Hands-on with PlayStation VR’s Blood & Truth

Those who doubted Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE’s) investment in the PlayStation VR and haven’t bought one due to lack of content must have been presently surprised at the large amount of virtual reality (VR) videogames recently announced, such as Megalith, Bow to Blood, and Apex Construct to name a few. If fans of the PlayStation…

Magic Infused Tower Defence Title Alchemist Defender VR Leaves Early Access

Launched via Steam Early Access earlier this year, TreeView Studios’ tower defense title Alchemist Defender VR has now been fully released with support for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Alchemist Defender VR is a mixture of traditional tower defence gameplay where players have to protect a single point – or sometimes multiple locations – from waves of enemies…

PlayStation VR Black Friday Deals, Where to Find Them if You’re Quick

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) may not have released exact sales figures for its PlayStation VR headset but by all accounts sales are going well, very well in fact, easily beating its PC-based brethren. And the company is doubling down on this success by offering several Black Friday bundles, dropping the cost of the head-mounted display…

For 5 Days Only, Oculus Rift with Touch is $349

As expected, with the return of Black Friday comes a wealth of discounts and deals on the latest technology, with PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality headsets all seeing various offers. Until now one company that has stayed fairly quiet is Oculus, offering a few deals on content via the Oculus Store….

IMAX Opens its First European VR Experience Centre in Manchester

IMAX has launched four pilot IMAX virtual reality (VR) experience centres in Los Angeles, New York City, Toronto and Shanghai. Today the company has announced the latest – and the first in Europe – partnering with ODEON Cinemas Group opening a new centre at the intu Trafford Centre in Manchester, UK. Providing location-based, state-of-the-art VR experiences,…

EDM DJ Developing VRhythm Headset Geared Towards Music Fans

There are plenty of virtual reality (VR) headsets on the market designed to cover various price points and needs of consumers, from mobile devices like Merge VR or Samsung Gear VR, to high-end units like Oculus Rift on PC. DJ Enrique Cadena Marin has revealed work on a new head-mounted display (HMD) which the musician claims…

Coatsink Releases A Night Sky: Night of the Emperors Update

Augmented Empire developer Coatsink Software released its relaxing, star gazing experience A Night Sky back in March, and since then has released five additional content packs for players to purchase. Today, the studio has announced its sixth and final update to the videogame, Night of the Emperors. Due to the time of year A Night Sky: Night of the…

Sega Confirm AR Feature for Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation

It seems to becoming commonplace that new entertainment releases – whether that’s a film or videogame – will have some sort of immersive tie-in, either a virtual reality (AR) experience or additional augmented reality (AR) features bolted on in some fashion. The latest comes from Sega, with the company announcing that Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation will…

Black Eyed Peas AR Comic Masters of the Sun Gets Release Date

Hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas have been working on its comic book debut Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles for almost a year, working alongside Marvel artists. The graphic novel is almost ready for release as an Augmented Reality (AR) experience. The comic was written to reflect a blend of hip-hop culture, along with…

Virtual Reality Shopping Guide: 2017 Edition

At the end of 2017 there are virtual reality headsets available powered by technology from some of the world’s largest tech companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, Sony, and Google. Unlike the failed 3D TVs of just a few years ago, these VR headsets convince your eyes and ears that you’re actually seeing and hearing a fantastic…

This Jumanji VR Experience Also Works on Facebook

“A game for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind”…literally. Back in October, Sony announced Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the long-awaited sequel to the 1995 Robin Williams classic—only this time staring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan. Along with the new movie, Sony has developed a VR scavenger hunt…

Facebook’s Social VR Platform ‘Spaces’ Debuts First Mini-Game

This is the first in a series of “casual” social games you can play with virtual friends. Since its official announcement back in April, Facebook Spaces has had a rocky journey. The still-in-beta social VR platform has delighted us with the ability to join friends to watch 360° videos, capture silly Avatar selfies, draw or…

Pinball FX2 VR Makes its Debut on Windows Mixed Reality

Microsoft launched its series of Windows Mixed Reality (MR) headsets in partnership with Lenovo, HP, Dell and Acer last month with the Samsung Odyssey arriving in November. After the first spate of launch titles other videogames have slowly begun appearing, the latest being Pinball FX2 VR by Zen Studios.  Pinball FX2 VR has appeared on numerous head-mounted displays…

This Gamer Is Playing Skyrim VR On A Treadmill To Stay Fit

How far are you willing to go to make your VR gaming less sedentary? For a lot of users that just means standing up every now and then for particularly intense games (like Sparc and Onward) or making a conscious effort to really get into it and move around. We’ve even seen people lose a…

AR/VR Startup Vrvana Acquired by Apple in $30m Deal

Way back in 2014 virtual reality (VR) startup Vrvana launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for a headset called Totem. Cancelled in the final week, Vrvana didn’t disappear, instead it has been quietly working away on a mixed reality (MR) device of the same name. The company has now been thrust into the spotlight again after…

Arizona Sunshine DLZ Update Dated for PlayStation VR

Earlier this year Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive launched their popular virtual reality (VR) shooter Arizona Sunshine on PlayStation VR. This was due to be followed a few months later with an update, adding further content and improvements. That never happened, with the studios issuing a statement at the beginning of November detailing why this didn’t occur….

AxonVR Rebrands as HaptX and announces Haptic Gloves

AxonVR have previously been involved in virtual reality (VR) technology with its patents for wearable haptic technology for interfacing with VR. The copmany has now rebranded and announced a new line of haptic gloves. AxonVR have officially rebranded at HaptX, and has announced its first product, the HaptX Gloves, haptic wearable devices that allow VR…

Dispatch Is An Intense Episodic VR Series Available Now

First comes the confusion; the sound of a scared young boy phoning the police in panic as his surroundings slowly fade into view. He connects with Ted, a police dispatcher that attempts to stick to procedure as he calms the terrified soul. Then your heart rate picks up along with the caller’s footprints. Something is…

Tencent’s QQ-AR Technology Helps Justice League Achieve $60m at Chinese Box Office

DC Comics and Warner Bros. have recently released Justice League in cinemas. While the film has received a mixed response from critics the film itself hasn’t done too bad at the box office, especially overseas. Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent Holdings Limited, has announced that due to the film partnering with its QQ-AR technology, this has seen the release achieve box office sales over RMB…

Modigliani VR Comes to Tate Modern

In an effort to promote virtual reality (VR) to as wide a field as possible, HTC Vive announced back in June that its was collaborating with Tate Modern in London, UK, on an exhibition celebrating the work of artist Modigliani. The Tate has now launched its highly anticipated Modigliani exhibition ahead of the official public opening tomorrow….

Watch This Year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade In VR

So you’ve devoured the turkey, caught up with the in-laws and had a round or two of Pictionary; you’ve had quite enough of your Thanksgiving celebrations. But how do you escape the threat of an afternoon of Shrek DVDs and small talk? With VR, of course, and Verizon has the perfect excuse waiting just for…

Starbreeze ‘Dedicated’ to VR Game Development

In a recent livestream discussing Starbreeze AB’s Q2 report, 1st January – 30th September 2017, CEO Bo Andersson Klint and CFO Sebastian Ahlskog discussed the recent virtual reality (VR) partnerships the company had entered into and the future of Starbreeze’s involvement in the medium. Klint assured investors that despite a push for new hardware, Starbreeze…