The full release of virtual reality (VR) compatible space simulation title Starpoint Gemini 2 has been a long time coming. Indie developer Little Green Men Games has kept the experience in Beta for most of 2014, with support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) highlighting its…

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Plenty of virtual reality (VR) compatible exploration videogames are worth experiencing even without a big consumer VR head-mounted display (HMD) on the market quite yet. It appears as if The Midway Oasis from indie developer Glen Rhodes will be one such title, having recently launched a pre-release…

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It’s been a long road to the release of upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible space simulator Elite: Dangerous. That path has been dotted with a number of different Alpha and Beta versions of the title that fans have been able to test out for various prices. Now…

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While the indie development community is undeniably doing a impressive job supporting virtual reality (VR) technology right now, many are waiting to see what larger development studios with the funding from huge publishers will achieve. It’s a question that’s pitted to Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) creator…

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It’s just under a week into the Kickstarter campaign for Vrvana’s Totem virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) now and things seem to be progressing smoothly. The company has raised over a third of its $350,000 CAD goal and has been busying itself trying to promote the…

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This weekend saw Oculus VR host its first ever Oculus Connect developer conference in Hollywood, California. Plenty of news about the company and its work with virtual reality (VR) came from the event, the biggest of which was the reveal of a new prototype for the Oculus…

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Indie developer Ape Law has positive news to start the week off. The developer has passed its Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible horror experience, Albino Lullaby. The campaign passed its base goal of $25,000 USD in its final hours, narrowly crossing the target…

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Indie developer Lucid VR is currently running a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to aid its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame, ZVR Apocalypse. The team is hoping to secure $30,000 AUD to help fund development of the title, which features full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display…

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Even without the release of a true consumer head-mounted display (HMD), virtual reality (VR) is breathing new life into the exploration genre of videogames. The combination of both the rise of the Oculus Rift HMD and the popularity of titles such as Gone Home has taught some…

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Earlier this week Saibot Studios launched the third entry in its Doorways series of horror videogames, Doorways: The Underworld on PC. The title is currently availably on Steam for a reduced price of £6.29, and offers full support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display…

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Oculus Connect 2014: VR Figureheads Slip Comfortably into New Roles as Company Delivers the Next Best Thing to the Consumer Rift
Oculus Connect 2014: VR Figureheads Slip Comfortably into New Roles as Company Delivers the Next Best Thing to the Consumer Rift
Oculus Connect 2014: VR Figureheads Slip Comfortably into New Roles as Company Delivers the Next Best Thing to the Consumer Rift
Hands-on: Oculus Rift Crescent Bay Prototype
Hands-on: Oculus Rift Crescent Bay Prototype
Hands-on: Oculus Rift Crescent Bay Prototype
Hands-On with Kite & Lightning's The Voice 360: Be the Coach
Hands-On with Kite & Lightning's The Voice 360: Be the Coach
Hands-On with Kite & Lightning's The Voice 360: Be the Coach
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Destiny
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Destiny
Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Destiny
VR vs. Gear VR
VR vs. Gear VR
VR vs. Gear VR
Make if a (Virtual) Reality: Best of Mobile
Make if a (Virtual) Reality: Best of Mobile
Make if a (Virtual) Reality: Best of Mobile
Hands-On with Samsung's Gear VR
Hands-On with Samsung's Gear VR
Hands-On with Samsung's Gear VR
VR vs. Ubisoft
VR vs. Ubisoft
VR vs. Ubisoft
Make if a (Virtual) Reality: Pokemon
Make if a (Virtual) Reality: Pokemon
Make if a (Virtual) Reality: Pokemon
VR vs. PAX Prime 2014
VR vs. PAX Prime 2014
VR vs. PAX Prime 2014

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: 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: Intro to VR for Gear VR

It’s widely known that Oculus VR consider the recently revealed Gear VR a stepping stone for consumers. It’s an entry level device made for people to dip their toes into this newly reborn world of virtual reality (VR). With this intent comes a responsibility to ensure that…

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Preview: Intro to VR for Gear VR

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