Author Archives: Jamie Feltham

Starpoint Gemini 2 Release Date Announced

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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 long list of features. The title is available through Steam’s Early Access service for £18.99 GBP, but has this week announced when it will launch in full. Thankfully, fans of the title won’t have to wait long. READ MORE

VR Exploration Title The Midway Oasis Gets Pre-Release Version

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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 version that is compatible with the Oculus Rift HMD. The title can be played now for free. READ MORE

Elite: Dangerous Beta 2 Arrives Towards the End of the Month

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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 in public beta, it would appear that the full launch of the title is finally nearing, although developer Frontier Developments still has at least one more major update to for in the form of Beta 2, which recently received a launch date. READ MORE

Oculus Creator Teases ‘multibillion-dollar’ Developers Doing ‘serious work’ in VR

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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 Palmer Luckey just about every time the device is shown to the public. When last asked at the Oculus Connect developer conference in Hollywood, California, Luckey dropped a tantalising tease about big budget developers and VR. READ MORE

Vrvana: There is ‘enough space on the market for more than 2 gaming VR headsets’

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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 campaign across the internet in order to further raise funds. Towards the end of last week the company hosted an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit, where it faced some tough questions from the VR community about how the device stacks up to the more popular VR HMD, the Oculus Rift. READ MORE

Preview: Intro to VR for Gear VR

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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 newcomers understand the fundamentals of what VR can and will do, and Intro to VR is designed to do just that. READ MORE

More Official Oculus Rift Crescent Bay Images Arrive

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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 Rift head-mounted display (HMD), Crescent Bay. CEO Brendan Iribe revealed the device during his keynote speech on the morning of the second day of the show. Now new images of the HMD have arrived. READ MORE

Albino Lullaby Passes Kickstarter Campaign

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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 and raising $25,156 overall. The money will be spent to help market Albino Lullaby in the run up to the launch of its first of three episodes. READ MORE

ZVR Apocalypse Launches Steam Greenlight Campaign

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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 (HMD). This week sees the developer set up another campaign for the experience with the launch of a Steam Greenlight page, hoping to secure positive votes from the community to be approved for sale on Valve’s digital PC store. READ MORE

Sci-Fi Exploration Title First Try Launched for Oculus Rift

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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 developers that all they need is a convincing world to discover and players will be happy. One such developer is Dony Tamazone, who has recently launched a sci-fi exploration title named First Try. READ MORE