Zilliqa Expanding Blockchain Capabilities With Metapolis Virtual World


However, we are interested in virtual worlds. And, digital currencies and secure data management make a lot of sense in virtual worlds. Zilliqa is a layer-one blockchain with its own native token and a recently-launched virtual world called “ Metapolis.”

Raindance Immersive Judges For New Category: Best Immersive World


Seven of the best virtual worlds available to explore in VRChat. London’s Raindance Immersive Festival takes place from October 28 to November 22, enabling virtual explorers to discover a world class selection of new indie games, fantasy worlds and multiplayer experiences from home.


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CX and the Metaverse: The Changing Face of Customer Service in a Virtual World


The coming of the metaverse has prompted many companies to embrace the virtual world. Many global enterprises , such as Disney, Meta, and Nike, have embraced this new, virtual world. The “New” Face of Customer Service in the Virtual World.

Attend Class In VR With Immerse, A Language App For Quest 2


Immerse is an educational metaverse platform developed in collaboration with top researchers from North America, Europe, and Japan. Immerse is available now on the Meta Quest 2 via the Quest Store with plans for cross device compatibility scheduled for the near future.

FragmentVR Opens A Window To Reality Within The Virtual World


View your surroundings while in VR via a customized virtual window to the real world. While disconnecting from reality has its perks, some things just can’t be accomplished from outside the confines of the real world. SteamVR has provided its own tools to avoid breaking immersion, such as its Matrix-esque “Room View” mode or their handheld “Dashboard” camera, which provides a small color feed permanently attached to the right motion controller.

‘Immerse’ Brings Live Spanish Courses to Quest 2, More Languages Coming in 2023

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Immerse , a startup focusing on teaching languages in VR, has launched a social app on Quest 2 which lets subscribers take part in live Spanish or English lessons, peer-to-peer conversation practice, and weekly community events. When Immerse first secured a $1.5

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How Sound Design Can Add Texture To A Virtual World

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Sound is essential for truly immersive VR. In this Exploration, we’ll explore the fundamentals of VR sound design, plus take a deep dive into the auditory world of Blocks. For this reason, sound is more than just an immersive tool – how (and where) objects around you sound has an enormous effect on your understanding of where they are, especially when you’re not looking at them. The Unity game engine tries to reinforce this real-world falloff.

Immersive Reality promotes inclusion amongst special needs pupils

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Today I host a guest post from Immersive Reality , a UK-based company that immerses its users inside environments without the use of VR headsets , but projecting the images of the virtual worlds on the walls of a room. 2016) Are Virtual Reality Headsets Safe for Children?

Report: Immersive Experiences in Education

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Humans are essentially programmed to learn best through experience, and that is just what immersive technologies enable: we’re not just learning it, we’re living it. Humans are essentially programmed to learn best through experience, and that is just what immersive technologies enable Click To Tweet. Below are some of our key research findings: Immersive digital simulations allow learners to absorb knowledge within a realistic context through experiential learning.

Within Raises $40 Million To Push Shared Virtual Worlds Further

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Groundbreaking VR content company Within raised $40 million in funding to help it “push the medium of virtual and augmented reality even further,” according to a press release. million to date and will “work to develop the technology and software necessary to bring immersive experiences to the masses” while helping it “source engineering talent to create more engaging shared experiences for both entertainment and social impact.”

New Concept of Amusement Park: Virtual World ? Virtual Gaming Center

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Virtual World is Virtual Gaming Center, where you can try cutting-edge technology of new level of entertainment. Virtual World / Virtual Gaming Center. Virtual Gaming / Arcade Games. Amusement Park Rides / Virtual Reality Equipment.

Sword Art Online VR Event Immerses You In The Hit Anime


Starting tomorrow fans of the critically-acclaimed animated series Sword Art Online (SAO) can log into Sword Art Online -EX-CHRONICLE- Online Edition and explore a sprawling virtual world featuring memorable locations from the show.

Bots, GPT-3 and Virtual Worlds


but mostly I want to understand how they can be used to bring us together and make diverse virtual worlds more engaging. It is related to my main reason for learning about bots in the first place, which is making virtual worlds more engaging.

