HTC Applies for ‘Vive Eclipse’ Trademark in New Zealand

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HTC may have more than one new headset in sight than we initially thought when it registered the name ‘Vive Focus’ in the EU and US. Neither HTC nor Lenovo headset was named at the time, only showing concept art and a silhouette.

WellTown Is A VR Experience Built For An Entire City

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New Zealand’s capital has transformed into an interactive VR city in hopes of enticing tourists and potential residents. News HTC Vive New Zealand VR Gamified City WellTown

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HTC Files Trademark For ‘Vive Cosmos’

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According to reports by Dutch website Mobielkopen , Taiwanese consumer electronics company HTC has officially filed protection for the phrase “Vive Cosmos” at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), as well as several other agencies in both Switzerland and New Zealand.

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Send HTC Your Idea for a Vive Accessory and Win a Free HTC Vive

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Now’s your chance to pitch your crazy accessory idea to HTC. HTC will be running the accessory contest through its Viveport community forum , and letting members vote on their favorite entries. SEE ALSO HTC Vive Accessory Store Now Stocks Things You Actually Need.

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Visit The Coldest Place On Earth With Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Antarctic VR Experience

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A new interactive 360 experience offers a glimpse into the lives of researchers working in Antarctica. Now, for the first time ever, Hillary’s hut will be open to the public via a new VR experience from the Antarctic Heritage Trust.

WellTown Turns Wellington New Zeland Into A VR City With Games

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You no longer need to spend roughly one billion hours on a plane to get to New Zeland. Launching today on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, WellTown turns the New Zealand city of Wellington into a VR landscape. WellTown is available for free on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

Gorgeous VR Train Sim Rolling Line Gets Release Date, New Trailer

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It’s a model train simulator that lets you build and organize your own miniature train network, laying down tracks for freight trains to follow in scenery inspired by the developer’s home of New Zealand.

Bigscreen To Host Stargate Origins Screenings In VR This Week

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Stargate Origins is a new TV series based on the 1994 film, Stargate, and was first announced at last year’s San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) as a prequel series for MGM’s Stargate Command subscription service. Entertainment Experiences HTC Vive Oculus Rift bigscreen Stargate Origins

New App Lets You Control Ableton Live Music Software In VR

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Enter AliveInVR, a new virtual reality music production tool available on SteamVR. New Zealand developer Byron Mallett’s released a similar application in 2014 called Pensato. The post New App Lets You Control Ableton Live Music Software In VR appeared first on VRScout.

New AR And VR Game Releases For October 2019

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And don’t forget to watch VRecap every Friday and The VR Download live every Thursday to stay on top of the top news stories, top new releases, and enter into our weekly VR game giveaways. The post New AR And VR Game Releases For October 2019 appeared first on UploadVR.

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Microsoft Opens Up HoloLens Pre-orders In 6 Countries

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Developers are charging forward with various entertainment and productivity applications (over 80 in the Microsoft store to date) and businesses are finding new ways to utilize the head mounted display as well.

‘DiRT Rally 2.0’ is Getting VR Support After All, Coming to Rift This Summer

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SEE ALSO The 5 Best VR Racing Sims for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. includes a new authentic handling model, tire choice, and surface deformation. Off-road environments span New Zealand, Argentina, Spain, Poland, Australia and the US.

Rift S Globally Out of Stock Prior to ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Launch, Here’s Your Alternatives

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Rift S stocks persevered up until just last week in the only remaining regions where you could order direct from Oculus , which included Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Taiwan. HTC Vive Comos & Cosmos Elite. Image courtesy HTC. HTC Vive Pro & Valve Index.

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‘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.

Official Oculus Link Cable Now Available, But Is It Worth The $80 Price Tag?

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Available now in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Taiwan for $79.99 While 10-feet may sound like a generous amount of length, most tethered VR headsets tend to offer at least 16-feet, including the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift S, and Valve Index.

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See you in Taiwan!

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There I will be able to meet some people from the Taiwanese VR ecosystem and be able to create business relationships with some local XR companies for my consultancy agency New Technology Walkers. HTC, Acer).

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Dean Hall’s Out of Ammo Is Getting A Sequel This Month

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It was a VR game released seemingly out of nowhere by RocketWerkz, the New Zealand-based developer founded by Day-Z creator Dean Hall. Remember Out of Ammo?

Oculus Cuts Price on Rift Business Bundle, Now Shipping to Four New Regions

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This week the company dropped the price of the package and announced availability in four new regions, but China still isn’t on the list. Alongside the price drop, Oculus is now shipping their business bundle to Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and Taiwan, in addition to 17 prior regions.

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‘Morgan Lives in a Rocket House in VR’ Gives Us a Peek into a Kid-friendly VR Future

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Created by Peter Monga, a New Zealand-based indie dev, Morgan Lives in a Rocket House in VR is the first VR episode in the series. ” HTC hasn’t set a specific age limit, but offers warning about ‘young children’ using the headset.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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or later you can use the Gear 360 app (unfortunately, this is not a retrograde compatibility– it only affects the new 2017 version). THE STANDALONE MOBILE HEADSET THAT HTC IS KEEPING IN JAPAN.

