If you thought of yourself as a hero, do you think you could accomplish anything regardless of your size? Do you think that if someone or something was so much bigger than you, they would stand in your way, or do you think you would have to strategize more about how you would go about things? Adventures can be exciting and scary at the same time. The unknown of it all can make our hearts beat and our eyes open.… Read more.
Escape Into Your Reality
If you were in charge of a place that was full of mystery, do you think you would be able to solve it or do you think it would go unsolved throughout the test of time? Sometimes, it's the thoughts that go into solving them Mysteries can be the hardest part for some and easy for others. It is just the way we look at them that can even stump the hard-core detectives. From the way they are designed to… Read more.
If you were part of a settlement, do you know what everyone's job would be? How would one keep up with what needed to be built and where? Would there be someone to make the food? What about protection or even being there for religious beliefs? But what if the help you needed was right above you giving you guidance every step of the way? Being part of something new can be scary and interesting at the same time. So… Read more.
What would you do if you were thrown into a situation where you had anyone and anything possibly wanting to attack you or worse? Do you think you could handle the situation alone based on instinct or would certain skills need to be crafted in order to help with your chances of surviving? Hopefully, we will never have to encounter where we are totally out of our elements in a strange place. But does developer Incuvo show us the art… Read more.
If you were a new student, how well do you think you would do overall? Would the classes be super hard or do you think you could pass them with flying colors? Do you think you would fit in or would you stand back some just to get a feel of everything? Being a new student can be tough. New people you meet, the interactions with them, and even how you present yourself can be a real test of character.… Read more.
There is something about being in the Virtual Reality space where it is yours to be creative, to be who you want to be, and as artistic as one sees fit to be. But if you had the space to create the music, what do you think you would create? What do you see that music being as a representation of who you are? So do publisher Fast Travel Games and developer Really Interactive give us the tools for creating… Read more.
If you were a captain of one of the last human arks, do you think you could survive trying to find a new home for humanity? And if you found a place, would it be habitable for everyone? But what if on your way, you landed in a new world with something new than what you left home with? Do you think the world as you knew it, would ever be the same, or would the chances of ever getting… Read more.
If you ended up on a mysterious island, how would you react? Do you think you could survive the elements from the weather to whatever may be on that island? Do you think you would ever find your way home? Hopefully, none of us will end up in some strange place trying to figure out these questions for ourselves, but it really is quite interesting how we think we would handle these types of situations. But does developer Ares Dragonis… Read more.
Horror and VR are something that usually goes hand in hand. There is just something about the atmosphere that the sound can also play an important part of it all. From the screams to the sounds to the gore to the jumpscares, with the right combination VR horror can become a terrifying experience for one to be a part of. So does developer Alien Studio give us something new when it comes to the VR horror genre? Yes, they do.… Read more.
If you knew of an organization that was so evil and so ruthless, do you think you could take it down? Do you think you could do it alone or would the right team, the right force need to be put together in hopes that the root of all evil within that organization would finally be stopped by any means necessary and at any cost? Sure, it's fun to think about and try to plan what our moves might be.… Read more.
If someone you knew went missing, how would that make you feel? Would you be scared? Would you have a lot of questions? Or maybe you would try to find the answers for yourself. But what if the way to find the answers was just a ride away and all you had to do was step inside? It can be a very scary situation for something like that to occur and hopefully one that we will never have to face… Read more.
Have you ever thought that maybe something just wasn't right your whole life? Maybe you felt like you didn't belong like you should or maybe when you are in a different location surrounded by others that there is just this connection of how it should be? But regardless of where you are, do you ever feel like you could help out a lot more than what some will allow? When you think about it, finding the place where we should… Read more.
I think if we all had the opportunity to help someone in need, we would do whatever we could within our abilities to try to help. Sometimes we are put to the test of what our abilities can truly be. But what if the type of help that was needed, allowed you to help more remotely without being seen? How far would help if your own identity may not be revealed? It's interesting to think about what we might do… Read more.
Think about some of the most memorable action scenes. What comes to mind? Would it be something that came out of a superhero movie, maybe it was something you saw on a T.V. show or maybe it was from a story that you read. Action in Virtual Reality allows us to become something that, for most, would not attempt in real life. But when given the chance in VR, well almost without hesitation take the energy with guns blazing and… Read more.
If the city that you lived in was full of crime what would you do? Would you stand by and try to move on with your day or wait and let your city become more infested by the unruly acts? Violence is never a good thing to try to take into your own hands alone nor is it the answer. But does developer Joy Way show us what happens when we have the ability to become the hero and to… Read more.
Have you ever had the thought about how life has changed in such ways that you didn't think you would be where you would be today? Maybe it's the city life, maybe your family grew in some sort of way, or maybe you can look back and think about that one point in your life where if you would maybe have answered a different way or did something different, that your life would be either more challenging or little more… Read more.
If you could travel through time, where would you want to go? Would you witness some historical event or maybe try and stop an event that would change the world as you know it? Would you go trying to meet someone famous or perhaps try to change your history for the better? When you think about it, anything could be possible when you are talking about time travel. So do developers Oddboy and M-Theory give us that time travel experience?… Read more.
Think about your favorite recipe that to this day, you can still remember? Is it something such as the seasoning that may go on the food or the special ingredients that went into making it? Maybe it was the way it was cooked or maybe it was from one of your favorite vacation spots. We all have our favorites and sometimes those recipes may become lost overtime only to wish to taste it just one last time. So does developer… Read more.
If the opportunity to fly in space came about, would you take it? But what if the war you thought you left on your planet was taken to a new playing field in space, would you fight for the glory of what was right? How far would you be willing to go for a cause when your life and the others that you love are all on the line? When you think about it, it really can put a different… Read more.
When you think about the game of Golf, what comes to mind? Could it be players like Arnold Palmer, Karrie Webb, Walter Hagen, Tiger Woods, or even Jack Nicklaus? Maybe it's the different courses around the world such as Pebble Beach Golf Links, Friar's Head, or even the Golf de Morfontaine in Senlis Oise, France? Maybe it could be just being outside riding in the golf cart while you were young and watching your Grandfather or Grandmother play. Anything can… Read more.
