Europe’s VR Sector Has Grown To Nearly 487 Companies

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Sweden (19) jumped ahead of Germany (15) in this round. The VR industry continues to grow, and next to the United Kingdom and France, Sweden has now caught up in terms of the number of high-performing startups across the VR industry,” said Leen Segers, cofounder and CEO of LucidWeb.

McDonald’s Is Transforming Happy Meal Boxes Into VR Headsets

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Virtual reality with a side of fries: McDonald's Sweden is releasing Happy Meal boxes that transform into VR headsets. The post McDonald's Is Transforming Happy Meal Boxes Into VR Headsets appeared first on WIRED. Design Coca Cola Marketing mcdonalds UX/UI virtual reality VR

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NVIDIA Shows ‘Project Holodeck’, a Collaborative VR Viewer for High Quality CAD Models

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Christian von Koenigsegg, founder of Swedish high-performance car manufacturer Koenigsegg, was speaking live from a VR headset in Sweden, and gave a virtual tour of his Regera hypercar, along with a few of his employees.

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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.

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.

VirtualGrasp Aims to Finally Deliver Realistic Hand Interactions in VR

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The company claims that the animation systems they’re building are based on 8 years of robotic research conducted by the dedicated research group at KTH, Sweden’s leading technical university.

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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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How 5 Companies Used 360-Degree Advertisements To Promote Their Brands

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Proof that everyone really is happier in Sweden, in 2016 McDonald’s made a run of their iconic happy meal boxes that folded into VR headsets. Growing up, my family and I loved watching the Super Bowl. This had nothing to do with football. Our reasoning was two-fold: 1.Sandwiches 2.

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Fast Travel Games Raises $2.1 Million For VR Game From Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Design Director

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The studio itself is based in Stockholm, Sweden. Back in June 2016 we reported on the formation of a new VR studio by the name of Fast Travel Games. The team was formed of developers with experience in popular gaming series such as Mirror’s Edge and Angry Birds. A year on, at the team is announcing that it’s raised some $2.1 million in a Series A funding round.

The VRScout Report – Altspace Shuts Down & Disney Resorts Get The Void

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It looks like regional points of concentration are the UK, France, Sweden, and Germany– and rising areas of focus are user input and enterprise solutions (like Improbable, which recently raised $500M), while gaming is the most competitive and saturated vertical.

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

The 2017 Virtual Reality Conference and Expo Schedule

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Gothenburg, Sweden. 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.

PSVR Exclusive Puzzler Statik Gets Release Date

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This promising new puzzle game from Sweden-based developer Tarsier Studios was announced just ahead of E3 2016 last June, and we’ve kept an eye on it ever since.

SVRVIVE Raises $1.8 Million and Unveils HTC Vive Title

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As well as being backed by one of Sweden’s most substantial seed investments this year, the group now also boasts a renowned advisory board of tech and gaming heavyweights.

PenPal Schools launches a VR field trip for students to promote Pakistan

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Students from around the world can now travel to Pakistan and learn more about the country — virtually.

Looking Back at Virtual Reality Over the Last 5 Years

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They even became “Christmas present of the year” here in Sweden in 2016! Remember back in early 2012, when VR was just thought of as science fiction, or at best as a failed experiment of the 90’s? That was 5 years ago. I know, right? 5 years. Actually typing that out makes me feel old.

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.

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.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Based in Sweden, audio company Dirac Research announced a $4.8M Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report , a weekly podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst.

Homebound Hits Rift And Vive This Month, Watch The Stunning New Trailer

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Sweden-based Quixel, best known for its high fidelity graphics creation tools, recently confirmed that its very own VR experience will be releasing on February 16th via Steam.

A Love Of Local Multiplayer Got This Man To Spend 1000 Hours In VR’s Bigscreen

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“No way would I have a daily opponent from Sweden right now if it wasn’t for Bigscreen and VR in general.” It used to be that the only way to play videogames with your friends was to grab a pad, take a seat on the couch next to them, and hit start.

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.

‘DiRT Rally’ VR Racer Currently 75% Off, Sale Ends Next Week

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Take on the legendary hillclimb of Pikes Peak, the snowy thrills of Sweden, and the epic scenery of Finland. .

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.

Why Starbreeze Studio Is Pursuing A ‘Crazy’ Vision For Arcade-Scale VR

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Sweden’s Starbreeze Studios made its name as the publisher of games such as Pay Day, Pay Day 2, Dead by Daylight, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. And now the company is also expanding into virtual reality hardware with its StarCade headset. Built in partnership with Acer, Starbreeze is providing high-end VR technology to IMAX , the high-end movie theater chain, for location-based VR entertainment centers at IMAX theaters.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Samsung has been experimenting in phobia treatment with their Gear VR in Sweden. Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report , a weekly live video show and podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst. You can enjoy the full audio recording below: 1. POKEMON GO GO GO!

11 Mind-Bending Puzzle Games

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Rayhands creator Peter Thor ( @peterthor_se ) lives in Sweden with his wife and two kids. Want to solve a murder mystery or explore ways to sketch through 3D space? Check out 11 3D Jam games that reinvent classic puzzle mechanics or unlock new ways to find hidden solutions. Adventure of Ball.