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Valve’s New ‘SteamVR Home’ Beta May Mean You Never Leave VR

Valve's new SteamVR Home Beta just launched and it represents a vast improvement on what has gone before with fully 3D, customisable environments, a...

High Fidelity is Architecting for VR Privacy with Self-sovereign Identity

Philip Rosedale has been thinking deeply about how to architect large-scale, distributed virtual worlds after experiencing many bottlenecks as the founder of Second Life. His...
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The Future of ‘Facebook Spaces’: Opening the Door to Third-party Developers

Facebook launched their first social VR app Spaces last month to much acclaim. It's a polished experience that does a few things very well, and...

Live Comedy Show ‘Comedy Living Room’ Coming to Altspace Thursday

Comedy Living Room, the stand-up comedy show created by Matt Lottman and Frank Chad Muniz (and literally held in a living room), is hosting...

Vive Users Can Join Rift Friends in ‘Facebook Spaces’ With Revive Hack

It appears that Revive is already compatible with the Facebook's new social VR app, Facebook Spaces. Revive is a popular free hack that allows...

Deepening Social Presence with SMI Eye Tracking

At GDC this year, SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) showed a couple of new eye tracking demos at Valve's booth. They added eye tracking to avatars...

‘Bigscreen’ Social Computing Space Metrics Show Big Value for VR Power Users

Bigscreen VR announced that they raised $3 million dollars for their "social utility" VR application. Bigscreen gives you access to your computer screen in...
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New ‘Sansar’ Video Glimpses More Virtual Worlds Made on the Social VR Platform

Sansar is the next-gen virtual world platform from Linden Lab, the creator of Second Life (2003). Due to launch in Spring 2017, Sansar is a...

Sony to Show Procedural Animation System at GDC, Making NPCs More Believable in VR

Sony's Magic Lab are set to demonstrate a new procedural animation system which it says allows VR characters found in VR to "imbue a...

‘Rec Room’ Studio Raises $5M “to continue to build the future of Social VR”

Seattle-based VR studio Against Gravity has today announced they have received $5M in seed funding to continue to build Rec Room, the studio's social VR platform. Only launching last...

Mindshow VR’s Collaborative Storytelling Platform & Celebrating VoVR’s 500th Episode

There are a number of immersive storytelling innovations Sundance 2017 in a number of experiences including Dear Angelica, Zero Day VR, Miyubi, and Life...

Facebook Study Finds Introverts Feel More Comfortable with VR Social Interaction

A recent study by Facebook IQ, in which people completed one-on-one conversations in VR, concluded that most people respond positively, and introverts in particular...

‘vTime’ Becomes Most Widely-Available Social VR Platform

With social VR platform vTime's recent launch on Google Daydream, the UK-based company vTime Limited can proudly say they've created the most-widely available social VR platform in...

‘Rec Room’ Update Adds Private Lounge Space and Invite-Only Activities

A new update to popular Social VR app Rec Room adds a new invite-only space where friends can gather to play new activities in a private...

VR Metaverse Company High Fidelity Raises $22 Million in New Funding

Uncovered among recent regulatory filings, VR metaverse company High Fidelity has raised $22 million in new funding. The company, which has reportedly raised $17.45 million...
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