Minecraft Earth Early Access Begins, Available In New Zealand And Iceland

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The game is now available for download for users in New Zealand and Iceland only , with more countries available soon. Starting today, we will begin to roll out early access from country to country, starting with: New Zealand Iceland Not a citizen of either land?

Bjork Teleports Fans to Iceland With New Virtual Reality.

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Bjork Teleports Fans to Iceland With New Virtual Reality Experience via Variety Bjork is taking fans around the world on a journey to her home country: The Icelandic music icon debuted a new virtual reality experience called “Bjork Digital” in Sydney, Australia this week.

Within Releases First In A Series Of CNNVR News Documentaries

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VR Tour Takes You Up Close With The Shipwreck Of A 17th-Century Dutch Smuggler

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360 years ago, a Dutch smuggler ship called the “Melckmeyd” (“Milkmaid”) was traveling illegally up the coast of Iceland when it was caught in the middle of a ferocious storm that would end up sending the craft to the bottom of the North Atlantic.

‘Waltz of the Wizard’ Studio Aldin Raises $1M to Fuse VR & AI in New Title

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Based in Reykjavik, Iceland, Aldin is an indie VR studio which has been an early innovator in the VR game development space with its first two titles, Trial of the Rift Drifter and Asunder , developed well before the first major VR headsets were launched in 2016.

Two guys in Iceland want to improve how VR games are developed

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I was standing inside a representation of Waltz of the Wizard by Icelandic developer Aldin Dynamics, but I wasn’t in the game itself. I felt like a ghost inside the Matrix.

CCP Invents Cross-Reality, Launches EVE: Valkyrie Warzone

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Björk Launches Traveling VR Exhibition

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The Icelandic music icon is taking her VR album on tour, starting in Sydney. Now the artist is again teleporting fans to her native Iceland with the Björk Digital exhibition, launching on Friday in Sydney, Australia, with Björk herself expected to DJ at the event.

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.

Community Download: Will Minecraft Earth Be The Next Pokemon Go?

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Today is the beginning of the open beta for Minecraft Earth — although it’s limited strictly to New Zealand and Iceland at the moment.

‘In Death’ is a Medieval Roguelike Bow-shooter from ‘EVEREST VR’ Developer Sólfar Studios

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In quite the pivot from virtual tourism experience EVEREST VR (2016) , Iceland-based Sólfar Studios has revealed their next VR project, In Death , a VR roguelike bow-shooter that promises procedurally generated crawling for loot and more.

Mobile AR Game Minecraft Earth Is Now Available In The United Kingdom

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The United Kingdom joins New Zealand, Iceland , Australia, Mexico, Sweden , Canada, South Korea and the Philippines as launch countries.

Bowshooter ‘In Death’ to Bring Cherubs, Banshees & Archangel Gabriel in Next Content Update

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Sólfar Studios , the Iceland-based studio behind roguelike VR archery game In Death , today announced that their ghoulish bowshooter is getting a new chapter.

Minecraft Earth Launches In More Countries, Now Available In Canada, South Korea, Philippines

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The game, while still in early access, is now available publicly to anyone in Australia, Mexico, Sweden, New Zealand, Canada, South Korea, the Philippines and Iceland.

Pioneering VR Demo ‘Waltz of the Wizard’ to Live on in New ‘Extended Edition’

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Waltz of the Wizard (2016) is a exceptionally well-built VR experience from Iceland-based studio Aldin Dynamics. As one of the pioneering demos to heavily feature object interaction back at the birth of consumer VR, it always felt like the curiously magical prologue to something much larger.

Minecraft Earth Early Access Now Available In Australia, Mexico and Sweden

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After an initial launch in New Zealand and Iceland , Minecraft Earth early access is now available in Australia, Mexico and Sweden. The game is gradually rolling out across a few countries at a time, seemingly in smaller markets first.

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CCP Games Ending VR Efforts After Building Its Biggest Titles

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The Iceland-based creator of EVE Online is one of VR’s biggest proponents and earliest developers, producing some of the industry’s most prominent titles including Rift-first space battle game EVE: Valkyrie, mobile VR turret shooter Gunjack and PlayStation-first sports game Sparc. The company is closing its Atlanta office and selling its Newcastle office, according to a report by the Iceland Monitor.

Preview Björk’s Latest VR Music Video ‘Notget’

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The “Notget” VR music video premiered Wednesday at a Björk digital exhibition at the Iceland Airwaves festival. Björk is back at it again, diving head first into the world of VR, and there’s no stopping her anytime soon.

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Björk Teases New Trailer for ‘Family’ VR Video

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Stonemilker” was the opening track from Vulnicura that was shot in Iceland and also directed by Andrew Huang. The artist is one step closer to an entire VR version of her album. Björk has been one of the biggest fans of VR.

