Riot Games Debuts Virtual K-Pop Group With Live MR Performance

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Over past decade, Riot Games, the team behind the insanely popular multiplayer online battle arena game League of Legends , has evolved from a simple video game developer and esports tournament organizer into a full-fledged, multimedia production company.

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VR Health Group Is Rating How Many Calories Games Burn

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As well as delivering immersive experiences, VR gaming has another welcome, if unintended side-effect: getting players fit. The problem is it’s hard to know just how much exercise you’ll get playing a game until you try it. In some cases, games are observed twice.

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‘Beat Saber’ Mod Group Hosts ‘Golden Ticket’ Scavenger Hunt, Win a Vive Pro & More

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The Beat Saber Modding Group is putting on a special event starting today that could net you a new HTC Vive Pro or thousands of dollars in prizes just by playing custom songs on Beat Saber.

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The Future Group Raises $20 Million to Blend Real-world Video With Virtual Worlds

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The Future Group has raised $20 million for its technology that blends real-world video with virtual worlds to immerse people inside what feels like an interactive game show. with experience using game-oriented technologies in The Matrix films. “It’s

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How The Future Group Is Redefining Live Game Shows With Mixed Reality

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Game shows have been losing younger audiences for some time. The Future Group wants to change that by making game shows more interactive with mixed reality technology. I’ve been in the games industry for more than 10 years. He’s been in game shows in England for 15 years.

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A Group Of Students Are Rebuilding The Original Metroid Prime In VR

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The 2002 Gamecube classic gets the VR treatment as part of an ongoing study into VR game mechanics. They currently have no plans for an original game release. The post A Group Of Students Are Rebuilding The Original Metroid Prime In VR appeared first on VRScout.

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Group of Men “Marry” Anime Characters in a VR Wedding Ceremony

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Developed by Japanese adult game studio Hibiki Works , Niizuma Lovely x Cation lets you simulate creating a relationship with an anime girl and come face-to-face with her in VR. The post Group of Men “Marry” Anime Characters in a VR Wedding Ceremony appeared first on Road to VR.

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GDC 2017: Khronos Group Unveils VR/AR Standard OpenXR

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In December of last year, Khronos group made headlines for adding Epic Games to the list of companies in support of their pursuit of an API standard for virtual and augmented reality. A couple months later, that standard now has a name as Khronos unveils the OpenXR working group at GDC 2017. A handful of games have been released utilizing the standard since it was made available back in February of 2016.

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OpenXR 1.0 Released, Microsoft Supports on HoloLens & WMR, Oculus Plans Rift & Quest Support

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It’s a major milestone, according to Khronos Group which has overseen development of the standard by a consortium of many of the biggest names in the AR/VR sector. Today the group announced the release of OpenXR 1.0, Khronos Group says that from 1.0 openxr working group

How This Group of Tree Huggers is Using VR to Inspire Conservation

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After they are done touring with this first chapter of Treehugger: Wawona , MLF will be raising funds to turn it into a proper game where audiences can explore a natural landscape through the energy flows of root systems and currents. Marshmallow Laser Feast wants you to hug a tree in VR.

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Eye-Tracking Group Tobii Plans To Invest $16 Million In VR By 2019

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Tobii, meanwhile, already has its tech integrated into several rigs and monitors with 40 non-VR games already implementing its eye-tracking. With its eye-tracking solution already on the market, Tobii could be a big player in VR going forward.

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Funding Roundup: Intel acquires Voke VR, The Future Group Raises.

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Funding Roundup: Intel acquires Voke VR, The Future Group Raises $20M, ObEN nabs $7.7M Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed but Intel tells me that it is acquiring VOKE’s technology, talent and existing business, which included broadcasting NBA games in the U.S.

Getty Images has launched the Getty Images Virtual Reality Group

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Getty Images, has launched the Getty Images Virtual Reality Group, a new business dedicated to the creation and global distribution of virtual reality content. Fast track to today, and every Getty Images photographer at the upcoming Rio Olympic Games, will be equipped with a 360 camera.

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Hello Kitty Visits The Real World In Her New AR Mobile Game

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She’s even had songs written about her – and now thanks to a new licensing agreement with Sanrio GmbH and the Swedish based game developers, Bublar Group AB , Hello Kitty will be the center of a cool new AR experience for your smart phone.

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OpenXR Standard Ratified, Microsoft, Oculus, & Others to Release First Implementations

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It’s backed by many of the biggest names in the VR and AR industries and has been in development by the consortium for two years now, organized by Khronos Group. The group today announced the ratification of OpenXR 0.9, Image courtesy Khronos Group.

The Latest AR-Powered Geo-Location Game is Men in Black: Global Invasion

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Much like the other AR titles mentioned, Men in Black: Global Invasion is all about getting players off their sofas and outside, combining gaming and some healthy exercise. News Android Augmented Reality iOS Ludare Games Group Men in Black: Global Invasion Sony Pictures Consumer Products

Road to VR’s 2018 Game of the Year Awards

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There’s been plenty to talk about in VR gaming over the course of 2018, with even more ambitious indie studios and AAA game companies getting into the medium for the first time. Now for Road to VR’s 2018 Game of the Year Award winners. Developer : Beat Games.

