Review: Brass Tactics

After a long tiring day it can be nice to chill out in virtual reality (VR). As good as roomscale is, there are those times when you don’t want to stand up for several hours playing an adventure experience like Fallout 4 VR, instead sitting back and relaxing in a virtual world. That’s where table…

Brass Tactics Review: VR Finally Gets Its AAA-Quality RTS

When the Oculus Rift first launched back in 2016 there was a little game named AirMech Command. It was quite good for the time, especially considering it was played with just a gamepad initially, and it let us experience a more immersive way to play a top-down view game as if we were a General…

‘Brass Tactics’ Review – a Sturdy Steampowered RTS Lacking a Solid Story

Brass Tactics (2018) is a node-based real-time strategy game that comes with a bit of a pedigree. Created by Hidden Path Entertainment, the minds behind the Defense Grid franchise and Age of Empires II, you’ll probably enter the world of Brass Tactics like many others – dropping in after getting your fill of the free-to-play multiplayer demo Brass…

Unity Announces Dates For Unite Conferences

Unity is one of the most popular videogame engines, and has been the platform of choice for a huge raft of titles in virtual reality (VR), offering an affordable option to those wanting to enter videogame development. To support its huge community, Unity hosts its Unite conferences, and has just unveiled that dates and locations…

Sheffield Doc/Fest Launches £12,000 Immersive Documentary Competition

The annual Sheffield Doc/Fest returns to the UK city in June, bringing with it plenty of new virtual reality (VR) films as part of the Alternate Realities section. For budding immersive content creators the Alternate Realities Exhibition has announced a new commission, tasking artist(s) based anywhere in the world to create an imaginative immersive documentary for the event,…

Twilight Path Is A New VR Adventure From The Makers Of Form

2017’s Form is one of VR’s very best experiences, offering surreal puzzles with sights and sounds that would often amaze. We’re still expecting it to come to more VR platforms but, today, developer Charm Games is announcing its next project, Twilight Path. Due for release in Summer 2018 on Rift and Vive, Twilight Path is…

FORM Developer Charm Games Reveals VR Adventure Title Twilight Path

Charm Games cemented its reputation as a virtual reality (VR) puzzle maker last year when it launched the beautifully designed and dream like experience FORM. Today, the studio has unveiled its next project, another puzzle style videogame called Twilight Path. Twilight Path is another otherworldly adventure, this time however players will encounter wandering spirits, enchanted sentries and mischievous gods….

8ball Is A VR Microphone For Seamless Spatial Audio Integration

We all know that convincing audio is just as important to VR immersion as sight, but the solutions for creating this kind of feedback in 360 degree videos are limited. 8ball aims to fix that. Developed by Hear360 over the course of the past few years and on sale from today, 8ball is a VR…

Damming The Nile Is A VR Documentary From The BBC

The BBC has been pretty active in the immersive tech space of late, releasing a new Daydream project last week, announcing its first augmented reality app a few weeks back and launching its new virtual reality hub late last year. This week sees the launch of one of the first projects to come out of…

BAFTA Appoints PlayFusion’s CEO to VR Advisory Group

PlayFusion, the British technology company behind augmented reality (AR) collectable game Lightseekers has announced that it has been selected by BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, to become an Official Partner.  In addition to the partnership, PlayFusion CEO and CTO Mark Gerhard was elected to the BAFTA VR Advisory Group. As a member, Gerhard will collaborate closely…

Sony’s PSVR US Sale Discounts Skyrim, Resident Evil And Much More

Sony is finally hosting one of its first big sales on PlayStation VR (PSVR) games on its North American PlayStation Store, and there are some deals you definitely won’t want to miss. Some of PSVR’s biggests titles get heavy discounts in this sale, though you’ll have to be a PS Plus member to make the most…

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR Reference Design

Mobile chip manufacturer Qualcomm has been heavily involved in pushing virtual reality (VR) technology forward for sometime now, most recently at the company’s CES 2018 press event announcing that Oculus Go and the Xi VR Standalone headset would be powered by Snapdragon 821. Today, Qualcomm has revealed far bigger plans for the mobile VR industry, unveiling…

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR Reference Design

Mobile chip manufacturer Qualcomm has been heavily involved in pushing virtual reality (VR) technology forward for sometime now, most recently at the company’s CES 2018 press event announcing that Oculus Go and the Xi VR Standalone headset would be powered by Snapdragon 821. Today, Qualcomm has revealed far bigger plans for the mobile VR industry, unveiling…

