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…

GeForce RTX Cards Announced with VirtualLink VR Connector

Based on the company’s ‘Turing’ GPU architecture, NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX cards include hardware support for the new VirtualLink connector, a standard designed for next-gen VR headsets. Announced last month, VirtualLink is a connection standard designed specifically for VR headsets, which is backed by a consortium of major players in VR space, including NVIDIA, AMD, Valve,…

Step Into The Body Of A Transgender Man Using VR

Aptly named, Machine to be Another, is a creative VR experience which allows you to see and feel what it is like to be another person. As the age old saying goes, before you judge someone, walk a mile in their shoes. The Machine to Be Another aims to bring this particular ideaology to life…

Oculus Rift on Sale for $350 at Amazon US

After the Oculus Rift Marvel Powers United bundle was briefly on sale for $350 at Best Buy, now the basic Rift package has dropped to $350 at Amazon US, a $50 discount, which is about as good as you can hope to find. It’s not the bundle with Marvel Powers United VR, but the Oculus Rift package…

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…

Oculus Rift Marvel Bundle on Sale for $350 at Best Buy

Just over two weeks ago Oculus debuted its first Rift retail bundle, which includes the recently released Marvel Powers United VR alongside a handful of other free titles. Now the bundle is on sale for $350 at Best Buy in the US, a $50 discount over the usual price. The Oculus Rift Marvel Powers United VR bundle launched…

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…

Insomniac And Oculus To Host Public Demo Session For Stormland At PAX

If you’re attending PAX West later this month or happen to live in and around Seattle, WA then consider yourself one of the lucky few that will have the first-ever hands-on opportunity with Insomniac’s upcoming fourth Oculus Rift exclusive, Stormland. Oculus will be hosting demos only on August 31st as a one-time pop-up event with…

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…

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…

Over 500,000 People Have Now Tried Resident Evil 7 In PSVR

Resident Evil 7’s PSVR support recently crossed yet another milestone. Residentevil.net, the official website for the game that tracks data from players that opt-into it, now notes that over half a million people have played Capcom’s survival horror revival in VR (501,511 at the time of writing). That’s 13.93% of the 3,601,502 players that have…

The Exorcist: Legion VR Is Finally Complete With Fifth Chapter

Over 10 months since its initial unveiling, Wolf & Wood’s Exorcist VR saga is finally complete. This week sees the launch of the fifth and final installment in the episodic horror VR game, named The Tomb, on Steam and Oculus Home. Writing in a Steam update, the developer noted that this chapter was the team’s…

You Can Now Watch The BBC Proms Music Festival In VR

The world’s largest classical music festival is embraces virtual reality. For the first time this summer, the BBC Proms are holding an event entirely in VR. Produced by BBC VR Hub, Nothing to be Written commemorates the centenary of the First World War and was created by composer Anna Meredith with 59 Productions – the…

NVIDIA’s New High-end Quadro RTX First to Include VirtualLink VR Port

Today at SIGGRAPH 2018 NVIDIA announced ‘Turing’, their next-generation GPU architecture aimed at real-time ray tracing, and the first high-end GPUs built atop it, the Quadro RTX 8000, 6000 and 5000. The cards are the first to include the recently revealed VirtualLink port, a new connection standard specially designed for next-generation VR headsets. Ray tracing—a computer…

Seven VR Titles Nominated At This Year’s Emmy Awards

VR continues its mainstream invasion as a new pack of virtual content makes its way to the prestigious award ceremony. This September the Primetime Emmy Awards will celebrate its legendary 70th anniversary, once again honoring the absolute finest in U.S. television entertainment. For the last two years, VR content has managed to quietly infiltrate its…