VR Roller Coasters Collide in Madrid; 33 Injured Including Children

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Opened on June 10th, it’s the first roller coaster in Spain to incorporate VR headsets into the ride experience. News Accident Gear VR Roller Coaster Spain VR Rollercoaster

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Microsoft Mobile World Congress Invite Hints at HoloLens 2 Release

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In an invite sent out on Wednesday, Microsoft is inviting members of the media to an event at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain.

Snapchat & Facebook Kick Off the World Cup with Augmented Reality Effects

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In addition, the World Cup's official broadcaster, Fox, has sponsored a Lens that ties into the big match between Spain and Portugal.

CoolPaintrVR looks to be the Art creation app that Playstation VR currently lacks.

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Though the details are limited on the release, the Wildbit team showcased CoolPaintrVR at the recent Playstation VR Resort event in Spain.

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Now we can play all our childhood Virtual Boy favorites on Google Cardboard!

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Yesterday reddit user The-King-of-Spain, posted in /r/games a method he’d developed for playing Virtual Boy games on the Google Cardboard. Here is The-King-of-Spain's description " After about 30 minutes of play time, I'm not experiencing any of the Virtual Boy's trademark motion sickness.

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These 12 Amazing Projects Are the Pinnacle of U.S. Brand.

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with four, Australia with three, and Singapore, Spain and Sweden with two each. These 12 Amazing Projects Are the Pinnacle of U.S. Brand Innovation Today See the U.S.

‘CoolPaintrVR’ is Like ‘Tilt Brush’ for PSVR, Expected Holiday Season

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Created by Spain-based studio WildBit Studios , CoolPaintrVR features a number of paintbrushes and tools including the ability to mirror your work and even use a reference image while in VR.

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‘Snatch’ VR Experience Comes to PSVR, Featuring Rupert Grint of ‘Harry Potter’ Fame

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The experience was created by Future Lighthouse, a Spain-based studio also known for the patently insane BeefeaterXO VR experience and the stylish, if not looked-over El Ministerio del Tiempo VR.

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‘Dynamic Spanish’ Aims to Teach You Spanish in VR, Kickstarter Now Live

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Morning Calm Productions is aiming to hit a funding goal of £15,000 before October 2nd, which will allow them to go all around Spain (the free trial is in Valencia) to capture multiple locations and include a diverse set of regional speakers.

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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.

PSVR Gaming Bundle ‘HeroCade’ Available This Month in Europe, Australia & New Zealand

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Launching in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, UK, Australia, and New Zealand on September 26th , HeroCade offers and interesting mix of genres, recalling memories of the old PlayStation demo discs from the PS1 era.

Mexico Celebrates First VR Festival in Latin America

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Last month, more than 1,200 people participated in VR Fest MX , Mexico’s first international virtual reality festival, the first of its kind in Latin America and Spain. I haven’t seen an event like this one in Spanish, not even in Spain ” said Alcala in Mexico City.

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Sirens, Cyclopes, and Gin: Future Lighthouse Makes Magic in BeefeaterXO VR

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And to round things off, Pernod Ricard Spain (Beefeater’s parent company) hired Future Lighthouse, in partnership with Spanish ad agency La Despensa , to produce a VR experience.

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16 Minutes of ‘Red Matter’ Gameplay Revealed – a Sci-fi Soviet Retrofuture Adventure

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With launch quickly approaching, Spain-based developers Vertical Robot gave us the green light to show off a respectable chunk of the game’s beginning, which places you in the boots of an astronaut—Agent Epsilon of the vaguely American-sounding Atlantic Union.

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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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Oculus Go Launches At Canadian And European Retailers

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Spain: Amazon. 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. Go launched in over 300 stores across the two regions today, starting at £199/€219.

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Microsoft Could Reveal HoloLens 2 At Mobile World Congress

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Microsoft sent out invites to journalists today for a press reception at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The event could see the unveiling of HoloLens 2. MWC is the last week of February and the Microsoft event will be held ahead of the conference on Sunday, February 24 at 8 am Pacific (5 pm Central European Time). It’ll be hosted by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, CVP Julia White and Technical Fellow Alex Kipman.

CNN Launches VR Journalism Unit and Platform

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The media company is featuring a running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain 360° video to kick things off. The CNNVR 360° video platform is available on mobile apps and web.

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Here’s How VR Is Changing The Way We Eat Out

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Like Sublimotion, which opened its doors 2014 in Spain, and is considered one of the most expensive in the world at about $2,000 a plate. VR has manipulated sight, sound, smell, touch — and now taste?

