Remember when the 1980's was something to feel alive about...something that was worth continuing the dream? That was before the cold, the ice-covered of Los Angeles...before the apocalypse came. But all is not lost, at least we can still make new weapons out of what we have to help protect us against them, those god forsaken undead creatures that like to hunt and kill. But we are not alone and if we stick and work together, we can do this,… Read more.
Escape Into Your Reality
Tag: HTC Vive Cosmos
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.
There is something about our daily lives that just seem to be busy whether we would like it to be or not. Sometimes it is work, sometimes it is family, and sometimes it's the combination. Sometimes just trying to find some time for yourself and maybe some friends can be difficult when it really shouldn't be. We all try and find ways to deal with our schedules of life and sometimes we manage, but then there are days that we… 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.
I know, delays are no fun at all. But good things are still coming. It looks like an announcement by developer Joy Way explained that the intent was to release STRIDE in mid-Spring, but they want to work on improving the mechanics and redesigning the tutorial to make sure they provide the best content and that everyone has the best experience possible. https://twitter.com/JoyWayVR/status/1376651153027502080 https://twitter.com/JoyWayVR/status/1376651155766398978 So like they say, the wait will be rewarded. Plus, the Story Mode teasers alone should… 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.
That voice. I can't see it, but I can hear him, one Dr. Finnegan who owns the estate. The one that conducts all the experiments. But something happened...something that I am not sure who I am supposed to help. I awoke in this body fit for a doll constrained to this wheel chair machine.But I don't think I am alone in this place...this abandoned place. I don't know how I got here, why I am here, or even who I… 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.
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.
Our team has some missions. To secure the payload, control the point, and to dominate. But it seems that those who have been watching think they have what it takes to become the team. The ones that rule the arena, the ones who are on top of this mountain, and the ones who want to take us down. From what we can tell, they have a few tricks up their sleeves, but they are not ready, they are not prepared… Read more.
Observing the galaxy can be a very chilled experience. Looking at the stars and wondering. But what if your telescope is not like all the others? What if, you could observe the life and events of the curious planets by physically manipulating your telescope? Find new details that were just a thought and solve that ultimate cosmic mystery. It's all for you to discover if you just take a moment to look to see all your questions be answered? But… Read more.
Being a genie can be tough especially when you are trapped for who knows how long and trying to figure out how to get out of whatever this place is. You know you can do so much more if you were not trapped inside and have your talents wasted. But in all the planning, in all the strategy, you can't leave, because trust me, I tried. But it wasn't until that day...that moment when great wizard, Thaco summoned me, a… 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.
It’s been in your blood to become part of the discovery…part of the team. Every day you hope for something new and refreshing. Something that hasn’t been so ordinary. You are a Slavic cosmonaut and this mission that you so gracefully signed up for as you thought you were so prepared for, has not gone as planned. The mission was to go to the Jupiter base and test a new device, launch it to hopefully produce the fuel needed and… 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.
My life, at least to me, is filled with this vision of beauty. One that I have crafted to perfection some would say. My house here, the one that you are visiting has this sort of inspirational value to it. But you just might want to be careful where you point your camera as what you thought you were taking a picture of may not be the result you would have hoped for. Sure, others may know only part of… Read more.
There is just something about the speed of it all. This city...my city is just a playground of a metropolis. Here, I am free and nothing can stop me. I can roll with the best of them, swing like nothing else, and I am pretty handy with a weapon if I do say so myself. But, of course, there are those who want to stop me, but they can't catch me. But I have to keep moving, I have to… 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.
The mission was supposed to be simple. All you gotta do comrade is go to Jupiter base, test the new device, launch the experiment to produce the fuel, and then return home. We are trying to get you home, but we need you to stay in that space station, use those grappling hooks with plungers, and swing your way to success. You won't be all alone, as you will have General Varnikov and the AI voice of Alsha to help… 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.
If you have ever played A Fisherman's Tale, then there is one thing that really sticks out and that is the perspective of the views. The way it brings Virtual Reality into new ways. But if you have been waiting on a deal to play this game, then look no further than the Fisherman's Tale Deluxe Edition. But what's in the deluxe edition? That is a very good question and get ready for the digital bonuses. For you PCVR fans… Read more.
Ninjas are perceived as mysterious, quick, agile, dedicated, and spiritual. They are part of an elite force that you may never see coming. But regardless of the movies, stories, or games, ninjas always have had this sense of focus that I have always admired and wondered if I had the training, what it would be like to unleash that ninja from within. So does Developer Coinflip Studios shows us what it's like to become a ninja when the action is… 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.
With the release of Yupitergrad on Steam, the Oculus Store, and Viveport with some very positive reviews, it looks there are some great updates coming our way. For one, the Custom Controls Update. One thing that has been wanted was the ability to customize the controls, so the call has been answered that includes: Turn on smooth rotation and choose the speed of it;Turn off the rotation and play without it;Or play with classic snap rotation;Also for better gameplay customization, you can now calibrate… Read more.
