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Star Trek: Bridge Crew – Launch Trailer

Star Trek: Bridge Crew is the new VR game coming from Ubisoft, set in the Star Trek Universe. It takes place during the Kelvin Timeline, which the new film series takes place during. The game can be played by yourself or in multiplayer with friends. You can be the bridge crew, be the Captain, First Officer, Helm Officer, etc. Work together to fly the ship safely. Star Trek: Bridge Crew comes out today on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift for $49.99.

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Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Will Support Oculus Rift VR Gaming Headset


Editor’s Note: After Notch (creator of Minecraft) announced that the game would never be on Oculus Rift because he found Facebook “creepy” (and they’re the new owners of Oculus), the indie development super star moved to sell off the franchise to Microsoft. At the recent industry trade event Oculus Connect 2  which took place this week in Hollywood, California and saw the announcement of several high profile Virtual Reality Gaming projects varying in nature. Mojang, the development studio handling Minecraft titles for Microsoft, phoned in the following announcement for a VR Minecraft to be released with Oculus Rift support for Windows 10 users.

Image Credit: Road To VR

Oculus Rift Announcement Trailer of Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition.

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VR Gaming: ADR1FT – First Look Trailer [HD 1080P]

First Look Trailer of ADR1FT.

Genre(s): Adventure
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Publisher(s): 505 Games
Developer(s): Three One Zero
Release Date (NA): TBA 2015

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The Boycott Gamer – Time Rifters Review

Time Rifters is a pretty unique game in it’s own. Pick a gun, upgrade that gun, and destroy different types of cubes in the process, pretty straight forward huh? Well look at all that, and add the fact that you can Play with 3 other bots that replay exactly what you do. Time Rifters implemented what I like to call, the ghost play. In this you play the first round with one of your bots, Shoot some cubes and lets say, destroy half of them. Round 2 is the same, you play as a new bot, but along with your new bot. when you start the round your previous recorded bot for that level will do exactly what it did round one, and with your new bot you can destroy the other cubes your previous one didn’t. Pretty cool isn’t it. Well personally, I think that is a pretty awesome feature. It is definitely a feature I haven’t seen in any other game (that I know of). But this is where you can really enjoy the game, because you can create a tactic and then switch it up on the following arena round leaving your ghost to do what you prepared it for like flanking one way while you go the other to shoot down cubes and cube monsters to try to achieve higher completion points.

And if one tactic doesn’t work then you can think of many different ones to use and have your ghosts perform them while you try different ones. It is definitely a unique game that strays from the normalcy of newer ones. The other cool thing is the music in this game, it is also something to behold. With every level comes a different song that is actually cool to listen to as well as upbeat and rythmatic. There are 3 arenas with 5 stages each, and each stage has it’s own unique soundtrack to it.  The game also allows you to use keyboard and mouse, game pad controller, or even the oculus rift to play the game. Now unfortunately I wasn’t able to play with one, but I saw gameplay for it and it looks pretty spectacular on the Oculus Rift.

Other than that the keyboard and mouse seems to be the more optimal choice as the game pad isn’t the best in terms of sensitivity. It felt like when i tried to turn with the game pad it wasn’t as smooth as turning with the mouse, and these cubes don’t make aiming any easier especially when they speed off on you. Now if you can look past the game pad issue, another cool feature is the record yourself feature. In this you can record 2 of your bots, and once done, your friends can use those recordings to help them in a level, sounds pretty sweet right?  Well not only your friends can use them, you can too! And once all is said and done you can play each level again, except in an experimental view, where you get infinite gold to test out each weapon to find which one works best in each situation.

Official Trailer:

Final Verdict: This game is definitely unique, the music is amazing and relaxing, you get to use a unique feature in order to play, and you can record yourself destroying blocks and send the recordings to your friends to aid them. Overall i had a great experience with this game and many should check this game out and try it for themselves.

Overall Score: 9.5/ 10

RGN Rating: Platinum Game

Developer: Proton Studio Inc.

Publisher: N/A

Available On: PC

Review Copy Info: The author of this article received a digital copy of this game from the publisher for the purpose of this review

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Lucky’s Tale for Oculus Rift Gets Gameplay Footage [HD 1080P]

Third person, three-dimensional platforming games might not be exactly what you expect when Oculus Rift comes to mind – and yet here it is! Check out the following Gameplay Footage in Full 1080P High Definition below which was shown off as part of a showcase for future Oculus Rift games and Lucky’s Tale is currently being developed by Playful Corp. with a release date to-be-determined.

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VR Gaming: Pollen by Mindfield Games Gets Teaser Trailer

The following Teaser Trailer was released by Mindfield Games for the upcoming virtual reality game Pollen.

Title: Pollen

Platform: Oculus Rift

Genre: Sci-fi

Developer:  Mindfield Games

Release Date: TBA 2015

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Virtual Reality Gaming: ALIENS, TROLLS & DRAGONS GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE

Gameplay footage of Aliens, Trolls, & Dragons by Kubold is presented below. This title will arrive in Autumn 2014 (with more episodes following after an initial installment) and is meant to be played on the Oculus Rift. However, non-VR gamers can still play this game on their Mac OS X and Windows PC computers. Take a look at the video below (either in VR or non-VR depending on your available gear).

