Actor Sean Pertwee, most recently known for his portrayal of Alfred Pennyworth in TV drama series Gotham, is set to star in an upcoming virtual reality (VR) videogame currently in development at Coatsink. The title has not yet been revealed, though Coatsink has been enthusiastic about VR…

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UK developer Coatsink are regular supporters of international videogame events, appearing at the likes of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, and Gamescom, Cologne, earlier this year. Next on the studio’s agenda however is something a little closer to home, as today its been confirmed that…

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Nival VR has today launched its second virtual reality (VR) title on Steam, InCell VR, as previously reported by VRFocus. Following the successful InMind VR, InCell VR is a high speed racing experience designed for use with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Built with the Unity…

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The 33rd annual Golden Joystick Awards are almost here, but before they can happen the nominations have been laid out for the public to vote on. Out of the 24 available categories 21 are open to the public, and 9 million votes were received for last years…

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Virtual reality (VR) don’t always have to be viewed from a first-person perspective, as indie developer VR Bits has shown with Nighttime Terror. Now the studio has teased some footage of the top down shooters sequel, Nighttime Terror 2. The video demonstrates time manipulation and magic spells…

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Giving a teasing reveal this week has been some concept art for virtual reality (VR) space shooter EVE: Valkyrie. The images were created by Narrative Designer and Art Content creator Andrew Robinson at developer CCP Games. The images don’t reveal many great details about the main game…

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It’s been known for a while now that Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) will be bringing its Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) to this month’s Tokyo Game Show (TGS) in Japan. The company has even suggested that it will be revealing some new experiences for…

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Almost any car fan will have watched the BBC’s motoring show Top Gear at some point. The TV show was not only one of the most popular programmes in the UK but also across the world, spawning several imitators. And one of the most iconic figures to…

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Sony Corporation surprised technology fans at its IFA 2015 press conference in Berlin, Germany yesterday by making mention of its Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) for PlayStation 4. While no new announcements were made, CEO Kazuo Hirai flagged up the device in a show…

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One of the demos HTC has been using at the various events and expos the company has attended with its Vive virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) has been Aperture Science. The title it based around the Portal franchise created by HTC’s VR partner Valve. While the…

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LATEST REVIEWS

Review: Project CARS

AAA virtual reality (VR). That’s something the community has dreamed about since the day the initial Kickstarter for Palmer Luckey’s Oculus Rift launched. Nearly three years later with no consumer hardware available that’s still a dream, but if anything Project CARS serves as wonderful reassurance that we…

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Review: Project CARS

Review: Toybox Turbos

Codemasters have broken new ground. A full title released for a piece of hardware not yet publicly available, and polished in it’s support despite the limited audience. Technical demos are commonplace for virtual reality (VR) at present, as are Steam Greenlight campaigns and Kickstarters; but a full…

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Review: Toybox Turbos

Review: QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube

If QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube gets one thing right, it’s the implementation of its Oculus Rift support. Launch the videogame via Steam and a pop-up with two options appears immediately: ‘Play QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube’ or ‘Launch Oculus Rift Mode’. For fans of virtual reality (VR) right…

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Review: QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube

Review: Infinity Runner

Wales Interactive’s Infinity Runner joins the small collective of videogames that offer support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) long before a consumer version of the device is available. Jumping on the VR bandwagon so early is most certainly a double-edged sword: developers…

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Review: Infinity Runner

Review: Crashed Lander

Available to purchase now, Crashed Lander is the definition of an ‘indie’ title. Not necessarily in respect to the way in which it was developed – though this too is a observer of the trends of that same label – but in the fact that it’s a…

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Review: Crashed Lander

Review: Ether One

BioShock was a landmark videogame. Though its roots are firmly grounded in the first-person shooter (FPS) genre it opened the door for many more experiences where the player becomes an active participant in the world in areas removed from simply shooting enemies. It laid the groundwork for…

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Review: Ether One

Review: Strike Suit Zero

Having launched just over a year ago, Born Ready Games’ Strike Suit Zero has developed a keen audience on Windows, Mac and Linux PC formats. Developed by a small UK studio thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, Strike Suit Zero is a space combat videogame designed to…

