Inaugural European Immersive Computing Summit Puts Italy On The Map For VR & AR

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An event that put Italy on the map for immersive technology. Italy is known for great food and design, but chances are it’s not the first place that comes to mind when you think of VR, AR, or immersive technology in general.

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VIEW Conference 2018 will host amazing XR talks and workshops

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I’m very happy to talk about a very important event that will take place very soon in my city of Turin (Italy): the VIEW Conference. augmented reality virtual reality AR cgi italy turin view view conference vr

A journey in some interesting Italian VR startups at Milan Games Week 2018: AnotheReality, Beyond The Gate and many more!

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The first startup that I interviewed has been AnotheReality , that is an interesting VR company in Milan, Italy. “Mainagioia” as we say in Italy… in the time needed to repair all this mess, I had to go to do my clubbing test of Beat Reality (more on this very soon!)

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#30DaysInVR: how a guy is living 30 days in VR to make virtual reality better

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actually, he was in my city (Turin, Italy) because here there is an epic guy that is living 30 days inside virtual reality! interviews virtual reality 30 days 30 days in vr enea le fons experiment htc vive italy turin vr

Immersive Architecture is the event all architects were waiting for

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In a week here in Italy will start a very interesting VR-related event called Immersive Architecture. You are organizing a very important XR-related event here in Italy called Im-Arch, can you tell us what gave you the idea to start it?

Psychological VR Thriller ‘Blind’ Coming to Rift, Vive and PSVR – Teaser Trailer Here

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Blind was inspired by Tiny Bull Studios’ prototype PC game Come to See My House, which won The Best Game award at the Turin, Italy jam site for the 2014 Global Game Jam. Blind is an upcoming psychological thriller that puts you in a world of darkness.

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Oculus Go to Hit UK & European Retailers This Month, Pre-orders Now Available

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Oculus today announced that Oculus Go, the company’s standalone 3DOF headset released last month, is finally available for pre-order through Oculus retail partners in the EU and the UK. Shipping and in-store availability is slated for release on June 26th.

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PSVR Gaming Bundle ‘HeroCade’ Available This Month in Europe, Australia & New Zealand

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Launching in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, UK, Australia, and New Zealand on September 26th , HeroCade offers and interesting mix of genres, recalling memories of the old PlayStation demo discs from the PS1 era.

‘Alvo’ Wants to Be ‘CS:GO’ for VR, Launching with Cross-play for PSVR, Rift & Vive in 2018

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2017), is dialing in on CS:GO territory with its recently released trailer which shows all of the trappings of the popular PC shooter, replete with Italy-inspired map, AWPs, and bomb planting galore. Indie studio Mardonpol , makers of Quiz Night Tonight!

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David Attenborough’s VR Experience ‘Hold the World’ Lands on Rift

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If you’re a Sky customer and enrolled in the free Sky VIP loyalty program , you can access Hold the World for free via the Sky VR app in UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy.

Navigate Using Echolocation In Psychological VR Puzzler ‘Blind’

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The psychological thriller is actually based off a previous project from the team, Come to See My House ; developed as part of the 2014 Global Game Jam and winner of the award for Best Game at the Turin, Italy jam site. Make some noise for this one-of-a-kind VR mystery.

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Fantasy Spell-caster ‘Runes: The Forgotten Path’ to Launch on Vive & Rift Next Month

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Undeterred, the Trieste, Italy-based studio continued on with development of the room-scale game, something that the trailer reveals to be well past the demo provided last year to prospective backers.

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You Can Buy an Oculus Rift + Touch Bundle in Germany for €450

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The sale is only available on the company’s German site , and doesn’t appear on other international branches MediaMarkt including Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, or Italy-based MediaWorld.

3 Virtual Reality Projects Win At The Venice Film Festival

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The VR projects were recognized at the Venice Film Festival in Italy alongside traditional film projects like Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, which won The Golden Lion for recognition as the best film of the year.

Oculus Go Launches At Canadian And European Retailers

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Italy: Amazon. Though Canadian and European VR fans have been able to pick up an Oculus Go standalone headset directly from the company since launch last month, more purchasing options have arrived today. Go launched in over 300 stores across the two regions today, starting at £199/€219.

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Pre-orders for TPCast Wireless VR Add-on Now Available in Europe

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TPCast pre-orders are available in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and UK.

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Oculus Referral program issues: Rift codes are temporarily suspended

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When I try to log into my Referrals page from Italy, I get this message. Close to Black Friday, Oculus has launched a cool referral program , that lets you give a special code to a friend of yours so that both you and he/she will get discounts and store credit.

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Psychological VR Thriller ‘Blind’ to Launch on PSVR, Rift & Vive September 18th

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Initially conceived during the 2014 Global Game Jam, Blind has come a long way for the Turin, Italy-based Tiny Bull Studios.

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Experiencing Epic Storytelling in VR

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It takes place in the northern mountains of Renaissance Italy, and tells the story of four generations of a broken family and how they respond to the corrupting power of a strange book that is dug up from a labyrinth of catacombs beneath their home.

