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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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Minecraft is getting full Oculus Rift support soon

Just the other day I was looking up Minecraft on Oculus. I was thinking "didn't they announce it like, forever ago? Where is it?" But it turns out that it's just on Gear VR, without full-on Oculus support just yet. That changes soon, as Mic...   read

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CastleStorm isn't half bad on the Oculus Rift

Modern VR hasn't taken off as much as a lot of industry pundits thought it would. Most people can't afford it, and those who can are still on the fence. Developers are bonkers over it and are doing some cool things for sure, but the general...   read

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VR adventure The Assembly looks promising, and it's out real soon

The Assembly is a first-person adventure about a secretive scientific organization that operates "outside the constraints of law and government," and as a "long form," narrative-driven virtual reality experience with exploration and puzzle...   read


Oculus silently removes DRM as SuperHot gets roasted by angry Steam customers

Good news, everyone! If you're thinking of buying a Rift or Vive to play VR games in the future, you can go back to selecting that hardware based on its merits and not software exclusives. This weekend the timed Oculus exclusive for Superho...   read

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Wilson's Heart was my biggest surprise of E3

During one of my appointments at E3, I was ushered into a room at the Oculus booth to take a look at something called "Wilson's Heart." I didn't know what type of game it would be, or who was making it, or anything, really -- I just saw the...   read

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Ubisoft's Eagle Flight is probably way better than it looks

While watching Ubisoft and Oculus VR demonstrate Eagle Flight on-stage at E3, I had to keep reminding myself that these games are usually way better than they look when someone else is playing. The open-world flight game has players s...   read

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Valve's Destinations lets you make and visit VR worlds

With Valve's Destinations software, you can make and explore virtual-reality environments like the ones below. The toolset released earlier today on Steam and it's totally free whether you're just in it to look at popcorn or build your own...   read

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Review: Edge of Nowhere

For $40, you can experience around three hours of a white guy with a gun battling aliens that can infect humans in Insomniac Games' VR debut, and no, it isn't Resistance, but obviously that isn't a stretch for the developer. That means you'...   read

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Insomniac's horror adventure Edge of Nowhere drops soon

Ratchet & Clank studio Insomniac Games has several other interesting projects coming up, a few of which are built for virtual reality. Edge of Nowhere, a chilly third-person action-adventure, is one such game. It's headed to the Oculus...   read

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Review: Please, Don't Touch Anything

Take one part MacGyver, one part Alan Turing, one part the hidden pictures section in Highlights, and a whole bunch of pop culture references, mix them in a bowl of virtual reality, and you've got Please, Don't Touch Anything, the Oculus Ri...   read

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VR Wars: Oculus Rift alternatives from Asia under $200

You've probably never heard of 3Glasses, Bee VR, Dee Poon, or Laputa Hero, but you might want to buy one in the next ten seconds. Well-funded Asian companies (Jingdong and Taobao) are already shipping the value-priced virtual reality heads...   read

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Oculus piracy 'fix' actually makes it easier

Oculus Rift’s most recent anti-piracy update has only served to make piracy on the VR headset easier.  The new update for the Oculus Rift hardware had intended to curb piracy, directly targeting the Revive mod which enables gamer...   read

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Oculus software update messes with Vive compatibility

According to a post on reddit's HTC Vive-themed board, Oculus' latest system update has disabled Revive functionality. Revive is a wrapper that allows users to trick Oculus software into working on the Vive. This news comes directly fr...   read

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Review: Time Machine VR

In my mind, the time travel trope has overstayed its welcome on too many occasions. I actually went and saw 2002's The Time Machine in theaters for some reason, and that was enough for me to err on the side of caution when it comes to ...   read

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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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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


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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