The paranormal is an interesting by itself. The thought of ghosts and spirits haunting a place that they are tied to. Many will just mark it as crazy and they do not believe. But what if what you and your team knew all along and in fact, that they are real. But this is just not some friendly ghost(s) that you will encounter. This is something that maybe should have been left alone. Features include: Procedural Ghosts - Each game… 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.
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.
It's been a crazy year and secretly you have been thinking that it might be time to not just sit and wonder, but to actually get up and move. But not just any movement, you want movement to music. You want to be able to move through, punch or dodge walls following the beat of the music. You don't have to wonder no longer, so get ready to get into shape...OhShape. Features include: 2 awesome environments.27 handcrafted maps with 4… 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.
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.
You know you have what it takes, you know that no matter what, no one can build a better fleet than you. That is, until more players to to build theirs in this universe to challenge you for what you worked so hard for. Now, it's going to be up to you to craft that perfect fleet, select your favorite ships, and surprise them with the unique combinations they were not expecting. Features include: 5 unique competitive maps – Saffron,… 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.
Your dream job of working at the grocery job was everything you wanted it to be. You get to pack and serve all the glorious produce without missing a beat...except for the mutant fruit that wants to end your dreams. Features include: Now Hiring! Join Our Multiskilled Workforce - Work through a career of different scenarios and challenges whilst fending off an orgy of deliciously murderous fruit. No task is too dangerous for a minimum wage warrior, including scanning produce… Read more.
You have always wanted to be the one that controls the music. To get everybody moving and to have the dreams that the party would never end. It's going to be up to you to use the vibrations of the music and to combine the dance movements to entertain your audience to get your Party Rock on. Features include: Intuitive and captivating multitasker gameplay - it’s not only about rhythm but also about fast and smart combinations of actions.New track… 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.
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.
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.
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.
After a release that was supposed to have Down the Rabbit Hole release around the same time for PCVR, the PlayStation VR version was tentatively scheduled for early April. With everything that has happened, it looks like some good news for the prequel to Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland. Get ready to go Down the Rabbit Hole when it releases on May 1, 2020, for PlayStation VR and is also available on the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift/S on the Oculus Store, Steam,… Read more.
Think about the world that we are in now and that world getting flipped around due to a virus that so happens to be caused by a mad scientist and his experiments that happen to cause a zombie outbreak. Would you do what you could to hopefully be a survivor or sit back and hope that it would all pass by? As the world that we are in does Developer Visual Light give us a way to have some fun… Read more.
I know this is a crazy time we are in. The world seems like it is upside down with the Virus outbreak making us all pretty much staying at home. But I get it. Some of you may feel angry, some may feel a bit unsure of what else you can do besides what is being told, and some wish you could pop that virus out of existence. But what if you could take what you were being told, take… Read more.
Imagine a time when you and another family member had a close relationship. That family member could be a brother, sister or even a cousin. But what if that close relationship changed at some point in time? A change that set the tone for the future. A future that when you think about it, you wished you could change to correct. Waking up alone in the storeroom, you find that the mansion you have been living with your father and… Read more.
Imagine at the time when hope seems to be lost, war is still strong. But you don't have to sit around and wait for it to end, you could be the one that ends it. But the choices will need to be the right ones when the pressure is on. It will take someone with a heart, someone will the mindset, and someone that can find it in themselves to be the hero we all need. Features include: Cross-Platform Support-… Read more.
What would you do if you woke to no memories? What if the place you awoke from had some secrets of using biochemicals? Imagine being in another body with no idea where these things were made. Of course, with all experiments, everything runs smoothly with no problems, right? Is this why you are here...to correct the mistakes that were made? Features include: Story Mode - Find the answers to the questions in this immersive Sci-Fi adventure.Swarm Mode - Stop the… Read more.
Since April 5, 2016 when Tilt Brush was released for the the HTC Vive and less than a year later it was released for the Oculus Rift. Then it became available for Windows Mixed Reality and after many requests and questions of when or if it was even possible that Tilt Brush would appear on PlayStation VR, it seems your prayers have been answered. Features include: Dynamic Brushes - From ink and smoke to snow and fire, explore the wonders… Read more.
Back in January of 2019, when news about Budget Cuts coming to PlayStation VR and that one day we would get to dodge and attack as we try to sneak through the offices of TransCorp. Well, it looks like our time to deal with the evil situation by any means necessary is one step closer in both digital and physical editions. Features include: Unleash your inner office spy ninja skillsThrilling, oil-splatter filled close quarter combatDexterously zip, sneak or rambo your… Read more.
