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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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Review: Werewolves Within

Odds are you've played a game called "werewolf" or "mafia" once in your life. The rules are simple -- one or more people are an "imposter" of sorts, among a group of normal players who are attempting to figure out said imposter. At the end ...   read

 
 
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Review: Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality

Playing the PC version of Surgeon Simulator, Bossa Studios' gory slapstick operation game, was like being in charge of a mechanized shell of a human whose arm, hand, and individual fingers were each run by tiny mech pilots. The controls wer...   read

 
 
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Star Wars Battlefront's Rogue One VR Mission is short but sweet

The idea of a VR dogfighting game set in the Star Wars universe pretty much sells itself. The new Rogue One VR Mission for PlayStation VR, playable as a free download within Star Wars Battlefront (you'll need to own a copy of the base game ...   read

 
 
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Domesticate dinosaurs in Wild West settlement builder Dino Frontier

Amid the hustle and bustle of PlayStation Experience 2016, I utterly missed seeing one of the newly-announced games, Dino Frontier. We must talk about it now, for a few reasons. It's a settlement builder. More importantly, it's a settleme...   read

 
 
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VR zombie game Arizona Sunshine has a 32% off release-week deal

Grab your HTC Vive or Oculus Rift for tomorrow's release of Arizona Sunshine on PC. The VR zombie shooter is getting a 15% discount on Steam as a pre-order incentive before launch, but the game is even cheaper if you simply ...   read

 
 
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Superhot, one of the best games of 2016, finally goes full meta

At long last, Superhot has gotten where it feels like it was destined for all along: Virtual reality. A game about a person in a nefarious VR simulation has finally achieved its full metanarrative potential by coming to actual VR. Nothing'...   read

 
 
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Review: How We Soar

Flying, much like driving, is a captivating fit for virtual reality. While there have been plenty of games that opt to take us on a trip into the far-flung future, placing us inside a cockpit and sending us off into crazy and sometimes diso...   read

 
 
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Review: Oculus Touch

VR has had a curious impact on the industry. It's not mainstream yet. It's pricey. It's unwieldy. Yet, it's all executives and developers are talking about. We're not quite at the apex of the "revolution," but we do have platform wars curre...   read

 
 
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Review: I Expect You To Die

The VR industry is really starting to take shape. Sure, a lot of the games out there are still limited experiences -- guided tours, if you will -- but even in the infancy of the technology, it's something we haven't quite seen before. Is th...   read

 
 
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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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