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  • Registration Now Open for Oculus Connect 5, First Talks Revealed There's an early bird ticket price for the next few weeks.
  • Seeking Dawn Coming to PlayStation VR in December new Roadmap Reveals. A wealth of improvements are expected this month.
  • New Pico G2 Supports Vive Wave and Viveport HTC Vive hardware partner Pico launches new standalone VR headset in China.
  • Modders Are Bringing Wolfenstein 3D, Doom And Heretic To VR With Motion Controls
    Modders Are Bringing Wolfenstein 3D, Doom And Heretic To VR With Motion Controls

    Both id Software’s Wolfenstein 3D and Doom were landmark achievements in 3D videogame design, truly putting players in the body of their virtual protagonist for the first time. It’s fitting that id’s John Carmack is currently continuing the journey he started decades ago at Oculus, then, but fans of these original games are also updating them to support VR too.

    Last month the ongoing Doom VR mod saw an update that added support for one of the lesser-known games built using id’s engine, Heretic. Originally developed by Raven Software, Heretic trades massive guns and monsters for sorceries and, well, more monsters. It’s a little bit of a trip to get the game running in VR (full details are here), but if you do you can play through the entire original game using motion controls. What a time to be alive, eh?

    You can see Doom running below:

    And Heretic is here:

    Not only that, but another modder is also working on a VR version of id’s other classic shooter, Wolfenstein 3D. Reddit user Brandalf-the-Green this week showcases their work on the first 10 levels of the game, which again includes motion controls (complete with updated gun models) and allows you to peek around corners using positional tracking. The developer plans to release the game on itch.io once a few more tweaks have been made.

    Of course, id is now a part of Bethesda, which itself has already released a VR Doom game and is currently working on a VR spin-off for the Wolfenstein series too.

    Bringing old school shooters into VR may seem like a strange thing to do, but this can actually be one of the most fascinating and enjoyable ways to experience VR — and express how far gaming has come — yet seen. In fact Bevan McKechnie’s Compound, a VR shooter that draws directly from early 90’s-era shooters, is arguably one of the best FPS titles in VR thanks to its classic design. What’s old really is new again.

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  • NVIDIA Gamescom Event Expected To Announce New Graphics Card Rumours continue to circulate about new NVIDIA GeForce graphics card.
  • Magic Leap One Field of View Leaked [Updated] Developers discover information on Magic Leap One field of view tucked away in website source code.
  • Evil Dead: Virtual Nightmare Is Coming To VR Soon
    Evil Dead: Virtual Nightmare Is Coming To VR Soon

    Evil Dead may be one of the few remaining horror franchises to fight off the swarm of VR tie-ins. Well, that’s no longer the case.

    Evil Dead: Virtual Nightmare is coming to Gear VR and Oculus Go soon (we don’t know how soon). The game, developed in a collaboration between Boomdash Digital, Ghosthouse Entertainment and Screen Northern Ireland, sees players trying to make an escape from an isolated cabin and forced to fend for themselves as the monsters of the forest descend upon them. There’s a teaser trailer below.

    If you know your Evil Dead mobile games (and who doesn’t?) then you’ve probably already realised that this sounds very similar to Evil Dead: Endless Nightmare, a mobile endless runner. It’s almost certainly going to be a direct port of that game, then, where you use your fists to bash zombies away until you get bigger and better weapons like a nail gun and, yes, a chainsaw. Weapons can be upgraded to help you get further on your next go.

    Okay, so it’s not exactly the Evil Dead VR game we were hoping for. More than a lot of other horror series, the franchise’s inventive use of weaponry and ear for comedy could make for a truly unique game. How awesome would a chainsaw arm be with motion controls?

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  • Become The Stath And Fight A Giant Shark In The Meg VR Experience
    Become The Stath And Fight A Giant Shark In The Meg VR Experience

    Next week sees Jason Statham star in the most Jason Statham movie ever. The Meg will see the British action icon go head-to-head with a giant shark. We’re not exactly sure how he’ll martial art his way out of that one but, based on this new VR experience for the film, it won’t be easy.

    Warner Bros launches this short VR teaser for the underwater thriller yesterday. It offers a brief but all-too-close encounter with some of the giant sharks that will be terrorizing the Transporter star in the movie. You can watch it below, though you’ll want to grab a smartphone and open it in the YouTube app if you want to experience it in VR. It’s also available on Samsung’s VR video platform but, considering Gear VR now has YouTube, you might as well just watch it there.

    It’s not the best movie tie-in we’ve ever seen (and we’d have preferred to see a full VR experience skin to PSVR World’s ocean-diving piece), but who can turn down the chance to be eaten by a shark?

    The Meg is in mercifully flat-screened cinemas August 10th.

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  • ImmotionVR Opens New Location at Xscape Yorkshire This is the third ImmotionVR centre to open in the UK.
  • Firewall: Zero Hour’s Physical And Aim Controller Edition Look Like This
    Firewall: Zero Hour’s Physical And Aim Controller Edition Look Like This

    It’s just a few weeks now until you’ll be able to shoot your friends in the middle of their faces with the highly-anticipated Firewall: Zero Hour. If you’re looking to pick up the physical version of the multiplayer VR shooter, here’s what you should look out for.

    Developer First Contact’s Adam Orth revealed two images of both the physical edition of the game and its Aim Controller bundle over on Twitter this week. Honestly, you could mistake either for a SOCOM or Rainbow Six game, but that’s kind of the point; Firewall offers tactical team-based battles in which teams must work together to either destroy an objective or defend it.