On March 26, 2020, it was going to be a day for fans not only of wonder and exploration but those intrigued of a prequel to Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland. Down the Rabbit Hole would be releasing for both PlayStation VR and PCVR. It now seems that the PlayStation VR version will have to wait just a little bit longer as it is now scheduled to come out in early April. A little disappointing for some giving what… 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.
Have you been hoping that your physical PlayStation VR collection could grow? Have you wished for Gun Club VR to be on that list? Well, your wish is about to come true as you are about to get a little more physical as you take to some of the interactive ranges with some of the most powerful weaponry in your hands. Get ready to upgrade and customize as you these targets will fire back. Features include: STRIKING REALISM - Highly… Read more.
For those that love the thrill of the wind in your face as you race down mountainsides at speeds that normally you may not even attempt in reality as you try to make it through canyons as you lookback only to see you misjudged that move and see your friends race towards the finish line, it seems things are about to get a little more physical. Features include: Epic Multiplayer Jumps - Challenge up to seven friends online or get… Read more.
For those that have been waiting to experience Wonderland before what you know of Alice. Down the Rabbit Hole has you playing as a girl who lost her pet Patches and happens to wander into Wonderland. But not know what twists and turns to expect. The good news is that with the publishing power of Perp Games along with Developer Cortopia Stuidos, there is going to be a physical release that will be released. Features include: Multiple Playable CharactersRich 360°… Read more.
What if a trauma had such an impact that your mind hid what it needed to in order to protect you? Would you let time pass by wondering and passing it off as nothing or would you dive deeper into the cause? Playing as one gifted Dr. Deven Eli, you are on a brink of uncovering the meaning behind the mysterious signal coming from a secret artifact called The Obelisk. But your gift is not what you may expect as… 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.
What happens when there needs to be a highly classified weapon that needs to be retrieved and lots of danger will go to lengths to protect it? They call in you, an elite HRF Operative to retrieve it. But it's not going to be easy as The Megacities of the world are under siege by the Homech forces by that evil Cifer. But that weapon that is needed, codenamed TWS (Tri-Weapon System) is not an ordinary weapon, but a pair… Read more.
There are some things in life that motivate us. For many it is music. But what if that music could make something come out in you to help you get into shape? But it's not going to be easy as you will have to dodge, punch your way through or see if you can just go through the walls to the beat of the music. Features include: Great immersion feeling: You will feel like you are in the TV show… Read more.
For those that have been waiting for a physical edition of Dr. Who: Edge of Time, you are in luck. Imagine going through time with the power of the TARDIS. Where would you go and what would you seek out? But what if The Doctor who you have gone on so many adventures, suddenly was hurled through time to the end of the universe? I am sure all will be ok, well, except for an unleashed virus that is looking… Read more.
It looks like for those hoping to receive the Feelreal Mask, it seems that there might be a slight delay for those that backed the Feelreal VR Mask project on Kickstarter. The mask earnestly added to your experience in Virtual Reality by allowing the simulation of smell, wind, vibration, punches so much more and on top of that, was compatible with any VR headset. So in essence if you were fishing out on the lake for example, you smell the… Read more.
One of the great things about Virtual Reality is the ability to allow you to escape your troubles. A way to enter a new dimension, a new world that you may all seem so familiar or a place and time you may have not ever thought about. It really is your own time machine to become whoever you want to become and whatever, whenever, or wherever you want it to be. It really is quite fascinating once you think about… Read more.
Kittens can be cuddly, they can be cute, and they can be the perfect pet for some people. But what would happen if you had multiple kittens of different breeds with different needs and if you gave them too much catnip? Either it would be pretty fun and amusing or there would be some chaos to be had. So does Developer Star Vault AB show us the fun with kitten ownership? Let's find out with Kitten'd for the PlayStation VR.… Read more.
Imagine a world where the beauty of plants surround you. Being able to water, touching, and interacting all around you, but not in ways that you might think. Imagine your interactive touch made the music that makes both the plants and creatures around you help life around you be restored to its fullest capabilities. Features include: A meditative, musical gardening adventure that offers a unique and restorative VR experienceHike through three diverse biomes, collect seeds, and explore their enchanting flora… Read more.
If the apocalypse were to happen, would you honestly know what to do? If the ones you loved turned into a zombie, what emotional toll would that take on you? How long you think you could survive? These are all valid questions that I hope never come true and hope we never are faced to answer. But does Developer Monochrome Inc. allow us to see the potential answers to different types of apocalyptic scenarios? Let's find out with Contagion VR:… Read more.
What would you do if you were placed in a room and that room was full of some very expensive and breakable objects? For most of us, we would hope that all would go as smooth as possible and pray that some type of natural disaster would not happen. Lucky for you, there are no tornadoes or hurricanes that could possibly come and mess things up, right? Well, not the kind of storms you are thinking about, but the cute… Read more.
