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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.

War Robots VR Developers Launch Kickstarter
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Earlier this year, Pixonic launched a virtual reality (VR) iteration of its successful mobile phone franchise War Robots. Now the developers are hoping to expand upon War Robots VR: The Skirmish by launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund an expanded VR title.

War Robots VR: The Skirmish was released on for free Steam for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive and was intended to act as a teaser for a bigge...

Campaign for eyeQ Mixed Reality Binoculars Reaches Goal
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Obviously not every Kickstarter campaign can be successful. In the busy crowdfunding space, only those projects which capture the imagination tends to be a success. The eyeQ mixed reality binoculars was launched last month, and with a week left to go, has now met its initial funding goal.

The campaign was seeking $25,000 (USD) in funding, and with six days left on the campaign, i...

VR Coaster and Sensics Unveil RideVR Headset Specifically for Theme Parks
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Theme parks have been experimenting with virtual reality (VR) for a while now, generally tending to utilise Samsung Gear VR headsets in conjunction with a pre-existing rollercoaster to offer guests a new virtual ride. Now VR Coaster and Sensics have unveiled RideVR, a brand new headset specifically designed for theme park use.

RideVR is the culmination of both VR Coaster and Sensics experie...

Sony’s PSVR Video Quick Start Guide Now Helps You Set Up New Model (CUH-ZVR2)
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Now that Sony’s hardware refresh of PlayStation VR is nearly here with Christmas around the bend, the company has published an updated version of it 3-part guide on how to set up the headset including instructions for both models, CUH-ZVR1 and CUH-ZVR2. ...

Microsoft is Bringing HoloLens to 29 new European Markets
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While augmented reality (AR) is now gaining ground on virtual reality (VR) in the consumer sphere thanks to developments such as Apple’s ARKit or Google ARCore, when it comes to enterprise customers Microsoft’s HoloLens is still a dominant force. But the AR headset hasn’t always been the easy device to get hold off depending on where you live in the world, now that’s going to change as Microsoft has announced expansion to 29 new European markets.

The addition of the new countries: A...

Bioengineered robotic hand with its own nervous system will sense touch
Researchers are developing a first-of-its-kind bioengineered robotic hand that will actually feel and adapt to its environment. This “living” robot will have its own peripheral nervous system directly linking robotic sensors and actuators. www.sciencedaily.com/releas...
This Week in VR Sport: 1964 Tokyo VR & Raptor AR Smartglasses
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It’s Saturday and it’s 3pm so that means another one of VRFocus’ weekly roundups of all things virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) related sports news. There’s no NBA or NFL live broadcast updates this week, instead VRFocus has a mixture of Japan looking to recreate 1964 Tokyo in VR for the Olympics and Everysight’s new Raptor cycling glasses.

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Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Creates VR experience for new Single “Aeronaut”
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Musicians have been experimenting with virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video for the last couple of years now with the latest to utilise the technology being ex-frontman for Smashing Pumpkins, two-time GRAMMY Award winning artist William Patrick Corga...

Find Real Life Prizes In AR, And Keep Thieving Hands Off Them In Snatch
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Thanks to the continued developments in immersive technology the line between what is real and what is not real continues to be blurred. Now a new augmented reality (AR) videogame app is looking to blur that line even further and reward you with real prizes for your actions in AR.

The app is called Snatch. Launched yesterday it takes you on an AR treasure hunt one with a hefty amount of prize money behind it. According to the developers there’s goods worth £50 million (GBP) from big...

MythBuster’s Jamie Hyneman Launches IndieGogo to Build VR Shoes that Act Like Mini Treadmills
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Jamie Hyneman of MythBuster’s fame may be retired from the show, but he’s still tinkering in the lab, this time with a new project in mind that aims to address one of the most pernicious problems to date, VR locomotion. With a few prototypes in hand, Hyneman has launched