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Micro Cosmic Worlds, VRX, Lenovo AR, Augmented Empire in the Daily VR Round Up

1. Less Is More With Micro Cosmic Worlds. 

Micro Cosmic Worlds is a video game where you will experience everything as a microorganism. This can teach children science and mathematics where they can explore new things and learn from it.


2. Lenovo Reveals AR Headset DaystAR.

Lenovo is about to release an Augmented Reality headset. No specific date yet but this is something to look forward to. The company is including features like Cloud Object Recognition, Remote Assistance, Multiplayer Interaction, and 3D Content Manager, so developers can scan, upload, and edit 3D content through the platform.


3. Review: Augmented Empire

AAugmented Empire screenshot5ugmented Empire was known to be a great game, the studio brought in the voice talents of Kate Mulgrew (Orange is the New Black, Star Trek Voyager); Doug Cockle (The Witcher Series); Garrick Hagon (Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Horizon: Zero Dawn) and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul). The game has a lot to offer and more adventures to take. Certain levels have fixed selections for the storyline.

4. Speakers For VRX 2017 Announced.

Check out the speaker list for this year’s VRX!

List of speakers who will be delivering talks during the event, with others still to be announced:

  • Rikard Steiber, President Viveport and SVP Virtual Reality, HTC
  • Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, 20th Century Fox
  • Maureen Fan, CEO, Baobab Studios
  • Denny Unger, CEO, Cloudhead Games
  • Chaki Ng, Head of Viacom NEXT,Viacom
  • Ryan Horrigan, Chief Content Officer, Felix & Paul Studios
  • Tony Parisi, Global Head of VR/AR, Unity Technologies
  • Drew Larner, COO, Within
  • Vicki Ferguson, Programming Team Lead, Virtual RealityUbisoft
  • Tommy Palm, CEO, Resolution Games
  • Marcus Kühne , Strategy Lead, Immersive Techologies, AUDI
  • Christine Cattano, Global Head of VR, Framestore
  • Patrick Dahms, Advanced Technical Artist (VR), BMW
  • Philip Rosedale, CEO, High Fidelity
  • Solomon Rogers, Founder, REWIND
  • Dan Ferguson, Co-Founder / EVP Digital Interactive Strategy, Groove JonesIntel
  • Iffat Mai, Practice Application Development Leader, Perkins+Will
  • Tim Merel, Managing Director, Digi-Capital

MelodyVR and Sony, Lenovo and Star Wars, Eyesight for your Kids all in the Daily VR Round Up

1. Sony Music Inks Deal With Virtual Reality App MelodyVR

Universal Music group have entered into a deal with virtual reality startup MelodyVR. Sony Music is the latest label to enter for MelodyVR.


2. Lenovo made an augmented reality headset for ‘Star Wars’ games

Lenovo and Lucasfilm have partnered to build an augmented reality headset. No details about the headset yet or information about the games. “You are about to live out a lot of Star Wars fantasies.”

3. VR can improve your kid’s eyesight: According to study

There is a study released by the Beijing Advance Innovation Center for Future Visual Entertainment suggesting that the more time using high end VR Headsets like HTC Vive can have a beneficial impact on a child’s eyesight.

4. Competition: Watch The Jetwalls In Cyberpunk Motorcycle Game, Qbike

It’s a competition!!! Get a chance to win one of the four codes for the video game. You have approximately a week in order to enter, Thursday, 27th July 2017 in the UK. The competition is open to everyone, though please note you’ll need to have an Steam account in order to claim the code. To enter all you have to do is to follow the instructions from this link:

5. How to Tell if Your PC is VR Ready

When you use VR make sure you have a very good specs of computer.  Virtual Reality requires higher specifications. You need top notch video card to make games smooth.

Check out these two companies tool to check if your PC is VR Ready:

Oculus Rift Recommended VR Specifications (2017):

  • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or greater
  • CPU: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • Memory: 8GB+ RAM
  • Video Output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
  • USB Ports: 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

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Valve / SteamVR / HTC Vive Recommended VR Specifications (2017):

  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480, equivalent or better
  • CPU: Intel i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Video Output: – HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
  • USB Port: – 1x USB 2.0 or greater port
  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

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Imax VR, Star Wars Hotel today in Daily VR Round Up

Within Partners Up With IMAX VR For Their New VR Experience Called ‘Life Of Us’

Within Partners Up With IMAX VR For Their New VR Experience Called ‘Life Of Us’

Life of Us in IMAX VR is almost there. The Life of Us story is something to look forward for especially as it will be with the partnering up with IMAX VR. They already have some details about it but not into details yet. Everything seems to be being prepared properly before the launched. They do believe that this Life of Us will be a hit. Let’s find out more about this in the upcoming updates.

Disney is opening an immersive Star Wars Hotel where each guest gets a storyline.

A STAR WARS HOTEL!!!! Yes, you heard it right! The force is really strong on this one! How would you see yourself entertained and enjoy a single storyline for yourself? This is something to look forward to. It is an awesome idea of Disney, no further details yet but just dropped this bombshell in the middle of its D23 expo down in Los Angeles. People are going crazy about it and even commented of how to do a pre-booking! Quite funny but this is very interesting!



