What’s new in Viveport Subscription – May

Do you have your Viveport Subscription yet? Here’s a whole range of new VR experiences that you can check out for one low price.

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We’ve already told you which VR experiences were popular in Viveport Subscription since launch, but what about new content? With developers all over the world contributing, we’ve selected an even 10 to highlight here under our four major Viveport themes.

Don’t forget there’s more to explore with Viveport Subscription! Join today for your one-month free trial, with an ongoing subscription just $6.99 a month (or equivalent).


EXPLORE WORLDS

Great Pyramid VR

Great Pyramid VR

We’ve all seen the pyramids, but precious few of us have stepped inside one. Scratch that off your bucket list with Great Pyramid VR, which not only places you on top of the Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, but also lets you explore the interior… which, we’ve got to admit, could do with some decoration. Maybe a few plants. Regardless, with your flickering torch in hand, Great Pyramid VR lets you explore these mysterious corridors while hearing the story of this magnificent monument.

Spacetours VR

Spacetours VR – EP1 The Solar System

While we wait for our VR for Impact winner SpaceVR to put a satellite into orbit, this simulation of the entire solar system will definitely suffice. You’ll be able to travel to eight planets within our solar system, created from NASA imagery and rendered in the Unreal Engine, as well as checking out the International Space Station in Earth orbit from close-up. If you’re looking for an app to ease your family or friends into the VR experience, Spacetours VR should fit the bill.

Frontier

Frontier VR

If the pyramids or the solar system aren’t your thing, how about a trip to the Wild West? Frontier VR offers a highly stylized take on exploring the American West, with a host of animals and environments to interact with. Oh, and also guns. Lots and lots of guns. I mean, it’s called the Wild West for a reason.


CREATE THINGS

MakeVR

MakeVR

Your imagination can run wild in 3D space with MakeVR, which allows anyone to create 3D objects and even make them real via a 3D printer (or printing service). Easy to pick up but with enough scope to let your most epic creations come to life, MakeVR is a must-have for any aspiring artist or 3D modeler.

VR Home

VR Home

Who needs DIY when you can DIIVR (Do-it-in-VR!)? With VR Home you can recreate your home in a virtual space without lifting a finger. (Well, except maybe to pull the controller trigger.) If you prefer, you can always create an entirely new home and fill it with everything you’ve ever dreamed in a tasteful and well-chosen fashion. Or, just create a room and fill it with guns. As well as this creation stuff, you can play games and stream video inside your new VR domicile. Your IRL home will pale by comparison.

Solitaire VR

Solitaire VR

Remember when Solitaire was like, the only game you could play on Windows? Yeah, me neither – but if you’re hankering for some alone time surrounding by beautiful playing cards, then you should check out Solitaire VR. All the solitaire variants are here, with gorgeous, ornate graphics and spooky surroundings that make that plain green Windows background look so 1995.


EXPERIENCE STORIES

Moriarty VR

Moriarty: Endgame VR

You’ve never seen a comic book like this before. Based on the Image Comics series Moriarty, this VR experience will transport you into the panels of the comic page, as they come to life in an immersive environment complete with voiceover, effects and more. Now, who wants to adapt Peanuts?


CONNECT WITH FRIENDS

Arcade Saga - Fracture

Arcade Saga

The first title published by Vive Studios is now on Viveport. If you missed picking Arcade Saga up for free as our gift to you on Vive Day, now’s your chance to enter this retro-infused world of fast-paced arcade action. Three complete games will test your reflexes, your skills and your competitive spirit across more than 80 levels – and once you’re done with that, you can give the newly-added multiplayer a try. Time to break out!

Ouija VR

OuijaVR

If you’re anything like me, your parents wanted you to stay far away from any sort of weird, spooky stuff like ouija boards when you were a kid. Now as an adult, as well as being able to eat ice cream for breakfast (Don’t email me, mother), I can check out the virtual reality version of a Ouija board and ask important questions of the afterlife, such as: do you have Rocky Road on the other side?

Please note: Vive is not responsible for any hauntings, possessions or poltergeists that may manifest in your play area as a result of checking out OuijaVR.

