XR Web Roundup

VR Web Roundup: 18th July

VR Web Roundup: 18th July

Every week, we share nine VR stories from around the web that have caught our eyes here at


1) Another Price Slash Suggests the Oculus Rift Is Dead in the Water

A gloomy summary of Oculus’ journey to competing on price.

2) Apple's Billion Devices Give Augmented Reality Edge Over Google

Bloomberg reasons that Apple can pair AR software with existing user base to make up lost ground.

3) How The Future Group Is Redefining Live Game Shows With Mixed Reality 

An interview with The Future Group’s VP on mixing TV and MR.

4) More On Oculus’ Plans For A “Spectrum” Of Standalone VR Headsets 

Ars Technica on Oculus’ Pacific HMD as targeting the middle ground between Gear VR and Rift.

5) Apple Is Working Hard On An iPhone Rear-Facing 3D Laser For AR And Autofocus 

The new sensor system could enable better depth detection for AR.

6) TheWaveVR Gains Traction Via Avoiding The Skeuomorphic Design That Hinders Virtual Reality Adoption 

Forbes blames an over-adherence to skeuomorphic design for VR’s slow take up.

7) Hyundai Announces Augmented Reality Owner's Manual 

Hyundai has announced plans to launch an augmented reality owner’s manual app.

8) Inside Peter Jackson’s New Augmented Reality Studio 

A look at the New Zealand studio behind the Apple WWDC AR demo.

9) Mario Kart Arcade GP VR Hands-on: OMG It’s Awesome! 

IGN Japan’s Chief Editor plays Mario Kart at VR Zone Shinjuku – and we’ll admit to being a bit jealous...

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