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Marvel is bringing its superheroes to VR with a new Oculus-exclusive game.

People love watching Marvel movies and playing Marvel games. How would like to see yourself playing in VR? Fantastic, right? Yes! Marvel is on its way to VR with a new Oculus-exclusive game. You can choose from 12 Marvel characters and have a multiplayer option.  It is said to be released on 2018, no exact date yet.

Lila’s Tale Makes you Solve Puzzles in VR … Without Your Hands

Lila’s Tale doesn’t require you to use your hand during the game. It is a Gaze game. You just gaze at the puzzle and it will move. By finishing the puzzle you damage the enemy. There will be no battle between you and the enemy. Whenever the enemy attacks, you have to go ahead and solve a puzzle quickly! It will help Lila to finish up the enemy faster by giving a big damage.  Only a demo is available at the moment, but the full game is slated for a third-quarter release later this year for the Samsung Gear VR. This is a story of a sister who mysteriously lost his brother. She will be having a journey with the player that will help her with the enemies and finish up the game.

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Apple’s ARKit combined HTC Vive shows us the future of mixed reality.

This is a very impressive technology and will absolutely be popular. It will provide good experiences and captures movements in real time. Not sure when this will be available but the potential is clear.




Facebook brings Live broadcasting to its Spaces virtual reality app

Facebook bringing live streaming to VR. This will let you live stream everything and will capture whatever you see on VR. With Live Streaming already up and working in Facebook Messenger and even in Instagram. We’ll watch 0ut for this upcoming awesome feature!



Here’s Why Investors Are Pouring Money Into AR and VR Startups

VR is such a useful technology in today’s industry. People use it for entertainment, education, and business to make things easier or understood.

In Real Estate industry, Realtors use VR to show potential buyers VR views of the property. It’s just one use case being used today, among many.  As venture capitalist place their bets for how this industry will generate the next unicorn investments, we’ll be watching.

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Full-Body VR Arena Presents Live streaming Event 

Project Myron is almost done! The developer of this excellent device is planning to live stream on Facebook to show the public how this technology works. With this technology, multiplayer is possible with body language and gestures to communicate and coordinate attacks in the game. How would like to get this Full-Body Arena show off your tactical prowess?

A video showing a previous demonstration of the Project Myron technology is available to view below.

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MACH in VR: 8 Principles About Everything

Bill Nye–everyone’s favorite science guy–visits AltspaceVR for the first time! He will going to discuss a few things all about the 8 Principles of Everything. Sit on your couch and have the science guy talk with you!

Disney Invests in VR Arcade The VOID, Epic Games in 2017 Accelerator

Disney announced the participants for 2017 incubator Disney Accelerator.  Among the 11 picked for the company’s 2017 Accelerator is location-based VR arcade The Void and Unreal Engine creator Epic Games. This is of the most awaited game ever.

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Life In 360°: From Bunnies To Space

Cutest and the funniest creature you will ever see today! A sneak peak from Baobab Studio. They have released a 360° “sneak peak”. See how the characters amaze you and how entertaining it will be. The sequel ASTEROIDS! was announced back in December and debuted at The Sundance Film Festival. 


Hot Out? It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas In World War Toons

War is a chaos. Let’s put that in a game where all the characters are just so funny and entertaining. Christmas Ruse is returning to the World War Toons! How exciting could that be?! There are so many new things and features added. Find out more and be amazed.

The Oculus Rift and Touch bundle is on sale for $399

You just don’t want to miss this! Oculus Rift and Touch bundle is on sale and for only $399! Do not think that you are getting the outdated one, this is still the Oculus Rift that you have been wanting for. You’ll still need to get a kickass computer to make it work. Grab one and be entertained!

http://The Oculus Rift and Touch bundle is on sale for $399

Vive Tracker Used to Create Pressure Sensitive Photoshop Stylus for VR

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Versa is a prototype VR Stylus. This device can be held like a traditional controller. When flipped upside down with the tip pointing outward the Versa is in Stylus Mode, which gives the user a pencil-grip for better control while drawing task in Tilt Brush. Gray calls it Tablet Mode when the device is used against a flat surface, allowing for precise control for 2D interactions. This is an amazing tool to showcase how easy you can create art with the Vive Tracker.



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Google Blocks lets you make gorgeous low-poly VR art

Are you a fan of colourful simple blocks? You will definitely enjoy this google blocks that will let you make gorgeous low-poly VR art. You can export art from both Tilt Brush and Blocks, you can even use them together. There is also a way for the users to make the creation viewable online. There is a catch in using Blocks though, it is only limited to high-end headsets which have good hand controls and let you walk around your creations.


WeLens introduces software to manage group screenings of 360-degree video VR

VR is playing a big role in our industry right now, aside from being used for entertainment, it is also becoming a way to introduce products or creations. In VR, it is easy to show how a product looks like and how it is being used.  Welens introduced software to manage group screening easier.




Samsung Reveals 4K ExynosVR Standalone Reference Design With Eye-Tracking

The company showcased its new standalone reference design, the ExynosVR III. The headset seems to be an all-in-one though, it doesn’t need a computer or mobile phone to run. More companies are going over VR and producing Standalone VR. Everyone is trying to fit in. What matters is picking the right VR for you!