The Biggest Rift, Vive And Windows VR Releases Of The Week 08/15/18

It’s not a bad week for releases on PC VR. We’ve got some quirky puzzles, online Poker and, of course, some robot-smashing action. Dive in! Archangel: Hellfire, from Skydance Interactive Price: Free update or $19.99 (Rift, Vive) The anticipated multiplayer update for Skydance’s Archangel is finally here. Jump into a mech and do battle across…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 08/15/18

It’s yet another quiet week for PSVR owners, though that’s not such a bad thing when we know The Persistence is launching next week. Hang in there! Sea of Memories, from Ivanovich Games Price: £7.99 (EU Only) A relaxing puzzle game in which you navigate between islands in an expansive ocean. You have to solve…

Why Farpoint’s Best Moments Don’t Involve A Gun

It took me a little time, but last week I finally took the internet’s cruelly-delivered advice, manned up, and shot my way through Farpoint. There was some screaming, some jumping and some “lalalala I’m not really here”-ing, but by god I got there. By the time all the spider-slaying and pants-changing was done though, I…

Spider-Man Won’t Swing In Marvel VR, Oculus Explains Why

Yesterday we finally got the news we’d been waiting for; Spider-Man will indeed be a playable character in Marvel: Powers United VR when it launches on Oculus Rift next week (along with several other fan-favorite characters like Wolverine). But those of you that watched the game’s launch trailer may have noticed some of Peter Parker’s most…

New Oculus Rift Bundle Featuring Marvel: Powers United VR Revealed

Clearly, Oculus is hoping that its upcoming superhero action game, Marvel: Powers United VR, will be big enough to sell a few Rifts. To that end, it’s introducing a new bundle for anyone that hasn’t picked the VR headset up yet. The Marvel: Powers United VR bundle, revealed at San Diego Comic-Con today, comes with…

Nickelodeon Combines Live TV With AR For Screens Up

Nickelodeon’s latest AR project has you using your phone in conjunction with its live broadcasting. Revealed this week, the new Screens Up app is a new initiative from the company that will encourage you to get your smartphone out at specific moments during a show to augment your experience. Starting with Kid’s Choice Sports, which…

Sky’s Whisper Is A Soothing VR Game That Gives You Wings

This VR game gives you wings, and I don’t mean in the Red bull sense; I mean it actually lets you fly like a bird. Sky’s Whisper is a soothing new VR experience from SkyDust Studios, which consists of Montreal-based artist Peter Tran and programmer Ylan Luu. In it, you use your respective motion controllers…

VR MMO OrbusVR Is Free On Rift This Weekend

Onward is going to have a little competition with its free weekend kicking off tomorrow. While Downpour Interactive’s online shooter is free to play on Rift and Vive via Steam for the next few days, it’s Orbus Online’s OrbusVR that’s getting a trial weekend on Oculus Home. The fun starts in just a few hours…

NeverBound Is A Gravity-Defying Shooter With Some Awesome Ideas

I’m starting to think the fastest way to making a compelling VR game is to play with gravity. Lone Echo used zero gravity traversal to create an immersive adventure and then Downward Spiral did the same with the ability to bring friends into the game. Enthusiast Games’ NeverBound might not be as revelatory as those…

NeverBound Is A Gravity-Defying Shooter With Some Awesome Ideas

I’m starting to think the fastest way to making a compelling VR game is to play with gravity. Lone Echo used zero gravity traversal to create an immersive adventure and then Downward Spiral did the same with the ability to bring friends into the game. Enthusiast Games’ NeverBound might not be as revelatory as those…

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Coming To VR In 2019 Via Archangel Dev

Now that Archangel: Hellfire is out (and is pretty good!), developer Skydance Interactive is ready to announce its next VR project: The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners We actually reported that Skydance had partnered with the company behind the massive zombie franchise, Skybound, last year, but the game was officially revealed for the first time…

New York Finally Confirmed For Marvel Powers United VR

For all of the exotic comic book locations confirmed for Marvel: Powers United VR thus far, the staple of superhero land hasn’t yet been confirmed. That changes today. Yes, downtown New York City will be available in the game when it launches next week. The war-torn streets will resemble something like the climactic battle of…

Hotel Transylvania VR Has More Than A Bit Of Beat Saber In It

Sony released another movie this month, which of course means there’s a tie-in VR experience to go with it. This time it’s the Hotel Transylvania series getting the headset treatment. Sony Pictures Virtual Reality today announced Hotel Transylvania Popstic, tying into the recent release of the third entry in the animated movie series. As the…

Gorgeous VR Adventure Torn Releases Next Month

It looks like one of the best-looking VR games of 2018 will be with us in a few short weeks. Torn from Aspyr games just got a pre-order listing on the PlayStation Store, which itself states the game is launching on August 28th. We’ve reached out to the developer to confirm the date is accurate….

