Sat.Jan 19, 2019 - Fri.Jan 25, 2019

Microsoft Partners With VictoryVR To Bring A VR Curriculum To Schools

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Microsoft is continuing to explore what its new mixed reality platform can do for education. The company revealed a partnership with VictoryVR at the Bett 2019 education event in London this week.

Riding Through Gotham City in VR

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Warner Bros. and Intel unveil a Batmobile-like autonomous vehicle at CES featuring immersive entertainment and AR safety features.

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‘Kingdom Hearts: VR Experience’ Launches on PSVR in Japan, Western Release Pending

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According to Sony, Kingdom Hearts: VR Experience was supposed to launch on PSVR sometime around the holiday season in the West, and while it may have missed its mark, the franchise’s first official VR experience is now available for free on the Japanese PlayStation Store.

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CBS Sports Coverage Of Super Bowl LIII Will Include AR Enhancements

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CBS Sports technology make-over includes 115 cameras and AR. CBS Sports have announced plans to use AR during their coverage of Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, promising to enhance your football experience like never before.

A Fisherman’s Tale Review: A Perfect Storm Of VR Puzzling

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I would have never pegged Innerspace as the one to crack the code. True, the Firebird series is a compelling exhibition of VR art, but who’d have bet on this small indie studio as the first to unify VR’s core pillars?

Training Your Brain Muscles with VR

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Sense Arena’s portable VR Hockey Training kit was a big hit at CES 2019.

VR Thriller ‘Area of Darkness: Sentinel’ to Land on Rift, Vive & Windows VR Soon, Trailer Here

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Area of Darkness: Sentinel is an upcoming VR psychological thriller adventure that just emerged from the shadows, arriving with a pretty slick trailer that’s promising quite a stack of features.

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I Met Donald Duck And Goofy In Kingdom Hearts VR, It Got Weird

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My biggest takeaway from Kingdom Hearts VR? My god, how do any of these characters manage with such massive feet? I’ve never really noticed it on a flat screen but, as soon as I jumped into the headset I couldn’t help but stare.

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Virtual Reality Improving Mental Health

Tech Trends VR

Limbix is building up immersive content that therapists can use to treat phobias, depression and anxiety. There are over 300 peer-reviewed studies that show VR is an effective tool for treating mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction.

OpenXR Chair Shifts from Epic to Intel, Progress Update Planned for March

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Intel’s Brent Insko has taken over as the Chair of the OpenXR working group after Epic’s Nick Whiting passed the torch. The pair say the OpenXR effort is still going strong, and a progress update is planned for March.

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Escape H.H. Holmes’ Murder Castle In VR

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Navigate a booby-trapped hotel while evading the ‘Devil in the White City’ himself in this horrifying VR game. Next year will see the release of Martin Scorsese’s Devil in the White City , a film adaptation of Erik Larson’s 2003 novel detailing the horrendous activities of H.H.

SPACES Opening San Jose Cinemark Location With Terminator VR

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SPACES is opening its latest location with Terminator Salvation: Fight for the Future in February at Cinemark’s Century 20 Oakridge and XD theatre in San Jose, California.

Blippar Reborn as One of Britain's 'Brothers Bling' Buys Up Augmented Reality Assets for Relaunch

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Augmented reality and computer vision company Blippar has a new lease on life, as previous investor Candy Ventures has completed a successful bid to acquire the assets of the beleaguered company.

‘Beat Saber’ Studio Plans on Bringing More Free Songs, Paid DLC Still TBA

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Fans of the block-slashing rhythm game Beat Saber (2018) want to know: when are more songs coming? Well, the developers Beat Games say that they still need more time to work on it, but that users can at least look forward to more guaranteed free songs at some point too.

Photo Wake-Up Converts Still Images Into AR Animations

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A team of researchers bring 2D photos to life with automatic 3D animations. As AR technology continues to develop from past its current state of infancy, one of its most popular use-cases so far has been the digital enhancement of real-world images.

Multiplayer Shooter Warzone VR Hits Steam Early Access This Week

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Warzone VR from Sinn Studio (the same developers as VR games Wraith and The Perfect Sniper ) is set to hit Steam Early Access for Rift, Vive, and Windows VR this week on January 25th. Billed as a large-scale VR FPS, similar to War Dust, there is a heavy focus on team-based gameplay and squad tactics.

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ISS Astronauts Use Magic Leap One to Prepare for Next Mission

Next Reality AR

The tradition of using cutting edge technology to prepare for missions in space, in this case, augmented reality, continues with a new team of international astronauts slated to board the International Space Station (ISS) later this year. On Tuesday, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano took to Twitter to show himself and fellow crew member Andrew Morgan (representing NASA) using the Magic Leap One to train an upcoming mission.

Live Planet Launches All-in-one System for 360 3D Livestreaming

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Live Planet today announced the launch of the Live Planet VR System , an end-to-end pipeline for 360 stereoscopic livestreaming and distribution, including a custom camera & content management tools. The company claims that creators can go “from box to livestreaming within minutes.”

Lyft Patents Show How AR & VR Could Change Ridesharing

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Lyft files patents for two ideas that use both AR & VR to create a better overall value of services. Calling a Lyft driver is a pretty simple task. You open up the app, make a couple taps, and a driver is on the way to pick you up.

