New Google Stadia Job Listings Suggest VR Cloud-gaming Ambitions

Road to VR

Stadia, Google’s cloud-gaming company, is looking for new hires with a preference for virtual reality development experience. The idea is to allow any device to feel like a high-end gaming PC. Google isn’t the only company with VR cloud-gaming ambitions.

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Is Google Stadia Working On VR Support?


New job listings recently posted by Google point towards potential VR streaming for the cloud gaming service. It’s been a rough year or so for Google Stadia. Despite these setbacks, however, Google has expressed zero interest in shuttering its cloud gaming platform.

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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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Google Studio Owlchemy Labs Affirms Work on New VR Game, Details Expected This Year

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Google-owned Owlchemy Labs, the studio behind VR classics like Job Simulator and Vacation Simulator , has confirmed that it’s working on a new VR project after running quiet for much of the year. News VR Gaming google google vr owlchemy labs owlchemy labs next game

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NVIDIA CloudXR Now Publicly Available on Google Cloud

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CloudXR, NVIDIA’s real-time XR cloud streaming technology, is now publicly available through the Google Cloud Marketplace with Nvidia RTX Virtual Workstations as a Virtual. The post NVIDIA CloudXR Now Publicly Available on Google Cloud appeared first on Road to VR.

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Google’s VR Studio Reveals Bright & Bubbly Game Coming to Quest & PC VR in 2022

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Google’s Owlchemy Labs, the VR studio behind Job Simulator (2016), just revealed a totally new game called Cosmonious High. The post Google’s VR Studio Reveals Bright & Bubbly Game Coming to Quest & PC VR in 2022 appeared first on Road to VR.

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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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Google Adds Pac-Man, Hello Kitty, & More Japanese Anime & Video Game Characters to AR Search

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Gamers, anime fans, and those with an interest in Japanese culture are in for an AR treat courtesy of Google.

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The best Google Chrome games for 2020

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Google Chrome is a fantastic web browser and a gaming platform that you can access from just about anywhere. Computing Gaming Web Best of Games Google Google Chrome Tier 4 web

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.

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Today’s Google Doodle is a full-fledged Olympics video game

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Today's Google Doodle is a sports video game called Champion Island Games, inspired by the Olympics. Gaming News Google Google Doodle Olympics 2021

Google Extends AR Search Lead Over Apple with Landmark Recognition for Google Lens

Next Reality AR

This week, Apple unveiled its own version of Google Lens in the form of Live Text.

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Google Adds More Olympic Athletes to Its Roster of Augmented Reality Search Content

Next Reality AR

After facing delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympic Games are underway in Tokyo, but a surge in cases worldwide has taken the spectator out of these spectator sports.

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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Atari’s VCS computer console is getting Google’s full suite of apps

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An update for the Atari VCS is adding Google Workplace, giving users quick access to Google's full suite of productivity apps. Gaming News Atari Google

Google Stadia vs. xCloud

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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 vs. Shadow

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Google Stadia and Shadow are two very different game-streaming services. Buying Guides Computing Gaming Web cloud gaming google stadia ShadowHere, we've outlined the key differences between the two to help you make a decision.

Google Ends Cardboard VR Sales

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Google has removed all listings for Cardboard VR headsets, the last bastion of its early VR efforts, from the Google Store. ” Both Google Cardboard and Daydream View were early efforts from Google to break into the smartphone VR space.

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

Everything Google didn’t announce at Google I/O 2021

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A lot was announced at Google I/O 2021, but a lot wasn't. Computing Features Gaming Mobile Smart Home Wearables Google Google Assistant Google I/O 2021 smart homeHere's what wasn't announced, but might show up in the next few months.

What to expect from Google I/O 2021

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Google I/O is back as a virtual event and free to everyone who wants to attend. Android Cars Computing Features Gaming Health & Fitness Home Theater Mobile Smart Home Wearables Google Google I/O Google I/O 2021 IO

The best Google Stadia games to play right now

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Stadia trades quantity for quality with a small library of great games. Buying Guides Gaming Assassin's Creed Odyssey Destiny 2 Entertainment in containment Google google stadiaFrom Trials to RDR2, here are the best.

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

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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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Google Open Sources Tilt Brush

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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. (!!!).

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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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.

In latest blow to mobile VR, Google ends Poly and Expeditions

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Earlier this summer, Google shut down yet another virtual reality app , the 3D objects library called Poly. Google Expeditions also had five virtual tours of major league baseball stadiums and a tour of the International Space Station. In 2019, Google stopped selling the headset.

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

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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

NVIDIA CloudXR is Launching on Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and AWS

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NVIDIA is continuing the rollout of its CloudXR technology on the three leading cloud computing platforms: AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. Nvidia has long offered a very similar streaming service called GeForce Now, but it’s for traditional games rather than XR.

Key Google AR/VR Director Heads To Facebook Reality Labs

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Google continues to bleed experts in AR and VR technology as Facebook Reality Labs staffs up for a bigger push into hardware. We’ll note that Paul Debevec left Google recently for Netflix.

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Google Stadia vs. Nvidia GeForce Now

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Stadia promises to change how we play games, but Nvidia's GeForce Now should have Google worried. Here, we pitted the cloud gaming services against one another. Buying Guides Computing Gaming Web cloud gaming google stadia Nvidia GeForce Now web

Epic Games is suing Google for monopolistic and anti-competitive practices

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Epic Games claims Google also decimated several Fortnite and OEM partnerships. Mobile News Android Apple breaking twitter Epic Games Fortnite Google

Stadia was a no-show during Google’s 2-hour I/O keynote

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Google Stadia wasn't mentioned once during Google's two-hour I/O keynote. Gaming News Google I/O 2021 google stadiaWe're not surprised.

Stadia finally comes to Chromecast with Google TV and Android TV OS devices

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Google Stadia will finally be available via Chromecast With Google TV starting on June 23. Gaming News Chromecast with Google TV google stadia

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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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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Epic Games, Google, and fair competition in the future

Virtual Perceptions

Let’s talk about how Google contemplated buying Epic Games. Epic Games is challenging both Apple and Google for the same reason: repressing competition while maintaining monopolistic positions, claiming a 30 per cent cut of in-store purchases.