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Harmonix didn’t find much success with Rock Band 4 back in 2015, but the legendary music game developer is back with another title that blends shooting with bumping beats. Shoot to the beat Audica is set to a classic Harmonix soundtrack, but replaces lines of notes or plastic instruments with targets...
Climb your way to victory. If you've climbed up the side of a virtual mountain in The Climb, then you know how good VR can be at making you respect virtual geometry—almost as if your body were clinging to a rock wall for dear life. You aren't actually in peril, no...
VR Fitness Insider
If you’re a fitness fanatic, an iron-tough gym boss, or want to shake up your fitness routine, a VR fitness session is something you’ve got to try! Go on a fitness adventure at a VR arcade or ask your gamer buddies if they have a rig to try. Then,...
I’m often asked what improvements does VR tech need to make it better for fitness. The fact of the matter is, the same advances that will make VR better for gaming will also make it better for fitness. Lighter, better-ventilated headsets, wireless technology, a higher field of view, and...
Seeing your virtual body is a major contributor to feeling “there”. While the introduction of the virtual nose didn’t necessarily fix many early VR game development issues, especially regarding motion sickness, the recent trend of devs including virtual bodies on player characters in games like Echo VR and Contractors has...
Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87cBPQlTJgw At long last, the Angry Birds experience you became obsessed with on your mobile device is now available in VR. Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is filled with more than 50 levels of pig-destroying action, with varied environments like snowy hills and beaches....
Pavlov VR has finally earned its namesake. Multiplayer VR shooter Pavlov VR is my de facto hole-in-the-wall hangout spot in VR right now. I’m talking specifically about the Jailbreak mod. No matter what I choose to do at the beginning of my VR time, I always seem to find myself...
As the in-home fitness market continues to grow and people are starting to realize that VR can be used as a fitness tool, games like Beat Saber, BOXVR, Creed and many more are pushing players and increasing their physical activity. This new popularity in the VR fitness space gave rise to a...
Playing and exercising in VR with single player games boosts our self-confidence and makes us feel like superheroes. But diving into multiplayer VR games and player versus player (PvP) games push us to work with other players as a team, improves communication skills, and also gives us a dose...
If you check Steam’s new and upcoming section, you’ll come across a curious title called “Kungfucious”. The Wuxia combat simulator uses the kinds of martial arts moves you might see in old Jet Li movies (the ones where he breaks bones). It’s an exaggerated form of martial combat, complete...
The process of getting into shape is very fulfilling, but many find it challenging thanks to burn out. Two major factors influence burnout: pushing ourselves too hard and motivation. We push ourselves too hard because we crave results. Gyms and repetitive workouts can make losing weight and getting in shape...
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World arrives in theaters on February 22, but if the big screen doesn’t give you enough of Hiccup’s adventure with Toothless, the skydiving company iFly has something else for you. A new How to Train Your Dragon VR experience is available now,...
Warning, extreme and graphic violence ahead! Beat Saber may have been the top selling virtual reality game of 2018, but the coveted title of Christmas number one actually went to a brutally violent sword, archery and magical hack and slash called Blade and Sorcery. As I write this at the...
Biathlon Battle VR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGwtp_RSE0s Ski down a virtual snowy slope, and attempt to beat your competition in both single-player and multiplayer races. As you travel along the course, you’ll have to stop and fire at the targets to increase your score before racing toward the finish line. The snow downhill areas...
When you buy a club today you’re treated to something special: the simulated driving range. vGolf wants to use AR and VR to bring this experience to your home, your range, and anywhere else practice takes you. The basic simulator goes like this: a screen inside of a dark room...
Healium wants you to calm down with VR and AR You can use virtual reality for some of the most exciting experiences in interactive media. Just look at all the first-person shooters and action games on the Vive, Rift, and PlayStation VR. The technology can be used for much more...
'If he dies, he dies' in the latest Creed: Rise to Glory update Creed: Rise to Glory is embracing its Rocky roots with the latest free content update. The Rocky Legends update, which is available across all supported platforms, adds some of the most iconic characters in the series’ history. Available...
SynthRiders VR is a Dystopian surf ride through a nostalgic 80s with a ripping good soundtrack. Synth heavy music pulses through your speakers. You’re on what I imagine is a surfboard floating over a dystopian nightmare vision of someone’s 80’s bedroom. A mechanical spider, the face of a CRT...
Controllers not needed for this yoga-based mixed reality program With typical virtual reality programs, there is some level of “gaminess” still at play, whether it be from a traditional DualShock 4 gamepad or a touch-based device on the Vive or Rift. MAP Design Lab’s EMBODY aims to change that with...
Frag your way to a better body, and make some new friends doing it. You’re turning the corner, completely unsure of what’s waiting for you. Weapon in hand, eyes locked on the horizon, heart thumping in anticipation. This is the telltale adrenaline rush of the first-person shooter, as it has...