Apple Teases New ARKit 2 Experiences At 2018 Keynote

Science-based basketball training and oldschool Galaga with a multiplayer twist heads to iOS via Apple’s advanced augmented reality platform. Apple’s 2018 keynote event has officially come to a close and it appears as though iOS fans have much to look forward to over the coming months. The California-based technology company had no shortage of fresh…

Players Can Submit New Pokestop Locations in Pokemon Go

Unless you are lucky enough to live in the muddle of a city, you might have experienced some difficulty when playing Niantic’s wildly popular augmented reality (AR) title, Pokemon Go. Players in less populated areas often find there is a profound lack of Pokestops and Gyms in their local area, cutting them off from some…

8th Wall Announces Solution for AR Web Browsing

Thanks to things such as WebVR, and other virtual reality (VR) web browsers, seeing VR when browsing has become less uncommon. What still remains rare is augmented reality (AR) when web browsing, particularly on a mobile device. AR company 8th Wall believes that it can change that, with its AR content solution for mobile web…

New York Times Releases Holographic Experience Starring Ashley Graham

Celebrate New York Fashion Week with a volumetric AR runway show featuring model and activist, Ashley Graham. From going on a daring spacewalk to hanging out with your favorite cartoons, VR is beloved for its ability to make the unreal feel real. However, in a just released AR experience in honor of New York Fashion…

The Fourth VR Diversity Initiative Announced for 19th October

The last VR Diversity Initiative (VRDI) held on the 31st July was a huge success, with 80% of participants rating the workshop excellent. The VRDI is a one day free event for participants from under-represented groups and has grown in popularity amongst individuals looking to learn practical 360 film, Unity and Web VR skills. Two…

Transform The Sky Into An Open Canvas With Blue Sky Paint AR App

Paint augmented artwork and leave behind messages for others via this collaborative AR experience. Have you ever wished you could use the endless landscape of the sky as a blank canvas for you to display your artwork or write messages for the world to see? You are a not alone in that wish. The developers…

DEEMO -Reborn- Is A PSVR Remake Of The Classic Rhythm Game

Deemo is a 2013 mobile game in which you tap on the screen using your fingers, like a piano, to the tune of various music tracks. Deemo -Reborn- which was just announced today with PSVR support, is a total re-imagining of that original rhythm-based music game. We’re just not sure how well the format will…

Google Set To Unveil Pixel 3 Early Next Month

We should be seeing the next flagship Google Daydream-ready smartphone very soon. Last week Google sent out invites for a ‘Made by Google Launch Event’ taking place at 11am ET on October 9th in New York City. The name seems like a clear indicator that we’ll be seeing the reveal of the next in Google’s…

‘Super Mario Run’ Co-Developer Announces VR Puzzle-Adventure ‘VoxEl’

DeNA, the Japan-based mobile game developer known for their work on several Nintendo properties including Super Mario Run (2016) and Fire Emblem Heroes (2017), announced a new VR adventure game targeting PSVR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift. Dubbed VoxEl, the game is said to include puzzle-solving as well as combat. The trailer (linked below) shows off a…

ARCO AR Toy Car Launches Kickstarter

There has always been a certain level of appeal when it comes to driving around a remote-controlled car around, challenging yourself to navigate a complex course that might consist of milk bottles and cereal packets. ARCO by Team Hicat suggests a way that uses augmented reality (AR) to ensure the milk bottles can stay in…

Pokémon GO’s Most Recent Update Offers Guaranteed Lucky Pokémon

Good news for the trainers out there that have been looking for more lucky Pokémon as there is now a new way to gain a guaranteed lucky Pokémon. This is thanks to the most recent update for the ever popular augmented reality (AR) mobile title, Pokémon GO, as now trainers can gain these lucky Pokémon by trading with other trainers…

Pansar Augmented Watch Takes To Kickstarter, Launches AR Showroom App

Pansar have revealed their latest product in the form of an analog watch that is able to adapt to the wearers lifestyle and provide meaningful data directly to watch. Dubbed the Pansar Augmented Watch, the three models leverage a range of technology to offer the best of both the digital and the analog world alongside…

Vancouver’s VR/AR Global Summit Puts Content First

In 1996, Bill Gates first coined the phrase “content is king”. Today, his statement is truer than ever. Every day last year, the average North American consumed over 10 hours of digital media. On-demand streaming and the internet have transformed how individuals interact with screens, with most spending more time in front of a monitor…

