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#Oculus Rift

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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

Lost photo
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...

 
Vanishing of Ethan Carter photo
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...

 
VR photo
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...

 
Spore meets Pokemon Snap photo
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

Oculus photo
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....

 
Ed! photo
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

Lucky's Tale
Lucky's Tale was always going to be a tough sell. It's a bundled-in Oculus Rift launch game, which is often used as a tech demo for prospective buyers -- so to a lot of people, it probably looks like something that isn't a system seller. And those people are probably right, but I had a damn good time playing it.   read

Oculus Rift review
I will never forget my first experience with virtual reality. I was at a county fair as a child, and there was a large line for a "virtual NASCAR" racing game. I took one look at the helmet, and that's all I needed to see -- ...   read

Apo11o VR photo
Apo11o VR

Space 'walking simulator' Adr1ft gets another trailer before lift off

Adr1ft tells the story of an astronaut floating through a destroyed space station with no memory of what happened or how she got there. Adam Orth conceived the game in 2013 after he resigned from Microsoft, having made controversial c...

 
The Climb photo
The Climb

'The Climb' team muses on their journey to have the game hit 90 frames per second

The Climb looks pretty rad, and I'm particularly jazzed up after reading Zack's recent preview from GDC. It sounds even cooler after watching this developer diary straight from the team, where they talk about the challenge of making a game ...

 
Zelda in VR? photo
Zelda in VR?

Chronos looks like the gritty Legend of Zelda we have been waiting for

The Legend of Zelda fans have been wanting a gritty, realistic game for what seems like forever, especially since Nintendo showed off that beautiful tech demo at E3 2011, and now it looks like they are going to get it, just on Oculus ...

 
C-stick VR photo
C-stick VR

Lucky's Tale shows us how third-person games work in VR

Lucky's Tale is the cute platformer included with every Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, and many people have scoffed at the idea of it being third-person game that requires VR, but this new gameplay trailer aims to address those ...

 
Virtual Reality photo
Virtual Reality

Console gamers are more excited for VR than PC gamers

Other than the PlayStation VR, virtual reality is almost entirely confined to the realms of PC gaming. For example, the Vive and Rift require a beefy rig, while and the Sulon Q straps a PC to the back of your head. So it may be surprising t...

 
VR Breakdown
With the announcement of the price and release date of Sony's PlayStation VR headset yesterday, I noticed many people don't really understand the difference between it and other upcoming VR devices like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. So your old pal Dr. Dinosexual is here to clue you in on the differences of each device, along with included accessories, games, and overall cost.   read

Oculus Rift
Later this month on March 28 the Oculus Rift will launch, and consumer VR fever will officially begin -- no more press hype or nebulous "development kit" impressions. It would probably be a safe bet to just wait (it is early ...   read

Rock Band VR
Faux-rocking in the living room has been a wildly popular pastime over the years, as Harmonix married the rhythm and party genres with Rock Band. So many people have fond memories of the franchise partly because they enjoy pl...   read

VR WRs photo
VR WRs

Sony admits Oculus Rift 'may have better VR'

At its $600 launch price, the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset from Facebook (hah) will cost more than the PlayStation 4 console did at launch -- and that's without the expensive computer needed to take advantage of the Rift. In a length...

 
PlayStation VR photo
PlayStation VR

PlayStation VR has different age restrictions than Oculus Rift

PlayStation VR should not be used by children under 12, according to a recent update to the PlayStation 4’s health and safety notices. Redditer KGizzly (via Engadget) spotted the notice had been added as part of the 3.5 fireware ...

 
Virtual-reality CCG photo
Virtual-reality CCG

Dragon Front brings collectible card gaming to virtual reality

I am absolutely not a collectible card game dude, but I don't need to be to understand the innate appeal of that type of head-to-head, competitive experience in virtual reality. Living cards on a 3D board? Yeah, sure, cool. That more or les...

 
VR Eyes White Dragon photo
VR Eyes White Dragon

Oculus teasing a card game better than Yu-Gi-Oh

Boy genius and founder of Oculus, Palmer Luckey, has seemingly teased that some kind of virtual-reality card battle game is in the works, saying, "Anyone remember the Virtual World arc of Yu-Gi-Oh? Get ready for something even better!" Luck...

 
Adrift photo
Adrift

Adr1ft's space anxiety attacks strike on March 28

Three One Zero's space catastrophe is making good on its promise of a first quarter 2016 release, but just barely. The developer announced today that Adr1ft will be available on PC and Oculus VR on March 28. Just three days to spare! ...

