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  • PSVR MOBA Dark Eclipse Adds In Ranked Mode And More
    PSVR MOBA Dark Eclipse Adds In Ranked Mode And More

    Sunsoft is ready to build on the solid foundations it laid out earlier this year with free-to-play PSVR multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), Dark Eclipse.

    The developer this month announced a 2.0 update for the game that’s set to introduce some major new elements such as a Ranked Mode, a global leaderboard and more. The former will mean that players of a similar skill level will now be matched up online rather than you taking your chances with a hardened vet. Winning matches will help you climb a global leaderboard which will in turn pit you against more experienced players. Getting a Gold ranking on the boards will net you an exclusive skin.

    Meanwhile there’s also going to be three more heroes added to the game. These include a tank character named Destrophe that can stun enemies, a highly mobile assassin named Dosmelda and a carry class named Zahina. The game itself is free to download and jump into so these updates will also be delivered at no extra cost.

    We thought Dark Eclipse had some issues but was ultimately worth a look for players looking for something new in the genre. With some of these new additions that remains the case.

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  • Horror Classic Affected: The Manor Finally Hits PSVR This Week
    Horror Classic Affected: The Manor Finally Hits PSVR This Week

    As far as horror classics go in VR, Affected: The Manor is as original as they get right now, and it’s finally arriving on one of the most popular platforms this week.

    Developer Fallen Planet Studios confirmed that the game will launch on Sony’s headset tomorrow, 27th November with a limited-time half price discount (we don’t know the full price but it’s $7.99 on Steam).

    Affected was one of the earliest apps to showcase what can be done with VR and horror. You explore a spooky manor house, choosing your own route through as you endure jump scares and creepy terrors. It’s not a ‘game’ as such as it’s very much on the short side and designed for anyone to be able to experience, but there are multiple endings based on your choices and it most certainly is not for the faint of heart.

    It’s the first in a planned trilogy of VR horror games with the second installment, Affected: The Asylum currently in development. No word on its release just yet.

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  • ImmotionVR Deliver the Christmas Spirit With the Elf Power Inc Experience The VR experience is available in ImmotionVR locations from today.
  • Learn How to Make Your Game Pay With a Free Barebones Game Monetisation Webinar The Webinar will be taking place tomorrow.
  • UNAIDS Launches Educational 360-Degree Series Ahead Of World AIDS Day

    UNAIDS partners with Google & Makhulu Media for a series of VR films about HIV testing. According to the The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), roughly one quarter of people living with HIV are completely unaware of their status. That’s a pretty terrifying number when you consider there’s an estimated 37

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  • The VR Job Hub: More Jobs Than you can Shake a Headset at Jobs in the UK and overseas, what more do you need?
  • Location-Based VR Arcade ‘Hero Hangout’ Opens Next Week In California

    Exit Reality provides three of their ‘X Pod’ VR stations to the San Mateo-based entertainment center. Created in hopes of exposing the general public to the latest high-end virtual reality technology, location-based VR entertainment center “Hero Hangout” is set to open its doors for the first time this coming Thursday in San Mateo, California. “Our

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  • Nominate Your Favourite Game in the 2018 Steam Awards You've got until Tuesday to decide.
  • Watch Pros Try Their Hand at VR Darts Virtual darts turns out to be harder than the real thing.
  • This New Device Could Solve VR Motion Sickness

    OtoTech combats motion-induced nausea without the side effects of drugs. According to research published by ScienceNews, roughly 25% to 45% of users report some form of motion sickness while engaged in a virtual reality experience. While the potential causes of this discomfort are still under debate, it’s clear that VR-induced sickness is an ongoing concern

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  • VR Zone Hero Hangout to Open in San Mateo, California The location-based entertainment centre is due to open next week.
  • Review: PolyCube Simple, effective, just watch those hours melt away.
  • HTC & McLaren Unveil Limited Edition Vive Pro With McLaren VR Experiences
    HTC & McLaren Unveil Limited Edition Vive Pro With McLaren VR Experiences

    HTC and McLaren today announced a special edition of the Vive Pro with McLaren styling which includes two McLaren themed VR games along with 6 months subscription to Viveport. The bundle is priced at $1,549, $150 more than the regular Vive Pro kit. The bundled games are rFactor 2 (McLaren Edition) and McLaren Garage VR Experience.

