HTC Vive Will Give 100% of Holiday App Profits to Developers

HTC Vive Will Give 100% of Holiday App Profits to Developers

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HTC Vive Will Give 100% of Holiday App Profits to Developers
Viveport celebrates it’s first birthday with holiday benefits for committed developers. With the holidays just around the corner everyone is starting to get into the giving spirit. This includes HTC, who despite selling its Pixel smartphone team to Google last week is now giving 100% of its holiday app revenue directly to Vive developers. Normally […]
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Matchbox Twenty to Stream Concert Live In VR

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Matchbox Twenty to Stream Concert Live In VR
The legendary rock band will livestream their Colorado concert with customizable options for VR users. Matchbox Twenty is a band infamous for not only their stellar rock music, but also their desire to experiment and innovate. Now the Florida-based rock group is pushing the boundaries even further with a concert live-streamed in VR that allows […]
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Google Announces New Daydream View & Pixel 2

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Google Announces New Daydream View & Pixel 2
Stranger Things AR stickers and League of Legends AR are coming too. Last year Google showed us their commitment to VR, unveiling a Daydream View VR headset, Daydream platform, and Pixel phone. Now exactly a year later, Google is back again with VR updates and an additional focus on augmented reality (AR). New Pixel & […]
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HTC Vive Purchases Come With Free Fallout 4 Pre-Order Code

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HTC Vive Purchases Come With Free Fallout 4 Pre-Order Code
HTC’s new Vive bundle includes the VR adaptation of Bethesda’s hit apocalyptic RPG and a special deal for existing owners. Fallout 4 is easily one of the more highly-anticipated VR titles currently pending release. Hit developer Bethesda worked overtime to bring the entirety of the massive apocalyptic shooter to VR, delivering what is expected to […]
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‘Fallout 4 VR’ Now Comes Free With Purchase of HTC Vive

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‘Fallout 4 VR’ Now Comes Free With Purchase of HTC Vive
HTC today announced a new Vive hardware bundle featuring a free copy of Bethesda’s upcoming Fallout 4 VR, a VR port of the entire game that lets you haunt the Wasteland like never before. Customers who purchase an HTC Vive starting today will now receive a free redemption code well ahead of Fallout 4 VR’s December 12th launch. Currently available […]
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‘The Exorcist’ Episodic VR Experience Coming to Rift, Vive & PSVR This Month

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‘The Exorcist’ Episodic VR Experience Coming to Rift, Vive & PSVR This Month
Just in time for Halloween, The Exorcist franchise is getting an episodic VR horror adventure, with the first two chapters due in October. Called The Exorcist: Legion VR, the experience promises to let you finally take part in what the creators call “a variety of increasingly disturbing exorcisms” across a five-chapter narrative. Created by Wolf & Wood, the minds behind A Chair In […]
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Al Jazeera Releases VR Documentary ‘I Am Rohingya’

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Al Jazeera Releases VR Documentary ‘I Am Rohingya’
‘I Am Rohingya’ shines on a light on the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims. Virtual reality’s ability to influence users on an emotional level by immersing them in new worlds and situations has made it the perfect tool for documentarians looking to further impact their audiences. Being able to place users directly into the shoes […]
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‘Luna’ to Launch October 17th on Rift, Vive, and Windows VR

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‘Luna’ to Launch October 17th on Rift, Vive, and Windows VR
Luna is an intriguing looking title coming from indie studio Funomena, and backed by some of the minds behind indie PS3 blockbuster Journey (2012). The studio has announced a launch date for October 17th and that the game will be coming to the Rift, Vive, and Windows VR (and PC). Journey’s executive producer, Robin Hunicke, […]
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VRTK’s Open Source Tools Help New Developers Get Started In VR

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VRTK’s Open Source Tools Help New Developers Get Started In VR
What’s becoming clear in VR development is that with the market split across Rift, Vive and PlayStation VR, the developers of some of the most successful apps like Job Simulator, Fantastic Contraption and Raw Data work hard to make their software work well across all three headsets. Even if it is hard to stand out […]
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The Top 5 Room-scale Games for HTC Vive

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The Top 5 Room-scale Games for HTC Vive
It was a hard decision, but you’ve decided to go with the HTC Vive as your first ‘serious’ VR headset, a room-scale device that released early 2016 as a result of a decisive collaboration with Valve. Here we take a look at our top 5 games for Vive, and a little more information you might need […]
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ZED Mini Turns Rift and Vive into an AR Headset From the Future

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ZED Mini Turns Rift and Vive into an AR Headset From the Future
Stereo camera company Stereolabs has launched pre-orders for the ZED Mini, a smaller version of their stereo depth-mapping camera which fits on a mount made to attach to VR headsets like the Rift and Vive. When attached, the camera provides stereo pass-through video and real-time depth and environment mapping, turning the headsets into dev kits […]
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Can You Fall in Love in VR?

