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  • Oculus Announce Asynchronous Spacewarp Version 2.0 Will bring further improvements to frame-rates while reducing hardware requirements.
  • This Week In VR Sport: Recruitment, Table Tennis And The Future Of eSports Virtual reality for soccer recruitment, table tennis comes to PlayStation VR and Oculus discusses the future of eSports.
  • Ground Runner: Trials Leaving Earlier Access Next Month Experience the thrill of fast-paced hoverbike gunfights.
  • Clever Fox Enters Facebook AR Scene With Two Projects Featuring Devo And Augmented Apparel The iconic energy dome headwear comes to Facebook Camera and augmented apparel brand semiFocus goes into beta.
  • Post-Oculus Connect 5 Q&A Livestream: Quest Details And Impressions
    Post-Oculus Connect 5 Q&A Livestream: Quest Details And Impressions

    Oculus Connect 5 is now officially in the books! The past few days in San Jose, CA have been full of excitement and news for the VR industry from all of the upcoming Rift games like Stormland and Defector to the official announcement of the $399 standalone VR headset, Quest. We’ve got a lot to unpack today and discuss, along with a live Q&A for all your burning questions!

    We’ll be livestreaming ourselves (that’s me, David Jagneaux and Ian Hamilton) from meat space as our actual selves in the real world in front of a green screen to show footage and images. The stream will be starting at approximately 2:20 PM PT and we’ll aim to last for around an hour or so. We’ll be livestreaming directly to the UploadVR Facebook page will also be using Restream to go directly to YouTube, Twitch, Periscope, and Mixer as well. Either way, you can see the full stream embedded right here down below once it’s up:

    You can see our most recent archived streams over on the UploadVR Facebook Gaming portal right here. There’s lots of good stuff there!

    Let us know which games or discussions you want us to livestream next. Comment with feedback down below!

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  • Vifor Pharma Wins Award for Augmented Reality System Augmented Reality system improves safety and efficiency for pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • The Biggest Rift, Vive and Windows VR Releases Of The Week 09/23/18
    The Biggest Rift, Vive and Windows VR Releases Of The Week 09/23/18

    Oculus Connect might have stolen the headlines this week but there’s still a pretty healthy selection of new releases for PC VR headsets.

    Creed: Rise to Glory, from Survios
    Price: $29.99 (Rift, Vive)

    The latest game from Sprint Vector developer Survios is a tie-in to the upcoming Creed sequel. Slipping into the gloves of Adonis Creed, you step into the ring to take on opponents in a story that bridges the gap between the films, training with none other than Rocky Balboa himself in your downtime. Creed is the best all-round VR boxing game yet, though it’s the multiplayer support that really makes it.

    Vox Machinae, from Space Bullet
    Price: $24.99 (Rift, Vive, Windows VR)

    One of VR’s most promising mech combat games is finally available via Early Access. Vox Machinae has you taking part in multiplayer or single-player battles with a fully interactive cockpit that you operate with motion controllers. Its explosive battles are some of the most fun you can have in VR, so make sure not to miss out.

    Hotel Transylvania Popstic, from Specular Theory
    Price: $19.00 (Rift, Vive)

    This is the Hotel Transylvania-themed Beat Saber clone you’ve been waiting for. Wait, what? You haven’t been waiting for that? Well you’re getting it anyway. Designed to work with the titular Popstic peripheral, you attend a horrific disco, slicing up notes as they arrive on a beat and dodging incoming lasers. It’s mainly designed for arcades but if you’re so inclined this could be entertaining.

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  • The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 09/23/18
    The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 09/23/18

    No one should be buying any VR games this week because you should all be spending that money on Valkyria Chronicles 4, just saying.

    Anyway, if you’re still insisting that money be spent on PSVR then there’s plenty of places to spend it. We’ve got the latest game from Survios and some other interesting experiments.

    Dark Eclipse, from Sunsoft
    Price: Free-to-play

    A new VR MOBA from a well-known Japanese developer. Dark Eclipse has players fighting for control of the battlefield by giving orders to three Leader units that will build towers and tear down your opponent’s structures. It’s got a great navigation system, though we suspect the game will have matchmaking issues in the near future. At least give it a try, seeing as it’s free.

