Space-Based Real-Time Strategy in VR with MoonStrike

Real-time strategy has seen something of a resurgence in popularity thanks to virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Several titles have taken advantage of the immersive capabilities of VR to offer RTS games, and now developers Big Dorks Entertainment mix in some space combat to bring MoonStrike to VR. The developers describe MoonStrike as…

Titanic VR Finally Hits PC Next Week, PSVR Soon

Just hold on a little longer, Jack; Titantic VR pulls into port very soon. The latest project from Apollo 11 VR developer, Immersive VR Education, Titanic has actually been in Early Access since the end of last year but the full version of the app is finally arriving on August 16th on Oculus Rift and…

Echo Combat’s Next Open Beta Coming This Month

Grab your zero-gravity sick bags; the next open beta for Echo Combat gets underway very soon. Developer Ready at Dawn Studios recently confirmed that the next chance to play its Oculus Rift-exclusive shooter kicks off on August 16th (a Thursday), likely running through to end of the weekend on August 19th. This beta will be…

‘Electronauts’ Review – Unlock Your Inner Groove

Electronauts sits at an interesting intersection somewhere between game, experience, and tool. Your experience with Electronauts then may vary depending upon what you hope to achieve with it. If you’re anything like me—someone who can fall deep into music, but isn’t musically trained—you’ll find a totally unique and approachable platform for expressing your inner groove. Electronauts…

What Is SLAM And Why It’s One Of The Biggest Challenges In Development

It’s no secret that Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have become a core element in development, especially after companies like Niantic were able to massively increase their income with Pokèmon GO. What are the current trends when it comes to app development then? What is SLAM and most of all, why is it…

What Is SLAM And Why It’s One Of The Biggest Challenges In Development

It’s no secret that Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have become a core element in development, especially after companies like Niantic were able to massively increase their income with Pokèmon GO. What are the current trends when it comes to app development then? What is SLAM and most of all, why is it…

How VR’s Next Generation Shows Key Signs of a Maturing Market

VR feels like it’s simultaneously moving fast and slow. It’s been two years and four months since the leading PC VR headsets, the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, hit shelves. The leading high-end headset overall, PSVR, has only been around for one year and nine months. That’s a significant amount of time for individual products,…

Prototype Backpack Features Robotic Limbs Controlled Remotely In VR

Project Fusion’s VR-controlled robot arms could revolutionize remote collaboration. As part of an ongoing effort to create a real-life Dr. Octopus, researchers at Keio University’s Graduate School of Media Design in Tokyo, Japan have developed a specialized backpack device that includes a pair of robotic arms. Lead by University assistant professor Yamen Saraiji in collaboration…

Prototype Backpack Features Robotic Limbs Controlled Remotely In VR

Project Fusion’s VR-controlled robot arms could revolutionize remote collaboration. As part of an ongoing effort to create a real-life Dr. Octopus, researchers at Keio University’s Graduate School of Media Design in Tokyo, Japan have developed a specialized backpack device that includes a pair of robotic arms. Lead by University assistant professor Yamen Saraiji in collaboration…

Electronauts Made Me Feel Like Daft Punk In Less Than Five Minutes

If, like me, you’re not especially drawn to Electronauts’ brand of dance music, there’s a good chance you’ve already written off Survios’ latest VR app in your mind. But, having bitten the bullet and drowned myself in silky synth sounds, I’d urge you not to be so hasty. Electronauts is like a virtual portal into…

5 Virtual Reality Applications for Artists

Virtual reality (VR) is probably the most used oxymoron of this century, and it is only in recent days that people have started to get their heads around the breadth and scope of this technology. Virtual reality is dream like. In fact, it is a dream but with the added fact that you are conscious…

Defeat Deadly Space Wasps in VR Shooter Hit the Hive

Wasps are one of those things that can ruin a peaceful Summer picnic or day out. Publisher and developer VOID VR is allowing players the chance to vicariously get revenge on those pesky insects by sending you into battle against evil robot insects from space in virtual reality (VR). Hit The Hive is a procedurally…

Vroom Kaboom Is An Insane Multiplayer Vehicular Card Battling VR Game

The videogame industry likes to make up terms that soon become entire genres, but we’re pretty sure we’ve never heard of a vehicular card battling multiplayer VR game. Well, Ratloop Games’ Vroom Kaboom is just that. This frankly insane-looking new game is coming to PC and PS4 next week with optional support for the HTC…

