Sandbox Virtual Reality Experience Opens Its Seventh U.S. Location In Austin

Announced this week, Sandbox VR, one of the most realistic virtual reality experiences in the world, opens its doors at The Domain in Austin, TX on February 19, 2020. Sandbox VR is the kind of immersive social experience that people have dreamt of since the dawn of computing. Through a unique combination of motion capture and VR technologies, you can become anyone and go anywhere. 

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Atari® Hotels May Be Coming to Your City

Atari®, a trailblazer in the gaming industry, is launching a new concept for a unique lodging experience combining the iconic brand with a one-of-a-kind video game-themed destination. Announced this week the launch of the hotels is in partnership with GSD Group, a leading innovation and strategy agency, led by founder Shelly Murphy and partner Napoleon Smith III. With this new collaboration, both companies will acquire the rights to build video game-themed Atari Hotels in the United States, with the first location breaking ground in Phoenix, AZ later this year. The initial additional hotels planned in Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose and our own hometown of Austin, Texas!

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3dRudder; The Foot-Powered Motion Controller to Launch for PlayStation® VR on September 4th

The much-anticipated 3dRudder, the officially licensed PlayStation®VR foot-powered motion controller, will launch in the United States and Canada on September 4th. 3dRudder, is a foot-powered movement controller, providing the most natural way to move in 2D, 3D and VR environments.  The 3dRudder promises to increase the VR experience with more than 35 PS VR games, with many more to come by the end of the year.

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TIME Immersive: A New Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality App Launched By TIME To Showcase the Apollo 11 Landing

TIME has just announced its launch of TIME Immersive, an augmented reality and virtual reality app, available on IOS and coming soon to Android devices, to showcase new AR and VR projects. Per the press release, the first project featured in TIME Immersive celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with the most accurate AR recreation to date, in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Air And Space Museum. The TIME Immersive Landing on the Moon experience allows viewers to experience a scientifically and historically accurate cinematic recreation of the Apollo 11 landing in photo-real 3D on any tabletop at home.

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Esqapes Launches The World’s First Virtual Reality Massage Center in Los Angeles and Set to Open in July 2019

Announced today, Esqapes will open the world’s first virtual reality massage center this July in the SAG-Aftra Building on Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.  Esqapes guests will get to experience an immersive relaxation experience and reservations now being accepted. The virtual reality massage center will combine automated massages with virtual reality to transport guests to a place of relaxation, as its propriety and exclusive virtual environments have been specifically designed to help people de-stress and leave the real word behind.

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Global Virtual Reality Day 2018 Kick Off This Saturday

This Saturday celebrate Global Virtual Reality Day by attending local VR events near you. On November 17th, 2018, Global Virtual Reality Day kicks off its second annual celebration of all things VR and AR. This year’s event will be even bigger than last years with 62 cities (and counting) providing opportunities for anyone to get involved in the VR/AR trend. Continue Reading →

Create Your Own VR-enabled Virtual Tours Using the New Tour Builder Platform by Concept3D

Have you ever wanted to create your own VR-enabled virtual tours for your business or project but no idea on how to create one? The wait for figuring out how to create your very own VR-enabled virtual tour is now over! Last week, Concept3D, a leader in creating software to power immersive online experiences, announced the launch of its new Tour Builder platform which allows users to create, manage and share their own VR-enabled virtual tours like never before. Below are the key features of the Concept3D tour builder platform: Continue Reading →

iFLY Austin Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Virtual Reality Application in Locations Across The Nation

Recently iFLY, the world’s largest indoor skydiving operator based in Austin, launched their new first-of-its-kind virtual reality experience as part of their flight offerings. Customers will experience near-real-life skydiving sights at exotic destinations around the world without jumping out of an airplane. Continue Reading →

Sony’s “WOW STUDIO” at South By Southwest 2018

This year at South By Southwest (SXSW) Sony hosted their “WOW Studio” starting the first day of the Interactive festival. In “WOW Studio” exhibit Sony introduced ongoing projects, demos of cutting-edge technologies and its latest prototypes. The exhibits included: Sony’s Initiatives in AI and Robotics, Interactive Tabletop Projector, Ghostly Whisper, Superception “Head Light”, Hero Generator, Acoustic Vessel “Odyssey”, Interactive CUBE, 3D Creator, A(i)R Hockey, VR “Captain Tsubasa” Prototype and a digital Message Board. Continue Reading →

Technology at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games with Intel

Curious on what technology is being used at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games? If you have been watching the games you may wonder how we are getting great live coverage from the cameras on the luge to the aerial footage used during the snowboarding events. Technology has been all over the Olympics and with Intel as their partner they have stepped it up a notch. The technology we were first immersed in for the Olympics started with Intel’s 1,000 drone display during the Opening Ceremony. It was mind blowing and Intel’s technology has continued to impress us throughout the games thus far. Per Intel below is the technology that is currently being used at the Winter Games. Continue Reading →