‘Will My Customers Feel Sick?’ VR Myth Busting

It might be a little naïve to simply accept that virtual reality (VR) is the infallible tech trend of the future. Certainly, there’s a great deal VR offers the casino and gaming sectors, but even the casual observer will have heard something of VR’s challenges. ‘VR makes you sick’ is the most common assertion uttered….

Soul Dimension Is A PSVR Horror Game You Can Play Soon

Chinese games studio Keen Vision announced their VR debut today with a trailer for Soul Dimension, a new PSVR puzzle-horror game. There is very little information about the game beyond the trailer, and Keen Vision has no English-language web presence. A brief description on the PlayStation EU YouTube channel sounds like it was directly translated…

Review: Rangi

Porting videogames to more powerful platforms isn’t always that easy. Graphics can be improved but the overall feel will always come across from the original. This can be especially noticeable when bringing a Samsung Gear VR title to Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, as the differences between a smartphone an a VR-ready PC are massive….

DreamSail Games Release First Footage of The IOTA Project

New York-based indie developer DreamSail Games recently announced its first virtual reality (VR) project in the form of The IOTA Project for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. As destructive mech videogame, the studio has now released the first gameplay trailer. The pre-alpha footage showcases some of the early design ideas and gameplay mechanics players can look forward…

The Raven VR Is A Chilling Adaptation Of An Edgar Allan Poe Classic

Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven is so haunting in its drama and convincing in its misery that you don’t really need a VR headset to bring it to life. Poe’s sorrowful words carry such weight to them that you can’t help but immerse yourself deep in the poem’s world. Nevertheless, Thomas Pasieka has put his…

Experience Near Death in VR

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to come back from the brink of death, then we have good news for you. It’s said that over 80% of those who go through a legitimate near death experience, or NDE, claim their lives were forever changed as a result of their incident. The recorded effects have…

Developer Plays Oculus And Steam Games With Valve’s Knuckles Controllers

Valve is developing a pair of more immersive hand controllers currently called “Knuckles” that promise to offer more precise finger tracking and grasping sensations in VR. Though the controllers are still in a prototype phase and likely to change, Valve released early versions to developers over the last few months and interest is high to…

Edgar Allan Poe’s Poem “The Raven” Brought to Life on Oculus Rift

Inspiration for virtual reality (VR) content can come from anywhere, literature, films, other videogames, but rarely do you see one inspired by a poem. That’s exactly what Thomas Pasieka has done with his newly released project for Oculus Rift, giving life to 19th century American writer Edgar Allan Poe’s famous work The Raven. Starting life in 2015…

How Cloud-Based Physics Could Revolutionise VR

Processing power needed to run virtual reality (VR) is high. You need to be able to run a videogame at 90 frames per second (FPS) with stereoscopic rendering and high-end tracking to have an enjoyable VR experience. Cloudgine however think they have a solution in the cloud and networking technology that was used to power Oculus…

Media Molecule’s Dreams Still Has PSVR Support

It feels like an age since we’ve seen Dreams, but that’s because it has been. Media Molecule’s next big game missed out on both E3 2016 and 2017 showings after debuting at the event in 2015, and we’ve been dying to see more of it. That’s largely because Dreams seems like the perfect PlayStation VR…

Can an Infinity Ward Co-Founder Succeed in Social VR?

Infinity Ward is home to some of the biggest selling videogames of all time. Having birthed the Call of Duty franchise, which after more than a decade of annual releases is still topping the charts every holiday season, Chance Glasco suffered ‘videogame burn out’ after his seventh edition in the industry-leading series. After taking some…

They Came From Space Set to Deliver On Controversial Technology

They Came From Space is a case where seeing is believing. The new Vive and Rift title from Scottish developer Cloudgine is a ‘proof-of-concept video game’ for cloud-based computing. Rather than relying on the just the user’s computer, Cloudgine’s tech allows distant and much more powerful server farms to crunch the numbers, then sends the…

Geometry Wars Inspired Spartaga Coming to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

House of How has today unveiled its debut virtual reality (VR) videogame, the Geometry Wars inspired Spartaga. Currently in development for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, Spartaga is set to launch via Steam later this year. Comprised of former Gears of War and HoloLens developers, amongst other high-profile projects, House of How is aiming to…

Run of Mydan Is A Fast And Fluid VR Action Game Available Now

Here’s a question of the philosophical variety: when is an on-rails shooter not an on-rails shooter? In the case of Run of Myden, a room-scale game in which you can move around on a floating platform that itself travels a set path, I think we have an answer. Though only in Early Access, this VR…

Windows VR Headset Comparison: HP vs Acer

For the past year and a half the world has known two primary PC VR ecosystems: the Oculus Home-powered Oculus Rift (and Touch controllers) and the SteamVR-powered HTC Vive (although the Rift works on SteamVR too, but that’s beside the point sort of). There have been a handful of others that popped up, like OSVR,…

