Local & Global VR News from the Week of November 30th, 2018

Each week we highlight 3 top stories from local and global VR/AR/MR news to help you stay on top of the trends.

  • Upcoming Unity Demo Day, During our last meetup in November, we heard from David Zielinski about his student's Unity Demo day. You can try out his ISS320 Unity Class student's desktop games and experiences on Tuesday, December 4th from 5-7pm. The Demo Day will take place at Duke University. Smith Warehouse. Bay 12. Room 228. (Near Duke's East Campus, Behind the Domino's Pizza on Main Street). You can find more info here on their Facebook event. And don’t forget about our next meetup - the Winter Social at Fullsteam Brewery on Monday, December 3rd!

  • US Army awards $480 million contract for Microsoft's Hololens, A bidding war between Microsoft and Magic Leap for a US Army contract to develop AR devices has concluded, with Microsoft emerging as the victor.

  • Submissions Now Open For The Third Annual Viveport Developer Awards, The awards are Viveport’s way of rewarding and celebrating developers who contribute to the platform’s success, with winners in each category able to walk away with up to $50,000 USD in cash and prizes including the newest HTC Vive hardware, tickets to the 2019 Game Developers Conference and marketing support.