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Fantasy Royal VR : How To Get This Game For FREE!

Fantasy Royal VR : How To Get This Game For FREE!

Fantasy Royal VR – a VR strategy battle game – is FREE for a Limited Time!

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Fantasy Royal VR

Fantasy Royal VR is a VR strategy battle game played in a sci-fi world.

Make one’s mark in the world through future virtual strategic sports. Only those who can control various battlefields and unique units can become true champions.

In this world, you are a virtual E-Sport professional named “Fantasy Royal.”

War in space universes has become a kind of sport, and war entertainment, which has been born like this, is gaining huge popularity.

You must construct a strategy that is valid for the environments of various planets for victory. Then, you need to control the units that fit your strategy.

For three minutes you may have to respond to the enemy’s strategy, or you may have to carry out your strategy hard. Your strategy, your judgment, your quick wit will make you the ruler of the battlefield.

A special environment of extraterrestrial planets, and individual units that show off the unique skills of each species. Enjoy the strategy game of the science fiction world view on “Fantasy Royal VR.”

 

Fantasy Royal VR : How To Get This Game For FREE!

Follow these steps to get the Fantasy Royal VR for FREE :

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Click on this link – this is an important step.
  3. When asked if you want to allow this page to open Steam, select Allow.

That’s it! You now have the Fantasy Royal VR in your Steam account!

 

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Bodyless : How To Get This VR Experience For FREE!

Bodyless – an award-winning surreal VR experience – is FREE for a Limited Time!

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Bodyless

Bodyless is a surreal VR experience based on the director’s childhood memory during Taiwan’s martial law period in the 1970s, when human qualities were simplified and quantified with few characteristics recognized and measured by the ruling class.

The player becomes a deceased political prisoner’s ghost in his journey to find his way home.

Although the era has long gone, the emerging digital technologies follows suit. Governments started to use new technologies like digital surveillance, big data and AI as means to monitor and control people.

Powerful world leader uses tweets less than 140 characters to set the course for his country. Human beings are reduced to a few pixels on the screen and left to the military drone pilot to decide for their lives.

In Bodyless, the retrospective martial law governing and ultramodern digital technologies are fused into a dark oppression against folk’s living and beliefs. The audience experiences the journey through the eyes of an old man who was a political criminal under a government’s secret experiment.

After his death, he became a ghost and descended to the underworld. In Taiwanese folk belief, during “Ghost Month”, the hell gate will open for ghosts to visit their families. The old man’s ghost makes up his face and ascends to earth.

Through his eyes, the folk culture forms a rich spiritual world interwoven with nature. However, a mechanical force starts to deteriorate the spiritual world and eventually reduces human forms and memory into simple geometrical shapes that can be easily processed by the technologies.

 

Bodyless : How To Get This Game For FREE!

Follow these steps to get the Bodyless for FREE :

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Click on this link – this is an important step.
  3. When asked if you want to allow this page to open Steam, select Allow.

That’s it! You now have the Bodyless in your Steam account!

 

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Blade Runner 9732 : How To Get It FREE!

Blade Runner 9732 – a VR recreation of Deckard’s apartment – is FREE for a Limited Time!

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Blade Runner 9732

Blade Runner 9732 is a Virtual Tour inside Deckard’s apartment by super fan Quentin Lengele.

Enjoy 3D sound effects and Vangelis ambient music through your VR headset (or not) right now and take a walk inside this mythic Cyberpunk atmosphere!

 

Blade Runner 9732 : How To Get It FREE!

Follow these steps to get the Blade Runner 9732 for FREE :

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Click on this link – this is an important step.
  3. When asked if you want to allow this page to open Steam, select Allow.

That’s it! You now have the Blade Runner 9732 in your Steam account!

 

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Museum of Other Realities : How To Get It FREE!

Museum of Other Realities – multiplayer art showcase – is FREE for a limited time!

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Museum of Other Realities

The Museum of Other Realities (MOR) is an immersive multiplayer art showcase in VR.

Step into a painting, surround yourself with fantastic sounds, experience art with your friends as it evolves and takes form.

The museum contains a growing collection of interactive art and experimentation, supporting artists who are challenging and redefining what is possible with virtual reality art.

Enjoy a collective multiplayer experience with old friends or make new ones in a gallery you can visit from anywhere.

 

Museum of Other Realities : How To Get It FREE!

Follow these steps to get Museum of Other Realities for FREE by 21 June 2021 (2 PM @ GMT+8)

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Go to the Museum of Other Realities page on Steam.
  3. Click on the green Add to Account button to add it to your Steam account.
    You can choose to install it now, or postpone the installation.

That’s it! It is now part of your Steam account, and you can download and install it anytime you want!

Don’t forget to also grab the FREE Immersive Arcade Showcase DLC for Museum of Other Realities!

 

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DreamFly : How To Get This VR Game For FREE!

DreamFly – a VR flight simulator game – is FREE for a limited time!

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DreamFly

DreamFly is a game that simulates flights in your dreams. Immerse into the atmosphere of traveling through the world of dreams. But before you start your adventure, you will need to, well, learn how to fly.

At first, it will seem to be impossible to take off. But don’t worry! After some practice you will fly with almost no effort, enjoy the process, and, maybe, even master some aerobatics!

Playing this game requires physical activity. So you can treat it as fitness!

The game basically has no explicit controls. You have a pair of wings attached to your hands (motion controllers). The rest depend on you movements and physics (especially aerodynamics).

If you want to take off try flapping your wings (have you noticed how the birds do it ?). If you want to change direction, think how to position your wings, so the airflow turns you into desired direction.

Hint: after reaching a certain speed, you can simply glide with no effort!
Hint: a quick way to gain speed is to fly up, and then dive, until you reach the desired speed.

Note: DreamFly requires VR head mounted display and motion controllers. It supports Oculus Rift + Touch and HTC Vive. Other VR platforms have not been tested.

This game is in early access. It includes one level with sandbox gameplay.

WARNING!

For the new players, It is advisable to have someone to insure against falling during the game. Otherwise, if there is a risk of falling, it is better to play sitting.

If you begin to feel motion sickness, it is recommended to interrupt the gaming session. It is advisable to begin the game with the short sessions.

Controls: X – exit. Y – screenshot.

 

DreamFly : How To Get It For Free!

Follow these steps to get DreamFly for FREE :

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Click on this link – this is an important step.
  3. When asked if you want to allow this page to open Steam, select Allow.

That’s it! You now have DreamFly in your Steam account!

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The Scream : How To Get This VR Game For FREE!

The Scream – a VR horror game – is FREE for a limited time!

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The Scream : A VR Game

The most famous painting in the world releases its demons!

The Scream by Edvard Munch is omnipresent. Its terror-twisted face has made such a deep and lasting impression on the collective imagination that it is even used for an emoji representing anxiety.

But do you really know this iconic painting? Munch’s demons and ghosts emerge from the canvas to plunge you into the painter’s sources of inspiration, revealing quite a few precious secrets.

The privilege of going head-to-head with the famous masterpiece provides a spectacular immersion into the painter’s tortured psyche, bringing you up close and anxiously personal with natural and supernatural phenomena, ghosts and mummies.

The canvas suddenly releases its demons and chaos invades every millimetre of your personal (virtual) space. This breath-taking dive into Munch’s The Scream will not leave you unscathed.

  • Immerse yourself into the world around this art piece and interact with it the elements around you
  • Available on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift
  • 6DoF Tracking, compatible with Leap Motion

A documentary experience by Sandra Paugam & Charles Ayats, with the voices of Paul Hamy & Ann Christine

With the support of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée and the help from the regional council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

 

The Scream : How To Get This VR Game For Free!

