Fri.Jun 14, 2019

SteamVR Adds Full Support For Oculus Rift S


Valve just added full support for the recently released Oculus Rift S PC VR headset to the SteamVR platform. When the Rift S launched, haptic feedback on the Touch controllers wasn’t working in SteamVR. Valve released a hotfix less than 24 hours later to resolve this.

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Hands-On: Hands-On with CNN's Magic Leap News Video App

Next Reality AR

Magic Leap has done a great job of aggressively releasing new apps, software updates, and major franchise tie-ins. But aside from all the creative and entertainment apps, what's it like to use one of the apps the company hopes you'll use every day?

SideQuest Sideloads Oculus Quest Software Without Facebook’s Approval


A new app distribution project called SideQuest gained steam this week on Oculus Quest. Some developers, like Virtual Desktop’s Guy Godin, turned to SideQuest to distribute software updates which won’t be approved by Facebook’s leadership.

E3 2019: Asgard’s Wrath Could Be The VR RPG We’ve All Been Waiting For


Explore complex dungeons with animal-human hybrids in this Norse-inspired epic. I’m following a brazen Shield Maiden and her crew of Viking compatriots as they sail across dark waters on a perilous quest to exact revenge on the Norse god Týr.

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Vader Immortal Episode 2 Will ‘Lean Into What It’s Like To Use The Force’


Next week sees the first episode of Star Wars: Vader Immortal finally launch on Oculus Rift. As Quest owners will know, it’s a pretty thrilling narrative-driven experience. But it’s also only the first installment of a three-part series. What can we expect from the second episode?

Indie Gem ‘Vanishing Realms’ to Get a “full expansion within weeks”

Road to VR

Indie VR title Vanishing Realms brought Zelda-esque room-scale RPG action to SteamVR all the way back at the launch of the first PC VR headsets in 2016. The game is one of the top rated titles on SteamVR, but remains in Early Access more than three years after launch.

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This student-made VR game was one of the best hidden gems at E3 2019


I don't necessarily hate VR. But I am wary of its broken promise as the supposed future of games and entertainment, a promise it's still failed to deliver on years after commercial release — until I played Ascend , a fight and flight PvP arena game made by USC undergraduate college students.

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E3 2019: Beat Saber Dev Discussing 360 Levels On Other Platforms


Beat Saber made a pretty cool reveal at E3 this week. The smash hit rhythm action game will be getting a 360-degree mode on Oculus Quest. This new addition rethinks existing tracks, making for dynamic and active gameplay. But wait, just on Oculus Quest? Well for now, yes.

This VR theme park seamlessly transports you to ‘Star Wars’ and other fictional universes — Future Blink


Enter the VOID, a "virtual entertainment center" where real and virtual worlds merge together, to create new environments and visualizations that guests can interact with in real time. Read more. More about Mashable Video , Virtual Reality , Star Wars , The Void , and Tech.

E3 2019: VR Stealth Game Rogan Launches In July, New Trailer Revealed


Rogan: The Thief in the Castle, is shaping up to be one of VR’s most visually-striking games. Don’t believe us? See for yourself in our E3 VR Showcase trailer. Oh, and we have the release date too.

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Starblazer VR Is a Space Fleet RTS Game for a Range of Gamers


Starblazer VR is a real-time strategy (RTS) game with an aerial twist. It pits one player’s fleet against an AI opponent’s. My husband John and I worked on this review from different experience levels. I am a new RTS player and he’s an expert.

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