Earlier in the month VRFocus reported on the launch of a Steam Greenlight campaign for a new surreal virtual reality (VR) experience named Dreamflight. Indie developer Refugio 3D is still trying to get the title approved for sale on Valve’s digital PC store, but has this week…

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The first surprise of the Oculus Connect virtual reality (VR) developer conference in Hollywood, California has been revealed. Earlier today event host Oculus VR announced that the first development kit (DK1) of its Oculus Rift head-mounted mounted display (HMD) was now open source. This means that anyone…

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This weekend sees the first Oculus Connect event take place in Hollywood, California. The developer conference will see Oculus VR talk about its ‘latest hardware’, caushing much speculation as to if the company might reveal the consumer version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display…

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One of the most anticipated events on the virtual reality (VR) calender, Oculus Connect, is finally here. Registration for the developer conference, which takes place over the next two days in Hollywood, California, opened just a few hours ago, with developers just starting to get passes and…

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On-rails train combat simulation. That’s not a phrase that gets thrown around the videogame industry a lot these days. But indie developer The Dirgiballers doesn’t stop there with its immediate hooks for Tumbleweed Express. No, add in terms such as ‘steampunk’, ‘laser turrets’ and, of course, ‘Oculus…

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There are few graphics processing unit (GPU) manufacturers out there bigger than Nvidia. And with the virtual reality (VR) climate currently concerned with using high powered machines to offer the most immersive experiences possible, any new GPUs the company reveals are going to be subject to close…

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Playful Corp.’s Paul Bettner is not shy about expressing his opinion on all things related to the videogames industry. By-and-large, this is a gush of enthusiasm from someone who loves being part of an entertainment industry. Bettner loves videogames, and in a new interview with VRFocus he…

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With this weekend’s Oculus Connect event in Hollywood, California fast approaching all eyes are on the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) at this point in time. That said, Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) are still talking about their own Project Morpheus HMD for the PlayStation…

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It’s taken just under a month longer than anticipated but the promised demo for upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible adventure title Private Eye has finally launched today. As the title’s Twitter account reveals, developer Jake Slack has experienced a few issues in getting the sample ready for…

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The Tokyo Game Show (TGS) isn’t the only event in Japan that you can expect to find the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head mounted display (HMD) at the moment. Ad:Tech Tokyo is another technology-based event that looks at the future of advertising. As you might imagine…

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LATEST REVIEWS

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: 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: 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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LATEST PREVIEWS

Preview: Proton Pulse on Gear VR

There are many virtual reality (VR) experiences that have been doing the rounds throughout the community for quite some time and yet seem to be no closer to a consumer release. Proton Pulse was one such title: infamous in it’s absence from download portals despite having been…

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Preview: Proton Pulse on Gear VR

Preview: HMX Music VR for Gear VR

Harmonix developing a virtual reality (VR) videogame for Gear VR is something of a landmark. There are many studios developing new experiences for VR, and many with higher budgets than the independent developers that have been championing the technology thus far. However, Harmonix are widely considered the…

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Preview: HMX Music VR for Gear VR

Preview: Coldplay + on Gear VR

The first of what is likely to be many, Coldplay + is an experience that invites you to become part of the act. The user sits front-and-centre on the stage, similar to that of Cirque de Soleil Media’s Hold on to Your Seat, and is offered a…

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Preview: Coldplay + on Gear VR

Preview: James's Legacy: The Prologue for Gear VR

Since the unveiling of Playful Corp.’s Lucky’s Tale for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) it seems as though a number of development studios now have much more faith in third-person virtual reality (VR) experiences. It would be hard to suggest that another developer has come as…

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Preview: James's Legacy: The Prologue for Gear VR

Preview: VR Quest for Gear VR

Subtlety has never been Oculus VR’s strong point. As a company they’re all about being the ‘biggest’ or the ‘best’. Being ‘first’ or being ‘better’. Being ‘affordable’ or being ‘high end’. They want to be out there, in front of the consumer and leading the field. So…

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Preview: VR Quest for Gear VR

Preview: Ruin & The Maze Runner for Gear VR

Ruin and the Maze Runner are two different motion-picture productions presented in a similar fashion on Gear VR. These passive presentations further the idea of Gear VR as a new vision for media consumption not just limited to videogames, but rather video as well, all dressed-up with…

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Preview: Ruin & The Maze Runner for Gear VR

Preview: The Cave for Gear VR

Passive experiences were common on the Gear VR at IFA, Berlin, following the initial reveal of the device at Samsung’s Unpacked event earlier this month. Innerspace’s ¬≠The Cave was one such creation, transporting the player to a different world similar to our own but with new and…

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Preview: The Cave for Gear VR

Preview: Hold on to Your Seat

Perhaps the most unusual technical demonstration made available for Samsung’s recently unveiled Gear VR thus far, Hold on to Your Seat is a new and unique production from Cirque de Soleil Media. It’s theatre made specifically for virtual reality (VR), and though it’s only a few minutes…

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Preview: Hold on to Your Seat

Preview: Omega Agent

Most of the software revealed for Samsung’s Gear VR thus far has been delivered with a concerted effort to establish the device as a comfortable virtual reality (VR) experience. It’s surprising then that Omega Agent was offered as part of this initial software cascade as, despite being…

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Preview: Omega Agent

Preview: Dreamworks: 20 Years of Dreams and Laughter for Gear VR

Samsung’s reveal of the Gear VR brought with a number of unusual experiences. Videogames? Sure. Interactive motion-picture? Certainly. Stereoscopic 3D video viewers? That’s surely a given. But promotional tools using the device for new ways to watch trailers? That’s a less than obvious design decision. And yet…

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Preview: Dreamworks: 20 Years of Dreams and Laughter for Gear VR