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Monday, 6 April, 2020 UTC

Apple Reportedly In Talks To Purchase VR Live Streaming Platform NextVR

Another move towards the companies rumored AR/VR device perhaps? According to a new report by 9to5Mac, Apple is currently in the process of acquiring VR/AR live streaming platform NextVR for a modest $100M. Founded in 2009 by D.J. Roller and David Cole, ... more - vrscout


Monday, 6 April, 2020 UTC

Ford Designers Are Using VR To Inspect Vehicles From Home While Under Lockdown

Ford Motors switches to remote collaboration amid shelter-in-place orders. The ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 has forced many organizations, both big and small, to rethink the ways in which their teams and employees can continue to communicate and collaborate ... more - vrscout


Sunday, 5 April, 2020 UTC

Tribeca Film Fest To Release VR Films On Oculus Quest & Go After Coronavirus Cancellation

15 VR short films scheduled to debut at Tribeca Immersive will be available later this month on standalone Oculus headsets. Last month New York’s annual Tribeca Film Festival announced it would be postponing its film and interactive storytelling programs ... more - vrscout


Saturday, 4 April, 2020 UTC

17,000 Medical Professionals Are Using VR In The Fight Against Coronavirus

Free VR medical training is helping to bring retired healthcare workers back into service. The global outbreak of COVID-19 has many hospitals in desperate need of trained professionals to help care for the rising number of infected, so much so that many ... more - vrscout


Friday, 3 April, 2020 UTC

Boston Red Sox Fans Visit Fenway Park In AR With Latest Snapchat Lens

With MLB baseball on hold, the Boston Red Sox turn to AR to reconnect with fans. With nearly all nonessential services shut down due to the Coronavirus, people are desperate to reconnect with their favorite places and activities that have been rendered ... more - vrscout


Thursday, 2 April, 2020 UTC

Award-Winning AR Storybook App Wonderscope Offering All Stories Free Through June

Keep the younglings entertained while under lockdown with these educational immersive reading experiences. We’ve never been shy about our love for WITHIN’s children’s AR reading app Wonderscope. The award-winning platform makes excellent use of mobile ... more - vrscout


Thursday, 2 April, 2020 UTC

New Snapchat Lens Creates AR Safe Zone To Promote Social Distancing

If you must leave your home, make sure to practice safe social distancing. Though it may not seem like it based on the packed beaches and crowded parks, we’re currently dealing with a global pandemic the likes of which we’ve never seen. Despite multiple ... more - vrscout


Thursday, 2 April, 2020 UTC

How To Play Gamecube & Wii Games Natively On Oculus Quest

Players will need an Xbox controller and their own ROM files. Those familiar with the world of video game emulation are no doubt familiar with the open-source console emulator Dolphin. Originally released in 2003 on Windows, this brilliant piece of software ... more - vrscout


Wednesday, 1 April, 2020 UTC

From Brain-Computer Interfaces To Digital Humans: How These Technologies Are Bringing Us Closer To The Metaverse

Just how far away is full-dive VR? Technology can augment the world around us, it can enhance the human experience, our capabilities, and also extend our reality to digital and virtual worlds. As people flock online during quarantine, we are experimenting ... more - vrscout


Wednesday, 1 April, 2020 UTC

New Oculus TV Series Shines A Light On The Transgender Community

Oculus releases ‘Authentically Us’ in celebration of International Transgender Day of Visibility . Just three months into 2020 and Oculus TV is already crushing it with its selection of captivating 360 and VR180 content. This past February saw the release ... more - vrscout


Tuesday, 31 March, 2020 UTC

VR Grapple Shooter SWARM Swings Its Way Onto Headsets This Summer

Spider-Man meets classic Centipede in this arcade-style VR shooter. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from games like Windlands and the Spider-Man: Far From Home Virtual Reality Experience, it’s just how fun swinging in VR can be when done right. Greensky ... more - vrscout


Tuesday, 31 March, 2020 UTC

YUR Launches Fitness Tracking VR Smartwatch For Oculus Quest

Track your estimated hear rate, squats, and calories burned without taking off your headset. Fitness-focused VR developer YUR today announced the release of YUR.watch, a virtual smartwatch device compatible with a massive selection of existing PC VR ... more - vrscout


Monday, 30 March, 2020 UTC

How To Attend Zoom, Skype, Hangouts Meetings In VR With SPACES

Spice up your next video meeting with this free PC VR app. With more people than ever working from home as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, many of us find ourselves relying upon various video messaging apps and teleconferencing solutions to effectively ... more - vrscout


Sunday, 29 March, 2020 UTC

How Location-Based VR Is Finally Breaking Out Of Its Box

A “location-first” mentality is leading to a whole new wave of location-based immersive entertainment. Strictly speaking, all experiences are location-based (save for the ones we have in our dreams and even then technically they’re bed-based). Instagram ... more - vrscout


Saturday, 28 March, 2020 UTC

5 Half-Life: Alyx Easter Eggs & Secrets You May Have Missed

Hidden references and world-building secrets galore. Valve’s debut VR experience is chock full of hidden secrets just aching to be discovered. So for the sake of simplicity, we’ll be discussing just five of our favorites discovered so far. Number One: ... more - vrscout


