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Monthly Archives: September 2016

HTC Launches Dedicated VR App Store Viveport

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HTC’s VR app store is now live, giving you more options to discover and experience non-gaming content.

Back in August at VRLA, HTC announced they would be opening a dedicated virtual reality app store called Viveport, which would be home to a host of largely non-gaming immersive content.[……]

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Sony Explains Huge Per-Region PSVR Demo Disc Content Differences

See Also: Final Specs Show PSVR is Heaviest Among Rift and Vive, But It Still Gets My Vote for Best Ergonomics

Responding to public reaction to the news that PlayStation VR buyers will receive far less content on their packed-in demo disc depending on where they live, Sony has responded with some sound reasoning to explain things.

Recently, news stories circulated focusing on the imminent launch of So[……]

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The Virtual Arena: The Explosion of the VR Arcade

The Virtual ArenaIn this latest of my regular columns, I turn the spotlight regarding virtual reality’s (VR’s) baptism of fire outside of its expected home setting, and reveal the three main areas of public-space entertainment application of this emerging technology. Following on from the previous feature giving an[……]

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This VR Dating Sim Reads Brainwaves To Choose Your Ideal Girl

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Kawaii on the streets, Senpai in the sheets…

Dating simulators have proven to be a massively popular genre in gaming. Hell, some people go as far as marrying their virtual girlfriends. Oh you think I’m kidding? With this kind of popularity it comes as no surprise that dating simulators for[……]

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You Can Now Meet Terrifying Dinosaurs in VR With Google Cardboard

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Google has brought to VR the closest thing we have to Jurassic Park yet. The newest feature of Google’s Arts & Culture app has added a giant swimming rhomaleosaurus to a 360º virtual tour of the Natural History Museum of London.

And it doesn’t stop with this 23-foot long aquatic predato[……]

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Time Inc. Launches LIFE VR Platform

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A first look at launch content that includes 360° videos from VR Playhouse and Wevr.

Time Inc. is rebooting the LIFE brand for a new era, bringing the compelling stories you would expect from the iconic magazine to life in virtual reality.

Announced on Tuesday, Time Inc. unveiled LIF[……]

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Losing Weight In VR With This VIVE Workout

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This gamer has his own personal workout routine in VR and he’s already lost 12 lbs.

For those of you who’ve tried games like Audioshield on the HTC VIVE, you know how physically demanding it can be sometimes. It’s pretty easy to break a sweat within a few minutes of dancing your butt off wh[……]

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Then and Now: How the Rules of VR Have Changed

Brookhaven Mutants_ViveAs we all know, there are no written rules of virtual reality (VR), neither will there ever be. However, when I first get into the VR community it seemed as though there were a few set rules that many people abided by, the main two being no horror titles, and don’t let the user walk around freely. N[……]

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Hotel Blind Adds Oculus Rift, HTC Vive Support

Hotel Blind logoSerellan LLC launched Hotel Blind, a simulation of a blind person in a hotel room, earlier this year. The videogame received a decidedly mixed reception upon launch, however the development team has continued work on the project, adding support for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift to the version availab[……]

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Oculus Adding Achievements to Rift & Gear VR Games

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Those imaginary trophies you love are finally coming to virtual reality.

According to the fine folks at Facebook, Oculus will officially be launching achievements for various Rift and Gear VR titles in an update coming within the next couple weeks. The new feature will dish out trophies on[……]

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