When you hear the word DOOM what comes to mind? The iconic fast action shooter, the memories of the multiplayer, campaign, or maybe even invasion. All of those would be strong candidates to describe the game that has been loved by many and I am sure many of you have even your favorite ones to describe the game. For me, it's all of them and also the science fiction of it all and how the game can throw the action… Read more.
Escape Into Your Reality
When you hear the words sea, ships, treasure, and even islands, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Adventure, uncertainty, and even danger come to mind. But another word also comes to mind and that is pirates. Something about being out at sea on your own ship looking for treasure with the uncertainty of it all does kind of put that thought in your head and makes you think for a moment about what if you could be… Read more.
When you step into Virtual Reality, what are some of your favorite places to go? Maybe it's a distant planet where you can be a hero, maybe it's a museum in a different country, or maybe it's getting closer to animals. All those are exceptional choices when you want to escape. But has your mind ever wandered into the screams and scares of horror? A genre that when combined with Virtual Reality, can take things to another level and playing… Read more.
Have you ever thought about the simpler times in life? I mean the times where there is not the technology that we have today. Maybe it could be the Dark Ages as you go into battle with another with maybe nothing but a sword and shield in your hands with some armor on your body or maybe being a pirate as you fight other pirates on a ship with the waves crashing and hope you never have to go into… Read more.
What if you could be s samurai and along with that you all the honor and values that were bestowed upon you as you grew up and trained. Do you think you would ever need to use the skills that you possessed or do you think through clear thinking and meditation, you could overcome any obstacle that came your way? We may never train like samurais or be forced into that situation (hopefully), but it's one thing to think about… Read more.
The words survival-horror alone can automatically bring some of the best memories from movies and games for many. Trying to survive with what you have while the horror seems to be closing in on what may be your last breath. It can be fun to watch on your favorite screen or even when playing your favorite character in a game. But the moment you step into the genre in VR, the fun can easily be twisted to take you on… Read more.
Have you ever read a story or saw a movie where the narration just pulled you in? What about a narrative game where you just couldn't stop trying to reveal the details of the story? Narration can add a lot to what is being told if done right. But what if you could visit a place where mysterious creatures could roam and in this place a secret so big where the sanity you trusted, may not be what you thought… Read more.
Think about space and how big it is. The stars, the planets, the different galaxies that are all up in space. If given the chance, would you go, would you live, would you party like it was nothing of the world that you knew? I know that many of us will not be going into space any time soon, it is still fun to think about. But what if we could go with others and just forget our troubles? So… Read more.
Being an intergalactic gladiator would be an interesting profession. Traveling through space and being able to do the job most would not even think about or possibly want to even try. There is something about that freedom of sorts that can really help clear your head. There are pros and cons to everything, but what if you were on the ship and you crash-landed on a planet. Do you think you would be able to survive the elements or worse,… Read more.
Have you ever looked at the city at night with all the lights, the people, and just wonder? Maybe wonder about what really goes on or think about who truly is good and evil. Each person has a tale to tell if only you willing to take the time to listen. But what about those that can't make it for whatever reason? The ones that if given the chance could be something great, they just need to be able to… Read more.
What has been your favorite type of genre for a game? Would it be the scares of horror? Racing to become the number one spot? What about fast-paced arcade-style games? We all have our favorites and those are the memories we made while playing them. For me, there is just something about the fast-paced action as you try to do your best and get the highest score and if there is a chance to see your name on the leaderboards… Read more.
Think about some of the adventure-mystery movies you may have seen, books you may have read, or games that you might have played? What was it that really pulled you in? Was it the adventure of the story? Maybe it was the mystery of trying to figure out what is going on that did it for you? To me, there is just something about trying to gather the clues while being part of the story that has always intrigued me.… Read more.
The words spy, espionage, undercover, and puzzle can have different meanings. For some, it may mean the spy movies like James Bond or even Austin Powers, it can mean a good book or T.V. show, like Get Smart or Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, or even games like I Expect You To Die. But it can be safe to say, that the words can mean mystery, solving puzzles, and even trying to overcome a situation no matter how serious or comical it… Read more.
When you step into an arena in Virtual Reality surprises can be at any turn. The action and the fighting from enemies from all around you can strike at any time with any obstacle. The way you can physically move to make your strike or block that attack is really quite fascinating when you think about it. This is what makes Virtual Reality so special and allowing you to enter that arena and almost test to see what you are… Read more.
There is something about entering an arena where it is you placed on a team with strangers that you don't even know each other's names, but yet work together for the common goal. It really shows you what the world should really be like. Maybe it's the ability to have that distance between each other, but yet have that common passion that brings us all together as we try to forget our daily lives just to embark on a wild… Read more.
Think about your life now. How good you have it compared to those that may not be as fortunate. Now, what if the roles were reversed and it was you had nothing, who had to live on the streets and had to make a name for yourself. How do you think you would do? Would you become a victim of society or find a way to get the respect you deserve and to prove to all those doubters that you… Read more.
