Astro Bot Director Becomes PlayStation’s Japan Studio Boss

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Nicolas Doucet, the Creative Director behind 2018 PSVR hit Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, is now head of Sony PlayStation’s Japan Studio, it’s been announced. Doucet now carries the title Japan Studio Studio Director. The developer previously headed up Japan Studio’s ASOBI Team, which developed Astro Bot as well as its predecessor, The Playroom VR. We’re hopeful that this means Japan Studio’s future involves yet more PSVR projects.

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The Valve Index Is Now Available In Canada And Japan

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The Valve Index is now available for purchase in Canada and Japan, further expanding the post-launch markets for Valve’s latest VR headset. Now, customers in Canada and Japan join the ranks of Index-available countries, after initial pre-orders sold out for the device in May this year. The post The Valve Index Is Now Available In Canada And Japan appeared first on UploadVR.

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Capcom Japan Announce Another Resident Evil 7 Free-Roam VR Attraction

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Although the announcement was made in Japanese on Capcom’s Japan site, we’ve been able to glean a few basic details through translation services. The whole experience is available exclusively in Tokyo, Japan, at the Plaza Capcom Ikebukuro Store. Sadly, there’s been no word at all on either experience opening up in any countries outside of Japan. The post Capcom Japan Announce Another Resident Evil 7 Free-Roam VR Attraction appeared first on UploadVR.

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Inside Mazaria, Japan’s Best VR Arcade With Dragon Quest, Evangelion VR + More

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We’ve been to some cool VR arcades in our time at Upload but Japan’s are, somewhat unsurprisingly, in a league of their own. Nowhere is this truer than Mazaria, Japan’s best VR arcade. Everywhere you look in Japan, there’s a good chance you’ll see one of the impossibly happy critters from Taiko no Tatsujin staring back at you. The post Inside Mazaria, Japan’s Best VR Arcade With Dragon Quest, Evangelion VR + More appeared first on UploadVR.

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Capcom Reveals VR Mega Man Game, Available Exclusively In Japan

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This week Capcom revealed Rockman VR: Aimed At The Virtual World , a brand new VR Mega Man game heading exclusively to the Prasaca Capcom Ikebukuro store in Kew Plaza Ikebukuro, an entertainment plaza located in Tokyo, Japan. This marks yet another juicy exclusive for Japan, following on the heels of unique releases such as Mario Kart GP VR , a Godzilla HoloLens experience , pvp Ghost in the Shell , and a Resident Evil 7 VR prequel just to name a few.

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Location-Based AR Ghostbusters Experience Launching In Japan

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Beginning this weekend in Tokyo, Japan, Ginza Sony Park will be hosting Ghostbusters In The Park , a massive live event celebrating the historic 35th anniversary of Ghostbusters. Led by trainers, participants walkabout Ginza Sony Park working together to exterminate ghosts that appear throughout the venue in this new attraction making its demo debut in Japan. Ghostbusters Rookie Training will be available from October 12th to December 8th at Ginza Sony Park in Tokyo, Japan.

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‘Astro Bot’ Director Nicolas Doucet Takes Over as Head of Sony’s JAPAN Studio

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Nicolas Doucet, the Creative Director and Producer behind PSVR exclusive ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission (2018), has been promoted to Director of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s JAPAN Studio. As first reported by Gematsu , Doucet is said to continue his work as a creative director at SIE Japan Studio in addition to his new role. SEE ALSO 'ASTRO BOT' Behind-the-scenes – Insights & Artwork from Sony's JAPAN Studio.

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Sony Tests New AR Ghostbusters Experience In Japan

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It will be available at the Sony building at Ginza Park in Japan from this month. Do we have any readers in Japan that are both Ghostbusters and AR fans? The post Sony Tests New AR Ghostbusters Experience In Japan appeared first on UploadVR. Sony announced a new AR experience based on the Ghostbusters franchise.