Alcatraz VR

Alcatraz: VR Escape Room

“You wake up with a loud ringing in your ear, a pounding headache, and confused.” If this sounds like an average Monday to you, perhaps you can skip this escape room experience as it might be too close to home. For the rest of us, it’s only the beginning as you try to figure out where you are, and how to escape. Are you even in Alcatraz? Bonus: you don’t have to get wet swimming to shore.


Viveport Subscription is the best way to experience virtual reality from a specially curated collection of apps at $6.99 per month. You can select five titles every month through your Viveport Subscription. Once you’ve picked, simply download, install and play. Sign up for your free month here.

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What fuels Velvet’s insatiable hunger for revenge?  Grab Tales…

What fuels Velvet’s insatiable hunger for revenge?  Grab Tales of Berseria for 30% off during our Golden Week Sale and find out! http://bit.ly/2p2Kap3

The Humble Comics Bundle: Bloom County presented by IDWBerkeley…

The Humble Comics Bundle: Bloom County presented by IDW

Berkeley Breathed is back, and he brought bonus books! 

Our bundle includes the recent Bloom county strips (Bloom County Episode XI: A New Hope) plus Berkeley Breathed’s college-era work (Academia Waltz & Other Profound Transgressions).

7 Great Online Co-op games for Xbox One!

There are a number of great games with online components on Xbox One in the ID@Xbox program, these are just a few! Anyone who likes playing with friends that may not be able to sit on the couch next to you should check them out!

Knight Squad

knight squad

Knight Squad is an incredibly fun party game where you can play with up to 7 of your friends in various modes including 4 vs 4 matches, capture the flag, last man standing, and capture the grail just to name a few. You’ll collect weapons and powerups to give yourself an advantage against others. Fans of fun and competitive games will love Knight Squad!

Purchase Info: Microsoft Store | Release Trailer: YouTube | Game Website: Knight Squad

Zombie Army Trilogy

zombie army trilogy

Zombie Army Trilogy is a challenging but fun zombie game set in World War II. With fantastic 3rd person shooting elements, you can join up to 3 of your friends and shoot your way through the nazi zombie hordes. Anyone who loves the Sniper Elite series should check out this third person shooter chock full of zombies!

Purchase Info: Microsoft Store | Release Trailer: YouTube | Game Website: Zombie Army Trilogy

Dungeon of the Endless

Dungeon of the Endless

In Dungeon of the Endless you’ll form a team of heroes, build up defenses to hold off waves of monsters, and slowly make your war through each level as you carry your crystal. This fun and challenging gameplay can be enjoyed with up to 3 friends in co-op mode. Anyone looking for a unique dungeon crawling experience should check out Dungeon of the Endless!

Purchase Info: Microsoft Store | Release Trailer: YouTube | Game Website: Dungeon of the Endless

Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

Warhammer - The End Times - Vermintide

Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide takes place in the end times of the titular fantasy world, you’ll choose one of 5 distinct characters, and band together with up to 3 friends to take on an epic first person quest that spans 13 difficult levels. Every choice will affect your playthrough and your ability to effectively communicate and utilize teamwork will be constantly tested. Looking for a challenging cooperative experience? Check it out!

Purchase Info: Microsoft Store | Release Trailer: YouTube | Game Website: Warhammer: End Time – Vermintide

Astroneer (Game Preview)

Astroneer

Astroneer is set during a 25th century gold rush where you must explore the frontiers of the universe for the chance to strike it rich! You’ll use your omnipotent tool to alter the terrain, extract resources and build an outpost to support your attempts to find gold. Fans of survival and building simulation games should definitely check out Astroneer!

Purchase Info: Microsoft Store | Release Trailer: YouTube | Game Website: Astroneer

RWBY: Grimm Eclipse

RWBY

In RWBY: Grimm Eclipse you’ll join the RWBY team on a new adventure across familiar locations and new locations never before seen in the show as you fight Grimm and a new villain. This game’s hack and slash gameplay will have you join up with up to 3 friends as you fight and cooperate over a variety of levels. Fans of RWBY and fun gameplay should check out RWBY: Grimm Eclipse!

