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Losing My VRginity: In a Car

The beauty of virtual reality (VR) is that it can take us to many places. New worlds and experiences that would otherwise be impossible are right there in front of your eyes, allowing you to venture through terrain and have experiences…

Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Metal Gear Solid

Your back is against the wall, both literally and figuratively. You’ve made it past the first guard, virtually tip-toeing your way around him as he continued to sleep on the job. Now you’re pressed up against a container, planning your next…

Facebook’s Oculus Buyout – Developers React

The virtual reality (VR) community was rocked to its core this week with just 3 simple words; Facebook bought Oculus. Suddenly the indie company that could is part of a much larger organisation, with response to the news being mixed. While…

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…