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Half-Life 2: VR made it through Steam Greenlight

A virtual-reality makeover for Half-Life 2 sounds like a terrific new reason to revisit the iconic game, and with Valve prioritizing other initiatives, fans have taken it upon themselves to make it happen. The community-built Half-Life 2: V...   read

 
 
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Battlezone is worth checking out on Vive and Oculus Rift

For me, Battlezone was and still is a highlight of the PlayStation VR library, albeit with the caveat that it's best experienced with a full four-person group. The roguelike campaign structure and at times fierce difficulty both necessitate...   read

 
 

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After basically being ousted from Oculus, Palmer Luckey lets loose in Japan

What's an eccentric near-billionaire (or as comedian Gary Gulman would say, "barely billionaire") to do after he seemingly is forced to leave his own company? Travel the world with your [near] billions, of course. After basically not being ...   read

 
 
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Looks like Superhot VR is coming to Vive 'soon'

There are a handful of virtual reality games I feel like I'm really missing out on, and Superhot VR probably tops that list. Superhot? Excellent! Superhot VR? Even better! (Or so I'm led to believe.) Look, I wanna fight like Christian Bale ...   read

 
 
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Last year's Batman: Arkham VR is now on Vive and Oculus Rift

As of today, you'll no longer need a PS4 and PlayStation VR to solve puzzles and screw around as the Caped Crusader in Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham VR -- it's now on Steam for Vive and Oculus Rift. The lateness of the PC version is a little...   read

 
 
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Review: Wilson's Heart

Look, I've played a lot of crap in VR. In fact, I've played mostly crap in VR. The store is a wasteland of half-fulfilled ideas and tech demos being sold for at least $19.99. Players will clamor "Oh, this game isn't so bad! You're being too...   read

 
 
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Zen Studios is bringing Infinite Minigolf to Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

It's hard to shake the notion of Zen Studios working on anything outside of the pinball space, but it's happened plenty of times before, and it'll happen again. For instance: Planet Minigolf. Remember that one? Its followup, Infinite Minigo...   read

 
 
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Review: Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

I don't know how I stumbled upon Rick & Morty, but I'm glad I did. More so, I'm glad it's getting a decent amount of play considering how bleak it is, and that it's branching out into more than just one series that we have to wait forev...   read

 
 
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Blaze it with a new Rick and Morty game on April 20

Announced all the way back in July of last year, the Rick and Morty VR simulator is now ready. Appropriately launching on April 20, Rick and Morty Simulator: Virtual Rick-ality, which was originally just coming to the HTC Vive, is now ...   read

 
 
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Review: Robo Recall

I'll spare you the sermon on the wonders and shortcomings of virtual reality this time. Robo Recall lets you beat robots to death with their own arms to an '80s soundtrack. It also happens to be a touch-based VR game that you need expensive...   read

 
 


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EVE: Valkyrie has avoided extinction in a somewhat sterile VR realm

Having been there since the start of high-end consumer VR, I've seen many projects and developers come and go. Whereas DLC is the norm for successful games in the traditional space, early on in the race you'd frequently see studios sing fro...   read

 
 
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Sparc, CCP's first non-EVE game, is shaping up as a real sport

For CCP, a company that made $86 million in revenue last year, getting out of the EVE comfort zone is a pretty big deal. Sparc (not to be confused with Project Spark) is doing just that, with the aim of providing an entire new VR-centr...   read

 
 
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EVE: Valkyrie is getting another big update, Groundrush, next week

Today during their EVE Fanfest keynote in Iceland, CCP announced that EVE: Valkyrie, their VR combat spinoff, is getting its first big update (for me anyway, as there's technically five so far) on April 11 across all platforms (Vive, R...   read

 
 
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Batman: Arkham VR is scowling its way to PC this month

If you were jealous of PS4 users for getting a VR Batman game, it looks like your time has finally come. Shedding the exclusivity set up last year, Batman: Arkham VR will be grappling over to PC on April 25 with support for the Oculus Rift ...   read

 
 
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Twisted Pixel thriller Wilson's Heart drops April 25

It's flying under the radar for most of you, but Twisted Pixel (The Maw, 'Splosion Man) has been off making an Oculus Rift game called Wilson's Heart, and it's coming out soon. Peter Weller is even in it! Set in the 1940s, this first-person...   read

 
 
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Harmonix details Rock Band VR's story mode, unveils more tracks

With Rock Band VR fast approaching, it looks like Harmonix is keen to detail exactly what you'll be doing when the novelty of VR runs out. In addition to the classic style of slamming keys in sync with a scrolling fretboard, you'll also hav...   read

 
 
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See how Rock Band VR's set list is shaping up

Last time we checked in on Rock Band VR, Brett told you about three songs that had made the cut for the set list: "Walk This Way," "When You Were Young," and "Ain't It Fun." Good times. Simpler times. He's down in San Francisco doing Very I...   read

 
 
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Price cut! Oculus Rift and the Touch controllers are $200 off

That $199 price tag on a pair of Touch controllers for the Oculus Rift felt like total sticker shock, and I say that as someone who was impressed with the tech after trying games like Wilson's Heart leading up to the December launch. Thankf...   read

 
 
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CCP's new game is a virtual sport called Sparc

CCP Games is taking a break from the EVE universe with Sparc, its upcoming full-body virtual sport game created for Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and HTC Vive that's set outside the long-running property. The trailer is cheesy in the way th...   read

 
 
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The next PSVR game, Steel Combat, is out in Japan tomorrow

With all of the issues Oculus is having, and the sufficient sales for PSVR, are we entering an era where developers start to port over their projects and favor the latter over the former? It's too early to tell, but for now, we're gett...   read

 
 
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Review: Dexed

I'm at the point in PlayStation VR ownership where I'm still actively seeking out new games on a regular basis, but I'm also not willing to play just anything because it happens to support the headset. That novelty has long since worn off, ...   read

 
 
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Star Trek: Bridge Crew delayed once again

Ubisoft is setting aside even more time for Star Trek: Bridge Crew, its upcoming VR-only solo-play and co-op game in which you and your pals can harmoniously work together or disobey orders as members of Starfleet. The Vive, Oculus Rift, a...   read

 
 
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Oculus closes 200 Best Buy demo stations, begging the question 'does anyone want to demo VR?'

Forget the idea of pinkeye and the fear of germs from slipping your head (and hair/part of your face) into a VR headset that's been used hundreds of times, VR has always had a "demo" problem. When I was first shown VR, it was some lousy tec...   read

 
 
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Rock Band VR takes the stage in late March

The headliner, like any good rock star, is keeping the crowd waiting. Everyone presumed it'd be ready to rock when the Oculus Touch controls released. Nope. Headliners go on stage when they're damn well good and ready. Harmonix has just re...   read

 
 
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Alien: Covenant will get a VR experience to complement the movie

Alien: Covenant, the sequel to Prometheus and a prequel to Alien, won't be the only piece of media to feature Xenomorphs this year. In fact, it probably won't even be the most terrifying. Another project might get that edge because of...   read

 
 


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