• PSVR’s Firewall: Zero Hour To Feature Upgradable Weapons, Single Player Mode
    PSVR’s Firewall: Zero Hour To Feature Upgradable Weapons, Single Player Mode

    It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Firewall: Zero Hour, arguably the most exciting game on the horizon for PlayStation VR (PSVR) right now. A few more drips of info have just been discovered on PlayStation’s official website, though.

    A new listing for the First Contact Entertainment-developed multiplayer shooter has just been discovered, confirming several new features about the game. Firstly, the page notes that players will be able to pick from 12 experienced mercenaries, though we’re not sure if these characters will have varying gameplay styles of if this is merely a cosmetic choice. We do know, however, that weapons will be upgradable.

    There’s also some info about the game’s three main modes. We already knew that the competitive option features two teams of four facing off in attack-and-defend missions, but First Contact is also developing a single-player ‘Training Mode’ for players to test their skills in. This will feature nine different scenarios. Hopefully there’s an element of replayability to these missions and they’re not just simple tutorials, but we’ll have to wait to find out.

    Next up is a co-op mode. This sees four players defend themselves against squads of AI troops to earn cash and experience points, which can presumably be used to upgrade weapons and more.

    We still don’t know when Firewall will be launching, though the game did recently get an MA15+ rating in Australian classifications. The game is set to support the PlayStation Aim controller as well as Move controllers and the DualShock 4.

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  • TSA Frisky Lets You Frisk Down Passengers In An Airport
    TSA Frisky Lets You Frisk Down Passengers In An Airport

    Out There Entertainment’s newest VR game will have you getting frisky with globetrotters.

    Releasing on May 17th, TSA Frisky casts you as an airport security agent tasked with sifting through people’s luggage and locating contraband. That will involve opening suitcases and riffling through their belongings to find rogue pizza slices and sneaky bottles of alcohol as well as frisking people to see what they might be trying to smuggle onto the plane. Any contraband you find must be disposed of correctly.

    It sounds like a mix between the stress-inducing investigation of Papers, Please and the frantic twist on mundanity established in Job Simulator. The trailer below already has us ripping our hair out. As you progress you’ll unlock upgrades and earn promotions. That includes new equipment to sort through people faster with, though the waiting lines will only grow as you play. You’ll have to keep your cool and avoid blacking out from stress.

    Think this one could be for you? Well you can give it a try now with a free demo on Steam. The full release will support the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows VR headsets. No word on a launch beyond PC right now.

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  • Gorgeous VR RPG The SoulKeeper Teases ‘Very Different’ v2.0
    Gorgeous VR RPG The SoulKeeper Teases ‘Very Different’ v2.0

    HELM Systems’ The SoulKeeper VR remains one of the best-looking VR games out there, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard about progress on its Early Access build. That changed this week.

    The SoulKeeper’s Early Access 2.0 release is coming soon, the developer teased this week, and will include some huge updates for the game. Writing in an update on Steam, the studio noted that the update wouldn’t just include new content but also revisions to existing gameplay and entirely new features to boot.

    “We have been hard at work, putting apart all the old mechanics, even features and content, creating new while redesigning and replacing the old, all in an effort to bring a very different version, not only of our game, but also with ground breaking features and mechanics that have not made an appearance to any other VR RPG to date,” the studio noted.

    According to the studio, areas like AI, combat, interaction, environment, NPCs and sound design have all been addressed. HELM also shared some new screenshots for the game, which prove the team hasn’t lost its penchant for amazing visuals.

    What the team didn’t provide was a release date for the update, but they did promise plenty of updates going into more detail in the run-up to launch.

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  • Ready Player One’s Oasis Beta’s Latest Game Is Lifted From Arcade Saga
    Ready Player One’s Oasis Beta’s Latest Game Is Lifted From Arcade Saga

    It’s time to jump back into the Oasis; there’s now another game available for Ready Player One’s tie-in VR app, though it’s one you may have seen before.

    Fracture is a brick-breaking experience developed by the Vive-owned 2 Bears Studio. But here’s the thing; Fracture is already included in 2 Bears’ original VR release, an arcade complication named Arcade Saga. The last game to hit the platform, Smash, was also taken from that platform. Fracture in the Oasis Beta is essentially a glorified demo for the Arcade Saga version, with eight levels (the full game has 40) and a boss.

    As you probably know, then, Fracture takes a classic game genre, the brick-breaker, and reshapes it to work in VR. Players hold a bat in their hand and must deflect a ball that bounces back and forth between them and a set of bricks. The aim of the game is to smash all the bricks in the level without letting the ball pass your bat.

