Many types of genres work when it comes to Virtual Reality. But one in particular that I hope we get to see a lot more of is platformers. The ability to move around in Virtual Reality and get that sense of immersion, really cannot be beaten. It allows you to see things in different ways that you normally would not get to experience when it comes to playing them on T.V. So when I heard that Ven VR Adventure and… Read more.
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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.
Imagine being part of a town where everyone knows everyone and it has this balance that just seems right. Then one day something happened that wiped out the town. As time passed, you would have many questions that all you want were the answers. But if you had a chance to get those answers, how far would you be willing to go to get them? Would you do whatever it took, no matter what would be in the unknown? With… Read more.
This world was supposed to be better. We are more advanced than in the past. But somehow our past of depending on Artificial Intelligence has caught up. But did anyone think about what if? What if there ever was a crisis, would anyone know what to do? Would everyone be safe? The world needs a hero. Features include: A tense atmosphere in a cyberpunk battlefield, feel flames burning your hair and hear bullets whiz by your ear.Oncoming bullets give you… Read more.
What happens when there needs to be a highly classified weapon that needs to be retrieved and lots of danger will go to lengths to protect it? They call in you, an elite HRF Operative to retrieve it. But it's not going to be easy as The Megacities of the world are under siege by the Homech forces by that evil Cifer. But that weapon that is needed, codenamed TWS (Tri-Weapon System) is not an ordinary weapon, but a pair… Read more.
For those that have entered into the world of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, there has been something we have been wanting for years, more Half-Life and now we are about to get the opportunity for just that, but in Virtual Reality. Back in November, Valve announced a full-length entry of the series. Set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, you will be playing as Alyx Vance as you will fight against the alien race called The Combine (as… Read more.
Before you can prepare what is about to come our way, you will need to understand the past in order to understand. A research lab under the S Corp was started in the year 2017. They thought they could make the world a better place. With their success of cloning and genetic experiments. But there was a careless mistake when somebody used too much of whatever they created on those things and then the clones all went crazy and caring… Read more.
When you think about your life, do you ever think about the past and ask yourself, “What if I could go back to that time and do things differently?” I am sure we all do, but as much as I think we would all love to, realism comes into play and we cannot change the past. But with Virtual Reality, in a way that we can. We have the opportunity to enter a world and make choices that in hopes… 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.
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.
Our town, it was everything you could have hoped it would be. Sure we had our ups and downs, but they were our ups and downs in our old mining town. But something happened 15 years ago that wiped us out. But as many questions that I have, there is an answer. The only problem with those answers is where to find them and then you have to ask yourself, is going into the radius worth the price? Is it… Read more.
It seems there is an evil of the land. An evil so powerful that it will take a hero or heroes in order to help rid this evil once and for all. But simply going in this without your trusty sword would be a deep and dark mistake. But in order to rid this evil, you will need to level up your sword-wielding skills against the enemies in order to meet your destiny and seal the fate of the titan… Read more.
Imagine a land with a champion who everyone including herself, would know no wrong. But something happened that day with the battle two years ago and all hope was lost...or was it? What if there was a chance that for the past two years of wondering and self-doubt could be changed? Features include: Comfort Movement - be able to explore every corner of this fantasy world without any nausea. Unique Battle System - The unique sword and skill system will… Read more.
In Crisis VRigade, you play as a member of the SWAT team as you try to handle some hostile situations, but it seems Developer Sumalab doesn't want you to go at this alone. It looks like you want you to bring some friends to assist with the action. And it seems the update is now available on Steam as we speak with an update coming to the PlayStation VR version as well. Crisis VRigade is available now on the Oculus… Read more.
What would you do if danger came to your planet so it could destroy it? Would you do what you could to save it or would you hide and hopes that the danger would never find you? Meet Ven who happens to love his planet Runnies. Ven has that good spirit about him and would be more than happy to be your friend. But there is a great disturbance on Planet Runnies and that disturbance is none other than the… Read more.
