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Pinball FX2 is even better than expected in VR

It feels like it's been years since I've last played a Zen Studios pinball game. I mean, my goodness! The list of tables available for Pinball FX2 stretches on and on. Where do you even start at this point? For as much fun as I've had with ...   read

 
 
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New VR burger game brings zombies and death metal to the cooking sim genre

Q-Games, developer of The Tomorrow Children and the PixelJunk series, has decided to move to VR for its next title, Dead Hungry. More specifically it will be coming to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive via Steam. If you were baffled by The...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft's pledging cross-platform support for all its multiplayer VR games

Virtual reality is a gaming technology that's very much still in its comparative infancy. There's amazing potential for immersive multiplayer experiences, but they're hamstrung by a small install base. The problem is compounded when you con...   read

 
 
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Black Friday VR deals: Vive and Oculus with $100 gift card bonus

Update: Deals are valid still as of Cyber Monday but will expire later tonight. If you were expecting amazing deals on VR headsets this Black Friday - you're in for a slight disappointment. HTC has noted earlier this week that the Vive will...   read

 
 
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2K's NBA VR game reminds me of the early Wii days

My experiences with virtual reality have reinforced the idea that these games are (almost always) better in person than they appear in trailers. For the longest time, Rigs: Mechanized Combat League seemed over-the-top cheesy and easy to wr...   read

 
 
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Review: The Unspoken

I wasn't really on board with many of the waggle-fests that littered the Wii's library both at launch and near the end of its life. Many titles just felt like an excuse to sell more Wiimotes, and don't even get me started on the Motion Plus...   read

 
 
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Surprisingly, TrackMania Turbo's VR mode didn't make me feel ill

Ever since Nadeo announced VR support for its twitchy arcade racer TrackMania Turbo, I've been anxious about how that might work and whether I'd be able to handle it without getting nauseous. The game is full of impossibly large jumps, wall...   read

 
 
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Spy puzzler I Expect You To Die is heading to PlayStation VR

How to make a game about dying that isn't frustrating? "Always have at least one clue before a death trap," says design director Shawn Patton, and "[m]ake it clear why you died so you'd learn for the next playthrough." These are the two ru...   read

 
 
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Star Trek: Bridge Crew pushed to 2017

This one stings. Ubisoft is holding back Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Red Storm Entertainment's VR-exclusive space sim, until March 14, 2017. Previously, it was scheduled for a late November release for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR....   read

 
 
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Review: Eagle Flight

Ubisoft loves the open world shtick. Loves it. It just can't help itself, and I'm imagining that during every company pitch, Yves Guillemot adds at the end of it "but yes, how can we make it open world?" Yet this time for its foray int...   read

 
 
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Serious Sam VR brings its headless hordes to Steam Early Access

If you're still feeling drowsy, I can personally confirm that this trailer will wake you the hell up. It's for Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope, which arrived on Steam Early Access today with current support for HTC Vive (and eventual support...   read

 
 
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Summer Lesson has an erotic copycat called VR Kanojo

You may have noticed I've written on a number of lewd games in recent memory, and what it may make people think of me and my taste in games is obvious. But what can you do when you focus on covering Japanese games? Not covering a bunch of e...   read

 
 
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Review: Damaged Core

With all of the madness that is the launch of the PlayStation VR, I've gone back and discovered a few other projects on the Oculus that I've missed recently. One of those is the shooter Damaged Core from High Voltage Software (so ...   read

 
 
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VR FPS Arktika.1 isn't 'holding up' Metro 2033 maker's other project

The next project from the studio behind the frigid, monster-filled Metro series of first-person shooters is essentially more of that, but by a different name, and built only with virtual reality mind. "Nearly a century in the future, the w...   read

 
 
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Oculus Touch is $199, shipping in December

The Oculus Touch controllers are fantastic. They slip over your hands and can detect your individual finger movements precisely enough that you get a convincing sense of immersion while waving your hands around in virtual reality. One of my...   read

 
 
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Serious Sam VR drops soon on Steam

Before watching this trailer, I imagined what Serious Sam might look like in VR. I pictured a headless, shirtless, screaming kamikaze man rushing toward me, and that's literally what the video depicts. Glad we're on the same page! I'm also...   read

 
 
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Palmer Luckey did not start with nothing

There are two Palmer Luckeys. I went back to read profiles of the now-24-year-old $700 millionaire who founded Oculus and became otherwordly-wealthy after reneging on keeping his company independent when Facebook came knocking with $2 billi...   read

 
 
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Sega really should revisit Alien: Isolation for VR

Alien: Isolation in virtual reality -- need I say more? Besides the inherent potential for terror in a game about evading a lone Xenomorph, even the more mundane sequences could work wonderfully in VR. Creative Assembly nailed the retro-fut...   read

 
 
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Review: Feral Rites

VR has yet to find its mass-market stride. The HTC Vive marketplace is still a wretched hive of scum and Unity demos for the most part, and Oculus, while providing a stronger gaming catalog right now, hasn't really sold people on the idea o...   read

 
 
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Oculus VR short 'Henry' wins an Emmy

One of the first things I did when I plugged my Oculus Rift in was watch Henry. It was a bit weird because I had to watch it alone, then have my wife watch it after to share the experience together (something VR will have to address in fami...   read

 
 
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I am not as good at typing as I thought I was

I fancy myself a decent typer-person. I have to do it all day for my job, and even though hunting and pecking would probably technically cut it, I'd die of embarrassment from being silently judged in press rooms. I'm just good enough t...   read

 
 
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Rock Band VR has completely changed, now it's style over skill

The last time we saw Rock Band VR, the best summary of the experience was a simple "Well, it's Rock Band, but in VR." Six months later, that's no longer the case. Not even close, actually. Harmonix has completely reworked the game, to the p...   read

 
 
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The American Dream is a game where guns are used for everything

Screencheat studio Samurai Punk is sticking to its guns for its next project, The American Dream, a virtual-reality game in which "Players travel through a vast complex constructed by a group of respected gun manufacturers aiming to show t...   read

 
 
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All of Ubisoft's VR titles are coming this holiday season

In an amazing effort to not piss off VR fans who bought one $600+ box and potentially missed out on a specific game because of it, Ubisoft is releasing all three of its major VR titles later this year on all three major platforms -- Oculus ...   read

 
 
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Minecraft finally hits the Oculus Rift today

The last time I wrote about Minecraft on the Oculus Rift, I was taken aback by the fact that it hadn't actually come out yet -- any prior releases were just community mods, with a Gear VR release dangling on the side. But Microsoft has...   read

 
 



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