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  • The 15 Very Best VR Shooters For Rift, Vive, PSVR, and Windows VR
    The 15 Very Best VR Shooters For Rift, Vive, PSVR, and Windows VR

    Over the last two and a half years we’ve gotten a lot of VR shooters. From zombie-slaying adventures and sci-fi romps through the stars, to hardcore military simulations and hunting dinosaurs on a lonely island, there’s been something for just about everybody.

    Now with quite a few promising VR shooters on the horizon we’ve decided to round up our list of the very best 15 VR shooters that you can play right now on Rift, Vive, PSVR, and Windows VR headsets while you get ready for the next wave of intense FPS action.

    All entries are listed alphabetically.

    Arizona Sunshine (Rift, Vive, PSVR, and Windows VR)

    Our Review

    Vertigo Games’ zombie-killing adventure, Arizona Sunshine, is still the best game featuring the walking undead. It’s got a solid campaign, cooperative multiplayer, and an addictive horde mode. Everything is ultra-polished and it’s just a joy to play. Can’t recommend this one enough.

    Farpoint (PSVR Exclusive)

    Our Review

    Farpoint was released as the flagship title for Sony’s PSVR Aim Controller and it does a great job of showcasing the device. We wouldn’t recommend playing it without the controller, in fact. What you’ll get is a decent campaign, 1v1 PvP maps, solo challenge maps, and co-op wave-based maps to play with a friend. It’s a lot of content and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a VR shooter that just feels better to play than Farpoint.

    From Other Suns (Rift Exclusive)

    Our Review

    Imagine if you took the ship management aspects out of something like FTL then married it with a procedurally generated roguelike with a Star Trek Away Team-style skin. That’s basically From Other Suns. It’s a blast on co-op and is basically infinitely replayable.

    Gunheart (Rift, Vive, and Windows VR)

    Our Review

    This is about the closest you’re gonna get to something like Borderlands in VR right now. The drop-in, drop-out co-op works great, missions are fun and replayable, and there’s a ton of stuff to unlock in terms of guns, weapon mods, and cosmetic items. The movement features a mixture of free locomotion, teleporting, and excellent floaty jumps. Oh — and there’s PvP!

    Island 359 (Rift and Vive)

    Our Review

    Hunting dinosaurs is terrifying, but it’s also fun. That’s the underlying premise that Island 359 was founded on. Think of it as a survival shooter that drops you into a jungle and asks you to hunt deadly dinos for survival. With a lot of weapons and game modes to pick from, it’s the kind of VR game that keeps on giving.

    Killing Floor: Incursion (Rift, Vive, and PSVR)

    Our Review

    We’ve got plenty of VR zombie games out there, but few nail the overwhelming pressure you can feel when surrounded by a massive horde. It’s got some great boss battles, amazing physics, and really satisfying gunplay to check all of the right boxes. Co-op is a treat too.

    Onward (Rift and Vive)

    Read More About Its Development Here

    While still technically in Early Access, this was really the original hardcore VR shooter to put competitive FPS games on the map for the immersive medium. It’s got excellent mechanics, a strikingly realistic gameplay feel, and it does a great job

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  • Pastimes For Pirates Developer Diary #3 – Tacking Where Neccessary Make Real's Sam Watts returns to give the lowdown on how development of their new pirate-themed title is going.
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  • VR Spellcaster The Wizards Gets Oculus Go, Gear VR Spin-Off
    VR Spellcaster The Wizards Gets Oculus Go, Gear VR Spin-Off

    Carbon Studio’s The Wizards is one of the more polished spellcasting games you can play in a VR headset, and now it’s getting a mobile-based spin-off.

    The studio this week released The Wizards: Trials of Meliora for Oculus Go and Gear VR. It’s essentially a wave shooter that gives you a taste of the full experience available on PC VR headsets. You’ll use gesture-based controls to summon spells and fight off waves of enemies across three settings. As you play you’ll be able to level up and evolve your character suited to your playstyle.

    Check it out in the trailer below. Mechanically it looks pretty simple but, making use of Unreal Engine 4, it stays true to Carbon’s flair for visuals.

    The game’s available now at a discounted price of $3.49 (usually $3.99).

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  • China Develops VR Training System for Its Military VR training system lets trainees pinpoint areas for improvement.
  • Create and Race Your own AR Tracks With Room Racer The iOS app has launched today.
  • VR League Drops The Unspoken And Players Aren’t Happy
    VR League Drops The Unspoken And Players Aren’t Happy

    Back in May we reported on the launch of the second season of the VR League (VRL), an eSports tournament run by Oculus, Intel and ESL that sees players going head-to-head across a range of games for cash prizes. One of the major games to focus in the event was Insomniac Games’ magical multiplayer game, The Unspoken. A month on, though, and the game has seemingly been dropped from the league, and players aren’t happy.

    A VRL player that wishes the remain anonymous reached out to UploadVR to point out that The Unspoken had been dropped from VRL in the past few days, a month after players had already been battling it out. According to an image found on the league’s Discord channel, ESL had previously promised that the two top players in The Unspoken tournament would win a trip to Oculus Connect 5 in September to face off in the finals for a chance to win part of a $220,000 prize pool.

    Since we’ve heard about this story, though, that page has allegedly been changed to remove any mention of the finals at Oculus Connect 5. Meanwhile, a presumed ESL staffer on the Discord channel named Gravity confirmed on Wednesday that the decision to drop the game had been made “less than 48 hours ago”. In a later message, Gravity cited a reduced lack of interest in the game as one of the reasons behind the decision: “Yes its correct – part of the decision is the activity which shrinked in the last weeks.”

    From the looks of it, then, VRL players just spent a month fighting for a prize that no one is going to get. UploadVR reached out to ESL for comment yesterday but is yet to hear back. We’ve also reached out to Oculus for comment this morning.

    Plans for other games in the tournament, including Echo Arena, don’t appear to have changed at this time.

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  • Vuzix Highlights Upcoming Business Developments A letter to Vuzix shareholders indicates that the company expects 2018 revenues to exceed 2017.
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