Follow these steps to get The Scream for FREE :

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Click on this link – this is an important step.
  3. When asked if you want to allow this page to open Steam, select Allow.

That’s it! You now have The Scream in your Steam account!

Note : The Scream is a VR game that requires one of these virtual reality headsets to work – HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index.

 

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Interkosmos – Get This VR Game FREE For A Limited Time!

Interkosmos – an arcady astronaut VR adventure game – is FREE for a limited time!

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Interkosmos

Enter Zvezda, a fully interactive re-entry capsule heavily inspired by 1970’s space technology where every switch, gauge, and mechanical bit could be relevant to your survival.

Guide your capsule to a safe landing with assistance from NASA and Roscosmos, and pray nothing unexpected happens to your highly experimental Soviet spacecraft – now the centerpiece of a Cold War conflict rapidly escalating towards catastrophy.

Ultimately it’s you who must adapt on the fly, execute the right sequences and procedures, manage your power and life support systems, stay on course, and land in one piece; or discover all the interesting ways to die during re-entry.

Good luck pilot!

  • Accessible, fun & challenging gameplay. Interkosmos is unlike any other VR game to date.
  • A fully interactive and sort-of-realistic-looking space capsule that reacts to your every interaction. It’s time to become the astronaut you always wanted to be!
  • A heavy emphasis on story and humor.
  • A unique aesthetic inspired by 1970s space technology and the Cold War theme.
  • Replayability; Each successful playthrough offers about 30 minutes of gameplay, but how many ways can you find to die during re-entry?
  • A branching storyline; the fate of the world is in your hands!
  • Great sound effects, super satisfyingly clicky buttons, professional voice acting, & binaural sound design.
  • Interkosmos is made with Unreal Engine 4.

 

Interkosmos : How To Get It FREE!

Follow these steps to get Interkosmos for FREE, but make sure you do this before 25 May at 3:00 PM :

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Go to the Interkosmos page.
  3. Click on the Add to Account button to add it to your Steam account.
    You can choose to install it now, or postpone the installation.

That’s it! Interkosmos has now been added to your Steam account!

 

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The Kremer Collection VR Museum : Get It FREE Now!

MOYOSA MEDIA is giving away The Kremer Collection VR Museum – a VR experience of eponymous private museum!

Find out how to get The Kremer Collection VR Museum for FREE, and make sure you tell your friends!

 

The Kremer Collection VR Museum

Art like never before. The Kremer Museum is an innovative new museum concept that combines the newest VR technology with world-class Old Master paintings.

The museum includes pieces by Rembrandt, Aelbert Cuyp, Frans Hals and many more Old Masters from the Dutch Golden Age.

Walk around a fantastic new space, where the balance between traditional museums and VR is represented through a new sort of architecture.

Be sure to check out Rembrandt’s “old man with a turban”, walk through it, and see the original back of the panel, to explore the work’s unique stamps of provenance.

Designed by architect Johan van Lierop, Founder of Architales and developed by MOYOSA MEDIA from the Netherlands, the museum features 74 Dutch and Flemish Old Master paintings from the Dutch Golden Age, and is accessible exclusively through VR.

Note : This game requires an Oculus Rift / Rift S VR headset.

 

The Kremer Collection VR Museum : How To Get It Free!

For a limited time, The Kremer Collection VR Museum will be free to download and keep from the Oculus store.

  1. Log into your Oculus account, or create a new one.
  2. Go to the The Kremer Collection VR Museum page, and click on the blue Free button.
  3. It will be added to your Oculus account.

 

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Runes The Forgotten Path : Get This VR Game For FREE!

StormBorn Studio is giving away Runes : The Forgotten Path – a story-driven VR puzzle solving game!

Find out how to get Runes : The Forgotten Path for FREE, and make sure you tell your friends!

 

Runes : The Forgotten Path is FREE for a limited time!

You are Leth, a wizard who awakens after a long slumber, recalling only glimpses of his past. Your spells are forgotten.

During the game you will recollect his memories bit by bit, recalling your past and figuring out the mystery behind a magical world populated by bizarre and unsettling entities.

How did you become trapped in Oblivion? Who put you there? And why?

Astray from the path of righteousness and trapped inside yourself by the tyrannical order of the Panopticon, you will have to face a blank beginning.

With the use of your powerful spells and wits you will solve puzzles, fight enemies and pursue the recollection of all your lost memories.

  • 100% designed for room scale VR.
  • Cast spells by drawing in the air with motion controllers.
  • Smooth locomotion, teleport and front facing gameplay are all options.
  • Full story driven VR title with different environments and puzzle solving.
  • Photogrammetry for full deep and immersive worlds.
  • New seamless locomotion system: 4th wall (in addition to teleport and smooth locomotion).
  • Nodding system: answer to yes or no questions just by moving your head.

Note : This game requires a VR headset, and is compatible with :

  • HTC Vive
  • Oculus Rift
  • Valve Index
  • Windows Mixed Reality

 

Runes : The Forgotten Path – How To Get It Free On Oculus Store

For a limited time, Runes : The Forgotten Path will be free to download and keep from the Oculus store.

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  1. Log into your Oculus account, or create a new one.
  2. Go to the Runes : The Forgotten Path page, and click on the blue Free button.
  3. It will be added to your Oculus account.

 

Runes : The Forgotten Path – How To Get It Free On Steam

If you have a Steam account, you can also add it for FREE :

  1. Log into your Steam account, or sign up for one
  2. Go to the Runes : The Forgotten Path Steam page.
  3. Scroll down to “Play Runes : The Forgotten Path“.
  4. Click on the green Play Game button.

That’s it! It is now part of your Steam account, and can be downloaded later.

 

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Entire Half-Life Series : FREE To Play Until Alyx Launch!

To promote the upcoming launch of Half-Life : Alyx, Steam just made the ENTIRE Half-Life series FREE to play until the day Alyx launches! Here are the details!

 

Entire Half-Life Series : FREE To Play Until Alyx Launch!

In the ramp up to the launch of Half-Life : Alyx in March 2020, Steam is making all of the Half-Life games FREE to play… until the day Alyx launches.

Half-Life : Alyx is set before the events of Half-Life 2 and the episodes, but the games share characters and story elements.

The Half-Life : Alyx team believes that the best way to enjoy Alyx will be to play through the old games, especially Half-Life 2 and the two episodes… before you start on Alyx in March.

If you have Steam installed, just click on these links to start playing :

 

Half-Life : Alyx

Set for launch this March 2020, Half-Life : Alyx is a VR-based first-person shooter that takes place before the return of Gordon Freeman in Half-Life 2.

You will control Gordon’s ally, Alyx Vance, as she fights the Combine (the alien empire that conquered Earth) with her father, Eli.

It’s built entirely for virtual reality gameplay – there will be no non-VR version – and it will support all PC-compatible VR headsets, including Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest and Windows Mixed Reality.

Valve evidently believes Half-Life : Alyx will push gamers over the tipping point of VR gaming. We will see if that happens…

 

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Quill for Oculus is FREE for a Limited Time!

Quill – a VR illustration and animation tool for Oculus Rift and Rift S – is FREE for a limited time!

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Quill is FREE for a Limited Time!

Quill is the VR illustration and animation tool built to empower artists and creators, whether to create final art or as a production tool for concept creation aid.

It is designed to be intuitive to artists, being expressive, efficient and comfortable to use over a long period of time.

Quill allows users to paint and animate in virtual reality on an infinitely scalable canvas, with rich colours and intuitive tools.

Quill is designed to be expressive and precise and to let the artist’s “hand” come through clearly – whether that’s in a watercolour style, pencil style, oil painting style or something else.

