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Monday, 28 September, 2020 UTC

VR Steampunk Opera ‘Miranda’ Is Visually Stunning But Needs Improvement

Full-body motion capture offers a unique, but flawed live theater experience. This past weekend marked the debut of Miranda , a VR steampunk opera performed live on-stage by a cast of professional actors operating remotely out of Binghamton, NY. In Miranda ... more - vrscout

Monday, 28 September, 2020 UTC

Dynamic VR Film ‘Agence’ Lets You Play God With Tiny AI Creatures

Developing a god complex never felt so good. Ever wonder what it may feel like to play god? To exhibit total control over an environment and its inhabitants using a series of god-like abilities? What kind of omnipotent being would you be? Kind and nurturing, ... more - vrscout

Sunday, 27 September, 2020 UTC

Design And Race Your Own Car With NASCAR Mobile AR Racing

Compete in AR races against 16 playoff drivers across 10 playoff tracks. It’s no secret that professional sports have been hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to some smart decision-making on behalf of the NASCAR organization, however, the company ... more - vrscout

Saturday, 26 September, 2020 UTC

Pinfinity Partners With Star Wars, Marvel, Capcom On AR-Enhanced Pins

Upgrade your wardrobe with animated AR pins of Transformers, Pac-Man, Dungeons & Dragons, and more. There’s nothing more powerful than a well-placed pin and or button. Whether you’re looking to express your interest in a film or television show, ... more - vrscout

Friday, 25 September, 2020 UTC

‘Walkabout Mini Golf VR’ Review: Simple & Addictive VR Putt-Putt

Now that’s what I call virtual mini-golf. Available now on Oculus Rift/Rift S and Oculus Quest for $14.99, Mighty Coconut’s Walkabout Mini Golf VR offers a unique VR putt-putt experience complete with a wide range of uniquely crafted courses, tight putting ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 24 September, 2020 UTC

Oculus VR Founder Palmer Luckey Backs Unofficial Quest App Store ‘SideQuest’

Everyone’s favorite indie store front raises $650K in funding. If you own an Oculus Quest headset than chances are you’ve heard of SideQuest , an immensely popular VR app store that allows independent developers a chance to showcase games and apps that ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 24 September, 2020 UTC

Oculus Quest 2 VR Cover Now Available For Pre-Order

Keep your new headset looking fresh with an easy-to-clean facial interface. Look under the hood of the new Oculus Quest 2 and you’ll find a new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 2k per eye resolution with adjustable optics, and seven onboard ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 23 September, 2020 UTC

Fight For Your Chance At A Free Copy Of Team-Based Shooter ‘Frostpoint VR’

You’ll need to move quickly if you want to score one of the 3,000 free copies. Thirdverse Inc. and inXile Entertainment’s Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds is an upcoming 10v10 multiplayer VR shooter set across an abandoned military base located in the ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 23 September, 2020 UTC

VR Multiplayer Shooter ‘Grapple Tournament’ Takes Aim At VR Esports

Improve your teamwork skills through fast-paced vertical combat. Believe it or not, esports got its start in the ’60s when members of MIT’s “Tech Model Railroad Club” battled each other in a game of Spacewars , a game where players pilot a spaceship ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 UTC

Where To Pre-Order The Oculus Quest 2

Those in the US will have to wait until late November to get their hands on the new Quest. To no one’s surprise, pre-orders for the recently announced Oculus Quest 2 VR headset are already backordered on the official Oculus website . Those in the US ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 UTC

Microsoft To Purchase ZeniMax Media, Parent Company Of Bethesda

Microsoft’s acquisition will cost a reported $7.5 billion. Microsoft has announced plans to acquire American video game holding company ZeniMax Media, owner of numerous high-profile game publishers, for a reported $7.5 billion. This includes Arkane Studios ... more - vrscout

Monday, 21 September, 2020 UTC

‘Minecraft’ Arrives On PlayStation VR Tomorrow

The free patch update will be available to all PS5 Minecraft owners. Earlier this month developer Mojang Studios announced that it’s legendary survival crafting game Minecraft would be heading to PlayStation VR sometime near the end of September as part ... more - vrscout

Monday, 21 September, 2020 UTC

Social Deduction Game ‘Among Us’ Is Here To Ruin Friendships In VR

Rec Room brings the internet’s latest obssession to life in VR. Developer InnerSloth’s multiplayer party game Among Us has been absolutely dominating the internet as of late, offering players a unique social deception experience that’s quickly testing ... more - vrscout

Sunday, 20 September, 2020 UTC

Mini-Doc Debuts Of Brooklyn Juneteenth March Captured In 360 Degrees

The revolution will be documented… in 360. June 19th (a significant holiday in the United States denoting the end of slavery) this year was both a moment to pause and to celebrate, as well as strike up protests and marches across the country in demand ... more - vrscout

Saturday, 19 September, 2020 UTC

Facebook To Discontinue Oculus Rift S Beginning 2021

You can still buy an Oculus Rift S..for now. It’s been an exciting week for VR! During Facebook Connect this past week, Mark Zuckerberg talked about the future of how AR technology will play an important role in the future of the company that included ... more - vrscout

