018: DisplayLink’s Booth Showcases Wireless VR With Gatling Guns

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Chipmaker DisplayLink partnered with HTC for quite the demonstration of wireless VR at E3 2018. DisplayLink is powering HTC’s upcoming official wireless adapter for the Vive Pro and Vive. At E3, a pair of the adapters were shown wirelessly connected to Vive Pros alongside four of the 2.0

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Golfshot Mobile App Chips in AR Mode for Measuring Shots on the Course

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Although some look to golf for some quick off-the-grid time, the scenic hills and blue skies of your local putting green are not immune from the ever-expanding reach of augmented reality.

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Leap Motion Releases Major Tracking Update and New Demos to Show It Off

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Leap Motion builds the leading markerless hand-tracking technology, and today the company revealed a update which they claim brings major improvements “across the board.”

The Glitch Mob Celebrates New Album With Interactive VR Show

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The glitch-electronica pioneers turn their latest album into a psychedelic immersive experience with the help of TheWaveVR. Since first emerging back in 2006, American electronic group The Glitch Mob have gone on to become one of the most influential musical acts of the last decade.

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Infographic: The Future of Virtual Reality

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We’re halfway through 2018 – how the heck did THAT happen? – so seems a nice place to stop and take stock of how the immersive tech market has been doing.

Snapchat & Facebook Kick Off the World Cup with Augmented Reality Effects

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With the 2018 FIFA World Cup underway in Russia, soccer (aka "football") fans worldwide can show support for their favorite teams and players in augmented reality via Snapchat and Facebook. On Snapchat for iOS and Android, fans can don virtual glasses painted with their team's colors.

Turn-key VR Training System ‘SimSpray’ Looks to Lower Costs for Commercial Spray Painters

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SimSpray is a VR training system targeting educational institutions, manufacturers, and trade unions, all with the eye for lowering costs over traditional training and offering some unique insight only available in VR.

‘Jurassic World VR Expedition’ Heading To 100+ Dave & Buster’s Locations

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Run alongside dinosaurs in this massive multiplayer VR game coming exclusively to Dave & Buster’s. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits theaters on June 22, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until then to run side-by-side with nature’s most epic monsters.

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E3 2018 Hands-On – The Elder Scrolls: Blades Feels Like A Natural Fit For VR

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When Bethesda announced a new Elder Scrolls game at their E3 2018 press conference, I got extremely excited.

Unity Gives Developers the Keys to ARKit 2.0 Capabilities via Updated Plugin

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With developers chomping at the bit to play with ARKit 2.0, Unity has updated its ARKit plugin to enable access to the new augmented reality superpowers of the toolkit. The updated plugin is available now for developers via Bitbucket.

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Hands-on: ‘Beat Saber’ on PSVR Makes a Promising Debut at E3

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Beat Saber has been making big waves on the Rift and Vive since its early access launch back in May, having sold more than 100,000 copies in its first month. Now the game is officially headed to PSVR and this week at E3 we got our first look at how it plays on the console.

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‘Ocean To Plate’ Uses VR To Reveal Waste In Our Seafood Harvesting

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Explore every step of seafood production in Daydream Impact’s latest VR documentary. More than a third of the global harvested seafood is lost or wasted on its journey to your dinner table. In the U.S. it is closer to half, with most fish being wasted by consumers.

THE GLITCH MOB AND THEWAVEVR TO HOST INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL REALITY SHOW FEATURING THE BAND’S 'SEE WITHOUT EYES' ALBUM

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Electronic music group The Glitch Mob and TheWaveVR , the creator of the world’s first social virtual reality (VR) music platform, today announced an upcoming show featuring music from the band’s third studio album, 'See Without Eyes'. The free experience launches Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Microsoft HoloLens 2.0 Has a Secret Codename, Release Date, & Major Price Change, Report Says

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With all the talk about the impending release of the Magic Leap One, some have forgotten a very important, competing release on the near horizon: the HoloLens 2.0. Well, now we have new information that tells us when (roughly) the device will be released, as well as a few other exciting tidbits.

Xbox Boasts Investment in Future Tech, But Still Silent on VR After Backpedaling

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Back in 2016, at the E3 reveal of the Xbox ‘Project Scorpio’ (which would go on to become the company’s flagship Xbox One X), Microsoft said the console would bring “high fidelity VR” to Xbox.

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Investigate Demons In ‘The Exorcist: Legion VR’ For PS VR

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Exorcise the demons in this episodic VR series based on the horrifying franchise. Those looking for more horror-based VR games for their PS VR will soon be in for a treat as the teams at Fun Train and Wolf & Wood have confirmed The Exorcist: Legion VR is on its way to the console headset.

E3 2018 Hands-On: Assassin’s Creed VR Experience Is A Wireless Maze Featuring A Bow And Arrow

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You might remember a couple of years ago when Ubisoft partnered with Fox to release a feature film based on the Assassin’s Creed game franchise. You might also remember there was a VR experience created alongside the movie that released to tepid reactions from most people.

Mobile App Like Gives Music Video Auteurs Body-Morphing AR Effects

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Usually, the camera adds 10 pounds, but with a new augmented reality effect in Like's mobile app, the camera can actually make you look slimmer.

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First Look at ‘Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot’ in German PSVR Trailer

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During Bethesda’s E3 Showcase, the company announced a new standalone VR title: Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot , a game set to launch sometime in 2019. Now it appears a trailer in German has surfaced, showing some gameplay elements.

E3 2018: ‘Elder Scrolls: Blades’ Heading To VR With Cross-Platform Play

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Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls: Blades mobile experience will support everything from iPhone to Oculus. Bethesda pulled zero punches at this years annual Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California.

Finding our True Selves in VR

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A new documentary explores how embodying digital characters in virtual worlds like Second Life empowers people of all abilities to find their voice and identity. In Our Digital Selves: My Avatar is me!