    In terms of hardware, there package is contained in a new McLaren themed box, the plastic surrounding the cameras on the front of the headset is now orange, and the app buttons on the controllers are orange too. The bundle includes the new SteamVR Tracking 2.0 base stations and controllers.

    McLaren Garage VR Experience was teased earlier this month on McLaren’s Twitter page. It was unclear at the time what the app would be, but has now been revealed as a VR F1 pit crew simulator. Using HTC’s VR controllers you can virtually take on the role of a tire gunner, tire mounter, or tire demounter. A leaderboard system is included so players can compete to see who can perform the fastest pit stop.

    rFactor 2 is a popular racing simulator with a heavy focus on realism. It was released in 2013 and VR support was added in 2017. The game, if you can call it that, simulates in detail the physics of driving in different vehicles, track types, and weather conditions. The McLaren Edition of the game included in this bundle includes exclusive McLaren cars.

    HTC is McLaren’s official VR partner, according to the two companies. Their partnership was first seen at ChinaJoy 2018 where the companies hosted a contest to see who could achieve the fastest lap time in a virtual McLaren F1 car in the Vive Pro headset. With the release of this special edition Vive Pro with McLaren branding, it’s likely we’ll see this corporate partnership go even further in future – we’ll keep you updated on any future VR projects from HTC and McLaren.

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  • Desirium VR Expands Support to Viveport The platform has 15 experiences to enjoy.
  • Oculus Rift Black Friday Pack: Lone Echo, Onward, Superhot, The Climb, Arizona Sunshine, GORN, and Eleven For $99.99 – Saving 50%
    Oculus Rift Black Friday Pack: Lone Echo, Onward, Superhot, The Climb, Arizona Sunshine, GORN, and Eleven For $99.99 – Saving 50%

    Facebook’s Oculus is offering a Black Friday game bundle on the Rift’s VR app store. The pack contains 7 major games for $99.99 – Lone Echo, Onward, Superhot VR, The Climb, Arizona Sunshine, GORN, and Eleven: Table Tennis VR.

    At their regular prices the games would total to $209.93, thus this pack saves $109.94 (%52). The deal is one day only, ending at midnight tonight Pacific Standard Time.

    Onward and Arizona Sunshine are on sale separately at 40% off and 50% off, but the other games are not. While this certainly isn’t a budget oriented deal, we think these games are some of the best that VR gaming currently has to offer. All seven would make excellent additions to your library.

    Lone Echo

    Lone Echo is a roughly five hour voice acted story driven VR game. It was created by The Order 1886 developers Ready At Dawn, funded by Oculus. You play as a service android under the command of Captain Olivia Rhodes. When a catastrophe strikes, you and Olivia must work together to try and repair the station. We were highly impressed with the game when we reviewed it, giving it 8.5/10 and concluding:

    Lone Echo is a landmark achievement in three key areas of the VR experience: locomotion, UI, and interaction. The winning blend of intuitive movement, discovery-based gameplay and character-driven storytelling create a compelling sense of presence that few VR games could hope to match, while the considered pacing gives it a fresh identity. I hate to mark it down on such a trivial aspect as length, but the package simply feels incomplete, rounding off in the second act and depriving you of both the narrative and mechanical evolutions I was expecting to encounter in the third. If there’s a silver lining, it’s that I expect its sequel to be one of VR’s very best.

    Onward

    Onward is a realistic multiplayer military shooter which feels like playing Insurgency in VR. Remarkably, it entered early access when it had just one developer. Since then, it has become one of the most popular multiplayer games in VR.

    Check out our interview with the developer or player’s field guide for more information on Onward.

    Superhot VR

    Superhot VR is a unique shooter experience where the faster you move, the faster time moves. If you keep completely still, time will freeze. It is a perfect blend of mental and physical challenge, and perhaps one of the best VR games ever made.

    When we reviewed the game, we gave it 9/10, concluding:

    SUPERHOT VR is a pure, distilled, injection of unadulterated adrenaline that will get your blood pumping just as quickly as time stops in the game itself. With every movement you make, time creeps forward ever so slightly, and everything from the level design to the way it feels to dodge a series of bullets in slow-motion is orchestrated to reinforce the core ideals of the experience. From start to finish it plays out like a fantasy ripped from the screen of every action movie; an indulgent cacophony of visual and

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