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The Top 5 Games for Oculus Rift

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In our breakdown of the top 5 games for Oculus Touch and top 5 for the Xbox One gamepad, we take a look at some of the best games currently on the Oculus Store. Before we start, don’t forget that your Rift also works with compatible games purchased through Steam.

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Resolution Games to Launch Multiplayer VR Party Game ‘Acron’ This Summer

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With Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs (2019) fresh out the door, Resolution Games today announced Acron , a new multiplayer game that pits one VR player against a group of local mobile users. News Bits acron resolution games vr mulitplayer game vr party game

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The Top 5 Games For HTC Vive

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Here we take a look at our top 5 games for Vive, and a little more information you might need to get you started. Valve’s The Lab (2016) is without a doubt among the best games, free or otherwise, so we just had to add it.

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Madonna Performs Alongside AR Clones During Billboard Music Awards

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News AR Augmented Reality Billboard Music Awards Brainstorm Madonna Mixed Reality Sequin The Future Group Unreal EngineVolumetric capture adds a layer of depth to the pop legends latest performance.

‘Astro Bot’ Wins The Game Awards’ Best VR/AR Game of 2018

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Astro Bot Rescue Mission (2018) , the VR platformer that’s still wowing PSVR users well after its October 2nd launch, took home the title of ‘Best VR/AR Game’ at last night’s Game Awards.

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Hands-on: NASA-backed ‘Mars 2030’ Launches Today – A Beautiful, Educational, & Buggy Trip to the Red Planet

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The 25 Best PSVR Games: Day #1

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PSVR is home to many of VR’s best games and is also arguably the most accessible mainstream headset available. It’s important to get a list of the best PSVR games right, then. Here are UploadVR’s 25 best PSVR games. That makes a zombie VR game a huge no-brainer.

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Valve Reveals Top Selling VR Games on Steam in 2018

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Among the charts is a list of the top 100 best selling VR games on Steam in 2018 , as measured by gross revenue. Interestingly, none of the platinum games are Early Access graduates (compared to 25% in the gold tier). This is the game’s second year in the gold tier.

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Experience 6 amazing indie VR games at the Gamescom VR Showcase!

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Gamescom is one of the most important gaming fairs in the world, and probably the most important in Europe. Last year I was there , and I had lots of fun, meeting cool VR people (like the Youtuber Nathie or the journalist Scott Hayden) and trying VR games and hardware (e.g.

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More money for Magic Leap, this time from a VR-curious Chinese media group

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Chinese media group Zhejiang Huace has announced plans to raise roughly $303 million to invest in U.S. ventures, including nebulous mixed-reality startup (and potential game platform) Magic Leap

‘Lone Echo’ and ‘Echo Arena’ Now Work on HTC Vive with ReVive Hack

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Platform exclusivity is a divisive issue in VR; on one hand, big financial backing helps create awesome games like Lone Echo [9/10] — on the other hand, if you chose the ‘wrong’ headset, you’re boxed out of what might otherwise become one of your favorite games.

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Sony Acquires Insomniac Games, Delivering a Strategic Blow to Oculus Studios in the Process

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Sony Interactive Entertainment announced Monday that the company is acquiring Insomniac Games, a storied game studio and one of the most experienced in VR development anywhere in the world. Image courtesy Insomniac Games. Image courtesy Insomniac Games.

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Promising Local Multiplayer VR Game Acron Gets August Release Date

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One of the most promising games from our 2019 E3 VR conference is coming very soon. The latest title from Resolution Games is touching down on August 29th. Acron is a multiplayer game in which one player straps on a headset while a group of friends connect on smartphones.

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How Mixed Reality Is Transforming The TV Game Show

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The quaint TV game show is becoming more exciting, and it has nothing to do with goofy stunts or reality hijinks. Thanks to mixed reality, contestants in a game show can now steer down rapids in a hollow log while avoiding dinosaurs. This is happening now in the Norwegian game show Lost in Time , which launched last month. The Future Group made the technology that makes Lost in Time possible. Lost in Time lets them get personally involved in a TV game show.

Hands-On With Tilt Five, The Consumer-Grade Tabletop AR Gaming Platform

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Tilt Five ( official website ) is an upcoming consumer-grade AR platform that aims to bring tabletop gaming to life right before your eyes. Have you ever wanted to see your game of Dungeons & Dragons come alive on the table?

Angry Birds: Nearly A Decade Of Family Gaming Fun – VR, AR, And Beyond

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Mobile gaming’s most beloved franchise is taking over the XR space. Since its launch back in December 2009, Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds has since become the most downloaded freemium game of all time. a kart-based racing game, that deviate from the conventional format.

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GDC 2019: OpenXR Specification And API Released Publicly For AR And VR Devices

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The Khronos Group, which is releasing the standard for developer and industry feedback , is broadly supported by companies invested in AR and VR technologies. Competing proprietary standards don’t inspire confidence in the consumer to invest,” said Neil Trevett, President of the Khronos Working Group. This chart from the Khronos Group shows groups supporting the standard as of March 2019. They include Facebook, Microsoft, Epic Games, Unity, HTC and Intel.