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Giving Tuesday Campaign to Feature VR App


It’s starting to become slightly more common place now for marketing agencies to utilise virtual reality (VR) technology for big brands looking to attract a wider, younger audience. But charities have yet to jump on the tech band wagon, until now. Easter Seals a charity that raises funds for children and adults with disabilities is partnering with CrowdRise, a crowdfunding platform, for its second annual Giving Tuesday campaign. As part of the campaign a VR app will be available that will feature a tower inside a virtual city which grows brick by brick as donations are made. READ MORE

Black Friday Weekend VR Shopping Experience Announced by Westfield

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Over the course of this week, through Black Friday and onto Cyber Monday, Westfield shopping centres in the US will be hosting a range of campaigns and activities for the busy shopping season. Prior to the weekend Westfield will be running a special campaign titled ‘Unwrap Westfield’, full of special events, giveaways, philanthropy, and more. But on Cyber Monday, Westfield is hoping to attract shoppers away from the internet with a virtual reality (VR) experience. READ MORE

Inside VR 2015 Panellists Announced


Taking place in San Francisco, California will be one of the last virtual reality (VR) dedicated events to take place in 2015. Inside VR 2015 which is presented by the Television Academy’s Interactive Media Peer Group and hosted by Pivotal Labs, is a real-time survey panel of new video based VR experiences and the business models that are driving the explosion in the VR content ecosystem. READ MORE

Gear VR Now Listed for Australia, New Zealand, Sweden and Korea

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Last week saw Samsung and Oculus VR finally launch the consumer version of their anticipated mobile-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), the Gear VR, in the US. Since its release VR fans around the world have been searching for information on launches in other territories. While the kit is yet to arrive in the likes of Europe, it has appeared on a number of Samsung’s own websites for specific countries such as Germany and the Netherlands. Now the kit it has shown up on several more of Samsung’s regional websites. READ MORE

The Very Big Indie Pitch Submissions Closing Soon

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One of the biggest problems for indie videogame developers is how to fund the creation of a title, especially if its the first. There’re a number of ways to do this including crowd funding through sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, or there’s trying to attract the attention of a publisher. It isn’t an easy task which is why studios look towards events like Pocket Gamer Connects, a global mobile games conference being held in London, UK in January 2016. At the conference is The Very Big Indie Pitch competition, which allows small developers the chance to showcase their projects. READ MORE

New Wayward Sky Video Showcases First-Person PlayStation Move Gameplay

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Uber Entertainment is clearly enthusiastic about virtual reality (VR) technology. Earlier in the year the company revealed a brand new VR experience based on its popular real-time strategy series, Planetary Annihilation, on the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD). The developer is also working on its very first full VR experience in Wayward Sky for the PlayStation VR HMD on PlayStation 4, which was confirmed for the device back at E3 2015. This week new gameplay has arrived for that upcoming experience, which can now be seen below. READ MORE

Explorers Inc. Mixes Pokémon Snap & Myst, PSVR, Vive Support Planned


Those that own a second development kit (DK2) for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) may have sampled indie studio Paper Crane Games’ photography experience, The Lost Valley VR (pictured), over the past year. This free title – available on Oculus Share – serves as a foundation for an upcoming full videogame named Explorers Incorporated. But what can fans expect from the full title? A mix between popular titles like Pokémon Snap and Myst, with possible support for the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR kits on top of the Oculus Rift. Co-Founder Giancarlo Surla recently explained as much to VRFocus. READ MORE