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#Oculus Rift

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Guide time! If you want to kind of mess around with Steam VR but aren't ready to fully commit yet, you'll love this. In this tutorial, I'll teach you how to set up our own DIY Vive-compatible Steam VR controller using a RiftC...   read

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Oculus Rift

You can give virtual reality a try for yourself at Best Buy this month

A lot of curious people have checked out our VR reviews so far, but many people haven't pulled the trigger. Like lots of things it really has to be experience first-hand to be believed, and if you can't attend a tradeshow like E3, you'll ge...

 
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Rift

Oculus Rift is being sold at retail before all pre-orders have been fulfilled

“Pre-order” has a pretty well-defined meaning. If you pre-order something, the expectation is that one of whatever it is you’re pre-ordering will be saved for you, and you’ll get it on, or sometimes before, the day i...

 
Review: Chronos

Review: Chronos

Imagine if every time you died in a Legend of Zelda game, Link aged a year and, eventually, he would permanently die of old age. Also imagine that Link could be a girl if you so choose. Finally, picture the inventory system of an old-school survival horror game. Put that all together with a dash of virtual reality, and you've got Chronos.   read

The Climb review

Review: The Climb

Crytek is a weird company. It hit it off fairly well with the original Far Cry and Crysis, and then pumped out a pair of uninspired shooters in the form of the Crysis sequels, which were carried by the beautiful CryEngine and...   read

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The future is here!

Start a virtual LAN party in BigScreen, a must-have for VR owners

I can't stop saying the future is here when talking about virtual reality because seemingly every other day some new game or application comes out that just blows me away; today is one of those days. BigScreen, released for free today via ...

 
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Oculus Rift

Crytek releases The Climb for Oculus Rift

Even with full safety gear, reassuring floor mats, and those dorky little shoes, rock climbing indoors is something I find to be both scary and exhilarating. I can't even entertain the idea of free climbing out in nature, but virtually? M...

 
Howdy partners!
Raw Data wasn't the only shooter I played in virtual reality at PAX East, nor was it the best. That title belongs to the Oculus Rift exclusive Dead and Buried, a first-person cowboy shootout simulator. The Oculus area at...   read

SQUARE ENIX
I had the opportunity to check out the upcoming virtual reality build of Hitman GO at PAX East. Not much can be said about this new version of the game other than "It sure is Hitman GO in VR all right." All the...   read

Review: KTANE
Have you ever wanted to be trapped in a room with a bomb and be audibly fed instructions on how to disarm it while it slowly ticks down and the light flickers and a nearby alarm clock goes off? If so, you have very specific fantasies that will be amply met by the fantastic party game, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes.   read

Albino Lullaby
Too many horror games and movies these days rely on jump scares as their only real source of fear. While there is nothing inherently wrong with that, they really are cheap and easy. Recently there has been a resurgence in med...   read

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EVE Valkyrie

EVE Valkyrie will be cross-play between Oculus, Vive, and PlayStation VR

EVE Fanfest is in full swing, as the convention's opening keynote just ended. The presentation was mostly a "Welcome to Iceland!" kind of affair, with more of an emphasis on community than news. However, CCP dropped one really interesting ...

 
Review: Blaze Rush

Review: BlazeRush

Remember that classic racing game Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road? You know, the game where you race tiny trucks across dirt tracks while using turbo boosts to catch some sick air over bumps in the road.  Bl...   read

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Virtual Reality

Someone's already figured out how to play Oculus games on the Vive

Someone has figured out how to play Oculus Rift exclusive games with the HTC Vive hardware. According to Redditor CrossVR, Oculus Dreamdeck and Lucky’s Tale are seemingly available to download from the Oculus Store and - with a little...

 
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VR

Only difference between Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is 'marketing,' says indie developer

Many of you that are on the fence regarding VR are still kind of confused as to the differences between the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift, besides the price differential. Well, according to the developer of Fantastic Contraption, there reall...