We have played the games. We have been subjected to playing the levels that were designed for us wishing we could somehow add an extra block here or pick whatever birds we wanted to use at that level. And secretly, some of you thought that you could build the ultimate level. Well, your day, your hopes and dreams are about to get the creative heights you have been wanting and begging for. Introducing the Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs… Read more.
In case you never saw the movie, back in 1993, a movie starring Bill Murray, played a TV weatherman named Phil Connors who without knowing it, takes on an assignment to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in the town of Punxsutawney in Western Pennsylvania. What he didn't know is that this assignment that he was signing up for would put him in this time loop of sorts where he relives every day as the same day until no matter… Read more.
It’s been over two years since we were introduced to the infectious outbreak that is known as Arizona Sunshine and not only that, the PlayStation VR version would have the advantage some might say, of having Aim controller support. Since then we got to experience the Dead Man DLC and now just in time for Halloween, we are introduced to the events before it all happened. So should the new DLC be in your collection? Let’s find out with Arizona Sunshine – The Damned… Read more.
Ah, the golden rule of "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". It's a very nice and simple rule that we should all follow...until your "friends" decide to scare you at their own laughter and enjoyment. Imagine being in a haunted house in Virtual Reality where you have a very simple job...escape. In order to help escape, you will need to find some spiritual items along the way. But there is only one problem, your so-called… Read more.
That’s right all you pirates of the sea, Battlewake has fired its weapon and that weapon is headed for all players on PlayStation VR as well on the Oculus Store and Steam. But what can ye expect from such a weapon? The PlayStation VR update v.102 includes: Any crash fixes.Weapon damage/accuracy repairs.Squashed bugs that may have infiltrated the Plunder PvP.Pro patch. The Oculus and Steam update v1.0.1 includes Various crash and stability improvements.Calibration: Fixed an issue where the player would be… Read more.
An Interview with Pawel Gajda of Carbon Studios… In this issue of Mr. PSVR's Interview Corner, we talk with Pawel Gajda of Carbon Studios and look into their newest game where you can become a powerful sorcerer with powerful spells at your fingertips and protect the realm of Meliora, The Wizards. We also see what is new with the Enhanced Edition and why it's the ultimate expansion of The Wizards, if there is in fact, a learning curve, and why… Read more.
Within Virtual Reality, many things can immerse us. From simplesounds to places we have never been before. It really is amazing. Butwhen you start to get into the horror aspect of it all, something isdifferent. Virtual Reality can take you out of your element and place inthe middle of it all. Your mind can start to have these thoughts, yourheart can start beating faster and all this is adding to the experience. Sowhen I found out that Fallen Planet Studios… Read more.
Ever since I can remember I have dreamt of going into space. Wondering what it would be like to be part of history, to touch the stars, and land on the moon. Like many of us, we may never be able to live that dream…or can we? Recently I had the opportunity to live out that dream in a way that I thought would not be possible. Presented in such a way, that I was able to experience that history,… Read more.
With 2MD VR Football about to be released onto the PlayStation VR. I wanted to get some more information and learn about how the idea of mixing Virtual Reality with Football came to be and how it allows anyone to be that Quarterback they have dreamed of being with only two minutes to make that play. So I reached out to Truant Pixel to get some input and they were happy to help out. Hello and welcome to The PlayStation Brahs. Please… Read more.
When I played Operation Warcade by Ivanovich Games for the PlayStation VR, I felt the smiles suddenly come over me. There was something all too familiar, but also new at the same time. Something about playing this game in Virtual Reality that added just the right ingredient of fun to an already course of entertainment. So I reached out to Ivanovich Games to learn more about their thoughts on Virtual Reality, adding Aim controller support and the overall fun in gaming. Welcome… Read more.
Crystal Rift is a grid-based dungeon-crawler, in classic first-person perspective. An experiential horror challenge game that takes the player through a series of increasingly mysterious locations. With Crystal Rift out on PlayStation VR, I wanted to delve into the minds behind the game and reached out to Psytec Games on what inspired them and their thoughts of VR. John Hibbins, the founder of Psytec Games. Was were some of the influences for Crystal Rift? “Early Grid-Based dungeon crawlers like Dungeon Master and Eye of… Read more.
Horror and VR are a combination of both frighting and magical. The ability to have you immersed into a world that very well could be as real as yours and flip that to allow your most inner fears come alive in similar ways as visiting a haunted house is truly remarkable. I reached out to the team at CastleSteps Gaming for some of their thoughts and what makes The Bellows stand out. What were some of the major influences for The Bellows? "The… Read more.
What would you do if a war tore the world as you knew it apart? Your worst visions coming true. Sickness becomes the new health and death becomes the new form of life roaming the lands. But after it was all said and done, you were the chosen one. What would you do? What questions would you have? Does Developer Daily Magic Productions show us what it means to be the chosen one? Let’s find out with Witching Tower VR for… Read more.