Imagine a time when you and another family member had a close relationship. That family member could be a brother, sister or even a cousin. But what if that close relationship changed at some point in time? A change that set the tone for the future. A future that when you think about it, you wished you could change to correct. Waking up alone in the storeroom, you find that the mansion you have been living with your father and… Read more.
We read and saw about this scientist and since day one, we knew there was this evil in his eyes. We were right as good ol mad scientist has decided to play GOD, conduct experiments from around the world, and spread this zombie virus with his strange cube. But the question is, how do we stop them? The zombies just keep coming. These zombies want our brains and they can climb walls...wait...climbing wall brain-eating zombies that are not afraid of… Read more.
Imagine a world not of the living, but one full of spirits. A world where its inhabitants are wanting some extra life to maybe stay. But you will need to put your platforming skills to the test in order to make it across the finish line of escaping the underworld. But you have a choice to either go at this alone and play as Carly or playing in Virtual Reality as Reperman who can assist Carly by placing platforms that… 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.
One of the many weapon types that work well in Virtual Reality is the bow and arrow. Being able to pull back on the bow with accuracy and releasing for that killer shot feels pretty good when executed properly. We have experienced this weapon before with different variations and powers of how it may be used. But does Developer Odd Meter games show us a new tale of the bow and arrow? Let's find out with SACRALITH: The Archer's Tale… Read more.
The world around you has changed and New Orleans is at war due to a chance. This change is not one that you asked for, but it will be the one that tests you the fullest. When the people you love have their bodies piled up on the road, will you have any remorse or will you do what is necessary? When humanity you are part of goes from life to death, how will you survive? Features include: Live The… Read more.
Have you ever thought about what if your job, your position that you worked so hard for was suddenly replaced with robots? Machines that could efficiently do what you do much better, faster, and without pay. And while this is going on, there was more of a deeper plan to remove humanity from the picture so that only artificial intelligence is left to rule. It really is a scary thought and the way the world is heading, somewhere in some… 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 head and ponder 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.
Yes, you read that right, you have the opportunity to win a copy of the Steam version of Touring Karts and it is yours for the taking. All you have to do is download the Steam Demo of Touring Karts and you can unlock the full game by winning three...yes three races in a row! But that is not all, if you win five races in a row, you will get an extra free Steam key for a friend. Check… Read more.
Many moons ago before thee or I even existed, there were two beings that ruled the world, Lord Adaroth and Lady Evelyn. You see, these two Gods of Immortality lived at a time where peace and possibility are what some of us now could only hope for. But the world as they knew it had something missing from it, light. But Lady Evelyn wanted light and with that light came life. That life created some of the much beauty that the world of Anaria… 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.
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.
What if the tale was true? What if there is a stone so magical that it would grant you the power over the dragons? But in order to gain such power, you will have to embark on a quest. One that will test your courage and will. You will need to visit many locations to gain the advantage against those that stand in your way. Features include: A breathtaking immersive storyline that will carry you to the world of SACRALITH.Lifelike… Read more.
You have the need, the need for speed. You know in your heart of hearts that you are the best both in non-VR and in Virtual Reality but feel the need to prove it. Now you have the opportunity to race, but not only race but use weapons in order to make sure you win. But be on the lookout, because the other racers have the same goal in mind. Features include: Power-ups originally designed to be used in VR… Read more.
The times were rough, but you made it out of the TransCorp office, but what you thought was over, only really continues the threat against humanity? That threat is the existence of humanity as we know it. But there is something you can do to stop this madness...to end the threat. Features include: A multitude of new environments, new enemies, new gadgets and new types of challenges.The sequel to one of the first and one of the most loved VR… Read more.
Imagine a world where the beauty of plants surround you. Being able to water, touching, and interacting all around you, but not in ways that you might think. Imagine your interactive touch made the music that makes both the plants and creatures around you help life around you be restored to its fullest capabilities. Features include: A meditative, musical gardening adventure that offers a unique and restorative VR experienceHike through three diverse biomes, collect seeds, and explore their enchanting flora… Read more.