We can learn a lot from history. We can learn where we have come from to the techniques that have been used to make the most well-known places still relevant today. It gives us a chance to learn and build upon that knowledge to make a better place for all to live not only for today but for tomorrow as well. But does developer, VRMonkey show us the 7 wonders of the world in a new way? Let's find out… Read more.
There has always been a constant theme when comes to brawling in video games. Sometimes it's the number of combo moves you do in the right order, sometimes it's jumping from platform to platform, and sometimes it might be going through a town to clean up the streets. So does developer Zatun show give us that pick me up for when you are feeling down? Let's find out with Down & Out for PCVR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMBxYdMsDYg Down & Out is an… Read more.
Mini Golf is a game that takes skill. You have to have the eye for the hole and the readiness to take the shot when everything around it is just right. Sometimes, wind, water, even the height of the course can, with one misaligned putt, cause the ball to be lost and cause your score to keep increasing. But yet, when you play with friends and family, the game can also become this friendly competition that really can leave a… Read more.
There is something about being in Virtual Reality and doing different things. From the ability to walk to jump to even swing in different and unique ways. But in order to make those abilities work, there has to be some dedication and hard work put into it all along with giving the player some fun. So does developer Psytec Games, bring what was loved about the first Windlands and improve on it the ways we could have hoped for? Let's… Read more.
Have you ever just looked up in the sky and saw the clouds and started to see things appear, but the person right next to you could see something else? What about looking up at the night sky and thinking to yourself, what could possibly be up there? For me, it's always been about the stars in the sky where there are no other lights around and trying to find all the constellations I could while also trying to see… Read more.
If you were a Viking, what would you imagine your life would be like? Would be sailing the seas looking to conquer whatever was in your way? Would you raid the lands hoping to find the greatest of treasures? Maybe it would just enjoy the local life throughout the rest of your days. Either way, the life of a Viking can be a tough one. But does developer, VRMonkey show us the Viking ways? Let's find out with Viking Days… Read more.
Back in 2019, I along with many were invited into AFFECTED: The Manor for a tour if you will. A tour that even back then, played on your emotional strings of both expected and the many not-so-expected jumpscares throughout. It invited all in with some not lasting the entire experience to those who were brave enough to try and make it all the way through. So does developer Fallen Planet Studios improve the experience in any way? Yes...yes they do.… Read more.
There are many different types of genres when it comes to the games we play. Some enjoy the horror and seeing if they can get scared, others enjoy the action and adventure of being their favorite hero, and some even enjoy the side-scrolling action. But there are some who enjoy the Science Fiction aspect of gaming. I like it when games explore the time and space that allows you to escape within the escape. So does developer, Ivanovich Games give… Read more.
If you were a detective, what do you think are some of the more interesting cases you come across? Maybe it would be a crime scene that would relate to a famous person or possibly a mystery out in the middle of know where trying to find an answer. Detective work can be quite challenging, but sometimes it's just a matter of knowing where to look and having that special feeling. But does the develepor, LunaBeat Games show us what… Read more.
The game of Darts can be fun to play either alone or with other people. It's a game that can be quick but at the same time, take the skill of precision to try and get your darts on the board. Sometimes it's the environment that you are in that can help bring the mood all together or simply just a way to escape and just have some fun. But does developer, ForeVR Games bring new life into the sport… Read more.
Imagine the world we live in changed before our eyes. The world that we knew became frozen and overrun by evil undead monsters. Do you think you would be able to survive what the world has become or would you and many others have to find a different way, a different location in order to bring new meaning to the word survival? Would you reach out to be the one that helps or no matter what, accept the hand that… Read more.
When it comes to 3D platformers, what instantly comes to mind? Could it be the main character of the tale? Is it the jumping to make sure you make that landing? What about the colorful worlds? Maybe it's the enemies and bosses you encounter? All of this helps make a well-rounded 3D platformer to play. But does developer, Playful, bring their 3D platformer into the mix of fun and enjoyment to the world of Virtual Reality? Let's find out with… Read more.
Probably one of my and many others' favorite entries into the Resident Evil Universe is Resident Evil 4. But it's not just any port of Resident Evil 4 I am talking about, but the one made for the Nintendo Wii. There was just something about using the motion controls that were ahead of the time and I knew that someday that the controls and our view would become the best version imaginable. So has developer Armature Studio brought us the… Read more.
When we were all younger, we had our favorite toys to play with and it was up to us to use our imaginations to help bring the adventures to life. Sometimes we would play with our friends and, when combined with their toys, made it for one of the greatest adventures throughout space and time that we could have ever had while the sun was still out. Then there would be times when we may have had only our own… Read more.
If you were a scientist on the verge of a major discovery, how far would you take the experiments in order to make sure the results would be as impactful as possible? Would you do anything and everything to ensure you would be the first one with the answers or would you maybe take the safer approach of the wait and see? Fining the answers can be a lot of work and sometimes there is a danger that may come… Read more.
When you think of the word hero, who or what comes to mind? Would it be someone with great strength, maybe the greatest of minds, or maybe it could be someone we typically would not think to fit that role. Heroes can come in any form and any size. They could possibly be the ones we always thought of them even if they may not see it themselves. Sometimes it even might be the ones we wouldn't think could be… Read more.
The first time we saw Jurassic Park and witnessed seeing the dinosaurs come to life left a memorable impression on many of us still to this day. Even with its two sequels, The Lost World and Jurassic Park III, it along with the new step in the series with Jurassic World and its series of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous and Battle at Big Rock, and the sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, many of us have had the thought if we… Read more.
We all enjoy different things in life. But there is one thing that a lot of us will agree that one of the things we have in common and that is music. Music has a way of soothing the soul and can make us forget the most troubling of times to make us remember some of our greatest memories just by hearing our favorite type of music from our favorite genre and artists. Sometimes we like to sing along while… Read more.
Think about some of your favorite adventure entertainment. It could be your favorite movie, game, series, or even stories that you have read or have been told to you. For me, it has always been visual entertainment when it came to adventure. Movies like Indiana Jones to The Goonies to Willow to even series like Hercules to Alcatraz to LOST. Sure, we have all played games with an adventure that we could have some sort of connection with and it's… Read more.
