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Releases.com Offering 10% Discount on PSVR Launch Titles

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Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) – formally known as Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE), has revealed lots of information on the titles gracing its head-mounted display (HMD) PlayStation VR for PlayStation 4, but as of yet no further information has been announced on its pricing or official launch date. This aside Releases.com, a site where users can track and search release dates for videogames is offering members of N4G a discount for PSVR launch titles. READ MORE

Oculus CTO Puts Gear VR Positional Tracking Top of the List

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This is an issue that has been picked up time and time again – the lack of positional tracking for the Samsung Gear VR virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). Currently only able to pick up head movements whilst remaining stationary, the headset needs to overcome the major problem of motion sickness that is caused by visual movement while the user is not moving. John Carmack, CTO of Oculus VR, has hinted at the high priority of the issue and the continuous development of hardware. READ MORE

A Violent Afternoon Out Now on Jaunt VR App

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Jaunt’s virtual reality (VR) app has got its fair share of in depth documentary experiences including the Inside series. Lightning the mood is director Sam Macaroni with a series of short films. He’s previously launched Wookie on Vacation a parody of Star Wars where Han Solo gives his iconic sidekick, Chewbacca, some time off for a holiday. Macaroni’s latest film A Violent Afternoon is far more action orientated. READ MORE

YouVisit talks VR Tourism, Mobile’s Importance and the Future

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Virtual tourism is set to be one of the biggest areas of virtual reality (VR) technology in the future. Head-mounted displays (HMDs) such as the Oculus Rift and even Google Cardboard will allow users to visit locations on the other side of the world from the comfort of their own homes. One company that’s excited about this future is YouVisit, a group that offers virtual campus tours and much more 360 degree content for real life locations. The company has been working hard in VR over the past few years, and VRFocus recently spoke to it about that work. READ MORE

Humble Monthly Gives Away Ark: Survival Evolved With Subscription

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Virtual reality (VR) continues to dip into less niche areas, and it now seems it is popular enough for online video game stores to tempt prospective customers to buy into their products. Humble Bundle’s recent monthly subscription addition, Humble Monthly, is dangling a free copy of the Early Access survival title, Ark: Survival Evolved, in front of those who subscribe this month.

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VRUnicorns Releases Teaser for #SelfieTennis

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Virtual reality (VR) fans may well have caught a glimpse of VRLympix over the past year or so. The proposed collection of minigames for the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD) was set to offer unique takes on a wide range of sports, and had been popping up at events, development jams and more. Now, however, developer VRUnicorns is making a more fleshed out version of one of the best-looking games from the collection, known as #SelfieTennis. Recently, the studio has released a teaser trailer for this experience, which can now be seen below. READ MORE

Amazon Lumberyard Beta Game Engine Now Available for Developers

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Online retail giant Amazon is well known for trialling new technologies, looking a ways it can leverage its massive selling power. In October 2015 VRFocus reported on a patent award the company had for an augmented reality (AR) head mounted display (HMD), and now its moving into videogame design as well. Amazon has launched Lumberyard a game development engine to rival Unreal Engine 4, Unity and others. READ MORE

2VR Launches Kickstarter for VR Glasses

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There’re more and more designs coming onto the market that aim to provide users virtual reality (VR) on the move. Where Google Cardboard allowed people to view VR on their smartphones, one of its main limitations has been its boxy design. Devices like Figment VR, Homido Mini and POCKEYES are all different versions of the same theme, mobile VR that fits in your pocket. Now there’s 2VR, with an idea to take mobile VR one step further, making it hands free. READ MORE