Hands On with ‘Radial G’ Steam Early Access Demo (60 FPS Gameplay Video)

Tammeka games, the UK based creators of "high-octane multi-player sci-fi racer" Radial-G, have made it to Steam via the Greenlight program. To celebrate, the team have released an 'early access' demo which includes new tracks and ships. We take it for a spin in VR. … Read the full article …

Latest in Professional VR Shown at I/ITSEC 2014 Conference

Deep inside the inlands of Florida, a technology conference was held that brought together a collection of virtual reality headsets and simulations that focused primarily on military applications. The event was called I/ITSEC (Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference) and was touted as the “world's largest modeling, simulation, and training conference”. … Read the full article …

NewRetroArcade Version 2 is Out, Now With Support for SNES, NES, and MAME

Version 2 of the '80s inspired NewRetroArcade is out, now offering an even wider selection of '80s and '90s emulated titles. The developers, DigitalCyberCherries, haven't just swapped a few cabinets in the reminiscently dingy virtual arcade though, but have actually added support for yet more emulators including SNES, NES, and MAME to their already impressive list of vintage video games. See Also: Review: ‘NewRetroArcade’ is a Must-play Homage to Video Game Culture Old and New Every … Read the full article …

Reigniting the Passion: Putting Veterans Back in the Pilot’s Seat With VR

There's something magical about flying, an almost legendary energy that taps into the fundamental will of all humans to be free -- to control our own destiny in the face of certain peril. That's how I imagine it to be anyway, because like most of us, I've been an airline coach-jockey my entire life, where courage is in dealing with the mundanities of confronting a space neither sufficient for my own legs, nor my Palmer Luckey-esque fits of hand flailing that subsequently result from having to … Read the full article …

Last Chance to Back ‘Crystal Rift’ Kickstarter, New Version of Alpha Released

Crystal Rift, a grid-based dungeon crawler game designed especially for VR, has reached their funding goal with only a few hours to spare until the official end of its crowdfunding campaign. In an effort to drum up more support, the lads have released their 8th update to their alpha version, with the final version hitting Steam sometime in July 2015. Crystal Rift Kickstarter The UK based developers Jon Hibbins (Squigs(1993) for Amiga) and  Nick Pittom (aka "RedOfPaw", the mind behind … Read the full article …

First ADR1FT Trailer Shows Dazzling Visuals, Tense Gameplay

Developer Three One Zero has released the first trailer for its 'astronaut in peril' title ADR1FT, which also promises ground-up Oculus Rift support. Debuting at the Video Game Awards this year, it looks pretty special too. … Read the full article …

Ethereon Launches Kickstarter – A VR Adventure Game Inspired by the Classics

An ominous, desolate world awaits, and you, the silent explorer, must traverse the remains of a once great civilization and unlock its secrets to escape the clutches of puzzle-induced insanity. Did you see someone over your shoulder? It couldn't be. You're alone, right? If this sounds familiar, then you're in luck, because there's something special on the rise for fans of the 1997 PC gaming hit Riven (1997)—it's a new virtual reality game called Ethereon. … Read the full article …

Get Alien Isolation 50%-off While Contributing to a Good Cause (deal ends soon!)

The Humble Bundle Store's daily deal will net you 50% off of Alien Isolation, a survival-horror game which can be modified with relative ease to enable hidden Oculus Rift support. In addition to getting a great deal, 10% of your money goes to charitable organizations. … Read the full article …

Radial-G Available Dec 11th On Steam Early Access – New Launch Trailer

Radial-G from Tammeka Games may have struck out on their recent Kickstarter campaign, but the futuristic 'pipe' racer is back by popular demand via Steam Early Access with new tracks, ships and all important Oculus Rift menu integration. … Read the full article …

News Bits: GTA V Publisher on VR Support “.. we’ll be first in line to give it to [customers]“

Take Two Interactive, publishers of the phenomenally successful Grand Theft Auto franchise have gone on record stating that if there is customer demand for virtual reality support in their games, it's ready to provide it. … Read the full article …

Play ‘The Worst VR Game Ever’ and Support a Great Charitable Cause

It's not the moniker most developers would relish being attached to their work, but in the case of  the developers at Shiny Shoe, creators of Desert Bus VR, it's entirely appropriate. … Read the full article …

VR Dungeon Crawler ‘Crystal Rift’ Launches Kickstarter Campaign

It's interesting to see genres and themes returning in an entirely new and yet familiar form. Grid-based dungeon crawler Crystal Rift is built from the ground up for virtual reality, yet draws on some very traditional game mechanics. The two-man development team behind the game have now launched a Kickstarter campaign. … Read the full article …

News Bits: Latest iRacing Update Adds DK2 Positional Tracking

iRacing's recent Season 4 update finally brought with it Oculus Rift DK2 support, but it was missing something fairly crucial - positional tracking. In the latest update available now, the world's most popular online sim racer has now addressed that omission. Positional tracking is of course vital to battling one of VR's biggest enemies to a pleasant experience, motion sickness. Despite iRacing's gameplay being decidedly fixed in terms of seating position, making it ideal for VR, it's … Read the full article …

Proto Award Winning ‘Synthesis Universe’ Teases Breathtaking Visuals – Hands-On

Synthesis Universe is a rare thing, a virtual reality game which has been in development for over 3 years. Paul James goes hands-on with the neon infused, futuristic teaser experience for the Oculus Rift DK2 and comes away wanting more. Much more. … Read the full article …

News Bits: RiftMax Kickstarter Cancelled, Dev Asks Backers to Donate Instead

RiftMax has been on the cutting edge of virtual reality telepresence and broadcasting for some time now so it made sense that the developers behind the project would attempt a crowd-funding campaign. Unfortunately, that Kickstarter has now been cancelled. … Read the full article …