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The Future of VR is in Your Hands

The virtual reality (VR) community is currently in disarray. Yesterday's announcement that the leading light in modern VR development, Oculus VR, is to be purchased by Facebook has ruffled many-a-feather, but in reality this is far from the…

VR vs. Publishers

Up until now, VRFocus’ ‘VR vs.’ series has been focused on technical hiccups and issues with image. Virtual reality (VR) technology still had kinks to work out before we could be sure that it could catch on. Last week changed all of that.…

Mod of the Week: No More Room in Hell

Following Valve's own Team Fortress 2 and Half-Life 2, this week's featured modification is for yet another Source engine videogame. Only this time it's for a title that began life as a mod itself: No More Room in Hell. Now available as a…

Losing My VRginity to: The HD Oculus Rift

If Oculus Rift’s first developer kit, DK1, can turn virtual reality (VR) sceptics into believers, then the HD kits are capable of a full on conversion. Yes, I’ve written about my first experiences in VR before – my VRginity piece on…

Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Infamous

This city is your playground. You’ve just scaled a 20-storey building, grabbing onto any available ledge and skipping up the wall with ease. The urban jungle’s wildlife roams beneath you, completely unaware of the watchful figure above…

Sony Hits the Ground Running on the Long Road to VR

And breathe. Yesterday, Sony revealed a prototype virtual reality (VR) headset for the PlayStation 4, named Project Morpheus. Despite only being an introduction to the technology, the hour-long presentation at the 2014 Game Developers…

VR vs. the Mass Market

The Oculus Rift works. As insane as it may sound, it’s possible to slip on the much anticipated virtual reality (VR) headset and feel like you’ve stepped into another world. The problem? Right now you can only take our word for it. This…

Mod of the Week: Left 4 Dead 2

With Valve's keen support of the Oculus Rift headset you could imagine many of their popular titles would be set to receive official support for the device. Both Team Fortress 2 and Half-Life 2 have already received native support, and…

Losing my VRginity to: Virtuality (Probably)

The Oculus Rift headset is far from the first attempt to get virtual reality (VR) into consumers hands. Anyone with a history in the industry will no doubt remember the numerous, ill-fated challengers to first step into the ring. One such…

Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Dark Souls

Where do you go now? You’ve just taken down a monumental boss that dwarfed the ruins it dwelled within, not forgetting the close encounter with its colossal, jagged sword. A trip down a crumbling cliff side and through a steaming, stinking…