Marvel Studios is premiering its next big blockbuster today in Guardians of the Galaxy, a sci-fi epic that focuses on an unlikely band of misfits banding together to save the universe. It marks a number of firsts for Marvel Studios, but also an important moment for virtual…

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Next week sees the inaugural South West Virtual Reality (SWVR) meetup take place, gathering a range of virtual reality (VR) developers, fans and enthusiasts under one roof in Bristol, UK. The organisers have already confirmed a range of high-profile VR figureheads for the event such as Oculus…

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Last week saw the launch of a Steam Greenlight campaign for an upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible PC, Mac and Linux title named Verde Station. Indie developer Duelboot has since seen a lot of questions asked about the title, which will feature full support for the Oculus…

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The developers at ISART Digital are finally preparing to release their upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible shooter, The Rift: U.R.I.D.I.S.. Last week VRFocus delivered a look at the title in the form of a new trailer, and now a range of new screenshots have arrived, which can…

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San Diego Comic Con, one of the biggest events in the entertainment media calender, is due to take place this week from 24th – 27th July 2014. A host of virtual reality (VR) videogames and experiences are set to be on display at the show, and details…

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Indie developer PulseTense Games is currently focused on a Kickstarter campaign for its upcoming survival horror title, Solarix. The team hopes to raise £10,000 GBP by 8th August 2014 in order to fund continued development of the title. A further stretch goal for £60,000 also promises to…

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Indie developer Slightly Mad Studios has provide time and again that it is going the extra mile with its upcoming racing simulation title, Project Cars. Whether through showcasing the virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame’s impressive visuals or detailing one of the many cars and tracks that the…

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Earlier this month Cyberith revealed that it would finally be launching a Kickstarter campaign for its Virtualizer omnidirectional treadmill for use with virtual reality (VR) videogames on July 23rd 2014. With the company now preparing for that launch tomorrow, a starting price for the device for those…

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Virtual reality (VR) has many applications both complex and simple. Released earlier this week, Sketchfab falls into the latter category as a 3D model viewer for use with the Oculus Rift VR headset. The software is available to download now for free over on the official Oculus…

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The long-running story on the Facebook acquisition of Oculus VR comes to a close today. The agreement was settled and the deal closed late last night and in the early hours of this morning Oculus VR’s PR team issued an official statement on the matter. The $2…

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LATEST REVIEWS

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: Jurassic Encounter

One of the very few brand new virtual reality (VR) experiences present at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) came in the form of Jurassic Encounter, a new Project Morpheus title from Supermassive Games. As the name suggests, Jurassic Encounter takes you out of your real-world environment…

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Preview: Jurassic Encounter

Preview: Radial-G

A super-fast futuristic racing videogame. Players take on the roles of pilots as the battle for position on tracks comprised entirely of cylindrical tubes. Nudging against rivals as they aim for the boost pad or in a vindictive endeavour as you barge them into a speed-down zone;…

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Preview: Radial-G

Preview: Beasts of Prey

Beasts of Prey is suffering from The War Z syndrome at present. It’s a videogame that promises an awful lot: a sandbox in which players can live however they wish. Hunt dinosaurs, craft items, build structures and create your own empire in a procedurally generated world that…

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Preview: Beasts of Prey

Preview: Virtual Bike

The diversification of virtual reality (VR) is not a bad thing. The modern rebirth of the medium brought about by the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) has spurred on creators to fill early adopters boots with all manner of experiences in virtual constructs. But what happens next?…

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Preview: Virtual Bike

Preview: The Deep

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s (SCEE) London Studio brought a brand new version of The Deep along to this month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Due to time constraints they were reluctant to offer a full demonstration to attendees, however VRFocus managed to get hands-on with the full version,…

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Preview: The Deep

Preview: 4PM

You awake in your own bed. This is not the most dramatic opening for a videogame ever invented, but nonetheless acts as a subtle informant of the kind of experience that awaits: you are a human, on earth, living an everyday, run-of-the-mill life. You have a dull…

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Preview: 4PM

Preview: XING: The Land Beyond - A Rollercoaster Ride Made for VR

An adventure videogame set in a lost world played from a first-person perspective. XING: The Land Beyond may not sound particularly inventive, but those of you who are regular readers will know that VRFocus already has high hopes for the title. It’s environment design, gameplay loop and…

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Preview: XING: The Land Beyond - A Rollercoaster Ride Made for VR

Preview: XING: The Land Beyond

White Lotus Interactive’s XING: The Land Beyond is attracting a lot of attention, and with due cause. It’s an adventure videogame that taxes the player’s minds more than their trigger finger, placing them in a lost world setting filled with traps, puzzles and hidden treasure. Furthermore, the…

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Preview: XING: The Land Beyond

Preview: Lucky's Tale

Virtual reality (VR) is largely considered to be the domain of first-person experiences. Anyone who follows VRFocus regularly however, will know that this is not necessarily the case. This is a limitation forced by audiences and not designers, and Playful Corp. intends to push past that artificial…

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Preview: Lucky's Tale

Preview: The Assembly

2014 is a landmark year for virtual reality (VR). Despite the fact that we’re unlikely to see any of the head-mounted displays (HMDs) make their way to retail before the year’s end, we are noticing a shift in software. It’s no longer five-minute tech demos by indie…

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Preview: The Assembly