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  • VR STEM Tools Heading To California & Nevada Libraries

    Nanome partners with HTC to extend their virtual science, mathematics, engineering and tech tools to new locations. As part of HTC’s new Vive Libraries program, the Taiwanese-based electronics company recently donated a whopping 110,000 HTC Vive kits to libraries across California and Nevada. The generous contribution was part of an ongoing effort to promote the

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  • Report: Augmented Reality Market To Be Worth Almost 8m By 2023 Report from MarketsandMarkets predicts that retail applications for AR technology will lead to continued market growth.
  • Moss PSVR Physical Copy Giveaway: Enter For A Chance To Win!
    Moss PSVR Physical Copy Giveaway: Enter For A Chance To Win!

    Polyarc was kind enough to send us five physical copies of Moss for PSVR so we’ll be giving these away to five lucky readers! This is a random drawing so all you need to do is input your email for a chance to win free copy for yourself. The deadline for entries is 12:00AM ET on Saturday, July 7th, 2018. Basically that means tomorrow night.

    Moss is one of the best PSVR games to date and after recently being released on PC for Rift and Vive, the PSVR edition now has a physical copy as well. It’s an excellent game that makes a great argument for third-person platformers in VR and after playing it we’re excited to see where the genre goes next with Astro Bot later this year.

    Entering the giveaway is simple:

    1. Submit your email address on this form or down below,

    2. We will pick five random winners,

    3. We will contact you to get your shipping information if you won,

    4. Then you’ll have a sealed, new copy of Moss for PSVR shipped to you straight away.

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Due to exorbitant shipping costs we are going to unfortunately have to limit contest entries to U.S. addresses only. Sorry!

    For more on Moss you can read our full review and check out our detailed video walkthrough in case you get stuck. Let us know if you have any questions down in the comments below and good luck!

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  • Docomo Demonstrates 360-Degree 8K Live Streaming System Technology company Docomo reveal a new system for seamlessly streaming high-quality live 360-degree video.
  • VR Chemistry Game ‘Tablecraft’ Makes Learning The Periodic Table Fun

    Learn the elements by feeding your growing glob monster in this playful educational VR experience. With complex compounds of elements and molecules coming together to form the very fabric of our existence, there are very few scientific disciplines more daunting than that of chemistry. This goes double for kids being introduced to the complicated subject

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  • Plexus Unveil Affordable Option For VR Haptics Pre-orders for haptic sensor glove are now available.
  • Preview: TendAR – Literally Feeding on Your Emotions The team behind Virtual Virtual Reality are taking a unique approach to AR.
  • Super Puzzle Galaxy Leaves Early Access, Warp Ball DLC Pack now Available This is 2 Bears Studio's second HTC Vive exclusive.
  • HTC Vive Partner with McLaren for Esports Series McLaren launch new esports series with help from industry partners, including HTC Vive and Microsoft.
  • Become a High Score Master Thanks to New Beat Saber Video It's time to attack those high scores again.
  • Jan-Peter Ewert of Valve Talks SteamVR Speaking at the White Nights in St Petersburg festival, Ewert discussed Steam VR and the need for new Steam tools.
  • Marvel Powers United VR Character Roster Hits 10, Hawkeye and Black Widow Added The videogame is scheduled to launch on 26th July, pre-orders are available.
  • Avengers Black Widow And Hawkeye Are In Marvel Powers United VR
    Avengers Black Widow And Hawkeye Are In Marvel Powers United VR

    Hawkeye may have been suspiciously absent from this Summer’s Avengers: Infinity War, but he’ll be saving the day in Marvel Powers United VR this month.

    Both the archer Avenger and his partner in alien-murdering, Black Widow, will be playable characters in the Oculus Rift exclusive. The characters wrap up this week’s announcements for the game, which also included villains Venom and Ultron as well as locations Wakanda and Sakaar.

    Hawkeye and Widow both make perfect sense for Powers United. For the former, bow and arrow-based gameplay is one of the most popular mechanics in VR gaming, and we can’t wait to see the Marvel twist on the idea. Hawkeye is best known for an inventive array of arrowheads, so hopefully the game can get pretty imaginative.

    Widow, meanwhile, is usually about guns and melee combat, which should also both work pretty well with Touch controllers.

    Powers United VR is launching on July 26th, which means we’ve got another three weeks to find out who else is in the game. We’re still missing classic characters like Captain America, Iron Man and Spider-Man.

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  • Nintendo Switch Is Getting A Strange Unofficial VR-Like Headset
    Nintendo Switch Is Getting A Strange Unofficial VR-Like Headset

    Nintendo’s Switch console isn’t likely to ever get VR support, but this strange new peripheral for the kit does at least look the part.

    Japanese company Thanko is selling this bizarre ‘Eye Theater’ for the hybrid device. It’s a small head-mounted display that the company says will give you a 120-inch virtual screen to play your games on. It plugs into the console’s bottom port. Basically, it’s just like the cinematic mode for traditional content you can see in a lot of other VR headsets, then.

    The device itself looks like a miniature version of Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR). It’s releasing in September for ¥22,780 ($206/£156) and you can also use it with your smartphone (so long as that’s USB Type C too). We wouldn’t hold our breath for a western release.

    Sadly, though it does look the part, this not true VR, and it still feels like it will be a while before Nintendo commits to the tech in any kind of way. There are numerous statements from executives claiming that the company isn’t looking into VR right now, even if certain patents and other quotes suggest that it is.

    As we learned this week, we can at least play fan remakes of some of the best Zelda bosses in VR, though.

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  • The Path Less Travelled Do developers have too many options when it comes to creating new VR titles? Might they benefit from a narrower focus?