The Valve Index Is Now Available In Canada And Japan


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.

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AR ‘Mario Kart’ Ride to Open at Japan’s Upcoming Super Nintendo World

Road to VR

Universal Studios Japan today announced the opening date of its long-delayed ‘Super Nintendo World’ in its Osaka-based theme park, which is set to feature a Mario Kart -themed ride including AR headsets. Image courtesy Universal Studios Japan, Nintendo.

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Capcom Reveals VR Mega Man Game, Available Exclusively In Japan


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.

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Astro Bot Director Becomes PlayStation’s Japan Studio Boss


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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Disc Golf Meets Feudal Japan In ‘Disc Ninja’ On Oculus Quest


Have you ever wondered what would happen if you mixed the sport of disc golf with ancient covert agents from feudal Japan? The post Disc Golf Meets Feudal Japan In ‘Disc Ninja’ On Oculus Quest appeared first on VRScout.

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


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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Location-Based AR Ghostbusters Experience Launching In Japan


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

Road to VR

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. SEE ALSO 'ASTRO BOT' Behind-the-scenes – Insights & Artwork from Sony's JAPAN Studio.

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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. Japanese VR arcade, VR Zone Shinjuku, is only getting cooler.

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Beat Saber PSVR Finally Comes To Japan Next Month


” An arcade version of the game, Beat Saber Arcade, is already running in some locations in Japan. You can also get the game on PC VR systems, but we’d bet PSVR is a much bigger platform in Japan that the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. Tagged with: Beat Saber , japan , PSVR Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Beat Saber PSVR Finally Comes To Japan Next Month appeared first on UploadVR. Experiences Gaming Beat Saber japan PSVRGood news, Japanese VR fans!

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


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.

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TSMC to Build Japan's Most Advanced Semiconductor Fab

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To that end, TSMC this week has announced plans to build a new, semi-specialized fab in Japan to meet the needs of its local customers. Meanwhile, there are many things that make this fab special for TSMC, Japan, and the industry. The Most Advanced Logic Fab in Japan.

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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. News Adult HTC Vive Japan Marriage Wedding WeirdYou’ll need help during “kiss the bride.”.

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Report: Sony Spinning Off Astro Bot Team In Japan Studio Shut Down

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According to multiple unnamed sources, VGC reports that Sony Japan Studio is shutting down and spinning off ASOBI Team (the Astro Bot devs) into a new standalone studio.

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

Next Reality AR

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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Final Fantasy VR Roller-Coaster Coming To Japan


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

Next Reality AR

This week, the company unveiled a call center virtualization solution, developed for coffee machine maker De'Longhi Japan Corp.,

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Sony Tests New AR Ghostbusters Experience In Japan


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

Road to VR

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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Nreal Smartglasses Launch In Japan

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Japan Hasn't Seen Cherry Blossoms This Early in 1,200 Years

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The cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Japan hit their peak bloom last week—the earliest date recorded in official records and, some say, the earliest date of bloom for the trees in more than 1,200 years. So gorgeous! So depressing!

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


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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Microsoft Japan Helps Godzilla Invade Real World Tokyo via HoloLens

Next Reality AR

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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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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Somehow Japan Making Robotic Grandkids for Lonely Grandparents Isn't the Saddest News of the Week

GizModo VR

You know the world is churning out some depressing headlines when news that Takara Tomy has created a robotic talking grandchild to provide comfort and companionship to Japan’s elderly isn’t anywhere near the saddest news of the week—but it definitely comes close. takara studio ghibli industry economics economy of japan tomy technology internet companies

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Japan's Top Dating App Got Hacked

GizModo VR

One of Japan’s most widely used dating apps recently suffered a cyberattack, potentially exposing the personal information of close to 2 million people, a new report from Bloomberg shows.

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


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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With the 2021 Tokyo Olympics Looming, US Issues Do-Not-Travel Advisory for Japan

GizModo VR

State Department issued a Level Four: Do Not Travel advisory for Japan, urging Americans to exercise caution when traveling to the country just two months before it’s set to host the 2021 Summer Olympics. On Monday, the U.S.

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Japan's Central Bank Launches One-Year Test of Digital Currency

GizModo VR

Japan’s central bank has started trials of a new digital currency in an effort to experiment with how it might be used, the Bank of Japan announced on Monday.

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PSVR Finally Has A Japanese Train Simulator… Only In Japan

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Last month, Sony’s PSVR headset was finally graced with one… in Japan. Long have I waited for a Japanese train simulator with VR support. GO by train! Hashiro Yamanote Line hit Japanese PS4s at the start of December 2020.

Kingdom Hearts PSVR Experience Gets Release Date In Japan


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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Japan’s New Fukushima Plan: Dumping Radioactive Wastewater Into the Sea

GizModo VR

The Japanese government said Tuesday that it would start releasing contaminated water from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster into the Pacific Ocean, outlining a long-expected plan that is, understandably, upsetting a whole lot of people. Read more.

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

GizModo VR

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.

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Oculus Education Launches Pilot Programs In Taiwan, Japan, Seattle


Oculus Education continues its ongoing streak of generosity with the expansion of its educational pilot programs to Taiwan, Japan, and Seattle. Japan’s pilot program, on the other hand, is focused more on connecting educators to students in remote parts of the country. The post Oculus Education Launches Pilot Programs In Taiwan, Japan, Seattle appeared first on VRScout.

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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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