VR and Language Learning: How VR Can Crack the Language Code

How many times have you tried (and failed) to learn a language? You’re not alone. Now linguists are saying it may not be totally your fault. As theory-based techniques are becoming increasingly scrutinized and the need to experiment with a practical curriculum increases, we can look at VR’s role in EdTech’s trajectory and the ways…

VR and Language Learning: How VR Can Crack the Language Code

How many times have you tried (and failed) to learn a language? You’re not alone. Now linguists are saying it may not be totally your fault. As theory-based techniques are becoming increasingly scrutinized and the need to experiment with a practical curriculum increases, we can look at VR’s role in EdTech’s trajectory and the ways…

VR and Language Learning: How VR Can Crack the Language Code

How many times have you tried (and failed) to learn a language? You’re not alone. Now linguists are saying it may not be totally your fault. As theory-based techniques are becoming increasingly scrutinized and the need to experiment with a practical curriculum increases, we can look at VR’s role in EdTech’s trajectory and the ways…

VR and Language Learning: How VR Can Crack the Language Code

How many times have you tried (and failed) to learn a language? You’re not alone. Now linguists are saying it may not be totally your fault. As theory-based techniques are becoming increasingly scrutinized and the need to experiment with a practical curriculum increases, we can look at VR’s role in EdTech’s trajectory and the ways…

The Venture Reality Fund Release Their H1 2018 VR Landscape

Following on from the success of Beat Saber by Beta Games, the Venture Reality Fund has announced that it is releasing its first half 2018 virtual reality (VR) landscape highlighting 10% overall growth. This sees the most activity in location-based entertainment, gaming, enterprise and healthcare, showcasing that VR is continuing to grow in size and…

VRFocus Nominated In 7th Annual TIGA Games Industry Awards

While there are many ways of recognising achievement, industry awards have long been seen in creative industries as a substantial notifier of talent and commitment. This was the aim of the TIGI Games Industry Awards when it was first run seven years ago, and has since evolved into one of the most prestigious awards in…

Gaze-Controlled VR Adventure Arca’s Path Reveals Release Date

The pastel-and-watercolour environments of Arca’s Path VR have been intriguing fans of virtual reality (VR) since they were first unveiled at E3 earlier this year. Now developer Dream Reality Interactive and publisher Rebellion have revealed just how long there is to wait until those unusual environments can be properly explored. Arca’s Path is unusual in…

Gaze-Controlled VR Adventure Arca’s Path Reveals Release Date

The pastel-and-watercolour environments of Arca’s Path VR have been intriguing fans of virtual reality (VR) since they were first unveiled at E3 earlier this year. Now developer Dream Reality Interactive and publisher Rebellion have revealed just how long there is to wait until those unusual environments can be properly explored. Arca’s Path is unusual in…

Creed: Rise to Glory Has A Full Online Multiplayer Mode

We’re less than a week away from the launch of Creed: Rise to Glory, but developer Survios is only now revealing one of the game’s biggest features. The boxing tie-in, which launches ahead of this year’s Creed II in cinemas, is getting an online multiplayer mode. More specifically, you’ll be able to enter the ring…

Killing Floor: Incursion Dev to Publish VR Stealth Experience Espire 1: VR Operative

Tripwire Interactive released the rather good Killing Floor: Incursion last year for several headsets yet stayed quiet on any further virtual reality (VR) projects. Well it seems as though the studio has been busy on a collaboration instead, revealing a partnership today with Digital Lode on a VR stealth experience called Espire 1: VR Operative. Digital Lode are…

Walmart Buys 17,000 Oculus Go Headsets For Worker Training

Walmart and VR startup STRIVR are expanding a partnership and distributing Oculus Go headsets for worker training at every store. The roll out should see 17,000 Oculus Go headsets distributed to Walmart stores for employee training — four going to every Supercenter and two heading to each Neighborhood Market or Discount Store before the year…

Start-Up Firm Illumix Reveals Technology for Dynamic AR Videogames

The release of Apple’s iOS 12 includes improved augmented reality (AR) capabilities thanks to the ARKit 2 toolset integrated into the new OS, but so far few apps and videogames have truly taken full advantage of the technology. Start-up firm Illumix is hoping to change that by allowing the AR content to react to the…

‘CREED: Rise to Glory’ to Include PvP Multiplayer at Launch Next Week

CREED: Rise to Glory, the upcoming arcade boxing game from VR studio Survios, is getting a PvP mode that will let you duke it out with other players in online matches. It was previously thought that the game would only feature single-player modes such as the game’s campaign, where you battle against NPC contenders on your quest…

