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.
Escape Into Your Reality
Tag: Move Controllers
Until You Fall is still one of those times in VR that you really need to be immersed in to understand the general consensus of the enjoyment that is to be had within its world. But as many of us have fought, fallen, and risen again to accept the challenge, it seems that developer Schell Games is looking to keep up with their stream of maintaining and updating so you can become the best Champion you can be. And with… Read more.
Over a year ago, we got to step into the sword-fighting world of Until You Fall. While it has set the standard for the sword fighting experience, many players, including myself, have wondered when new content would be coming our way. Well, it looks like we have a small taste as to what might be coming with a Tweet from the official account from Until You Fall that is short and leaves a lot of anticipation of what it could… 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.
When you are able to explore in a game, finding hidden things is part of the fun, but when you can soar through the world, seeing everything from a different view can add a new appreciation to things. Sometimes it's just seeing how big everything is to just see the overall beauty that can be presented. But when Psytec Games made a sequel to Windlands, I wanted to know more. So I reached out and the CEO of Psytec Games,… 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.
Song in the Smoke has received very high praise and with that praise, there were some things that some players would hope would be addressed in the future. Things like having multiple fires in the Hunting Ground, some crashes, among a few other things. Well, the developer, 17-Bit has heard you and it looks like the most recent patch has addressed the following: Bloodbeaks appearing on Plateau The icon on bow strings being fixed Hunting Grounds now supports multiple fires… 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.
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.
Back when I reviewed Winds & Leaves it was an overall enjoyable experience and really nothing like it on PlayStation VR. But there were some minor issues that I would hope would be addressed such as additional control options, removing the VR guardian grid, and I did experience a few crashes. Well, developer TREBUCHET has been hard at work to make sure these issues and a few more have been addressed with the new 1.06 patch for the game and… Read more.
When hearing the word Japan, what kind of things come to mind? The art? The people? The culture? Maybe for some, it's the food, the landmarks, or maybe even the importance that Japan brings. For me, thinking about all of this does come to mind, but also the rich history that is still presented to this day. So when I heard that developer Endeavor One made a game where you take on a role as part of the imperial class… 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.
When you think about some of the greatest action movies, what comes to mind? Die Hard? Rambo? Hot Shots Part Deux? What is it about action that can get us hyped up just to see what is coming next? Maybe it's the not knowing or maybe it's the characters themselves that really make us want to go on the thrill ride with them to see how everything is going to play out? I for one like to see how everything… 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.
ALVO. The game brings instant action, freedom of movement, customization, and pretty much little wait time for when the enemy took that cheap shot when you were not expecting them to be on roofs or hiding. Dang you all who hide on the roof. It looks like ALVO just received a new booster of an update called The Booster Shot Update and with it is a lot of what the players, like you, have been wanting. PROGRESSION New Player Ranking… 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.
When you have a scientist that likes to play God by conducting experiments throughout the world. A few things will happen. Either they will succeed causing a time ripple effect or you do what any Sci-Fi movie and show has taught us, you stand up, and throw whatever you can at whatever you can in hopes that this will end the world domination dream. But it looks like the evil scientist did not learn their lesson as they are trying… Read more.
If you were stranded on a remote mountain facility facing not only the unknown but enemies everywhere you looked, what would you feel? Do you think you would go in and take the atmosphere by the hands and use your infamous battle cry or would you be more strategic about it? Do you think your thoughts would be clear or would they be clouded based on what was going on? Maybe you would just see your life flash before your… Read more.
If you could travel across a virtual zone in a pair of starfighters to defend the core from doom, how well do you think you could protect it? Do you think you could go in without a second thought, without any hesitation to save the day or would you go with a more strategic approach? How well do you think your reflexes would be with bullets flying at you from different directions? To me, I would need to be in… 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.
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.
If you were in a middle of a war with the enemy firing at you, how well do you think you could actually hide? Do you think you could use the shadows to strike when it was the least expected? If you had a target of someone who your country thought was a serious threat in your sight, do you think you could actually do what you thought you could do or would there be a hesitation where your mind… 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.
Puzzles don't seem to bother you. In fact, you thrive on them. No one has seen your puzzle skills and no one ever will witness the greatness that you are. But this is a new type of puzzle, a new way for you to add another notch in your belt, another way for you to escape...if you can. But in this puzzle room of colors, don't let the bright squares fool you as you will need to match three of… 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.
Back on October 4, 2019, I reviewed Mind Labyrinth VR Dreams. A portal of sorts that allows you to embrace positivity, emotions, and magical places. A world of no violence, but different worlds of personality and showing that it was not about the destination, but about the journey of getting there. A way for our dreams to show us the interpretation of our own subconscious. But does Developer Frost Earth Studio add to the experience with their newest DLC for… 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.
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.
So you think you have the moves like Jagger huh? You think that no matter how dedicated you are that you got this. Well, that just tells me that you are not challenged enough and it's time to take things to the extreme. Features include: An all-new extreme mode for super-talented players.The 45 songs are remapped and very hard to get to the end. A new precision mechanic to measure the accuracy of strikes that will add to your score.A new… 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.
Today is a great day for VR as Until You Fall as officially left Early Access and is now on both Steam and Oculus Rift on the Oculus Store. That means that now you will get to customize and arm yourself with unique weapons so you can define your own style. So get read Champion to Fight...Fall...and Rise Again!!! as Until You Fall is out now on Steam with a 20% discount until November 3, 2020, Oculus Rift/S and Oculus Quest on the… 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.