If there was an apocalypse and the world that you knew was now infested with zombies, how well do you think you could survive? Do you think that you would be better on foot or out on the road? Would the roads be any safer than on foot? Anything could happen on the outside at any time, but if there was any chance for safety, it might be a risk worth taking if would mean a chance for survival. But… Read more.
Fitness is something we all hear about, but do we do enough of it ourselves to warrant the better health we all deserve and need? From anything from running to sports to just any type of movement, the things our bodies can put up with when you think about it is a great deal and most of us just need to find the time and mindset to get into it. But does developer FIT REALITY show us how to move… Read more.
Survival. When you hear the word what comes to mind. Would it be just seeing how well you could last out in the wilderness or maybe if there was a natural disaster? What precautions you would take to make sure you could last as long as possible? Some would try and plan ahead while others may and do whatever they could at the spur of the moment to make sure that survival was the number one priority. But does developer… Read more.
We all love playing games. From first hearing about the game to the new trailers that are released, and even the final product can bring an amazing amount of joy and excitement. It really is a fun way to see how it goes from being first announced to being able to experience everything. But have you ever wondered how the process of having the idea to the creation of that idea comes about? It really is a different process when… Read more.
Many are familiar with the duo of Bub and Bob from the duo of Bust-A-Move and that evolved into what now is known as Puzzle Bobble. Always doing what they do best as they are trying to get the right amount of matching color order so that the stage can be cleared and on to the next. But over the years and many birthdays and adventures, the duo has done what they could to bring enjoyment to as many players… Read more.
If your home was full of magic, musically-filled creatures, that somehow, had a balance with nature, would you do anything to protect it? What if, the one thing that helped keep the balance somehow became unbalanced, what would you do and how would you do it? Would you make sure that the ecosystem thrived at the most crucial part when it surely seemed to be breaking around you? When you think about it, I think if given the chance, we… Read more.
If there was ever a game that set the term of classic, adventure, puzzle-solving, many of us would have our own favorites as to why we think set the standard for the genre. But there is one name that has been on pretty much every platform from the PC PlayStation to Atari Jaguar, to Android to the Oculus Quest even back on to PC and that is MYST. Even though there may have been remakes of the game from realMyst… Read more.
There is something about having a controller in your hands as you drive your favorite RC vehicle around. Maybe it's the speed or the quick turns. But have you ever raced them on a track? Trying to make those turns in hopes that you either don't crash your vehicle and something break, crash into other vehicles, or possibly hit that jump and land in such as awesome way that there is no stopping you towards the finish line. Anything can… Read more.
If you had the ability to transfer your conscience into an AI, would you do it? Would you trust that everything you have worked for, lived for, and loved for would truly be safe? Do you think that the decisions you make would have a positive effect on the world as you know it? Or would it be possible that the decision you make would continue on a destructive path you were hoping to avoid? It really is interesting when… Read more.
Baseball. They say it's America's National Pastime. The batter vs the pitcher and the rest of the outfield just waiting to catch the ball that comes near their direction. Everyone who likes and loves Baseball has their favorite team for different reasons. Some love just being in the atmosphere at the moment and some could love eating their favorite food while watching the game when it's that perfect day or night. But does developer Viewer Ready show what it's like… Read more.
Have you ever wanted to be a spy and ever think how well you would do in certain situations? Situations like defusing a bomb, pretending to be someone else, or even try to escape a deadly situation. Sure we can all say how we would think we would do, but until we are put into those situations, we may never really know. It's fun to imagine about the what if, but sometimes it is more fun in the doing that… Read more.
The words Blair Witch have a special meaning for a lot of people. From the Movies, the mockumentaries, to even the games, Blair Witch Volume I: Rustin Parr, Volume II: The Legend of Coffin Rock, and Volume III: The Elly Kedward Tale, and even Blair Witch: Oculus Quest Edition. There is just something about the Blair Witch universe that is intriguing and mysterious about it that keeps drawing us towards it. So does developer Bloober Team show us any improvements… Read more.
What do you think happens when the body dies? What happens to the soul? Maybe it goes on to the next life or a place where all other souls can be in pure happiness and joy. But what if the souls go as high as they can and become stars of their own for everyone to see shining bright in the night sky? But maybe not all souls can escape to their place as there can be the bad ones… Read more.
Stealth, Japan, Shinobi. Each has its own special meaning and each has significance with a certain style. When I think about them, I think of them as art. The art of the style of stealth, the art of Japan is known for, and the art of the dedication of a Shinobi. Something about this time period has always interested me and has always made for some legendary stories. But does developer Endeavor One brings the art, style, and dedication? Let's… Read more.
Disc Golf and Ninja. When you hear these words, what immediately comes to mind? A new ninja skill? A new sport? A new special menu item at Starbucks? If you guess any of these, well, except for Starbucks, you would be on the right path. Words that I, you, or anyone else may have never thought to put together. But what if you did put them together and combined forces? Could it possibly be a new Olympic sport that we… Read more.
Do you have the mindset of wanting to get into better shape? Maybe you would love to go out and run or go to a gym. But then maybe it's too hot outside due to the Summer heat or maybe being around others during a pandemic may not be the best thing for you. Either way, one should not be counted out for having a healthier lifestyle. It's about choice and dedication. But does the developer, Rezzil, bring the workout… Read more.
Rhythm, racing, and infusion. Three words can mean a lot of things to many people. Some could think of the speed as you race with some adrenaline of the music. Others might think of a combination of sorts that is all mixed in different ways. But if you were to add a pair of starfighters to the mix, what would be your thoughts then be about space or another world? If you thought about any of this, you would not… Read more.
What if you went on a trip where the majority of your time would be on the water, but somehow got lost, how well do you think the sanity of your mind would stay in place? If you came across an island, without food or water for days or weeks, would you even think about what dangers could lie ahead or would you be happy to just get off the boat and step foot onto land? It may start to… Read more.
