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Monday, 17 February, 2020 UTC

Modders Are Bringing The Original 1993 DOOM To Oculus Quest

“They are rage, brutal, without mercy. But you. You will be worse. Rip and tear, until it is done.” In a video posted to Reddit yesterday, the same team of talented developers responsible for bringing the original Half-Life as well as both Quake and ... more - vrscout

Monday, 17 February, 2020 UTC

YouTube’s Project Witness VR Campaign Shines A Spotlight On Child Incarceration

A 360-degree film exposes the struggles of the 48,000 minors spending 23-hours per day in isolated confinement. Despite a Federal Law prohibiting the confinement of children in adult correctional facilities, 1-in-10 of the 48,000 minors currently serving ... more - vrscout

Sunday, 16 February, 2020 UTC

How A Small Handful Of Adorable Dragons Are Leading The Way For VR Pets

Beast Pets demonstrates how virtual companions can have a genuine emotional impact on users. “Go fetch, Tux!” I knew he couldn’t fully understand me, but nevertheless Tux made his way over to the red and white ball I had just thrown across the small ... more - vrscout

Saturday, 15 February, 2020 UTC

Magic Leap Opens Programs To Extend Support To Developers

Magic Leap is giving developers access to additional hardware, funding, enterprise customers, and support. Magic Leap understands that the future of AR means empowering creators with the right tools to explore ideas that will push the technology further ... more - vrscout

Friday, 14 February, 2020 UTC

Battle Other Trainers In This Free Pokémon VR Game On Oculus Quest

Choose your team, customize their stats, and do battle with other trainers via PvP multiplayer. Happy Valentine’s Day! No doubt many of you are already preparing for a romantic night out with that oh so special someone. If, however, you find yourself ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 13 February, 2020 UTC

Half-Life: Alyx Official Release Date Announced, New Screenshots Revealed

I don’t think there’s ever been more hype surrounding the release of a VR game than there has been for Half-Life: Alyx these past few months. Now, roughly two weeks away from the previously announced launch window—Valve has finally revealed the games’ ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 13 February, 2020 UTC

Unity’s Latest Trends Report Declares 2020 Will Be A Breakthrough Year For VR And AR

15 industry experts contributed their perspective on why we’re approaching a tipping point with Enterprise XR. This looks to be the year where we move beyond tentative experimentation into scalable deployment of immersive tech in the workplace. That’s ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 12 February, 2020 UTC

Facebook Just Bought An AR Startup That’s Building A 3D Map Of The Entire World

Facebook purchases AR startup Scape Technologies for a reported $40M. The future of Facebook appears to be centered around VR and AR. During Oculus Connect 6, the company announced Facebook Horizon , a social VR world where you can literally step into ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 12 February, 2020 UTC

Luxury Escapism’s Multi-Sensory Spa Includes Meditative Mixed Reality And ASMR Sound Baths

“Whimsical, fun, disarming.” This immersive spa experience is the luxury escape you’ve been looking for. Tucked down a cobblestone street just a block off from the East River in Brooklyn hides The Oddly Satisfying Spa, an immersive art and technology ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 11 February, 2020 UTC

Grab $150 Worth Of VR Games For $15 With This Insane Humble VR Bundle

For the price of a single movie ticket, you can own SUPERHOT VR, Budget Cuts, GORN, and four other hit titles. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept behind Humble Bundle, this brilliant digital service allows customers to choose their own price on a ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 11 February, 2020 UTC

Top Music Festival Organizers Are Going All-In On VR And AR-Enhanced Live Experiences

The 7th Annual DEW Expo introduced a wealth of marketers ready to adopt immersive technology. Live experiences are quickly becoming the number one method for generating publicity and building fandom around a brand. On Thursday and Friday, the 7th Annual ... more - vrscout

Monday, 10 February, 2020 UTC

VRChat Creator Amasses Terrifying Legion Of Cybernetically-Enhanced Whales On Oculus Quest

Tired of your current, boney form? Whaleface Industries has you covered. There are very few virtual worlds more perplexing than VRChat. First brought online back in February 2017, VRChat has quickly grown into one of—if not the most popular and well-supported ... more - vrscout

Monday, 10 February, 2020 UTC

Xbox Head Unveils His Plans For VR Moving Forward

It appears as though Xbox is playing the long game. Compared to competing gaming platforms, Xbox is way behind the curve in terms of VR. Headsets such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift have made PC the go-to platform for a majority of AAA VR developers. ... more - vrscout

Sunday, 9 February, 2020 UTC

AR Takes Center Stage At SXSW 2020

The annual festival will debut new AR experiences from Magic Leap, Intel, and director Virginia Galloway . Attendees of the SXSW Trade Show in Austin, TX will be the first to experience the next phase of movie and concert entertainment powered by cutting-edge ... more - vrscout

Saturday, 8 February, 2020 UTC

VR Technology Reunites Grieving Mother With Her Deceased Child

South Korean documentary ‘I Met You’ shows how VR technology is bringing the dead back to life. We’ve seen VR technology used in a variety of incredible ways, but nothing quite as extraordinary as bringing the dead back to life. This week South Korean-based ... more - vrscout

