GTA 5 VR Mod Update

Getting a full Grand Theft Auto game inside VR headsets is a dream for many of us, but we do at least have something to hold us over in the GTA 5 VR mod, Grand Theft VR. Last week its developers returned with the first updates of 2017. Last we heard from Grand Theft VR…

Report: Amazon Looking Into VR/AR Furniture Stores

We’ve already heard that Amazon is looking into how VR can enhance its video offerings, but the company might be using the tech for other means too. New York Times cites sources “with knowledge of discussions” in saying that the online retailing giant is looking to creating physical stores to sell furniture and home appliances….

You’ll Soon Be Able To Import PSVR’s Summer Lesson

One of PlayStation VR’s (PSVR’s) more curious games never came west. Summer Lesson from Bandai Namco was one of the first games Sony’s Japanese division debuted for the headset, but it never released in Europe or the USA despite getting demonstrations at industry events. If you’re desperate to play it, though, you’ll soon have a…

Check Out Dicke Wilde’s Crazy Brand Of Weapons In New Gameplay

Launching this Thursday, Bolverk Games’ Dick Wilde is first and foremost a wave-based VR shooter. Yes, I know we’ve seen plenty of those, but what separates this one from the rest is the imaginative assortment of weapons players will wield. Today, we’re going to show you them. Dick Wild is a pest control veteran, that…

HTC Reveals Vive Ads, Research Institute, Vivpaper Updates And More

HTC has had a busy day. Earlier on in Shenzhen, China, the company hosted its second Vive Ecosystem Conference, and there was plenty to announce. We learned that the company partnered with Warner Bros. to produce VR content for Ready Player One, and it revealed the next batch of startups to join its Vive X…

Frontier VR Is A Wonderful Adventure Into The Wilderness Available Now

How often do we really stop and appreciate the little things in VR? The tiny details that developers slave over, from character animations to richly layered environments? We can easily overlook these aspects while we gun down robots or hide from monsters, and it’s a real shame. But Frontier VR isn’t something that will let you…

Vive Group Edition Bundles 10 Headsets in China

HTC is constantly exploring new ways to get its Vive VR headset out to as many people as possible, be it through traditional transactions, payment plans, or location-based VR. It’s latest initiative, though, ships the device in bulk. At the Vive Ecosystem Conference in China today HTC announced Vive Group Edition, a set of 10…

Sixense’s MakeVR Now Available On HTC Vive

MakeVR is a name you might not have heard in some time. Created by STEM System developer, Sixense, this is a 3D modelling app that’s been in development for some years. Longer, in fact, than the platform its debuting on today, the HTC Vive. Since a cancelled Kickstarter campaign in early 2014 — which raised…

Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One To Get VR Content Made By HTC

As far as recommended reading for VR goes, Ready Player One ranks highly. Ernest Cline’s dystopian novel, set in a world ruled by the technology, has been given out at VR conferences and sourced as an inspiration countless times within the industry. Facebook’s Oculus even once gave all new employees a copy of the book….

Raising A Rukus Is A New Animated VR Series From The VR Company

Baobab Studios is testing the waters of VR animation with its short films, Invasion! and Asteroids!. Now The Virtual Reality Company is adding its own experiments to the mix with Raising A Rukus. Announced by the Los Angeles-based studio today, Raising A Rukus is to be a fully animated VR adventure series aimed at families….

HTC’s Vive Tracker Now Available, Shipping Brings It To $125

With so much going on in the VR space at the moment it was easy to forget that the launch of HTC’s anticipated Vive Tracker was approaching, at least for developers. From today, it’s finally here. The Vive Tracker is available to order from Vive’s own website. As previously confirmed, it costs $99, though there’s…

New Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases For Week Of 03/19/17

Strap yourself in; it’s Rock Band VR week on the Oculus Store. Harmonix’s long-anticipated rock sim is finally ready for you. There’s also another pretty good zombie shooter and a whole heap of stuff to look forward to on Gear VR this week. If you missed last week, you can see those new releases here….