Worldpay Demos System for Making Payments Inside Virtual Worlds

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With virtual reality (VR) seemingly infiltrating every facet of our lives, from movie theaters and theme parks to TV broadcasting and internet searches , it’s only a matter of time before companies figure out how to make it easy for people to pay for things while immersed in their virtual worlds. This isn’t the first time a payments company has dabbled in the world of virtual payments.

Venice Immersive 2022 Selection: Peaky Blinders VR, Space Explorers & More

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The Venice International Film Festival unveiled this year’s selection for Venice Immersive (the newly-renamed XR division of the festival) this week, which includes the upcoming Peaky Blinders VR experience , alongside Space Explorers, The Soloist VR and more.

AfroTech World 2022 Covered Immersive Tech, NFTs, and Creator Communities


If you’re a regular ARPost reader, you’ve probably seen us cover annual events like The Polys , the Immerse Global Summit , and the Augmented World Expo. This month, we were invited to cover an event for the very first time – AfroTech World.

The Future Group Raises $20 Million to Blend Real-world Video With Virtual Worlds

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The Future Group has raised $20 million for its technology that blends real-world video with virtual worlds to immerse people inside what feels like an interactive game show. In the picture above, you can see how real people can be inserted into a virtual world. And in the image at the top, you can see one of the actors swing a bat and launch an egg far into the world. It then veered off to instead put real people into an animated world.

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5 VR Accessories You Need for the Next-Level Immersion


Virtual reality is all the rage right now. You need it for some blockchain games, metaverse, or simply if you want to shop at an immersive virtual store. You’re often completely alone in a virtual world, with no one else around.

ITIF Releases Report on Moderating Multi-User Immersive Experiences


In the physical world, these situations are less frequent and scarier but here too there are ways to report illicit interactions when necessary. But, what about immersive experiences? However, immersive experiences have complexities not covered by existing approaches.

Hands-on: HaptX’s VR Glove is the Closest I’ve Come to Touching the Virtual World

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I wrote in greater detail about how the HaptX glove works in my first hands-on with the device —but there’s two major pieces that make it capable of those brief moments of magical immersion: First is haptic feedback, which aims to create subtle sensations of objects touching the user. For one, I know when my virtual hand is coming in contact with the virtual object beyond simple visual verification because I can feel it pushing against my finger tips.

New ‘Sansar’ Video Glimpses More Virtual Worlds Made on the Social VR Platform

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Sansar is the next-gen virtual world platform from Linden Lab, the creator of Second Life (2003). Due to launch in Spring 2017, Sansar is a new take for the company on virtual worlds, this time built from the ground up with support for virtual reality. That realization is the basis of Sansar , which represents an entirely new take on virtual worlds for the company. Unlike Second Life , Sansar is built from the ground up for virtual reality.

Virtual World Somnium Space Rolls out v2.0, Adds Full Body Avatars, Builder & More

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There might be a growing collection of virtual reality (VR) videogames that can off big expansive worlds to explore but if you’re looking for something more akin to Ready Player One’s Oasis then your options are fairly limited.

Tribeca Immersive Brings XR Experiences With Important Messages


This summer, prepare for something exciting: Tribeca Festival, which is taking place in New York, June 8-19, brings Tribeca Immersive – a special section of the well-known festival showcasing XR experiences. How to Attend Tribeca Immersive.

HTC VIVE Immersive Training for Public Speaking

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Last month, in a VIVE TALK session, HTC VIVE introduced a virtual reality (VR) behavioural training solution that helps individuals with public speaking by placing users in a virtual environment – like a stage – with digital humans.

FitXR: Leading the Path Toward Immersive, Personalized VR Fitness


Immersive VR fitness is changing the way we approach and enjoy physical activity. The advent of extended reality technologies has paved the way for more immersive technologies, not only in fields like gaming , education , and marketing , but also in fitness.

Educators make lemonade with Virtual Worlds

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Educators are using virtual worlds, but not in the way they had used them in the past, and not in the same numbers. Instructors still using the environment appear to be those who are not only comfortable with it, but also have created simulations that leverage the power of the virtual world in ways that advance the learning of their students far beyond the first attempts years ago. The reinvigoration of virtual experiences requires someone with vision.