Friday, 7 February, 2020 UTC

Half-Life: Opposing Force Now Available On Oculus Quest

A new update to Lambda1VR adds support for Half-Life’s second and final expansion. With Half-Life: Alyx nearly a month away from release, there’s never been a better time to dive back into the original series. And while you could opt for a standard playthrough ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 6 February, 2020 UTC

Track The Global Spread Of Coronavirus Using This Terrifying WebXR App

Because statistical data is always more compelling when presented in 3D. Just one month into the new year and already 2020 is proving to be another turbulent year for the United States as well as the rest of the world. Massive wildfires in Australia, ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 6 February, 2020 UTC

Free Pistol Whip Update Is A Neon-Fueled Gunfight Inspired By Classic Neo-Tokyo Anime

Following today’s free update, a new song will arrive every month leading up to E3 2020. Pistol Whip is proving to be a big hit here at the VRScout offices. Since launching this past November on major PC VR headsets as well as the Oculus Quest, we’ve ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 6 February, 2020 UTC

5 Free Oculus Quest Games You Can Play With Your Bare Hands

Ditch your controllers and go “hands-on” with these free sideloadable games. This past December, Oculus introduced native hand-tracking functionality for the Oculus Quest, offering users the chance to navigate the Oculus Home interface with their bare ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 5 February, 2020 UTC

Al Jazeera Contrast’s Hybrid VR/AR Experience Explores Mass Incarceration And Gentrification In Harlem

An emotional story inspired by the stories of over 12 formerly incarcerated women brought to life via a unique blend of immersive tech. Riding high off a 2019 Emmy nom for their work on Yemen’s Skies of Terror, Al Jazeera Contrast, the digital wing of ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 4 February, 2020 UTC

Latest Oculus Quest Update Introduces Auto Hand Tracking Functionality

You can now switch to hand-tracking by simply putting down your Touch controllers. The Oculus Quest just keeps getting better. Yesterday Oculus announced the rollout of their 13.0 software update, revealing a sprinkling of new features and enhancements ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 4 February, 2020 UTC

The LYNX-R1 Is A Standalone Headset Capable Of Both VR And AR

The $1,500 enterprise-focused headset is one of the first devices to feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2 chip. Yesterday, French startup LYNX officially unveiled the LYNX-R1, a standalone mixed reality headset capable of both VR as well as passthrough ... more - vrscout

Tuesday, 4 February, 2020 UTC

Terrifying VR Living Room Shows How Smart Devices Are Manipulating Us

Be warned: your at-home voice assistant is doing more than just listening. What if I told you that smart devices such as your iPhone and Google Assistant aren’t just listening to you, but persuading and manipulating your actions as well? Sounds like ... more - vrscout

Monday, 3 February, 2020 UTC

You Can Now Play The Entirety of GTA 5 In VR, Cutscenes And All

The free “R.E.A.L” PC mod adds full VR compatibility to Rockstar’s beloved franchise. Despite having originally released all the way back in 2013, Rockstar’s fifth entry in their beloved Grand Theft Auto video game series is more popular than ever. Regular ... more - vrscout

Sunday, 2 February, 2020 UTC

Waltz Of The Wizard Experiments With Hand Tracking On Oculus Quest

A new video appears showing the potential of hand tracking in VR. When Facebook announced that they were bringing native hand tracking to the Oculus Quest back in September during Oculus Connect 6, attendees gleamed with excitement. Since rolling out ... more - vrscout

Saturday, 1 February, 2020 UTC

Elon Musk Drops EDM Song, Beat Saber Creator Wants It In The Game

Billionaire. Philanthropist. Beat Saber artist? Just a day after Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk drops a killer EDM track on Soundcloud, the creator behind Beat Saber tweets out that he wants it in the game. Billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk has his hands ... more - vrscout

Friday, 31 January, 2020 UTC

Communal VR Music Video Took Us On A Volumetric Journey Through Reggae, Classical, Grime, And Calypso

All Kinds of Limbo: a beautifully-choreographed volumetric performance for the ages. The 2020 Sundance Film Festival has brought us some of the most interesting VR and AR projects we’ve ever seen on the festival circuit. From an aquatic VR experience ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 30 January, 2020 UTC

Facebook CEO: “On Christmas Day, People Bought Almost $5M Worth Of Content In The Oculus Store”

Mark Zuckerburg reveals interesting new sales figures during a Q4 2019 earnings call. If you were one of the poor souls desperately trying to purchase an Oculus Quest this holiday season, you know better than anyone how difficult it’s been to locate ... more - vrscout

Thursday, 30 January, 2020 UTC

Arizona Sunshine’s Free Old Mine Update Adds Terrifying New Horde Map To Oculus Quest

Take on endless waves of Freddies in one of the campaigns scariest locations, the Old Dutchman Mine. This past December, popular VR zombie shooter Arizona Sunshine made its way to the Oculus Quest, offering standalone users the chance to mow down hordes ... more - vrscout

Wednesday, 29 January, 2020 UTC

Tavern Tales Is Bringing VR Dungeons & Dragons To The Oculus Quest

Drop your ten-sided dice and go sign up for the closed beta. Despite the visually breathtaking graphics and captivating sound offered by modern video games, sometimes you just can’t beat a good old fashioned board game. Perhaps it’s something about being ... more - vrscout