Echo Arena Review: Ready at Dawn Delivers VR’s First Amazing Esport

We’ve written about Echo Arena multiple times. We had our first hands-on preview back at Oculus Connect 3 (OC3) when it was just a multiplayer mode within Lone Echo, an otherwise single player game, and then saw it again at a separate preview event. Now with two beta weekends in the books that brought tons…

Hands-On: The VRHero Is A 5K Resolution Headset From VRgineers

VR currently does a lot of different things well across a variety of devices. The Gear VR is a great mobile headset but it’s underpowered and lacks positional tracking. The HTC Vive and Oculus Rift have good content and roomscale capabilities, but they’re tethered and the resolution isn’t great. PSVR is affordable given its relative…

Hands-On: Marvel Powers United VR Made Me Really Feel Like A Superhero

Back in May of this year UploadVR Staff Writer Jamie Feltham penned an editorial about what his dream Marvel game might look like. While it focused mainly on the X-Men, the reality of Marvel’s first VR game is actually really, really close to what he dreamed up. This past weekend Marvel announced at the D23…

Check Out This First Look At Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One Film

Many people contend that Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is necessary reading for fans of VR, AR, or other forms of immersive technology. Regardless of how you feel about the book, Steven Spielberg’s big-budget take on the story of Wade Watts’ (played by Tye Sheridan) journey through The Oasis is poised to be a…

Raw Data Hostile Takeover PvP Update With New Class Now Live

Today Raw Data is receiving its latest update that includes a brand new class, brand new level, and brand new game mode, called Hostile Takeover, that introduces player-vs-player (PvP) gameplay. This new update, like previous updates, is entirely free for all owners of the game. You can watch a teaser trailer for the update right…

The Mage’s Tale Is Getting A Smooth Locomotion Update Soon

The Mage’s Tale is a great game that recently released for the Oculus Rift with Touch. Taking one of gaming’s most beloved genres — the dungeon crawler RPG — and adapting it for a modern audience with the power of VR is nothing short of magical. And what better developer to do it than inXile Entertainment,…

Oculus Rift And Touch Bundle Get Huge Price Cut To $399 For Six-Week Sale

Starting today and running for the next six weeks, Oculus has announced that an Oculus Rift + Touch bundle will cost only $399. This is a huge (temporary) price cut from the previously established $598 tag, which was an approximately $100 price cut from the previous ~$700 cost that both ran most people. After the six-week long…

Community Download: Do You Still Use Your Samsung Gear VR?

Hello everybody! It’s been awhile since we did a Community Download. The wonderful human that used to write them every weekend, Joe Durbin, is no longer working at UploadVR so we decided to let the series take a rest out of respect *pours one out.* But now we’re back and ready to stir up some…

The Future Is Now Because Apparently AR Shoes Are A Thing

Remember the self-tightening shoes from Back to the Future II? Well, these Japanese AR shoes are nowhere near that functional or cool. If you went down my list of things I want AR to help with or improve I can guarantee that “let me point my phone at them for some reason” isn’t even in…

You Will Soon Be Able To Browse Facebook Using Your Gear VR

Oculus is announcing today that soon users will be able to login and access their Facebook account and News Feed from inside of the Oculus Home interface on Gear VR. According to an Oculus spokesperson: “We are beginning to test a Facebook tab for Oculus Home on Gear VR. We wanted to make it even…

Recoil AR Laser Tag Wants To Be Pokemon Go Meets Call Of Duty

Laser tag is a classic youth pastime. I’ve got lots of memories of wearing vests with sensors in my friends’ backyards, ducking behind bushes and trees, as we fired infrared lasers at one another hoping to see those flashing lights and “kerplow” sounds to register a hit. It’s basically paintball without the bruises and blood….

RED’s Hydrogen One Smartphone Is “The World’s First Holographic Media Machine”

What’s a billionaire named Jim Jannard to do after founding and selling Oakley’s for $2.1 billion then creating a state-of-the-art Hollywood-caliber camera manufacturer in RED Digital Camera? Create a phone that can power holograms and doesn’t need a headset for AR or VR, that’s what, apparently. Today RED announced the Hydrogen One smartphone. Reportedly this is being…

Dunkirk Is Getting Its Own VR Experience With Save Every Breath

It’s safe to say that Christopher Nolan has one of the best track records in all of Hollywood. His IMDB page reads like a greatest hits of cerebral thrillers and thought-provoking action films with the likes of The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, Memento, Interstellar, The Prestige, and several others in his catalog. Soon Dunkirk, a…

Space Conquest Is An Upcoming Low-Poly Co-Op VR Wave Shooter

If you have a VR headset then you have probably played a lot of wave shooters. If not, you have probably at least played a few and then realized the genre is uninspired and a bit boring so you didn’t play any others. While it’s still a bit too early to tell for sure, Space…

Hands-On With The Durable Outdoor-Focused Everysight Raptor AR Glasses

When you spend your time covering the VR and AR industry you see a lot of really cool technology, but not all of it has clear real-life applications. The Raptor AR smartglasses from Everysight don’t fall into that category. From being used by hundreds of actual cyclists and sport enthusiasts around the world to serving…

5 Patriotic VR Games To Play On The Fourth Of July

Today is the Fourth of July which is also known as Independence Day in America. Officially this day is known as a celebration of the date from over 200 years ago when the American colonists adopted the Declaration of Independence and set forth on a journey to win their freedom from the British Empire of…

Watch The First Real Gameplay Footage For Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR

At this point if you’ve had a VR headset for any length of time then I’d be willing to bet that you’ve played tennis, table tennis, ping pong, or something very similar on your fancy piece of futuristic hardware. There is something oddly satisfying and mesmerizing about whacking a virtual ball with a virtual racket…

The Wizards Is A Spellbinding VR Game Hitting Early Access This Month

Casting spells and VR motion controls go together incredibly well. Flinging fire balls, blocking projectiles with magical shields, and throwing missiles of extraordinary power feels amazing from within the immersive presence of a VR headset. The Unspoken proved that. Now with The Wizards from Carbon Studios, the game is avoiding that competitive multiplayer focus for a renewed…

New Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases For Week Of 06/25/17

There really isn’t much new stuff on the Oculus Home store for Oculus Rift and Gear VR users this week. However, there are plenty of new things to check out over on Steam for Rift users. Bigger stuff should be coming soon while the Summer of Rift promotion continues. If you missed the previous entry…

Gunheart Developers Showcase Full Locomotion And Teleportation Movement Options

Gunheart is a high-quality upcoming cooperative VR shooter from Drifter Entertainment coming to Rift and Vive later this year. When we got the chance to go hands-on with the game last month we loved the inventive setting, creative weapons, and solid gunplay, but felt a little underwhelmed by the focus on teleportation-only movement. Luckily it…

Ubisoft Teased Two AR Game Prototypes Running On HoloLens At Unite Europe

During a talk at Unite Europe 2017 Ubisoft showed off two previously unrevealed HoloLens game prototypes: Toy Soldier and Rabbid Rockets. Whether or not these games will become full projects remains to be seen. At the event David Yue from Ubisoft led a talk titled “AR Prototyping for the HoloLens” in which both projects were shown….

Samsung Filed A Patent For Magnetic VR Hand Controllers

Today we learned that Samsung, the creators of the Oculus-powered Gear VR headset, filed a patent in late December of last year for magnetic VR hand controllers. Based on the description in the patent and the accompanying concept image (embedded below), the controllers would be used to provide more visceral and accurate hand-tracking for the…