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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

How NVIDIA’s New RTX Series Changes The Future of XR

I have spent a good portion of my life as a PC gamer and tracking the latest graphics technologies. At one point I became such a fan of graphics cards that I even worked for EVGA. But as an analyst, my job is to understand and interpret events and product announcements and capabilities that will…

Firewall Devs On DLC: ‘This Is Not A Release And Forget Game For Us’

Earlier this week we had the chance to go hands-on with the final, release build of PSVR-exclusive shooter, Firewall: Zero Hour from First Contact Entertainment. In our final pre-launch impressions article we spent a lot of time analyzing the game’s balance, the various maps, and detailing how customization options work. You can read all of…

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,…

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…

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…

Why You Won’t See Our Firewall: Zero Hour Review At Launch

Firewall: Zero Hour, easily one of the most anticipated VR games of this year, is just a few weeks away now. The game launches in the US on August 28th, but you won’t see our review before then. Why’s that? While it may usually be the case that a game’s developer or publisher has set…

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…

Firewall: Zero Hour – Final Hands-On Preview With The Release Build

Firewall: Zero Hour is less than two weeks away and yesterday Sony hosted a final pre-launch press preview session at their San Mateo headquarters. At the event we were able to go hands-on over the course of four hours with the final release build version of the game across competitive Contracts mode, co-op, and even…