Moving Beyond VR Games

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I love VR and I love gaming, but I have now got to the point where the mention of the two things in the same sentence – specially when people seem to imply they’re the same thing – makes me roll my eyes and sigh. Part of it is due to the fact I’m yet to get really hooked into a VR game.

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‘Astro Bot’ Ranked 6th Best PS4 Game of 2018, #1 PSVR Game of All Time

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The game now ranks among PS4’s top titles—VR or otherwise. In both categories that marks the game as being ‘Universally Acclaimed’ by Metacritic’s standards. Looking into Metacritic rankings for all PS4 games (VR and non-VR) helps contextualize this achievement.

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VR Game Releases For November 2018

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Every month we aim to round up each and every VR game release for you in one single place — this is November’s list. And if you’re a VR game developer planning to release a game soon — let us know! Rift, Vive, and Windows VR Game Releases For November 2018.

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Community Download: What Is The Most Underrated VR Game?

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Since consumer-grade VR has been out for about two and a half years at this point, we’ve seen tons and tons of VR games. That’s how many good VR games there are. But that also means there are lots and lots of VR games that don’t get the recognition they deserve.

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The Top 5 Games for Oculus Rift

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In our breakdown of the top 5 games for Oculus Touch and top 5 for the Xbox One gamepad, we take a look at some of the best games currently on the Oculus Store. Before we start, don’t forget that your Rift also works with compatible games purchased through Steam.

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The Top 5 Games For HTC Vive

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Here we take a look at our top 5 games for Vive, and a little more information you might need to get you started. Valve’s The Lab (2016) is without a doubt among the best games, free or otherwise, so we just had to add it.

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VR Game Releases For September 2018

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Every month we aim to round up each and every VR game release for you in one single place — this is September’s list. And if you’re a VR game developer planning to release a game soon — let us know! Rift, Vive, and Windows VR Game Releases For September 2018.

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VR Game Releases For October 2018

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Every month we aim to round up each and every VR game release for you in one single place — this is September’s list. And if you’re a VR game developer planning to release a game soon — let us know! Rift, Vive, and Windows VR Game Releases For September 2018.

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Transpose Review: A VR Puzzle Game That Bends Reality

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It’s refreshing when, two and a half years into the life cycle of consumer VR, I can still come across games that catch me by surprise. Transpose is the type of VR game that can’t really be explained or shown very well, as it needs to be experienced to really be experienced.

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‘Beat Saber’ is Now the 7th Best Rated Steam Game of All Time

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Beat Saber has climbed to the #7 spot among best rated games on Steam—VR or otherwise—and continues to hold the #1 spot among VR titles. A few weeks into release, a handful of negative reviews dropped the game down to 98%.

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Insomniac Games Announces ‘Seedling’, Launching on Magic Leap in November

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Insomniac Games, the talented game studio behind non-VR games like Spider-Man (2018) and VR games like Edge of Nowhere (2016) and The Unspoken (2016), today announced their first AR game called Seedling , coming to Magic Leap in November.

15 New PSVR Game Trailers From Paris Games Week

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Paris Games Week is here and Sony has revealed a slew of new trailers showing off their lineup of PSVR games coming in 2017 and 2018. Developer: Fast Travel Games. Developer: Disruptive Games. Developer: Gattai Games. Developer: Bit Planet Games.

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VR Game Releases For August 2018

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Every month we aim to round up each and every VR game release for you in one single place — this is August’s list. There are some big VR games coming this month. And if you’re a VR game developer planning to release a game soon — let us know!

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15 Best Oculus Go VR Horror Games And Experiences

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With Halloween right around the corner next week, we felt like it was time to start rounding up some of the very best VR horror games and experiences out there. Price: $9.99 / $14.99 /$16.99 ( Store for Two-Game Bundle ).

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‘Luna’ is a Beautiful Introduction to VR for Gaming Novices

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The game’s unique artwork had me intrigued. The level of detail and the unique art style makes the game incredibly charming. The interactions are all easy to complete and the game is responsive. This is why I could see this game being very accessible for entry level VR users.

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PlayStation VR to Get 60+ More Games Through Early 2018, Nearly Doubling Game Catalog

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It’s been a whole year since the PlayStation VR launched, and Sony is nearly doubling down on its extensive catalog of games with +60 more titles confirmed to come to PSVR between now and early 2018.

