Atari to Open Game-themed Hotels Across the US with “the latest in VR and AR”

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Gaming-Themed Atari Hotels Will Include VR And AR Entertainment


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.

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Pimax Founder: We Have Global Customer Support, COO Had ‘Limited Information’


Pimax’s founder now tells us that its COO “has limited information towards other regions”, and that “as a global company group, it usually takes 2-3 weeks to synchronize all the information” Pimax is a company which sells wide field of view PC VR headsets to enthusiasts.

Atari To Open Hotels Across The US, Will Feature Immersive AR/VR Experiences


The hotels will be built in partnership with GSD Group, who have acquired the rights to build the video game-themed venues. While Phoenix will be the first location, there are also plans for hotels in Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, San Francisco, and San Jose.

Cinequest Film Festival to Premiere VR Movie LIFE-GIVER in March

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Sundance has just ended while March will see the return of the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival to San Jose and Redwood City, California. News Cinequest Film & VR Festival LIFE-GIVER Nordic Entertainment Group Viareal VR Film

100+ AR/VR Companies to Gather at Next Week’s SVVR 2017 Expo – Save $200

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As VR’s biggest industry event, this year’s event represents the most diverse group of companies from around the world ever to attend the conference. Next week’s Silicon Valley VR Expo 2017 is set to bring together the core of the VR industry from Silicon Valley and beyond.

Netgear Launches ‘World’s Fastest Router’ Nighthawk X10 for Streamers and VR Fans


San Jose, Calif.-based It] also provides approximately one-tenth the latency, as compared to 802.11ac, which is absolutely critical for applications like virtual reality or augmented reality,” said Michael Thelander, president of Signals Research Group.

Google Launching WebVR Support for Android Chrome in January, Desktop to Follow

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WebVR is gaining significant momentum; last month the biggest players in the browse space came together to discuss the future of VR on the web at the W3C Workshop on Web & Virtual Reality.

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Harmonix Announces Surprise, Gear VR, Social Karaoke Game ‘SingSpace’


SingSpace was a surprise addition to the demo room of the Oculus Connect 3 virtual reality convention in San Jose. Currently, up to four friends can gather together to sing a song as a group or watch one of their compatriots stumble his way hilariously through the routine.

Light Field Lab Raises $28 Million For Huge Holographic Displays


The rest of the money came from Samsung, Verizon Ventures, Comcast, Liberty Global Ventures, NTT Docomo Ventures, Hella Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Alumni Ventures Group, R7 Partners, and Acme Capital.

What to Expect at Oculus Connect 5 This Week

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Taking place this week on the 26th & 27th, Oculus Connect 5 will be hosted in San Jose, CA. Oculus Connect, the company’s annual developer conference, is here once again.

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3 Ways to Watch Oculus Connect Keynote Presentations in VR

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Connect, Oculus’s annual developer conference, is already in full swing, but if you didn’t manage to book the flight and hotel to San Jose, CA, you can still pop your head in to see what this year’s hubbub is about.

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Google Bringing WebVR Support to Android Chrome in January WebVR is gaining significant momentum; last month the biggest players in the browse space came together to discuss the future of VR on the web at the W3C Workshop on Web & Virtual Reality.

VR And AR Gaming Jobs Are On The Rise According To Indeed


In order, they are New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Jose, and Atlanta. in 2017, according to the trade group Entertainment Software Association. Los Angeles leads, followed by Seattle while San Francisco and Austin take the number three and number four spots. This ranking should be viewed with some context, as San Francisco was ranked as having about twice as many jobs as Los Angeles in 2017).

The LBVR shootout: The Void vs. Spaces VR (report from opening night at first Silicon Valley location)

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Opening night at Spaces VR in San Jose, California. Opening night in San Jose for this amazing VR experience. So, if you want to play VR in San Jose you only have one choice.

How Resolution Games Is Making Multiple VR and AR Titles At Once


I caught up with Palm at the Oculus Connect 6 event in San Jose, California, where he showed off Acron: Attack of the Squirrels, which uses both a VR headset and smartphones in the same game. It can also be played online, but it’s best enjoyed in groups of friends.

Registrations Open for Oculus Connect 6, Several Sessions Revealed

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Protecting people from abuse is especially important for vulnerable groups, including women and people of colour. The conference will be held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center from 25th – 26th September 2019.

Excerpt: Five Stories From Blake Harris Book The History Of The Future


The document assesses the group’s strengths and weaknesses with extraordinary detail. San Jose, California. The new book The History Of The Future is out in hardcover, ebook and audiobook. The narrative written by Console Wars author Blake Harris charts the 2012 founding of Oculus. Along the way there is an accounting of the $3 billion acquisition by Facebook and $500 million jury decision. The story ends after the 2017 exit of Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey.

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Mark Zuckerberg and I are confusing the market about VR and AR and the future of all computing: here’s why we need to stop doing that

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It “felt” like to me that I was on Everest with him, and not in the San Jose Convention Center. Virtual reality should be seen as very different than augmented reality, even if both use the same spatial computing grouping of technologies.

Aussie VR Documentary ‘Carriberrie’ Online World Premiere on VeeR VR this Australia Day


San Jose, California, January 26, 2019 - VeeR VR , the global VR content platform is bringing ‘Carriberrie’, the Aussie VR documentary celebrating Indigenous Australian song and dance, online to the world on January 26, 2019, Australia Day. Transcend cultural boundaries by bringing the immersive experience of thriving Australian Indigenous culture to the world.

Adding VR to a Filmmaker's Toolbox, with XR filmmaker Kevin Kunze

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We'll be talking about making an AR video with, creating art with Intel, and delivering on the promise of VR and AR with the San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Sharks, YouTube, and more. So, over the past couple years, we've done a lot of different VR work, ranging from filming the 49ers -- Colin Kaepernick's last season with them -- to the San Jose Sharks. I also want to plug, I will be teaching at SFAI in 2020, San Francisco Art Institute.

Top 26 VR/AR Events, Expos and Conferences to Attend in 2018


Game Developers Conference (GDC) - VRDC@GDC Date: March 19-23, 2018 Venue: Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, USA Check their passes and pricing for more information. FIVARS is a presentation of VRTO – Toronto’s virtual reality meetup group and think tank.

SVVR 2017: For Trailblazers, by Trailblazers


This year’s conference takes place March 29-31 at the San Jose Convention Center. Bye will be delivering a keynote at SVVR, as will Nonny de la Peña, CEO of Emblematic Group, Tony Parisi, Head of VR and AR at Unity Technologies, and Rikard Steiber, SVP of VR at HTC.

NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference Officially Announced


NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA), a world leader in AI computing technology, will host its eighth annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC) on May 8-11, at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. As part of its Global Impact Award, an additional $150,000 in prizes will go to two research groups for pioneering work addressing important social and humanitarian problems. With the conference being over a month away, NVIDIA sent out a press release announcing the conference.

Top 37 VR Film Festivals to Attend in 2018


Follow BIFF on social media: Cinequest Film & VR Festival Date: February 27 - March 11 The Cinequest Film Festival is an annual independent film festival held each March in San Jose, California.