HTC Launches Vive Studios; Debuts First Title ‘Arcade Saga’

“We have entered a golden age of virtual reality content creation with incredibly powerful game engines, toolkits, and development kits at the fingertips of talented content creators worldwide.” – Joel Breton Vive has their own studio now to create the next generation of VR content. HTC is getting into the VR content development game with the…

Spatial Audio in Racket NX: Why Should We Care?

Racket: NX is a VR game powered by Waves NX’s spatial audio software. When trying different spatial audio demonstrations over the past year — some never felt right. I’d be in VR and turn my head away from an audio source, the sound would cut out completely from one of my ears ignoring how real acoustics…

VR: The Revival of the Arcade

It’s Friday night and you have to choose what to do with your evening. Pretty soon, going to a VR Arcade will be right up there with bowling and movies. Viveport President, Rikard Steiber, recently announced at Virtual Reality Developer Convention (VRDC) in San Francisco that HTC will be unveiling the Viveport Arcade, a new…

‘Drift King’ Confirmed For Upcoming Initial D Inspired VR Racing Game

“…whoever’s behind the wheel is a demon.” – Initial D, Keisuke Takashi Keiichi “Drift King” Tsuchiya, famous for popularizing drifting into motorsports and inspiring “Initial D” and “The Fast and the Furious” franchises, is now entering virtual reality with the most unexpected pair of VR enthusiasts. Leading the project is VR studio, VR INNOVATOR, headed…

Epic Games Announces Robo Recall for Oculus Touch

Epic Games, creators of Unreal Tournament, have revealed a sneak peek of their newest title, Robo Recall, during Oculus Connect 3. Being offered as a free exclusive title for Oculus Rift utilizing the Oculus Touch hand controllers, the game will demonstrate clearly what a triple A title designed for VR should be. People who are really…

FIRST LOOK: Heroes of the Seven Seas – VR Pirate Battle RPG

“Arg! Hold my grog!” If you ever felt the need to blow up pirate ships and live an unchained life off the coast of the Bahamas raiding towns and picking up random strangers from the ocean, Heroes of the Seven Seas might cure your scurvy. A new GearVR release brought to you by Mirage Entertainment,…

Is Porn Leading Innovation for VR?

Porn is a huge driving force behind early user adoption for emerging technologies. At XBiz Miami 2016, a business to business convention for the adult industry, VR was one of the hottest topics that leaked its way into every conversation. At the panel talk titled, “VIRTUAL REALITY: HYPE OR HOT?”, the biggest figures pushing VR…