If the apocalypse were to happen, would you honestly know what to do? If the ones you loved turned into a zombie, what emotional toll would that take on you? How long you think you could survive? These are all valid questions that I hope never come true and hope we never are faced to answer. But does Developer Monochrome Inc. allow us to see the potential answers to different types of apocalyptic scenarios? Let's find out with Contagion VR:… Read more.
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.
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.
Kart racing can be a blast as you can race against your friends as well as those that you never have met as you try to make the laps in the best time and try to finish in the first place. But with the pressure of racing can come the start of the race all the way to the final seconds of the final lap. But does Developer Ivanovich Games reinvent the kart-type racer by giving us some surprises to… 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.
For all of those hundreds and hundreds in attendance and for the thousands upon thousands who have played, when you think of all the beats that you have conquered and for the sabers that you used to make it happen and thought that you could not master anymore, get ready for the new music pack. But what is included in this special league? More songs, in fact, six new songs from Rocket League and a new custom environment: Tokyo Machine… Read more.
What would you do if you were comfortable in your own town and all of a sudden, your help was needed and not by criminal mischief of the physical kind per se, but more of the spirit haunting kind? Would you run? Would you hide? Would you move out of the neighborhood? Would you call someone? All of those are very respectful choices in their own right, but what if the one that could possibly save the day was you?… 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.
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 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.
Ah, the golden rule of "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". It's a very nice and simple rule that we should all follow...until your "friends" decide to scare you at their own laughter and enjoyment. Imagine being in a haunted house in Virtual Reality where you have a very simple job...escape. In order to help escape, you will need to find some spiritual items along the way. But there is only one problem, your so-called… Read more.
What do you do when you are minding your own business in various places and you have goons and thugs attack you for no reason? You could pray, you could try and run, but depending on if all the escape routes are blocked off you could be in trouble, or you can summon your inner Jackie Chan and go all Rush Hour on everybody. Get ready for a physics-driven, beat-em-up in any way possible by kicking and punching your way… Read more.
Rokar the place you know, the place you have chosen to protect has fallen. Playing as a magical knight that was once the advanced civilization called Rokar. Rokar had the power that the people, your people would harvest called Aether. But the land has fallen thanks to the likes of the evil, called The Clamity who not only destroy your home, the place you swore to protect but in doing so, have allowed unknown horrors to arise. It will be… Read more.
Boxing has can get you into shape. It can give you confidence. It can even give you the thrill of competition. In this room-scale, boxing ring, you will have dodge, jab, punch, and sweat your way if you are going to make it. Get ready to go up against a unique set of fighters that have their own style techniques in a virtual gym as you will need to use skill, timing, and have lady luck on your side as… Read more.
For those that played Trover Saves the Universe, there is one thing I think we can all agree on and that is the humor. Yes, the humor is not for the childlike young ears, but for those that can truly appreciate it and I think that is quite many who do. But in this universe, there are many who are not employed and after a while, that can get you right in the feels. This is why the world needs Trover… Read more.
War can be tricky and scary. Gunfire and explosions all around you and not knowing if it will be your last breath. Lucky for you, you don’t have to go at it alone as you will have a squad with you. Combining tactical gameplay with vehicles and weapons, it will be up to you and your squad to do what it takes to win. Features include: Progression SystemCharacter CustomizationIn-game Shop & Load-Out CustomizationPositional, Team and Open VOIP options (server global)Interactive… Read more.
