‘The Unity Cube’ is the Worst Quest Game on Oculus App Lab—on Purpose

‘The Unity Cube’ is the Worst Quest Game on Oculus App Lab—on Purpose

For a long time the only official way to distribute an app on the headset was to submit it to the main Quest store, but Oculus would only accept applications which meet certain quality criteria, like how much content the app offered to users and whether it was appropriately polished.

Pavlov Shack launches on App Lab and the developers announce their plans for the future

Pavlov Shack launches on App Lab and the developers announce their plans for the future

The Pavlov Shack Beta has finally launched on the Oculus App Lab and with it more news about the game.Last month, the team behind the free version of the game on SideQuest announced that they were beginning the process of App Lab approval and now that it has been released, we have a lot more to look forward to.

Spatial's mixed-reality teleworking app is breaking free from the Quest 2

Spatial's mixed-reality teleworking app is breaking free from the Quest 2

As for the new features, users that are invited to join Spatial meetings from a web browser will now no longer be required to create an account or sign in.

Tunrda Labs SteamVR Tracker beats their Kickstarter goal in less than 24 hours

Tunrda Labs SteamVR Tracker beats their Kickstarter goal in less than 24 hours

“For this reason, since November 2020, we have been tracking components used in the Tundra Tracker and many are showing 26 to 30 week lead time for high volume deliveries.

10% discount on Gravity Lab — Oculus Quest & Quest 2 — O Deals

10% discount on Gravity Lab — Oculus Quest & Quest 2 — O Deals

Gravity Lab is a physics and electronics puzzle game that will keep you busy figuring out solutions and exploring an abandoned moon base."I have lost hours to Gravity Lab. The VR immersion is almost secondary to the mental immersion in eking out the best solutions to the problems" - Road To VR.

'The Museum of Other Realities' Free to Visit for The Next 2 Weeks – Road to VR

'The Museum of Other Realities' Free to Visit for The Next 2 Weeks – Road to VR

The Immersive Arcade: The Showcase is being hosted on MOR, which is free to download on Steam from now until March 26th.To visit the showcase, which is the first of multiple volumes, you’ll also need to download The Immersive Arcade DLC, which is also free on Steam.

Working at the office from home – How VR is changing the workplace

Working at the office from home – How VR is changing the workplace

The Tyto Labs team created a virtual meeting area in Spatial, a VR meeting room solution on the Quest 2 platform.Tyto Labs is constantly on the hunt for technology that can help us improve and grow as an agency in any way possible.

Adventure Lab is building the VR gig economy of the future for performers

Adventure Lab is building the VR gig economy of the future for performers

The aim, instead, is to establish Adventure Lab as a platform akin to something like Valve's Steam for PC games: A content marketplace where studios can offer up independently produced, performance-focused experiences and their freelance hosts can amass followings.

Guardians VR: Can't Decide Between FPS or RTS? Try This FPS RTS Hyrbid

Guardians VR: Can't Decide Between FPS or RTS? Try This FPS RTS Hyrbid

The new game from VirtualAge mixes RTS and FPS elements in an innovative VR experience that has the community talking.

February 2021 VR Final Newsletter: Games for All

February 2021 VR Final Newsletter: Games for All

That said, some big studio things on the Quest store are just straight up bad, everything is overpriced, and it forces indie developers to utilize sideloading for their apps, which always feels sketchy and never feels encouraged; App Lab changes that.

Facebook Vice President explains store restrictions for Virtual Desktop

Facebook Vice President explains store restrictions for Virtual Desktop

They have submitted this version to the Oculus App Lab and if it is approved users will not have to sideload any content to experience the full feature set of Virtual Desktop.

App Lab: How to Find the Best Unlisted Games & Apps on Quest

App Lab: How to Find the Best Unlisted Games & Apps on Quest

Rob Chinery's unofficial Oculus Quest unlisted games and apps store is probably the most popular third-party option for fans looking to browse the world of material now available with App Lab. App Lab DB allows users to search by Popularity, Recency, Audience Ratings and Price, meaning that it's an effective way to start for beginners.

Where to Find Unlisted ‘App Lab’ Games & Apps for Oculus Quest

Where to Find Unlisted ‘App Lab’ Games & Apps for Oculus Quest

From one page, SideQuest allows developers to distribute APKs directly for sideloading or to point to the app’s corresponding App Lab page for easy installation.

New virtual screening strategy identifies existing drug that inhibits COVID-19 virus

New virtual screening strategy identifies existing drug that inhibits COVID-19 virus

A novel computational drug screening strategy combined with lab experiments suggest that pralatrexate, a chemotherapy medication originally developed to treat lymphoma, could potentially be repurposed to treat Covid-19.

Oculus Quest 2 Black Friday Stock Check and Where to Buy

Oculus Quest 2 Black Friday Stock Check and Where to Buy

However, the headset is starting to see shipping delays that are likely to get worse as we head into Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the 2020 holiday shopping season.

'Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge' VR delivers what Disney’s theme parks can’t

'Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge' VR delivers what Disney’s theme parks can’t

If you go into Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, the latest VR co-production from Lucasfilm’s ILMxLab and Facebook’s Oculus, thinking you’ll be just fine handling blaster shoot-outs by your lonesome, you’ll quickly become acquainted with death.

Cantina Music and Beyond: ILMxLAB Announces Three Composers for ‘Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge’

Cantina Music and Beyond: ILMxLAB Announces Three Composers for ‘Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge’

Last week, ILMxLAB announced that composers Bear McCreary, Danny Piccione, and Joseph Trapanese are all working on the music for Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, coming November 19 to the Oculus Quest Platform.

How Is Virtual Reality Changing Animation?

How Is Virtual Reality Changing Animation?

While many creators are already using VR tools for skill-intensive and time-consuming tasks, it is believed that virtual reality will soon take the world of animation into new realms.As virtual reality technology evolves, we can expect more intuitive user interfaces in the future.

Introducing ‘Temple of Darkness,’ ILMxLAB’s Short VR Story Coming to ‘Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge’

Introducing ‘Temple of Darkness,’ ILMxLAB’s Short VR Story Coming to ‘Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge’

It’s an exciting new adventure in a galaxy far, far away, and it’s coming to the Oculus Quest Platform as part of Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge on November 19.The High Republic is set hundreds of years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, when the Jedi Order and Galactic Republic are at their apex.

Verizon, Smithsonian Launch Augmented Reality Museum Experience

Verizon, Smithsonian Launch Augmented Reality Museum Experience

"As our first public commissioning venture for the Interaction Lab, we're thrilled to be supporting independent creators and teams in creating new digital tools and immersive experiences with Smithsonian's incredible library of Open Access collections," Carolyn Royston, CEO of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, said.

Manifesto Hatched to Close Gap Between Business and IT

Manifesto Hatched to Close Gap Between Business and IT

The BizOps Coalition hopes to bridge the gap between technology investments and business outcomes through an effort called the BizOps Manifesto, which offers numerous guiding principles to help organizations achieve business outcomes based on trust, confidence, and collaboration.

David Attenborough’s Micro Monsters Comes to Life on Oculus TV Next Week

David Attenborough’s Micro Monsters Comes to Life on Oculus TV Next Week

Due to arrive next week on Oculus TV is Micro Monsters, a five-part series delving into the tiny world of arthropods.Created by Oculus and UK-based studio Alchemy Immersive, each episode of Micro Monsters with David Attenborough will examine some of the incredible activities these creatures get up to.

Tool helps clear biases from computer vision

Tool helps clear biases from computer vision

The tool allows data set creators and users to correct issues of underrepresentation or stereotypical portrayals before image collections are used to train computer vision models.

Highlights From Facebook Connect

Highlights From Facebook Connect

This year the remote conference, now called Facebook Connect, revealed a number of developments on popular topics of speculation including Quest 2 and anticipated AR glasses.One of the first topics covered was the controversial rebranding including the name Facebook Reality Labs, initially announced in June of last year.

Pico Doubles Down on Enterprise With Snobal Partnership

Pico Doubles Down on Enterprise With Snobal Partnership

Partnering with a security-focused enterprise cloud services provider with remote collaboration tool on the way definitely advances their position in the space.“ Both Pico and Snobal believe the privacy of its users is of the utmost importance, which is why no social media profiles are required for use – all the way from setting up the headset to utilizing the platform,” reads a press release announcing the partnership.

The Advantages of Using Virtual Reality for Team Building

The Advantages of Using Virtual Reality for Team Building

It might just be the solution you need to encourage collaboration .From skills training to team building, virtual reality can empower the workforce in all kinds of ways.Whether the goal is communication or problem-solving, you can empower your team to achieve it with the right virtual reality experience .

Teamwork can make the 5G dream work: A collaborative system architecture for 5G networks

Teamwork can make the 5G dream work: A collaborative system architecture for 5G networks

A research team led by Prof Jeongho Kwak from Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) has designed a novel system architecture where collaboration between cloud service providers and mobile network operators plays a central role.

Varjo Expands Roadmap With Funding Announcement

Varjo Expands Roadmap With Funding Announcement

“We wanted, on this round, to expand our networks and our investor base in our key geographical markets,” said Toikkanen.“The news of today is the [funding] round itself and the fact that it enables Varjo to take the next steps and continue scaling,” said Toikkanen.

Engaging undergrads remotely with an escape room game

Engaging undergrads remotely with an escape room game

In a new study in the Journal of Chemical Education, researchers describe an alternative way to engage students: a virtual game, modeled on an escape room, in which teams solve chemistry problems to progress and "escape.".

Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series Coming to PlayStation VR This Month

Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series Coming to PlayStation VR This Month

Star Wars fans might be looking forward to Star Wars: Squadrons in October but PlayStation VR owners can get their sci-fi fix a little sooner as the launch date for Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series has been confirmed thanks to Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) State of Play broadcast today.