Author Archives: Kevin Joyce

Preview: Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

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Having been doing the rounds at public events for quite some time now, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes has built a respectable following. It’s an interesting design idea in anyone’s book, but the fact that it’s concerned with virtual reality (VR) and what the medium can offer in its first breath is all the more enticing. Steel Crate Games have undoubtedly found something special in Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, but whether they can deliver that to an audience looking for tens of hours of gameplay is still an unknown. READ MORE

Preview: Nevermind

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Billed as a ‘bio-feedback horror’ title, Nevermind has been part of the virtual reality (VR) circuit for some time now, and without even a glimpse of the videogame working within a head-mounted display (HMD). The promise the title holds for VR is evident even before work has begun, with the potential for a more psychological gameplay than merely jump scares built into Nevermind from the ground-up. READ MORE

Oculus Story Studio to Premiere Updated ‘LOST’ at Tribeca Film Festival

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Earlier this month VRFocus reported on the revelation that Oculus VR’s motion-picture content creation team, Oculus Story Studio, would be making an appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival, New York, 24th – 25th April 2015. The team will be showcasing an updated version of short film LOST utilising the latest iteration of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) prototype, Crescent Bay. READ MORE

New Classroom Aquatic Demo Coming ‘Soon’

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Sunken Places, developer of the highly anticipated virtual reality (VR) trivia videogame, Classroom Aquatic, has announced that a new demo version will be released ‘soon’. Classroom Aquatic is currently in development for Windows, Mac and Linux PC formats and will be compatible with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), with a potential PlayStation 4 release also being hinted at. READ MORE

Eridanus Wars Greenlit on Steam

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StellarVR’s Eridanus Wars has successfully established a keen audience since its first reveal in January of this year. A concept demo paved the way for a launch on Steam Greenlight which has now resulted in approval for publication, with StellarVR expecting to launch the final product via Valve’s digital distribution channel later this year. READ MORE

Virtuix Showcase Grand Theft Auto V Played on Omni Treadmill

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The PC release of Grand Theft Auto V has been incredibly well received both by audiences and the industry. All manner of ‘Let’s Play’ videos and interesting uses of the videogame’s content have since made their way onto the internet, perhaps none more so than Virtuix’s own showcase of Grand Theft Auto V being played with an Oculus Rift DK2 and their own input device, the Omni. READ MORE