Since the launch of Survios' The Walking Dead Onslaught, the feedback was received, calculated, and answered with the most recent Combat Rebalance patch. So what does this patch do and how will it help your experience? Check out the features: 1) Significant Ranged Weapon Combat Overhaul All ranged weapons have been tuned to allow for one-hit kills to the brain at close range; less damage is dealt to the jaw and significantly less damage is dealt to the neck and… 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.
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.
When you hear the word dance, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe it's a school activity, maybe it's people dancing out in the streets or competitions or maybe in the clubs as a way for people to escape. But there is one thing that dancing has is movement and exercise and the creativity for you to make it your own. So when emergeWorlds released their newest title Dance Collider towards the end of 2019 on PCVR… Read more.
You thought that you handled that call. You thought that it was all over. They thought you were gone. Well, those that are causing the harm are about to know you are the reason they do not mess with your city. Features include: Intense physical gameplay.Feel inside a fire fight. Feel real bullet fear.Fight through a variety of realistic scenarios.Awesome boss battles.Lots of different weapons.Equip with power-ups before the battle.Skin your weapons and player.Zero sickness.bHaptics support. Suit up! (For PCVR)Aim Controller… 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have enjoyed Deemo -Reborn- on PlayStation VR as much as I have, then you will be excited to know that there is new DLC to be had with featuring J-pop duo EGOIST and includes the following All Alone With You - TV Mode difficulty: Easy 3 / Normal 5 / Hard 8 & VR Mode difficulty: Easy 3 / Hard 8. Planetes - TV Mode difficulty: Easy 1 / Normal 3 / Hard 7 & VR Mode difficulty:… 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.
Get ready to enter the darkness, but not in the way you might think. This world you are about to enter is not one that you will take simply by walking, but riding through this fairytale darkness of a journey as you will need to shoot the enemies as well as to defend against them. Features include: Shoot enemies with the PlayStation Move controllers or DualShock 4 controller.3D Rudder compatible.Special vision that can be activated Slowing down time.Different environments. So… Read more.
For those that have yet to play The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets or maybe you were hoping that you would be able to pick this up to add to your physical collection, you are in luck. In The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets, you will need to help your Grandfather solve the mystery of the missing pets. You will need to explore and be on the lookout as the pets could be found anywhere from the highs… Read more.
Sometimes when I am in VR, I think about different ways to escape and who to become. I can become anyone and do anything from going on an adventure to seeing things from a perspective that otherwise, I wouldn't get to see. But there is something about going on an adventure in a far off land and be put on a quest that is one of my favorite types of genres to experience. But has Developer Vitruvius Technologies allowed us… Read more.
Listen up all you Virtual Reality boxers out there, Creed: Rise to Glory is receiving the physical edition for a wider range of markets. This means that N. America is not going to be the only region who will have a chance to own the physical edition, but this will be the first physical title that Perp Games along with Survios will be releasing for 2020. So if you have been waiting for this to come in physical form or… Read more.
That's right, the simulator that gave us so much that we didn't even know we wanted to keep working even after actual work has hit a very impressive milestone by going Platinum. That means that over 1 Million units have been sold. That really is a goal everyone can appreciate and applaud the wonderful team for this accomplishment. But I have a strong feeling that we are not done jobbing and cannot wait to see what the future holds. Congrats… 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.
When you think of stealth in movies and games, you think of being as quiet as possible and not being detected all while trying to carry out your objective. Sometimes the plan goes without problems while other times, depending on the situation can have many problems that can leave us scratching our heads and pondering why. It sounds simple and sometimes we may think of how we would try and do it better. But does Developer Digital Lode bring the… Read more.
Winter has a few meanings to different people. For some, it would be Christmas, a Winter break from school, even snowball fights. But for some, the sport of skiing down the slopes or even ski jumping to maybe one day have the hopes of becoming good enough to make the Olympic team for their country. I for one would like to ski down the slopes throwing snowballs at the other skiers in a big snowball fight and if you fall… Read more.
When you think about scavenging for treasure, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Pirates? Gold? The sea? All of these are very good and smart answers. But what if it was taken a step further and your mission was to collect, not by sea, but by air and not only that but being able to control your ship in one of the most natural feeling ways? Sounds good right? But does Developer Agharta Studio show us a… Read more.
Think back to something that you enjoyed in the past. It could be a movie, book, favorite game and think of the fond memories that you had when enjoying them. What if the things that we once enjoyed, the ones that left that lasting impression were able to see a new light in a way that only Virtual Reality can allow us to enter and experience? Would you jump right in without any hesitation? So does Developer Rayark and Publisher… 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.
Ping Pong is a sport that takes hand-eye coordination and gives you the ability to test your opponent and have them test you. The shots can come in hard and they can come in fast and you have to decide if you are going to return the serve with the same force or rethink your strategy in hopes you can score that winning shot. But does Developers One-O-One Games and IV PRODUCTIONS along with Publisher Merge Games give us something… Read more.
