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‘MasterpieceVR’ Brings Cross-Platform Multiplayer Painting And Sculpting To Rift And Vive

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Creating art with several people at once can be a crowded experience. But not in MasterpieceVR.

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HTC Vive Exec Makes Predictions for the Next 2 Years of Virtual Reality

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HTC’s China Regional President of Vive, Alvin Wang Graylin, took to the stage at the Unity Vision Summit in Asia this week and made a series of bold predictions for where we’ll see VR in the next two years.

Google Earth Lets You Explore the Planet in Virtual Reality

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Google Earth is now available for the HTC Vive. If you have access to a Vive, try Google Earth VR for yourself before reading any further. It’s free. A team of engineers and filmmakers worked together on a cinematic introduction that I’ll never do justice. Go in blind. Feel all the feelings.

United Nations endorses peace walkway with AR and VR Technology

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The United Nations has endorsed a unique way for people to celebrate art monuments and heroic world peacemakers with the latest AR and VR technology. On September 4, the United Nations invited peace walkway artist Paul-Felix Montez to speak at the U.N. in New York City for World Peace day.

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 12/19/16

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Along with Steam’s Winter Sale and Oculus’ as well, there’s a massive number of new Vive games to choose from this week at discounted prices.

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Starting Tomorrow You Can Make Unity Games From Within VR

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Unity was reluctant to put a final date on the launch of Editor VR when it was last shown at Unite 2016 in November, but we now know it will be with us very, very soon.

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Brendan Iribe Is No Longer CEO of Oculus, Now Leads PC-Focused VR Team Within Facebook (Update)

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Some days when you work on the media side of the tech industry, you get through the day by going through the motions, reporting on stuff you knew about a good bit in advance, and writing about cool upcoming games, events, and gadgets.

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Oculus Nearly Matched The Original ‘Gears of War’ Budget To Fund Epic’s ‘Robo Recall’

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Oculus is one of the most prolific stimulators of virtual reality content in the industry today. The Facebook-owned company has been funding VR games and projects for years now through Oculus Studios.

Bridge Is A Mobile Headset That Brings Inside-Out Tracking And MR To iPhone

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San Francisco-based Occipital is one of the many companies that wants to bring inside-out tracking to mobile VR, but its means of doing so stands apart from others.

Analyst: Despite Slow 2016, VR Still Forecast To Reach $14B In Software Sales By 2020

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Market researcher SuperData scaled back its virtual reality forecast for 2016, particularly after a disappointing launch of the PlayStation VR headsets. But it still believes that consumer VR software could grow from $407 million in revenue in 2016 to $14 billion by 2020.

Nvidia Touts 15 Million VR Ready PCs Sold As PS4 Pushes Past 50 Million

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The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive might offer a superior VR experience to PlayStation VR, but there’s one very big reason the latter is poised to perform better on the market, at least in the short term.

HTC to Offer Wireless Vive Upgrade Kit, Pre-orders Start Friday

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HTC plans to offer a wireless upgrade accessory for the Vive created by TPCAST. Launching in early 2017 with pre-orders starting Friday, HTC claims the device will eliminate the direct connection to the PC without any noticeable difference in latency or gameplay.

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Jaguar Just Showed Us The Future of Car Launches

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The VR reveal for the company’s first-ever electric car blew our minds. During a press event at Milk Studios in Los Angeles Sunday night, Jaguar revealed the I-PACE, the company’s first-ever electric car.

‘Pluto’ Turns Any VR App Into A Social Experience

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Social VR is a hot topic right now. With the release of the Oculus Touch controllers , both of the major headsets — Oculus Rift and HTC Vive — have motion tracked controllers and roomscale capabilities.

There Are Now Over 1,000 VR-Supported Games and Experiences on Steam

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The Oculus Rift , created by Facebook-owned Oculus VR, launched on March 28th, 2016, with the HTC and Valve-created Vive headset launching just a week later on April 5th, 2016.

