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  • SoulKeeper VR’s Stunning 2.0 Trailer Looks Like...
    by Jamie Feltham on December 14, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Back in May, we reported that SoulKeeper VR developer HELM Systems was working on a ‘very different’ version of its fantasy RPG that would release as an ‘Early Access 2.0’ build. The studio then went back to radio silence but, this week, it’s finally ready to show us […]

  • Until Dawn Dev Supermassive Returns To VR With...
    by Jamie Feltham on December 14, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Supermassive Games is bookending the year in VR in much better form than it started. The Until Dawn developer’s first two games of 2018, PSVR’s The Inpatient and Bravo Team, have all but been forgotten following an unexpectedly lukewarm reception that led the team to vow it will do […]

  • IMAX VR Is Dead
    by Ian Hamilton on December 13, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    A regulatory filing confirms what’s been clear for some time — the IMAX VR experiment is over. We first set eyes on IMAX VR’s efforts early last year with its well-equipped pods featuring HTC Vives and an early StarVR prototype we noted lacked the smoothness expected from a […]

  • Borderlands 2 VR Livestream: Looting And Shooting...
    by David Jagneaux on December 13, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Borderlands 2 VR officially releases on PSVR tomorrow, December 14th, but you can read our full review of the game already right here. It’s a decent port of a great game that retains much of what makes the original so special, but it’s missing a few key things such as the great DLC, […]

  • 10 Great Apps & Games You Can Sideload Onto...
    by David Heaney on December 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: sideloaded apps are by definition not vetted by Oculus. You install them “at your own risk”, as they could affect the security or stability of your headset. There are 3 different types of apps/games you can sideload to your Go: VR Apps: these are VR apps just like […]

  • Borderlands 2 VR Review: Loot And Shoot Like...
    by David Jagneaux on December 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    The original Borderlands 2 is a hallmark shooter in the game industry. Not only did it help popularize the idea of “looter shooters” like Destiny, Warframe, and even Gunheart or From Other Suns by adapting Diablo-style gameplay to a an action shooter setting, but it still stands, over […]

  • The 25 Best Oculus Rift Games Day #4
    by Jamie Feltham on December 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    It was over six years ago now that a small group of people gathered together to run a Kickstarter campaign for a first-of-its-kind VR headset. They raised nearly $2.5 million and the Oculus Rift was born. Fast forward to 2018 and the Rift has been on the market for two and a half years and amassed […]

  • USAF Training Supplier Trialing VR Locomotion...
    by David Heaney on December 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    UPDATE: added details of a research project studying the same concept VR training systems company VR Motion Corp and automotive giant Jaguar Land Rover are each trialing a new device called ‘OtoTech’ which is claimed to solve VR locomotion-induced sickness. Motion sickness is caused […]

  • Epic’s New SDK Could Make Cross-Platform...
    by David Heaney on December 12, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Epic Games today announced it will be releasing a free cross-platform networking software development kit (SDK) for games. The SDK will allow developers to leverage the same server infrastructure used by Fortnite, for free. Players will use the same login as Fortnite and the new Epic Games store, […]

  • 10 Things We Can’t Wait To Do In Borderlands 2...
    by David Jagneaux on December 12, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    You can now read our full review of Borderlands 2 VR. Borderlands 2 VR on PSVR is just a few days away as it’s set to release later this week. Soon, PSVR owners will be able to return to Pandora six years later after the original game released and re-explore the psycho-ravaged landscapes once […]

  • Google’s Daydream 6DOF Controllers Now Shipping...
    by Ian Hamilton on December 12, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    The first unboxing video for Google’s 6DOF controllers hit the Web as the first wave of developer kits appear to be shipping out. VR and AR developer Alex Coulombe posted the following video showing the complete contents of the developer kit, including AAA batteries and a charger for them as […]

  • Oculus On ZeniMax Lawsuit: ‘We’re Pleased To...
    by Ian Hamilton on December 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    The parent company of Bethesda, Id and other well known gaming brands agreed to settle its VR-related lawsuit with Facebook on undisclosed terms. The ZeniMax lawsuit centered on the hiring of John Carmack away from Id and the expertise in VR he took to Oculus and later Facebook. A Texas jury […]