If you saw something without even knowing anything about it, how intrigued would you be? And once you have gotten just a glimpse of what it was about, would you turn or away or would you be willing to step out of the safety of your boundaries in order to fully embrace it? Sometimes when we look into something that we normally might not, it may turn out to be something we enjoy. So does Developer Fast Travel Games give… Read more.
Have you ever been intrigued by something when you first hear about it, but when that time comes, you wonder what happened during that time and now? It could be that someone's taste has changed over time, it could be that the product itself went through changes than initially thought or maybe the time was spent on that project would not be lost and it just gets released? Anything is a possibility but does Circle Entertainment and Developer Geronimo Interactive… Read more.
There is something about being able to see and figure out how things work. From the plan to the execution of that plan, sometimes we may get it right on the first attempt and sometimes it may take many trials to finally get the right chain reaction in order to accomplish the task at hand. But does Developer FAKT Software along with Wild River and Perp Games allow us to have fun with physics in a new way within Virtual… 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.
Have you ever thought about what would happen if the human race had to set out for a new destination, one that hopefully, could help keep the human race alive and going for generations to come? If you were in a similar situation, what kind of choices would you make and what would your thoughts be? Does Developer Baobab Studios show us what it would be like to be stranded on an alien world wondering what would happen next? Let’s… 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.
That’s right the high-intensity rhythm routines that are choreographed by professional instructors is getting a physical release. But what makes BOXVR work? Check out the features: Workouts by Fitness Experts – A team of leading fitness instructors are regularly consulted to produce a variety of revolving boxing workouts, specifically designed to destroy calories. From short three-minute warmups to 60+ minute endurance workouts, players will find everything needed to get their heart rates going. Get that push you need.Custom Routines – My Workouts mode allows… 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.
Pirates are awesome, but when you can become a Space Pirate, that takes it to the next level. So, when I found out that you can train to become a Space Pirate where you can step inside a game that will make you move all while having blasters, I had this smile on my face. So I had to get more information, I had to know more. That’s when Chris Haney from i-Illusions was happy to help out and answer… Read more.
When it comes to Virtual Reality, immersion is key. You are in that world, the sounds, the interactions, the life that Virtual Reality brings is special. But when you can be placed in a ring and able to box that takes the training and dedication, you really can start to appreciate the time and thought that went into it. So when Survios announced that they were making a boxing game based on the Creed movie, I had to know more.… Read more.
In this issue of Mr. PSVR's Interview Corner, we talk with co-founder and President of Survios, Nathan Burba about their newest music-rhythm experience where anyone can learn to play music in about five minutes and feel like a prodigy thanks to their Music Reality Engine and along with 40 music tracks, Electronauts. We also find out what Nathan would tell his younger self and his top three tips of those looking to working in Virtual Reality, and how Electronauts has… Read more.
Space will always be a question of mystery. We can let our imaginations run wild and see it come alive through books, tv, movies, and games. But sometimes our imaginations lead to new ideas that once executed, become something that could far meet our expectations. So when I heard that 3rd Eye Studios was bringing out Downward Spiral: Horus Station for PlayStation and that it would have PlayStation VR support, I had to find out more. I needed to know more about… Read more.
When I first heard about a new emotional journey was coming to PlayStation VR, I became happy. When I saw some of the screenshots I got very excited about what this would be like. What would we be doing in this and how emotional could this ride actually be. So I reached out to Frost Earth Studio to find out more about Mind Labyrinth VR Dreams for the PlayStation VR and they were happy to help out. Frost Earth Studio… Read more.
There is a certain fan base when it comes to Killing Floor that has this passion for the love of not only the enjoy, but for the atmospheric aroma that draws players in. So back in December when I heard that Tripwire Interactive was not only bringing a new game line up in the Killing Floor franchise, but it was going to be in Virtual Reality, I had questions that were piling up in my head that I had to ask. So when I reached… 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.
With PlayStation VR there is always a “What if” type of question about the ideas that eventually will make the final game or experience. When that game or experience is made, I start to think about the original ideas that must have been passed around and discussed. So when The American Dream was announced, I was intrigued. I had to know more. So I went right to the source and Winston from Samurai Punk was more than happy to help out with some… Read more.
When PlayStation VR first came out a year ago, there was a collection of games that came with it. That game was PlayStation VR Worlds. The one game that I really kept coming back to was the London Heist. It brought something new and refreshing by putting you right in the middle of the action. The immersive feeling it gave to you as you picked up the cigar to put it up to your mouth, then to be in the car and look… Read more.
At the Paris Games Week, we were shown a lot of PlayStation and PlayStation VR games. With such a strong presence of PlayStation VR games, it made one thing clear that VR will have very strong support. And for that, had made a lot of people see what I and others have already known. Virtual Reality truly takes us to other places, into the lives of the characters where we can live out in their world. So I reached out to… Read more.
Smashbox Arena has finally launched on PlayStation VR with some very high praise. So you might be wondering what Smashbox Arena really is. Well, it’s a high-octane hybrid of dodge ball and the physics-driven power-ups from Archiact VR and Bigbox VR. You will be diving for cover, dodge, deflect, and volley enemy shots in 360-degree stylish environments. Defend your team and retaliate with wickedly awesome combos and perfectly-calculated teleports. Play single or team up with humorous characters, friends, and players… 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.
