3lb Games Oculus Quest SDK Allows For Controller-Free VR Hand Tracking

3lb Games Controller-Free Hands Tracking

I know I rag on virtual reality software and hardware a lot, but that’s mainly because it sucks. No, really. It’s true… the hardware is crude, most of the headsets are tethered, and the software – other than the free-look and 3D space motion controls – are oftentimes lame and unintuitive. However, we’re starting to finally see some kind of fruition in the evolution of VR interactivity thanks to companies like 3lb Games, who have a new SDK asset currently in beta for the Oculus Quest that allows developers to implement controller-free hand tracking into their games or applications. Continue reading “3lb Games Oculus Quest SDK Allows For Controller-Free VR Hand Tracking”

Boneworks Is The Kind Of VR Game That Half-Life: Alyx Should Have Been

Boneworks

There’s already a lot of media praise for the completely dull looking VR puzzle-shooter from Valve called Half-Life: Alyx. It’s yet another trite VR title that renders nothing but blasé contempt for trying to push the same old, same old onto people who are tired of these uninteresting games. The only selling point Valve is using for Half-Life: Alyx is that it stars yet another stale, Wiener Melange-flavored female protagonist who “don’t need no man”. Everything else about Valve’s upcoming title is completely unoriginal, regurgitated horse manure that is neither interesting nor entertaining. Continue reading “Boneworks Is The Kind Of VR Game That Half-Life: Alyx Should Have Been”

VR Paradise: Gentlemen’s Club Bring Brings The Strip Club To Your Living Room

VR Paradise Gentlemen's Club

French outfit Totem Entertainment released VR Paradise: Gentlemen’s Club recently, which is a virtual strip club featuring physics-based jiggling and naked 3D women to ogle as they dance and gyrate their naked bodies all over your virtual character, who is capable of slapping the titties and spanking their butts. Continue reading “VR Paradise: Gentlemen’s Club Bring Brings The Strip Club To Your Living Room”

The Walking Dead: Saints And Sinners Gameplay Trailer Has Some Impressive Mechanics

The Walking Dead Saints and Sinners

After Activision failed with The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, which was made by Terminal Reality, and after Overkill’s The Walking Dead failed, there’s still some studios trying to ice skate uphill with a Walking Dead first-person shooter; that studio is none other than Skydance Interactive. The outfit is trying their hand yet another The Walking Dead game. Continue reading “The Walking Dead: Saints And Sinners Gameplay Trailer Has Some Impressive Mechanics”

Dash Dash World, VR Kart Racer Beta Sign-Ups Are Live

Dash Dash World

Starting December 22nd, 2019, the beta for the VR kart-racer from Motionx Studio called Dash Dash World will go live. You can currently sign-up for the beta right now using the Google Doc. Continue reading “Dash Dash World, VR Kart Racer Beta Sign-Ups Are Live”

Touring Karts Demo Allows You To Unlock 2 Free Copies Ahead Of Release

Touring Karts

Spanish developers Ivanovich Games announced that gamers who participate in the online multiplayer portion of the Touring Karts demo on Steam, and successfully win three matches in a row, will be able to unlock a free copy of the game when it graduates from Early Access on December 12th, 2019. Gamers will be able to earn up to two free copies of Touring Karts ahead of its release. Continue reading “Touring Karts Demo Allows You To Unlock 2 Free Copies Ahead Of Release”

Xbox Head Says Project Scarlett Isn’t VR Focused Because Nobody Is Asking For VR

It looks like Phil Spencer and crew are trying to focus on things that might draw the attention of gamers to the green brand. However, Spencer says a lot of things, so there’s that. But, in this case, he believes that nobody really wants VR and that’s why Project Scarlett will focus on other aspects to attract gamers. Continue reading “Xbox Head Says Project Scarlett Isn’t VR Focused Because Nobody Is Asking For VR”

Boiling Steel, VR Melee Game Enters Early Access December 5th For $19.99

Boiling Point

Ukrainian studio MiroWin Studio announced that Boiling Steel, a melee-based VR game, will be launching into Early Access on Steam starting December 5th next month for just $19.99. Continue reading “Boiling Steel, VR Melee Game Enters Early Access December 5th For $19.99”

Half-Life: Alyx Minimum PC Specs Revealed

Not too long ago, Half-Life: Alyx was rumored to be in the works, and later, Valve announced the VR game is to appear at this year’s Game Awards. While that event is a few weeks away, Valve took up the initiative to reveal the minimum PC specs for the VR 2020 title. Continue reading “Half-Life: Alyx Minimum PC Specs Revealed”

Half-Life: Alyx, VR Puzzle-Shooter Launches March 2020

Half-Life Alyx

Valve finally revealed the not-so-anticipated VR take on the Half-Life franchise called Half-Life: Alyx, a prequel to the events that took place during Half-Life 2. The game is a VR-exclusive where players take on the role of Alyx Vance, the half-and-half protagonist is given the leading role in the game, where she must solve puzzles, move physics-based objects to the side, and shoot a dinkle pistol at heavily-armed Combine soldiers. Continue reading “Half-Life: Alyx, VR Puzzle-Shooter Launches March 2020”

Half-Life: Alyx VR Game Announced

Half Life Alyx

Valve announced that a new Half-Life game is coming soon, and the full announcement with more details is set to roll out on Thursday at 10:00am PST, which is November 21st. Continue reading “Half-Life: Alyx VR Game Announced”

Apple Teams Up With Valve For AR Headset

Apple and Valve

Apple has apparently moved their AR development out of house and into a collaborative effort with Valve. The duo have teamed together to apparently work on an AR headset that will debut at some point in 2020. Continue reading “Apple Teams Up With Valve For AR Headset”

Facebook Horizon Features Built-In Blocking Tools To Prevent “Trolling”

Facebook wants a second hand in the VR interaction pot and they’re looking to do so with their upcoming service billed as “Horizon.” The VR chat app or platform will sport a fully paid staff of Facebook employees known as “Guides” to help new players, while built-in blocking tools are said to rid the application of “trolls.” Continue reading “Facebook Horizon Features Built-In Blocking Tools To Prevent “Trolling””

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