If you go outside and look at your lawn, what do you see? What about if the landscape was on a much wider scale, what do you envision it to look like? Would climate take a part in the growth of the area? Do you think you would have the skills to take what appears to be a lifeless land into something of beauty, harmony, and unity? For some, many may not think twice about the ground around us. For… Read more.
Ever since seeing Harry Potter, I thought it would be fun to fly on a broom going around Hogwartz to have the ultimate experience. Sure there have been shows and movies about the idea, but there really have not been that many games when it comes to witches and brooms and especially in Virtual Reality. Do does developer, UNIVRS. Inc show us what it's like to race broom race around? Let's find out with Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing… Read more.
When you hear the words point and click, what comes to mind? What about mystery? Even Noir? Do you think about trying to solve a crime or a mystery? To me, it's all of these, but then the old detective movies start coming into play along with the laid-back attitude. There is just something that can really draw you into this atmosphere with the music, the characters, and just wondering who done it and why. So does developer Peanut Button… Read more.
I want to ask you a question of simply what motivates you? Is it family? What about the dreams that we all have? Maybe it's believing in the helping of others? Any of these answers and more could be the answer. Many things can inspire us...to motivate us in ways that we may not have really asked ourselves or thought about. Sometimes just simple emotions or words can make a spark on the journey to our destination. But does the… Read more.
Have you ever thought about going into the ocean to look around? Maybe you wanted to find some buried treasure? Possibly you have gone scuba diving where you enter another world to see life, big and small, in its own habitat? For some they may never get that chance to get into the depths of the oceans or maybe for those that have, wish that they could escape every day into those waters in some manner from hours to even… Read more.
Think back to when you were a kid or even now if you have kids or relatives who might be of a younger age. Do you remember playing with your favorite toy and your imagination coming to life with the action and adventures that we had our toys in? Things such as becoming that iconic superhero trying to stop evil or doing a cross-over with different brands simply because it wasn't happening at the time? I still remember and those… Read more.
If you could enter a world where a town was abandoned and it was up to you and others to help build it up into a town for the ages, how do you think you would do? What would be your skill in order to contribute to the town? I mean you could be a carpenter and build things, a cook so everyone could eat, what about a blacksmith? But outside the town, there is still the unknown of what… Read more.
When you think about life, what emotions come to mind? Anger? Sadness? What about happiness? There are times throughout our life from the days to the months and even the years where we all have a variety of emotions that we go through. But how one accepts those emotions and how one reacts because of those emotions can be two different things. But what if, throughout our life with each emotion, our life as we know it, seems to collect… Read more.
If there has been a duo that has been since the 80s that is still popular today, who do you think? Would it be someone from the music, the movies, or even a series? What about a duo that had the one-liners to make you crack a smile as you tried to solve whatever mysteries may come their way. I am talking none other than the Freelance Police duo of Sam & Max. But throughout their run either through comics,… Read more.
If you were living in the 1940s with the Nazis present, being invaded, and had the skill to help out an end to the war, would you do what you could or stand by and see if anything would possibly change? If the skill you possessed was the ability to have amazing accuracy with a sniper rifle as you looked down the sites, would you hesitate for a moment or take the shot knowing without even thinking knowing that the… Read more.
Imagine being part of the Marvel universe and fighting on the side of good vs that what is evil. Think about your favorite Marvel hero and becoming them with their powers. Who would you be? Wolverine, Deadpool, Blackbolt, or maybe even the Incredible Hulk. All have their strengths and weaknesses, but all bring out that inner superhero we all thought about becoming at some point either growing up and using our imaginations, reading comic books, or even watching the movies.… Read more.
Have you ever wanted to be part of a starship command where you could go through space and doing what you could to help protect the right? What about being able to command your own ships into combat in hopes that your strategic mindset would have a victorious outcome? If the plan didn't work out, how would you upgrade and make your fleet stronger? It's really interesting when you think about all the movies, shows, books, and games that we… Read more.
Have you ever gone to an arcade to see what the variety of games there is to play? You have the arcade games, the crane ones where you try to win prizes, Skee Ball, and even Pinball. Any time I have gone I always try and play a mix of all the different types of games that are available. Usually, I give Pinball and Skee Ball a second or third attempt until I see the Basketball one. The one where… Read more.
Bowling is a great game to play. Being in the bowling alley picking out your shoes, feeling the ball, and just being around people. Then when it's your turn to bowl, you have the pins lined up in your sights, you know you cannot miss, you release the ball only to either put too much, not enough or just the right amount of pins and hopefully knock down some pins. Or all of that happened, the alley is too oiled… Read more.
Do you remember a time either when you were a child or perhaps recently when you might have been in a meeting at work where you may not have been able to focus as much as you should or just needing something to help spark that creative thinking? Maybe it was drawing something or calculations to see how if an actual project would work. For me, there was a lot of creating with objects around me just to see how… Read more.
If you had the ability to fire an arrow, do you think you could hit the target you aimed for? If arrows were being fired at you, do you think you could dodge them and still fire off your shot making the impact you hoped you would? Could you do this all while moving and wishing that you came out all in one piece? It really makes you think about the dedication and focus one must have, the instinct one… Read more.
When you think about eSports now, what really comes to mind? Would it be the action, the environment, maybe even the thrill of the moment as your favorite team tries to win and hopes that they will become number one? But what if the next phase, the next evolution in eSports allowed to be played in Virtual Holofields where the action took place because of your actions of playing? Seeing how things progress, we may not be too far from… Read more.
When you hear the name dragon, what comes to mind? There's Pet's Dragon, Puff the Magic Dragon, Dungeon, and Dragons. To me, there is a series that featured two dragons named Bub and Bob that have spanned over the years in different variations. From Bubble Bobble to Bust-A-Move to the more recent Puzzle Bobble. Over the years, Bub, the green dragon, and Bob, the blue dragon worked in various ways and went on many adventures. So does developer, Survios, show… Read more.
Do you ever think about games that you used to play when you were younger and how if given a chance to be reborn in a way for a new audience, how well they would do? What changes would you make to some of your favorites? Maybe adding an upgrade in the graphics or new sounds to bring a refreshing take on it would be ideal. Maybe add in a new control scheme that could actually make the gameplay better… Read more.
