Intel Extreme Masters Oakland to showcase intense sci-fi multiplayer FPS Evasion

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The Bay Area’s top eSports event, Intel ® Extreme Masters event is this weekend in Oakland, California and Intel is using the event to also push some of the VR content it has been promoting.

Oakland, CA based VR studio Steel Wool Games to bring Warhammer 4K to VR.

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The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth is a game of turn-based skirmishes between the genetically altered warriors of the 31st Millennium, The Adeptus Astartes. In the campaign players control units of Space Marine Legionaries, guiding them through the underground arcologies of Calth.

The awesome VR physics-based puzzle game Bounce developed by Oakland CA based Steel Wool is on sale now and has a free demo.

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Bounce is a VR physics-based puzzle game for HTC Vive for Oakland CA based developers Steel Wool Games. Bounce is super fun, has a great soundtrack, is currently on sale until Dec 7, and has a FREE demo for you to try first.

Oakland based VR studio Steel Wool raises $5 million from HTC.

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Steel Wool Studios – an independent VR development studio formed by creative veterans of Pixar Animation Studios, Lucasfilm, and Telltale Games – today announced that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding from HTC Corporation.

Under Armour Builds Virtual World to Celebrate Stephen Curry’s 3rd NBA World Championship

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With the Warriors having swept the NBA Finals in just four games, Under Armour is revealing their latest celebration of Curry’s third ring with an immersive Steph VR experience and live pop-up event in Oakland set to launch over the coming days. Enter Steph VR.

SLIVER.tv Launches VR Live Cast and Live Replay Platform to Stream Top eSports Tournaments in 360 Virtual Reality

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The company has been Beta testing its turnkey solution for the past two months, working closely with ESL ONE NY in October and IEM Oakland in November. link] To watch re-streams of the live IEM Oakland event, visit the SLIVER.tv

Women In Tech Spotlight: Emily Olman (Hopscotch Interactive and VR/AR Association)

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You can join Hopscotch Interactive and the VR/AR Association SF Chapter on Wednesday, June 14 (6pm-10pm) at The Flight Deck in Oakland for an exciting program on Lightfield Technology & Volumetric VR featuring speakers from: Lytro, Visby, and Lightfield Labs and Hopscotch Interactive.

This Saturday Magik Gallery will curate some of the most innovative art in VR and AR at its SF event.

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The event features artists such as Oakland, CA very own Tilt Brush Artist In Residence Steve Teeps who has worked with prominent artists like Flying Lotus and Future. Virtual reality has changed how we create.

Intel Opens Tech Learning Lab Roaming VR Truck In The Bronx

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And the lab will make stops at schools and other education institutions through December 15 (including stops planned in Oakland, California). Intel is launching the Tech Learning Lab, a custom-built mobile container truck outfitted with virtual reality demo stations, powerful PCs, and IoT smart whiteboards. The lab and its hands-on workshops are kicking off at the Bronx Academy of Letters, where attendees can get lessons in artificial intelligence, coding, and robotics.

Can VR training help a QB take his team to the Super Bowl?

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Personally, I am a believer in VR for sports training as I have actually worked and developed a product along with Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr that helped him during his recovery from injury. Casey Keenum seems like an unlikely hope for the Minnesota Vikings.

Can VR training help a QB take his team to the Super Bowl?

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Personally, I am a believer in VR for sports training as I have actually worked and developed a product along with Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr that helped him during his recovery from injury. Casey Keenum seems like an unlikely hope for the Minnesota Vikings.

Artist’s AR Exhibit Shows Two Sides Of The Same Reality

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Growing up as a Chinese immigrant in Oakland, California, Estella Tse recalls her struggle having to navigate between her strict, traditional heritage – and her more liberal American upbringing, which encouraged individualism and freedom of expression.

Creating Two Sides of the Same Reality

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Immersive Technology turns out to be the perfect medium for ARtistic expression and exploring identity.

HTC Invests $5 Million in VR Studio From Pixar and Lucasfilm Veterans

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HTC is continuing their commitment to invest heavily in the VR ecosystem and have their eye on one Oakland-based independent VR development studio.

Game Industry Job Postings Are Decreasing, But VR Jobs Are Up 400% Since 2014

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Oakland/Hayward: $134,796. The number of jobs posted for game developers has declined 65 percent since 2014, according to an analysis by the job search site Indeed. The global game industry has grown to $91 billion across multiple platforms, but the number of jobs in the U.S.

Oculus Launches VR For Good in High Schools

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Student from Oakland High School filming his project for the 360 filmmaker challenge. Two Oculus pilot programs hope to inspire the next generation of VR creators. We have all seen how virtual reality can change gaming and entertainment forever with this immersive technology.

The Future of Play: How Intel And The ESL Are Helping Bring Virtual Reality To ESports

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The VR stream featured a 200% growth in peak concurrent viewers compared to IEM’s first virtual reality live stream in Oakland, with 340,000 total unique viewers tuning into the VR broadcast. More than 130,000 unique viewers tuned into the IEM Oakland VR streams.

NBA and Oculus Team Up For One Stellar Gear VR Experience

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In partnership with Facebook’s Oculus team, the NBA has released a VR documentary that runs a surprisingly 25-minutes long, taking you behind-the-scenes for the dramatic games in Oakland and Cleveland that led to the Cavaliers taking home their first championship.

Sixense Still Won’t Say When Kickstarter Backers Can Expect Their Rewards

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Designs are reworked and sent to partners in China and Oakland, California for tooling and completion, he said. On October 12, 2013 Sixense closed its Kickstarter campaign after raising over $600,000 from 2,383 backers. The purpose of the campaign was to raise money for the STEM System : a third-party hardware solution capable of providing positional tracking and hand controllers to virtual reality headsets.

Ten Things We’re Thankful For

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Some of these people share an office with us (or are in the nearby Oakland office). In honor of American Thanksgiving (seeing as we’re based in California), I thought I would write a post about some of the things we’re thankful for here at eleVR.

10 Recent VR and AR Investments You Should Know About

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Steel Wool Studios , based in Oakland, CA and founded by former Lucasfilm, Telltale Games, and Pixar creatives, received $5M in Series A funding… entirely from HTC. Although we are undeniably in the early adoption stages, the latest numbers from the International Data Corp.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Steel Wool Studios , based in Oakland, CA and founded by former Lucasfilm, Telltale Games, and Pixar creatives, received $5M in Series A funding entirely from HTC.

Kevin Kunze: Award-Winning 360 VR Filmmaker

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This past holiday, we filmed a formerly homeless woman who puts on an event every year that feeds the urban refugees of Oakland. false. 18 pt. 18 pt. false. false. false. Kevin Kunze is an award-winning director with over a decade of experience in feature and commercial filmmaking.