You Can Now Use Your Oculus Username In Select Facebook Groups

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In another move that brings existing its social network and VR ecosystem closer together, Facebook revealed that users will soon be able to use their Oculus username when posting to select Facebook groups.

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

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A group of university were also excited by the idea; so much so that they actually took it upon themselves to begin developing their own Metroid Prime recreation entirely in virtual reality as part of an ongoing project involving the use of FPS mechanics in VR experiences. .

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Dreamscape Immersive Debuts Group VR Experience at Westfield Mall

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The entire setup process does take a few minutes, slapping on a PC backpack, slipping on sensors for your hands and feet, and strapping an Oculus Rift to your head. But once the group is ready and you’re transported to Alien Zoo in VR, your jaw drops.

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Valve Talks ‘OpenXR’, the Newly Revealed Branding for Khronos Group’s Industry-backed VR Standard

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Valve’s Joe Ludwig talks about the latest updates on the Khronos Group’s VR standardization process that is now being called “ OpenXR.” Voices of VR Podcast VR Podcasts VR Standards joe ludwig khronos group open standard OpenXR valve

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Khronos Group Would Welcome Input From Microsoft On OpenXR Standard

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During GDC 2017, Khronos Group unveiled OpenXR as the name for their VR/AR API standard that’s currently being developed. We reported on the announcement and broke down a bit of why this standard was something for the VR industry and community to get excited about, but we also got the chance to speak with Khronos Group president Neil Trevett to get some questions answered. The Khronos Group is hoping to be able to ship the API around GDC of next year.

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VR Health Group Is Rating How Many Calories Games Burn

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When using high-end VR headsets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift players are often utilizing their whole body. All of that information is then condensed into one easy to read label that developers can use to promote their games or users can search through on the group’s website.

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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

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

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Oculus Chief Scientist Michael Abrash, for example, expects high quality solutions to be implemented into VR headsets five years from now. With its eye-tracking solution already on the market, Tobii could be a big player in VR going forward.

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.

InstaVR Interviews: Antoine Vivet, Founder of Longue-Vue (a division of Manzalab Group)

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Antoine Vivet, Founder of Longue-Vue (a division of Manzalab Group ). Selected InstaVR for Easy Administration and White-Label Oculus Go and Vive Publishing. Main Output for Customers is Oculus Go. To learn more about his work and Manzalab Group, visit [link].

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Oculus CEO Steps Down to Head PC Division, Founder Palmer Luckey to Shuffle Too

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In a post to the company’s official blog , Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe confirms he’ll be stepping down from the company’s top position to head the new PC VR group. Brendan Iribe was one of Oculus founding team members back when the company formed in 2012.

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Latest Oculus Quest Update Introduces Auto Hand Tracking Functionality

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The Oculus Quest just keeps getting better. Yesterday Oculus announced the rollout of their 13.0 The most noteworthy of which, a new hand-tracking option that — when enabled, allows you to automatically switch between your Oculus Touch controllers and hand-tracking mode.

Report: Magic Leap Could Reach $6B Valuation, First Device Shipping in 6 Months to “small group of users”

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Although not citing official sources, Bloomberg reports Magic Leap’s headset will cost between $1,500 and $2,000, and is set to ship its first device “to a small group of users within six months.”

Oculus Is Bringing Free-To-Use VR To 90 California State Libraries

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Oculus has always been a major supporter of the virtual reality community. Now the Facebook subsidiary is focusing on making virtual reality more accessible than ever by bringing their Oculus Rift headsets to public libraries across California all for the low cost of $0.00.

OC6: Oculus TV To Receive Updates On Quest And Go

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Oculus have announced that they are updating Oculus TV on the Oculus Go and Quest , along with announcing a new feature for content creators called Oculus Media Studio. You’ll also be able to experience the revamped Oculus TV experience with other VR users.

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Oculus to Release OpenXR Developer Prototype for Quest & Rift

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Much like the Game Developers Conference (GDC) which it’s replacing, Facebook’s Game Developers Showcase is a chance for the company to announce both consumer and industry-focused news, with the first day mainly concentrating on Oculus Quest.

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Echo VR Roadmap Teases Upcoming Open Beta For Oculus Quest

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During E3 2019 VR developer Echo Games revealed the team would be releasing its popular zero g multiplayer sports game Echo Arena on the Oculus Quest sometime within the next several months. The post Echo VR Roadmap Teases Upcoming Open Beta For Oculus Quest appeared first on VRScout.

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‘Population: One’ to Begin Invite-only Playtesting on Oculus Quest

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BigBox VR announced that its upcoming VR battle royale shooter Population: One is heading back into invite-only playtesting soon, this time focusing on Oculus Quest. The post ‘Population: One’ to Begin Invite-only Playtesting on Oculus Quest appeared first on Road to VR.