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Google Earth VR Adds Search and Oculus Rift Support

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Some new locations include Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, Table Mountain in South Africa, Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina, Mt Lassen in California, Palermo in Italy, and more. VR’s killer app just got a major update.

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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.

Virtuix Omni Starts Shipping to US Customers

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When I first checked out the Virtuix Omni at CES 2015 , I was intrigued, but my wallet stayed firmly in my pocket. The Virtuix Omni is just not practical for the average gamer or even like myself, a self-confessed gadget freak.

Developer Creates Scan of Apartment to Work Inside of VR for 30 Days

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Resolution Games’ ‘Bait!’ Passes Half a Million Downloads on.

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Furthermore, the game has now been localized for Spain, Germany, Italy and France, with more localizations to be made in the coming months. Resolution Games’ ‘Bait!’

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‘Lantern’ Is VR’s Beautiful Answer to ‘Flower’ Launching Next Week

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No, Flower isn’t coming to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, but Italy-based developer Storm in a Teacup’s Lantern is. We’ve often wondered what thatgamecompany’s incredible experience, Journey , might look like in VR.

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Oculus And Here Be Dragons Debut VR Miniseries Dispatch

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This new VR miniseries, created by Here Be Dragons, made its debut at the Venice Film Festival in Italy yesterday. Oculus may have closed down its filmmaking division earlier in the year, but it’s still working with other creators to produce interesting VR experiences. Dispatch is an example of that.

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Developer Spends 30 Days Working, Dancing, Living In VR

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Enea Le Fons, an immersive developer based out of Italy, has been eager to find out with his recent “30 Days In VR” challenge. An Italian developer tests the limits of VR comfort with a ’30 Days In VR’ challenge.

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Creating Immersive À La Carte Storytelling With VR

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Created, directed and produced by Conelly, the story takes place in the northern mountains of Renaissance Italy and follows four generations of a broken family and how they respond to the corrupting power of a strange book that is dug up from a labyrinth of catacombs beneath their home.

Halloween Horror VR Picks for the HTC Vive

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1680, Vicenza, Italy. Halloween is a time for VR. Depending on your tolerance for jump scares, haunting isolation, and Zombies, Halloween is either the best of times or the worst of times for virtual reality.

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Hulu Beats Netflix to Social Viewing in VR on Gear VR

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I was able to find and install it fine in the US, but colleagues in Canada and Italy both were barred from even finding the app on the Gear VR store. Finally, one of the two major video streaming services available in VR will let you watch with your friends.

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Amazon UK Lists Oculus Touch Pre-Orders with Price and Release Date

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EU-based Amazon retailers including Amazon Germany, Italy, France, and Spain still haven’t published pricing or release information.

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Oculus Rift US Pricing vs. Rest Of The World

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Currently the Rift is available in the US and the following European countries: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Now that the price has been announced for the Oculus Rift.

HTC Vive Pro headset to be priced at $800 / €879, preorders starting today

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And you’ve read everything in the title of this article: $800 (€879 here in Italy) for having only the new headset , the “upgrade-kit” that you can use with your existing base stations and controllers.

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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.

‘Jesus VR’ Claims First Ever Feature-length VR Film, to Preview at Venice Film Festival

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Like Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ (2004), Jesus VR was filmed in Matera, Italy under the direction of Passion executive producer Enzo Sisti.

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.

Gran Turismo Sports’ New Cars And Tracks Work With PSVR

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Included in the update is GT Sport’s first brand new track, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy. Gran Turismo Sport is getting a big update today, and you’ll be pleased to know that its new content works in VR.

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Disney Puts Augmented Reality Star Destroyers over International Landmarks

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Piazza del Duomo | Italy | 43.773,11.255. In a galaxy not so far from Central Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Eiffel Tower, Star Wars comes to life through augmented reality. Disney has been making major moves in Augmented Reality in 2017.

FOVE Launches Pre-Orders For Eye-Tracking VR Headset FOVE 0, Starting at $549

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It’s been a long road for FOVE , the creators of the eye-tracking VR headset that hit Kickstarter last summer, but today the company launches pre-orders for their first commercially available product, the FOVE 0.

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A crazy night at the discotheque with the virtual reality app Beat Reality

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So, last Saturday night we all went to the Apollo Club in Milan (Italy), to participate in the RRRiot night , a clubbing event that is slightly exclusive and is attended by creative people. Who said that the life of developers is boring?

This VR Game Wants To Get Stroke Patients Playing Using Pico Neo

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Magic Moovr was developed as part of the EU Horizon 2020 and is expected to enter clinical testing in the UK and Italy in 2018/2019. UK-based healthcare company AppAttic is looking to make VR content that could play a pivotal role in stroke rehabilitation. AppAttic is debuting its new VR experience this week at the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.

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

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VIGAMUS Academy, Italy. VR First , the global initiative to seed academic institutions with VR/AR hardware and software, today announced that it’s nearly doubling the number of its VR labs in universities and science parks across the globe by the end of 2017.

HTC Vive reveals Vive Pro 2.0-bundle price and Vive Enterprise advantage

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Of course, these are US prices : here in Italy, the headset only costs €879 and all other bundles are more expensive because of taxes (damn taxes). Do you remember my first impressions review of the Vive Pro ?

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