Mario Kart VR Is Coming To Washington D.C. This Fall

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Bandai Namco is bringing Mario Kart VR to the United States at VR Zone Portal Washington D.C. Jamie Feltham recently went hands-on with the game in London and even though it felt a bit guided and “on-rails” the sheer joy of entering a world from a Nintendo game to compete with friends could be a dream come true for many fans of the iconic franchise. Washington D.C.’s location to debut the games you’ve been waiting for.

3 New VR Arcades Hit Utah, Ohio, and Washington, DC

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VR Arcades are beginning to make their spread across the US, offering users timed access to consumer VR systems and an array of games. notionVR – Washington, DC. NotionVR currently features 14 HTC Vive games and is taking reservations on their website.

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VRstudios Deploys Its Wireless VR Solution At Muckleshoot Casino In Washington State

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The company, which provides a proprietary VR arcade solution that allows users to walk around virtual environments wirelessly, teamed up with Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, Washington. The game, which has you fighting hordes of monsters with dual weapons, has been modified to suit casinos, too.

‘Mario Kart VR’ Comes to the US Today in Bandai Namco’s Newest VR Arcade

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VR ZONE Portal Washington D.C. VR games available to the public include Mario Kart VR , Argyle Shift, and Ski Rodeo, and appear to be on a first-come, first-serve basis with no reservations required. Check out the VR Zone Portal Washington D.C.

Mario Kart GP VR Arrives Stateside This October

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VR Zone’s hit rendition of the original Nintendo classic heads to Washington DC alongside two other LB VR experiences. Well it appears as though our time has finally come as Bandai Namco announces the arrival of ‘VR Zone Portal Washington DC.’,

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Oculus Is Building an AR Incubation Team to Prototype New Hardware

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However, ever since the startup was acquired by Facebook in 2014, the writing was on the wall that the organization would grow beyond the scope of a gaming focused HMD. Tagged with: ar , development , hiring , incubation , job , lead , oculus , redmond , research , team , washington.

Oculus Is Building an AR Incubation Team to Prototype New Hardware

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However, ever since the startup was acquired by Facebook in 2014, the writing was on the wall that the organization would grow beyond the scope of a gaming focused HMD. Tagged with: ar , development , hiring , incubation , job , lead , oculus , redmond , research , team , washington.

With 10M Views in 24 Hours, ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Has Thrust VR Into the Mainstream Gaming Spotlight

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Though it has clearly demonstrated its potential and is slowly growing, adoption has remained niche compared to the broader mainstream gaming industry. Gamespot – Half-Life: Alyx Is A “Full-Length” VR Game, Takes Place Before Half-Life 2. Will a new Half-Life game do it?

Snapchat’s Latest Lens Studio Update Is A Game Changer For AR Creators

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Previously, users could create and access AR filters for the US Capitol Building (Washington, D.C., The post Snapchat’s Latest Lens Studio Update Is A Game Changer For AR Creators appeared first on VRScout. 14 new landmarks and 6 AR templates make their way to the desktop app.

Co-op ‘Godzilla VR’ Game to Arrive at VR Arcades Across Japan Next Month

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As first reported by Japanese VR tech site Mogura VR , the game is launching in Japan on November 3rd, coming to not only the flagship VR ZONE location in Shinjuku, but also the smaller VR ZONE Portals nationwide.

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Cyan Ventures Will Publish VR Narrative Game Zed

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Myst and Riven publisher Cyan has shifted into virtual reality games, and it is moving further in that direction as the publisher of an externally produced VR game dubbed Zed. The game is targeted for the PC as well as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets in the spring of 2019.

Can Virtual Reality be a Game Changer for Learning?

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According to experiments carried out by professor Ann Schlosser at the University of Washington, VR even has the capacity to prompt the development of false memories.). The post Can Virtual Reality be a Game Changer for Learning?

Valve Reveals 100 Best Selling Steam VR Games Of 2018

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Valve released a list of the 100 top selling VR games on Steam in 2018. More than 1,000 titles released on Steam this year with VR support, according to Bellevue, Washington-based Valve Corporation. The silver tier includes two Serious Sam games as well as OVR, In Death , Moss , Box VR, Fruit Ninja , L.A. The full list on Steam also includes 60 games at the bronze tier as well as a new section this year that lists top releases of 2018.

Oculus ‘Venues’ to Host NBA Games, Horror Films & More This Fall

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Oculus Venues , the social VR app for large-scale live event viewing, is continuing its screenings this fall with more NBA games, scary movies, and stand-up comedy nights. Comedy Game Show // 7:00 pm PT. October 19 // Kamasi Washington Live at The Warfield // 8:00 pm PT.

USA Today Scores Points with NHL Fans via Augmented Reality Profile of Capitals Star

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If you've blocked out your calendar to watch the NHL All-Star Game this weekend, then you might be excited to know that USA Today has given its readers the opportunity to meet Washington Capital's John Carlson in augmented reality.

Here’s How VR is Helping Athletes Prepare for Games

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The next wave of athletic training takes place in a computer simulation, as companies such as STRIVR Labs , EON Sports and Beyond Sports help players prepare for games through VR technology. The post Here’s How VR is Helping Athletes Prepare for Games appeared first on VRScout.

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How The Haunted Graveyard Is Holospark’s ‘Gateway Game’ For VR Users

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I was familiar with his work from his time in the tabletop gaming field, as the co-writer of the 1999 RPG Unknown Armies. It turns out that he’s one of those guys who’s been a quiet influence on a startling amount of the games industry, but you’d never know it without looking him up.

Is Valve’s Flagship VR Game Getting an Announcement Soon?

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Along with the announcement of the headset was the announcement of a “Flagship VR Game” to come later in the year. There had been plenty of rumors going around the internet, but we don’t know exactly what this game is. The games have the player running simulations in a Holodeck.

