What would you do if were for some reason, trapped with what seems like no way to escape? Would you get worried or try to make sense of the situation you were in? What if you could travel between dimensions along with being able to use magic to help solve in order for you to possibly find an escape? Do you think you would succeed or get lost traveling between the dimensions? For me, I think it would be interesting… Read more.
Escape Into Your Reality
Back on April 16, 2019, developer, Tin Man Games released the game Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown that was a mix of Jumanji and Dungeons and Dragons and the idea of what would happen if it was brought into Virtual Reality. It allowed a game master and really had the story unfolding on the table right before your eyes. It really is quite an enjoyable experience that should not be missed and has plenty of features to keep you… Read more.
After 2017's Lone Echo, many players were wanting...no wait...demanding more after the what to many, felt like they were left wondering what would happen next. But during Oculus Gaming Showcase, we were shown a teaser trailer with something going on in space as get to see the duo of Jack and Captain Olivia Rhodes. It will be interesting to see where the story goes from here. But look for the release when Lone Echo II comes to Oculus Rift/Rift S… Read more.
The Force has always been strong. But sometimes the Dark Side takes over and the we need to find that inner voice that tells to help us stay on the side of good vs the side of evil. Get ready to meet the one and only Darth Vader inside his mysterious fortress, where you just may hold the key to restoring the galaxy that is far far away. Features include: A CINEMATIC, INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE THAT LETS YOU STEP INSIDE A… Read more.
I know, delays are no fun at all. But good things are still coming. It looks like an announcement by developer Joy Way explained that the intent was to release STRIDE in mid-Spring, but they want to work on improving the mechanics and redesigning the tutorial to make sure they provide the best content and that everyone has the best experience possible. https://twitter.com/JoyWayVR/status/1376651153027502080 https://twitter.com/JoyWayVR/status/1376651155766398978 So like they say, the wait will be rewarded. Plus, the Story Mode teasers alone should… Read more.
Back in 2019, The Exorcist: Legion VR came out and with that, 5 different chapters allowed many players to let out screams and probably some nightmares. So over time and as the Quest 2 released, I wondered what Producers Fun Train and Developers Wolf & Wood would do to take advantage of the hardware and it looks like they did not disappoint. Support for 90hzImproved physicsTextured updatesDynamic lightingEnhanced resolutionsUpgraded animations So what are you waiting for? What will you do… Read more.
Escape Rooms can be a fun time in trying to look for clues to escape the room that you are in. It's a simple concept and depending on the type of scenario, can be a puzzling and unforgiven one where you will know who your true friends are or possibly never want to speak again. But in order to escape, one might have to know their surroundings well enough and put together the clues to have the chance of that… Read more.
Espire 1's newest Spectre update that was just released is adding some incredible things on the Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 platform and not taking any prisoners. Along with this update, two new weapons and new challenges are introduced including the following: New Campaign Weapon: Sawn-off Shotgun Playable for the first time in the campaign, the Sawn-off Shotgun offers Espire Agents the option to forgo stealth with this extra loud boom stick. This is the perfect weapon for “tanking”… Read more.
This is not what I know. I am used to traveling between the dimensions, but something happened. Someone or something has trapped me. But the reason why they trapped me is not yet known, but I will figure it out. For I know the magic and I am willing to do what it takes, to learn those spells if it means I will no longer be held captive. I have to, for I am a Flow Weaver and I must… Read more.
That voice. I can't see it, but I can hear him, one Dr. Finnegan who owns the estate. The one that conducts all the experiments. But something happened...something that I am not sure who I am supposed to help. I awoke in this body fit for a doll constrained to this wheel chair machine.But I don't think I am alone in this place...this abandoned place. I don't know how I got here, why I am here, or even who I… Read more.
Stop for a moment and think about your own life. One where you think you have made the best choices up to this point. You may be growing up with the best family or actually have a family all of your own. But have there been times when the one you wanted to be with may not have always been the only option? What about pinpointing that time in your life where you made the decision that you knew had… Read more.
Parkour. The word alone brings the ability to move through complex environments to a new level. The way one moves while using what is all around you as almost like stepping stones with such speed and discipline really is amazing. The challenges that one would face not just physically, but mentally as well not only for themselves but for the feeling of being alive for some. But does developer Joy Way bring the idea, the concept of Parkour into Virtual… Read more.
