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

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.

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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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.

Vive Deluxe Audio Straps Back in Stock on Monday, Vive Pre Adapter Kit Available With Promo Code

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The Vive Deluxe Audio Strap is a more ergonomic strap with integrated headphones for the HTC Vive, and when it launched last month, it was only on sale for less than 48 hours until stocks ran dry in the EU and US. HTC Vive Pre, photo courtesy HTC.

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

‘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.

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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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

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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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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?

‘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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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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.

‘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

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).

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.

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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.

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.