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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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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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Amazon has an Oculus Rift and a VR-ready PC for $1,000

It's far from the most affordable deal this year, but it serves a certain niche. Anyone who's looking to both buy a new PC and get into virtual reality might want to pay attention to this one. Amazon is selling an Oculus Rift and a VR-...   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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Conan O'Brien does VR

At a recent visit to the YouTube Space in New York, funnyman Conan O'Brien demoed virtual reality games like Tilt Brush, Job Simulator, and The Thrill of the Fight. The results are, well, just look at that image! I certainly laughed. If yo...   read

 
 
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Star Wars Battlefront's Rogue One expansion and the VR mission drop on December 6

We're nearing the home stretch for Star Wars Battlefront, a game that is surprisingly still hanging in there (depending on which platform you're on). DICE will release its fourth and final expansion, Rogue One: Scarif, on December 6 for sea...   read

 
 
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Review: Robinson: The Journey

Crytek's dinosaur adventure Robinson: The Journey has the trappings of a compelling VR experience. You play as a young boy, Robin, the seeming sole survivor of a planned colonization effort on a distant planet that's brimming with exotic fl...   read

 
 
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Throwing boiling hot ramen at customers in Japanese VR Game Counter Fight

I started to write this first sentence as "Japan is a country where people really love working, so I'm surprised there aren't more games about working" but then I remembered that RPGs, as much as I love them, are quite a bit like work. Stil...   read

 
 


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Fan experiment shows how cool Red Alert 2 could be in VR

I've seen virtual reality developers convincingly achieve a sort of "living board game" effect with strategy games before, but not quite like this. That tablet interface for base-building is new to me. This proof-of-concept from creator &A...   read

 
 
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Thumper has a new hardcore mode and PS4 Pro support

As if Drool's rhythm-violence game Thumper isn't enough of a challenge already when you're going for perfect runs, there's an update out today that will push you further into the depths of suffering/bliss. In "Play +" mode, you only get a s...   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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Cyan is bringing Obduction to PS4, PSVR, and Vive in 2017

Myst and Riven maker Cyan has kept itself plenty busy with Obduction, its latest absorbing adventure, and that's going to be the case for a while longer. Having recently rolled out the option to play on PC with Oculus Rift, the studio is no...   read

 
 
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Valve announces expansion of licenses for VR demonstrations

Valve announced earlier today that they're expanding the Site Licensing Program (SLP) that allows people to use Steam content or services in a public setting. This is good news for people who want to demonstrate Virtual Reality (VR) games l...   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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Microsoft is working on Windows 10 VR headsets that start at $299

During a Windows 10 event today, Microsoft shared a glimpse of and spoke briefly about its upcoming range of virtual reality headsets, which will come about through partners like HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and Acer. They're said to "start at $...   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: Battlezone

Out of all the PlayStation VR launch games, none was a bigger question mark for me than Battlezone. Maybe I'm underestimating the appreciation and allegiance for this classic arcade property, but ever since hearing about Rebellion's 2016 re...   read

 
 
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Review: Tumble VR

Calmly building a tower of blocks doesn't make for a thrilling virtual reality concept, but Tumble VR, an expansion of Supermassive's PlayStation 3 puzzler reworked for PS4 with VR in mind, has already found a place in my library. Sometimes...   read

 
 
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Accounting looks like a must-play freebie for HTC Vive

Accounting is a loving collaboration between Crows Crows Crows (The Stanley Parable's William Pugh and Dominik Johann) and Squanchtendo (Rick and Morty's Justin Roiland), and oh gosh it looks weird as heck. If you own an HTC Vive, you ought...   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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Review: Job Simulator

There was a period where it felt like we, collectively, might be overrun by simulator games. Not the oddly specific but still very much earnest slice-of-life ones like the Euro Truck or Farm Simulator lines -- I've got nothing against eith...   read

 
 
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Summer Lesson to get an English edition for Asia

Last year I mentioned that Summer Lesson, a Project Morpheus tech demo cooked up by Bandai Namco's Tekken team and later expanded to a full game, looked like everything I wanted out of VR. That hasn't changed, as even after a year it's...   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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