Cyberpong VR Launches on HTC Vive

Back in March VRFocus reported on Colopl NI the American arm of Japanese mobile videogame company Colopl moving into virtual reality (VR). And today sees the first videogame release in the form of multiplayer paddle ball game Cyberpong VR on Steam. Set in a futuristic neon drenched setting Cyberpong VR puts players head-to-head in a…

Preview: Nighttime Terror: Dessert Defender

Nighttime Terror launched on the Gear VR mobile head-mounted display (HMD) during its ‘Innovator Edition’ and received a significant amount of praise. So much so, in fact, that a sequel was teased before the consumer edition of the Gear VR arrived. That sequel, now known as Nighttime Terror: Dessert Defender is now available for HTC…

VR Moments: Horror in VR Leaves Me Catatonic

Do you remember the last time you felt truly immersed in something? And if so, can you remember what facilitated that immersion? For me, the first time I felt truly immersed in a horror film was watching The Grudge in surround sound. It’s funny what makes moments memorable but at one point in the film…

First Update for Vanishing Realms: Rite of Steel On HTC Vive Released

Indie developer Indimo Labs has had a positive response to its virtual reality (VR) title Vanishing Realms: Rite of Steel from the Steam Community. The HTC Vive supporting title launched the same day as the head-mounted display (HMD), and since then the studio has taken onboard queries from players on how to improve the videogame….

MindMyths Meditation Launches for Gear VR

If you own a Samsung Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD) and like building things then this week has been fairly big with the launch for Minecraft for the device. But all this excitement can be quite stressful and to help players relax and sooth their thoughts is a demo from developer MindMyths called MindMyths Meditation….

New Update for SteamVR Beta Announced

Valve’s SteamVR platform is still in Beta and as such the company is regularly adding a host of updates. Earlier this week Desktop Game Theater, Keyboard and Dashboard functions all received updates and today a couple more additions have arrived. The update now adds support for controller and base station skins which can be downloaded…

Here Are The 8 Ways Samsung Categorizes VR Right Now

If there’s one thing that the entire VR industry can agree on, it’s that the tech’s vocabulary needs to grow. We categorize VR content as games and videos right now, and it doesn’t do it justice. Samsung is trying to change that.The post Here Are The 8 Ways Samsung Categorizes VR Right Now appeared first…

Perfect Moon Releases for Gear VR

As if virtual reality (VR) wasn’t difficult enough to get used to with issues of motion sickness from excessive movement, Will Sykes Games decided to take a physics-based mobile game and apply it to VR, Perfect Moon VR Edition, and it is now available in the Oculus Store for download on the Samsung Gear VR…

New York Times Sending More Google Cardboard to Subscribers

Back in November, The New York Times teamed up with Google to include more than a million Google Cardboard headsets to subscribers of the Sunday newspaper delivery. It was a massive giveaway of Cardboard headsets then and is still considered today as well. The distribution coincided with the launch of the “NYT VR” app, which…

Star Phoenix Lands On Gear VR

The Samsung Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD) has had its latest batch of new content appear today. From Blazar Games is an action, horror title called Star Phoenix that places players on board a space ship which must be navigated to survive. Star Phoenix is a videogame that gives you no hints or tips what…

Zuckerberg Thinks VR Is Better Than the Current Generation of Consoles

VR doesn’t pose a threat to videogame consoles – at least for now – but Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is certainly bullish about its superiority over them. Speaking in a quarterly investors call this month, Zuckerberg was unsurprisingly quizzed on his thoughts about VR’s potential success; a question that has almost become routine at this…

Overview 1 VR Satellite Camera Announced At SVVR 2016

Today at the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR) 2016 event SpaceVR founder Ryan Holmes took to the stage to discuss virtual space tourism and his company’s plans. In the talk he announced that the firm had raised $1.25 million USD to launch the first virtual reality (VR) satellite camera, called Overview 1. SpaceVR started last…

High Fidelity Launches Sandbox Beta

Ever since the growth of virtual reality (VR) as a viable entertainment medium there’s been numerous critics denouncing it, saying the technology is isolating and unsocial. But there are companies disproving this idea showing that sharing and socialising in VR is no different to using Facebook or online gaming. One company doing just that is…

