First Update for ROM: Extraction Brings New Rifle, Level and Destructible Scenery

December 2016 saw newly formed studio, First Contact Entertainment release its fledgling virtual reality (VR) title, ROM: Extraction for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Now the team has released its very first expansion for the videogame called Overrun. The update adds a selection of new features, primarily there’s a new weapon, the two-handed EOS-15 rifle, a new…

‘AR/VR Austin’ 2017 to Explore Political Climate & its Impact on the VR/AR Industry

AR/VR Austin returns for its third successive year, presenting a mini-conference named ‘Alternative Realities’. Taking place as an unofficial event during the SXSW 2017 festival on March 11th, this year’s event will question the impact of social and political change on the AR/VR industry. Following last year’s celebration of technology innovation, the AR/VR Austin event…

GDC 2017: SMI Is Working With Valve To Bring Eye-Tracking To OpenVR

Eye-tracking is arguably one of the most important pieces of VR’s future, and SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) and Valve are working together to bring the tech closer to reality. As reported by Tom’s Hardware, SMI partnered with Valve to integrate its eye-tracking tech into OpenVR SDK and API, which will allow other companies to implement support…

GDC 2017: Google Daydream Support Coming To Unity On March 31st

At GDC 2017, Unity held a keynote discussing their impact on the gaming industry, future updates to the engine, and much more. The Unity engine and titular company have been very accommodating when it comes to VR development, having added a feature that even allows developers to work within VR and provided the framework that makes it…

Featured 360°: NASA, The Arrival and Heroes from Sundance

Featured 360° is an ongoing series to highlight some of our favorite videos from creators and brands for you to enjoy during the week. For this week’s installment of Featured 360°,  explore NASA’S newly discovered planetary system, take a step inside the Arrival’s other worldly spacecraft and get up close and personal with the dancers from Heroes….

Unity Reveal Details On It’s Growth Since Unity 5 Launch

Unity Technologies CEO John Riccitiello revealed some numbers and statistics regarding the Unity videogame engine’s growth over the past two years during the Unity keynote speech at GDC today. Unity version 5 launched at GDC two years ago. Since then, Unity has added more than 40% more customers to it’s user base, though the number…

Unity Announces Search For First Artist In Residence

During the Unity keynote speech at GDC today, Principal Designer for Unity Labs, Timoni West announced during her presentation that Unity would be commencing the search for their first ever Artist In Residence. West said of the announcement; “Unity is proud to support artists who are pioneering the intersection between technology and art. We’re looking…

Job Simulator Is Getting A Talking JobBot Plushie And Other Merch

Job Simulator’s instruction-giving JobBots might be the most abused characters in all of VR. We throw things as them, tell them to shut up and generally try to ignore them. It must be horrible to actually be them. Now you can do all of those things in real life too. Videogame merchandise company iam8bit today…

Force Field VR Announce Third-Person Stealth and Hacking Game Term1nal

Virtual reality (VR) videogame developer Force Field VR have announced a new game exclusively for the Gear VR called Term1nal. Force Field VR have had previous success with Landfall and are now branching out into action-stealth gameplay. In Term1nal the player has to hack into the controls of an experimental robot and use it to…

AMD GPUs to Support Asynchronous Reprojection via SteamVR

Announced at AMD’s GDC 2017 press conference, Radeon GPUs will support Asynchronous Reprojection on SteamVR in the next update. The technology helps to maintain smooth head motion when framerate drops below the headset’s refresh rate. Roy Taylor, Corporate Vice President – Alliances at AMD took to the stage with some passionate announcements about AMD and…

Unity Announce EditorVR Contest, XR Foundation Toolkit To Aid Developers

Today in a busy keynote speech at Game Developer Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, California virtual reality (VR) as well as other forms of immersive creation were very much on the table for discussion for Unity Technologies. Who revealed a number of announcements, as well as guest speakers (including Job Simulator developers Owlchemy Labs) to…

GDC 2017: Raw Data Studio Announces Sprint Vector – Blazing Fast VR

At GDC 2017, virtual reality gaming studio Survios is announcing Sprint Vector — a brand new experience focusing on one thing above all else: speed. Survios is one of the very few VR studios that we can say definitively have been successful. Since the launch of the HTC Vive headset last year, the team has…

