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HydraDeck: Cover Shooter combines Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra for full-body VR gaming

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HydraDeck: Cover Shooter combines Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra for full-body VR gaming

It's difficult not to get excited for the future of VR gaming after watching this video. Developer TeddyOk combines the Oculus Rift headset with a Razer Hydra controller to create a cover shooter that requires you to literally take cover.

"You attach one Hydra wand to your chest and use the other Hydra joystick to walk forwards backwards. The camera is fully controlled by your head & body, so you literally have to turn around to walk the direction you want," he explains on the Oculus developer forums (via PC Gamer).

Watch: Keep your head down! »

"There was a light gun arcade shooter that worked like that, it had a little metal cage out the ..."
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AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome to get Oculus Rift support (uh-oh)

AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome to get Oculus Rift support (uh-oh)

Perhaps no game is better suited for Oculus Rift than Dejobaan's falling simulator, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome. The game takes place in an alternate 2017, when base jumping has been outlawed. Players will jump far above the Earth, through the stratosphere, over the moon, spraying graffiti whilst deploying obscene gestures to rack up points.

Watch: Where jumping in a wingsuit is a valid form of protest »

"This + vertical wind tunnel needs to happen. For that matter a proper base jumping/parachuting ..."
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Oculus Rift secures $16 million in venture capital

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Oculus Rift secures $16 million in venture capital

Oculus Rift has not only caught the eyes of gamers, but the interest of investors. The new funding will allow for more prototypes and experiments, and the eventual release of a consumer version of the much buzzed-about VR headset.

Read more: Planning to double staff, build new prototypes »

"Not my issue to figure out. I have zero interest in the idea or product."
- wytefang    See all 93 comments


Surgeon Simulator 2013 adding support for Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra

Surgeon Simulator 2013 adding support for Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra

Surgeon Simulator 2013 is already perhaps the most realistic simulation of the yahoos and cowboys who pass for surgeons nowadays, I type with my thresher-savaged right arm reattached upside-down and back-to-front. And soon, it'll undoubtedly be so. Developer Bossa Studios has announced it's adding supporting for the Oculus Rift VR headset and Razer's Hydra motion controller.

Read more: Coming "soon" and on show this weekend »

"Man, I'm all but desensitised to gore in videogames (and I had been drinking at the time) but ..."
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Weekend Confirmed 169 - Post-E3 Mega Show

Weekend Confirmed 169 - Post-E3 Mega Show

It's a packed house for the post-E3 edition of Weekend Confirmed. Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in an esteemed panel of guests, including Red Robot's John Davison, Polygon's Arthur Gies and Justin McElroy, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z lead designer Cory Davis, and Nintendo World Report's Jonathan Metts. They cover anything and everything E3, breaking down the conferences (along with the Xbox One, PS4, and Wii U points of interest) and the many games, including Ryse: Son of Rome, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, TitanFall, Infamous: Second Son, Forza Motorsport 5, DriveClub, The Crew, Super Mario 3D World, The Elder Scrolls Online, Watch Dogs, Tom Clancy's The Division, the Oculus Rift, and so much more.

Listen: Weekend Confirmed Episode 169 »

"This must be the best podcast out there - ever! I drive a three hour commute - and I actually ..."
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City Quest Oculus Rift mode drags 2D adventure game into delightful 3D

City Quest Oculus Rift mode drags 2D adventure game into delightful 3D

As the time of yore known only as 'retro' trundles towards the early Nineties, developer Stone Monkey Studios has combined two cool but sort-of-incompatible things from 20-odd years ago: 2D adventure games and virtual reality. In a charming bit of creativity (not to mention creative marketing), the two-man team created an Oculus Rift mode for City Quest: A Point & Click Adventure where you play it on a 3D computer at a 3D desk in a 3D room.

Watch: A thoroughly pleasant solution »

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Guillotine simulator heads to Oculus Rift

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Guillotine simulator heads to Oculus Rift

We've heard of some creative applications for the Oculus Rift VR headset, but this might be the best of the bunch. A group of indie developers decided to use their time at the Exile Game Jam to put users in the virtual shoes of a prisoner sentenced to death by decapitation.

Watch: Terrified reactions »

"Probably will bring back fond memories of her childhood during the french revolution."
- DeBurgo    See all 28 comments


EVE dogfighting game made for Oculus Rift

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EVE dogfighting game made for Oculus Rift

Who hasn't dreamed of being in a dogfight in space? CCP, developer of EVE Online, has created a prototype for Oculus Rift that realizes that vision.

