It's been a ride that's for sure and I am sure one that Kluge Interactive didn't want, but good things come to those who are patient and wait. It looks like we now have an official PlayStation VR release date. In case you may not be aware, in Synth Riders, the music will move you in this freestyle dance VR rhythm game as you hit the different colored notes that fly along with the beat of the music as you… Read more.
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What happens when enemies in space are coming at you from all sides? Do you try to hide, call for backup, or do you shoot and fight? Chances are you are not going to back down when you have a pair of starfighters where you can shoot the enemies with your bullets in rhythm. But just firing at the enemies will not be enough, you will need to time your shots to the beat for the maximum effect in order… Read more.
It's always good when you have one studio that has a great product and you have another studio that has a great product. Each with their own unique style added while each sharing the familiarity that so many people enjoy. Well, it looks like Odders Lab, the creators of OhShape and Kluge Interactive, the creators of Synth Riders have joined forces for the anniversary of their first collaboration to brings us the electronic sounds DLC of Caravan Palace. There will… Read more.
Back in December of 2020, ROTU Entertainment gave us a glimpse of IONIA and how change to not only the heart and soul can break and disturb the balance. We were introduced to Allegra who is out to help save The Harpa, the would of IONIA. We were introduced to this world full of magic, beauty, life, and the dangers that are set to make things once remembered, be lost. But sometimes it's the ones that we make a partnership… Read more.
You had a hard day at work. Your mind cannot take another meeting, question, or even commitment. After a long day, you just need to unwind, play a little guitar, and just become unplugged. But what if you don't have a guitar or really know how to play? This is not the time to let that and you have the rocking session you deserve. It's time for you to hear the cheers of the crowd, play some music, and truly… Read more.
We get it. You have been stuck inside for a long time. You want to get out, you want to go to a club, and you want to learn the moves. But it will take some practice, it will take some dedication, and it will take the focus to transform you into the best line dancer that you can possibly be so you can show your family and the rest of the world what you are truly made of. Features… Read more.
The shooting, the dodging, and running have always been restricted until now. Now, it's time to break the hold of the wire and embrace your musical rhythm with more multiple songs, 4 ways of movement, and the simple rule of reaching the end of the song without dying. It will not be as easy it sounds, harder than it looks, and the patience to concentrate on the goal at hand. But it can be done, if you have the skills… Read more.
When you have that musical bone in your body and just want to play your favorite instrument whether it be the drums or harp or maybe it's the grand piano, but maybe you cannot afford one, have space for one or even family and or neighbors that may not want the loudness within earshot, what do you do? You could either go and take lessons somewhere else or maybe give up on the dream. But what if you didn't have… Read more.
You love the drums. You want to spend all your time playing those drums and wishing you could be on the level of Tommy Lee, but you may not have a drum set or the space to play them, you could live with family that doesn't want to hear your passion or you may feel that an actual drum set is too expensive. But that's ok, you don't need an actual drum set to to play, you just need Virtual… Read more.
Konami has a lot of series in their arsenal that many fans can really appreciate and love. But it looks like Konami wants to keep testing the VR waters with their newest game music rhythm game, Beat Arena. Looking at the trailer, it will have that familiar look to many with the music popping. But it takes that familiarity of games like Rock Band or Guitar Hero and gives it the Virtual Reality treatment where you can play the drums,… Read more.
When you are home and a drummer, sometimes it's hard to get in playing songs as you risk not only disturbing your family, but others around you as well. Well, now you don't have to worry about the noise you make in the songs that you play. It's time to turn up that music in Virtual Reality and get ready to hit those drums like the animal drummer you were always meant to be. Features include: Explore your percussion skills… 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.
The world is still a crazy place and when you are just trying to keep your head above water, sometimes your state of mind may not always be where it needs to be. Sometimes stress can overcome you in ways where you thought you could handle things. Sometimes we may get worked up and that adrenaline starts to pump through our veins. Sometimes we just need to get our energy levels going. But other times, we may need time to… Read more.