When you think of an arena shooter, what comes to mind? One vs One, deathmatch, leaderboards? All of these when combined right, can make for an impressive time. But does Anshar Studios bring the impressive combination to arena shooters? Let’s find out with Telefrag VR for the PlayStation VR. Telefrag VR is a one on one arena shooter set in a futuristic Roman Empire where each player tries to get to three kills that can be played with either the DualShock 4 controller… Read more.
Arcade shootouts can be a lot of fun. Being able to hit moving targets all while trying to do the most accurate shots you can. But sometimes it’s the setting that can help make everything. So does Developer Black Dragon Studios bring something new to the Wild West setting? Let’s find out with The Copper Canyon Shoot Out for the PlayStation VR. In The Copper Canyon Shoot Out, you are in the Wild West, but you will notice something different in this… Read more.
Ah, the world of fast food ownership, while it can become a fast-paced chore, it does have it’s rewarding. From the crazy customers who may take their time in deciding what they would like like to the profits you can make, it truly is a world you can make your own. But does Winking Entertainment bring the world of fast food into Virtual Reality and serve up the right combination? Let’s find out with I’m Hungry for the PlayStation VR. In I’m… 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.
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.
Tabletop games like Chess and Checkers have been around for ages. Games, where you have to anticipate the other player’s moves all while making sure your pieces, are hopefully kept out of harm's way from being taken over by the others playing. A cat and mouse game of moves and strategy that you hope will secure the win. But does Developer FuturLab bring the fun and strategy of tabletop games that make you want to stay, play, and have fun?… Read more.
Do you remember when you were younger and when it was story time and as the story was being told, your imagination begins to show the story in new ways? Virtual Reality can show these stories in ways we didn’t think possible and can do wonders from the tales being told and make the characters come to life. But does Developer Funomena allow us to see the story that is truly being told in a new and exciting way? Let’s… Read more.
Spies have always been thrilling and full of mystery, adventure, and suspense. A Good vs. Evil story being told. From books to T.V. shows to movies to games, the spy and action genre is something that some of us at one time or another, wanted to be part of from the story to be the lead hero to having all the one-liners and charisma. But does Developer London Studio bring the action and bring those wants to an immersive adventure?… 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.
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.
The bow and arrow. It’s been an iconic part of characters from stories to movies. Characters like Hawkeye from The Avengers, Daryl with his crossbow from The Walking Dead, Robin Hood Men in Tights to Topper Harley from Hot Shots all have used a bow and arrow that helps bring that character to life. But do Developer Blueteak show us how important the bow and arrows help bring the immersion to our characters in Virtual Reality? Let’s find out with QuiVR for… Read more.
What if we all had a special friend that no one else could see, but we in our heart of hearts knew was there. Would you tell anyone or would the fear of what people may think to change your decision? If something in your own personal life was almost too much weight to carry, would you break down or keep the fight going just to keep some type of normalcy around? But what if it was your own child… Read more.
Falcons are amazing. From the way they fly to the way, they can interact with even the way they get their prey. There is just something about how majestic they really are. I have always wondered would it would be like to actually have one go on a journey with me. Being able to see from the sky with its battle like a cry. For most of us, we will never get a chance to know what it’s like to… 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.
Virtual Reality allows us to enter many doors to an escape. Some of those doors can lead to the great wide open for you to explore while some will allow you to be a hero you never thought you could be. Sometimes these doors may have many similarities that you feel like you have entered through that door before. But sometimes the place you thought you have experienced before, throws something a little new and with some different twist that… Read more.
Interactive dark rides can be some of the best rides that you can go on. Some have you moving on a track as you try and hit targets, while others may have you seated to have a 4D experience. But they usually have one thing in common, the score. Not only are you trying to compete against others, but for those with a competitive nature, try to outscore ourselves. But before you know it, the experience you had is over… 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.
Sometimes when you are trying to find a movie to watch you can spend more time searching than you actually do watch the movie. Sometimes you may be in the mood for a comedy or a horror movie or a good family movie. But sometimes you just want to let loose, have some fun, and just see what happens. The same thing can be said when you play a game. Some times you just want to go in, not really… 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.
When you have a life surrounded by the ones you love, it can be full of joy. When that life is taken away, great sadness can overcome the ones that were touched the most. But when one is reincarnated, the one that mattered the most will know that it will all be OK and yet there is still a purpose for the life that they have. But does Developer White Lotus Interactive show us that pathway from life to the… Read more.
Back in the ’80s, there was a series of commercials that featured the Crash Test Dummies. The commercials starring Larry and Vince were meant to show the importance of car safety. They would have the duo crash into walls, through windshields, and even the importance of putting on your seat belt. But over the years as people were not paying attention and more accidents were happening, whatever happened to Larry and Vince and the rest of the Crash Test Dummies?… Read more.
What if this scene of 1991’s Point Break happened a little different? What if instead of FBI Agent Johnny Utah was thrown into the mix with Bhodi and the rest of the gang robbing a bank, but instead, that Johnny Utah showed up to the scene and there just happened to be a more Ex-Presidents than once anticipated and the situation became more real than once hoped? Does Developer Sumalab give us what it’s like to go all Point Break in a situation?… Read more.
If you somehow woke up in a room that seemed to have no escape, would your fears start to automatically kick in or would you be able to take the time to think about how to escape? Just imagine how it would feel like as your heart pounding, your mind starts to play tricks, and wonder who or what was doing this. But think about it, what would your last thoughts truly be or even your last words if you… Read more.
