VAL’s Space Junkies Arcade International Tournament Will Be Huge PvP VR Event

VAL’s Space Junkies Arcade International Tournament Will Be Huge PvP VR Event

Right now the tournament is set to break records as the largest PvP VR event with: VRespawn announced the kickoff of the Space Junkies Arcade International Tournament with information about scheduling, format, prizes, etc.

Pavlov Season 4 Winter Championship Finals

Pavlov Season 4 Winter Championship Finals

Pavlov, a popular multiplayer VR first-person shooter, will see the culmination of season 4 on Sunday, February 17, with the Winter Championship Grand Finals. Date: Sunday, February 17 Time: Watch on the Pavlov Master League Twitch channel !

Gun stocks and their place in the VR FPS esports scene

Gun stocks and their place in the VR FPS esports scene

VRespawn reached out to some members of the Onward Master League (OML) and the wider VR FPS community to see why they chose their particular set-up and explored the advantages and disadvantages of those (and other) stocks.

YI EXCLUSIVE | Virtual Reality: Experience Your Boat Before It Floats

YI EXCLUSIVE | Virtual Reality: Experience Your Boat Before It Floats

Dominator, Vripack and YPI Group all say that because photo-realistic 3-D CAD drawings are the basis for what viewers see, the virtual-reality systems can be used by anyone—designers, naval architects, even yacht chefs who want to experience the way galley cabinets will be positioned before that part of a yacht goes into build.

'Fortnite's' Massively Attended Virtual Concert is a Potent Glimpse of VR's Future – Road to VR

'Fortnite's' Massively Attended Virtual Concert is a Potent Glimpse of VR's Future – Road to VR

On Saturday, February 2nd, the title was host to an in-game performance by world-class EDM DJ Marshmello; attended by some 10 million concurrent users, the virtual concert offers a potent glimpse of what virtual events and virtual reality will mean for the future.

Scarygirl Mission Maybee LBE for VR and Dark Slope Get Funded $1.5 Million

Scarygirl Mission Maybee LBE for VR and Dark Slope Get Funded $1.5 Million

“Scarygirl Mission Maybee showcases our hyper-focus on developing multiplayer free-roam VR and AR experiences that bring people together in immersive worlds,” said CJ Hervey, President and co-founder at Dark Slope.

Collegiate VR Esports League Launches Season 2

Collegiate VR Esports League Launches Season 2

Less than a year after students organized the Collegiate Virtual Reality Esports League, the CVRE has started their second season featuring competitions in Beat Saber and Echo Arena. Subject to change.) Echo Arena Schedule – Season 2 (All times are in Central Standard Time.

This Week’s VR Game Roundup — Hit a Homer, Play God, and Smith Weapons

This Week’s VR Game Roundup — Hit a Homer, Play God, and Smith Weapons

Developer/Publisher: Iblsoft Studio Release Date: February 13, 2019 Compatible With: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive Price: $6.29 to $8.99 Link: Fear Simulator God Hand Would you be able to defend a town from vicious monsters if you have the powers of a god?

In an Alternate Timeline, Facebook Bought VR Company Unity

In an Alternate Timeline, Facebook Bought VR Company Unity

It’s fairly common knowledge that in the middle of 2014, social media giant Facebook bought the VR company Oculus . Facebook bought Oculus for $2 billion and they were nowhere near as developed at the time as Unity.

‘Doctor Who’ Virtual Reality Experience to Land on VR Headsets Soon

‘Doctor Who’ Virtual Reality Experience to Land on VR Headsets Soon

The 12-minute experience was written by Victoria Asare-Archer and directed by Mathias Chelebourg, whose previous VR films include Alice, the Virtual Reality Play, and The Real Thing VR.

VR Games Spotlight: XING: The Land Beyond, The Marvellous Machine, and More!

VR Games Spotlight: XING: The Land Beyond, The Marvellous Machine, and More!

Goldwater Deputy Trainer ($7.99) Beat Blaster Image credit to: Ivanovich Games HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality Ivanovich Games Music, rhythm, and FPS players will want to check out Beat Blaster.

Samsung Odyssey 50% Off as Steep Discounts on Windows VR Headsets Continue

Samsung Odyssey 50% Off as Steep Discounts on Windows VR Headsets Continue

Here’s a quick look at each headset’s MSRP and the currently available price (brand new, including controllers): All Windows VR headsets are compatible with SteamVR via an official plugin .

Auto Show Shows Off VR Technology

Auto Show Shows Off VR Technology

“We thought we’d take an ambitious creative move, give everyone a VR headset, and allow them to experience that kind of exhilaration of the GT 500,” Alistair Wilson, Managing Director of Imagine, told Detroit’s Local 4 News . Another attraction placed visitors inside a Ford car on a track within the Cobo center.

Rift Platform Updates: Create Your Own Space

Rift Platform Updates: Create Your Own Space

Getting Started: User-Created Spaces Home is no longer limited to the stock cabin model. Now, we give you a couple templates, a cafe and theater, plus special themed decor and furniture items to play with—and you can upload any additional 3D models you’d like.

Can I Eat the Sun Please? 5 Unusual VR Experiences to Stimulate All Senses

Can I Eat the Sun Please? 5 Unusual VR Experiences to Stimulate All Senses

A common trend seems to be that VR developers now do their best to create endlessly imaginative projects that involve all the human senses into a fully immersive experience . The project serves up a delicious tale of desire in a world that’s unhealthily obsessed with new culinary experiences.

