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The Neon Museum’s ‘Lost Vegas’ Exhibit by Tim Burton Used VR to Visualise the Expansive Setup

If you’re ever in Las Vegas and want to visit somewhere other than a casino then iconic The Neon Museum is a good place to stop off a see a little of the city’s history. A non-profit which collects and preserves Vegas signage, last year Tim Burton (Batman, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands) took over the location for a special exhibition...

Protecting Pangolins and Preventing Pandemics: How XR Inspires Empathy and Shapes Action

As a medium, it is well understood by now that virtual reality–one of the immersive filmmaking varieties under the “XR” umbrella of virtual, augmented and mixed reality–can help audiences feel more compassionate and empathetic towards its subject matter than other types of engagement. As a program director for EarthxFilm’s immersive film branch EarthXR,...

Ubisoft’s Eagle Flight & Space Junkies Will be Free for VR Arcades For a Limited Time

As COVID-19 lockdowns begin to ease in some countries around the world, businesses are beginning to reopen which also includes location-based entertainment (LBE) venues like VR arcades. Today, LBE content distribution platform SynthesisVR has announced that Ubisoft’s Eagle Flight Arcade and Space Junkies Arcade will be license-free to operators for...

Free DLC ‘The Gauntlet’ Arrives Tomorrow for Affected: The Manor on Oculus Quest

A couple of days ago Fallen Planet Studios teased information regarding its Affected horror franchise on Oculus headsets. Today, the studio has confirmed a free DLC package called The Gauntlet is due to arrive for Affected: The Manor on Oculus Quest. Providing virtual reality scares since 2016, The Gauntlet will give Affected:...

Crisis VRigade 2 is Coming to PlayStation VR on 14th July

Single-player first-person shooter Crisis VRigade 2 launched as a Steam Early Access title last month, maturing the franchise from the 2018 original. Developer Sumalab announced this week that Crisis VRigade 2 will be coming to PlayStation VR next week as well as mentioning an Oculus Quest version in the works. #CrisisVRigade2 will...

Magic Leap Appoints Microsoft & Qualcomm Veteran Peggy Johnson as CEO

It’s been a tumultuous year for many companies around the world, even well-funded ones like Magic Leap. Back in May the mixed reality (MR) specialist’s founder and CEO Rony Abovitz announced he was stepping down having helmed the company since 2011. Now Magic Leap has announced tech veteran Peggy Johnson as the new CEO. Johnson...

VR Entertainment Platform AmazeVR and Hip-hop duo Ceraadi to Hold Immersive Concert This Fall

It’s now the middle of 2020 and live, in-person events seem like a distant memory. In place of attending a live concert, innovative online solutions have cropped up allowing artists to connect with their fans in new ways. The latest comes from AmazeVR – the platform which has previously featured Ukrainian LED dance troupe Light Balance – as it looks...

Co-op Puzzle-Platformer VR Giants to Launch Kickstarter Next Week

Everyone loves a co-op videogame, especially when it’s local with a mate or two. Titles like The Angry Birds Movie 2: VR Under Pressure and Carly and the Reaperman – Escape from the Underworld are great examples of this. Soon this genre will see another enter the fold, VR Giants, as the indie developer behind the project will be launching a Kickstarter...

NHS Study Finds Immersive Tech Improves Retention of Infection Control Measures by 76%

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has meant not only hospitals having to improve their training procedures for staff and volunteers but also care homes and whose looking after the most vulnerable. A recent study conducted as part of the UK government’s TechForce19 challenge – in collaboration with VR training solution specialist Virti – has found...

Antilatency’s new OpenVR Makes Tracking System SteamVR Compatible

Since the rollout of its tracking solution in 2019, Antilatency has continued to improve the system adding support for Oculus Quest earlier this year. Today, the company has announced the launch of a new OpenVR driver which adds compatibility for SteamVR headsets. Available as a free download off the Antilatency website, the driver...

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