From hobbies to even T.V. shows, model trains can be a very soothing and exciting hobby. You can design them any way you like to be as simple or as crazy as you would want. It’s really up to you how you can create it shape that world. I have always been fascinated with some of the detail that can be put into them. From even the detail of Thomas The Tank Engine to even the world’s largest model train… Read more.
The last we saw Colonel Sandurz, Dark Helmet, and President Skroob being spun out of control inside Mega Maid’s head out into space. But whatever happened to them? What if there was at a certain point in the movie where things could have had a different outcome? What if this one scene had both Lone Star and Dark Helmet having a little too much swinging of the Schwartz-rings and at the right moment, when their Schwartz-ring sabers hit caused this explosion making… Read more.
Most of the time in Virtual Reality we have that single immersive experience. But there are times when you will be in the world with others as you learn and hone your skills and build and trust in the teamwork you help create in order to have everything flow as it should. But does Developer Disruptive Games show us what teamwork is all about? Let’s find out with Megalith for the PlayStation VR. So what is Megalith really about you might be wondering. Well,… Read more.
Virtual Reality really does allow you to become anyone and visit any time period. You can become a general to even a warrior on the field to even defending your country through a great battle. But does Developer Chesstar Studios and Publisher DeerVR Games allow us to step back and time, relive a little history, and have some fun? Let’s find out with Kingdom of Blades for the PlayStation VR. Kingdom of Blades has you playing as a front-line warrior in the Three Kingdom Period of… 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.
Penguins. They are cute, well dressed, love to eat fish, slide on some ice and play and some snow. And you have to give it to them, they are always well dressed for any occasion. One of my favorite things to do at Sea World is to go to where the penguins are and they have this moving walkway where you can just stand as it moves you as you admire the penguins. I mean if you get the chance… Read more.
Sometimes in Virtual Reality, you may not necessarily want to go from point A to point B. Sometimes you just want to take a break from the bad dealings of reality and just smash things. It’s that release of aggression and frustration that can be healthy for the soul and for some, to just take a deep breath. But does Developer Triangular Pixels allow us to take that feeling of any negativity you may have and smash it to pieces?… Read more.
Sometimes you just want to turn on some music and feel the beat of the music and sometimes you want to be part of the experience. But what if the music embraces you to make you the center? Would you be able to keep up and drum to that beat? But does Developer Arrowiz allow you to become one with the beats and feel the fever? Let’s find out with Beats Fever for the PlayStation VR. Beats Fever is a rhythm-based game where you must… Read more.
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to train for the Police Academy? The amount of time you would have to put in, the psychology, and even the self-control that goes with it? It’s one of those things that for me, I don’t know if I could do it. But as soon as Mayor Beal decided there was going to be a change in the hiring process, it seems that everyone was lined up for a chance… Read more.
There are a few things when it comes to Science Fiction that help make it unique. You have the story, you have the atmosphere, and you have the discovery. When all of those come together in such a way, it somehow can pull you in and make you a part of its world. It can make you care about its characters and what happens to them and it can make you have a passion for the story. But does Developer… 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.
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.
At times I am sure we have held a puzzle in our hands and tried to figure out how things work as we try to solve it. Sometimes it may take minutes and sometimes we put everything aside and are laser-focused on solving our newly founded distraction as the minutes can become hours. So does Developer VizonEck bring the past up to present and twist it? Let’s find out with Twisty Puzzle Simulator for the PlayStation VR and PlayStation 4. So what… Read more.
It was supposed to be unsinkable. It was meant to be perfection. It was a ship built like no ever. On the evening of April 14, 1912, when at 11:40 pm, the Titanic hit an iceberg where everything changed forever. 1,496 lives ended that very early morning on April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank in 2 hours and 40 minutes. Their souls never having a chance to get off the Titanic to continue with their dreams as it sunk to the… 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.
There are times where we can stand and sit in Virtual Reality. We can just take our time and explore. But sometimes, we sign up for a training mission that throws into the action and forces us to move in order to keep the momentum going and will not take no for an answer. So does Developer I-Illusions make you get up and move? Let’s find out with Space Pirate Trainer for the PlayStation VR. Before beginning cadets, you need to know… Read more.
When you enter a world of Virtual Reality we go in looking to escape. Sometimes we are thrown into that escape and sometimes that escape starts to take over and we become one with that world. But when the world you start to become accustomed to, starts to change every time you enter it, it can make things very interesting. So does Developer Solfar Studios give you what you need? Let’s find out with In Death for the PlayStation VR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8XxIunWhxA The… Read more.
Certain genres can work very well in Virtual Reality where they may not get the life they need otherwise. Sometimes that life has such a heart that can end up looking at you with such opening eyes that you cannot help but caught up in its world. But what if that world could be looked at from different views? What if just by the looks of that world, someone passed it by without a chance to actually explore it? So… Read more.
I love sci-fi. I love the way it takes you on the adventure. I love how sometimes you can just see the energy that went from the idea to the visual product kind of like how it is in Virtual Reality. Think about the idea, envision the outcome, and prepare to allow people to experience a whole new world in new ways like never before. But does Developer Secret Location allow us to enter Virtual Reality to manipulate time along… Read more.