In this issue of Mr. PSVR's Interview Corner, we talk with Sabastian of Red Limb Studio and look into the world of Rise of Insanity. A first-person psychological horror game that originally was not built for Virtual Reality, but was later added. Set in America in the 1970s, the story focuses on Dr. Stephen Dowell, a renowned psychologist faced with a difficult patient who shows distinct, yet contradictory symptoms of different medical disorders. But we also get into more of… 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When I first heard about Code 51: Mecha Arena, I had this idea about how it would play out in Virtual Reality. Could the hope of having mechs in a deathmatch multiplayer really happen? When I had the opportunity to review it, my hopes became a reality and I have been having a great time playing ever since. When a game is made, I like to not only appreciate the hard work that goes into making someone’s dream, but I also… 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.
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.
With Cold Iron from Catch and Release releasing on PlayStation VR and the theme it was based upon, I wanted to know more about the game, the company, and the overall inspiration they have for Virtual Reality. So when I reached out to Matthew Taylor from Catch and Release, he was happy to give me some more insight into being a game developer and what the future holds for Cold Iron. Matthew Taylor of Catch and Release So tell us about Catch and Release.… 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.
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.
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.
VRog is a game where you don’t play as a frong, but you become the VRog. A game where no controllers are used, but only the PlayStation VR headset is needed to play. The object is so simple with two modes, catch as many bugs as possible in 90 seconds or play as long as your skills allow all while trying to avoid the evil stork. I thought I would reach out to ByteRockers’ Games to get their thoughts and insight… Read more.
Crystal Rift is a grid-based dungeon-crawler, in classic first-person perspective. An experiential horror challenge game that takes the player through a series of increasingly mysterious locations. With Crystal Rift out on PlayStation VR, I wanted to delve into the minds behind the game and reached out to Psytec Games on what inspired them and their thoughts of VR. John Hibbins, the founder of Psytec Games. Was were some of the influences for Crystal Rift? “Early Grid-Based dungeon crawlers like Dungeon Master and Eye of… Read more.
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.
Horror and VR are a combination of both frighting and magical. The ability to have you immersed into a world that very well could be as real as yours and flip that to allow your most inner fears come alive in similar ways as visiting a haunted house is truly remarkable. I reached out to the team at CastleSteps Gaming for some of their thoughts and what makes The Bellows stand out. What were some of the major influences for The Bellows? "The… Read more.
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.
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 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.
Horror can mean different things depending on what is entailed. It can mean playing on your innocence or your emotions. It can be the internal struggle that one is going through just to keep the sanity. Depending on who you ask, you might receive a different answer. But has Developer Red Limb Studio found a way to bring this all together in Virtual Reality? Let’s find out with Rise of Insanity for the PlayStation VR. Before we begin, I will say that… Read more.
Have you ever wanted to play a tabletop game and either could not get anyone to play or the choice of the game to play was never agreed on? Tabletop games can bring out the competition in some while bringing the fun for others. Do does Developer Experiment 7 bring the competition and the fun of tabletop games to Virtual Reality? Let’s find out with Catan VR for the PlayStation VR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54-E1XERNGM I am going to say that I have never played Catan before,… 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.
What if you attended a party and there was Kid Rock and Joe Dirt making up a new game that was combined with a 3D version of Arkanoid and Racket Ball with some music and instead of balls, you had to play with smashed up cans that they consumed and instead of rackets, you were to hit the cans with a flip flop that was played in a sewer with rats that were shooting skulls from the day of the… Read more.
There is something about the game of pinball that allows you to get your mindset and using the flippers to hit the pinball all around the table and racking up points. The tables themselves have some of the best themes from Star Wars to Batman and each one can have a different connection to certain people that it can just draw you in and before you know it, the time has just passed by. But does Developer Zen Studios bring… 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.
Jump scares can be a brilliant thing. They keep you on edge as you expect them to happen, but not sure when and where they may occur. When you bring this element into Virtual Reality, you are no longer have that safety net per se, but instead, are brought into a world where you must play by its rules. So do Developer Steel Wool Studios and Publisher Scottgames and Lionsgate take you out of your element and welcome you into… Read more.
