Community Download: What Does NVIDIA’s RTX 20 Series Mean For VR?

Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate. Now that NVIDIA’s Gamescom press conference is over, we finally have the details on their brand new RTX 20 series of GPUs. Touted as the greatest leap…

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…

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,…

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…

NVIDIA Announces GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080, and 2070, Starting at $500

After months of rumors, NVIDIA’s latest gaming-focused GPUs have been revealed. Today the company took the wraps off the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080, and 2070. Starting at $500, the cards are set to begin shipping in September. The GeForce RTX cards are based on what NVIDIA calls its new ‘Turing’ architecture, which is built…

NVIDIA Demo Shows Off Real-time Ray Tracing Capabilities of RTX Cards

Alongside the reveal of the company’s professionally-focused Quadro RTX GPUs, the first based on their new Turing architecture, the company showed off a real-time experience called Project Sol to demonstrate the ray-tracing capabilities of their new cards. Running on a single Quadro RTX 6000 GPU, part of the company’s high-end professionally focused GPU lineup, Project Sol…

NVIDIA RTX 20 Series Specifications And Pricing Revealed

NVIDIA just revealed details surrounding its new RTX line of graphics cards featuring dramatically upgraded capabilities for current and next generation VR headsets. NVIDIA already revealed some information surrounding its next-generation Turing architecture and the company has confirmed support for the VirtualLink connector in its next generation cards. With today’s revelations we are learning most…

Befriend A Bird In Falcon Age Coming To PSVR In 2019

Falcon Age is an upcoming PlayStation VR game that will give players a falcon to befriend (and command) on a quest to fight off machine invaders. Details are still relatively sparse, but a reveal trailer for Falcon Age shows a first-person action adventure title built with PlayStation Move controllers in mind, with your left hand…

Watch NVIDIA’s Gamescom GeForce Event Live Here Today @ 9AM PT

Gamescom, the world’s largest gaming expo, is only a few hours away from opening their doors to the masses. To kick things off, NVIDIA is hosting a special GeForce gaming event today in Cologne, Germany that most everyone suspects will feature the launch of the company’s latest flagship GPUs, the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. If…

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…

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…

Isabelle Riva: How The Unity Game Engine Will Democratize Film

Unity Technologies has been known among developers as the maker of a “game engine” since the tool debuted in 2005. But these days, “creation engine” might be a better name for it. That’s because experiences created with Unity are more often than not films, interactive movies, advertisements, or augmented reality and virtual reality content. The…

11 Great ‘Beat Saber’ Custom Songs Worth Playing

If you’ve only played Beat Saber’s default levels, you’re missing out! A community of enthusiasts have created lots of unofficial levels which are easy to install, many featuring recognizable tunes that make the game even more fun. We’ve got a list of 11 great community-made custom songs for Beat Saber that are definitely worth a try….

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…

How VR Can Help Surgeons Hone Their Craft

FundamentalVR’s low-cost simulation education could take the medical field by storm. For the past 150 years, surgeons across the globe have been trained in a seemingly tried and true manner. Today’s leading medical professionals honed their craft through classroom instruction, cadaver based learning, and observation–rather than participation–in the operating room. The use of simulations in…

Argentina’s Crystalis VR Game Wins The 2018 Global WebXR Hackathon

The second edition of Virtuleap’s Global WebXR Hackathon has officially come to a close. This year’s event was sponsored by Mozilla, Samsung Internet, Supermedium, and VR First, and unlike last year, the competition theme was narrowed down to just two tracks: participants could either reinvent a classic game or give education a facelift using the…

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…

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…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 08/12/18

We’re spinning our wheels figuratively and literally this week. We’re counting down the days until Firewall, Bow to Blood and Torn all hit PSVR at the end of August but, until then, there is a pretty interesting new vehicular combat game to try out. Vehicular combat. That’s fun to say, isn’t it? Anyways, here we…

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 Unknown Patient Is A True War Story Brought To Life In VR

A new VR series from Unwritten Endings and VRTOV promises to dive into the deeper effects of war by retelling a true story. Directed by Michael Beets, The Unknown Patient tells the story of an Australian man found in the streets of London wearing a soldier’s uniform during the first World War. Seemingly suffering from…