Last month saw the launch of an intriguing virtual reality (VR) experience for the Google Cardboard smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD) named War of Words. Created by BDH in partnership with the BBC, this free app was released as part of the ongoing events in honour of the…

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Last week saw the release of the full version of indie developer Duelboot Games’ Verde Station on Steam. Having only been revealed in July 2014, the title has made it through a Steam Greenlight campaign and Early Access phase and into release in the space of less…

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Iceberg Interactive have announced the launch of a holiday sale on Steam. Included in the line up is virtual reality (VR) videogame Starpoint Gemini 2 developed by indie developer Little Green Men Games. The videogame led a successful beta in early March and was released finally via…

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Earlier in the week Gaijin Entertainment, the developer behind virtual reality (VR) compatible historical combat title War Thunder, released the 1.45 update for its videogame, bringing its Steel Generals expansion into Closed Beta. The update brings a whole host of new additions to the War Thunder experience,…

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Independent developers Proscenium are getting into the holiday spirit with a discounted offering to all virtual reality (VR) enthusiasts. Debut title Spectre is now available to download from Steam at a discounted price throughout the holiday season, reducing the cost of an Early Access purchase by 10%.…

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Earlier this week indie developer The Dept of Silly Stuff launched a new Steam Greenlight campaign for its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible flight-based videogame, Faceted Flight. The campaign is looking to secure enough positive votes to launch on Valve’s digital PC store early next year with…

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Back in October innovative input manufacturers Leap Motion launched a contest for the virtual reality (VR) development community in which the contestants had to create a unique application or videogame making use of both the Leap Motion device and the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). The contest…

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It’s been a big week for indie developer Innerspace VR. The team has become one of the first studios to make it onto Samsung’s Gear VR smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) with the release of Playhead. The music-based experience is available as of this week…

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While the end of 2014 will be about winding down for many videogame developers, some of which will have released some of the biggest titles of the past few months, Broken Window Studios likely won’t be able to rest too much. Grave, the developer’s upcoming virtual reality…

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Earlier this week VRFocus reported on news that the developer of Weightless, one of the many entrants in the Leap Motion 3D Jam, was hoping to release a full version of the virtual reality (VR) compatible title sometime in 2015. With public voting for the jam now…

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12 Days of VR Gaming: Day 1 - TECHNOLUST
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Win Early Access to Radial-G
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VR vs. Project Morpheus in 2014
VR vs. Project Morpheus in 2014
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Radial-G's Ship Stat 'Top Trumps' Revealed
Radial-G's Ship Stat 'Top Trumps' Revealed
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Hands-On with Mariott's Get Teleported
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Radial-G Desktop Wallpapers Released
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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

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

Preview: Anshar Wars

There’s been a lot of talk about how virtual reality (VR) can reach beyond videogames. It’s not just about entertainment; it’s about health care, education, training, military applications. All of this is true, but sometimes you just want to blast the heck out of alien fighter ships…

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Preview: Anshar Wars

Preview: Titans of Space on Gear VR

Drash VR’s Titans of Space earned the team a great deal of respect when it made it’s debut on the original Oculus Rift development kit (aka DK1), cited as one of the most impressive uses of the hardware that avoided any sense of acceleration or interactivity in…

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Preview: Titans of Space on Gear VR

Preview: The Blu VR

Virtual reality (VR) will in time play host to many different experiences. Videogames are of course at the forefront and there has been much talk of use in industry and military applications. But there are other forms of entertainment that stand to benefit from VR also, including…

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Preview: The Blu VR

Preview: Toybox Turbos on Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) is not a toy. The device’s second development kit (DK2) is laden with expensive technology, seemingly endless wires and enough health and safety warnings to make you think twice before using it. But that doesn’t mean the device can’t be used…

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Preview: Toybox Turbos on Oculus Rift

Preview: Epic Games' Showdown

It’s not even a videogame. Nowhere near, in fact. There’s no interaction, no direct action and no risk/reward of any kind. It’s a movie – a short-movie with no dialogue or context – and you just happen to be in the middle of it. Epic Games’ Showdown…

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Preview: Epic Games' Showdown

Preview: Pixel Rift Halloween Special

National Film & Television School (NFTS) student Ana Ribeiro has earned herself quite a lot of media coverage of late thanks to her inspired take on life as a young female videogame fan in the latter decades of the last century. Pulling from her own experiences of…

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Preview: Pixel Rift Halloween Special