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The Room VR: A Dark Matter is the best VR escape room game

VR and escape rooms go together like peanut butter and the chocolate I've run out of. Fireproof Games VR gaming is getting a needed boost, just when we could use it most. First, Valve released the stunning Half-Life: Alyx. Now, there's The Room: A Dark Matter, too. I've spent years playing The…
bubmag
March 26, 2020
VR

What’s the best VR headset for Half-Life: Alyx?

Half-Life: Alyx may have been built from the ground up to support Valve’s super expensive Index headset, but as you may have seen from my Half-Life: Alyx PC requirements and VR headset specs article, you can actually play it on any VR headset that supports SteamVR, including the HTC Vive,…
bubmag
March 26, 2020
VR

Half-Life: Alyx’s first patch makes it easier to turn

Home • PC Game News • Half-Life: Alyx • For a few years, VR seemed like a peripheral, literally and figuratively. Now that Half-Life: Alyx is front and center in our minds, folks are collectively adjusting to getting their heads around the biggest VR release—what—ever? In Alyx’s first update, Valve…
bubmag
March 25, 2020
VR

Video game experience, gender may improve VR learning

Students who used immersive virtual reality (VR) did not learn significantly better than those who used two more traditional forms of learning, but they vastly preferred the VR to computer-simulated and hands-on methods, a new Cornell study has found. "We didn't know exactly what we were going to see," said…
bubmag
March 25, 2020
VR

Valve say they don’t have other VR games in development

Back in 2017, head honcho Gabe Newell revealed Valve were working on “three full VR games”. We got one of them last night. Half-Life: Alyx is very good, according to Graham’s Half-Life: Alyx review, but it seems the other two have gone missing. According to Valve designer Greg Coomer, “there…
bubmag
March 24, 2020
VR

The Best Free Games to Try Out From the Steam Game Festival

This week, to mark the technically “postponed” Game Developer’s Conference, a bunch of developers who planned to show their games at the conference have released preview versions of these titles through the Steam Games Festival: Spring Edition.Valve debuted the Steam Games Festival program last December, which ran alongside The Game…
bubmag
March 19, 2020
VR

How tech could help tourist destinations struggling in the wake of COVID-19

For years, popular destinations have been heaving under the weight of overtourism, desperate to get the problem under control. But thanks to the coronavirus’s spread, destinations that were once struggling with too many visitors, such as Venice and Rome, are eerily empty of travelers.Venice has been one of the hardest-hit…
bubmag
March 19, 2020
VR

Crisis VRigade is getting co-op support on the Oculus Quest

Crisis VRigade is an interesting game, as it has quite a large following of happy fans, and seems to be a great match up for the Oculus Quest and its wire-free tracking capabilities. However, as reported by UploadVR, the title has been rejected from the Facebook Oculus Store twice now,…
bubmag
March 18, 2020