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NextVR Takes On MelodyVR With Launch Of Music...
by Jamie Feltham on February 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm
For the past few years VR broadcasting app NextVR has largely focused on sports. But, with its latest partnership, the company is setting its sights on music lovers. NextVR this week announced a collaboration with Central Station Records. The pair have just launched a suite of new musical VR […]
Star Wars: Project Porg Is Like A Tamagotchi For...
by Jamie Feltham on February 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Forget Jedi training and duels with Darth Vader; the most important Star Wars AR app just released. That’s right, Project Porg is now available for Magic Leap One. Wait, what’s Project Porg? I’m glad you asked! A few years back we reported that Magic Leap had partnered with […]
Excerpt: Four Stories From Blake Harris Book The...
by Ian Hamilton on February 19, 2019 at 11:40 pm
The new book The History Of The Future is out today in hardcover, ebook and audiobook. The narrative written by Console Wars author Blake Harris charts the 2012 founding of Oculus. Along the way there is an accounting of the $3 billion acquisition by Facebook and $500 million jury decision. The […]
XMLHttpRequest vs the Fetch API: What’s Best...
by Craig Buckler on February 19, 2019 at 11:37 pm
March 2019 celebrates the 20th anniversary of Ajax. Sort of. The first implementation of XMLHttpRequest shipped in 1999 as an IE5.0 ActiveX component (don't ask). Before then, there had been ways to pull data from a server without a full-page refresh, but they often relied on clunky techniques such […]
Until You Fall Is A VR Sword Fighter From I...
by Ian Hamilton on February 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Development studio Schell Games is announcing its upcoming sword fighting VR game Until You Fall. The studio is focusing on delivering satisfying melee combat in the “magic-infused” title. Until You Fall launches on VR headsets sometime in 2019. From the game’s official […]
Beat Saber And Subpac Are Helping Deaf Fans Play...
by Jamie Feltham on February 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Beat Saber is arguably VR’s biggest phenomenon, taking PC VR and PSVR platforms by storm. But it’s also a game that lives and dies by its music, which helps players get in the flow. For deaf VR fans, that’s a big barrier to cross. But Beat Games and Subpac are working to break it […]
This Awesome VR Paragliding Rig Puts You In...
by Jamie Feltham on February 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Most people have a dream VR setup. It might be laid out for the ultimate racing experience, or designed for immersive flight simulation. Studio Muybridge, however, built the ultimate VR paragliding experience. The France-based studio recently shared this look at its elaborate contraption. The rig […]
VR Social Network vTime Adds AR Support, Quest...
by Jamie Feltham on February 19, 2019 at 2:09 pm
Nearly a year on from raising $7.6 million, social VR network vTime is rebranding and jumping on AR platforms. The company today launched the AR version of its app on iOS and Android. It joins the already-available VR headset and smartphone app versions where users can make a virtual avatar […]
Varjo VR-1 Shows Us Virtual Reality Through...
by Kevin Ohannessian on February 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Varjo's VR-1 headset is officially here for enterprise users and delivers amazing human-eye caliber resolution in a state-of-the-art display for professional use cases. The post Varjo VR-1 Shows Us Virtual Reality Through High-Res Lenses appeared first on UploadVR. […]
Sniper’s Ground Is A VR Multiplayer Sniping Game
by Jamie Feltham on February 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Remember that incredible boss battle with The End in Metal Gear Solid 3? Sneaking through the forest for hours on end, using camouflage to avoid detection? Sniper’s Ground looks set to capitalize on that in VR. Indie developer Mohammed Alsharefee introduced this upcoming game to the world […]
Magic Leap Receives 6,500 Applications For Grant...
by Jamie Feltham on February 18, 2019 at 10:25 pm
AR headset-maker Magic Leap saw 6,500 developers apply to its recent Independent Creator Program. It’s a figure that “exceeded” the company’s expectations. But, a few days on from the application cutoff point, not everyone’s satisfied. Announced late last year, the […]
Samsung Odyssey+ Is Just $299 This Week – 40%...