Non-creators can download Quill to experience amazing illustrations in their pre-loaded showcase and have an experience completely unlike viewing a painting on a wall in a traditional gallery.

 

Quill : How To Get It Free!

For a limited time, Quill will be free to download and keep from the Oculus Store.

All you have to do is sign up for an Oculus account, and add it to your account! It’s that simple!

 

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Half + Half for Oculus Quest / Rift : Get It FREE Now!

Half + Half – a multiplayer game for Oculus Quest or Rift – is FREE for a VERY limited time!

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Half + Half is FREE for a Limited Time!

This is a multiplayer game about fun & connection. It includes five unique multiplayer spaces that are designed to help you connect with people you know, and also to connect with people you don’t, even if only for a short while.

Swim in the ocean. Glide through clouds. Play human tetris with friends, or Hide & Seek where hiders are two inches tall, and seekers are as tall as buildings.

Every space in Half + Half is designed to be fun, but also to make you look as ridiculous as possible in real life. It is made to be fun for you, but also fun for everyone in the same room.

 

Half + Half : How To Get It Free!

For a limited time, Half + Half will be free to download and keep from the Oculus Store.

All you have to do is sign up for an Oculus account, and add it to your account! It’s that simple!

 

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HTC VIVE Cosmos – How To Get Your VR Fix This October!

The HTC VIVE Cosmos is coming soon, offering improved performance and a modular faceplate design that accepts mods for expanded capabilities.

Find out how to get your HTC VIVE Cosmos with some great FREEBIES this October!

 

The HTC VIVE Cosmos

HTC promises that the VIVE Cosmos (US | UK | MY) will offer a premium VR experience, with a number of upgrades and improvements.

  • A new VIVE tracking system with a simplified setup, and six camera sensors for wide and accurate inside-out tracking,
  • Increased display resolution of 1440 x 1700 pixels per eye,
  • New RGB LCD panels that minimise the screen-door effect
  • A flip-up design that lets you switch between reality and VR in seconds
  • A modular faceplate design that lets you expand its capabilities with mods
  • Integrated on-ear headphones for immersive audio
  • Optional Vive Wireless Adapter for those who don’t like being tethered
Specifications HTC VIVE Cosmos
Display Dual 3.4-inch Displays
– 1440 x 1700 pixels per eye
– 90 Hz refresh rate
– 110 degrees field of view
Audio Stereo on-ear headphones
Integrated microphones
Headset Sensors G-Sensor
Gyroscope
IPD Sensor
Controller Sensors G-Sensor
Gyroscope
Hall Sensor
Touch Sensor
Ergonomics Flip-Up Visor
Adjustable IPD
Adjustable Headstrap
Connections USB 3.0 Type C
DisplayPort 1.2
Modular Connections Proprietary
Space Requirements Standing / Seated : None
Room Scale : 2 m x 1.5 m minimum

 

HTC VIVE Cosmos External Tracking Mod

HTC also announced the first mod to support its modular faceplate – the VIVE Cosmos External Tracking Mod.

This mod lets existing VIVE users reuse their Lighthouse base stations for tracking, but using the new VIVE Cosmos instead.

It will support other VIVE peripherals like the VIVE Tracker, and will be available in Q1 2020.

 

FREE HTC VIVE Cosmos Content

HTC is bundling the VIVE Cosmos (US | UK | MY) with a 12-month VIVEport Infinity subscription, if you pre-order it before 2 October 2019.

This gives you unlimited access to hundreds of VR apps, games and videos like A Fisherman’s Tale, Fujii and Ninja Legends.

HTC also announced the introduction of new titles like Doctor Who: The Edge of Time by Maze Theory, Playstack, and BBC; Eleven Eleven by Syfy; Battlewake by Survios; Gloomy Eyes by Atlas V and 3dar; and Swords of Gargantua by Yomuneco and Gumi; and MLB Home Run Derby by MLB.

 

HTC VIVE Cosmos Price + Availability

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The HTC VIVE Cosmos is available for pre-order RIGHT NOW at these places :

Every pre-order will come with a FREE 12-month VIVEport Infinity subscription, as well as a FREE copy of the game AEON.

Retail sale of the HTC VIVE Cosmos will start on 3 October 2019 in the United States, and 4 October 2019 in Asia.

 

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The 2018 Lenovo ThinkPad + Mirage VR Devices Revealed!

The 2018 Lenovo ThinkPad desktops and laptops were just revealed, together with a ThinkPad tablet, and the new Lenovo Mirage VR devices. They include the newly-refreshed ThinkPad X1 Carbon, ThinkPad X1 Yoga and ThinkPad X1 Tablet. Check them out!

 

The 2018 Lenovo ThinkPad Desktop + Laptops

Sachin Kinagi, Learning Manager of Lenovo Asia Pacific, started with his presentation on the 2018 Lenovo ThinkPad desktop and laptop models.

They include the ThinkPad X, T and L Series, X280, X380 Yoga, T480, T480s, T580, L380, L380 Yoga and L480; Workstations, P52c, P520, P720; Tab 4 8-inch Plus series; Tab 4 310-inch Plus series (Android) and Yoga Book (Windows).

2018 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga

  • ThinkPad X1 Carbon remains the world’s lightest 14-inch commercial laptop with durable chassis, while the ThinkPad X1 Yoga is the world’s only convertible with integrated pen and Global LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) capability
  • The world’s first to support Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range (HDR) and brilliant display supporting up to 500 nits peak brightness[adrotate group=”2″]
  • 360o Far-Field Communication microphones that support Wake-on-Voice function and hands-free Amazon Alexa enabling users to give command from afar, even in noisy environments or while playing music at loud volumes
  • Unparalleled productivity and security with glance-eye-tracking powered by infrared camera

2018 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet

  • Uncompromised PC performance with Intel 8th Gen Intel Core processors and full-function ThinkPad keyboard experience
  • Enhanced user interaction with new vibrant 13-inch HDR Ready 3K display and Lenovo Pen Pro
  • Legendary ThinkPad durability and uncompromised security with infrared camera and Fingerprint Reader

 

The 2018 Lenovo Mirage VR Devices

Adrian Lesmono, Tablet & Smart Device Leader, of Lenovo Central Asia Pacific, reveals the key features of the Lenovo Mirage Solo VR headset, and the Lenovo Mirage Camera.

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Star Wars: Jedi Challenges Is Now Available In Malaysia!

Star Wars Jedi Challenges (Price Check) is now available in Malaysia! Get the full details here!

 

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges (Price Check) is a smartphone-powered augmented reality experience. The kit consists of a Lenovo Mirage AR headset and tracking beacon, as well as a lightsaber controller. It is designed to work with select Android and iOS devices :

iOS Devices : iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6

Android Devices : Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel, Moto Z² Force Edition, LG G6

Lightsaber Battles

Perfect your lightsaber skills by taking on some of the most menacing villains the dark side has to offer.

  • Defeat waves of enemy troops across all eras in Assault Mode
  • Face-off in 1-on-1 duels against Kylo Ren, Darth Vader, and more
  • Progress through varying levels of difficulty across six planets
  • Use Force powers to strategically defeat your enemies
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Holochess

Train your mind in the ultimate game of concentration and strategy, as first seen in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.

  • Direct holographic alien pieces as you battle for territory on checkered game tables
  • Collect eight unique creatures, each with different strengths and weaknesses
  • Outsmart your opponent with tactical skill and a powerful team

Strategic Combat

Test your skills as a military strategist and command armies against enemy troops in large-scale ground wars.

