VR News Jun 20 2017 – Quick Look Series is Back! – GameFace Android/SteamVR HMD Update & More!

Cheers Guys!

I start off quickly talking about the re-launch of the “Quick Look” series. First game back for the series is “Dead Effect 2”.

News starts with “The Mage’s Tale” a VR game from InXile studios. After this, Valve’s “Knuckle” controllers were included in latest SteamVR update.

Next, GameFace update regarding GPUs on board and a 2nd version of the HMD that will be cheaper but doesn’t have tracking.
We then talk about ‘Cirque du Soleil’s’ free 14 minute marketing video that comes ahead of their Fall Application which will launch their own software.

Next, UploadVR interviews CEO from Playful, “Paul Bettner”. He is asked about Luckey’s Tale and has some really good informative and behind the scene answers that illustrate what its like to work on VR behind the scenes.

Lastly, LG uses ‘Augmented Pixels’ sensor for better navigation for drones/robots but also VR inside out tracking.

Headlines/Sources/Timelines:

Intro: 00:00 to 01:10
Headline: ‘Mage’s Tale’ VR Dungeon Crawler, Hands On
Source: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/mages-tale-vr-dungeon-crawler,34831.html
https://uploadvr.com/mages-tale-review-oculus-rpg/
Timeline: 01:11 to 03:04

Headline: Valve’s Knuckles Controller Prototype Found in SteamVR Home update
Source: https://uploadvr.com/valve-knuckles-controller-prototype-steamvr/
Original article on these: https://www.theverge.com/2016/10/12/13264950/valve-vive-vr-controllers-new-prototype
Timeline: 03:05 to 04:24

Headline: GameFace Plans GF-LD Headset With SteamVR And Android Support
Source: https://uploadvr.com/gameface-plans-gf-ld-headset-steamvr-android-support/
Last episode I talked about these guys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rzjKj8aQeI&t=8s
Timeline: 04:25 to 06:03

Headline: Felix & Paul Studios and Cirque du Soleil’s New Through the Masks of Luzia launched today
Source: https://uploadvr.com/felix-paul-cirque-du-soleil-masks-luzia/
Timeline: 06:04 to 07:38

Headline: Interview on UploadVR with Playful CEO ‘Paul Bettner’
Source: https://uploadvr.com/playful-ceo-paul-bettner-8-questions/
Timeline: 07:39 to 09:24

Headline: LG Uses Augmented Pixels’ Sensor for Better Robot Navigation and VR Tracking
Source: https://venturebeat.com/2017/06/20/lg-uses-augmented-pixels-sensor-for-better-robot-navigation-and-vr-tracking/
Timeline: 09:25 to 10:56

VR News Jun 21 2017 – PSVR $100 Off HMD – SteamVR Virtual Collectibles?

Cheers Guys!

‘Gran Turismo’s’ VR mode help or hinder the franchise?

SoulKeeper VR and KryptCrawler are two RPG dungeon crawlers, one in real time the other turn based. Both will be released this summer.

PSVR currently $300 if ordered on Ebay through Newegg. Next, the VR goggles used on ‘Silicon Valley’ are actually real goggles.

Lastly, SteamVR gets virtual collectibles and Tobii Pro is extending eye-tracking to non-game VR applications.

Headline/Source/Timelines:

Headline: E3 2017: Hands-On With Gran Turismo Sport’s VR Mode
Source: https://uploadvr.com/gran-turismo-vr-hands-on/
Timeline: 00:00 to 02:23

Headline: SoulKeeper VR Coming to Both Rift and Vive August 15th via Steam Early Access and KryptCrawler on Jul 20th
Source: https://uploadvr.com/soulkeeper-vr-steam-early-access-date/
https://uploadvr.com/vr-dungeon-crawler-kryptcrawler-gets-release-date/
Timeline: 02:24 to 04:07

Headline: PSVR HMD for $300 USD
Source: https://uploadvr.com/psvr-headset-sale-300/
Timeline: 04:08 to 04:52

