Welcome to the Weekly Roundup for the week of 7/14 – 7/21 presented by PartVR. If you are new to VR, check out our guide for Everything You Need To Know About VR. Last week’s VR weekly roundup is also available if you’re interested in reading it. Onto the news!

7/15: For Amazon Prime members, the price of VR equipment has been reduced and were able to get at a more affordable price. Headsets like the Vive and Pimax were found much cheaper. Plenty of PSVR games also saw these deals aswell and Prime Day was great for VR. Shop here…

7/16: At the SIGGRAPH conference in Los Angeles, Disney Animation Studios will release a short VR film, A Kite’s Tale. After the success of the first one, Cycles, they are coming back to show this tale. The animation “combines classic hand-drawn animation and the latest innovations in virtual reality to tell this whimsical tale of two kites”. Check out Cycles here…

7/17: The popular VR game from Schell Games, ‘I Expect You to Die’ receives an entirely new level on their new update on all platforms. “IEYTD is a virtual reality puzzle game that places you in the well-polished shoes of an elite secret agent. You must attempt to survive deadly situations in immersive and dangerous locales.” Completing each level with problem-solving skills, the new mission, Seat of Power is a great addition to the game. Check out the game here…

7/18: The Indie VR-multiplier game ‘Racket: NX’ got released on the Quest. The game has a cross-platform multiplayer with the previous Rift version. Using a racket, players must hit the glowing orb to destroy some targets. Using the Quest’s mobility well, 360-degree play is utilized and helps greatly with the immersion. Check out the game here…

7/19: Elon Musk’s ‘Neuralink’ is a startup to revolutionize brain-machine interfaces. Neuralink’s technology aims to improve brain functions in disabled and/or diseased patients with the goal of being as common as LASIK. The interface is in hopes of being controlled by their smartphones, and use their thoughts with only their mind. Watch the Neuralink presentation here…

7/20: A new concept for controllers was introduced by German engineers. Hoping to feel the sensation of weight, the dual-folding fan called “Drag: On” tries to emulate what is going on virtually. It gives dynamic haptic feedback by shifting weight onto a different part and creates drag artificially. See the trailer here…

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