Turn-Based Strategy. When you hear or see these words, what are some of the first things that come to your mind? For me, I always like to think about the placement and movement of my forces and how I am going to out-think and outmaneuver the enemy. It’s quite of a cat and mouse game if you will. But does Developers and Publishers Hoplite Research, Funbox Media, and Steel Wool Studios bring the strategy of war? Let’s find out with QUAR:… Read more.
Boxing can be an amazing workout. From the punches that are thrown to the ducking and moving that you do. It really can be a workout to make you sweat and get your heart pumping. But has Developer FitXR found a way to bring music, working out, and trainers to the mix? I am going to go ahead and answer this now and say that yes, yes they have. Let’s find out more with BOXVR for the PlayStation VR. I am going… Read more.
Cats! they can be tough, they can be cute, and they can even be heroic, but they can also get into mischief, especially when they are kittens. But are you or someone you know without a cat in their lives? What about the people who may be allergic to cats or ones that just want to prove that they are responsible enough to take care of one? Does Developer FusionPlay show what’s it like to own a cat and kittens… Read more.
What would happen if one day all that you knew or thought you knew was not how it was supposed to be? And what if on that day, you were in a place that you did not know? The questions you would need to ask yourself is if this were to happen to you in a place that you did not recognize, would you do what was told for your own safety and out of your own fears and how… Read more.
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.
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.
I want you to think for a moment when Thanos was looking all over the galaxy for the Infinity Stones. His passion and determination to find them would lead to different directions and times that Thanos would not and could not stop at any cost until he got what he desired. The portals he would use allowed him to enter anywhere he wanted no matter when. And along the way with the hunch he had, went through a portal and… Read more.
The one thing I love about Virtual Reality is how it can allow you to become anyone you want to be, go anywhere you want to go, and visit any time you want to visit. If you could somehow become a wizard at a time that was full of magic and spells, would you enter the doorway? Something I have always wondered is if I could enter that world, how would I embrace the world around me or how would… Read more.
Theme parks can be a blast. From your favorite rides new rides to the classics. Rides from roller coasters to ones that take you on an adventure. They can be a place that can take you back regardless of your age. Sometimes going on our favorite ride we rode as a child and able to share that experience with our children of today can be some of the best memories. So does Developer Monad Rock bring us the thrill of… Read more.
When we last saw Dick Wilde, we got to experience our exterminator dreams. You see good old Dick Wilde has always been in pest control for his entire life. If anyone had any problems, they knew who to call. If you had a mutated gator problem, you call Dick. If you find that there is a shark infestation, you call Dick. Even if some seagulls ate some bad fish and it made them have Angry Seagull disease, you would call Dick. Dick knew… Read more.
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.
Imagine a world where magic exists. No, I am not referring to card tricks and mirrors, but one where the spells of the elements can be cast to help destroy the evil that lurks and attacks. A world where in order to become a Mage, you have to learn and be willing to be taught. Would you do what you could to help protect the one who is teaching and how far would you be willing to be tested in… Read more.
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.
One of my favorite Twilight Zone episodes is the one about five different characters inside a box just wondering what else could there be out there and do whatever they can to find an exit. The characters show hope, determination, doubt, and even acceptance. All the possibilities of their mind. But in order to break on through to the other side, everything they thought they might know, would be sort of flipped. Their realization now would have a different outlook and meaning.… Read more.
Virtual Reality 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 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.
You know how when you put on the PlayStation VR headset and magically you are in that new world. Your reality doesn’t exist, but this new world, this new place has become your reality. But what if something in this new reality trapped you. Would you know how to get back home? All very good questions to ask. But does Publisher Rebellion and Developer Dream Reality Interactive show us how to escape from reality to the next? Let’s find out… Read more.
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.
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.
Now this is the tale about howThe myth was formed and my life got turned aroundAs it only took a moment to just wait right thereI’ll let you know about the legend of Starbear In the fast-paced city where I born and bearedWaiting for a taxi is how I spent most of my daysWaiting it out, trying to be all flyWhile traffic was passing me byWhen all of the sudden mean raccoons who wanted not to be goodStarted causing trouble… Read more.
