Neko Atsume Gets A VR Adaptation Because Cats

Neko Atsume, the international phenomenon that captivated cat-lovers around the world, is getting a PlayStation VR (PSVR) adaptation next year in 2018. We know absolutely nothing about the title other than it’s coming and it has a logo, so details are scarce. Sony revealed Neko Atsume VR this week at the 2017 Tokyo Game Show…

My Country Is An ARKit-Powered City Building Game

The city builder genre of games have been popular for decades, starting out on PC primarily with the likes of Sim City and other similar games. Recently they’ve  found a bit of a resurgence on mobile devices and titles from Game Insight like Paradise Island are great examples of that fact. Today, the mobile game…

Bloody Zombies Review: Streets Of Rage For A New Age

I grew up as a Genesis kid back in the 90s. The Sega Genesis ruled my free time as I poured hours upon hours into the likes of Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star, Aladdin, Golden Axe, and Streets of Rage. Back then sidescrolling beat ’em up action games were atop the game industry as one…

The Solus Project Brings VR Survival To PSVR Today

I’ve always thought that more VR games should have survival mechanics. The genre lends itself so well to the immersion afforded from the VR medium and the sense of isolation needed to really inspire survival instincts is unrivaled. Luckily a handful of titles like ARK: Survival Evolved and The Solus Project are holding the torch…

Palmer Luckey To Speak About VR’s Future At The Tokyo Game Show

Vaqso, a company that recently raised over half a million dollars to help people smell things while in VR, announced today that at the company’s Tokyo Game Show 2017 (TGS) event stage they will have an assortment of collaborators and guest speakers. Chief among them is Palmer Luckey, co-founder of Oculus, inventor of the Oculus…

HyperX Cloud Revolver S Headset Review: Premium Sound Quality

I don’t consider myself an audiophile or connoisseur of premium audio products. My wife and I just moved into our new house a few months ago and I haven’t even gotten around to installing proper surround sound in the living room even though the ceiling is already pre-wired for it — we’re just using a…

Community Download: What Makes A Good VR Horror Game?

Welcome back to the Community Download, our weekly series that lets you, our members of the UploadVR Community, voice your opinion on a wide range of topics! Last time we asked our wonderful readership which VR games they find themselves continuously playing more than just once or twice. Which games really keep people coming back for…

Changi Airport Will Use AR Glasses To Speed Up Ground Handling

Going to the airport is a hassle. It doesn’t matter where you’re going, which airline you’re using, or who you’re traveling with, there are always annoyances and issues along the way.  From rude seat neighbors, poor service, delays, long wait times, or ridiculous prices, flying is a major headache for thousands of people every day….

5 Other Rockstar Game Franchises We Want To See In VR

Rockstar Games is one of the most prolific game studios on the entire planet. Each time they release a big new game it dominates sales charts for years and sends people flocking to the servers in the sum of millions. From Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead, Max Payne, and so much more they’re easily one…

ARZombi Is A Zombie Shooter Made Using ARKit

What’s popular in VR right now? That’s right: zombies and guns. Naturally it follows that if developers were to work on AR games that they’d bring over those zombies and guns and let you see them immersed in your actual world. That’s the idea behind ARZombi, an upcoming proof-of-concept zombie game for iOS made using…

Don’t Knock Twice VR Review: Horror By The Numbers

We’ve reached the point in the life-cycle of virtual reality gaming that certain genres are becoming more prevalent than others. Platformers had their time in the spotlight for past eras in the 80s and 90s and now first-person shooters (with a dash of zombies) are more popular than ever in traditional gaming. On the VR…

Community Download: Which VR Games Keep You Coming Back For More?

Welcome back to the Community Download, our weekly series that lets you, our members of the UploadVR Community, voice your opinion on a wide range of topics! Last time we asked our wonderful readership if they found themselves growing tired of zombie-themed VR games and this week we aim to keep the focus on gaming once…

Catan VR Board Game Adaptation Coming To Rift And Gear VR This Holiday

Despite the odds I’ve never actually played a game of Settlers of Catan, one of the world’s most renowned and most popular board games. One winter when I was in college my roommates, one of my roommate’s girlfriends, and I were all basically snowed in at our apartment with nowhere to go and they played…

You Have Until Sept. 5th To Buy A Rift + Touch For $399

This Summer Oculus sent shockwaves through the tech and gaming community when they slashed the price of the Rift and Oculus Touch bundle all the way down to a $399 — the same price of just the standalone PSVR headset at the time. Since then HTC has dropped the price of the Vive down to $599,…

Lenovo Explorer Windows VR Headset Releases In ‘Coming Weeks’ For $349

It feels like every few days for the past month or so we’ve been covering a new Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ VR headset from a different manufacturer that gets new details, new apps, or a price/release date. As a result, today is no different. Lenovo announced that its newly dubbed “Lenovo Explorer” headset will cost $349…

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR Platform Launching This Holiday For $199

At the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA earlier this year Lenovo and Disney revealed a partnership, with Lucasfilm, to work on a Star Wars-themed AR experience platform. Titled Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, users would don a specially created Lenovo headset, hold a replica lightsaber handle, and embark on a series of adventures and challenges to…

How To Play Alien: Isolation In VR Right Now On Rift And Vive

Alien: Isolation is a great game. Like many survival horror titles it seems to have gotten better as time goes on as the subtle intricacies of its design are slowly uncovered and appreciated. Some people even regard it as the best-ever game based on the popular Alien series of  films. I tend to agree with…

7 Sparc Tips To Help You Dominate The Tron-Like Battle Arena

Sparc from CCP Games just launched for PlayStation VR (PSVR) and if you’re considering picking it up you should be warned: it’s pretty intense. After each session (even if it’s only an hour long) I am already sweating and need to take a break. It plays out a lot like a Tron disc battle, except…

The Walking Dead: Our World Is An AR Game Like Pokemon Go With Zombies

Everyone wants to strike AR gold like Niantic Labs did with Pokemon Go. The craze may have died down considerably in the past year but that doesn’t discount the phenomenon itself. When Pokemon Go launched it took over the world like nothing has before and even changed the ways that businesses had to operate. Developers…

Sparc Review: Get Ready To Sweat In This Tron-Like Battle Arena

The first time we played Sparc from CCP Games it evoked a very specific feeling. As a kid that grew up watching tons of cartoons, anime, and nerdy sci-fi movies, I was obviously familiar with Tron from an early age. Just the idea of getting sucked into a computer and facing off against digital adversaries…

Google’s Clay Bavor: Our Goal ‘Is To Make AR Mainstream’

Today, Google is announcing ARCore, a software-based solution for making more Android devices AR-capable without the need for depth sensors and extra cameras. It will even work on the Google Pixel, Galaxy S8, and several other devices very soon and supports Java, Unity, and Unreal from day one. In short, it’s kind of like Google’s…

Dell’s Windows VR Headset Releases This October For Under $400

The Windows VR headset landscape is starting to get pretty crowded and it hasn’t even really begun yet. Both the HP and Acer are available in dev kit form with another on the way from ASUS, but now we know the Dell VR headset (known as the Dell Visor) is just around the corner. Today,…

Hands-On With the Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ VR Motion Controllers

When it comes to input mechanisms for virtual reality it’s really a two horse race at the moment. The HTC Vive nailed roomscale tracking first with its lighthouse base station system and wand-like motion controllers while the Oculus Rift released its Oculus Touch controllers less than a year ago. We prefer the Touch controllers from…