Area Of Darkness: Sentinel Looks Like A Haunting VR Thriller

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Upcoming psychological thriller Area of Darkness: Sentinel from Rematch Studios is looking really impressive for a first-time effort from a small indie studio. You take on the role of Dr. Anne Evans in 1978 as you play through three days of exploration and intrigue on the timeless Sentinel Islands.

Join me on AltspaceVR to learn about XR at CES and in China

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In few days, I’ll do it again: I’ll have a speech inside virtual reality. I am helping organizing an event of the “XR Story” Wechat group and I will be the main speaker for this occasion. Do you want to join me?

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VR Train Simulator ‘Derail Valley’ to Launch into Early Access This Week

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Delays are a train driver’s worst nightmare, and while it’s true upcoming VR train simulator Derail Valley has seen a modest setback after its planned January 18th launch, the game is now full steam ahead as it makes its Early Access debut on the Oculus Store and Steam this week.

Rosetta Stone iPhone App Now Features AR Machine Learning

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The popular language-learning platform is even more intelligent with object recognition technology. If you’ve ever thought about learning a new language from scratch, but don’t have the time or money for an in-person class, odds are you’ve at least explored the idea of using Rosetta Stone.

Eminem Makes His VR Debut In Marshall From Detroit Trailer

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Marshall Mathers, a.k.a. rapping legend Eminem, is making his VR debut soon but not in the way you’d expect. Instead of a 360 music video, the star is set to appear in the latest VR experience from Felix & Paul Studios. The first trailer for the piece just arrived. Helpfully, the trailer itself is shot in 360 so it gives you a proper taste. The piece, named Marshall From Detroit, takes the rapper on a tour of his home town.

A Fisherman’s Tale Now Available on multiple VR platforms

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In A Fisherman’s Tale , the mind-bending VR adventure game that launches onto PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality headsets today, you will work with infinite, ever smaller and bigger replications of yourself to find your way out of a world where physics are utterly broken.

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‘Compound’ Updates Bring New Weapons, Enemies, & More

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A series of Early Access updates to Compound have brought a handful of fun new weapons to the game’s 8-bit rougelike gameplay, culminating in a “massive overhaul” which introduces new enemies and offers SteamVR Input for custom input binding between controllers.

Watch Darth Maul Try His Hand At Beat Saber

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The galaxies most ferocious Sith Lord takes on VR’s most ferocious rhythm game. Imagine this: It’s 1999 and you’re sitting in your local theater awaiting the release of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace , shaking with anticipation at the thought of the first new Star Wars film in 16 years.

Adobe Acquires Allegorithmic For AR/VR Creative Cloud

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Adobe announced the acquisition of Allegorithmic, makers of the Substance toolset for textures and materials.

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360 Short Film about Eminem and created by Felix And Paul to premiere at Sundance

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Marshall from Detroit is a 3D, 360-degree virtual reality experience featuring Marshall Mathers (Eminem) and Sway Calloway and directed by Caleb Slain in collaboration with Félix Lajeunesse & Paul Raphaël.

Here’s the Trailer to Eminem’s Upcoming VR Video from Felix & Paul

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VR film production house Felix & Paul Studios released the trailer to Eminem’s upcoming VR creation Marshall From Detroit. Marshall from Detroit is a 3D, 360-degree video featuring Marshall Mathers (Eminem) and Sway Calloway.

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Cinemark teams with Spaces for mixed-reality ‘Terminator’ experience

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Virtual reality adventure company Spaces has teamed up with theater chain Cinemark to launch a new, immersive VR experience in San Jose, California.

Sundance 2019: Embody Tracks Movement To Center The Body

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Embody from Melissa Painter’s team at MAP Design Lab is being shown at Sundance 2019, featuring full body tracking with only a headset attached to the body. Embody’s “visual metaphors” help guide visitors back to their bodies.

AR+VR Weekly: Meta sale, Facebook’s AR glasses and Magic Leap mobile AR

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Catch up on the latest AR+VR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of Jan 22. Source: Magic Leap. By Tom Emrich. Highlights. It’s been another busy week in AR+VR! In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the top AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are there three stories you need to know: Meta sale, Facebook AR glasses and Magic Leap mobile AR. Last week I highlighted news of a AR pioneer, ODG, ending its 20-year journey.

‘A Fisherman’s Tale’ Review – A Delightful, But Brisk Encounter with Untapped Potential

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A Fisherman’s Tale puts you in the boots of a curios puppet-man named Bob who lives in a strange, recursive world centered around a dollhouse-sized lighthouse. Looking above, you see infinitely Big Bob. Looking below, infinitely Small Bob.

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Kumud Lata

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IT Enterprise Architect. The post Kumud Lata appeared first on BrainXchange. 2019 Speakers

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Ace Combat 7’s VR Support Needs The Astro Bot Treatment

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A little over two years ago now I wrote an article about a little game called Robot Rescue. It was a free demo included in Sony Japan’s Playroom VR launch compilation for PSVR.

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5 Ways VR Will Change Your Life! Travel, Gaming, Shopping, Exploration, and Relationships

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If you’re still undecided about the addition of a VR headset to your tech locker, here’s a reason for every digit on your right hand why VR is gonna rock your world.