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Japan’s Coolest VR Arcades + New Resident Evil VR Games: The VR Culture Show #3 Coming Monday

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For our third episode, due on Monday , we’re in Japan. The post Japan’s Coolest VR Arcades + New Resident Evil VR Games: The VR Culture Show #3 Coming Monday appeared first on UploadVR. Art & Science Education Entertainment Experiences Gaming The VR Culture Show japan Japan VR resident evil japan vr top stories vr culture showWelcome back to The VR Culture Show! Yup, the land of stunning scenery, bustling metropolises and robotic toilets.

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These Guys Married A Virtual Bride In Japan

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As part of a publicity stunt by adult game brand Hibiki Works, close to 100 men in Japan got to take part in a virtual wedding ceremony, “marrying” a character from the erotic game New Wife: Lovely X Cation. The post These Guys Married A Virtual Bride In Japan appeared first on VRScout. News Adult HTC Vive Japan Marriage Wedding WeirdYou’ll need help during “kiss the bride.”.

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Ghost In The Shell PVP VR Comes To Japan

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The post Ghost In The Shell PVP VR Comes To Japan appeared first on VRScout. News Bandai Namco Ghost In The Shell Japan Multiplayer The Void VR Arcades VR Backpack VR Marker VR Tracker VR Zone ShinjukuThe popular Bandai anime is now a competitive multiplayer VR arcade game. Japanese VR arcade, VR Zone Shinjuku, is only getting cooler.

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Google’s Tilt Brush Surprise Launches On PSVR… In Japan

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Well, at least in Japan it is. The post Google’s Tilt Brush Surprise Launches On PSVR… In Japan appeared first on UploadVR. Surprise! Google’s popular Tilt Brush VR creation platform is finally available on PSVR. Trailers and tweets from PlayStation’s Japanese arm confirm that the app is now out on Sony’s headset in the region. We’ve asked Sony if we’ll be getting a similar surprise launch in the US and EU today, so keep your eyes peeled.

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Final Fantasy VR Roller-Coaster Coming To Japan

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Available early 2018 at Universal Studios Japan, the Final Fantasy XR ride will send passengers on a spine-tingling journey through some of the games most iconic locations. For those lucky enough to make it out to Osaka, Final Fantasy XR will be available for a limited time at Universal Studios Japan January 19th – June 24th. The release of the experience is in support of Universals Cool Japan 2018 initiative.

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‘Yahoo! MAP’ for iOS Now Has AR Navigation Mode in Japan

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Japan just updated their iOS-based Map application to include a new experimental AR mode which superimposes a blue pathway onto the physical world for you to follow to your final destination. The AR function, which is only intended for walking routes currently, is available starting today on Japan-based Apple devices running iOS 11. Japan. Japan’s official mascots. MAP’ for iOS Now Has AR Navigation Mode in Japan appeared first on Road to VR. Yahoo!

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Microsoft Japan Concept Video Demos How HoloLens Will Help Pilot the Drone Ships of the Future

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The latest example comes via Microsoft Japan and a new concept video that shows off how the HoloLens will be used in the relatively near future to pilot autonomous ships. Japan's JRCS, a company focused on maritime logistics and the production and sale of electronic equipment for the shipping industry, has teamed up with Microsoft Japan to launch the JRCS Digital Innovation Lab.

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PlayStation VR Headsets In Japan Live In Cute Little Prisons

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But that’s not what is happening for PSVR in Japan. Mark Macdonald, vice president of business development at Rez Infinite (PSVR launch title) developer Enhance Games, noted that Sony hasn’t done much advertising at all for its $500 headset system in Japan. We’ve asked Sony if any demo stations are hiding around Japan or if it has plans to roll them out, and we’ll update this post with any new information. “So Tagged with: display , japan , PSVR , retail.

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Kingdom Hearts PSVR Experience Gets Release Date In Japan

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We now know when that experience will launch, at least in Japan. Tagged with: Kingdom Hearts VR Experience Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Kingdom Hearts PSVR Experience Gets Release Date In Japan appeared first on UploadVR. Back in September we reported that Sqaure Enix was working on a Kingdom Hearts PSVR experience to tie into the upcoming release of Kingdom Hearts III.