David Bowie VR/AR Exhibition Will Let You Try On Iconic Outfits

Even after his passing, David Bowie is still helping to change the world. For the past six years, a touring exhibition named ‘David Bowie is’ has been celebrating the work of the legendary singer/songwriter. Running through the final years of his life and continuing on past his death in 2016, it takes a look back…

Onward Is Getting A Free Weekend This Week, New Map Soon

Hey PC VR owners, envious about upcoming PSVR-exclusive shooter, Firewall: Zero Hour? There’s no need to be; Rift and Vive have a perfectly excellent military shooter of their own that you can try for free this weekend. Downpour Interactive’s Onward will be free to play from July 19th to 22nd via Steam. The entire game…

Blood And Truth Aim Controller Support Not Happening ‘At The Moment’

One of PSVR’s most promising upcoming games may not get support for the headset’s excellent Aim controller, but hope is not lost. VentureBeat recently spoke to Sony London’s Director of VR Product Development, Stuart Whyte, about the studio’s newest game, Blood And Truth. The PSVR exclusive is a first-person shooter (FPS) set in London’s gritty…

Thalu: Dreamtime Is Now Is A Surreal VR App Exploring Australian Culture

It’s always nice to see VR apps that look genuinely new, and Thalu: Dreamtime is Now certainly seems fresh. This new VR experience from Frame VR will be on display at the Melbourne International Film Festival next month. It’s a piece that brings you closer to the lives of director Tyson Mowarin’s people, the Ngarluma,…

Downward Spiral’s PSVR Version Is Releasing Very Soon

The PSVR version of one of our favorite VR games of the year so far is nearly here. Finland-based 3rd Eye Studios this weekend confirmed that its VR space odyssey, Downward Spiral: Horus Station, will arrive on Sony’s headset sometime in August. Writing in a blog post, the studio noted the console version was “in…

The Biggest Rift, Vive And Windows VR Releases Of The Week 07/08/18

Again, there’s isn’t a lot to talk about this week, but what is there is definitely interesting. Shooter and horror fans will be well-served. Seeking Dawn, from Multiverse Price: (Rift, Vive, Windows) Seeking Dawn is an expansive new shooter with gorgeous visuals and co-op support. You touch down on an alien planet and fight off…

The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 07/08/18

All’s quiet in PSVR land this week. We’ve got just one truly new game to check out. Hope you like tennis! Dream Match Tennis, from Bimboosoft Price: $14.99 I’m excited about this. Not because I’m a fan of tennis in any meaningful way, but because this particular take on the sport is made by none…

Marvel VR: Every Hero, Villain And Location Explained

Ever wanted to be a superhero? Better yet, how about a Marvel superhero? With Marvel Powers United VR you can do just that. This promising new VR game lets you step into the shoes of your favorite comic book characters and team up with friends to save the world over and over again. What is…

Beat Saber PSVR Will Have Exclusive Features, PS4 Pro Support

It sounds like you won’t have to worry about the PSVR version of Beat Saber being downgraded from its PC sibling too much. Speaking to GamesBeat this week, Beat Games CEO Jaroslav Beck noted that the console experience — which was announced at E3 last month — will be very similar to the version Rift…

Why Virtual-Virtual Reality Remains A VR Experience You Must Play

It’s a secret shame of mine that we’ve never done a proper review of Tender Claws’ Virtual-Virtual Reality (VVR). In my defense, it’s not exactly a ‘game’ in the conventional sense, and we’ve haven’t really figured out how to handle impressions for these types of apps yet. How do you put a score on something…

Guardians of the Galaxy Star-Lord And Gamora Are In Marvel VR

Another two stars of this summer’s Avengers: Infinity War and the Guardians of the Galaxy movies are playable in Marvel Powers United VR. Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord and deadly green-skinned warrior, Gamora, are the two new heroes announced for the game this week. Quill brings sci-fi gadgets into battle to give him the edge over…

Horseback Shooter Hopalong: The Badlands Gets PSVR Release Date

From the Future’s hilarious spin on the VR shooter, Hopalong: The Badlands, is releasing on PSVR very, very soon. The studio announced today that the game will launch on PSVR on July 17th. Hopalong isn’t like most other VR shooters; it’s a western-style shooter that sees you jump on the back of a toy horse…