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  • 7 IT projects primed for augmented reality and virtual reality While virtual reality (VR) has obvious consumer appeal, augmented reality (AR) was invented for industrial manufacturing, and both are increasingly being seen as viable solutions for business needs.This year, IDC estimates that more than 60 percent ...
  • 7 IT projects primed for augmented reality and virtual reality While virtual reality (VR) has obvious consumer appeal, augmented reality (AR) was invented for industrial manufacturing, and both are increasingly being seen as viable solutions for business needs.This year, IDC estimates that more than 60 percent ...
  • Life In 360°: Milking A Stone We rewind once more to 2015 for this Björk music video.
  • Pre-Register Now For Location-Based Mobile AR Ghostbusters World
    Pre-Register Now For Location-Based Mobile AR Ghostbusters World

    Location-based mobile AR game, Ghostbusters World, was originally announced about eight months ago. Now, the app is up for pre-registration on Android and iOS for all prospective Ghostbusters. In the game you will collect ghosts, fight against other players, and take down massive boss enemies while exploring an “all original story” set in the iconic Ghostbusters universe.

    In the “recruitment” trailer below you can see Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller petition for you to sign up and do your part. Ghostbusters World joins a growing list of location-based mobile AR games, such as Pokemon Go, Jurassic World Alive, The Walking Dead: Our World, and soon Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

    The official press release description reads:

    “Team up with Venkman, Spengler, Stantz, Zeddemore and more as you use cutting-edge AR technology from Google’s ARCore and Apple’s ARKit to hunt down and capture iconic spirits from the films, TV shows, comic books, and video games, as well as brand-new ghosts in your own backyard. Once you complete your collection, train your own ghost squad to bust rogue spirits in the Story Mode, written and illustrated by the minds behind the IDW comic book series! However you play, Ghostbusters World has an ectoplasm-filled adventure to suit your style.”

    You can pre-register right now for Ghostbusters World over on the Google Play Store for Android or App Store for iOS. Let us know what you think down in the comments below!

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  • Augment The Cinema Experience This Halloween with Noovie ARcade Spooky times are on the way with special AR horror pre-show from Noovie ARcade.
  • Journey to the Moon With the First Man VR Experience Ryan Gosling's latest feature film gets the VR treatment.
  • Nutaku Release New Adult VR Offering For Women And The LGBTQ+ Community New inclusive content comes to SexBot: Quality Assurance Simulator.
  • Macy’s Brings VR Ad Campaign To 69 Stores In Conjunction With Facebook & Marxent

    Macy’s further embraces immersive technology as the massive department store chain expands its in-store VR program.  Clothing giant Macy’s is teaming up with Facebook and 3D streaming company Marxent to collaborate on bringing in new brands and marketing opportunities using VR. The retailer will even be providing headsets for use in stores. “We are focused on providing

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  • The Walking Dead: Our World Adds new Missions to Celebrate Season Nine of the TV Series The AR videogame and the TV series will be interwoven even more.
  • ABI Research Announces Latest Transformative Technologies Webinar Upcoming webinar will address usage of emerging technologies such as VR and AR in maritime shipping industry.
  • Oculus Quest Tracking Is ‘Indoor Only’ But ‘Exceeds’ Current Room Scale Sizes
    Oculus Quest Tracking Is ‘Indoor Only’ But ‘Exceeds’ Current Room Scale Sizes

    The first thing I thought about when the Oculus Quest was officially announced at Oculus Connect 5 last week is using the standalone wireless VR headset in a wide, open field outside. The idea of playing a free-roaming game by actually running around in a massive space sounds amazing. We did some light tests with the Lenovo Mirage Solo, but with “Rift quality experiences” and games like Superhot VR coming to Oculus Quest, in its a whole other category.

    My excitement may have been a little premature, though. At OC5 we got the chance to speak with Sean Liu, Head of Hardware Product Management. We already talked to him about the Quest’s active cooling and launch lineup, so we asked him point blank: Can we use the Quest outside?

    “It is indoor only,” said Liu. “We have tried to make the rooms here at OC5 different to show a wide range of setups. So like Sports Scramble same are like living rooms, some are a wider open court space. The easiest way to think about this is the sensors are analogous to your eyes. So if you can read a book in an environment, you can probably also track. If things are lit up during the day time, you can probably track. It is indoor use only so there is no outdoor.”

    Part of me thinks this statement should be followed up by an implied, “…according to official safety documentation at launch,” or something like that. They probably can’t legally recommend using Quest outside since it blocks your vision and it’d be a massive safety concern, but in terms of technology, there isn’t any practical reason it can’t work in the right conditions.

    So, that’s what I asked: Is there a technical reason you’re saying it won’t work well outside?

    “I personally have done lots of things with this headset, let’s just leave it at that, but we are definitely planning for indoor use only,” said Liu. “You can also think about outdoors on a bright day when you have to kind of squint to see or put on sunglasses, the sensors have a similar thing.”

    We know that the Oculus Insight tracking technology uses four front-facing sensors on the face of the Quest headset (one in each corner) to scan your environment and create your VR space. But in order for it to work properly, there needs to be high contract preferably (that’s why the Dead and Buried Arena was full of black and white objects) and there need to be unique, identifiable objects to anchor the system — like walls ans furniture.

    “Guardian has to be on whenever you’re playing with Oculus Quest,” said Allison Berliner, Product Marketing Manager at Oculus. “It’s because we think it’s the best way to ensure you’re gonna have a safer experience. We’ve made a lot of improvements to Guardian to make sure it still feels frictionless and free.”

    So, for example, in the middle of an empty field outside

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  • Downward Spiral: Horus Station to get a Physical Release in November Only for Europe, with a US release to follow.
  • Review: Dark Eclipse A hybrid RTS and MOBA that needs to accumulate a bigger online community in order to show its best side.
  • GIVEAWAY: Win A Physical Copy Of Bow Shooter Apex Construct On PSVR
    GIVEAWAY: Win A Physical Copy Of Bow Shooter Apex Construct On PSVR

    Apex Construct is one of our favorite story-focused shooters and it does a great job of replicating the feeling of shooting a bow and arrow in VR. It’s a lengthy adventure by VR standards and delivers a great sense of freedom and action. We’re hosting a giveaway here at UploadVR to send out five physical copies of Apex Construct on PSVR. All you have to do is enter here or at the widget down below inside this article. Winners will be picked at 4PM PT on Monday, October 8th.

    Winners will be randomly selected. We have five physical copies of Apex Construct on PSVR to give out. US entries only. Winners will be contacted via email to secure shipping address. Copies will be mailed via UPS.

     

    For more on what we think of the game here is an excerpt from our full review earlier this year:

    “Apex Construct is a rare chance to jump into an expansive journey and become a part of an engrossing world, warts and all. It proves that VR developers can now deliver the adventures we dreamed of having when we first picked up our headsets. “

    Winners will be selected at approximately 4PM PT on Monday, October 8th, 2018, and will be notified by email promptly. If you’d rather not click the link above, here is the embedded contest widget:

    GIVEAWAY: Win A Physical Copy Of Bow Shooter Apex Construct On PSVR

    Good luck and see you in the boxing ring soon!

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  • Occult 3D Novel The Midnight Sanctuary Out Today, PlayStation VR and SteamVR Support Still to Come The novel is launching today for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Steam.