Oculus announces 53 'made for VR' games for Touch

Oculus Touch is being released this week, along with a whole host of made-for-VR titles that will work with the controllers.

Touch controllers were delayed from the release of the Oculus Rift so the company could make improvements to them, it said in an earlier blog.

However, they are now set to go on sale from 6 December for £189.99 from retailers including Amazon and GAME. You still have a day to preorder it if you want the

By Rachael Power, 05 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Gaming.

Ex-Pixar specialists launch Gary the Gull for VR

Growing up watching Pixar movies is definitely a hallmark of a 90’s child. Even if you’re not, chances are you’ve seen - and maybe cried at - Up, Finding Nemo and Wall E.

In the dawning age of VR, bringing that kind of emotive animation inside a headset is a very powerful thing indeed, but not as simple as it sounds.

That’s why we were interested in a recent Steam and PlayStation VR release based around a lovable, Pixar-esque character: Gary the Gull.

The experience markets itself as a...

By Rachael Power, 02 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Gaming.

Clash of Clans launches short 360 battle experience

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Fans of the popular mobile game Clash of Clans can now embark on a 360 experience that seats them on the back of a Hog as it goes into battle.

The game, estimated to have 30 million plus daily active users, is produced by Finnish company Supercell.

The 360 Hog Rider experience matches a similar ‘battle’ 360 experience it launched around the same time last year, where players could...

By Rachael Power, 30 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Gaming.

Have you tried Doom 3 on the HTC Vive yet?

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A newly released mod now means you can play Doom 3 on the HTC Vive with its motion tracking controllers.

This only applies to the Doom BFG edition and is based on OpenVR, and there are numerous Reddit threads explaining how to give it a shot on your Vive.

One in particular, from AerowynX, tells players how they can use a good texture pack, provides step-by-step instructions on the mod and provides...

By Rachael Power, 28 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Gaming.

Neutron VR wins UK small business award for 'best use of tech'

Newcastle-based commercial VR company Neutron VR has beaten hundreds of other small businesses to win an award for the Best Use of Technology at this year’s Nectar Business Small Business Awards.

This is the first time a virtual reality based business has won a Nectar award.

The VR business was commended for its creative use of technology and impressed the judging panel, including Dragon’s Den star Sarah Willingham.

Neutron VR uses gaming technology to improve other companies' enterprise and...

By Rachael Power, 25 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Gaming.

How to hide from reality with this Hillary Wins VR experience

Waking up to the US presidential election results earlier this month, the first thing I thought was: “No, this can’t be real”.

Fingers poised over my Samsung keyboard, I hesitated at the thought of adding my views to a timeline that was already full and filling with shocked reactions.

But one idea quickly popped into my mind: an alternate world. Virtual reality.

Without thinking, I typed a quick quip:

“Well, 2016 sure is a good year for VR to become...

By Rachael Power, 21 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Gaming.

New underwater adventure launches on Google Expeditions

We've heard a lot about Google's Expeditions app, but what about the amazing experiences it brings to classrooms around the world?

One such recently launched experience is an underwater submarine exploration of the Nekton mission to Bermuda. 

Via the app, students will see seventeen stunning images of submarine exploration in three new expeditions now featuring on the platform.

Virtual reality makes it easy for students to encounter these places and meet the scientists and others working there from...

By Rachael Power, 21 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Gaming.

BBC’s virtual reality fairy tale launches on Daydream

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The BBC's research and development department has been churning out virtual reality content, and its latest project has just been release on Google Daydream.

The Turning Forest is a virtual reality fairytale that was originally created for the Oculus Rift and th Tribeca Film Festival, but has now been enhanced and re-released for free on the Google Play Store.

According to the BBC, the Google Daydream version improves the spatial sound design, introduces new controller interactions and...

By Rachael Power, 21 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Gaming.

Mobile VR game Rangi sets early 2017 release date

A mystical-looking virtual reality mobile game is set to launch in 2017, developed by a studio based in Casablanca, Morocco.

The independent studio annouced its new game, Rangi, will come out in the New Year and be set against an African tribal background.

Rangi will be a puzzle/adventure game for mobile, which allows players to explore the mythology of Africa through a series of puzzles in a virtual reality experience. 

According to the company, the game's VR experience is boosted by "compelling musical...

By Rachael Power, 24 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Gaming.

New VR horror game out in time for Halloween

Those who are squeamish about horror virtual reality experiences: look away now. A new game has launched on Steam for the HTC VIVE ahead of Halloween that brings some fun to the horror genre, Sophie's Guardian. 

The VR survival-horror first-person-shooted game was produced by GameCoder and Render Farm Studios and features three game modes including 'Puppeteer'. This means players can share the VR experience with friends who don't own a VR headset. 

Other modes include Guardian and...

By Rachael Power, 21 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Gaming.