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Industry Watch: VR Headset Sales Numbers for Q3 are IN – and they are VERY Positive!
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Industry Watch: VR Headset Sales Numbers for Q3 are IN – and they are VERY Positive!

This one is a Special Dedication to all the clickbait articles that were claiming “VR is Dead”. In a report issued Monday, Independent Market Analysis firm Canalys stated that total global shipments of VR Headsets set a new milestone, exceeding 1 million units sold for the first time, during the 3rd quarter of 2017. The Big Three that…

IMAX and Cineplex team up to launch new ‘The Centre’ VR Arcade at Toronto’s Scotiabank Theatre
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IMAX and Cineplex team up to launch new ‘The Centre’ VR Arcade at Toronto’s Scotiabank Theatre

IMAX and Cineplex have partnered to launch a new IMAX VR experienced called ‘The Centre’ at Toronto’s downtown Scotiabank Theatre. The experience is located in the lobby of the theatre and features 360º sound, room-scale virtual reality interaction and is powered by the HTC Vive virtual reality headset. The Centre features specially designed pods that allow users…

VIDEO: See how VR is being used to Reduce Phantom Pain in Paraplegics
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VIDEO: See how VR is being used to Reduce Phantom Pain in Paraplegics

In a breakthrough research being led by neuroscientist Olaf Blanke and his team at EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) in Switzerland, the scientists show that phantom body pain can be reduced in paraplegics by creating a bodily illusion with the help of virtual reality. The results are published in Neurology. “We managed to provoke…

Starbreeze Drops StarVR Investment – Acer to Gain Majority Control
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Starbreeze Drops StarVR Investment – Acer to Gain Majority Control

Starbreeze teamed up with Acer to bring the ambitious StarVR headset to life last year. The two companies signed on to split a $25 million investment to get the project off the ground, but according to reports, Starbreeze has decided to take a step back, and allow Acer to take majority control of the company by continuing its investment….

Google Taps Uk-based Surround Vision for its new 360VR YouTube Series The Female Planet
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Google Taps Uk-based Surround Vision for its new 360VR YouTube Series The Female Planet

Chris Milk said it best in his 2015 TED Talk: “VR is the Ultimate Empathy Tool”. Google, through their YouTube channel, has been publishing a very generous amount of Socially Conscious content. They have taken to the 360º Video format, using its unique ability to bring the viewer into the subject’s world, to bring forth…

Facebook Cuts Oculus Price to Compete with Sony and Microsoft
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Facebook Cuts Oculus Price to Compete with Sony and Microsoft

  Jason Rubin, Vice President of Content at Oculus, pictured above, tweeted this morning #YouHaveNoExcusesLeft to not have a VR headset. Talk about big news in the VR Industry, with Nokia making its major announcement earlier today. Facebook dropped some positive news to turn that from upside down, by cutting the price of its Oculus VR headset by…