Virtual Reality can take us many places and allow us to do things that we normally would not even attempt in real life. Things such as flying a space ship, entering an alien world, being in a shark cage or even doing parkour on top of rooftops without any hesitation about our life being over if we were to miss that jump. Virtual Reality really is the dimension between worlds and realities. So when I heard that Developer Joy Way… Read more.
Protecting an item or an object has worked well in Virtual Reality. The idea that it's all up to you to protect a person, place or thing with your life on the line as enemies are coming after you for the one thing that you are trying to protect. It can make our hand-eye coordination skills improve without thinking about it. So when I heard that Shocktopus Games newest game was involving goblins, I really had to know more. So… Read more.
When you think about the words such as Vampire, Werewolf, or even World of Darkness, what comes to mind? Maybe it's the horror aspect of it all. maybe it could mean a different life waiting for you to make it yours, or maybe it's the pure fantasy of it all. Entering a world where things may not be as they seem is something that has always intrigued me in a way that Virtual Reality opens its doors and invites us… Read more.
Nostalgia can mean different things to different people. For some, it can be T.V. Shows or old movies. Some can be books or plays. But for many, it's the games that we played as we were growing up and watch as it goes through different variations. Sometimes it's that certain new perspective that allows us to really remember the good times and get excited about the things that we have always loved. So when I heard that Developer Ivanovich Games… Read more.
One thing about Virtual Reality is how it can take you places you may never have the courage to bring yourself to try. Things like skiing and going full down the hill or even enter a severe situation where every movement counts. Experiences such as these and really bring everything to a new level. But when I heard that movie director Amir Valinia, was involved with a skydiving game for Virtual Reality, I had to know more. So I reached… Read more.
When you think about it, people are very fascinating. From where they have been, who they have met, and even their hopes and dreams. No matter what, we all have a story to tell. Sometimes it's those stories that we may realize could be a form of guidance to our own chapters for our own stories just waiting to be told. So when I heard Developer ZenFri Inc. was making a game where you are the last human taxi driver… Read more.
Back in the Old West, when there was a problem or problems that needed to be solved, usually either talking would hopefully be the end-all, sometimes there was a brawl, and sometimes you might have been challenged to a duel. A one vs one where one walks out and the other either would maybe be ok or be measured for a tombstone. But fast forward to current times and with all the violence going on in the world, it's better… Read more.
Halloween is shortly upon us and when you think about your Halloween traditions, what comes to mind? Haunted houses, trick or treating or what about scary movies. Some may say pumpkin patches or Halloween parties. All of those are great traditions for so many reasons for so many people. But because of the pandemic, some of our traditions might have to be altered in one way or another. But what if the horror was just a door away? What if… Read more.
Think about some of your favorite movies and games. Movies like Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park all had that the sense of adventure and danger. Games like Fallout, Bioshock, and Skyrim all have this world of the unknown ready to explore it no matter the dangers that come with it. But they all presented a way of making it feel like we were the outsiders and something was being kept a secret. So when I heard that a game being… Read more.
Have you ever thought about your ancestors and how far you could trace it back and to see who possibly you might be related to? It really is quite interesting once you start to put all the pieces together. But what if you traced it so far back to the stories you were told for as long as you could remember? Would you find any surprises? What if one of your ancestors at the time was part of a great… Read more.
When you enter into Virtual Reality it can deliver many experiences. And some of those experiences can be calm ones and some can be full of zombies. There is something about the thrill of having zombies come after you and it's up to you to be good with the way that you move to the way you handle weapons. So when I heard of Developer's Eliot released a game with a unique title, Pancake House, I had to know more.… Read more.
One of the things that keep on surprising me within Virtual Reality is movement. You can drive or fly a ship and go as fast as possible. You can walk or run and you can even swing based on the mechanics of the experience. But when I heard that Gamedust was making a game where you have grappling hooks that you can swing around along with acrobatics along with solving puzzles with humor, I was intrigued. I had to know… Read more.
When you hear the word dance, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe it's a school activity, maybe it's people dancing out in the streets or competitions or maybe in the clubs as a way for people to escape. But there is one thing that dancing has is movement and exercise and the creativity for you to make it your own. So when emergeWorlds released their newest title Dance Collider towards the end of 2019 on PCVR… Read more.
Imagine being out with nothing but having to survive on your mind as the sky turns from light to dark and all you have is some woods and the sounds that live in those woods to keep you company. Do you think you would make it? Do you think whatever might be out there that might be looking at you from afar, would finally take its toll on you and your mind start to play games? Or do you think… Read more.
When it comes to Virtual Reality, the horror genre can take some happy times in your life, invite you into its world, and then scare you as it plays your heartbeat like a bass guitar. When you add sci-fi with that horror, it can take you to places never thought possible when trying to figure out what happened and why. So when I heard about a new game coming to Virtual Reality called WREST, that will not just give you… Read more.
