‘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. Japan. Japan’s official mascots. Yahoo!

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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.

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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.

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Ghost In The Shell PVP VR Comes To Japan


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.

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These Guys Married A Virtual Bride In Japan


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.

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Japan’s New Godzilla VR Game Looks Absolutely Terrifying


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. Godzilla is having a pretty good week, which is probably bad news for the rest of humanity.

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PlayStation VR Headsets In Japan Live In Cute Little Prisons


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


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.

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‘Mario Kart VR’ to Take First Steps Out of Japan, Coming to London in August

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Mario Kart Arcade GP VR , the location-based VR game first launched at Bandai Namco’s Shinjuku-based VR Zone arcade last year, is taking its first big step outside of Japan soon as it comes to The O2 in London next month.

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


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 Superhuman Sports Society Has Created Two AR Contests


From my perspective of being an American, Japan is consistently willing to push the envelope when it comes to entertainment. In 2011, Japan passed the Basic Act on Sport.

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


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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Fujitsu is Making a Windows VR Headset Too, Arrival in Japan Expected Late November

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Engadget Japan reports the headset includes the standard dual 2.89 According to Fujitsu’s press release (Japanese), the headset is expected to launch sometime in late November 2017 in Japan.

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‘Mario Kart VR’ Blows Visitors Away at Japan’s Shinjuku VR Zone

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IGN’s Lucy O’Brien traveled to Japan’s Shinjuku VR Zone , Bandai Namco’s newly opened VR arcade featuring bespoke VR games from top properties including Dragon Ball, Gundam, Evangelion, and yes, Mario Kart.

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Japan’s First Adult VR Festival Kicks Off Next Month


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


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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Sony-Backed Japan Display’s Impressive New Screens Suggest Smaller, Clearer PSVR 2


Japan Display, a tech group backed by Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba, this week revealed two new screens with greatly increased pixel density, specifically designed for VR headsets. PSVR’s current 386PPI display, for example, works well enough but has clear black lines between pixels, resulting in a distracting ‘screen-door effect’ With more pixels packed onto the screen, the user gets a much clearer image, as you can see in the image below from Japan Display itself.

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Yahoo Japan Invests In The Venture Reality Fund


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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Yahoo! Japan and The Venture Reality Fund Team Up to Grow the.


Japan and The Venture Reality Fund Team Up to Grow the Global AR and VR Ecosystems The Venture Reality Fund (The VR Fund) , a global venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments in the augmented, virtual and mixed reality (AR/VR/MR) spaces, and Yahoo! Japan Corporation (Yahoo! Japan, TYO:4689), have teamed up to accelerate growth in the AR and VR industries. Japan’s investment into AR/VR startups and potential business development. Yahoo!

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Square Enix Launches Its First Vive-exclusive Game, ‘Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR’, in Japan

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Videogame publisher and developer Square Enix, famous for its Final Fantasy franchise, among others, has launched its first game for the HTC Vive, Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR in Japan.

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App from Japan Uses Apple's iPhone X to Transform Your Face & Voice into the Cutest Anime Character

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Apple's iPhone X now has the power to turn anyone into a Japanese anime character, thanks to a new app that harnesses the device's TrueDepth camera. Created by Tokyo-based ViRD Inc.,

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Sega Bringing This Multiplayer VR Arcade to Japan


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.

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StarVR Headset Rolls Out to SEGA Game Center Locations Across Japan

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StarVR, a joint venture between Acer and Starbreeze, and SEGA Entertainment announced a collaboration to bring the eponymous wide field of view (FOV) StarVR headset to SEGA Game Center locations across Japan. We’re especially excited to bring StarVR arcade experiences to Japan, as it has the world’s most sophisticated arcade industry and culture,” said Jerry Kao, Vice Chairman of StarVR Corporation.

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Japan’s Adult VR Festival Proves (Venue) Size Matters, Canceled Due to Overcrowding


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HTC Link Is A New 6DOF VR Headset Only For Japan


Sadly, there’s a reason it’s only being reported on in Japan; HTC confirmed to UploadVR that the kit is only set to release there and there aren’t plans for a wider release. From what it sounds like the Link is available in Japan from today. Well this is surprising; HTC has yet another new VR headset on the way, promising to make an important breakthrough for a major category of device. Meet the HTC Link. The Link was first reported on by Japanese site Mogura VR.

