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Humble 'Spring into VR' Bundle includes Job Simulator, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, more
Humble 'Spring into VR' Bundle includes Job Simulator, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, more
Humble has cast its net into the vast ocean of PC games for us once more and collected together a new bundle containing eight VR games, including the likes of Job Simulator, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Borderlands 2 VR and more. The timely-titled Spring into VR Bundle offers up around $215 worth of games that can be yours for less than £11.
Be a VR giant and swat at PC players like pests
Be a VR giant and swat at PC players like pests
Davigo begs the question: why didn't this exist already? It's an asymmetric multiplayer game in which one player in a VR headset attempts to swipe and slam up to four tiny, nimble players on desktop computers, who each wield rocket launchers.
Become a giant VR god and smash tiny non-VR players
Become a giant VR god and smash tiny non-VR players
Davigo is a local multiplayer battle between VR and non-VR players.
Layers of Fear VR Launching for PSVR on April 29
Layers of Fear VR Launching for PSVR on April 29
Bloober Team is bringing its first person psychological horror game to PlayStation VR at the end of this month.
HP Reverb G2 VR headset review
HP Reverb G2 VR headset review
Fantastic resolution VR headset, with sub-par tracking volume and FOV.
Bloober Team's haunted house horror Layers of Fear heading to PSVR later this month
Bloober Team's haunted house horror Layers of Fear heading to PSVR later this month
PlayStation VR owners with a lust for unease and a taste for the disorientating will soon be able to traipse the halls of Bloober Team's psychedelic haunted house horror Layers of Fear VR, which opens its door on 29th April. Originally released for PC at the tail-end of 2019, Layers of Fear VR does pretty much exactly what it says on the label, delivering a more intensely immersive version of Bloober Team's delirious 2016 horror specifically designed for virtual reality headsets. Layers of Fear, if you're unfamiliar, tells the tale of a tortured painter as he attempts to complete his masterpiece - a process that draws players into an increasingly hallucinatory nightmare, with the game's beautifully realised gothic mansion setting warping and reconfiguring itself into ever-more-impossible arrangements, and delivering some deliciously disorientating, frequently unforgettable set-pieces in the process. Read more
Doom 3: VR Edition Review
Doom 3: VR Edition Review
Doom 3: VR Edition pales in comparison to other VR shooters, or even playing Doom 3 on a flat screen.
The Oculus Quest 2 may have finally killed off the Rift S
The Oculus Quest 2 may have finally killed off the Rift S
The Rift S leaves us no direct successor for PC VR, but there are plenty of alternatives.
Tony Stark-wannabe creates haptic VR gloves for only $22 in parts
Tony Stark-wannabe creates haptic VR gloves for only $22 in parts
You can build these open source, DIY gloves yourself and use them in Half-Life: Alyx.
Valheim has a VR mod now
Valheim has a VR mod now
It's in beta, but seems to work pretty well.
Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 393: It Takes Three
Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 393: It Takes Three
Email us at [email protected]! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here Welcome back! This week the team shares thoughts on the immersive feel of Doom 3: VR Edition, and the perfectly paced co-op variety of It Takes Two.  Stuff We Talked About Oddworld: Soulstorm Destruction AllStars Virginia Superhot A Plague Tale: […]
Players’ Choice: Vote for March’s best new game
Players’ Choice: Vote for March’s best new game
It’s no joke, the month of March has come to a close and the Players’ Choice polls are open for you to vote for your favorite new release of the past month! From daring indie darlings to bombastic PS VR adventures, crafty co-ops and everything in between, let us know which release made the biggest […]
Sam & Max VR adventure This Time It's Virtual heading to Oculus Quest in June
Sam & Max VR adventure This Time It's Virtual heading to Oculus Quest in June
Wise-cracking anthropomorphic crime-fighting duo Sam & Max will be making their VR debut on Oculus Quest this June in developer HappyGiant 's brand-new adventure outing Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual, with releases on Steam, Viveport Infinity, and PSVR to follow. Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual is the first entirely new video game outing for the Freelance Police since Telltale's third season of Sam & Max adventures, The Devil's Playhouse, in 2010. It sees the dub
Oculus Quest 2 Has Already Outsold Every Other Oculus Headset Combined
Oculus Quest 2 Has Already Outsold Every Other Oculus Headset Combined
Facebook's VR VP has said that the Oculus Quest 2 has outsold every other Oculus VR headset combined.