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Jaunt’s New ‘Home Turf’ VR Series Lets You Explore The Extreme

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Cinematic VR studio Jaunt has unveiled their latest VR series, Home Turf, taking you on a journey from the peaks of the Sierra Nevada to a massive drop off Icelandic waterfalls. Iceland , Galen Volckhausen.

Watch Björk’s Virtual Reality “Notget” Video TeaserBjörk has.

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The “Notget” video premiered at Iceland’s Airwaves Festival today. Watch Björk’s Virtual Reality “Notget” Video Teaser Björk has shared a new teaser for the virtual reality music video for Vulnicura’s “Notget.”

Björk & HTC Vive present the world’s first VR music album

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Iconic Icelandic artist Björk is collaborating with HTC to let fans experience a virtual reality interpretation of Vulnicura, Björk’s most recent studio album.

Björk Appears as Amazing Live Avatar to Open London.

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From Iceland, she appeared at the London press conference as a live avatar, which mirrored her movements using motion-capture technology.

Björk VR Art Exhibit Comes to LA

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The Icelandic music icon’s next stop after traveling the globe with her VR album is finally right here in Los Angeles. Filmed in the highlands of Iceland, the video was directed by Andrew Thomas Huang. Björk Digital runs from May 19 to June 4 in downtown LA.

Microsoft to Expand HoloLens Availability to 29 More European Markets in December

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Microsoft announced at their at Future Decoded conference in London that HoloLens, the company’s augmented reality headset, will be expanding its international availability to include all of the European Union in December.

CCP Games CEO: “We expected VR to be two to three times as big”

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Oculus Introduces $299 Go for Business Bundle

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Currently, the bundle is scheduled to release in the US, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. Facebook’s affordable standalone VR headset, Oculus Go, is looking to finally make the platform a mainstream hit with consumers. But it appears Go forms a big part of the Oculus for Business strategy, too.

Pokemon Go Adds Gen 3 Monsters And Weather-Based Gameplay

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We’re hoping this side of the update doesn’t unbalance the game at all; otherwise players in Iceland might need to say goodbye to their Charizards. Pokemon Go’s library of virtual pocket monsters is about to get some welcome new additions.

How Philips Is Using Augmented Reality to Improve Spinal Surgery

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Philips is now developing real-time augmented reality technology to guide spinal surgery and make it less invasive, the Dutch company announced last week.

Bjork Releases Virtual Reality Music Video

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The Icelandic singer immerses her fans in a digital underwater world of fantasy, with her in it as a dark underwater creature with flaming fins and an aesthetic mask that glitters in the darkness. The idea came from an Icelandic virtual reality films, Stonemilker and Black Lake. Bjork’s music team conducted a Digital exhibit shortly after the premiere of her single at the Iceland Airwaves festival in Reykjavik.

CCP makers of EVE Valkyrie, Sparc, and Gunjack to move away from VR and close down several studios.

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CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson released a statement to the Iceland Monitor today “Despite the success of the VR games we have released we will be shifting our focus to our PC and mobile initiatives,” says Pétursson. “We

Magic Leap Reveals Music App Collaboration with Sigur Rós, New Images

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Magic Leap today revealed a collaborative AR project with Icelandic band Sigur Rós, a musical experience which fills the player’s surroundings with ethereal visuals and an interactive soundscape.

CCP’s VR Sport Sparc Coming To Rift And Vive This Month

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As Iceland-based CCP Games shutters its VR efforts , it looks like the studio has one more release to get out the door. The studio is launching its Tron-like VR sport Sparc [ Review 8/10 ) for Rift and Vive on Nov. 16, supporting cross-play against players who already have the game for PlayStation VR headsets. The game is expected to sell for around $20 on the Oculus Store and Steam.

CCP to Shelve VR as It Shutters Atlanta Office, Sells Branch Behind ‘EVE: Valkryie’ in Newcastle

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According to a report by Icelandic publication MBL , CCP is shelving virtual reality as it closes its Atlanta location and sells its Newcastle office, two important VR branches that produced Sparc (2017) and EVE: Valkyrie (2016).

‘The Climb’ Free Oculus Touch Update Adds New Arctic Mountain, ‘North’

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According to Crytek: “The extensive game update will be free to everyone who owns The Climb , and also includes an expansive new setting inspired by the landscapes of Iceland.

Björk Reveals Music Video for ‘Notget’ VR Experience

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The Icelandic art-pop singer released the full version of the VR music video for Notget, off of her 2015 LP, Vulnicara , after releasing a teaser for the video last November. You can now watch a 2D video version of Björk’s latest VR music experience.

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Oculus & ESL Return For VR League: Season Two

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Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom. Five new titles, generous prizes, and a more flexible tournament system could take VR eSports to new heights.