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Review: Strike Suit Zero

Review: No More Room in Hell

Originally launched back in 2011, No More Room in Hell is a mod developed using the Source engine, based on the hugely popular Half-Life 2. The videogame has frequently been touted as a ‘zombification’ of Gordon Freeman’s second crusade, but following its official release in 2011 it…

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Review: No More Room in Hell

Review: QUAKE II

Undeniably the most popular genre in the modern videogames industry, first-person shooters (FPS) titles owe a debt of gratitude to a number of 1990s titles. QUAKE II is one such landmark release; a perfect mix of visceral violence and logical puzzle solving all wrapped-up in a technically…

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Review: QUAKE II

Review: Slender: The Arrival

Slender: The Arrival is the speedily produced sequel to the hugely popular Slender: The Eight Pages, having seen release just one year after it’s predecessor. Keen to capitalise on the success of the original the development team at Blue Isle Studios is said to be considering bringing…

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Review: Slender: The Arrival

LATEST PREVIEWS

Preview: Final Approach on HTC Vive

Phaser Lock Interactive are new to the virtual reality (VR) scene, with the debut of their HTC Vive launch title, Final Approach, at last month’s PAX Prime, Seattle. Despite having only been working on the title for 3 months Final Approach is looking in a very healthy…

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Preview: Final Approach on HTC Vive

Preview: Wayward Sky

Uber Entertainment’s Wayward Sky has an interesting history. The Washington based developer’s eagerness to jump into virtual reality (VR) originally saw the title unveiled as Ikarus, a Gear VR exclusive videogame, before realising their ambitions stretched beyond the limitations of the mobile hardware. The result of this…

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Preview: Wayward Sky

Preview: The Gallery: Call of the Starseed on HTC Vive

Virtual reality (VR) is at its best when it catches you off guard. The Oculus Rift, Project Morpheus and HTC Vive head-mounted displays (HMDs) really prove their worth in the moments where you find yourself unexpectedly having a very human reaction to a slight detail. There are…

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Preview: The Gallery: Call of the Starseed on HTC Vive

Preview: EDEN on Oculus Rift

It’s something of a shame that the name ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ is already taken. Back in 1999 the BBC decided that computer-generated imagery had advanced enough to realistically recreate the prehistoric beasts in a six-part documentary. For the time this was a landmark event but, in 2015,…

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Preview: EDEN on Oculus Rift

Preview: Arcophobia on Gear VR

There’s going to be a lot of attempts to tackle a lot of phobias in virtual reality (VR) over the next few years. It’s an obvious application for the technology; to get people to face their fears by forcing them to experience them in a safe, controlled…

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Preview: Arcophobia on Gear VR

Preview: Homoculus Sapiens

People are approaching virtual reality (VR) in fascinatingly diverse ways. Many see the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) in its intended form, as a portal to other worlds to escape into. But equally as interesting are the developers that instead look at the device as an alien…

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Preview: Homoculus Sapiens

Preview: Eagle Flight Prototype

Ubisoft’s u-turn on virtual reality (VR) development has already yielded dividends in the form of Rabbids VR Ride, though it’s unlikely this will ever see a consumer release due to the extensive hardware requirements. Offered with more potential however, is Eagle Flight Prototype, a VR experience set…

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Preview: Eagle Flight Prototype

Hands-on with Rabbids VR Ride

Ubisoft have famously back-peddled on their reluctance to work on virtual reality (VR) products after having once noted that the head-mounted displays would have to sell one million units before receiving AAA support. Thankfully, the publisher is now backing the new medium with not only a full…

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Hands-on with Rabbids VR Ride

Preview: Bandit Six: Salvo on Gear VR

Gear VR might not have the largest library of virtual reality (VR) software, but it certainly has some dedicated developers. Despite what’s likely a low install base for the Innovator’s Edition of the device, the kit already has some teams that have created multiple experiences for it.…

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Preview: Bandit Six: Salvo on Gear VR

Hands-on with Henry: Learning Lessons From Lost

Oculus Story Studios’ Lost was an insight into the direction that the virtual reality (VR) powerhouse that is Oculus VR saw 360 degree motion-picture productions going in. It was a short taste of a new medium openly inspired by The Iron Giant, yet in it’s brevity it…

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Hands-on with Henry: Learning Lessons From Lost