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Sep 22, 2015

Disney invests $65 million to help make virtual-reality movies the next thing

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With more than $100 million in total investment, Jaunt is among the cluster of startups trying to take VR mainstream.

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Sep 22, 2015

Monument Valley’s Creators Just Made a Stunning VR Game

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The creators of Monument Valley have released their first VR game, and it’s amazing.

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Sep 21, 2015

The studio behind Monument Valley is set to launch its first VR game

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One of the most remarkable things about Monument Valley, the mobile puzzler from Ustwo, was how it managed to lure in people who don’t play games. Its intuitive controls and beautiful, MC Escher-inspired worlds made it the rare blockbuster that almost anyone could play. And now the studio is looking to do the same thing in virtual reality. On October 30th, Ustwo will release Land’s End on Samsung’s Gear VR, an exploration game that maintains many of the same principles of Monument Valley — stunning art, accessible controls — and transports them to a 3D space.

“The thing we wanted to do, is to bring our way of thinking to VR,” explains Peter Pashley, technical director at Ustwo Games. “We find that a lot of people who are making VR experiences are kind of making quite traditional games. I wanted to make sure that our branding was represented in the early days of VR.”

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Sep 19, 2015

Sony Explains PlayStation VR Rebranding

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VRFocus reports on Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) explaining the rebranding of its Project Morpheus VR HMD to PlayStation VR.

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Sep 17, 2015

The company behind Second Life is building a virtual reality universe

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Linden Labs is starting from scratch with Project Sansar, a new platform for the coming virtual reality world.

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Sep 15, 2015

Virtual Reality To Be Worth $7 Billion By 2020: Deutsche Bank

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Deutsche Bank projects that the Virtual Reality Segment would have a total addressable market of $7 billion in the next five years, with the medium gaining mainstream consumer adoption by next year.

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Sep 15, 2015

Augmented reality expert explains how AR will help humanity

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We’ve been hearing and seeing plenty about augmented reality these days — from Microsoft’s HoloLens to the mysterious Google-backed startup Magic Leap — but aside from the gee-whiz factor, its benefits can sometimes feel almost as illusory as virtual images. Gaia Dempsey, managing director of DAQRI, which makes an AR-enabled smart hard hat, offers up a strong case for why augmented reality is more than just hype. In a new video for the upcoming Future of Storytelling Summit (which also produced the stunning video of animation legend Glen Keane drawing in VR), Dempsey explains how AR could fundamentally change the way we learn and experience the world. For example, it’s one thing to be told how the mechanics of a clock works in text or video, it’s an entirely different experience to be able to manipulate a moving set of clock gears in three dimensions.

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Sep 15, 2015

Facebook wants to put virtual reality on your phone

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Facebook FB is working on a stand-alone app that would support 360-degree—or “spherical”—video, allowing users to alter their viewing perspective with the mere tilt of their phones.

The app is still in early development, and would be available for both Apple AAPL and Android operating systems if it proves to be a go, sources close to the project told The Wall Street Journal.

Typically compiled from multiple cameras, the video format allows users to change their viewing perspective by tilting their phones, the Journal reported.

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Sep 10, 2015

GoPro is now selling its crazy 16-camera virtual reality rig

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The wild, behemoth 16-camera virtual reality rig that GoPro announced at Google’s I/O conference is officially called “Odyssey,” and is now available for purchase. But it is not for everyone. It costs $15,000, and only “professional content creators and producers” will be allowed to buy it — after they submit an application.

That price tag might make your eyes spin, but it does cover a good amount of equipment. Buying an Odyssey means you get 16 of GoPro’s top-of-the-line Hero 4 Black, a microphone, the rig and all the necessary cables, a Pelican case to carry it all in, as well as a warranty and support. For a production company that’s looking to get into the virtual reality game but doesn’t necessarily want to go the DIY route, this could be the best option.

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Aug 30, 2015

Racing Real Car in Virtual Reality — Castrol Edge & Video Games tech

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Castrol Edge & Video Games technologies: Racing a Real Car in Virtual Reality.

Castrol EDGE has premiered its latest Titanium Trial driving challenge, featuring Formula Drift professional Matt Powers driving his Roush Stage 3 Mustang whilst wearing a state-of-the-art Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 headset: blind to the real world around him, but fully-immersed in a rapidly changing 3D virtual world.

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