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

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Come June 26th, residents of the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, and Switzerland will be able to walk into a brick-and-mortar shop and snag one off the shelves. Netherlands – CoolBlue.

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Oculus Announces $300 Commercial ‘Go for Business’ Bundle, Pre-orders Now Available

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The company is currently only shipping to the US, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.

Oculus Go Launches At Canadian And European Retailers

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Netherlands: Cool Blue. 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.

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‘OpenVR Recorder’ is a Powerful Tool for Capturing Tracking and Input Data

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Jasper Brekelmans, a Netherlands-based 3D tech artist, has recently released a motion capture tool offering an easy way to record OpenVR tracking data from headsets, motion controllers and Vive Trackers for both Vive and Rift setups.

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‘Crooked Waters’ to Bring Co-op Pirate Ship Battles to VR, Launching in Early Access This Week

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The Netherlands-based Craft Game Studio is bringing Crooked Waters , a multiplayer pirate ship game for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, to Steam Early access this week.

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.

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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Report: VR And AR Developers Aren’t Making Enough Money To Justify Investments

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BOM surveyed 613 developers and users of VR/AR technology in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany on a range of issues, including budgets, revenue forecasts, and financing needs. And while the survey focuses on the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany, the data is relevant to most markets. The Netherlands, for example, is a popular mobile app “soft launch” location, due to its consumers having a similar profile to those in the U.S.

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HelmetVR Combines an Oculus Rift with a Real Race Helmet

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The custom headset comes from FormulaVR, a Netherlands-based, high-end sim rig manufacturer. Said to be the world’s first VR sim racing helmet, the HelmetVR is perhaps the ultimate in VR sim racing excess, combining a real Arai racing helmet with an Oculus Rift headset.

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Hands-on: ‘Kat Walk’ Proves That VR Treadmills Are Getting Better, but Still Aren’t Perfect

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Despite completing a successful Kickstarter back in August 2015, there still aren’t many Kat Walk VR treadmills outside of Asia, let alone the premium version specially built for out-of-home facilities like theme parks, malls, and cruise ships.

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.

Ikea Place ARKit App Brings Virtual Furniture Into Your Home

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Lately however the Netherlands-based corporation has been experimenting with immersive technology, from an official virtual reality kitchen experience , to a VR pancake cooking simulator for some strange reason.

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.

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.

University Students Create Multiplayer Full Body VR Shooter, Live Streaming Today

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Students at the Saxion University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands will today showcase the type of VR gaming that many of us one day want to experience for ourselves.

VR Opens Up Classic Theme Park Rides to those with Disabilities

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Netherlands-based theme park Efteling has created a VR experience of one of their popular non-accessible attractions — allowing disabled visitors to experience the roller coaster as their friends and family do.

Live Streaming 360 VR Video in Practice

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Flying Dutch is a big music festival in The Netherlands which takes place in 3 cities. This section might not apply to every country, but in The Netherlands things can get very wet, very quickly.

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Major European ‘VR Days’ Conference Kicks Off In Amsterdam

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The United States, China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan have been hogging most of the spotlight, but The United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands are becoming more attention-worthy by the day.

Send HTC Your Idea for a Vive Accessory and Win a Free HTC Vive

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The Vive’s Lighthouse tracking system is an impressive piece of tech, considering it boasts sub-millimeter, 3D room-scale positional tracking for a VR headset and hand controllers using lasers.

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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.

HTC’s Vive X Accelerator Launches European Sign-Ups For VR Startups

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21st June – Amsterdam, Netherlands. Back in March we reported that HTC’s global VR accelerator, Vive X, was coming to Europe with a new headquarters based in London. With that center now open, the next round of sign-ups is now underway. VR and AR companies looking to raise investment and benefit from HTC’s guidance have until June 30th to apply to be a part of Vive X.

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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.

Aryzon AR headset 2.0 unboxing and review

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If you follow my blog since some months ago, for sure you know that I love the Aryzon headset. That’s why I have been very happy to be able to test its version number 2 that has come out some weeks ago and I’m even happier to be able to tell you my first impressions.

AWARD-WINNING MECH COMBAT VIRTUAL REALITY GAME ARCHANGEL AVAILABLE NOW ACROSS ALL PREMIUM VR PLATFORMS FOR NEW PRICE OF $29.99

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Within the week Archangel will also debut in new international territories on PlayStation®VR, including Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, and Turkey.

