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Oculus Reveals New VR Headset Prototypes with Major Advances in Optics Form-factor

<!– Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.0–>On stage at Oculus Connect today, Facebook Reality Labs Chief Scientist Michael Abrash revealed two new prototype VR headsets from the company, Half Dome 2 and Half Dome 3. Both headsets offer improvements over the original Half Dome prototype showed off last year. Last year Facebook showed off …

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OC6: Social VR World Facebook Horizon Coming To Quest & Rift Next Year

Facebook’s attempt at a VR metaverse is all about building your own experience. It appears as though the rumors regarding a new VR social space from Facebook were true, as the company today unveiled Facebook Horizon, a new social VR world that allows Oculus Quest and Rift/Rift S users to meet and mingle in a …

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Backed by $4.4M in Funding, Devs Behind ‘Job Simulator’ & ‘Fantastic Contraption’ Announce New XR Startup

<!– Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.0–>Developers behind critically acclaimed VR games <em>Job Simulator (2016) </em>and <em>Fantastic Contraption (2016) </em>today announced they’re founding a new studio dubbed <a href=”https://absurdjoy.com” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Absurd Joy</a>. To give them a big push along their quest to “invent entirely new ways to interact, play, and experience immersive technology,” the company today announced …

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Rift Exclusives ‘Asgard’s Wrath’ & ‘Stormland’ Get October & November Release Dates

<!– Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.0–>Oculus Connect 6 has offered up a deluge of VR news, and on stage today Facebook announced launch dates for both <em>Asgard’s Wrath</em> and <em>Stormland</em>. Asgard’s Wrath is slated to arrive on October 10th for the Rift platform. The combat-adventure game is an Oculus exclusive, and is being built …

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OC6: Oculus Link Allows Users To Play Rift Games On Quest

Oculus Rift compatibility and several Oculus Go games are heading to Quest.  Oculus Connect is all about the Quest this year as Facebook continues its reveal of numerous standalone announcements. One such surprise, the Oculus Link, is sure to increase the value of the Quest even further by allowing players to play their PC-powered Oculus …

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OC6: Oculus Unveils Native Hand Tracking On Oculus Quest, Coming Early 2020

Zuckerburg reveals hand and finger tracking without the need for additional hardware. Facebook’s Oculus Connect 6 kicked off this morning with a slew of big reveals for the Oculus Quest standalone headset, one of the biggest being the reveal of hand and finger tracking.  During this morning’s highly-anticipated keynote presentation, Zuckerburg revealed that upcoming software …

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YouTube pledged to disable comments on videos with young kids. It hasn’t – CNET

YouTube said this month that it plans to tighten its policies for kids-oriented videos.  Getty Images YouTube, Google‘s massive online video site, is about to embark on the biggest changes yet to kids videos. The company is reengineering how it treats clips directed at children, following this month’s record $170 million penalty for violating kids’ data privacy. YouTube pledged …

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Apple Music for Android adds dark mode and Chromecast support

With its latest update, Apple Music’s Android app is now able to stream to Chromecast devices. 9to5Google notes that Chromecast support has been available in the beta version of the app since late August, but it’s now available to all users. Along with Chromecast support, the app now features a dark mode, which supports Android …

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Report: Google’s VR180 Camera Partners Pull Back Support

The future of Google’s VR180 video format is now uncertain, according to a new report by Variety. The VR180 initiative was announced by Google back in 2017, aiming to provide a way to easily film high-quality, stereoscopic 180 degree videos, without needing to stitch multiple videos together. The resulting footage could be viewed natively on …

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Co-op VR Shooter ‘After the Fall’ to Launch on PSVR & PC VR Next Year

<!– Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.0–>Vertigo Games, the studio behind <em>Arizona Sunshine (2016)</em>, announced that its previously revealed co-op VR shooter <em>After the Fall </em>is also headed to PSVR in addition to PC VR headsets. Update (September 25th, 2019): First unveiled for PC VR headsets at E3 2019 in June, Vertigo games announced yesterday …

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