HTC Vive opens first official branded Vive VR Cafe in Shenzhen, China

One key reason for this growth is the dedicated VR arcade cafes spreading across the country. These cafes bring the experience of virtual reality to consumers who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford themselves.

Having known this potential, HTC Vive opened its first official Vive VR cafe in Shenzhen, China. The company has already two other official branded VR arcades in Taipei and Beijing. The announcement of Shenzhen Vive VR Cafe came from Alvin Wang Graylin, China Regional President of Vive.

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Ghostbusters: Dimension Hyper-Reality Gameplay

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“Thousands” of VR Arcades by the end of 2017

In addition to Viveport M, HTC also announced that they will allow developers the opportunity to “opt in to have HTC be your publisher in the arcade market” with Viveport Arcades.

“The arcade market is a great monetization opportunity for developers,” Steiber says, “the [arcade] model is showing great promise in terms of penetration.” HTC intends to launch Viveport Arcades in “hundreds of locations” in the asian market by the end of the year with “a couple thousand” to come by the end of 2017.

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Nolan Bushnell’s Modal VR launches next-generation virtual reality platform for enterprises

Nolan Bushnell, the cofounder of Atari and father of modern video games, is back with a new startup creating a virtual reality platform for enterprises.

Modal VR enables companies to set up virtual reality experiences that are life-size and large-scale, like setting up a field for a new kind of laser tag game or a shared virtual tourism experience.

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IMAX Corporation today announced an agreement with leading European exhibitor, ODEON & UCI Cinemas Group, to install the first pilot IMAX VR centre in Europe at its Printworks multiplex location in Manchester, England. The centre, which the parties are planning to open by the end of 2016, will deliver guests immersive, multi-dimensional VR experiences, including entertainment content and games.

The IMAX VR Experience features a unique combination of premium technology that lets users see, feel, move and play in new worlds in a powerfully immersive and realistic way, much like IMAX theatres offer moviegoers a differentiated and best-in-class film experience. IMAX is working with Acer and Starbreeze AB to incorporate next-generation headset-mounted display (HMD) technology that offers industry-leading resolution and an extra-wide peripheral field of view.

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The New Future of Video Drivers?

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CBS This Morning Aired Skill-Gaming from Gamblit

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World’s first skill-based video game gambling machines (VGM)

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New ‘Project V’ – Europa-Park Info Video

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SeaWorld announces Kraken Virtual Reality and other new attractions for 2017

Kraken Virtual Reality, Central Florida’s first VR roller coaster, and a new Dolphin Nursery are coming to SeaWorld Orlando in 2017 as part of $175 million in new and upgraded attractions recently announced for SeaWorld’s American parks.

SeaWorld Orlando, along with the other SeaWorld parks across the country, will be adding new and enhanced attractions for 2017, according to the company’s announcement.

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