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ThermoReal lets you feel heat, cold, and pain in virtual reality

Virtual reality takes your eyes and ears into another world. But it isn’t quite truly immersive, yet. So, Tegway wants to take you one step closer into the immersion by making you feel new sensations like heat, cold, and pain. The company demonstrated its ThermoReal technology at the HTC Vive X accelerator event last week in…

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The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti: hands-on impressions

Annapurna Interactive ‘s The Artful Escape of Francis Bendetti was one of the oddball titles at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles last week. It’s a music platform game where you play a budding musician named Francis Bendetti. It’s the day before his debut, and he is thinking…

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Sony: Resident Evil 7’s PSVR success ‘was a big surprise to us’

Five months on from launch and Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 is still the biggest game to come to Sony’s PlayStation VR so far. Using an optional stat-tracking service, we know that quite a few people have tried the game with this VR support. In fact the sheer number of people playing in VR has been…

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Playful’s Paul Bettner is betting on both ‘flat screen games’ and VR

Paul Bettner had a good time at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles last week. His McKinney, Texas-based Playful studio debuted two games at E3, Super Lucky’s Tale for the Xbox One and Star Child for Sony’s PlayStation VR. Those games show that Bettner is striding the line…

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Microsoft wants to make Direct Reality VR’s answer to DirectX

Just ahead of Microsoft’s media event prior to E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show) last week the company filed a trademark for Direct Reality. Given the company’s penchant for relabelling virtual reality as mixed reality, we had hoped that would mean VR would make an appearance at its showcase. That wasn’t the case, but…

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Judge tells ZeniMax and Oculus to end their legal battle

One of the biggest stories of 2017 for the VR industry is also one of its longest. The year started out with ZeniMax Media taking Facebook-owned Oculus to court over an alleged theft of technology. A jury eventually ruled that Oculus must pay ZeniMax $500 million , but that wasn’t the end of things —…

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State of Decay 2 fully simulates the world of the undead

Most undead games try to hook you with the number of zombies you can shoot in a minute. But Microsoft’s upcoming State of Decay 2 is different. It fully simulates the world and makes you worry about whether your community has stolen enough Twinkies from the local supermarket. I got a demo of the game…

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Xbox fans hate ‘parity,’ but I want it after playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Bungie confirmed at E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show) in Los Angeles last week that its upcoming sci-fi shooter Destiny 2 will run at 30 frames per second on all consoles. That includes even the far more powerful Xbox One X from Microsoft, which has the horsepower to render the game faster than PlayStation 4,…