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Facebook’s ‘Oculus for Business’ Quest Enterprise Platform is Finally Openly Available

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Facebook today announced that its Oculus for Business program is finally openly available. From the management software, IT can configure headsets, deploy and update apps, manage settings, and check the status of all headsets in the group.

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Oculus Quest Store Sale Starts May 21 To Celebrate One Year Anniversary

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Facebook announced that it will be hosting “A Year of Quest” anniversary sale on the Oculus Quest store starting from May 21. The Oculus Quest’s controller free hand tracking will be moving to a full release with v17 of the Quest software, which rolls out this week.

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AltspaceVR Announces September 12th Oculus Quest Launch

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Taking to Twitter last Wednesday, AltspaceVR officially announced that the platform’s much-anticipated Oculus Quest launch will land on September 12 th , making the 6DoF standalone headset the seventh supported device (including 2D desktop mode on PC).

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Adventure Lab Offers VR Escape Rooms With Live Hosts On Oculus Quest

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an underground group that uses VR technology to solve mysteries that the more traditional authorities can’t seem to unravel. The more you and your group commit to the adventure, the more exciting the game can be. This was in 2019, right before the Oculus Quest launched.

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Gaming-Themed Atari Hotels Will Include VR And AR Entertainment

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Earlier today legendary video game company Atari announced that it is partnering with innovation and strategic agency GSD Group to develop a new chain of hotels centered entirely around both classic and modern gaming.

Introducing the Ability to Post to Select Facebook Groups with Your Oculus Username

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We’re always working to help people to build their VR communities, so starting this week, we’re testing the ability for people to share to Facebook

‘The Under Presents’ Hosting Live Theatrical Performances Of Shakespeare’s ‘Tempest’ On Oculus Headsets

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This week Tender Claws and Oculus Studios revealed yet another addition to their lineup of live VR performances. The Under Presents is available for download via the Oculus Rift Store and Oculus Quest Store.

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Chinese Group Buys $20 Million Stake in NextVRNextVR has become.

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Chinese Group Buys $20 Million Stake in NextVR NextVR has become one of the leaders in 360 degree streaming over the past year, and the company is now attracting attention on a global scale.

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.

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Oculus Quest To Get ‘Prototype’ OpenXR Support Later This Month

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Later this month, developers can start building “prototype” Quest & Rift apps with the OpenXR API instead of the Oculus API. VR developers use APIs like Facebook’s Oculus and Valve’s OpenVR to build apps.

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Oculus Quest Shortage Is A Good Sign For VR

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Facebook’s standalone 6DOF headset, Oculus Quest hit retail stores on May 21 st , and in just one week after launch, the VR headset was listed as sold out at many U.S. Image Credit: Oculus. Image Credit: Oculus. News Facebook Nathie Oculus Oculus Quest Oculus Quest Sales

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Getty launches VR group with 12,000 stock images

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Getty Images, responsible for many of the stock photos you see on the web, has launched a VR division called Getty Images Virtual Reality Group. The company is betting big that virtual reality via headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is the future of media, and not a passing fad

Pro Putt By Topgolf Brings Realistic VR Golfing To The Oculus Quest

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Tiger Woods meets Mario Golf in Pro Putt by Topgolf on Oculus Quest. Pro Putt Golf is available now on Oculus Quest for $19.99. The post Pro Putt By Topgolf Brings Realistic VR Golfing To The Oculus Quest appeared first on VRScout.

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Star Trek: Bridge Crew Surprise Launches On Oculus Quest

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Originally released for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PS VR back in 2017, the collaborative team-based experience tasks a group of four players with piloting the U.S.S. Image Credit: Oculus. Image Credit: Oculus. Image Credit: Oculus. Image Credit: Oculus.

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Oculus Rift Has Hidden Preliminary Support For OpenXR

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Facebook added basic support for OpenXR to their Oculus Rift and Rift S headsets. It was developed by a working group managed by Khronos, a non-profit industry consortium. When launching an OpenXR test app, the Oculus app launched and recognized it as a VR app.

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‘Oculus Launch Pad’ Is Silently Populating The VR Content Pool

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As a little-known initiative, Oculus is actively funneling in talent with the promise of training, tools and other resources that developers — new and old — can use to build projects for the Oculus platform as well as for the greater VR ecosystem.

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Join An Apocalyptic Street Race In REWIND’s ‘Curfew’ VR Experience

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‘Curfew: Join The Race’ is an immersive, interactive VR experience for Oculus Rift inspired by the exhilarating new drama. News Curfew Curfew: Join the Race Endemol Shine Group Moonage Pictures Oculus Rift REWIND Tiger Aspect

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Oculus Friends List Gets Text Chat — If You Link Your Facebook

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More than five years after launching, Facebook’s VR platform now has text chat, as long as you link your Oculus ID to your Facebook account. This means you can now arrange VR sessions with your Oculus friends from your phone or PC.

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