Is VR Dead? The Arguments For And Against The Industry’s Demise

Is VR Dead? The Arguments For And Against The Industry’s Demise

In fact, the existing library of games and apps on Steam, Oculus and PlayStation stores will all be superior experiences inside these new headsets.

John Carmack’s Epic 2015 Letter To Oculus VR Leaders

John Carmack’s Epic 2015 Letter To Oculus VR Leaders

A statement we received from Facebook yesterday attributed to co-founder and Head of VR Product Nate Mitchell claims the “book’s dramatization of our history is not always consistent with what happened, and some of the stories are definitely not reflective of our real relationships.” We read a draft of the book and are refraining reporting certain claims until we verify information or until we read the finished edition.

Report: Zuckerberg Email Reveals Facebook's AR

Report: Zuckerberg Email Reveals Facebook's AR

Dated June 22nd, 2015, more than a year after the company’s Oculus acquisition, the purported email reveals that Zuckerberg commitment to XR was driven by a desire to beat tech behemoths Google and Apple to XR, which he calls in the email (and has also called publicly) “the next major computing platform,” as a means of enhancing the company’s strategic positioning: The strategic goal is the clearest.

Why now is a great time to get into VR

Why now is a great time to get into VR

Virtual reality gaming is a tough sell. Things have changed dramatically in VR gaming and it’s all for the better. Virtual reality gaming is also a substantively less risky bet than it was even a few years ago.

Field of view: Sony's next PSVR controllers could come with big upgrades

Field of view: Sony's next PSVR controllers could come with big upgrades

This is part of my rationale for acquiring companies and increasing investment in them sooner, rather than waiting until later to de-risk them further." Facebook teases Oculus surprises at GDC After last week brought the first mentions of the Oculus Rift S, now a blog post from Oculus co-founder and head of VR product Nate Mitchell suggests there will be surprises from the company coming in 2019.

Blue Goji Treadmill and HOLODIA Fitness Machines

Blue Goji Treadmill and HOLODIA Fitness Machines

Both companies, Blue Goji (not a berry, but the treadmill) and HOLOFIT fitness machines use virtual reality headsets to help their users walk, ride, and row through VR games. Just this week HOLODIA is introducing a new HOLOWORLD called CYBERPUNK to their playlist of VR fitness games.

Facebook mulled multi-billion-dollar acquisition of gaming giant Unity, book claims

Facebook mulled multi-billion-dollar acquisition of gaming giant Unity, book claims

Less than a year after making a $3 billion investment into the future of virtual reality with the purchase of Oculus VR, CEO Mark Zuckerberg was considering another multi-billion-dollar bet to ensure that his company dominated the VR platform, buying Unity, the popular game engine that’s used to build half of all gaming titles.

Shadow Legend VR RPG Releases On Rift And Vive Feb. 21

Shadow Legend VR RPG Releases On Rift And Vive Feb. 21

When the game was first announced, then expanded on in a subsequent trailer , it clearly looks to scratch a very specific itch a lot of people seem to have for fantasy-themed adventure in VR headsets.

Oculus Start: One-Year Anniversary!

Oculus Start: One-Year Anniversary!

February 6th marked the one-year anniversary of Oculus Start , a program created for developers new to our platform, who are building the next generation of VR games and applications.

Why the Climbing Feature in Games Like ‘In League’ and ‘WAR DUST’ is Important

Why the Climbing Feature in Games Like ‘In League’ and ‘WAR DUST’ is Important

Introducing their own environmental locomotion (i.e. climbing/grappling) systems, the developers of In League and WAR DUST are expanding upon, at a root level, what it means to write a ‘realistic’ VR FPS title.

Humans playing VR game Beat Saber move faster than what Steam thought was ‘humanly possible’

Humans playing VR game Beat Saber move faster than what Steam thought was ‘humanly possible’

Some people move so fast when they play the VR game Beat Saber, a rhythm game that’s basically Dance Dance Revolution with lightsabers, that Valve developers have had to issue a fix.

‘XING: The Land Beyond’ Launches on PSVR Today, Free DLC Coming to All Platforms

‘XING: The Land Beyond’ Launches on PSVR Today, Free DLC Coming to All Platforms

At the time of this writing, White Lotus hasn’t released pricing info, although the game is currently $20 on Steam, so we’d expect to see similar pricing on the PlayStation platform as well.

Study Finds VR to be a Highly Effective Teaching Tool (Presented at IMSH 2019)

Study Finds VR to be a Highly Effective Teaching Tool (Presented at IMSH 2019)

Key Findings Faculty that took the VR training overwhelmingly felt it was a valuable and effective teaching tool. A large portion of faculty felt they should invest in VR technology at their institution.

'Beat Saber' players were so fast that they broke Steam VR

'Beat Saber' players were so fast that they broke Steam VR

It turns out that a properly motivated human using a light enough controller could go faster (3600 degrees/sec!) than we thought." That means players can flick their wrists 90 degrees in about 1/40th of a second, about half fast as the refresh rate on a Vive headset.

Oculus To Reveal Zelda-Esque VR Game From Left 4 Dead Dev At GDC

Oculus To Reveal Zelda-Esque VR Game From Left 4 Dead Dev At GDC

Left4Dead developer Turtle Rock Studios has yet another Oculus Rift game in development. “I’ve been getting some time in with the games we’re bringing to GDC and PAX East, like the latest from Turtle Rock Studios,” Mitchell wrote.

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