Sometimes I get a moment where I stop and think, yeah, this is what VR was made for. This is what I envisioned when virtual reality became reality. I’m glad to report that Eternal Starlight VR evoked that moment and just kept on evoking it. Somewhere inside me a tiny, geeky kid who has watched every season of The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager numerous times over is screaming in joy. This real-time strategy game uses the unique power of VR brilliantly, letting you lord it over a small fleet of ships. Let me tell you why Eternal Starlight VR might be your next reason to strap on a headset.
It feels like we’re maybe starting to see VR come into its own with bigger, meatier games that feel less like “experiences” and more like…er, well, games. Not long ago Asgard’s Wrath provided us with an immense RPG spanning dozens of hours that was built from the ground up for virtual reality. Now we’ve got the maestros at Insomniac with their latest effort, Stormland VR, a shooter with an interesting end-game and some of the best virtual reality arms around
As amazing as VR is and can be I think we’ve all been waiting for something truly substantial, a properly big game to sink our teeth into for hours on end rather than the short experiences we’ve been getting. That’s what Asgard’s Wrath has got going for it, a huge campaign that spans around 30-hours that you can easily get lost in, provided you can handle long periods in VR. It’s a hack and slash romp through Norse mythology featuring Gods, swords, bows, puzzles, side-quests, beautiful scenery and a high-fiving shark.
The Oculus Rift S is not the next big Rift that we’ve all been waiting for, and Oculus themselves have been careful not to advertise it as one. No, the Oculus Rift S is…uh. Honestly, the problem is I don’t think anyone is sure what the S actually is. It isn’t an upgrade nor arguably even a refinement as many of the improvements have come at the expense of other features. So, let’s review the Oculus Rift S and try to figure who this VR headset is really for.
Facebook Buys Oculus Rift Developer In Whopping $2-billion Deal, Notch Immediately Cancels VR Version Of Minecraft
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg today made a surprise announcement, revealing that Facebook has purchased the Oculus VR, who are developing the Ocolus Rift, the amazing virtual reality headset that’s been impressing developers, media and gamers alike. Facebook outright bought the company with $400-million in cash, and a further […]
Industry Legend John Carmack Has Now Taken A Job Working On The Oculus Rift Chief Technology Officer
ou may not know his name like you do that of Peter Molyneux or Cliffy B, but John Carmack is a legend within the gaming industry, having co-founded id Software back in 1991 and helped give rise to the FPS genre as we know it, creating such titles […]
By now you’ve no doubt heard about the amazing Oculus Rift, a virtual reality system due for release next year. Media outlets, developers and gamers have all been singing the device’s praises, heralding it as an important milestone in the world of gaming technology. Well, now a group […]