Companies, Hardware, News, Virtual Reality (VR)

Walmart expanding immersive retail efforts with VR studio acquisition

Walmart is making a deeper foray into virtual reality, having announced this week the acquisition and re-launch of VR studio Spatialand through it’s tech incubator, Store No 8. The news comes via a blog post by Katie Finnegan, who serves as both Walmart Global eCommerce’s VP of Incubation and Principal/Founder of Store No 8. According to Finnegan, the company had worked with Spatialand last year, to develop a proof-of-concept VR experience in conjunction with Jeremy Welt. Prior to the acquisition, Welt worked as a VR consultant for companies including Splash and Mindshow, having previously served in business development roles at YouTube and Disney. He is

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Business, Gaming, Global Politics, VR World

Konami Responds To Hideo Kojima Controversy

Konami delivers official word on Hideo Kojima’s position, but it’s full of PR-speak and vague deflections.

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Gaming, VR World

Is Metal Gear Solid Creator Hideo Kojima Leaving Konami?

It appears Hideo Kojima is no longer a Konami executive, and his name has been removed from copies of Metal Gear Solid V and scrubbed on the official MGS website.

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2015, Entertainment, Event, Game Developer Conference (GDC), Gaming, VR World

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Releases Sept 1 Worldwide

A premature video leak reveals The Phantom Pain’s release date, pinning it for a consecutive worldwide launch this September.

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