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Solarix Dev Talks Inspirations, VR Horror and More

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PulseTense Games is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for its upcoming sci-fi horror title, Solarix. The indie developer is keeping its target ambitiously low in comparison to other  campaigns, seeking £10,000 GBP to fund further development of the first-person experience. But virtual reality (VR) fans may want to shell out a little more when backing; a £60,000 stretch goal also teases support for the Oculus Rift VR headset.  READ MORE

VR Fireworks Experience Released

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This week sees the release of yet another new virtual reality (VR) experience that lets users experience a seemingly pedestrian experience with an Oculus Rift VR headset. A develooper has released a new title simply named Fireworks onto the official Oculus VR Share beta. The experience can currently be downloaded for free on PC and Mac, though there’s no mention of a possible Linux version. READ MORE

Pacific Rim VR Experience Headed to Comic-Con

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The closer we get to San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2014, which opens its doors later today, the more obvious it has become that virtual reality (VR) will play a huge part of the show. 20th Century Fox has already revealed two VR experiences based on its X-Men and Sleepy Hollow franchises that will be shown off at the event, and Warner Bros. has joined in with a VR experience for its upcoming movie Into the Storm. Today sees another studio revealing a VR experience for the event as Legendary Pictures has announced a new VR experience based on 2013′s Pacific Rim. READ MORE

Virtualizer Raises Over $125,000 in Less Than 24 Hours

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Cyberith posted the Kickstarter campaign for its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible omnidirectional treadmill, the Virtualizer, at 17:00 BST yesterday, 24th July 2014. The company is hoping to raise $250,000 USD in order to fund production of the device, which can be used with the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD). In just under 18 hours since the campaign’s launch, it’s raised well over half its target. READ MORE

Riftmax Theater 4D Released

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Earlier this week VRFocus reported on the release of the Eel Creak VR cinema experience, discussing the applications of virtual reality (VR) simulated cinemas. Now a new and even more in-depth VR big screen experience has arrived, Riftmax Theater 4D. The software is now available over on the Oculus VR Share Beta, where it can be downloaded for free on PC with support for the Oculus Rift VR headset. Mac or Linux versions of the title are yet to be confirmed. READ MORE

Virtualizer Kickstarter Launches, Shipping to Backers Next Year

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As promised, Cyberith has today launched its crowd-funding campaign for its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible omnidirectional treadmill, the Virtualizer. The company has started a Kickstarter campaign that hopes to raise $250,000 USD by 31st August 2014 in order to help fund production of the device, which will be compatible with the Oculus Rift VR headset. Those interested will be able to use the Kickstarter as a means to pre-order the third prototype version of the device. READ MORE

Sleepy Hollow VR Experience Heading to Comic-Con

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20th Century Fox has already announced one virtual reality (VR) experience for the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con on 24th – 27th July 2014 based on its X-Men film franchise. Now the company has revealed that it will have a second exhibit that uses the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) at the show, this time based on its supernatural police drama television series, Sleepy Hollow. READ MORE

Radial-G Heading to NASCAR This Weekend

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Tammeka Games is still pushing on its Kickstarter campaign for the upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible sci-fi racing title, Radial-G. The campaign is approaching its halfway point in reaching its funding goal of £50,000 GBP, with nine days left before its closure. The developer itself has said that it still has a long way to go if it is to reach its goal within the amount of time left. That said, the campaign is set to benefit from some wide exposure at a major NASCAR event in the USA this weekend. READ MORE

Warner Bros. Bringing Into the Storm VR Experience to Comic-Con

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This week’s San Diego Comic-Con on 24th – 27th July 2014 is set to feature a range of virtual reality (VR) experiences. While there’s sure to be a range of VR videogames on display, several movie and TV studios are also set to utilise the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD) for unique promotional experiences. 20th Century Fox has already revealed it will use the HMD to promote the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and now Warner Bros. has provided details on its own VR experience. READ MORE

Project CARS to Feature at Sony Booth at Gamescom

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Videogame publisher Bandai Namco has today confirmed its line-up for the upcoming Gamescom 2014 event in Cologne, Germany on 13th – 17th August. While the companies line-up includes the likes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Rise of Incarnates, it revealed that Project CARS, the virtual reality (VR) racing title from Slightly Mad Studios that it is distributing will in fact be on display at Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE) booth. READ MORE