You Can Buy an Oculus Rift + Touch Bundle in Germany for €450

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Germany-based customers looking to snap up a deal on Oculus Rift and Touch, the VR headset’s motion controller, are seeing one of the biggest price cuts thanks to German electronics retailer MediaMarkt. including VAT and shipping to anywhere in Germany.

Take A Guided VR Tour Of Germany’s Last Industrial Coal Mine

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Photogrammetry and volumetric VR preserve every detail of this historic mining operation in Ruhr, Germany. DLC centers around the Prosper Haniel, the last active coal mine in all of Germany. The post Take A Guided VR Tour Of Germany’s Last Industrial Coal Mine appeared first on VRScout.

Birdly Simulator Features a “Man-Sized” VR Controller in Ulm, Germany

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Currently on display in Ulm, Germany, the Birdly experience asks players to lie face down on what they call the “man-sized-unit.” If Ubisoft’s Eagle Flight wasn’t immersive enough, here comes the Birdly simulator by Swiss firm Somniacs.

Original Oculus Rift Bundle Down To €269 In Germany

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The Oculus Rift is currently even cheaper than Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) at one German retailer, though don’t add it to your basket just yet. Media Markt has the PC-based VR headset on offer for just €269 online right now (which works out to about $327 without tax included).

HolodeckVR raises €3M from Germany’s ProSiebenSat1 to put VR onto dodgems

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Consumer VR might not have taken off in the mainstream but it’s still fun to use, and it’s even more fun to use in groups. There is more of an arcade renaissance for VR going on right now, as well as location-based multi-user VR experiences. That’s the premise behind Munich-based HolodeckVR which is using proprietary tech to blend radio frequency, IR tracking and on-device IMUs to bring multi-user positionally tracked VR to mobile headsets.

Oculus Go to Hit UK & European Retailers This Month, Pre-orders Now Available

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Come June 26th, residents of the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, and Switzerland will be able to walk into a brick-and-mortar shop and snag one off the shelves. Germany Store Availability.

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DOOM is Out, Quake or Wolfenstein to Come Next?

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Following the successful launch of DOOM, idSoftware is working on increasing its headcount by 17 job positions in company headquarters in Dallas (Texas) and Frankfurt (Germany).

Microsoft Hololens Available in More Countries

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Starting on October 12, Microsoft added availability to the following countries: Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Microsoft Hololens (Developer version) has been available in the US and Canada since March for $3,000.

Magic Leap Teams with Sennheiser to Deliver High-End Spatial Audio for Augmented Reality

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Germany-based Sennheiser has announced an official partnership with Magic Leap through the company's "Works with Magic Leap" certification program.

Visit EchoAR, which makes building Spatial Computing apps a lot easier

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As more companies build apps like Minecraft Earth, an augmented reality app coming soon to phones, they will need to manage servers and content.

You’re Taking Me for ARide

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This new AR helmet, which weighs around 1700g was designed in Germany and is made from pure carbon fiber. This new AR helmet, which weighs around 1700g was designed in Germany and is made from pure carbon fiber Click To Tweet.

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The First Google Daydream Headset is the VR ONE Plus

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That headset is the VR ONE Plus, the latest in the line of mobile-based HMDs from Germany-based Carl Zeiss. We’ve already heard about the first Google Daydream ready smartphone, now it’s time for a look at what appears to be the first Daydream headset.

OCULUS Touch Controllers appear in German Media Markt webshop

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Media Markt in Germany announced the price and release date for the Oculus Touch controllers! The price will be 199 euro’s and the release date appear to be November 21 2016. Furthermore, the specs of the controllers are shown. They are 114.3 mm wide and 96.5

New Approach to Virtual Reality Shocks You Into Believing Walls.

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A team of researchers from Germany’s Hasso-Plattner Institute is trying to change that.

Horror VR Experiences Can Have Psychological Effects On Users

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Metzinger and Michael Madary from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany talks about it effectively.

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

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Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany. HTW Berlin, Germany. Universität Hamburg, Germany. Universität Heidelberg, Germany.

HoloLens sets its sights on Europe with huge expansion

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Ever since the headset was first released back in 2016, it’s been available in only a few European regions, namely the UK, Ireland, Germany, and France. It’s been a long time coming, but Microsoft is finally ready to launch HoloLens across Europe.

Oculus Rift Is $349 / £349 / C$449 / €399 At Retailers This Weekend

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Germany. In Germany, the discounted price is 399€ (50€ off). Didn’t get a chance to pick up an Oculus Rift in the Christmas sales? Various retailers in the USA, UK, Canada are offering the headset (and controllers) for a reduced price this week. The discount will continue over the weekend. The Rift’s regular price is $399 / £399 / C$529. In the USA, the discounted price is $349 ($50 off).

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‘A Fisherman’s Tale’ Is A VR Puzzler With A Miniature Twist

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Vertigo Games’ first attempt at a third-person experience makes its debut at Gamescom 2018 in Germany. A Fisherman’s Tale will be available to the public for the first time Tuesday, August 21st through Wednesday, August 22nd during Gamescom 2018 in Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany.