What comes to mind when you hear the letters RPG? Do you think about the games you played with a controller trying to increase your character's levels? Maybe it's a particular character that can casts spells or who can shoot those arrows with such accuracy that is your favorite. Or maybe it is the times where you can sit with friends as you roll the die, trying to collect treasure, and just see the hours pass by as everyone is… Read more.
If you had a craft that was so special, that everyone wanted one of your masterpieces every time, what would you do to make each piece of art you created something special? Would you change the color, the shape, or even the materials used to make it? What if your craft was so special, it could teleport you to new places beyond your wildest dreams? How far would you be willing to continue with it? I think I would keep… Read more.
What would you do if one day you became part of the undead and did not know what happened to you? What would your initial thoughts be? Would you think about your past and see if there was a crossroads moment in which things could have been different? What about any loved one and seeing the impact it would have on them? There would be so many questions I would have that, honestly, I don't where I would start or… Read more.
When you play pinball, what is your favorite thing about it? The table design, the number of flippers that are used, what about the sounds of your favorite table? I have said it before and I will say it again, there is just something about the game of pinball that will always be that getaway from playing it. The way you could get lost the memorizing action that is happening right there on your favorite pinball table as you rack… Read more.
What if one day you were living and the next you were in no place like you have ever been before? I know for me, at least, a lot of questions would be coming to thought. Questions like how did this happen, what exactly happened, and why of all things did this happen? All these questions come to mind and I am sure many of you may even have some other questions that you would be asking. But as I… Read more.
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to live the life in the Dark Ages or possibly the life of a pirate? I am not talking so much about what you would be doing in those times or how you think your life would be much different without the distractions of things such as technology, climate change, or even the things that are in the news that we have today. I am talking about more of what… Read more.
War can be a scary thing when you go at it all alone or with a team. Not knowing who may be around the corner waiting at the right time just as you start to make your move and then it can be all over in a blink of an eye. Everything you were fighting for could either be gone or still that end goal just waiting for you to make your mark. It's one to think how we would… Read more.
If you and a mechanical robot were aboard your ship flying through space, what do you think you would be doing? Would you travel to different worlds? Would you try to reach plaid speeds? Would you try and collect as much money as you could while collecting bounties? There could be countless possibilities of what your task could actually be and it's always fun to try and think about what if while we use our imagination. But does developer Gamitronics… Read more.
What if you the opportunity to be something more than you were? Someone where people would come to you when the world needed you the most? Would you take it without any thought, regrets, or danger? But if you did become that person, how would you change including your attitude? How would you be perceived in the eyes of those around you? It's something most people would not think about but is a good look at the different sides of… Read more.
When there is a sequel to a favorite movie, book, or even game, what are your first thoughts? Is it you hope it will be good, maybe it's I hope they don't mess up what worked or possibly even that you have an automatic preconceived notion that you will not like it for whatever reason? All of these are valid thoughts to have and there even could be more such as will it be better than the original. So does… Read more.
Think about your favorite systems from the past and the type of games that came from them There of course is action, adventure, horror, fighting, and sports to name a few. But I am talking back a little further with light-gun games where the NES had the NES Zapper, Super Nintendo had the Super Scope, Sega had the Light Gun, the Light Phaser Gun, even the Menacer Light Gun, and the most recent PlayStation VR's Aim controller. But as we… Read more.
Virtual Reality can allow us to do many things that some of us would not have a chance to do or possibly not even thinking about doing. It can range from a variety of things from flying a plane to conquering our fears. VR is a very powerful platform when you think about it. Sometimes it's nice to escape just to try something new even in our own reality, we may not even make the attempt. So does Developer Infinity… Read more.
Escape Rooms can be a fun time in trying to look for clues to escape the room that you are in. It's a simple concept and depending on the type of scenario, can be a puzzling and unforgiven one where you will know who your true friends are or possibly never want to speak again. But in order to escape, one might have to know their surroundings well enough and put together the clues to have the chance of that… Read more.
Imagine having a reputation as an intergalactic gladiator. Space and all that is around it is yours for the taking. The battles you would have, the flights that those young gladiators in training can only dream of, and the ability to come back and to tell the tales as only you can. It would be a glorious life to live that is for sure. But does Developer Llyr ap Cenydd show us what it's like to crashland on an alien… Read more.
Heading back into space as a comrade seemed like a compelling way to go back into this. As I reviewed YUPITERGRAD back on September 18, 2020, there was one thing I wanted more of and that was more of it. The swinging action as you had to at times, get things just right in order to make that jump in order to get to the next area and the humor of everything just made it a great overall experience in… Read more.
The world of a moose should be a simple one. Just enjoy nature and enjoy life. But what if, as a moose, life was not as simple? What if instead of the life of the open air, eating all that food you could want that the world could provide, and one where it seems like it was just perfect, turned out to be a trippy experience with shooting weapons and dealing with spaceships? Well, it would be a life to… Read more.
Sometimes when you read your favorite story, the words can become meaningful and powerful in their own right. But what if you could take that story and elevate beyond the visual graphic novels and become immersed not only with the story and characters, but based on what you chose, there could be different endings to the story that is being told? Would you continue to read in the same way or take the next step? It is really interesting how… Read more.
Stop for a moment and think about your own life. One where you think you have made the best choices up to this point. You may be growing up with the best family or actually have a family all of your own. But have there been times when the one you wanted to be with may not have always been the only option? What about pinpointing that time in your life where you made the decision that you knew had… Read more.
Parkour. The word alone brings the ability to move through complex environments to a new level. The way one moves while using what is all around you as almost like stepping stones with such speed and discipline really is amazing. The challenges that one would face not just physically, but mentally as well not only for themselves but for the feeling of being alive for some. But does developer Joy Way bring the idea, the concept of Parkour into Virtual… Read more.
Looking at what works well in VR, there is a genre that we don't seem to get a lot of and could benefit from more of. I am talking about platformers. The ability to see the jumps from point A to point B and hoping that you land that jump. Or the ability to dodge in move in ways that Virtual Reality brings a different view compared to non-VR gameplay. There is just something about it that really intrigues me.… Read more.
