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Batman series on sale at Steam as Arkham VR is released

In a promotion to uh, promote the newly arrived Batman: Arkham VR port, Warner Bros. has slashed prices on a ton of titles for PC gamers. Most notably the Arkham franchise is seeing Winter/Summer sale price points. The two be...   read

 
 
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Last year's Batman: Arkham VR is now on Vive and Oculus Rift

As of today, you'll no longer need a PS4 and PlayStation VR to solve puzzles and screw around as the Caped Crusader in Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham VR -- it's now on Steam for Vive and Oculus Rift. The lateness of the PC version is a little...   read

 
 

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Review: Wilson's Heart

Look, I've played a lot of crap in VR. In fact, I've played mostly crap in VR. The store is a wasteland of half-fulfilled ideas and tech demos being sold for at least $19.99. Players will clamor "Oh, this game isn't so bad! You're being too...   read

 
 
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Zen Studios is bringing Infinite Minigolf to Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

It's hard to shake the notion of Zen Studios working on anything outside of the pinball space, but it's happened plenty of times before, and it'll happen again. For instance: Planet Minigolf. Remember that one? Its followup, Infinite Minigo...   read

 
 
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Palmer Luckey gave Trump $100,000 in the name of Chrono Trigger

Co-founder and former face of Oculus VR Palmer Luckey is still trying to make America great again. The millennial with an estimated $730 million net worth donated $100,000 to Donald Trump's celebratory inaugural committee, as reported by Mo...   read

 
 
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Review: Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

I don't know how I stumbled upon Rick & Morty, but I'm glad I did. More so, I'm glad it's getting a decent amount of play considering how bleak it is, and that it's branching out into more than just one series that we have to wait forev...   read

 
 
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Farpoint looks like the next notable PlayStation VR game

You might not recall Farpoint by its forgettable name, but if you keep up with PlayStation VR happenings, you should recognize the PSVR Aim controller the game is heavily associated with. This is a first-person sci-fi adventure in which yo...   read

 
 
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Blaze it with a new Rick and Morty game on April 20

Announced all the way back in July of last year, the Rick and Morty VR simulator is now ready. Appropriately launching on April 20, Rick and Morty Simulator: Virtual Rick-ality, which was originally just coming to the HTC Vive, is now ...   read

 
 
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Review: Starblood Arena

Ever since day one of the consumer VR rollout, I've been playing EVE: Valykrie off and on. It's still one of the best virtual flight simulators out there, and it's been over a year since launch. Starblood Arena, a brand new PlayStation...   read

 
 
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Race the Sun is getting PlayStation VR support and other goodies

Existing games adding support for PlayStation VR is a nice way to pad out the device's library and save us some money in cases where we already own the title in question. The endless flyer Race the Sun is the latest to embrace that concept ...   read

 
 


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HTC Vive gets today-only $100 off anniversary sale

It's the HTC Vive's first birthday and to celebrate HTC is cutting prices across the board. Most major retailers are participating by dropping the price on the $799.99 Vive down to $699.99. This ties the Vive's historic low price (duri...   read

 
 
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After Rime, Tequila Works' next project is a VR murder mystery

We all get to see how Rime, a game that was shown off in 2013, worked out in May. But Tequila Works is already looking to the future, as The Sexy Brutale is due for release this month, and their next project, which is VR related, has been r...   read

 
 
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Facebook and Palmer Luckey are parting ways

Come April 1, Oculus VR co-founder Palmer Luckey will no longer be a part of the business he helped create. Parent company Facebook has confirmed that this is Luckey's last week at both Facebook and Oculus. The story was broke by UploadVR, ...   read

 
 
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Today-only deal: first discount on the PlayStation VR headset

Here's a quick Tuesday trivia question: Which online retailer would be the first to discount the PlayStation VR headset? Amazon, GameStop, Target, perhaps Walmart? Nope. The answer is Monoprice. The value-oriented generic brand electronics ...   read

 
 
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Twisted Pixel thriller Wilson's Heart drops April 25

It's flying under the radar for most of you, but Twisted Pixel (The Maw, 'Splosion Man) has been off making an Oculus Rift game called Wilson's Heart, and it's coming out soon. Peter Weller is even in it! Set in the 1940s, this first-person...   read

 
 
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Have $20,000? Buy the life-sized Summer Lesson statue

Who needs virtual reality when you can have life-sized dolls? Oh wait, that's a thing that exists...Anyways! If you have fallen in love with Summer Lesson's Hikari Miyamoto, you can get an ordinary figure of her for 9,500 yen (~$83 US)...   read

 
 
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Bobby Throne: 'As you hold the Ghost Coin in your hand, you can feel your soul wrap around it'

The Bobby Throne Saves the World booth at PAX East is adorned with free coins and pamphlets, all necessary marketing materials to help spread Bobby's important message. A boy who has approached the booth stands a less than a foot away from ...   read

 
 
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Latest PS4 update found to reduce PlayStation Move 'jitter'

With last week's 4.50 firmware update for PlayStation 4, it seems that Sony has improved its PlayStation Move controller tracking. By now, you've no doubt seen or at least heard about "jitter" problems, in which a person could be playing so...   read

 
 
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ARK Park: An up-close and safe look at the dangerous dinos of ARK

ARK Park. It has a staccatoed cadence to it that's so damn entertaining to say. I saw it on the Wednesday of GDC and spent the entirety of the week barking it out like DMX pretending he's a dog. Steven, who just would not stop singing the f...   read

 
 
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See how Rock Band VR's set list is shaping up

Last time we checked in on Rock Band VR, Brett told you about three songs that had made the cut for the set list: "Walk This Way," "When You Were Young," and "Ain't It Fun." Good times. Simpler times. He's down in San Francisco doing Very I...   read

 
 
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Price cut! Oculus Rift and the Touch controllers are $200 off

That $199 price tag on a pair of Touch controllers for the Oculus Rift felt like total sticker shock, and I say that as someone who was impressed with the tech after trying games like Wilson's Heart leading up to the December launch. Thankf...   read

 
 
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Duck Hunt in VR adds dual-wielding and grenades

Some of the best Virtual Reality games are also the most simple, and it doesn't get much simpler than NES launch title Duck Hunt. You have a gun, your dog flushes out ducks, you shoot them. It's simple. To the point. Easy to understand. It'...   read

 
 
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GaCuCon: The Soulkeeper was quite the attention keeper

Have you seen the Helm Systems logo? When I got the business card I was like GIGGLE GIGGLE CONDOMS while totally keeping my composure. This is the second time I've had a chance to check their upcoming title, and yet again I came away impres...   read

 
 
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CCP's new game is a virtual sport called Sparc

CCP Games is taking a break from the EVE universe with Sparc, its upcoming full-body virtual sport game created for Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and HTC Vive that's set outside the long-running property. The trailer is cheesy in the way th...   read

 
 
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PlayStation VR has sold better than Sony expected

Since its release in October, Sony has been quiet as to whether or not PlayStation VR has been a success for them. The general worry was whether or not the current virtual reality craze would teeter out much like 3D and motion controls, and...   read

 
 


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