European VR/AR Experts Will Present at Moscow-based Russian Gaming Week

On June 7-8, the Moscow-based exhibition center Sokolniki will host the annual Russia’s largest exhibition and forum Russian Gaming Week 2017. The event focuses on the promotion of gambling and entertainment industry and includes a conference, an exhibition and a number of business meetings.

The main topic of RGW 2017 will be gaming innovations, including in the fields of augmented and virtual reality.

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Global virtual reality industry to hit $7.2 billion in revenues by 2017

New users are turning to Location Based Entertainment Centers to experience VR inexpensively, says the latest Greenlight Insights Report.

Anticipating modest growth in the short term, Greenlight Insights expects the VR industry to grow into a major global marketplace by 2021, reaching $74.8 billion in global revenues, driven in part by the increased spending in several enterprise sectors and in location-based entertainment (LBE) industry.

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Post Show Report of VR&AR Fair 2017

VR&AR technology fulfills people’s dream of achieving the impossible by introducing them to a virtual world. At present, the influence of VR&AR has permeated fields like tourism, shopping, medicine, education, culture, entertainment, design, real estate, industry, military, national defense and etc. As the number of VR & AR applications increases, the development of VR&AR technology is going to gain stronger momentum.

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Sodas, fries and killing zombies: games arcades are back

“New venues are opening up everywhere, from brand new standalone locations to dedicated spaces in movie theatres, shopping malls and even casinos,” said Jenna Seiden, who is heading the Viveport Arcade initiative. “It is a big part of our strategy for getting more people to experience VR.”

VR1 arcade in Bangkok

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Sony Expanding PSVR To Location-Based Experiences In Japan

The Wall Street Journal cites sources “familiar with the matter” in saying that Sony is planning to roll out PSVR to location-based units in Japan after slower than expected sales. These units would apparently not be run by Sony itself, but instead the company will find partners across various industries to make use of its kit. Japanese gamers may well soon start seeing the headset in arcades and other facilities across the country.

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There Will Be IMAX Virtual Reality Experiences for JUSTICE LEAGUE And AQUAMAN Movies!

IMAX and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have announced a groundbreaking virtual reality blockbuster content deal in which they will develop three highly immersive and interactive VR experiences including #JusticeLeague and #Aquaman for IMAX VR centers and other VR Platforms.

 

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Foundations Entertainment University #41

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Bob Iger says no to virtual reality headsets at Disney parks, aims for augmented reality instead

Walt Disney Co.’s chief executive has no interest in having theme park visitors strap on virtual reality headsets that block out their view and place them inside a digital world.

Smaller rivals, including Knott’s Berry Farm, SeaWorld and Six Flags, have turned to such virtual reality experiences as an affordable way to spice up rides, but Disney CEO Bob Iger said reality-destroying headsets would be “ersatz” at his stable of parks. He’s ordered his team not to even think about it.

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VR gets real: “Hyper Reality Experience” launches in UK

The UK’s first virtual reality-powered game experience will launch in Leeds next month when a leading escape game company unveils the Hyper Reality Experience, the first in a series of centres to be launched in British cities.

Tick Tock Unlock, which has six sites in four cities, has created an experience merging virtual reality technology with physical sets and multisensory effects to create a unique, fully immersive, multi-player entertainment attraction.

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2017 Asian Paradise and Scenic Development Forum and the sixth issue of China’s theme park construction of high-level seminar hot start – analysis of the status quo, look to the future

March 6, by the China theme park construction of high-level expert group, Guangdong Hongwei International Exhibition Group Co., Ltd. and Asian Paradise and Attractions Association, Shanghai Mai Division creative industry agencies, Fujian Fog Wizard Environmental Technology Co., Ltd., Dalian Bath River Valley Environmental Art Engineering Co., Ltd. co-organized the 2017 Asian Paradise and Attractions Development Forum and the sixth China theme park construction high-level seminar in Guangzhou Pearl River Hotel (Address: Yuexiu District, Guangzhou City, the right one road on the 2nd) officially opened.

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