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.

Will virtual reality shake up the gambling industry?

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The so-called ‘vice’ industries are often the driving force behind new technology, tending to demonstrate a greater appetite to pioneer revenue streams than safer, more traditional ecommerce sectors.

It is a pattern we saw during the early days of the internet, and again at the advent of the mobile revolution. The acceleration in mobile gambling has been astounding, and it now accounts for around 70% of revenues for most major sports betting operators.

Today, the gambling...

By Alexandre Tomic, 19 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Gaming.

New puzzle-based VR game due out for PSVR and Vive in 2017

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A new puzzle-focused game is coming out for the Playstation VR and HTC Vive in early 2017.

In Symphony of the Machine, players will need to manipulate a ‘mysterious’ tower to control the weather and restore life to a post-apocalyptic world.

The Playstation VR is due out this week, but announcements on titles for the platform have been rolling in already for next year.

The game

After waking up in a sun-scorched desert, Symphony players will see a strange tower looming in the...

By Rachael Power, 12 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Gaming.

The lowdown on Playstation VR and where to buy in the UK

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Sony’s Playstation VR is coming to the UK this Thursday, bringing gaming VR to the masses.

If you already have a PS4 and a Playstation Camera (£39 if not), you’re good to go. There’s no real need to buy the Move Controllers just yet as it’s not known which games will require these.

Specs-wise, the headset runs 120 frames per second, has a built in mic...

By Rachael Power, 10 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Gaming.

Gamers will drive VR hardware adoption to over $50bn by 2021

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Research from Juniper has provided insight on the expected revenues which VR hardware is expected to generate within the next five years.

While there's a question over the power of current games consoles to deliver high-caliber gaming experiences, the pre-orders for the first PlayStation VR (PSVR) sold out within minutes. Whether this indicates significant interest or lack of...

By Ryan Daws, 04 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Devices, Gaming, Hardware, Research.

Feral Rites launches for VR on the Oculus Store

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Insomniac Games has launched its latest virtual reality action-packed adventure game, Feral Rights.

The title launches on the Oculus Store this week for around £39.99 and has been a long time coming from Insomniac.

Earlier this year it teased VR enthusiasts with a trailer and has since released its Edge of Nowhere title, which enjoyed a pretty good reception.

Feral Rights will see you jump into the role of a protagonist who needs to avenge...

By Rachael Power, 14 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Gaming.

US amusement parks launch Halloween VR horror experience

Horror fans in the US and Canada should probably pay a visit to one of three Cedar Fair Entertainment locations at Halloween, as they're debuting a pretty terrifying looking VR experience. 

FEARVR: 5150 uses Samsung Gear VR headsets to immerse guests into an original experience written and produced in-house.

The three locations hosting the attraction are Knott's Berry Farm, Buena Park, California, Canada's Wonderland, Ontario, Canada, and California's Great America,...

By Rachael Power, 12 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Gaming.

PlayStation VR to include free demo title disc on release

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Can you believe it's just over a month until the PlayStation VR is here? The first up-to-date, mainstream game console virtual reality system is mere weeks away and we're very keen to see how it performs. 

We're still curious to find out how Trophies will work, but as far as titles are concerned PlayStation has more than sated our appetite for some hard-hitting games.

However, it's also just announced it'll include a demo disc for free with every PlayStation VR...

By Rachael Power, 08 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Gaming.