I’ve been on the VR hype train for years. When HTC opened up pre-orders for the Vive, I plunked down my credit card and started waiting. But the Vive’s launch has come and gone, and...I’m still waiting. When is my Vive gonna show up? I don’t really know, and it seems like I’m not alone.
On April Fools Day, indie-focused PC gaming storefront itch.io posted a listing to Steam Greenlight. Everyone assumed it was a joke, and a pretty solid one at that. Turns out, they were deadly serious.
Valve’s VR demo reel The Lab is extremely cool. It’s also frustrating. It’s got some of the most impressive virtual reality demonstrations I’ve seen, but I wish there were more to it.
The devilishly difficult Hyper Light Drifter has been tearing up the Steam charts since release, meaning that players have flocked to the reviews section talk about why they love Heart Machine’s creation so damn much.
HunieCam Studio is a game all about ‘cam girls,’ that is, women who entertain viewers on the internet. In this case, the shows put on by these women are all sexual. It sounds more interesting than it actually is. (NSFW warning!)
We’ve made it past another April Fools day, and civilization is thankfully, mercifully still intact. Sometimes, though, April Fools jokes have lasting consequences, and I’m not just talking about people losing their jobs after they Google mic-dropped their bosses.
If the new VR game Windlands is any indication, I’d be really good with a grappling hook. It’s probably not a good indication, but it’s fun, so I’m okay with that.
My favorite thing about Hyper Light Drifter is all the new swear words I invented while playing it.
Put ten game designers in a room together and there’s a pretty good chance someone will bring up Dark Souls.
Look, I just want a VR game to make me feel like Neo from The Matrix. Does Space Pirate Trainer do that? It does! Sign me up.
The expansion to beloved 17-year-old video game Baldur’s Gate has been getting shelled with angry user reviews all week. The complaints? Many are coming from people who say they are angry that the game is buggy and also filled with “social justice” issues and “LGBT tokenism.”
Ashes of the Singularity, a new sci-fi RTS, was released last week. Long famous for being a benchmark for DX12, I’ve been playing the actual game for a few days now, and have thoughts.
And now, an epic tale of love and dedication only possible through video games.
Introducing Wasteland Workshop, a Fallout 4 DLC that lets you make your settlements more homey. Assuming, of course, your idea of “home” means building better death traps for your settlers, or having the ability to collect cats and Deathclaws.
For the past five days, I’ve spent nearly as much time in virtual reality as real reality. My calves ache and my neck is sore, but all in all I’ve had a pretty good time. I’ve been using the Vive, an ambitious new virtual reality system created by HTC and Valve.
To recap: Colonial Marines was shit. But where Gearbox and friends failed, a very dedicated fan is still plugging away trying to make things right.
The first episode of The Foo Show, a virtual reality-based talk show hosted by Tested’s Will Smith, begins with a trio of gawky avatars sitting around discussing the game Firewatch. Then they step inside, and it’s pretty magical.
I hadn’t even finished downloading the beta on Friday when the first messages began flooding in. “If the campaign for the new Doom is anywhere near the quality of the multiplayer beta, then that’s the franchise over,” the most scathing take read.
It is notoriously difficult to convey what a virtual reality video game looks and feels like to people who aren’t wearing virtual reality goggles. This trailer for Vive launch game Fantastic Contraption, however, nearly nails it.