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Palmer Luckey, the co-founder of Oculus VR and designer of the Oculus Rift, is stepping down from his position at the company. Oculus told Upload VR the news, saying that it will be Luckey's last week at the Facebook-owned VR headset...
On stage today at Samsung's Unpacked Event in New York, the new Gear VR with motion controller finally got a launch date and price. The new 2017 Gear VR and Controller combo, announced alongside the Galaxy S8, will be...
In-game advertisement (IGA) is a pretty divisive issue; on one hand it provides needed incentive to developers who otherwise wouldn't have the funds, on the other hand its ... advertisement, something most people try to avoid on principle. Now...
HTC's Vive Tacker, the Lighthouse-compatible puck that promises to get more than your hands into virtual reality with a bevy of hardware applications, is now officially available for sale to anyone with $99. Vive Tracker made its debut at CES...
In preparation for Steven Spielberg's theatrical adaptation of Ernest Cline's critically acclaimed novel Ready Player One, HTC Vive and Warner Bros Pictures today announced a deal that makes the Vive an official partner for all upcoming VR content for the film. All...
Obduction is an adventure game hailing from Cyan, the same studio that produced the '90s point-and-click classics Myst (1993) and Riven (1997). The game has been hotly awaited since it netted over $1.3 million on Kickstarter back in late 2013, but despite the fact...
When Gear VR games are ported to the Rift, you usually end up with is more of the same; a game with nicer graphics and the added benefit of positional tracking, but more or less the same experience. However...
Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the big-box retail giant, is focusing on the future of VR and AR, along with other emergent technologies, with its newly unveiled tech startup incubator. According to a Bloomberg Technology report, Wal-Mart is creating the incubator to "identify...
It seems the Ghostbusters franchise isn't done capitalizing on the video game market just yet, because the first installment of a new Ghostbusters experience is heading to PlayStationVR today. The experience (read: not game) was developed by CreateVR and Sony's in-house VR production studio, and is entitled Ghostbusters VR –...
THE VOID, the untethered mixed-reality park, is opening a new location in Dubai, UAE. The new Dubai-based park is the company's second public location, and will be hosting their Ghostbusters: Dimension experience—the same currently running at their first location...
Raw Data, a first-person combat game from Survios currently in Early Access, is one of the most fast-paced and exciting games out for HTC Vive and Oculus Touch right now. Far from being a simple shooting gallery, Raw Data gives you an...
Ripstone Games, makers of Pure Chess (2012), are bringing their upcoming sequel Chess Ultra to PlayStationVR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The classic chess game features a number of beautifully rendered environments that will finally make you feel like the rich and magnanimous...
Jump scares are universally hated by horror film and game enthusiasts alike for being 'cheap thrills', and are oft considered the low-hanging fruit of the genre. Suspense and existential dread however are much harder to manufacture in a horror...
Is Duck Season a game? Is a Hot Pocket a meal? Who needs labels anyway? Created by Stress Level Zero, developers of multiplayer shooter Hover Junkers (2016), Duck Season is something, that's for sure. Part shooting game, part theater piece, part exploration experience, Duck Season defies the genre...
Amazon announced VR support for Lumberyard, their free of cost CryEngine-based game engine, at last year's GDC, but this year the company is pushing the feature specs of the engine, maintaining that Lumberyard is the first game engine to directly...
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