  • Place your defenses and units to strategically defeat enemies on the battlefield
  • Lead heroes such as Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi to overcome the forces of the dark side
  • Recreate epic battles from the Star Wars saga like the Battle of Hoth
  • Unlock new units and troops as you progress through increasingly difficult challenges

 

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges Price & Availability

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is available right now at a recommended retail price of RM 1,168 / ~US$ 285.

In the US, you can get it from Amazon for just $199.99!

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The ASUS ZenFone AR Price & Key Features Revealed!

ASUS just launched the ASUS ZenFone AR – a new-generation smartphone optimised for virtual reality and augmented reality technologies. In fact, it is the first ASUS smartphone to be Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready. Find out what the fuss is all about, and how much the ASUS ZenFone AR (Price Check) will cost, and more!

 

The ASUS ZenFone AR Presentation

Introducing the new ASUS ZenFone AR (Price Check) is Li Huai Pin, ASUS Malaysia Consumer Product Lead. He shares with us the key features of the ZenFone AR smartphone, as well as its local price and availability.

Here is a clearer version of the product video that was shown before the ASUS ZenFone AR (Price Check) presentation began.

 

What Is Tango & Daydream?

The ASUS ZenFone AR (Price Check) AR is Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready smartphone. But what does that mean?

Tango is a set of sensors and computer vision software Google developed to enable augmented reality in smartphones. It adds motion tracking, depth perception and area learning capabilities, to enable the creation of augmented reality experiences.

Daydream, on the other hand, is the Google mobile virtual reality platform. The ASUS ZenFone AR can be paired with the Daydream View headset and controller to allow the user to enjoy virtual reality movies, games and apps.

 

How Useful / Fun Is Augmented Reality?

You may be wondering – how useful or fun is Augmented Reality (AR)? What exactly can you do with the ASUS ZenFone AR (Price Check) that you cannot do with any other smartphone? This ASUS video demonstrates three augmented reality examples that the ZenFone AR enables.

 

Special Warranty

ASUS is offering the ZenFone AR (Price Check) with a special 1-to-1 Exchange Warranty. Here are the details :

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  • 1-to-1 Exchange In-Warranty is only applicable to ZenFone AR (ZS571KL) only.
  • Exchange is valid only within 12 months from the date of purchase receipt.
  • 1-to-1 Exchange In-Warranty is also applicable to customers of Pick Up & Return service by contacting 1300-88-3495.
  • 1-to-1 Exchange can be done within the same day (only applicable to Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Puchong, Cheras, Ampang, Kajang and Serdang). If the exchange request is made after 3:00pm, the exchange can only be done on the next business day.

 

ASUS ZenFone AR Price & Availability

The ASUS ZenFone AR (Price Check) will retail for RM 3,799 (inclusive of 6% GST) / ~US$ 899 from 7th July 2017 onwards, bundled with Google Cardboard, a Screen Protector and a Silicone Case. You can order it from Lazada here!

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The ASUS ZenFone AR Key Features 

ASUS TriCam system for Tango experiences

ZenFone AR (Price Check) uses an ASUS TriCam system consisting of three rear cameras — a motion-tracking camera, depth-sensing camera and high-resolution 23MP PixelMaster 3.0 camera — which provide input to Tango, enabling smartphone augmented reality experiences for users.

The motion-tracking camera lets ZenFone AR (Price Check) keep track of its location as it moves through three-dimensional space. The depth-sensing camera lets ZenFone AR determine its distance from objects by projecting an infrared (IR) laser and measuring the amount of time it takes for IR light to bounce off objects and return to the phone. The 23MP PixelMaster 3.0 camera features a Sony IMX318 image sensor to vividly capture the environment as a backdrop for AR experiences.

AR is a rapidly growing area of mobile technology, and one that consumers are extremely excited about. ASUS and Google have partnered with well-known brands, such as iStaging, to bring the smartphone AR experience to customers. Tango also provides developers with the ability to deliver consistent AR experiences across devices and helps users easily discover a wide range of new apps, such as exciting games, home decor utilities, and apps that provide new ways to explore. To date, the ecosystem has grown quickly and there are plenty of apps on Google Play that are Tango enabled.

Daydream by Google

The expansive 5.7-inch display of ZenFone AR (Price Check) makes it ideal for VR apps and games when used with Daydream View, immersing users in incredible VR worlds that appear detailed and lifelike in WQHD (1440 x 2560) resolution. Super AMOLED technology enables deep blacks and high contrast, further enhancing image quality and 3D effects.

With ZenFone AR and Daydream View, users can explore new and fictional worlds with apps like Street View and Fantastic Beasts, kick back in a personal VR cinema with YouTube, Netflix, Hulu and HBO, and get in the game with Gunjack 2, LEGO BrickHeadz, Need for Speed, and more.

Impressive audio, inside and out

In addition to video, high-quality audio is an important component of immersive AR and VR experiences. To fulfill this demand, ZenFone AR comes with ASUS SonicMaster 3.0 technology. A five-magnet speaker driven by a powerful NXP smart amplifier delivers clear, expansive sound that can be played at high volumes without distortion. ZenFone AR (Price Check) can also output certified High-Resolution Audio (HRA) to compatible devices at 24-bit/192kHz — or 4X CD-quality. DTS Headphone:X provides virtual 7.1-channel surround sound for immersive entertainment experiences.

Cutting-edge hardware for unrivaled AR and VR performance

ASUS ZenFone AR (Price Check) is designed with the latest, top-of-the-line components to provide high-quality AR and VR experiences. This cutting-edge hardware also makes ZenFone AR one of the most powerful smartphones available. ZenFone AR features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor that has been specially optimized for AR operations.

ASUS worked closely with Qualcomm Technologies and Google engineers to help develop methods for efficiently distributing computer-vision workloads, as well as rapidly processing movement and positioning instructions with Tango to deliver smooth, immersive, and compelling AR experiences.

It also features the desktop-class Qualcomm Adreno 530 graphics-processing unit (GPU) to deliver supercharged graphics performance and handle the graphical demands of Tango and Daydream applications with ease. ZenFone AR has a sophisticated vapor-cooling system that allows the CPU and GPU to work more efficiently and delivers enhanced performance to prevent overheating.

World’s first smartphone with 8GB of RAM

ASUS ZenFone AR (Price Check) is the world’s first smartphone with 8GB of RAM, enabling it to handle the demands of AR and VR with ease. It also helps with heavy multitasking, allowing users to keep dozens of apps open simultaneous and instantly switch among them. ZenFone AR also includes 128 GB of fast UFS 2.0 storage, enabling users to store a large library of apps, games, videos, photos, and music, and open them quickly

Thin and light metallic design

ASUS ZenFone AR (Price Check) packages its advanced technology in a beautifully minimalist, light, and compact design. A precision-milled metal frame and slim, 4.8mm edge provides a luxurious look that is further enhanced by stainless-steel accents around the camera. These accents also help protect the camera lens from scratches. ZenFone AR has an ergonomic curved shape with a 4.8mm edge and a tactile, leather-patterned rear surface that feels great in the hand.