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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NVIDIA’s VR Funhouse Game Jam Mods Now Available

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Waiter Wars – Dreampunks (Netherlands). Back in September, we reported on Epic Games and NVIDIA’s team-up for a VR Funhouse Game Jam and it’s now time to reap the rewards.

Sony’s Horizon: Zero Dawn Pays Tribute To PSVR’s RIGS

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Though the game may ultimately go down as one of PlayStation’s more obscure exclusives, it was made by UK-based Guerrilla Cambridge, the sister studio of Horzion developer Guerrilla Games, based in the Netherlands. Horizon: Zero Dawn, the huge new PlayStation 4 exclusive game that released this week, sadly doesn’t support PlayStation VR (PSVR), but it does pay fitting tribute to a game that does.

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The 2017 Virtual Reality Conference and Expo Schedule

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Amsterdam, Netherlands. Amsterdam, Netherlands. 2016 could be considered the official introduction of virtual reality to the world and many industries have either embraced the technology at varying levels or simply started paying attention to movements within the industry.

The Winners of MSI’s Global VR Jam Include Block Rocking Beats and Derail Valley

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1 st place – “Block Rocking Beats” this title creates an extraordinary interactive rhythm game application, the author is Sander Sneek from Netherlands. We’ve been updating you regularly on the status of MSI’s global VR jam for some time and now we’re happy to finally be able to tell you the winners! According to a release sent out by MSI, the votes have been counted and the winners are set.

Archangel Gets PSVR Price Drop, Rift And Vive Versions Launch

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Whatsmore, Archangel is also launching on PSVR in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sweden and Turkey today. When Skydance Interactive’s Archangel launched on PlayStation VR (PSVR) two weeks back it costs $39.99. That’s on the upper-end of what we’ve seen for VR games thus far, and it kept some from picking it up. From today, however, Archangel has a new price. Skydance is dropping the game to $29.99

Take a AR Screenshot Photo with FC Bayern Stars

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Robben is an international star, having played for PSV Eindhoven, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, as well as for the Netherlands national team in four FIFA World Cups. (He He just retired from international competition after the Netherlands missed the cut for the 2018 World Cup). FC Bayern has launched an Augmented Reality feature that enables fans to create a mixed reality experience with its star players.

The World’s Largest WebXR Hackathon Returns Next Week

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We received 34 concepts by teams from across 13 countries, including the United States, the Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, Finland, France, Spain, Russia, India, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

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

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NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands.

Cyberattacks: The Ever-Present Threat to Transportation Management Software

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Ports in the United States, the Netherlands, India and Spain were unable to accept cargo and had to shut down systems after the breach. Cyberattacks a Transportation Management Software Suite Might Face. Transportation companies have a history of defending themselves against physical attacks.

PlayStation Media Showcase Announced For Paris Games Week

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That means titles like Detroid: Beyond Human from France-based Quantic Dream and the Horizon: Zero Dawn DLC from Netherlands-based Guerrilla Games are likely going to be there. In a somewhat surprising move, Sony has announced that it will be hosting a PlayStation Media Showcase during this year’s Paris Games Week. The showcase will be taking place on October 30th at 9am PT/12pm ET/4pm BT.

Where to Try Vive, PSVR, Rift, Touch, Gear VR, and Daydream for Free

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Most of the European Vive demo locations are concentrated in England, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany, but you’ll still be able to spot a few places in France, and even one in the Czech Republic.

LUMO Labs Bringing Wireless Full-Body Tracking And Dreamscape Games To VR

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The Netherlands-based crew has their hands full with an impressive amount of projects on the horizon. The two year accelerator program is guiding and investing in several projects that could potentially break new ground in VR.

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VR First Expands: New VR labs Opened to Asia, Europe and North America

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NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands); Sogang University (South Korea). As a technology, Virtual Reality is gradually influencing the shape of the world.

When Can I Buy Samsung’s Gear 360 Camera?

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When it comes to other countries, Samsung Netherlands will let you pre-order online for a price of $392 USD, with an availability date of June 10. Samsung begins selling the Gear 360 in New Zealand – who’s going to be next?

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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The Dutch police force, the Netherlands Forensic Institute, and the Dutch Fire Brigade are using AR to eliminate the accidental alteration of important evidence.