Google Poly Is Shutting Down


Google has instructed users to download their personal libraries before June 30, 2021. VR content creators woke up today with a shocking email from Google stating that the company would be shutting down their 3D model sharing platform Google Poly. Google Poly is shutting down!!

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‘Realworld’ Aims to Bring a Multiplayer ‘Google Earth VR’ Alternative to Quest & More

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Google Earth VR , which is available today on PC VR, is a breathtaking way to explore our fascinating planet. With Google unfortunately abandoning many of its VR initiatives, it’s unlikely that we’ll see a version of Google Earth VR with multiplayer, let alone Quest support.

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The best Google Home games

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There are a ton of games to play on Google Nest speakers, and we've tested them all. Gaming Smart Home Best games Best of Google Home Google Home Games Tier 4We list our favorites.

Google Open Sources Tilt Brush

Upload VR

Google open sourced its groundbreaking art app Tilt Brush, representing the latest move by the tech giant to cease development of its first efforts in virtual reality. Today is my last day at Google. (!!!).

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Google Teases New AR Features Coming To Google Maps & Lens


Google VR becomes Google AR & VR as the company uses its annual I/O event to tease a new wave of augmented technology. Google wasted no time at this years Google I/O Developer Conference , diving head first into some truly jaw dropping projects that are making their way to our devices. So much so that that the company has officially changed its title of Google VR to Google AR & VR. Image Credit: VRScout / Google AR & VR.

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Report: Google’s ‘Tilt Brush’ is Coming to PSVR Soon

Road to VR

Google has taken its sweet time bringing its VR creation app Tilt Brush (2016) to PSVR, although having recently slimmed down the app to fit on the modest mobile chipset of Oculus Quest may have given the company needed incentive to finally launch on PSVR. All games on the PlayStation Store have an identifier code which is listed in the game’s URL. The post Report: Google’s ‘Tilt Brush’ is Coming to PSVR Soon appeared first on Road to VR.

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Nintendo Crafts AR Experience via Google Lens for Pokémon Sword & Shield Game Packaging

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Pokémon, Google, and augmented reality go together like wasabi, soy, and ginger, and the trio has come together again for the release of the latest game from the Pokémon universe. As Nintendo released the eagerly-anticipated games Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield for the Switch on Friday, gamers in Japan received an augmented reality bonus via Google Lens.

Game over: Google to shutter its in-house Stadia game development studio

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Google has announced it is shuttering its internal game development studio for Stadia, the company’s cloud-based gaming platform. Gaming News Web game development Games Google Stadia

Google Announces an Indie Games Festival and VR and AR are Invited


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Reality Bytes: Samsung, Google & Fortnite

AR Insider

We continue the narrative this week with Maher’s look at Samsung’s AR glasses, Google Maps’ new parking integration and film festivals in Fortnite. Google Maps integrates with a few tech companies to allow you to pay for parking within its app.

Google’s Massive Street View Library Now Available in ‘Google Earth VR’

Road to VR

Today Google has launched an update to Google Earth VR which brings the company’s huge library of street-level imagery into the application which lets users immersively explore the entire globe. Google Earth VR is a stunning VR experience which we called “ a breathtaking new way to know our planet ,” back when it launched in late 2016.

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This ‘Tilt Brush’ Port Brings Google’s VR Creation App to WebXR

Road to VR

Google stopped active development on Tilt Brush late last month, but also made the VR creation suite open source so anyone could get under the hood. The post This ‘Tilt Brush’ Port Brings Google’s VR Creation App to WebXR appeared first on Road to VR.

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‘Pokemon Go’ May Soon Support Google Cardboard


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Google Teases League of Legends AR Experience


With new updates to Google’s Daydream View headset, the unveiling of Pixel 2, and a preview of AR Stickers that included packs for Stranger Things and Star Wars , Google also teased a slew of new apps and experiences built with ARCore by their partners. That’s right, the massively popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game created by Riot Games is getting an AR treatment. Image Credit: Google/Grab Games.