  • New Report Uses VR To Unearth Hidden Pollution...
    by Jamie Feltham on December 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    A new report from Palm Springs’ The Desert Sun uses VR to help tell the story of pollution along the US border in interesting new ways. Journalists at The Sun began investigating pollution in the New River, which runs from the Mexican city of Mexicali, over the border and into the US, in […]

  • VR Game Releases For December 2018
    by David Jagneaux on December 12, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Every month we aim to round up each and every VR game release for you in one single place — this is December’s list. Don’t worry — we’ll continue highlighting the best ones at the end of each week too. With the door closed on November, we’ve just been through […]

  • Deep-learning technique reveals “invisible”...
    by Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office on December 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Method could illuminate features of biological tissues in low-exposure images. […]

  • VRChat Is Finally Available On The Oculus Store
    by David Heaney on December 11, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Popular social VR app VRChat is now available on the Oculus Store for Rift. Previously the app supported the Rift through SteamVR. The Steam version of the app has also been updated to use the Oculus API when used with a Rift. Direct Oculus API support tends to deliver higher performance and better […]

  • Patent Sale For Osterhout Design Group (ODG)...
    by Ian Hamilton on December 11, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Osterhout Design Group (ODG) may be dead before mass shipping its R-9 augmented reality glasses, with an asset sale planned for January focused on the AR company’s patent portfolio. I left a voicemail on ODG’s listed phone line, sent an email and spoke briefly on the phone with a […]

  • ‘Odin’ Is A 4K SteamVR Headset From Russia,...
    by David Heaney on December 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Russian startup DEUS will be showing off their new SteamVR compatible headset called ‘Odin’ at CES2019. The company intends to release an ‘Odin Pre’ version of headset in February. This ‘Pre’ model is aimed at businesses and developers, and will ship with a 3DoF […]

  • Borderlands 2 VR Dev Explains Why the Game...
    by Jamie Feltham on December 11, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    It’s just a few days now until Borderlands 2 VR graces PSVR headsets everywhere, bringing pretty much the entire original game into VR. As developer Gearbox has said from the start, though, there is one crucial feature missing in this version: co-op. Borderlands 2 VR is a single-player only […]

  • PSVR’s Falcon Age Continues To Look Stunning In...
    by Jamie Feltham on December 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    This new trailer for PSVR exclusive Falcon Age is comprised of a lot of footage from the first one, but the game continues to look so promising that we don’t really care. As the name suggests, Outer Loop’s new adventure has players raising a falcon from birth, teaching it to fetch and […]

  • Underground VR FPS Echoes Nears Kickstarter...
    by Jamie Feltham on December 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    It looks like Echoes, a new VR shooter from a Spanish indie developer, will be making its way to a headset near you soon. Rogue Titan Games launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for the game, which we originally wrote about earlier this year, back in November. With over two weeks to go […]

  • Rift Developers Can Now Grant Custom Oculus Home...
    by David Heaney on December 11, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Developers of Oculus Rift games sold on the Oculus Store can now grant custom Oculus Home items as achievements. Users can decorate their virtual homes with these achievements and even show off them off to friends. Facebook first announced this feature at Oculus Connect 5 back in late September. […]

  • Liam Payne Set To Star In MelodyVR’s First Live...
    by Jamie Feltham on December 11, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Since its launch on Oculus Go earlier this year the MelodyVR app has mainly focused on building out a library of concerts recorded in 360 degrees for people to watch back in VR. Attending a live concert without having to leave your home has always been one of VR’s big promises, though, and […]

  • XTAL Ultra High-End VR Headset Adds Neurable’s...
    by Ian Hamilton on December 11, 2018 at 12:00 am

    A new partnership between Neurable and VRgineers adds the former’s “brain sensors” to the ultra high-end XTAL VR headset. We tried out Neurable last year, a system which places EEG (Electroencephalography) sensors along the interior of a VR headset’s strap to […]

  • Skyworld Translates Perfectly To PSVR, For What...
    by Jamie Feltham on December 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Remember Skyworld? It’s that other VR app from Arizona Sunshine developer Vertigo Games, the one that didn’t quite enjoy the same level of critical success as its zombie-slaying brethren, at least on our part. Well it’s coming to PSVR early next year and, for what it’s […]

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