When you think of Pirates, what comes to mind? Stories that you have read, movies that you have seen or even games that you have played. For me, the one thing that comes to mind it the ride at Disney World, Pirates of the Caribbean. There is just something as soon as you get close to that ride and finally step inside out of the sun, that you can just smell the adventure, hear that music and that voice and… Read more.
Ninjas. They are select, they are dangerous, and they are feared. At any time, they can strike from above and jump out of the way. The way they can defend and attack with their weapons is truly amazing. But what if you could be that ninja right in the center of the action? Would you be so graceful if it was you? Does Developer Mixed Realm and Publisher Perp Games show us what it’s like to be that ninja you… Read more.
If one day in the future all the jobs that humans would do was suddenly taking over, what would you do? If the AI started to develop a need for human companionship would you sign up or would you even have a choice? It is something to think about as machines and AI are already being used in today’s world where those same things were once all human controlled. But does Developer Tender Claws give us a glimpse of the… Read more.
Jump scares can be a brilliant thing. They keep you on edge as you expect them to happen, but not sure when and where they may occur. When you bring this element into Virtual Reality, you are no longer have that safety net per se, but instead, are brought into a world where you must play by its rules. So do Developer Steel Wool Studios and Publisher Scottgames and Lionsgate take you out of your element and welcome you into… Read more.
Turn-Based Strategy. When you hear or see these words, what are some of the first things that come to your mind? For me, I always like to think about the placement and movement of my forces and how I am going to out-think and outmaneuver the enemy. It’s quite of a cat and mouse game if you will. But does Developers and Publishers Hoplite Research, Funbox Media, and Steel Wool Studios bring the strategy of war? Let’s find out with QUAR:… Read more.
Boxing can be an amazing workout. From the punches that are thrown to the ducking and moving that you do. It really can be a workout to make you sweat and get your heart pumping. But has Developer FitXR found a way to bring music, working out, and trainers to the mix? I am going to go ahead and answer this now and say that yes, yes they have. Let’s find out more with BOXVR for the PlayStation VR. I am going… 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.
What would happen if one day all that you knew or thought you knew was not how it was supposed to be? And what if on that day, you were in a place that you did not know? The questions you would need to ask yourself is if this were to happen to you in a place that you did not recognize, would you do what was told for your own safety and out of your own fears and how… Read more.
I am sure at some point in your life you have played Angry Birds on some type of device from mobile to console. There has been everything from toys to movies and really doesn’t seem to be any stopping the craze. So does Developer Resolution Games bring a new perspective angle to the mix? Let’s found out with Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs for the PlayStation VR. Yes, Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs the familiar charm that you know and love, but… Read more.
When you hear Real-Time Strategy, what comes to mind? The building of your army, the movement or what about the strategy that you need to think about before attacking? All of this would be very true but does Developers Vertigo Games and Wolfdog Interactive show how well the turn-based strategy works well with the ability to research and upgrade your army and bring that to addictive Virtual Reality gameplay? Let’s find out with Skyworld for the PlayStation VR. Skyworld is, of course,… Read more.
I want you to think for a moment when Thanos was looking all over the galaxy for the Infinity Stones. His passion and determination to find them would lead to different directions and times that Thanos would not and could not stop at any cost until he got what he desired. The portals he would use allowed him to enter anywhere he wanted no matter when. And along the way with the hunch he had, went through a portal and… Read more.
The one thing I love about Virtual Reality is how it can allow you to become anyone you want to be, go anywhere you want to go, and visit any time you want to visit. If you could somehow become a wizard at a time that was full of magic and spells, would you enter the doorway? Something I have always wondered is if I could enter that world, how would I embrace the world around me or how would… Read more.
Theme parks can be a blast. From your favorite rides new rides to the classics. Rides from roller coasters to ones that take you on an adventure. They can be a place that can take you back regardless of your age. Sometimes going on our favorite ride we rode as a child and able to share that experience with our children of today can be some of the best memories. So does Developer Monad Rock bring us the thrill of… Read more.
When we last saw Dick Wilde, we got to experience our exterminator dreams. You see good old Dick Wilde has always been in pest control for his entire life. If anyone had any problems, they knew who to call. If you had a mutated gator problem, you call Dick. If you find that there is a shark infestation, you call Dick. Even if some seagulls ate some bad fish and it made them have Angry Seagull disease, you would call Dick. Dick knew… Read more.
Imagine a world where magic exists. No, I am not referring to card tricks and mirrors, but one where the spells of the elements can be cast to help destroy the evil that lurks and attacks. A world where in order to become a Mage, you have to learn and be willing to be taught. Would you do what you could to help protect the one who is teaching and how far would you be willing to be tested in… Read more.
One of my favorite Twilight Zone episodes is the one about five different characters inside a box just wondering what else could there be out there and do whatever they can to find an exit. The characters show hope, determination, doubt, and even acceptance. All the possibilities of their mind. But in order to break on through to the other side, everything they thought they might know, would be sort of flipped. Their realization now would have a different outlook and meaning.… Read more.
