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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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Vive's post-Xmas VR deal: $100 off plus $100 gift card

If you didn't get a VR headset for Christmas, you can always take advantage of the best price and bonus of the year. The Microsoft Store must not have sold enough units, because now it's discounting the HTC Vive by $100 and tacking on a $10...   read

 
 
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Oculus Rift scores Robinson: The Journey in January

There's some good news out of Crytek for a change. The studio's sci-fi adventure Robinson: The Journey, which debuted on PlayStation VR in November, is also headed to Oculus Rift in January 2017. The basic premise is that you're a young boy...   read

 
 
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Thumper is now compatible with Vive and Oculus Rift

One of the early highlights of the PlayStation VR lineup has come to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. As of today, Drool's unrelenting space-beetle rhythm game Thumper is now (optionally) playable on the three major virtual reality headsets. Which...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best VR Game of 2016 goes to...

The VR platform has given us so many games that aren't otherwise possible on standard platforms. Whether it's moving around like Neo from The Matrix in Superhot VR while dual wielding shotguns, or dodging, dipping, diving, ducking, and dodg...   read

 
 
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ARK's newest experience foregoes survival for a Jurassic Park petting zoo

Dinosaurs seem like they can be a ferocious lot, all teeth and claws and roars. We have the luxury of not really having to prevent them from, you know, killing us. If dinosaurs start roaming the earth again, we probably have to worry about...   read

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best VR Game of 2016

Modern VR is in its infancy, but three big publishers came out of the gate swinging this year. Oculus, Valve, and Sony are all vying for your attention (and by proxy, an entire paycheck to pay for the tech), and in that confrontation, some ...   read

 
 
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There's a new chill-out-in-VR simulator called Perfect

Which game(s) do you use to demo virtual reality to friends and family who aren't typically into gaming? Job Simulator and Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes have been two of my go-to titles. They're good, silly fun and are both very much so...   read

 
 



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