Wednesday, May 23, 2018
VR Quiz Game ‘Go Guess’ Uses Google 360 Captures to Make You Guess Where You Are

VR Quiz Game ‘Go Guess’ Uses Google 360 Captures to Make You Guess Where...

Go Guess (2018) is a new interactive VR quiz game from developers Oblix that tosses you into Google 360 captures and makes you to guess where you are. The twist? You’re playing against other people, and you can hobnob in a social VR space between rounds. Like its 2D forebears such as GeoGuessr (2013), Go…
‘Plex VR’ App Comes to Gear VR, Social VR Viewing to Arrive ‘in a few weeks’

‘Plex VR’ App Comes to Gear VR, Social VR Viewing to Arrive ‘in a...

Plex, the media server software that lets you stream your own video, music, and photos to a bevy of devices, has landed on Gear VR with its latest app Plex VR. The app, which includes support for 360180-degree and 3D videos, first made its way to the Daydream platform earlier this year. Update (04/06/18): Plex VR is now…
Google Teases New AR Features Coming To Google Maps & Lens

Google Teases New AR Features Coming To Google Maps & Lens

Google VR becomes Google AR & VR as the company uses its annual I/O event to tease a new wave of augmented technology. Google wasted no time at this years Google I/O Developer Conference, diving head first into some truly jaw dropping projects that are making their way to our devices. Incredible advancements in artificial…
Mercedes-Benz Looks To Replace Owner’s Manual With AR App

Mercedes-Benz Looks To Replace Owner’s Manual With AR App

Mercedes vehicles are even more luxurious with the new ‘Ask Mercedes’ intelligent virtual assistant. Let’s be honest, does anyone actually read the owner’s manual of their car? You might quickly thumb through it after the initial purchase, but other than that it’s destiny is to be shoved into the back of a glove compartment and…
Google Demonstrates Promising Low-cost, Mobile Inside-out Controller Tracking

Google Demonstrates Promising Low-cost, Mobile Inside-out Controller Tracking

A number of standalone VR headsets will be hitting the market in 2018, but so far none of them offer positional (AKA 6DOF) controller input, one of the defining features of high-end tethered headsets. But we could see that change in the near future, thanks to research from Google which details a system for low-cost,…
Playful Corp to Offer “all new look” at Cinematic Platformer ‘Star Child’ at Tribeca 2018

Playful Corp to Offer “all new look” at Cinematic Platformer ‘Star Child’ at Tribeca...

Playful Corp, the studio behind the Rift launch title Lucky’s Tale (2016), teased recently that they’ll be debuting an “all new look” at their upcoming PlayStation VR platformer Star Child at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. First announced at Paris Games Week last year, the studio has shown the same beginning level in its public demos, which takes you…
Open-World Survival Game ‘The Forest’ Gets Beta VR Support in New Update

Open-World Survival Game ‘The Forest’ Gets Beta VR Support in New Update

The Forest (2018), a first-person open world-survival game from Endnight, launched out of a four-year stint on Steam Early Access last month. Starting today, The Forest has a few new badges on its Steam listing, including support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The inclusion of VR headset support, which is now free and available in beta,…
Apple ARKit Apps Surpass 13 Million Downloads In Six Months

Apple ARKit Apps Surpass 13 Million Downloads In Six Months

Here’s a list of the most popular free and paid Apple ARKit apps. During Apple’s WWDC event, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering introduced ARKit, boldly declaring that “Apple will have the largest AR platform in the world.” ARKit, which is a toolkit that allows developers to build their own AR apps for…
Covering Jamiroquai’s ‘Virtual Insanity’ in VR

Covering Jamiroquai’s ‘Virtual Insanity’ in VR

What happens when you can record yourself in VR creating beats from game sounds and musical notes from apps like Soundstage VR? You make a cover song for Jamiroquai’s “Virtual Insanity” and turn it into one sweet music video of course. Musician Chase Holfelder created a cover for “Virtual Insanity” using only instruments and sounds…
‘VRChat’ is the Closest VR Experience Available Today to ‘Ready Player One’s’ OASIS

‘VRChat’ is the Closest VR Experience Available Today to ‘Ready Player One’s’ OASIS

Ready Player One was released on March 29th, and the current VR experience that comes the closest to realizing the vision of the OASIS depicted in the movie is the social VR experience of VRChat. By 2045, I predict that we’ll have a decentralized open metaverse that’s built on WebXR, and that it’ll be the…

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6 Hidden Gems from our Dev Gallery

6 Hidden Gems from our Dev Gallery

With such a strong global community, we see a stream of creators building and sharing new content all the time. This week, we wanted to showcase some community projects that you may not have seen yet. Betatron Betatron is a 3D immersive puzzle game played by moving beta particles through the environment. Through the use…
Here's how Macy's is using virtual reality to drive sales – Cincinnati Business Courier

Here's how Macy's is using virtual reality to drive sales – Cincinnati Business Courier

Cincinnati Business CourierHere's how Macy's is using virtual reality to drive salesCincinnati Business CourierCincinnati-based retail giant Macy's Inc. is turning to something more at home in Silicon Valley than the home goods section of a department store in order to drive sales: virtual reality. In a call with investors on May 16, Macy's (NYSE: M)…
Does VR Hold The Key To The Future Of Education?

Does VR Hold The Key To The Future Of Education?

  Does VR Hold The Key To The Future Of Education? Twenty years ago, computers in schools were a novelty, not a necessity. By 2014, however, one-third of students in the United States were issued mobile devices by their schools. Some might not agree with children getting access to iPads, but like it or not,…