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Godzilla VR announced for Playstation VR in Japan

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Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia and Toho have announced, a Godzilla virtual reality experience that will launch on October 13 in Japan as a free for a limited time download on the PlayStation Store.

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A Free Godzilla Game Will Launch Alongside PlayStation VR in Japan


Sony’s PlayStation VR is gearing up for launch in a few months’ time, and those buying it in Japan will be getting a special experience on release day. The post A Free Godzilla Game Will Launch Alongside PlayStation VR in Japan appeared first on UploadVR.

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Zone of the Ender 2’s VR Port Hits Japan In September


A western launch for the port hasn’t been officially announced just yet, but this week’s issue of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu confirms (via Gematsu ) that it will arrive in Japan this September.

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Karaoke Chain Becomes A VR Arcade With KDDI Karaoke VR In Japan


Joysound, a major Karaoke chain in Japan, has turned their Karaoke rooms into a VR arcade. Karaoke in most of East Asia isn’t quite the same as in the west. Instead of drunkenly singing in front of a bar full of strangers, people rent private rooms and drunkenly sing in front of friends.

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Sony’s First-party Platformer ‘Astro Bot: Rescue Mission’ Heading to PSVR in October

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Sony’s Japan Studio, the minds behind The Playroom VR (2016), today announced that their upcoming platformer Astro Bot: Rescue Mission is headed to PSVR in the US on October 2nd, 2018.

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Hands-on: ‘Astro Bot Rescue Mission’ Aims to Be the Delightful & Engaging Platformer VR Needs

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We’re here at E3 2018, and I got chance to play Sony Japan Studio’s upcoming platformer Astro Bot Rescue Mission. Image courtesy Sony Japan Studio. Image courtesy Sony Japan Studio. Image courtesy Sony Japan Studio. Image courtesy Sony Japan Studio.

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‘Dragon Ball Z VR’ in Action, Go Super Saiyan in Bandai Namco’s ‘VR Zone’ Arcade

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To get a better look, Japan-based YouTube channel VJump goes hands-on with Dragon Ball Z VR, giving us a peek into the 40,000 square feet, 2-floor VR arcade and showing just how awesome going Super Saiyan in VR can be.

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‘Evangelion: VR’ Experience Immerses With a Motion Sim Cockpit and HTC Vive

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This article comes from MoguraVR , the exclusive Japan regional partner of Road to VR. HTC Vive Games Japan VR News VR Games evangelion evangelion vr japan vr mech vr

Yahoo Japan, The Venture Reality Fund Invest in Global AR and VR Ecosystems


The post Yahoo Japan, The Venture Reality Fund Invest in Global AR and VR Ecosystems appeared first on VRJournal. Featured VR Industry and Technology The Venture Reality Fund Yahoo JapanComing as a big shot in the arm to the global prospects for virtual reality and augmented reality, The Venture Reality Fund.

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Exiii Raises $750K for Haptic VR Gloves with Force Feedback

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Japan-based startuped Exiii , which is developing a pair of haptic gloves with force feedback, has raised $750K for continued R&D, expansion of sales channels, and growing the company’s team.

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JDI is Developing a 1001ppi High Pixel Density LCD for VR Headsets

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Square Enix Dives Into VR More With ‘Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur’ For Vive


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Display Conglomerate JDI Developing Ultra High Resolution Panels for VR Headsets

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VR Headset Uses Robot Arm To Feed You Candy


Oh Japan. Of course the most prominent of these experiences center around interacting with virtual girlfriends, a common practice in modern Japan. News 4-D VR Japan Kanna Hashimoto Puccho Weird

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Inside VR Park, Dubai Mall’s Massive New VR Theme Park

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While some of Starbreeze’s experiences have been seen at other venues ( John Wick Chronicles and The Mummy Prodigium Strike are currently running in IMAX VR and SEGA Japan centres), the VR Park’s heavily-themed areas look and feel like permanent installations rather than glorified demo booths.