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Working with Virtual Worlds: nDreams Dev Diary #3

We take a lot of common features in videogames for granted. It's easy to think that transitioning an experience to virtual reality (VR) should be as easy as converting said title to 3D and then slapping on a headset but that just isn't the…

Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Star Wars

There’s one dream that everyone that plays videogames has had. It’s a fantasy that, no matter how far the industry has come in recent years, has never been realised to its full potential. We speak, of course, of the lightsaber. Since 1977…

VR vs. Cartoons

Here’s a question: does virtual reality (VR) have to be based on, well, reality? Not necessarily in the context of its story, settings and characters, but in an artistic sense? This is a technology that is striving to make everything as…

Mod of the Week: Painkiller: Hell & Damnation

Over the past few weeks VRFocus' Mod of the Week column has delivered a breakdown of how to adapt existing titles for use with the Oculus Rift headset via the Tridef 3D injection driver. Given the wide variety of uses and the fact that a…

Losing My VRginity to: DK2

It can be easy to get discouraged with virtual reality (VR). All it takes is one sub-par demonstration and you’re left questioning if the technology is really as impressive as you first thought it was. I’ll admit I had that feeling earlier…

Working With Virtual Worlds: nDreams Dev Diary #2

As just about everyone either in or following the videogame industry knows, E3 is fast approaching. The annual event is the highlight of many a fan's calender, with all the latest surprise reveals,  polished trailers and in-depth previews…

Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Spider-Man

The city is your playground. You swing from about freely, feeling every fall and rise, stunned office workers falling off their seats as you glide past windows 30 stories up and cling to the underbelly of a stone gargoyle, New York City…

VR vs. Superheroes

Every superhero videogame wants to make its players feel like they really pulling on a mask themselves. In concept, it has the makings of the perfect virtual experience. In practise, few developers truly manage to balance the empowering…

Mod of the Week: Metro 2033

An unexpected and yet warmly received experiential first-person title from THQ, Metro 2033 was one of the last truly impressive videogame titles from a AAA publisher that wasn't afraid to take risks. Thankfully the sequel was picked-up by…

Losing my VRginity to: Star Wars

In the months since VRFocus launched we've heard from many interesting figures in the virtual reality (VR) space as they openly discussed their first experience with the immersive technology. From Matt Sonic's adventures in Dactyl Nightmare…