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  • Immotion Group Targets Growth & Profit At Home & Abroad With New Leke VR Agreements Exclusive distribution for the UK and USA through to the end of 2019, and more.
  • VR Prototype Provides Disability Support Workers With Proper Training

    An Australian company, House with No Steps, debuts a VR prototype to better train disability support workers on how to handle potentially dangerous situations. In an industry with insurmountable variables, such as disability support, VR can provide endless opportunities for training. “Virtual reality is a powerful tool,” says Andrew Richardson, CEO of House with No

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  • The 25 Best Must-Download Oculus Go Games And Apps
    The 25 Best Must-Download Oculus Go Games And Apps

    Now that Oculus Go is finally here that means thousands (or hopefully millions) of people will soon have the most accessible way of experiencing VR at the ready no matter where they are or what they’re doing. Without the need for a smartphone or PC, it’s as simple as strapping it to your face and grabbing the controller.

    We found a lot to like in our full, official review of Oculus Go and broke down exactly how Facebook crafted such an easy to use device. But the big question on most people’s minds at this point is: which apps should I download? With over 1,000 to pick from across the existing Gear VR library and about two dozen brand new launches — what are the best games and apps to try?

    Keep reading to find out! We’ve split it up into new apps that just released this week, legacy apps ported over from Gear VR, Daydream, and/or other VR platforms, social apps, and non-game media apps.

    Update (9/12/18): This list has been updated to retire B-Team and add Thumper.

     

    Best New(ish) Oculus Go Games

    Anshar Online ($7.99)

    As the third entry in Ozwe’s best-selling space-based dogfighting series, Anshar Online is basically everything great about Anshar Wars 2, but with more of it and even better features on top. All of the missions are playable in co-op, which is a treat for taking to the skies and space with a friend, and it’s got competitive multiplayer as well. Visually, it’s super crisp and great fun to look at too. The cross-platform multiplayer between Go, Rift, and Gear VR is an excellent feature as well.

    Dead Secret: Circle ($14.99)

    This one is a horror mystery game set in 1960s Chicago in which you take on the role of an investigative reporter chasing a horrible killer. You’ve got to track down the killer and stay alive in this VR thriller. It’s from the same developers (Robot Invader) of Dead Secret, one of Gear VR’s standout titles, which is highly recommended if you enjoy Circle.

    Republique VR ($9.99)

    This one is pretty special if you’re into narrative-based stealth games with a hint of RPG flair. It’s created by a team that’s got experience working on franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Halo, and FEAR, which makes it one of the most promising mobile VR  games in recent memory. The whole thing is split up into five episodes.

    They Suspect Nothing ($7.99)

    Coatsink is back again with another charming, quirky VR game. This is the same team that made Esper, A Night Sky, and Augmented Empire, so it’s anything but a first foray into the market. Going back to their Esper roots, They Suspect Nothing is a puzzle game mixed with hefty doses of humor and robotic hijinks.

    Thumper ($9.99, Our Review)

    This was a stand-out title in the PSVR’s launch lineup that has since made its way over to PC VR headsets and now the amazing portability and crystal clear lenses of the Oculus Go. Even if you don’t usually like rhythm games or music games you need to

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  • Developer Tribetoy Announce Content Update for Bow to Blood New 'community events' will be added to Bow to Blood in content patch.
  • Bow To Blood September Update Adds Easter Egg
    Bow To Blood September Update Adds Easter Egg

    PlayStation VR title Bow To Blood from Tribetoy will get its first free update adding a new race track and random event as well as more voice-over and bug fixes.

    A new community event with the update will also offer a clue to a “hidden treasure” in the game and the first player to find it will work with Tribetoy to add their “own special mark to the game.”

    We found Bow To Blood to be a great game and a likely sleeper hit on PSVR. You get control over a powerful airship aiming to become champion in a tournament against AI foes that are procedurally generated. The combination of ship management combined with strategizing around how to interact with other characters makes for an engaging combination and we’re curious to see how the game develops with this and future updates.

    Take a look at our review linked above or check out the launch trailer below for an overview of Bow To Blood.

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  • The VOID Will Add New Disney And Marvel Experiences
    The VOID Will Add New Disney And Marvel Experiences

    Disney and The VOID are expanding their partnership to bring a Wreck-It Ralph experience to locations this fall as well as an unnamed Marvel experience in 2019.

    Disney invested in the VR startup last year and, by the end of 2017, Disney’s ILMxLab and The VOID had launched Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire. For more than $30 per ticket, up to four friends or family members can transform into rebels infiltrating a base in the Star Wars universe.  The company previously launched a Ghostbusters experience and is widely launching its haunting Nicodemus horror experience in time for Halloween.

    The new Disney experiences were announced via a story in Fast Company and it is unknown which 2019 Marvel movie will be brought to premium out-of-home VR. Possibilities include Avengers, Captain Marvel and the next Spider-Man film. Back in 2016 we noted the Russo brothers, who are heading up Thanos’ assault on the Marvel cinematic universe across 2018 and 2019 Avengers films, said they were excited about VR and “we have a lot of ideas that we’re circling for Infinity War right along those lines. Because the technology has really turned us on and we’ve been looking for opportunities to start using it more extensively.”

    The VOID has locations at some incredibly high traffic (and high rent) spots like next to Disney parks or The Venetian in Las Vegas. With The VOID starting to run different kinds of broadly appealing experiences at the same location there are new reasons for people to spend more money when visiting, so the addition of these new Marvel and Disney experiences could have a huge effect on the ability of The VOID to bring in dollars and keep expanding.

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  • Alienware and Archiact Launch Sweepstakes for VR Gaming Rig A chance to win a VR-capable PC from Alienware and a copy of sci-fi shooter Evasion.
  • TPCAST To Demonstrate Multiplayer Wireless VR TPCAST will be showcasing its Business Edition wireless adapter at Digility Expo in Germany.
  • Working With Magic Day One: Behind The Scenes On A Developer’s First Day With Magic Leap European start-up Holo-Light chronicled their first day of testing the magic of Magic Leap One.
  • 8th Wall Announces Solution for AR Web Browsing AR company offers way to interact with AR content on mobile web browser free from markers or additional apps.
  • Courses in VR and AR Will Now Be Available Thanks to Amazon Sumerian Partnership The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) have announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services.
  • WaveOptics Strengthens Management Team With Two New Hires UK-based AR component production company makes important team changes.
  • Life In 360°: “When You’re Facing The End, Your Pilgrimage Begins” The sound of your Wednesday is loud yelling. So nothing new there.
  • HTC Vive, Johnson & Johnson & DHL Set For Next VR Intelligence Webinar How do you measure the benefits of XR?
  • For The Gallery That Has Too Much Of Too Much, An AR Identification App When the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History were a bit too successful they turned to AR app Hoodoo.