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The 20 Best Rated & Most Rated Quest Games & Apps – July 2020

While Oculus doesn’t offer much publicly in the way of understanding how well individual apps are performing across its VR storefronts, it’s possible to glean some insight by looking at apps relative to each other. Here’s a snapshot of the top 20 Oculus Quest games and apps as of July 2020. Some quick qualifications before we get to the data dump:...

‘BoxVR’ Studio FitXR Raises $7.5 Million to Expand Operations & VR Fitness Products

FitXR, the studio behind VR fitness app BoxVR, today announced that it has raised $7.5 million to expand its operations and VR fitness offerings. Following its first raise of $1.25 million at the end of 2018, FitXR has just added another $7.5 million worth of runway to its VR fitness aspirations. The total comes in the form of a $6.3 million Series...

Time-bending Murder Mystery ‘The Invisible Hours’ Coming Soon to Quest

Tequila Works today announced that their VR murder mystery game The Invisible Hours (2017) is making its way to Oculus Quest “soon,” the studio says. The Invisible Hours offers up a unique time-bending gameplay mechanic, which lets the user freely explore the complex Clue-style ‘whodunit’ as an apparition—sort of like an immersive theater piece that...

Sony Just Invested $250 Million in Epic Games, Here’s What it Could Mean for VR and Beyond

Sony Corporation announced today that it will invest $250 million in Epic Games, the company well known for its hit game Fortnite and the Unreal Engine game engine that powers it. Unreal Engine is the second most popular game engine for building VR content, and has powered PSVR games like Farpoint, Moss,and Firewall: Zero Hour. Interestingly, the...

Military Contractor ECS Awarded Grant to Build VR Army Medic Trainer with Advanced Haptics

Military contractor, Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS), has received a grant from the federal Small Business Innovation Research program—likely ranging from $500,000 to $1.5 million—to pilot a virtual reality training program for U.S. Army medics. Founded in 1997, ECS is a Florida-based contractor which builds digital training and other...

‘Ready Player One’ Book Sequel Coming November 24th

Ernest Cline’s breakout novel Ready Player One is getting a sequel on November 24th, which is slated to delve back into the massive multiplayer VR world of the OASIS. Aptly named Ready Player Two, the upcoming book is being published by Penguin Random House subsidiary Ballantine Books. It’s already available for pre-order on Amazon, both in Kindle...

‘Walking Dead’, ‘No Man’s Sky’ & More Top PSVR Games Discounted During PlayStation Summer Sale

Looking for a new VR adventure to help beat the heat? Sony just launched its summer sale across the US, EU and UK regional stores which is bringing low prices to a bunch of top PSVR titles. There’s a few really great titles that have dropped by a significant amount such as The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, Creed: Rise to Glory, Five Nights...

Dev Tool Uses Quest Hand-tracking to Quickly Model Realistic Hand Poses for VR

Grabbing objects in VR may be one of the medium’s most fundamental interactions, but making it work well isn’t as easy as you might think. Developers often need to spend time hand animating the hand model so that it appears to hold each object in a realistic way. Developer Luca Mefisto is building a smart tool which uses Quest’s hand-tracking to enable...

Microsoft Exec Peggy Johnson to Take Over as CEO of Magic Leap

Peggy Johnson, Microsoft’s Executive VP of Business Development, is slated to take the reins as the new CEO of Magic Leap, effective August 1st. This comes nearly a month after co-founder Rony Abovitz announced he would be stepping down as CEO, citing the company’s need for leadership to further commercialize Magic Leap tech for enterprise. Magic...

Cas & Chary Present: 20 Quest Tips & Tricks

The Oculus Quest has been my daily driver for standalone VR ever since its release. I wanted to share my personal experiences and things that I do to get the most out of the headset. Here are 20 tips & tricks for new users (and maybe even a few for seasoned Questers). Cas & Chary Present Cas and Chary VR is a YouTube channel hosted by Netherland-based...

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