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ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 — Capture reality, fast and steady

ASUS ZenFone AR (Price Check) also features an advanced camera that takes beautiful, high-resolution photos and videos in almost any lighting condition. It has an ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 camera that uses the world’s highest resolution camera sensor (Sony IMX318) and the ASUS TriTech autofocus system. Other key camera features include:

  • Four-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) photo and three-axis electronic image stabilization (EIS) video stabilization — Enables sharp photos and shake-free videos.
  • 03-second ASUS TriTech System — Exclusive TriTech autofocus technology is the ultimate integration of phase-detection autofocus, laser autofocus and subject-tracking autofocus, the result is a perfectly focused and sharp image every time – day or night, indoor or out.
  • Super Resolution mode — Creates ultra-high resolution, 92MP photos by capturing and combining four native 23MP photos to create a single image with exceptional clarity, greater detail, and less noise.
  • RAW file support — ZenFone AR offers photographers the freedom to shoot and store compositions in RAW format. RAW files save the full data of the photo captured by the camera’s sensor and are ideal for enhancement with editing software, where users are able to uncover fine details in areas of shadow, or recover overexposed areas in the highlights, with much lower loss of image quality when compared to editing JPEG image files.
  • High-resolution 4K UHD video recording — Captures ultra-detailed and sharp videos.
  • Professional manual creative controls — Gives keen photographers control over advanced camera settings, like white balance, exposure value (EV), ISO sensitivity, shutter speed, and focus. This makes ZenFone AR a powerful tool for learning the fundamental skills of photography and allows users to shoot scenes with many different creative interpretations.

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Google Collaborates With Lenovo On Daydream VR Headset

Lenovo and Google are coming together again. This time, they’re collaborating on a new immersive virtual reality product that’s designed for everyday consumers – the Google Daydream VR headset. Check out what Lenovo has to say about this collaboration!

 

The Google Daydream VR Headset

We’ll be giving an early preview of our upcoming Daydream standalone headset. It will be one of the first devices to feature WorldSense to allow you to move around and explore virtual environments as if you’re truly there: ducking, weaving and jumping for even more immersive experiences.

This product represents our latest effort in collaboration between our companies: You may remember the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, the world’s first Tango-enabled smartphone, launched in 2016. While the Phab 2 Pro makes a number of smartphone AR experiences possible, this standalone headset is built specifically for immersive VR.

What’s a Standalone VR headset?

Other similar VR devices require a complex setup that relies on external sensors (standalone headsets have built-in sensors). This standalone headset will streamline the experience: just pick up and play.

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And this is different from Google Daydream smartphone-based VR, since WorldSense brings natural movements into your 3D environment. Duck in a game of dodgeball or lunge sideways to evade enemies as they close in on your position.

Casual consumers will soon be able to access immersive virtual reality experiences. Developers will now be able to unlock features that most consumers have never experienced before.

We’re excited that easy-to-use, fully immersive virtual reality is coming to you very soon. We hope you are too.

 

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KidZ & Tech 2.0 – The Future Rebooted At KidZania

To inspire greater interest in technology and its varied applications, KidZania Kuala Lumpur just announced KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted with partners VR Lab Bhd, U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur and Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.

 

KidZ & Tech 2.0 – The Future Rebooted At KidZania

From 16 May – 24 June 2017, daily interactive workshops and hands-on activities bring technology to life, in line with KidZania’s mission to help children “Learn Life Today”.

These activities, powered by the programme partners, engage children and showcase technology in different ways:

  • Virtual Reality with VR Lab Bhd: Using specially-designed goggles, children get to completely immerse themselves in a computer-generated, 3-dimensional 360-degree environment; with the help of an advanced control system, they get to touch and interact with items in this environment as though they are real.
  • 360-degree Photo-Taking with U Mobile Sdn Bhd: Get creative with a smartphone – just remain in a single standing position and turn a full 360-degrees circle to take a great photo, which will be shared on the KidZania Kuala Lumpur Facebook page! Choose from Street View, Surround Shot or use the Photo Sphere mode.
  • Augmented Reality Colouring: Bridge the gap between static pages and animated characters – children can watch their colouring sheet come alive beyond the page with the Stabilo 3D Colors app.
  • Coding: Children will be guided to build their own Star Wars galaxy with code and to design their own game, such as programming BB-8 to collect scrap metal using blocks or Javascript…all in the span of 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, on weekends, children get to enjoy two additional activities – the family-friendly Mystery Skype on weekends where a mystery caller will provide clues for children and parents so they can guess the identity of the caller; and sessions on Kahoot!, the popular learning game, where children will get to test their knowledge on KidZania Kuala Lumpur.

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Don’t miss out on all the excitement at the KidZania Kuala Lumpur KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted (16 May – 24 June 2017) – for a limited time, get a 40% discount on tickets with the promo code KZKT40 in the KidZania Kuala Lumpur online ticketing engine.

 

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The 360° Honor VR Camera Preview & Demo

On 21 February 2017, Huawei revealed their partnership with Insta360 in developing a 360° virtual reality smartphone camera. Branded as the Honor VR Camera, it offers the ability to take 3K photos and videos in 360°. Users can even livestream and share their 360° creations using the custom app.

This VR Camera is supposed to be available only in China, with no international release. However, we were amongst the lucky few to catch a demo of this camera yesterday. We even got some hands-on time with it!

 

The Honor VR Camera Demo

Honor has not officially announced that the Honor VR Camera will be available outside of China, but we were able to catch this short live demo recently. Check it out!

 

The Honor VR Camera Hands-On Preview

As this was an exclusive sneak-peek, we had only a few minutes with the Honor VR Camera. Hope you enjoy this short hands-on preview of the Honor VR Camera!

The Honor VR Camera comes in a rubber shell, which is designed to protect its two cameras from being scratched. The Type C USB port is visible at the bottom. You pull it out with two fingers, just like you would… an eyeball? 😀

Honor did not reveal much details about the Honor VR Camera, just that it is capable of 3K photography and livestreaming through the companion app. But if it’s a rebranded Insta360 Air (Amazon (USB Type C) | Amazon (micro USB) | Lazada), then the two cameras will have a 4.5 MP sensor with f/2.4 lens, and is capable of capturing photos with a resolution of 3008 x 1504, and videos with a resolution of 2560 x 1280 at 30 fps.

 

Honor VR Camera Price & Availability

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Honor had earlier said that this VR Camera would only be available in China, and there were no plans for an international release. However, they seemed to have changed their minds.

From what we understand, they now expect to make it available internationally sometime between May and June of 2017. It will be paired with an Honor-customised companion app.

Needless to say, they do not have a price range for the Honor VR Camera right now. They can only say that “it won’t be cheap

Considering the Insta360 Air (Amazon (USB Type C) | Amazon (micro USB) | Lazada) is selling for RM 699 / ~US$ 155, we reckon it will cost about the same. Hopefully cheaper!

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AMD GDC Capsaicin – Vega, Bethesda & Forward Rendering!

1 March 2017 – AMD held its GDC Capsaicin livestream event, a celebration of PC gaming, the technology steering its future, and the developers who work tirelessly to transform their imaginations into tomorrow’s blockbuster games.

 

What’s New @ AMD GDC Capsaicin

The one-hour AMD GDC Capsaicin live event offered PC gaming enthusiasts and developers around the world a preview of AMD’s latest graphics and processor technologies, revealed exciting new details surrounding Vega, and showcased the summer’s most anticipated PC and VR games from visionary game developers.

AMD and Bethesda Softworks Partner to Propel PC Gaming Forward

  • AMD and Bethesda have announced a long-term, multi-title partnership to rapidly advance game technology development, fuel new PC game experiences, and reshape the gaming landscape.
  • This brings together two titans of the gaming industry: Bethesda Softworks, which has sold more than 80 million copies of legendary games series like FalloutDOOM and Dishonored, and AMD, whose CPU and GPU technologies power the experiences of 400 million gamers worldwide.
  • The two companies will work together to develop and accelerate the implementation of new technologies, including:
    • Harnessing the full potential of low-level APIs such as Vulkan
    • Maximizing the capabilities of the computing and graphics power of AMD’s multicore AMD Ryzen CPUs, Radeon GPUs and AMD server solutions across Bethesda’s existing Bethesda franchises

AMD’s Vega GPU to Power LiquidSky Platform

  • AMD announced that its upcoming Vega architecture-based GPUs have been selected to power LiquidSky, enabling gamers around the world to enjoy the extraordinary power of Vega from anywhere.
  • LiquidSky already lets their 1.4 million beta users play any PC video game as it was meant to be enjoyed on Android phone or tablet, low-spec Windows, Mac, and even Linux devices.
  • With Vega’s powerful Radeon Virtualized Encode feature, subscribers will relish a high-quality gaming experience on par with enthusiast gaming PCs, but at a much lower cost through LiquidSky’s low-cost and free subscription models.
  • Gamers across the world can benefit from the exceptional GPU performance by connecting to any of the 13 LiquidSky global data centers.