Created in seven weeks by a team at CCP, the Unity-powered prototype has players fighting in 6v6 space battles set in the EVE universe. "This is a bunch of guys in their spare time, basically last year saw what Oculus was doing, EVE executive producer Jon Lander said. It apparently "came out of the blue."

Read more: 'God knows what we'll do with this' »

"6v6 combat isn't what EVE is about? Who cares about trying to integrate it into the EVE ..."
- LoneBoco    See all 17 comments


Oculus VR co-founder explains the challenges of virtual reality gaming

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Oculus VR co-founder explains the challenges of virtual reality gaming

With its promise of virtual reality gaming, Oculus Rift continues to intrigue gamers and developers alike. Oculus VR co-founder Nate Mitchell spoke to a packed auditorium at Game Developer's Conference, proof that interest in VR gaming is incredibly high.

While Mitchell was undoubtedly pleased with the attendance, he wasn't there to speak exclusively on why Oculus Rift is awesome. Instead, he wanted to point out the challenges developers will face when porting content to virtual reality.

Read more: From UI to loading screens »

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Oculus Rift development kits shipping

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Oculus Rift development kits shipping

Oculus Rift development kits were delayed into March, and the company just barely made it in under the buzzer. The company announced on Friday that kits were being sent out during the Game Developers Conference, which left them little time to alert backers that the kits were in the mail.

Read more: Tracking numbers not sent out yet »

"at first i was skeptical about this thing. but it really seems different from all the older ..."
- -=kodiak=-    See all 6 comments


Hawken dev details the challenges of virtual reality

Hawken dev details the challenges of virtual reality

After it was revealed that Doom 3: BFG Edition would not be shipping with the Oculus Rift when it goes to retail, another game had to step forward to be the poster child for the VR goggles. Adhesive Games accepted the challenge with its upcoming free-to-play multiplayer mech game Hawken.

Oculus Rift was at GDC showing off a Hawken demo to give spectators and developers a feel for the VR experience. But the demo was missing a few features--notably, a targeting reticule and heads-up display (HUD). That's something Hawken producer Jason Hughes told Shacknews was a bit of work.

Read more: Finding the right amount of information for the player »

"I just played some more Hawken today, and my prediction is this thing is going to be ..."
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Team Fortress 2 'VR Mode' adds Oculus Rift support

Team Fortress 2 'VR Mode' adds Oculus Rift support

Ever since Oculus Rift was unveiled, modders have been working on unofficially adding VR support to many PC games, including Valve's classic Half-Life 2. However, Valve has been experimenting with VR as well, and plans on launching an official "VR Mode" for its popular free-to-play shooter, Team Fortress 2.

Read more: Valve 'interested' in VR support for L4D, HL2 »

"Valve is great about these implementations, it's like with the Novint Falcon :)"
- Vogerl    See all 2 comments


Oculus Rift no longer plans Doom 3 BFG pack-in

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Oculus Rift no longer plans Doom 3 BFG pack-in

The Oculus Rift is no longer planning to ship with copies of Doom 3: BFG Edition. The VR device had originally planned to include the game so that developers could see it in action in dev kits, but an update has revealed that the game won't support it before launch, necessitating a change in plans.

Read more: Credit or a refund for backers »

"I doubt that. Here is my speculation carmack made Doom 3 BFG compatible with the Rift prototype ..."
- Turd Ferguson    See all 11 comments


DICE eyes up Oculus Rift for Frostbite engine

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DICE eyes up Oculus Rift for Frostbite engine

Virtual reality and 3D goggles have been seen as something of a joke for positively yonks, but the Oculus Rift seems to be changing opinions. Industry figures including John Carmack, Valve's Michael Abrash, and Cliff Bleszinski have all endorsed the VR headset, and now DICE is giving a good looking-over. The Battlefield developer wants to investigate Oculus Rift support in Frostbite, its engine which also powers games from Dragon Age 3 to the new Command & Conquer.

Read more: Multiple Frostbite games coming "that would be awesome with the Rift" »

"Well, sorta. The GPU outputs a single image at 60fps (each eye's image, side by side) that the ..."
- Conan    See all 22 comments


Crysis gets Oculus Rift mod

Crysis gets Oculus Rift mod

A game most famous for its beautiful visuals can be beamed directly into your eyeballs, thanks to some clever modding for the Oculus Rift. Modder Nathan Andrews, who previously worked on Half-Life and Black Mesa mods for the VR device, has started cracking into the CryEngine and produced a neat proof-of-concept video to prove it.

Read more: Crysis, Crysis Wars, and CryEngine 3 supported »

"Thanks to the Oculus Rift I can no longer differentiate between the real world and fantasy. Am I ..."
- Chipwarrior    See all 13 comments




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