Title: Aliens, Trolls, & Dragons

Platform: Oculus Rift

Genre: Third Person, Action

Developer:  Kubold

Release Date: Autumn 2014 (Episodic Content Schedule Begins)

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VR Gaming News: Virtual Reality MMO XViREnt Successfully Kickstarted w/ Over $9 Thousand CAD

The $8,000 CAD Kickstarter deal has been successfully funded for the new and upcoming virtual reality massively multiplayer online game heading out to Oculus Rift VR headset devices from InEvoWare Game Studios titled XViREnt. As of April 20, 2014 the campaign will be closed, meaning the game met its mark ahead of schedule. Click here to become a backer if there’s still a chance by the time you’re reading this (35 hours left at the time of post with $9,127 CAD raised).

XViREnt is a fantasy themed MMO that will be free-to-play with various classes including Vampire, Werewolf / Lycanthrope, “Agent” Class, “Inquisitor” Class, and more. Of course this MMO has many RPG elements listed including Careers, Experience, Skills, and Superpowers. UGC (User Generated Content) allows players to create their own character, go on their own quests, and perform their own missions, craft their own worlds, and even spawn their own custom creatures. Teased at the end of the preview / pitch video for this game is an advanced feature of Alter Ego to Super Ego Conversion.

Take a look at the Kickstarter Pitch / Preview Demonstration of this Work In Progress:

 

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Tabletop Simulator Has Released Today For 20% Off – Steam Early Access

Tabletop Simulator is a title by Berserk Games which allows players to simulate multiplayer games over the internet for very popular games such as Chess, Dominoes, Mahjong, Piecepack, and many more with incoming Oculus Rift VR Support, Mod Support, an RPG Kit, Customizable Figurines, and more. Take a look at the high definition trailer for the product below and stay tuned for more developments on this Steam Early Access title. This game is compatible with Windows PC, Mac OS X, and Linux computer gaming platforms and utilizes Cross-Platform Multiplayer as well as Steam Cloud features, with a likelihood for more Steam features coming in the final release. Buying now is essentially pre-ordering and supporting the developers behind this, so go for it!

Currently 20% Off On Steam Early Access

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iRGN Episode #7 w/ Replay With Doc Discussing VR Gaming, RealityTV, E3 2014, and More

Being part of the game industry in many various ways, the Guest star of tonight’s iRGN Episode #7 is Doc from Replay With Doc who discusses everything from the far-end future to Reality TV Shows, E3 2014, indie gaming, and a lot more. We even got on a personal level with Doc and talked about Project Morpheus, the result of Facebook buying out Oculus Rift, as well as the industry’s freedom of speech coupled with inner conflicts within our community. Some of the more scrupulous morals of Reality TV Shows are discussed, and an interesting never-before-released Shows are discussed which Doc was a part of in addition to being on Sony’s The Tester, part of the Sony MVP Program, and representing gamers in other various ways. Take a listen and look below at the full show which is presented in high definition for your viewing pleasure.

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Comedy: Oculus Rift / Facebook Gameplay Footage [Parody] [HD 1080P]

The following Oculus Rift / Facebook Gameplay Footage Parody is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition. For those who don’t get the joke, the VR Gaming technology company Oculus Rift was recently purchased by Facebook for $2 Billion and that is what has spawned the fears which are the subject of this creative and comedic presentation. No Zuckerbergs were harmed during the virtual pwning of this clip.

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April Fools Debunked: NintendoLife Announces “Virtual U”, An All New Virtual Reality Gaming Experience

In order to compete with the Oculus Rift, PS4 Morpheus project by Sony, and number of other emerging VR Gaming technologies Nintendo has announced (as an April Fools Joke) the Virtual U. The Virtual U is a (fictional) device that gamers can use with the Nintendo Wii U to experience their Wii U titles like never before, through virtual reality gaming.

All props due to Nintendo Life for the concept. Take a look at their post for the full “specs” of this mythical creature.

And remember to be careful what you read today!

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Rumors To Rebrand Oculus Rift Denied and Valve VR Expert Joins Team

A Facebook spokesperson had denied claims that the Oculus Rift will undergo rebranding, which would have placed the Facebook logo on the device. Based on people’s reactions to the whole deal between Oculus and Facebook, perhaps the dissatisfaction of the possibility of changing it convinced them to modify their plans and leave the logo as is.

However, there are of course those who think this merger is a wonderful idea and will really help virtual reality technology. Chief among them at the moment is VR expert Michael Abrash. He has parted from Valve and gone to Oculus to devote his time and extensive knowledge of virtual reality concepts and designs to the hopes of helping Oculus reach it’s full potential.