Purchase Info: Microsoft Store | Release Trailer: YouTube | Game Website: RWBY: Grimm Eclipse

World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap

World of Van Helsing Deathtrap

Deathtrap takes you back to the world of The Adventures of Van Helsing games where you’ll defend your towers against waves of enemies with up to 3 of your friends. You’ll choose one of three heroes, upgrade your traps, and cooperate to protect the changing position of your towers. Fans of tower defense games and hack and slash gameplay will love World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap!

Purchase Info: Microsoft Store | Release Trailer: YouTube | Game Website: Deathtrap

Best!
Jill Conto
ID@Xbox Community Manager

25 Games That Belong on the SNES Mini

Judging on the success of the NES Classic, the SNES Mini can’t be too far away, but the question is: what games belong on the SNES Mini? While there are only rumours floating around the internet at the moment, this shouldn’t stop fans from imagining what they might see on the highly anticipated release. We’ve decided to revisit our roots and dig deep into our memories, to pull out some SNES titles we absolutely believe belong on the SNES Mini.

Earthbound

Known as Mother 2 in Japan, Earthbound has players take the role of Ness as he uncovers the secrets of a crashed meteorite. Earthbound was miraculous for its time as it had a seamless world, where players could move from one location to the next without needing to use an overworld map.

Secret of Mana

Another classic role-playing game, but this time up to three players could take control of the three main characters. This would be perfect as a couch-coop!

Final Fantasy II and III (or IV and VI in Japan)

The SNES Mini’s game library definitely needs at least one Final Fantasy title, if not two! These two titles rank among the top RPGs of all time.

Secret of Evermore

Rather similar to Secret of Mana, Secret of Evermore is one of those RPGs that players can really sink their teeth into and spend days exploring.

Killer Instinct

Nothing says classic fighting game like Killer Instinct, one of Rare’s earliest successes. And the iconic announcer really added to the game’s unique personality. ULTRAAAA COMBOOOOOO!!!!

Battletoads in Battlemaniacs

Battletoads isn’t just a joke game people ask for, it’s actually an extremely challenging game created by the talented developer, Rare. It’s also got that one level you love to hate. You know which one we’re talking about.

Donkey Kong Country 1, 2 and 3

We couldn’t pick one of Rare’s iconic Donkey Kong Country games to include on this list, so we’ve got to go with all three and include them in one slot.

Contra III: The Alien Wars

Anyone who’s played a Contra game know how incredibly challenging they are, and Contra III: The Alien Wars is no different. Thankfully, it’s another coop game that is perfect for long nights of gaming.

Legend of the Mystical Ninja

After the difficulty of Contra, we need a light-hearted action-adventure game, and Legend of the Mystical Ninja delivers that in spades.

Chrono Trigger

The SNES certainly had a lot of RPG titles, but we’d feel terrible if we didn’t include one of the most iconic titles, Chrono Trigger. Square Enix has gone on to create many other iterations of this title, but to experience the original on a HD television would be amazing.

Turtles in Time!

The child in all of us would jump with joy at the chance to play another TMNT game. Turtles in Time is the perfect beat ‘em up game to play with a friend.

Mortal Kombat 2

We could have gone with the first Mortal Kombat, but the sequel, with its refined gameplay, wins out. However, if we could have both, we’d definitely go for that!

Street Fighter 2 and SFII Turbo – Hyper Fighting

We couldn’t land on which one we’d prefer, so we’re going to have to say, both of them please! Street Fighter will always be one of the most memorable fighting games in history.

Super Castlevania IV

Any gamer who wasn’t able to play a SNES back in the day and loves Dark Souls these days, will feel right at home playing Super Castelvania IV.

Super Ghosts ‘n Goblins

Playing as the knight, Arthur, players must make their way through this action-platforming game while killing demons and other hideous beasts.

F-Zero

After all these RPGS and fighters, it’s only fair that a racing game gets thrown into the mix and what better than the furiously fast F-Zero.

Pilotwings

Flying through the skies and just enjoying the serenity is what’s needed after all the intense action. This classic title deserves a spot on the SNES Mini.

Super Punch-Out!!

