With the release of Yupitergrad on Steam, the Oculus Store, and Viveport with some very positive reviews, it looks there are some great updates coming our way. For one, the Custom Controls Update. One thing that has been wanted was the ability to customize the controls, so the call has been answered that includes: Turn on smooth rotation and choose the speed of it;Turn off the rotation and play without it;Or play with classic snap rotation;Also for better gameplay customization, you can now calibrate… Read more.
Escape Into Your Reality
If you had the job of a cosmonaut that had a mission, what would be one of the first things you would do? Would you take selfies in your suit? Would you try to do some flips in zero gravity? Would you communicate back home in a humorous way? All those are very valid and admirable choices in their own right. But what if you could be a swinging cosmonaut on another planet? You may start to think of new… Read more.
One of the things that keep on surprising me within Virtual Reality is movement. You can drive or fly a ship and go as fast as possible. You can walk or run and you can even swing based on the mechanics of the experience. But when I heard that Gamedust was making a game where you have grappling hooks that you can swing around along with acrobatics along with solving puzzles with humor, I was intrigued. I had to know… Read more.
There has been a few questions when it comes to Space throughout history. How far can we really go? Will we ever find any other planets that would be habitable? Is there any alien life form out there? Those are all good questions that to this day we are trying to find out even more of the answers. But we needed something, something that could see the images that were too far away and see them with such clarity and… Read more.
Imagine a time of retro-styled shooters. Shooters that required you to use your hand-eye coordination to the fullest. But what if the concept be reimagined into a new way of playing, a new way that only could be done in Virtual Reality? Imagine your body as the weapon, drones and guns to use, and drones with shields. There is not longer a time to think if this could ever become a reality, the time is now in Virtual Reality. Features… 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.
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.
There is something about the calmness of space. Seeing all the stars, being able to see incredible views and weightlessness. It’s all very beautiful and poetic. But all that beauty could turn into something fearful if something went wrong. What if your time was limited? Who would hear you? What would be some of your possible last thoughts? So when I heard that Anshar Studios was, in fact, coming out with Detached for the PlayStation VR I had to know more. I had… Read more.
Ever since I can remember I have dreamt of going into space. Wondering what it would be like to be part of history, to touch the stars, and land on the moon. Like many of us, we may never be able to live that dream…or can we? Recently I had the opportunity to live out that dream in a way that I thought would not be possible. Presented in such a way, that I was able to experience that history,… Read more.
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.
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.
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.
Space, the stars, flying your own ship, exploring…these are all ingredients of a space adventure that make playing in Virtual Reality something special. But does Developer Vibrant Core and Publisher Bit Composer Interactive take us on an adventure that you need to pilot? Let’s find out with Space Rift – Episode 1 on PlayStation VR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=AC8VRLX9O6c Now before I begin, I want to talk about the voice acting. Space Rift – Episode 1 will not win any familiar awards for the voice acting and… Read more.
Horror and Sci-fi + Space + Stealth + Scares + Virtual Reality = The perfect combination. When it comes to horror games they can be scary. When you add the Sci-fi atmosphere with the horror element, there are certain things we have come to be aware of, enjoy, and our expectations or at least the hope that our expectations will be somewhat met part of the way. So when Developer Firesprite first announced their vision of what we are normally… Read more.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like in space? Maybe working on a space station? The views alone would be so breathtaking that you would just have to stop and admire the beauty from above. I know I have thought about it and dreamed about what it would be like with no gravity and be able to float. It would be truly amazing. But then I cannot help sometimes start to wonder if I was up in space… Read more.
If you think about it, a gun of light has been around for a long time. From when people were first introduced to Laser Tag to even bringing that action home, there has always been the urge to take the combat to new levels. From Nintendo to Sega to PlayStation to PlayStation VR, the light gun has always added that extra level of immersion. But even at all the times playing laser tag I have always wanted that feeling of… Read more.
As long as I can remember I have been fascinated with the stars. Wondering about the constellations, the stories behind them, and what it must be like to see the stars from different parts of the world and even at different dates. I remember every time that I would go to the museum, I couldn’t wait to get inside the planetarium be taking away, to learn all that I could. It was a really special time in my life. It… Read more.
“We choose to go to the moon, we choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.” – John F. Kennedy… Read more.
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.
When I first saw The Last Starfighter, it was instant love. “Alex Rogen was a small-town boy with big dreams. But in his wildest dreams, he never suspected that tonight he would become the Last Starfighter.” This movie had such an awesome feel to it, that I still think it can still hold up to this day and how awesome would this be in VR. And that is exactly what Orange Bridge Studios has done with End Space for the PlayStation VR.… Read more.
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.