Welcome to Sheppard Mullin’s Weekly Web Wrap-Up, a quick list of the past week’s top news in the social media, gaming, and virtual goods and currencies industries curated by Social Media & Games Team. Here are some of the stories that we’ve been reading:
E-sports is heading to the Rio 2016 Olympics—kinda. The International eGames Committee (IEGC) announced the new eGames International gaming tournament will run parallel to the Olympics. Hosts Brazil, the USA, UK, and Canada have confirmed their involvement. Pack your virtual bags, gamers—it’s a brave new world.
VR-associated motion sickness may soon be a thing of the past. Computing company Nvidia unveiled a prototype display at the GPU Technology Conference that aims to reduce latency and persistence—two thorns in the side of VR—to zero.
In the ever-expanding world of wearables, Samsung aims to bypass clunkier wearables in favor of “smart” contact lenses that overlay internet-connected services directly into the user’s line of sight. The South Korean patent application touts the benefit of more immersive and natural augmented reality experiences.