Facebook Acquires ‘Beat Saber’ Studio Beat Games

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Facebook today announced it has acquired Beat Games, the studio behind the hit VR rhythm game Beat Saber (2018). Beat Games is joining Oculus Studios as an independently operated team based out of Prague.

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Road to VR’s 2019 Game of the Year Awards

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Now, a little under four years since the big names in hardware released their first generation consumer headsets, we live in a time when a number of VR games have actually approached the best that any gaming platform has to offer. Developer : Sanzaru Games.

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The 10 Best SteamVR Games of 2019

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Every major PC VR headset is supported through the SteamVR platform, including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Pimax, and Windows VR headsets; not to mention Oculus Quest, which thanks to Oculus Link lets you play PC VR games from the Oculus Store, Steam, and Viveport.

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Sony Acquires Insomniac Games

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Insomniac Games — the developers behind Sony’s PS4 megahit Spider-Man — are going to become part of Sony Worldwide Studios. We’re curious what this means for the future of PC-powered games from Insomniac.

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‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Review – Valve Delivers One of VR’s Best Games Yet

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With hype on all sides—as Valve’s first full-fledged VR game and the first Half-Life game in more than a decade—does it deliver? Upgrades feel meaningful and can only be done at upgrade stations which are occasionally found throughout the game.

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The Most Anticipated VR Games Coming in 2020

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There’s been no shortage of great VR games in 2019, although 2020 is shaping up to be a pretty significant year in VR gaming too. Description : Saints & Sinners is a game unlike any other in The Walking Dead universe. Developer : Vertigo Games.

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Half-Life: Alyx full review: the first true AAA VR game

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I am now ready to write you a full review of this game. Some days ago, I have written a first impressions article on this game, and it made some people unhappy because I somewhat criticized this game. So, we can say that Half-Life is rewriting the history of gaming again.

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Preview: ‘The Room: A Dark Matter’ Sets a New Bar for VR Puzzle Games

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The Room: A Dark Matter is an upcoming VR puzzler from Fireproof Games , the same minds behind The Room (2014), its beloved predecessor for PC and mobile, and VR shooter-adventure Omega Agent (2016). Image courtesy Fireproof Games. Image courtesy Fireproof Games.

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Gamescom 2019 VR Games Showcase To Highlight Six Upcoming Games

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Despite rising popularity, VR has always struggled to standout at major gaming events. The 2019 iteration of the show, hosted in Cologne, Germany, will be the first to feature The VR Games Showcase, presented by Perp Games.

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‘Half-Life: Alyx’ is the Best Rated PC Game of 2020 & Best Rated Steam VR Game of All Time

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Not only is it Valve’s first Half-Life game in more than a decade, it is also the studio’s first full fledged VR title. By the measurable reactions from critics and players alike, the game seems to have delivered against the odds. But the results are in and there seems to be widespread agreement that it’s a damn great game. Not just a great VR game, but a great game among all games. There was a lot riding on Half-Life: Alyx.

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Over 150 Global Game Jam 2019 Games Have VR Support

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The world’s largest game jam, the Global Game Jam, had its 2019 session this past weekend from January 25th – 27th 2019. For 2019 the Global Game Jam theme was, “What home means to you,” and according to the official Twitter page over 8,000 games were submitted.

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Gamescom 2019 VR Games Showcase To Highlight Six Upcoming Games

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Despite rising popularity, VR has always struggled to standout at major gaming events. The 2019 iteration of the show, hosted in Cologne, Germany, will be the first to feature The VR Games Showcase, presented by Perp Games.

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10 Big Upcoming PC VR Games To Look Forward To After Half-Life: Alyx

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You’ve just spent a week enjoying one of the most polished, immersive gaming experiences you can have. Chances are you’ve already sifted through VR’s back-catalogue and have games like Boneworks and The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners ready to play.

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There’s A Panzer Dragoon VR Game In Development

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An official Panzer Dragoon VR game is in development. Very little is known about the game, named Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record, right now. The Panzer Dragoon games are a series of on-rails flight games in which you steer a mythical beast across the skies, shooting down enemies.

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Diorama-style AR Detective Game ‘Glimt’ Arrives on Magic Leap 1, Trailer Here

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Resolution Games, the studio behind Acron: Attack of the Squirrels (2019) and Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs (2019) , today launched their latest game on Magic Leap 1. Called Glimt: The Vanishing at the Grand Starlight Hotel , the detective game arrives today on Magic Leap World for free.

The 5 Best Games for PlayStation VR

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Here’s our breakdown of the best PSVR games that you should definitely check out. The 5 Best PSVR Games. The game encourages lots of movement and dodging, so you’ll want to maximize the size of your playspace and you’ll also want to play the game while standing.

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VR Melee Game Ironlights Launching April 9 With Multiplayer Crossplay

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Multiplayer VR melee game Ironlights is launching on April 9 for PC VR headsets via Oculus and Steam, as well as on the Oculus Store for Oculus Quest. According to developer E McNeill, the closed beta had a few hundred players and allowed the team to refine the game before launch.

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New VR Game Releases For September 2019

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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 2019’s list. And don’t forget to watch VRecap every Friday to stay on top of the top news stories, top new releases, and enter into our weekly VR game giveaway.

