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A new community for people who want to help curate the top news and discussions about VR. Submit the latest articles, news, and ideas!

Each submission for this group will go through a voting process before becoming visible to the whole group. This way, only the best articles and news will be filtered by our peers before we have to waste time reading bad articles and links. This group will be a one-stop shop for busy people to quickly see all of the top VR news.
 

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Global Citizen Festival Headliners Including The Lumineers & The Chainsmokers to be Broadcast Live in 360
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Today, Citi, Live Nation, and NextVR have announced a partnership with the Global Citizen Festival in New York City to provide immersive 360-degree coverage of the event for the first time.

The one day event, being held on 23rd September will feature headliners including Steve Wonder, Green Day and The Lumineers and The Chainsmokers, with special guest performances from Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Andra Day and Alessia C...

www.vrfocus.com/2017/09/glo...
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Groove Jones Team With Wet n Wild For VR Mermaid Experience
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Several companies and brands are now seeing the advantages of using Virtual reality (VR) for marketing and promotion. Recently, VR studio Groove Jones recently teamed up with cosmetics brand Wet n Wild to create a VR experience involving mermaids at night.

The experience was created as a 360-degree video that told a story of a night-time underwater world. Characters were created, models were hired and make-up effects were carefully crafted to create the appearance of scales ...

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HTC Partners to Stream VR Games to Vive in China, Cutting VR-Ready PCs Out of the Equation
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Oculus and HTC have already reduced the prices of their respective headsets, with the Oculus Rift now selling for $500 and HTC Vive for $600. While graphical...

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Virtalis Offering A Free HTC Vive With New Promotion
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Virtalis are probably best known for providing high-end virtual reality (VR) hardware and software to colleges and universities such as the University of Sheffield and Beuth University in Berlin. The company also offers powerful VR modelling tools to businesses, and with their latest promotion, are offering a free HTC Vive with a purchase of its software.

The new offer concer...

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Screenshots Galore for PlayStation VR’s Light Tracer
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On Friday VRFocus reported on Oasis Games announcing that its next virtual reality (VR) videogame to hit PlayStation VR, Light Tracer, would be released on Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIEs) headset in just over a week’s time on 26th September. For those who like the look of this puzzle experience,

www.vrfocus.com/2017/09/scr...
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Web-Based Development Platform Rodin Wants to Make VR/AR Creation Easy for all
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For virtual reality (VR) to be truly successful it not only needs decent affordable hardware, there needs to be plenty of content for consumers to immerse themselves in. Whilst that is certainly happening, with more developers coming on board at a regular pace, there still needs to be a much greater influx. Web-based development platform Rodin aims to make that a reality by making VR and augmented reality (AR) creation easier for the millions of web developers across the world.

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Live 360-Degree Video Will Be Broadcast Via Satellite At IBC 2017
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360-degree video remains the most popular way for users to engage with virtual reality (VR) content. At IBC this year, the Fraunhofer Heinrick Hertz Institute will be broadcasting one of its presentations at the event live over satellite.

Fraunhofer HHI will be setting up Omnicam-360 cameras at popular places throughout Luxembourg to capture live images which will be sent via satellite to a live image feed on a UHD television screen at the SES IBC Booth. This demonstration w...

www.vrfocus.com/2017/09/liv...
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Fybr Experiments With an ARKit-based app That Can Show Live Parking Info
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Ever driven to a new city and struggled to find a parking space, driving round for ages ending up miles away from where you wanted to be. Well IoT company Fybr has been rolling out wireless sensors in several cities across North America to provide parking information, and now its developed an augmented reality (AR) using ARKit so users can easily locate them.

Fybr specialises in deploying smart city sensors that monitor: traffic flow, realtime sewer/storm drain levels, air quality, ...

www.vrfocus.com/2017/09/fyb...
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Tribeca Storyscapes Award Winner on Using VR to Connect with the Beauty of Nature
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Marshmallow Laser Feast is a collective of artists who are interested in using VR technologies to capture the aesthetic beauty of nature, and provide immersive experiences that inspire people to cultivate an ev...

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New Screenshots and Artwork Released for Death Horizon
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Earlier this week VRFocus reported on Dream Dev Studio’s upcoming first-person shooter (FPS) Death Horizon coming to Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream. If you liked the look of the zombie survival title then take a look at these new screenshots and artwork from the team.

Set in a secret laboratory called Horizon, all hell has broken loose when an horrific virus infects the stations employees turning them into deadly zombies. ...

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