Think about the last time you sat around playing cards with your friends. Just being able to talk and hope you had the best hand. Or what about the Old West where players would set around and if someone thought someone was cheating, they would either call them out on it or worse, one less player to deal with. Either way, it can be a good time if you have the right mix of people. So does Developer Fibrum bring… Read more.
When you think about Virtual Reality and all the things you can do, who you can become, and even the places you can visit, there is something about the immersion it brings. But there has been something that really hasn't been able to experience in Virtual Reality and that is skydiving. Sure, being able to fly or be at certain heights can give you a sense of the scope of things, but being able to be in the air as… Read more.
If you had the opportunity to work on something spectacular, would you continue with it no matter the costs? The long hours, the dedication, the missed moments of those precious relationships. But if it was all for the greater good, would you continue if you were so close to knowing the answer? It is something to think about if given the chance. But knowing the risks could have its greatest rewards. So does Developer Charm Games give us a chance… Read more.
What if you opened the door and walked in not knowing what to expect only to find something unique and charming that you could not stop going forward? Would you keep on not knowing what is out there? Would you take that opportunity and embrace it even though it may be something that you might not have thought about in the past? These are some interesting questions that if presented to you, might make you stop and think for a… Read more.
One of the games that I really loved playing was the 194X series. There was just something about controlling a plane and shooting and as simple as the controls were, you had to have the hand-eye coordination to make sure that you didn't lose all your lives and it was game over. No matter how much I would get frustrated because I knew I had the pattern down, something would change and the more frustrated I would become. Not in… Read more.
Back in 1993, there was a game that came out on PC that really caught my eye and it was one of the reasons I had to have a PC. That game was MYST and it is a game that still holds sentimental value to me. Over the years we have seen the game and its sequels go from PC to consoles to handhelds to even mobile devices. I knew from the moment I saw the game and later played… Read more.
When you think about life, what comes to mind? The story that is being told? The impact we make on others? What about the journey? When you really think about it, many people may have many ideas and beliefs on what they feel is the right one when it comes to this subject. For me, it's really about the path that we take that leads on that journey in a way that we impact others. It really can become this… Read more.
One type of genre I have enjoyed in both non-VR and in VR is cooking. The ability to get all the ingredients and try to get them in the right order all while trying to please the customer in hopes that you do not end up getting some bad reviews. It really helps build up your hand-eye coordination skills. So does Developer Resolution Games bring fun and chaos into the Virtual Reality recipe? In simple ingredients terms, yes they do.… Read more.
If there has been something in Virtual Reality that I have always wanted more of it is player vs player action while each other gives it their best. The ability to look your opponent right in the eyes and having the best player win all while having some fun. So do Developer Resolution Games bring the PvP combat action, the intensity, and the quick thinking that we need in Virtual Reality? Let's find out with Blaston for the Oculus Quest/Quest… Read more.
With winter coming there are a couple of things to get excited for. We have the holidays, we have colder weather, and for some parts of the world, we have snow. And during this time a lot of people go on Winter Breaks to get away from it all. It could be to someplace warmer or it could be hitting the slopes on some fresh powder as you ski or snowboard your way to let you inner Terje Haaksonsn come… Read more.
Think about the name Blair Witch for a moment. What comes to mind? The woods, the year 1994, what about the footage found on the camcorder or even the fear of the unknown? To me, it's all of those along with the mythology of Ely Kedward and how she was accused of luring children into her home to draw blood and then found guilty of witchcraft. Then, towards the end of 2019, the game Blair Witch came out which many… Read more.
Think about the rhythm genre for Virtual Reality. There is movement, there can be sweat, but there is one thing this genre has in common is exercise. The ability to move and position yourself in order to keep going for that high score or target those calories. It's something that I quite enjoy because it works extremely well in VR. But does Developer Odders bring the fun, fitness, and rhythm into an experience we should play? Let's find out with… Read more.
Think about the Earth and as many resources it provides for everyday life. The water, the plant life, and even the animals all provide resources. But imagine if all of it was gone and the mission was to fund a new source, but in doing so, things turn out worse than possibly thought. Would you be able to handle the outcome no matter who may become a victim in its wake? So does Developer ELIOT show what's it's like to… Read more.
One thing that can be really fun in Virtual Reality is racing. Single-player racing against AI can be fun, but then after some time, you almost need to have the multiplayer aspect to keep the fun going. But if there is one thing that really can get the engines going is if you add some drifting, some power-ups, and the ability to customize basically everything. So does Developer MOTIONX Studio bring all the elements of racing in VR? Let's find… Read more.
One of the mechanics in VR that I have always would hope would keep on improving is holding a weapon and actually making the swinging and contact seem more realistic than ever before. The ability to have a weapon in each hand to block an attack and hit with the other weapon in hand and have the movement be as smooth as possible without the feeling of something was missing. But did Developer Schell Games deliver on that hope? In… Read more.
Stealth can be a good thing or a bad thing in Virtual Reality depending on how you are at it. But have you ever thought when you were working at an office and just some of the people didn't sit well with you and how if given the only in a video game in VR type of opportunity, how you might plot your escape without being detected or maybe on a whim do what you could to make sure you… Read more.
Star Wars for many of us have a special place in our hearts. From the movies to the games to the books. We all have our favorite moments and favorite characters that we just have a connection with. But not all the characters move like an alien or a person, but more in the line of spacecraft such as the X-Wing and Tie fighters. But does Developer MOTIVE Studios and Publisher Electronic Arts allow us to live out that Star… Read more.
If the world as you knew it was overtaken by machines and what you knew or thought you knew of mankind had to live underground, how would your whole look on life change? Would you do what you could to fight even though the outcome might not be so bright or would you believe in yourself when no one else would to come above and fight the machines? It really gets you thinking that with the world the way is… Read more.
When you have a show as iconic as AMCs The Walking Dead, there are some things that you expect. You expect the walkers, you expect the episodes to bring the stories, and you expect the characters to help bring the emotion and action to bring everything together. So does Developer Survios open the doors and allow you to become part of The Walking Dead? Let's find out with The Walking Dead Onslaught for the PlayStation VR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KKef4wvdjQ&feature=youtu.be Before you begin… Read more.
