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  • The 2018 Steam Autumn Sale has now Begun It starts now and ends Tuesday 27th November.
  • Smell the Immersion With the VAQSO VR Scent Device VAQSO Inc. was just launched its developer kit.
  • The 9 Best Oculus Rift Games That You Can Play Right Now
    The 9 Best Oculus Rift Games That You Can Play Right Now

    The Oculus Rift is amazing. And as more and more times passes, it just gets more and more amazing. We do our best to update this list every few months with the best and most amazing VR experiences money can buy for your shiny new Oculus Rift.

    We’ve got nine games in particular right here for you that we think are the absolute best games this system has to offer in the post-Touch era. Before we get started there are just a few caveats. We will not be including the original pack-in titles like Lucky’s Tale and EVE: Valkyrie for consideration — even though both are great games — because they already came with most initial headsets. We’re also not including simplistic free experiences such as Farlands, First Contact, or Oculus Dreamdeck, or free art apps like Quill.

    Titles on this list are in no particular order, they’re all recommended equally. Let’s get started!

    Beat Saber (Our Early Access Review)

    What else can be said about this game that hasn’t been said already? It’s amazing. If you for some reason don’t know about this game, it goes like this: you’ve got a red and blue lightsaber, one i neach hand, and you’re tasked with slicing blocks that come cascading towards you to the rhythm of the music. It’s like DDR with lightsabers, basically.

    Beat Saber is easily one of the most addictive VR games to date and it’s dead simple to pick up and play by anyone regardless of VR experience. And in the PC VR version you can download amazing custom songs!

    Onward (Tips Guide)

    This is the hardcore VR shooter for hardcore VR gamers. If you grew up playing games like Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon, SOCOM, and other similar tactical military shooters, then you’ll feel right at home in Onward. It has much more in common with the grueling teamwork of those games than the run-and-gun hip firing found in modern shooters like Call of Duty, and it was all created by one guy.

    From holding your rifle with both hands and using your walkie talkie on your shoulder, to pulling out your knife to sneak up on an opponent, Onward is the visceral, realistic VR game many people have been waiting for. It uses full roomscale tracking with motion controllers and artificial locomotion attached to the thumb stick— no teleporting here. The community is healthy and fun, making this one of the clear standout titles for VR gamers thus far.

    Get it on Oculus Home or Steam.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR (Review: 9/10)

    For a game that wasn’t originally designed for VR at all, Skyrim VR is nothing short of impressive. This really is the Skyrim that you know and love, but now you can enjoy it like never before with the immersive presence of a VR headset. With a large variety of control schemes to choose from and hundreds of hours of content, this is a game that all RPG fans should play as long as you can look past the wonky controls, downgraded visuals, and frustrating UI. Not to mention all of the mods for

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  • The 9 Best Vive Games to Play Right Now
    The 9 Best Vive Games to Play Right Now

    Now that the HTC Vive has been out for a while, we’ve seen a tremendous amount of content flow onto Valve’s flagship VR headset. Hundreds of games live on Steam with HTC Vive support, although it’s worth clarifying that the majority of them offer very little in the way of engaging content beyond a simple gameplay mechanic that’s fun for 30 minutes.

    As a result, we feel the need to provide a definitive source with an up-to-date list regarding the very best Vive games that you can play right now. We’ll keep an eye on the VR gaming landscape and update this list over time, as appropriate, to better represent what’s available.

    Obviously, it goes without saying that the first three Vive games you should play are the original three that came bundled with the Vive’s very first preorders: Tilt Brush, Job Simulator, and Fantastic Contraption. While these titles may not be bundled any longer, they’re still awesome demonstrations of what VR can accomplish by focusing on very specific concepts. Additionally, The Gallery: Episode 1 – Call of the Starseed, and Zombie Training Simulator were included with Vive bundles for a long time and also deserve recognition as being excellent games in their own right. Plus Google Earth VR, The Lab, and Rec Room are three of the best apps period, but since they’re totally free we opted to leave them off this list for now.

