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#Virtual Reality

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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...

 
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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...

 
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...

 
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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...

 
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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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#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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VR

Review: Tilt Brush

I have never had any artistic ability; I am more of a wordsmith than a visual creator. Something about taking in 3D data with my eyes, processing that down to a 2D image, then getting my hands to replicate that onto a screen or sheet of pap...

 
VR photo
VR

Review: Virtual Desktop VR

Without a doubt, this non-gaming software has been the killer app for me during the launch of the VR revolution. Virtual Desktop (not to be confused with the identically named Windows utility) is a Steam (and Oculus Home) app that takes you...

 
HTC Vive
The first time I tried out the HTC Vive back at EGX 2015, I was absolutely blown away by the leap in gaming technology it presented. I spent half an hour painting in thin air, helping land aircraft safely, reeling back from s...   read

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Vive

Has your pre-order for HTC's Vive been inexplicably cancelled?

Just hours before they’re due to be sent out, pre-orders for HTC’s Vive are being inexplicably cancelled. Pre-orders sold out within minutes of going live, but now it seems even those lucky enough to have snagged the VR hardware...

 
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Bandai Namco

This cat-rescue VR game terrifies me

We touched on Bandai Namco's VR Zone: Project i Can, noting that it's about to open in Tokyo, but seeing one of its virtual-reality attractions in action is another matter entirely. Players have to save a poor little cat stuck on a wooden ...

 
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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 ...

 
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10 new puzzles

New Portal game built in Unreal Engine 4 coming next week

The chaps behind the officially sanctioned free Portal 2 expansion Portal Stories: Mel have a new game called Portal Stories: VR available for the HTC Vive at launch on April 5, 2016. Somehow we never got around to reviewing...

 
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

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Not about teabagging

Get ready to get physical, get physical with Hover Junkers

Players will scout the wasteland for loot while hovering and fighting off other junkers in what looks to be the first multiplayer FPS made for virtual reality, Hover Junkers. It's launching alongside the HTC Vive next week on April 5. The ...

 
Dat soundtrack! photo
Dat soundtrack!

Curiosity drives us forward in The Gallery: Call of the Starseed

The Oculus Rift launched this week, but the virtual reality train is just getting started as the Valve-backed HTC Vive headset launches on April 5, 2016. Releasing alongside the Vive is The Gallery: Call of the Starseed, an episodic, built...

 
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...

 
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...

 
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PS VR pre-order

PlayStation VR is up for pre-order

Did you just spend a month's rent on an Oculus Rift (less than a month's if you're in San Francisco, too)? Perhaps you'd like to pay in advance for a standalone PlayStation VR? It's "only" $400, which is definitely less money than its compe...

 
Windlands

Review: Windlands

Over the course of my childhood, I basically dreamed up the concept for Mirror's Edge. But it wasn't one of those fleeting dreams where you kind of forget it the next day -- it was one where I actually got up and made that dr...   read

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VR

Bandai Namco announces 'VR Zone' location in Tokyo

Ha, VR-toid! This takes me back to the '90s, where "VR" was rampant and basically amounted to nothing more than wearing a TV on your head. Bandai Namco is embracing modern advances though, and is opening up VR Zone: Project i Can (zuh?) in ...

 
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...

 

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While you laughing, we're passing, passing away. So y'all go rest y'all souls, 'Cause I know I'ma meet you up at the crossroads. Y'all know y'all forever got love from them Bone Thugs baby... ...

 

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Gundy

Im super hooked on Re:Zero

 
Torchman

Im done work and theres still light out? WHAT IS THIS BLACK MAGIC

 
Ckarasu

So, another slow Except for that thing with DarkSydePhil thats been going Boy, was that a

 
JuIc3

Playing some Bloodborne if youd like to

 
Parismio

Found out in Nioh that you dont have invincibility when opening

 
Jed Whitaker

Im funny how, I mean funny like Im a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, Im here to fuckin amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?

 
ChrisHannard

PSN - Season Passes are a great way to save money and allow you to purchase game specific DLC in one Let me rewrite that for Season Passes are a great way to bilk gamers for unnecessary DLC that may be of massively variable

 
Double Monocles

Gotta clean the house before I can play more Star Oh well, at least I get to watch Lord of the Rings while I do it

 
ZombZ

Weekend update: I have not cleaned up the mess in my It has grown by 2 plastic bottles, some files and 3 pairs of I did however sort the balls in the ball pit at our local indoor playground by I have the weirdest ocd known to

 
CumWizard2k14

Was thinking of starting a weekly blog series here where I highlight awesome game tracks to listen Does anyone here already do that?

 
Asterion

Rurouni Kenshin is one manga series which never got the videogame it A Souls-like with a romantic comedy subplot would be

 
JuIc3

Too many hours of Dark Souls now I dont want to do

 
Steven Hansen

that zootopia movie is good as heck AND keeps the space jam tradition going of making kids horny for a rabbit

 
CumWizard2k14

Thank you, Im feeling much better, calmed down quite a Now Im going to enjoy some childhood nostalgia with Drakan: The Ancients Gates before I get ready for :)

 
ZombZ

God damn why does Disqus have such a comments dont show up, then they double post and then reply to the wrong deleting more comments than posting

 
iam16bit

Finishing my pencils for tomorrows final narrative

 
CumWizard2k14

Real talk, Ive been very depressed lately and my anxiety has been getting worse and I need a friend, or

 
hlarge4

I made a very incorrect assumption about one of the limits of Traces abilities in Axiom Downsidw, extended my play by 3 Plus? Found dozens of secrets

 
Torchman

Shift starts earlier this Feels wierd eating lunch two hours

 
SpielerDad

Who wants to taste my salty nuts?

 
AdmiralAckbong

Went outside the theater to smoke a cigarette, and see the Coen Bros 15 feet away, getting in a Then was forced to move on with my

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

You know, while W101 would be an excellent WiiU addition for the Nintendo Humble Bundle, I didnt think about the 3DS What if its Project Mirai: DX? SEGAs already on board and gave us one rhythm game, so why not two? Or maybe its too recent?

 
ShadeOfLight

We have officially reached the point where for the life of me I can no longer keep track of all these American made-up

 
CumWizard2k14

Any bros wanna get together for some Wagnaria!! and jello shots?

 
ikiryou

This gif came across my Tumblr dashboard and even though I know its supposed to read A bottomless I keep seeing it as A bottomless Interesting place, that

 
CumWizard2k14

Dear Bungie, I will literally give to you my anal virginity if it means I get a Year 2 Vex you dtf or what

 
Nathan D

May the good blood guide your way on the first day of

 
Jed Whitaker

Look at all these talentless hacks disagreeing with Total Biscuit and agreeing with me:

 
LinkSlayer64

Why did no one ever tell me about Rhythm Thief!? I LOVE RHYTHM GAMES! I thought this was just a point and click! I cant stop giggling with glee!

 
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