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 somehow were placed in a room with just four walls with no signs of any doors, how would you feel? Would you scream, would you start placing the blame on others or would you try and escape even if the answer was not as obvious as you would think? These are very real answers given the situation that you are in. Does Developer Gamedust allow us to enter the challenge of trying to escape a cube of… Read more.
Arcades can be a wonderful experience from playing your favorite games to the type of experience you can have. Even today one of my favorite experiences at arcades is going in, seeing that game you could sit where the sides and top had you closed in and you have a gun and you were taking on this ride. I have always thought it would be awesome to have that experience at home. Sure, we got a version of that experience… 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.
Back on March 7, 2017, we had a chance to go to Mars as you copilot a ship. Decisions had to be made within a certain amount of time or it was mission over. The way you got ready for the impact on Mars to controlling a rover to even a shooting battle allowed us to escape our reality in Unearthing Mars. Now Winking Entertainment wants to give you a chance to remember how things used to be on Earth and… Read more.
Back on July 6, 1994, there was a movie that came out that won many awards from Best Picture and Favorite Drama just to name a few and starred on Tom Hanks. That movie was called Forest Gump. In the movie, Forest Gump learned how to play Ping Pong and he was really good at it. He had the hand-eye coordination down like no one else… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7ay1JdIcuo But after the movie and through the hard times, did Forest give up… Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The corporate world. You wake up, get into traffic, go to work, leave, get into traffic, go home, eat, sleep, and repeat. Day after day…week after week…month after month, and year after year. It’s the same thing…over and over. But does Publisher Oasis Games and Developer Red Accent Studios take the thoughts of escaping the workforce of entrapment and allow that to be represented in Virtual Reality? Let’s find out with Salary Man Escape for the PlayStation VR. Salary Man Escape is a… Read more.
I like puzzles as they allow you to think. Each piece needs to be in the correct location to move, to complete the picture of a scene. There are many different types of puzzles from mechanics to sliding the pieces around. I always thought about puzzles in Virtual Reality. Would the work? Would they keep the interest of the player? Could a story be told surrounding puzzles? These are some of the questions I actually have had. So have my… Read more.
Gaming is art. Art is gaming. But when you combine the two, sometimes something very special comes along. For the longest time PlayStation VR did not really have it’s own dedicated go to experience that allowed you to create the way you wanted (well not really like other platforms like Rift and Vive has had). So do we finally get that added experience that we have been hoping for? Let’s find out what SculptrVR Inc. has in store for us… Read more.
“We choose to go to the moon, we choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.” – John F. Kennedy… Read more.
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.
When you have a story that is so heartwarming it's great. When that story can bring you in and bring you down to the level of where the characters bring life to that story, that is something special. But the question then becomes, can you bring that heart to a new level in Virtual Reality? Well, it seems that that is exactly what Turbo-Button has done with Along Together for the PlayStation VR. So what is Along Together really about? Its a story about… Read more.
Games can come in all shapes and sizes. Some have massive worlds while others have you contained in certain rooms. Some games require only for the single-player storytelling, while others require to be online. But sometimes, just sometimes there comes along something that is neither single nor online, but requires you to have someone with you in order to play. But the question is can this type of game be any fun? This is what Team Future Games hopes to… Read more.
MYST. It was a game that launched back in 1993 and It was one of the best graphic puzzle adventure games at the time. It was one of those games that helped get a PC in your home. But what was so special is how you were just thrown in, with no clue of what was going on. All you had was a book that allowed you to travel to the island of Myst. By solving the puzzles, you could then… 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.
Ever since I can remember there has always been a fascination with mechs. From seeing them in movies to playing them in games, there has always been that feeling of an advantage to the arena. Maybe it’s the size of them or maybe it’s what the thought and the dream of what it would be like to actually pilot one of these mechs of our very own. Well, it seems that publisher DeerVR Games and developer Smellyriver Studios may allow… 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.
