Previews

  • TurnOn_Header Preview: Turn On Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Despite the relative youth of the modern era of virtual reality (VR) things have come a long way in a very short space of time. This is obviously evident in the continual technological advancement of the hardware, but even more so in the software titles currently in…

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  • EscapeVelocity_Header Preview: Anshar Wars Sunday, November 16, 2014 - There’s been a lot of talk about how virtual reality (VR) can reach beyond videogames. It’s not just about entertainment; it’s about health care, education, training, military applications. All of this is true, but sometimes you just want to blast the heck out of alien fighter ships…

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  • TitansofSpace_Header Preview: Titans of Space on Gear VR Saturday, November 15, 2014 - Drash VR’s Titans of Space earned the team a great deal of respect when it made it’s debut on the original Oculus Rift development kit (aka DK1), cited as one of the most impressive uses of the hardware that avoided any sense of acceleration or interactivity in…

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  • Blu_Header Preview: The Blu VR Friday, November 14, 2014 - Virtual reality (VR) will in time play host to many different experiences. Videogames are of course at the forefront and there has been much talk of use in industry and military applications. But there are other forms of entertainment that stand to benefit from VR also, including…

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  • ToyboxTurbos_Header Preview: Toybox Turbos on Oculus Rift Thursday, November 13, 2014 - The Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) is not a toy. The device’s second development kit (DK2) is laden with expensive technology, seemingly endless wires and enough health and safety warnings to make you think twice before using it. But that doesn’t mean the device can’t be used…

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  • showdown_header Preview: Epic Games’ Showdown Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - It’s not even a videogame. Nowhere near, in fact. There’s no interaction, no direct action and no risk/reward of any kind. It’s a movie – a short-movie with no dialogue or context – and you just happen to be in the middle of it. Epic Games’ Showdown…

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  • pixelrift_header Preview: Pixel Rift Halloween Special Friday, October 31, 2014 - National Film & Television School (NFTS) student Ana Ribeiro has earned herself quite a lot of media coverage of late thanks to her inspired take on life as a young female videogame fan in the latter decades of the last century. Pulling from her own experiences of…

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  • TheHum_Header Preview: The Hum Thursday, October 30, 2014 - An empty city lies in ruins. Torn apart by a war of technology with an extra-terrestrial race its citizens never saw coming, the loneliness is as crippling as the oppressive control from the watchmen. Circulating above offering your only source of light as they patrol the streets…

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  • Dream_Header Preview: Dream Monday, October 6, 2014 - With the development of Dream nearing completion, the small group of developers at Hypersloth Games are heading back to university to help perfect their craft as they prototype new ideas. That might sound like a strange move given that this close-knit team has already demonstrated itself as…

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  • AlienIsoltation_Header Preview: Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift Thursday, October 2, 2014 - In 1979 audiences were terrified by a man in a latex suit. That man was Bolaji Badejo and that suit was the now-unmistakable Xenomorph, a grotesque, deadly creature that went on to become the star of 1979’s Alien. It’s now 2014 and, just like rubber sharks, Badejo…

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