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Review: The Gallery - Episode 1: The Call of Starseed

Due to the short development time developers have had with the Vive and Steam's seemingly non-existent quality control, most things available for the Vive are cynical Unity store asset flips or simple basic experiences.Currently, there are ...   read

 
 
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Guide: How to make a dirt cheap Steam VR headset with low lag

Guide time! If you want to kind of mess around with Steam VR but aren't ready to fully commit yet, you'll love this. In this tutorial, I'll teach you how to set up our own DIY Vive-compatible Steam VR controller using a RiftCat, any Cardboa...   read

 
 
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You can give virtual reality a try for yourself at Best Buy this month

A lot of curious people have checked out our VR reviews so far, but many people haven't pulled the trigger. Like lots of things it really has to be experience first-hand to be believed, and if you can't attend a tradeshow like E3, you'll ge...   read

 
 
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Oculus Rift is being sold at retail before all pre-orders have been fulfilled

“Pre-order” has a pretty well-defined meaning. If you pre-order something, the expectation is that one of whatever it is you’re pre-ordering will be saved for you, and you’ll get it on, or sometimes before, the day i...   read

 
 
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Review: Chronos

Imagine if every time you died in a Legend of Zelda game, Link aged a year and, eventually, he would permanently die of old age. Also imagine that Link could be a girl if you so choose. Finally, picture the inventory system of an ...   read

 
 
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Review: The Climb

Crytek is a weird company. It hit it off fairly well with the original Far Cry and Crysis, and then pumped out a pair of uninspired shooters in the form of the Crysis sequels, which were carried by the beautiful CryEngine and its benchmark ...   read

 
 
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The future is here!
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Start a virtual LAN party in BigScreen, a must-have for VR owners

I can't stop saying the future is here when talking about virtual reality because seemingly every other day some new game or application comes out that just blows me away; today is one of those days. BigScreen, released for free today via ...   read

 
 
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Crytek releases The Climb for Oculus Rift

Even with full safety gear, reassuring floor mats, and those dorky little shoes, rock climbing indoors is something I find to be both scary and exhilarating. I can't even entertain the idea of free climbing out in nature, but virtually? M...   read

 
 
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Dead and Buried was easily the best shooter at PAX East this year

Raw Data wasn't the only shooter I played in virtual reality at PAX East, nor was it the best. That title belongs to the Oculus Rift exclusive Dead and Buried, a first-person cowboy shootout simulator. The Oculus area at the expo was d...   read

 
 
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SQUARE ENIX

Hitman GO VR is an Oculus exclusive, VR features not coming to Steam version

I had the opportunity to check out the upcoming virtual reality build of Hitman GO at PAX East. Not much can be said about this new version of the game other than "It sure is Hitman GO in VR all right." All the levels are the...   read

 
 
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Review: Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Have you ever wanted to be trapped in a room with a bomb and be audibly fed instructions on how to disarm it while it slowly ticks down and the light flickers and a nearby alarm clock goes off? If so, you have very specific fantasies that w...   read

 
 
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Review: Albino Lullaby: Episode 1

Too many horror games and movies these days rely on jump scares as their only real source of fear. While there is nothing inherently wrong with that, they really are cheap and easy. Recently there has been a resurgence in media of actual ho...   read

 
 
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EVE Valkyrie will be cross-play between Oculus, Vive, and PlayStation VR

EVE Fanfest is in full swing, as the convention's opening keynote just ended. The presentation was mostly a "Welcome to Iceland!" kind of affair, with more of an emphasis on community than news. However, CCP dropped one really interesting ...   read

 
 
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Review: BlazeRush

Remember that classic racing game Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road? You know, the game where you race tiny trucks across dirt tracks while using turbo boosts to catch some sick air over bumps in the road.  BlazeRush is...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Al Franken on Oculus Rift

United States senator grills Oculus on privacy concerns

Being expensive as hell and manufacturing delays aren't the only things giving people pause about virtual reality and the Oculus Rift. What if the sweaty, sensory deprivation helmet is also stealing your secret Gin Rickey recipe and learnin...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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 in Axiom ...   read

 
 
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Review: 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 f...   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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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