    But this list is focused on games you don’t have access to out of the box. If you just got a Vive or are cruising for something to play, you already tried the bundle games. You want something more. And that’s where this list comes in.

    None of these games come bundled with the device, prices will likely change depending on which week or month you’re reading this list, and chances are they’ll all receive updates and patches making them even better than they are today. But the fact remains that at the time of writing, these are the 9 must-play Vive games available right now, in no particular order.

    Beat Saber (Our Early Access Review)

    What else can be said about this game that hasn’t been said already? It’s amazing. If you for some reason don’t know about this game, it goes like this: you’ve got a red and blue lightsaber, one i neach hand, and you’re tasked with slicing blocks that come cascading towards you to the rhythm of the music. It’s like DDR with lightsabers, basically.

    Beat Saber is easily one of the most addictive VR games to date and it’s dead simple to pick up and play by anyone regardless of VR experience. And in the PC VR version you can download amazing custom songs!

    LA Noire: The VR Case Files (Our Review)

    As the winner of our 2017 Vive Game of the Year Award, it was only appropriate that we commemorate the occasion by adding the title to our Best Vive Games list as well!

    In LA Noire VR you take on the role of Cole Phelps as you explore 1940s-era Los Angeles solving crimes, inspecting

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  • Steam Autumn Sale Includes Steep VR Discounts Until Nov. 27
    Steam Autumn Sale Includes Steep VR Discounts Until Nov. 27

    The Steam Autumn sale is now live with a number of notable discounts on top VR games until Nov. 27 at 10 am Pacific.

    Here’s a list of some of the notable discounts live on Steam right now:

    Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes $5 (-67%)
    Dirt Rally $8 (-80%)
    Battlezone Gold Edition $9 (-75%)
    Titanic VR $10 (-50%)
    Tilt Brush $10 (-50%)
    Elite Dangerous $12 (-60%)
    Doom VFR $15 (-50%)
    Gorn $15 (-25%)
    I Expect You To Die $15 (-40%)
    Superhot VR $18 (-30%)
    Arizona Sunshine $20 (-50%)
    Moss $20 (-35%)
    Project Cars 2 $20 (-67%)
    Budget Cuts $21 (-30%)
    Creed: Rise To Glory $24 (-20%)
    Skyrim VR $30 (-50%)

    We’ll also point out the new VR Essentials bundle pulling together some of the best VR games. Even if you already have some of the games in the bundle you can still benefit from the discount for the remaining titles. The bundle includes Arizona Sunshine, Thumper, Budget Cuts, Space Pirate Trainer, Job Simulator, Sairento, Gorn and Superhot.

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  • New Marvel Powers United VR Patch Expands Gameplay Further A new objective phase 'Planetary Assault' has been added.
  • Disney’s PoseVR Tool Lets Animators Create In VR

    Disney’s summer internship program results in a new VR tool aimed at 3D animation. It’s no secret that Disney is constantly looking for new ways to boost the efficiency of their creators. More importantly, the massive American conglomerate actively fosters creativity within its workplace, regularly experimenting with new technology on potentially groundbreaking projects. Most recently,

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  • Review: Scraper: First Strike An exciting first entry into a new episodic series.
  • Enjoy a Pirates Life as Narrows Sails onto Oculus Go & Gear VR Resolutions Games will also be holding Black Friday deals for Lenovo Mirage Solo and Daydream View.
  • Practice Your Carving Skills On This AR Turkey

    The Washington Post is here to make carving your Thanksgiving turkey easy this holiday season. There’s no feast quite like a Thanksgiving dinner. Whether it be the turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, or a variety of other delicious foods, many of us will no doubt find ourselves trapped in a paralyzing food coma

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  • SUPERHOT Team Puts Together a ‘VR Essentials’ Bundle on Steam Some of the best VR titles are included at discount.
  • Oculus Go $179 and Oculus Rift $349 in Black Friday Deals For this weekend only.
  • Oculus Go Is $179 For Black Friday, Rift Down To $349
    Oculus Go Is $179 For Black Friday, Rift Down To $349

    Facebook’s Oculus is discounting the standalone Oculus Go headset around 10 percent at participating retailers for Black Friday through Nov. 26.

