Tim Hortons augmented reality game released

Tim Hortons augmented reality game

The new mobile app is available for players using both Android and iOS based devices. Tim Hortons, the coffee chain out of Canada, has now released a new augmented reality game experience. This mobile app was launched in conjunction with its branded NHL trading card promotion. This brings two beloved Canadian brands into a single AR experience. This is the second time Tim Hortons has released the NHL trading cards, but the first with AR. This year, the company has released the Tim Hortons Augmented Reality Hockey Cards app. The…

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Augmented reality “RoomAlive” from Microsoft is a game change

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This experience turns a player’s living room into the environment of the game, itself. The research division from Microsoft has stepped up its efforts from last year’s “Illumiroom”, which it demoed at CES, having come back with “RoomAlive”, which converts a living room into an augmented reality space with a highly interactive experience. The concept of Illumiroom was impressive, but in essence, it was strictly an extension of the game field of view. The rest of the game was projected onto the floor and the surrounding walls for Illumiroom. RoomAlive,…

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Augmented reality mobile app from Google boosts user capabilities

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The Ingress game is now giving its players the opportunity to create custom missions. The Google augmented reality game app called Ingress, that has achieved considerable attention in certain specific geographical areas is now expanding its possibilities and is enhancing its experience for users through the addition of more features. The Ingress game causes its players to have to choose from between two factions and capture portals. The augmented reality component of the game places these virtual portals in actual places in real life in many different cities. The two…

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Augmented reality game from Google launched for iOS

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The popular Ingress game for Android devices has now quietly been released for Apple smartphones and tablets. Google has now quietly released that its augmented reality game called Ingress will now finally be available to owners of iPhones and iPads, as it has now been launched in an iOS compatible game app. The Android version of the mobile game has been openly available since December. Though that release of the augmented reality game had come with an official announcement and quite a bit of excitement – after its invitation only…

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Augmented reality Halloween masks could change dress-up forever

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A team from the Artist and Polytechnic Institute of New York University has created 3D digital masks. Although Halloween costumes are already quite fun and creative, a team from New York University’s Artist and Polytechnic Institute (NYU-Poly) made up of grad students under augmented reality researcher Mark Skwarek has come together to create three dimensional digital masks this year. The virtual masks are a part of an AR tech based game that turns the world into a futuristic reality experience. The NYU-Poly instructor of integrated digital media, Skwarek, and a…

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Augmented reality treasure hunt launched by Asda

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This is one of a number of different Halloween activities that have been rolled out by the company. Asda has announced the launch of its Halloween themed campaign, which is filled to the brim with various types of technology friendly activities, including an augmented reality treasure hunt. This is on top of is “grabber” machines in the style of a funfair that pump out “spooky eyeballs” The company is an online grocery chain that also retails general merchandise, clothing, financial services and toys, on top of its food offerings. The…

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Augmented reality from Fisher-Price converts iPads into children’s toys

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The technology has been applied to the latest app for change the way that children experience the world. Fisher-Price, always a leader in children’s toys, has now released an app that has allowed them to use augmented reality to keep up with the very latest in cutting edge mobile technology to appeal to tech savvy kids and parents. The new Apptivity set line from the toy manufacturer is geared specifically toward preschoolers. The app is designed to be child safe, so that kids can use it without being able to…

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Augmented reality game from Google is tremendously popular in Canada

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Ingress is rapidly becoming a leader within its category, and it remains in its beta version. Although it remains in its beta phase, Ingress, an augmented reality from Google, is rapidly becoming one of the most popular games in its category, particularly among Canadian mobile device users. The game was created by the Niantic Labs at Google, and involves two factions pitted against one another. The concept behind the augmented reality game is that when the player starts, he or she chooses a faction to which he or she will…

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Augmented reality gamer arrested for in-game actions

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An Ohio player of the hit AR game, Ingress, was detained by police for his digital behavior. A player of the Ingress augmented reality game from Google’s Niantic Labs has been detained by police as a result of his actions within this smartphone application. The reason is that this player was found to be “hacking a portal” near a police station. The player’s phone was experiencing difficulties, which led him to remain near the location of the portal, which was near the police station, causing him to catch the attention…

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Augmented reality edition celebrates 40th anniversary of Pong

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The old but always popular video game has come a long way and has crossed into new technology. Just in time to celebrate the 40th birthday of the famous and every loved video game called Pong, a new version of the game has been released that will allow smartphone users to play using augmented reality technology. The game’s release is already making mobile news and has cult followers very excited. The game itself was exceptionally basic, made up of sticks and dots on a black screen. The earliest version of…

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Sony shows off AR game for PS Vita

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PS Vita continues to attract attention from gamers Sony has been laboring to make augmented reality gaming a staple for the gaming industry. Earlier this year, the company launched the Playstation Vita, which is a handheld gaming platform with augmented reality capabilities. The PS Vita has managed to expose gamers to augmented reality and its possibilities in gaming, thus ramping up the demand for games that are more interactive and engaging. Recently, Sony unveiled a new game called Box! Open Me for the PS Vita that will provide gamers with…

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