The best strategy games for 2020

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Our list of the best strategy games has that and more. Buying Guides Gaming PC Gaming RTS Strategy games Turn-based strategy Turn-based tacticsLooking to start an intergalactic civilization? Or guide a medieval dynasty through the Middle Ages?

HTC’s VR Lineup Now Includes 11 Headset Packages and Its Modular Strategy is a Mess

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The post HTC’s VR Lineup Now Includes 11 Headset Packages and Its Modular Strategy is a Mess appeared first on Road to VR. Feature HTC Vive News VR Headset htc cosmos modulairty htc vive htc vive cosmos htc vr strategyWith the re-introduction of the company’s Cosmos VR headsets with four different variants, HTC’s Vive lineup has become a confusing mess with 11 different headset packages to choose from.

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Holoride Taps Russo Brothers And AR/VR Pioneers For Strategy Board

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The post Holoride Taps Russo Brothers And AR/VR Pioneers For Strategy Board appeared first on UploadVR. VR Industry News Holoride russo russo brothers strategy boardWhen Holoride showed off its in-car VR entertainment solution last year, it was clear the Audi spin-off was planning to turn famous Hollywood properties into interactive 3D experiences that will thrill backseat passengers.

‘Darknet’ Dev Fuses Physics-based VR Combat & Turn-based Strategy in ‘Ironlights’

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E McNeill, the developer behind VR strategy games Darknet (2015), Tactera (2016), and Astraeus (2018), is launching a new VR title soon that aims to bring a strategic bend to the melee combat genre. The post ‘Darknet’ Dev Fuses Physics-based VR Combat & Turn-based Strategy in ‘Ironlights’ appeared first on Road to VR.

Final Assault Review: Brisk RTS Mechanics Make Great VR Strategy

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The very first time I came into contact with a real time strategy (RTS) game was on my dad’s lap, where he often sat me down as he played Starcraft on his PowerMac G3. Later, when I was gifted my first Gameboy Advance, I found something very special in the more streamlined, more thoughtful mechanics introduced to me by the turn-based strategy game Advance Wars. If you’re a long-time strategy fan, you’ll absolutely find something to love here.

Real-time Strategy & MOBA Inspired ‘Spuds Unearthed’ Available Now

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Spuds Unearthed , a mashup title which combines real-time strategy and MOBA elements, has launched on Rift and Vive headsets following nearly nine months in Early Access. Strategy games that hybridize VR embodiment with top-down gameplay are, seemingly, becoming more and more common in VR. A few weeks ago, tower defense strategy game Home A Drone released with some similar stylings.

Project Based Learning Strategies with AR/VR

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How can educators adopt a project based learning strategies in AR/VR on the AVR Platform? From this video, draw inspiration from the ways in which the AVR platform can be used for authentic assessment, active learning, peer to peer strategies or competency based instruction. The post Project Based Learning Strategies with AR/VR appeared first on EON Reality.

Opposable’s VR Strategy ‘Salvaged’ Launches On Steam With Full Campaign

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Salvaged , a long-in-development strategy game from UK-based Opposable Games, has just launched for the Rift on Steam Early Access at $12.99. Tagged with: Salvaged , sci-fi , strategy. gaming Salvaged sci-fi strategyHTC Vive fans got a nice surprise yesterday when Google Earth launched for free on the headset. Now its Oculus owner’s turn for a treat.

Intel Hires a New Technical Focused Chief Strategy Officer

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The title of Chief Strategy Office is an interesting one for Intel. The C-level executive in this position obviously has the goal of managing strategy within the company, although as it pertains to growth more than anything else.

Hands-On: ‘Salvaged’ Might Be VR’s Most Interesting Strategy Game Yet

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Many strategy games will refer to you as ‘commander’ It’s a nice touch, letting you drum up your own fiction in which you’re some sort of armchair general, rooted down in a top secret military base instead of sitting in the comfort of your own home, snacking on a slice of toast as you tell people who to shoot. A quick look reveals a title that might be the coolest VR strategy experience we’ve seen so far.

Virtual Reality Strategy Conference 2016 to Bring VR Insights to Industry Execs

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The 2016 Virtual Reality Strategy Conference aims to layout the “new rules” of the VR economy. Track one, Delivering Immersive Entertainment focused on immersive media and games with the second track focusing on business strategy and insights from immersive company leaders. 11:45pm – Winning Strategies: How to Invest in the Long Term. 3:30pm – Beyond VR: Strategies for NextGen Immersive Platforms.

Iron Harvest review: Real-time strategy with feeling

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Features Gaming Deep Silver Iron Harvest Real-time-strategyDelightful design and a heartfelt campaign clash with unpolished mechanics and a paltry selection of content.