The best VR games on PC
The best VR games on PC
What are the best VR games? Or, to go one better – what are the best Oculus Rift, Valve Index, and HTC Vive games? There are plenty of VR experiences out there already, and with the headsets shipping to customers faster than ever there is plenty more to come. We have tested a number of the best VR games across the major and best VR headsets, ranging from the good, bad, to the downright nausea-inducing – and we will endeavour to seek out new, strange, and challenging content for this burgeoning platform.
This new cyberpunk RPG lets you solve crimes in virtual worlds
The Apple VR headset could weigh less than an actual apple
The Apple VR headset could weigh less than an actual apple
Thanks to lightweight hybrid Fresnel technology, we might see it come in at less than 5oz.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall trailer preps the stage for VR adventure
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall trailer preps the stage for VR adventure
Much was expected to come out of the Future Games Show, and viewers were certainly not disappointed.
Play PC VR games lag-free on your Oculus Quest 2 with this Netgear Wi-Fi 6 router for $85
Play PC VR games lag-free on your Oculus Quest 2 with this Netgear Wi-Fi 6 router for $85
Netgear's Nighthawk RAX35 (AX3000) Wi-Fi 6 router is half off right now.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall shows off its undead menace
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall shows off its undead menace
The VR exclusive gets a new trailer, but still no gameplay.
The Mandalorian won't stop creepily watching me play VR pinball
Car Mechanic Simulator VR gets a new trailer and closed beta
Car Mechanic Simulator VR gets a new trailer and closed beta
Anyone who thinks gaming is a waste of time that can’t provide any real-world skills is easy enough to prove wrong.
Half-Life Alyx is one year old and 40% off
Half-Life Alyx is one year old and 40% off
One of our favourite VR games
Random: A Japanese CEO Is Giving Staff A Day Off To Play Monster Hunter Rise
Random: A Japanese CEO Is Giving Staff A Day Off To Play Monster Hunter Rise
Job applications are about to go through the roof. This Friday sees the launch of Monster Hunter Rise on Nintendo Switch, and while getting the day off to dive headfirst into its juicy gameplay is just a pipedream for most of us, some lucky folk over in Japan are being treated to a special holiday by their CEO. Masaki Hiyama, CEO of VR developer, Mark-on, has issued a vacation notice to all staff other than executives informing them that they can take Friday 26th March off work to go and enjoy the game (thanks, VGC).
Experience VR BioShock in Half-Life: Alyx with Return to Rapture
Experience VR BioShock in Half-Life: Alyx with Return to Rapture
If you have experienced the glory of Half-Life: Alyx and thought to yourself that it would be a great idea to have that for the BioShock series, you are not alone.
Sony's getting serious about VR on PS5, and that's great news for everyone
Sony reveals first look at PlayStation 5 VR controllers
Sony reveals first look at PlayStation 5 VR controllers
Sony has revealed its next-generation PlayStation VR controllers designed for use with its upcoming, under-wraps PS5 VR headset. The orb-like controllers wrap around each hand, with a design similar to Oculus Touch and a feature set akin to the standard PS5 DualSense.
Sony unveils PS5 VR controllers
Sony unveils PS5 VR controllers
Separate left- and right-hand controllers will have adaptive triggers, finger sensors, and inside-out tracking
PlayStation VR 2: New Controllers Revealed
PlayStation VR 2: New Controllers Revealed
Sony has revealed the new controllers that will be part of the PlayStation VR 2 package, which include finger tracking, adaptive triggers, and more.
Next-gen VR on PS5: the new controller
Next-gen VR on PS5: the new controller
Following the recent reveal of our next-generation virtual reality system for PS5, I’m excited to unveil more details about the new controller that will play a critical role in providing gamers with the VR experience we’re working to deliver.