Be sure to read our AMD Vega articles – The AMD Vega GPU Architecture Tech Report, Watch AMD Vega Run DOOM On Vulkan!, The AMD Vega Memory Architecture Q&A.

AMD and Developer Partners Embrace Forward Rendering in Unreal Engine 4

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  • VR developers today are constantly challenged to strike the right mix of technical features and computational power for the best balance of performance and visual fidelity.
  • Deferred rendering, used by many of today’s big game engines, does all of the geometry work first and then shades pixels last to save work but it’s not a great fit for VR.
  • AMD is working to enable a forward rendering path in Unreal Engine 4.15, giving developers more choice in how they develop VR games and helping to achieve a stunning looking game while delivering the high frame rates necessary for a good experience.
  • AMD is also working with leading game developers to explore the benefits of forward rendering in VR games, including Survios, First Contact Entertainment and Limitless Studios.

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BIOSTAR GTX 1060 VR-Ready Graphics Card Launched

Taipeh, 24 October 2016 – BIOSTAR is proud to announce the availability of the newest addition to its VGA product series with the new BIOSTAR GTX 1060 graphics card, available in both 6GB and 3GB variety, the BIOSTAR GTX 1060 graphics card bring affordable VR and high-performance gaming closer to the masses making it an ideal choice to be your first VR gaming GPU.

The BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card features the GP106 GPU sporting 1280 CUDA cores and runs with a base core clock of 1506Mhz. Featuring GPU Boost 3.0, the BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 1060 6GB can run up to 1708Mhz and features 6GB of GDDR5 video memory connected a 192-bit bus interface. The BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 1060 3GB version features 1152 CUDA cores running at 1506Mhz and has a boost frequency of 1708Mhz also. The 3GB of GDDR5 memory also sports a 192-bit interface bandwidth. Both cards require only a single 6-pin power connector.

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Designed for the latest generation of games and gaming experiences, the GeForce GTX 1060 takes gaming to the next level with performance and efficiency that beats everything before it featuring the all-new Pascal GPU architecture fabricatedon the 16nm FinFET process technology.

The new BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 1060 is cooled by the unique BIOSTAR Tank Dual Fan cooler inspired and design in cooperation with World of Tanks to keep the card running at optimal temperatures while keeping noise levels to a minimum. The new dual-fan cooler features a gaming tank-shaped stylish design exuding an aggressive feel to the card while keeping it cool. The GTX 1060 6GB has a rated TDP of only 120W and the 3GB has 115w TDP while still delivering three times the performance of previous graphics card from earlier generation.

NVIDIA leverages new technologies for this generation of graphics card and allows players to fully immerse themselves while providing higher performance for existing games and serving as a launch pad for new ones. Technology like Simultaneous Multi-Projection, ANSEL and Fast Sync allow gamers to fully maximize their gaming experience but also enjoy a whole new level of realism with VR.

 

Pricing

The BIOSTAR GeForce GTX 1060 6GB will have an MSRP of $289 and the 3GB version at $239.

 

BIOSTAR GTX 1060 6GB Specifications

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NVIDIA Deep Learning & VR Technologies @ GTCx Australia 2016

Melbourne Australia, 15 September 2016 — Step into a virtual world and experience how virtual reality (VR) is driving research, applications and games at GPU Technology Conference Extension (GTCx) Australia on October 4 and 5, 2016.

 

See And Experience Deep Learning And VR Technologies @ GTCx Australia

Set up conjunction with the conference, the VR Village will feature VR rooms and kiosks where participants can try out the latest demos running on HTC Vive and Oculus. These demos include NVIDIA’s very own carnival game Funhouse, Everest, Iray Lightfield, Iray VR Panoramas, Endeavor Point Cloud, Bullet Train, and Earthlight VR, a first person space explorer game developed by Melbourne-based Opaque Multimedia.

NVIDIA will also host a Deep Learning CDO (chief data officer) Roundtable with the theme “Next-Generation Analytics, Deep and Machine Learning with GPUs”. This session will discuss how CDOs of data intensive companies can leverage NVIDIA GPUs to undertake machine and deep learning.

Those keen to learn more about deep learning can take part in the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute. They can discover how advanced deep learning techniques are being applied to rich data sets to help solve big problems. Upon completion of the NVIDIA Deep Learning institute lab, participants will receive a certificate of attendance and free online training credits.

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Twenty shortlisted submissions of research posters from both academia and industry, describing ongoing GPU-enabled research, exciting new research projects, and encouraging preliminary results, will be exhibited electronically. The Best Poster award winner will get a fully paid trip to GTC US next year and NVIDIA hardware.

GTCx Australia is an extension of GTC, the world’s largest and most important event for GPU developers held annually in San Jose, United States. To be held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the event is designed for C-level, professionals, developers, and researchers across many industries — from finance and big data analytics to academia and entertainment.

Themed “Deep Learning AI Revolution -The Next Computing Platform”, it will feature keynote addresses and three tracks covering accelerated computing, Pro VR/Pro Viz and deep learning.

 

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NVIDIA VR Funhouse Mods Capability Announced

VR Funhouse does more than just bring classic games to life. It gives them crazy twists that would be impossible anywhere but in virtual reality. You can set targets ablaze with flaming arrows, test your skill shooting a wild variety of flying objects or whack a cartoony collection of animated moles.

Now it’s your turn.

With the latest update, VR Funhouse now supports mods, giving the community an incredible sandbox of possibilities for fun in VR. You can play, create, play again and even share your VR creations with the world.

 

VR Funhouse Mods

Swap out your shooting gallery pistol for a tommy gun, whack the moles while their hair is on fire or build your favorite mini-game in VR. With VR Funhouse mods, the possibilities are endless.

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  • If you’re a modder, download the VR Funhouse Mod Kit, create your own mods and share them with the world.
  • If you’re a gamer, visit the VR Funhouse Steam Workshop page, subscribe to one of the mod experiences created by the community and add it to your game. NVIDIA has even created a few of our own mods for you to enjoy. They include:
    • Big Top: Cover your carnival with a colorful circus tent.
    • Great Moles of Fire: Box moles with their hair on fire.
    • Super Whack-A-Mole: Whack moles in 360 degrees.
    • Tommy Gun: Swap out your shooting gallery pistols for a tommy gun and take on the Shooting Gallery and Cannon Skeet.
    • Zero Gravity Goo: Shoot colorful clowns with slow-motion goo.
  • And, as NVIDIA promised when they released VR Funhouse, the source code for this game is now available to all. If you’re a game developer, access the full VR Funhouse source code from Github, and build your own game with the powerful NVIDIA GameWorks, PhysX and VRWorks technology integrated into Unreal Engine 4 and VR Funhouse.

 

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NVIDIA Brings Deep Learning AI Revolution To Australia

Australia, 31 August 2016NVIDIA is bringing the Deep Learning AI (Artificial Intelligence) revolution to Melbourne in the form of GPU Technology Conference Extension (GTCx) Australia on October 4 and 5, 2016.

