Virtual reality is the next big thing in gaming, but wearing the headsets causes motion sickness for some. Even I’ve experienced a little motion sickness while playing despite the fact I never struggled with it in the past (no barfing yet). If you’re worried about hurling, there are a few things you can do to make the…
John Carmack, co-founder of id Software and one of the key designers involved in the Oculus Rift, is taking his former employer Zenimax to court for “more than $22.5 million”, reports Dallas News.
We’re all familiar with what zombies want to eat, but has anyone tried feeding them something else? Burgers, perhaps? The PixelJunk people at Q-Games give it a try in their first virtual reality game, Dead Hungry, and it works like a charm. Who knew?
It’s been a rocky start for virtual reality manufacturers in general. But Oculus—the company that made people believe in VR again—may be having the hardest time of all. It’s been a year of sluggish sales, PR nightmares and one big time defeat in court. Now, Best Buy is pulling hundreds of demo stations from its sales…
On Christmas evening, after the rest of our extended family had fled to their respective homes, I hooked up my Oculus Rift to the new Razer Blade Pro, pushed aside the plants and cat food bowl on the keeping room table and introduced my 70-year-old mother to virtual reality. It went quite well.
In truth, 2016 was not “The Year of VR.” It was the year of the start of VR. Multiple major tech companies released impressive VR systems that were clearly the first of their kind; flawed and fascinating, destined to be improved upon and replaced. The age of immersive technology is upon us, but its future remains…
Dinosaur survival game Ark: Survival Evolved is getting a VR spin-off in 2017 that looks stunning. Ark Park will be available for the Oculus, HTC Vive and PSVR.
In a lengthy Reddit post last night, DayZ creator and Out of Ammo developer Dean Hall sounded off on the “terrible assumptions” he sees VR enthusiasts making about subsidized development deals and VR development in general. Virtual reality is not yet profitable, he says, and developers should have the right to take…
With three major virtual reality platforms currently splitting up a relatively small player base, finding folks to play multiplayer with on a single platform can be tough. Following Eve: Valkyrie’s lead, Ubisoft making its major multiplayer VR releases cross-platform, starting with the Eagle Flight.
For as long as humans have dreamed, we’ve dreamed of flying. We’ve built machines to launch us into the heavens, ever aware that we’re merely visitors. Reality falls short, but virtual reality brings us a bit closer in Ubisoft’s Eagle Flight.
Of course it did. Of course.
With recent advances from both AMD and Nvidia bringing mobile graphics processors within a breath of desktop power levels, PCs that make use of laptop tech to be tiny are more powerful than ever. I’m currently playing with Zotac’s GTX 1060-powered Magnus Zbox, and it’s handling VR like a champ.
4A Games, the team behind the Metro series, are working on something similar for VR. It’s called Arktika.1, and it’s “exclusively for Oculus Touch”.
Here’s our first look at Robo Recall, a virtual reality robot shooter built for Oculus Touch that Epic Games will be releasing for free in early 2017. It’s pretty shiny.
The eagerly-anticipated Oculus Touch controllers begin shipping on December 6 worldwide, with a price tag of $199. Combined with an array of three Oculus sensors ($79 for the third), Touch will support room-scale VR.
There are virtual reality games that seek to offer bold and immersive new experiences. Feral Rites, from the Insomniac Games team behind Sunset Overdrive, is not one of those. It’s just a 3D brawler adventure from a slightly different perspective, and that works.