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Posts tagged “Augmented Reality”

Weta Workshop getting into augmented reality games

New Zealand-based special effects company Weta Workshop have had a hand in everything from Xena: Warrior Princess to Lord of the Rings. Indeed, I'm even wearing some of their clobber right now -- a hoodie to commemorate the work they did on the Alliance armour in the Warcraft movie. That's not the company's only video game crossover, either, as Weta opened up a new studio…

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Microsoft’s cheaper, lower-spec VR initiative Mixed Reality launches October 17th

Arriving late to virtual reality, Microsoft have rebranded it Windows Mixed Reality et voila, the revolution will begin anew on October 17th. Microsoft have announced that Mixed Reality support will hit Windows 10 in the Fall Creators Update on that day, launching their VR initiative alongside headsets from several companies. Windows Mixed Reality is a term that supposedly will one day encompass both virtual reality…

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$3,000 HoloLens Development Edition Due In March

While virtual reality will soon be in the hands and eyes of folks at home - pre-orders just opened for the HTC Vive, to ship in April, and the Oculus Rift launches at the end of this month - augmented reality goggles are a bit further out. While VR replaces your vision with a computer-generated world, AR is more of an overlay, making computer graphics…

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Microsoft Announce HoloLens Augmented Reality Headset

Microsoft have announced the HoloLens, an augmented reality headset for games and general computing. Which is maybe not what we were expecting when we were invited to Redmond to hear about the company's future gaming plans this evening. While our correspondent is trying the thing on as I type, you can whet your appetite for impressions with the video Microsoft used to introduce the device.…

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Ex-Valve Employees Take AR Glasses To Kickstarter

Once upon a time, Valve was working on a set of future glasses so potent that their impossible fever dream visions would spill onto our tables and floors, like imagination made real. But then they decided that Oculus Rift was more their speed, and the mighty mega-brains in people costumes attached to the project, Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson, were let go. The duo, however,…

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GameFace: Valve’s AR Goggles Surface Elsewhere

Valve's secret augmented reality project, or at least one of them, has finally surfaced. At the weekend's Maker Faire, ex-Valvesters Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson, demonstrated CastAR, a pair of glasses with a mini-projector that 'casts' games onto a reflective surface. The game appears in 3D in front of the player, who can interact with the insubstantial environments. It was a project that died during…

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