Everyone and their dog know about the Punch-Out series, but the version on the SNES is full of color and has refined controls. An absolute must-have for the SNES Mini.

Doom

With the recent success of the Doom relaunch, gamers everywhere will be chomping at the bit to get back into the armor and slay more demons.

Super Metroid

Samus is an icon for Nintendo, and what better way to celebrate this kickass lady than to include Super Metroid on the SNES Mini.

Tetris Attack

Though the original Tetris didn’t make it to the SNES, the Mini wouldn’t be the same if it didn’t have at least one version of the classic puzzle game.

Earthworm Jim

We love ourselves a good side-scrolling platformer, and the humor in Earthworm Jim deserve to grace our screens once more.

Super Mario Kart

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is here, so what better time to celebrate its roots than to include it on an updated SNES console!

The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past

This list would not be complete without the incredible title from the Zelda series, Link to the Past. For a lot of gamers, this is the best Zelda game ever made, so playing it again (or for the first time!) would be an absolute treasure.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has managed to capture the love of hundreds of thousands of gamers, with players all around the world slipping back into the green tunic of Link with ease. Now’s the time to revisit Link’s past and see where he came from.

Super Mario World

Without a shadow of a doubt, the SNES Mini requires a Super Mario title and what better than Super Mario World? This addition to the Super Mario universe brings with it extremely bold colors and the pick-up-and-play qualities of all previous Mario titles.

Whether you’re a long-time Nintendo fan that grew up with a SNES or a gamer who never got to experience the magic of the Super Nintendo, we think the above games would be the perfect collection to bring into the modern lounge room. Only time will tell what games will be appearing on the SNES Mini, but whatever they are, we’re certain the SNES Mini will be yet another resounding success!

At GTC, Taking the Temperature of How AI Is Transforming Healthcare

To check the pulse on how AI is transforming the healthcare industry, look no further than the eighth annual GPU Technology Conference, next week at the San Jose Convention Center.

AI is helping surgeons improve brain tumor diagnosis.
AI is helping surgeons improve brain tumor diagnosis.

GTC’s healthcare track will offer 50-plus sessions detailing the latest thinking on how AI and deep learning are empowering physicians to do more in such areas as radiology, pathology, genomics and drug discovery.

Using GPUs, researchers are developing algorithms to analyze data faster and more accurately, training computers to help make new discoveries and guiding targeted treatments. This lets physicians seek new ways to treat aggressive diseases, such as cancer, with lower error rates.

The Doctor Will See You Now, at GTC

Among the talks at GTC, researchers at Stanford will share how they trained a neural network to recognize skin cancer lesions at the accuracy level of an experienced dermatologist. Pathologists at the university applied the same deep learning technology to train a computer on liver lesion detection, helping augment the work of radiologists in their daily practice.

Deep learning is also driving new discoveries, and expanding the reach of GPU computing in medical communities. Medical researchers at the Mayo Clinic used it to identify the genomic information of a brain tumor, without even performing a biopsy.

In addition to talks, six hands-on workshops will cover radiomics, image segmentation and quantitative imaging.

Cancer cells
Cancer cells

Among sessions not to miss:

  • Stanford University’s Curt Langlotz on how his team aims to dramatically reduce diagnostic imaging errors by creating a massive clinical imaging research resource, and linking it to genomic data, tissue banks and information from medical records.
  • GE Healthcare’s Michael Dahlweid on how deep learning in healthcare can be used beyond medical imaging and help overcome challenges faced by care-givers.
  • Arterys’ Daniel Golden on how cloud computing and deep learning in a clinical setting can help reduce errors in cardiac radiology.
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Thomas Fuchs on how they are building a computational pathology AI based on hundreds of NVIDIA GPUs and a petabyte of clinical data to change the future of medical diagnosis and research.
  • Stanford’s Olivier Gevaert, who’ll demonstrate a deep learning framework to predict survival of lung cancer patients.

Join these sessions and more from physicians, scientists, researchers, and academic and commercial institutes working to ensure everyone can benefit from early disease detection, higher quality diagnosis and more choice when it comes to care.

Register for GTC today.

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