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Driveclub VR is coming in at $40

I can see a lot of PlayStation VR early adopters turning to Driveclub VR. It's going to be one of the more substantial launch-window games, and racing cars in virtual reality is a relatively easy sell. The more novel or out-there experience...   read

 
 
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Sega really should revisit Alien: Isolation for VR

Alien: Isolation in virtual reality -- need I say more? Besides the inherent potential for terror in a game about evading a lone Xenomorph, even the more mundane sequences could work wonderfully in VR. Creative Assembly nailed the retro-fut...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil 7 Lantern demo: You really should play in VR

While not very scary, Resident Evil 7 is a demonstration on how virtual reality can work in full-length AAA games. The game is clearly made with VR in mind, and it works stunningly well, but in my first experience with VR I was more im...   read

 
 
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Review: Feral Rites

VR has yet to find its mass-market stride. The HTC Vive marketplace is still a wretched hive of scum and Unity demos for the most part, and Oculus, while providing a stronger gaming catalog right now, hasn't really sold people on the idea o...   read

 
 
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Creators of The Stanley Parable, Rick and Morty team up for Accounting

The minds behind Rick and Morty and The Stanley Parable are collaborating on a free HTC Vive game called Accounting. If you know anything of their prior work, you'll understand that despite outward appearances, this title isn't just about ...   read

 
 
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PlayStation VR comes with 18 demos on a disc

Demo discs are largely a thing of the past, but Sony is making an exception for PlayStation VR. The company is bundling in a disc that contains a bunch of virtual-reality demos, and if you've somehow gone all digital (godspeed!), its conten...   read

 
 
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VR porn may find PS4 backdoor, but is AR porn the future?

On the Blu-ray versus HD-DVD conversation, Tropic Thunder's Kevin Sandusky notes, "people thought it would come down to pixel rate or refresh rate and they were pretty much the same. What it came down to was gamers and porn." It helped that...   read

 
 
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Oculus VR short 'Henry' wins an Emmy

One of the first things I did when I plugged my Oculus Rift in was watch Henry. It was a bit weird because I had to watch it alone, then have my wife watch it after to share the experience together (something VR will have to address in fami...   read

 
 
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I am not as good at typing as I thought I was

I fancy myself a decent typer-person. I have to do it all day for my job, and even though hunting and pecking would probably technically cut it, I'd die of embarrassment from being silently judged in press rooms. I'm just good enough t...   read

 
 
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Miyamoto says Mario not fit for virtual reality

Shortly after the Apple press conference where Miyamoto appeared on stage to announce Super Mario Run, he spoke with USA Today about things like bluegrass music and Star Wars, but most importantly Mario in virtual reality: it's won't happen...   read

 
 


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You're not missing anything with Call of Duty's PlayStation VR experience

Until I saw the ominous shipping containers filled with PlayStation VR systems, I had totally forgot that Activision had unveiled a "Call of Duty VR experience" that would debut at the XP event this weekend in Los Angeles. Sony has gone all...   read

 
 
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Rock Band VR has completely changed, now it's style over skill

The last time we saw Rock Band VR, the best summary of the experience was a simple "Well, it's Rock Band, but in VR." Six months later, that's no longer the case. Not even close, actually. Harmonix has completely reworked the game, to the p...   read

 
 
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The American Dream is a game where guns are used for everything

Screencheat studio Samurai Punk is sticking to its guns for its next project, The American Dream, a virtual-reality game in which "Players travel through a vast complex constructed by a group of respected gun manufacturers aiming to show t...   read

 
 
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There will soon be a wireless prototype of the HTC Vive

Of the major virtual reality headsets that have come to market already, it's the HTC Vive that many see as the strongest competitor. The Vive's room-scale VR and touch controllers make for an explorative experience that's tough to rival. Th...   read

 
 
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Motorboat some boobies in Dead or Alive Xtreme VR

There are instances in history mankind can look back on as the pivotal moments that defined who we are as a people and helped shape our future. Walking on the moon, the invention of printing press, the discovery of the polio vaccine, t...   read

 
 
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Rick and Morty creator co-founds VR game studio

Justin Roiland and Tanya Watson announced earlier today that they're teaming up to create a new virtual reality game studio. Called Squanchtendo, the studio intends to combine adult humor with VR gameplay.  Roiland is best known as one...   read

 
 
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Bandai Namco is hosting a limited-time Gundam VR experience in Japan

Japan loves VR, and you can't get more Japanese than VR Gundam. Naturally, Bandai Namco knows this, so they're introducing a mobile suit experience at the VR Zone location in Tokyo. It'll cost you 1,000 yen (roughly $10) for eight minutes, ...   read

 
 
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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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Vive now comes with some (different) free games

HTC announced today that starting now, anyone who purchases an HTC Vive will receive a voucher for three free virtual reality games via the Steam service. It seems like a good selection, and it looks like HTC is trying to put its best foot ...   read

 
 
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From the community blogs: Virtual Reality has a lot going for it

[I'm on a roll this weekend promoting community blogs. Here's one from Sarah Jane Farron on VR! -Niero] Virtual reality has been getting a lot of attention over the past few years. A very successful Kickstarter project with the Oculus Rift ...   read

 
 
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Shutterstock offers VR stock images, gets roasted by LA Mag

We look dumb in VR headsets, there's just no getting around it. The first generation of commercially available gaming headsets are gigantic, clumsy paperweights. No matter how studly you think you are you're going to look like a drugged hor...   read

 
 
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Let's celebrate the announcement of Driveclub VR with the guy who romantically loves car interiors

So Driveclub is back from the dead, even if its developers are gone. Yep, Driveclub VR is a thing, and will arrive on Sony's newest piece of hardware on October 13 for 4,900 yen (roughly $50). But none of that is importa...   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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Here's another look at the Mini NES, this time on a totally 80s laser grid

Nostalgia's a hell of a drug, eh? Nintendo's banking on it this fall when it releases the Mini NES for $60. It doesn't seem like a risky venture, though; it feels like a smart one. This thing will sell like hotcakes. Still not convinced? W...   read

 
 
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Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine is free on Steam

ILMxLAB's "cinematic virtual reality experiment" Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine saw a free release on Steam earlier today. If you have an HTC Vive, you'll be able to swing a lightsaber to deflect incoming blaster fire or make gashes in the ...   read

 
 
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