The year is 1978 and the place, New York City. Being a teenager can be rough and when you have a rough life, the world may throw it all at you, but how you handle things is just might how you are able to find yourself. Introducing Lupe (voiced by Rosario Dawson), a Puerto Rican American, and only 16 years old has found herself in some trouble. But maybe that trouble was meant to be to get to the point… Read more.
Imagine a magical place where you have a home that is full of love from your family, memories that you have made, and everything you could want. But when a member of your family becomes ill, would you do everything you could to make sure you found the cure? What if that meant even going into the dark to get the one thing that could help, even if it might not be real, no matter what threat that may loom… Read more.
A game that many PCVR players have already had the enjoyment of knowing and still playing is the freestyle dancing VR rhythm alternative known as Synth Riders. The music that will overcome you to get you in the flow as you ride the rails and for those online players that have become friends and all part of the VR rhythm revolution thanks to Synth Riders. But for those who may not be aware of what you are actually able to… Read more.
Rhythm freestyle dance game, Synth Riders, has received a new music pack and it seems to be a good one. This music pack will feature the band Muse and has officially launched with the music pack including five paid songs that you can purchase individually for $1.99 or with the cost-saving bundle of $7.96, called the Synthwave Essentials 2 Music Pack. But if you were hoping for at least some free songs, you are in luck, because there will be… Read more.
You have this dream. The dream of hearing the music, picking up that guitar, and just playing as the music starts to flow. But what if you don't have that musical talent and it takes Virtual Reality to make your guitar god dreams come true? Well, get ready to hear the applaud and boos of the crowd as you try to hit the notes. And now it looks like Developer Anotherway is partnering with Vertigo Games to bring the dreams… 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.
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.
Being in quarantine during the pandemic can mean a lot of things to many people. Some may worry and that is understandable, others may try to continue on to make normalcy, and others may choose to stand up and smash their way to a new person. But does Developer Daruma The Factory,Inc. allow us a way to smash away some frustration? Let's find out with Smashing Healthy VR for PCVR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUSNlE28Y5E&feature=youtu.be What you are going to find with Smashing Healthy… 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 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.
The future. It could be a place of something spectacular or it could be a place of survival. But that in order to survive, you had to dance? Set in a futuristic world, and an AI known only as Uriel is going to be the one that can set your fate. You will need to dance and move in order to be the survivor and not just another casualty. Features include: 45 original songs by F-777.9 Characters from around the… Read more.
Have you ever thought about if it was just you and your creative mind, how you would fill it? Would you sit back and just embrace what you created or would you just move on to see what all came to mind? I have thought about this on many occasions and just wondered what if...what if I could create with music and somehow bring it together in a unity of wondrous space for movement, shapes, and music. So does Developer… Read more.
Working out can be hard sometimes. It can be difficult when you may see other people who might be in better shape and you start to become self-conscious about how you look. But you know deep down inside, that the person you want to become just needs a little help so that not only the world can see, but the person you always wanted to become when looking in the mirror. Sometimes it just takes that little self-motivation to become… Read more.
Ok, you have been sitting around for what seems like weeks or possibly months now. Not really doing anything for a lot of people has its rewards. But it is that one day when you look in the mirror and see the reality. The reality of someone you become that deep down is not you nor are you happy with. You want that change. You want to smash those poor health habits you have become accustomed to get who you… Read more.
So your stuck inside and want to get out and be active. You can't get the gym and use the treadmill or any other cardio machines. You start to feel down. You just want to get your cardio workout in. You miss that connection with trainers and coaches Well, get ready as your wish is about to be granted. Features include: Full body, personalized workouts.Expert coaching from real fitness trainers.Workouts mapped to music from the world's most popular artists.Incredible photoreal… Read more.
