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#Virtual Reality

Check out my Frankenvive
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 Cardb...   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...

 
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...

 
I'm sorry
On the final day of PAX East, I woke up after getting a measly four or so hours of sleep. I'd been ill (since birth, but also sick for the past couple of days), my back hurt, my legs hurt, and I had a headache. I had two goal...   read

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We are VR: Where the Mechs at?

[From porn to kitty rescue, and from the moon to the deep seas; the possibilities of virtual reality are virtually endless. But Torchman knows what we all want from VR: piloting giant robots. I call dibs on the Dragonzord! ~ Shade] Ah, virt...

 
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Shriek Rodeo amirite

Ski Rodeo VR may have you screaming for your life

Rarely do I get to publish a real person's shrieks of death, so I'm morbidly enjoying this. This is Ski Rodeo, a Bandai Namco VR ski simulator powered by HTC Vive. The experience is unique in that it listens to your breathing (an...

 
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

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The newest VR amusement in Japan shoots you out of a cannon

Have you ever heard of The Swing at the Edge of the World in Ecuador? It's what you would imagine: a swing that puts you over the mouth of a chasm that would certainly end your life. I'd want to try that, but it's too stupid to risk my lif...

 
VR Cat Rescue
I nearly crushed a small Japanese man while playing a VR game. This was embarrassing, so naturally I had to publish it for all of YouTube. "A typical day," he said politely, shoving my fat ass back to where my dignity wa...   read

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Oh Hell no!

Raw Data made me feel like Will Smith in I, Robot

Robots are sentient and coming at you and your co-op partner from every direction. You must work together to kill them all with a plethora of guns and a badass sword that can reflect projectiles. No, it isn't I, Robot 2: Bad Boys, it's Raw ...

 
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

VR disease photo
VR disease

VR gave me pink eye at PAX

(Update: it was a popped blood vessel. Sorry for the scare!) We've all joked about it. Now the chickens have come home to roost, and shit, directly in my eyeball. I've been doing VR demos all day at PAX East, and at least one of them certa...

 
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 ...

 
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We are VR: The case for a concept

[For our current Bloggers Wanted topic, 'We are VR', Gamemaniac3434 wrote a great introduction to the promises and challenges of virtual reality gaming rigs. Seeing is believing, but it'll be some time before we can all see it. ~ Shade] Vir...

 
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Insomniac Games

Insomniac Games is all in on VR, has three Oculus titles this year

Insomniac Games has had quite the streak commercially and critically. After the generally well-liked Ratchet and Spyro series, it moved on to Resistance and Sunset Overdrive. Outside of the painfully generic Fuse, the studio has had a fun r...

 
PlayStation VR photo
PlayStation VR

Sony will begin demoing PlayStation VR at retail in June

You're probably sick of being told that you need to see (or experience, or become one with) virtual reality before you "can truly get it." Which is fair! There's a layer of truth to that sentiment, but it's so often used to shut down health...

 
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Sword Art Online

Watch IBM executives talk about Sword Art Online

Here is a real life video of IBM executives in Japan, as well as gifted engineers, embracing the Sword Art Online VR project. According to our esteemed fearless leader Niero, the tech is fairly rudimentary, with cheap VR head...

 
Virtual Reality photo
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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GameStop

GameStop is demoing the HTC Vive, and a possible pinkeye outbreak

Game Informer has announced that its parent company, GameStop, will be hosting HTC Vive demo stations at select stores. You can find the entire list below, but suffice to say they're mostly in major states like New York, Washington, and Flo...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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Chunks

The studio behind Rust has a new Minecraft-style VR game

At first glance, Chunks just seems like a form of Minecraft designed with virtual reality in mind. You can create and destroy your overly-familiar-looking sandbox world as an all-seeing being in the sky, or mercilessly toss your little blo...

 
EVE Valkyrie photo
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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#SelfieTennis

Devolver-published #SelfieTennis looks, uh, weird

We've all known for a while that for virtual reality to take off, it needs to facilitate playing with oneself. Developer VR Unicorns perhaps took that advice too literally and built a game about playing tennis, except you continuously telep...

 
Esper 2 review

Review: Esper 2

Those who are on the fence with virtual reality typically cite a dissonance between the actual state of a real-life subject compared to the actions taking place in-game. In other words, outside of the HTC Vive, most VR h...   read


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