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Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 UTC

Niantic’s Real-World AR Map Is Now Open To Developers

The company launches its Lightship VPS alongside a new social network. Today marks the first day of Niantic’s inaugural Lightship Summit, an annual two-day event dedicated to its international community of AR (augmented reality) developers. The company ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 24 May, 2022 UTC

VR Simulation Allows Police To Train Using Real Tasers

VR technology and wrist trackers combine to offer a next-level training program. Axon, a weapons technology company based out of Arizona, today launched a new VR simulation designed to train law enforcement officers in de-escalation tactics by immersing ... more - vrscout

Monday, 23 May, 2022 UTC

Keep Drunk To Stay Alive In This Hilarious VR Zombie Game

Just because the world is ending, doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun. A majority of the world’s population has been infected by a deadly virus that is turning sober people into flesh-eating zombies. Obviously, your best defense is to gather up ... more - vrscout

Monday, 23 May, 2022 UTC

A VR Cannabis Store Has Officially Opened To The Public

Chat with specialists, review ingredients, and buy products straight from the metaverse. ADC, a technology-centered cannabis manufacturer and distribution company, has partnered with metaverse company Alt Magic to open a digital cannabis store you can ... more - vrscout

Sunday, 22 May, 2022 UTC

AR Technology Invades Electric Daisy Carnival In Vegas

Use Snapchat to locate your favorite artists and find your friends in the crowd. Earlier this month we reported on a new partnership between social media app Snapchat and American events promoter Live Nation that will bring AR (augmented reality) Lenses ... more - vrscout

Friday, 20 May, 2022 UTC

This Environmental Art Exhibit Is Powered By Mixed Reality

Mixed reality meets environmental awareness. Arcadia Earth is a one-of-a-kind art exhibit that features a wide assortment of multi-sensory technology designed to immerse you in a captivating mixed reality experience while, at the same time, educating ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 19 May, 2022 UTC

Reality TV Meets The Metaverse In This Interesting New Project

Welcome to The Real World: Metaverse Edition. Earlier this week, virtual production studio Dark Slope, developer of the mixed reality game The Bogey Ogre , announced that it has partnered with Canadian production company Insight Productions to develop ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 19 May, 2022 UTC

Metaverse School Teaches Kids How To Code For VR/AR

Camp K12 is helping educate the next generation of VR, AR, and metaverse creators. It seems as though every industry is investing in the growing metaverse trend. Nike successfully launched Nikeland , Mcdonald’s is dropping hints regarding a potential ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 18 May, 2022 UTC

VR Dungeon Crawler Demeo Is Adding Paintable Miniatures

There’s never been a better time to be a tabletop gamer. Originally released on Meta Quest and PC VR headsets back in 2021, Demeo is an addicting VR dungeon crawler with an old-school vibe. Brought to us by developer Resolution Games, the turn-based ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 18 May, 2022 UTC

Google Wants To Deliver World-Scale AR Using Google Maps

Google Maps is getting a major upgrade. During Google’s 2-hour long 2022 I/O event last week, the company made a number of exciting announcements, including the reveal of a new mid-tier phone as well as a pair of AR glasses capable of translating multiple ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 17 May, 2022 UTC

The Apple Car Could Feature VR Technology And No Windows

Who needs windows when you have VR? It was back in 2014 that Apple first began the development of its own automotive vehicle. After years of radio silence from the company, reports began circulating that the company had switched gears and was now working ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 17 May, 2022 UTC

This Motion Simulator Lets You ‘Walk’ In VR While Sitting IRL

A VR motion sim designed for gaming, multimedia entertainment, and workplace productivity. SitWalk is a new VR motion simulator from VR hardware and software company Mr. Art Digital Technology that allows you to move naturally throughout the virtual ... more - vrscout

Monday, 16 May, 2022 UTC

Left 4 Dead VR Mod Features Full Motion Controls

“Maybe the helicopter… maybe it’s made of chocolate…” Despite having been released all the way back in 2009, Valve’s multiplayer zombie game Left 4 Dead 2 maintains a cult-like following thanks to its addicting gameplay loop and revolutionary “AI Director,” ... more - vrscout

Monday, 16 May, 2022 UTC

How To Play Quake III Arena In VR On The Meta Quest

A gaming classic makes its way to VR for the first time. A new mod allows you to play iD Software’s 1999 multiplayer first-person shooter Quake III Arena in VR on the Meta Quest. Brought to us by Team Beef , the same group behind popular VR mods for ... more - vrscout

Sunday, 15 May, 2022 UTC

Artist Carrie Able Believes VR/AR Will Help Drive Collaboration

The popular artist says XR technology will allow more people to explore their creativity in exciting new ways. Carrie Able is an internationally known XR artist whose work peels back the layers of where art and XR intersect to uncover an unexplored space ... more - vrscout