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How To Play SteamVR Vive Games With Oculus Touch and Rift

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Last week we let you know about 10 great SteamVR games that work well with the Rift and Touch by default. Now that the Touch controllers have officially released into the world, we decided to tackle the topic in a bit more detail.

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VR Rising: 5 Trends to Watch As The Industry Grows In 2017

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Featured image from left to right: Rob Goodman (OpenVerse), Han Jin (Lucid VR), Amitt Mahajan (Presence Capital), Timoni West and Tony Parisi (Unity).

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HTC Announces ‘Vive Studios’ to Publish “Deeper, Richer and Longer” Room-Scale VR Games

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Today, HTC is announcing the launch of its newest subsidiary: Vive Studios. This brand new content publisher will work to facilitate and release new, high-quality content for the titular HTC Vive virtual reality headset.

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Visbit Raises $3.2 Million To Build Out 4K VR Platform

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Visbit just raised $3.2 million in seed funding with participation from Presence Capital, ZhenFund, Colopl Next, Amino Capital and Eversunny Limited.

Oculus Launches Developer Preview Of Its WebVR Browser, ‘Carmel’, On Gear VR

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Oculus revealed its very own VR web browser, Carmel , back at Oculus Connect 3 in October. Now, you can get a taste of what it offers. Carmel is now available as a Developer Preview in the Gallery Apps section for Gear VR.

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5 Potential Gear VR ‘Killer Apps’ Demonstrated During Samsung Contest

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The Gear VR Killer App contest hosted by Samsung at the Upload Collective earlier this month brought in a hundred-plus technophiles eager for a chance to check out the finalists — and to find out which (if any) deserved “killer app” status. “[It]

Facebook’s Prototype Touch Controllers Let You Feel The Heat Of Fire And Chill Of Ice

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It might seem a little early to ask, but what do you want to see in the next Oculus Touch? Improved gesture control? Added resistance to haptics? How about the ability to feel the chill of ice and the scorching heat of flames on your hands? The latter concept might not be too far off.

VR Headsets from ASUS, Dell, HP, and More Coming in 2017, Will Run on Intel Integrated Graphics

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Today at the Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Engineering Community event in Shenzhen, China, the company announced that VR/AR (mixed reality) headsets from top manufacturers are due to hit the market in 2017.

Deepak Chopra Hopes You’ll Find Your True Self in VR

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I’m in a vast open space under a beautiful Bodhi tree, the green-leafed branches stretching towards the heavens. I am calmed immediately, welcomed by chirping birds and nature sounds.

‘Quill’ Review: Changing Art as We Know it One Line at a Time

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I’m not an artist. I mean sure, in my day I’ve been known to doodle a killer cube and my wildlife paintings have been called “What is this supposed to be?” ” and “Seriously, your mother and I are worried about you,” from time to time.

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New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 11/20/16

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It’s encouraging to see bigger brands tackle VR like the actual NBA with their NBA 2KVR Experience, but the new release gets completely outshined by a game obviously better-built for virtual reality even in early access: Nothin’ But Net.

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We Tried Leap Motion’s New Hand Tracking Module On Gear VR

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Leap Motion is a young technology company that is perhaps best known at this point for what it sells at your local Best Buy. It’s a $79.99 virtual reality peripheral that can be mounted onto an Oculus Rift headset.

‘Dark Souls’ Creator is ‘Hoping’ To Bring The Franchise To VR

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The horror and suspense genres are ones that have benefited immediately from the growth of virtual reality.

VR and AR Could Revolutionize Construction, But There Are Still Big Challenges

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The global construction market will hit $10.3 trillion in 2020, and it’s a field where mistakes are costly: rework typically makes up 12 percent of project costs, reaching tens of millions of dollars on big projects.

DearVR Audio Engine Is A Unity Asset To Make VR Sound Better

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Virtual reality is growing at a rapid pace and, as developers get more familiar with their tools, the more devs will want specific tools that lighten the workload.

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