Syfy’s Outrageous ‘Sharknado’ Franchise Heads To VR For The First Time

Fire an AK47 while trapped inside a shark-filled tornado in this immersive VR gore-fest. In terms of sheer ridiculousness, very few franchises are able to hold a candle to the Sharknado series. Since the release of the first installment back in 2013, Syfy channel’s made-for-tv disaster comedy has spawned an incredible FIVE sequels, each filled…

The Exorcist VR Livestream: We’re Gonna Try Not To Scream Or Cry

Viewers beware, because for today’s livestream we’re venturing into the depths of The Exorcist: Legion VR, a terrifying virtual reality horror experience from the creators of A Chair in a Room. Now that all five chapters are out on Steam that means that the entire Exorcist VR experience is ready to be enjoyed — that…

Shoot Sharks With Bazookas In Sharknado VR Later This Year

I don’t know why Sharknado, as a franchise, exists. If you asked me to name a redeeming quality the film series has I’d be hard-pressed to pick anything other than it being the perfect embodiment of the “so bad it’s good” mentality. They’re really just not very good by any traditional metric of quality. But…

Hands-On: Transference Is An Engrossing VR Story About A Corrupted Mind

During my latest hands-on demo with Transference from Ubisoft and Spectrevision last week, I got chills sent straight down my spine at two very specific moments. The first time, it was a classic jump scare. I was rummaging through drawers looking for clues when I turned around to see a dark, silhouetted figure of a…

Ubisoft’s Transference Launches Next Month, PSVR Prequel Demo Out Now

You won’t have long to play all of Ubisoft Montreal and SpectreVision’s new VR title, Transference, but you can get a taste of it from today. The game, which will launch on September 18th, just got a free demo on PS4’s PlayStation Store with support for the PSVR headsets. Unlike most demos, this download is…

HTC Is Opening Its Viveport VR App Store to Oculus Rift Users

HTC has announced that the company’s Viveport VR app store will allow developers to sell titles supporting the Oculus Rift beginning on September 4th. HTC has been making moves to promote its Viveport VR app store, an alternative to the de facto content platform for the HTC Vive, SteamVR. Having recently announced a partnership in…

The Biggest Rift, Vive and Windows VR Releases Of The Week 08/12/18

Grab your lifejackets; we’re finally jumping aboard the Titanic in VR this week. Or, if education isn’t your thing, there’s also the chance to blow some stuff up in an intriguing new free to play title. Either way, it’s not the most abundant week for releases, but you should definitely try one of these two out. Vroom…

Take A Guided VR Tour Of Germany’s Last Industrial Coal Mine

Photogrammetry and volumetric VR preserve every detail of this historic mining operation in Ruhr, Germany. Available for free via SteamVR, the Realities VR experience takes users on a variety of photorealistic virtual tours through some of the most astonishing locations on Earth. On top of the apps well-curated catalogue, a regular stream of free DLC…

The Next Generation of GPUs are Upon Us

The modern VR revolution needed quite a lot of different branches of technology to reach a certain points before something like the Oculus Rift or Vive is possible. The main ones that we usually point to are smartphone components. The motion sensors and high resolution displays in modern premium VR systems all only here because…

Be The Hero Is A Super-Powered VR Game Releasing Next Week

Another chance to step into the shoes of a superhero is coming to VR headsets next week. EXPVR is set to launch its energetic action game, Be The Hero, on August 24th via Steam Early Access with support for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows VR headsets. The studio recently released a new mixed…

PlayStation VR Passes 3 Million Units Sold

Sony today announced that PlayStation has sold more than three million units, showing consistent sales over the course of the headset’s nearly two years on the market. Announced on the official PlayStation blog today, the three million unit milestone is believed to put PSVR far ahead of other high-end headsets like the Rift and Vive,…

MLB Holds First ‘Home Run Derby VR Little League Challenge’

ESPN3 broadcasted New England’s victory against Japan live in Little League International’s first ever virtual home run derby tournament. ESPN3 was the channel to watch yesterday as Major League Baseball debuted its inaugural Home Run Derby VR Little League Challenge, a bold new tournament that brought together 16 teams from across the world for a…