Valve channels Nintendo with 3x new games and hardware

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This week the folks at Valve have revealed that they have three new “full” games in development for the virtual reality universe. This information came from a media roundtable held by Valve in Bellevue, Washington, where other messages were released to the media as well.

NBA All-Star and Weekly Regular Season Coverage Comes Live to VR via TNT and Intel

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Turner Sports says that fans will be able to see highlights, recaps, and live and on-demand full games in VR (provided they are logged in with an applicable TV provider), including in-game broadcast stats and commentary. 67th NBA All-Star Game , 8:20 p.m.

Check out the NBA ALL-STAR game in VR with the NBA on TNT VR app.

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18 with the 67th NBA All-Star Game , 8:20 p.m. After the All-Star break, the NBA on TNT VR app will provide NBA coverage in VR through the 2018 Western Conference Finals starting with one game in VR a week. 5 Washington @ Cleveland , 8:00 p.m. 10 Boston @ Washington , 8:00 p.m.

Valve Developer to Talk About Secretive ‘Flagship VR Title’ at DigiPen Next Week

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When it comes to game development, Valve is probably one of the most notorious of black boxes; there’s still no telling what the studio has in store for its promised three ‘full-length’ VR titles, let alone the one planned to launch later this year.

I Have AR Dream

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More than a million visitors have enjoyed ARtGlass tours at iconic sites such as ancient Pompeii, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and Pisa Tower Square Click To Tweet. Alive in AR at Madame Tussauds Washington DC from Madame Tussauds USA on Vimeo. People come to Washington, D.C.

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Step Inside the Unabomber Investigation in New Interactive VR Experience

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Now, HTC Vive Studios and The Newseum , an interactive news museum in Washington, D.C., HTC Vive Games News SteamVR Games VR Games Ted Kaczynsk the unabomber vr unabomber unabomber vr unabomber vr experience Viveport

Researchers Transform Real Soccer Matches into Tabletop AR Reconstructions

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They did it by training their convolutional neural network (CNN) with hours of virtual player data captured from EA’s FIFA video games, which essentially gave the team the data needed to ingest a single monocular YouTube video and output it into a sort of 2D/3D hybrid.

‘Dome Of The Dead’ Launches On The Vulcan Holodome Platform

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“Holodome technology goes far beyond games and entertainment alone,” said Tom Doyle, Co-Founder of Endeavor One, in an official release. Dome of the Dead is available now until the end of April at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle Washington.

TIME-LIFE and HTC Launch 75th Anniversary ‘Remembering Pearl Harbor’ Experience for Vive

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In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the attack, Remembering Pearl Harbor will be open to the public from December 6-7 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, and from December 5-11 at the Newseum in Washington DC.

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Tate Modern’s ‘Modigliani VR: The Ochre Atelier’ Experience Comes to Viveport

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Vive headsets have made their way to exhibitions at museums including London’s Royal Academy of Arts, Taipei’s National Palace Museum, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris, Washington D.C.’s HTC has now published the Modigliani VR experience, The Ochre Atelier, on Viveport.

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Terminal 17 is a Warehouse-Scale Multiplayer Shooter From VRstudios

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When VRstudios announced their warehouse-scale VR technology VRcade Arena last month, they had no games to go along with their impressive new platform. Terminal 17 is currently in development at VRstudios in Bellvue, Washington, and will be available to the public sometime in October.

Borderlands 2 VR Heading To PC Headsets This Fall, Free PSVR Update Next Week

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Yesterday marked the start of this year’s PAX West gaming expo in Seattle, Washington, kicking off four days of nonstop indie gaming. The Bad Ass Mega Fun DLC pack will be available on both PSVR and PC platforms.

Valve Programmer Set To Talk About Flagship VR Title As Rumors Swirl Regarding Half-Life

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Earlier this week, rumors once again began circulating in regards to the long-rumored Half-Life VR spin-off after Valve News Network discovered source code buried within a new update to Valve’s The Lab experience that points towards the existence of a Half-Life VR game. .

HTC Vive now available to try in some stores

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The first stores with an HTC Vive demo are the Microsoft stores in New York City (flagship store), Washington state (Bellevue Square) and Utah (City Creek Center). Demo HTC HTC Vive Virtual Reality Virtual Reality News Vive VR VR Games

Valve Is Working on VR Content, Will Reveal It Next Year

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Valve Product Designer Greg Coomer teased as much at the start of the Steam Dev Days event in Seattle, Washington today. There’s already a lot of great content on the HTC Vive, and big developers are also working with the headset.

Future of Invasive Neural Interfaces & Uploading Consciousness with Ramez Naam

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A University professor at University of Washington was able to send brain signals to fire in a video game to a colleague a mile away , which caused an unconscious reaction in his finger to press the button. Ramez Naam.

The NBA and TNT Partner With Intel For Biggest VR Push Yet

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The NBA and TNT are launching a VR experience that is powered by Intel True VR and promises to not only bring fans even closer to the game, but serve as a portal into all available programming through on-demand VR coverage of the upcoming NBA All-Star weekend.

Valve Invites ‘Onward’ Dev Dante Buckley To Work In Its Offices In January

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Buckley isn’t straight up joining the SteamVR maker, but instead moving into its offices in Bellevue, Washington to continue work on his game during January. He did, however, say that a new update for the game will be out soon, which should introduce some bug fixes.

Hands-On: Stormland Feels Like It Could Be A Truly Special VR Adventure

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Several blocks away from the Washington State Convention Center, well outside of most of the nerd envelope that surrounded the show, Insomniac had rented a storefront and decorated its front windows with the Stormland logo and a picture of its robotic protagonist, shown above.