‘Cosmic Trip’ Brings First-Person Interstellar Strategy To Oculus Touch On Dec. 6th

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One of the upcoming games that will be available day and date with the new motion controllers is Cosmic Trip , a refreshingly original take on the real-time strategy genre. When we first went hands-on with the game back in June , we were blown away by its bright and unique visual style, as well as its inventive implementation of traditional real-time strategy mechanics into a vivid first-person atmosphere. Tagged with: cosmic trip , funktronic labs , oculus touch , rts , strategy.

Best VR Strategy Games

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While it took the strategy genre some time to establish its virtual battlefields and prepare for world domination, today there are more and more quality titles available across all platforms. Our list of best strategy games touches on everything from classical tower defense challenges, titles with real-time and turn based elements, as well as those taking a tabletop approach to give you a bird’s eye view as well as placing you in the midst of the action.

Toy Clash Review: Tower Defense Meets Tabletop Strategy

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Tagged with: gear vr , oculus , strategy , tactics , toy clash. gaming Reviews gear vr oculus strategy tactics toy clashI’m kind of a sucker for board games in VR. The sheer visual spectacle of seeing the entire game world before you coming to life in vivid 3D still wows me, so a game like 5 Min Lab’s Toy Clash has instant visual appeal. It’s less of a board game and more of a tower offense/defense experience, but still has a distinct small world charm.

Hands-on: ‘Skyworld’ is a Charming Turn-Based Strategy Game With Fast-Paced Real-Time Interludes

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Skyworld , a turn-based strategy game from Arizona Sunshine (2016) developers Vertigo Games, was initially introduced to the world as a demo during HTC Vive’s first public showing back in GDC 2015. The post Hands-on: ‘Skyworld’ is a Charming Turn-Based Strategy Game With Fast-Paced Real-Time Interludes appeared first on Road to VR.

‘Skylight’ Review: Turn-Based Strategy Meets Real-Time Tactics

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This latest release checks many of the boxes we’ve come to expect from strategy games over the years, but it’s ultimately a difficult game to describe mechanically as it melds elements from real-time strategy and turn-based tactics experiences together into something fresh and unique. Tagged with: darknet , E McNeill , gear vr , oculus , skylight , strategy , Tactera , tactics. gaming Reviews darknet E McNeill gear vr oculus skylight strategy Tactera tactics

GDC 2017: Brass Tactics Combines Real-Time Strategy With Oculus Touch

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The studio behind popular strategy games Age of Empires II and Defense Grid 2 VR (Review: 8/10 ) have found success in the genre before, but now Hidden Path Entertainment is developing a brand new title for VR headsets. The core vision behind real-time strategy game Brass Tactics comes from Age of Empires 2 lead designer Mark Terrano, who is founder and chief creative officer at Hidden Path.

Real-Time Strategy Game ‘Korix’ Bringing Sci-Fi Tactics to PlayStation VR

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Strategy Card Game ‘Dragon Front’ is Finally Launching its Beta Next Week

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5 Online Active Learning Strategies on the AVR Platform

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In this article, we discuss the principles of active learning and share 5 online active learning strategies that can be used on the AVR Platform. The 5 online, active learning strategies. Director of Education and Global Innovation, Jamie Justice shares 5 online, active learning strategies using the AVR Platform: Use problem based learning through student created content as an active learning assignment.

Manchester Team Aligns AVR Technology Focus With UK Industrial Strategy

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Augmented and Virtual Reality production at the Manchester office is strongly influenced by the same five foundations that underpin the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy. The successful demonstration of Virtual Trainer invited significant attention from government officials, and the UK team was invited to write about VR and Virtual Trainer for the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy blog.

League of War: VR Arena Brings Small-Scale Strategy to PSVR

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If there’s any genre that absolutely deserves more recognition in the VR scene right now it’s real-time strategy titles. We’ve seen a handful of gamers release over the past year or so between all of the major headsets, but nowhere near as many strategy games have come to market as other genres such as wave shooters and competitive multiplayer action games. But instead of being a turn-based strategy game everything happens in real-time.

Gear VR Strategy Game ‘Tactera’ To Launch Massive Update On August 3

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Cosmic Trip is a Wonderful First-Person VR Strategy Game for HTC Vive

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The post Cosmic Trip is a Wonderful First-Person VR Strategy Game for HTC Vive appeared first on UploadVR. gaming cosmic trip early access first-person funktronic labs preview rts steam strategy game Vive VRWe’ve already seen VR infiltrate a wide variety of game genres. You can fly spaceships in VR, you can drive cars, you can fight creatures and explore dungeons, and you can even embark on exciting, colorful, and terrifying third-person adventures.

