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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 & 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

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

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


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

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


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

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


Friday, 3 April, 2020 UTC

Facebook Selling Refurbished Rift CV1s In US For $300 As Rift S Remains Out Of Stock

The Oculus Rift S and Quest are still out of stock, so in the US Facebook is temporarily selling a “limited supply” of refurbished original Rifts for $299. That’s $100 less than the Rift S, which is priced at $399. The listing is only available in the ... more - uploadvr


Friday, 3 April, 2020 UTC

Final Assault PSVR Review: Like Playing An RTS In A Toy Box

The accessible VR RTS from Phaser Lock, Final Assault , is now out on PSVR. Check out our thoughts on the port in our full review! When virtual reality arrived years ago, there were a few genres people often expected the tech to benefit most. We heard ... more - uploadvr


Friday, 3 April, 2020 UTC

Vive Cosmos Headset Only, RIP Mobile VR & Win Arizona Sunshine on Quest! – VRecap

The post Vive Cosmos Headset Only, RIP Mobile VR & Win Arizona Sunshine on Quest! – VRecap appeared first on UploadVR. ... more - uploadvr


Friday, 3 April, 2020 UTC

The VR Download: Alyx Reception, Gear VR Neutered, Facebook vs Apple, Is PC VR Growing Fast Enough?

Ian , Kyle , and Tatjana discuss Half-Life: Alyx’s reception, Facebook killing Gear VR, Vive Cosmos Elite, Facebook’s AR displays, and ask whether PC VR is growing fast enough. Unlike regular video podcasts, The VR Download is broadcast from virtual ... more - uploadvr


Friday, 3 April, 2020 UTC

Half-Life: Alyx On Oculus Quest – How To Play, What You Need And The Best Way To Do It

Half-Life: Alyx is one of the biggest PC VR releases in recent history. However, is it possible to play Valve’s flagship VR title on the Oculus Quest? The short answer is no — at least not natively via the Quest Store. Half-Life: Alyx is a PC VR game ... more - uploadvr


Friday, 3 April, 2020 UTC

Vive Cosmos Headset Only, RIP Mobile VR & Win Arizona Sunshine on Quest! – VRecap

This week has seen the rise in PC VR numbers and the fall of mobile VR’s biggest platform, and we can’t forget the new releases. Let’s wrap up the week’s top stories! https://youtu.be/4BpVHPYGJak First up, HTC will be shipping Vive Cosmos Elite SteamVR ... more - uploadvr


Friday, 3 April, 2020 UTC

Inside Capcom’s Huge Resident Evil VR Arcade In Tokyo

When I say Resident Evil in VR, you probably think about the sublime PSVR support for Resident Evil 7. But that’s not the only way to enter Capcom’s terrifying world of horrors, as the new Capcom Plaza Tokyo shows. At the company’s new site in Tokyo’s ... more - uploadvr


Friday, 3 April, 2020 UTC

WATCH: New Oculus Quest UI Adds Quick Settings, Leaderboards, Voice Commands And More

As previously reported, Facebook has begun to roll out the latest Oculus Quest firmware version 15, which includes a new and improved user interface. We got our hands on the update and it’s definitely a step up from the old UI, with many new and welcome ... more - uploadvr


Friday, 3 April, 2020 UTC

Facebook Finally Brings Quill Theater To Oculus Rift Via Original App

A few months back, Facebook launched a selection of Quill creations on Oculus Quest via a handy new tool named Quill Theater. From this week, you can finally use the same feature via the original app on Oculus Rift. Quill Theater offers some of the best ... more - uploadvr


Friday, 3 April, 2020 UTC

New Boneworks Update Will Add New Maps And Weapons

A new Boneworks update is right around the corner, and it’s packing some new maps and toys to play with. Update 1.4 will arrive on April 9th. Stress Level Zero’s Brandon J Laatsch confirmed as much in a tweet earlier this week. This update will bring ... more - uploadvr


Thursday, 2 April, 2020 UTC

Crisis VRigade 2 VR Shooter Looks Impressive In Latest Teaser Trailer

Crisis VRigade 2 doesn’t have a release date yet, but the latest teaser trailer shared on Twitter by Sumalab co-founder Diego Martin. Check it out right here: Maybe it’s not #HalfLifeAlyx (wow! btw…), but its VR, has guns, rifles, explosions and lots ... more - uploadvr


Thursday, 2 April, 2020 UTC

Iron Man VR Delayed ‘Until Further Notice’ Amid COVID-19

Sony is delaying the release of Marvel’s Iron Man VR “until further notice.” The Marvel VR game had already been delayed into 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a cascade of logistics issues. Last week we reported game delays were likely as quality ... more - uploadvr


Thursday, 2 April, 2020 UTC

Etee Is A Lightweight Finger-Sensing VR Controller With No Trigger

During CES in January I tried a pair of controllers called “etee” that were lightweight with finger-sensing features. As I held them in my hands, a laptop screen showed which gestures and movements the controllers recognized. The lightweight controllers ... more - uploadvr


Thursday, 2 April, 2020 UTC

Join Us LIVE On YouTube To Discuss The Week’s VR News + PC VR’s Growth

UploadVR’s weekly podcast, The VR Download, is LIVE on YouTube today at 10:30am PST (17:30 UTC) ! Unlike regular video podcasts, The VR Download is broadcast from virtual reality! Our team are together in a virtual space, giving us many of the benefits ... more - uploadvr


Thursday, 2 April, 2020 UTC

A-Tech Cybernetic Review: Out Of Early Access A Little Too Late (PSVR, PC VR)

A-Tech Cybernetic opens with a glaringly obvious tribute. In the game’s menu a blue-suited business man walks past a window and stops for a quick, quiet glance before calmly moving on. Only this company man carries none of the menace in his dead eyes ... more - uploadvr


Thursday, 2 April, 2020 UTC

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

So, you bought a VR headset for Half-Life: Alyx. You’ve just spent a week enjoying one of the most polished, immersive gaming experiences you can have. Now you want more. So, what else is on the horizon? Chances are you’ve already sifted through VR’s ... more - uploadvr


Thursday, 2 April, 2020 UTC

Gravity-Defying Racer Grip Gets Free, Vomit-Inducing VR Support

Years of study and research into comfortable VR development has greatly reduced the issue of nausea in VR for many people. But Grip: Combat Racing has no time for your pathetic stomach. As part April Fool’s day joke, part actual real free update, developer ... more - uploadvr


Thursday, 2 April, 2020 UTC

FundamentalVR Brings Its Professional Surgical Training Platform Home With Quest Support

FundamentalVR, a professional surgical training platform, is finally bringing its expansive platform to the Oculus Quest for use at home. Traditionally, Fundamental’s platform pairs with haptic feedback hardware to deliver precise tutorials on surgical ... more - uploadvr


Thursday, 2 April, 2020 UTC

More Than 1 Million Steam Users Now Own A VR Headset: Here’s Which Ones

Valve’s Steam Hardware Survey now includes any VR headset used in the past month, revealing that 1.16% of users have a SteamVR compatible headset. That may not sound like a lot. But comparing it to other currently niche items on the Hardware Survey shows ... more - uploadvr