FluidCast VR Opening Texas-Based Virtual Reality Studio

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‘Casino VR Poker’ Update Adds In-App Purchases for Chips, More Coming Soon

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‘AR/VR Austin’ 2017 to Explore Political Climate & its Impact on the VR/AR Industry

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The Alternative Realities mini-conference is an unofficial event taking place during this year’s South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, which itself includes 45 AR and VR panels, sessions, and workshops scheduled between the 10th and 16th March, including some with similar agendas.

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Milwaukee Is Being Sued Over Mandatory Augmented Reality Permits

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This proves to be an issue for Candy Lab AR who’s augmented reality location-based poker game, Texas Rope ‘Em, requires players to visit various real-life game spots to collect cards. News AR Augmented Reality Candy Lab AR Milwaukee County Pokemon GO Texas Rope 'Em

‘Casino VR’ Now Offers In-App Chip Purchases

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Houston Fire Department on VR’s Potential to Enhance Firefighter Training

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Patrick Hagan is a technical specialist for the Houston Fire Department who had an opportunity to try out a VR demo by HTX Labs featuring an active shooter critical response training scenario.

NASA Announces VR Mars Ride With Actual 90-Foot Drop

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One of the biggest of these events, Super Bowl Live, will take place nine days leading up to the big game February 5th in Houston, Texas at NRG Stadium. 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Release Dates & Platforms for ‘Skyrim VR’, ‘Doom VFR’, and ‘Fallout 4 VR’ Revealed

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The legendary annual QuakeCon is held in Dallas, Texas hosted by parent company ZeniMax Media is home to publisher Bethesda Softworks’ world-famous IP, with this year’s focus on the Quake World Championships esport competition.

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Magic Leap Resolves Legal Conflict with Former Security Director

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Subsequently, Magic Leap denied the allegations in a legal filing against Keil in the Eastern District of Texas, where Keil lives. Flying under the radar during Magic Leap's big week at the Game Developers Conference, the company settled a potentially ugly lawsuit with a former employee.

SyncThink Closes $3.5 Million Series A Funding to Further Develop VR-based Concussion Detection

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SyncThink also boasts partnerships with the Pac-12 Conference, the University of Texas, and the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors. SyncThink, a Berkeley-based eye-tracking and brain firm, announced the closing of a $3.5 million Series A-1 funding round led by Quadrant Management.

Facebook Actually Bought Oculus for $3 Billion (Not $2 Billion)

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The Facebook CEO knows exactly how much his company paid for Oculus, clarifying the higher purchase price at a Texas courthouse. Mark Zuckerberg gave testimony during a lawsuit with ZeniMax about the real cost of Oculus.

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HTC Debuts Kingspray VR Graffiti Simulator at X Games

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At the X Games in Austin, Texas from June 2-5, HTC is publicly demoing for the first time Kingspray Graffiti Simulator. This graffiti simulator is coming to VR and now you can try an early demo.

Oculus lawsuit ends with hundreds of millions going to ZeniMax

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The Texas jury deciding the case has determined … Continue reading. The two-year long court battle between Oculus VR and ZeniMax Media has come to an end today. It’s been a heated battle throughout, with many high-profile executives taking the stand during testimony.

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Education – the Next Frontier for Virtual Reality

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Click here to read the article, and if you’re attending ISTE in San Antonio, Texas next month, be sure to visit the Veative booth (#2346) to see the latest 3D, VR, AR and mixed reality educational content and teaching tools in action.

This ‘Sensory Reality Pod’ Will Make You Feel VR

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Galstaun says since Sensiks’ initial launch at last years annual SXSW in Austin, Texas, the company has shipped 25 of the booths with another 50 currently on back order. Sensiks is a glimpse of the direction multisensory virtual reality could be heading.

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Samsung is Developing VR Tools to Help Diagnose Mental Health

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The system, called Eye Sync, is already in use at the athletic divisions of University of Texas and Iowa State University.

Verdict: Zenimax Awarded $500 Million Judgement in Oculus VR Lawsuit

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A Dallas, Texas jury awarded half a billion dollars to ZeniMax Wednesday after finding that Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey, and by extension Oculus, violated the terms of a non-disclosure agreement in the early days of developing the Rift VR headset. The verdict’s finally in.

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Borderlands Dev Gearbox Is Working On A ‘Key VR’ Game

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The SMU Guildhall, a Texas-based university specializing in videogame development, this month announced that 16 of its students had been hired by Gearbox to work on an unannounced VR videogame. According to CEO Randy Pitchford this will be a custom-built team that will work on a “key Virtual Reality project” at the company’s HQ in Frisco, Texas.

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Sansar Partners With Overwatch For Esports VR Streaming

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The Houston Outlaws are no strangers to strong community building, having recently partnered with the city of Arlington, Texas to build an extravagant multimillion dollar esports venue as well having completed the first-ever esports player signing tour in the United States.

US Legislators Form VR-centric “Reality Caucus” to Guide Immersive Technology Policy

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Bill Flores (R-Texas)’ Darrell Issa (R-California). Yesterday five US congressional representatives announced the formation of a ‘Congressional Caucus on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality’ The bipartisan caucus will be co-chaired by: Yvette Clarke (D-New York).

