Week that was

Week That Was: 23rd June

Week That Was: 23rd June

Welcome to the Week That Was on, where we bring you the highlights, biggest news and hottest topics from the world of VR, AR and MR business in the last seven days.


Top Stories

New Vive Controllers Incoming 

Valve is now sending second generation VR control hardware to developers, enabling finger tracking and gestures.

New HMD Has 70x Rift Or Vive Resolution 

Finnish tech co breaks cover with VR/AR/MR headset it claims is beyond state-of-the-art.

Global VR Arcade Chain Launches In Tokyo Next Month [UPDATE: Dedicated Hardware] 

Bandai Namco prepares to open Tokyo’s biggest VR attraction in Shinjuku Kabukicho; the first of 20 planned sites worldwide.



MIT Accelerator Announces First VR AR Start-ups 

The first Play Labs @ MIT will showcase 13 start-ups across a mix of gaming, enterprise VR, esports, and AR technologies.

Take Ctrl On PS VR 

Breaking Fourth’s debut VR short hits the PlayStation Store.

Enjoy Rémy Martin In Mixed Reality 

French cognac company uses HoloLens to take consumers on Mixed Reality tours of its vineyards.

VR Web Roundup: 20th June 

VR’s killer app; Digital stores; Why investors invest; Brain interfaces; IMAX NYC; Quit smoking; The future of computing; WebVR; VR/AR in 2025.

Play Mario Kart In VR 

From next month, you’ll be able to play Mario Kart on Vive – as long as you visit one Tokyo arcade...


Interviews And Opinion 

The Future Of VR Narrative 

Award-winning comic book creator and interactive storyteller, Daniel Burwen, explores how VR will change storytelling and looks at some of the successes in the medium so far.



Focal Point: What Was The Highlight Of This Year's E3?

Our panel of industry experts handpick their VR highlights from this year's E3 show. 


Job News  

Want To Work On Our Global Events?

Steel Media is expanding its events team for our ever-growing series and we’re looking for a conference content producer.



Starbreeze Acquires LBE VR Start-up For $2.3m 

Enterspace to open a series of public VR facilities utilising StarVR hardware.


See you in seven days...

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