The Future of VR in Education: Full Immersion in Learning


See Also: Study: Virtual Reality More Engaging for Students Than Traditional Educational Materials. XR experts believe the education and healthcare industries are leaders in the use of immersive technologies. It allows you to work out the riskiest maneuvers in an immersive environment.

Upcoming Immersive Fashion Show ‘The Fabric Of Reality’ Promises The Future Of VR Exhibitions


Verizon Media’s Emmy award-winning immersive content house RYOT is partnering with Kaleidoscope , the Fashion Innovation Agency , and The Museum of Other Realities on a first-of-its-kind fashion exhibit taking place entirely from VR.

Capcom Reveals VR Mega Man Game, Available Exclusively In Japan


Strap into Dr. Light’s VR headset and stop Dr. Wily from hacking the virtual world in this arcade-style experience. According to the official release, the arcade-style immersive experience is the first designed specifically for the Mega Man series.

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SIGGRAPH 2018 Expands Its VR Showcase With New ‘Immersive Pavilion’ In Vancouver


One of the world’s largest computer graphics conventions will unveil multiple rooms of never-been-seen-before experiences next month. SIGGRAPH is one of the largest conferences on computer graphics and interactive techniques in the world. In line with this year’s explosion of talent in virtual and augmented reality, SIGGRAPH 2018 has chosen to expand its focus on VR, AR, and MR by introducing the Immersive Pavilion.

8 key virtual world features moving to VR

Hypergrid Business

Eight year ago, when I first launched Hypergrid Business , virtual worlds offered a unique set of compelling features. There was presence, and immersion, and the ability to create your own virtual environments. Plus, they also had other benefits that, combined with the unique features, created a potentially world-changing technology platform. At that time, virtual worlds were the only visible path to an interconnected metaverse of virtual environments.

LucidWeb Offering Immersive Experience Platform to VR Film Festivals


Immersive experience distribution platform LucidWeb has been around for a while now. Apps, Hardware, and Immersive Experience Showcases. These and other immersive experience showcases and conferences have largely gone digital by creating their own custom virtual worlds.

NEWVIEW Awards Announces Its 25 Finalists, Available Free In VR


This week event organizers The 2020 NEWVIEW Awards has listed their 25 finalists for immersive technology innovation; seven in AR and the remaining 18 in VR. World Collider / Image Credit: Tomo Kihara. The grand prize winner will walk away with $20,000 USD.

Can Music Make VR Workouts Even More Immersive


to provide personalized music tracks to help you pedal through those virtual miles. But when you also pair the right hardware with your virtual workouts, you can take your immersive fitness another level. VirZOOM workouts utilize virtual reality to motivate the user to move… and it’s fun! But they’re not resting on their laurels, instead the company is trying to figure out ways to make pedalling through virtual worlds even more addictive.

Immersive Social Platform ‘VRChat’ Raises $10 Million in Venture Capital

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VRChat announced today that it has closed a $10 million Series C investment to continue expanding its immersive social platform which is steeped in user-generated content. VRChat is an immersive social platform that allows VR and non-VR users to socialize in a connected virtual world while exploring user-generated spaces and activities. The post Immersive Social Platform ‘VRChat’ Raises $10 Million in Venture Capital appeared first on Road to VR.

Immersive Technology for Education: How Virtual Reality Will Change the Learning Process


Although virtual reality technology is not that new, it is being used in education since relatively recently. There are several reasons for the spread of virtual reality technology in education: Reduced price of technical equipment. The rapid growth of software for virtual reality.

Sansar Content Creation Experience Unveiled Showing Impressive Results

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Virtual world Second Life creator Linden Lab from has revealed what its like to create worlds within their new multi-user creative VR platform Sansar in this new video which follows Second Life veteran content creator Loz Hyde as he builds an elaborate virtual space using Sansar ‘s toolset. Sansar is Linden Lab’s shot at recapturing the success they enjoyed with their pioneering virtual online world platform Second Life , this time in virtual reality.