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XR for Media Newsfeed – August 2, 2020

Here are this week’s top stories on VR, AR, and MR in the Media industry:

VentureBeat: Alleged Oculus Quest S image reveals streamlined design, strap changes

gamesindustry.biz: Squanch Games shelves VR focus for now

CNBC: Fox Sports will fill empty baseball stadiums with virtual fans that react to what’s happening on the field

Online News Association: Three practical guides to immersive storytelling for journalism

Audience of the Future: IMMERSIVE AUDIENCE JOURNEY REPORT

IMMERSE: Models of Sustainability for Immersive Media

Variety: Abel Ferrara VR Project ‘Birds of Prey’ Among NewImages Festival’s XR Competition Lineup

Entertainment Weekly: ‘Tales From the Galaxy’s Edge’: An inside look at the new Star Wars VR game

VRScout: Combining VR With Esports To Train The Next Big Soccer Star

Animation Magazine: Baobab’s ‘Baba Yaga’ VR to Premiere at Venice

Forbes: Silver Spoon’s Partnership With Fox Underscores The Enhanced Role Of Augmented Reality In Televised Sports

 

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XR for Media Newsfeed – July 18, 2020

Here are this week’s top stories on VR, AR, and MR in the Media industry:

UploadVR: Google Figured Out How To Stream 6DoF Video Over The Internet

VRScout: John Legend Performs On Wave To Raise Awareness Towards Mass Incarceration

VRScout: Mixed Reality App Immerses You In The Historic Battle Of Gettysburg

Skift: Pandemic May Revive Fortunes of Virtual Reality and 360-Degree Travel Content in a Few Niches

Rolling Stone: The New Reality for Concerts in COVID: Virtual Reality?

VRFocus: XR Platform Verizon Media Immersive To Provide Next-Gen Media Experiences

VRScout: Creators Of Pokémon GO & Sleep No More Partnering On AR Theater Experiences

Deadline: Moves By ‘Fortnite’, Discord, Amazon Point To “Much Grander” Aggregated Media Future – Analyst

UploadVR: The VOID Downtown Disney Location Receives Lease Termination Notice

UnrealEngine: The Weather Channel’s new studio brings immersive mixed reality to daily live broadcasts

Forbes: The Metaverse Is Coming And It’s A Very Big Deal

New York Times: Theater’s Next Act? A Show That’s All in Your Head

VRScout: ‘The Under Presents: Tempest’ Live VR Performance Is A Theater-Lover’s Dream

Variety: J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Games Taps Valve, Oculus Alum Anna Sweet as CEO

VRScout: Educational VR App ‘HistoryMaker VR’ Has Students Performing As Famous Figures From U.S. History

 

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XR for Media Newsfeed – June 27, 2020

Here are this week’s top stories on VR, AR, and MR in the Media industry:

VRScout: National Geographic’s Award-Winning Jane Goodall Exhibit Features Human-Scale Holograms, 3D Immersive Theater

RoadToVR: Hulu is Shutting Down Its VR App on Most Headsets

VRScout: Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley Set To Star In Baobab Studios’ VR Animation ‘Baba Yaga’

Hollywood Reporter: Snapchat Plans AR-Enabled Original Series, Strikes Content Deals With Disney, NBCUniversal

Variety: Cannes XR Virtual: VR, AR Industry Learns to Take a Long Term View

Animation Magazine: 55 Works Presented at Cannes XR Virtual with Strong Animation Presence

VRScout: Facebook Discontinues Oculus Go, Will Allow Even More Apps On Quest

UploadVR: Oculus Go’s Place In VR History Comes Into Focus As Industry Bids Farewell

VRScout: Bigscreen VR Announces Built-In Video Player

 

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XR for Media Newsfeed – June 21, 2020

Here are this week’s top stories on VR, AR, and MR in the Media industry:

Decrypt: Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch was replicated in virtual reality

The Ghost Howls: Qualcomm envisions fully standalone 5G slim glasses in 10 years

Animation Magazine: ARTE VR Animation ‘Gloomy Eyes’ Out Now on Oculus Quest

VRScout: Claymation Darlings Wallace & Gromit Head To AR In ‘The Big Fix Up’

AR Insider: AR’s Remote Work Moment: A Conversation with Spatial

VRScout: WWF Partners With Oculus On VR Nature Documentary Series Shot In Cinematic 5.7k

UploadVR: Gloomy Eyes Review: A Stunning, Intricate and Immersive VR Story

Online News Association: A Guide to AR/XR in Journalism

IndieWire: VR Can Be the Film Industry’s Future, but the Barriers to Entry Are Surreal

Variety: U.K. Action Thriller ‘The Ascent’ Turns to VR for Lockdown Premiere

Immerse: Distributing Immersive Stories at Virtual Festivals

UploadVR: Disney Releases Myth: A Frozen Tale On Oculus Quest

 

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XR for Media Newsfeed – May 31, 2020

VRScout: Powering The Next Generation Of Virtual Music Experiences

Venture Beat: HTC Cofounder Peter Chou launches XRspace to bring social VR to the masses

The Verge: HTC’s former CEO is making a risky bet on a new VR headset and virtual world

VRFocus: Wallace & Gromit’s Next Adventure Will Be In AR

ScreenRant: How the Virtual Reality in Katy Perry’s American Idol Finale Performance Works

AR Post: Experience Famous Artworks in Augmented Reality With “Museum From Home”

Disney Parks Blog: New ILMxLAB Virtual Reality Experience, ‘Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge‘ Will Bring Adventures on Batuu Home To YOU

VRFocus: Why Now Is The Time For AAA Studios To Consider VR

Digital Bodies: Magic Leap’s Future in Doubt as CEO Rony Abovitz Exits

USAToday: How 5G could make augmented reality and mixed reality more real

Forbes: 13 Ways VR May Power Future Marketing

 

