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The Blaston Championship 2022 is underway! Compete with other top ranked players through November for a prize pool of over $10,000, enjoy the biggest VR esports competition of the year, and see if you can claim championship title glory. Blaston is a Matrix-like experience from Resolution Games where players duck,...
In April, Rezzil launched a major update for their VR sports platform which included the announcement of one of the biggest competition series’ ever for the VR community. Each month there will be $5000 cash and an assortment of other prizes, such Fitbits and jerseys, up for grabs for...
Metropolis arrives today in the world of BigBox VR's Population: One battle royale game and while it's touted as a new map, it's much more than that. Let's get real for a minute and recognize that despite the huge area of this map, which offers more square footage than the...
The 17-year-old arrived home, slipped off his shoes, and looked around his room, which had been cleared of all but essential items. He was eager to hang out with his friends and excited to see if his sport team could finally defeat their greatest rival so he stepped onto...
Editor's Note:  Credit for this article goes to Codasleuth with minor editing from VRFI staff. Echo Combat Lounge and ECRanked announce the release of The Flamingo Challenge, an ongoing event for Ready At Dawn's Echo Combat (an in-app purchase for Echo VR by Ready at Dawn for the Oculus/Meta platform)...

Let the VR Winter Games Begin!

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Virtual Athletics League will host the annual Virtual Reality Winter Games and provide an opportunity for the VR community to enjoy an action-packed month of fun. From February 26 through March 20, VAL will present an array of challenges, tournaments, and giveaways during the Winter Games. This is VAL’s fourth...
During the Covid lockdowns, Christine Whyte dealt with stress by turning to food for comfort and since she had never enjoyed exercise, her weight reached an unhealthy level. Like many others throughout 2020-2021, Whyte decided to try an alternative option for fitness and she discovered a path to better...
In one of the trailer parks where I lived as a child, there was an acre-sized wooded area that was a fantastic place to build forts and play war games. It was basically a small loblolly pine forest with trees over 100 feet tall and pinecones that scattered the...
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The Black Box VR community has lifted one billion pounds collectively in their virtual reality workout experience. Yes, you can you actually lift weights in virtual reality? It’s possible at the Black Box VR gym. Black Box VR combines real strength training and high-intensity cardio with an addictive esports-style video game...
Each gaming community has a unique story that includes development, evolution, and overall attitude of individuals and the group as a whole. Shared experiences among players in many of these communities can have tremendous impact on their lives as well as the lives of others. Fortunately some groups such...
National Esport Professional Association announces a charity cup to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics. Featuring Ready At Dawn’s Echo Arena, the LAN sporting event will be held at Busch Stadium’s Redbird Club in St. Louis on March 18-20, 2022 and will continue to blaze a trail...

Benefits of VR for Fitness

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Physical activity can be an enjoyable experience that enhances one’s life and many people are discovering how to integrate increased activity through VR gaming. Since regular exercise has benefits for physical, mental and emotional health, there are many reasons to put on those headsets and have fun on your...
In the VR world, there seems to be limitless possibilities of what kind of games you can come up with. Despite this, we unfortunately see the same kind of games being made with little to differentiate between them. Sure, rhythm games are fun, but after the 50th one, they...
As we move into the next stage of VR following the amazing Half Life: Alyx, we are expecting the next big thing that can make VR the gaming platform of choice. Unfortunately, the next big thing doesn’t always come often, so in the meantime, we have tons and tons...
VR is in need of some invigorating ideas these days. While you can have endless shooters, rhythm games, and sword fighting games, at a certain point these genres can get a little bit stale. VR is somewhat limited in how each game is played because the mechanics of every...
Reject humanity. Embrace your inner ape. Become gorilla. The mottos of Another Axiom’s Gorilla Tag, an immersive VR game created by Kerestell “Lemming” Smith, remind us that sometimes people just want to “be a little monke.” The game itself is relatively basic. There are no buttons, sticks, or teleportation and it’s...
Each person who commits to improved wellness begins a unique journey with different health considerations, preferences, and goals. Supernatural continues to excel in the realm of VR fitness and their latest update focuses on individual needs by providing an even more incredible experience that enables members to apply filters,...
VR allows us to do things we could not imagine in our wildest dreams. Apart from useful real-world capabilities, it lets us soar through the sky, become superheroes, play out our wildest action movie fantasies, become our favorite athletes, and countless other things. For me though, VR has always...
Impulse Gear, an independent game developer and publisher located in San Francisco, continues to prioritize game features based on community feedback and requests for Larcenauts, a team-based multiplayer first-person hero shooter that was released last month. Today’s Immersion Overload Update focuses on gameplay options that allow for an even...
Ready Player Golf is hosting a charity event that will take place in the Oculus Quest game Topgolf with Pro Putt. Tickets for the VR golf tournament are $100 each (tax deductible) and proceeds benefit XR Safety Initiative. Registration is open now for the September 24-25 event. Pro Putt made...