GTCx Australia is an extension of GTC, the world’s largest and most important event for GPU developers held annually in San Jose, United States. To be held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the event is designed for C-level, professionals, developers, and researchers across many industries — from finance and big data analytics to academia and entertainment.

Themed Deep Learning AI Revolution – The Next Computing Platform, it will feature keynote addresses, hands-on lab, posters, exhibition, a VR Village and three tracks covering accelerated computing, Pro VR/Pro Viz and deep learning.

 

Deep Learning AI Revolution – The Next Computing Platform

The opening keynote will be by NVIDIA Fellow Dr David B Kirk, a former NVIDIA Chief Scientist who led the development of graphics architecture and technology. Kirk was honoured by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2009 with a Distinguished Alumni Award, its highest honour, for his work in the graphics-technology industry. He is the inventor of more than 75 patents and patent applications relating to graphics design and has published many articles on graphics technology and parallel programming.

Another notable speaker is Associate Professor Mark Sagar, Director of the Laboratory for Animate Technologies based at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute. Sagar previously worked as the Special Projects Supervisor at Weta Digital where he was involved in the creation of technology for digital characters in blockbusters such Avatar, King Kong and Spiderman 2. His pioneering work in computer-generated faces was recognised with two consecutive Oscars at the 2010 and 2011 Sci-tech awards, a branch of the Academy Awards that recognises movie
science and technological achievements.

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As a testament of Australia as a leader in adopting and applying GPU technologies in many areas, the line-up of speakers also includes Professor Anton Van Den Hengel (Director, Australian Centre for Visual Technologies), Professor Tom Drummond (Leader of Computer Vision Lab, Monash University), Dr. Jose Alvarez (Computer Vision Researcher Data61, CSIRO), Dr. Mark Suresh Joshi (Professor, University of Melbourne), Dr. Wojtek James Goscinski (Manager, High Performance Computing, Monash eResearch Center, Monash University), and Dr. Werner Scholz (Chief Technology Officer and Head of R&D, Xenon Technology Group).

In conjunction with GTCx Australia, NVIDIA is also organising on October 5 the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute where participants can learn directly from trained instructor-led labs. They can discover how advanced deep learning techniques are being applied to rich data sets to help solve big problems. Upon completion of the NVIDIA Deep Learning institute lab, participants will receive a certificate of attendance and free online training credits.

 

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HTC Vive Development & Training Program Available Now

Taipei, 5 August 2016 – HTC, creator of the HTC Vive, the most advanced virtual reality system on the market, today announced that it will begin working with third party developers and hardware makers to expand the accessories and peripherals ecosystem for the HTC Vive.

HTC will hold in-person training courses in Asia to complement the courses being provided in the US by Valve and Synapse. These training courses will provide development resources, software for developing tracked accessories and peripherals, technical support for integration, and go-to-market resources when their products are ready. The program is expected to facilitate rapid development of innovative hardware solutions to create new ways for people to interact with their virtual world.

At this early stage in the development of the VR ecosystem, the whole industry must work together to overcome the barriers to ubiquitous adoption of VR. By enabling third party developers to create accessories and peripherals, HTC is allowing the industry to create high quality products much faster. And because of HTC Vive’s position as market leader in the VR space, hardware partners will have access to a large installed base of existing customers, channels and content.

“We are extremely excited about the potential mid- to long-term impact of our decision with our partner Valve to simultaneously open up our respective technologies in order to accelerate growth in the VR industry,” said Cher Wang, Chairwoman and CEO of HTC. “The new wave of innovation this program will enable is going to be amazing to watch, the biggest winners will be the consumers and business customers around the world.”

Alan Yates, Valve Engineer, said “Making this OpenVR tracking technology available to more partners is an extremely important step in the evolution of virtual reality and 3D tracking. We are very confident that doing so will result in new and innovative experiences for all VR customers.”

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HTC Viveport Store For VR Content Now Available

Los Angeles, 5 August 2016 – Today at VRLA, the world’s largest virtual reality expo, the team at Vive announced VIVEPORT, the destination for VR content and experiences. The Viveport store will be available to customers later this fall and will launch a developer beta soon.

Building on the fast growth and success of great VR games, the Viveport store features immersive experiences across additional categories and introduces an update to Vive Home, a personal and customisable virtual environment. Viveport will soon invite both the creator community and customers to discover, create, connect, watch, and shop for the things they love and need in life.

“Our mission is to unleash human imagination from the limitations of reality, and Viveport will be an important cornerstone in democratising access to the world’s most diverse selection of immersive experiences,” said Cher Wang, CEO of HTC.

The Viveport store will feature a wide range of VR experiences across education, design, art, social, video, music, sports, health, fashion, travel, news, shopping, creativity tools, and more. The Viveport store will be available in HTC Vive headsets, web browsers, and as a PC and mobile app. Together with the global community of content creators and developers, Viveport will provide all customers with a unique and fast-growing selection of apps and experiences.

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“We believe equal access to virtual reality experiences will make the world a better place; enhancing our daily lives and the way we connect with everything. An important goal for the Viveport team is to enable developers to reach a global audience and grow their business,” said Rikard Steiber, Senior Vice President of Viveport.

The Viveport store is built to be responsive to content creators and developers, empowering them to drive long-term engagement and monetisation. Viveport will feature pay-to-download, in-app-purchases, subscriptions, and more revenue generating opportunities. In addition, Viveport will continue to roll out new platform features supporting content creation, distribution, and customer engagement.

 

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AMD Polaris GPU & 7th Generation APU Tech Briefings

AMD officially revealed the AMD Polaris GPUs and the 7th Generation AMD APUs at Computex 2016. The first graphics card based on the AMD Polaris architecture was the AMD Radeon RX 480, and that was officially launched on June 29th.

As part of their aggressive push to promote both the Radeon RX 480, and 7th Generation AMD APUs; David Nalasco and Peter Amos flew all the way from AMD Markham in Canada to give a thorough tech briefing on the new AMD technologies in those products.

BONUS : We stumbled upon the first Radeon RX 460 seen in action. Check it out here!

 

AMD Polaris Launch

Ryan Sim, Channel Sales Director of AMD ASEAN & India, started the event with a short welcome speech. He pointed out how the new AMD Radeon RX 480 offers unrivalled power efficiency, and brings virtual reality to the mainstream with a shockingly affordable price.

Then AMD officially launched the AMD Radeon RX 480 here in Malaysia, with this launch gambit. Check it out!

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AMD Polaris GPU Tech Briefing

In this video, David Nalasco, Senior Technology Manager for Graphics in the Radeon Technology Group, gives a thorough tech briefing on the new AMD Polaris architecture, and the first three graphics cards based on the Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 GPUs.

 

AMD 7th Generation APU Tech Briefing

Then Peter Amos, APU Product Marketing Manager, AMD Client Business Unit, gave a tech briefing on the new 7th Generation AMD APUs, as well as upcoming desktop processors based on the new AMD Zen architecture. Check it out!

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NVIDIA VR Funhouse Released

14 July 2016 — Today’s release of NVIDIA VR Funhouse extends our role in the gaming ecosystem to that of a game creator.

 

NVIDIA VR Funhouse

Our first game, NVIDIA VR Funhouse is built on Epic’s Unreal Engine 4, and is the brainchild of NVIDIA’s LightSpeed Studios. It was created with a dual-purpose.

First, we wanted it to be fun. To be enjoyed by people of all ages, whether or not they’ve tried VR, whether or not they’re an early adopter.

Second, it was created to show how immersive VR can be when physics simulation is fully integrated into an experience.

 

Why Physics Is Fundamental to VR

For nearly a decade, NVIDIA has been developing PhysX, an SDK that allows physically accurate simulation of a 3D environment. It’s provided advanced visual effects for more than 500 PC and console games.