Headline: The Crazy VR Goggles in HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Are not a Prop But a Real Prototype
Source: http://www.roadtovr.com/hbo-silicon-valley-avegant-glyph-vr-goggles-headset-keenan-feldspar/
Timeline: 04:08 to 06:41

Headline: SteamVR Home Gets Virtual Collectibles, an Intriguing Glimpse at the Future of Achievements & Digital Goods
Source: http://www.roadtovr.com/steamvr-home-gets-virtual-collectibles-intriguing-look-future-achievements-digital-goods/
Timeline: 06:42 to 08:41

Headline: Tobii Pro Extends Eye-Tracking to Non-Game VR Applications
Source: https://venturebeat.com/2017/06/20/tobii-pro-extends-eye-tracking-to-non-game-vr-applications/
Timeline: 08:42 to 11:01

Channel: Epyx911
Published: 2017-06-22 03:31:47
Duration: 11M2S
Views: 748
Likes: 53
Favorites: 0

VR Games: Quick Look @ Dead Effect 2 (HTC Vive)

Cheers Guys!

Quick Look series on “Dead Effect 2” via HTC Vive. Really like this game so far. The RPG lite elements really help it rise above just being another “Doom” clone. You can select one of 3 classes and then boost skills and abilities as well as purchase upgrades for your character. All in all worth the money invested.

NOTE: Games/Apps in the Quick Look series are not reviewed or necessarily finished products. These may be VR Games or Experiences and also Early Access.

I show elements of the game and gameplay or experience and leave it up to the viewer to decide if they want to pursue the game/experience deeper or further. Hopefully the footage helps them with exactly that.

Channel: Epyx911
Published: 2017-06-20 17:58:24
Duration: 24M29S
Views: 1096
Likes: 59
Favorites: 0

VR News Jun 16 2017 – Gran Turismo VR One on One Only!? – Oculus Summer Sale 2017 & More!

Cheers Guys!

News Starts with a Gaming Friday greeting from my buddy Exidy!

Next, News starts with Gallery Episode 2 Intro and Spider-Man: Homecoming information. After this, the Oculus Rift 1.16 update and what it brings.

We then talk about the Oculus Summer 2017 sale.

Lastly, GameFace shows lighthouse tracking and talks Daydream compatibility for its EP1 Android HMD.

Headlines/Source/Timelines:

Intro: Exidy Greeting: 00:00 to 00:34

Headline: E3 2017 – Gran Turismo Sport’s VR Mode Only Supports One-On-One Races
Source: https://uploadvr.com/e3-2017-gran-turismo-sports-vr-mode-supports-one-one-races/
Timeline: 00:35 to 01:43

Headline: Gallery Episode 2 Will Get a September Release
Source: https://uploadvr.com/gallery-episode-2-gets-september-release-window/
Timeline: 01:44 to 02:12

Headline: Spider-Man: Homecoming VR Experience Coming to Rift, Vive and PSVR
Source: https://uploadvr.com/spiderman-vr-experience/
Timeline: 02:13 to 04:31

Headline: Rift 1.16 Update Adds new Look For Oculus Home, Mixed Reality Capture
Source: https://uploadvr.com/rift-1-16-update-adds-new-look-oculus-home-mixed-reality-capture/
Timeline: 04:32 to 05:32

Headline: Oculus Summer Sale
Source: https://www.oculus.com/blog/welcome-to-the-summer-of-rift-great-deals-amazing-games-and-more/
Timeline: 05:33 to 06:54

Headline: GameFace Shows Lighthouse Tracking on Android, Aims To Be First Headset to Support SteamVR & Daydream
Source: http://www.roadtovr.com/gameface-shows-lighthouse-tracking-android-aims-first-vr-headset-support-steamvr-daydream/
Timeline: 06:55 to 09:23

Channel: Epyx911
Published: 2017-06-17 01:31:17
Duration: 9M24S
Views: 1634
Likes: 110
Favorites: 0

VR News Jun 18 2017 – HTC On Why No Price Drop – Victorian Era VR & More!

