SPECTRE.ai Launch VR Platform For Financial Trading

Finance is a complex, difficult and often risky business. There are a number of players at work within the world of finance who are entirely prepared to ignore rules and laws to get their own way, engaging in fraud and unethical practices. UK-based financial tech company SPECTRE.ai have noticed this tendency, and is turning to…

Steam’s Halloween Sale Features 20 VR Horror Games

By this point in my life I’m fairly certain that my phone likely auto-corrects any mention of the word “Steam” to just be “Steam sale” because of how frequent and amazing the deals are. Every season there is a new sale, sometimes even more often than that, with deep discounts on some of the best…

Do you Dare Enter the 13th Floor in Fanta’s new VR Experience

You may be bored with Halloween already – or maybe looking forward to going trick or treating later – but if you’re not then there’s plenty of virtual reality (VR) scares available to keep you entertained. Even Fanta is getting in on the act with a new 360-degree experience called The 13th Floor. Available for…

Intel’s Kim Pallister Weighs In On VR

Intel are one of the biggest and most recognisable names in computer technology, the second largest manufacturer of semiconductor chips in the world and a company deeply involved in the world of virtual reality (VR). While not as outwardly involved as companies such as Oculus or Google, Intel nonetheless play a central role in the…

Face Your Fears Stranger Things DLC Available Now

Stranger Things has been a smash hit for Netflix, reveling in the 80s setting to weave in multiple familiar 80s pop culture references whilst simultaneously weaving a compelling story that has captured the imagination of audiences. Developer Turtle Rock are trying to tap into the popularity with the release of free Stranger Things themed DLC…

Break a Leg Conjured onto Gear VR

apelab has today launched the full edition of Break a Leg on the Samsung Gear VR, a new virtual reality (VR) videogame which casts the player as an unfortunate magician. Available to download now, this final release version follows a preview chapter launched back in June of this year. Who is the greatest magician of…

Electrolux Turns to AR For Factory Maintenance

When machinery goes wrong at a factory, it can potentially mean thousands in lost revenue, sometimes requiring visits from specialist engineers. Making the repair process as fast as possible is crucial, but on-site technicians can’t be experts on everything, and specialist engineers can’t be everywhere. So Electrolux have turned to augmented reality (AR) to solve…

DOOM VFR Confirmed to Be Aim Controller Compatible

Sony have been waving the virtual reality (VR) flag high during Paris Games Week, kicking off the event with a slew of announcements for the VR platform, providing updates on some titles that were already known about as well as announcing some brand-new titles. The announcement are not over yet, however, as it has now…

GoldenEye 007’s Facility Level Gets Remade in VR

davevillz’s popular Steam Early Access title, Pavlov VR, made its debut earlier this year. Since then the developer has introduced Steam Workshop support, and the latest addition brings a recreation of one of the most popular multiplayer first-person shooter (FPS) maps in videogame history to Pavlov VR. Pavlov VR is a multiplayer FPS designed specifically…

Hands-On: Skyrim VR Without Teleportation Is Much More Immersive

The first time I tried The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR at E3 2017 earlier this year I was optimistic. For me, it was enough just to visit the world of Tamriel from inside the immersive confines of a VR headset. However, it had some major flaws. Until now the only demo we’d seen required…

Hands-On: Blood And Truth Is Like The London Heist On Steroids

It’s no secret that The London Heist is the highlight from PlayStation VR Worlds, a collection of small VR game concepts that released alongside the PSVR last year. The package was created by Sony’s London Studio and The London Heist, a short, interactive narrative experience about thieves and an epic car getaway, stole the show….

