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Beyond Eyes didn’t surprise me

One of the most conceptually unique indie games at E3 2015 was Beyond Eyes, the story of a blind little girl who loses her cat and must leave the safety of her home to find it. I was as surprised as everyone else that a game like this was being made, but the entire concept more »

Fallout fan does indeed order Fallout 4 with bottle caps

It’s been going around for a while now that a Fallout fan sent Bethesda a gigantic shipment of bottle caps in the hopes that he could use them to pre-order Fallout 4. Well, because he was the first person to do it, dear old Bethesda has answered positively. The fan, Seth, will be getting a more »

Serafina’s Crown Review: Small part of a bigger picture

Serafina’s Crown Price: $7.99 System(s): PC, Android and iOS Release Date: December 16, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Woodsy Studios (Woodsy Studios) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for strong language Visual novels are all about the story, right? Well, I’ve never seen such an elaborate story as the one told Serafina’s Crown. It’s the official sequel to a game called Serafina’s Saga, but there is so more »

Virtuix Omni & TRAVR Preview: Natural movements allow deeper immersion

Not only did I get to test out some of the hottest virtual reality headsets coming up on the market at E3 2015, I also tried a peripheral for the virtual reality experience – the Virtuix Omni. It’s touted as a “first-of-its-kind” virtual reality gaming platform, and my hands on experience had me jumping on more »

Cubicle Ninjas brings practicality to virtual reality

E3 2015 had no shortage of virtual reality technology for me to try, and most focused on entertaining. However, one company, Cubicle Ninjas, is doing something entirely different with the technology. Cubicle Ninjas had two projects at E3. One was a virtual tour of Venice, Italy, which had the added benefit of basically being a more »

Edge of Nowhere Preview: 3rd person VR is still awesome

Edge of Nowhere, by Insomniac Games, is one of the first third person virtual reality games ever to be developed, and I had the privilege of demoing it at E3 2015. The Oculus booth was allowing press to demo only one game, and I had to make my choice in a split second. My knee-jerk more »

E3 2015: Virtual reality fans are an excitable bunch

Virtual reality had a fantastically expansive presence at E3 2015. I had hands-on experiences with the Oculus Rift, and the Samsung Gear VR. I played the demo for a game with the developer, Cubicle Ninjas, standing right over my shoulder and physically ran around a virtual environment, gun controller in hand, shooting targets thanks to more »

E3 2015 The Assembly Preview: Nausea inducing, but intriguing

I’ve already mentioned that nDreams’ The Assembly was my first experience with virtual reality, and I unfortunately reacted poorly to it. However, now that I’ve had a little more time with different headsets, I feel I can better explain my experience. Let’s get started with a little explanation of what The Assembly is all about, more »

Cosmonautica Preview: An average space sim

With a fancy name like Cosmonautica, I was expecting something pretty spectacular when I dove into this space trading simulation. The trailer promised a new kind of sim, set in a goofy universe, with some funky accompanying music. Goofy and funky I checked off the list pretty quickly, but it doesn’t seem to be a more »

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E3 2015: Revisiting the Inaugural PC Gaming show

As you probably know, E3 2015 brought us the first ever show devoted to PC gaming, the PC Gaming Show. It was fantastic news that we were finally getting a larger event devoted entirely to PC gaming. It’s almost surprising that it’s taken this long for it to happen. While having a devoted PC event more »

E3 2015: Virtual reality and the lessons I learned

The biggest concern with virtual reality as it starts to enter consumer markets is how people will react to it. There’s really no way to know until you’ve got that headset on and you’re walking around in these early virtual reality environments. I came to E3 2015 with the expectation that I would go gung-ho more »

Oculus Rift presents their own controller – Oculus Touch

Oculus has been working hard towards their 2016, quarter one, public release of their virtual reality headset Oculus Rift. It’s become blatantly apparent that not only is the developer striving to better the headset itself, but also the controller options for it. An Xbox One controller will be standard with every Oculus Rift headset, but more »