Oculus For Business is now available for all companies

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But in the enterprise space, it has always been behind the competition of companies like HTC or Pico. Talking about Competitors, Bell Helicopters has stated that the time needed to design a new helicopter has gone from years to months using Vive for design and prototyping.

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The DiRT Rally 2.0 VR Update has now Gone Live  

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That means HTC Vive and Valve Index headsets will also be compatible with DiRT Rally 2.0. features racing locations in New Zealand, Argentina, Spain, Poland, Australia and the USA, with over 50 off-road cars to chose from. HTC Vive Oculus Rift Valve Index

‘Out of Ammo’ Review

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Out of Ammo was developed by RocketWerkz, a New Zealand based studio founded by Dean Hall, the creator of DayZ. Available On: HTC Vive. Reviewed On: HTC Vive.

Frontier VR Is A Wonderful Adventure Into The Wilderness Available Now

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After a few minutes, I heard the grunt and thuds of an approaching grizzly bear, and I began to curl up in concern, worried that my new found peace was about to be ripped to shreds. Frontier VR is a collection of three spaces designed by New Zealand-based Gaugepunk Games.

‘L.A. 2097? is Your Own Little Slice of ‘Blade Runner’

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E’van Johnston (aka ‘ Deepfield ‘) is a New Zealand-based developer at mobile games studio PikPok. HTC Vive Compatible Games Indie VR News Oculus Rift Compatible Games Virtual Reality Games VR Experiences blade runner e'van johnston la 2097 la 2097 precipice

If ‘Ready Player One’ Doesn’t Suck, It Stands to Positively Impact the VR Industry

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I am allowing myself one unfounded prediction though before seeing the film: even though HTC Vive is the official VR partner of the film , you won’t see the protagonist Wade Watts wearing an HTC-branded headset.

8th Annual Lumiere Awards For Creative Filmmaking Expands VR Categories

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Virtual reality receives new categories as it takes center stage at this years awards for creative work in film, TV & VR. Chairwoman/CEO of HTC Corp and creator of the HTC Vive, Cher Wang, will be honoured with the Sir Charles Wheatstone Award.

Get up Close and Personal With VR Escape Room Specialist Entermission

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Entermission is new to the space, aiming to disrupt the industry even further by bringing players even closer together to up profitability for LBE businesses. ” Entermission might be a new company but Christal Ho isn’t new to the industry.

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

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Development is divided evenly across the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift platforms, each accounting for 31% of projects created, with other major VR platforms such as Samsung Gear VR, OSVR, and Daydream rounding out the bottom numbers. VR First Institutions (including new openings).

Valve Index turns one: all the tweaks and tricks from one year of usage!

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I wish the Valve Index a very happy 1 st birthday, with reports of new Indices being shipped to customers as fast as they can make them! This is not ideal in the long term as it may cause similar damage to that seen on the HTC Vive when used with PU cushions.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.11.11): Cardboard becomes opensource, HoloLens 2 and nreal shipping and much more!

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The device will be available for $3500 in United States, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Australia, and New Zealand, the same countries where it was previously available for pre-order. HTC is now selling certified refurbished Vive HMDs for $400.

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The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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A hot spot for development, London has birthed a new VR-focused game studio – but not just any game studio. Birthed in New Zealand and raised in Los Angeles, CA, volumetric capture company 8i has announced a Series B round of $27M. HTC VIVE LEADS THE CHINESE MARKET.

Interview: Composing Music For VR With Jeremy Tisser

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The award-winning composer has worked on everything from film and television, to video games and other forms of new media. What are some new challenges you’ve come across working with music in virtual reality that you don’t have to consider in standard film and TV?

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55 VR Games We Can’t Wait To Play In 2018

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Albino Lullaby’s first episode arrived alongside the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive a year and a half ago now, but we’re only just starting to learn about the next promising installment. Fans of games like Echo the Dolphin might want to check this enchanting new title.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.10.27): Quest sales are not taking off, Minecraft Earth launches in Early Access and much more!

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If we just scream “Mainstream adoption” to every new headset (it has happened also with Go), then we just become disappointed that it has not happened, and the “VR is a failure” articles pop up like mushrooms. The two lucky countries are New Zealand and Iceland.

How Nokia Broke Into Virtual Reality With Its Ozo Camera

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Nokia has been searching for new businesses to break into ever since it retreated from the smartphone business. If this is a new medium, there will be more than just computer-generated experiences. Being a new medium, we focus on how to capture real life in VR. All the components are pretty much designed for this new purpose. But we also did a music video with OneRepublic for a new single called “Kids.” You’re flying over New Zealand.