virtual reality

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Requires A Lot of Storage

This file size really goes above and beyond.

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond's Multiplayer Looks Surprisingly In-Depth for VR

That lever-action rifle spin does look like it'd be incredibly fun.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Is Getting VR Support in Time For the Holidays

Try and spot Santa's sleigh in the skies.

Archivists Resurrect Canceled Sega VR Game From the '90s on Modern Hardware

It's not Beat Saber, Superhot, or Half-Life: Alyx, but it's cool in its own right.

Star Wars: Squadrons Is Getting B-wings, TIE Defenders, and a Whole Lot More for Free

Looks like Titan and Vanguard are getting more support from EA after all.

Half-Life: Alyx's New Developer Commentary Will Teach You All of Valve's VR Secrets

Sadly, it's not *more* Half-Life, but it is a free and interesting update.

Researchers May Have Found a Way Around Oculus Quest 2's Facebook Requirement

The method hasn't been made public yet for fear of legal action from Facebook.

Starting Screen | Facebook Just Can't Resist Meddling With Oculus

If Facebook wants to become a serious gaming fixture, the least it could do is not squander its VR credibility.

The New Myst Remake for Oculus Rift Is Also Coming to PC

Cyan is rebuilding the 1993 classic from the ground-up for VR as well as flatscreen play.

Oculus Quest 2 Leaked By Facebook, Packs "Nearly 2K" Per Eye

Looks like a sequel to the Oculus Quest is on the way.

Minecraft Gets PlayStation VR Support Later This Month

In a free update for all current players.

Facebook Is Rebranding Oculus, But the Name Won't Be Going Away

Oculus VR products and the studio publishing branch will keep the name.

Oculus VR Devices Will Soon Require a Facebook Account

You can imagine how well this is going over.

Frostpoint VR Started Long Before inXile "Could Even Imagine the Microsoft Acquisition"

Dax Berg of inXile tells USgamer about how the studio's multiplayer VR shooter came to be.

Star Wars: Squadrons Isn't Planning a PS5 or Xbox Series X Upgrade

There's always backward compatibility, pilot.

Frostpoint Is a New Multiplayer VR Shooter from inXile, Coming Later This Year

It's team-based, PvPvE, and a pretty huge departure from the inXile norm.

Gabe Newell, Currently Hunkered Down in New Zealand, Gives Next-Gen Edge to Xbox

Newell says he doesn't "have a stake in that race," but he's quick to pick a victor.

Ubisoft Reflects an Industry-Wide Leadership Crisis

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | C-level execs don't need to be accused of wrongdoing to share the blame for toxic environments.

LA Noire VR Devs Say They're Working on a New VR Title for Rockstar

Could Rockstar be throwing its weight behind a triple-A open-world VR title?

Sony Patent Depicts How Advertising Could Populate PSVR

Would you play PSVR with banner ads in your peripheral vision?

Oculus Bids Farewell to Oculus Go

The Quest and Rift are Oculus's focus these days.

Facebook Buys Order: 1886 and Lone Echo Developer Ready At Dawn

The studio will continue its work with virtual reality as part of Oculus Studios.

Star Wars: Squadrons' New Trailer Unveils Its Dual Rebel and Imperial Single-Player Campaign

The new trailer gives off big X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter: Balance of Power vibes.

Star Wars: Squadrons Promises Support for Joysticks and HOTAS Rigs on PC

So, add $40 to the cost of a new PC, a VR headset, and a high-end controller…

No Man's Sky Is Getting Full Crossplay Tomorrow

Explore new, uncharted worlds with your friends on PC, Xbox One, or PS4.

Tetris Effect's Soundtrack Is Now Free to Everyone

Thank you, Enhance, for the limitless vibes.

Half-Life: Alyx Modders Are Oddly Obsessed With Filling Maps With Pianos

Tinkerers are getting silly with one of Half-Life: Alyx's coolest VR toys: a baby grand piano.

Half-Life: Alyx's Mod Scene is Officially Off to the Races

Fan-made VR creations for Valve's Source 2 engine just got the green light.

Report: New Oculus Quest in Development, May Be Pushed to 2021

A lighter-weight Quest with a faster refresh rate could be a big win for the VR market.

Half-Life: Alyx's New Level Editor Is Valve's "Focus Now"

Jake Rodkin says there'll be more info about the updated mod tool soon.

Meet the Teacher Who Turned Half-Life: Alyx Into a VR Classroom Amid the Coronavirus Lockdown

This 7th grade teacher, now stuck teaching online, has found a way to spice up his lesson plan with a trip to City 17.