If you have been having a blast with Beat Saber and have been hoping some new music would drop, then get ready as Beat Saber releases their newest Music Pack featuring Timbaland and includes the following tracks: Sid Tipton, Timbaland - Has A MeaningKaydence, Timbaland - Dumb ThingzWavezswavesz - While We’re YoungNash Overstreet, Karra & Common Strangers - What I LikeBruno Martini, Timbaland - Famous ft. Jake Davis So get ready to slice and dice your way to the new… 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 games and how some have survived on different generations of platforms over the years, what comes to mind? Before you answer with your favorite FPS shooter or driving sim, let's focus more on the music genre. Maybe one with space, aliens, and a reporter named Ulala. From the being released on Game Boy Advance to Dreamcast to even PlayStation, Space Channel 5 is one title that many will have some memory of. So when there were talks about… Read more.
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.
It's time for you to grab your shooters and be in tune with your rhythm as Harmonix's rhythm shooter is coming very soon to the Oculus Quest. In AUDICA, it will be up to you to shoot the targets with your timing and accuracy with the beats of the music. But do you have what it takes to climb those leaderboards and show who the best of the best is? Find out when AUDICA comes to the Oculus Quest with… Read more.
We all know you like games and we know you want the best bang for your buck. That is why Survios has listened to their fans. They heard the screams of "we want the bundles" and "bundles for all" battle cries. That is why it's time for you to step up and take advantage of these amazing PlayStation VR bundles now. First we have the CREED: Rise to Glory and Raw Data Survios Bundle. Do you want to become Rocky?… Read more.
The reality that you know, that you are used to is about to change. The world you are about to experience is the darkness of emptiness that is waiting for you to change that. Every move can change with color. Combined shapes to mix the tunes of the sounds. If there is darkness, what will you create to form the light? Features include: 6 base songs (for now!) to create a soundscape on. A toolkit full of unique visuals and… 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.
For those who may not be aware, Luck Combs is a CMA Awards-nominated artist. But he is adding something new with his appearance on Good Morning America. Through the MelodyVR app, on November 13, 2019, at 8:00 AM your local time, coming at you live, along with other artists, Maddie & Tae, Trisha Yearwood, and Trace Adkins. But in order to get up close and personal of this special view, you will need the Melody VR app which you can… Read more.
Get ready to enter your own mind-blowing experience that has you shooting and hitting enemies to the rhythm of the beat. But here, the simple rules that you may know have no boundaries. Here, you are your own action star. Here you make those who stand in your way, your playthings and show what your destiny is made out of. Features include: Pair the pulse-pounding pace of an FPS with the flow-state energy of a music game in a cinematic… 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.
If there is one of the few things we can count on life it is music. Music can soothe the soul. It can turn sad times into happy ones with just that voice, that guitar riff, and sometimes it can be just that one beat. So when I heard that we would be able to mix genres from rock to techno so that we can make our own perfect song, I really had to learn more and Tomas Sala from… 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.
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.
The Wizard of Oz is a classic movie. The books have that twist to them. So when I found out back in October that Virtro Entertainment was making Run Dorothy Run, the world’s first endless rhythm runner game through OZ and that it would be on PlayStation VR, I had to reach out to them and learn more about this independent VR gaming studio so that I could get their thoughts and inspirations on Virtual Reality. And Jordan and Lee Brighton,… 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.
Sometimes when you see a picture whether it be from a book, a movie poster or a game, the first glimpse can leave an impression. Sometimes that impression can leave a bad taste while others can put a smile on your face. So does Developer Solus Games give us more of a lasting impression than what we see at first glimpse? Let’s find out with Starship Disco for the PlayStation VR. So what is the premise of Starship Disco and what do you do?… 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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
The one thing that almost seems perfect for Virtual Reality is art. Whether it be in the form of creating it or performing it. But when you add music and the drumming to it, you can actually have a lot of fun with it. So when I got the chance to try out Audio Beats that was developed by Famiku and published by Gamepoch for the PlayStation VR, I was very intrigued and excited for what the possibilities I could have here. Now Audio… 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.
We’re off to see the Wizard…the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It’s ok to sing. In fact, sing it like nothing else. But can you sing while staying in rhythm while moving your arms and hearing the story from the husband of the Wicked Witch? Well, I suggest you step up, listen to the tale and keep the rhythm going because Virtro Entertainment has brought us a special gem with Run Dorothy Run for the PlayStation VR. Run Dorothy Run is the first major release… Read more.