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Oculus Release Dedicated App for Oculus Connect

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One of the most anticipated events on the virtual reality (VR) calender, Oculus Connect, is finally here. Registration for the developer conference, which takes place over the next two days in Hollywood, California, opened just a few hours ago, with developers just starting to get passes and network before the first sessions kick off of the day. Those that are heading to the event might want to take note of a new app Oculus VR has launched that’s entirely dedicated to the event. READ MORE

Preview: Proton Pulse on Gear VR

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There are many virtual reality (VR) experiences that have been doing the rounds throughout the community for quite some time and yet seem to be no closer to a consumer release. Proton Pulse was one such title: infamous in it’s absence from download portals despite having been showcased for VR head-mounted displays (HMDs) for longer than most titles. Samsung’s Gear VR could be the cause – or possibly a symptom? – of this extended cycle, with a release now finally upon us. READ MORE

Tumbleweed Express Devs Talk VR Support, Consoles and Gameplay

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On-rails train combat simulation. That’s not a phrase that gets thrown around the videogame industry a lot these days. But indie developer The Dirgiballers doesn’t stop there with its immediate hooks for Tumbleweed Express. No, add in terms such as ‘steampunk’, ‘laser turrets’ and, of course, ‘Oculus Rift support’ and you’ve got the makings of one of the more unique videogames to hit Kickstarter in 2014. Granted the Oculus Rift support is currently locked behind an unrevealed stretch goal, but that didn’t stop VRFocus from talking to the developer about the project. READ MORE

Nvidia Details VR Integreation with Latest GPUs

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There are few graphics processing unit (GPU) manufacturers out there bigger than Nvidia. And with the virtual reality (VR) climate currently concerned with using high powered machines to offer the most immersive experiences possible, any new GPUs the company reveals are going to be subject to close scrutiny from the VR community. Fortunately the company has already provided said scrutiny with its latest products, the GeForce GTX 98 and GTX 970. READ MORE

Sony: Project Morpheus ’85% Finished’, Trying to keep Cost Down

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With this weekend’s Oculus Connect event in Hollywood, California fast approaching all eyes are on the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) at this point in time. That said, Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) are still talking about their own Project Morpheus HMD for the PlayStation 4 at this week’s Tokyo Game Show (TGS) in Japan. In fact the company’s head of worldwide studios has revealed the the kit, which is currently in prototype stages, is nearing completion. READ MORE

Private Eye Demo Released

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It’s taken just under a month longer than anticipated but the promised demo for upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible adventure title Private Eye has finally launched today. As the title’s Twitter account reveals, developer Jake Slack has experienced a few issues in getting the sample ready for release, but it can now be played either either the first or second development kit (DK1 and DK2) for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). READ MORE

Yahoo Reveals Unique Search Engine-Based VR Roller Coaster

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The Tokyo Game Show (TGS) isn’t the only event in Japan that you can expect to find the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head mounted display (HMD) at the moment. Ad:Tech Tokyo is another technology-based event that looks at the future of advertising. As you might imagine Oculus VR’s HMD is featuring heavily as this year’s show given its massive potential for advertising. One of the more curious exhibits is a new VR roller coaster for search engine website Yahoo. READ MORE

VR Adventure G.R.E.C Launches Pre-Release Version

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While plenty of developers have revealed intriguing experiences, demos and exploration titles for virtual reality (VR), it’s always exciting to see more fleshed out videogames revealed for the technology. Indie developer Iron Cloud, a two-man student team, has recently revealed what looks to be a more traditional videogame for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) in G.R.E.C, an adventure title that has recently launched a pre-release version. READ MORE

Preview: HMX Music VR for Gear VR

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Harmonix developing a virtual reality (VR) videogame for Gear VR is something of a landmark. There are many studios developing new experiences for VR, and many with higher budgets than the independent developers that have been championing the technology thus far. However, Harmonix are widely considered the leader of their field, equal parts innovators as they are respectful of their audience. Hopes are high that they can bring this influence to VR in these very early days. READ MORE

Tumbleweed Express Devs Detail Weapon & Enemy Variety

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The secret to any good tower defense videogame is variety. Players need a wide range of options to defeat a wide range of enemies in order to prevent the relatively basic concept from quickly growing stale. Tumbleweed Express, the upcoming title from indie developer The Dirigiballers, may already be injecting new life into the genre with its unique brand of train-based combat, but it won’t be able to escape this rule if it is to remain consistently entertaining throughout. READ MORE