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Getting fit in VR doesn't have to be a bore. When you play with enough space around you, you can let yourself loose and 'lean' more into the pace of the action rather than stand in one spot with the rigidity of a mannequin. The only question is, how much...
Piñata Attack Want to go to a birthday party with a giant piñata but don’t have any friends? We’re sorry, but you can do so virtually with Piñata Attack! The game puts one player in control of the VR headset as they attack to break a piñata. The other players...
A team of developers at Reality Hack: MIT XR Hackathon recently designed a way to use the immersive environment of virtual reality to help children with dyslexia and dysgraphia. One of only 350 people chosen to attend this year’s MIT hackathon, Mike McCready, the first President's Applied Research Chair for...
If you've been having fun (and getting in shape) playing PowerBeatsVR but are tired of its song selection, developer Five Mind Creations has a solution. The game's latest update allows you to auto-generate workouts using your own music library. Yes, your dream of turning Limp Bizkit's "Break Stuff" into...
The University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) is an academic research center that combines creative narrative with advanced immersive techniques such as virtual reality to provide veterans with urgently needed options in the treatment of conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Albert “Skip” Rizzo and Arno Hartholt...
Audica (Oculus Quest) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYDbngMmOyo After previously launching on other platforms, Audica has finally made its way to Oculus Quest. Part shooter and part rhythm game, it’s from the masters of the music game genre at Harmonix. You’ll blast objects in time to the beat, swinging at those that get close and...
Rec Room is still one of the most popular social games in virtual reality. Players love it for all the different things they can do, including create and share their own rooms. We've already written about how to get fit while playing in Rec Room's Rec Royale mode, but...
Last year, publisher Fibrum released a sci-fi shooter called Space Ops VR. Compared against the more established VR shoot'em ups like Onward, Pavlov, or even Firewall Zero Hour, it, well... wasn't great. I suppose the politically correct way of putting it is that it wasn't polished, but that would...
Fourteen-year-old Jason, owner of the Echo Arena team “Milk,” has no idea what he’d like to do when he grows up. Right now he’s more concerned with making it through his freshman year of high school and preparing Milk for the first season of Echo Arena VR Master League. Jason...
Some time ago I wrote an article on how to create an entire home gym based around the Oculus Quest. The premise was simple; to use a VR headset, and add some basic, and affordable ancillary equipment to create a complete, fully functional home gym setup that could replace...
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTY4zlP3Mho The latest game in the always-growing The Walking Dead universe is also one of the most impressive. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners was built from the ground-up for VR. Set in New Orleans, you must investigate a mystery in the city while avoiding...
Concussions are an issue in nearly every contact sport. This is true not only at the professional level, but also for kids just starting out. To help reduce concussions and inform younger players, TeachAids and Stanford University collaborated to create the CrashCourse VR interactive software. Using the software, young...
While it might be true that the best things in life are free, that isn't typically the case for virtual reality titles. A lot of free games are more like tech demos than fleshed-out experiences and don't have a lot to offer. However, players will still get plenty out...
Slide into your local dungeon and salt the earth with the blood of Tyr's followers, because it's time to delve back into Asgard's Wrath. Like an arrow in the dark, Asgard's Wrath was the top-notch 30+ hour action RPG for the Oculus Rift platform that nobody saw coming late...
In need of the next big sword combat game for your VR device of choice? Metro VR Studios hopes so, as Orion13 is just weeks away and promises to deliver an exhilarating futuristic hack-and-slash experience. A new trailer has been released as we approach its February 13 release date,...
If you're looking to improve your soccer skills, the American retailer Soccer Post may be able to help. It has just entered a partnership with the VR training platform Rezzil, providing players with in-store training technology. You can now improve your game without stepping foot on a pitch. Level up...
Hype is building for Echo Arena VR Master League Season 1, which is set to begin on Monday, February 3. Teams have been preparing for the highest level of competition and many participated in the Echo Arena VRML pre-season, which took place in late 2019. There were 205 players (including reservists)...
Ashley Riott is a colorful character with a VR origin story as striking as her long pink hair. A freak injury while out running led to her being rendered almost completely immobile, and needing risky spinal surgery. Around this time she discovered virtual reality, a tool she used extensively...
Chinese virtual reality players looking to train their brains in new ways now have a great tool to do so. Enhance VR, a cognitive training tool aimed at improving memory, audio awareness, and more, is now available in the country. Whether you are making use of Oculus Quest or...
“What does wellbeing have to do with virtual reality? Isn’t VR a form of escapism?” I work with mindfulness and VR, and I’ve been asked questions like this many times before. Often, my answers involve some sort of invitation, like “You have to just experience it yourself to find...