Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 148): The State of the VR Union

Kevin Williams joins me in this episode of the Rev VR Podcast.

Kevin has been reporting on the Out Of Home Entertainment industry for quite a while which gives him a unique perspective on the current state of VR and other related tech.

We discuss arcades, reporting on non-US advances, 9-D egg pods at the mall, Microsoft’s MR headsets, CastAR, and much more.


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LAST DECADE, THE technology was questionable; this decade, the content. But today the greatest challenge for VR—as both an industry and medium—is no longer the tech or the content but the problem of time and attention. How, exactly, will or does VR fit into the collective human schedule? When and where will large numbers of people “do” VR, in a time when nearly every second of week is contested territory?

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AR Coming to NCM Movie Theatres

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National CineMedia is pioneering interactive augmented reality gaming in theaters this spring with the launch of Noovie ARcade, a companion app to NCM’s Noovie pre-show and Lobby Entertainment Network. Noovie ARcade is available in the iOS and Android app stores. NCM expects it to be rolled out nationwide this spring on over 20,600 screens in 1,700 theatres across the country including AMC, Cinemark, Regal Entertainment Group, and 49 other regional and local theater chains.

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Dreamscape Immersive presents Alien Zoo

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VR Coaster – Video Rundown

Some examples of the penetration of VR Coaster into the market:

For more information on the latest VR Coaster installation at Las Vegas.

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Disney Has Quietly Added the Future of Theme Parks

Virtual reality (VR) has been talked about for decades, with most public uses of it being gimmicky or wholly underwhelming. The technology has promise in a variety of areas, but consumer uses of it have yet to make a major splash.

That may well have changed as Walt Disney has welcomed an immersive new VR experience to its Disney Springs shopping complex based on its Star Warsfranchise. Called “Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire,” the new offering makes full use of VR to deliver an experience that could ultimately change how theme parks operate.

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BANDAI NAMCO’s New Augmented Reality Attraction

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BREAKING NEWS – Intel working with rivals to fix flaw

Chip-maker Intel has said it is working with other major tech firms to fix flaws that could allow hackers to steal personal data from computer systems.

The issue was originally linked to a flaw in Intel’s chips, but the firm said this was “incorrect”.

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LG Display 8K OLED TV at CES 2018

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LG Display is the division of LG that manufactures the OLED and LCD panels that form the foundation of televisions sold by LG Electronics and many other companies. At CES 2018, the next generation of OLED will be introduced: the LG Display 8K OLED TV with a screen measuring an immense 88″. It’s not a consumer product you can buy any time soon; it’s an 8K technology demonstration, which we’ve seen for many years at CES—but never in a huge OLED TV.

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6 attraction technology trends to watch in 2018

There is increasing pressure for new attractions to be multifaceted – embracing new technologies to offer unique and often personalised experiences.

While the integration of the latest tech into attractions is a long established tradition, here are 6 tech trends to watch out for in the year ahead.

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