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Putt-Putt Google Earth VR Looks Amazing


When YouTube channel Nat and Friends toured Google VR, we were honestly expecting to see experiments from Google’s Daydream Labs that we’ve already seen. Projects we’ve reported on like Google’s headset removal or last year’s social VR experiments have been some of our favorites. What we weren’t expecting to see was putt-putt golf in Google Earth VR or a few other inspiring demos that show us what’s possible with the immersive technology in the near term.

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Google Opens ‘Maps’ API So Devs Can Create ‘Pokémon Go’-style Games

Road to VR

During the Google Developer Day presentation at GDC 2018, Product Manager Clementine Jacoby and Engineering Lead Patrick Donelan at Google Maps presented the team’s progress in bringing their technology and data to game developers. Several ‘location-based’ AR games using Google Maps APIs and ARCore are coming to mobile devices this year. Google is now offering an easier route, where even small teams can leverage vast, rich geodata through Google Maps APIs.

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Google Stadia vs. xCloud

Digital Trends

Google and Microsoft each have their own game-streaming service. But is Google Stadia better than xCloud? Buying Guides Gaming google stadia Project xCloud Tier 4 versus

Google Stadia Shuts Down Internal Studios, Changing Business Focus

GizModo VR

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Job Sim Dev Owlchemy Is Still Making Games Despite Google VR Retreat

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The last few months have seen Google wind down a lot of its VR work, but the developer of Job and Vacation Simulator says it isn’t going anywhere. Yesterday brought news that Google was making its VR creation platform, Tilt Brush, open-source.

Google Wants to Beat Apple at Its Own Game

GizModo VR

On Thursday, Bloomberg reported that the Google was “exploring an alternative” to to the anti-ad-tracking features that Apple will soon begin rolling out in iOS 14. technology internet google computing alphabet inc technology companies android mobile app internet privacy apple inc

Google Announces 6DoF Controller Devkit, ‘See-Through’ Mode For Daydream


While not the most comfortable option on the market, its ability to provide immersive, 6DoF experiences minus the need of a beefy gaming PC makes it an attractive option for anyone looking to experience mid range VR on a budget. . It’s not exactly an immersion-breaker per-say, but it’s definitely a noticeable limitation while in-game. Along with this new hardware comes a brand new headset function Google refers to as “See-Through Mode.” Image Credit: Google AR & VR.

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Still Use Google Daydream? Don’t Get Android 11

Upload VR

If, by some chance, you’re still using the Google Daydream VR platform, you won’t want to update your phone to Android 11. “The Daydream VR app is no longer supported by Google and may not work properly on some devices running Android 11 or later,” the page reads.

Google Offering $40 Game Bundle With New Daydream View Headset

Road to VR

From now until the end of 2017, Google is offering a game bundle worth $40 with every Daydream View purchase, which includes some of the platform’s best titles. Google’s updated VR headset was announced this week alongside their Pixel 2 smartphones, and begins to ship on October 17th. The new headsets begin shipping October 17th; the game bundle will remain available until December 31st, and must be redeemed by January 15th 2018.

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Google Develops Real-Time Finger Tracking Algorithm For Mobile Chips


Google released an open source algorithm which performs real-time 21-point finger tracking on mobile hardware. The system is part of Google’s MediaPipe, a modular framework for machine learning based solutions such as face detection, object detection, and hair segmentation. They’re also very suited for gaming. Unfortunately, Google’s blog post doesn’t mention the quality and latency of the current implementation. Google finger tracking google

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Seeing Cyberpunk 2077 Run on Google Stadia at 4K Isn't Enough to Sell Me on Cloud Gaming

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Google’s fledgling cloud gaming service could really use a win after a year of technical issues and lukewarm reception from gamers. google stadia google cyberpunk 2077 cd projekt red streaming cloud gaming

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VR Tool Built With Google Poly Turns Words Into Matching 3D Objects


A VR developer posted footage of a proof-of-concept mechanic that allows users to spell out any word and see it visualized as a Google Poly asset in real time. The implementation looks robust enough that it might be usable both as a game mechanic or for building worlds in virtual reality. Using Google Poly to source assets at runtime. VR #gamedev #indiedev #Oculus #Google #madewithunity

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Google shutting down Poly 3D content platform

TechCrunch VR

Google is almost running out of AR/VR projects to kill off. Google has already discontinued most of the company’s AR/VR plays, including most notably their Daydream mobile VR platform. Google launches Poly, a home for the world’s 3D objects built for creators.

