Author Archives: Kevin Joyce

Mod of the Week: ShadowRun

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A criminally underrated tactical first-person shooter (FPS) videogame, ShadowRun still finds itself with a keen audience seven years after release. This is a considerable feat for any online-only multiplayer title in the modern era, and even more so for one only available on a last-generation console or a PC client which is no longer supported by it’s developer. Nonetheless ShadowRun remains an interesting take on the franchise and the Counter-Strike style of competitive action, making it a prime candidate for adaptation to virtual reality (VR). READ MORE

Fire Panda Talk RedOfPaw’s Big Crazy Stupid VR Adventure and American Pie

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The ongoing Kickstarter campaign for RedOfPaw’s Big Crazy Stupid VR Adventure and American Pie has been a frequent source of discussion for the virtual reality (VR) community. Not only is it an enticingly light-hearted approach to VR development but it’s also a dramatic statement about the way in which Kickstarters are handled. All of this is a secondary issue to Fire Panda’s Nick Pittom, however, who acknowledges that the primary goal of the campaign was to endorse his travel to the upcoming Oculus Connect event. READ MORE

Racing to Kickstart VR: Tammeka Dev Diary #3

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It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for Tammeka Games of late. A public demo helped make consumers aware of their upcoming Radial-G videogame, the launch of a Kickstarter campaign attracted audiences with the promise of a multi-format release and a public outing at Develop Brighton resulted in an agreement with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) to deliver a Project Morpheus development kit to the studio. What more could a small independent studio ask for? READ MORE

Alien: Isolation Dev Talks Oculus Rift, Project Morpheus & the VR Experience

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SEGA and The Creative Assembly made the bold decision to show a prototype version of the forthcoming Alien: Isolation working as a virtual reality (VR) videogame at last month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Of course, this sent tongues wagging about the possibility of a full VR edition of the videogame, however no confirmation has since been offered. What has been clarified however, is that The Creative Assembly are very keen on the idea. READ MORE

Reload Studios Tease VR Title

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The recently revealed Reload Studios, formed for ed-Infinity Ward development staff who worked on the hugely successful Call of Duty franchise, forthrightly stated their intentions to develop for virtual reality (VR) in their initial press release earlier this week. Now however, they have revealed that the title they are working on is already running VR and being played internally. READ MORE

Cmoar Talks VR, AR & Kickstarter

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Cmoar Ltd. this week re-launched their Kickstarter campaign for the Cmoar Smartphone Viewer with significantly reduced targets and goals. The crowdfunding campaign was originally intended to go live last month however, and the team behind the device are obviously well aware of the hurdles they’ve faced. Talking with VRFocus Cmoar Ltd. offer more information on the device and their efforts to promote it’s funding campaign. READ MORE