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Tuesday, 7 April, 2020 UTC

Gamify Your Workout

Wondering how you can keep fit while stuck inside? Try to gamify your workout routine in VR! With full-body tracking and full immersion, we’ve all been surprised when we find our heart rates up while enjoying some of our favorite titles. To help keep ... more - vive


Monday, 6 April, 2020 UTC

Half-Life: Alyx Locomotion Development Explained In Deep Dive Valve Video

Valve posted a nearly 11-minute video providing a deep dive look at the development of the locomotion systems in Half-Life: Alyx. The video explains how they moved from the teleportation system they used in 2016’s The Lab — their experimental collection ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 6 April, 2020 UTC

Community Download: What Type Of Updates Or DLC Do You Want For Half-Life: Alyx?

Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published (usually) every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate. For today’s Community Download, we ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 6 April, 2020 UTC

‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Modding Tools Still in the Works But No Release Date Yet

At the announcement of Half-Life: Alyx last year, Valve promised it would release Source 2 tools which would allow the community to extend the game’s content and functionality. Now, two weeks after the launch of the game, Valve says it’s presently working ... more - roadtovr.com


Monday, 6 April, 2020 UTC

Apple Reportedly In Talks To Purchase VR Live Streaming Platform NextVR

Another move towards the companies rumored AR/VR device perhaps? According to a new report by 9to5Mac, Apple is currently in the process of acquiring VR/AR live streaming platform NextVR for a modest $100M. Founded in 2009 by D.J. Roller and David Cole, ... more - vrscout


Monday, 6 April, 2020 UTC

Ford Designers Are Using VR To Inspect Vehicles From Home While Under Lockdown

Ford Motors switches to remote collaboration amid shelter-in-place orders. The ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 has forced many organizations, both big and small, to rethink the ways in which their teams and employees can continue to communicate and collaborate ... more - vrscout


Monday, 6 April, 2020 UTC

Fight Monstrous Bosses by Sinking Baskets in Hooplord This Week

Considering some of the good quality virtual reality (VR) sports titles available like Thrill of the Fight, Eleven Table Tennis and Sparc there’s a noticeable lack of decent basketball-related videogames. Heading to PC VR headsets this week is indie ... more - vrfocus.com


Monday, 6 April, 2020 UTC

Half-Life: Alyx & HL2: Episode 2 Co-Writer: ‘I Want To Do More’

Got high hopes for a new Half-Life game following the release of Half-Life: Alyx? So does one of the game’s co-writers. Speaking in an interview with Fandom, Erik Wolpaw, who also co-wrote Half-Life 2’s two episodic sequels alongside Chet Faliszek, said ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 6 April, 2020 UTC

Editorial: SteamVR’s Data Shows Very Few Oculus Quest Buyers Own A Gaming PC, And That Matters

Since the release of Oculus Link, it’s been easy to forget the whole point of the Oculus Quest; most people do not own a gaming PC. Late on Wednesday, Valve revealed what percentage of SteamVR users have each headset (by scanning SteamVR logs from the ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 6 April, 2020 UTC

Behind the Scenes of VR Stealth Shooter ‘Phantom: Covert Ops’

During the Facebook: Game Developers Showcase, nDreams announced that Phantom: Covert Ops will launch June 25 on both Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform. A... ... more - oculus


Monday, 6 April, 2020 UTC

HTC Vive Offering Vive Cosmos Wireless Bundle for $799 in Anniversary Sale

While previous HTC Vive anniversaries have been grand affairs with lots of discounts and offers, 2020 is a far more muted occasion. The only real deal available is a Vive Cosmos Wireless Bundle which is being sold for a limited time in the US. The Vive ... more - vrfocus.com


Monday, 6 April, 2020 UTC

Why The Hell You Should “Buy” Into Virtual Reality With An Oculus Quest

a.k.a. 101 Reasons Why VR Matters to You (Not sure what an Oculus Quest is, or where to buy it? Check out the Quest here . WARNING: As of 12/16 Quest is out of stock, you “may” still be able to purchase in various online locations). IGN Image First things ... more - arvrjourney


Monday, 6 April, 2020 UTC

A Mixed Reality: How the Microsoft HoloLens Could Change the World

Imagine a world where our eyes didn’t only see the outer appearance of something, but all of its moving parts, its structure, and all of… Continue reading on AR/VR Journey: Augmented & Virtual Reality Magazine » ... more - arvrjourney


Monday, 6 April, 2020 UTC

New Boneworks Video Showcases Long-Anticipated Map For New Update

Boneworks’ new update, arriving later this week, will be adding a long-awaited new map, as this video shows. Last week Stress Level Zero announced that the free update would add three new maps for the game. One would be Tuscany, the VR demo scene included ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 6 April, 2020 UTC

People Are Playing the Piano in ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ and It’s Magnificent

Did you know there’s a working piano in Half-Life: Alyx? You may be surprised to see just what talent this 1:1 recreation of a baby grand piano has attracted. Playing the game’s virtual piano is a pretty difficult task, what with its patently thin finger-size ... more - roadtovr.com