I am all about Horror in Virtual Reality and I welcome any twists that may be used with it. From a story based on real events to even from a different culture view. But as important as the story being told is the environment that you are put into with the sounds that you hear to the immersion that surrounds you all make up the experience. So how well does Developer LITCHIGAME and Publisher Winking Entertainment plan on scaring you?… Read more.
If you had the chance to sit back and be allowed to enter a place like no other, would you? What if the place opened you up to a world of harmony, music, spiritual meaning, and meditation, would you take the step or be afraid of what may lay dormant in your mind and soul? The door is open but does Developer Frost Earth Studio and Publisher Oxygene Media allow for a journey of one’s mind without the need for… Read more.
What if you found out your world as you know it, peaceful and everyone was happy was about to come to an end as told by a stranger, would you believe it or carry on your way? But what if what that stranger said on that day was actually true? What if you did not prepare for what was coming? Those are some good questions that at any time could possibly happen. But does Developer Sunsoft allow you to see… 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.
You have thought about this moment. You have the eye of the tiger within you. You are destined to be the champion. But have you put in the training needed to win? When you think about these sayings, what comes to mind? Sports…Motivation…Determination…Pain…Competition? If you answered yes to any of these then you would be correct. But does Developer Survios and Publishers Survios and MGM Interactive allow you to do all of these things in Virtual Reality? The answer is… Read more.
Sometimes when entering Virtual Reality, we get introduced to a world where things seem as calm and peaceful as some of us would like. Sometimes we go around admiring all the beauty that is bestowed upon us with that warm and satisfactory level of happiness. But sometimes the world that we want to live, gets interrupted by smelly evil orcs that want to ruin your day. So what does one do when one is faced with smelly evil orcs that… Read more.
The one thing I have found that when you are in Virtual Reality and in space it’s a very immersive experience from the zero-gravity to the way you move. And when done correctly, it can really add to the experience like nothing else. So does Developer 3rd Eye Studios bring the immersion? Let’s find out in Downward Spiral: Horus Station for the PlayStation VR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3X36MqcGjs Now before we go any further, Downward Spiral: Horus Station can be played in both Non-VR and in VR.… Read more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj_-iaXhigo you ever have seen Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, there is a scene on the boat ride allows us to see Willy Wonka almost like a different person while he tests his guests? For some reason, this scene has really stuck with me. The images that play are a form of psychoanalysis and see if anything from their past would come up. Could it be a way for Willy Wonka to test everyone, including himself? But as the movie progressed and we… Read more.
Virtual Reality has a lot going for it. Almost every genre can be experienced and enjoyed. It’s yours for the taking. The question then becomes have you done this before and would you want to do it again or is the question more of a let’s see what is presented and see how well it executes? So when Developer Haymaker Game and Publisher Winking Entertainment unleashed The Walker for the PlayStation VR, the questions I had to ask of what did I get… Read more.
There are some things that just go with VR. Sure you can have horror, you can have space, and you can even have bar fights. But sometimes you just need time to escape. A time where it is just you and nature..time to just relax…time to fish. Yes, believe it or not, fishing and the outdoors is what many people feel is a good time to just gather your thoughts and just think. So does Publisher Advanced Interactive Gaming and… Read more.
Sometimes we may see a movie, play a game or even read a book where a character just almost has a life of its own. There was a movie called Empire Records and in the movie, there was a date of April 8th. What is April the 8th…well that is Rex Manning Day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P1Ks0V6AgE But as the movie has Rex Manning leaving, where did he go, what has he been up to? Well, I think that Tribetoy has answered this… Read more.
When you think of the word objectives, what comes to mind? Completion? Goal-oriented? Task? All of these would be correct. But what if in order to complete the objective you were given some help in the form of vehicles? I know what you must be thinking. I know you want to know more. So does Ratloop Games Canada give us the tools to not only complete the objectives but give it to us with an explosive touch? Let’s find out… 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.
“A lot of people like Mozart were prodigies; they were writing brilliant works at very young ages,” he said, musing on the future of music. “That’s probably what’s going to happen: some brilliant kid will come along and be popular. I can see a lone artist with a lot of tapes and electrical … like an extension of the Moog synthesizer — a keyboard with the complexity and richness of a whole orchestra, y’know? There’s somebody out there, working in… 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.
Animals can be great. Animals can have courage. Animals can even fight aliens. Wait…what? No think about it for one minute. If the Earth was being invaded by aliens from outer space and were somehow able to take a stand and fight…to defend, wouldn’t you be happy knowing all would be well protected and would be safe? We all know that is not going to happen, well, the invasion could and if all people were to be destroyed or taken… Read more.
Ever since seeing Professor X and what he could do to seeing the movie Phenomenon to the T.V. show Heroes, I have always thought how cool it would be to move objects with our mind, to somehow feel like a superhero. Then I thought about what if the government found out about me? Would I be part of a traveling freak show? Would I be studied and put under the knife for experiments in Area 51? These could be valid… 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.
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.
Puzzle games can be fun. They are cherished by many. Your thinking, knowledge, and logic all tested. Your frustration can reach its limits just as well as your ability to overcome the challenges and succeed can be rewarding. So does Turbo Button’s Floor Plan for the PlayStation VR have the right formula for a fun puzzle adventure game in Virtual Reality? In one short answer, yes…yes it does. So what really is Floor Plan? What do you do? Well, Floor Plan is a puzzle adventure game. It… Read more.
