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  • UK Food Delivery Service Just Eat Looks Into AR Just Eat is testing the effectiveness of AR-enhanced advertising.
  • AltspaceVR Debuts New Hangout Space, New Games, And Leadership Program
    AltspaceVR Debuts New Hangout Space, New Games, And Leadership Program

    When AltspaceVR was shutting down, I felt a bit emotional about it. I’ve always loved MMOs, the communities they develop, and the people that play them, so when the social VR app, one of VR’s first big breakout pieces of software, was poised to end, it rocked me to my core.

    I even edited together a video commemorating it and highlighting the final moments.

    But, that end never truly came. Microsoft swooped in and saved the company. As a result, it gets to live on, thrive, and continue pushing out updates.

    This week we learned about some ambitious new plans. First up is a brand new “Hangout space” in the game, dubbed Origins. Previously, the default hangout area was the Campfire, but the creators felt it was time for a new “sister” space as they call it. Both will coexist.

    There will also be a new Community Leaders Program, so new AltspaceVR users can find experienced people easily to talk with and ask questions. All of the leaders will be wearing badges with a lightning bolt, so it’s always someone that you can trust.

    Finally, there are two new game shows coming into the regular rotation: Tongue-Tied and Trivia:

    Tongue-tied: Get the right word from your brain to your lips. Better be a quick thinker! Players compete to be the best at naming 6 items based on a category. The trick? You only have six seconds. Play now and see who is can think on their feet.

    Trivia: Beat your friends to the answer in this fast paced trivia game between an audience of people. If you make it to the finals, you’ll face-off in a final game show on stage against the best of the best.

    Do you still login to AltspaceVR? Let us know what you’ve been up to lately down in the comments below!

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  • Krikey Add New AR Soccer Mini-Game To Celebrate The World Cup The social augmented reality app continues to grow.
  • Steam Introduces SteamVR Skeletal Input Offering controller based hand-tracking animation data.
  • XSEED Discuss Gungrave VR In Interview VRFocus learn more about the upcoming return of a classic.
  • Standalone Virtual Reality Headsets Will Bring VR Into Focus Thomas Gere discusses VR's path into the future in the year it cuts the cable.
  • CPDinVR Opens Registrations for Anniversary Event Nina Salomons of VRFocus will be taking part in a special event to mark 1st anniversary of CPDinVR
  • New AR App Set To Enhance Dining and Nightlife An AR app by Liverpool-based start-up AR Independent is trying to enhance the dining experience.
  • OpenSpace Uses 360 Degree Cameras To Capture Construction Sites An immersive visual record of a construction site is now possible using OpenSpace AI framework.
  • Life In 360°: Thou, My Most Beauteous Land Which is to say, that we're off to the Faroe Islands.
  • Echo Combat Livestream – Gravity-Defying FPS Action
    Echo Combat Livestream – Gravity-Defying FPS Action

    The Open Beta for Echo Combat is finally here! If you have Oculus Home installed already, you may have noticed that the Echo games have undergone a bit of re-branding. Instead of Echo Combat and Echo Arena existing in the launch separately, there is now just Echo VR and when you load into the lobby you pick which game you want.

    Echo Arena is the disc-based mixture of Quidditch and Soccer that we loved last year in our review, while Echo Combat is a zero-G shooter that blends Overwatch with Echo-style movement. It’s a ton of fun as well.

    We’ll be livestreaming Echo Combat on PC using Rift with Touch starting very soon (which means we’ll start at approximately 2:20PM PT) and aim to last for about an hour or so. We’re going to use Restream to hit both YouTube and Twitch at the same time!

    You can see our archived streams all in  this one handy Livestream playlist over on the official UploadVR YouTube channel (which you should totally subscribe to by the way). We’re also rebooting our Twitch channel too.

    Let us know which games you want us to livestream next and if you want to see more Echo Combat in the future. Comment with any feedback down below!

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  • CEEK VR Announce VR Series and Movie Called Hollywood Rooftop Holywood Rooftop will be a combined narrative which weaves together 360-degree short films and a 2D movie.
  • VR Drama ‘Kiss Me First’ Arrives On Netflix June 29th

    Live-action meets CGI in this six-part adaptation of Lottie Moggach’s hit YA novel. A suspenseful cyber-drama series developed by Bryan Elsley, Kiss Me First tells the story of Leila (Taboo’s Tallulah Haddon), a lonely 17-year-old haunted by the death of her mother. In order to escape the tortures of her reality, Leila has become addicted

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  • Research Project Show VR Can Improve Memory Recall A research project by University of Maryland shows that using VR can help information stick.
  • Expore The Surface Of Mars In Red Rover Take a zen-like road trip across the surface of the red planet.