    FIREWALL ZERO HOUR releases August 28th exclusively for PSVR. 4 vs. 4 tactical MP in VR. Pre-orders with exclusive content live everywhere now. #PSVR #PlayStation4 #PlaystationPlus pic.twitter.com/BcaoPFXtcI

    — Adam Orth (@adam_orth) July 31, 2018

    It’s great to see the game getting an Aim Controller bundle as, based on our hands-on time with it, it’s a great way to experience the shooter. The game also supports the DualShock 4, but we haven’t been able to sample the controls there just yet.

    Firewall is launching exclusively on PSVR on August 28th and will also be available on the PlayStation Store. As Orth’s tweet mentions, there’s some pre-order bonuses in it for anyone that lays down an early order, including a new character camo, extra in-game currency and double XP for the first 24 hours of play.

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  • TARGO Partners with Inception To Offer VR Documentaries Twice-monthly VR documentaries will be coming to Inception VR app.
  • Seeking Dawn’s PSVR Version Coming In December, Free DLC Next Month
    Seeking Dawn’s PSVR Version Coming In December, Free DLC Next Month

    Multiverse isn’t ready to throw in the towel on its ambitious VR sci-fi shooter, Seeking Dawn, just yet.

    Today the studio revealed a detailed development roadmap for the recently-released role-playing game (RPG), which lists some important points. For starters, an update later this month will fix some critical bugs players have been wrestling with since launch, as well as add a left-handed mode and optimizations to network performance and graphical fidelity. They’ll also add more detailed save file information and other improvements.

    Moving into September, Multiverse will launch the game’s first free DLC, Age of Master, which will bring a new playable area with more monsters and new weapon upgrades and skins. September will also see the release of the game’s harder Master Mode as well as some redesigns for levels and, crucially, a tune-up for respawning resources. The crafting aspect of the game, which hinges upon resource collection, really slowed the action down and was one of the biggest complaints in our 6/10 review.

    For PSVR fans that have been patiently waiting for the long-promised port we have good news: Multiverse says it’s coming in December. We’ll keep out fingers crossed that the team actually hits that date and that it arrives with previously hinted-at features like PlayStation Aim Controller support. There will also be an emoji system and yet more improvements added during this time.

    Finally, Multiverse has released a new developer diary that chronicles the making of the game. There’s also a few teases about what to expect in the coming updates towards the end.

    With just a few changes, Seeking Dawn could go from a decent VR game to a very good one, so we’re looking forward to these updates.

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  • ‘Pixel Ripped 1989’ Is A Nostalgia-Fueled VR Joyride Through Time

    Relive the early days of gaming in this multidimensional experience that blends classic video games with modern VR technology. It takes a lot of guts to design and release a full VR game centered entirely around retro gaming. After all, what could classic video games possibly have to offer when it comes to the futuristic

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  • Pixel Ripped 1989 Livestream: Blast From The Past In A VR Future
    Pixel Ripped 1989 Livestream: Blast From The Past In A VR Future

    Pixel Ripped 1989 is finally released today after several years of development. In this quirky VR game you take on the role of a young grade school girl as she plays her Gameboy-inspired handheld console in class, at school, around the house, and in other areas. The game world starts to escape the small screen and merge with her real world (or the VR world) and it’s up to you to battle back the forces of evil.

    It’s a really clever and creative game concept that’s got multiple layers. We went hands on with it at GDC earlier this year and came away smiling from the concept and execution, but you’ll have to wait for our full review later this week to see how the full game stacks up.

    In the meantime, we’ll be livestreaming Pixel Ripped 1989 on PC today using an Oculus Rift with Touch controllers starting very soon as of the time this is being published (which means we’ll start at approximately 2:15 PM PT) and aim to last for about an hour or so. We’ll be livestreaming directly to the UploadVR Facebook page. You can see the full stream embedded right here down below once it’s up:

    Embedded livestream coming soon

    You can see our archived streams all in this one handy Livestream playlist over on the official UploadVR YouTube channel (which you should totally subscribe to by the way). All future and current streams will be on Facebook, which you can see a list of here.

    Let us know which games you want us to livestream next and what you want to see us do, specifically, in Pixel Ripped 1989 or other VR games. Comment with feedback down below!

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  • MoonStrike Is A VR RTS From Designer That Worked On Fortnite And Gears Of War
    MoonStrike Is A VR RTS From Designer That Worked On Fortnite And Gears Of War

    I could name all of the actually good VR strategy games I’ve played to date on a single hand. Near the top of the list is Brass Tactics, an Oculus Rift exclusive from an experienced team that worked on Age of Empires, then you’ve got a collection of other titles like AirMech Command, Skyworld, and a few God games that don’t really capture the magic of strategy all that well. Final Assault is coming soon, but other than that it’s a bit of a drought. Luckily, MoonStrike is here to fill that gap.

    MoonStrike was originally debuted over two years ago back before the Rift and Vive had even officially launched and is finally back in the spotlight after a couple years of extended hibernation and development.

    Mechanically, MoonStrike is a very simple game. All you really need to know how to do is click on things, drag them around, and then release. That’s about it. But underneath that layer of simplicity is some surprising RTS-style depth.

    There are five factions to pick from all with different unit types and advantages, up to three player multiplayer, AI for single player challenges, as well as a mixture of crafted and randomly generated levels to help mix things up.

    MoonStrike is finally releasing this week on August 2nd for Rift and Vive on both Oculus Home and Steam at a price point of $19.99 along with a 15% launch window discount.

    Let us know what you think of the game down in the comments below!

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