Think about the last sport you played or maybe it was a game that allowed you to move around. Was it something that got your heart rate up or something that made you sweat. Did you think about after you stopped that this could be a work out you could get into and possibly get you motivated to do more? It's kind of amazing what experiences in Virtual Reality can give us. So does Developer emergeWorlds give us that heart… Read more.
One of the things that people like to do is listen to music. Sometimes it's when you are around friends or even strangers that you are in an environment such as a club or outside that the music starts to flow and before you know it, everyone, at least, for the most part, will start dancing and just enjoying themselves. And sometimes that energy can intensify if there is a D.J. and how good they may be. But does Developer… Read more.
Rollercoasters are some of the best times when going to theme parks. We all have our favorite be that they are themed after a particular movie or superhero or just the design of the track along with the thrill of the ride. Sometimes we just want to escape for a few without the lines and the crowds and just go on the ride. But does Developer Monster Paw allow us that front row seat? Let's find out with Coaster for… Read more.
If you had the job of a cosmonaut that had a mission, what would be one of the first things you would do? Would you take selfies in your suit? Would you try to do some flips in zero gravity? Would you communicate back home in a humorous way? All those are very valid and admirable choices in their own right. But what if you could be a swinging cosmonaut on another planet? You may start to think of new… Read more.
Imagine if parts of the world as we knew it were only habitable in the very cold regions such as the artic. Depending on where you live you would have some choices to make. Stay and try to make it or move for a chance to survive. But what if things were not as they seemed, what if it was to be believed that our past may have been the cause of everything to this point in time? Would you… Read more.
Many things come to mind when it comes to war. The strategy would be one of them. Also, weapons and vehicles are others that could come to mind as well. But what if you needed that special department of the military that takes a special kind of person to have the mindset, to have the courage, and to have what it takes to help make things safe all without you really knowing or hearing about it? What type of planning… Read more.
Ever since the early part of 2020, the world has been a crazy place with COVID 19. From schools for the most part going to virtual, to even lockdowns, to more and more people working from home, a virus has taken over in ways that we have not seen or been a witness to in our lifetime. So does Developer Starcade Arcade give you the opportunity to learn about hygiene so you can attack the virus head-on and pop it… Read more.
Think about your favorite comic book and the story it's trying to tell. Is it one of the superheroes trying to protect their city? Maybe it's one of just classic fun and continuing with their adventure. Perhaps, it could be of science fiction with aliens from outer space or maybe even a horror one and saw the terror that was written. They are all good in their own right. But have you ever read a comic and somehow the words… Read more.
Think about your childhood and the way your imagination ran as you tried to be creative. Some used the green army men or maybe even had action figures you would use while using the outside or inside as the battlefield. But I remember getting creative and using like soup cans with some paper and colored on the faces or even boxes of pasta that when combined with twigs as arms, became giants that I was sure would be to my… Read more.
When you think of the word sequels, what comes to mind? Hope may come to mind as we hope they maybe as equal to the original if not better. Continuation could be another word as we want to have the story to be continued to be told. Many other words may also come to mind, but has ARVORE done it? Made a sequel of nostalgia that is as much fun to play as it is to experience? Let's find out… Read more.
Think about your life now and think back to a point in your life where the choice that you made got you to where you are now. Would a different choice that you made have an effect on your life the way you have always thought it would? What if you could go back in time to make that one change if you could? And depending on that choice...that mission in your life, do you think you would have a… Read more.
When you hear the words, The Walking Dead, many things come to mind. The comics, the show, the characters, even dead that walk. The Walking Dead is no stranger to invite you into the world where people are trying to take what once was the normal everyday type of world and flip into a world where you must try to survive within it all without trying to become infected. But does Developer Skydance Interactive allow us to enter the universe… Read more.
There are many stories and fairy tales that have been told. But one that might be very well recognized is Alice in Wonderland. I remember seeing both the Disney animated version as well as the live-action version and thinking the same thing in that there has to be more to this world. A world that is full of fascinating characters each with their personalities that seemed to match the craziness of Wonderland. But does Developer Cortopia Studios give us a… Read more.
Think about some of the best fighting movies that you have seen or stories you have heard about or read. More importantly, the gladiator genre. Of course, you have tales like David and Goliath and movies like Gladiator, Spartacus, and even Thor: Ragnarok, but have you ever thought about actually being in that moment and thinking about how you would handle the situation? Would you know defeat or would you be victorious? Just by thinking about these questions, you escaped… Read more.
For some, some of the best childhood memories is playing with G.I. Joe, Transformers, or even a combination of anything and everything that you could get a hold of with your friends and just let the imagination of the battle while outside and just having a blast. Bringing vehicles to the mix was an added bonus to the fun that everyone was having. It's that type of simple fun that brought a lot of smiles to many children's faces. But… Read more.
What if the ecosystem you thought you were part of was somehow a one that was forgotten. An ecosystem where it was not set in the present day as you might think, but one where deep down, its lost but at the same time a beautiful open one where you wouldn't want to leave, but want to fix? If you had the opportunity would you try and leave it or stay to escape what you thought you knew? So does… Read more.
Think about the future for a moment. No, I am not talking about 5-10 years from now, I am talking about centuries. How do you imagine the world will be then? Would the world be full of machines and humans be the ones who are the minorities? How about a place that is unlivable and maybe humanity is somewhere else? In fact, is it possible that there would even be a world then or at least what we think of… Read more.
Remember the stories that we were told of giants. From David and Goliath to Willie the Giant in Disney's Mickey and the Beanstalk to even Andre the Giant. All those characters had an enormous presence because they are well, giants. Big and very tall, some mean and some kind and misunderstood simply because they were different. Every time I heard the stories I almost felt bad for the giants as they didn't fit this type of mold that everyone would… Read more.
Think about your favorite spy book, movie, or game. What was your favorite part of it? Sneaking by the enemies and getting the upper hand? Maybe it was all the awesome gadgets? Maybe just the music alone set the tone for how good the action was going to be. Sometimes when we get really into that favorite scene or point in the game, we wish that there was a way to either go at it alone or maybe if you… Read more.
