Showing posts with label VR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label VR. Show all posts

Thursday, November 28, 2019

No Man's Sky: Synthesis Update Live Now

Hello Games drops eighth free update Synthesis for No Man's Sky, adding some most-requested features.

With constant release of content updates following a messy launch, multiplayer action-adventure survival game No Man's Sky is now in a state that developer/publisher Hello Games can really take some pride in for.

Keeping up that goodwill among players, NMS is getting its eighth major free update today after months of work for new and old players on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as a follow-up to 2.0 update Beyond from back in August.

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No Man's Sky: Synthesis Update Live Now

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Synthesis is acting more like a spring cleaning update for No Man's Sky with everything it brings on the table. You can flatten or restore terrain using new enhancements of Terrain Editor and there is more than one Multi-Tool now.

Virtual Reality will let anyone ride up on their favorite creatures and first-person Exocraft is available for VR or non-VR players. While venturing out, you can capture all those amazing views of outer space in Photo Mode for VR.

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First-Person Exocraft

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Starships can be improved with unwanted parts or they can be used as scrap materials in salvage system. Tear apart ships that you don't want to use anymore and upgrade them at nearby outfitting station to S-Class.

Spending a hefty amount of units buy you extra inventory space for ships and allow updating its entire class. Thanks to newest technology, personal refiner is portable and let you refine elements and materials as you go on rounds.

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Long-Distance Inventory

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A considerable number of quality-of-life changes such as clarity of the visuals, emergency warping, mid-air jetpack recharging, multiple custom outfits and triangular base parts are introduced to make off-world trips more convenient.

Despite their best efforts, developers were forced to leave out a few good ideas on the table but still, a lot of good ones have made it. Some brand-new feature will truly improve overall gameplay experience for most players.

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Starship Space Map

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After VR was introduced, it added new direction in exploration and people started partying up for multiplayer missions more than before. Many were enthusiastic enough to invest more of their time into building detailed bases.

Hello Games has worked on some most-requested aspects from community to include in No Man's Sky: Synthesis. Giving people something to take on new and crazy adventures, they are likely to be on board with their next update already.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Valve Index VR Sold Out After Alyx Reveal

Following announcement of Half-Life: Alyx, most packages of Valve Index VR headset are sold out in some regions.

After much long waiting, players eventually got confirmation of a new Half-Life release recently that turns out to be prequel game titled Half-Life: Alyx, a flagship VR game by publisher Valve Corporation set for launch next year.

Though it is not the most-anticipated Half-Life 3, fans are still excited to get back to City 17 and following official reveal of Alyx, a spike in sales of Valve Index VR headsets have led to stock shortages in stores of some regions.

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Valve Index VR Sold Out After Alyx Reveal

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According to report from Road to VR, Valve Index VR Headsets have suddenly seen increased number of sales throughout North America after Half-Life: Alyx was announced lately on 21st anniversary celebration of HL series.

In many store in Canada and U.S. different packages of Index virtual reality device is now listed as out of stock. It is highly likely that die-hard fans from select regions have rushed to stores in advance while units are still available in other countries.

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Aside from Valve Index headsets, upcoming Half-Life prequel game will be work with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest and Windows Mixed Reality. Index owners however, will receive a free copy of the game with some exclusive content.

In general, any VR device that runs compatibly with PC is good enough as Valve didn't place any platform exclusivity for players but having extra content on Index as bonus makes it a better choice for loyal fans and new customers.

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In terms of both mainline or spin-off titles, Half-Life 2: Episode Two is the most recent entry in series that came out in 2007 and after a long hiatus, Valve is making a comeback in 2020 with a VR prequel that took place between events of first two games.

Despite interest from many developers, a mainstream release was needed to promote and sell concept of virtual reality to mass audience for years and Half-Life: Alyx might really be that one game that can actually make that happen.

PlayStation Plus Free Games for December 2019

PlayStation Plus free games lineup of December 2019 includes Titanfall 2 and Monster Energy Supercross — The Official Videogame.

As we are heading close to December 2019 and an end of current year, PlayStation Plus free games lineup is getting better than how they started earlier and member are surely having some good time with all those great games.

Two brand-new PlayStation 4 titles will join PS Plus by December 3, 2019 for subscribers to enjoy throughout this holiday season. Both of these games promise to deliver exciting experience even though they are form different genre.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for December 2019

Titanfall 2 is considered one of the best single-player shooter ever that came out in 2016 from developer Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts. It received critical acclaim and won multiple awards that year including Game of the Year.

T2 lets you maneuver mecha-exoskeletons at high-speed in an intense battlefield and players take role of Jack Cooper of Frontier Militia who takes it upon himself to halt launching of a super-weapon in his mentor's Titan BT-7274.

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Titanfall 2 on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Coming up next on PS Plus is a modern day BMX racing game Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame from last year that features official bikes, riders and tracks from original championship sponsored by titular energy drinks.

There is lots of customization option for your bikes and riders with items from various brands and compete with players worldwide. Players can also create and share custom creations with fellow racers online using its Track Editor.

