VR has come a long way in the past few years. I had just been handed my biweekly paycheck at the digital advertising agency where I was still employed out of college. Sitting there in that office, staring at that paycheck, the only thought I had in my head was...
Rhythm Defender in practice feels a lot more like Rhythm Attacker because you’re not defending so much as punching to the beat. The title made me think of Audioshield, which I found to be less intense than some of my favorite rhythm experiences. The game ups the difficulty and puts...
Our experiences are highly sensual, and it’s how our brains process our memories. We tend to think about the past in terms of what we saw or felt, not necessarily what something smelled like if it wasn’t central to the experience. Our brains are very much trained to seek...
Survios CTO Alex Silkin shares the journey he's been on since first co-founding the company in 2013. Silkin and his team at Survios are near-famous around the VR gaming industry for having developed four of VR's most well-funded titles to date: Raw Data, Sprint Vector, Electronauts, and Creed: Rise to...
Stumper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WcfoUxfRhI Rhythm games are among the best when it comes to virtual reality fitness, and Stumper is no exception. Armed with two shields, you must stop an endless onslaught of crystals from reaching you, and it’s all set to a bumping soundtrack. There are several different genres of music in...
Major Update for Blade and Sorcery whilst First Person Tennis Simulator leaves early access and gets a full release, complete with added multiplayer support April saw significant updates and developments to two great fitness-oriented titles, both worth checking out, let's dive in. Needing no introduction Blade and Sorcery became a smash...
We’ve sung the praises of the VR fitness game BOXVR for last few years, but PlayStation VR players were previously unable to enjoy it. That changes today with the game’s launch on the platform, and all versions of the game are receiving significant upgrades. https://youtu.be/kqk2qWtTL1U Punch to the beat Available now on...
Eric Janszen, the CEO and co-founder of VR fitness company VirZOOM, tells us about the recent release of their third-generation hardware, the VZfit Sensor Kit. VirZOOM is now offering the third generation of its products in the form of the VZfit Sensor Kit, consisting of a sensor and a button that...
DevCubeStudio and publisher Fibrum want you to know that full-fledged and immersive shooters are even better in virtual reality. Launching in May, Space Ops VR delivers cooperative and competitive action, all packed in a futuristic world loaded with deadly enemies. A long time in the future in a galaxy far,...
Home Plate Baseball https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmM5zrVefAE Baseball is a sport that seems like it was made for VR – if only Abner Doubleday could see where technology could go. That being said, many baseball games available in VR offer very simple, stripped down experiences. Home Plate Baseball takes a different approach, including batting...
The point of a warm up before your workout is to begin working out your joints, muscles and bones before you put them under strain. VR games get intense, so you want to make sure your body is limber before you attack them head on. A proper warm up helps...
There's something about the smell of a freshly unraveled piece of kit that gets me excited. No, not that type of excited. Rather, what I'm referring to are the warm fuzzies I get from the aroma of a new console, new gaming peripheral, or new hardcopy game that I...
Adventure Climb VR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ2Z4GNTNdg Mountain climbing can be one of the best sources of excitement and exercise in the world. It’s also objectively terrifying. If you want to know what it’s like to scale the rocks of a canyon without the risk of death, Adventure Climb  VR is the game for...
The VR rhythm-fitness game PowerBeatsVR looks to combine boxing and music game mechanics into an all-new type of virtual reality experience. If that sounds up your alley, you can play the game on Steam Early Access today. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee PowerBeatsVR takes the workout potential of...
Humor and melee combat don't generally go hand-in-hand, but that looks to be what PlatformaVR is offering with Mace and Grace. The new medieval combat game takes cute cartoon warriors and lets you literally tear them limb from limb with an arsenal of brutal weapons. Incoming! From the creators of destination...
As a medium, VR is still finding its legs across many industries including gaming, enterprise, and fitness. Meanwhile, researchers at the New York-based Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are beginning to link VR therapy to a growing bank of knowledge regarding gamified rehabilitation. At last month’s Game Developers...
Jake Phillips is a 30 year old entrepreneur from the East Coast. A fellow VR enthusiast with a passion for fitness, he has begun a 90-day VR fitness challenge to promote the fitness benefits of VR, and a new fully-immersive treadmill called the Kat Walk Mini. Our interview with Jake...
When I initially started streaming VR gameplay across social media, there was no clear-cut guide on how to show off the biometrics coming in from my Apple Watch. Now there is. As a streamer, you may be looking to spruce up your PC VR game streams by including biometric visual...
Elven Assassin is getting a boost to its PvP with a brand new Tournament Mode, which launched after a successful round of testing. Players seemed to love the idea, so the devs have decided to make tournaments a regular schedule. Tournaments use the same deathmatch formula players know and...
Time Warrior Z VR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmpHS1WB6A0 Are goofy time travel stories and mad scientists your thing? What about swinging a sword at anything standing in your way. If that sounds up your alley, then Time Warrior Z VR is a game to check out. An evil scientist long since banished by the...