Watch The Latest From Unity At Unite Austin

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It’s about time for another one of Unity’s many, lengthy press conferences, this time coming from Austin, Texas. The next Unite showing kicks off today, and we’re expecting plenty of updates from John Riccitiello and co at the show. You can watch it below at 4pm PT/7pm ET.

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Weekly Funding & People Roundup: TheWaveVR Raises $4M, Pluto.

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The Austin, Texas-based startup has created a social VR music platform where performers can create music while wearing a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift headset and spectators can watch the whole experience.

Rage of the Gargoyles Virtual Reality Ride at Six Flags

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Six Flags theme parks in Vallejo, California, and Arlington, Texas will unveil the Rage of the Gargoyles Roller Coaster to guests on September 30.

‘Casino VR Poker’ Holds Tournament with Real Prizes, Oculus Rift + Touch Bundles for Top 3 Players

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Creators Of ‘Job Simulator’ Announce Follow-Up ‘Vacation Simulator’

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Austin, Texas-based video game developer Owlchemy Labs struck gold with their 2016 smash hit, Job Simulator. We go hands-on with the successor to Owlchemy Labs’ wildly popular flagship VR title.

Creating Immersive Learning Experiences

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Google harnesses the power of photos and street view to deliver simplified VR development for teachers and students.

Khalid Debuts Projection Mapped VR Music Video at SXSW

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If you’re unfamiliar with the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, it’s basically a celebration of, well, everything. Sony unleashes VR music video with projection mapping technology at SXSW.

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PSVR Rick And Morty Collector’s Edition Is $50, Includes Figure And Poster

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Google now owns a number of the most popular VR apps, with the Texas-based Owlchemy team joining the teams behind VR’s first popular art app, Tilt Brush, along with Google Earth and Blocks. Owlchemy Labs’ Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality makes the jump to PlayStation VR on April 10. Brought over to PS VR by Other Ocean Group, the digital release is also complemented by a physical release the same day for $30, plus a “limited” collector’s edition for $50.

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Report: Kids and VR

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We found that kids can develop more trust in media characters in the virtual environment,” says Jakki Bailey, a graduate from Stanford’s PhD program in communication and now an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

Oblong Industries raises $65 million for ‘Minority Report’-style.

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The Los Angeles company raised the money from Greenspring Associates, Morgan Stanley, Foundry Group, Industry Ventures, and UTIMCO (the investment arm of the University of Texas).

Google Working on VR Short Film With ‘Book of Life’ Director Jorge Gutierrez

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Reel FX is a digital studio based in Dallas, Texas and Santa Monica, California. The new animated VR film will be part of Google Spotlight Stories. The Book of Life director Jorge Gutierrez is diving into VR with his first 360° animated short Son of Jaguar.

E3 2017: Playful Bringing Star Child To PSVR

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Playful is a Texas-based studio with an experienced team that jumped deep into VR early on. A new game announced at E3 from Playful is coming to PSVR — Star Child. Playful is the creator of Rift launch title Lucky’s Tale, a groundbreaking game that explored platforming in VR.

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Oculus, ZeniMax, NDA's, & a bunch of money.

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A Texas jury awarded half a billion dollars to ZeniMax. Oculus left 2016 with troubles and has entered 2017 with even more. ZeniMax accused Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey to failing to comply with a non-disclosure agreement he signed.

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Inside the ‘Ready Player One’ OASIS at SXSW

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Located in a massive building in Austin, Texas, Warner Bros. Ready Player One arrives at SXSW. Ready Player One is one of the most anticipated films due to hit theaters on March 29th. Taking place in the year 2045, the world based on Ernest Cline’s best selling novel is bleak.

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This VR Game Wants To Get Stroke Patients Playing Using Pico Neo

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AppAttic is debuting its new VR experience this week at the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. UK-based healthcare company AppAttic is looking to make VR content that could play a pivotal role in stroke rehabilitation. Named Magic Moovr, the game caters not just to everyday VR gamers but also recovering stroke patients by adapting to the physical ability of the player.

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Eight ‘Ready Player One’ VR Experiences Come To SXSW

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Well rejoice, for Vive has finally made good on its promise with the announcement of a whopping eight Ready Player One VR experiences debuting at this year’s infamous SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.

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How Merge is Building an XR Ecosystem for Kids

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One Texas-based company, Merge , is spearheading efforts to check all three boxes by creating a kid-friendly VR/AR ecosystem. Merging the digital and physical worlds is not just for scientists, technologists, content creators, and grown-ups.

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Tyler Hurd’s Chorus To Feature Among 25 VR/AR Experiences At SXSW 2018

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One of the planet’s biggest cultural festivals is preparing for its big return; South by Southwest (SXSW) takes place from March 9th – 18th in Austin, Texas, and this year will be a big one for VR. The Virtual Cinema section of this year’s festival will include 25 experiences that highlight storytelling using either VR or AR. Highlights from the selection include the latest experience from Tyler Hurd, the VR creator behind fantastic experiences like Chocolate.

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Jury Awards ZeniMax $500 Million in Oculus Case

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Garrett Glass is a freelance writer based in Texas. The legal battle between ZeniMax Media v Oculus VR has a verdict from the jury. In the first of many questions put to the jury, they decided Oculus did not misappropriate trade secrets.

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Snapchat’s Augmented Reality Vending Machines are Marketing Gold

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Editor’s Note: VRScout was able to independently verify valid re-sale permits for Snapchat’s Bot in the states of Nevada, Texas, Washington and Hawaii.