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Monster Energy Supercross on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Members who have somehow unfortunately missed out games from November can still try playing action role-playing game Nioh and psychological survival horror title Outlast 2 as there are still a few days left for next lineup to arrive.

PlayStation Plus subscribers with a PS VR device can enjoy a limited free trial with double XP week on PS4-exclusive first-person shooter game Firewall: Zero Hour that will become available for 24 hours at December 3, 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM EDT.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Half-Life: Alyx Revealed

Valve reveals first official trailer of Half-Life: Alyx, a flagship VR-exclusive title set to release on 2020.

Although players are not getting their hands on much-anticipated Half-Life 3 anytime soon, Valve Corporation has recently promised to come up with a title set within known universe, which is a prequel to Half-Life 2.

Earlier, Valve announced to reveal their upcoming flagship VR game titled Half-Life: Alyx on 21st anniversary of their beloved franchise, which takes place between two of its mainline releases and scheduled to come out in March 2020.

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Half-Life: Alyx Revealed

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Today, a brand-new official trailer for Half-Life: Alyx is finally released that is sure to blow everyone away.




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A returning character and series favorite Alyx Vance will be starring in this VR-exclusive Half-Life prequel game in lead role. Alyx has debuted back in HL2 as a major NPC and came to be a close ally to series protagonist Dr. Gordon Freeman.

It has not been long since Seven-Hour War ended and people are living under their rule from a flying fortress known as Citadel. A revolution among neighborhood is sparked and they are trying to fend off invading force every day.

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Throughout entire trailer, Alyx Vance is seen fending herself off from hostile creatures or being hunted down by tactically equipped Overwatch Soldiers. Under their nose, she and her cohorts are trying to steal some sort of game-changing weapon.

Together with her father and scientist Dr. Eli Vance, she is fighting for human resistance against an alien race called the Combine. Moving to City 17 of occupied Earth, they are working on finding out weakness of the enemy.

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Gravity Gloves Interface

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She apparently has similar functionality of Gravity Gun in her gloves now, which she uses to interact with her surroundings and grab objects. Among many of returning enemies and extraterrestrials, Headcrabs are back again.

Nearing the end of trailer, mysterious G-Man makes his iconic return for a cameo and probably has an answer to where Gordon Freeman is kept. Or probably, he is here to act as an overseer and lead Alyx to save her captive father.

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On launch, Half-Life prequel will run compatibly with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, Windows Mixed Reality and Valve Index headsets. Owners of latter virtual reality device will receive free copy of the game and extra content.

Any VR set hooked to a computer is good enough to work with Steam VR and player experience will vary because of them. A full-length game is built from ground up to let players enjoy full range of an interactive gameplay system.

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Valve Index Bonus Content

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Not only Valve is returning into game development, fans can now have hopes to get Half-Life 3 in near future as well. Maybe fans didn't exactly have what they wanted but this will at least help the series revive itself after long time.

What has shown so far in a brief trailer, Half-Life: Alyx looks unlike any title available in VR and boasts an absolutely amazing graphics. We can now hope more than ever for things to lead to an eventual return of Gordon Freeman.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Half-Life: Alyx for VR Announced

Valve officially announces upcoming Half-Life prequel VR title Half-Life: Alyx and will reveal more soon.

Nearing end of last year, there was a rumor for Valve Corporation to be working on a brand-new VR headset that will come out with a Half-Life prequel game, after a series images of that prototype device were leaked online.

In a latest announcement, Valve officially confirmed today of returning to acclaimed Half-Life series once again with a prequel episode titled Half-Life: Alyx, a flagship game for their yet to be revealed upcoming virtual reality device.

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Half-Life: Alyx for VR Announced

RELATED: Valve Rumored to Develop VR Headset for Half-Life Prequel

This imminent VR-exclusive Half-Life prequel game will be focused on Alyx Vance, a renowned series NPC who made her debut in Half-Life 2 as a human resistance fighter and close ally to protagonist character Dr. Gordon Freeman.

Alyx also appeared in two add-on episodes; Half-Life 2: Episode One and Half-Life 2: Episode Two. She was last seen mourning for her father Dr. Eli Vance by the end of Episode Two and is likely to continue from there on in prequel.

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Valve has posted a teaser image for their next virtual reality project on Twitter, waiting to be revealed soon.


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Although there are no available details on any gameplay or a possible release date, it is speculated to come out in 2020 according to a recently leaked interview of Valve members by The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley.

Half-Life: Alyx will get a full reveal on Thursday, which marks 21st anniversary celebration of original Half-Life that saw launch on PC platform on November 19, 1998 and spawned a series of successful fan-favorite sequels.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Release Date

Skydance and Skybound reveals brand-new trailer for The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners with a 2020 release date.

Announced back at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, upcoming VR game The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners from developer/publisher Skydance Interactive in association with Skybound Entertainment was slated for a 2019 launch.

For more than a year, there was no buzz about the project and we finally get an official release date when almost nearing end of the year. Currently developed for Oculus Rift system, the game is aiming to come out in January 23, 2020.

