• The 15 Very Best VR Shooters For Rift, Vive, PSVR, and Windows VR
    The 15 Very Best VR Shooters For Rift, Vive, PSVR, and Windows VR

    Over the last two and a half years we’ve gotten a lot of VR shooters. From zombie-slaying adventures and sci-fi romps through the stars, to hardcore military simulations and hunting dinosaurs on a lonely island, there’s been something for just about everybody.

    Now with quite a few promising VR shooters on the horizon we’ve decided to round up our list of the very best 15 VR shooters that you can play right now on Rift, Vive, PSVR, and Windows VR headsets while you get ready for the next wave of intense FPS action.

    All entries are listed alphabetically.

    Arizona Sunshine (Rift, Vive, PSVR, and Windows VR)

    Our Review

    Vertigo Games’ zombie-killing adventure, Arizona Sunshine, is still the best game featuring the walking undead. It’s got a solid campaign, cooperative multiplayer, and an addictive horde mode. Everything is ultra-polished and it’s just a joy to play. Can’t recommend this one enough.

    Farpoint (PSVR Exclusive)

    Our Review

    Farpoint was released as the flagship title for Sony’s PSVR Aim Controller and it does a great job of showcasing the device. We wouldn’t recommend playing it without the controller, in fact. What you’ll get is a decent campaign, 1v1 PvP maps, solo challenge maps, and co-op wave-based maps to play with a friend. It’s a lot of content and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a VR shooter that just feels better to play than Farpoint.

    From Other Suns (Rift Exclusive)

    Our Review

    Imagine if you took the ship management aspects out of something like FTL then married it with a procedurally generated roguelike with a Star Trek Away Team-style skin. That’s basically From Other Suns. It’s a blast on co-op and is basically infinitely replayable.

    Gunheart (Rift, Vive, and Windows VR)

    Our Review

    This is about the closest you’re gonna get to something like Borderlands in VR right now. The drop-in, drop-out co-op works great, missions are fun and replayable, and there’s a ton of stuff to unlock in terms of guns, weapon mods, and cosmetic items. The movement features a mixture of free locomotion, teleporting, and excellent floaty jumps. Oh — and there’s PvP!

    Island 359 (Rift and Vive)

    Our Review

    Hunting dinosaurs is terrifying, but it’s also fun. That’s the underlying premise that Island 359 was founded on. Think of it as a survival shooter that drops you into a jungle and asks you to hunt deadly dinos for survival. With a lot of weapons and game modes to pick from, it’s the kind of VR game that keeps on giving.

    Killing Floor: Incursion (Rift, Vive, and PSVR)

    Our Review

    We’ve got plenty of VR zombie games out there, but few nail the overwhelming pressure you can feel when surrounded by a massive horde. It’s got some great boss battles, amazing physics, and really satisfying gunplay to check all of the right boxes. Co-op is a treat too.

    Onward (Rift and Vive)

    Read More About Its Development Here

    While still technically in Early Access, this was really the original hardcore VR shooter to put competitive FPS games on the map for the immersive medium. It’s got excellent mechanics, a strikingly realistic gameplay feel, and it does a great job

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  • VR Spellcaster The Wizards Gets Oculus Go, Gear VR Spin-Off
    VR Spellcaster The Wizards Gets Oculus Go, Gear VR Spin-Off

    Carbon Studio’s The Wizards is one of the more polished spellcasting games you can play in a VR headset, and now it’s getting a mobile-based spin-off.

    The studio this week released The Wizards: Trials of Meliora for Oculus Go and Gear VR. It’s essentially a wave shooter that gives you a taste of the full experience available on PC VR headsets. You’ll use gesture-based controls to summon spells and fight off waves of enemies across three settings. As you play you’ll be able to level up and evolve your character suited to your playstyle.

    Check it out in the trailer below. Mechanically it looks pretty simple but, making use of Unreal Engine 4, it stays true to Carbon’s flair for visuals.