When we first saw some of the early VR games and experiences, we quickly realized that something was missing: there was little to no physics simulation. Because VR places you inside of the experience with the ability to touch and interact with virtual objects, it is critical that those objects behave and react in realistic ways. Unlike traditional PC games, physics in VR games is not just visual effects.

 

It’s fundamental to immersion.

So, with VR Funhouse, we set out to integrate physical simulation into every aspect of the game and combine it with amazing graphics and precise haptics that make you feel like you are at the
carnival.

Physics effects in VR Funhouse created with NVIDIA GameWorks SDK include:

  • NVIDIA PhysX Destruction to make shooting game targets that realistically chip and explode when hit.
  • NVIDIA FleX to make the realistic cloth on the curtains, streamers and basketball nets. It’s also used to create realistic fluids for in the clown balloon race game.
  • NVIDIA Flow to make particles realistically respond to moving solid objects and turbulent fluid motion. You see it when players pop the confetti filled balloons and use their swords to cut through and interact with the confetti. Flow is showcased when you use the bow & arrow to light your arrow on fire, shoot it and watch the targets burn.
  • NVIDIA HairWorks to make the lifelike hair in the Whack-A-Mole and Punch-A-Mole level.
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Simulating physics takes incredible processing power, and we found it by applying NVIDIA VRWorks technologies, including Multi-Res Shading and VR SLI, to increase rendering performance.

To encourage developers to experiment with our SDK, we’re going to be open sourcing VR Funhouse later this summer. We fully expect that developers, enthusiasts and artists from both the VR industry and game industry will build their own mini-games.

To achieve our goals, we created VR Funhouse as an enthusiast’s experience, not a ‘min-spec’ experience. We recommend that you experience it on a GeForce GTX 980 Ti, or GeForce 10 Series GPUS. The best, most immersive experience will use dual GeForce GTX 1080s.

To experience the fusion of state of the art graphics and realistic physics modeling in a VR game, download NVIDIA VR Funhouse on Steam today.

 

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Revealed

When NVIDIA first revealed the GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, we examined the key features of the new NVIDIA Pascal architecture :

Today, NVIDIA extends the NVIDIA Pascal family with a new addition – the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card!

Be sure to also check out our NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Unboxing & Hands-On Preview!

 

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Video Presentation

NVIDIA invited us to an exclusive media conference call recently. We recorded it for you and compiled it into a video presentation so you can better understand what the new GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card offers gamers. You will also get updates on NVIDIA VR Funhouse and NVIDIA Ansel. Check it out!

 

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Key Takeaways

  • The GeForce GTX 1060 is based on the new GP106 GPU manufactured on the 16 nm FinFET process.
  • The GeForce GTX 1060 has 1280 CUDA cores and with a boost clock of 1.7 GHz.
  • NVIDIA claims the GeForce GTX 1060 can be overclocked to 2.0 GHz.
  • The GeForce GTX 1060 has 6 GB of GDDR5 memory running at 2.0 GHz.
  • The GeForce GTX 1060 will be faster than the GeForce GTX 980.
  • The GeForce GTX 1060 will only consume 120 watts of power.
  • The GeForce GTX 1060 will have a 6-pin PCI Express power connector but no SLI connector.
  • GeForce GTX 1060 custom boards will be available starting July 19, priced at US$249 and above.
  • NVIDIA will offer the GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition board on July 19 as well, priced at US$299.
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Presentation Slides

For those who prefer to check out the slides, there are 18 of them. So we have to divide them into 3 pages for your convenience. Enjoy!

This presentation will not only cover the new GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card, but also updates on NVIDIA VR Fun House and NVIDIA Ansel. But first, a quick trip down memory lane to when the GeForce GTX 980 was launched two years ago.

The new GeForce GTX 1060 promises to change all that, thanks to the new NVIDIA Pascal architecture, which is optimised for both speed and performance per watt.

Next Page > More NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Presentation Slides

 

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Remember how fast the GeForce GTX 980 was two years ago? Well, the new GeForce GTX 1060 promises to deliver GTX 980-level performance with twice the energy efficiency in VR.

The GeForce GTX 1060 supports the NVIDIA Simultaneous Multi-Projection technology, which allows it to seamlessly project a single image simultaneously to both eyes, yielding a 3X VR graphics performance improvement over previous generation GPUs.

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This allows GeForce GTX 1060 users to play VR games with higher levels of detail, without sacrificing performance or quality, for a more realistic, immersive experience.

Simultaneous Multi-Projection is being integrated into the world’s biggest game engines, Unreal Engine and Unity. More than 30 games are already in development, including Unreal Tournament, Poolnation VR, Everest VR, Obduction, Adr1ft and Raw Data.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 also supports NVIDIA VRWorks, a software developer kit that allows developers to intertwine what users see, hear and touch with the physical behaviour of the environment –convincing them that their virtual experience is real.

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NVIDIA VR Funhouse will be available for free later this month from Valve’s Steam digital distribution service. Developed on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4, VR Funhouse will work on the GeForce GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 GPUs and HTC Vive VR headsets. It will also be open sourced to developers and artists so they can create their own VR Funhouse attractions.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 also supports the NVIDIA Ansel technology, a powerful game-capture tool that allows gamers to explore, capture and share the artistry of gaming in ways never before possible. With Ansel, users can compose the gameplay shots they want, pointing the camera in any direction, from any vantage point within a gaming world, and then capture 360-degree stereo photospheres for viewing with a VR headset or Google Cardboard.

Gamers will be able to experience Ansel for themselves with Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst next week, and Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, later this month. Many more Ansel-enabled games are in development, including Epic Games’ Fortnite, Paragon and Unreal Tournament; Cyan Worlds’ Obduction; Thekla’s The Witness; Boss Key Productions’ Lawbreakers; Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s The Division; and the highly anticipated No Man’s Sky from Hello Games.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 features 1,280 CUDA cores, 6 GB of GDDR5 memory running at 8 Gbps and a boost clock of 1.7 GHz, which NVIDIA claims can be easily overclocked to 2 GHz for additional performance.

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Across the top gaming titles, GeForce GTX 1060 is on average 15% faster and over 75 percent more power efficient than the closest competitive product (the Radeon RX 480?) at stock speeds.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 custom boards will be available starting July 19 from NVIDIA GeForce partners, including ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. The MSRP will start at US$249.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition board – designed and built by NVIDIA – will be available starting July 19 for US$299. The GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition is crafted with premium materials and components, including a faceted die-cast aluminum body machine finished for strength and rigidity and a thermal solution designed to run cool and quiet.

 

Like the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition boards, a dual-FETs power supply is used to improve power efficiency, along with a low impedance power delivery network and custom voltage regulators.

 

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AMD Radeon RX 400 Series Revealed

During Computex 2016, AMD revealed the AMD Radeon RX 480 – the first graphics card powered by the new AMD Polaris 10 GPU. Today, AMD officially reveals the full details and specifications of the new AMD Radeon RX 400 series of graphics processors, including the Radeon RX 470 and the Radeon RX 460.

AMD also revealed the Radeon R5, R7 and R9 nomenclature will be replaced by the Radeon RX nomenclature for cards that are designed for gaming, while those not targeted at gamers will just use the Radeon moniker.

 

AMD Radeon RX 400 Series Video Presentation

AMD invited us to an exclusive media conference call yesterday. We recorded it for you and compiled it into a video presentation so you can better understand what the new AMD Radeon RX 400 series brings to the gaming and VR scene. Check it out!

 

AMD Radeon RX 400 Series Presentation Slides

For those who prefer to check out the slides, there are 25 of them. So we have to divide them into 3 pages for your convenience. Enjoy!

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