    The deal should see Oculus Go priced starting at $179, discounted from its typical $199, starting on Nov. 22 at 11:59 PM local time. We’ll note that many buyers opt for the larger capacity 64GB Oculus Go, which typically costs around $249. If you’re just checking out VR for the first time or looking to upgrade from Gear VR, the 32 GB included in the base Oculus Go is generally enough for several large-size VR apps or movies.

    The deal should be available in the United States, Britain and elsewhere at Oculus.com, Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, Argos, Digitech, CoolBlue, Newegg and others. Elsewhere, the Oculus Rift will be going to its usual sale price of $349 too.

    Oculus software teams recently added casting to the standalone headset so that nearby phones can mirror what the viewer sees in VR. Casting is a critical feature for sharing Go with others and does a lot to make it fun to share with friends and family. We praised Oculus Go for its impressive visual clarity and excellent fit, there are some great games for the platform and there’s even a useful official case you can get to help travel with the device.

    If you’re thinking about picking up Oculus Go, be sure to check out our buyer’s guide.

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  • Gungrave VR Set To Shoot Up PSVR Next Month
    Gungrave VR Set To Shoot Up PSVR Next Month

    Beat Saber may be out, but there are at least two more PSVR release to keep an eye on this year. One is Borderlands 2 VR, the other is something a little different.

    Iggymob’s Gungrave VR, a PSVR-exclusive port of a cult classic shooter, will be hitting the platform on December 11th 2018, which is just a few days ahead of Borderlands. The game will arrive with two editions: a standard version costs $29.99 but the deluxe ‘Loaded Coffin’ edition also includes a second standalone game, Gungrave U.N., for $39.99. Also playable in VR, Gungrave U.N. expands on the story of the original game with three new levels.

    In the standard game, you control a stylish assassin named Beyond The Grabe (really) that blasts his way through levels. Gameplay is comprised both of the free-moving third-person sequences seen in the original game and new first-person sequences in which you’ll either be moving on-rails or standing still and fending off hordes of enemies. Gungrave U.N. will also introduce new side-scrolling missions. You’ll be able to pick it up separately for $14.99.

    Gungrave VR came out in Japan late last year though we’re still not exactly sure how the game’s going to turn out. There isn’t much left on the PSVR front for the year, though, so it may be worth keeping an eye on this.

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  • Space Pirate Trainer Blasts Its Way Onto PSVR Next Week
    Space Pirate Trainer Blasts Its Way Onto PSVR Next Week

    Space Pirate Trainer was, for many VR early adopters, one of the very first games to ever grace the lenses of their HTC Vive headsets. The game debuted on Steam in  Early Access right alongside the Vive itself and was a picture-perfect example of how to do a wave shooter in VR that was both fun and challenging.

    Last year it finally released out of Early Access and now, on November 27th (next week!) PSVR users will get their chance to take a shot at the swarming hordes of robot enemies. That’s the same date that bow and arrow roguelike shooter, In Death, also releases on PSVR.

    We’ve been working super hard on delivering a kick-ass #PSVR version of SPACE PIRATE TRAINER and guess what… It’s coming next week! Get off your sofa on November 27th 2018 to dance yourself into the SPT hall of fame. pic.twitter.com/ppWWGt5T3e

    — Dirk Van Welden (@quarkcannon) November 20, 2018

    We found out about the news by way of a tweet from Project Lead at developer I-Illusions, Dirk Van Welden. According to Van Welden in follow-up tweets, the only differences between the existing PC VR version and the upcoming PSVR version is a “a custom chaperone system which keeps you in the tracking area in a stylized and natural way” due to Sony’s 180-degree front-facing tracking limitations. Anyone that’s played Space Pirate Trainer will tell you though that the majority of the game plays like that naturally anyway.

    This is good news for PSVR owners as more and more of the best PC VR titles continue to make their way to the flagship console gaming VR device.

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