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  • Magic Leap: Released Tech Specs and New Demo Still Fail to Impress Magic Leap CEO hits back at skeptics after a new video demo of the technology got a chilly reception.
  • Episode Two Of Felix & Paul’s Space Explorers Series Is Now Avaiable Take flight in the second episode of the immersive virtual reality series exploring the new age of space exploration.
  • Hands-On with the HP Omen X: A Beast Made for VR, But Not for Portability HP has made one of the world’s most impressive VR Ready laptops, but power comes at a cost.
  • Marvel VR: Every Hero, Villain And Location Explained
    Marvel VR: Every Hero, Villain And Location Explained

    Ever wanted to be a superhero? Better yet, how about a Marvel superhero? With Marvel Powers United VR you can do just that. This promising new VR game lets you step into the shoes of your favorite comic book characters and team up with friends to save the world over and over again.

    What is it?

    Marvel Powers United VR is essentially a co-op brawler. You team up with up to four friends, each of whom chooses from a number of different heroes, and then take on individual missions that are around 10 – 20 minutes long. You’ll be tasked with objectives like defending certain objects and must then hold off scores of enemies, including occasional boss characters based on comic book villains.

    The game is played from a first-person perspective, and each hero has their own unique abilities to play with. Thor can throw his mystical hammer, Mjolnir, for example, while Hulk’s super strength allows him to easily bat away enemies.

    Heroes

    A total of nine playable heroes have been confirmed for the game so far, with six more to be revealed before launch.

    Black Panther – As king of Wakanda, Black Panther a.k.a. T’Challa utilizes superhuman strength gained from the mystical heart-shaped herb, paired with a suit made out of an unbreakable metal named vibranium, to slash away at his foes.

    Rocket Raccoon – Born from sadistic experiments, Rocket may be a little on the short side but he more than makes up for it with the size of his guns. A favorite among the Guardians of the Galaxy, he’ll make short work of those in his way.

    Deadpool – Best known as the Merc with the Mouth, Wade Wilson is a hired gun that doesn’t know when to keep his trap shut. Mixing attacks up between guns and his trademark katanas makes him no joke on the battlefield, though.

    Captain Marvel – Arguably one of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel universe, Carol Danvers can take to the skies and emit deadly energy beams that will cut through the competition.

    The Hulk – This is one time that you’ll definitely like him when he’s angry. When Bruce Banner loses control, The Incredible Hulk steps out of the shadows, bringing his unparralled strength with him. That’s bad news for the bad guys.

    Crystal – A member of a race of superpowered beings known as The Inhumans, Crystal has one of the most unique powersets in the game. Utilizing her mastery of fire and water, she has great defensive capabilities to aid objectives.

    Black Bolt – The leader of the Inhumans and king the Attilan, Black Bolt is cursed with a voice so powerful it can topple buildings. He’s usually confined to silence, but out on the battlefield he’s able to let loose.

    Thor – God of Thunder, Son of Odin and… strongest Avenger? Thor wields his mighty hammer, Mjolnir, to smash through foes with little effort. As if hitting things with a hammer weren’t enough, he can also summon lightning to aid his cause. Handy!

    Hawkeye – Perfectly suited for VR,

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  • The Exorcist: Legion VR – Chapter 5 “The Tomb” Teased in new Video Chapter five will bring the horror series to a close.
  • IKINEMA and Globo Collaborate for AR World Cup Heroes IKINEMA LiveAction software melds the real and the virtual for Brazil sports broadcasts.
  • Multiverse Entertainment Confirms ‘huge content and upgrade plans’ for Seeking Dawn There's no confirmed window for the updates just yet.
  • AR Companies Grew By 50% In The Last Six Months – Report
    AR Companies Grew By 50% In The Last Six Months – Report

    The augmented reality industry has seen huge growth in the first half of 2018, according to a report from The Venture Reality Fund (The VR Fund).

    The group this week released its bi-annual Global Augmented Reality Landscape overview for the first half of the year, finding that the number of qualified AR companies has increased by 50 percent over the last six months. This is likely due to the increased number of AR-capable smartphones as Apple and Google continue to roll out and refine their respective AR platforms (ARKit and ARCore) on iOS and Android. The image below documents all of the companies acknowledged by The VR Fund to be working in the space right now.

    That said, the report notes that consumer-level AR apps haven’t seen huge success on the level that Pokemon Go established two years ago now though growth in this sector is still the largest. More growth came in other categories like AR smart glasses, 3D tools and software development kits (SDKs). Social AR is already seeing heavy usage on platforms like Snap and Facebook.

    This report arrives after Magic Leap provided the latest look at its anticipated AR headset, Magic Leap One, earlier this week. The device, which is capable of projecting virtual images into real life spaces, plans to start shipping to developers this summer. How will the industry evolve as more hardware finally arrives?

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  • Beat Saber PSVR Will Have Exclusive Features, PS4 Pro Support
    Beat Saber PSVR Will Have Exclusive Features, PS4 Pro Support

    It sounds like you won’t have to worry about the PSVR version of Beat Saber being downgraded from its PC sibling too much.

    Speaking to GamesBeat this week, Beat Games CEO Jaroslav Beck noted that the console experience — which was announced at E3 last month — will be very similar to the version Rift and Vive owners are enjoying right now. “We were very surprised that we don’t have to make many changes,” he said. “PlayStation is capable to deliver almost 1-to-1 experience as we have on PC right now.”

    Like the PS4 that runs PSVR is capable of amazing VR experiences, it’s not as powerful as most of the PCs that run the Rift and Vive, which means ports of PC VR games to PSVR usually suffer in terms of performance and graphical fidelity. It’s great to hear that Beat Saber might not face the same challenges though, considering the game is simply a set of streaming notes arriving on time with a beat, we’re not too surprised.

    It’s also worth noting Beat Saber should work perfectly with PSVR’s 180 degree tracking, too, which is another issue PC VR games usually run into when porting.

    Beck also confirmed the PS4 Pro version of the game will render at higher resolution and effects will have more details. Not only that, but the developer is working on “quite of lot” of features that will appear exclusively in the PSVR version of the game. It’s apparently too soon to talk about it, though we wouldn’t be surprised to hear that some new tracks were exclusive to this version of the game.

    There’s still no word on exactly when Beat Saber will arrive on PSVR but we’re keeping our eyes peeled.

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  • All-Star Fruit Racing VR Goes Mobile Today No hands needed, just look where you want to go.
  • Cadbury South Africa Launch Four New Chocolates And Augmented Reality Experience Say hello to the Marian mascots.
  • Comedy Western Shooter Hopalong: The Badlands Gallops Towards PlayStation VR It'll arrive next week.
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  • 8 technologies driving health care M&As Tech is good medicine for heath care acquisitionsImage by Getty ImagesThe U.S. department of labor forecasts that the healthcare industry will add 4 million new jobs by 2016.That should be a daunting prospect for anyone working in that industry — parti...
  • Report: 360-Degree Camera Market To Reach $1.5 Billion by 2023 North American continues to dominate as market for 360-degree cameras keeps on growing.