 
Rift bundles photo
Rift bundles

The first batch of Oculus Rift PC bundles go up for pre-order next week

Now that full-blown VR Fever is upon us, many people find themselves in the regrettable position of having an under-performing PC. Running the Oculus Rift requires a decent rig, which isn't something that everyone who wants VR necessarily h...

 
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Kickstarter

Ant Simulator dev quits, claims partners spent money on 'bars, strippers'

[Update: Game Informer managed to get the other side of the story, which you can read here. Either way, Ant Simulator is dead.] For the past few years, fans of VR have been keeping an eye on Ant Simulator -- a promising indie game...

 

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Fragments of Him"Great writing and performances, terrible pacing and gameplay"

 

Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 

The Climb"You rock, rock"

 

Hitman: Sapienza"Molto buono"

 

Ray Gigant"Challenge not included"

 

Soda Drinker Pro"Like explaining an inside joke to someone else"

 

King's Quest: Once Upon a Climb"A tale of two princesses"

 

Stories: The Path of Destinies"Choose your own adventure/death"

 
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Malthor

I have an extra EU region key for early access to the Overwatch beta on PS 4, any takers? Leave a comment and Ill PN you the

 
Mike Wallace

Three Devastating Forces in Dawn of War YOU FAIL YOU CAN FUCK RIGHT END OF

 
Gundy

Let me be clear, I never actually killed those Nep It was negligent nepslaughter at best!

 
Shinta

Summoned 4 people for Nue in Nioh, and they all dropped in the first 2 Ahhh!

 
Sharukurusu

Its time to start that Syphon Filter marathon Ive been dreaming about

 
RadicalYoseph

The epic tale of weslikestacos

 
Torchman

Support this! Please! Even if its just to help preserve them in North America, support them! Help get these released physically!

 
Ein on Shrooms

you havent seen food wars yet, you need ;)

 
Dangus Taargus

OMG Shadows of The Empire is on Im fucking dying! Now I just need Episode 1 Racer and Battle for Naboo to complete my N64 nostalgia

 
ShadeOfLight

Started a Nuzlocke challenge for Heart Gold: almost lost both Saiyan the Mareep and Alucard the Zubat to the first Gym I only now realize how intense this is going to

 
Torchman

I like this

 
Garett Mefford

I really want the CoD4 Remaster, but I really do not care about the new CoD it comes packaged Dilemmas

 
 Dango

Haha! Your demise will be slow and agonizing, haha!

 
Madoka Malika

one class final am so close!

 
Torchman

That moment when you see a series in Super Robot Wars and you go Who the fuck is that? And then you look them up and it might be the oldest series in the

 
OrochiLeona

It seems Space Jam 2 is a thing that is probably

 
SpielerDad

Doing a mind numbing project for one of the Lizard People pretending to be a human that is my coworker, because shes incapable of doing it That is the definition of incompetence right?

 
Amna Umen

One of my favorite youtube channels posted a run down of 5 video game Its rare when this stuff crosses for me so here ya go

 
Dreggsao

What are the better gifs and why: tarantinofied or michael bayified? discuss!

 
SeymourDuncan17

Anxiously awaiting that Zootopia

 
Jinx 01

Waiting for your car to get worked on at the dealership is a level of banality surpassed only by the Even my 2DS cant save me from its soul-sucking existential

 
DanteKinkade

Putzki, dictator, evil villain, idiot and all around sexy penguin

 
RiffRaff

I know theres a few BabyMetal fans round these parts and I wrote up a review of the new Its got a Metal Totoro song!!!

 
JcDent

Dawn of War 3 will be an interpretive dance music video talking about mans cruelty to mans digital reflection - thats as much sense as I gathered from the Or well have units of scale that would be too big in Dawn of War One or the

 
Donley Time

Boss 101 the game - Check out this snap of Boss 101 and Mac playing games while they chill at Robo You see, the antagonists arent always plotting galactic destruction, sometimes theyre just trying to get out of

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

I was planning to donate plasma this morning for some quick cash, but what Im assuming are my newfound allergies started acting up (or a Im gonna have to try tomorrow - no literal blood money for me!

 
Matt Damon

Matt Damon Matt Damon (Matt Damon) Matt Damon? MATT DAMON

 
GuerrillaOcelot

Just checked Saw 13 Call of Duty related things on the front Assumed fetal

 
OrochiLeona

Told you since day 1 Overwatch would be The same way Ive been telling you since day 1 Mirrors Edge will be perfectly a rule of thumb, listen to me and everything will be

 
Larxinostic

Hmm, 69th To exercise restraint is the dignified

 

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