Monday, 6 April, 2020 UTC

Final Assault Studio Developing New Project For Oculus Quest & PlayStation VR

Last week Phaser Lock Interactive released Final Assault for PlayStation VR, allowing the console players to engage in cross-platform war with PC VR opponents. When VRFocus interviewed the studios’ CEO Michael Daubert he revealed that the porting process ... more - vrfocus.com


Monday, 6 April, 2020 UTC

Former Oculus Exclusive The Under Presents Coming to SteamVR, Extending Live Performances

Tender Claws’ eccentric VR theater, The Under Presents, is extending its run of live performances and coming to new headsets to boot. The experience, which was previously exclusive to Oculus Rift and Quest, will be arriving on SteamVR on April 16. There ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 6 April, 2020 UTC

Oculus Rift Exclusive Asgard’s Wrath Gets Its First, Small Sale

Need a big VR game for lockdown? Asgard’s Wrath is just what the doctor ordered, and it’s currently on sale. Granted this isn’t the biggest discount; Sanzaru Games’ role-playing game (RPG) has dropped from $39.99 to $34.99, but it’s still worth taking ... more - uploadvr


Monday, 6 April, 2020 UTC

Apple may have a VR/AR live event tech specialist in its sights

Apple could be close to buying a virtual reality company focused on streaming immersive sports, music, and entertainment experiences, as the Cupertino firm readies its big tech and content push for VR and AR. Though Apple currently doesn’t have a virtual ... more - slashgear


Monday, 6 April, 2020 UTC

Report: Apple to Acquire Live Event Streaming Company NextVR for $100M

NextVR, the live event broadcasting platform for VR headsets, may soon find itself acquired by Apple, a report by 9to5Mac maintains, which is expected to be valued around $100 million. At the time of this writing, neither Apple nor NextVR have commented ... more - roadtovr.com


Monday, 6 April, 2020 UTC

JBL’s Quantum One delivers a VR-like audio experience, minus the immersion

A headset with a head-tracking gyroscope seems cooler than it is Continue reading… ... more - theverge


Sunday, 5 April, 2020 UTC

HTC Offers $800 Wireless Vive Cosmos SteamVR Headset Bundle For Anniversary

To mark the anniversary of the Vive Cosmos, HTC is offering the PC VR headset with wireless adapter and controllers for $799. That’s a saving of $248 over buying the Cosmos and wireless adapter separately, which would cost $1047. The offer lasts until ... more - uploadvr


Sunday, 5 April, 2020 UTC

Tribeca Film Fest To Release VR Films On Oculus Quest & Go After Coronavirus Cancellation

15 VR short films scheduled to debut at Tribeca Immersive will be available later this month on standalone Oculus headsets. Last month New York’s annual Tribeca Film Festival announced it would be postponing its film and interactive storytelling programs ... more - vrscout


Sunday, 5 April, 2020 UTC

OhShape Releases Fitness Challenge, New Beginner Difficulty For Free And Unicef Donation Pledge

Free updates to Odders Lab’s OhShape will help you stay in shape while self-isolating. The OhShape #StayHome update includes three new songs for the game’s Extras library. Included in that is a fitness map designed to exercise every area of the body. ... more - uploadvr


Sunday, 5 April, 2020 UTC

Releases Recap: March 30 – April 3

This week, we released several titles and updates across the Oculus Platform. Here’s a rundown of the highlights.... ... more - oculus


Saturday, 4 April, 2020 UTC

17,000 Medical Professionals Are Using VR In The Fight Against Coronavirus

Free VR medical training is helping to bring retired healthcare workers back into service. The global outbreak of COVID-19 has many hospitals in desperate need of trained professionals to help care for the rising number of infected, so much so that many ... more - vrscout


Saturday, 4 April, 2020 UTC

PIMAK 8K X PREVIEW - Worth It For The VR Enthusiast? - Everything You NEED To Know! Index Comparison

Here it is, the official MRTV Preview of the Pimax 8K X! Is this the headset that VR enthusiasts had been waiting for? How does it compare against the Valve Index? Everything you need to know in this video! Disclaimer: I am calling this a preview because ... more - [email protected]


Saturday, 4 April, 2020 UTC

How To Make FrankenQuest, Oculus Quest’s Best Comfort Mod

FrankenQuest is arguably the best comfort mod for your Oculus Quest. It makes the headset much easier to use, gives you better audio and doesn’t require you to damage your unit. But how do you make a FrankenQuest? Read on to find out! Like many of you, ... more - uploadvr


Saturday, 4 April, 2020 UTC

Musical Metaverse Soundscape VR Introduces Fourth World ‘Silica Sol’

For those feeling a little couped up at the moment, popping on a virtual reality (VR) headset can be a great way to escape the confines of home. If you love a bit of music in your life then Soundscape VR might be worth a look, especially as it has just ... more - vrfocus.com


Saturday, 4 April, 2020 UTC

Synth Riders Is Starting Live VR Workouts This Weekend

Using a VR headset as a workout tool while you’re self-isolating? You can mix things up a little this weekend with live fitness sessions for Synth Riders. Starting tomorrow ‘Synth Sundays’ will feature professional trainers and Twitch streamers Carize ... more - uploadvr