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Unity 5.5 Update Brings Microsoft Hololens Integration And More

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The Unity game engine is a versatile tool that developers, from beginners to those well-versed, utilize to fully realize their video game concepts. This year alone it provided a slew of games like Firewatch , Oxenfree , I Am Setsuna , Pokemon Go , ReCore , and the upcoming Cuphead. Such a move eases the process for developers, increasing efficiency by allowing them to do a larger amount of their augmented and mixed reality work within the Unity Editor.

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Unity Technologies Hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing

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Awards were also given across various categories such as Best Game, Best Live-Action Experience, and the Artistic Achievement Award. Building on the momentum set into motion by the inaugural event, Unity Technologies is hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing.

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5 Google ARCore Experiments That Inject Magic into Everyday Life

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Google released a preview version of ARCore for Android yesterday, the company’s answer to Apple’s ARKit. Developers looking to use ARCore to create augmented reality apps can start building right now on both the Pixel line and Samsung S8 line. Built with Unity and ARCore.

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Unity CEO: VR Will Get Huge, But Devs Need to Survive and Avoid Hype Until it Does

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At VRLA 2017, Unity CEO and games industry vet John Riccitiello dumped a little cold water wisdom on the hype surrounding the red-hot VR industry. John Riccitiello is the CEO of Unity Technologies , one of the world’s leading game engines.

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How Unity is preparing for the mobile VR revolutionThe gaming.

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How Unity is preparing for the mobile VR revolution The gaming landscape looked quite different when TechRadar spoke to John Riccitiello, CEO at game engine Unity, back in June 2015. That hasn’t caused Unity to shy away from VR though, quite the opposite.

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Google Releases ARCore for Android, The Company’s Answer to Apple ARKit

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In an answer to Apple’s recently released ARKit , a developer tool used for making augmented reality apps and games that run on newer iPad and iPhones, Google today released a preview of a new Android-compatible software development kit (SDK) called ARCore.

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Game Cooks Are Using Their Mobile Experience To Create ‘HOVR’ And Other VR Games

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Game Cooks is an independent games studio founded in Beirut by two Lebanese brothers – Arz and Lebnan Nader. Since 2011, they’ve released over a dozen successful mobile games on iTunes and Google Play, but HOVR for Gear VR is their first foray into virtual reality.

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Game Cooks Are Using Their Mobile Experience To Create ‘HOVR’ And Other VR Games

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Game Cooks is an independent Games studio founded in Beirut by two Lebanese brothers – Arz and Lebnan Nader. Since 2011 they’ve released over a dozen successful mobile games on iTunes and Google Play, but HOVR for Gear VR is their first foray into virtual reality.

Cool AR apps to try with Apple’s new phones

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Their phones can be used for some low-end VR, via the Cardboard platform from Google, but they haven’t had anything of their own to match the higher-end Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream View headsets. The developer kit works on Unity, Unreal, and Scenekit engines.

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Super Data Report: 6.3 Million Virtual Reality Headsets Shipped in 2016

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The report, titled “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: 2016 Mobile and VR Games Year in Review,” is a compilation of information Super Data and Unity Technologies, though we clarified with Unity that they did not contribute to the estimates for VR headset data in the report.

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Did Seebright Just Launch Google Cardboard for AR?

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It was no other than Google that delivered the first “million unit VR headset” By launching Cardboard VR application and the headset made out of… cardboard, Google set the stage for massive adoption of VR among developers, and the company isn’t stopping anytime soon.

Lenovo Mirage Solo review: should you buy it?

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On the left side, there is the Daydream logo, that reminds the user that this is a product whose software has been offered by Google, and the Lenovo logo, because this hardware has been manufactured by Lenovo. This is another standing ovation for Google. Unity Development.

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Students Hack Positional Tracking onto Gear VR with SteamVR Tracking

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Mobile VR solutions like Samsung’s Gear VR currently employ rotational tracking only. The data is sent to a computer via UDP packet over Wi-Fi, and the results are displayed using the game engine Unity, as shown in the brief demonstration video heading this article.

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Star Wars HoloChess inspired Augmented Reality Game HOLOGRID: MONSTER BATTLE now has a VR version launching for Gear VR and a tournament to celebrate May the 4th.

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Award-winning independent game studio HappyGiant and Tippett Studio today announced their ground-breaking augmented reality game HoloGrid: Monster Battle has made the transition to virtual reality , and is coming out on the next-generation Samsung Gear VR. VR Gaming

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.11): Gear VR is over, Go long term future is uncertain, Huawei teases its metaverse and much more!

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Image by Samsung). Anyway, officially, both Samsung and Oculus have continued at least to support it. But at the presentation of the latest Samsung Note 10, for the first time after the Note 4, Samsung has dropped support for Gear VR in its latest flagship device.

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Microsoft Joins OpenXR, Becoming a Decisive Backer in the Open, Royalty-free VR/AR Standard

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Khronos Group , the consortium behind the OpenXR project which aims to standardize the way applications communicate with AR and VR headsets, just added Microsoft to its ranks.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.12.23): Facebook works on its OS, Oculus Link official cable released, Huawei VR glasses available, and much more!

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It seems that the latest version creates some stuttering while playing VR games , and this is creating discomfort for some users and making the devices unusable for others. They couldn’t describe the game, but they revealed that it is astonishing on the graphical side and UX.

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WebXR API Could Be A Huge Opportunity For Mixed Reality

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Last May I pointed to WebVR games as one of the VR industry’s biggest potential sweet spots for generating widespread traction because the combination of VR, games, and the open web represents a giant industry intersection. The web is unparalleled in its capacity to get VR games in front of end users, and get them playing, since it bypasses so much of the friction that otherwise serves as one of the chief headaches for the industry: distribution.

