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The Climb

6 months ago

Feature: VR is here to stay

The best VR games on PC

Ever since Half-Life: Alyx came out earlier this year, virtual reality has been going from strength to strength, so we've put together a list of the best VR games you can play on PC right now. It's by no means a complete list, as there are now more great VR games than you'll ever have time to play, but if you've just bought yourself a…

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3 years ago

Oculus Rift price drops to $349 / $349 for Black Friday

If you saw our heads-up about the HTC Vive Black Friday deal earlier this week (to recap, you get a Vive, Fallout 4 VR, Doom VFR and a free deluxe audio strap and more for £599 starting from tomorrow), then you'll be pleased to know that the Oculus Rift is also being discounted for Black Friday - starting TODAY, in fact. It's almost as if…

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4 years ago

Feature: Point'n'squeeze

Oculus Touch Review: The Games

I've already yammered about the design and capabilities of the Oculus Touch motion controller hardware itself, and now it's time to talk software. Around 50 Touch-enabled VR games and apps launched this week - more than I can feasibly hope to look at, but I've been able to finger-gun and swipe and prod in enough of 'em to give you a clear sense of what…

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Feature: Hands on and in the Oculus Touch

Scared Sick: Can Oculus Create Discomfort And Horror?

My arms are aching, I'm anxious and I want to be standing on solid ground again. I'm just about as uncomfortable as I can remember being while playing a game, and I think that's a good thing.At Gamescom, I played two games using the Oculus Touch that impressed me. One was Wilson's Heart, a horror game that reminded me of Frictional's work, and the other…

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Feature: "like a greatest hits of Cryengine games"

Crytek’s VR Game The Climb review

Three fallacies I'm occasionally guilty of believing:1) The Oculus Rift does not involve any of the physicality of the HTC Vive 2) VR gaming is riding a cart to minigame hell 3) There's a ceiling on how good VR games can lookCrytek's beautiful and involving Oculus Rift game The Climb [official site] is a pretty good riposte to all of the above.

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Feature: Onwards and upwards

Virtual Reality Summit: Gloves On With The Climb

There's always gonna be another mountain I'm always gonna wanna make it move Always gonna be an uphill battle Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose Ain't about how fast I get there Ain't about what's waiting on the other side It's the climb – Miley Cyrus, 2009One of the most promising VR experiences I had at GDC came courtesy of Crytek's rock climbing Oculus Rift…

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5 years ago