    Creed: Rise to Glory, from Survios
    Price: $29.99

    The latest game from Sprint Vector developer Survios is a tie-in to the upcoming Creed sequel. Slipping into the gloves of Adonis Creed, you step into the ring to take on opponents in a story that bridges the gap between the films, training with none other than Rocky Balboa himself in your downtime. Creed is the best all-round VR boxing game yet, though it’s the multiplayer support that really makes it.

    The Grand Museum, from Owlgorithm
    Price: $9.99

    It’s great to see a more educational experience land on PSVR. This is a virtual museum that lets you explore historic art from across the world, each of which has been photo-scanned from its real-world counterpart. It’s not a game, then, but it’s a great example of the other kinds of experiences PSVR enables.

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  • Sony Confirms There Won’t be a PlayStation Experience This Year There are seemingly no new videogames to shout about.
  • Moviebill Details How It Is Improving the Cinema Experience With AR Mvoeibill magazine is providing AR content to customers of the Regal Cinemas chain.
  • Overwatch-Inspired VR Hero Shooter Conjure Strike Hits Steam With Free Weekend
    Overwatch-Inspired VR Hero Shooter Conjure Strike Hits Steam With Free Weekend

    Conjure Strike just released in Early Access on Steam with support for Rift and Vive and will feature cross-play with users on Oculus Home. For the launch, it’s free for everyone to download and play on both platforms over the weekend and if you like it enough to buy it, you can do so at 40% off during that period.

    The game has a lot of Overwatch influences with its hero shooter angle, objective-based team gameplay mode, and variety of classes to pick from. You can play either 2v2 or 3v3. This weekend, it will be competing directly for time with Echo Combat’s latest beta on Oculus Home for Rift users.

    Conjure Strike already has a big assortment of maps and classes to pick from, including a new healer that was just added. In terms of developer updates and support for VR titles, the devs at The Strike Team have gone above and beyond so far.

    Hop in for free this weekend and check it out! If you’ve played already, let us know what you think down in the comments below!

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  • Sony Will Not Host A PlayStation Experience For 2018
    Sony Will Not Host A PlayStation Experience For 2018

    The rumors are true: there is no PlayStation Experience happening in 2018. Last year’s PlayStation Experience was down in Anaheim, CA in December and that was the first place that we were able to play games like WipEout VR and Firewall Zero Hour right after they were announced.

    Sony made the announcement today on a recording of the 308th episode of PlayStation Blogcast. During the episode Shawn Layden, chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, made the announcement.

    “For 2018, I know this is going to be a disappointment to some people, but we’ve decided not to hold a PlayStation Experience this year. We won’t have it in the States this year,” Layden said.

    This is the first time since the event started in 2014. It had been held four years in a row up to this point. Next year, 2019, marks the 25th anniversary of the original PlayStation.

    “Now that we have Spider-Man out the door, we’re looking down in 2019 to games like ‘Dreams’ and ‘Days Gone’ but we wouldn’t have enough to bring people altogether in some location in North America to have that event,” Layden said.”We don’t want to set expectations really high and then not deliver on it. It was a hard decision, but we determined that this year we will not hold a PlayStation Experience.”

    Basically it sounds like they don’t think they have enough confirmed games for 2019 that they can show off to warrant hosting an event.

    Frankly, that doesn’t seem like it can be the real reason. He cites Dreams and Days Gone, but between other titles like The Last of Us II, Ghosts of Tsushima, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Death Stranding, and countless indie titles as well as PSVR titles there should be enough to show off. In fact, they could easily also show games that have just came out and/or are releasing at the end of this year.

    I’m not in a position to verifiably say the reason for not having a PlayStation Experience, but the reason must be deeper than they don’t think they’ve got enough games to show since this is both a PSVR and PS4 non-VR event.

    What do you think? Is it a budget concern? Let us know down in the comments below!

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  • Researchers At The University Of Waterloo Can Now Predict Motion Sickness New research shows that it is possible to predict and counteract motion sickness caused by virtual reality.
  • Preview: Vox Machinae – Exhilarating Metal Mayhem The beginnings of one of the best mech combat titles in VR.
  • New York Film Festival Premieres VR Cinema Experience Fire Escape Interactive VR cinematic thriller inspired by Hitchcock will be shown during New York Film Festival.