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Virtual Reality News & Discussion

Welcome to the world of Vitual Reality! This thread will focus on everything VR pertaining to the gaming world, from news to reviews to upcoming games; and all other VR-type stuff.

We want to hear your thoughts as well.

  • Did you buy one/considering?

Give us your first impressions on the tech (Oculus, Samsung, HTC, etc), the games and/or overall experience.

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###Oculus Rift price set at $599, shipping in March (update)
Jan 06, 2016 at 11:06a
Step into the game … and bring your wallet

###VIDEO: IBM Sponsors “Sword Art Online: The Beginning” Virtual Reality Development
February 22, 2016 8:00am CST
A site has launched taking applications for 208 brave souls (able to comfortably wear a head set, have their bodies and walk without assistance) to alpha test SAO!

###PlayStation VR Headset Debuts in October for US$399
posted on 2016-03-16 00:30 EDT
Sony to offer PlayStation VR Worlds game on launch; 50 games expected by year end

###IBM’s Sword Art Online Virtual Reality MMO Project Teased in Screenshots, Videos
posted on 2016-03-18 01:00 EDT
Videos show players playing demo that includes bazaar environment, combat

###IBM’s Sword Art Online Virtual Reality MMO Project Streams In-Game Combat Footage
posted on 2016-03-18 12:21 EDT
26 seconds from demo running this weekend for 208 players out of 99,800 applicants

###IBM’s Sword Art Online Virtual Reality Experience Detailed in 10-Minute Video Report
posted on 2016-03-21 00:00 EDT
Slice monsters, hug other players in “alpha” demo shown in Daisuki post

###Experience Muv-Luv Alternative Combat Through Virtual Reality
posted on 2016-03-26 14:15 EDT by Eric Stimson
Series creators to attend gaming event in Akihabara

###Bandai Namco Announces Plans to Open Virtual Reality Experience Center
posted on 2016-03-28 20:15 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


28 MAR 2016
Official release date is today.


28 MAR 2016
Taking our first steps into a new gaming world.


28 MAR 2016
Tech similarities may make the jump possible.

Adr1ft VR Review

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INSOMNIAC HEAD ON VR’S INCREDIBLE POTENTIAL FOR IMMERSION


29 MAR 2016
How Edge of Nowhere stretches the boundaries of VR.

[size=16]Don’t Expect Virtual Reality on Wii U[/size]
June 18, 2014 at 12:30pm

###PlayStation VR demo units coming to Singapore in November – Try it at GameStart 2015
posted on September 16th, 2015 / by KarbyP/ SGCafe


posted on September 24, 2015

###Rez Infinite, Ace Combat 7 Announced for PS4 With PlayStation VR
posted on 2015-12-05 22:30 EST
Both games announced at Saturday’s PlayStation Experience event

###Kaz Hirai: 200 Developers Are Working on ‘Probably About 100 or More Titles’ for PlayStation VR
posted on 2016-01-08 01:00 EST
Also: Oculus Rift to ship in March for US$599

###GDC 2016: Virtual Reality Games

Mar 29th, 2016

**The PlayStation VR Games We Want to Play Right Now - GDC 2016**

http://youtu.be/Z6GQ2950U24

**11 Game Developers on Why VR Will Change Games Forever - GDC 2016**

http://youtu.be/3AKDvx9tyUA

**Is PlayStation VR Worth the Price?**

http://youtu.be/0uAWcdPNW68

**Inside the Star Wars: Trials on Tattooine VR Experience**

http://youtu.be/rgeHe5M4aQE

**See the Amazing Star Wars VR and AR Experiments**

http://youtu.be/nH5HtBFJR6g

**HTC Vive VR Unboxing**

http://youtu.be/TuhpiTZaqto

**Watch the Full Portal: Aperture Robot Repair Vive VR Demo**

http://youtu.be/GiA0AO2Kp8w

**11 Most Anticipated VR Games of 2016**

http://youtu.be/-3s-IGMSRtQ

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###GDC 2016: The New World of Audio for VR
Mar 30th, 2016

**Oculus Rift Unboxing**

http://youtu.be/VETjplDmxJg

**Oculus Rift Review**

http://youtu.be/adSodvmr3bo

An example of an attempt to make an April Fools prank real before you even announce it