 
Esper 1 photo
Esper 1

Esper 1 is coming to Oculus Rift, Esper 2 owners get it for free

In case you haven't heard, Esper 2 is a quirky, very fun puzzle game that makes great use of its virtual reality setting on Gear VR and the Oculus Rift. But there's a lesser known Esper 1 (the "2" isn't merely for show) that also exist...

 
Al Franken on Oculus Rift photo
Al Franken on Oculus Rift

United States senator grills Oculus on privacy concerns

Being expensive as hell and manufacturing delays aren't the only things giving people pause about virtual reality and the Oculus Rift. What if the sweaty, sensory deprivation helmet is also stealing your secret Gin Rickey recipe and learnin...

 
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EVE Valkyrie

EVE Valkyrie is jetting off to Oculus-competitor Vive

Even though EVE Valkyrie was pegged as one of the Oculus' flagship launch titles, that doesn't mean that CCP has any particular loyalty to Oculus. EVE Valkyrie is free to spread its wings and soar off to as many different platform...

 
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Virtually didn't launch

Oculus has bungled the launch of the Rift

[Update: Oculus sent out an update today clarifying what is going on and confirming the delay has been caused by an unexpected component shortage. Oculus is also footing the bill for shipping. "We know you're anxious to receive your Oculus ...

 
Darknet VR review

Review: Darknet

"Hacking" is a gaming term that almost always initiates a series of groans from players. Usually forced in as a ham-handed minigame, I don't have many fond memories of hacking outside of a few clever uses of the mechanic like...   read

Smashing the Battle
Having dabbled in every launch title for the Oculus Rift, I've been relatively impressed with the lot of them. They either have something unique to offer to gaming in general, or are retrofitted with a VR perspective in a way that doesn't feel forced. The same can't really be said of Smashing the Battle.   read

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Lost

'Lost,' a film by ex-Pixar execs, is one you'll want to watch standing up

As I stated in my review, the Oculus Rift is launching with more than just 30 games. It has 360-degree travel opportunities, as well as a few short films made exclusively for Oculus VR. Henry, a cute little animated movie about a hedgehog w...

 
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Vanishing of Ethan Carter

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter makes a great case for VR when it's not disorienting

I have yet to finish The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, which I picked up during its launch back in 2014, so I figured hopping into the brand new Oculus Rift version would be a good way to accomplish that. Barring some discomfort, it managed to...

 
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VR

With the dawn of VR this week, do you have any interest?

You have heard industry hype men from all corners talk about how game-changing virtual reality is for the past few years. Now, you can actually try it out for yourself with the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive, both of which are launching their...

 
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Spore meets Pokemon Snap

Farlands looks like the spiritual successor to Pokemon Snap I've always wanted

If you've played Pokémon Snap, chances are you loved it and wouldn't mind a sequel. Since Nintendo is too busy making games about security-camera-controlling frogs with mustaches, Oculus went ahead and made what seems like a spiritu...

 
Oculus Rift
Today is Oculus Rift launch day for a ton of people, but most importantly, judgment day for those of you who haven't pulled the trigger on VR yet. As such, we have a ton of resources at your disposal to figure it out, and you...   read

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Oculus

Oculus gives developers the greenlight to sell on Steam, other platforms

Virtual reality feels like one big mystery. For years now, the public has been largely in the dark about what this platform would be like, what would be needed to run a virtual reality headset, what the cost would be, what the realistic con...

 
VR marathon photo
VR marathon

I played VR for 10 hours straight, here's what happened

People often call me a "madman" or "robot" for playing games for lengthy periods of time, much of which results in the coverage you see here. The secret is that a lot of projects involve long lead times, but just as often, it's crunch-time....

 
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Ed!

Esper 2 has Shaun of the Dead's Nick Frost and is out today

Lovely boy Nick Frost of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz fame is lending his voice to Esper 2, a game about dealing with an outbreak of people having telekinetic abilities apparently caused by some kind of villain on a quest ...

