(VRfun18) NFT Spotlight: Color Block Party by Yener Torun

Please note that the following review is not an endorsement of purchasing the NFTs discussed, and the author does not themself own any of the collection. Photography has become one of the cornerstones of the NFT space, ranking as a discrete category on the largest NFT marketplace OpenSea alongside collectables, music and virtual worlds. The…

(VRfun18) StepVR Launches VR Gates Into the Metaverse

Whether on a flat-screen or in virtual reality (VR), the idea of a metaverse is an all-encompassing digital world. And if films like The Lawnmower Man or Ready Player One have taught us anything you’ll need a big rig to strap into to truly appreciate the experience. So Chinese technology company StepVR has done just…

(VRfun18) Meta’s Metaverse Horizon Worlds Lands on UK Shores

Facebook might have changed its name to Meta as company CEO Mark Zuckerberg continues to push his metaverse vision, but its actual metaverse Horizon Worlds hasn’t been that accessible globally. Previously only available for North American Meta Quest owners, this week finally sees Horizon Worlds coming to UK headsets. Just as with any of Meta’s…

(VRfun18) How VRJAM is Redefining Live Experiences in the Metaverse

If you’re like most of us, your favourite concert experiences were desperately missed during the pandemic. Artists also suffered significantly — according to an annual report conducted by UK Music, almost one in three industry-related jobs were lost during COVID-19. Employment in the sector also fell by a devastating 35%.  It’s easy to wonder: what…

(VRfun18) Take a Look Inside Link, Engage’s Pro Metaverse

There seems to be a new metaverse-related project popping up each week with the latest to make an appearance being Link. Created by the enterprise-focused platform Engage, Link will be aimed at the more professional end of the market, covering educational, entertainment and enterprise users. Originally codenamed ‘Oasis’ when Engage unveiled the platform in 2021,…

(VRfun18) Life in the Metaverse: NFT Worlds

NFT Worlds feels like an ideal in-road for gamers to experience Web3 entering our hobby. Built on the years of open-source Minecraft technology, NFT Worlds mints Minecraft world seeds on the Ethereum blockchain for owners to establish a unique metaverse experience. Using the new alpha launcher, NFT Worlds opens to show a collection of worlds…

(VRfun18) NFT Thought Leaders Becomes Go-To Web3 Event GMW3 Live

As Web3 has grown during 2022 so has your favourite website Good Morning Web3 (gmw3), bringing you news, interviews and exciting feature pieces. Today, gmw3 takes another step toward becoming the prime resource for Web3 by welcoming influencer network NFT Thought Leaders to the brand. This will see the network and its international events program…

(VRfun18) Metaverse Weekly: Distinguishing Between Distributed & Decentralized Systems

Decentralization refers to the distribution of decision-making power from a centralized entity to a distributed network of entities. This is a common theme within the cryptoeconomy & blockchain applications. There are a number of different technologies that can assist in the functional decentralization of the metaverse space. Some of the most prominent examples are: Distributed…

(VRfun18) RIFT-AR – An Augmented Metaverse

With so many metaverse platforms emerging almost daily, a project needs to truly stand out. Not only that, but it needs to feel achievable and accessible to all. This is exactly what RIFT-AR will be according to founders, Adam Wavy, Lofi Michael and Karo Kaylani. In order to be accessible, RIFT-AR will be built using…

(VRfun18) How Many Consumers Have Tried VR?

Survey research from Thrive Analytics & ARtillery Intelligence reveals who’s using VR, how often, and with what hardware.Thrive Analytics and ARtillery Intelligence today released a new report: VR Usage & Consumer Attitudes, Wave VI. ARtillery Intelligence authored survey questions and a narrative report while Thrive Analytics administered the survey through its established survey engine and…

(VRfun18) How Will Geo-Local AR Materialize?

Because AR’s inherent function is to enhance the physical world, its relevance is often tied to specific locations. This is what we call geo-local AR. It’s all about AR experiences whose value is tied to locations. We’re talking informational overlays on storefronts and waypoints.If this sounds familiar, it’s the foundational principle behind the AR cloud…

(VRfun18) Big Town Chef To Begin NFT Sales Early June

Remember last month when gmw3 wrote about TV chef Gino D’Acampo’s plan to get into the Web3 gaming space with Big Town Chef? As surreal as it seemed, it’s not some bizarre fabrication as the team behind the play-to-earn title has announced that the playable chef NFT avatars are going on sale in less than…

(VRfun18) NFT Spotlight: Cannes Producer Pass by pplpleasr

Please note that the following review is not an endorsement of purchasing the NFTs discussed, and the author does not themself own any of the collection. One of the most prestigious events in the cinema calendar, the Cannes Film Festival is currently running until the 28th of May. Returning with full spectator capacity for the…