**First Music From Halo, Destiny Composer's New Game Soundtrack - GOLEM**

http://youtu.be/JoYOWyRus38

**The Unique Controls of Ex-Halo Devs' Golem**

http://youtu.be/2ulMQVyL2ps

**Golem Sword Battle Gameplay - PLAYSTATION VR**

http://youtu.be/Ljm4QgUAZjg

**Golem Sword Battle Developer Commentary - PLAYSTATION VR**

http://youtu.be/IM5atLxnZOs

**Golem PlayStation VR Trailer - PSX 2015**

http://youtu.be/0oS2dw7RRMY

**Ex-Halo Devs Analyze Golem Trailer's Secrets**

http://youtu.be/-tF6ndlzXeo

**Golem: Bedroom and Caves Gameplay Walkthrough**

http://youtu.be/RLlCOGz34zU

**Golem: Bedroom and Caves Developer Walkthrough**

http://youtu.be/21dfqLzfBN0

**How to Set Up the Oculus Rift**

http://youtu.be/k7FIFmPfSyU

**Budget Cuts VR Stealth Gameplay Walkthrough**

http://youtu.be/4O7mvezVi5w

**Fantastic Contraption VR Trailer**

http://youtu.be/s-PxyWKY9dg

**HTC Vive Review**

http://youtu.be/tW3ri5AHnzU

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/04/05/pear-fairy-funassyi-stars-in-virtual-reality-fantasy-stage-play
April 05, 2016 9:56am CDT
"Legend of Funassyi" runs from June 30 to July 31, 2016, at the DMM VR Theater in Yokohama

**The Jungle Book 360 Degree VR Experience**

http://youtu.be/TtOvDWvAfK4

**Crytek VR Game Will Trigger Your Fear of Heights - The Climb**

http://youtu.be/upP4wQMh5wQ

**Tilt Brush: Drawing Our Favorite Video Game Characters in VR**

http://youtu.be/lsiGhVb8Iso

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/04/10-1/ghost-in-the-shell-the-movie-virtual-reality-diver-coming-to-kanto
April 10, 2016 8:26pm CDT
Patrons of “VR Theater” at 31 Internet cafes in Kanto can experience a 15 minute immersive VR story

###Tekken’s Harada, Appleseed’s Aramaki, Production I.G Collaborate on ‘Argyle Shift’ VR Demo
posted on 2016-04-11 13:25 EDT
Players can pilot giant robot, interact with female AI copilot

**Oculus Explains Shipment Delays**

http://youtu.be/T-vRkv3iRE0

https://forums.theanimenetwork.com/uploads/short-url/vYqjFQ6nMTBaAxzfOZqk0Q8LzS2.JPG

**Sword Slicing is Ridiculously Satisfying in VR**

http://youtu.be/ynF7ss4rQmU

https://forums.theanimenetwork.com/uploads/short-url/vYqjFQ6nMTBaAxzfOZqk0Q8LzS2.JPG

**Lucky's Tale Review**

http://youtu.be/KkrWf1LWYb4

https://forums.theanimenetwork.com/uploads/short-url/vYqjFQ6nMTBaAxzfOZqk0Q8LzS2.JPG

**Chronos VR Review**

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMCAQ7FXYWY

https://forums.theanimenetwork.com/uploads/short-url/vYqjFQ6nMTBaAxzfOZqk0Q8LzS2.JPG

**How Scary is the Paranormal Activity VR Game?**

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsna1ChGt0E

###ANN Interview: Kazuya Sasahara on Dai-Shogun VR
by Zac Bertschy, Apr 14th 2016

###Bandai Namco Files for ‘VR-AT Simulator’ Trademark
posted on 2016-04-15 04:30 EDT

###IBM’s Sword Art Online Virtual Reality MMO Project Posts More In-Game Footage
posted on 2016-04-15 16:30 EDT
Brief view of what testers saw inside the “Nervegear Prototype” in last month’s test

**Edge of Nowhere VR Gameplay - Traversing an Ice Cavern**

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKJxde2GrX0

**Edge of Nowhere VR Gameplay - Stealth Mode Through Dark Cavern**

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6JK42xdmxs

I find it odd/annoying that Steam has a VR category in your library you can’t remove. I only have one game there. (I have no VR hardware anyway)

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/04/20/trying-out-virtual-reality-at-japans-vr-zone-project
April 20, 2016 4:05pm CDT
Event sponsored by Bandai Namco

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