    Fracture joins five other titles available on the Oasis Beta, including Battle for the Oasis from Steel Wool Studios, Gauntlet from Directive Games, Rise of the Gunters from Drifter Entertainment and Smash. The app is available to download for free on Viveport or Steam. The latter version supports both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

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  • How to watch porn on Xbox One Your Xbox One will graduate from multimedia hub to porn theater when we're done. The power of the Xbox One lends itself well to letting you play games, movies, music, use apps, and more. Microsoft calls it the center of your living room, but if you're using it for what we're here to discuss then you might want to move it to your bedroom. Yes, we're going to show you how to watch porn on your Xbox One. It's incredibly simple no matter how you handle your content. Use Microsoft Edge The great thing about porn in our lifetime is that it's usually just a click away. As long as your device has a web browser, you can likely watch porn on it. Of course, that also goes for the Xbox One's Microsoft Edge browser. Thanks to its near-flawless HTML5 compliance, Microsoft Edge allows you to easily stream content from any website that handles modern video codecs. This includes websites like PornHub. If you're not sure how to do that on the Xbox One, consider yourself learned: If you don't a...
  • Facebook Partners With RED To Develop High-End VR Camera

    High-resolution 6DoF VR filmmaking is on its way via Facebook’s Surround 360 platform. Facebook’s most recent F8 developer conference was jam-packed with VR & AR announcements and reveals, from brand new AR updates to Messenger and Instagram, to the much-anticipated release of the Oculus Go VR headset. For filmmakers however the highlight of the show

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  • Guess Your Location In This 360 VR Quiz

    One of the most popular time-killers on the web comes to VR using Google 360 capture. For those of you who are still somehow unfamiliar with GeoGuessr, it’s essentially a browser-based geographic discovery game that provides you with a 2D image of a location somewhere on planet Earth and then asks you to identify exactly

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  • The Biggest Rift, Vive And Windows Releases Of The Week 04/29/18
    The Biggest Rift, Vive And Windows Releases Of The Week 04/29/18

    There’s a lot to get through this week.

    Beat Saber, from Hyperbolic Magnetism Price: $19.99 (Rift, Vive, Windows)

    We’ve been waiting for Beat Saber for a while, and we’re very happy to report it was well worth it. This is an addictive rhythm game in which you hold what are essentially two lightsabers and slash notes that arrive on a beat. It’s only the Early Access release right now but this is definitely one to watch.

    I Am A Man, from Derek Ham Price: Free (Rift)

    One of the best experiences to come from Oculus Launch Pad so far. I Am A Man takes you on a trip through the days surrounding the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., experiencing it all through the eyes of a black man. It’s a powerful living museum that you shouldn’t miss, especially considering it’s free.

    Starbear Taxi, from Funktronic Labs Price: $7.99 (Rift, Vive, Windows)

    The team that brought you Cosmic Trip returns with their second VR game. Starbear is a taxi driver that ferries his friends around town. You guide him using your motion controllers, but you’ll need to be careful to avoid missiles and other attacks from enemies.

    Firebird: The Unfinished, from InnerspaceVR Price: $4.99 (Rift)

    This is the follow-up to the excellent Firebird: La Peri. You take on the role of a museum curator that discovers the ability to bring sculptures to life. Doing so brings out a series of incredible dances for you to enjoy with a front-row seat. This is definitely one to check out if you’re interested in different kinds of VR.

    Dead Secret Circle, from Robot Invader Price: $14.99 (Rift)

    Robot Invader’s Gear VR launch title finally gets its long-awaited sequel. Set five years after the original game, a brand new mystery awaits you. Explore an apartment block in Chicago which hides mysterious secrets, collect evidence and experience lucid dreams that lead you towards answers. This is a great choice for those that love a good mystery.

    Anshar Online, from OZWE Games Price: $7.99 (Rift)

    OZWE’s sci-fi series returns for its third installment. Anshar Online has you controlling elite spacecraft in battles across space and planet surfaces. Cross-play multiplayer with Gear VR and Oculus Go also makes its debut here.

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  • The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 04/29/18
    The Biggest PSVR Releases Of The Week 04/29/18

    Get your wallet out; there’s plenty of great stuff arriving on PlayStation VR this week. From zombie-slaying to, uh, pirate flying, there’s bound to be something you’ll want to check out this week.

    Killing Floor: Incursion, from Tripwire Interactive Price: $29.99

    The PC VR shooter finally makes its way over to PSVR with pleasing results. Killing Floor: Incursion is a spooky shooter in which you dual-wield weapons, gunning down horrific enemies across a story-driven adventure. If you’ve been looking for a great campaign for your PSVR recently, this is a great choice.

    Pirate Flight VR, from Andreas von Lepel Price: $14.99

    This looks like a pretty simplistic flying game in which you tackle race courses by flying through floating rings. We’re not exactly sure what pirates have to do with it other than your main character has an eyepatch (which, in theory, should seriously mess with your vision but we won’t complain). There are 90 missions here, but we’d assume it’s safe to skip this one.