(VRfun18) Women in the Metaverse – Paula Marie Kilgarriff

Currently serving as an international lecturer on Web3 fashion marketing, branding and retail innovation, Paula Marie Kilgarriff has become a formidable leader in the burgeoning space. Leveraging her expertise in luxury fashion, digital technology, business development, branding, digital retail and more, you can find her in all sorts of corners right now. As part of…

(VRfun18) Metaverse Cities, Crypto States:

Kelsie Nabben9 May, 2022This piece presents the concept of “Metaverse Cities”, as an exploration of how “crypto cities” and “crypto states” are melding with the physical infrastructure of cities to offer new potentialities in how people organise, work, rest, and play. It forms a contribution to a broader project by RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub on…

(VRfun18) SuperWorld & MONOGRAMA Give Back Through Blockchain & NFTs

The GUARDIANS ️ Project uses AR to bring attention to at-risk communities in the Amazon Rainforest.Last week, social impact DAO MONOGRAMA, in tandem with SuperWorld, launched a groundbreaking NFT art event to commemorate and celebrate the indigenous Pater Surui and Cinta Larga communities of the Amazon Rainforest. The GUARDIANS Project features work from over 60…

(VRfun18) Robotics Manufacturer Kawasaki Joins Microsoft’s “Industrial Metaverse”

The “metaverse” is a buzzword being dropped next to all sorts of industries but for the most part, they’ve been promoted as social/gaming spaces. Microsoft held its annual Build conference this week with CEO Satya Nadella discussing its far different vision, an “industrial metaverse” that’s welcomed Kawasaki into the fold. Now, unlike most other metaverse…

(VRfun18) Did Meta Sell 1.5 Million Quest 2s in Q1?

As you may have heard, Meta announced Q1 earnings last week. And the results were better than the previous quarter, when it announced negative user growth for the first time for its flagship property, Facebook. To its relief, user growth moved back into positive territory in Q1.Counterbalancing that positive news were widening losses in Meta…

(VRfun18) Kongregate Creates $40m Web3 Dev Fund With ImmutableX

Web gaming platform Kongregate has been gradually moving towards a more Web3 centred approach, planning to release 8-bit inspired metaverse The Bitverse as well as blockchain game Blood Vessels. Delving further into the Web3 space, Kongregate has announced a new $40 million blockchain gaming fund in collaboration with crypto solution provider ImmutableX. Image credit: Kongregate…

(VRfun18) Metaverse Mania: Why Now?

As we enter a new year, it’s time for our annual ritual of synthesizing the lessons from the past twelve months and formulating the outlook for the next twelve. This has been an action-packed year for AR & VR as the world slowly emerges from the grips of a pandemic.Moreover, 2021 was marked by the…

(VRfun18) Metaverse Weekly: The Vulnerability & Bottleneck of Centralized ISPs to Metaverse Expansion

Billions of individuals around the world access the internet each and every day through internet service providers (ISPs). These ISPs have created partnerships and developed the infrastructure to power access to the internet around the world. To access the internet, regardless of what equipment an individual may have, it requires a connection through an ISP.…

(VRfun18) Nreal Air AR Glasses Coming to UK This Spring via EE

Finally, after being made available in plenty of territories worldwide Nreal will soon sell its augmented reality (AR) glasses in the UK. Just like in countries such as Japan and the US, the latest Nreal Air will be made available in the UK via a mobile carrier – in this instance an exclusive deal with…

(VRfun18) VC Roundup: Gaming, crypto fintech and blockchain infrastructure dominate venture capital rounds

Cryptocurrency markets remain caught in a macro-based downtrend, with Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) showing further signs of weakness at the end of April. But, venture capital activity in the crypto and blockchain sectors is the strongest it has ever been, offering further evidence that major investors are looking beyond immediate price action and ignoring…

(VRfun18) Metaverse Weekly: An Overview of the Digital Real Estate Boom

The metaverse is firing on all cylinders so far in 2022, with numerous global corporations flocking to the space. A particularly valuable part of this new emerging digital economy is none other than real estate. Land ownership inside the metaverse is becoming exceptionally popular, with some virtual land plots selling for millions of dollars. Land…

(VRfun18) Meta to launch metaverse hardware store, Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44B, and ApeCoin pumps to new highs: Hodler’s Digest, April 24-30

Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link.Top Stories This WeekElon Musk buys Twitter for $44B — crypto industry reactsEccentric billionaire Elon…

(VRfun18) Vampires Meet Web3 in Kongregate’s Blood Vessels This Year

Mobile game developer and publisher Kongregate is well-known thanks to its online gaming platform Kongregate.com but the company has designs for the growing Web3 sector. This week sees the reveal of Blood Vessels, a vampire-themed community storytelling experience due to arrive later in 2022. Blood Vessels Hybrid Male NFT. Image credit: Kongregate Created by Electric…