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Virtual, eSports on the rise amid pandemic Amid the ongoing COVID-19 suspension of nearly all things sports related, along with stay-at-home orders and social distancing, professional leagues and organizations have turned to virtual reality and eSports as a method to provide live content to millions of sports fans.
How Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski is handling virtual coaching and reality parenting back in Minnesota amid the coronavirus pandemic "It's those virtual meetings. I sit in on the offensive staff meeting for a little while. Coach Van Pelt is running that. We're sharing a screen and looking at that and looking at drawings and looking at video and making corrections. Joe is doing the same with the defensive staff.
Etee Kickstarter Launches for Finger-tracking Controller with SteamVR Tracking London-based hardware startup TG0 has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Etee dev kit, a VR controller with integrated SteamVR Tracking. TG0 positions the controller's button-less design and finger tracking as its main attractions. TG0 has launched the Etee Kickstarter campaign with the hopes of raising £45,900 for its VR controller dev kit.
Stuck In Isolation? Get Out And About In These VR Worlds Is social distancing driving you stir crazy? Then virtual reality might just be the solution.
Sony delays 'The Last of Us 2,' 'Iron Man VR,' citing coronavirus "The Last of Us Part 2," a game, in part, about the breakdown of society due to the spread of a highly contagious virus, has been delayed indefinitely by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game, a twist on the zombie formula, was due May 29, which itself was a push from its original Feb.
Crisis VRigade 2 VR Shooter Looks Impressive In Latest Teaser Trailer We just got a brief teaser showing off the brand new realistic art style in VR shooter Crisis VRigade 2 which is due to release "soon."
17,000 doctors and nurses training for COVID-19 pandemic using VR technology Oxford Medical Simulation is offering online VR training to help busy hospitals and medical facilities as they are being crushed by large numbers of patients during the coronavirus pandemic.
Marvel's Iron Man VR for PlayStation VR Delayed 'Until Further Notice' If you own a PlayStation VR and have been looking forward to Camouflag's Marvel's Iron Man VR then here's some bad news for you, Sony Interactive Entertainment has just announced that the videogame has been delayed. Not only that but there are no details of when to.
Iron Man VR Delayed 'Until Further Notice' Amid COVID-19 Sony is delaying the release of Marvel's Iron Man VR "until further notice." The Marvel VR game had already been delayed into 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a cascade of logistics issues. Last week we reported game delays were likely as quality assurance teams were the latest to be affected.
Etee Is A Lightweight Finger-Sensing VR Controller With No Trigger While that should add 6DoF tracking to the controllers, it is also slightly more than it costs to buy a pair of Index Controllers which have the backing of Valve and either indirect or direct support in most VR games on Steam.
Award-Winning AR Storybook App Wonderscope Offering All Stories Free Through June Keep the younglings entertained while under lockdown with these educational immersive reading experiences. We've never been shy about our love for WITHIN's children's AR reading app Wonderscope.
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'Iron Man VR' for PSVR Delayed Indefinitely Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Keep your finger on the pulse of the XR industry with the Daily Roundup, the most important news in one daily email. Camouflaj, the studio behind PlayStation VR exclusive Marvel's Iron Man VR, had initially intended for its high-flying super hero adventure to arrive on PSVR February 28th, 2020.
New Snapchat Lens Creates AR Safe Zone To Promote Social Distancing If you must leave your home, make sure to practice safe social distancing. Though it may not seem like it based on the packed beaches and crowded parks, we're currently dealing with a global pandemic the likes of which we've never seen.
'Lies Beneath' Review - A Nightmarish Shooter Oozing with Comic Book Style Lies Beneath is a single-player survivor horror from Drifter Entertainment, the studio behind Gunheart, Rise of the Gunters, and the Quest version of Robo Recall.
Surgical Superpowers: When Virtual Reality Becomes Real "Sometimes technologies take longer than you expect, and I think part of it is that there are technical challenges.
Review: GRIP: Combat Racing VR If you own any of Oculus' headsets then you've probably bought a videogame or two from its dedicated store, perused through the reviews and looked at the star rating before purchase. One little feature that you probably overlooked is the comfort ratings, ranging from 'Comfortable' to 'Intense'.
May commencement will be a virtual reality Wichita State President Jay Golden announced Wednesday that graduation ceremonies will be a virtual affair come May. But that doesn't mean graduates won't have an opportunity for the real deal later this year. Graduates will be able to walk and celebrate with friends and loved ones in-person as early as October.
Want to play Half-Life: Alyx? Here's the VR gear you need to play While Valve's own VR headset, the Index, is an excellent way to play, it's expensive, and there are other options. Half-Life: Alyx works with various Windows-based Steam VR-compatible headsets, and even with Facebook's standalone Oculus Quest. I've played on both the Index and Quest so far.
Join Us On YouTube Today To Discuss The Week's VR News Our weekly podcast, The VR Download, is LIVE on YouTube at 10:30am PST! We'll discuss the week's VR news and the growth of the PC VR market.
Final Assault for Oculus Quest Isn't in Development, Isn't 'Out of the Question' States Phaser Lock CEO Todd Bailey, Creative Director at Phaser Lock Interactive mentioned to VRFocus last year that a port to the standalone headset: "may be possible." With Facebook recently confirming that over 20 titles had managed to achieve over $1 million USD in revenue, making an Oculus Quest version seems like a forgone conclusion, not so says Daubert.
There are still reasons to be excited about AR and VR Immersive technologies have been so hyped up that they now seem to be failing to deliver. But it's not all doom and gloom for AR and VR.
10 Big Upcoming PC VR Games To Look Forward To After Half-Life: Alyx So, you bought a VR headset for Half-Life: Alyx. You've just spent a week enjoying one of the most polished, immersive gaming experiences you can have. Now you want more. So, what else is on the horizon?
Tour of Flanders rides on, in virtual reality The Tour of Flanders, scheduled for Sunday but cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be replaced by a short virtual race, Belgian television Sporza announced on Thursday.
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