virtual reality

‘Iron Man VR’ has moments of brilliance, but shows the limits of PSVR

Iron Man should be the best hero to transition from comics to VR. His own interactions with his suit touch on augmented reality controls, steering a powerful avatar in sync with Stark’s movements. So, just like me, with a pair of digital wands with colorful balls on the end. Iron Man VR is also PlayStation …

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‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ will let you pilot an X-wing in VR

EA Motive A few days after it officially announced Star Wars: Squadrons, EA has released the first trailer and revealed a bit more about what to expect from its next Star Wars game. As expected, the EA Motive-developed title is centered around first-person dogfighting. It’s coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC (on Origin, Epic …

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Blockchain to Play Crucial Role in VR-Powered Social Media

Virtual reality media platform, Sensorium, has announced its membership in the Global Blockchain Business Council, or GBBC — a Swiss-based non-profit industry association for blockchain. Sensorium will participate in GBBC’s upcoming virtual forum on May 28, which will see the firm’s director of technology Alex Blagirev discuss his predictions for how virtual social media will …

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‘Iron Man VR’ gameplay demo arrives to satisfy your inner Tony Stark

Sponsored Links Marvel It looks like Marvel’s Iron Man VR truly will be arriving on July 3rd after being delayed a couple of times due to COVID-19. In fact, the entertainment giant has released a free extended playable demo of the PS VR exclusive, which is now available for download from the PlayStation Store. Yes, …

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Valve opens ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ level editing tools to the community

Sponsored Links Valve The debut of Half-Life: Alyx has already added more than a million new VR users to Steam, and now comes the next step: mods. The game’s latest update brings beta support for the Steam Workshop so users can add their own levels, textures, animations and more, as well as browse the content …

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Synthspace recreates the physical presence of a modular synth in VR

Sponsored Links Synthspace There’s a certain visceral thrill to plugging in patch cords and twiddling knobs on a modular synth, but it’s not always practical when even the more affordable synths can cost hundreds of dollars. Bright Light might have a simple solution: recreate the physical nature of a synth in VR. Its crowdfunded Synthspace …

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‘Half-Life: Alyx’ added nearly 1 million VR users to Steam

Sponsored Links Valve Half-Life: Alyx appears to have given VR gaming a serious boost. Road to VR has used historical data and direct Valve data to calculate that Steam users added nearly 950,000 VR headsets in April — a huge spike over March. While the Steam info doesn’t say how many of those were new …

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