Back in June of 2017 when I first heard about this action RPG game that would be cross-platform play with Rift and Vive and playable in Virtual Reality, I became very intrigued that a game like this would be hacking and slashing its way to PlayStation VR. This had me very excited. And I am happy to say that Preta: Vendetta Rising developed by Illion Corp and published by YJM Games for PlayStation VR is exactly what I was hoping for and more. Preta:… 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 past time. 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… Read more.
Tunnels can be fun. Psychedelic tunnels can be a trip. But when you add psychedelic tunnels in Virtual Reality, then and only then can we truly know what it would be like to enter another dimension. But do you have what it takes to conquer it all and become a supreme being? Well, Owlgorithm is going to show us why we should take a ride through Hex Tunnel for the PlayStation VR. In Hex Tunnel you have a goal. To make it to the… Read more.
The 90’s. It gave us The Matrix, The Mighty Ducks, Wayne’s World, and it even gave us arcades. Arcades that allowed us to test our skills, to see who could get the highest score, and it even gave us the ones who never knew when to leave and felt that they had to stay and beat the younger generation of players. But then one day, something new comes in to play. Something so futuristic that allows that it allows the… Read more.
When I first heard about Moss and Quill I knew in the back of my head there was something about a mouse in Virtual Reality. Then the screenshots and gameplay came and finally we had a demo on the PlayStation VR Demo Disc 2. Even with the screenshots, gameplay and the demo, I held back…I had to. Not because I didn’t want to see this for myself, but I didn’t want to be spoiled about the magic of this adventure. And I… Read more.
There was a show called LOST that dealt with passengers who were on a plane and crashed. There was one character named John Locke who was in a wheelchair, and after he crashed on the island he somehow was able to walk. He talked about how the island was talking to him and the secrets and powers it held. He was becoming one with the island and gaining the secrets and power as he had to figure out what was… Read more.
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.
Boxing and Virtual Reality go together more than you might think. To take into the world of the sport and make you move and punch the way a real boxer would is something we have been waiting for. And I am very happy to say that Vive Studios and Grab Games have come out throwing all the punches with Knockout League for the PlayStation VR. Before I continue, I want to state this warning…stretch. Sure you can go into it thinking you… 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.
Ever since infamous outlaw legends from Billy the Kid to Jesse James, I have been fascinated with the wild west and the stories that have been told. And I have always imagined and wondered how it would be to be in the wild west. And I can say that Cold Iron from Catch and release have brought that imagination and excitement to PlayStation VR. Cold Iron is a puzzle shooter that will have you trying to draw your gun faster than your opponent.… Read more.
StarDrone. The name alone may be familiar. It graced us on the PS3 and the Vita. And now, Beatshapers has allowed StarDrone to make its presence along with 60+ levels and its slingshot pinball-ish type puzzle action the first PlayStation VR game of 2018. StarDrone is a puzzle game first and foremost. But it adds so much more. It has that arcade feel, add some pinball, some physics (I knew that Goofy teaching how to play pool cartoon would come in handy) and… Read more.
When we last left we were just trying to get the interview, We explored the firehouse, we got to see Ecto 1 and yes sit at the end, we even got to use a trap and saw something with wings. Well if you made thus far and you have not run off yet, it’s time to answer the call of Ghostbusters Is Hiring: Showdown for PlayStation VR. When Ghostbusters Is Now Hiring: Showdown starts, you are on a balcony looking down at the city.… Read more.
When Ghostbusters came out, I think we can honestly say it was the movie that had it all. Great cast, great car, Slimer and the one-liners were top notch. I knew then that with some time and patience and sprinkled with Virtual Reality, we could finally be the ones to be put into the action and maybe, just maybe be hired as the next Ghostbuster. And I for one am glad that Sony Pictures Virtual Reality is bringing this experience to… Read more.