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HTC ‘Link’ Headset Brings 6DOF To Mobile VR In Japan

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Positional-tracking mobile VR and a new Ghost In Shell experience arrive this June exclusively in Japan. Entitled Ghost in the Shell ARISE, the VR tie-in will launch alongside the Link system this June in Japan. The post HTC ‘Link’ Headset Brings 6DOF To Mobile VR In Japan appeared first on VRScout. News Ghost in the Shell ARISE Ghost In The Shell VR Google Daydream HTC Link HTC U11 HTC Vive Japan Mobile VR Positional Tracking

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PSVR PS5 Camera Adapter Included In New Hardware Bundles… In Japan

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Later this month, though, you’ll be able to pick one up with the headset itself in Japan. PSVR PS5 Camera Adapter Bundle Revealed (In Japan).

Microsoft Japan Helps Godzilla Invade Real World Tokyo via HoloLens

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The company behind Japan's beloved Gozilla, Japan's Toho Studios, has for years tried to give fans the sense of what a giant, nuclear-powered lizard invading Tokyo might feel like. Until now, those attempts have been limited to the movie theater, but now, with the help of the Microsoft HoloLens, Godzilla is finally getting its chance to invade the actual city, with terrified fans looking on from a safe distance.

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Microsoft HoloLens 2 Assists De'Longhi Japan Call Center Agents Using Augmented Reality Product Models

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This week, the company unveiled a call center virtualization solution, developed for coffee machine maker De'Longhi Japan Corp., Less than a month after the worldwide launch of HoloLens 2, call center consultant BellSystem24 has already prepared an augmented reality solution for one of its clients. which uses the HoloLens 2 to display virtual product models rendered via DataMesh's 3D technology and delivered using Microsoft's Azure cloud platform.

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Report: Sony Expanding PSVR To Location-Based Experiences In Japan

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The Wall Street Journal cites sources “familiar with the matter” in saying that Sony is planning to roll out PSVR to location-based units in Japan after slower than expected sales. Tagged with: japan , PlayStation VR , PSVR , sony Facebook Twitter Reddit More. PSVR Sony VR Industry News japan PlayStation VR sony

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Japan’s 2020 NewView Awards Add AR To The Roster

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The post Japan’s 2020 NewView Awards Add AR To The Roster appeared first on UploadVR. This year’s iteration of the NewView Awards, recognizing VR works developed on the Styly platform from Psychic VR Lab, will be adding AR to its roster of submissions, too.

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Oculus Launches New Education Programs In Seattle, Japan and Taiwan

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The company today announced Oculus Education pilot programmes for Taiwan, Seattle and Japan, all with different objectives. Finally, in Japan Oculus is currently planning a scheme that focuses on VR for distance learning, connecting students in more remote parts of the country to teachers to give them a higher standard of education.

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PSVR Accounted For Over 90% Of Japan’s VR Headset Shipments In 2016

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Considering the average consumer’s desire for entertainment, it makes sense that some expect gaming to be the spark and it looks like the PlayStation VR (PSVR) is leading that charge in Japan as reported on eMarketer. eMarketer’s reporter compiled statistics from the International Data Corporation (IDC), finding that PSVR accounted for more than 90% of VR headset shipments in Japan by the end of Q4 2016. Tagged with: japan Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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Sony factory in Japan makes a PlayStation 4 every 30 seconds, mostly with robots

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Gaming News Japan Playstation 4 PlayStation 5 SonyA total of 32 robots are working in the factory in Kisarazu.

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Three Months After Release, People Are Still Lining Up for PlayStation VR in Japan

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Now, over three months later in late January, folks in Japan are still being forced to line up outside just to get their hands on a PS VR headset. In the images posted by Twitter user kaztsu , you can see hundreds of people across a wide variety of locations around Japan sitting, standing, and even sleeping outside to save their spot in line. Tagged with: japan , playstation , PS VR , ps4 , PSVR , sony. gaming PSVR Sony japan playstation PS VR ps4 sony

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Japan’s New Godzilla VR Game Looks Absolutely Terrifying

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Sadly this is a Japan-only attraction for now though, with the news that Mario Kart VR is soon coming to the UK, there’s always hope we get our hands on this too. Tagged with: Godzilla Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Japan’s New Godzilla VR Game Looks Absolutely Terrifying appeared first on UploadVR. Godzilla is having a pretty good week, which is probably bad news for the rest of humanity.

