Google Buying HTC’s Pixel Team for $1.1 Billion

HTC retains brand but lets part of their smartphone business go. Google has announced a $1.1 billion cooperation agreement under which certain HTC employees – many of whom are already working with Google to develop Pixel smartphones – will join Google. Leading into today’s news, shares of HTC were halted on the Taiwan Stock Exchange…

Check Out The PSVR Segment From The Tokyo Game Show

Sony presented at the Tokyo Game Show with a new look at its coming lineup of PSVR games. Sony is hoping for a strong holiday for PlayStation VR with a new bundled price of $399 anchored by the arrival of highly anticipated titles like Skyrim VR. Its PSVR presentation, embedded below, offers glimpses of Skyrim along…

Get in the Driving Seat as Project CARS 2 is Scheduled for Launch

Slightly Mad Studios has announced today that’s its next racing title, Project CARS 2 will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox, and PC – with support for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift this Friday 22nd September. The second installment in the motorsport racing simulation series, Project CARS 2 will include 29 motorsport series featuring 180+ cars from dozens of elite…

Pimax 8K Headset Smashes Past Funding Goal in Under 2 Hours

Current virtual reality (VR) headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive certainly do a good job when it comes to immersing users in virtual worlds, but they are still first generation consumer headsets that can be improved upon. Yesterday, Pimax launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its 8K resolution headset – and its little 5K…

USA Today Launches ‘The Wall’ Featuring VR experiences of Life Along the US-Mexico Border

USA Today has created plenty of immersive 360-degree experiences, ranging from news show VRtually There to informative documentaries like USS Eisenhower VR. Today the broadcaster has released a new project that’s at the forefront of US politics, examining President Trump’s signature campaign promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico. Called The Wall: Unknown Stories, Unintended…

Pimax Seeks Crowdfunding for 8K VR Headset

Virtual reality (VR) hardware company first came to the attention of the VR community with the release of its 4K headset last year. Since then, the company has been improving the technology and is now seeking funding to continue its work with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for the Pimax 8K. The Pimax 8K…

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…

Kickstarter Campaign Nemesis VR Takes its Inspiration From Arcade Classics Like Asteroids

Looking to bring some of the classic arcade action to virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs), British developer Fungun Ltd has launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for its frantic shooter, Nemesis VR. Player take control of a tiny space fighter with time-warping abilities, having to destroy waves of massive asteroids, squadrons of alien ships and much larger specialised tactical…

Nina is the Reason why Game Developers Make Horror Games Like Syndrome

Nina is not a big fan of VR horror videogames. This is self-evident if you’ve watched her try Paranormal Activity . If you are the type of person who enjoys horror videogames and like that scare factor of running around, helplessly trying to survive in the dark with barely any weapons or ammo. Then you’re in…

Zone of the Enders and Neko Atsume Coming to PlayStation VR in 2018

Earlier today Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia (SIEJA) held it usual PlayStation press conference ahead of the Tokyo Game Show 2017. The company didn’t disappoint when it came to PlayStation VR announcements, revealing two brand new videogames, Konami’s Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner and Hit-Point’s Neko Atsume VR, whilst Gungrave VR got it’s first trailer. Zone of the Enders:…

Crytek Adds HTC Vive Support to Robinson: The Journey

Crytek’s dinosaur filled sci-fi adventure Robinson: The Journey first arrived for PlayStation VR back in November 2016 before being ported to Oculus Rift a few months later. Today, the studio has announced that HTC Vive owners will now be able to play the title. The Steam update which Crytek has released not only adds HTC Vive support…

Street Art and Graffiti In Augmented Reality

Graffiti and street art tends to be a contentious subject. A popular way for the young to leave their mark, or promote a social agenda, but generally despised by authorities, with various methods being introduced to try and discourage graffiti and tagging. An augmented reality (AR) app called WallaMe may have found a way to…

Immersion Chess VR Updates Brings Cross-Platform Gameplay to VR and Desktop

Virtual reality (VR) studio Immersion released its latest videogame Immersion Chess VR back in May, allowing gamers to play the classic board game in VR. Now the developer has released a new update bringing cross-platform compatibility to the title. Whether you’re playing Immersion Chess VR on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or on desktop, you’ll now be able to…

Special Forces VR Reveals Steam Release Date

Upcoming tactical virtual reality (VR) shooter Special Forces VR has had the date of its release on Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift confirmed. News on a date for the expected PlayStation VR release is still awaited. Developer VR Visio previously said that a closed beta for Special Forces VR would be taking place…

This Free Gear VR Experience Lets You Meet Rembrandt

Travel back in time and interact with the famous painter. We already know VR has the stunning ability to teleport you to new locations from the comfort of your home, letting you drop into worlds you can only dream of visiting. But aside from teleportation, VR can also be a time machine, taking you back…

Duck Season Review: A Nightmare On 8-Bit Street

Type ‘Duck Hunt VR’ into Google and you’ll discover a ton of tributes to a Nintendo classic. None of them, though, are quite like Stress Level Zero’s Duck Season. On the surface, this looks like yet another clever nod to one of the first games that really let you hold and aim a gun, but…

Meet Famous Painter Rembrandt With Gear VR

Virtual reality (VR) content creators Force Field have been working in collaboration with Oculus Studios to create a new VR experience for the Samsung Gear VR that lets users travel back in time to meet one of the world’s most famous artists, Rembrandt van Rijn. The experience combines CGI environments with live actors to create…

Evocat Games Announce Nemesis Perspective Sequel Nemesis Realms

Last December Evocat Games released its unique PvP combat title Nemesis Perspective for HTC Vive, where the virtual reality (VR) player controls a boss character while the hero is controlled by a second player on a monitor. In August the team brought the title to Oculus Rift and this month they’ve announced work on its sequel, Nemesis Realms….

Sci-Fi Adventure The Solus Project Comes to PlayStation VR

PlayStation VR owners looking for a big sci-fi adventure to get their teeth into are now able to download Teotl Studios and Grip Games’ single-player explorer The Solus Project. Having originally released last year on Steam for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, The Solus Project’s story unfolds on the planet Gliese-6143-C, where you play a survivor stranded on a…

The VR Society’s ‘On The Lot’ is Back—and Fully Augmented

‘On The Lot’ is back—and now featuring AR—October 13 and 14 at The Lot in West Hollywood. Last year, the inaugural VR On The Lot brought together major players from Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Europe, and China for a two-day exploration of the intersection between entertainment and technology. Organized by the VR Society, presented by AMD Studios,…

VR Esports Tournament Comes to Brighton, UK

Esports is gradually taking off in the UK. Esports tournaments have been a fixture in Japan, Korea, the US and parts of Europe for a while, and are now popping up in the UK as well. Some events re even combining Esports with virtual reality (VR) as is the case for an upcoming tournament where…

Skyworld is a Great Social VR Strategy Game for Friends

Announced back in 2015, Vertigo Games has been busy working on Skyworld adding Oculus Touch control support, as well as Microsoft’s new mixed reality headset this fall. After trying Skyworld at Gamescom on the HTC Vive this year, Nina explains how the social aspect of Skyworld helps create an immersive environment that is extremely beneficial in a virtual reality (VR) strategy…

Magical PvP Combat Comes To Oculus Rift

Indie developer Cortopia Studios initially released its magical battle arena Wands on the Samsung Gear VR over a year ago. Now with a revamp and several improvements, the title is almost ready to make its appearance on the Oculus Rift. The development team have taken the time to improve the title, improving graphical fidelity and…