Unity CEO Predicts Future of AR and VR

Concluding today’s keynote at the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) 2016, which already featured more information on the Gear 360 release and its integration with Milk VR, Unity listed off five points it thinks will happen in the development of the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) contrary to popular belief. John Riccitiello, CEO of…

Presence Episode 4 | AMD, ‘Hollywood’ Roy Taylor, and Me: A VR Love Story

This week, Jason and Joseph take you on a virtual reality-fueled journey from 1895 into the far-flung future. Through the dreams of ambitious filmmakers and the visions of revolutionary hardware manufacturers. Seriously, we sat down with AMD’s Roy Taylor for an absolutely riveting conversation about VR, and specifically how it’s impacting Hollywood, and what AMD…

Gang Beasts, New IP and Deeper Games – An Update on Coatsink in VR

When I first spoke to Coatsink last year, the UK-based indie studio was fairly non-committal towards VR, even though it was already working on its first Gear VR game, Esper. How quickly things can change. Just over a year on and not only has the studio launched its original puzzle title, but it’s even released…

AltspaceVR Integrates With Slack For Private Meetings In Virtual Reality

Over the last few weeks the editorial team at UploadVR held a few staff meetings in virtual reality using the new VR Call feature in AlstpaceVR.The post AltspaceVR Integrates With Slack For Private Meetings In Virtual Reality appeared first on UploadVR. Source: AltspaceVR Integrates With Slack For Private Meetings In Virtual Reality

Chinese Entertainment Companies Unite In Strategic Partnership

Today in Beijing an agreement was announced between two of the countries most important companies in radio and television. Cloud based platform China Digital TV and the state owned Hubei Radio & Television Information Network put out a press release to reveal they would be working together and would ‘pool pool resources and leverage their…

Gear 360 Integrated With Milk VR from Launch

It is now the second day at the Samsung Developers Conference (SDC) 2016 and the importance of virtual reality (VR) has been highlighted from the beginning of today’s keynote, carrying on from the news of the Gear 360 camera launch date yesterday. It has now been announced that the Gear 360 will be fully integrated…

FATED: The Silent Oath Launches For Rift and Vive

Everything begins with family. That’s no truer in the world of FATED: Silent Oath, the virtual reality (VR) supporting adventure game from Québec-based developers Frima Studios. The game, which releases today, charts the story of a viking who must take on a seemingly impossible challenge in order to save his family and the world which…

Crystal Rift Receives Price Drop

Psytec Games has today dropped the price of virtual reality (VR) title, Crystal Rift. Available now via Oculus Home and Steam, Crystal Rift is a first-person dungeon crawler playable with or without a VR head-mounted display (HMD). UK developer Psytec Games is a keen supporter of VR, with Crystal Rift accompanied by Windlands as early…

Lockheed Martin Explores Mars in AR on a School Bus

If you were of the generation to watch the Magic School Bus there’s no doubt it would have been an unforgettable experience to have if only it was real, and now groups of school children have the opportunity to travel to Mars on their school bus in the Lockheed Martin Mars Experience Bus. The project…

IM360 Bringing VR to the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards

This week has seen Disney announce a collaboration with Nokia to utilise the company’s professional 360-degree OZO, and today sees the film and animation studio push further into virtual reality (VR). Immersive production company IM360 has now revealed a partnership with Radio Disney to bring VR to the 2016 Radio Disney Awards. Through the Radio…

EVE: Valkyrie Themed PC’s Now Available Through Overclockers UK

One of the best known virtual reality (VR) videogames comes from CCP Games in the form of EVE: Valkyrie. The space combat shooter has been a poster child for the VR industry with some of the best looking graphics and voiced by Battlestar Galactica star Katee Sackhoff. And for VR enthusiasts after EVE: Valkyrie merchandise…

BigScreen Beta Now Available on Steam

Earlier this week VRFocus reported on the imminent launch of BigScreen Beta from developer BigScreen Inc. Today the software is now available to download for free through Steam, for both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive head-mounted displays (HMDs) BigScreen Beta is an app that allows VR users the ability to view their entire PC…