(VRfun18) Apple’s AR Headset Could Come With 3 Immersive Displays

Apple’s upcoming mixed reality headset is a hot topic in the world of leaks and rumors, with a big reveal potentially coming later this year. Now, a new report has claimed it will come with three screens for your viewing pleasure. The report comes from the industry analysts at Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) and…

(VRfun18) Kokomo Is a New Social VR Platform Coming From Canon

Canon aims to change the videoconferencing game with a new virtual reality (VR) platform called Kokomo. Essentially, it utilizes Canon’s cameras to create an experience where interacting with other people in a video call is closer to conversing with them in person. Canon created Kokomo as a software solution that utilizes a VR headset connected…

(VRfun18) Ricoh’s New 360-Degree Theta X Is Easier to Use As

Image: RicohIf you want to capture 3D photos or footage on a budget, Ricoh’s Theta line continues to be a relatively affordable alternative to multi-camera rigs. It’s a much easier solution now, too: The new Theta X is the company’s first 360-degree camera with a touchscreen and other upgrades that make it easier to use…

(VRfun18) New Greylock venture partner Mustafa Suleyman is looking for AI’s

Mustafa Suleyman has been working in artificial intelligence for 12 years, trying to figure out how to use machine learning systems and AI to do important things in the work and have impact at scale. “And over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to be at the forefront of a lot of cutting-edge applications of…

(VRfun18) Refract raises $8.5M SGD funding, announces new game development division 

Refract, a Singapore-based extended reality (XR) startup, announced today it has raised an approximately $8.5 million SGD (approximately $6 million) Series A from investors including Sea Limited, international family offices and individuals. The latest funding will be used to intensify R&D for AXIS, a wearable and game-oriented full-body motion capture solution. The startup also plans…

(VRfun18) Facebook Changes Its Name To ‘Meta’: The First Ever Incorporated

On 28th October, Mark Zuckerburg doubled down on his commitment to be the face of the oncoming metaverse era by signing off on the move to rebrand the parent company, Facebook Inc., to Meta. The hour-long keynote presentation was unveiled at the Connect 2021 conference, where Mark goes over all the fundamental changes the rebranding…

(VRfun18) Rule the Unexpected. Become one of the legendary beanstalkers

A new title enters the market this month with procedurally generated tracks, special fight and logical scenes in a vertical world of beanstalks.The creators’ favorite fairy tale was Jack and the Beanstalk, and they believe you can become a hero in this new Realm not as Jack, but as a Stalker. Imagine a world where danger…

(VRfun18) 3 Trendsetting Events of Music in the Metaverse

As the metaverse becomes a part of popular culture, the buzz around the technology is ascending with no end in sight. The ability to enter an entirely different, yet familiar universe, only constrained by the heights of imagination, has enabled the world to go global from inside their living rooms.Large recreational gatherings especially are dwindling…

(VRfun18) How WaveXR is popularising Music in Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality is taking the entertainment industry by storm, becoming more and accessible for small players in the market with each passing day. This trend has been made possible, in part, by a host of new creator-focused ventures that are making it easier to produce VR-ready experiences for a variety of audiences.One such venture is…

(VRfun18) How To Set Up a Virtual Reality Room

If you’re an avid gamer, chances are you’ve been anxiously anticipating the day that Virtual Reality (VR) would make its way into our daily lives. *Virtual high five* That day is here! If you’re new to gaming and captivated by the idea of VR, welcome to the club, we’re happy to have you. VR is…

(VRfun18) How AR Technology Is Turning Truck Drivers Into Maintenance And

The trucking industry is essential for many industries as it allows the transportation of essential goods and resources to and from suppliers. This is why many top companies have invested heavily in the newest technology to improve the trucking industry to make operations efficient and save costs in the long term. For example, a company…

(VRfun18) Blockchain Gaming 101: Blankos Block Party

If there is one blockchain game that is seemingly doing everything right, so far, it’s Blankos Block Party. Currently available in early access and free-to-play, this game is solidly focusing on putting gameplay above the blockchain and NFT capabilities, ensuring the developers deliver a game that can be remembered for the right thing. On the…

(VRfun18) What is an NFT?

As we move closer to embracing Web3, there are more and more terms for new technologies emerging. Getting to grips with a new technology or phrase can be daunting. Perhaps you’re one of the millions of people who began to hear the term ‘NFT’ in 2020-21 and thought, “what the heck is an NFT?” Or…

(VRfun18) The VR Job Hub: VRDays Europe, Liquid City & Niantic

Every weekend gmw3 gathers together vacancies from across the virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) industries, in locations around the globe to help make finding that ideal job easier. Below is a selection of roles that are currently accepting applications across a number of disciplines, all within departments and companies that focus on immersive entertainment.…

(VRfun18) The Future of Healthcare in the Metaverse

While medicine has traditionally been a hands-on encounter, the pandemic has rapidly accelerated the adoption of remote care technologies. Before COVID-19, a reported 43% of healthcare facilities were known to offer telehealth services. In 2020, we saw this percentage rise to 95%. Across the globe, many of our healthcare systems have also become the subjects…

(VRfun18) Is the Metaverse the Virtual Promised Land?

