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  • MicroD Launches 3D Room Planner For Art Van Franchising Art Van Franchising leverages MicroD's 3D Room Planner and augmented reality technology to increase sales.
  • Space Junkies Beta Key Giveaway Livestream: Zero-G VR FPS
    Space Junkies Beta Key Giveaway Livestream: Zero-G VR FPS

    Last week we played Echo Combat on our livestream, but this week it’s time for some Space Junkies action from Ubisoft instead. Both games are similar in that they are competitive zero-G shooters, but they have a lot of differences as well. For starters, Space Junkies has more weapon variety and is less objective focused.

    Starting this week Space Junkies is entering a beta testing phase, but you need a key in order to gain access. During the livestream today we’ll be giving away four Oculus Home beta keys. The beta only lasts until July 2nd, so you’ll need to get your playtime in over the weekend. If you want a chance to grab a key for yourself, you’ll have to watch the livestream.

    We’ll be livestreaming Space Junkies on PC using Rift with Touch starting very soon (which means we’ll start at approximately 3:00PM PT) and aim to last for about an hour or so. We’re going to use Restream to hit both YouTube and Twitch at the same time!

    You can see our archived streams all in this one handy Livestream playlist over on the official UploadVR YouTube channel (which you should totally subscribe to by the way). We’re also rebooting our Twitch channel too.

    Let us know which games you want us to livestream next and if you want to see more Space Junkies in the future. Comment with any feedback down below!

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  • ERA Real Estate Uses Immersive Technology to Aid Home Buyers ERA Real Estate website offers AR customisation features to home buyers.
  • The Biggest Rift, Vive And Windows VR Releases Of The Week 06/24/18
    The Biggest Rift, Vive And Windows VR Releases Of The Week 06/24/18

    It’s an unusually quiet week across the three PC VR platforms. In fact we can only really find stuff to talk about on Vive this week. Sorry, Rift fans!

    Esper, from Coatsink
    Price: $7.99 (Vive)

    One of the very first full VR games finally makes its way out of the Oculus ecosystem. In Esper you have telekinetic abilities that will be tested through a series of puzzles that will have you moving objects through pipes and more. It’s hardly essential but it’s a good bit of fun.

    Nefertari: Journey to Eternity
    Price: Free (Vive)

    A pretty neat VR exploration app that virtually recreates an ancient Egyptian tomb with digital scanning. You’re free to roam around the remains and find highlighted paintings. Best of all? It’s completely free to download.

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  • Niantic Teases AR Platform Capable Of Real World Interaction

    The creators of Pokemon GO present AR technology that can detect real-world objects. You may know Niantic as the American software company behind the cult-sensation Pokemon GO. Or perhaps you’re familiar with them as the team responsible for the geocaching app Google Ingress and the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Whenever there’s a groundbreaking mobile

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  • Walmart Release New Online Virtual Apartment Shopping Experience Explore a curated apartment in Walmart's newest virtual reality offering.
  • The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 06/24/18
    The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 06/24/18

    Not a big week in PSVR land, but there are two smaller titles that are worth checking out. That’s especially true if you’re a puzzle fan.

    Esper, from Coatsink
    Price: $7.99

    One of the very first full VR games finally makes its way out of the Oculus ecosystem. In Esper you have telekinetic abilities that will be tested through a series of puzzles that will have you moving objects through pipes and more. It’s hardly essential but it’s a good bit of fun.

    Salary Man Escape, from RAS
    Price: $19.99

    This looks like a pretty intriguing VR puzzle game. You help disgruntled salarymen escape their boring lives by manipulating blocks that open up passages. We can’t say that this is the sort of thing that definitely benefits from being in VR, but it is at least unlike anything else we’ve seen on the platform.

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  • An Augmented View of the Stars ObservEtoiles in Quebec, Canada is using augmented reality to present a unique view of the stars.
  • U.S Navy Partners With Modock, Inc To Research AR And VR Capabilities To Enhance Fleet Readiness Research and development is underway to use virtual and augmented reality to improve the U.S Navy's fleets.
  • Microsoft And Samsung To Host 48 Hour WebXR Hackathon Challenge In San Francisco All interested in developing immersive web based applications are welcome.
  • Review: Cygnus Defense Alpha Like trying to tap your head and rub your belly, this is pure multitasking gameplay.
  • It’s Update Central as Oculus Announces yet More Improvements to its Platform Home is going social, Avatars are looking better and much more.
  • Oculus Home Goes Social With Up To 8 People
    Oculus Home Goes Social With Up To 8 People

    Oculus is rolling out an update to its public test channel which turns Oculus Home into a social experience. Rift owners can invite up to seven friends to share their virtual home.

    The update should allow people to stream their Windows desktop to others for co-watching, much like startup Bigscreen has been doing since 2016. This sort of functionality built into the core of the Rift system and available to all users, however, could make meeting up with friends in VR both easier and more useful. (Bigscreen is useful because its service can connect people across VR headsets from different manufacturers.)

    From an Oculus blog post:

    Up to eight people can hang out in the same Home at the same time! For now, your Home is locked for editing when you have visitors over, but we’ll enable object interactivity for multiplayer in a future release.

    Look for the update in the public test channel.

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  • Crowdfunding Campaign Set to Launch for Tokyo Chronos Attendees at Anime Expo 2018 can get hands-on with a playable demo of VR mystery novel Tokyo Chronos.
  • Niantic Labs Reveal Codename: Neon, A Crossplatform Multiplayer AR Gaming Prototype The new Niantic Real World Platform allows for crossplatform augmented reality gaming with eight players.