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New VR Games December 2020: All The Biggest Releases

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You’ll have plenty to play over your Christmas break this month, as the new VR games December 2020 list is full of big releases.

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Google Poly Is Shutting Down


Google has instructed users to download their personal libraries before June 30, 2021. VR content creators woke up today with a shocking email from Google stating that the company would be shutting down their 3D model sharing platform Google Poly.

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Pimax Launches “5K” Super VR Headset Featuring 180Hz Refresh Rate

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Pimax, the company known for its wide field of view (FOV) VR headsets, have now launched the Pimax “5K” SUPER, a PC VR headset first shown in its prototype stage at CES 2020 earlier this year.

The XR Week Peek (2020.12.01): Quest side distribution platform coming in Q1 2021, Quest competitor coming, and much more!

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I’m super swamped with work, so this week the roundup will be a bit more limited than the usual… not a big problem considering that this week has been quite boring in the XR ecosystem.

How You Can Put Street Art Legend KAWS & Even That Mysterious Alien Utah Monolith in Your Own Home via AR

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Sure, you could leave a random monolith in Utah and get some notoriety for your street art. Or, you can let others put your art anywhere they'd like with augmented reality so they can appreciate it where they are.

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Official VR Support Heading To ‘Microsoft Flight Sim’ This December


Step into the cockpit this December. This past July Microsoft confirmed that Microsoft Flight Sim 2020 , the latest iteration of the companies legendary flight sim experience, would be receiving official VR support shortly after launch.

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VR Training Platform, Mursion, Raises $10M in Series B Funding

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Mursion , the industry leader in immersive virtual reality training for emotional intelligence in the workplace, announced it has closed a $20 million Series B financing, led by Leeds Illuminate.

National Geographic Reimagines and Brings Dinosaurs to Life Through AR Experience


This year has brought the world one catastrophe after another. Still, there are silver linings amidst all the challenges. One of them is the acceleration in the thrust towards the digital age. All sectors in all industries have had to boost their digital transformation efforts.

Looking Glass Portrait Is Your Own Personal Holographic Display


An affordable tabletop 3D display designed for people and characters. Holographic light field display experts Looking Glass Factory today unveiled the Looking Glass Portrait, the companies first “portrait-orientated” 3D display designed specifically for people and characters.

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AR ‘Mario Kart’ Ride to Open at Japan’s Upcoming Super Nintendo World

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Universal Studios Japan today announced the opening date of its long-delayed ‘Super Nintendo World’ in its Osaka-based theme park, which is set to feature a Mario Kart -themed ride including AR headsets.

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Half-Life: Alyx Surpasses 2 Million Owners On Steam, Steam Spy Suggests

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Valve’s flagship VR game Half-Life: Alyx has surpassed 2 million owners on Steam, according to SteamSpy. Previously, the game was marked in the 1 million – 2 million owners bracket on the platform, but recently changed over to the 2 million – 5 million bracket.

Qualcomm Details The Snapdragon 888: 3rd Gen 5G & Cortex-X1 on 5nm

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This year although we’re not reporting from Hawaii, Qualcomm’s Tech Summit is still happening in digital form, representing the company’s most important launch event of the year as it showcases the new flagship products that will power next year’s smartphones.

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‘Medal Of Honor: Above & Beyond’ VR Multiplayer Looks Absolutely Massive


12 maps, five game modes, zero places to hide.

Varjo’s New High-end XR-3 & VR-3 Headsets Expand Retina FoV While Reducing Weight & Price

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Varjo today announced its latest high-end headsets, the XR-3 and VR-3, with a range of improvements including an expanded field of view, inside-out tracking, and a redesigned headstrap.

Farpoint Developer Working On ‘Something Special’ After Two-Year Silence

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It’s been a long time since we’ve heard from Farpoint developer, Impulse Gear, but the studio hasn’t gone anywhere.

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Razer's First Modular PC, The Tomahawk: A Fully Custom NUC 9 Extreme

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Razer, a company that styles itself as 'by gamers, for gamers', has today unveiled its latest product, a modular NUC dubbed the Tomahawk.