Do you ever look at a sculpture or a painting and wondered what might have been the inspiration, the meaning behind it all, or even what the artist was feeling? Have you ever wanted to escape within that painting of Van Gogh's "Starry Night" or Monet's "Water Lilly" and just visit and see maybe the artist creating at that exact moment or even walked in the same footsteps to really understand? It's something I often thought about when just admiring… Read more.
Have you ever felt sorrow and even though you had loved ones around you, you still felt alone? But if one of those loved ones that you cared so much about passed away, would emotions such as sadness, sorrow, depression, or even maybe regretfulness be felt? For some, any of these could be a possibility or more. But what happens when you need to have that escape? What if you're in a pandemic like we are now, how do you… Read more.
One of the things I enjoy at theme parks is rollercoasters and rides where you can ride and shoot targets at the same time. Sometimes the rides are just there with no real type of theme, but for the ones that do have the theming, it really can help tell the story of the ride you are about to go on. But with theme park rides, most of the time there is that wait which may or may not make… Read more.
Have you ever thought about what if your job, your position that you worked so hard for was suddenly replaced with robots? Machines that could efficiently do what you do much better, faster, and without pay. And while this is going on, there was more of a deeper plan to remove humanity from the picture so that only artificial intelligence is left to rule. It really is a scary thought and the way the world is heading, somewhere in some… Read more.
Have you ever wondered at times, when maybe daydreaming, listening to your favorite song or even just starting at the night time sky looking up at all the stars and wonder if it were all to end, would what you did with your time be enough would it all be worth it to gain redemption? These are some questions that one could easily ask themselves but may not like the outcome when the answers are given. But does Developer Mantis… Read more.
Kart racing can be a blast as you can race against your friends as well as those that you never have met as you try to make the laps in the best time and try to finish in the first place. But with the pressure of racing can come the start of the race all the way to the final seconds of the final lap. But does Developer Ivanovich Games reinvent the kart-type racer by giving us some surprises to… Read more.
When a creation is made many years ago that brought joy to so many people, how does one create that joy and revamp it in a way so that more of a mass can enjoy it? You allow for a familiar vibe of those that played it along with a new exciting tone for those who may be new and bring it all into the world of Virtual Reality. So well is this experience from Developer Llamasoft? Let's find out… Read more.
What would you do if you were comfortable in your own town and all of a sudden, your help was needed and not by criminal mischief of the physical kind per se, but more of the spirit haunting kind? Would you run? Would you hide? Would you move out of the neighborhood? Would you call someone? All of those are very respectful choices in their own right, but what if the one that could possibly save the day was you?… Read more.
Vacation. It’s something everyone thinks about no matter the time of the year. From all the hard work that you do throughout the year, isn’t it nice just to take a minute or two and imagine being on vacation? Thing is, that imagination gets interrupted by your job and whatever else life wants to throw at you. But wouldn’t it be nice to actually go on vacation whenever you wanted? Well, it appears that Developer Owlchemy Labs has an unexpired… Read more.
Cats! they can be tough, they can be cute, and they can even be heroic, but they can also get into mischief, especially when they are kittens. But are you or someone you know without a cat in their lives? What about the people who may be allergic to cats or ones that just want to prove that they are responsible enough to take care of one? Does Developer FusionPlay show what’s it like to own a cat and kittens… Read more.
If you think about it, a gun of light has been around for a long time. From when people were first introduced to Laser Tag to even bringing that action home, there has always been the urge to take the combat to new levels. From Nintendo to Sega to PlayStation to PlayStation VR, the light gun has always added that extra level of immersion. But even at all the times playing laser tag I have always wanted that feeling of… Read more.
"People once believed that when someone dies, a crow carries their soul to the land of the dead. But sometimes, something so bad happens that a terrible sadness is carried with it and the soul can’t rest. Then sometimes, just sometimes, the crow can bring that soul back to put the wrong things right." Truer words have never been spoken in such a transferring experience than with Flight School’s Manifest 99 for the PlayStation VR. I want to say this first before… Read more.
The Lost Bear from the Developers Odd Bug Studio and Publishers Fabrik Games LTD is a 2D platformer in a hand-drawn world. And what the Publishers and Developers have done with this art is truly amazing that has yet to be seen in VR and just may have set a new level of standard when it comes to combining 2D with 3D immersive VR and this is a very good thing. When I first started The Lost Bear I knew when that… Read more.
I am going to start off by saying this now...if you have a weak heart, a tendency to scream loud because you are scared, easily have nightmares or usually say $&*#@()!~)(@#)$, then be prepared, because you just might experiences all of these and say things far worse then you would have ever thought. Horror games and VR, something about this combination works and it works very well...almost too well here. Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul from VRWREX is a VR… Read more.
I first heard about Neptune Flux from Zoxide Games last year and have been waiting for it to finally come home to PlayStation VR and I can say that Zoxide Games did not disappoint. So what is Neptune Flux? It is an underwater story where you play as Sarah, as you start to dive down to the depths of the sea in your one-person sub as you try to escape the above that is pretty much not worth living in, with no other… Read more.
Golfing in the Galaxy… There used to be a cartoon called the Jetsons. It was about a family in the future who lived and how we all imagined the future would be. One of the things that George loved to do in his spare time was to play golf. Ever since seeing how the golf courses were floating in the air and the way the Jetsons would travel through space, I knew that one day that Golf in outer space… Read more.
Welcome to Swamp Life: When certain games come out, I like to think about what if. What if Joe Dirt, Duke Nukem, and Kid Rock were combined and living in the swamps as an exterminator, what would that be like? I will tell you what it would be like, just like Dick Wilde. When you first look at Dick Wilde just by the screens you might think oh it’s just a wave shooter and there are dozens of those. Well, I can honestly… Read more.
You had a rough day. Your day could be so rough that your wife or girlfriend left you. You had a bad day at the office…what about if your pet just passed away…or what if you attempted to sign up for Amazon’s new service where a stranger enters your home to deliver a package and you come home and everything is gone except that package of limited edition Big Chew gum your ordered…that is a rough day…a rough day, in fact,… Read more.