Saturday, 14 May, 2022 UTC

AT&T Is Bringing AR Content To Live Sports Games

No more having to look up at the jumbotron during live games to see stats. AR sports entertainment company Quintar and AT&T are partnering to change the way you watch live sports by allowing you access to AR content in arenas and sports venues as ... more - vrscout

Friday, 13 May, 2022 UTC

This Bizarre VR Gas Mask Makes Breathing In VR More Difficult

The AirRes Mask can be used to simulate a variety of stressful and high-risk scenarios. A research team working out of the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences in Austria has developed a unique accessory for the Meta Quest 2 VR headset that allows ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 12 May, 2022 UTC

The NBA Is Joining The Metaverse

Check out the NBA Lane experience in VR via the Horizon Worlds metaverse. Meta today announced that it has partnered with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to bring the NBA Lane experience to its Horizon Worlds VR metaverse in honor of the league’s ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 12 May, 2022 UTC

Meta Teases Footage Of Its New Mixed Reality Headset Project Cambria

Mixed reality is going to be huge. Earlier today, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared never-before-seen footage of the company’s new mixed reality headset, codenamed Project Cambria , teasing a full-colored passthrough experience unlike anything we’ve seen ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 UTC

Horizon Worlds Adds Asset Library For Easier VR World-Building

VR world-building just got a whole lot easier. Meta today announced that it is rolling out a dedicated asset library for its Horizon Worlds VR metaverse in an effort to simplify the world-building process. You can now access a growing catalog of pre-built ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 11 May, 2022 UTC

Our First Look At The Futuristic VR Sports Game Ultimechs

Are giant mechs the future of VR esports? Ultimechs by Resolution Games is a fast-paced futuristic VR sports game that will have you buckling yourself into the pilot seat of a giant state-of-the-art mech and competing in front of a sold-out arena packed ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 10 May, 2022 UTC

This Giant VR Bicycle Game Looks Like An Insanely Good Time

To bring the experience to life, QValem developed his own virtual race track and layered it over the real world. In a Reddit post shared earlier this week, a developer going by the name of u/QValem showed off an experimental VR game for the Meta Quest ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 10 May, 2022 UTC

AR Smart Glasses Make Their Way To The Veterinary Office

AR technology isn’t helping just human patients. Vet CT, a veterinary technology (“VetTech”) based out of Cambridge, United Kingdom, has partnered with the Pennard Vet Clinic on a trial program demonstrating the practical use-cases of AR technology in ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 10 May, 2022 UTC

The HoloLens 2 AR Headset Can Now Be Used While Driving

Microsoft has partnered with German automotive manufacturer Volkswagon to develop an AR (augmented reality) GPS navigation system powered by Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 mixed reality headset. The ‘Moving Platform’ feature, as it’s referred to by Microsoft, ... more - vrscout

Monday, 9 May, 2022 UTC

VR Developer Closes Russian Office Amid Invasion Of Ukraine

The developers behind Jentrix and Requisition VR show their support for the Ukraine. London-based VR game studio Arcadia announced recently that it has shut down its Moscow branch as a direct result of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. The company ... more - vrscout

Monday, 9 May, 2022 UTC

Are Human-Powered Motion Simulators The Future Of VR?

Sometimes, less is more. A new VR motion simulator from a company called Kinerse is making waves online thanks to its human-powered design that removes the need for external power. Instead of relying on motors or electronic actuators, this “passive motion ... more - vrscout

Sunday, 8 May, 2022 UTC

Stop What You’re Doing And Watch These 5 VR Films

The future of storytelling is looking bright. With all this attention on gaming, it’s easy to forget that VR can be a powerful narrative tool in the hands of an experienced filmmaker. The technology offers storytellers the unique opportunity to immerse ... more - vrscout

Saturday, 7 May, 2022 UTC

Meta’s VR Events Platform Venues Is Joining Horizon Worlds

The company says that Horizon Worlds will be available in additional countries sometime this summer. Meta yesterday announced plans to merge its VR live events platform, Horizon Venues , with its growing VR metaverse, Horizon Worlds , offering users ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 5 May, 2022 UTC

Nvidia Uses Holograms To Shrink The Size Of VR Headsets

Hologram technology can greatly improve pixel details in VR. One of the biggest barriers to getting more people into VR headsets is the headsets themselves. They can be bulky and uncomfortable to wear because of the technical requirements involved, such ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 5 May, 2022 UTC

NASA Needs Your Help Building A VR Mars Simulator

Earn money helping NASA build a next-gen simulator for researchers and astronauts. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is teaming up with Epic Games to develop a hyper-realistic VR simulator that will replicate the harsh conditions ... more - vrscout