Observing the galaxy can be a very chilled experience. Looking at the stars and wondering. But what if your telescope is not like all the others? What if, you could observe the life and events of the curious planets by physically manipulating your telescope? Find new details that were just a thought and solve that ultimate cosmic mystery. It's all for you to discover if you just take a moment to look to see all your questions be answered? But… Read more.
Being a genie can be tough especially when you are trapped for who knows how long and trying to figure out how to get out of whatever this place is. You know you can do so much more if you were not trapped inside and have your talents wasted. But in all the planning, in all the strategy, you can't leave, because trust me, I tried. But it wasn't until that day...that moment when great wizard, Thaco summoned me, a… Read more.
If you are looking to discover new worlds and hoping for a deal, get ready as there is a new duo pack ready for you to discover. First, we have Down the Rabbit Hole. A VR adventure that takes place in Wonderland prior to Alice's arrival. You will discover a girl in search of her lost pet, Patches, that has wandered into Wonderland. Guide her as she moves through the mysterious world. But which way should she go? You can… Read more.
There comes a point in everyone's life where we know that we were destined to do something. Destined to make a journey no matter the unknown, no matter the voices trying to help us, and no matter the sacrifices. But that voice is the one she should have listened to. Why did you have to go, Grace, why? I could hear it in your voice when you left that message when you sounded like your world is collapsing. Hold on… Read more.
Virtual Reality can take us many places and allow us to do things that we normally would not even attempt in real life. Things such as flying a space ship, entering an alien world, being in a shark cage or even doing parkour on top of rooftops without any hesitation about our life being over if we were to miss that jump. Virtual Reality really is the dimension between worlds and realities. So when I heard that Developer Joy Way… Read more.
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.
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.
You are Ophelia and the 41st Millenium needs you. But in this war, when it seems to grim, no ordinary soul will do. So you will need to weed out the corruption within humanity and help save a race. Features include: Deep and compelling story Explore the Warhammer 40k universe like never before in VR. BLAST technology pushing Quest to the limits Streams & batches content allowing big worlds with lower memory usage and load times.Spectacular Acts of Faith Slow… Read more.
Last years novel adaption that was being made for VR has received amazing support. The first title introduced us to Kraft Lawrence, a traveling merchant who meets Holo, a beautiful woman who can transform into a wolf. As their time together evolved with you for along for the journey, it looks like this time we will be introduced with Murie (voiced by the one and only Aimi Tanaka), the daughter of Holo and Lawrence. What adventure awaits for you? What… Read more.
There are many stories and fairy tales that have been told. But one that might be very well recognized is Alice in Wonderland. I remember seeing both the Disney animated version as well as the live-action version and thinking the same thing in that there has to be more to this world. A world that is full of fascinating characters each with their personalities that seemed to match the craziness of Wonderland. But does Developer Cortopia Studios give us a… Read more.
After a release that was supposed to have Down the Rabbit Hole release around the same time for PCVR, the PlayStation VR version was tentatively scheduled for early April. With everything that has happened, it looks like some good news for the prequel to Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland. Get ready to go Down the Rabbit Hole when it releases on May 1, 2020, for PlayStation VR and is also available on the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift/S on the Oculus Store, Steam,… Read more.
Have you wished that some of the day one PlayStation VR games would be in that physical category? Have you been begging and pleading with Perp Games and Frames Interactive to somehow in someway come together in a time in need? Well, your prayers have been answered with some extra time to spare. Features include: More than 40 levels in the single player story-driven campaign.Extensive multiplayer party mode.New Lost Lessons DLC . So will you dodge what is being launched… Read more.
So you think you really graduated and you thought your time at the Football Improvement Centre was finished as you were lead to believe you completed all the lessons that were to give. What if there were some lost lessons left to be learned? Then get ready to discover what Carl has been working on in his workshop. Features include... 10 brand new single player levelsBonus party mode level to enjoy with friendsEnter Carl’s workshop for the first timeTrampolines!All the… Read more.
On March 26, 2020, it was going to be a day for fans not only of wonder and exploration but those intrigued of a prequel to Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland. Down the Rabbit Hole would be releasing for both PlayStation VR and PCVR. It now seems that the PlayStation VR version will have to wait just a little bit longer as it is now scheduled to come out in early April. A little disappointing for some giving what… Read more.
Do you ever read a story or see a movie and thought about how great it would be to enter that land and meet your favorite characters? Maybe you wanted to venture out more than what the story actually told or possibly wonder what it must have been like to visit that place and see what things were like before the hero of the story was introduced. Thoughts like this always make me think about the what-if possibility of the… Read more.
