Previews

  • 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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  • CrystalRift_Header Preview: Crystal Rift Monday, September 29, 2014 - You’d be forgiven for thinking that, in order to create the fabled ‘sense of presence’ in virtual reality (VR), players need complete freedom of movement. You’d also be forgiven, then, for being somewhat sceptical of Crystal Rift when you first put on the Oculus Rift head-mounted display…

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  • GearVR_Header2 Preview: Intro to VR for Gear VR Monday, September 22, 2014 - It’s widely known that Oculus VR consider the recently revealed Gear VR a stepping stone for consumers. It’s an entry level device made for people to dip their toes into this newly reborn world of virtual reality (VR). With this intent comes a responsibility to ensure that…

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  • ProtonPulse_Header Preview: Proton Pulse on Gear VR Friday, September 19, 2014 - 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…

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  • RockBand_Header Preview: HMX Music VR for Gear VR Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 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…

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  • Coldplay_Header Preview: Coldplay + on Gear VR Thursday, September 18, 2014 - The first of what is likely to be many, Coldplay + is an experience that invites you to become part of the act. The user sits front-and-centre on the stage, similar to that of Cirque de Soleil Media’s Hold on to Your Seat, and is offered a…

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  • JamessLegacy_Header Preview: James’s Legacy: The Prologue for Gear VR Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Since the unveiling of Playful Corp.’s Lucky’s Tale for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) it seems as though a number of development studios now have much more faith in third-person virtual reality (VR) experiences. It would be hard to suggest that another developer has come as…

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  • OculusVR_Header1 Preview: VR Quest for Gear VR Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Subtlety has never been Oculus VR’s strong point. As a company they’re all about being the ‘biggest’ or the ‘best’. Being ‘first’ or being ‘better’. Being ‘affordable’ or being ‘high end’. They want to be out there, in front of the consumer and leading the field. So…

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  • TheMazeRunner_Header Preview: Ruin & The Maze Runner for Gear VR Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - Ruin and the Maze Runner are two different motion-picture productions presented in a similar fashion on Gear VR. These passive presentations further the idea of Gear VR as a new vision for media consumption not just limited to videogames, but rather video as well, all dressed-up with…

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