    Battlezone: Gold Edition, from Rebellion Entertainment Price: $34.99

    Rebellion’s popular PSVR launch title gets a brand new version that can also be played outside of the headset. In Battlezone you hop into the cockpit of a tank and fight your way through a procedurally-generated campaign, blasting enemies to pieces. This Gold Edition includes all previous updates to the game, too.

    Ghostbusters VR: Firehouse + Showdown Bundle, from Sony Pictures Price: $9.99 (now available in the EU)

    Two episodes of Sony’s Ghostbusters VR experience are now bundled into one. They take you on a virtual tour of the whacky world of ghosts and ghouls. They’re not essential VR by any means, but worth checking out if you’re a fan of the series.

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  • How To Access Your Personal Files From The Oculus Go

    Facebook’s Oculus Go is a great device made even better by easy access to your personal files. During Facebook’s recent F8 developers conference, Mark Zuckerberg announced that everyone in attendance would be walking home with a brand new Oculus Go – the company’s brand new standalone VR headset. On top of that, the device became available

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  • Rolling Line Review: A Delightful Model Railway Simulator
    Rolling Line Review: A Delightful Model Railway Simulator

    Trainset VR is a term I’ve used to describe some of my favorite VR titles. By that, I’m referring to experiences that make you a giant, towering over miniature dioramas that are a delight to explore from your god-like perspective. Apps like Google Earth, Wayward Sky and Giant Cop all carry an undying sense of fascination as you lean down into their model worlds. When it comes to Rolling Line, though, trainset VR means exactly that; it’s a game all about building virtual railways with all of that novel charm still intact.

    Rolling Line is the latest effort from Gaugepunk Games, the indie studio behind Frontier VR, a love letter to the wilderness, and the cave-exploring Echo Grotto. On the surface it’s entirely different from those two apps, but tonally it’s strikingly similar, creating an inviting environment that lets players set their own pace and giving them plenty of reason to linger in its peaceful world for longer than you might expect.

    Simply put, Rolling Line lets you make the model railways you’ve always dreamed of. You find yourself in a series of rooms, each with a set of tables. Either you can load up pre-made environments and spend some time exploring more of Gaugepunk’s typically scenic landscapes, or you can dive into an expansive customization system to make your own sets. There’s no real objective or goal to reach; it’s as if you’d just bought a bottomless toybox to entertain yourself with.

    How much you get out of Rolling Line will depend very much on what you want to put into it, then. As an experience it’s an exercise in tranquility; at any time you can teleport into your model worlds at a proper scale to tour the rural streets and breathe in the shiny sights. Teleport into one of your trains and you can lean your head out the window to soak in the landscape. Gaugepunk’s own creations are a joy to wander around in, even if these fake fake worlds don’t boast the kind of interaction and discoverability that made its last two games such a joy. Graphically, yes, it’s simple when viewed at human scale, but its color palette and variety help to make up for that.

    But the game’s is best enjoyed by embracing the creation system. Imagine having all the resources you need to build the model railway of your dreams with just a few clicks of a controller. That’s what you’re getting here; draws dotted along each table contain all the tracks and objects you’ll need to decorate your landscape. Placing stuff is as simple as picking an item up and then holding the trigger, which produces a laser pointer you can use for precise movement. Within moments you’ll be able to build basic tracks and then you can grab a remote controller to guide your trains. There’s lots of objects to scatter around your world, though it would be nice to see a Google Blocks-style in-game model creator to really stretch out the possibilities.

    Perhaps inevitably, it

  • Latest Google Doodle Accompanied By 360 VR Experience

    Celebrate the life and genius of French illusionist & film director Georges Méliès in this adorable Google Spotlight Story. If you’ve logged onto the Google homepage at some point today you may have already noticed a particularly interesting Google Doodle posted above the search bar. A common practice for the multinational technology company, Google has

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  • Discover The Latest In Immersive Entertainment At AT&T SHAPE

    Technology meets entertainment this June as AT&T brings a variety of demos and speakers to Warner Bros. Studios. Los Angeles is once again the place to be this June as the AT&T SHAPE immersive event returns to gather the latest and greatest technology, content and influential voices for yet another two days of nonstop demos,

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  • VR Opens Up Classic Theme Park Rides to those with Disabilities

    Netherlands-based theme park Efteling has created a VR experience of one of their popular non-accessible attractions — allowing disabled visitors to experience the roller coaster as their friends and family do. Droomvlucht, meaning “dream flight” in English, is a magical journey through the mystical realm of fairies and woodland creatures. The attraction is a dark,

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  • Facebook Announces AR Support For Messenger & Instagram, Updates To AR Studio

    Zuckerberg uses his 2018 F8 conference to tease new AR functionality for its most popular apps. The mostly-annual F8 Developer Conference is a time when the company gathers creators and entrepreneurs dedicated to the Facebook platform in order to showcase its latest and greatest tools, products and secret new projects. This year Zuckerberg once again

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