Why Half-Life: Alyx Is the "Make or Break VR Jesus Moment" for the VR Modding Community

We talk to modding experts about the potential impact of Half-Life: Alyx on the nascent VR modding community.

Half-Life: Alyx: The Story, Lore, and Ending Fully Explained

Half-Life: Alyx is a prequel, but it has implications for the whole series. Here's what's going on in the story and backstory of this virtual reality entry in the Half-Life series.

The Best Half-Life: Alyx Streamers to Watch If You Can't Play It Yourself

If you don't have a VR-ready PC and a headset, one of these might be the right streamer or let's play series for you.

Flight of the Conchords' Rhys Darby Really Wanted to Know What a Headcrab Tasted Like

In Half-Life: Alyx, Darby plays a character whose culinary interests are… interesting, let's say. Are you eager to try some Headcrab stew?

The Five Best Half-Life: Alyx Easter Eggs and Callbacks

Half-Life: Alyx doesn't go overboard with its nostalgia plays, but it has a few. These are the best of them.

Half-Life: Alyx Review: Forget About Freeman

After over a decade, Valve has brought back Half-Life with a VR prequel. It won't reach everybody, but lot of folks will keep their headsets clamped down like Headcrabs.

What To Read, Play, and Watch Before Playing Half-Life: Alyx

Writer Erik Wolpaw shares his syllabus (of sorts) for Half-Life: Alyx.

Half-Life: Alyx's Single Controller Mode Is a Welcome Accessibility Feature

In a new interview with Tested, Valve opens up a bit about ensuring Alyx is playable for as many folks as possible.

Valve Is Restocking Index VR Units for Half-Life: Alyx, But Warns It'll Sell Out Fast

"We do expect available stock to sell out Monday due to high demand."

Valve Says Half-Life: Alyx Is a "Return" to Half-Life, Not the End of It

Valve's Robin Walker doesn't see this as the last of Half-Life.

Steam's Search Bar Is Getting Some Much-Needed Upgrades

All the better to keep growing your backlog.

Sony's New Patent Filing Points to Finger Tracking Controllers for PSVR

Could Sony finally be looking to retire the PlayStation Move?

Half-Life: Alyx Is Really, Truly Coming out in Just Over a Month

Your virtual reality trip to City 17 is just around the corner.

Phil Spencer Hopes VR Becomes a "No-Brainer" For Xbox

"We have to focus our efforts on the things that we're doing right now."

GTA 5's Most Streamlined VR Mod Now Works in Cutscenes and Supports Other Mods

R.E.A.L. might be as close as you can get to visiting Los Santos in person.

Valve Is "Confident" That Half-Life: Alyx Will Launch in March as Intended

In a Reddit AMA, Valve's giving away new details on the highly anticipated VR exclusive.

HTC Vive Exec Seems to Suggest Left 4 Dead 3 is Happening, Valve Pushes Back Hard

"We are absolutely not working on anything L4D related now," says Valve.

Iron Man VR Delayed to May, Taking the Avengers' Old Release Date

Well, at least one Marvel game will come out that month.

Leaked Half-Life: Alyx Screenshots Show City 17's Decay, Up Close and Personal

Headcrab zombies are going to be really gross in VR.

Why It's So Much Easier for Half-Life: Alyx to Just Show Hands

It all hinges on the elbows (sorry).

Valve's Index VR Hardware on Backorder in the U.S. "Due to Recent High Demand"

You can get it in time for Half-Life: Alyx, but there'll be a wait.

Facebook Expands Its VR Ambitions With Acquisition of the Studio Behind Beat Saber

Beat Saber will keep being updated on other platforms.

Five Lingering Questions Half-Life: Alyx Needs to Answer

From the Half-Life story to the future of Valve and VR, there's a lot to cover.

Valve Confirms Rhys Darby is One of the New Voice Actors in Half-Life: Alyx [Update]

Plus, a rundown of the confirmed cast so far.

Half-Life: Alyx is VR Exclusive, But You Don't Need Valve's Headset to Play It

Valve's return to Half-Life won't be Index exclusive.

There's Now a Way to Play Oculus Rift Games on Your Oculus Quest

Oculus Link is in beta now.

"If You See Someone Running Around and Screaming, You're Going to Run Around and Scream"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | VR news, lawsuits, and a big splash on mobile from Nintendo mark a busy week for games in America (and for America, generally).