Friday, 18 September, 2020 UTC

Logitech G Announces New Line Of Audio Headsets For Oculus Quest 2

The Logitech G333 VR Gaming earphones and Logitech G Pro headset are certified Oculus ready. This week Facebook announced its highly-anticipated follow-up to the Oculus Quest, revealing a sleeker, more powerful standalone VR headset for the incredible ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 17 September, 2020 UTC

Media Maven, Carrie Able, Enchants With AR-Enabled Visuals To Match Her Music Releases

Carrie Able, prolific art-maker and eponymous gallery owner / curator, refuses to pigeon-hole herself in one medium. The New Yorker commands both the digital and physical canvas, as well as language and sound. The poet-painter-performer, now programmer, ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 16 September, 2020 UTC

Every Oculus Quest 2 Game Announced At Facebook Connect

Assassin’s Creed, Warhammer VR, Jurassic Park, oh my! There was no shortage of game announcements at today’s Facebook Connect developer conference. From Assassins Creed to Beat Saber , we have plenty of VR gaming to look forward to over the coming months. ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 16 September, 2020 UTC

‘Beat Saber’ Adds 5v5 Multiplayer This October

PvP mode launches October 13th alongside the Oculus Quest 2. In one of the more unexpected announcements of the day, Facebook’s Beat Games announced upcoming multiplayer support for their hit VR rhythm game Beat Saber . Beginning next month, players ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 16 September, 2020 UTC

Oculus Quest 2’s ‘Infinite Office’ Lets You Create Your Own Virtual Workspace

Personalize your own mixed reality office using Passthrough technology. Facebook continues to roll out the hits at today’s Facebook Connect developer conference. Alongside a wave of game and hardware announcements, the company revealed Infinite Office, ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 16 September, 2020 UTC

Facebook’s Project Aria Will Pave The Way For Consumer-Friendly AR

Select employees will begin testing research glasses in the wild this September. Facebook provided several updates on its mysterious smart glasses as part of today’s Facebook Connect developer conference. Referred to as Project Aria, this bleeding-edge ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 16 September, 2020 UTC

The Oculus Quest 2: Price, Release Date, Accessories Announced

A better, faster, stronger standalone VR headset. Facebook Connect (formerly Oculus Connect) kicked off with a bang this morning with the official reveal of the highly-anticipated Oculus Quest 2. Available October 13th for an incredible $299 (64GB) and ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 15 September, 2020 UTC

Darkfield Radio Presents ‘DOUBLE’: An Immersive Audio Broadcast

This one-of-a-kind audio experience will leave you questioning reality. This year’s Venice VR Expanded featured plenty of firsts, including DOUBLE by DARKFIELD RADIO, the first immersive audio experience to showcase at the legendary international festival. ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 15 September, 2020 UTC

This Magical VR Adventure Will Have You Exploring The Mysterious Cosmos

Search the cosmos and unlock mysteries that will open doors to even more mysteries. Have you ever looked up towards the stars and wondered what it’s like to be a planet floating around in the cosmos? What happens when no one is looking? What celestial ... more - vrscout

Monday, 14 September, 2020 UTC

TikTok Potter, Dax Newman, Teams Up With 1RIC Studio To Create Calming Holograms

With new technology comes new trends, and in this case, AR ASMR-infused slipware. What happens when you cross a TikTok superstar ceramist with an emerging technology visionary who has a penchant for volumetric capture? “Holograms” of influencer—er, inspirer ... more - vrscout

Monday, 14 September, 2020 UTC

Facebook Leaks Oculus Quest 2, Higher Resolution, 5G Support Confirmed

Facebook leaks it’s “highest resolution headset yet” ahead of this week’s Facebook Connect. Last night Facebook “accidentally” leaked two introductory videos for its long-rumored Oculus Quest 2 headset via its Blueprint Developer website , all but confirming ... more - vrscout

Sunday, 13 September, 2020 UTC

Miranda: A Live Steampunk VR Opera Where You Play As Judge & Jury

It’s trial by opera in this interactive murder-mystery. There’s been a murder! One of the city’s wealthiest women has been found dead, but things don’t quite add up. The circumstances of her death are shrouded in mystery. Three lives of three suspects ... more - vrscout

Saturday, 12 September, 2020 UTC

Venice VR Curators Offer A Behind-The-Scenes Look At This Year’s Incredible Projects

Venice VR Expanded at the 77th LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA is coming to a close today, having accomplished extraordinary feats in creative innovation. With satellite pop-ups around the world, in Venice, and online across multiple platforms, the event brings ... more - vrscout

Friday, 11 September, 2020 UTC

Our Predictions For Facebook Connect: What We Hope To See!

Facebook’s annual developer conference kicks-off September 16th exclusively online. Oculus Connect 7—now referred to as Facebook Connect —is just around the corner and rumors surrounding the annual developer conference are swirling! New hardware, major ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 10 September, 2020 UTC

The 64th BFI London Film Festival Announces LFF Expanded, A New Strand Of XR, And Immersive Art

The BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, today announces LFF Expanded: the Festival’s new dedicated strand of XR and Immersive Art. Using cinema as a jumping-off point, LFF Expanded will be an expansive space for programming, ... more - vrscout