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Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery is coming to Android, and you can pre-register right now

The Five Nights at Freddy’s series exists as a group of horror-themed video games packed with jump scares, and it's rather popular with younger audiences. Since today is Friday the 13th, it makes sense that Illumix just announced that it's bringing the FNaF franchise to the real world with Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery. This will be an augmented reality release designed to bring new audio and visual gameplay experiences to the series, and you can pre-register for the title on the official FNaF AR website.

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Form AR goggles review: The coolest and most accurate swimming tracker

As a swimmer and a techie, every time a new activity tracker is announced, my first reaction is to skim its official page trying to find if it supports my favorite sport. What follows is an extensive research into what exactly it tracks about the swim because that can be anything from just the total time and distance to a detailed account of every lap. More often than not, none of that information is readily available and I just have to buy the device to test for myself.

When I saw Form's swimming goggles, I knew what I was getting into.

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Men in Black: Global Invasion is the latest Pokémon GO clone on the Play Store

Men in Black: Global Invasion is an augmented reality location-based game where you're tasked with collecting characters that can be used to build a superteam to take on the game's turn-based battles. Much like Ghostbusters World, Jurassic World Alive, The Walking Dead: Our World, and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Men in Black: Global Invasion exists as a Pokémon GO clone that does little to separate itself from the crowd, and apparently it's available in the US and UK starting today. I suppose the aspect of collecting aliens may appeal to the most die-hard of MIB fans, but for the rest of us, this game is simply more of the same with a different skin slapped on top, and yes, it's monetized to the hilt.

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Google Maps is rolling out 'Live View' AR walking navigation to more users

Back in February, Google started testing an AR navigation feature that leveraged a phone's camera to overlay directions pointing towards a user's destination. The functionality has been available to Local Guides for the past few months, and the company is now rolling it out more globally after successful testing. For the occasion, it has also given it a name: Live View.

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You can download Harry Potter: Wizards Unite a day early

Yesterday Niantic announced that its latest location-based AR game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite would be coming to the Play Store on June 21st, but it would appear that the title has arrived a day early. That's right, if you happen to live in the US, you can now download Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and start your wizarding adventure a day early.

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will launch in the US and UK on June 21st

We've known that Niantic's upcoming location-based AR game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite would be coming to Android sometime soon, thanks to the recent betas in New Zealand and Australia. As of last night, the official Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Twitter account announced the official release date for the US and UK, and we only have two more days to wait. That's right, Wizards Unite will be available for download on the Google Play Store on June 21st.

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DoodleLens brings your silly drawings to life in AR

Augmented Reality can be used for serious applications but also for fun. Besides taking photos with Captain America or inviting a panda into your living room, you can now bring your doodles to life and use them to add a bit of flair to your photos and videos thanks to a new app, DoodleLens. The concept is similar to Google's own Just a Line, but instead of scribbling on a screen, you can take your time to create more elaborate drawings on paper and apply several edits and animations to them.

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Square Enix announces Dragon Quest Walk, an AR game that's totally not a Pokémon GO rip-off

Square Enix recently announced a new Dragon Quest game for mobile that's being developed by colopl. It's called Dragon Quest Walk, and it's an augmented reality title that clearly apes the gameplay of Pokémon GO. A closed beta will take place on the 11th of June for Android and iOS users that live in Japan, and it's still unknown if the title will ever make its way to the West.

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