Diving is in your blood. It is your life. As a world-class diver, you are Ren Tanaka and you have a gift. The ability of swimming beyond what the normal person would normally be able to with scuba gear and swim without it. You know your limits, but after your last dive left you landlocked for months, you may start to question your limits. But there is hope when your mentor, Dr. Landstrom has made a discovery that could change… Read more.
All you want is paradise. A place where there is peace and hope. But the question is not when you will get there but how. You could wait until your unfortunate demise or upload your soul to Elysia. But by doing so, not only will you be able to unravel your own life, but your digital afterlife as well. Features include: Psychological Adventure with Exploration & Puzzle Solving: Interact with over 100 physical puzzles, make psychological decisions and explore memories… Read more.
Imagine waking up in your own home that should be familiar place, but instead of the safe feeling you are used to, is now home to an unfolding mystery. One with such fear that you may not like or want to be a part of. As an Engineer, you are Andy Bishop who wakes to discover this terrifying mystery. And for what seems seems as the perfect setting to the unknown, nothing adds to the feelings of uncertainty at this… Read more.
There is more to the story that was told of a girl named Alice in Wonderland. But what you may not be aware of is the story before the story that needs to be told. Playing as a girl who lost her pet Patches and happens to wander into Wonderland, you will need to guide her as she moves through this mad world, but what you will have to find out is which way will you go and is the… Read more.
There was a time where radio was a big part of the entertainment. Besides music, sports, and news, there were also stories being told through radio dramas. But what if you were able to visit the story as it unfolds through your mind as you try to do your best to keep the radio station humming along as its new DJ. You have many jobs that you will need to do to make sure things are the best that they… Read more.
What if you were to truly feel like you were alone? How would you feel? Would you feel an emptiness? Would you be sad? But what if at the time when you needed it the most, a friend showed up unexpectedly? And what if that friend was really big and could lift and move things like they were toys in a playground? Meet Lewis. He is young and is just trying to do the right thing. You see Lewis lives… Read more.
Have you ever wondered at times, when maybe daydreaming, listening to your favorite song or even just starting at the night time sky looking up at all the stars and wonder if it were all to end, would what you did with your time be enough would it all be worth it to gain redemption? These are some questions that one could easily ask themselves but may not like the outcome when the answers are given. But does Developer Mantis… Read more.
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 alien world wondering what would happen next? Let’s find… Read more.
That’s right after three years since being released on PlayStation VR and two years on PCVR, the game where you use your head to hit balls and other objects that are shot at you is receiving an update with patch 1.08 which is available now and includes the following: Added Practice Mode! This can be accessed from the player’s room in the main story.(PS4 Only) Added the ability to play Party Mode as just one person to compete for your own… Read more.
In this issue of Mr. PSVR's Interview Corner, we talk with Neil Rennison of Tin Man Games and get into some of the games that they have been responsible for and learn more about their newest game, Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown. A game that brings to life the tabletop game genre, a narrative-driven campaign, and how being a scoundrel can sometimes lead to being a hero in ways that only Virtual Reality can. We also find out what… Read more.
Welcome to The PlayStation Brahs. Please introduce yourself. So what is it like working at Archiact? “Archiact is a great studio located in downtown Vancouver, Canada. The company has been working exclusively in VR (and now AR) for 5 years. We’ve grown a lot from when I started over 3 years ago, but my last two years on Evasion have truly been the highlight. I’ve been so fortunate to collaborate with an incredible, passionate team who aim high and wanted… 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.
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.
In Virtual Reality it is important to be immersed in the world you are in. Not only visually, but the sound also is a big part of it. Ever since Stifled was announced to be coming to PlayStation VR, I was intrigued. Here is a game that is taking a different approach to using your voice as the primary visuals. So when I reached out to Gattai Games, Justin Ng was happy to answer some questions about Stifled, Gattai Games and his… Read more.
I recently reviewed Chernobyl VR Project for the PlayStation VR. As I played and learned about the history of Chernobyl, Virtual Reality really added to this history lesson in a way that truly touched me. So I reached out to The Farm 51 to ask some questions about their thoughts on VR and history. Dawid Biegun was able to step up and help answer my questions. What made you decide to do a project in VR about Chernobyl? “When we visit the… Read more.
