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Time Rifters Launches for Oculus Rift

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Owners of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) developer kits will finally have a new videogame to play today as indie developer Proton Studios launches Time Rifters on PC. Available on Steam for $9.99, this ‘single player co-op’ first-person shooter (FPS) features full support for the Oculus Rift’s first and second development kits (DK1 and DK2), making it one of a handful of fully released titles to support the device. READ MORE

YouVisit Adds Google Cardboard to Virtual Reality Campus Tours

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Companies are only just starting to realise virtual reality (VR) technology’s potential to transport users to other places. This week sees virtual tour outlet YouVisit expand on its own unique VR initative. The company has previously offered students trying to choose a college to study at a virtual campus tour using the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). This week it adds Google’s Cardboard VR smartphone-based HMD to that concept. READ MORE

Medusa’s Labyrinth Launches Kickstarter Campaign

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Yesterday VRFocus reported that upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible horror title Medusa’s Labyrinth would be launching a Kickstarter campaign for crowd-funding this week. Today developer Guru Games has launched that campaign, revealing that it hopes to raise kr2,500,000 SEK/ $345616.50 USD £214,478.75 GBP by 21st November 2014. If successful then Medusa’s Labyrinth will launch with full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). READ MORE

Untold Games Tease PlayStation Move Support for PlayStation 4 Version of Loading Human

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Indie developer Untold Games is still yet to outright confirm that its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible adventure title Loading Human will come to PlayStation 4. The team revealed that it was ‘concept approved’ for Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE) console earlier in 2014, but has only been able to fully commit to a PC version of the experience with support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) so far. Today the developer has provided a hint that a PlayStation 4 version is also on track. READ MORE

Project CARS Dev Teasing Nürburgring Related Reveal

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It’s been a busy few weeks for Slightly Mad Studios, the developer behind anticipated upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible racing title, Project CARS. Earlier in October 2014 the team confirmed that the videogame had been delayed from its original November release date and back into March 2015. Just yesterday it was announced that the title will make another public showing at this weekend’s MCM London Comic Con. Now the developer seems to be teasing something new. READ MORE

Magic Leap Secures $542 Million in Funding for Tech that Will ‘Transcend’ VR

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Technology enthusiasts may well have heard the name Magic Leap over the course of the past week. The company has recently teased a new mobile wearable system that seems to offer some sort of augmented reality (AR) experience. Although the technology doesn’t immediately appear to be related to VR, recent comments from CEO Rony Abovitz’s following a new round of financing for the company seem to suggest otherwise. READ MORE

VR vs. Smartphone HMDs

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It’s astonishingly clever, really. A virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) that does away with expensive PC hardware and utilises the smartphone, something that almost everyone has in their pocket, as a display, processor and head-tracker. Of course the experience isn’t comparable to what you’ll find on the Oculus Rift, but as a low-end introduction to the most exciting upcoming technology, it’s a brilliant solution requiring low cost and low horsepower. READ MORE

Mass Effect Director Hints at Oculus Rift Involvement in New Project

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Back in August 2014 celebrated videogame developer BioWare said goodbye to one its most high-profile staff members in Casey Hudson, the director of the Mass Effect trilogy. Hudson left his position as he neared 16 years of working with the company in order to ‘take on a new set of challenges’. At the time the developer didn’t reveal exactly where he would be moving to next. This week he has suggested that, wherever he’s going, virtual reality (VR) will play a big part. READ MORE

Radial-G Heading to PAX Australia

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VRFocus has already reported on some of the virtual reality (VR) related events taking place at this year’s PAX Australia from 31st October – 2nd November. A number of VR-related sessions are to make the show a worthwhile event for enthusiasts, and that’s without even mentioning some of the VR compatible videogames that will be on display. Today it’s been confirmed that upcoming sci-fi racing title Radial-G will be on display at the show. READ MORE

VR Stealth Title Resistance Gets Demo

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A few stealth-based experiences for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) have been posted to Oculus VR’s Share software portal in the past few weeks. Among them is a demo for Resistance, an upcoming VR compatible videogame from indie developer Merire. The sample for this first-person experience can currently be downloaded for free on PC through Share and comes with full support for the Oculus Rift’s second development kit (DK2). READ MORE