Saturday, 28 March, 2020 UTC

Let’s Talk About The Earth-Shattering Finale Of Half-Life: Alyx

Warning: major Half-Life: Alyx spoilers ahead. Every so often you come across a game you just can’t help but obsess over. Just 20 minutes into Half-Life: Alyx and I could tell Valve’s ambitious prequel/sequel hybrid is one of these games. Not only does ... more - vrscout


Thursday, 26 March, 2020 UTC

A New Leak May Reveal The First Game For Apple’s Rumored VR/AR Device

The report shows a customized HTC Vive Focus controller and “crosswalk bowling game”. Back in 2018, rumors began circulating that Apple was in development of a hybrid VR/AR headset. This past November a discussion lead by Apple VP Mike Rockwell during ... more - vrscout


Thursday, 26 March, 2020 UTC

Holoswitch Turns Your Phone Into A Security Camera While In VR

Answer calls, respond to texts and view your real-world surroundings while in VR. Available now in early access, Holoswitch is a mobile app for SteamVR that lets you interact with your smartphone without having to take off your VR headset. By pairing ... more - vrscout


Thursday, 26 March, 2020 UTC

Creator Of Second Life Sells Sansar Social VR Platform

Linden Labs will instead refocus its efforts on the legendary Second Life platform. Linden Labs confirmed in an official blog post yesterday that the company has sold the rights to its enterprising VR social platform Sansar to San Francisco-based start-up ... more - vrscout


Wednesday, 25 March, 2020 UTC

Valve Predicts Half-Life: Alyx Will Eventually Be Playable Without VR

“I know it’s going to happen,” states Valve developer Robin Walker. It’s hard to imagine playing Half-Life: Alyx on anything other than a VR headset. Valve’s prequel/sequel hybrid experience was designed from the ground up for the VR format. Put simply, ... more - vrscout


Tuesday, 24 March, 2020 UTC

HP Teases New VR Headset Designed In Collaboration With Microsoft & Valve

The company promises “a more immersive, comfortable and compatible experience” than the Reverb. With all the hype surrounding yesterday’s release of Half-Life: Alyx, many may have missed HP’s announcement regarding a mysterious new VR headset built in ... more - vrscout


Tuesday, 24 March, 2020 UTC

World’s Greatest Teacher Delivers VR Math Lesson In Half-Life: Alyx

Not even an alien invasion can stop this teacher from educating his class. Half-Life: Alyx offers plenty of incredible moments throughout its roughly 10-15 hour campaign. Exciting gunfights, creepy subterranean exploration, unique puzzles sequences, ... more - vrscout


Tuesday, 24 March, 2020 UTC

Just A Few Hours In And Half-Life: Alyx Has Exceeded All My Expectations

City 17 has never looked so good. I’m walking alongside a set of train tracks stretching through a decrepit railyard. Turning the corner, I spot a pack of barnacles perched above me, just waiting for some poor unsuspecting soul to wander within reach ... more - vrscout


Monday, 23 March, 2020 UTC

Precision OS Launches Multiplayer Tool For VR Surgical Training

The new collaborative feature shows how XR can help keep things going in the age of coronavirus. Vancouver-based start-up Precision OS just introduced a new multiplayer feature for VR surgical training platform. This means that surgeons and nurses can ... more - vrscout


Sunday, 22 March, 2020 UTC

A Brief History Of Half-Life, One Of Gaming’s Most Iconic Franchises

With Half-Life: Alyx launching on headsets tomorrow, let’s take a closer look at Valve’s infamous series. After a grueling four-month wait, Half-Life: Alyx launches on VR headsets tomorrow morning, offering VR players what’s being touted as the future ... more - vrscout


Saturday, 21 March, 2020 UTC

Did Facebook Just Accidentally Leak Its Next VR Headset?

The headset, code-named ‘Del Mar’, will supposedly use a ‘Jedi’ controller. According to leaked documentation recently discovered by a handful of Oculus developers, it appears as though Facebook has already begun development on its next VR headset. Code-named ... more - vrscout


Saturday, 21 March, 2020 UTC

I-Illusions Announces Closed Beta For ‘Hall-Scale’ VR Shooter Space Pirate Arena On Oculus Quest

The developer behind Space Pirate Arena returns with a new competitive multiplayer shooter. Not even a quarter into the new year and 2020 is already shaping up to be the year of arena-scale VR games. Over the past few months we’ve seen the release of ... more - vrscout


Friday, 20 March, 2020 UTC

Color Space Is The Relaxing VR Coloring Book We Need Right Now

Bring some color to 13 monochromatic worlds in this Zen-like Oculus VR experience. I think we can all agree that 2020 is shaping up to be a roller coaster of a year. Less than 4 months in an we’ve seen catastrophic wildfires, international conflict, ... more - vrscout


Thursday, 19 March, 2020 UTC

Cyberaction Arena Brings 5v5 Location-Based VR To Oculus Quest

Battle cowboys, space paratroopers, and terrorists in this competitive arena-scale VR experience. Imagine stepping into a full scale virtual arena where you can choose from being a cowboy in a western, a space paratrooper battling aliens, or special ... more - vrscout


Wednesday, 18 March, 2020 UTC

Phantom: Covert Ops Launches This June On Oculus Quest & Rift

The long-awaited stealth kayak game receives a new launch date after months of uncertainty. Originally scheduled for release last year on the Oculus Quest, nDreams’ stealth-based kayak shooter Phantom: Covert Ops is now set to launch this June on both ... more - vrscout