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Can You Fall in Love in VR?
That’s the question Oculus, Tool of America, and director Kevin Kornish set out to answer with the new experimental VR experience, Fall in Love VR. The collaborators behind the project were inspired to use the high-tech medium of VR as a means to reintroduce a timeless aspect of human life: romance. It was a 2015 New […]
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The Rise of Consumer AR in China

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The Rise of Consumer AR in China
When the smash-hit mobile gaming application Pokémon GO swept the globe last summer, the disruptive potential of augmented reality (AR) was thrust into the spotlight. It became the fastest game ever to reach $600 million in revenue, which it did in just a few months. While time has taken some of the fizz out of […]
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Blocker is a Revolutionary AR Application for Filmmakers

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Blocker is a Revolutionary AR Application for Filmmakers
Filmmakers rejoice! Augmented Reality just made your job a whole lot easier. Much has been made of the storytelling capacities of VR and AR, but what about using them as tools to aid other storytelling media? The recent release of iOS 11 has ushered in a slate of new AR applications into the mainstream, and […]
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Viveport Gives Developers 100% of Revenue Earned Over The Holidays

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Viveport Gives Developers 100% of Revenue Earned Over The Holidays
At this year’s Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC), HTC announced a number of changes to Viveport to celebrate the one year anniversary of the app store and its subscription service. Developers will receive a 100% revenue share between October and the end of the year, Viveport Arcade Manager enters open beta, and a new toolset […]
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Legoland Bringing VR Roller Coaster To Parks This Year

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Legoland Bringing VR Roller Coaster To Parks This Year
LEGO continues the VR theme park trend with new VR attractions at parks. There’s no such as thing as too much LEGO content. Three movies and several video game tie-ins later and the world is still clamoring for more of that sweet plastic magic that made all our childhoods memorable ones. Of course true fans […]
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Raw Data Officially Launches This October On Rift, Vive, And PSVR

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Raw Data Officially Launches This October On Rift, Vive, And PSVR
Finally, at long last, Raw Data is exiting Early Access. The fast-paced action game by Survios that’s become synonymous with intense action in virtual reality is officially releasing on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift this October 5th and PlayStation VR (PSVR) this October 10th. I personally first played Raw Data about a year and a […]
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HTC Selling Vive + GTX 1070 Founders Edition Bundle for $999

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HTC Selling Vive + GTX 1070 Founders Edition Bundle for $999
Following the HTC Vive’s recent price cut from $799 to $599, HTC is now offering a bundle of Vive hardware and an Nvidia GTX 1070 Founders Edition GPU to US customers for $999. The offer is available on the official Vive website while stocks last. While it’s not a spectacular deal, most GTX 1070s still […]
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HTC Partners to Stream VR Games to Vive in China, Cutting VR-Ready PCs Out of the Equation

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HTC Partners to Stream VR Games to Vive in China, Cutting VR-Ready PCs Out of the Equation
Oculus and HTC have already reduced the prices of their respective headsets, with the Oculus Rift now selling for $500 and HTC Vive for $600. While graphically-capable PCs are cheaper than ever thanks to new GPUs and software optimizations, you still need to pony up the cash for a min-spec system ($699 for an OEM-built machine). HTC […]
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YouTuber Brings VR To Commodore 64

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YouTuber Brings VR To Commodore 64
The VR64 retro virtual reality headset is as cool as it is totally unnecessary. Remember the Commodore 64 home computer? No? That makes sense. After all, the revolutionary device was released all the way back in 1982, a year some of you younger folks probably consider the stone age. However for many veteran gamers the […]
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‘Driver4VR’ Emulates Vive Trackers With Kinect for Cheap VR Body Tracking

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‘Driver4VR’ Emulates Vive Trackers With Kinect for Cheap VR Body Tracking
A new SteamVR mod from the developer behind WalkinVR now allows body tracking by emulating Vive Trackers via Kinect’s motion sensing data, enabling an inexpensive solution for full body motion tracking in VR. The driver, available at the official Driver4VR site, works for both Rift and Vive when running SteamVR; this could be particularly interesting for […]
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Crytek Adds HTC Vive & Oculus Touch Support to ‘Robinson: The Journey’

