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XR for Media Newsfeed – October 27, 2020

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

Digital Bodies: David Attenborough’s Fascinating Look at Insects in VR

The Ghost Howls: Google 6DOF videos review: move inside VR videos!

The Ghost Howls: Kevin Williams: LBVR is not dead, it is rising again

UploadVR: Apple Announces 5G-Capable iPhone 12 Pro With LiDAR-Enhanced AR

RoadToVR: Facebook’s Expanded VR Policies Disallow “invading personal space” and “sexual gestures

UploadVR: The Business Of Showbusiness: How Atlas V Is Producing Some Of VR’s Best Movies

VRFocus: The Virtual Arena: The Ascendance Of Arena-Scale Entertainment – Part 1

VRFocus: The Virtual Arena: The Ascendance Of Arena-Scale Entertainment – Part 2

Polygon: The VR revolution has been 5 minutes away for 8 years

PC Gamer: Facebook VP of VR recommends checking your account is in ‘good standing’ before buying a Quest 2

Business Insider: The ousted founder of Facebook’s virtual-reality unit Oculus is paying a bounty to anyone who can hack his former employer’s new virtual-reality headset

GlobalNewswire: Felix & Paul Studios and TIME Studios Debut Episode One of Space Explorers: The ISS Experience, the Largest Production Ever Filmed in Space

VRScout: Amazon Introduces AR Packages In Celebration Of Halloween

TIME: Space Explorers: The ISS Experience Previews

VRScout: Building The Future Of Immersive Theater Technology With The Musical Theatre Factory

CNBC: The NBA made it through its pandemic season, now it looks to 5G and VR in a post-Covid world

VRScout: Spotify Launches 8th Wall Powered AR Experience For New Sam Smith Single

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XR for Media Newsfeed – October 10, 2020

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

VRScout: NYC VR Center, VR World, Re-Re-Opens Its Doors To The Public

VR Focus: David Attenborough’s Micro Monsters Comes To Life On Oculus TV

Variety: ‘Amy’ Director Asif Kapadia Debuts in XR Space With ‘Laika’ (EXCLUSIVE)

UploadVR: London Film Festival VR: Free New Experiences To Check Out From Today

VRScout: The Weather Channel Uses Mixed Reality To Explain The Dangers Of Fire Tornadoes

VRScout: Virtuix Reveals Omni One At-Home VR Treadmill

VRScout: VR Steampunk Opera ‘Miranda’ Is Visually Stunning But Needs Improvement

Digital Bodies: The Festival Collection: A Platform for Creative VR Projects

Esquire: The Artful Opulence of Watching Netflix With the Oculus Quest 2 Proves VR Isn’t Just for Gaming

AR Insider: Did Nintendo Just Reinvent AR?

RoadToVR: NVIDIA to Launch CloudXR Streaming on Amazon’s Cloud Platform Early Next Year

TIME: Camera Designed by Felix & Paul Studios and TIME Arrives at ISS to Capture First-Ever Virtual Reality Spacewalk

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XR for Media Newsfeed – September 27, 2020

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

Digital Bodies: Oculus Rift S Gone – The End of PC-only VR Headsets?

Slate: The Race to Map Reality so Silicon Valley Can Augment It Is On

Auganix.org: VRStudios launches Virtual Reality sports platform to integrate players’ at home and LBE VR gaming experiences

Variety: VR Content Producers Eye Online Distribution Opportunities

Variety: Michel Reilhac on How Festivals Are Launching a Joint VR Platform

Variety: NewImages Festival Seeks to Be a ‘Lab for New Forms of Visual Storytelling’

The Verge: Facebook is turning VR into a platform – but some indie developers fear its power

Page Six: Stars are lining up for Van Jones’ virtual reality-TV experiment

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XR for Media Newsfeed – September 19, 2020

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

Variety: Oculus Unveils Next-Gen Quest 2 VR Headset Aimed at Broader Market, Will Phase Out Rift S

Variety: Facebook to Launch Line of Smart Glasses in 2021, Starting With AR-Enabled Ray-Bans

VRScout: Facebook’s Project Aria Will Pave The Way For Consumer-Friendly AR

VRScout: The Oculus Quest 2: Price, Release Date, Accessories Announced

VRScout: Oculus Quest 2’s ‘Infinite Office’ Lets You Create Your Own Virtual Workspace

RoadToVR: Oculus Quest 2 Review – The Best Standalone Headset Gets Better in (Almost) Every Way

VRFocus: Oculus Rift S Is Being Discontinued In Spring 2021

Axios: NYT, Facebook launch multi-year augmented reality reporting project

Vox.com: We’re closer to holographic meetings than you think

AR Insider: Facebook Connect: The AR Angle

Immersive Shooter: Facebook Connect: The 5 Biggest Announcements for Immersive Journalists

VRScout: Miranda: A Live Steampunk VR Opera Where You Play As Judge & Jury

ASUNow: Dreamscape Immersive, ASU launch bold partnership to bring cutting-edge virtual reality to learners worldwide

VRScout: Venice VR Curators Offer A Behind-The-Scenes Look At This Year’s Incredible Projects

UploadVR: Best Of Venice VR 2020: Oculus Quest Impressions

Animation Magazine: Venice Film Festival Crowns Animated VR Winners

UploadVR: Venice VR: Players Are Joining Live Performances, Not Just Games

VRFocus: Baba Yaga, Paper Birds, Paper Beast & More Make Raindance Immersive’s 2020 Selection

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XR for Media Newsfeed – September 12, 2020

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

VRScout: Powerful VR Documentary ‘The Choice’ Awarded Two Kaleidoscope Grants

VentureBeat: Spaces is one more tile in Apple’s incomprehensibly large AR/VR mosaic

Forbes: Social VR, Facebook Horizon And The Future Of Social Media Marketing

VentureBeat: The AR/VR ecosystem — Are we there yet?