by David Heaney on February 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Samsung is offering an incredible deal this week — its Odyssey+ PC VR headset is just $299. This saves $200 (40%) from the regular $499 price. Odyssey+ is the refreshed version of the original Odyssey, which was Samsung’s first PC VR headset released in 2017. The Odyssey+ launched in […]
10 Amazing ‘Power Trip’ VR Games That Make...
by Jason Coles on February 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm
We've rounded up a list of 10 amazing power trip VR games that are so epic and intense you can't help but feel like a complete badass. The post 10 Amazing ‘Power Trip’ VR Games That Make You Feel Like A Badass appeared first on UploadVR. […]
Glitch And Mozilla Launch WebVR Starter Kit For...
by VentureBeat on February 18, 2019 at 4:30 pm
Virtual reality experiences have historically been islands — unconnected apps and videos, sometimes platform-specific — but the past year has seen efforts to tie them together using device-agnostic tools and portals. Mozilla’s vision has been to leverage the web and browsers […]
Community Download: Which Games Should Oculus...
by David Jagneaux on February 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm
GDC is next month and the Oculus Quest is only a handful of months away. Which games do you think will come bundled with the standalone headset? The post Community Download: Which Games Should Oculus Quest Bundle? appeared first on UploadVR. […]
Report: Nintendo To Launch Switch VR Headset This...
by Jamie Feltham on February 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Poor Nintendo will probably never be free of Switch VR speculation until it announces its own headset. The latest rumors suggest that could be this year. Nintendo World Report cites multiple sources in saying Nintendo will announce the kit ‘as early as this year’. The report also claims […]
Secret Location’s The Great C Is Coming To...
by Jamie Feltham on February 18, 2019 at 2:31 pm
Last year Transpose developer Secret Location dabbled with the VR movie genre. The result was The Great C, an excellent virtual take on a short story by Philip K. Dick. From this week, you’ll be able to watch it before jetting off around the world. Secret Location this week announced […]
Five Nights at Freddy’s VR Coming To PSVR...
by Jamie Feltham on February 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm
The inevitable has finally happened; Five Nights at Freddy’s VR is (very likely) on the way. An ESRB listing for Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted popped up late last week. It’s since been taken down but Bloody Disgusting caught the below screen grab. According to the […]
Palmer Luckey Will Fix Your Oculus Rift’s Audio...
by David Heaney on February 18, 2019 at 11:30 am
Palmer Luckey is launching a repair kit for an Oculus Rift audio cutout issue. Luckey founded Oculus back in early 2012, but was fired by Facebook in 2017. Image from Palmer Luckey Luckey claims the issue is caused by “eventual failure of the complex electromechanical assembly”. He […]
UX Retrospectives 101
by Rachel Krause on February 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Retrospectives allow design teams to reflect on their work process and discuss what went well and what needs to be improved. These learnings can be translated into an action plan for future work. […]
Top 10 Application-Design Mistakes
by Jakob Nielsen, Page Laubheimer on February 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Application usability is enhanced when the UI guides and supports users through the workflow. […]
Lego Hidden Side Uses ‘Haunted’ Toys To...
by VentureBeat on February 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Though Apple and Google both improved their augmented reality tools for developers last year, AR didn’t have a particularly strong 2018, as consumers largely shrugged off new AR apps and hardware. But the Lego Group announced an intriguing new initiative today: a […]
CreativeXR Finds Amazing New Uses For VR In The...
by Jamie Feltham on February 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm
An audience member sits in the center of the room. He adorns an HTC Vive Pro and finds himself sitting at the end of a bed. We can see what he sees via a monitor at the back of the room. He looks toward a mirror and sees his virtual self. Leaning in for a closer look, he raises his hand to wave. […]
Walmart Will Set Up VR-enhanced DreamWorks Gift...
by VentureBeat on February 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Walmart’s cavernous stores apparently aren’t large enough to hold the Hidden World in DreamWorks’ latest How to Train Your Dragon film. Instead, the retailer announced today that it will use its parking lots to host free five-minute VR dragon-riding experiences — […]
Eden Tomorrow Review: Welcome To A Jurassic Slog
by Jamie Feltham on February 15, 2019 at 9:04 pm
In our Eden Tomorrow review we take a look at a game with good intentions and some imaginative design that succumbs to its far less inspired components. The post Eden Tomorrow Review: Welcome To A Jurassic Slog appeared first on UploadVR. […]