Marvel’s Iron Man VR is now available, and early reviews have already begun rolling in. This is a PS VR-exclusive title where nearly every major aspect of the game was designed to best utilize the PSVR headset and PlayStation Move motion controllers. Flying around may take some practice, so this is why the game’s first 1-2 hours is designed to help you learn this technique so you don’t feel compelled to quickly progress the game’s story-based campaign. Read more for a video review and additional information.
The problem with all current VR headsets is that they can’t be worn like you would sunglasses, that is unless…you’re talking about the new holographic glasses from Facebook Reality Labs. That’s right, these new glasses make use of holographic film, enabling the lenses to have a total thickness of less than 9mm. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
KAT VR unveils their latest product, and it’s called KAT Walk C. This VR treadmill provides omnidirectional movement for gamers, complete with 0.69m2 of walking space that is to be used in conjunction with special shoes as well as a harness system to keep you safely in one place. The adaptive harness enables you to walk, run, crouch and more in virtual reality games, thanks to a multi-layer reverse-tightening system that not only helps you get securely fastened, but also improves the harness contiguity to your body. Read more for a video and additional information.
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For those who happened to visit an arcade back in the 90s, SEGA VR might be vaguely familiar, and that’s because there was lots of marketing hype for this at that time. Several versions were planned for arcades and consoles (Sega Genesis / Saturn), but only the former made it out of the prototype stage. Read more to see a modern home SEGA VR headset by Craig Mcgarrell.
Marvel’s Iron Man VR lets you use two PlayStation Move controllers to fire up the superhero’s Repulsor Jets and blast into the skies with an arsenal of high-tech gear at your fingertips. You’ll be able to upgrade tech in Tony Stark’s garage to customize Iron Man’s sleek armor and awesome abilities, and go up against enemies in high stakes, action-packed battles. Pre-order page. Read more for an in-depth first look video and additional information.
Always wanted the feeling of flying a plane or racing around an F1 track from the comfort of your own living room? If so, then look no further than Eight360’s Nova VR motion simulator. There are three main areas where the technology could be used: entertainment, an outreach tool for different companies or for flight simulations and vehicle training. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The Simpsons is set to unveil a new couch gag on Sunday’s new episode, and it has the national quarantine in mind. It opens with the family taking part in extreme sports in a new animation style titled “The Extremesons”. Whether it be Homer going wingsuiting onto a jet or Bart being dropped out of a helicopter for a snowboarding session, this intro has it all. Read more to watch.
Have an Oculus Quest system and want to get a great workout? If so, then look no further than Supernatural, which is a VR game that lets you experience an on-demand workout adventure when it’s released on April 23. It’s touted as the first full fitness package for VR, providing daily personalized full-body workouts and expert coaching from real-world trainers. Read more for a video and additional information.
Programmer and UX designer at Unity Greg Madison knows that many are stuck at home under quarantine, but for those with an Oculus Quest virtual reality headset, your living space can become a game. Introducing the ‘Gamefied Real Estate’ project, which is essentially a custom-built room in Unity that was then synchronized with the actual living environment. Read more for a video of it in-action.
Half-Life: Alyx was released today, and it just might be the best adventure virtual reality game yet. It takes place before the return of Gordon Freeman in Half-Life 2, and players control his ally Alyx Vance as she, along with her father Eli Vance, fight the Combine, an alien empire that has conquered Earth. Players use virtual reality to get supplies, use interfaces, throw objects, and engage in combat with gravity gloves, which also allow players to manipulate gravity. Read more for a video review and additional information.