September, 2022

NVIDIA announces Unity connector for Omniverse at GTC 2022

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[Disclaimer: This article has been written as part of a paid collaboration with NVIDIA. It’s been written by me, on a topic I had an interest in, and trying to convey useful information to the community, so I hope you’ll like it].

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Banking Comes To The Metaverse With Mana VR

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Earn banking reward points for games like Clash of Clans and Brawl Stars ! Mana VR lets you take control of your Manaverse checking account in a fully immersive VR environment where you can view your balance, check recent transactions, and even transfer money.

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‘Half-Life 2’ VR Mod Launches Today on Steam, Bringing Free VR Support to Valve’s Classic Adventure

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The long-awaited VR mod for Half-Life 2 (2004) is available for free in beta starting today, bringing to the iconic Valve title a near-native level of VR immersion we’ve been waiting for.

Hands-On with Magic Leap 2

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After some ups and downs, Magic Leap is in the midst of a considerable turnaround. At the center of that effort is Magic Leap 2. We spent a week with the device and break down our observations & analysis. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Features Trend Analysis trendline

Are You Still Watching? How to Create Engaging Presentations for Virtual Learning

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director at BrightCarbon

Remote meetings are here to stay - and so is the Zoom fatigue that many experience. The importance of compelling content is more apparent than ever. In this webinar, learn how PowerPoint provides terrific tools to create the kind of dynamic visual content you need to capture your remote audience’s attention. Come along to this masterclass packed with live demonstrations of how to create compelling presentations for successful meetings in a virtual and hybrid environment. In this webinar, you will learn how to: Create dynamic visuals that support persuasive stories to engage your audience Develop professional-looking designs for presentations and other content Become a PowerPoint legend with techniques to make effective presentations quickly and easily June 30th, 2022 at 9:30 am PDT, 12:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm GMT

Hands-On Review of Conquest VR

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Conquest VR is almost ready to bring its HD audio VR headset adapter to market. After talking with CEO Raghu Bathina last month , the company invited me to try out their product ahead of the public release. A Refresher on Conquest VR.

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Mark Zuckerberg teases a picture of Cambria, to be launched on October, 11th

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Today Meta has announced the date of the Meta Connect , the upcoming event by Meta in which it will announce its latest advancements for what concerns VR, AR, and the M-word. The event will take place at 10 am PT on October 11, and it will be fully virtual , like last year.

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Mixed Reality Trains For Quest 2 Look Incredibly Fun

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All aboard! In a video shared on Reddit earlier this week, independent game studio Foggy Box ( Startenders, Brunch Club ) shared footage of a prototype VR game called Infinite Trainset which uses the Meta Quest 2’s Passthrough technology to bring virtual train sets to life in the real world.

VR Modding Monthly: ‘Stanley Parable’, ‘Raft’, ‘Half-Life 2 VR’ Soon & More – September 2022

Road to VR

Welcome to Road to VR’s first ever ‘VR Modding Monthly’, a series of article to keep you up to date about all the exciting things going on in the wonderful world of the Flat2VR Modding community! What’s the Flat2vr Modding Community and Why Should You Care?

Can XR Avoid the Privacy Missteps of the Past?

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The past half-decade in the tech world has been defined by privacy reform. Can XR avoid that fate by getting it right from the beginning? XRSI's Kavya Pearlman thinks so, proposing common-sense standards. We interviewed her to find out how. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

Enhancing Immersive Experiences With Spatial Audio

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With a greater demand for hyper-realistic immersive experiences , there has been a heightened increase in interest in spatial audio. After all, it is nearly impossible to recreate real environments into digital formats without satisfying one of the primary senses—the sense of hearing.

Half-Life 2 Is Now Playable In VR

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Half-Life 2 is now playable in PC VR headsets with a free mod. If you own Half-Life 2 on Steam you can easily add the free community-made mod here.

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Jeremy Bailenson talks about 1,000,000 Walmart employees training with VR, presence, and the VR “empathy machine”

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Today I’m very proud to host on my blog what is probably one of the best interviews I have ever had in these 6 years of career in VR blogging. I promised to celebrate this blog’s birthday with a few cool interviews and this is one of them.

The US Army Is Testing AR Tech For Armored Vehicles

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The IVAS system offers 360-degree situational awareness on the battlefield.

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The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

Here’s Every Game Announced for PSVR 2

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Sony still hasn’t tossed out a launch day lineup for PSVR 2, although we’re starting to get a good idea of what the next-gen VR headset might have in store when it releases sometime in early 2023.

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Where Do AR and Social Commerce Intersect?

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Social platforms are built on targeted advertising. But as those models are upended by privacy reform, "social commerce" could be a path forward. And its value is amplified by AR. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Contributors

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The 2022 WebXR Brand Summit

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This year’s WebXR Brand Summit took place last Thursday, September 15, preceded by a more open-format Town Hall event the week before.

Pico 4 Price & Details Leak: Preorders Start September 23 For €429

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Pico 4 details have leaked a day early. It seems Pico attached a text transcript to its scheduled YouTube announcement , but for some reason it’s accessible even before the stream goes live. It reveals the specs, features, starting price, and initial preorder date for Pico 4.

Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

Lessons learned from Tokyo Game Show VR 2021 and the evolution to TGSVR2022

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Today I am very happy to host on my blog a guest post by ambr, the Japanese company that is hosting these days the TGSVR , which is the VR edition of the Tokyo Game Show.

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Breachers Is Like Rainbow Six Siege But In VR

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Developer Triangle Factory will be conducting an open alpha later this year. Earlier this week, Hyper Dash developer Triangle Factory revealed its next original VR game, Breachers , a tactical multiplayer FPS for Quest, PC VR, and Pico VR headsets.

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Hands-on: ‘Resident Evil Village’ on PSVR 2 is a Visual Feast of Unprecedented Detail

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Resident Evil Village is one of the best looking games on PS5 to date, and its forthcoming VR version will be one of the best looking games in VR to date.

Immerse Global Summit: The Metaverse in Madeira

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Join the Immerse Global Summit's annual Europe conference, held this year in Madeira Portugal. Join XR thought leaders to define the next era. This post appeared first on AR Insider. Trend Analysis hide 4

Everyone Wins! How Games Can Improve Learning Outcomes Across Multiple Generations

Speaker: Stephen Baer, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Game Agency

Nearly 70% of American adults play video games. Stephen Baer, Chief Creative Officer at The Game Agency, will discuss each generation’s unique learning styles and identify game types that appeal to each one and improve your learning outcomes.

Global Brands Implementing VR Training to Maximize Efficiency in the Workplace

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VR training is not an entirely new concept. For several years now, we’ve seen companies incorporating virtual reality into their training solutions. However, we are now seeing the rapid adoption of this technology in almost every industry in the past couple of years.

Meta Quest Pro Design & Packaging Leaks In Unboxing Video

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A hotel worker says he found a Quest Pro sample unit and shared an unboxing video on Facebook.

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Bytedance announces Pico 4 for just €429, with accessories and BIG developer incentives!

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Pico has just announced today its new headset: the Pico 4. It is the first real consumer-oriented HMD released by Pico on the market with wide availability, after the Pico Neo 3 Link has been used to test the waters in limited beta quantities.

Warhammer 40K Free-Roam VR Game Announced

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Step into the armor of a superhuman Space Marine in this multiplayer free-roam experience.

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.