Raw Data Developer Survios Announce New Title At GDC

Los Angeles-based videogame developer Survios unveiled at GDC today that they are working on a new game called Sprint Vector, which will be available for demonstration at their booth at GDC. Sprint Vector is essentially an athletics competition, though on an extreme scale. Players can expect to find themselves racing head-to-head across deadly inter-dimensional courses,…

VR Cover Launch New Hygiene Product For PSVR

VR Cover, a manufacturer of hygiene products for virtual reality (VR) devices, have just announced a new product designed specifically for the PlayStation VR (PSVR). It will be the first PSVR product the manufacturer has released. The PSVR is generally already seen as one of the most comfortable head mounted display (HMD) units due to…

ROM: Extraction Gets New Level In Free Overrun Upate

ROM: Extraction from First Contact was already one of the more polished shooters for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and today it’s getting even more content. The developer, which is comprised of former Call of Duty developers, announced the launch of Overrun, a free update that adds a new chapter. As the name suggests,…

Oculus Reveals 6 New VR Titles for Rift & Gear VR at GDC 2017

Debuted at GDC 2017 and announced via their official blog, Oculus offer a first look at some of the titles coming to Rift and Gear VR in 2017. This includes 6 new game reveals across multiple genres, with 4 optimised for Touch and 2 “must haves” for Gear VR. Having recently teased ‘months of high-profile…

First Look At Gunfire Games Co-Op Shooter From Other Suns

Gunfire Games has announced a new space-based co-operative shooter that combines elements of crew management, first-person shooters and loot gathering. From Other Suns is being demonstrated this week at GDC. The game is still in development and some features are currently missing from the build, such as inter-ship combat, which Gunfire says will be implemented…

Unity 3.6 Dated, Set To Introduce Google Daydream and Cardboard Support

Unity announced at GDC that they will be introducing support for Google Daydream and Google Cardboard for both Android and iOS for it’s unity Game engine. The announcement was made by Lucas Meijer, Technical Director for Unity as part of their keynote speech at GDC today. “Obviously as with every release there’s always some news…

GDC: 2017: New VR Strategy Game Blade & Soul Table Arena From Ncsoft

The most memorable part of Blade & Soul Table Arena wasn’t the game itself — which is a lot like Dragon Front if it leaned toward real-time strategy more than a trading card game. Blade & Soul is a massively multiplayer online game that premiered in Korea from Ncsoft. This Table Arena game, though, is…

Oculus Touch Gets Strategic With New RTS With Brass Tactics

Hidden Path Entertainment have combined elements of traditional table-top wargaming with computer real-time strategy to create Brass Tactics, a virtual reality (VR) RTS exclusive to Oculus Touch. Brass Tactics was premiered at GDC during the Oculus Studios event. Gameplay for the demo involved one-on-one army combat, with each commander at one end of a huge…

NCSoft Announces Blade and Soul: Table Arena

South Korean developer NCSoft have announced that they are developing a spin-off from MMORPG Blade and Soul, which will combine the essence of a collectable card game (CCG) and real-time strategy (RTS) genres. NCSoft are largely known for their work on popular MMOs such as Guild Wars and City of Heroes. They are now venturing…

AngularJS Developer at Toptal LLC (Anywhere)

About Toptal Toptal is one of the most innovative and rapidly expanding tech start-ups from Silicon Valley. With backing from investors such as… Source: AngularJS Developer at Toptal LLC (Anywhere)

GDC 2017: Here’s Every New Game Oculus Announced Today

Oculus has said before that 2017 is all about content for its VR headsets, and it sure proved it today. As part of its showcase for this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC), the company revealed a slate of new titles heading to both the Oculus Rift and Gear VR in the coming year. There’s a…

25 Minutes of New ‘ARKTIKA.1’ Oculus Touch Gameplay

Launching exclusively on the Oculus Rift in Q3 2017, ARKTIKA.1’s polish and presentation has quickly risen it up the ranks to one of the year’s most anticipated VR titles. And though it’s still months away, we’ve got a new glimpse at a chunk of the game’s opening mission. From 4A games, the creators of Metro…

GDC 2017: Augmented Empire Mixes X-COM With Mass Effect

Strategy gamers have to keep on their toes. You need a keen tactical mind to prevail in RPGs like XCOM and the original Fallouts, thinking two steps ahead of the enemy at all times, or suffering the consequences. That’s why it’s important to play lots of them, to keep your mind sharp and your wits…