Tag Archives: Virtual Reality

Coatsink Reveals Esper for Gear VR

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Earlier in the month Samsung revealed its first entry into the virtual reality (VR) scene with Gear VR, a new head-mounted display (HMD) using a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone as a display, built in partnership with Oculus VR. A steady stream of videogames have been announced for the device since then and today sees indie developer Coatsink join them with the reveal of its long-teased Gear VR title, Esper. READ MORE

Oculus CEO: VR to be ‘transformative’ for Education

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Virtual reality’s (VR) potential to enhance education is undoubtedly one of the most exciting aspects of the technology’s revival. It’s clear that Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) feel the same way; last week CEO Brendan Iribe donated some $31 million to the Univeristy of Maryland which he attended. Speaking about the donation, Iribe revealed that Oculus VR believes its product will be ‘transformative’ for education. READ MORE

Monstrum Coming to EGX London

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Yet another new virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame has been added to the line up for the upcoming EGX London event in Earls Court on 25th – 28th September. Team Junkfish’s anticipated survival horror experience, Monstrum, will be joining the likes of Dream, Omega Agent and War Thunder as VR compatible videogames on display at the public show. Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) creator Oculus VR will also be present with its own dedicated stand. READ MORE

Preview: The Cave for Gear VR

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Passive experiences were common on the Gear VR at IFA, Berlin, following the initial reveal of the device at Samsung’s Unpacked event earlier this month. Innerspace’s ­The Cave was one such creation, transporting the player to a different world similar to our own but with new and interesting rules. READ MORE

VR vs. Oculus Connect

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Oculus VR has been on quite a journey in 2014. Cast your mind back to January of this year when the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) was a much smaller outfit with one of Kickstarter’s biggest success stories on its side. Just nine months on and we’ve been treated to new development kits, high-profile hires, collaborations with Samsung and, of course, an acquisition that totalled some $2 billion USD. You’d be forgiven for thinking that, following the shipment of the second development kit (DK2), Oculus VR would be lying low for the rest of 2014, but in fact one of the company’s biggest events is still to come. READ MORE

Darkfield Early Access Update Adds New Features

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Last weekend VRFocus reported that upcoming virtual reality (VR) space combat title Darkfield is soon to enter a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to raise money to aid development. For those that can’t wait to get their hands on the title, an Early Access version is already available through the team’s website. This week that pre-release version has seen an update, bringing with it a raft of new features. READ MORE

Starters Orders 6 Launches, Oculus Rift Support Inbound

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Horse racing videogames may not be the most popular genre within the medium, but the promise of convincing virtual reality (VR) support could well attract a few newcomers. That’s what developer Strategic Designs hopes to achieve with the upcoming Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) support for Starters Orders 6, which launches today in beta on PC, with Mac and mobile version expected in 2015. READ MORE

Windlands Launches Crowd-Funding Campaign & Releases Demo

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Despite the threat of simulator sickness, developers haven’t strayed far from platforming videogames with virtual reality (VR). Third-person platform Luckey’s Tale is one of the most high-profile titles in development for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) right now and many are using the device’s added sense of depth to create first-person experiences that require jumping over gaps. One such experience is Windlands from indie developer Ilja Kivikangas, which has recently launched an IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign. READ MORE

Survival Launches for Oculus Rift

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Certain classic videogames have already seen interesting makeovers in virtual reality (VR). Fans have brought back the likes of the Atari 2600′s Adventure with the help of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), providing new perspectives on titles that have long been loved by videogame players around the world. This week sees the launch of a new title based off of other retro videogames such as Shark! Shark! for the Intellivision. That title is simply called Survival. READ MORE

Preview: Hold on to Your Seat

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Perhaps the most unusual technical demonstration made available for Samsung’s recently unveiled Gear VR thus far, Hold on to Your Seat is a new and unique production from Cirque de Soleil Media. It’s theatre made specifically for virtual reality (VR), and though it’s only a few minutes long it hold the key to what could be – and possibly should be – the future of motion-picture experiences. READ MORE