PS5 VR Controllers Ditch The Magic Wand Look
PS5 VR Controllers Ditch The Magic Wand Look
Sony shared a glimpse of the new controllers that will be apart of its next-gen VR add-on for the PS5 and they look nothing like the glowing wands used for the company’s existing PSVR. Read more...
Super Nintendo World's Mario Kart Ride Was First Built as an Actual Video Game
Super Nintendo World's Mario Kart Ride Was First Built as an Actual Video Game
Super Nintendo World's designers built the entire park inside VR, and even have a playable, virtual version of its Mario Kart ride.
A Short Film From Medal Of Honor Has Been Nominated For An Oscar
A Short Film From Medal Of Honor Has Been Nominated For An Oscar
It’s not quite a video game winning a film award, but a short film that was part of Respawn’s 2020 VR game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject).
Puzzling Places, the 3D jigsaw puzzle game is coming to PS VR
Puzzling Places, the 3D jigsaw puzzle game is coming to PS VR
Hey! I’m Daniel Sproll, cofounder of Realities.io where we’re developing Puzzling Places, a 3D Jigsaw Puzzle game for puzzling beautiful places from around the world.
Xbox Wireless Headset VR References Are Just a Localization Bug, Microsoft Says
Xbox Wireless Headset VR References Are Just a Localization Bug, Microsoft Says
"VR for console is not a focus for us at this time," says Microsoft.
Xbox VR Is Not in the Works According to Microsoft
Xbox VR Is Not in the Works According to Microsoft
Microsoft says VR headsets are not a focus for Xbox Series X | S at this time after a notification erroneously mentioned a VR accessory.
The New Xbox Wireless Headset Reportedly Includes References to VR
The New Xbox Wireless Headset Reportedly Includes References to VR
Could Xbox be jumping aboard the VR train as well?
VR just got a whole lot creepier with the HTC Vive Facial Tracker
VR just got a whole lot creepier with the HTC Vive Facial Tracker
Together with the Vive Tracker 3.0, it's time to explore the uncanny valley.
HTC's new Vive Facial tracker is all smiles
HTC's new Vive Facial tracker is all smiles
HTC has released a new Vive Facial Tracker - and it looks pretty cool. It tracks 38 facial movements across the lips, jaw, teeth, tongue, chin and cheeks to create a real-time depiction of facial expressions in virtual reality. HTC said it covers almost the entirety of the lower facial area in VR, using dual cameras and a 60Hz tracking rate with a sub-10ms response time and an IR illuminator that should help with dark conditions. Read more
The future of high-end PC VR may not  require an actual PC
The future of high-end PC VR may not require an actual PC
This budding company hopes to deliver cloud-based VR streaming.
Swedish start-up Stonx wants to disrupt the market with affordable VR tracking
Swedish start-up Stonx wants to disrupt the market with affordable VR tracking
If you are into virtual reality gaming, chances are you are looking for the best experience.
StoryFutures Academy and InGame announce winner of Immersive Game Lab
StoryFutures Academy and InGame announce winner of Immersive Game Lab
VR title Duality will receive a £50,000 development commission
Swedish teen's start-up brings us the most affordable VR full-body tracking ever
Swedish teen's start-up brings us the most affordable VR full-body tracking ever
Some cheap and cheerful innovation for out-of-pocket VR enthusiasts.
Wraith: The Oblivion - Afterlife resurrects the tedium of early VR games
Wraith: The Oblivion - Afterlife resurrects the tedium of early VR games
Wraith: The Oblivion - Afterlife is shaping up to be quite an underwhelming trudge through a beige world that's full of beige horrors and beige gameplay mechanics.
The PS2 Turns 21, The Future Of Twitch, Doom 3 VR Comes To PS4, Valve Kills Artifact And More
The PS2 Turns 21, The Future Of Twitch, Doom 3 VR Comes To PS4, Valve Kills Artifact And More
This week on Morning Checkpoint we remember the launch of the PS2, make bananas into controllers, discuss the future of Twitch, check out what’s happening with Hitman 3 this month, find out what game died this week, and stop buying movies on the PlayStation Store. Read more...
Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 390: Fully Immersed
Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 390: Fully Immersed
Email us at [email protected]! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here Welcome back y’all! This week we dive deep into some recently announced PS VR titles, and share short and sweet games that can be beat in one night.
Oculus Quest 2 is now the most popular VR headset around
Oculus Quest 2 is now the most popular VR headset around
And the Steam Hardware Survey says...
The Climb 2 Review
The Climb 2 Review
A short but sometimes thrilling VR climbing simulator with some nicely diverse backdrops.
Google’s no longer selling Cardboard VR headsets, but you can still make your own
Google’s no longer selling Cardboard VR headsets, but you can still make your own
Google Cardboard might be just about the worst way to experience virtual reality, but its accessible smartphone-led approach makes it the best VR headset for those on a budget.
Demeo, a VR tabletop RPG, looks like a good time in its gameplay trailer
Demeo, a VR tabletop RPG, looks like a good time in its gameplay trailer
The realities of the quarantine lifestyle means that many fans of tabletop RPGs have been unable to throw the dice with friends.
Here's everything announced during Sony's PlayStation VR Spotlight event
Here's everything announced during Sony's PlayStation VR Spotlight event
Sony has been shining a light on PlayStation VR today - or rather, on some of the upcoming games owners will be able to enjoy with their helmets on and hands a-hoisted - and those who missed it can catch up on the various announcements below. Doom 3 VR Edition The big-name reveal comes in the form of Doom 3 VR Edition which, as its name implies, is a VR-enhanced version of id Software's 2004 first-person shooter Doom 3. Read more
From the creators of Arizona Sunshine, After the Fall brings fast-paced co-op FPS action to PS VR
From the creators of Arizona Sunshine, After the Fall brings fast-paced co-op FPS action to PS VR
Hey everyone! I’m TamTu, community manager at Vertigo Games and today I have some exciting news to share with PS VR fans.
Everything Announced for PSVR Today
Everything Announced for PSVR Today
Sony is announcing multiple PSVR games, including Doom 3 in VR, and action FPS Fracked.
I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy And The Liar returns to PS VR
I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy And The Liar returns to PS VR
Greetings, Agents! Adam Kuta, Community Marketing Specialist at Schell Games, reporting in with brand new intel direct from HQ.
Expansive JRPG-inspired MMO Zenith is coming to PS VR
Expansive JRPG-inspired MMO Zenith is coming to PS VR
Our team loves anime, MMOs, and VR but there was nothing out there that combined all three for a satisfying experience.
Face your nightmares in Doom 3: VR Edition for PS VR
Face your nightmares in Doom 3: VR Edition for PS VR
Take a trip to Mars you won’t soon forget with the power of PlayStation VR and Doom 3: VR Edition.
Embrace the primal wilderness of PS VR survival game Song in the Smoke
Embrace the primal wilderness of PS VR survival game Song in the Smoke
The sun is setting, and the dense trees are casting long shadows across the forest.
PS VR action-adventure Fracked launches this summer
PS VR action-adventure Fracked launches this summer
Grab your PS VR and Move controllers! A true, trailblazing made-for-VR action adventure is coming this summer! Fracked seamlessly combines fast paced, 1:1 run and cover gunplay with exhilarating free running, skiing and climbing that has never been seen before on VR.
Doom 3 VR Edition announced for PlayStation VR
Doom 3 VR Edition announced for PlayStation VR
Doom 3 VR Edition will launch for PlayStation VR on 29th March, Bethesda has announced. This VR-enhanced version will contain the 2004 first-person shooter and its expansions Resurrection of Evil and The Lost Mission, enhanced with new textures, sound effects and virtual reality features. The game makes use of the system's Aim controller for its motion-controlled flashlight-mounted weapons.
Doom 3 Is Coming To PSVR This Month
Doom 3 Is Coming To PSVR This Month
Doom 3: VR Edition has been revealed, and will come to PS4 (and PS5 via backwards compatibility) this month.
