AR game restrictions ruled unconstitutional by district judge

A Wisconsin ordinance decreeing that augmented reality developers must get special permits if their apps encourage play in county parks has been ruled unconstitutional by a district judge.

It’s a notable decision that could affect how augmented reality game devs operate and design games in the long-term.

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Daydream Labs experiments with teaching skills in VR

Daydream Labs recently experimented with teaching skills in VR using a training prototype that asked users to slip on a headset and learn to make coffee using an espresso machine.

Software Engineer at Google VR Ian MacGillivray espressed in a blog post that while people learned faster and better inside of VR as opposed to individuals who were trained by watching YouTube tutorials, using coffee for the experiment may have bean a mistake.

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Speaker Q&A: Jennifer Hazel on utilizing VR during exposure therapy

Jennifer Hazel is a medical doctor specializing in psychiatry who founded the CheckPoint Organization and will be at VRDC 2017 to present her talk Virtual Reality for Treatment of Phobias, which will discuss current understanding of what makes a VR experience effective for phobia treatment from a psychological, physiological and technical point of view. Here, Hazel gives us some information about herself and her work.

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Register now for VRDC Fall 2017, because prices go up next week!

Heads up, VR enthusiasts: Organizers of the Virtual Reality Developers Conference want to make sure you know that the price of registering for VRDC Fall 2017 will increase a bit next Wednesday, July 26th at 11:59 PM Pacific! 

This is important because if you’re thinking about attending, you should register now at a discounted rate to save up to $400!

VRDC Fall 2017 is a big deal because it’s one of the premier places to learn from (and hang out with) the movers and shakers who are working on the cutting edge of VR, AR, and MR development.

When you register you’ll be securing access to a very special two‐day event that will bring together experts from multiple industries to share best practices, demo new technology, create new business partnerships, and exchange ideas with innovators shaping the industry.

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Attend VRDC Fall 2017 and get expert insight into VR monetization!

Organizers of the Virtual Reality Developers Conference are working hard to prepare for VRDC Fall 2017, and today they want to quickly let you know about two great sessions taking place at the event, which is happening September 21-22 at a bigger, better venue in San Francisco!

Notably, Google’s own Michael Almeraris will be at VRDC Fall 2017 to share some cutting-edge insights into the business of promoting and monetizing mobile VR games and experiences.

His talk on “Mobile VR Discovery and Monetization: Lessons from Daydream” will offer a frank breakdown of best practices in mobile VR platform discovery and the various types of monetization strategies the Google Daydream team has seen among the 130+ apps that have launched on Daydream.

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Google Glass is back, but this time it’s eyeing up the workplace

Over two years after the project was shelved due to privacy and safety concerns, Google Glass has been revived and repurposed specifically for the workplace.

The new version of Google’s high-tech wearable has been christened Glass Enterprise Edition, and will be sold directly to businesses keen to equip workers with a hands-free workplace assistant.

Even though Glass is now targeting the business sector, Google hasn’t nixed the idea of Glass making an eventual return to the consumer market.

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Oculus + Touch bundle gets permanent price cut

Earlier this week, Oculus temporarily slashed the price of the Oculus + Touch bundle to $399, and now the company has pledged to introduce a permanent price cut after the six-week offer has ended.

Going forward, the virtual reality outfit will be making a similar package available for $499, meaning even those who miss out on the “Summer of Rift” sale will be able to grab a Rift on the cheap.

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Speaker Q&A: Trevor Blom on the development of Arizona Sunshine

Trevor Blom is lead programmer at Vertigo Games and will be at VRDC 2017 to present his talk Looking Back at the Development of ‘Arizona Sunshine’ and ‘Skyworld’, which will discuss the development of both games for VR using Unity. Here, Blom gives us some information about himself and his work.

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