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Jack your feet in with Cybershoes

Imagine stepping into cyberspace in meatshoes. The horror. All the cybermen will point at those useless nonvirtual feet flapping all jigglephysicsed at the end of your legs and laugh. The cyberbouncer won't even let you jack in: no shirt, no cybershoes; no net service. Cyberpals, rest easy. You can now blast your bytecoins at Cybershoes, a new controller for VR games which strap onto your…

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Flotilla 2 jacks in to blast off

Quadrilateral Cowboy and Thirty Flights Of Loving superstar Brendon Chung of Blendo Games has released Flotilla 2, a VR-only sequel to 2010's tidy turn-based tactical spaceship battler. Yes, you'll need Rift or Vive cybergoggles if you want to jaunt across space with a rag-tag group of spaceships. That leaves me out but, as someone who likes the first one, I do still hope goggheads juice…

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice added VR support today

"More than once during Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice I had to fight the urge to rip the headphones from my ears," Samuel Horti wrote in his Hellblade review, noting that "as a portrayal of how harrowing it is to live with psychosis it undoubtedly succeeds." Yeah yeah, but what if you could jam your eyeballs inside psychosis too? Now you may, as developers Ninja Theory today…

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VR robo-stealth ’em up Budget Cuts sneaks out at last

Here's what marks Budget Cuts as a cut above other VR funtimes: it's been 20 minutes since I took my cybergoggles off and I still sort of feel like I'm in VR. That used to happen all the time when I first got my Vive, but my brain's since learned to tell the difference between the real and the virtual. Budget Cuts, though, feels so…

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Bethesda’s new VR bits include Prey mimicking prop hunt

Not satisfied with bringing snow trolls and hellspawn to expensive cyber goggles, Bethesda are bringing two more of their games to VR – Prey and Wolfenstein. Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot and Prey: Typhon Hunter are set in their respective universes and, of the two, Typhon Hunter seems the most interesting. It’s a prop hunt-like bit of multiplayer hide and seek, in which five players are mimics pretending…

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Ace VR stealth ’em up Budget Cuts budged back again

I had a little VR party on the day I got my Vive, and my guests all regarded the Budget Cuts demo as the highlight. That's partly because it felt slick and stylish in a way that hasn't been matched by anything I've tried since, but mostly because watching VR newbies fail to sneak past robots is the most fun you can have with a…

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Clean a giant gross monster foot in Ashi Wash

When a supernatural giant stinky foot appears through the roof and demands you clean it, you had better listen. Deny the Ashiarai Yashiki's request and this Japanese spirit will trash your home, kicking and stomping. Buddy, you'd best get your marigolds on because Ashiarai Yashiki has come to visit in Ashi Wash. It's a small and silly game about tending to the tootsies, clipping its…

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Psychonauts In The Rhombus Of Ruin jacks into PC

Sure, you've jacked into someone's mind to wander through their memories, but have you jacked into someone's mind while jacked into cyberspace? You can now do just that in Psychonauts In The Rhombus Of Ruin. Double Fine's VR spin-off from peachy physic platformer Psychonauts arrived on PC last night, supporting Rift and Vive cybergoggles, following its debut on PlayStation VR in February 2017. It's set…

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR has jacked into PC

It's time to hang a pine-scented Little Tree air freshener from your cybergoggs because The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR last night launched on PC, following its console debut in November 2017. It's Skyrim but in VR, yeah? Put your feet in a foot spa while you sit by a river in the rain, hang an old sock over your nose when venturing into Blackreach,…

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Fus Vee Ah! Skyrim VR jacking into PC next month

Given that the iconic image of Skyrim is a fella wearing a Knightmare-esque bucket on his head, it's only fitting that Bethesda want you to strap cybergoggles onto your head to enter the fantasy RPG's world. Today they announced a PC release for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, a new standalone version built for cybergoggles. Skyrim VR debuted on PlayStation VR in November 2017,…

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Myst studio Cyan enter the Virtual Age with Firmament

Cyan Worlds have never been one to leave a new frontier unexplored. As naff as Myst may seem by modern adventure standards, it went a long way to put the CD-ROM medium on the map for PC and Mac gaming. Uru Live may have fallen through, but it was ahead of its time when it came to delivering community-driven MMO concepts. Now, they're taking a direct…

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Explore Deckard’s gaff in this Blade Runner fan game

If you fancy whooshing to the impossibly far-off year of 2019 to revisit Blade Runner's rainy Los Angeles, have a gander at the free beta of Blade Runner 9732. It's a fan-made "virtual tour" of spacecop Rick Deckard's apartment, faithfully recreating everything from his armchairs and kitchen appliances through to his ESPER machine and the view from his balcony. While it does take a few…

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Star Trek: Bridge Crew no longer requires space-goggles

In what feels like an unusual sign of the times, the formerly VR-only Wobbling Around While The Camera Shakes simulator Star Trek: Bridge Crew is now open for all PC players of all stripes to enjoy, rather than just the silly headgear contingent. The non-VR patch for the also adds support for Windows Mixed Reality headsets, which seem to be increasingly common these days, giving…

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The long cable of the law: L.A. Noire VR is out now

It's an odd feeling, in a way, that 'Rockstar releases VR game' isn't the biggest news in the world. One of the most successful games companies in history embracing what we were told was gaming tech's most significant leap forwards in generations, and, well, there it is. L.A. Noire VR is out now, y'know. Deck the halls?

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Feature: S.P.E.C.I.A.L. edition

Fallout 4 VR is huge, technically impressive, and gimmicky

Fallout 4 VR is almost exactly what the phrase 'Fallout 4 VR' implies. Which is to say, the entirety of Fallout 4 rendered in giant-scale gogglevision. It's funny - for some time there was this expectation that VR needed a full-fat mainstream game to truly get its wings, but now that's finally happened, it just feels like the most normal thing in the world.

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Vacation Simulator is a sandy sequel to Job Simulator

We should have seen this coming. Job Simulator devs Owlchemy Labs have announced Vacation Simulator, which brings the slapstick VR work 'em up to Vacation Island. Job Simulator was all about trying and failing to perform mundane tasks while being jeered at by robots, so Vacation Simulator will probably be about trying and failing to relax while being jeered at by robots. Don't confuse that…

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It’s official: playing Skeal is now a Christmas tradition

Let's create a Christmas tradition, you and me, today on December 1st. We already play Dracula Cha Cha every December, that's for certain, but let's also make Skeal a Winterval staple. It has snow, it has sleigh bells, and it has a song, so it must be a Christmas game. Skeal is also a whole heap of fun. Part of the pleasure (not the mention…

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Room-deep in the dead: DOOM VFR out today

Lest 2017 didn't already feel like the year in which everything happened all the time constantly, also joining the fray is Bethesda's three-pronged attempt to adapt their biggest games into virtual reality. Skyrim VR is PS4 exclusive for now, Fallout VR arrives on Steam in a fortnight, and DOOM VFR - well, that's today. Prepare for Cacovision.

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Desert Bus VR remakes vintage joke drive ’em up for free

Vintage joke game Desert Bus, where players drive the eight-hour journey from Tuscon to Las Vegas in a wonky bus which veers slightly to the right, is now remade in full modern fancy-o-vision as Desert Bus VR. Published by Borderlands devs Gearbox, this new version is completely free, it adds online multiplayer, and yes, it has a non-VR version too. The original Desert Bus was…

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