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May 28, 2016

This week's topics: Arcades! Theaters! Camera! Oh my, big partnerships announced: Starbreeze & Acer, Starbreeze & IMAX, and IMAX & Google; Ela Darling (the "virtual reality porn queen") and Cam4 did the world's first live streamed VR cam show; Facebook acquires 3D audio company Two Big Ears; Rhapsody launches a VR app for music performance content; Target stocks Merge VR, the colorful smartphone-powered soft foam VR headset; and we dive into Google VR and the Daydream ecosystem.

Special thanks to our guests:

Andy Fidel: Content Creator/Social Media Lead Commetta & Host of Montreal VR Group

Mike Murdock: Virtual Reality Director & Interface Designer at TriHelixVR

Eric Chevalier: co-founder of VRScout

Our podcast is the audio from a weekly live, participatory video show - every Thursday @ 7PM PST/10PM EST. Join us live here: http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

May 16, 2016

This week's topics: Samsung Gear 360 camera review (spoiler alert: it's amazing); more consumer-friendly 360 cameras hit the market (the EYSE and VUZE); Gear VR now has 1 million users; HP launches Tech Ventures VC to invest in 3D printing, virtual reality, and iOT; 360fly 360 camera raises $40M in Series C; Talking about HTC: 200+ experiences now on Steam, an estimated 50,000 HTC Vives have been sold, and we also address the rumors that HTC might establish a VR spinoff company (Q1 revenue is down 64%); North and South Korea are both working on virtual reality laboratories; National Geographic launches their own VR content studio; we debate if/when Google will release a standalone virtual reality headset, and more...

Special thanks to our guests:

Robyn Gray: co-founder and Lead Designer at Otherworld Interactive (their horror experience "Sisters" just hit 1M downloads!)

Ben Smith: VR Investor/Advisor/Entrepreneur, formerly of Google and YouTube

Eric Chevalier: co-founder of VRScout

Our podcast is the audio from a weekly live, participatory video show - every Thursday @ 7PM PST/10PM EST. Join us live here: http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

May 11, 2016

This week's topics: Oculus Rift demos launch at select Best Buy stores in the U.S. as well as a limited number of consumer units (beating the delivery of some pre-orders), Live Nation is launching hundreds of concerts and events through partnerships with Hulu and NextVR, HTC announces a $100M virtual reality accelerator/incubator program, augmented reality smart glasses that could help restore sight are launched, a new crowd funded mobile-powered headset called Marvel aims to replace your computer, new research says 12% of Americans will purchase a VR product within the next 6 months, and more...

Special thanks to this week's guests:

Ryan Bell: Founder of Summit Live and VRSalon

Chadwick Turner: Founder of CircleVR

Jonathan Nafarrete: Editor-in-chief, co-founder of VRScout

Our podcast is the audio from a weekly live, participatory video show - every Thursday @ 7PM PST/10PM EST. Join us live here: http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

May 11, 2016

This week's topics: YouTube's launch of live streaming 360 video, AOL acquires RYOT News to bring immersive video to the Huffington Post, Las Vegas brings virtual reality adult entertainment as a room service, OSSIC headphones dethrone Oculus as highest grossing VR-related Kickstarter ever, and MOMA launches their first-ever immersive art exhibit, and more...

Special thanks to our guests:

Tyson Woeste: Founder of TransportedVR

Azad Balabanian: Head of Tech at UploadVR & co-host of Research VR Podcast

Eric Chevalier: Co-founder of VRScout

Our podcast is the audio from a weekly live, participatory video show - every Thursday @ 7PM PST/10PM EST. Join us live here: http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

May 11, 2016

This week's topics: F8 announcements regarding Facebook and VR, Medical Realities did the first live streamed surgery in VR, Exedrin released branded virtual reality empathy content called the Migraine Experience, Will Smith launches the Foo Show - a talk show in virtual reality, more tools for content creators like LucidVR the 180-degree camera and Adobe's new VR-friendly features, and more...

Special thanks to our guests:

Tony Mariani: Head of Publisher Relations for Vrideo

Julie Young: Emblematic Group Producer & co-founder of Shiift.world

Jonathan Nafarette: Editor-in-chief, co-founder of VRScout

Our podcast is the audio from a weekly live, participatory video show - every Thursday @ 7PM PST/10PM EST. Join us live here: http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

May 11, 2016

This week's topics: 360 cameras for consumers (or at least pro-sumers), custom prescription lens holders for Vive and Rift, Samsung's new patent for augmented reality contacts, NextVR is streaming the Master's golf tournament live in virtual reality, the Mayo Clinic has licensed technology which is said to alleviate nausea from VR, we debate on Rift vs. Vive product launches, and more...

Special thanks to our guests:

Tyson Woeste: founder of Transported VR, A VR platform for real estate

Gunter S. Thompson: VRChat.net Events Manager, host of Gunter’s Universe

Jonathan Nafarrete: Editor-in-chief, co-founder of VRScout

Host: Malia Probst, VR/AR connector/producer and host of the Real Virtual Show

Our podcast is the audio from a weekly live, participatory video show - every Thursday @ 7PM PST/10PM EST. Join us live here: http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

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