[Some Info Sourced: DualShockers]

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Rumor: PS4 Will Soon Play PS1/PS2 Games At 1080P HD Resolution

A trusted industry source which has been responsible for some recent leaks that proved to stand true by the name of Ahsan Rasheed (feel free to Google his track record) has delivered some new info today about Sony’s plans for adding backwards-compatible support to the PlayStation 4 through PS Now as well as local support for 1080P High Definition rendering “for select titles”.

The Virtual Reality headset that PS4 that we spoke about live on the air with our source from the development community broadcasting with us on the RGN Podcast back in December 2013 (which was later officially announced by Sony at GDC 2014 (HD Presentation recently released by Sony here for those who didn’t attend). This device is called Project Morpheus at this moment in time (though that could change later) and Ahsan Rasheed also states that developers believe this is the device that will finally bring Virtual Reality Gaming to the forefront of the video games industry, with time of course.

Developers are very much interested in this device and companies are likely getting involved in deals now to showcase the hardware in-store for consumers in the near future. The device will definitely be getting a lot more hands-on demo access at future Press Events such as E3 as well.

This all of course is a no-brainer after Facebook bought Oculus Rift causing Developer Distrust in the device from Minecraft Creator Notch.

Perhaps most shocking is that PS1 games and PS2 games will work on PS4 with 1080P HD for select titles as mentioned above, but the overall viewpoint of the company can be seen now with PS Now being launched sooner rather than later (hopefully) and a huge focus on customer feedback being at the top of Sony’s strategy this generation. They appear to want to give gamers exactly what they want, if at all possible, and hopefully will be able to announce some very rare and unexpected exclusive games for the PS4 console that gamers never thought would ever become possible or happen in their lifetime. Of course this refers to the PlayStation team’s list of essential fantasy games that fans have been compiling including projects like Shenmue III.

PlayStation Plus will also be receiving a new exclusive feature soon.

In addition to all of this leaked information, likely to be officially confirmed soon – Blu Ray and Media support will be increased for the PS4 soon beyond the already known about MP3 support which is incoming for in-game use. There will also be game content for popular mainstream titles that will only appear on the PS4 versions of games (exactly which titles and content has not yet been revealed by this source).

Stay tuned to RealGamerNewz as we attempt to keep up with this incredibly fast paced industry and all of its mysteries. As always, feel free to ask questions by contacting us or hitting the comments section below and we’ll do our best to factor in your input for further statements.

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Minecraft Creator Notch Deeply Elaborates On Virtual Reality / Oculus / Facebook Beliefs

Notch made waves when he very publicly reacted to the news that Oculus Rift VR has been bought by Facebook the other day calling the Facebook corporation ‘creepy’ and stating that Minecraft for the Oculus Rift device was in production and will not be cancelled. However, Notch decided to go beyond this simple statement and elaborate on his beliefs regarding Virtual Reality, Facebook, and the Oculus Rift situation as well as the emerging controversy regarding the profits of the Oculus / FB deal with consideration to the fact that the product has its start on Kickstarter being funded by fans of the video games industry in hopes to get their hands on VR Gaming a lot sooner by directly funding the R&D and hopefully whatever would come next.

In fact Notch had recently taken a visit to the Oculus HQ in addition to being one of their original, top-level backers. Notch shares his enthusiasm and belief that the Oculus Rift product (before Facebooks buyout) is definitely something he calls “near the cusp”  of a future technology gaming and the world overall definitely needs. He mentions meeting up with John Carmack at Oculus to try out a late iteration of the device and claims that Oculus had fixed almost all of their major issues with the platform. Though the full and complete Minecraft experience was never planned to land on Oculus, Notch tells us a slimmed down version capable of doing the solid 90fps required of Oculus titles was going to be created – until now.

During this discussion from a well respected gaming philosopher, creator, developer, and perhaps most important of all video games player Notch.

“Of course, they wanted Minecraft.”,  Notch recalls, “And then, not two weeks later, Facebook buys them.”,  the designer continues with his conclusion on VR and Facebook buying Oculus Rift:

“Facebook is not a company of grass-roots tech enthusiasts. Facebook is not a game tech company. Facebook has a history of caring about building user numbers, and nothing but building user numbers. People have made games for Facebook platforms before, and while it worked great for a while, they were stuck in a very unfortunate position when Facebook eventually changed the platform to better fit the social experience they were trying to build.

Don’t get me wrong, VR is not bad for social. In fact, I think social could become one of the biggest applications of VR. Being able to sit in a virtual living room and see your friend’s avatar? Business meetings? Virtual cinemas where you feel like you’re actually watching the movie with your friend who is seven time zones away?

But I don’t want to work with social, I want to work with games.

Fortunately, the rise of Oculus coincided with competitors emerging. None of them are perfect, but competition is a very good thing. If this means there will be more competition, and VR keeps getting better, I am going to be a very happy boy. I definitely want to be a part of VR, but I will not work with Facebook. Their motives are too unclear and shifting, and they haven’t historically been a stable platform. There’s nothing about their history that makes me trust them, and that makes them seem creepy to me.

And I did not chip in ten grand to seed a first investment round to build value for a Facebook acquisition.”

[Source: Notch (Creator of Minecraft)]

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