Valve Corporation employees are delivering updates during a presentation today at GDC about Steam features. The talk focuses on how new features and services in Valve’s Steam storefront got more people using it over the years.
Turtle Rock Studios, the developer best known for its work on Left 4 Dead, today announced its new VR game, Journey of the Gods. Tagged with: action-adventure , Journey of the Gods , Turtle Rock Studios , VR RPG
This makes pixel-density an issue when focusing on “closer” objects that should have more detail. So as a solution, the Half Dome team at Oculus will use eye-tracking technology to detect pupillary convergence, and thus, adjusting the screen’s distance to the user’s eyes to increase/decrease apparent pixel-density.
“Playing Beat Saber on Oculus Quest allows you to make literally any move you want,” explains Beat Games Head of Marketing Michaela Dvorak. I’m a big fan of Rift, but Beat Saber on Quest is a whole new level of experience!
“We could have done the traditional MMO expansion route, but from the sales of the original game we had the resources to expand the team to do this right, put in a better architecture and foundation to allow us to push new platforms and content overall,” said Dutton.
Along with new Rift and Quest demos, Oculus says it “may just have an announcement or two” up its sleeves. Elsewhere we know that Oculus is going to debut a new game from Turtle Rock Studios at GDC.
We've already run our tool across the entire history of reviews on Steam, identifying many reasons why games have seen periods of anomalous review activity, and off-topic review bombs appear to only be a small number of them.
Office Hours Sign Up Now Available Date: Monday, 3/18/10 + Tuesday, 3/19/19 Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM (excluding 12:00PM - 1:00PM) Location: Moscone South, Room 212 Oculus + MeetToMatch - Connection Lounge While it is relatively easy to meet people at a conference the size of GDC, it's not always as simple to meet the right developer/publisher/designer that you're hoping to collaborate with in the future (and hallways aren't always ideal for a serious conversation).
“We are definitely experimenting with everything.” Some of the music will be released in future music packs, and Beck said that he had been getting a lot of inbound requests from music labels.
Today Beat Games announced that its viral sensation VR game Beat Saber had officially sold one million copies across all platforms including PSVR, Steam, and Oculus Home.
“I would like to thank to all of our players and fans who have been here with us, who are supporting us, believing in us, and pushing the team and the game forward,” says Dvorak.
Today a representative from Valve reached out to us about a talk the company is hosting at GDC to go over “new features and updates” regarding the Steam platform, multi-platform networking API, market analysis, and more.
Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) chief scientist Michael Abrash believes AR and VR will be the primary way people work, play, and connect in the future. Abrash today revealed in a blog post more about the company’s research surrounding lifelike avatars, something undertaken by the Pittsburgh branch of the company’s skunkworks, Facebook Reality Labs.
“Before starting any collection efforts, we made sure we had a robust system in place for handling and storing data.” One technology the team is keenly aware of is “deepfakes” — images and videos that use AI and preexisting images and footage in order to fabricate a scene, such as a person saying something they never actually said in real life.
Pickle found Pavlov, a VR first-person shooter from davevillz , pretty quickly, but kamikaz-eh played “anything besides FPS VR games.” Following her experiences with flat gaming, she was nervous about trying an FPS on the new platform, but after Pickle joined Voltron, she realized virtual reality might be different.
One of them was Nat Brown who was instrumental in developing Steam's ability to support external GPUs. Rob Rydberg, yet another employee who worked on virtual reality, indicated on his LinkedIn account that he left Valve in February. — Nat Brown (@natbro) Valve developed the SteamVR platform for virtual reality devices and helped HTC create the first Vive headset.
But a University of Alberta team has come up with a way to combine medical imaging with virtual reality to help clinicians locate and understand what’s happening inside their patients’ bodies as they treat them.
Fast-forward to the late 90s, and the big software companies would start to develop techniques and infrastructure to gather, store and process huge amounts of data -- data that then could be used to train classification and search-based algorithms.
Developers of Oculus Rift games made with the Oculus Unity plugin can now add Windows MR headset support with their existing code. A developer of a game in Unity for the Oculus Rift can now add Windows MR support without having to integrate the separate SteamVR Plugin.
We want feedback from the player base to understand Furthermore, the final release will contain a few endless levels that are not part of story mode.
Games included this season are Space Junkies, Onward, Echo Arena, and Echo Combat. Featured in the kickoff event were the world’s top teams from Echo Arena and Onward, competing in rematches of the VRL Season 2 finals that took place at Oculus Connect 5 in September.
EA Finals Prize Pool: How to Participate: It’s easy to participate in the Echo Arena VR League competitions. You can also look on social media as many players post that they’re looking to join a team or looking for additional teammates.
The VR Master League (VRML) was created as a community-driven platform by DaKinMan as a place for players to form teams, coordinate, and participate in tournaments. Onward Finals Prize Pool: How to Participate: It’s easy to participate in Onward VR League competitions, but we have slightly different suggestions for new and veteran players.
Contractors Arctic Map Platforms: Resources: Purchase the game (still early access) on Steam Contractors Discord Server Invite Caveman Studio Twitter page Beginning players can also check out this article by Roguedawg, who shares some terrific tips and tricks about the game!
Released in November 2018, Echo Combat brought a player base from Echo Arena, the sport-based favorite also from Ready At Dawn that is frequently compared to the 2013 film Ender’s Game and which has been featured in every season the VR League .
The latest data from Valve’s Steam Survey shows the Rift and Windows VR headsets continuing growth streaks in their share of monthly-connected headsets on Steam, snatching share mostly from the Vive and Vive Pro. Each month Valve collects info from Steam users to determine some baseline statistics about what kind of hardware and software is used by the platform’s population, and to see how things are changing over time; that includes which VR headsets are connected to users’ computers.
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