PS VR Spotlight returns today
PS VR Spotlight returns today
PS VR Spotlight, which focuses on upcoming games for PlayStation VR, returns today.  Unlike last time, we won’t be making you wait too long to find out what the reveals are: all the announcements will be dropping throughout the day.  Every half hour in fact, right here on PS Blog, with the first happening imminently: […]
Microsoft shows Pokémon Go HoloLens VR demo
Microsoft shows Pokémon Go HoloLens VR demo
Microsoft has shown a Pokémon Go tech demo in which the mobile pocket monster phenomenon is playable via the company's Hololens VR headset. A video of the demonstration, labelled as "proof of concept" and "not for consumer use", was part of a presentation detailing Microsoft Mesh, the company's new mixed reality platform (thanks, The Verge). Introduced by Niantic boss John Hanke - the company's own Professor Willow - the demo shows how players can interact with creatures in VR, rather than AR, and use virtual controls which float around the user's wrist.
6 things VR is really good at now
6 things VR is really good at now
A few years in, VR has successfully delivered on some of its biggest promises.
PlayStation Plus Games for March 2021 Announced
PlayStation Plus Games for March 2021 Announced
Sony has revealed that the PS4 version of Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Maquette, Farpoint VR, and Remnant: From the Ashes are the PlayStation Plus games for March 2021.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake headlines March PlayStation Plus lineup
Final Fantasy 7 Remake headlines March PlayStation Plus lineup
The PlayStation Plus titles for March have been revealed seemingly ahead of time. As spotted by @Nibellion on Twitter, the PlayStation Netherlands Facebook page confirmed Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Maquette, Remnant from the Ashes and Farpoint VR are the March Plus games. Final Fantasy 7 Remake is a particular highlight, given the PlayStation 5 upgrade version was announced last night during Sony's State of Play broadcast.
5 Improvements We Want To See With PSVR 2
5 Improvements We Want To See With PSVR 2
Sony should take these key steps to make VR an even more integral part of their strategy.
Sony's VR commitment must be about software, not hardware | Opinion
Sony's VR commitment must be about software, not hardware | Opinion
Will Sony's interest in VR go far enough for the company to commit its most treasured IPs to the medium?
Sony confirms next-gen VR for the PlayStation 5. That's great news for virtual reality on all fronts
Sony confirms next-gen VR for the PlayStation 5. That's great news for virtual reality on all fronts
"We believe in VR... We see it as something that really could be really big and important."
Sony planning new PS5 VR headset
Sony planning new PS5 VR headset
System will feature single-cord setup and new controller using DualSense technology, but won't be ready this year
Sony Finally Announces Next-Gen VR For PS5
Sony Finally Announces Next-Gen VR For PS5
Fans of Sony’s virtual reality efforts have been wondering what was to become of console-based VR with the launch of the PlayStation 5.
Sony details
Sony details "next-generation" PlayStation 5 VR headset
PlayStation has offered early details on its upcoming "next-generation" virtual headset coming for PlayStation 5.
PSVR 2 Announced
PSVR 2 Announced
PlayStation has revealed its plans for a next-generation VR headset to follow in the footsteps of PSVR.
Introducing the next generation of VR on PlayStation
Introducing the next generation of VR on PlayStation
More than four years ago, we launched PlayStation VR to offer a transformative new way to play games on PS4, providing a much stronger sense of presence and deeper immersion to players compared with traditional games.
