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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…

VR vs. Price

If you look back over the past decade in the videogame industry, you quickly learn one golden rule: it’s all about the pricing. Companies can build the most amazing products but it all means nothing without an efficient price tag. Sony…

Mod of the Week: Half-Life 2

Much like Valve's Team Fortress 2, the critically acclaimed Half-Life 2 has received an official update from the in-house development team to make the videogame compatible with Oculus Rift. Despite the age of Half-Life 2 it still plays…

Losing My VRginity to: DOOM 3

The past few weeks have seen our friends from sunny California getting in on the tell-all virtual reality (VR) beginnings, but this week we hear from someone a bit closer to home. Guildford based Born Ready Games' Jamin Smith, Community…

Agharta Studio Talks Dragons, Pucks and the Future of VR

Agharta Studio has seemingly come from nowhere to take a commanding place as a voice of indie development for virtual reality (VR) videogames. With two successful technical demonstrations under their belt and available for gamers and VR…

Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Resident Evil

The pressure is starting to get to you. You have three rounds left in the chamber, not nearly enough to take on the shambling horde that’s trudging towards you. As your back reaches a wall and the looming figures draw near, you twist your…

VR vs. Simulator Sickness

Modern VR headsets might be much more advanced than near-20 year HMDs, but they’re still tackling similar issues.

Mod of the Week: Strike Suit Zero

Born Ready Games' Strike Suit Zero is fully compatible with the Oculus Rift headset, and has delivered an impressive experience since receiving an update allowing it to utilise the headset's stereoscopic 3D and motion-tracking capabilities.…