Neptune Flux is just one week away for release on the PlayStation VR and PlayStation 4. This underwater adventure will have you submerged in a one-person sub all the while to discover the secrets that need to be solved to uncover the mysteries. I reached out to Zoxide Games to get some of their inspirations and to ask some questions about the game and their thoughts in general. Nick Pettit is the one person team from Zoxide Games and was… 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.
If you had the chance to think of something so comical and so over the top, how fast would you share it with others? Would you even think about those that you might possibly offend or would you unleash your creativity and just embrace it all? But does the creation from the mind of Justin Roiland and Developer Squanch Games help break the barrier of comedic platform adventure awesomeness? The answer is yes in every way. Let’s find out more… 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 role-playing element has been out for ages. From the times you gathered with your friends to roll the dice and play the cards to the cartoons and movies being watched to even the controller in your hand. For some, it may be a way to live another life in order to escape our own or it may be a way to have our character increase in power or the decision to end that character’s life. The imagination, the situations… 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.
A disease can be deathly when there is no cure. But at a time where hope was needed the most and surely felt lost by death, there was one man who saved was able to make a difference and not only save those who survived but for future generations to come. But do Steel Minions portrayal that some called a hero, the education vaccine we need? Let’s find out with The Chantry for PlayStation VR. But what is The Chantry about? The Chantry allows us to… Read more.
Yea I got the orders. Go investigate a disturbance on the Faro Colony. I have seen the advertisements for it being peaceful, warm and welcoming. I read further down on the letter to where it said there was a low probability of enemy contact. It even said I would have the latest in everything. It even said it was going to be uneventful and it was signed by Architect and at the bottom of the orders it said Welcome to… Read more.
If you were forced to be in a room locked in with at the time appears to be no escape, would your mind rumble with fear or would it have the determination to allow you to use whatever you could find and try to get out? Imagine surrounded by four walls that seem to have a life of its own or maybe the life you start to fear is in the room with you the whole time. But does Developer… Read more.
What if you could enter a mind? What if once you entered the mind what you knew was generated for you in a reality that is not known, but reimagined of how one reality could become the normality? What if you were the one being tested as the subject? These were some of the questions I had in what I experienced. But do Developers Spectrevision and Ubisoft Montreal and Publisher Ubisoft allow us to enter one’s mind…to become the experiment… Read more.
If you lost your ability to see, what would do? How would you feel? Would you…could you adapt to the world that you have known? But would you let this set back keep you down or would you become stronger and turn it into a positive? But it seems that Developer Tiny Bull Studio and Publisher Fellow Traveller want to give us that experience with Blind for PlayStation VR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOA18Rq-T7Y Before even starting just take a moment to enjoy the beautiful music… Read more.
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.
History. The word has different meanings to different people. To some, it may mean to learn from it so that we do not repeat it. To others, it could mean something from our past that we enjoyed and respect. But does ARVORE Immersive Experiences presentation of the homage of the history of gaming right on point and should you allow your inner 8-bit to come out and play? The fun short answer is… yes, it does…go now and experience all… Read more.
I have always been fascinated by the history and era of the Wild West. People like John Joshua Webb and Sam Bass to even the Lincoln County War with Billy the Kid, Josiah “Doc” Scurlock, and Pat Garrett. The list goes on and on, but why hasn’t this era been used more in gaming. I always thought how awesome it would be out in the Wild West, galloping on my faithful horse, and being on the lookout for that notorious… Read more.
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.
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.
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.
Your voice. It can sound fearful, it can harness your screams, and sometimes, just sometimes, it allows it to become your eyes. And when you start to think about taking your voice and teaming it up with darkness to then allow your sight that becomes a wonder. Now if you take all of this and add it to Virtual Reality, then you have something that is magically based on a what-if into something special, then you will know exactly what… Read more.
There is something about history. Something about being able to read about, but some times if you are not able to experience it, it might not have the same meaning. This is what I love about VR and what The Farm 51 has done with the Chernobyl VR Project. It has taken history with VR in mind and has given us a real connection to a most troubled and sad time in history. So what is the Chernobyl VR Project?… Read more.
"People once believed that when someone dies, a crow carries their soul to the land of the dead. But sometimes, something so bad happens that a terrible sadness is carried with it and the soul can’t rest. Then sometimes, just sometimes, the crow can bring that soul back to put the wrong things right." Truer words have never been spoken in such a transferring experience than with Flight School’s Manifest 99 for the PlayStation VR. I want to say this first before… Read more.