Virtual Reality can do amazing things as I am sure you are aware. It can allow you to escape from your reality to another reality. You can become a hero or decide to play the villain. But did you know that Virtual Reality can also help with fears? From public speaking to Acrophobia, Virtual Reality can help overcome the fears that we know to hopefully something that we only used to think about. So does Developer Toast VR, help to… Read more.
Everyone come and sit. I want to tell you a tale of a famous outlaw. One that knew had to shoot, one that knew how to be a legend, and one that knew how to tell the truth. He used to fight in many wars, from the Lincoln County War to the wars at the local mall. You see, this regulator did what he did not because of wrong vs right…no, he did it because this is who he was.… Read more.
Let’s play a game. Put on your PlayStation VR headset and I want you to close your eyes for a moment. And as your eyes are closed, try and clear your mind and think of a spinner. And on that spinner, it lists your destination and your job. Now imagine that spinner spinning and then it stops. What did yours land on? What was your job? Let me tell you what my spinner in Virtual Reality landed me. It landed… Read more.
Virtual Reality does some amazing things. We can go anywhere, become anyone, and do things that normally we wouldn’t do. But have you ever thought about putting on a wingsuit, having the wind against your face while out in the open with nothing but you, nature, and the ground below you? Does Developer The Binary Mill allow us to experience terminal velocity? Let’s find out with Rush VR for PlayStation VR. So what is Rush VR all about? First and foremost, Rush VR is about wingsuit… Read more.
You know how when you put on the PlayStation VR headset and magically you are in that new world. Your reality doesn’t exist, but this new world, this new place has become your reality. But what if something in this new reality trapped you. Would you know how to get back home? All very good questions to ask. But does Publisher Rebellion and Developer Dream Reality Interactive show us how to escape from reality to the next? Let’s find out… Read more.
Imagine for a moment if you were put into a situation where your comfort zone was thrown out. A place where as soon as you open your eyes, you start to feel this unusual feeling inside like your heart can already tell that it needs to get ready for something. Imagine not being able to escape unless you press forward. So does Developer Fallen Planet Studios allow us to experience horror without any interaction, no puzzles to solve or anything… Read more.
Now this is the tale about howThe myth was formed and my life got turned aroundAs it only took a moment to just wait right thereI’ll let you know about the legend of Starbear In the fast-paced city where I born and bearedWaiting for a taxi is how I spent most of my daysWaiting it out, trying to be all flyWhile traffic was passing me byWhen all of the sudden mean raccoons who wanted not to be goodStarted causing trouble… Read more.
What if you somehow were placed in a room with just four walls with no signs of any doors, how would you feel? Would you scream, would you start placing the blame on others or would you try and escape even if the answer was not as obvious as you would think? These are very real answers given the situation that you are in. Does Developer Gamedust allow us to enter the challenge of trying to escape a cube of… Read more.
Back on March 7, 2017, we had a chance to go to Mars as you copilot a ship. Decisions had to be made within a certain amount of time or it was mission over. The way you got ready for the impact on Mars to controlling a rover to even a shooting battle allowed us to escape our reality in Unearthing Mars. Now Winking Entertainment wants to give you a chance to remember how things used to be on Earth and… Read more.
Back on July 6, 1994, there was a movie that came out that won many awards from Best Picture and Favorite Drama just to name a few and starred on Tom Hanks. That movie was called Forest Gump. In the movie, Forest Gump learned how to play Ping Pong and he was really good at it. He had the hand-eye coordination down like no one else… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7ay1JdIcuo But after the movie and through the hard times, did Forest give up… Read more.
If you lost your ability to see, what would do? How would you feel? Would you…could you adapt to the world that you have known? But would you let this set back keep you down or would you become stronger and turn it into a positive? But it seems that Developer Tiny Bull Studio and Publisher Fellow Traveller want to give us that experience with Blind for PlayStation VR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOA18Rq-T7Y Before even starting just take a moment to enjoy the beautiful music… Read more.
If you were able to see things that you thought you knew, would you try looking at them from a different angle? What if the way you thought was only one way to look at things, would you try a different way or continue the way in which you knew? Sometimes I think about questions like these and wonder if given the chance to be faced with them if I would in return be able to answer them in the… Read more.
History. The word has different meanings to different people. To some, it may mean to learn from it so that we do not repeat it. To others, it could mean something from our past that we enjoyed and respect. But does ARVORE Immersive Experiences presentation of the homage of the history of gaming right on point and should you allow your inner 8-bit to come out and play? The fun short answer is… yes, it does…go now and experience all… Read more.
