Hands-on: ‘Fallout 4 VR’ Shows Improvements, but I’m Still Not Sold

Entering the Wasteland, sneaking up on a group of raiders and shooting them down with guns in your own two hands, tossing back a Nuka-Cola, hanging out with Dogmeat; these are some the things that get fans excited about playing Fallout 4 VR. And in case you’ve been cryogenically frozen in a nuclear bunker this past year, you should know Fallout…

Video: Watch Valve’s New ‘Knuckles’ VR Controller in Action

Knuckles, Valve’s unique VR motion controller, is already in the hands of select developers who are no doubt designing ways to use the controller’s 5-finger tracking. In the video published by Zulubo Productions, we get a better look at just what Knuckles can do. The demo, first seen in a Knuckles developer guide, is designed to…

Google to Bring 3D 180 ‘Point-and-Shoot’ Cameras to Vloggers this Winter

To fit alongside the company’ Daydream mobile VR platform, Google is partnering with Lenovo, LG, and YI Technology to create a new class of 180 cameras. Called VR180, the point-and-shoot video cameras create stereoscopic 180 video that can be uploaded or livestreamed to YouTube, and viewed on VR headsets. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki took the stage at Vidcon…

Hands-on: IBM Watson Brings Voice Commands to ‘Star Trek: Bridge Crew’

IBM Watson, the artificial intelligence platform designed to understand natural language, today launched support for Star Trek: Bridge Crew (2017) across PSVR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Before the service launched today, lone players could control the ship’s other posts—Engineering, Tactical, Helm—by clicking a few boxes to issue orders. Now a sole captain (also with a mixed crew…

Valve Reveals More Detail on ‘Knuckles’ Motion Controllers

Valve has lifted the veil somewhat on its Knuckles controllers, first revealed as a prototype last October at the company’s annual Steam Dev Days conference. In a blog post today, Valve showed off some specs of the Knuckles dev kit alongside a button-map of the device, revealing the controllers will have multiple capacitive sensors to allow…

Review: ‘The Mage’s Tale’

Stepping into The Mage’s Tale, a first-person dungeon crawler RPG that puts you in the enchanted boots of an apprentice mage, is a bit like jumping into your own personal ’80s sword and sorcery flick. With elemental magic at the ready, you get to experience classic dungeon crawler stuff like exploration, spell crafting, puzzles, and battle against…

Despite Parent Company’s Legal Trouble with Oculus, Bethesda says: “We plan on supporting as many platforms as we can”

Bethesda recently announced that Fallout 4 (2015) is coming to HTC Vive this October, and Skyrim (2011) is soon to follow sometime in late 2017 on PlayStation VR. Amidst talk of platform exclusivity, the company took to twitter to quell some fears in the community, tweeting out yesterday that they “plan on supporting as many platforms as [they] can.” While…

Gameplay Video: ‘Moss’ is an Adorable Adventure Coming to PSVR

Now that E3 is in full swing, we had a chance to get our hands on the newly announced third-person action-adventure game Moss, a title for PSVR from Polyarc Games that follows the adorable but fierce little sword-wielding mouse Quill. Seated in a great library with vaulted ceilings, a closed book is placed before me on ancient-looking writing bench, the sort you’d…

Japanese PSVR Game ‘No Heroes Allowed! VR’ to See Western Release

Sony today announced that PSVR title No Heroes Allowed! VR (aka What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord?), a quirky Japanese real-time strategy game exclusively for PlayStation VR, will be making a Western debut this fall. First announced at the Tokyo Game Show 2016, this little RTS lets you become a veritable God of Destruction, and together with the…

‘Superhot VR’ is Coming to PSVR this Summer

Sony’s E3 press conference saw a rush of reveals coming to the company’s PlayStation 4 headset PSVR, including a full release of Skyrim VR coming in November and a list of VR exclusives soon to follow. Among them is the stylized and the ever so cool Superhot VR (2016) finally coming to PSVR. While currently only available on Oculus Rift…

‘Skyrim’ Coming to PSVR with Motion Controls, Trailer Revealed at E3

It’s official. Sony is bringing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to PlayStation VR. Revealed today during Sony’s E3 conference, the company showed the full physicality of the game in a trailer with the watermark “PlayStation VR Game” to prove it. While it was theorized that Fallout 4 VR and Doom VFR would be the only Bethesda IPs…

Watch Sony’s E3 Livestream Here @6PM PST

E3 2017 is here, and Sony’s conference is kicking off tonight at 6PM PST (local time here) where VR announcements are sure to await. Enjoy our predictions and watch the livestream here linked below. We’ve long suspected Star Wars: Battlefront II., a game that took the spotlight at EA Play yesterday, would officially support PSVR in some…

Ubisoft Announces Multiplayer Arcade VR Shooter ‘Space Junkies’, First Screenshots Revealed

Ubisoft today announced a new VR arcade shooter called Space Junkies, billing it as a “jetpack-fueled arcade shooter developed exclusively for virtual reality gaming.” According to Ubisoft, the game features fast-paced multiplayer competition set in three-dimensional “Orbital Arenas,” letting players have shootouts in a micro-gravity environment. Space Junkies will be available on Oculus Rift (requiring…

Linkin Park to Release VR Experience, Created by Spatialand and Intel

Starting off today’s E3 fun, Intel announced that not only will upcoming VR title Lone Echo have a free multiplayer mode for all Oculus Rift owners, but that Linkin Park is releasing a VR experience next month. With the help of AR/VR production studio Spatialand, Linkin Park’s VR experience will feature music, special contests, Linkin Park…

Apple Announces First VR-Ready Computers

Apple has finally made a commitment to VR, announcing on stage today at Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017 that not only will they offer an external GPU developer kit for MacBooks capable of meeting the graphical demands of VR, but that both the new 27-inch iMac and the iMac Pro will be VR-ready out of the…

‘FORM’ Review

The word ‘surreal’ invariably falls short when it comes to trying to lift the shroud surrounding the VR first-person puzzler FORM. Transporting you to a strange inner universe via an enigmatic black obelisk, you experience what it must feel like to make contact with a higher intelligence, with its intense interlocking geometric constructions and imposing, dream-like architecture—FORM is an…

Microsoft Reveals Asus Mixed Reality Headset, New Design from Dell

Today at Computex 2017, the annual IT expo held in Taipei, Taiwan, Microsoft revealed more from their line-up of affordable Windows ‘Mixed Reality’ headsets, including Asus’ headset and an updated design from Dell. While solid specs or pricing information aren’t available for either headset just yet, the company today revealed Asus’ headset which sports an interesting low-poly front cover…

‘Star Trek: Bridge Crew’ Review

Ubisoft’s long-awaited Star Trek: Bridge Crew, the co-op space sim that puts you at the bridge of your very own Federation vessel, is nearly here (coming out May 30th), but we’ve had our mitts all over a pre-release copy for a few days now. Wherever you may fall on the spectrum of Trek fandom, Bridge Crew promises more than…

Daydream Standalone Headsets to be Priced Similar to Rift and Vive

Daydream-compatible standalone headsets are coming, revealed on stage at Google I/O yesterday, but the big question remains: how much is one of these inside-out positional tracking headsets going to cost? Google tells that although prices are dependent on the individual manufacturers, they expect it to cost about as much as a PC VR headset like Oculus…