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Robinson: The Journey second dev diary is all about the details

Crytek's second development diary for Robinson: The Journey is centered around the details players can find in the game. Returning to the Senckenberg natural history museum, the developers share their love for designing an entire world without any procedural generations. In order to create the ultimate, believable environment, each plant and tree has individually detailed leaves. The world is designed to scale...

Interplay selling its IPs, including Earthworm Jim, MDK, Descent

Interplay Entertainment, a leading game developer, publisher and licencor from the mid-90's to the early 2000s, has announced it is selling its entire library of video games IPs and assets. Among the 70 titles on sale are beloved franchises like Earthworm Jim, Descent, Kingpin, MDK, Messiah, Giants , Battlechess, Run Like Hell, Sacrifice, Clayfighter, Freespace, and Dark Alliance. These were some heavy hitters back in the...

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 in VR is totally not cool you guys

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 will be getting a new mode supporting PlayStation VR on October 13. As you might expect, the combination of bikini-wearing virtual women and VR leads to some immersive, and extremely creepy prodding and ogling. The Japanese website Gamer.ne.jp has provided us with a first... ahem... look at the VR mode in action. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXwQHIsH4Ew As you can see, it's pretty much...

Rick and Morty co-creator launches Squanchtendo, a new VR studio

Rick and Morty co-creator, Justin Roiland, together with former Epic Games Executive Producer Tanya Watson have partnered up to launch their new dedicated VR studio, Squanchtendo. In line with Roiland's traditionally bizarre art style, the official announcement stars a unique mascot named, Splzooshly who explains the talented work of the people who founded the studio. The two dedicated gamers come from a history of...

Robinson: The Journey dev diary redefines the art of storytelling

Crytek, the developers of the upcoming VR title Robinson: The Journey, have released their first developer diary for the game, detailing the emerging art of storytelling through the medium of virtual reality. Gathering in the Frankfurt Natural History Museum in Germany, the developers started their journey with the initial concept of experiencing a prehistoric world ruled by dinosaurs. After completing...

The Assembly is a new, morally questionable VR drama

The Assembly is a new VR title that deals with the mortal dilemmas often associated with what we humans call "progress". The game takes place in a secret research facility, where "a morally ambiguous organisation" is working on something that has the potential to greatly benefit mankind, but also cause a disaster on a global scale. The player will be alternating between two...

Sony unveils new box design for PSVR titles

Inching closer to the October release date, Sony has unveiled a very helpful new design for the upcoming titles that are released for the PlayStation VR. Aimed as a way to help gamers make the right decision when purchasing a game, each game that is compatible with the headset will feature a special label to show what is required in order...

Explore the Batcave and poke Alfred in Batman Arkham VR

When visiting the Warner Bros. booth on the last day of E3, I had a rare opportunity to try out one of the new and most interesting games they have announced at the start of the convention - Batman Arkham VR. Rocksteady's Dax Ginn led me into a room where a few of the game's developers were waiting for me, together...

Everest VR: interview with co-founder Thor Gunnarsson

When visiting E3, our resident YouTube host Jassi Patayon was able to chat with Thor Gunnarsson, co-founder of Solfar, about the new game the studio is developing, called Everest VR. We were first able to experience Everest VR at VRX 2015 in San Francisco. This time Jassi was able to discover what updates have been made to the game, as well...

Razer talks about what makes Open Source VR unique

Fresh off of the E3 2016 show floor, the developers at Razer invited the GamersPack crew to not only get a hands-on view of HDK 2 VR headset, but to also hang out and talk about what makes it unique. Our resident YouTube host, Jassi Patayon, was able to race at incredible speeds within virtual world thanks to Razer's Open Source...

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