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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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.


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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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‘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 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

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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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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 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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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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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 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 Announces an Indie Games Festival and VR and AR are Invited


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

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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. Google adds depth APIs to ARCore. Image by Beat Games).

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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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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.

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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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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

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 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

Google Offering $40 Game Bundle With New Daydream View Headset

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

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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 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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Indie game devs are taking a gamble on Google’s Stadia, and it’s paying off

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Despite a difficult launch, Stadia is putting new eyes on indie games. Gaming News Google indie games Stadia

What you need to know about Epic Games’ feud with Apple (and Google)

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Epic Games, developer of Fortnite, is feuding with Apple and Google. Gaming News Apple Epic Games Fortnite GoogleIt's a sticky situation involving app store revenue cuts and antitrust law.

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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Epic Is Taking Google to Court (Again)

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In the latest leg of Epic Games’ case against the tech giants, the Fortnite developer is taking Google to court—in Australia this time around. Read more.

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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Google Wants to Beat Apple at Its Own Game

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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

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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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.