How AR is Making its Way into Crime Scene Investigations

CSIs just jumped into the future with tuServ, a new generation of policing software developed by Black Marble that uses the power of Augmented Reality via Microsoft HoloLens. AR is finding its way into all sorts of existing industries, and now the groundbreaking technology is helping law enforcement solve crimes. tuServ is an AR application that embraces…

Halloween Fright Night: 5 Screamingly Good VR Horror Titles

Horror videogames were never that overly scary when played on a monitor or TV screen as you could always see the world around you and look away if things did get a bit too intense. With virtual reality (VR) however the genre found a natural home, able to envelope you in decaying mansions or howling…

Use your Expensive VR Set-Up to Milk Cows

Imgnation Studios, a Brazilian development company focused on virtual reality (VR), has today launched Cow Milking Simulator, a whimsical arcade videogame. Available now for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, Cow Milking Simulator is, as you might expect, a VR simulation of milking cows. Cow Milking Simulator is a party game in VR, designed to be…

Can You Escape From Pennywise?

Happy Halloween! If you’re looking for a good scare today, you might want to check out Escape from Pennywise, the latest IT-themed VR experience from Warner Bros. Strap on your headset and visit the house on Neibolt Street for yourself, all the while trying to avoid the demented clown Pennywise. Be careful though as there’s…

WITHIN and Universal Music Group to Collaborate on VR and AR music Experiences

Over the past year Universal Music Group (UMG) has been gradually moving into the field of virtual reality (VR), partnering with entrepreneur Simon Fuller to bring Abba to VR, and collaborating with music platform MelodyVR. Its latest endeavour sees the company team up with immersive entertainment firm WITHIN to develop augmented reality (AR) and VR music…

VR vs. The Screen Test

Hello everybody and welcome to this week’s VR vs. The last one in October before we slide gracefully into November’s embrace – and things start to get a bit more sporadic from me as I’m cashing in some holiday time. As I write this it is Monday and I can honestly say that that was…

BAFTA Breakthrough Winner Joins Reality Clash Development Team

Back in August, independent developers Reality Gaming Group launched an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for a blockchain-powered crypto currency, hoping to raise money for the development of a sophisticated player vs player augmented reality (AR) title called Reality Clash. Now the company is boosting its development team with the addition of award winner Henry Hoffman….

Study Shows Optimum Use for Foveated Rendering

It is through a quirk in human physiology referred to as ‘persistence of vision’ that humans are able to perceive a rapidly moving series of still images as being in motion. This quirk resulted in the creation of cinema, followed by television and videogames and, ultimately, virtual reality (VR). Unfortunately, another quirk of human physiology…

PlayStation VR’s Moss now has a Release Date

Yesterday was dominated by PlayStation VR videogame news thanks to Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) content packed press conference for Paris Games Week (PGW). One title to feature was Polyarc’s highly anticipated platformer Moss which had a confirmed launch window of February 2018. Now the European PlayStation Store has listed the videogame with an exact date,…

Sci-Fi Dino Adventure Eden Tomorrow Coming to PlayStation VR in 2018

During Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) Paris Games Week (PGW) 2017 press conference the company showcased a sizzle reel full of upcoming PlayStation VR titles. During the trailer a new videogame was shown for a brief few seconds which featured dinosaur looking creatures on an arid desert world, Eden Tomorrow. Now VRFocus has a few more details to…

CCP Games Ending VR Efforts After Building Its Biggest Titles

In what can only be characterized as one of the biggest blows to the budding VR industry, CCP Games is shelving its VR efforts. The Iceland-based creator of EVE Online is one of VR’s biggest proponents and earliest developers, producing some of the industry’s most prominent titles including Rift-first space battle game EVE: Valkyrie, mobile…

AR Gets Spooky With Snapchat’s ‘Stranger Things 2’ World Lens

Visit the ‘Upside Down’ in Snapchat’s most impressive World Lens to date. Stranger Things Season 2 is now officially out on Netflix, but you probably already knew that seeing as you can’t not run into some kind of advertisement for the massively-popular show. Billboards, buses, TV commercials, customized Lyft rides, specialized Spotify playlists, even a…

Black Eyed Peas Comic Coming to Samsung Gear VR

Earlier this year hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas teamed up with Marvel to create a unique comic which aimed to combine hip-hop culture, mythology and science fiction for a story released as Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles. Now the band are working with Oculus to bring the comic into virtual reality (VR) for…