CNN Launches New Immersive Journalism Initiative, CNNVR

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The launch was marked with a powerful, thought-provoking use of 360 video capture— a compelling production about the controversial traditions of bull running and bull fighting in Pamplona, Spain.

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.

Legends of Catalonia Is An Intriguing New Take On Virtual Tourism For PSVR

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Set to launch on PSVR this Friday, Legends of Catalonia is produced by Virtual Voyagers in partnership with the Catalan Tourism Agency, which encompasses the northeastern region of Spain including cities like Barcelona.

Resolution Games’ ‘Bait!’ Passes Half a Million Downloads on.

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Furthermore, the game has now been localized for Spain, Germany, Italy and France, with more localizations to be made in the coming months. Resolution Games’ ‘Bait!’

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This VR Experience is Powered By Positive Thinking

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Created in partnership with the Neuromeditation Institute , Everywoah in Spain, and Immersive.real life , the mind-controlled VR project places users directly on the side of a beautiful waterfall and are tasked with using BCI technology to raise yourself further up the massive natural structure.

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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.

Amazon UK Lists Oculus Touch Pre-Orders with Price and Release Date

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EU-based Amazon retailers including Amazon Germany, Italy, France, and Spain still haven’t published pricing or release information.

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2018 VR and AR Conference, Festival and Expo Schedule

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Barcelona, Spain. Over the last few years a busy conference circuit has emerged for creators and enthusiasts interested in VR and AR technology, and 2018 is already full of events throughout the year. We’ll update this list of VR and AR-related events from time to time as more dates are announced. If we’ve missed a big one, please email tips@uploadvr.com with information about the conference or event and we’ll periodically update this post.

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.

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.

Review: ‘ProjectM: Daydream’

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Her most memorable bits: a skydiving trip to Switzerland and a day at the beach in Spain. ProjectM: Daydream is a VR dating experience from Korean studio EVR Studio.

Disney Puts Augmented Reality Star Destroyers over International Landmarks

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Gran Via | Spain | 40.420,-3.706. In a galaxy not so far from Central Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Eiffel Tower, Star Wars comes to life through augmented reality. Disney has been making major moves in Augmented Reality in 2017.

Shortening the Distance Between Family and Friends With Oculus Go

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end in divorce, with even higher divorce rates in Spain, Portugal, Hungary and Belgium. The inexpensive VR headset is the latest way to help connect with loved ones. Almost 50% of marriages in the U.S. And when children are involved, it can be even more difficult and trying for everyone.

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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New Gear VR Revealed, Controller Confirmed

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The new Gear was revealed today by Oculus just before Samsung’s 2017 Mobile World Congress event in Spain. It’s been about six months since the launch of the last Gear VR but Samsung is already readying the next iteration of the device. It comes in the same black color that debuted with the last device back in August. The most interesting part of the new device, though? It comes with a new controller.

Zero Latency Is The US’s First Warehouse-Scale VR Arcade

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Zero Latency’s facility in Australia opened to a wave of excitement in the form of six-week wait lists for the experience and will be opening in Spain to go along with the existing establishment in Japan. As often stated, you have to experience VR to truly believe.

MWC 2018: SK Telecom Will Demo 5G Social VR

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The demos will run from February 26 to March 1 in Barcelona, Spain. South Korea’s largest mobile provider — SK Telecom — announced today that it will debut “social virtual reality” and multiple 5G demonstrations, including “hologram AI ,” at its 2018 Mobile World Congress booth next week.

Bethesda’s Todd Howard Predicts VR Will Take Off In The ‘Third Generation’

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Speaking at the Gamelab developer conference in Spain last week (as reported by VentureBeat ), Howard spoke a little about his thoughts on the future of VR. While plenty of interesting new VR apps are being released by the week, it’s no secret that the wider world doesn’t see VR as a huge success story just yet. But one of the makers of VR’s biggest games isn’t worried right now.

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Oculus Rift 1.28 Update Adds New Avatars, Language Support

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Elsewhere, Oculus Dash, Home and the Desktop app all now support a wider range of languages, including Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin American), Italian, Norwegian, and Polish. Those that have opted into Oculus’ Public Test Channel now have new ways to outfit their Avatars. Yesterday Oculus started rolling out the Rift 1.28 update to the beta testing channel.

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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.

Lithodomos VR Raises $679500 To Bring Historic Architecture Back To Virtual Life

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While it has its own apps, it’s also creating specific content for sites in Spain, museum intallations and more. As it stands, the Roman Colosseum is one of the most impressive historical sites you can lay your eyes on.

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

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15th June – Madrid, Spain. 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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NVIDIA’s VR Funhouse Game Jam Mods Now Available

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Happy Clowns – Pantumaca Barcelona (Spain). 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.

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.