The Latest in Virtual Reality

A survey sponsored by HTC America is currently open on SurveyGizmo, with the option to enter a prize draw, which includes three Vive systems and seven gift cards worth $100 – $150. The sweepstakes is open to US residents, ending August 4th; full terms and conditions are detailed on the official Vive blog. The 10-15 minute ‘experiences with VR' survey is for HTC's ‘research purposes only', aiming to gather some general VR usage data and purchasing More >>
Sat, Jul 22, 2017
Doctor Kvorak's Obliteration Game screenshot
Videogames aren't something that just happen overnight – good ones anyway. They take time and dedication to create, no matter how big the studio, with developers toiling away for countless hours building entertaining experiences for everyone to enjoy. UK-based indie studio Freekstorm knows this only too well, having developed its puzzle adventure title Doctor Kvorak's Obliteration Game over the past seven years. Well the end is nearly insight as the videogame will becoming to Oculus More >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
3d sound labs logo
3D Sound Labs are one of the best-known specialists in the area of immersive 3D audio. Proper use of sound can make a he difference in the immersiveness of a virtual reality (VR) experience. In order to make creating 3D soundscapes easier, 3D Sound Labs have released an update to its VR Audio Kit SDK for Unity that introduces new features. The latest version of the 3D Sound Labs SDK introduces several bug fixes and general More >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
inVokeR BossFight
If you love a bit of magic and sorcery virtual reality (VR) developers have got you covered. The Mage's Tale, Wands MageWorks, The Unspoken and more all offer differing levels of magical combat and spell making. This week another has been added to that list, with indie developer 8th Shore Inc. releasing VR wizard dueling game, inVokeR on Steam Early Access. Featuring both single-player and multiplayer modes, inVokeR is all about one on one combat. Playing More >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Some people love going shopping, some people hate it. For whatever reason, some people find it easier to use the internet to shop, but internet shopping comes with certain shortcomings. You can't pick up and closely examine a product, or check a clothing size. A new Kickstarter project is seeking to use virtual reality (VR) to improve the online shopping experience. Simply titled ‘Virtual Reality Shopping' the application would allow users to walk through a virtual More >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Omnigames, among one of the first companies to join HTC's Vive X accelerator, has launched their “multiplayer combat VR game,” Age of Heroes, on Steam. Age of Heroes aims to bring a MMO-like experience to VR, which means choosing classes, casting abilities, and defeating bosses. The game has launched on SteamVR with support for both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. And while Age of Heroes is certainly set in the style of an MMORPG (and may More >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
kryptcrawler 2
Headup Games and CrazyBunch have launched the long-awaited KryptCrawler, now available for Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. KryptCrawler will let you enter vast and dangerous dungeons designed exclusively for virtual reality (VR). KryptCrawler delivers a combination of turn-based gameplay and real-time combat, combined with the immersion of modern VR technology. Throughout their adventure in the dungeon, players will have to overcome gruesome traps, face dangerous creatures and solve puzzles. Originally unveiled at Gamescom, Cologne, More >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Augmented Empire Screenshot 1 exclusive
With literally millions of users across the world, the Samsung Gear VR is by far the most popular head-mounted display (HMD) out there – not including cheap and cheerful Google Cardboard – and one of the platform's most ardent supporters has been British indie developer Coatsink Software. You might not have heard of the company but if you own the headset it's more than likely you'll have come across one of it's videogames, Esper, Esper More >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Oculus' massive price drop that saw the cost of Rift + Touch slashed to only $400, is still going on for the next 4-5 weeks—but if you purchase through BestBuy.com, you can get EVE: Valkyrie, normally costing $40, for free. Note (07/21/17): Best Buy is currently out of online stock. Individual stores however post in-store availability for pick-up. Many stores are quickly running out, or have already ran out, but list when they expect stock to More >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017
We've already seen that augmented reality (AR) and business can be a good fit. From using the technology to do more accurate stock control, to using AR to detect faults and manufacturing defects, wearable technology can be valuable to businesses. Wearable Technology manufacturer Ubimax are using this capability to launch a new AR platform specifically for Enterprise use. The new platform, titled Frontline, integrates three different AR products, xPick, xMake, xInspect and xAssist in order to More >>
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

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