New PSVR Releases For Week Of 03/19/17

Just hold out one more week; we promise the good times are coming. It’s yet another meager week for Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) in terms of releases, but things are about to kick up a notch with a suite of high profile launches from the end of March following through to May. It’s in that…

Oculus: Perfect VR Locomotion Solution is Still ‘Years Away’

If there’s one problem we’re most desperate for VR to solve right now it’s locomotion. Finding a means of movement that keeps players comfortable but retains immersion is one of the biggest challenges the industry faces. In fact, Oculus thinks an “end all, be all” solution is still “years away”. Executive Producer David Yee said…

9 PS3 Exclusives Sony Should Remaster For PSVR

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the PlayStation 3’s release in Europe. Sony’s third home console was easily its most controversial, launching with a ridiculous $599 price tag and using proprietary hardware that became notoriously difficult to develop with. It was a rare stumble for the brand. By the end of its life, though,…

Rift Year One: First Rift Owner Loves Touch, Onward and Indies

It’s the morning of March 26, 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska, and it’s likely very cold. Palmer Luckey, however, is still in his trademark Hawaiian shirt, shorts, and flip flops as he sits in a car on a city street. He shows a smartphone camera the first ever Oculus Rift to reach the hands of a…

TrueScale Makes A Compelling Case For Interior Design With VR

The industry is finding new uses for VR every day, but the potential for architecture and design apps has always been obvious. TrueScale shows you why. This new experience from Immersion, set to launch soon on both Viveport and Steam with HTC Vive support, is a compelling mix of interior design and just a little…

Gorillaz’s New Single Is Also The Coolest VR Music Video Yet

VR music videos aren’t anything new, but when an artist known for prolific, stylish animated clips like Gorillaz releases one, we pay attention. Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s experimental band of strangers is finally back after a long hiatus, and it’s got a new album coming out on April 28th. One of the first tracks…

Vive Tracker Needs Headset To Run, HTC Confirms

HTC’s upcoming Vive Tracker has literally thousands of potential applications for VR, but we can also see how it might be useful outside of the tech. If you’re looking for a cheap motion capture system, though, you’ll still need to buy the headset itself. HTC itself recently confirmed this over on the Viveport forums. In…

Obduction Devs Respond To Vive Performance Complaints

After a long wait, Cyan’s Obduction [Review: 8/10] finally came to the HTC Vive yesterday, complete with motion controller support. Fans had been patiently waiting for this version of the game since the Rift edition launched last year but, sadly, it appears lots of people are having issues with it. Multiple users have taken to…

Quark VR Shows Its Wireless Vive Streaming

All the way back in August last year we reported that Bulgaria-based Quark VR was working on a wireless prototype for the HTC Vive with some help from SteamVR creator Valve. At the time is was hard to believe but since then we’ve seen a flood of wireless adapters announced. Now, Quark is finally ready…

Wonderglade Gets French Restaurant-Destroying Game In New Update

Been a while since you’ve visited the colorful world of Resolution Games’ Wonderglade? You might want to take another look today; it’s getting a new update that brings in a rather unusual new mini-game. That mini-game is Bistro Basher, which sees players visit a French restaurant and then proceed to smash all of the produce…

Vive Cat Tracker Video Shows Purrrfect Use Of New Add-On In Action

Last week we reported on a rather purffect application for Vive’s new Tracker. Indie developer Triangular Pixels is using the device to keep tabs on their pet cats, thus not bumping into them when wearing a headset. Today, we’ve got a first look at it in action. Triangular Pixels posted the below video today. It…

Sony Reveals Slate Of New PSVR Games

PlayStation VR (PSVR) is set to have a busy few months with big releases like Farpoint and Starblood Arena, but Sony is also looking ahead, today revealing a new slate of VR titles coming from Chinese developers. These games are all being created under Sony’s China Hero Project, which supports developers in the country. A…

Legally Blind Man Creates His Own HTC Vive Game

VR is doing amazing things for disabled people. Whether it is simply transporting someone to places they might otherwise never visit, enabling gameplay with new means of input, or actually helping with treatment, this is one of the most interesting and rewarding areas that the technology has affected these past few years. But, no matter…

Disney Shows How VR Can Teach You To Catch A Ball

You might think Disney is too busy making blockbuster movies to spend time researching how VR can help teach you to catch. Well, strangely, you’d be wrong. The company’s research division this week posted footage of experiments it’s been working with in VR regarding the human perceptual system. Specifically, its work explores if VR could…