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My predictions for augmented reality in 2019

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Feature comparison between ARCore, ARKit and the Unity Handheld AR SDK (Image by Unity). Samsung itself has stated that it is very interested in developing a future headset that is able to deliver both AR and VR. Google Maps in AR).

Oculus Quest Review: consumer Virtual Reality v1 is here

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This was a bit the philosophy of Google Daydream View, that was the first headset employing this kind of materials. In some demanding games, this degradation is highly visible if you look with your eyes in a region that is close to the edge of the lenses. For more complex games (e.g.

My predictions for virtual reality in 2019

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The expectations had been over-inflated by analysts over the year and this has created a lot of problems: when CCP games has abandoned VR, a spokesperson said that they expected the market to be 2 or 3 times bigger than what it actually turned out to be. Samsung will do the same.

12 Can’t Miss VR Talks You Have To See At GDC 2017

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There’s no better time of the year to do that than at the Game Developers Conference (GDC). Jesse Schell (Schell Games). He’s worked on the tech since before the Oculus Rift was invented and, with his team, since released some of the best games for it.

As UploadVR Turns 2 We Reflect On The First Full Year of Consumer VR

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The New York Times distributes more than 1 million Google Cardboard phone VR viewers to subscribers with the launch of The Displaced , a 360-degree video project focusing on children driven from their homes by war. Google transitions Clay Bavor into a position as head of VR.

Addition of OpenXR Support in Oculus PTC Could Smooth Cross-Platform Development

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specification which launched in July helps to solve the fragmentation of the industry with companies like Epic Games, HTC, Google, HP, Unity, Valve, Sony, Samsung, Oculus and Microsoft all supporting the endeavour.

VR Bound Announces Nominees For Inaugural 2017 VR Awards

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Also announced was the judging panel that includes virtual reality experts such as Josh Naylor of Unity Technologies, Jenn Duong of Shiift, and CEO of Spiral Media Megan Gaiser. Google – Daydream View. Samsung – Gear VR. Nominees for VR Game of the Year.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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I’ve been a big fan of the cute little Samsung Gear 360 camera since its first unveiling in the spring of 2016, and always recommend it to people inquiring about the best consumer-friendly 360 cameras out there.

Oculus Quest vs Vive Focus: let the battle begin

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According to some reviewers, the display may also be the same one made by Samsung. Oculus can count on years and lots of money (at least $500M) spent in creating a great ecosystem with a great number of games. And will have a Star Wars-themed exclusive game.

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Chatting With The Recipient Of The SXSW 2019 ‘Best Interactive Experience’ Award

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Her first VR creation, Cardboard City , earned an award at the Samsung Gear Indie Milk VR contest in 2016. Impressive. “ [My story] goes way back to theater if we want to go that far, ” Benzing told me over our Google Hangouts call. “ We’re working with Unity on this project.

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Crytek-Incubated ‘VR First’ Program to Double Number of Academic VR/AR Labs in 2017

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Currently VR First is boasting more than 50 projects in development at the labs, and not just games. While the program was principally incubated by Crytek, students working in VR First labs tend use Unity (48%), followed by Unreal (20%) and then CRYENGINE (14%).

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Unity’s most recent update makes the cross-platform game engine even more equally optimized, so with only one API you can simply build for multiple platforms with hardware-specific tweaks held to a minimum. Google Omnitone Surround Sound Support.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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You will also be able to stream your virtual experiences in the Samsung Gear VR to Facebook Live before the end of this year, so stay tuned for more information on that angle. Starbreeze is a huge game development company that is also building out location-based VR entertainment centers.

How VR Can Get To A Hundred Million Headsets By 2024

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The distinction matters between limited pointer-only hand controls and VR systems that let you reach too, because it appears many of the most profitable VR games rely on these kinds of interactions. Simple pointer-based hand controls from Google and Samsung.

AR+VR Weekly: Slump in AR+VR headsets, Leap Motion AR table tennis demo and no-go to Xbox VR/MR

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Meanwhile, Leap Motion released a new demo of its open-source AR headset, Project North Star, in action playing a game of augmented reality table tennis. . Finally, Microsoft’s CMO said in a recent interview they “do not have plans specific to Xbox consoles in virtual reality or mixed reality” in a recent interview squashing hopes that its popular gaming console would be upgraded with immersive capabilities. Daisy Duck and Goofy added to Samsung’s AR Emoji ( 9to5 Google ).

VRLA’s John Root on AR, Privacy, & eSports in VR

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A world premiere from Skydance, with Chris Hewish, EVP Games & Interactive and Pablo Leon-Luna, VR Developer. John Root co-founded VRLA with Cosmo Scharf in 2014 , and it has organically grown into a thriving VR event with over 10,000 attendees at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

All the most important AR and VR news from the GDC 2018

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In my opinion , the true error is with the Vive 1 , that will get a price that is higher than the one of all the competitors… and that will cost as much as a Samsung Odyssey, notwithstanding its far lower features. Oculus is going to found big games. Google AR apps. Games.

Show and Sell: Virtual Reality Advertising is Coming, and It’s Going to Be HUGE

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From exciting apps to immersive games, the virtual worlds being built are as impressive as the hardware used to explore them. And in addition to helping VR developers earn money from apps and games, it could also spell the end for traditional digital advertising.

VRLA 2018 Returns; Keynote Lineup Announced

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A world premiere from Skydance, with Chris Hewish, EVP Games & Interactive and Pablo Leon-Luna, VR Developer. The two-day conference’s full slate of keynote speakers also include live performances.