Rec Room Livestream: Laser Tag, Rec Royale, And More

For today’s livestream we’re jumping into Rec Room — it’s been a while since we visited this free social VR application. Among its recent updates, including a battle royale game mode, there has been a new laser tag map, new Quests, and lots of custom rooms that community members have made. There is even a…

Oculus Rift Now Compatible With Viveport & Viveport Subscription

Starting today, developers can display their Viveport titles as Rift-compatible, with full consumer support starting September 4th. With nearly 500 VR experiences occupying their well-curated catalogue, Viveport’s game subscription service is a fantastic option for any new headset owner looking to dive head-first into the virtual scene. Now the $8.99 per month service is extending…

Hands-On: Mario Kart VR Is Entirely Worth The Wait

Take my advice: savor the opening minute of Mario Kart VR before your race actually starts because it’s the only time you’ll get to properly soak in the Mushroom Kingdom in all of its virtual glory. Twist your head around to see Peach or Luigi staring back at you, admire the iconic Question Blocks off…

Evasion’s Full Version Launches In October On PSVR, Rift And Vive

One last big piece of PSVR news today; Archiact’s Evasion is very close to release. The first-person shooter, which is also coming to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, will arrive on October 9th. Sony announced the news on its PlayStation Blog, though the game’s Steam page also confirms the same date for the PC…

HTC Launches Viveport Subscriptions For Oculus Rift

Starting in September HTC is formally supporting Oculus Rift headsets with its Viveport subscription plan. The plan includes a free trial, so there’s little risk for Rift owners to try out the service. The entry level $9 per month Viveport subscription plan lets players pick five titles to play that month. According to HTC, there…

PSVR Passes Three Million Headsets Sold Worldwide

Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset has sold over three million units worldwide. The company announced the news on the PlayStation Blog today, also confirming that it had sold 21.9 million games and experiences for the platform. The console launched back in October 2016  and, last December, Sony confirmed that PSVR had passed the two million…

Creed: Rise To Glory Boxes Onto PSVR Next Month

Electronauts has barely been out a week but developer Survios is already nearing the release of its next big title in Creed: Rise to Glory. The VR boxing game which is based on the recent spin-offs of the Rocky films, is launching on PlayStation VR (PSVR) on September 25th for $29.99. A press release sent…

The Spy Who Shrunk Me Looks Like No One Lives Forever VR

The Spy Who Shrunk Me from Catland is an upcoming tongue-in-cheek VR stealth game that appears to take heavy inspiration from titles such as No One Live Forever and spy films such as Austin Powers, James Bond, and Our Man Flint. You take on the role of  Based on the trailer above it looks a…

Unknightly Livestream: Thief VR Is Here With This Careful Stealth Game

For today’s livestream we’re sneaking through the dimly lit corridors of Thief-inspired VR stealth game, Unknightly from Portal Studios. For fans of stealthy games such as Thief and Dishonored, there is quite a lot to love here even in Early Access. The premise of Unknightly (which is currently 30% off on Steam) is that you…

VR Game Releases For August 2018

Every month we aim to round up each and every VR game release for you in one single place — this is August’s list. Since we’re starting this series a bit late in the middle of the month it won’t be as comprehensive as future months since a lot of games have already come out,…

StarVR One: 90 FPS, SteamVR Tracking 2.0 With ‘Nearly’ Human FoV

StarVR unveiled its long-in-development commercial VR headset at SIGGRAPH today. The StarVR One HMD promises SteamVR 2.0 Tracking with visuals running at 90 frames per second, eye-tracking and a field of view covering “nearly 100 percent of natural human vision.” The headset is being shown with a handful of experiences at SIGGRAPH this week with…

We Should All Be More Like Jordan From VRChat

Meet Jordan. He’s a young kid that found his way into the dangerous waters of VRChat and, using the power of a pure child’s soul and cute phrases, touched the hearts and minds of thousands of people over the past week. When YouTuber Syrmor livestreamed VRChat for his followers about a week ago, it’s safe…