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‘Dolphin Trainer VR’ Lets You Train And Rescue Virtual Dolphins


Complete a Bachelors Degree, earn your scuba cert, and begin training your aquatic companions. Ever dream of a career working with live animals but have mixed feeling regarding animal captivity?

CREAL Raises $7.2 Million to Bring its Light-field Display to AR Glasses

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Switzerland-based CREAL is developing a light-field display which it hopes to bring to VR headsets and eventually AR glasses. In November the company raised CHF 6.5 million (~$7.2

Metro, Dead Island, Kingdom Come Have ‘Good Opportunities’ For VR – Koch Media

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Koch Media says some of its biggest franchises have “good opportunities” for VR going forward. Metro VR, anyone? Two months ago, Koch announced the acquisition of Arizona Sunshine developer, Vertigo Games.

Wacom VR Pen revealed for cross-reality stylus action


The Wacom VR Pen was revealed here at the tail end of 2020 with creative intent. This piece of equipment was created to work in a virtual reality environment, but also works on 2D surfaces, as it’s made with much of the same tech as an otherwise non-VR Wacom stylus.

Super Nintendo World Theme Park Will Include AR Mario Kart Roller Coaster


Don Mario’s famous red cap and take on other visitors in this on-rails interactive attractions. This February marks the launch of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan, a highly-anticipated video game-inspired theme park featuring all-things Nintendo.

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‘Metro: Exodus’ & ‘Arktika.1’ Developer 4A Games Seeking Hires with VR Experience

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After briefly dipping its toes into VR back in 2017 with the release of the sleek futuristic shooter Arkitka.1 , the studio behind the lauded Metro: Exodus and broader Metro franchise, 4A Games, is seeking new hires with VR experience. Some three years after the release of Akrtika.1 —an

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Qualcomm Says Its New GPU Is 35% Faster Than Oculus Quest 2’s

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Qualcomm announced its 2021 flagship chipset this week, Snapdragon 888. It claims the new GPU is 35% more powerful than the one in Oculus Quest 2. Standalone VR headsets like Quest use the same mobile chips as high end smartphones.

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How Will Spatial Computing Fare in a Post-Covid World?

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S patial computing is like any other area of the economy that’s been disrupted in the Covid age. Everything from consumer demand to investor theses has shifted. The impact has been positive and negative, depending on sector alignment with Covid-era demand signals.

Play Your Friends In This Mario Party Inspired AR Multiplayer Game


AR PARTY brings the traditional board game into AR for up to 4 players. One of the best parts about playing a board game is the comradery that comes with it.

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New ‘Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond’ Trailer Shows a Full Slate of Multiplayer Game Modes

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We’ve known Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond would include a multiplayer component, but with just a little over a week left before its December 11th launch, it wasn’t clear if developer Respawn Entertainment would offer much detail ahead of time.

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Transformers: VR Invasion Location-Based Experience Teams You Up With Optimus Prime

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A new location-based experience (LBE) centred on the Transformers franchise will allow you to fight alongside the Autobots against the Decepticons in a cooperative VR game, with appearances from iconic characters such as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Megatron.

How Augmented Reality in Retail Shopping Boosts Business Growth


Augmented reality in retail shopping is redefining the shopping experience. As consumers become increasingly mobile, the demand for better services through digital platforms also increases.

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Varjo’s XR-3 And VR-3 Headsets Blend The Line Between VR & AR


Cheaper, sleeker, deeper mixed reality. Earlier this morning, VR hardware manufacturer Varjo revealed the latest additions to its lineup of human-eye resolution mixed reality headsets, the Varjo XR-3 and Varjo VR-3.

Team Shooter ‘Contractors’ Releases on Oculus Quest, Trailer Here

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Contractors (2018) , the team-based competitive multiplayer shooter, is finally available on the Oculus Store for Quest.

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How To Use HP Reverb G2 With Valve Index Controllers

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The HP Reverb G2 is a great VR headset that’s held back by a few issues, the most prominent of which being controller tracking. If you’re really keen to use G2’s incredibly clear display, though, there is one thing you can do; sync them up with the Valve Index Controllers.