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The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Release Date

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A brand-new cinematic story trailer is released for TWD: Saints and Sinners lately, to reveal its launch date.




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Entire narrative of the cinematic revolves around an unnamed female character who is a resident of New Orleans, living her daily life like everyone else until a fateful day when society has collapsed upon the rise of dead army.

Everyday citizens become violent scavengers looking for supplies and wouldn't hesitate to put down another or sacrificed to a roaming horde for loot and it all comes back to that young girl who has now become an axe wielding survivor.

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Set within the post-apocalyptic world of The Walking Dead series by renowned Image Comics writer Robert Kirkman (Haunt, Invincible), Saints & Sinners explores human stories in times of major crisis like a zombie apocalypse.

Players will have to deal more than swarm of undead hordes and continue struggling if they are to survive. Although it has nothing to do with Telltale Games, the game is a survival horror that follows choice-based storytelling.

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Saints and Sinners VR game is set three years after initial outbreak took place and players will wander within New Orleans a powerful group called The Tower has control over everything and can be more threatening than a pack of zombies.

Entire campaign is around 15 hours worth of story, where you can come across other faction members and get into conflict. Your objective is to look for a lost bunker full of supplies and chop off some undead heads while you are at it.

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Immersive Survival Horror

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Weapons arsenal contains axes, blades, blunts, guns, throwable objects and bandages are used to heal wounds. Everything from surrounding environment to character you encounter is rendered to cel-shaded level of graphics.

Although weapons will degrade, players can always craft new ones using parts and supplies are mostly found in abandoned houses. You must go through dialog choices and pick your own action whenever you cross paths with rival groups.

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Often times, VR games fail to give players a gameplay depth and many of them are simply an "immersive experience" through virtual reality but Skydance Interactive is trying their best to provide a proper gaming experience.

Having potential to be a pioneer in next generation of VR gaming, The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners have yet to confirm their final release platforms aside from Oculus Rift, which hopefully will be revealed soon with a gameplay footage. 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

GNOG Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store returns this week to giveaway two new PC games, Alan Wake and For Honor for free.

After offering two free games for last two weeks, Epic Games comes with a single freebie offering this week. Today, 3D puzzle-adventure game GNOG from developer Ko-Op and publisher Double Fine goes free on Epic Games Store.

If you haven't played or purchased it on other platforms, then you can simply head over to Epic Store anytime before August 15, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT and grab a copy for PC platform with a free account on their digital outlet.

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GNOG Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Players are to roam through a tactile world full of toys and explore its secrets by perform actions like click, grab, poke, point, pull or spin. GNOG wants to interact with you using colorful designs and help you solve puzzles.

You can also enjoy the joyride in VR only if you have Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset to immerse yourself into it. Depending on what riddle you are up to solving, you may end up in outer space or could be cooking in a stove. Yeah, that sounds weird!

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Despite often being on headlines for being on the crosshairs of PC gamers every now and then, Epic Games Store has managed to bring some positive vibe top their storefront with their free game giveaway program and some traffic.

For next week, Epic Store is returning once again with a bundle of two different titles; action role-playing game Hyper Light Drifter and turn-based tactical RPG title Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden for free on August 15, 2019.

Friday, August 2, 2019

No Man's Sky: Beyond Update Release Date

Explore an infinite universe of No Man's Sky with VR support on its next major expansion update Beyond, out on August 14.

Last year, action-adventure survival game No Man's Sky saw massive improvement following launch of their NEXT update. Many in-game issues were resolved and developer/publisher Hello Games decided to move ahead with Beyond update.

Originally announced back in March 2019, upcoming free NMS update was scheduled to arrive in summer 2019. Game director, Sean Murray has recently revealed that Beyond will launch for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on August 14, 2019.

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No Man's Sky: Beyond Update Release Date

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Beyond is the biggest update from Hello Games that comes with enhanced multiplayer, VR support and more on August 14.




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Beyond will be a free expansion that includes three major updates within it and will introduce virtual reality support on PC and PS4. Players will be able to move around in short distances by teleporting throughout in-game world.

VR support will allow you to explore unforeseen alien planets in virtual reality from the cockpit of your starship. Feel free to casually interact with your non-VR online friends or your peers in multiplayer mode while you are at it.

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Otherwise, everything else will be experienced like a standard game but VR would make things much more immersive. New radical social and multiplayer experience in Online focuses on bringing travelers from different universes together.

Murray has assured that social features will not turn NMS into an MMO; neither player would require any subscription of some sorts. Also, Beyond update is free for all existing players and doesn't have any micro-transactions at all.

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Expanded Online Experience

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Despite some initial setbacks they initially saw at release, developers have redeemed themselves by delivering player community what were originally promised at launch and by the looks of it, things are now in a much better state.

Beyond is looking forward to unveil next chapter of No Man's Sky legacy very soon and reflects community feedback of NEXT update. That being said, Hello Games definitely will be aiming at something more ambitious in their forthcoming content plan.