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).

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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This Theme Park Has A VR Water Slide

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News Ballast Germany Theme Parks Water Park Water Slide WaterproofThe German waterpark lets riders strap on a waterproof VR headset.

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.

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.

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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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

‘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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Oculus Hosts Halloween Pumpkin-carving Contest in ‘Oculus Medium’

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7) Must be 18 year or older, must be in located in United States, United Kingdom, Canada (excluding Quebec), France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland or Japan.

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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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David Attenborough’s VR Experience ‘Hold the World’ Lands on Rift

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If you’re a Sky customer and enrolled in the free Sky VIP loyalty program , you can access Hold the World for free via the Sky VR app in UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy.

Virtual Battles on Your Coffee Table

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This is what video game giant Wargaming are hoping to prove when they start demoing their latest offering at Gamescom in Germany this week. Mixed Reality adds a new dimension to tabletop gaming, but there’s more to this tank show-down than first meets the eye.

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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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-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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Try Vive, Rift, Touch, PSVR, Gear VR, and Daydream FreeHTC hosts.

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Most of the European Vive demo locations are concentrated in England, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany, but you’ll still be able to spot a few places in France, and even one in the Czech Republic.

Vive Focus Dev Kits Cost €650 in Europe, Devs to Receive €200 Discount Until June 4th

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Below you can see the Development Edition, which is slated to launch at the end of May in Germany.

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Watch World Cup 2018 Matches for Free in ‘Oculus Venues’ Starting This Weekend

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June 17 : Germany vs. Mexico – 8:00 am PT ( local time ).

‘Bigscreen’ Free Screenings of ‘Stargate Origins’ Start Today, Check Showtimes Here

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Showings of Stargate Origin are free, although only users in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand will be able to join in – no doubt an issue with licensing.

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.

Lufthansa Airlines Uses VR To Give Flyers A Glass Bottom Airplane Experience

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Those are the words that Lufthansa airlines passengers will hear coming out of the PA system of the massive Airbus A330 as they travel from Frankfurt, Germany to Dubai on flight LH630.

Oculus Go Launches At Canadian And European Retailers

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Germany: Alternate , Amazon , MediaMarkt , Saturn. Though Canadian and European VR fans have been able to pick up an Oculus Go standalone headset directly from the company since launch last month, more purchasing options have arrived today.

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Volkswagen Launches Custom VR Exhibit At Historic Brand Tower

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This latest venture into VR mixes things up however by providing a custom immersive experience right in the lobby of the Volkswagen’s administrative Brand Tower in Wolfsburg, Germany. VW celebrates the world premiere of T-Roc with a VR experience for first-time users. .

This AR Headset Displays Subtitles for Hearing Impaired

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The tech is currently only available near Germany where it was created and isn’t quite yet available for purchase. Greta & Starks, a start-up based in Berlin, is opening the movie theatre door for everyone — including those with visual or hearing impairments and non-native speakers.

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).

Pre-orders for TPCast Wireless VR Add-on Now Available in Europe

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TPCast pre-orders are available in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and UK.

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Congrats to the 20 Breakthrough Auggie Awards Finalists

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The winners will be chosen by a jury of industry and academic leaders and announced in a ceremony on 19 October on the main stage of AW E EU 2018 in Munich, Germany. Announcing 20 Finalists for the 2018 Breakthrough Auggie Awards.

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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Google Earth VR Adds Search and Oculus Rift Support

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Some new locations include Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, Table Mountain in South Africa, Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina, Mt Lassen in California, Palermo in Italy, and more. VR’s killer app just got a major update.

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One of Europe’s Largest Water Parks Now Has a VR Water Slide

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One of Europe’s largest water parks, Therme Erding’s Galaxy Erding water park in Germany, has a new claim to fame: a water slide that outfits guests with a VR headset.

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360-Degree Journey to 100,000 Feet in Virtual Reality

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Alternatively, you can sign up for an Indiegogo campaign and let some guys from Germany take you up to 100,000 feet with no risk of death in VR. Want to head up into space? You could purchase a ticket on Virgin Galactic for $250,000 and risk death.