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Insomniac Games Unveils Seedling Experience for Magic Leap One

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The game wizards at Insomniac take pride in diving deep when it comes to world-building, and the same is true for the studio's latest title for Magic Leap One called Seedling.

Kickstarter Game System Uses iOS & Android Devices to Merge Tabletop Gaming with Augmented Reality

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But one new product is looking to literally kickstart mobile AR gaming by introducing a few key components that harness the traditional board game model.

HTC Boss Claims Rockstar Games ‘Not Done’ With VR

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Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2 developer Rockstar Games isn’t yet finished with VR, according to HTC. Any part of the game that didn’t work, they cut from the VR experience so things that ended up in those seven cases that are in the VR version, those were very very selectively chosen. Tagged with: Joel Breton , Rockstar Games Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post HTC Boss Claims Rockstar Games ‘Not Done’ With VR appeared first on UploadVR.

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First-Person Angry Birds Game Announced For Magic Leap One

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One mobile gaming’s most prolific franchises arrives on the Magic Leap One this fall. Now the seemingly unkillable franchise has set it sights on the world of immersive content with a new AR game that presents the series from a brand new perspective. .

The Climb On Oculus Quest Will Include The Full Game

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Crytek won’t be making any cutbacks to the content of its debut VR game, The Climb , as it ports it to Oculus Quest. The Climb was one of the first games confirmed to be coming to Quest when the headset was revealed at Oculus Connect 5 last month. Unlike games like Dead and Buried and Superhot VR, though, we didn’t get a look at the game on the show floor. Experiences Gaming Oculus Quest The Climb

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20 VR Games Releasing in 2018 We’re Excited About

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We’ve rounded up a list of 20-something VR games launching in 2018 that we’re excited about, covering all three major VR systems: PSVR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. ARK Park is a multiplayer adventure game based on the world of ARK:Survival Evolved (2017). 3 Games from Valve.

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Designing ‘Virtual Virtual Reality’, One of Mobile VR’s Most Immersive Games Yet

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This guest article by Mitch Mastroni, Interaction Designer at Tender Claws, the studio behind the game, explores how the game achieved significant immersion even on more restrictive mobile VR headsets. It also enhances game feel by giving virtual objects weight.

Community Download: What’s Your Favorite VR Horror Game?

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Halloween is fast-approaching this week and if you’re not too busy watching The Haunting of Hill House or re-watching Hocus Pocus for the 100th time, you might find some time in your schedule to send chills down your spine with a terrifying VR horror game or two. However, there are lots of great games out there for PSVR, Rift, Vive, Windows VR, and all of the other platforms as well. Which moment sticks out to you as the most terrifying in that game?

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The Best VR Sports Games for the Oculus Rift

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After digging into nearly 20 titles, we’ve pulled together the top five VR sports games for the Oculus Rift that will scratch that itch for anyone looking for VR gameplay that’s both active and competitive.

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The 5 Best Free Games on HTC Vive

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Steam is chocked full of free games that support HTC Vive, but it may be difficult with all that choice to know exactly which games to start out with, especially if that shiny new HTC Vive or HTC Vive Pro blew out your remaining games budget. Free Games With Revive.

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Ghostbusters World AR Game Arrives as Halloween Treat & We Dive into Its Location-Based Tricks

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Because timing is everything, the latest entry in the location-based augmented reality gaming sweepstakes, Ghostbusters World, has arrived just in time for Halloween. Likewise, all three games are pursuing the same high bar of mobile AR gaming success set by.

5 Incredibly Spooky VR Games to Play This Halloween

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And to celebrate, we rounded up five of our favorite VR games which span a number of horror sub-genres: Resident Evil 7 biohazard (PSVR). It’s an adventure game from VRWERX). Description : The game of your dreams just dropped, DUCK SEASON, a hunter with ridiculous graphics.

‘Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’ Nabs ‘Best VR/AR Game’ at The Game Awards 2017

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The yearly fanfare of the Game Awards has come and gone, leaving Capcom with the award for Best VR/AR Game for their massively successful horror-adventure Resident Evil 7 : Biohazard (2017), a game that equally supports both PSVR and traditional monitors.

