Sony Announces ‘Tetris Effect’ for PSVR & PS4, Coming Fall 2018

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It looks like the alleged Sony E3 leak , which showed Resident Evil 2 (1998), Spider-Man, and BioShock Resurgence coming to PSVR, hasn’t gotten its moment of vindication yet, as Sony today announced that a new Tetris game is coming to the PS4 console with PSVR support. The game, which is slated to arrive sometime in Fall 2018, is created by Monstars and Enhance , the minds behind Rex Infinite (2001) and its more recent VR adaptations.

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Sony’s London Studio Doubles Down With VR as Its Top Priority

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Sony’s London Studio is behind PlayStation VR Worlds (2016) , a collection of VR vignettes for PSVR—including the lauded ‘London Heist’—which was included in some of the headset’s launch bundles. With the success of VR Worlds , Sony’s London Studio is doubling down; now in development of Blood & Truth , the spiritual successor to ‘London Heist’, the studio says VR is its top priority. Image courtesy Sony London Studio.

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The New Cinderella Trailer Gives Us Big Knight's Tale Vibes

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Maybe it’s just us, but when we see people in period clothing singing catchy modern pop songs, we’re instantly transported back to 2001.

PSVR 2 Could Include Tech from the Biggest Name in Eye Tracking

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Tobii, a global leader in eye-tracking, announced it’s currently in talks with Sony to include its tech in the upcoming PlayStation VR2. Founded in 2001, Tobii has become well known in the industry for its eye-tracking hardware and software stacks.

‘Tetris Effect’ Landing on PS4 & PSVR Next Month, Pre-orders Now Available

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Sony now says the game is heading to the PlayStation store on November 9th, 2018. The game, which includes 30+ stages and 10+ modes, was created by Monstars and Enhance , the minds behind Rez Infinite (2001) and its more recent VR adaptations. Tetris Effect is a single-player adaptation of Tetris for the modern era, boasting support for both PS4 Pro and PSVR. Tetris Effect pre-orders are also now available , retailing at a 10% discount off the full MSRP of $40.

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Facebook steps into cloud gaming — and another feud with Apple

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Rubin, who co-founded the game development studio Naughty Dog in 1994 before it was acquired by Sony in 2001, has been at Facebook since he joined Oculus months after its 2014 acquisition was announced. Facebook will soon be the latest tech giant to enter the world of cloud gaming.

The Best 360º Cameras: VR Professionals Weigh-In

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Created VR for Samsung, Sony, Sky, U2, FX, Warner Bros, and more. Currently, most clients we work with ultimately choose a custom camera configuration during pre-production, opting for picture quality and a mono footprint (such as the Sony a7s or the Blackmagic cams) over a fully spherical camera format. Four Sony a7S II cameras, four 8mm Samyang FE lenses, and rig?—?$12,000. Custom build / rig with two Sony a7S II cameras.

On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Oculus’ Head of Content, Jason Rubin

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I am sure the same is true of Halo (2001) , or Grand Theft Auto III (2003) , or whatever. More from the ‘On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App’ Series: Sony’s Head of PlayStation Magic Lab, Richard Marks. Everyone in the VR industry can envision a world in the next 10 years that’s radically changed by virtual reality. From healthcare, education, social, training, cinema, gaming, and more, VR has a lot of Killer Use-cases.

A Brief History of VR

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In 2001, SAS Cube created the first PC based cubic room that then led to the development of Virtools VR pack, a library pack add-on. Not only was Oculus VR company purchased by Facebook, but Sony announced their VR headset for the PS4 under the name ‘Project Morpheus’. In 2017, Sony bundled PS4 consoles with PSVR headsets in order to attract more users. Over the past few years, the buzz surrounding VR has reached an all-time high.

40 essential LGBTQ films to stream this Pride Month

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) Hedwig and the Angry Inch is always best enjoyed on the stage. Credit: Sony Classics / TIFF.