 
Adr1ft

Review: Adr1ft

I'm of two minds when it comes to modern walking simulators. On one hand, they satisfy the craving I have for obtuse, old-school adventure games, a genre that basically does not exist anymore. On the other, they tend to be a ...   read


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Dreggsao

I hope WW1 Battlefield is steampunk WW1 with 5 minutes to find

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Friendly reminder that tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day! Heres a listing of all the comics:

 
Dreggsao

The Forza Beta is the first PC game of which I know that uses the vibration for the triggers on the Xbox One The future is

 
LinkSlayer64

I keep trying to convince people I talk to offline to play Rhythm Thief, and none of them have been Its driving me Its so good, I havent had a game just click with me like this since Undertale! PLUS IT HAS AN ADORABLE ROMANCE SUBPLOT

 
Samsneeze

Birthright Chapter I wonder what my object- Oh route the enemy? Who could have fucking guessed? This game is just so full of At least this map isnt just an open field like the last ten or Save me Reina, youre my only

 
Dr Mel

Because some folks seem to really enjoy this: More Etymology! Weird has taken many meanings, but today simply means The Weird Sisters in Macbeth influenced the modern meaning of oddness and witchery but the word originally meant to

 
Oridan

Son of a I commented that first! Those likes should be mine, goddammit!

 
King Kaiser

Finals Mood:

 
KnickKnackMyWack

So is Sony never going to finish putting their PSOne Classics on the Vita or what?

 
Amna Umen

Exactly one month until Hearts of Iron I am become Senor Erwin

 
Rico the Penguin

sort of news is why you see investors looking towards phones instead of consoles and Which is a shame for me, since phone games tend to be ok at best, awful

 
Snorlaxowns

So I hear Nintendo isnt going to talk about the NX at E3 or in their Nintendo Direct next Havent they learned anything from the Wii U? But I guess its ok, the only people buying it are people who already know it exists

 
Dr Mel

Etymology Fun Facts #2! The word nice was once a negative Meaning mostly dumb it comes from the Latin nescious (ne- not and scious- cut, the root of our modern word It became a positive through favoring timidity in

 
SpielerDad

Today, a Lizard Person pretending to be a human that is my coworker attempted to tell me a They have discovered the human concept of THEY ARE EVOLVING!

 
SpielerDad

So Battlefield 5 is actually going to be called Battlefield 1? That doesnt make any Who did EA consult with before making this decision?

 
Larxinostic

In fairness, we dont act like fools *all* the :p

 
Torchman

I MAY have made Mazinger Z an unstoppable tank for early game SRW Oops?

 
EtosiGiR

Battlefield 1 is a violently fucktarded

 
YoeriB

god I hope the rumors for Battlefield 5 are true, alternate WW1? Yes please!

 
LinkSlayer64

Hellfighter DLC items for Battlefield comments for something additional

 
CJ Andriessen

Attempting to play Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse on my Kindle Fire tablet makes me hope and pray none of the big three abandon actual buttons on their

 
KingSigy

Battlefield 5 is Battlefield 1!!!!!

 
CoilWhine

The new Battlefield is called Battlefield 1, and takes place in an alternate history World War 1

 
OrochiLeona

When your opponent Rage Quits your Gold Promotion match in Killer Instinct and it be like:

 
SeymourDuncan17

So, Ive just finished the first version of the first of my Persona 3 covers for my upcoming SMT/Persona fan album! And, of all songs, its probably P3s most hit or As a result, its probably my most hit or Feedback, pls! Link in

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

My new favorite Mothers Day joke:

 
NakedBigBoss

Just got a 25 Kill Streak as Hanzo in the Overwatch I dont even play these types of What madness is this?!

 
OverlordZetta

Its kind of sad when a topic goes without mention or coverage on a site for a while and youre actually relieved since you know just how it would have turned So much for that,

 
Nathan D

Evangelion movies are on sale at Rightstuf for Mothers I guess they figure the purest form of love between a mother and son is a good old fashioned Oedipus

 

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