Google Rebrands AR Stickers as Playground; Introduces 3D AR Animation


While there wasn’t much news on the VR front from Google at today’s New York hardware event except from learning that the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL are compatible with Daydream View VR headsets, Google did introduce a new slate augmented reality (AR) stickers that will have you taking selfies with Iron Man. So you want step up your selfie game? One example Google showed off is being able to stand next to characters you love, like Iron Man himself.

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VR Quiz Game ‘Go Guess’ Uses Google 360 Captures to Make You Guess Where You Are

Road to VR

Go Guess (2018) is a new interactive VR quiz game from developers Oblix that tosses you into Google 360 captures and makes you to guess where you are. Google opened up its treasure trove of 360 Street View captures to developers late last year, although there was a proviso for developing apps and games with the data: it had to be free. The post VR Quiz Game ‘Go Guess’ Uses Google 360 Captures to Make You Guess Where You Are appeared first on Road to VR.

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Google: The ‘Pokemon GO’ Server Issues Were Unavoidable


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These Are The 6 Best VR Games On Google Daydream Right Now


Google Daydream has only been out a few weeks, but it’s already built up a pretty respectable line-up of mobile VR games, both new and old. We’re hoping that Google offers better options in the near future but, until then, we’ve come up with the six best games on the platform you can download right now. Expect this list to grow in the coming months too as new games come out and developers hone in on what makes Daydream special.

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‘Tilt Brush’ Co-creator Leaves Google for ‘very special’ VR Project with ‘Space Pirate Trainer’ Studio

Road to VR

Tilt Brush co-creator Patrick Hackett announced today that he’s leaving Google after nearly six years with the company. Tilt Brush co-creators Patrick Hackett & Drew Skillman joined Google in early 2015 after the company acquired the duo and their application.

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Google Responds to ‘Earth VR’s’ Absence on Oculus Rift


Yesterday, Google shook up the virtual reality scene by both announcing and releasing a brand new immersive experience: Google Earth VR. For some VR fans, this was a shock since a number of VR games support Oculus Touch and the Rift through Steam. UploadVR reached out to Google to ask why this strategy was implemented. Google’s apparent strategy with Earth VR ‘s exclusivity mirrors the general thought line we’ve seen from other developers.

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Animating VR Characters in Google Blocks


Last month, Google launched their Blocks VR creation tool , enabling anyone to 3D model low polygon objects with no prior modeling experience required. Aside from being able to use the objects or characters that you create for other applications, like bringing them into Unity and using them for VR games, we’ve been wondering if we’ll one day also get the chance use Blocks for 3D animation. Now Google’s Daydream Labs is giving us a glimpse into just that.

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Latest Google Doodle Accompanied By 360 VR Experience


Celebrate the life and genius of French illusionist & film director Georges Méliès in this adorable Google Spotlight Story. If you’ve logged onto the Google homepage at some point today you may have already noticed a particularly interesting Google Doodle posted above the search bar. Usually there’s a custom image, some animation, maybe even a hidden game or two. Image Credit: Google Spotlight Stories.

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Apple says cloud gaming apps like Google Stadia violate iOS app store rules

Digital Trends

The company argues it needs to review each and every game before users play them. Gaming News Apple Google google stadia Microsoft Project xCloud Nvidia

The XR Week Peek (2020.06.29): Oculus kills the Go, Google buys North, and much more!

The Ghost Howls

Google is going to buy North. A report says tha t Alphabet, the company behind Google, is in the last stages of the acquisition of North, the Canadian startup that makes the Focals smartglasses. With rumors of upcoming Apple glasses surging, and the investment made in Magic Leap that until now has been unfruitful, for sure Google is looking for an alternative to build its AR strategy. Google adds depth APIs to ARCore. Image by Beat Games).

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