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  • BattlegroupVR Is A VR Space Strategy Game Played In First-Person
    BattlegroupVR Is A VR Space Strategy Game Played In First-Person

    Were you hoping Star Trek: Bridge Crew’s strategic missions were a bit, well more strategic? Well then BattlegroupVR may be for you.

    Battlegroup is an in-depth space strategy game in which you play as the commander that orders their fleet from the comfort of a capital ship. In the game, you’ll need to hire and then train captains to lead vessels into battle, which you’ll watch unfold in real-time via a holographic interface. You’ll use motion controls to issue commands like movement and attack orders.

    Impressively, you’ll also be able to see your ships moving outside of your ship. Huge space battles unfold right before your eyes, and it’s not long before things descend into anarchy. The ship models in particular are strikingly detailed. If you lose ships, there’s a high likelihood that their captain will go with them. Each captain will have individual skills, so it’s a good idea to keep them alive. Ships, meanwhile, can also be upgraded with unique weapons and more.

    If you’re interested in the game then the developer is currently keeping a Devlog series running on its official website, where you can also sign up to a newsletter.

    It’s early days for the game right now, having only been revealed earlier in July, but it’s still looking promising. No release date yet, but the game is set to arrive on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

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  • Digi-Capital Launches Analytics Platform for AR/VR/XR Businesses can take advantage of over 500,000 data points on the immersive technology industry with new analytics platform.
  • VR vs. Scorchio! Or... None Like It Hot! (And that includes us.)
  • HappyGiant Announces New Multiplayer AR Title QuasAR Arena will use Jido Maps 'persistent AR' technology.
  • Virtuali-Tee Launches New Heart-Rate Tracking Feature Wearable AR t-shirt will soon get a feature that shows a heart beat in real time.
  • The Persistence Review: Survival Horror Meets Sci-Fi VR Roguelike
    The Persistence Review: Survival Horror Meets Sci-Fi VR Roguelike

    A big complaint surrounding a lot of VR games at this stage of the industry is that many of them are just far too short. After an hour or two you can see most everything there is to see in a lot of the low-quality shovelware that’s flooded the marketplaces for Rift, Vive, and PSVR. The Persistence, a part survival horror, part sci-fi roguelike VR shooter from Firesprite Games, aims to solve that problem with some light procedural generation and a heavy focus on replayability.

    In The Persistence you take on the role of Security Officer Zimri Eder aboard The Persistence, a massive starship traveling through the stars. Something goes terribly wrong, wiping out the crew, and resulting in various strange dark matter related anomalies. Instead of a crew full of friends and colleagues, the ship is overrun with grotesque, aggressive mutants. You’ve got to explore, repair, and guide the ship back to Earth as the lone survivor.

    The nifty thing about The Persistence is that no two playthroughs are ever quite the same. This is due to the fact that each time you die, the layout, item placement, enemies, and structure of the entire spaceship you’re set to explore gets reshuffled. And it’s not just an item reset and enemy respawn type of update, but a complete overhaul. The whole map in and of itself changes. You could explore the first level of the ship 10 times and never have the same experience.

    Granted, there are limitations to this formula. For starters, you’ll eventually start to recognize identifiable “chunks” in the world, which is common with most roguelikes. When I say no two games are ever the same I don’t mean the ship’s interior is a different style and you’re playing a different game. Medical bays have a “samey” quality to them across the whole game, some rooms have similar structures, all the doors look the same, and so on. But rather if you’re enjoying the game, then you can rest assured that it’s a bit like an essentially endless stream of content that you can keep exploring and playing.

    Unlike a lot of roguelikes though, there isn’t actual permadeath — at least, not really. Instead of having everything you did wiped clean, you get to keep your credits (in the form of stem cells and fab chips), everything you unlocked stays unlocked, any upgrades on your actual character are retained, and eventually you can even fast travel to higher tiers of the ship if you find the corresponding Deck Modules. Death in The Persistence can be devastating depending on the circumstance, but the game does a good job of not making you feel like all that time was wasted. In fact, when a new clone is printed of your character, you get to pick an upgrade to spend some stem cells on that can make a big difference in your next playthrough.

    The Persistence (which just so happens to also be the name of the ship itself) is split into five decks. Each deck has a

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  • Cardiologist Use VR To Visualise Heart Defects At Lucile Packard Stanford Children's hospital doctors are using VR to help educate on heart conditions.
  • VR Horror Game Tracks Your Heart Rate For Scariest Possible Experience

    ‘Bring to Light’ uses custom AI to deliver horrifying moments when players least expect it. “We can actually put whispers at the nape of your neck,” says Red Meat Games owner Keith Makse, laughing as he describes his latest VR title, Bring to Light, to CBC News. A psychological VR horror experience available for the

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  • It’s not all Champagne and Canapes as you Learn to Become Mr.President The videogame via the Desirium VR platform for Oculus Mobile soon.
  • Huawei and China Mobile Fujian Team up for Operator Cloud VR A new Cloud V services launches in China alongside new optical broadband upgrades.
  • Here’s how to Kick Ass and Have a Marvelous Time VRFocus demoed Captain Marvel from the upcoming Oculus Rift exclusive.
  • AR Brings Soccer Team Cave Rescue to Life The New York Times shows the difficult conditions of the Thai cave rescue by using augmented reality.
  • Mr. Mercedes VR Escape Room Hits Comic-Con

    The interactive pop-up shop included both a VR and AR game. For the upcoming season 2 premiere of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes original series, AT&T let Comic-Con fans enter a VR escape room inside Brady’s lair. Located just blocks away from Comic-Con, The Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience couldn’t be missed from the street. The black

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  • The Persistence Pre-Release Livestream: VR Survival Horror Roguelike
    The Persistence Pre-Release Livestream: VR Survival Horror Roguelike

     

    The Persistence is an upcoming PSVR-exclusive survival-horror-meets-sci-fi-roguelike that’s designed to keep your heart rate up with its relentless enemies and pulse-pounding combat. Each time you die (and you will die) the entire map reshuffles itself with a new layout, new enemies, new loot, and more.

    We’ve been playing a lot of The Persistence for the past week and we’re excited for everyone else to get a chance to dive in with it starting tomorrow when it releases on PSVR July 24th.

    For today, we’ll be livestreaming The Persistence on PSVR using an El Gato HD60 S and monitoring chat on a nearby PC later today. The official embargo for reviews is 9PM PT, but Sony has permitted us to do an early preview livestream that’s limited to the first deck of the ship as long as we do not discuss our final score and provide preview impressions only. But we’ll be happy to answer your burning questions!

    Tune in for the livestream today at approximately 2:00PM PT — we’re aiming 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) and the UploadVR Gaming Facebook page, which you should Follow and set notifications for by clicking the little bell icon!

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

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  • Llamasoft Reveal Plans for New VR Title and Polybius PC Port Jeff Minter is promising all Llamasoft titles will be VR compatible in future.