The Oculus Quest is Getting Hand Tracking and Rift Support

Where we're going, we won't need weird-looking VR controllers.

Ubisoft's Hiring Up For a VR Project Attached to One of Their Big IPs

Is it for Splinter Cell? Assassin's Creed? The Rabbids?

No Man’s Sky: Beyond Launches in Two Weeks, but Hello Games Is Keeping a Huge Part of It a Secret

A third part of the Beyond update has yet to be revealed.

Epic Exclusive Tetris Effect VR Uses SteamVR, But Doesn't Necessarily Require It

It seems only Vive will need SteamVR to run through the Epic Store.

Oculus Quest Review

Oculus finds what feels like the sweet spot in terms of consumer-grade virtual reality.

Lone Echo 2 Continues Its Android-Human Companionship VR Adventure in Early 2020

Announced last year for 2019, Lone Echo 2 now has a new release window, and new details too.

Valve's Index VR Headset is Sleek, Powerful, and Expensive

A full Valve Index set is a cool $1000.

The Labo VR Experience: My Journey to Look Up a Cardboard Bird's Butt

Up, up, and away with Nintendo's attempt at virtual reality.

Nintendo Labo VR Kits Fail to Break Into the Top 40 U.K. Sales Chart

The original Labo Kits debuted at number three in the U.K. chart.

Why Concrete Genie Is Getting Two VR Modes Instead of Just One

We got hands-on time with one of Concrete Genie's newly announced VR modes.

Iron Man VR Is Shaping Up to Be More Than Just An Arcadey PSVR Shooter

We played Iron Man VR, and talked to developers Camouflaj about bringing the Marvel superhero to PlayStation VR.

Blood and Truth Shows How Far VR Has Come, But Maybe Not in the Way You Might Think

The follow-up to London Heist is putting you directly into an action movie.

In No Man's Sky VR, No One Can Hear You Puke From Spinning Your Ship Out on Accident

We get hands-on time with No Man's Sky's upcoming VR update.

Valve Index Steam Page Leaks Specs, Release Date, and More

Valve's new VR headset is almost here.

Valve Teases Its Own VR Headset, The Valve Index

Coming in May 2019.

Nintendo Jumps Into Virtual Reality With Nintendo Labo VR Kits

The Nintendo Switch is VR compatible now.

GTA Online Guide: How to Play, Easy Money Tips, Build Rep Fast

Want to try GTA Online, but aren't quite sure what you should be doing? Here's a wealth of information and tips on how to get started, how to earn good money - and how to avoid getting killed by idiots! Now updated for PS4 and Xbox One!

PlayStation VR Is Getting a Revamped Headset

It seems that HDR passthrough is finally a reality, for new owners of the PlayStation VR.

Xbox One Streaming to Oculus Rift Not the Xbox VR Support We Expected

Soon Windows 10 PCs can show Xbox One games on a virtual screen. Yup.

Microsoft Exploring VR Headsets With Partners, Starting at $299

Not only is Microsoft expanding HoloLens into mixed reality, it's also tackling VR with some partners.

The Hype Dissected: What VR Really Means For Gaming

COVER STORY: What drives the hype behind VR? We talked to people at every level of the industry to find out.

PlayStation VR Worlds PlayStation 4 Review: Proof of Concept

Sony's collection of VR tech demos would have made for a great pack-in, but doesn't quite hold up as a full retail release.

Oculus Rift Catches Vive With Touch and Room-Scale VR This December

The Oculus Touch Controllers have an official price and release date.

Google Makes Mainstream VR Play With Daydream View

The Daydream platform has its first retail headset.

"I Consider Myself Crucial to the Success of that Company": Jack McCauley Recalls the Early Days of Oculus and Looks to the Future

COVER STORY: One of VR's pioneers talks about the early days of Oculus, the platform's prospects for the future, and what he's doing to make VR better.

My Most Compelling VR Experiences So Far

COVER STORY: These VR experiences have (almost) made Kat a believer.

Will Virtual Reality Kill Us All?

A sensible and non-reactionary take on how we as a species just might be too stupid for VR.

Coke, McDonald's Get Kids into Virtual Reality With Cheap VR Headsets

Recyclable headsets for kids help ensure VR will have a future in the games industry.

HTC Vive's $800 Price Tag Throws Gauntlet at Oculus Rift

The Vive is expensive, but within spitting distance of the Rift's already high price tag.

Opinion: Why I Remain a VR Skeptic

Sony and Oculus want us to believe that virtual reality's potential is limitless, but Kat wonders if that potential hasn't already been reached.

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