The $500 million verdict Zenimax won against Facebook over the Oculus Rift was cut in half yesterday by a U.S. District Court, Bloomberg reports. The parent company of Bethesda had sued the social media company claiming its VR headset was developed using intellectual property stolen by former employee John Carmack.
Insomniac isn’t just making a new Spider-Man game. The studio is also working on their fourth VR game, which, like the others, will be for Oculus. It’s called Stormland. The Oculus blog describes the 2019 game as having “an open-world structure and an ever-changing environment bristling with unexplored islands,…
Spring is here, the perfect time to come out of that backlog hibernation and play some new video games. Here are the biggest ones coming out this season.
Virtual reality has gone dark for Oculus Rift users across the globe today, as what seems to be an expired security certificate in the Oculus Runtime service has temporarily rendered their headsets inoperable. Where were you the day the Oculus Rifts died?
I have often wondered what the future of VR socialization is. Is it a tool for single-player gratification and fantasy, or for multiplayer friendship-building? Maybe it’s too soon to answer that question, but last week, I played VR Kanojo, and it gave me a good idea of what’s happening in VR now.
Hatsune Miku is coming to Steam VR in early 2018. Hatsune Miku VR from Degica Games is a new virtual reality rhythm game featuring eight songs from the digital diva’s most popular composers, with additional track releases planned post-launch. I might play it. Maybe. I guess.
With an interesting deep space setting, a clever zero-gravity movement system and plenty of hands-on interaction, Ready At Dawn’s Oculus exclusive Lone Echo ticks all the technical boxes required to be an excellent virtual reality game. But its greatest feat is making me believe a woman could ever love an unfeeling…
Virtual reality just lost another big exclusive. Ubisoft’s cross-platform starship simulator Star Trek Bridge Crew, one of my favorite games of the year, has been patched to be playable without VR. That’s great news for Star Trek fans without virtual reality headsets, not-so-great news for VR in general.
Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey, who last year spent a lot of money helping Donald Trump get elected, has since spent a lot of money helping Trump throw some big parties.
Rock Band was great, but Rock Band was also awkward and cumbersome. Now here comes Rock Band VR, a few years after most of us got rid of our last plastic instrument. It’s also cumbersome, and it’s also great. In fact, it’s the most fun I’ve had with Rock Band in years.
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?
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.