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‘VRcade PowerPlay’ and AMP creates an esport solution for LBE operators
12:30 pm PDT 06/09/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

VRstudios, provider of commercial, large-scale, free-roaming, multiplayer VR solutions for location-based entertainment (LBE) businesses, launched additional configurations of its VRcade PowerPlay esports product brand. Following the release of its flagship VRcade Arena for eight players, PowerPlay is now available for smaller arenas supporting match play between two to six players. It is available as a turn-key solution and a new attraction for existing OptiTrack-based arenas. PowerPlay is powered by AMP, the VRcade attraction management platform, which centralises integration of system … Read More


Social gaming app ‘Spottie’ to encourage real-time face-to-face interaction
12:00 pm PDT 05/09/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Gaming apps are one of the other ways available on internet for virtual interaction. In gaming apps, one can chat with the co-players over pop up chat box, who remain strangers forever. With, technology advancement one can bid adieu to those chat interactions with strangers and commence a real life face to face interaction instead. Houstan based start-up company Iinsha apps has developed and launched Spottie app that will guide in person-to-person socialisation. In this digital era, “Spottie takes advantage … Read More


AR/VR Global Summit to commence from 21 Sept
2:00 pm PDT 04/09/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The AR/VR Association (VRAAR) to commence their first annual Global Summit at PARQ in Vancouver, Canada on 21 and 22, September 2018 . The VR/AR Global Summit will bring together world leaders like Intel, HTC Vive, Microsoft, Amazon, HP and others in the space of VR/AR/MR/XR to discuss the present and future of immersive technologies. The event will feature two full days of talks, panels, workshops, investor events, pitch-fest and demos that cover the entire immersive industry, including both commercial … Read More


Bublar to introduce Hello Kitty in AR gaming world
2:00 pm PDT 03/09/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The Swedish game studio Bublar Group AB and Sanrio GmbH have tied to develop an Augmented Reality (AR) mobile game around Hello Kitty. The game will also include Sanrio’s characters like Little Twin Stars, My Melody and Gudetama. Scheduled 2019, the game will be published by Bublar with an introduction of new mobile technology which will allow fans to create and share small gifts in a virtual world.    “We are looking forward to bringing the beloved Hello Kitty and a variety of other Sanrio characters to the … Read More


Eric Darnell’s VR film ‘Crow: The Legend’ has Winfrey, Legend and Wu as the voice cast
4:00 pm PDT 30/08/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Virtual Reality (VR) is still not much popular in the movie industry unlike 3D. But, perhaps, now it’s going to make its name with Eric Darnell’s own VR film, Crow: The Legend, which was shown at the Venice Film Festival this week. Darnell, who co-wrote and directed the Madagascar movies, has created a one of a kind VR film in which the viewer is immersed in the story of a mythical bird that has to fly to the sun to … Read More


Review: ‘Searching’- A fascinating thriller told through a computer screen
7:00 pm PDT 29/08/2018 By Sharmindrila Paul

This wide world is surely entangled in the web. We cannot imagine our daily lives without fidgeting with our gadgets and engaging ourselves on social media. The world has come a long way since the first computer was invented by Charles Babbage in 1822. Since then, it has brought the world to our fingertips. Cut to 2018, here’s a film that turns a computer screen into a full-length feature film. Directed by Aneesh Chaganty, Searching is a well-knit thriller that brilliantly … Read More


HyperX appoints Acro as national distributor for peripherals in India
2:00 pm PDT 24/08/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology announced the appointment of Acro Engineering Company (Acro), as a national distributor for all its peripherals in India. HyperX has created a niche for itself in the gaming industry for its gaming peripherals and service. With this partnership, the brand aims to cover a larger region in India with multiple channels and provide quality gaming experience to a much larger audience. HyperX and Kingston Technology India marketing director Vishal Parekh commented, “We have been looking … Read More


ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards are here!
2:30 pm PDT 21/08/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

ZOTAC Technology is changing the playing field of graphics cards once more with ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards. The new ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 20-series will be available in blower, triple fan, and AMP models with all-new designs. The new NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs have reinvented graphics and set a new bar for performance. Powered by the new NVIDIA TuringTM GPU architecture and the revolutionary NVIDIA RTX platform, the new graphics cards bring together real-time ray tracing, artificial … Read More


A new Facebook feature allows ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ fans to turn themselves to dust with AR Mask
3:00 pm PDT 03/08/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Ever wondered about being turned into dust like ‘the earth’s mightiest heroes’ and blowing away into oblivion as willed by the mad Titan Thanos? Well, all hail social media, soon none of us might feel so good. (as reported by Comicbook) In celebration of the digital and upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release of Avengers: Infinity War, Facebook is rolling out a new custom AR mask that allows fans to turn themselves into ‘dust’. The mask only works on the updated Facebook mobile … Read More


Nickelodeon to develop virtual and augmented reality series ‘Meet the Voxels’
11:00 am PDT 03/08/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Nickelodeon is developing an animated sitcom titled Meet the Voxels, which will be giving a virtual and augmented reality experience. The series is being developed by the Nickelodeon Entertainment Lab, a division aimed at research and development around emerging technology. The Lab’s senior VP Chris Young will conceive the project whereas the pilot will be written by Jana Petrosini and Sean Gill  who have both worked earlier on Henry Danger, Kid Danger and Game Shakers. Meet the Voxels is set … Read More


Guest Column | How the AR and VR industry is flourishing and what does the near future hold in India – Rajan Navani
7:00 pm PDT 30/07/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

In 2016 when Pokemon Go launched in India, the nation was swept by a unique of social gameplay that has never been experienced before. With already 500 million downloads to its credit, Pokemon Go before its official launch in December 2016 had brought millions of Indians together at Pokestops and showed how the viral location-based AR had gripped the nation. The Pokemon phenomenon gave everyone a glimpse of what the possibilities are of Augmented Reality. Fast forward 2 years yet … Read More


Open source softwares and the Indian AVGC industry
5:30 pm PDT 27/07/2018 By Yugandhara Shete

India’s AVGC sector is booming! With animation hubs like Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai and the increasing studios, fresh content is growing. The highly priced animation softwares are making artists reach out to the pirated ones, which creates a fear of getting the artwork cached. Vaibhav More Films founder Vaibhav More thought of bringing open source software into limelight. On his visit to Mangalore, he came across a studio which works entirely using open source software and is the creator behind … Read More