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This week in Bigscreen VR: new cinema, popcorn, and upcoming events

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This week in Bigscreen VR: new cinema, popcorn, and upcoming events
By Bigscreen Team • Issue #17 • View online
Two months ago, we unveiled Bigscreen Home, a modern-themed penthouse, in our massive Bigscreen TV update. Today, we’re excited to show you the Modern Cinema. This brand new environment is designed to look like your local movie theater, and is perfect for watching movies with your friends in VR.

🍿 Grab your popcorn!
Popcorn is our first interactive toy.
Grab some popcorn and throw it around—if you make a mess, the popcorn kernels will automatically disappear!
We plan to add more interactive, physics-based toys in the future like soda cans and mini-games. What toys would you like to see?
🔕 Distraction Free Mode
Also in this update is “Distraction Free Mode” — 3D markers, popcorn, and various multiplayer sounds are disabled with this mode. This allows you to enjoy movies with friends without unwanted distractions!
📅 Upcoming Events in Bigscreen
The Modern Cinema — Grand Opening on August 23
The cinema is available right now in Bigscreen Beta. We are also hosting a grand opening ceremony on Friday August 23rd at 7PM Pacific. We’ll be hosting new TV channels and events in our new modern cinema.
ULA Rocket Launch — August 22
Watch the upcoming United Launch Alliance rocket launch live with thousands of space enthusiasts in VR.
2019 MTV VMAs — August 26
Over 1000+ people are planning to watch the VMAs in Bigscreen this year. RSVP here to get a notification on August 26 when the VMAs begin.
PAX West — August 30
Catch the Penny Arcade livestreams of PAX West 2019 in VR and watch with thousands of other fans.
Apple Keynote in September: new iPhones? new Apple Watch?
Join thousands of Apple fans to watch the latest Apple Keynote together. RSVP here.
Later this summer, we will also be launching a friends system, premium 3D Movie Nights in partnership with major movie studios, and more.
Download Bigscreen for Free
Bigscreen supports all major PC VR headsets and mobile/standalone VR headsets. You can download Bigscreen Beta for free from the Oculus Store (PCMobileQuestor Steam.
Supported PC headsets include Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Rift S, all SteamVR headsets, and all Windows Mixed Reality headsets (Samsung Odyssey, HP Reverb, etc.). Supported mobile headsets are the Oculus Go, Samsung GearVR, and Oculus Quest.
Stay in touch with Bigscreen by following us on TwitterFacebookYouTube, and Reddit. If you have issues, bugs, feedback, or want to chat with the devs, join our 7500-person Bigscreen Community Discord!
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