    The game’s available now at a discounted price of $3.49 (usually $3.99).

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  • VR League Drops The Unspoken And Players Aren’t Happy
    VR League Drops The Unspoken And Players Aren’t Happy

    Back in May we reported on the launch of the second season of the VR League (VRL), an eSports tournament run by Oculus, Intel and ESL that sees players going head-to-head across a range of games for cash prizes. One of the major games to focus in the event was Insomniac Games’ magical multiplayer game, The Unspoken. A month on, though, and the game has seemingly been dropped from the league, and players aren’t happy.

    A VRL player that wishes the remain anonymous reached out to UploadVR to point out that The Unspoken had been dropped from VRL in the past few days, a month after players had already been battling it out. According to an image found on the league’s Discord channel, ESL had previously promised that the two top players in The Unspoken tournament would win a trip to Oculus Connect 5 in September to face off in the finals for a chance to win part of a $220,000 prize pool.

    Since we’ve heard about this story, though, that page has allegedly been changed to remove any mention of the finals at Oculus Connect 5. Meanwhile, a presumed ESL staffer on the Discord channel named Gravity confirmed on Wednesday that the decision to drop the game had been made “less than 48 hours ago”. In a later message, Gravity cited a reduced lack of interest in the game as one of the reasons behind the decision: “Yes its correct – part of the decision is the activity which shrinked in the last weeks.”

    From the looks of it, then, VRL players just spent a month fighting for a prize that no one is going to get. UploadVR reached out to ESL for comment yesterday but is yet to hear back. We’ve also reached out to Oculus for comment this morning.

    Plans for other games in the tournament, including Echo Arena, don’t appear to have changed at this time.

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  • VR STEM Tools Heading To California & Nevada Libraries

    Nanome partners with HTC to extend their virtual science, mathematics, engineering and tech tools to new locations. As part of HTC’s new Vive Libraries program, the Taiwanese-based electronics company recently donated a whopping 110,000 HTC Vive kits to libraries across California and Nevada. The generous contribution was part of an ongoing effort to promote the

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  • Moss PSVR Physical Copy Giveaway: Enter For A Chance To Win!
    Moss PSVR Physical Copy Giveaway: Enter For A Chance To Win!

    Polyarc was kind enough to send us five physical copies of Moss for PSVR so we’ll be giving these away to five lucky readers! This is a random drawing so all you need to do is input your email for a chance to win free copy for yourself. The deadline for entries is 12:00AM ET on Saturday, July 7th, 2018. Basically that means tomorrow night.

    Moss is one of the best PSVR games to date and after recently being released on PC for Rift and Vive, the PSVR edition now has a physical copy as well. It’s an excellent game that makes a great argument for third-person platformers in VR and after playing it we’re excited to see where the genre goes next with Astro Bot later this year.

    Entering the giveaway is simple:

    1. Submit your email address on this form or down below,

    2. We will pick five random winners,

    3. We will contact you to get your shipping information if you won,

    4. Then you’ll have a sealed, new copy of Moss for PSVR shipped to you straight away.

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    Due to exorbitant shipping costs we are going to unfortunately have to limit contest entries to U.S. addresses only. Sorry!

    For more on Moss you can read our full review and check out our detailed video walkthrough in case you get stuck. Let us know if you have any questions down in the comments below and good luck!

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  • Docomo Demonstrates 360-Degree 8K Live Streaming System Technology company Docomo reveal a new system for seamlessly streaming high-quality live 360-degree video.
  • VR Chemistry Game ‘Tablecraft’ Makes Learning The Periodic Table Fun

    Learn the elements by feeding your growing glob monster in this playful educational VR experience. With complex compounds of elements and molecules coming together to form the very fabric of our existence, there are very few scientific disciplines more daunting than that of chemistry. This goes double for kids being introduced to the complicated subject

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  • Plexus Unveil Affordable Option For VR Haptics Pre-orders for haptic sensor glove are now available.