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One Direction’s Liam Payne Stars In Live VR Concert Tomorrow

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Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium; plans for launch in South Korea, China, Taiwan and Japan are on the horizon. MelodyVR enlists the former boy band member for their first live VR concert.

Making the French Curriculum Immersive: LEXYZ

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and will look to spread across the whole of Europe, with many countries like Germany and the UK still to follow suit. Thanks to a collaborative partnership with the French State and the Pays de la Loire Region, EON Reality installed the AVR Platform in schools for use with LEXYZ.

PSVR ‘Mega Pack’ Hardware Bundle for Europe to Arrive with 5 Top Games

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Sony maintains that retail pricing may vary from store to store, so we’re sure to find out soon enough as the bundle launches in the UK on December 3rd, and in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland a day later.

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AR Neurosurgical Fluorescent Receives FDA Clearance

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“Leica Microsystems is a company that works closely with neurosurgeons to bring new technologies to market that really respond to our needs,” adds Cleopatra Charalampaki, Professor of Neurosurgery at Cologne Medical Center in Germany.

Watch NVIDIA’s Gamescom GeForce Event Live Here, Today @ 9AM PT

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To kick things off, NVIDIA is hosting a special GeForce gaming event today in Cologne, Germany that most everyone suspects will feature the launch of the company’s latest flagship GPUs, the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti.

Oculus Begins ‘Summer of Rift’ Sale, $100 Credit for Rift & Touch Bundle Buyers

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Amazon is participating in the deal across five territories, plus Best Buy and Newegg in the US, along with FNAC in France, MediaMarkt, Saturn, and Caseking in Germany, and Scan and Game in the UK.

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End Space Comes to Gear VR

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He moved from Canada to Germany in 2014 and where he currently resides with his wife and baby girl. End Space VR was one of the earlier shooters around for Google Cardboard. Now, End Space is available for Gear VR.

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Oculus Announces $300 Commercial ‘Go for Business’ Bundle, Pre-orders Now Available

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The company is currently only shipping to the US, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.

PSVR Gaming Bundle ‘HeroCade’ Available This Month in Europe, Australia & New Zealand

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Launching in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, UK, Australia, and New Zealand on September 26th , HeroCade offers and interesting mix of genres, recalling memories of the old PlayStation demo discs from the PS1 era.

FundamentalVR Combines With HaptX Glove For Even More Realistic Surgical Training

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FundamentalVR is already deployed at locations including Mayo Clinic and UCLA in the US, UCLH in the UK and Sana in Germany. FundamentalVR gave me a frankly disgusting haptic VR experience back in 2017.

2018 VR and AR Conference, Festival and Expo Schedule

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Reutlingen, Germany. Cologne, Germany. Over the last few years a busy conference circuit has emerged for creators and enthusiasts interested in VR and AR technology, and 2018 is already full of events throughout the year. We’ll update this list of VR and AR-related events from time to time as more dates are announced. If we’ve missed a big one, please email tips@uploadvr.com with information about the conference or event and we’ll periodically update this post.

FundamentalVR Partners With HaptX On VR Surgeon Education

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Fundamental Surgery is currently employed at various professional medical facilities across the US, UK, and Germany and offers support for Spinal Pedicle Screw, Total Hip Arthroplasty (Posterior), Total Hip Arthroplasty (Anterior), and Total Knee Arthroplasty.

Check Out Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed VR Escape Room

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Currently Escape The Lost Pyramid is available in four locations across the globe, including two sites in the US, one in Germany and one in France. Ubisoft’s new Assassin’s Creed VR experience allows you to step inside the Animus for the first time ever.

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VR First Expands: New VR labs Opened to Asia, Europe and North America

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The full list of new academic partners includes the following institutions: Dania Academy of Higher Education (Denmark); Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (Germany). Hamburg University (Germany). Heidelberg University (Germany).

See you at Gamescom 2018!

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I’ve returned from China just ten days ago and I’ve still to recover, so I had this genius idea to travel to Germany next week to attend Gamescom !

VR-based Vision Therapy ‘Vivid Vision’ Expands into Europe with CE Mark, Asia Next

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Vivid Vision announced today that it’s working with medical imaging distribution company VISUS, based in Stuttgart, Germany, as a European distributor of their VR-based vision therapy solution.

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TPCAST Wireless Vive Accessory Available For Pre-Order In Europe

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The adapter costs around €349 / £319 and is available from the following sellers in Europe: Alternate, Alza, Amazon (Germany), Caseking, Digitec, Inet, OverClockers, Scan, Schenker Technologies, Webhallen. HTC Vive owners in Europe eager to cut the cord between the PC and headset can now pre-order the TPCAST wireless accessory. We’ve found the system pretty capable in our testing with a few key caveats.

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Portal-style Puzzler ‘ChromaGun VR’ to Launch on PSVR Next Week

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Initially slated for release last year, Nuremberg, Germany-based indie studio Pixel Maniacs have announced that the first-person puzzle shooter ChromaGun VR is headed to PSVR next week.