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Ep. 10 - Three Doors sounds continued Simple Animation - Unity3D 5 Audio

League of Legends, Dota 2 will lead PC gaming’s fastest-growing sector to $500M this year in North America

Those huge, PC free-to-play mulitplayer online arena battlers are about to make more money than the long-dominant massively multiplayer online games for the first time ever.<p>League of Legends and Dota 2 are among the most played games in the world, and last year they generated (along with other …

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How Facebook aims to keep game developers on its platforms (interview)

Facebook unleashed a lot of news at its F8 conference at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. From cool virtual reality demos to a new analytics platform, the company showed that it cares about the hundreds of millions of gamers on its mobile and desktop social platforms.<p>Mark Zuckerberg, chief …

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Ep. 10 - Three Doors sounds continued Simple Animation - Unity3D 5 Audio

I'm the creepy guy wearing a VR headset on your plane (and it's great)

We're going to have to get used to seeing people using virtual reality devices in public as the technology edges closer to the mainstream, but being one of the first people to use the technology around others can be a little bit uncomfortable.<p>During a recent flight to Iceland to cover CCP's Fanfest …

'Action Star: Parachute' VR Experience Has You Throwing Yourself Out of a Plane

Istanbul based digital workshop Codemodeon have come up with a VR experience which adopts some clever mechanics to sell the illusion of throwing …

Virtual Reality

Neo smartpen N2 instantaneously sends handwritten words and doodles to its iOS/Android app

Today, NeoLAB officially launched its Neo smartpen N2 following a wildly successful Kickstart campaign that raised more than over $350,000. Even more impressive is that the original goal was just $20,000. After selling some 2,500 pens during the initial round of crowdfunding, those that missed out …

DealCircle Wants to Slash Startups' US Legal Costs

Copenhagen-based startup DealCircle makes online collaboration tools to help startups pull together contracts and other deals more quickly. It’s now bringing its service to the US through a partnership with Rocket Lawyer.<p>Founded in 2013, the Danish company’s goal is to get angel investors and …

Google Isn’t Giving Up on Glass, Schmidt Says

By<p>Alistair Barr<p>Alistair Barr<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@alistairmbarr<p>alistair.barr@wsj.com<p>Google is sticking with its controversial Glass Internet-connected eyewear because the technology is too important to scrap, according to Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.<p>Google stopped selling the first …

Wearable Tech

Google Developers Show Impressive Future Of Augmented Reality On Project Tango Tablet

Last week, at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Jose, Elon Musk may have made a splash at his “fireside chat” with NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, when he commented that autonomous cars will eventually be required and human-driven vehicles outlawed. Although, some of the coolest …

Overdog aims to enhance multiplayer matchmaking — but it needs help

Matchmaking is sort of like the officiating in a football game. You don't notice it until it goes wrong. You also, be honest, don't have much idea how it can be done better even when it's working right.<p>That's where Overdog is hoping to make itself useful. It launched this week on Xbox One and the …

Game of Thrones

Ep. 9 - Three Doors Basic Sounds - Unity3D 5 Audio Part 1

This Augmented Reality Demo Looks Impressive, But Do You Buy It?

Magic Leap, a company that has been working on augmented reality, has released the video above, which it says is a fair representation of the kind of technology it will eventually release.<p>The video is in the first-person perspective, and shows a user doing a variety of mundane things you do on your …

What I’d Like To See Happen With Virtual Reality

Using Valve and HTC’s Vive headset was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had with entertainment in any form, but that’s not to say that it’s …

Sculptures Come to Life in an Augmented Reality Art Gallery

The mystical creatures in Josue Abraham's 'Virtualidades' are invisible without the help of your screen.<p><i>GIFv by the author</i><p>The inside of Mexico's Galeria Merida might look scattered with low-fi sculptures and recycled readymades, but through the power of augmented reality, artist and professor Josue …

Samsung Gear VR review: Virtual reality is game-changing and here to stay

Samsung Gear VR Review<p>Virtual reality is poised to be the next big game-changer in consumer tech. Using technology developed for the Oculus Rift, the …

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Media Monks, Oculus Rift, HTML5 & 3D: A perfect combination

The progressive web reality is anything but virtual with Amaze’s stunning VR experience for the new Lexus NX. Here’s how they steered it home by …

Nintendo And Mobile Monetization Are Like Oil And Water

Nintendo’s investors rejoiced yesterday at the news that the gaming giant was entering the mobile space in a big way with a new partnership with Japanese developer DeNA. Shares soared 27% on the news as finally, Nintendo had come to their senses and committed to capitalizing on a hugely profitable …

Profit

Oculus Rift Might Not Even Launch This Year

It's been a long few years since the Oculus Rift's Kickstarter took $2.4 million in funding, becoming a "real thing" on the first step towards this …

SimCity-Inspired World Builder Becomes Breakthrough Hit

Cities: Skylines, a city management simulator inspired by SimCity, has become publisher Paradox's fastest selling game to date, the company has announced.<p>Including preorders, Cities: Skylines has sold some 250,000 units in the first 24 hours since it launched, which Paradox says shatters sales …

SimCity

Harmonix announces Rock Band 4 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, coming this year

Get ready to rock again later this year.<p>Harmonix answers three years of fans requests with the announcement of Rock Band 4 today, slated to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year. The Boston, Mass.-based developer made good on their promise to return to the franchise, though it hasn’t said much …

Unity 5 Will Bring More 3D Games to Your Browser

Unity has announced the latest version of its game development system, which features a new 64-bit editor and the ability to export titles to the Web that don’t require browser plugins to run.<p>In Unity 5, developers will find a preview of the WebGL exporter that takes advantage of the WebGL graphics …

Using NVIDIA's streaming, Android TV set-top box: the Shield

You already know what NVIDIA's latest Shield hardware is: an Android TV-powered set-top box that uses the latest chip from NVIDIA. It streams games over the company's "Netflix for gaming" platform known as GRID; it streams games from your local PC; it powers Twitch streaming at the same time of …

The MindLeap virtual reality game system runs on your brainwaves — no controllers needed

<i>Click here for all of GamesBeat’s 2015 Game Developers Conference coverage.</i><p>Virtual reality gaming goes hands-free.<p>Neurotechnology company MindMaze announces a thought-powered virtual reality game system called MindLeap today. Based on its proprietary system originally developed for use in the …

Samsung Gear VR Store Now Selling Paid Apps

Finally, more than just demos.<p>If you've spent any time perusing the games and other experience available for Samsung's Gear VR headset, you've …

Valve's 'Lighthouse' VR tech brings TVs and headsets together

We already saw the new Vive virtual reality headset that Valve and HTC are working on, but they're not stopping there. Hardware engineer Alan Yates says that its Lighthouse room-scale tracking system brings the "high-resolution, high-speed tracking" that you need for a quality VR experience. …

"There's no royalties, no f***ing around" - Riccitiello

Unity today rolled out its release plans for Unity 5, revealing a tweak to the development platform's business model in the process. Like its …

Paperspace Lets Anyone Access A Better Personal Computer That Lives In The Cloud

Imagine never having to buy new and expensive hardware to upgrade your personal computer with more speed and storage space. That’s the vision behind Y Combinator-backed Paperspace, a new company launching today, which is building a full, personal computer that lives in the cloud, which you access …

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