‘Electronauts’ Is A Surreal VR Music Production Tool For Any Skill Level

Survios enlists the help of EDM’s biggest names for this mind-bending musical experience. Thanks to the success of both Raw Data and Sprint Vector, California-based VR studio Survios has made a name for itself within the immersive entertainment community as an established developer of AAA VR content. For their third official release, the ambitious company…

How Survios Crafted A Creative Music VR Experience With Electronauts

The founders at Survios are true believers in virtual reality, and they’ve poured a lot of effort into the hit VR games Raw Data and Sprint Vector. Now they’re switching from games to something more like an immersive music experience with Electronauts. The VR app will enable music fans to remix, compose, and perform their own music, riffing on works by artists such…

Mech Fighter VR Videogame Mecha Rushdown Lunches Next Week

If you have ever dreamed of stepping into the ring to battle massive 20ft tall robots in high powered Mixed martial arts (MMA) and boxing style showdowns then you are in luck. Say hello to Mecha Rushdown, a new virtual reality (VR) title from developer Blueroom that invites players to control these giant suits of metal…

VR Docu-Series Explores The Lives Of Chimps Freed From Research Labs

Follow former medical chimpanzees, Hercules and Leo, as they leave isolated captivity and step outdoors for the very first time. During 2009 two chimpanzees originating from the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, were ‘leased’ to Stony Brook University in New York.. It was there that the unfortunate animals were…

Learn To Sculpt In Virtual Reality With Gio Nakpil This Weekend

For those looking to learn how to utilize Oculus Medium to create stunning artwork or get some tips from a master sculptor will be happy to hear that a special one-day class is being put on for just that. Online tutorial resource mold3D Academy are putting on the workshop in partnership with medium and Oculus…

Poker VR Goes Multi-Platform With Oculus Rift Release

Card players have been able to enjoy playing poker in virtual reality (VR) on the go since the Oculus Go launched back in May. Like many other titles, Poker VR was available at launch for the Oculus Go, but now Oculus Rift owners can enjoy playing poker in VR with friends from the comfort of…

MoonStrike Review: Balance Issues Hamper An Otherwise Creative VR RTS

Strategy games have a knack for just feeling really good in VR. Reaching out and grabbing units, directing them with your actual hands, and observing a battlefield from high above is a special kind of power. Until now, most of those wars had been waged on digital tabletop-sized zones, but now MoonStrike is taking things…

Rift, Vive Barely Move In July’s Steam Hardware Survey

The share of VR usage on Steam barely shifted in July 2018. Last month’s charts showed Oculus Rift pull slightly ahead of the HTC Vive with 46.26% of the overall usage compared to the latter’s 44.56%. The difference this month is minimal; Rift comes in at 46.18% whereas Vive also drops to 44.35%. Microsoft’s Windows…

Evil Dead: Virtual Nightmare Crawls onto Oculus Go

Any horror fan worth their salt should know of Sam Raimi’s cult classic The Evil Dead series which began in 1981, going on to inspire countless knockoff’s and even a TV spin off series. Mobile games publisher Boomdash Digital announced earlier this year that it was in the process of making a virtual reality (VR) experience of the…

Oculus Confirms Four VR eSports Tournament Finals Coming to Oculus Connect 5

Oculus has confirmed that a number of VR eSports tournament finals are officially headed to Oculus Connect 5, the company’s annual developer conference. Competing for a total cash prize pool of $120,000, tournament hopefuls will descend upon San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center on September 26th – 27th. Live coverage of the tournament finals will begin at…

Event Planning Platform AllSeated Launches New VR Visualization Tool

AllSeated, an event planning and coordination platform, has launched a new VR tool which allows for one to one visualization of floorplans and venues for high end event planning. AllSeated’s new VR visualization tool allows for virtual walk through a venue before locking down plans, offering up a better perspective of what the venue will…

ESL’s VR League: Season 2 Grand Finals Taking Place at Oculus Connect 5

A couple of months ago Oculus announced the second annual esports tournament, VR League: Season 2, in collaboration with ESL. With the competition well under way with players competing from across the globe its been announced that the grand finals will take place during Oculus Connect 5 (OC5) in September. Due to be streamed live…

ESL’s VR League: Season 2 Grand Finals Taking Place at Oculus Connect 5

A couple of months ago Oculus announced the second annual esports tournament, VR League: Season 2, in collaboration with ESL. With the competition well under way with players competing from across the globe its been announced that the grand finals will take place during Oculus Connect 5 (OC5) in September. Due to be streamed live…