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Sega Bringing This Multiplayer VR Arcade to Japan

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The second Zero Latency “arcade” home in Japan is expected to have all new gameplay content, new weapons and an entirely new upgraded motion tracking system. The post Sega Bringing This Multiplayer VR Arcade to Japan appeared first on VRScout. In Melbourne, Australia, there’s a warehouse where you can freely roam in VR, blasting zombies with friends as a team.

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PSVR Is Getting A New Move Controller Bundle (In Japan)

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Well, it is in Japan at least. Tagged with: PSVR Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post PSVR Is Getting A New Move Controller Bundle (In Japan) appeared first on UploadVR. Sony is finally offering a base PSVR package that includes everything you need to jump into any game on your PS4. The company announced this week that a special bundle containing the headset, a PlayStation Camera and two PS Move motion controllers will go on sale on September 13th.

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Yahoo Japan Invests In The Venture Reality Fund

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Yahoo Japan has invested an undisclosed amount of money in The Venture Reality Fund , which is focused on making investments in virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality. Japan, which has more 90 million daily users for its internet media, joins HP as a big company that wants to make sure it hitches a ride on the AR and VR gravy trains. Japan with insights into the AR/VR sector, as well as early access to leading AR and VR innovators, which will drive Yahoo!

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Japan’s COOLEST VR Arcades, New Resident Evil VR & Tokyo AR Adventures! – The VR Culture Show

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The post Japan’s COOLEST VR Arcades, New Resident Evil VR & Tokyo AR Adventures! – The VR Culture Show appeared first on UploadVR.

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Dozens of U.S. Marines Test Positive For Covid-19 in Japan, Angering Local Authorities

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Marines have tested positive for coronavirus at American military bases in Japan, according to a new report from the Japan Times. service members brought covid-19 with them from overseas or if they were infected while in Japan. But either way, authorities in Japan… Read more. coronavirus covid 19 air station futenma marines japan camp hansen camp kinser okinawa us military denny tamaki pandemic pandemics disease healthAt least 62 U.S.

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Looks Like Japan Is Going Ahead With Plan to Dump Radioactive Fukushima Water Into the Ocean

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The writing has been on the wall for a while now, but it finally appears that Japan is ready to proceed with dumping over 1 million tons of contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea.

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Japan's Newest Bullet Trains Can Keep Running on Battery Power in the Event of a Disaster

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Japan’s bullet trains are quite possibly the world’s most punctual form of transportation, and the safest way to hit speeds of over 200MPH without leaving the ground. bullet train japan earthquake n700s transportation safetyThe newest version , the N700s that’s now running on the country’s Shinkansen Line between Tokyo and Osaka, is also the first to feature a battery backup… Read more.

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Sony Japan Studio Announces VR Platformer ‘Astro Bot Rescue Mission’ For PSVR, Teaser Trailer Here

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Sony Japan Studio today announced a new platform action game for PSVR starring the cute little robots made famous in Sony’s The Playroom (2013) and The Playroom VR (2016). Image courtesy Sony Japan Studio. Built for the DualShock 4 gamepad, your controller becomes visible in VR and is equipped with weapons including a hook shot, a water gun, and a ninja star, something Japan Studio says is useful for chopping spider webs, creating platforms or slicing enemies in your way.

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Magic Leap Deepens Funding from Telecom Industry with $280 Million from Japan's NTT Docomo

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On Friday, the company announced that it has secured $280 million in funding from NTT Docomo, the largest wireless provider in Japan. Magic Leap's business strategy for bringing augmented reality to the mainstream has become even clearer via its latest funding round.