“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.
When you ride a roller coaster in Virtual Reality a couple of things will happen. For one, your brain and eyes start thinking that you are riding it and your stomach gets that feeling and this could be a bad or good thing depending on how you like roller coasters. But I am happy to say that going on Warduck’s RollerCoaster Legends for the PlayStation VR was a treat in itself that I will be happy to ride through again.… Read more.
*Please keep this in mind, this is a Japan-only game so you will need to create a Japenese PSN account to even get access. So with a Japan-only game, there might be a slight disadvantage if you cannot read Japanese. I say slightly only because the Developer has some parts in English including the dialog of the characters. But if there is an option I missed that allows showing how to change the language within the game itself, I will… 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.
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.
As we are nearing the holidays and with Christmas like a week away, we might start thinking about being outside in the sun and just playing. But what if you are in a part of the world that is getting a blizzard and the snow and ice just will not stop? What about parts of the world where it may be Summertime, but it’s just too hot to go outside? What if you really want to be that master of… Read more.
I really like this time of year. We have Winter, we have the holidays and sometimes some of us get snow and some of us live where there may not be any snow at all and that can be ok as well. For those of us that may not get snow and have that white snowy Christmas like some of us remember from our childhood, Mythical City Games just may help you relive some of those childhood memories with Snow Fortress for the… Read more.
The dead. The apocalypse. Usually, when you combine these two, an all-out war almost breaks out and then you have to decide if you are Negan or if you need to ride a bike with Daryl and try to help Rick. But when you add a food truck and need to help serve the dead, then you get to become that awesome food truck entrepreneur who hopes that one day you may get to have your own show no matter… Read more.
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.
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.
Oh, the simple life. Sitting on a lily pad enjoying the peaceful atmosphere enjoying life as a frog. Then there are the bugs that seem that want to bother your relaxing tone. So what do you do when you are an annoyed frog who just wants peace? Well to gain your peacefulness, you eat them. That’s right you eat those bugs and you can justify the situation because not that you are the vicious type…no no. But because you are… 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.
Side-scrolling brawler games have been around for a long time. There is something about going around the different levels and fighting the enemies and racking up the combos. But when you add the zombies with online multiplayer and with VR, the Developers of Paw Print Games and the Publisher nDreams have something so special with Bloody Zombies that owning a PlayStation VR headset so worth it for times like these. Bloody Zombies take place in London (yes something about London and zombies just… 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.
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.
Some of the games that help expand what we may know now can be bounced off a certain type of genre of games, dungeon crawlers. You might have to find a key or a potion or fight a monster. All that nostalgia and more are present in Crystal Rift by Psytec Games for PlayStation VR. When I first tried Crystal Rift I was brought back to those games where we must explore and try not to fall in the pits of fire… Read more.
I first heard about Neptune Flux from Zoxide Games last year and have been waiting for it to finally come home to PlayStation VR and I can say that Zoxide Games did not disappoint. So what is Neptune Flux? It is an underwater story where you play as Sarah, as you start to dive down to the depths of the sea in your one-person sub as you try to escape the above that is pretty much not worth living in, with no other… 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.
Theseus from Forge Replay has finally landed its way on the PlayStation VR. When you look at the trailer, you get a sense of adventure that makes you want to crawl your way through and experience this in all it’s VR glory. Theseus is a story of you and your relationship with Ariadne who according to Greek Mythology is the daughter of King Minos of Krete, who assisted Theseus (you) and your quest to slay Minotauros. And that is what Theseus is the story of.… 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.
Infinite Minigolf for the PlayStation VR is something that does not come along very often. When I first played the review copy, it said there were over 700 courses to play. See, with Infinite Minigolf from Zen Studios, you get that and more. In fact, you get infinite courses. How you might ask? That is the beauty of it as this is a cross-platform game. Meaning you can create courses and upload them to share. That means if someone on a… 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.
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.