Cheers Guys!

News starts with a game I found on SteamVR titled ‘Heroes Never Die’ from Frostbite games. After this, an interview with Daniel O’Brien on why HTC has not and will not drop consumer purchase price.

Next, we talk about Nvidia and their faith with PC gaming as well as YouTube’s new 360 video analytics tool.

Lastly, we look at the phenomena of Victoria age stereoscopic picture viewing.

Headline/Source/Timeline:

Headline: Heroes Never Die from FrostBite Games
Source: http://store.steampowered.com/app/633970/Heroes_Never_Die/
Timeline: 00:00 to 02:02

Headline: HTC Explains Why It Hasn’t Lowered the Price of the Vive
Source: http://www.roadtovr.com/htc-explains-vive-price-cost-lowered-cut-discount/
Timeline: 02:03 to 04:23

Headline: Nvidia Keeps the Faith for Virtual Reality On the PC
Source: https://venturebeat.com/2017/06/18/nvidia-keeps-the-faith-for-virtual-reality-on-the-pc/
Timeline: 04:24 to 06:51

Headline: Youtube Adds Virtual Reality Video Analytics, Lets Creators See What Viewers Watch
Source: http://www.ibtimes.com/youtube-adds-virtual-reality-video-analytics-lets-creators-see-what-viewers-watch-2553892
Timeline: 06:52 to 09:23

Headline: Rievaulx Abbey rediscovers Victorian ‘Virtual Reality’
Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-40301929
http://store.steampowered.com/app/466720/Vintage_VR/ (Thanks Lez Marwick for the reminder!, will get the others up as well).
Timeline: 09:24 to 12:13

Channel: Epyx911
Published: 2017-06-19 02:20:59
Duration: 12M14S
Views: 1471
Likes: 92
Favorites: 0

VR News Jun 19 2017 – VR Game Real or Scam!? – ‘OtherLife’ an Australian VR Movie & More!

Cheers Guys!

News starts with an update on a game I talked about on yesterday’s news called “Heroes Never Die”.

I would urge everyone to hold off on purchasing this game until you have watched this video and then make your own informed decision.

After this, Shueisha a company that creates Mooks (HMD viewed Magazine Style Books) has begun embedding VR mini games like a ‘Death Note’ one into their Mooks.

Next I talk about ‘OtherLife’ a VR science fiction movie from Australia based on a book called “Solitaire”. I then talk about Finish developer’s Varjo’s HMD called 20/20.

Lastly, HTC finally expands their supply chain to include some popular online vendors/retailers.

Headlines/Sources/Timelines:

Headline: Heroes Never Die, Fact or Fiction?
Source: http://store.steampowered.com/app/633970/Heroes_Never_Die/
Timeline: 00:00 to 04:42

Headline: Shueisha Creates Mooks (Magazine-Style Books)
Source: 04:43 to 06:11

Headline: OtherLife Review – Virtual Reality goes bad in ambitious Australian Sci-Fi thriller
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/jun/19/otherlife-review-ambitious-australian-sci-fi
Timeline: 06:12 to 07:31

Headline: Varjo’s VR Headset Promises to Rival The Human Eye
Source: https://venturebeat.com/2017/06/19/varjos-vr-headset-promises-to-rival-the-human-eye/
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608115/this-startup-is-making-virtual-and-augmented-reality-so-crisp-it-looks-real/
https://uploadvr.com/varjo-70x-resolution-human-eye/
Timeline: 07:32 to 09:53

Headline: HTC Expands Vive Sales Online to Best Buy, Walmart and Others
Source: https://uploadvr.com/htc-online-sales-best-buy-walmart/
Timeline: 09:54 to 11:16

Channel: Epyx911
Published: 2017-06-20 04:41:45
Duration: 11M17S
Views: 1308
Likes: 76
Favorites: 0

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