I have always been fascinated by the history and era of the Wild West. People like John Joshua Webb and Sam Bass to even the Lincoln County War with Billy the Kid, Josiah “Doc” Scurlock, and Pat Garrett. The list goes on and on, but why hasn’t this era been used more in gaming. I always thought how awesome it would be out in the Wild West, galloping on my faithful horse, and being on the lookout for that notorious… Read more.
I have said it before and I will say it again, the horror genre and Virtual Reality go together. It can be physical, psychological, even found footage or a point of view. No matter what the case, something about the unknown, the ability to possess, and even just preying on our darkest fears. As important as immersion and sound are to Virtual Reality, the atmosphere…the lighting…the very basics of sounds from a chair moving to the screams of the souls… Read more.
The corporate world. You wake up, get into traffic, go to work, leave, get into traffic, go home, eat, sleep, and repeat. Day after day…week after week…month after month, and year after year. It’s the same thing…over and over. But does Publisher Oasis Games and Developer Red Accent Studios take the thoughts of escaping the workforce of entrapment and allow that to be represented in Virtual Reality? Let’s find out with Salary Man Escape for the PlayStation VR. Salary Man Escape is a… Read more.
I like puzzles as they allow you to think. Each piece needs to be in the correct location to move, to complete the picture of a scene. There are many different types of puzzles from mechanics to sliding the pieces around. I always thought about puzzles in Virtual Reality. Would the work? Would they keep the interest of the player? Could a story be told surrounding puzzles? These are some of the questions I actually have had. So have my… Read more.
Gaming is art. Art is gaming. But when you combine the two, sometimes something very special comes along. For the longest time PlayStation VR did not really have it’s own dedicated go to experience that allowed you to create the way you wanted (well not really like other platforms like Rift and Vive has had). So do we finally get that added experience that we have been hoping for? Let’s find out what SculptrVR Inc. has in store for us… Read more.
“We choose to go to the moon, we choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.” – John F. Kennedy… Read more.
There is something about being having only two minutes to make that play. Two minutes to get your team on top or it can be the longest two minutes if you crack under the pressure. But can the idea of playing Football in Virtual Reality to become the best two minutes by combining the two actually work. Well, it seems that Truant Pixel may just have the winning play with 2MD: VR Football for the PlayStation VR. 2MD: VR Football allows you to… Read more.
At a time arcades were the place to play. It was the place where you would go with your friends and hear some of the greatest sounds and see some of the coolest games. A place where you wanted to show who’s who, you would put down the quarter to be the next one to play to take on the top player. As the games evolved, each one would have its own special flair to them. No longer would you… Read more.
Time Travel can be very interesting. The whole idea of being able to go to the past or go to the future. Will it result in another timeline? Will we really disappear from pictures if we do not get our parents together at The Enchantment Under The Sea Dance? Can we actually leap into others to help set the wrong things right? These ideas have been flowing around for a long time. And when I learned that Wales Interactive was bringing… Read more.
There used to be a T.V. show called Gilligan’s Island. It was simple as we would sit right back and hear this engaging tale of this trip. And as the tale was told, it all started from this port aboard this tiny ship. The mate named Gilligan and the Skipper was brave for the most part. So when I read the brochure from this company called Flight School Studio who was providing a tour to Island Time VR for the PlayStation VR,… Read more.
Tommy Lee of Motley Crue…Dave Grohl of Nirvana…John Densmore of The Doors to name a few are some of the best drummers of all time. Once they start playing, you just know you are in for a good time. So when I got a chance to review Happy Drummer from Lusionsoft for the PlayStation VR, I knew that this was going to be fun and I am glad I was not disappointed. Happy Drummer is what you will be and what you will… Read more.
The 90’s. It gave us The Matrix, The Mighty Ducks, Wayne’s World, and it even gave us arcades. Arcades that allowed us to test our skills, to see who could get the highest score, and it even gave us the ones who never knew when to leave and felt that they had to stay and beat the younger generation of players. But then one day, something new comes in to play. Something so futuristic that allows that it allows the… Read more.
When I first heard about Moss and Quill I knew in the back of my head there was something about a mouse in Virtual Reality. Then the screenshots and gameplay came and finally we had a demo on the PlayStation VR Demo Disc 2. Even with the screenshots, gameplay and the demo, I held back…I had to. Not because I didn’t want to see this for myself, but I didn’t want to be spoiled about the magic of this adventure. And I… Read more.
There was a show called LOST that dealt with passengers who were on a plane and crashed. There was one character named John Locke who was in a wheelchair, and after he crashed on the island he somehow was able to walk. He talked about how the island was talking to him and the secrets and powers it held. He was becoming one with the island and gaining the secrets and power as he had to figure out what was… Read more.
When we last left we were just trying to get the interview, We explored the firehouse, we got to see Ecto 1 and yes sit at the end, we even got to use a trap and saw something with wings. Well if you made thus far and you have not run off yet, it’s time to answer the call of Ghostbusters Is Hiring: Showdown for PlayStation VR. When Ghostbusters Is Now Hiring: Showdown starts, you are on a balcony looking down at the city.… Read more.
