Virtual Reality

Oculus Link for Quest headsets is moving out of beta this fall

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A year after Facebook announced a way for people to play Oculus Rift games on the standalone Quest headset, it’s preparing to bring Oculus Link out of beta. The feature will be available more broadly sometime this fall.If you connect your Quest to a…

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Facebook will add fitness-tracking features to Oculus

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Facebook has announced Oculus Move, a fitness tracker that works at the system level on its virtual reality headsets. You’ll soon be able to check how many calories you’ve burned while slicing through blocks in Beat Saber (which has a song that’s spe…

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‘Minecraft’ PSVR support is coming this month

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Sony said on Monday morning it has lined up a week of PlayStation VR game announcements, and it kicked off with a big one for Minecraft players. The ultra-popular sandbox game will add PSVR support later this month with a free update that’ll r…

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China AR, VR markets forecast 2020-2024;total spending to exceed US$20 bn

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The AR and VR related investment in the China market will reach US$4.09 billion in 2020, 65.9% higher than that in 2019, higher than the global average growth rate of 35.3%. The overall market situation shows a good situation. At the same time, China will account for 38.3% of the global market share in 2020, […]

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Gladiatorial brawler ‘Gorn’ comes to PlayStation VR on May 19th

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On May 19th, Gorn, one of the PC’s better virtual reality showcases, will make its way to PlayStation VR. If you’re not familiar with the title, it’s a physics-based gladiator game. Gorn’s engine simulates every object in its arenas, including enemie…

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‘Beat Saber’ now has an official song designed to keep you fit

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Beat Saber is widely considered a good option for exercise in VR between the frantic arm waving, crouches and dodges, and Beat Games wants to capitalize on that. The studio’s former CEO and now game musician Jaroslav Beck recently released “Fi…

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Google’s ‘Tilt Brush’ virtual painting app comes to PlayStation VR

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Google’s Tilt Brush painting app is conquering one of its few remaining frontiers: consoles. The search giant has teamed up with Outerloop Games to release the 3D creative tool for PlayStation VR. To no one’s surprise, it’s the familiar experience,…

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‘Second Life’ creator sells its ambitious social VR platform

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Second Life creator Linden Lab’s big VR push didn’t pan out, it seems. The company has sold its Sansar social VR platform to a startup, Wookey Project Corp., in a bid to “streamline its focus” in favor of Second Life as well as money service provider…

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HP teases ‘next gen’ VR headset made with Microsoft and Valve’s help

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If you didn’t rush out to buy a VR headset to play Half-Life: Alyx, your patience might be rewarded. HP is teasing a Reverb G2 headset developed in tandem with Microsoft and Valve that should be “more immersive, comfortable and compatible” than prev…

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Color Space is a VR coloring book to help you relax

By app, color space, coloring book, coronavirus, covid-19, engadget, entertainment, gaming, gear, lighthaus, oculus quest, oculus rift, personal computing, personalcomputing, relaxation, Virtual Reality, VR, wearables

Let’s face it: with the COVID-19 pandemic creating chaos, you’re probably looking for something, anything to shut out the outside world and help you relax. Thankfully, you might have an option if you happen to have an Oculus VR headset. Lighthaus h…

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Looxid adapts its VR brain monitor for Oculus Rift S

By brain, brain monitor, Business, eeg, eeg monitor, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, health, looxid, looxid labs, looxid link, medicine, Oculus, oculus rift, oculus rift s, ptsd, therapy, tomorrow, Virtual Reality, VR, wearables

Two years ago, Looxid Labs walked Engadget through a VR museum. A virtual display was pinned to the corner of the user’s field of vision and contained real-time stats on his brain activity. At the time, the product seemed a little out-there, but it h…

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Valve’s Index VR headset will go back on sale March 9th

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If you’re itching to buy a Valve Index to get the ‘official’ Half-Life: Alyx experience, you’ll soon have another chance… if you move quickly. A Valve spokesperson talking to Engadget has confirmed an earlier report that Index kits will once more b…

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‘Half Life: Alyx’ gameplay videos showcase gravity gloves and more

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With just a couple of short weeks before Half-Life: Alyx comes out on March 23rd, Valve has shared three new trailers from the upcoming game. If the game’s first trailer left you wanting more, these provide a more in-depth look at Alyx’s setting and…

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Google’s latest VR app lets you gaze at prehistoric paintings

By AR, art, augmented reality, chauvet cave, Culture, Education, engadget, entertainment, google, google arts and culture, history, Virtual Reality, VR

Over the years, Google has digitized countless museums, galleries and landmarks for Arts & Culture, an encyclopaedic platform that anyone can access through a browser or mobile app. Today, the company is launching a new collection base…

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‘Half Life: Alyx’ will hit Steam on March 23rd

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Unlike many other publishers who’ve delayed big games in recent months, it appears as though Valve is actually sticking to the March release window it set for Half Life: Alyx. Even better, the VR prequel to Half-Life 2 now has an actual release date:…

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‘Space Channel 5’ returns in VR form on February 25th

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If you’re still pining for Space Channel 5, Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s first big music-focused games, you’re in for a treat… if you have the right hardware, anyway. Grounding and Sega are releasing a VR take on the franchise, Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Fun…

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‘Iron Man VR’ is delayed until May 15th

By av, camouflaj, engadget, gaming, iron man vr, ironman, ironmanvr, ps vr, ps4, psvr, video games, videogames, Virtual Reality, virtualreality, VR

It seems we’re not quite done with the recent deluge of game delays — you’ll now have to wait a bit longer before you can scoot around the skies in Tony Stark’s suit in Iron Man VR. Camouflaj is shunting the PS VR game’s release date from February 2…

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Time Magazine is recreating the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech in VR

By chicago, civil rights, Education, engadget, gear, history, julius tennon, martin luther king, museum, time, time studios, video, viola davis, Virtual Reality, VR, wearables

For many people, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington and the famous “I Have a Dream” speech exist as little more than photos and soundbites — only the 200,000-plus people who were there can give you a sense of what it was really like….

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Oculus is rolling out its expanded social VR features

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Along with Quest hand tracking, one of Facebook’s big announcements at Oculus Connect 6 in September was a batch of social VR features. You’ll get to try them over the coming days, as Oculus is starting to roll them out.

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Oculus Go drops to $150 on Amazon in Black Friday sale

By black friday, blackfriday2019, engadget, engadgetdeals, facebook, gaming, gear, hgg2019, Oculus, Oculus Go, thebuyersguide, Virtual Reality, VR, wearables

You’re looking at one of the most affordable ways to immerse yourself in stand-alone VR. Amazon is selling the 32GB Oculus Go headset for $150, down from the usual $199, as part of its Black Friday sales. There have been substantial discounts before…

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