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Walmart Employees Say VR Training Helped Save Lives During El Paso Shooting

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Earlier this month, a deadly mass shooting took place at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, claiming the lives of 22 individuals and injuring 24 others. I’ve been to Southaven, and I went to El Paso on Tuesday [Aug. Last year the company distributed 17,000 Oculus Go headsets across its 4,700 U.S.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.25): Lots of new VR content previewed, Sony acquires Insomniac, Matrix 4 in the works and much more!

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At Disney D23, people got the first preview of Vader Immortal 2, the sequel of the very successful game for Oculus Quest. Image by Oculus). In an interesting post on its blog, Facebook has detailed its Insight technology , the solution that performs the inside-out-tracking on the Oculus Quest. Other relevant news.

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Jeremy Bailenson talks about 1,000,000 Walmart employees training with VR, presence, and the VR “empathy machine”

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His lab was even visited by Zuckerberg before he decided to acquire Oculus. An iconic image of Jeremy Bailenson wearing an Oculus Rift DK2 (Image taken from Medium). I am always fascinated when I speak with someone that is here before the Oculus Kickstarter campaign. I didn’t know what I was going to do with my life.

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