There comes a time when you may just want to take a break and just experience everything without really having to do anything all. Sometimes just enjoying the scenery is as much fun as the journey. So what has War Ducks added this time in RollerCoaster Legends II: Thor’s Hammer? Let’s find out on this roller coaster of a ride through Asgard. RollerCoaster Legends II: Thor’s Hammer is the follow-up to 2017’s RollerCoaster Legends which is a Mythology based rollercoaster ride that will take you… Read more.
Sometimes something comes along that really surprises me in Virtual Reality. Sometimes it’s not the escape, sometimes it’s just the ability to move and get to the goal that really can draw you in and make you want to stay and before you know it, hours and hours have passed. When you add in a soundtrack to keep you moving and immersive experience and you just might have a winner on your hands. So does To The Top that is developed by… Read more.
There is something about horror games that draws us in. You can sit on the couch or your favorite chair. You can play with the lights on so you know everything will be alright. You could take it one step further and turn out all the lights just to add to the atmosphere. All of this is fine as you have that wall of space. What do I mean by that? Well, when we play, you see the T.V. and… 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.
Dinosaurs have always been fascinating. The size of them to the sounds they can make. Did some travel in herds? Are some relatives of birds? So much history we can learn from. Dinosaurs have been in everything from TV shows to movies to toys to games. When we first saw Jurassic Park and saw them out in the open for the first time to going through the gates and seeing that sign. I for one, like many others, have been waiting… Read more.
America is the land of the free and home of the brave. There was a movie back in 1998 called Pleasantville. It was about two siblings who were trapped in a 1950’s TV show where their attempts to try to fit in and become aware of social issues. But what if instead of being trapped in a show where everyone was pleasant, everyone was pleased with guns? This is what it felt like when playing The American Dream from Samurai Punk for… 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.
When a game has puzzles, it can be fun. When the game has a certain theme to compliment the puzzles, it becomes a real joy to play. And I am happy to say, that if you like your games to be a joy to play, then Rangi from Developer Funsoft and published by Digigo, just might be the joy you have been searching for on the PlayStation VR. One thing you will notice about Rangi is how beautiful the world really is. The African… Read more.
Football is loved all over. Some parts of the world have such a strong passion, it’s their favorite pastime. But how does one translate the love of the sport into Virtual Reality? You get Cherry Pop Games the makers of Sportsbar VR, ask them to take this idea, to take that penalty kick and score with Football Nation VR Tournament 2018 for the PlayStation VR and I can say Virtual Reality Football (Soccer for the states) works and is fun. One might… 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.
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.
Racing. It has its place. You want to win. You have the drive…the adrenaline to win. But do you have the desire to become champion? This was all going through my head when I played Sprint Vector from Survios on PlayStation VR. And I have never felt more like an intergalactic champion like I have when playing and this is a very good thing. Sprint Vector is an adrenaline platformer that will take your competitiveness to the next level. I am going to… Read more.
My own arcade? Yes, please! This is exactly how I felt from the moment I entered and saw all the games. Brought to us by Mechabit and published by Archiact VR, The Pierhead Arcade is allowing us to play the coin-based games and brings something very special to the PlayStation VR and this is a very good thing. When you first start The Pierhead Arcade, you are standing at the pier. The building looks dark like no one is around. But before you do… Read more.
There was something special when Until Dawn came to PlayStation 4. From the graphics to the story. Something just kept wanting us to be in that world. Then here comes Until Dawn: Rush of Blood for PlayStation VR. A roller coaster shooter of a nightmare that made us jump in Virtual Reality. So what does Supermassive Games do? They took what works in Until Dawn and Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and made a prequel worth playing in The Inpatient for PlayStation VR. Like I mentioned, The Inpatient is a prequel to Until Dawn that has psychological elements… Read more.
“Da plane Boss, da plane”. When that plane flew to Fantasy Island every week you couldn’t help wonder what celebrity was on the plane and going to visit the island. I remember thinking it would be awesome to fly that plane and pretend I was carrying passengers or cargo to the island in Virtual Reality. I am happy to say that Ultrawings for the PlayStation VR from Bit Planet Games allows me to live out that fantasy. Being an open-world and the first… 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.
So many things can go hand and hand with Virtual Reality. Horror, adventure, and even being a Chef can work in Virtual Reality. So when I got the chance to review VR The Diner Duo for the PlayStation VR, I was excited and the team of Whirlybird Games did not disappoint. In VR The Diner Duo you play as a chef who must serve robot customers. Now before you jump in, please do the training. It will help you learn how to cut and… 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.
Remember GI Joe and taking the figures and the vehicles and having fun battles with your friends? Well, what Munkyfun, Inc. has done with League of War: VR Arena has taken those battle memories from our childhood and allow it to grow with us in Virtual Reality and add some elements that were not possible. League of War: VR Arena is an arcade strategy game that really has an easy and very simple task of the strategy of trying to destroy the enemy… 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.
Whenever Superman came out and we saw him fly, it was one of the coolest things ever. Able to fly not only on our planet but in the peaceful breath taken space. When I saw him go over Earth with the Sun just over the planet, I have always wanted to fly. I thought one day we will be able to fly. Well, it may still be a long time for us to fly like Superman, but what Pentadimensional Games… Read more.