Bublar Group Are Developing A Hello Kitty AR Mobile Videogame

The ever popular and lovable Hello Kitty is to get her own augmented reality (AR) mobile videogame following a new license agreement between Sanrio GmbH, subsidiary of Sanrio Co. Ltd. and the Swedish game studio Bublar Group AB. This will see Hello Kitty and a number of Sanrio’s characters, including the popular Little Twin Stars, My…

Veer VR Launches Experience Tool For VR Content Creation

Veer VR has launched a free web-based virtual reality content creation tool as part of an effort to get users to create more content within the Veer global VR content community. Veer Experience is a coding-free interactive creation tool that people can use to create VR photos and videos, including those that can be viewed in…

A Free AR Baby Raptor In Retail Copies of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

A number of immersive videogames and experiences in both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) were announced in the run up to the theatrical release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. It seems that Universal Pictures have decided this was a winning approach, and have taken a similar AR tack with the home release of…

VRrOOm XR Platform Launched at Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival ends tomorrow with the event seeing a variety of new immersive film content being premiered. Saved until the end, media platform VRrOOm, dedicated to virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) news curation and content distribution, has announced the launch of the VRrOOm XR app. Designed to make the world’s festivals and cultural…

Oculus together with Xiaomi Release Mi VR in China

Facebook has just taken a big step forward in VR. Oculus, its VR company, announced on Monday it would launch a VR device in China through a partnership with Xiaomi. The Oculus device is named Mi VR. In essence, Mi VR is the same as the Oculus Go sold in overseas markets. Mi VR is…

VIFF Announces its Program of Immersive Content

The Vancouver International Film Festival was one of the earliest film festivals to begin embracing and exploring immersive media such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Since 2014 the festival has had VR content, and now it will be expanding its VR program with the inaugural VIFF Immersed conference and public exhibition. The…

Pizza Hut Kicks Off New NFL Partnership With AR Pizza Box Cornhole Game

The NFL’s new sponsorship with Pizza Hut brings an AR experience that will have fans tossing digital sand bags throughout the 2018 season. The 2018 NFL season kicks off this Thursday, and with roughly 16.5 million hungry football fans watching the games, the NFL’s new official sponsor – Pizza Hut – is prepared to deliver pizzas, wings, sides,…

Review: Unknown Fate

There’s something oddly fascinating about surreal and quirky virtual reality (VR) puzzle adventures. While some like FORM try to keep things grounded with a loose sci-fi narrative that makes some tangible sense, there are others like Marslit Games’ new offering Unknown Fate that just continually leave you confused. ‘I don’t understand what’s going on’ remarks…

Beat Saber PSVR Still On For 2018, Devs Working On It Full Time

Don’t worry, anxious Jedi-wannabes, Beat Saber PSVR is still coming this year. Beat Games’ Jaroslav Beck recently reassured one fan that the console version will be “done by the end of this year” and that the team is “working on it fulltime”, which is about all the reassurance we needed right now, though a final…

Samsung Promotes Intelligent Smart Home With Family Guy AR Game

Samsung teams up with the popular adult cartoon series for a hilarious AR tour through their smart home product line-up. Confused or intimidated by the vast array of Samsung smart home products at your disposal? Samsung has your back with a their brand new Doorway platform, a smartphone-based AR tool designed to help guide users…

AR App Seeks Crowdfunding to Enhance Travel

When travelling abroad where you may not know the language, it can sometimes be difficult to find out information about the points of interest that may be around you. The founders of Worldee are seeking to solve this issue using augmented reality (AR) to provide information on various tourist attractions. Founder Connor Hoare and co-founder…

Intense Rhythm Action Title Thumper Coming to Oculus Go Tomorrow

Long before Beat Saber became the rhythm action videogame of choice among virtual reality (VR) enthusiasts, indie developer Drool made a name for itself with its fast paced version of the genre, Thumper. Originally launched on PlayStation VR in 2016 before coming to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive later that year, the team has now confirmed support for mobile…

Urbanbase Release AR Presentation Tool for Architects

Architecture, by its very nature, is much involved in the creation of 3D spaces, so the advent of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), which can better convey the sense of 3D space has been a great boon to architects everywhere. To further cater to this market, Urbanbase has announced a 3D, cloud-based presentation…