VR specialist NDreams becomes a third-party publisher with $2 million fund
VR specialist NDreams becomes a third-party publisher with $2 million fund
The UK company's internal development team will also support partner studios
Oculus Quest 2 is getting 120Hz support in a future update
Oculus Quest 2 is getting 120Hz support in a future update
Facebook have given it a literal 'thumbs up'
Striker VR raises $4 million for VR gun peripheral
Striker VR raises $4 million for VR gun peripheral
The Arena Infinity targets location-based VR but the company is working on a version for the consumer market too
System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition dev confirms fully fledged VR mode after earlier tease
System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition dev confirms fully fledged VR mode after earlier tease
Nightdive Studios has confirmed its upcoming enhanced edition of seminal sci-fi adventure System Shock 2 will include a fully fledged VR mode, after the developer teased virtual reality support for the game earlier this year. Nightdive initially announced System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition back in 2019, and while the studio is yet to confirm the exact enhancements it'll feature on release, we do know it'll include improvements to co-op play and employ the same engine used to create its enhanced version of System Shock 1 - which added the likes of 4K support, achievements, and improved controls. As for VR support, that was teased back in January, when, after a period of silence regarding System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition's progress, Nightdive finally popped up on Twitter to assure fans of the project's continued existence, and, more surprisingly, to reveal video footage of what appeared to be work-in-progress VR support. Read more
Jeff Minter's Moose Life hits PS4
Jeff Minter's Moose Life hits PS4
Moose Life, the latest psychedelic trance shooter from legendary game designer Jeff Minter and his studio Llamasoft, is out now on PlayStation 4. It costs £9.79 from the PlayStation Store, and is VR headset-enabled.
Oculus Quest 2 120Hz update potential makes the Valve Index a far tougher sell
Oculus Quest 2 120Hz update potential makes the Valve Index a far tougher sell
Oculus Quest 2's 120Hz update could make it a better VR headset than Valve's pricey goggles.
6 things that VR still needs to get better at
6 things that VR still needs to get better at
VR technology keeps improving, but five years in there are still some things it's not great at.
System Shock 2 VR Officially Announced
System Shock 2 VR Officially Announced
Nightdive Studios is working on a fully-playable VR mode for System Shock 2: Enhanced Edition.
Be careful with your Valve Index: UK VR headset returns on hold due to Brexit
Be careful with your Valve Index: UK VR headset returns on hold due to Brexit
Valve says that Brexit is behind a temporary hold to its Index RMA process in the UK.
Beat Saber, the best VR game, has sold 4 million copies
Beat Saber, the best VR game, has sold 4 million copies
And 40 million songs from DLC packs
Beat Saber slashes VR sales records after shipping 4 million copies
Beat Saber slashes VR sales records after shipping 4 million copies
The rhythm game was one of the first major VR releases to break ground.
Beat Saber has sold 4m copies
Beat Saber has sold 4m copies
VR rhythm action hit has also sold 40 million songs from paid music packs since 2018 launch
Grow forests with your own two hands in Winds & Leaves, a PS VR exclusive coming this Spring
Grow forests with your own two hands in Winds & Leaves, a PS VR exclusive coming this Spring
Hello, Alexandre Pernot Lopes here, co-founder and creative director at Trebuchet.
Oculus Quest 2 Sold a Record-Breaking 1.4 Million Units in Q4 2020
Oculus Quest 2 Sold a Record-Breaking 1.4 Million Units in Q4 2020
This is the most any non-smartphone-powered VR device has sold in a single quarter.
The Art of Trover Saves the Universe Revealed by Dark Horse Books
The Art of Trover Saves the Universe Revealed by Dark Horse Books
2019's quirky VR puzzler is getting a new art book from Dark Horse, as the minds behind Trover Saves the Universe reveal the game's deepest, strangest secrets.
PlayStation Files Patent For Technology That Lets Spectators Mess With You in VR
PlayStation Files Patent For Technology That Lets Spectators Mess With You in VR
Sony has filed a patent for technology that lets audience members make decisions for players inside of virtual reality.
Wraith: The Oblivion - Afterlife Is the First Ever World of Darkness VR Game
Wraith: The Oblivion - Afterlife Is the First Ever World of Darkness VR Game
Wraith: The Oblivion is the first-ever VR game based on The World of Darkness universe.
Can Apple build the perfect VR headset? The turtlenecks are certainly trying
Redout: Space Assault review – Flying the unfriendly skies
Redout: Space Assault review – Flying the unfriendly skies
How do you feel about mobile games? If you have any familiarity with developer 34BigThings’ back catalog, you’d know that its futuristic racer Redout has been available on iOS and VR for the better part of five years.