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  • Oasis Games Invest In Iron Mountain Interactive A first major investment in the west from the team behind the likes of Light Tracer.
  • Emirates Airlines Offers Web-based VR On Its Website Explore the features of an Emirates aircraft before you even get to the airport.
  • HTC Vive Team with Nanome for STEM Innovations ViveX company Nanome team up with HTC Vive to create new ways to visualise STEM concepts.
  • Doctors Use VR To Ease Needle Phobias An American paediatrician has been using VR to help children who are getting their injections.
  • Preview: Blood & Truth – A Shooter Worth Waiting For London Studios has showcased further additions.
  • Military Co-Op Shooter Zero Caliber Aims for Success in September It's the second VR title from XREAL Games.
  • A Link To the Virtual Future – Zelda Boss Battles in VR A fan project recreates classic Zelda boss battles in VR by using Unreal Engine 4.
  • Summer Sale Season Continues With PlayStation Store Sale Pick up some bargains thanks to discounts on the PlayStation Store in EU and US.
  • Best Of UploadVR Livestreams: Skyrim, LA Noire, Beat Saber, And More
    Best Of UploadVR Livestreams: Skyrim, LA Noire, Beat Saber, And More

    You might have noticed over the last few months that we’re trying to increase our livestream frequency here at UploadVR. We’ve been using Restream, a service that allows you to stream to more than one platform simultaneously so that we can hit both YouTube and Twitch. Then using OVRDrop, we can see chat from both services while inside VR without having to look at the monitor at all.

    We’re still gearing up to start doing some more mixed reality streaming with a smooth, easy pipeline, so keep an eye out for that in compatible titles going forward. But since today is the Fourth of July and that means taking the day off for most Americans, I decided to put together this roundup of some of our best recent VR gaming livestreams all in one handy spot.

    Check some of them out and if you like what you see subscribe to use on YouTube and Twitch to get involved the next time we’re live! We usually try to go live two or three times per week around 2:00PM or 3:00PM PT.

    Skyrim VR

    LA Noire: The VR Case Files

     

    Beat Saber

     

    Archangel: Hellfire

     

    Echo Arena

     

    Gunheart

    Thanks for checking out some of our livestreams! If you’ve got suggestions for games you’d like to see us play live, let us know down in the comments below. And keep an eye on our channels next week as we will be livestreaming Seeking Dawn, the highly anticipated VR shooter ahead of its launch in mid-July.

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  • Wakanda Forever! Marvel Powers United VR Gets Black Panther Map
    Wakanda Forever! Marvel Powers United VR Gets Black Panther Map

    The fictional African country of Wakanda that we so very badly want to be real is a place we’ll be able to visit in Marvel Powers United VR later this month.

    Publisher Oculus confirmed today that the home of the Black Panther, who was announced as a playable character in the Oculus Rift exclusive last week, will serve as a level. In fact, we’re pretty sure we caught a very small sneak peak of the Wakanda location in the gameplay clips that debuted last week.

    In the Marvel universe, Wakanda is a hidden African nation with advanced technology. Powers United’s rendition looks true to both the world first envisioned in comic books decades ago and the movie that brought it to life earlier this year. Leafy wilderness meets gold-plated structures and towering panther statues. It looks like a lot of fun to run around in, though now what we really want to do is cross our arms with Oculus Touch and shout “Wakanda Forever!”

    Also joining Wakanda for a closer look today is the Sakaar Arena, which was first seen in the Planet Hulk storyline from the comics and brought to the big screen in last year’s Thor: Ragnarok. We’ve actually already played in the arena during a preview event but, judging by screenshots, developer Sanzaru Games has rejigged it a bit.

    Marvel Powers United is launching on Rift on July 26th. We’ll have more reveals for the game in the build-up to launch.

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  • Wakanda Makes an Appearance as a Playable Location in Marvel Powers United VR Two locations have now been added to the roster.
  • Skyrim VR: Before And After Differences Of 100+ Mods
    Skyrim VR: Before And After Differences Of 100+ Mods

    Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in April, 2018 but is being republished now to coincide with our recent Skyrim VR livestream yesterday.

    Original: Skyrim VR, for those unaware, is finally out on PC. This not only means that Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows VR users can finally play the game, but also that the vast majority of the very best Skyrim Special Edition mods are fully compatible. Yes — Skyrim VR (unofficially) has mod support.

    We’ve written guides on how to install mods, recommended some of the best for Skyrim VR, listed out tips for increasing immersion, and even streamed tons of mods (including a voice control one) but one thing we haven’t done yet is visually show the difference that modding makes. Until now. Behold: our breakdown of exactly how much of an impact over 100 mods can have on Skyrim VR.

    It’s staggering to say the least. It is worth noting that, as impressive as it does look, it looks even better from inside the HMD itself. Furthermore, most of the mods we have installed do things under the hood that aren’t visibly obvious in that video. So even though we have 100 installed (full list here) you can replicate the graphics you see there by focusing on some of the mods in our top 40 list of recommended Skyrim VR mods.

    There you are. That’s the difference, with direct comparisons. Let us know what you think down in the comments below!

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  • The American Dream Celebrates Independence Day With New Patriotic Update New 'American Mode' lets you flip burgers and light fireworks with your trusty gun.
  • Vanishing Realms Is Still In Development, Just ‘Ridiculously Slowly’
    Vanishing Realms Is Still In Development, Just ‘Ridiculously Slowly’

    If you thought Budget Cuts took a long time to come out then spare a thought for Vanishing Realms: Rite of Steel. Many would say that this HTC Vive launch title still has some of the best combat in VR, but we haven’t seen much from it of late.

    Rest assured, though, Vanishing Realms is still in development, just very slowly. Developer Indimo Labs recently confirmed as much on the game’s Steam Community hub, telling one fan that “additional content for the game is still in the works, albeit ridiculously slowly.” For now, the game remains in Early Access.

    Vanishing Realms was one of the first games to deliver on the fantasy of engaging sword combat in VR. You travel through a mythical world, doing battle with orcs and more by making sure to block incoming attacks with a shield then swiping back in response. The game also features great ranged archery combat and magical powers. It made great use of VR’s positional tracking in combat. In fact, we’d still recommend you play it even today.

    Sadly, there’s not much of it right now, with just two playable chapters in the Early Access build. Some challenge modes do pad out how long you can spend with the game but, overall, it’s in need of more content.

    The last major update for the game was in September 2017 where a host of new features were added (though a smaller patch did tweak some aspects last January). Chapter 3 is expected to arrive as DLC, though Indimo isn’t ready to provide any estimations of when it will arrive just yet. Keep those fingers crossed for now.

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  • Immersively Affordable: 5 VR Headsets You Can Buy For Less Than £80 VR is getting cheaper all the time, but if your budget doesn't stretch to three figures, there's still plenty of options available.