Think about the different wars throughout time. Which ones come to mind? WWI or maybe even WWII, the Russian Civil War, or even the Mexican-American War? One of the wars that have always interested me has been the Cold War and the strategic way the United States and the Soviet Union fought for what they believed in. It was a scary time that could have ended much worse than it did. So I started to think about the different aspects… Read more.
When you think about nostalgia and video games, what really comes to mind? A game from your childhood, a specific genre of games, or maybe a certain year for gaming. But when you are able to be in a game within a game and in Virtual Reality, it is a different type of experience that should not be missed. So when the sequel to the hit Pixel Ripped 1989 was announced, I was very excited to see not only how… Read more.
Let's think about something we all pretty much have in common, games. Do you remember the first game that you played? How about that one game that had such an impact, that maybe it made you view things differently or actually hit closer to your own personal experiences than you could have ever possibly imagined. Maybe that one game is part of your favorite genre or because the actors and actresses you have been admiring are part of it all.… Read more.
When you look at the world that we are in right now with the pandemic going on and having to stay inside with a majority of things around us closed, what do you start to think about? When will it end? When will there be a vaccine for the virus? Maybe even the thought has crossed your mind if you could only destroy something that you can't see? Those are all very good questions and I am sure there are… Read more.
Working out can be hard sometimes. It can be difficult when you may see other people who might be in better shape and you start to become self-conscious about how you look. But you know deep down inside, that the person you want to become just needs a little help so that not only the world can see, but the person you always wanted to become when looking in the mirror. Sometimes it just takes that little self-motivation to become… Read more.
Think about the last time you looked at art. I mean really took the time to look at it and thinking about the meaning. Think about what the artist was thinking and feeling when they created their masterpiece. Look at Van Gogh's "Starry Night" or Monet's "Sunrise Impression. Ever wonder what it would be like to step through those paintings and enter that world to actually get a sense of what that time would be like? But when I heard… Read more.
Do you remember first hearing about the movie Sharknado and maybe we're thinking like many others, sharks and a tornado...how is that even possible. But then you started seeing the trailers and watched the movies and somehow, was drawn in. Then with each sequel, it seemed like more and more celebrities wanted to be apart of the experience. There was just something about the movie that didn't take itself too seriously, but it was all about having fun and just… Read more.
Remember picking up your favorite comic book and just being part of that story? As you read, the action appeared before your eyes even if others could not see what you saw. Well, imagine a story where the town you grew up in was a small town and everyone knew everyone. But as you grew up, you had to leave your friends...your family...the place you called home. But when you get the news that something is wrong you have to… Read more.
Do you ever read a story or see a movie and thought about how great it would be to enter that land and meet your favorite characters? Maybe you wanted to venture out more than what the story actually told or possibly wonder what it must have been like to visit that place and see what things were like before the hero of the story was introduced. Thoughts like this always make me think about the what-if possibility of the… Read more.
Think about games and how some have survived on different generations of platforms over the years, what comes to mind? Before you answer with your favorite FPS shooter or driving sim, let's focus more on the music genre. Maybe one with space, aliens, and a reporter named Ulala. From the being released on Game Boy Advance to Dreamcast to even PlayStation, Space Channel 5 is one title that many will have some memory of. So when there were talks about… Read more.
When you hear the word Cyberpunk, what comes to mind? Dark...Futuristic...Danger? Yes, those do come to mind and so much more. Being able to enter a world where crime is s steady threat against a city and having bullets fly all around all with the neon colors lighting up the area can be both jaw-dropping at times as well as putting you against the world as you could be taken as the threat that is there to interrupt the flow.… Read more.
Many types of genres work when it comes to Virtual Reality. But one in particular that I hope we get to see a lot more of is platformers. The ability to move around in Virtual Reality and get that sense of immersion, really cannot be beaten. It allows you to see things in different ways that you normally would not get to experience when it comes to playing them on T.V. So when I heard that Ven VR Adventure and… Read more.
Think about all the things that you are able to do in Virtual Reality based on the experience that you are presented with. From exploring to survival, Virtual Reality gives us a way to interact with different objects in different ways. Even if you are surrounded by zombies, the experience can sometimes be scary and sometimes it is just a matter of having some fun while trying to survive the zombies. So when I heard about Throw Anything and the… Read more.
Imagine being part of a town where everyone knows everyone and it has this balance that just seems right. Then one day something happened that wiped out the town. As time passed, you would have many questions that all you want were the answers. But if you had a chance to get those answers, how far would you be willing to go to get them? Would you do whatever it took, no matter what would be in the unknown? With… Read more.
When you think about your life, do you ever think about the past and ask yourself, “What if I could go back to that time and do things differently?” I am sure we all do, but as much as I think we would all love to, realism comes into play and we cannot change the past. But with Virtual Reality, in a way that we can. We have the opportunity to enter a world and make choices that in hopes… Read more.