Abstract Adventure Platformer KIN Coming Soon

The platforming genre has seen a significant resurgence in the past few years. Once thought to be a dying genre once 3D rose to ascendence, it would seem that virtual reality (VR) would be an unlikely saviour, but the simple nature of the control and mechanics of the platformer has made it very attractive to…

More Carnage Awaits as Killing Floor: Incursion Heads to Paris

Today Tripwire Interactive has released its zombie shooter Killing Floor: Incursion for Oculus Rift with Touch support. On Sunday VRFocus released a gameplay video showcasing part of the first level, giving you a taste of the horrors that await. Now, with Killing Floor: Incursion’s launch out the way, it’s time to unveil one of the later areas ‘Paris’. In stark…

The 9 Best VR Games Of 2017 So Far

As hard as it is to believe, we’re over halfway through 2017, and what a year it’s been. The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are now a year into their lifecycles and Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) isn’t far behind. We’ve seen developers really start to get much more comfortable with these headsets, and that’s lead…

Killing Floor: Incursion Review – Action-Packed Zombie Horror

Killing Floor: Incursion is a great example of how to take an existing IP and make it work inside of VR. The baseline series of Killing Floor games is all about fighting off relentless waves of zombies (referred to as Zeds in the Killing Floor universe) and other grotesque, deformed, and horrendous creatures. At its…

Review: Killing Floor: Incursion

Ever since Tripwire Interactive announced its first-person shooter (FPS) Killing Floor: Incursion at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016, the videogame has looked like one of the most brutal titles coming to Oculus Rift. And that’s not far from the fact, with this free-roaming monster hunter not pulling any punches when it comes to creating an intensely…

The Solus Project Coming Soon To PlayStation VR

Developers Teotl Studios and Grip Digital have announced that first-person exploration/survival title The Solus Project will be released on PlayStation VR on 18th September, 2017. Previously available on Steam for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, The Solus Project puts the player in the role of a scout, sent to search a distant planet to look…

AltspaceVR Lives On

Many users of social virtual reality (VR) app AltspaceVR were deeply saddened and disappointed to hear that the app would be shutting down. Now it seems the app may be getting a stay of execution due in large part to the actions of its community. In any social-based app or experience, the community is the…

League of War: VR Arena Brings More Couch Multiplayer to PSVR

Munky Fun, the team behind the hit free-to-play mobile game League of War: Mercenaries, announced they’re bringing the popular franchise to PlayStation VR with League of War: VR Arena. The arena-style pseudo-tabletop strategy game sees players selecting units, placing them on the battlefield, and watching the ensuing fireworks as tanks, flamethrowers, and helicopters (among others)…

Job Simulator Meets The Shooting Range In The Frantic Shooty Fruity

You know how it is; you’re bagging your groceries at the supermarket, when a giant watermelon rolls in with an angry expression intent on squishing you, so you grab your revolver from overhead and unload a round on him with one hand while continuing to scan your produce with the other. That damn fruit is…

Preview: Shooty Fruity – Should’ve Taken that Job in McDonald’s

Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives was undoubtedly a highlight of the first wave of modern virtual reality (VR) consumer software, and so it’s perhaps inevitable that a number of copycat titles would emerge. While this argument could easily be levelled at nDreams – which readily admit Owlchemy Labs’ hit was an influence – Shooty Fruity…

Shoot the Fruit in nDreams’ New VR Exclusive

nDreams has today announced a new virtual reality (VR) exclusive title, Shooty Fruity, in development for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. Set for release late in 2017, Shooty Fruity casts the player in the role of a cashier at a convenience store that’s being overrun by mutated fruit. Shooty Fruity cashiers must face…

Marble Land Invokes The Spirit of 80s Arcade In VR

Those who are old enough to remember classic arcade and Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) title Marble Madness may be interested to know that one of the earliest examples of the physics puzzle videogame is being brought into the 21st Century by incorporating the simple concept into a virtual reality (VR) environment with Marble Land. Marble…

These are the Nominees for VR Bound’s First VR Awards

As we reported last February, VR Bound- along with sponsors, including AMD and HP- are organizing the inaugural VR awards in London on September 23rd. VR Bound announced the shortlisted nominees for the awards’ twelve categories earlier this weekm and you can see them below. VR Headset of the Year: HTC Vive Oculus Rift Razer…

Clash of Clans Gets AR Facebook Filter

Clash of Clans is still one of the biggest and most profitable mobile videogames out there, even five years after its initial release. Add to that one of the more popular ways to interact with augmented reality (AR) through the use of AR filters, and you have the new Clash of Clans AR filter, available…