Pixar Magic: How Magnopus Brought The Wonder Of Coco To Life In VR

“Pixar originally didn’t want to do the project [Coco VR] because they didn’t think we could hit the quality bar that they found acceptable,” said Ben Grossman, Co-Founder of Magnopus. “We had to prove ourselves.” And they did just that. Magnopus is a visual effect and experience company founded by people that have decades of…

Valve Unveils Third Evolution Of Knuckles Controllers

The EV3 devkit features an improved battery life, better ergonomics, and an overall stronger design. In an official blog post made earlier today, Valve revealed its Knuckles EV3 devkit, the third iteration of the companies original 2016 design. A smaller upgrade when compared to the massive changes brought on by the EV2 model, this latest…

First-Person Angry Birds Game Announced For Magic Leap One

One mobile gaming’s most Since the launch of its first game in 2009, popular mobile franchise Angry Birds has received an astonishing 17 different releases, 4 spin-off games, a comic book series, even an animated film voiced by a cast of A-list celebrities. Now the seemingly unkillable franchise has set it sights on the world…

First-Person Angry Birds Game Announced For Magic Leap One

One mobile gaming’s most prolific franchises arrives on the Magic Leap One this fall. Since the launch of its first game in 2009, popular mobile franchise Angry Birds has received an astonishing 17 different releases, 4 spin-off games, a comic book series, even an animated film voiced by a cast of A-list celebrities. Now the…

‘Firefox Reality’ Web Browser Now Available On Oculus, Viveport & Daydream

Mozilla Firefox arrives on VR & AR headsets as an open-source, cross-platform browser tailor built for immersive content. Earlier this year the Mozilla Corporation announced plans for a powerful new version of their popular Firefox browser tailored specifically for web-based mixed reality content on standalone VR & AR headsets. We’ve since been waiting five grueling…

Slime Rancher to Get Free VR Update This Fall

As virtual reality (VR) continues to grow more developers are looking at ways of implementing the technology into their pre-existing videogames. The latest to do so is Monomi Park, partnering up with VR studio 3lb Games (creators of Space Dragon) to add a VR element to Slime Rancher. Part of a free DLC update, Slime Rancher: VR Playground will bring…

Oculus Connect 5 Will Livestream In VR, But Not On Rift

You’ll be able to watch next week’s Oculus Connect 5 in all but the most expensive of Facebook’s VR headsets. The Oculus Venues app, which launched earlier this year on Oculus Go and Gear VR, will be streaming keynote talks and eSports matches live from this year’s developer conference. Venues hasn’t yet launched on the…

Pre-Order Ace Combat 7 to get Ace Combat 5 for Free

There might be a few months to go until Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown finally arrives for PlayStation VR, but Bandai Namco has a tempting offer for those interested in pre-ordering the title ahead of launch, a free copy of Ace Combat 5. Available to pre-order now on the US PlayStation Store for $59.99 USD, there are three…

Angry Birds Gets a Mixed Reality Makeover for Magic Leap One

Resolution Games has already made a name for itself in the virtual reality (VR) industry with videogames like Bait!, Wonderglade and Narrows, while Rovio Entertainment has yet to enter the immersive market. That’s going to change soon enough, with both companies collaboration on a new mixed reality (MR) experience for the Magic Leap One Creators Edition headset, Angry Birds FPS:…

First-person ‘Angry Birds’ AR Game is Coming to Magic Leap This Fall

Angry Birds, the mobile breakout hit, is coming to Magic Leap in a brand new game called Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot. Due to launch this Fall, the game is quite literally a first-person take on the physics-based slingshot smasher game. Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds franchise is one of the smartphone world’s earliest smash-hits. The…

Angry Birds Is Coming To Magic Leap One Creator Edition

Magic Leap One is getting its first videogame from a major brand: Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds. Resolution Games, a Stockholm-based developer best known for VR games like Bait! and Narrows (and was notably founded by former members of Candy Crush Saga developers, King), today announced Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot, which is on its…

PSVR Exclusive Astro Bot Gets Plenty Of New Gameplay In Latest Trailer

We’re not too far from the launch of anticipated PlayStation VR (PSVR) exclusive, Astro Bot Rescue Mission now. Before launch, though, there’s just time for another look at the gameplay. In the video below members of developer Sony Japan are on-hand to discuss making the game, and what makes it different to more traditional third-person…

‘Slime Rancher’ to Get VR Version This Fall in Free DLC

The critically-acclaimed game Slime Rancher (2017), a PC and console title that lets you run your own ranch filled with plucky slime buddies, is getting a VR version this fall that will allow you to vac, feed, and play with slimes. Developed by Monomi Park and VR studio 3lb Games, Slime Rancher: VR Playground is said to…