A house, a murder, and a motive. Every since I played the board game it was fun to see who was the suspect with what weapon in what room. Then when the movie came out, it took what I loved about the board game and brought it on the big screen to have that inner child smile. The Invisible Hours by GameTrust and Tequila Works have taken the formula of a board game to a classic movie and made it the new… Read more.
It’s scenes like this from movies like The Martian that I some times pause or just look at the picture. I wonder not what if, but when we actually start sending astronauts to Mars or other solar systems, if something were to happen, if somehow they become lost, how long would they survive and could they actually make it. Then I start to wonder, what if we could be put in a situation like that now to see how you… Read more.
We have all played our share of platformers over the years. Some have us jumping barrels, some have us collecting coins, and even some have memorable boss battles. Now take all the favorite things you love about platformers, add some new perspectives, add a touch of feeling like a God, and blend that in the VR blender and pour it into your favorite smoothie glass and you will have a replenishing, soothing and refreshing experience with Light Tracer from Oasis Games. In Light… 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.
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.
Ever since playing the game Discs of Tron and watching The Lawnmower Man, I had hope…a dream if you will. I knew that one day that we would have the mixture of a new Virtual Reality sport. A sport where anyone could compete on the same level and become who they wanted to be through the design of their own creation. And what CCP Games has done has made good on those hopes and dreams with Sparc for the PlayStation… Read more.
When you take the horror genre and mix that with Virtual Reality, good things can happen. Don’t Knock Twice from Wales Interactive takes a working formula with some very much appreciative controls and throw that into PlayStation VR, add some creepy sounds and watch as some good things happen. In case you did not know, Don’t Knock Twice is the VR companion to the movie of the same name which is based on a witch of the demonic nature that appears when you guessed… Read more.
Ninja Theory has brought us some amazing games such as Devil May Cry, Heavenly Sword and the most recent HellBlade to our lives. But when I saw that they also made DEXED for PlayStation VR, I knew I had to check this one out and I am glad I did. DEXED is an on-rails VR game that uses the PlayStation Move controllers (you can try the DualShock 4, but the Move Controllers is what you will probably want to go with on this one). One hand controls… 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.
Virtual Reality. It allows us to do anything we want. We can let out our aggression in new ways and not get in trouble for our actions. There are different experiences you can have. You can drive, enter the world of horror, and you can even shoot things and I mean shoot things like never before. And what Survios has done with Raw Data has taken what we know about the first-person combat genre, turned it on its head, threw it out… Read more.
Time only moves when you do. These words could not be more true with SUPERHOT VR from The SUPERHOT team has finally come to PlayStation VR and this is a very good thing. Since this is a PSVR game, clear some space, grab your headset and the two Move controllers, because you will be shooting guns, punching, using swords, and throwing ninja stars all around you. One of the many things that I appreciate about this game is it doesn’t play the… Read more.
Remember back in Junior High when you would have to go to the Gym to play Dodgeball and sometimes it would come to a point where you might have been the last one on your team who was still in play and the pressure was on, the adrenaline flowing through and then you got hit? You were out and then you had that feeling like you let your team down? Well, I can safely say that Architect and BigBox VR… Read more.
Ever since watching shows like Voltron, Power Rangers, and even Transformers, I always wanted to be in a mech. There are some things that should be in VR - adventure, story, and characters that you care about and MECHS! And with Archangel from Skydance Interactive, you have all of these and more and I couldn't be happier. Archangel is a single-player on-rails shooter that is beautifully done on the PlayStation VR. When you first start you get to select from… 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.
Ancient Amuletor by Time of VR finally releases on PlayStation VR and that is a very good thing. Some have classified this as a wave shooter or a tower defense type of game and to me, it's an awesome combination mixed in with a Gauntlet type of play. You have four classes to select from, an Archer, Gunslinger, Mage and Puppet Master. With the two move controllers and you use the Archer, you are shooting arrows as you would a… Read more.
Oh, how puzzles and VR go hand in hand just like peanut butter and jelly. Symphony of the Machine from Stirfire Studios comes to the PlayStation VR in an immersive way. For that, I love the way the world is presented with it’s Mother Nature of puzzles. When I first started, I was in this world that had a familiar vibe with a peaceful tone even when going up very high on the elevator. This world needs your help to… Read more.
Once there was a game that some of you may remember called Paper Boy. Your goal was to deliver as many newspapers to your customers while avoiding dogs, bees, vehicles and whatever else was thrown at you. In Special Delivery from Meerkat Gaming, that same premise and frustration are brought to you in PlayStation VR and that really is not a bad thing! Once you start Special Delivery you are inside your room where you are given some options as you can start a… Read more.
I love games like Monopoly, checkers and even Uno. I have always loved the idea of chess and I know people love the game. I mean when they have different themed pieces of chess from Star Wars to Harry Potter, you know people can get serious about the game. So going into Chess Ultra for the PlayStation VR, I will say I have never played a game of chess in my life and didn’t know what to expect with taking my non-knowledge… 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.
Today we go to Mars. In the game Unearthing Mars, you play as a co-pilot that has no name. You and a Captain (yes she gets a name, even the robot you meet later on has a name), start off on a space station to learn about your mission to Mars to discover it's origins. The game has 10 levels and honestly, some are done better than others. Some missions have the ability to answer questions to help the story… Read more.