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‘Sword Art Online’ Producer Takes Lead in New VR Manga Game ‘TOKYO CHRONOS’, Kickstarter Launches Today

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Japanese VR studio MyDearest and Los Angeles-based Sekai Project are launching a Kickstarter campaign today to fund the development of a new VR manga game. Dubbed TOKYO CHRONOS , the VR visual novel game is targeting HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PSVR.

Fortnite Developer Epic Games Announces $1.25 Billion Investment

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Fornite developer and Unreal Engine creator Epic Games today announced that it raised $1.25 ” Alongside Fortnite, Epic Games has been heavily involved with the VR and AR industries over the past few years, making Unreal Engine compatible with both. Tagged with: Epic Games Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Fortnite Developer Epic Games Announces $1.25 Epic Games VR Industry News

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Pulse Pounding Rhythm Game ‘Thumper’ Comes to Oculus Go Tomorrow

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Thumper (2016) , a totally unique rhythm game and verifiable indie gem, is heading to Oculus Go tomorrow, September 6th. Developer Drool tells Road to VR that it currently has no plans for bring the game to Gear VR. We gave the game an 8.5

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Magic Leap Publishes More L.E.A.P. Developer Videos Featuring Insomniac Games, Weta Workshop & More

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developer conference, Magic Leap has made the session on Seedling from Insomniac Games available to the public. After publishing two batches of videos from its L.E.A.P.

Nokia's Snake Game Slithers into Augmented Reality via Facebook AR

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If you're a part of Generation X or a Millennial, there's a good chance that the first mobile game you played was Snake on an old school Nokia phone. The other AR experience is called Snake Real World, which lets users play the classic game in their.

Ubisoft’s VR Party Game Werewolves Within Is Getting A Movie (Really)

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It was one of Ubisoft’s earliest (and, arguably, best) experiments with VR, bringing a classic party game concept into headsets and making human body language and tone a mechanic unto itself. It’s going to be a live action film that adapts the core concept of the game.

PlayStation Halloween Sale Brings Big Discounts to PSVR Horror Games

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Starting today, the North American PlayStation Store is seeing some discounts on horror games, and while the majority are predictably non-VR titles, there’s a handful of spooky PSVR games out there that are seeing some love too, hovering around 20-30% off the sticker price.

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Valve Reveals 2018’s Top Selling VR Games on Steam (so far)

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Just in time for the end of Steam’s summer sale, Valve has released a list of the top selling VR games of 2018 so far. The the list on Steam doesn’t specifically show the exact rankings according to sales within the tier (reload the list and games are shuffled).

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VR’s Most Bizarre Game ‘Mosh Pit Simulator’ is Coming to Steam Early Access Soon

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Mosh Pit Simulator is bizarre, disturbing, funny and unapologetically crass—the sort of fever dream that could only leak from the brain of Sos Sosowski, the Polish indie developer behind the well-received (and patently ludicrous) bomb defusing game McPixel (2012).

Co-op VR Space Delivery Game ‘Failspace’ Starts Registration for Closed Alpha

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Hipfire Games, a Helsinki-based studio made up of ex-Supercell and Rovio developers, announced late last year that their space-based delivery game Failspace was in the making for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows VR headsets. Image courtesy Hipfire Games.

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The 5 Best Free Games on Oculus Rift

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There are plenty of great games out there for Oculus Rift, with the Oculus Store featuring a number of top titles certainly worth your hard-earned money. High production value, engaging VR mechanics, Touch optimization: the games below have it all. Developer : Epic Games.

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One of Mobile VR’s Best Games, ‘Virtual Virtual Reality’, Now Available on Rift

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Virtual Virtual Reality is one of mobile VR’s best games to date, and you can now play an enhanced version on the Oculus Rift. The game is rated nearly five stars on each of its available platforms.

CCP Games CEO: “We expected VR to be two to three times as big”

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Now, CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson speaks out in an interview with Destructoid about the studio’s reconsolidation back to traditional desktop gaming, and his thoughts about the VR landscape. Image courtesy CCP Games. ” Image courtesy CCP Games.

‘I Expect You To Die’ Studio Releases Educational VR Chemistry Game ‘HoloLab Champions’

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Schell Games, the studio behind popular spy-themed VR puzzle I Expect You To Die (2016) , today launched a VR chemistry lab practice game that aims to get students excited about chemistry by gamifying an otherwise time intensive (and possibly dangerous) lab learning experience.