Project Based Learning Strategies with AR/VR

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How can educators adopt a project based learning strategies in AR/VR on the AVR Platform? From this video, draw inspiration from the ways in which the AVR platform can be used for authentic assessment, active learning, peer to peer strategies or competency based instruction. The post Project Based Learning Strategies with AR/VR appeared first on EON Reality.

Editorial: Google?s Long-Term Strategy Could Dominate VR/AR

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Google’s Blocks app and Poly service — which is initially focused on free content — is one early example of this strategy. Tagged with: google Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Editorial: Google’s Long-Term Strategy Could Dominate VR/AR appeared first on UploadVR. Confidence is a prerequisite to enjoy VR’s magic. There are so many things that can go wrong wearing a VR headset and most of us know this before the goggles come down over our eyes.

E3 2019: Watch This Exclusive Gameplay For PSVR Strategy Game Mini Mech Mayhem

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Mini Mech Mayhem is an upcoming PSVR strategy game from FuturLabs, the creators of VR racing game Tiny Trax. It’s a bit of a mixture of turn-based and real-time strategy mechanics. McNeill, a popular Gear VR strategy title with some similar genre-blending ideas. In Mini Mech Mayhem combat is split into two parts so that players take time deciding their actions and planning ahead and then watch moves play out in real-time.

Editorial: Oculus Cross-Buy Strategy Is Facebook’s Path To Platform Lock-In

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Things are changing in Facebook’s strategy after the departures of Oculus founders Brendan Iribe and Palmer Luckey. In Blake Harris’ book The History Of The Future a set of emails are disclosed offering insight into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s strategy in VR and AR. An email in the book attributed to Brendan Marten, Facebook’s head of finance for AR/VR, provides a sense of Zuckerberg’s strategy in 2015.

Strategy Game ‘League of War: VR Arena’ Comes to PSVR This Fall

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While no gameplay footage seems to be available yet, the press release suggests that it follows a similar approach to the studio’s existing mobile game League of War: Mercenaries— a ‘tug-of-war’-style strategy game—with an increased emphasis on action and more direct influence over units thanks to the VR perspective and use of motion controls. The post Strategy Game ‘League of War: VR Arena’ Comes to PSVR This Fall appeared first on Road to VR.

VR Strategy Conference to focus on monetization

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Press release: Greenlight Insights’ Virtual Reality Strategy Conference 2016 to Address Growth and Monetization Challenges VRS 2016 takes place Nov. 1-2, in San Francisco, and will feature new research findings from Greenlight’s fall 2016... Briefs VR & AR Greenlight VR

Facebook Surges in U.S. Patent Rankings Due to Mounting AR Strategy

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Patent Rankings Due to Mounting AR Strategy appeared first on Road to VR. An analysis of U.S. patents done by Fairview Research reveals that Facebook has made a significant surge in its year-over-year ranking for patents granted in 2019, something partly owed to its increased number of patents surrounding augmented reality. The news was first reported by Bloomberg. The social media giant is still only in 36th place for companies granted U.S. patents, which in 2019 tallied a total of 989.

Rift Exclusive Strategy Game Brass Tactics Coming Soon

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Real-time strategy VR game Brass Tactics is coming exclusively to the Rift on Oct. We first tried the strategy title at GDC and found it to be an enticing multiplayer strategy game offering a giant tabletop upon which to build and command troops in either co-op mode or head-to-head with another player.

Eternal Starlight Puts An Ender’s Game Twist On VR Tactical Strategy

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Strategy games fit VR wonderfully. Eternal Starlight is an upcoming VR tactical strategy game from developer White Noise that aims to put you in the shoes of a commander orchestrating his/her fleet from a distance, similar to Ender’s Game. Visually the art style looks like a cross between classic space-based strategy games and the more polygonal art style we’ve seen used in VR often.

Facebook’s Leaders: The People Responsible For VR And AR Strategy

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Who is determining strategy in VR/AR at Facebook? Tagged with: Andrew Bosworth , facebook , Leadership , mark zuckerberg , oculus Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Facebook’s Leaders: The People Responsible For VR And AR Strategy appeared first on UploadVR. We’ve been following the development of VR headsets at Facebook since its acquisition of Oculus VR in 2014. That’s when Facebook, under the direction of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, bought the two-year-old Oculus VR startup.

Facebook's Latest Strategy: Throw Apple Under The Bus

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It’s been a tough time for for Apple.

Hands-On: BattleGroupVR Merges Spaceship Strategy With Aerial Dog-Fight Combat

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This isn’t your standard real-time strategy game. You can easily switch back to the strategy map for an overview, which you can also adjust and re-size to suit your current needs. It was easy for me to get lost in the first-person spaceship dogfighting, but I would then often realize that I had neglected the strategy map. Whether the game has legs in the long-term end will largely depend on how much you enjoy strategy games as a genre.