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‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Breaks Concurrent User Record for VR Game on Steam

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Update (11:00 AM ET) : Valve appears to back up these numbers, as displayed by Steam’s own game stats. As shown by SteamDB , an independent database which tracks game and user statistics on Steam, Half-Life: Alyx saw a peak concurrent usership of 42,858 players, practically putting it head and shoulders above the competition for top concurrent users in a VR game on Steam. SEE ALSO 'Half-Life: Alyx' Review – Valve Delivers One of VR's Best Games Yet.

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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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Facebook Buys Asgard’s Wrath Developer Sanzaru Games

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Facebook acquired Sanzaru Games , the developer behind a slate of Oculus-funded VR titles including our selection as best VR game of 2019 Asgard’s Wrath. The post Facebook Buys Asgard’s Wrath Developer Sanzaru Games appeared first on UploadVR.

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10 Best VR Puzzle Games And Experiences For All Headsets

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Perhaps one of the most common genres found in the myriad of VR games is the humble puzzle game. With such an immersive platform that carries huge interactive potential, puzzle games are an instant fit for VR. The main gripe we had with the game back in 2017 was the length.

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VR Game Releases For August 2019

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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. And don’t forget to watch VRecap every Friday to stay on top of the top news stories, top new releases, and our weekly VR game giveaway.

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The Top 5 VR Games to Keep You Active

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So here’s our top five VR games to not only keep you your heart rate up, but have a blast while doing it. Inspired by Japanese game show N?kabe What’s your favorite VR game that gets you sweating?

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Road to VR’s 2018 Game of the Year Awards

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There’s been plenty to talk about in VR gaming over the course of 2018, with even more ambitious indie studios and AAA game companies getting into the medium for the first time. Now for Road to VR’s 2018 Game of the Year Award winners. Developer : Beat Games.

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Beat Saber Wins 2019 VR Game Of The Year At The Game Awards

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The Game Awards happened tonight and the Best VR Game of the Year award was officially announced during the main show, rather than the pre-show, for the first time. Beat Saber (Beat Games). No Man’s Sky (Hello Games). Trover Saves the Universe (Squanch Games).

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Online Meme Becomes (Virtual) Reality With ‘Banana For Scale’ Game

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Now, 15 years later, the joke has been taken so far that it now exists as its own fully-fledged VR game where you use virtual bananas to measure virtual objects… for scale? The post Online Meme Becomes (Virtual) Reality With ‘Banana For Scale’ Game appeared first on UploadVR.

The 25 Best Steam VR Games And Experiences On Index And Vive

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Sony and Facebook may have their own stores for their respective headsets, but if you’re looking to get into virtual reality games on PC, you’ll want to check our list of the best Steam VR games. That means most PC VR headsets can run most Steam VR games.

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VR Action Game ‘Sword Reverie’ Feels Like a Love Letter to ‘Sword Art Online’, Trailer Here

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Isekai Entertainment, a Seattle-based indie studio, released the first trailer for its upcoming action game Sword Reverie, a JRPG-inspired title that feels like a heartfelt love letter to the popular anime/manga Sword Art Online (SAO).

Half-Life: Alyx Is The Highest Rated PC Game So Far In 2020, According to Metacritic

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One week after release, Half-Life: Alyx currently sits at number one on Metacritic’s list of Best PC Video Games for 2020. The game has an average score of 93, which is higher than any other PC game released this year so far, including traditional non-VR games.

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Timbaland ‘Beat Saber’ Music Pack Coming to the Block-slashing Rhythm Game

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New music for Beat Saber (2018) seems to be flowing in at faster clip ever since Facebook acquired Beat Games , the Czech Republic-based VR studio. The post Timbaland ‘Beat Saber’ Music Pack Coming to the Block-slashing Rhythm Game appeared first on Road to VR.

Shadow Promises High-End VR Gaming Without An Expensive Computer

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And although revolutionary hardware such as the Oculus Quest is slowly lowering the entry-price, the most visually-impressive and technologically-advanced VR games still require the power of a high-end gaming PC.

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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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Facebook’s Game Developers Showcase Starts Today, Promising New Oculus Reveals

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The 2020 Game Developers Conference (GDC) would have started today had it not been canned like basically every major expo from here until summer. To compensate, Facebook is hosting what it calls its Game Developers Showcase, and it’s starting today.

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Resolution Games Announces Multiplayer VR Cooking Game ‘Cook-out: A Sandwich Tale’

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Resolution Games, the Stockholm-based studio behind Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs (2019), Bait! 2019), today announced its next multiplayer VR game, Cook-Out: A Sandwich Tale. We’ll be keeping our eye on the game’s website for more info in the coming weeks.

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‘Game of Thrones’ VR Experience Coming Exclusively to Viveport Infinity

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HTC today announced that a VR experience based on HBO’s hit TV series Game of Thrones is set to launch exclusively on Viveport Infinity starting tomorrow, supporting Vive and Rift.

Every Major PSVR Exclusive Game

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Sony might be a hardware company first and foremost, but over the years it’s funded dozens of high-quality exclusive games for its platforms. Note: You’ll notice some games are missing from this list, like Driveclub VR and Starblood Arena. PlayStation Move Games.

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