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Kevin Joyce

About Kevin Joyce

An experienced videogame journalist with more than a decade covering console, PC and mobile platforms. Editor-in-Chief at VRFocus, Kevin Joyce oversaw the launch of the website in 2014 and continues to lead the operation on a daily basis.

Preview: Job Simulator on HTC Vive – Store Clerk

Job Simulator Job Bot

The second job of Job Simulator collection of 5 to be revealed, following the Chef’s Kitchen gameplay debut, Store Clerk is Owlchemy Labs’ rendition of managing a convenience store in a time when convenience has outstripped the demands living a life remotely familiar to that of present day. A simulation of a simulator videogame, Job Simulator is certainly benefit to unique presentation, and not just by way of its support for the HTC Vive and roomscale technology. READ MORE

Hulu VR App Invites You to Watch TV on Jerry Seinfeld’s Couch


One of the major announcement’s to come from Oculus VR’s annual developer conference, Oculus Connect, Hollywood, last month was that an agreement had been made with Netflix and the subsequent launch of a Gear VR app for the service. However, it isn’t only Netflix that have seen the advantages that virtual reality (VR) can offer passive viewing, with Hulu also ‘ready to go’. READ MORE

DOOM, Heretic & Hexen Updated for Oculus Rift


First-person shooter (FPS) videogames are often considered the entry-level genre for virtual reality (VR). Many expect VR to enhance the experience without consequence, though those already involved in the new medium know that this is far from the case. A few titles, however, have managed to bridge the divide without too much concern for simulator sickness, include classic id Software franchises DOOM, Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders and Hexen. READ MORE

Owlchemy Labs Going ‘All in’ on VR

Job Simulator Job Bot

A pioneer in the virtual reality (VR) videogame scene since the launch of AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaCULUS!!! back in 2013, an update for the hugely popular AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome that added support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), Owlchemy Labs have upped their game in recent months. It seems this was no accident, as the studio has stated to VRFocus that they are now ‘all in’ on VR. READ MORE

Preview: Job Simulator on HTC Vive – Chef’s Kitchen

Job Simulator Job Bot

Owlchemy Labs has been a keen supporter of virtual reality (VR) for a number of years, with AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaCULUS!!!, the Oculus Rift compatible edition of AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome, being one of the first titles to officially support the head-mounted display (HMD) on Steam. The studio’s next VR venture however, Job Simulator, will be going in a different direction as it’s set to be offered as a launch title for the Valve and HTC collaboration: the HTC Vive. READ MORE

Developers React to HoloLens Dev Kit Price & Date


Microsoft made the bold move of announcing the launch date and price for the ‘development edition’ of the forthcoming mixed reality (MR) device, HoloLens, at yesterday’s Windows 10 Devices event, New York. Many baulked at the $3,000 USD price point for the head-mounted display (HMD), though the HoloLens is in no way a consumer device at present. Instead, it’s aimed at software developers, and as such VRFocus reached out to a number of influential videogame developers for their reaction. READ MORE

World of Diving Confirmed for Oculus Touch

Oculus Touch

Vertigo Games have been aggressively pursuing status in the field of virtual reality (VR) videogame development for some time now, with numerous titles on the way. The first announced for the new medium, World of Diving, has been available as a public beta and compatible with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) for some time, but now the studio has confirmed to VRFocus that the title will also support the Oculus Touch motion-controllers upon launch. READ MORE