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HTC & Intel to Offer High-end Wireless VR Solution in “Early 2018”

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At Computex 2017, Intel’s Gregory Bryant demonstrated the company’s wireless VR solution on stage. He claimed this was the first public showing of the HTC Vive using Intel’s WiGig technology, and further confirms that HTC is bringing the product to market in “early 2018.”

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Watch This Choir Go Viral with the Help of VR

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Multidimensional concert uses VR to challenge the traditional role of audience participation.

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Mario Kart Arcade GP VR Is Nintendo’s First VR Game For HTC Vive

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Not every big VR story is spiralling out of LA this week; over in Japan we’ve seen the surprise reveal of what looks like an official Mario Kart VR game, coming to arcades.

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How to win at virtual reality marketing

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(Image courtesy Volvo Car USA.). Low-cost virtual reality viewers — some made out of cardboard — are a minimal investment from consumer standpoint or from a company who would like to distribute their virtual reality experiences themselves.

Hands-on: DisplayLink XR Wireless VR Tech is Top Notch, Lighter Than it Looks

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At E3 2017, DisplayLink is touting their ‘XR’ wireless solution to eliminate the tether on VR headsets. Our hands-on with their reference device revealed a robust solution with impressive quality and unnoticeable latency.

Spider-Man Comes To Virtual Reality

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Now you can suit up as your favorite web-shooting, high flying superhero. We’ve all thought about it—wondering when it would finally happen. VR is so amazing, but all I really want to be is Spider-Man. Now you finally can.

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The CatsAndVR.com Oculus Launchpad Development Blog: Week 1 Day 1

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First of all I want to thank everyone at Oculus and Facebook for allowing me to be part of an amazing opportunity. Words cannot describe how I feel on Week 1 Day 1.wait they can.

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Hands-on: Ubisoft’s New VR Shooter ‘Space Junkies’ is All About Guns and Jetpacks

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Ubisoft’s upcoming VR shooter Space Junkies, announced at this year’s E3, is promising some fast-paced, first-person action fueled by jetpacks and an impressive assortment of guns.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Enters VR With a Horde of Upcoming Experiences

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The popular series heads to VR with multiple experiences based on the zombie-infested universe. . First a stellar comic book series, then a breakout hit television show, The Walking Dead has no shortage of beautifully-crafted content to devour (pun very much intended).

E3 2017: Until Dawn Dev Reveals PSVR FPS Bravo Team

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Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games has dabbled in VR once already, but its next game looks much more ambitious. Meet Bravo Team. This new military first-person shooter (FPS) was introduced for PSVR at this year’s E3, making its debut on Sony’s stage.

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Has Nintendo's first VR game been secretly announced? Is it Mario Kart VR for the HTC Vive?

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The latest trailer the Bandai Namco VR Zone Arcade in Shinjuku, Tokyo reveals that Nintendo may bringing Mario and Co to a Vive Based port of their Mario Kart arcade game.

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GameFace Shows Lighthouse Tracking on Android, Aims to Be First VR Headset to Support SteamVR & Daydream

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GameFace Labs, one of the earliest companies to begin development of a standalone VR headset, is back with the latest version of their prototype device now featuring SteamVR (AKA Lighthouse) tracking running on the Android-based system.

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The Body is a Teacher: Reimagining VR Storytelling with Robin Hunicke and LUNA

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This post is part of an ongoing series about writing, storytelling, and critique in VR, in partnership with Galatea , a writing and project management tool for immersive stories.

E3 2017: Playful Bringing Star Child To PSVR

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A new game announced at E3 from Playful is coming to PSVR — Star Child. Playful is the creator of Rift launch title Lucky’s Tale, a groundbreaking game that explored platforming in VR.

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OpenSim records gains in land area and active users

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Public OpenSim grids gained the equivalent of 1,257 regions this month, while the number of active users rose by 511, after falling for the past three months in a row. Great Canadian Grid , InWorldz and The Adult Grid did not provide full data this data, as was the case the previous month.