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR Reference Design

Mobile chip manufacturer Qualcomm has been heavily involved in pushing virtual reality (VR) technology forward for sometime now, most recently at the company’s CES 2018 press event announcing that Oculus Go and the Xi VR Standalone headset would be powered by Snapdragon 821. Today, Qualcomm has revealed far bigger plans for the mobile VR industry, unveiling…

Pixvana to Make VR Video Distribution Easier With its SPIN Studio VR Casting Technology

Several months ago tech startup Pixvana announced the completion of a $14 million USD funding round to aid its cloud-based video content creation and distribution platform SPIN Studio. Today, the company has revealed its next step in helping customers easily manage and distribute virtual reality (VR) videos, VR Casting. VR Casting is a streamlined solution for content creators and distributors to send…

Pixvana to Make VR Video Distribution Easier With its SPIN Studio VR Casting Technology

Several months ago tech startup Pixvana announced the completion of a $14 million USD funding round to aid its cloud-based video content creation and distribution platform SPIN Studio. Today, the company has revealed its next step in helping customers easily manage and distribute virtual reality (VR) videos, VR Casting. VR Casting is a streamlined solution for content creators and distributors to send…

Pixvana to Make VR Video Distribution Easier With its SPIN Studio VR Casting Technology

Several months ago tech startup Pixvana announced the completion of a $14 million USD funding round to aid its cloud-based video content creation and distribution platform SPIN Studio. Today, the company has revealed its next step in helping customers easily manage and distribute virtual reality (VR) videos, VR Casting. VR Casting is a streamlined solution for content creators and distributors to send…

Telephone Provider EE Offer Deal on Google Daydream

People in the UK who are interested in trying out mobile virtual reality (VR) have the opportunity to get hold of a Google Daydream headset as part of a deal offered by network provider EE that lets the cost be spread out over several months. If you are in the market for a new mobile…

Life In 360°: Tunguska

It’s a somewhat frightening prospect that despite all our progress, all our knowledge, all that we have learned and lived through over the last 50, 60, 70, 80 years that humanity is as much on the precipice now as perhaps ever. The famed ‘Doomsday Clock’, symbol of how close we are judged to be near…

Asus Windows VR Headset Finally Launches, Priced at $430

Asus was among a handful of Microsoft partners who planned to launch a VR headset as part of Microsoft’s “Mixed Reality” platform. While those other headsets became available late last year, Asus’ own Windows VR headset is finally launching today. Aside from Samsung’s Odyssey headset, the Windows VR headsets are largely based on the same…

Tomb Raider Launches Free VR Movie Tie-In Experience

Rappel, climb, and zip-line as Lara Croft. Tomb Raider is heading to theaters March 16th, but not before taking us on a trip underground, letting us virtually step into the boots of Lara Croft herself. As part of the launch for this year’s Tomb Raider film series reboot, Warner Bros has launched an interactive VR…

BBC Launches VR Documentary Series Damming the Nile VR

Today, BBC VR Hub and BBC News have announced a new virtual reality (VR) series exploring the water politics of the river Nile in Egypt, Damming the Nile VR. The two-part documentary series follows BBC Africa Correspondent, Alastair Leithead, on assignment across the Nile, taking viewers on a journey down the famous river, taking in its beautiful sights and…

Cinematic Experience Tomb Raider VR: Lara’s Escape Comes to Gear VR

There have been plenty of movie/virtual reality (VR) tie-ins, some ok, some not – looking at you Jumanji: The VR Adventure. Today, Warner Bros. has released a VR experience to coincide with next month’s launch of Tomb Raider, a piece of cinematic content called Tomb Raider VR: Lara’s Escape. Looking much better than some other movie-based VR content, Tomb Raider VR:…

Microsoft Affirms New HoloLens Headset is in Development

Despite some reports last year suggesting that Microsoft may have discontinued HoloLens, the company has affirmed its work on a new version of the AR headset. Back in July of 2017, HoloLens’ Director of Science, Marc Pollefeys, wrote that the company was working on a new version of HoloLens’ so-called “HPU” (holographic processing unit) chip, which is the…

Microsoft Affirms New HoloLens Headset is in Development

Despite some reports last year suggesting that Microsoft may have discontinued HoloLens, the company has affirmed its work on a new version of the AR headset. Back in July of 2017, HoloLens’ Director of Science, Marc Pollefeys, wrote that the company was working on a new version of HoloLens’ so-called “HPU” (holographic processing unit) chip, which is the…