Samsung’s Gear VR smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) has led a short but busy life so far. Having been revealed back in September 2014, the kit, which runs with the company’s Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, launched in the USA the following December. More recently the…

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Back in September 2014 VRFocus reported on the launch of a new Steam Greenlight campaign for an upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible racing title by the name of Chaos Ride. Indie developer Scott Games hoped to raise enough positive votes for the title to approve it for…

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Previously VRFocus reported on Virtual LA: Venice Beach releasing on Oculus VR Share. Now Hexa 360 has released a demo for its other virtual reality (VR) experience Virtual LA: Hollywood Blvd. The title is a demo available for the Oculus Rift second development kit 2 (DK2) head-mounted…

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It’s been a little while since virtual reality (VR) fans last heard from Iris VR’s Technolust, the first-person VR experience that passed a Kickstarter campaign back in 2014. The studio behind the title announced a new title for Gear VR towards the end of the year but…

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It’s been a week now since Microsoft surprised the entire technology industry with the reveal of Windows Holographic and its HoloLens head-mounted display (HMD). The company rounded out a press briefing focused on Windows 10 with a reveal of this new concept, which has users wearing the…

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So far Samsung’s smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) has only been made available through the company’s official site in the USA. It appears that a European rollout is finally nearing, but the kit is now becoming more readily available in the USA too. This week…

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Despite having its every move closely followed by the press and fans alike, Oculus VR is still capable of pulling off some big surprises. Yesterday, for example, the company announced Oculus Story Studio, a brand new team dedicated to working on virtual reality (VR) movies for the…

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Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), has a number of offices and facilities based around the USA. While the company continues R&D work in Seattle, Washington, it has mainly become closely associated with the city of Irvine, California, where…

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Previously VRFocus reported on VRPong being released on Oculus VR Share but recently the developer, Nejc Lešek, has launched a Steam Greenlight campaign. This is in the hopes that the title can get enough up votes to be released via Steam on launch. The title is available…

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VRBits released it’s virtual reality (VR) videogame NightTime Terrors this week. In the title players will be inside of a child’s nightmare in which players have to fend off hordes of twisted nightmare toys with an array of weapons. The videogame is compatible with the Oculus Rift…

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VR Developers React to Microsoft's HoloLens Announcement
VR Developers React to Microsoft's HoloLens Announcement
VR Developers React to Microsoft's HoloLens Announcement
Project Morpheus in 2015: Are These Titles Coming to the HMD?
Project Morpheus in 2015: Are These Titles Coming to the HMD?
Project Morpheus in 2015: Are These Titles Coming to the HMD?
VR vs. OSVR
VR vs. OSVR
VR vs. OSVR
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: CES
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: CES
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: CES
12 Days of VR Gaming: Day 12 - Radial-G
12 Days of VR Gaming: Day 12 - Radial-G
12 Days of VR Gaming: Day 12 - Radial-G
12 Days of VR Gaming: Day 11 – Ether One
12 Days of VR Gaming: Day 11 – Ether One
12 Days of VR Gaming: Day 11 – Ether One
12 Days of VR Gaming – Day 10: Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe VR
12 Days of VR Gaming – Day 10: Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe VR
12 Days of VR Gaming – Day 10: Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe VR
12 Days of VR Gaming: Day 9 - Pixel Rift
12 Days of VR Gaming: Day 9 - Pixel Rift
12 Days of VR Gaming: Day 9 - Pixel Rift
12 Days of VR Gaming – Day 8: QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube
12 Days of VR Gaming – Day 8: QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube
12 Days of VR Gaming – Day 8: QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube
12 Days of VR Gaming - Day 7: Private Eye
12 Days of VR Gaming - Day 7: Private Eye
12 Days of VR Gaming - Day 7: Private Eye

LATEST REVIEWS

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

Hands-on with Visualise's Army Volunteer Experience

Visualise has long been staking a claim for the leading virtual reality (VR) video production company, working with partners such as BMW FIFA. However, their latest project steers away from excitement and into the realm of grounded realism as they invite the public to live the experience…

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Hands-on with Visualise's Army Volunteer Experience

Preview: Dying Light on Oculus Rift

Fast-paced acrobatics. Aggressive combat. Enemies coming at you from all directions. A huge map with essential verticality. Dying Light has a good number of reasons as to why it shouldn’t work in virtual reality (VR), but at the same time the team at Techland are well aware…

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Preview: Dying Light on Oculus Rift

Preview: Elements on OSVR Hacker Dev Kit

Despite having a number of OSVR demos ready for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas, last week, Razer chose to show just one to the almost never-ending queue of intrigued attendees. Presumably a combination of ease-of-use and the desire to minimise wait times, Elements was…

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Preview: Elements on OSVR Hacker Dev Kit

Preview: Project CARS

After a seemingly last minute delay, Slightly Mad Studios’ Project CARS is set for release later this year. The device will support both Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus, for PC and PlayStation 4 respectively, in due course, and VRFocus managed to get some hands-on time with the…

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Preview: Project CARS

Preview: Guinness World Records: See it 3D 2015 for Gear VR

Based on the million-selling iOS and Android mobile app, Guinness World Records: See it 3D 2015 is coming to Samsung’s Gear VR in style. The adaptation from a device you hold to one that is the full extent of your vision has been handled gracefully, and though…

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Preview: Guinness World Records: See it 3D 2015 for Gear VR

Preview: Audiobot Demo on Oculus Rift Crescent Bay

The big headline of Oculus VR’s showcase at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas, this year? Audio. The visuals are there, the positional tracking is in place, so sound was obviously next on the virtual reality (VR) checklist. With the help of Visisonics, whose RealSpace…

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Preview: Audiobot Demo on Oculus Rift Crescent Bay

Preview: Radial-G Multiplayer

Tammeka Games’ futuristic racing title is set to launch via Steam Early Access later today and while VRFocus has already brought you a look at the single-player aspect of the videogame, the multiplayer is a whole different ball game. Radial-G is fun and frantic in single-player but…

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Preview: Radial-G Multiplayer

Preview: Gunner for Gear VR

The first wave of virtual reality (VR) products are likely to be a muddled bunch. The industry has spent so long aiming for high-end PCs and the eventual consumer version of the Oculus Rift that the untimely pre-emptive arrival of a mobile head-mounted display (HMD) has taken…

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Preview: Gunner for Gear VR

Preview: Radial-G

Progress, when it comes to developing a videogame in the public eye, can be a doubled-edged sword. Revealing your on-going project at an early stage can set expectations, but with every subsequent update that bar is raised. Tammeka Games, now rushing towards Steam Early Access with their…

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Preview: Radial-G

Preview: Turn On

Despite the relative youth of the modern era of virtual reality (VR) things have come a long way in a very short space of time. This is obviously evident in the continual technological advancement of the hardware, but even more so in the software titles currently in…

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Preview: Turn On