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‘Gran Turismo Sport’ Playable in VR at E3 2017

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Polyphony Digital’s latest iteration of the Gran Turismo driving simulator made an appearance at this week’s E3 2017 in Los Angeles, and was playable using a PSVR headset, but with some significant limitations. The game is due to launch exclusively on PS4 in Fall 2017.

Google Launches ‘We Wear Culture’ to Showcase 3,000 Years of Fashion—with a Taste of VR

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Google’s newest archive is an online showcase of over 3,000 years of fashion—featuring four VR films.

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Spider-man: Homecoming VR Experience Coming to Rift, Vive and PSVR

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Spider-man: Homecoming is a return to the franchise that is getting big promotional push. It is the 3rd reboot of the series, but this one carries extra weight due to its ties to the official Marvel film universe owned by Disney.

The DxE and Condition One investigation into Whole Foods "Cage Free" Eggs is one of the best directed VR Horror films yet.

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I recently ran into a Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) member who was on the streets of Berkeley showing people a recently released investigation in partnership with 360-degree virtual reality company Condition One into an American Humane Association certified Whole Foods egg supplier.

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Kopin’s Prototype VR Headset is Incredibly Thin & Light, More Than 3x the Pixels of Rift and Vive

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Kopin is touting a new prototype VR headset featuring their 4K OLED ‘Lightning’ microdisplay that they say is made specifically for VR.

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Elijah Wood Launching Creepy VR Game ‘Transference’

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Ubisoft and Elijah Wood are making a VR game about hacking your brain. Leave it up to Elijah Wood and the folks over at Ubisoft to combine entertainment and gaming into an immersive psychological thriller experience that leaves you more unsettled than when you started.

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E3 2017: Wireless VR With DisplayLink and Intel Is What We’ve Been Waiting For

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Companies developing VR headsets are racing toward wireless six degrees of freedom. This means you can move in any way and your experience in VR matches what you would expect.

Intel, Oculus, and ESL come together for a $200,000+ VR Challenger League to promote VR eSports.

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Intel, Oculus, and ESL come together for a $200,000+ VR Challenger League to promote VR eSports. This brand new competitive VR gaming league will feature two exciting VR titles - “The Unspoken” and “Echo Arena”.

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‘Mario Kart VR GP’ Heads Up Bandai Namco’s New VR Arcade Push

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Bandai Namco today announced that the company is moving into the VR arcade space and one of the highlight VR experiences they’ll offer is one of the first VR experiences to involve official Nintendo blessing, Mario Kart Arcade GP VR.

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Intel’s Wireless Vive Headset Comes To E3

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Wigig technology introduces more options for wireless VR.

E3 2017: Fallout 4 VR Full Locomotion Hands-On

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After Bethesda’s impressive conference and reiteration of their dedication to VR, I finally got a chance to step into the wasteland and play Fallout 4 VR on the Vive for myself.

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The Walking Dead' Bites into Virtual Reality with Multiple VR Games Announce

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Linkin Park to Release VR Experience, Created by Spatialand and Intel

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Starting off today’s E3 fun, Intel announced that not only will upcoming VR title Lone Echo have a free multiplayer mode for all Oculus Rift owners, but that Linkin Park is releasing a VR experience next month.

Nintendo Enters VR With ‘Mario Kart GP VR’

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A new VR arcade in Tokyo is bringing Mario Kart & 14 other experiences to lucky residents. Next month we’ll see the opening of Bandai Namco’s flagship virtual reality arcade in Japan, VR Zone Shinjuku.

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E3 2017: Check Out Six Minutes Of Skyrim VR Gameplay With PSVR

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Skyrim is officially coming to PlayStation VR, and E3 attendees are currently getting their first look at the game. One of them was nice enough to record it, too. MasterGamingVR recently posted six minutes of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR footage from the show floor.

Check out the E3 trailer for VR Mech game Archangel.

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To commemorate the first day of E3, Skydance Interactive have released the trailer for their amazing new flagship VR game Archangel ! Coming first to PSVR Drop into the cockpit of a six-story war machine in Archangel, the first original title from Skydance Interactive.