Picture the scene, a sprawling cityscape dominated by skyscrapers stretching beyond the clouds, busy streets filled with people going about their everyday lives all beautifully lit by the warm glow of a summer sunset. Seems idyllic doesn’t it? But it isn’t real, merely a digital construct of a creators mind who envisions a utopian world…

(VRfun18) Elden Ring will feature poison swamps because Miyazaki loves making

Hidetaka Miyazaki loves poison swamps, even if you don’t.The Souls games are notorious for including dark, dank swamp areas filled with toxic enemies: the nightmarish Valley of Defilement in Demon’s Souls, or the endless depths of Blighttown in Dark Souls.Elden Ring is set to also include poison areas, of course. That’s because Miyazaki loves them…

(VRfun18) How is a battle system like a poem?

I’ve been fascinated lately by micro-RPGs, and specifically micro-JRPGs. Typically crafted in RPG Maker and published on Itch.io, these clever miniatures run a wide gamut, as I learned from a Twitter chat with sraëka-lillian, creator of the experimental OI series. Some, like GeaSaga from Ka·in Works, are full-scale distillations of classic role-playing narrative structures, trimming…

(VRfun18) Kyrenia, Cyprus) – Firsthand Technology

Full transcript: Virtual Reality Is Here – Are You Ready? TEDx – Kyrenia, CyprusHoward Rose I’d like to ask you to close your eyes for a moment. With your eyes closed, try to picture this room in as much detail as you can. Now open your eyes and look around. Do you notice any gaps…

(VRfun18) The Promise of VR – Firsthand Technology

Full Article at HP Garage A much-needed new path for pain management Prescribing opioid painkillers as part of a traditional approach to pain management is common in the United States, but the practice has catalyzed a nationwide opioid addiction crisis. Over 130 Americans die each day after overdosing on opioids, and roughly 21 to 29 percent of…

(VRfun18) Star Wars: Squadrons Is Free To Play For The Next

And get then buy it at a 70% discount thanks to the Steam Lunar Sale. Star Wars: Squadrons is free to play this weekend on Steam. Dip your toe into the best Star Wars fighter game ever made, play as much as you can, and then buy it for a significant discount. Although well-reviewed upon…

(VRfun18) Fitness Friday: Play Actively

Welcome to our fourth and final Fitness Friday of January. All month, we’ve shown you how to have tons of fun keeping your New Year’s wellness resolutions and stay healthy using Quest to embrace dance, rediscover sports, and redefine fitness. In Escape and Shape on Oculus TV, our VR hub for must-see entertainment, terrific real-world…

(VRfun18) Releases Recap: January 24 – 28

This week, we released a bunch of titles and updates across the Quest and Rift Platforms. Here’s a rundown of the highlights:Zenith: The Last CityWhether you’re joining the world solo or with friends, endless adventure awaits in Zenith: The Last City, an ambitious new VR MMO from Ramen VR. Featuring a massive world with multiple…

(VRfun18) VIVE SYNC VR Meeting Space Overview

  When it comes to productivity, your environment plays a vital role in what foes and doesn’t get done. VIVE Sync offers coworkspaces for VR meetings regardless of where you are in the world.  VR meeting room for up to 20 people  Presentation for up to 30 people Social space  Spatial audio  Mountain view Our…

(VRfun18) Create Your First VIVE Sync Meeting

Here are 7 simple steps to create your VR meeting on VIVE Sync: Go to sync.vive.com and sign in with your HTC or social media account. After you sign in, click “create meeting“. Choose a meeting space based on your needs and preferences. Take a look at our meeting space intro to learn more about Sync’s…

(VRfun18) Steam Deck verified playable list passes 100 games, including Nier

The Steam Deck verified list now includes over a hundred games fully playable, including the popular likes of Nier Replicant, Life is Strange 2, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. With just a month to go before the Steam Deck’s release date, the list is really expanding – although there are still a few major games…

(VRfun18) Save $100 on a powerful MSI gaming laptop, plus more

Deal pricing and availability subject to change after time of publication. UPDATE: Jan. 27, 2022, 4:45 p.m. EST This list has been updated to reflect pricing and availability as of Jan. 27. BEST SAMSUNG DEAL: Samsung Galaxy Book Pro, a nice alternative to the similarly priced MacBook Pro — $779.99 $1,099.99 (save $320)BEST GAMING DEAL:…

(VRfun18) Varjo Aero vs Oculus Quest 2: the best VR headset

Varjo Aero could be the best VR headset for 360 photos and videosHow would you like a VR headset with photorealistic detail?  Varjo Aero is a new VR headset with twice the resolution of the Oculus Quest 2.  How do they compare and should you buy it?  Here’s what we know so far.Who or What…

(VRfun18) Why 3D is making a comeback in 2022 (part 1:

History of 3D cameras Part 1 About twelve years ago, it looked like 3D would be the way of the future. But, hardly a few years later, it appeared like most of the industry had abandoned this ideal. But did they really?In this 3-part series, I discuss why 3D is coming back in 2022. In Part…

(VRfun18) Check out these 6DOF 3D photogrammetry samples shot automatically by

Skydio 2 3D Scan can capture 3D models with photogrammetry automaticallySkydio 2 can now capture detailed 3D models through photogrammetry, and it can do it all automatically.  Here are samples you can view on your desktop or in VR.Until now, creating a detailed 3D model of an area required either multiple scans with LIDAR cameras…

(VRfun18) Hitman 3 devs offer free upgrades following rocky Steam launch

Hitman 3 has finally launched on Steam, but one look at the Steam reviews for the game reveal that something is amiss. It’s currently sitting at a “Mixed” rating on the PC platform at the time of writing, owed largely to a mixture of the game’s pricing and issues with its VR functionality.As reported by…