When Ghostbusters came out, I think we can honestly say it was the movie that had it all. Great cast, great car, Slimer and the one-liners were top notch. I knew then that with some time and patience and sprinkled with Virtual Reality, we could finally be the ones to be put into the action and maybe, just maybe be hired as the next Ghostbuster. And I for one am glad that Sony Pictures Virtual Reality is bringing this experience to… Read more.
When you ride a roller coaster in Virtual Reality a couple of things will happen. For one, your brain and eyes start thinking that you are riding it and your stomach gets that feeling and this could be a bad or good thing depending on how you like roller coasters. But I am happy to say that going on Warduck’s RollerCoaster Legends for the PlayStation VR was a treat in itself that I will be happy to ride through again.… Read more.
The Supermarket. The place where we buy groceries. The place where some of us dream of working and working to become that employee of the month. The one place where we must scan the groceries while defending ourselves against the evil fruit. Wait…what? Yes, it’s true. The awesome team of nDreams has combined a supermarket, sarcasm, evil fruit, weapons, and somehow makes your inner soul want to achieve all that it can so you can be the number one employee.… Read more.
As we are nearing the holidays and with Christmas like a week away, we might start thinking about being outside in the sun and just playing. But what if you are in a part of the world that is getting a blizzard and the snow and ice just will not stop? What about parts of the world where it may be Summertime, but it’s just too hot to go outside? What if you really want to be that master of… Read more.
I really like this time of year. We have Winter, we have the holidays and sometimes some of us get snow and some of us live where there may not be any snow at all and that can be ok as well. For those of us that may not get snow and have that white snowy Christmas like some of us remember from our childhood, Mythical City Games just may help you relive some of those childhood memories with Snow Fortress for the… Read more.
The dead. The apocalypse. Usually, when you combine these two, an all-out war almost breaks out and then you have to decide if you are Negan or if you need to ride a bike with Daryl and try to help Rick. But when you add a food truck and need to help serve the dead, then you get to become that awesome food truck entrepreneur who hopes that one day you may get to have your own show no matter… Read more.
When I first saw The Last Starfighter, it was instant love. “Alex Rogen was a small-town boy with big dreams. But in his wildest dreams, he never suspected that tonight he would become the Last Starfighter.” This movie had such an awesome feel to it, that I still think it can still hold up to this day and how awesome would this be in VR. And that is exactly what Orange Bridge Studios has done with End Space for the PlayStation VR.… Read more.
Ah, cartoons. Some are so impressionable from our childhood that one may start to wonder and dream what it would be like to be part of that universe. One of those cartoons I loved was Voltron. Five pilots chose to command the Lion Force known as Voltron. Each of the pilots controls a different color lion. We have Shiro who controls the Black Lion, Keith controls the Red Lion, Lance controls the Blue Lion, Pidge controls the Green Lion and… 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.
Sneaky Bears from WarDucks finally makes its appearance on PlayStation VR. In a game of Teddy Bears vs Panda Bears, you are the sole human that can help the trapped Panda Bears become free and this satisfying feeling is a nice change. When I first started Sneaky Bears you are giving some detail from your friend Buddy about what is going until you see a video of Frank. See Frank is this evil mastermind trying to rule with his evil teddy bears. But… Read more.
Some of the games that help expand what we may know now can be bounced off a certain type of genre of games, dungeon crawlers. You might have to find a key or a potion or fight a monster. All that nostalgia and more are present in Crystal Rift by Psytec Games for PlayStation VR. When I first tried Crystal Rift I was brought back to those games where we must explore and try not to fall in the pits of fire… Read more.
Monkey King from Digital Domain has been released on PlayStation VR. Based on the Chinese Mythology, following Sun Wukong aka the Monkey King who born from a stone who has supernatural powers that just wants to belong. Just like if you were going to go to the movies, you would not want to know what would happen beforehand and I am not going to give away anything as you will want to experience this for yourself. But when you start Digital… Read more.
When I first wrote about The Bellows I quoted a saying by John Irving. "Of all the things that you choose in life, you don't get to choose what your nightmares are. You don't pick them, they pick you." And this is how good it can be when you mix VR with horror or in this case The Bellows from Castle Steps with PlayStation VR. In The Bellows, you play as a man in his house trying to evade the storm.… Read more.
Remember in season one of The Walking Dead where Rick starts noticing the walkers and searching for answers? Well take that and put it in Arizona through the desert and you will have Arizona Sunshine from Vertigo Games B.V. and Jaywalkers for the PlayStation VR and that is a very, very good thing. When I first heard about Arizona Sunshine coming to PlayStation VR I got really excited and for good reason. We finally have a zombie-infested full game in fully immersive VR and… Read more.