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Losing My VRginity to: View Master, Virtuality + VR-1

Tim Aidley has a rich history in the videogame industry. For over a decade now he's worked at great studios such as Burnout developers Criterion Games, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Relentless Software. Now the developer has made a…

Working with Virtual Worlds: nDreams Dev Diary #4

We’re now into week 4 of our nDreams developer diary. That means the developer’s E3 reveal of its first title for both the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) headsets draws ever closer. The team is currently busy shining…

Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Iron Man

“I am Iron Man”. It’s as simple as that, really. You have a helmet over your head, a computer system pointing our targets and the power to fire an alarming array of missiles and lasers as you fly at incredible speeds across cities, deserts…

VR vs. Peripherals

Remember the music genre? Though it may feel it, it wasn’t too long ago that everyone was excited to fill their bedrooms with plastic instruments to accommodate for the annual releases that eventually all but murdered the movement. Now many…

Mod of the Week: Alien Rage – Unlimited

As the current tide of virtual reality (VR) washes against the shore, many already involved in the community see a wide range of experiences in development and already available for Oculus Rift. However, those looking in from the outside…

Losing My VRginity to: EVE Valkyrie

As the editor of VRFocus I'm privy to a lot of virtual reality (VR) experiences that may never become anything more than a tech demo of experiment. Many people involved in the VR community know that I've been impressed by the simple…

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…