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XR for Media Newsfeed – May 23, 2020

c|net: With real theaters closed, actors are turning to virtual reality

UploadVR: Felix & Paul Studios Brings More Great 360-Degree Films To Oculus Quest

VR/focus: Cannes XR Virtual to Hold June Event in Museum of Other Realities

Engadget: Spatial goes free, aiming to become the Zoom of virtual collaboration

Deadline: SXSW To Launch Virtual Cinema On Oculus TV

CNBC: Apple buys virtual reality company NextVR

ESPN: Why virtual reality is still a pipe dream for the NHL

c|net: We’re all on the holodeck now, VR headset or not

The Guardian: Fortnite Party Royale is the most fun you can have in the metaverse

RoadToVR: ‘Tales from Soda Island’ is a Spectacular Animated Short Built Entirely in VR

VentureBeat: Holographic VR meetings just became real, whether you’re ready or not

Medium: How the Virtual World “Second Life” is a Showcase of the Metaverse

 

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XR for Media Newsfeed: May 3, 2020

Times of Israel: With Jerusalem locked down, holy site pilgrims turn to virtual reality

VR/focus: The Virtual Arena: The Changing VR Out-Of-Home Landscape – Part 1

VR/focus: The Virtual Arena: The Changing VR Out-Of-Home Landscape – Part 2

Animation Magazine: Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation VR Short ‘Lutaw’ Sets Sail Via Tribeca Cinema360

artnet News: In the Changed World After Lockdown, We Will Need Smarter New Ways to Interact With Art. I Believe Virtual Reality Is the Answer

Variety: Magic Leap Reportedly Lays Off 1,000, or Half Its Workforce, Halting Consumer Product Plans

RoadToVR: ‘Bigscreen’ Brings On-Demand Movies in New ‘Movies & Events’ Update

LA Times: Actors sheltering at home perform in live VR experiences, making case for new theater form

Tech Crunch: Magic Leap’s $2.6 billion bait and switch

VRScout: Pro NFL Players’ First Endorsement Deal Is A Lineup Of VR Products

VR/focus: Funimation’s Catalogue of Anime Is Coming To Bigscreen, Starting With ‘Your Name’

Entrepreneur: The First-Ever Live, Virtual Reality Comedy Special Could Only Happen Now

RoadToVR: John Legend, Tinashe to Play Live Shows in Social VR Platform ‘Wave’

SingularityHub: The World’s Biggest Social Virtual Reality Gathering Is Happening Right Now

RoadToVR: Reggie Watts to Kick Off Live Show Series in ‘AltspaceVR’ Starting Saturday

Business Insider: Finland invited the entire country to a virtual concert in an online version of its capital city — take a look

VR/focus: Felix & Paul Studios To Release Alegria – A Spark Of Light For Oculus Go This Week

 

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XR for Media Newsfeed: April 19, 2020

This week’s news includes VR during the coronavirus pandemic; Arena-Scale VR on the rise; Games For Change 2020 will be free; VR Arcades help Treat Covid-19; this week’s Tribeca Immersive VR festival, and more:

Forbes: Could Apple And The Coronavirus Pandemic Become The Catalysts That Ignite The Virtual Reality Revolution?

360 Rumors: First 8K 360 live stream of NFL game with Insta360 8K Live

VRScout: Arena-Scale VR Is On The Rise Thanks To The Oculus Quest

Immersive Shooter: Forbes’ Charlie Fink: How COVID-19 Could Push XR to the Next Level

VR/focus: Games for Change 2020 Will be a Free Virtual Festival

VR and Fun: Schell Games Launches Free Educational VR Games As A Part Of #PlayApartTogether Campaign

Inc.: Virtual Reality Arcades Join the Quest to Treat Covid-19

DateBook: Two Bay Area directors premiere virtual reality films online at Tribeca Film Festival

RoadToVR: ‘Music Lives’ Virtual Music Festival Coming to Quest & Go for Free

VRScout: Indie Rock Band Launches AR Concert Experience Complete With On-Stage Banter

Animation Magazine: Animated People: Van Phan, Director of Tribeca VR Premiere ‘Upstander’

Deadline: A Film Festival Screening In VR? ‘Ask No Questions’ Documentary Is Trying It, And Here’s How It Will Look

UploadVR: Free This Weekend: The Best Films From Tribeca’s Short Film Festival On Oculus Quest/Go

VR/focus: Step Into Tribeca’s Cinema360 Festival From Your Own Home

 

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XR for Media Newsfeed – April 5, 2020

This week’s news includes Wonderscope AR free content; more virtual Disney rides; Snapchat AR Safe Zone; Oculus TV transgender series; Tribeca Immersive goes virtual and free; Apple to acquire NextVR? and more:

VentureBeat: Spaces app enables folks to attend Zoom meetings in VR

CityMetric: Here’s how virtual reality can bring ancient cities back to life

AnimationMagazine: Within Makes Wonderscope AR Kids Story Library Available for Free

Orange County Register: These 17 virtual Disneyland and Disney California Adventure rides are like being at a theme park

VRScout: New Snapchat Lens Creates AR Safe Zone To Promote Social Distancing

VRScout: New Oculus TV Series Shines A Light On The Transgender Community

VR/focus: Tribeca Film Festival’s Cinema360 To Release Select Online Programming For Oculus TV and Oculus Quest This Month

c|net: Tribeca, shuttered by coronavirus, revives its VR festival: Smaller, virtual, free

engadget: Apple appears to to be acquiring virtual event company NextVR

Forbes: Tribeca Immersive Festival Coming To Oculus April 17th

 

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