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Crytek Adds HTC Vive & Oculus Touch Support to ‘Robinson: The Journey’
Originally launched in November last year as a PSVR exclusive, Crytek’s Robinson: The Journey (2016) made its way early this year to Oculus Rift via Oculus Home and also eventually Steam too. Critically missing however was official support for HTC Vive and any support for motion controllers. Now, Crytek has finally launched an update on Steam which includes official support for HTC Vive, […]
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The VR Society’s ‘On The Lot’ is Back—and Fully Augmented

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The VR Society’s ‘On The Lot’ is Back—and Fully Augmented
‘On The Lot’ is back—and now featuring AR—October 13 and 14 at The Lot in West Hollywood. Last year, the inaugural VR On The Lot brought together major players from Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Europe, and China for a two-day exploration of the intersection between entertainment and technology. Organized by the VR Society, presented by AMD Studios, […]
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Become a Digital Vagabond With Atlas Obscura VR Experience

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Become a Digital Vagabond With Atlas Obscura VR Experience
The multiplatform travel brand comes to VR with a new exploratory app. If you’re looking for more information on the world’s most bizarre and off the beat locations, there’s no better source than Atlas Obscura. Whether it be their website or best-selling book, the popular travel guide has served as an integral tool for travelers […]
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Multiuser VR Sculpting & Paint Tool ‘MasterpieceVR’ Now Available on Vive & Rift

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Multiuser VR Sculpting & Paint Tool ‘MasterpieceVR’ Now Available on Vive & Rift
MasterpieceVR is a 3D creation tool that’s looking to get an edge on the competition by offering something no other volumetric art program has so far; a multi-user, spectator-friendly, sculpting and painting tool that promises to house everything you need in a single place. MasterpieceVR boasts some pretty impressive features outside of its 20+ sculpting and painting tools. […]
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New Trademark Labels HTC Standalone Headset As Vive Focus

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New Trademark Labels HTC Standalone Headset As Vive Focus
This is likely the name of HTC’s standalone VR headset coming soon. When Oculus first revealed its prototype standalone VR headset, code-named Santa Cruz, back in 2016, we all new a response from HTC was inevitable. Earlier this year those suspicions were proven correct when HTC as well as Lenovo announced their own upcoming versions […]
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The Biggest HTC Vive Releases Of The Week 09/10/17

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The Biggest HTC Vive Releases Of The Week 09/10/17
A healthy week of Vive releases awaits. There’s a lot of diversity in this week’s launches, showcasing the variety you can enjoy in VR right now. In the meantime, if you missed the previous iteration of this list, you can see those new releases here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group, complete with […]
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HTC Registers ‘Vive Focus’ Trademark in EU & US, Likely Intended for Standalone VR Headset

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HTC Registers ‘Vive Focus’ Trademark in EU & US, Likely Intended for Standalone VR Headset
HTC has submitted a new trademark application in both Europe and the US, specifically requesting the use of a new name: Vive Focus. First revealed at Google I/O 2017 developer conference, both HTC and Lenovo announced they were building standalone VR headsets for the Daydream platform. Neither headset revealed its perspective name, only showing concept art […]
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Street View Comes To Google Earth VR

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Street View Comes To Google Earth VR
The new update brings Street View imagery from 85 countries. Last year Google launched a VR version of Google Earth, letting you visit locations around the world in 3D. A favorite app for many, Earth VR lets you fly over a city, stand on top of the highest peaks, or just casually walk down the […]
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Ikea Place ARKit App Brings Virtual Furniture Into Your Home

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Ikea Place ARKit App Brings Virtual Furniture Into Your Home
The Swedish furniture retailer is using Apple’s ARkit to help digitally furnish your own space. For years IKEA has been making it insanely easy for its millions of customers to furnish their homes, offices and studios with colorful furniture and affordable appliances. Lately however the Netherlands-based corporation has been experimenting with immersive technology, from an […]
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Play Quake II In Room-Scale VR On Your Rift Or Vive

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Play Quake II In Room-Scale VR On Your Rift Or Vive
Just in time for its 20th anniversary comes a virtual reality mod for Quake II. Actually, the mod saw its last update this May, but Martin Lammi drew our attention with his video tour of the legendary shooter, which you’ll find embedded below. Created by software engineer Luke Groeninger, and supported by Malcolm Smith, Quake […]
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