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23 VR Videogames Now On Sale On Steam Including Slender, Among the Sleep & More

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Despite 2014 being a hugely significant year for virtual reality (VR) technology, there’s still no sight of a consumer version of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Even so, there’s been no shortage of VR compatible videogames hitting digital PC store Steam over the past 11 months and beyond. This week sees the launch of Steam’s autumn sale in which many of these titles are now discounted. This is one of the first major sales of VR content, with prices reduced on some 23 videogames until 2nd December 2014. READ MORE

Retro Invaders Dev Launches Combat Helicopter VR Demo

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When it comes to virtual reality (VR) flight simulation experiences, most have put us in the cockpit of state of the art jets, historic planes and space craft from the distant future. This week sees the launch of a demo for one of the first VR videogames to put players in control of a helicopter. That title is Combat Helicopter VR from Retro Invaders VR developer Ben Librojio, featuring full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). READ MORE

Roller Coaster Simulator and Creator NoLimits 2 Launches Oculus Rift Support

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Roller coaster simulation experiences are easily one of the most popular choices for virtual reality (VR) videogames. A number of developers have created thrilling one-off VR coasters, some of which even replicate rides found in real theme parks across the world. For the most part, however, these are single experiences that let the player ride just one coaster over and over. This week a much larger roller coaster experience has added support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). In NoLimits 2. READ MORE

VR Multiplayer Horse Combat Title Valiant Launches Demo, Greenlight Campaign

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With virtual reality (VR) technology still limited in terms of input and motion, some of the most immersive experiences involve the played being seated both in-game and out. This has allowed for some of the best examples of VR’s potential based on racing, space simulation and flight combat. Now it’s time for horse combat, delivered in the form of Valiant, a new VR title from Offpeak Games. This week sees the launch of both a demo and Steam Greenlight campaign for this unique multiplayer experience. READ MORE

New Oculus Rift Title Pits Players Against Arachnophobia

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Virtual reality (VR) technology has been linked to treating phobias in the past though few developers have tackled a specific fear that many face in everyday life; arachnophobia, a fear of spiders. This month sees Ignis VR launch an experience carrying that same name that targets this issue. Arachnophobia is compatible with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) and dares users to step out of their comfort zone when it comes to dealing with spiders. READ MORE

Chrysler Oculus Rift Experience Builds a Car Around Viewer

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Virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMD) have proved to be something of a hit with car manufacturers. Last month Abarth revealed a digital tour of its factory in Turin, Italy using the Oculus Rift HMD and just last week Volvo showcased a virtual test drive using the Google Cardboard HMD. Now it’s Chrysler’s turn to reveal a VR promotional experience, in which viewers will have one of the company’s cars built around them. READ MORE

Elite: Dangerous Gamma 1.02 Update to Fix Oculus Rift Support

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Yesterday VRFocus reported that the most recent update for the Gamma version of virtual reality (VR) compatible space simulation title Elite: Dangerous had broken its support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). A thread appearing on the title’s official forum revealed widespread reports of a lighting issue that was causing problems. As expected, developer Frontier Developments has already noted the issue and will be releasing a fix for it today as part of its Gamma 1.02 update that also brings several other tweaks, fixes and updates. READ MORE

360Abyss Allows Underwater VR Filming at Depths of 1,000 Metres

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360 degree video cameras are quickly becoming popular thanks to the anticipation of head-mounted displays (HMD) such as the Oculus Rift that allow users to watch virtual reality (VR) videos. In the past month Samsung has revealed its own Project Beyond camera for the Gear VR HMD while cinematic VR company Jaunt has released its first 360 degree video shot with its own camera. Now 360Heros, a company specialising in these types of videos, has revealed a new 360 degree video camera system designed for use underwater. READ MORE

Kôna Dev Met With Sony & Talking to Microsoft, ‘good chance’ of PS4 Version With Morpheus Support

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It’s been a short while now since indie developer Parabole has offered an update on its virtual reality (VR) compatible adventure videogame, Kôna. The developer ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for the title earlier in 2014 to bring it to PC, Mac and Linux with support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). The campaign fell short of a stretch goal for a PlayStation 4 version of the title with support for the Project Morpheus HMD. Despite this, the developer has revealed that there is still a ‘good chance’ Kôna will reach the console with VR support. READ MORE

Zero Point Discounted on Steam

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Late last month visual technology start up group Condition One launched its first virtual reality (VR) film in Zero Point, a documentary detailing the history of the technology and viewable with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Its release has seemingly kick-started a wave of new VR movie projects, with further launches of titles such as 11:57 and the reveal of projects like Hell Mountain. Those who are yet to watch Zero Point will soon be able to pick it up as part of Steam’ autumn sale. READ MORE