VRFocus: 5G Operators Using Felix & Paul Studios’ Upcoming Space Explorers Series To Showcase Tech

Animation Magazine: HBO Launches VR Event Series ‘Lovecraft Country: Sanctum’ Spotlighting Black Artists

Wired: Covid Snuffed Out Burning Man—but the Festival Goes On in VR

VentureBeat: Jon Favreau’s Gnomes & Goblins VR game debuts on September 23 after 5 years of work

FastCompany: I was skeptical about attending Burning Man in VR, but it’s great

Variety: Taiwan’s TAICCA Bets Big on VR Content at Venice Film Festival

UploadVR: Baba Yaga VR Review: A Star-Studded, Sweet But Safe VR Movie From Baobab (Venice VR)

VRFocus: Oculus Venues Expands Beta Access Ahead Of Facebook Connect

The Ghost Howls: The MetaMovie review: Theater meets Virtual Reality in a fun adventure

VRFocus: Venice VR Expanded: A Festival Of Immersive Imagination

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XR for Media Newsfeed – August 30, 2020

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

VRScout: Unofficial VR Burning Man Event Will Feature Live Music, Art, And Workshops

UploadVR: Report: Apple Acquires VR Startup Spaces

VentureBeat: Oculus Connect becomes Facebook Connect, goes virtual on September 16

Deadline: ‘Fortnite’ Publisher Epic Games Is Denied In Legal Bid To Get Game Back In Apple App Store

SyFy Wire: Google Arts & Culture adds augmented reality Apollo 11 module, Armstrong suit

Variety: Apple Buys Spaces, VR Startup That Blends Avatars Into Videoconferences

The Guardian: Napster sold to London startup MelodyVR in surprise $70m deal

New York Times: To Fight Apple and Google’s Grip, Fortnite Creator Mounts a Crusade

Animation Magazine: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Hudson & Glenn Close Join Baobab’s ‘Baba Yaga’

UploadVR: Facebook’s VR/AR Division Renamed Facebook Reality Labs, Oculus Branding Remains

SyFy Wire: HOW APPLE TV+ IS BANKING ON AUGMENTED REALITY TO WOO FANS TO ITS STREAMING SERVICE

Electronic Frontier Foundation: If Privacy Dies in VR, It Dies in Real Life

Tech Crunch: The pandemic has probably killed VR arcades for good

Broadway World: Jonathan David Martin, Pamela Winslow Kashani and More Star in Virtual Reality Production FINDING PANDORA X

Engadget: Inside Facebook Horizon, a social VR playground

 

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XR for Media Newsfeed – August 23, 2020

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

360 Rumors: Supermarket uses consumer 360 camera to shoot viral ad with social distancing

RoadToVR: Facebook Signs Multiyear Deal with NBA, Making Oculus Its Official VR Marketing Partner

VR Focus: Felix & Paul Studios To Create AR Book Of Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: The Seven Ravens

VentureBeat: Apple’s response to Epic threatens the future of VR, AR, TV, and films

Financial Express: NBA onboards Facebook’s Oculus as virtual reality headset partner

ARPost: Ceraadi Teams Up With AmazeVR for a Fall Virtual Reality Concert

VRScout: How Epic Games’ Lawsuit Against Apple Could Impact The Future Of VR/AR

RoadToVR: New Oculus Users Required to Use Facebook Account Starting in October, Existing Users by 2023

UploadVR: Oculus To Introduce Multiple Users Per Device Using Facebook Accounts

UploadVR: Editorial: Facebook’s Quest For World Domination May Have No Real Competition

Forbes: Why This Russian Billionaire Is Creating A Virtual Reality World For Music Festivals And Concerts

Auganix.org: SIGGRAPH 2020 announces its immersive programming, including several Virtual Reality experiences

PR Newswire: AARP Introduces Alcove Virtual Reality App on Oculus Quest to Help Families Stay Connected

The Verge: Facebook is making Oculus’ worst feature unavoidable

Ars Technica: Why the Facebookening of Oculus VR is bad for users, devs, competition

Animation Magazine: Baobab Studios, ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Star Join ‘Paper Birds’ VR from 3DAR, Oculus

Animation Magazine: Eight VR Projects to Compete at Bucheon Animation Fest

 

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XR for Media Newsfeed – August 16, 2020

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

Deadline: Netflix Unveils Virtual AR Experience For Emmy FYC Campaign After Scoring 160 Nominations

VRScout: Interactive VR Comedy Has You Staging A Fake Moon Landing For The Taiwanese Government

VRScout: Visit The Coldest Place On Earth With Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Antarctic VR Experience

Audience of the Future: Immersive Audience Journey Report

VentureBeat: Google uses crowdsourced photos to recreate landmarks in 3D for AR/VR

Animation Magazine: Uncharted Virtual Journeys: 2020’s VR Animation Continues to Explore New Territories

RoadToVR: Oculus Social VR App ‘Venues’ to Get Overhaul in Preparation for ‘Facebook Horizon’

UploadVR: Muse Simulation Theory VR Concert Experience Coming Exclusively To Oculus Quest

RoadToVR: Celebrity-backed VR Destination ‘Sandbox VR’ Falters as US Subsidiary Files for Bankruptcy

 

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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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