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  • Watch VRFocus’ Editor Get His Eyes Tested In VR See the new virtual reality solution from M2S in action in our latest video.
  • Weather Channel Demonstrates Dangers Of Hurricane Florence Using Mixed Reality

    MR & AR technology showcase the potential destruction of the cat 2 storm currently hitting the Carolina states. Torrential rain, wind speeds of up to 110 miles per hour, coastal deterioration, massive flooding; these are just a handful of the dangers Carolina residents will endure as Hurricane Florence begins its battering of the lower East

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  • Verizon Launches AR Music Contest to Win New iPhone XS Players will need to catch and mix together music loops in a musical AR experience.
  • Metal Slug VR Is Coming To Arcades With The Help Of World War Toons
    Metal Slug VR Is Coming To Arcades With The Help Of World War Toons

    Wouldn’t Metal Slug VR be really, really cool? Unleashing a fury of bullets and throwing yourself to the ground as you dart through chaotic levels taking on gigantic war machines?

    That’s about to become a reality.

    VR developer Studio Roqovan today announced a partnership with SNK to develop a new arcade game that combines its World War Toons shooter series with characters and features from the Metal Slug universe. Currently codenamed WWT:MSVR, the game is coming to KT VR Arcades next year.

    WWT:MSVR will utilize room-scale VR tech and will, according to Roqovan CEO James Chung, “recreate the essence of what makes a great Metal Slug game” within the world of its cartoonish WW2 franchise. We don’t know too much more about the project right now, though we do have concept art that shows series heroes Marco Rossi and Tarma Roving teaming up with WWT characters.

    Though it’s appeared on home consoles and PCs in the past, the Metal Slug series’ heart has always been in the arcade, so it’s fitting to see the game make its VR debut for location-based VR. There’s no word yet on if this content might every come to home-based headsets.

    You can look for WWT:MSVR’s first mission to launch in Q1 of next year, with more content arriving later down the line. “This is just the beginning of the story for World War Toons and Metal Slug,” Chung added.

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  • World War Toons And Metal Slug Join Forces For New VR Arcade Experiences Studio Roqovan, SNK and KT Corp team up to build a unique room-scale virtual reality arcade title.
  • Cineplex And VRStudios Sign Strategic Partnership Deal Will see the installation of 40 virtual reality arcades.
  • Augmented Reality To Tackle Face-Blindness Tech start-up SocialRecall is developing an AR app to help event attendees recognise each other.
  • Long Awaited VR Mech Battler Vox Machinae Coming This Fall
    Long Awaited VR Mech Battler Vox Machinae Coming This Fall

    It’s been a long, long wait for one of VR’s best-looking mech battlers, Vox Machinae, but patient fans will soon be rewarded.

    The below trailer for the game, which developer Space Bullet released earlier this week, confirms that it’s set to launch in Early Access this fall. More specifically, the Steam page for the game says it’s launching ‘early fall’, so we can possibly even expect it within the next few weeks. It’ll come with optional support for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows VR headsets but it can also be played on standard monitors, too.

    Vox Machinae gives players the chance to hop into the cockpit of war machines and head into battles on alien terrain in single-player and online matches. In VR the game makes full use of motion controllers, allowing you to operate a robust UI with your hands.

    Space Bullet says the game should be in Early Access for around six months. It’ll launch with Deathmatch, Salvage and Stockpile game modes as well as a free-for-all mode. Five mechs will be available to choose from with 10 weapons to select and five maps to play on. During the course of the pre-release phase the developer intends to add new abilities as well as more weapons, mechs, modes and maps. There will also be improvements to enemy AI and a hub world to hang out with friends in.

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  • Snapchat Influencer Network Fanbytes Launches AR Lenses Platform The new platform is designed to help brands create and distribute Snapchat Lenses.
  • A Discovery Of Witches VR Comes To London This Weekend
    A Discovery Of Witches VR Comes To London This Weekend

    Deborah Harkness’s popular fantasy novel, A Discovery of Witches, is coming to the small screen in the UK tonight as a new TV series airing on Sky One. Before you catch it on your box, though, you’ll be able to experience the world of the show in VR… if you’re in London.

    Sky has set up a new installation at the capital’s Waterloo station this weekend, running a new promotional VR experience for the show. Featured on the Oculus Rift, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the world and its characters, with the real actors appearing via the magic of volumetric capture.

    THE MAGIC IS REAL: Well, virtually. Join us at London Waterloo 14-16 September to celebrate the launch of @ADiscoveryOfWTV by stepping inside the Bodleian Library c/o #SkyVR. #ADiscoveryOfWitches pic.twitter.com/1WlBG2b7mL

    — Sky One (@SkyOne) September 13, 2018

    The installation will be available until September 16th. No word on if there’ll be a wider launch just yet.

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  • L’Oréal Paris Launches New AR Tool For Trying Out Make Up L'Oréal Paris and Modiface lets customers test make-up looks in AR with no additional apps required.
  • Facebook Artist Transforms Iconic Manga Into VR Sequence Facebook Social VR artist adapts Dragonball Z manga into short VR sequence.
  • Philip K. Dick VR Adaptation The Great C Announces Junkie XL As Composer Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, composer for Hollywood blockbusters, signs on to create music for The Great C.
  • Life In 360°: The Nation’s Church The BBC return with another walk through an historic London icon.
  • Vuzix Announces Agreement With Aerospace Firm For Custom AR Display A Tier-1 aerospace firm has signed and agreement with Vuzix for a customised avionics head-mounted display system.