A new VR area is opening at Club Sega in Akihabara on May 31. Called Sega VR Area (clever!), it will be located on the sixth floor of that legendary arcade.
Namco Bandai announced a new virtual reality experience called Evangelion VR: The Soul Seat.
The official Vive Deluxe Audio Strap goes on sale June 6. The $99.99 peripheral adds integrated audio to HTC’s virtual reality headset, so users no longer have to fumble around for their headphones before jacking in. More info is available at the Vive blog.
If you enjoy “room escape” games and are looking for something to do with your PlayStation VR, look no further than Statik.
Hope you don’t mind feeling pukey! I know I do.
In Virtual-Virtual Reality, a satirical Google Daydream VR game released today, a melting slab of butter orders you to smear toast on his unctuous body. When he demands more toast, 32 toasters appear. Toast is burning, popping out onto the floor. The butter is unhappy; he yells at you to “cover his butter body,” but…
VR game Job Simulator is fun enough as it is, though I guess adding some Overwatch to it can’t hurt.
PlayStation chief Andrew House told The New York Times late last week that PlayStation VR has sold 915,000 units as of February 19. That puts the device on a path to exceed the company’s goal of one million sold in the first six months.
STAT | 200 - The number of Oculus Rift demo units being pulled from Best Buy stores in the US, reportedly due to a lack of consumer interest in trying them.
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?
Oculus CTO and renowned Quake and Doom programmer John Carmack slammed a Dallas jury’s Wednesday decision against Oculus in a $500 million copyright and non-disclosure agreement lawsuit. On Facebook, Carmack specifically takes issue with an expert witness whose testimony, he says, is “just not true.”
Wait, what? Isn’t PSVR already out in Japan? You bet it is. And yet, this morning, there were long lines at retailers across the country.
The Google Daydream View is a brilliant piece of VR hardware. Its head-mounted display (HMD) is wrapped in a comfy fabric texture, with squishy foam on the inside. The head strap is easy to adjust. It’s ergonomically ideal and a little, invisible chip connects it to the Google Pixel phone with no effort.
The very good rhythm game Thumper is now playable in VR on PC. It works with Vive and Rift through SteamVR and is also now on the Oculus store. Give it a go if you have the means—this game is extremely cool in VR.
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…
QUOTE | “I wouldn’t want to see virtual reality wasted on a few hardcore gamers because it has such a big opportunity to offer something to everyone” - Resolution Games CEO Tommy Palm calls on developers to make VR games for wider audiences, saying it will be a long time before hardcore crowds get the VR Skyrim-like…