Mare is a Radiant VR Game for Fans of Ico (PAX East 2017)

At this year’s PAX East, I had the great opportunity of spending time with Mare. The upcoming game from Visiontrick Media uses the player’s gaze as the primary mode of interacting with the sprawling world. A young girl is accompanied by a mechanical bird who acts as her guide and savior, as she makes herContinue reading “Mare is a Radiant VR Game for Fans of Ico (PAX East 2017)”

E3 2016: Review from the Floor

Admittedly, I went to E3 representing another outlet this year, but one nice thing about that is it helps expand Gamer Professionals’ perspective of the event. I still spoke to some of the same companies and developers the rest of the team did, but I also met with various indies, exhibitors, and fellow researchers. AsContinue reading “E3 2016: Review from the Floor”

Oculus is Publishing New VR Titles

Oculus is publishing two new VR titles, extending its existing partnership with Insomniac Games. Insomniac CEO Ted Price told Engadget in March that working with Oculus is all about experimentation as both companies learn how to design for VR. “There’s been much more mutual discovery, because we as a developer and Oculus as a hardwareContinue reading “Oculus is Publishing New VR Titles”

AMD 16.3.2 Drivers Released

The AMD Radeon Crimson drivers have been updated. The 16.3.2 release notes state a number of important changes with these drivers. Support for the Oculus Rift has been added, meaning that right from the day of its release there are drivers ready to make sure that you have the best experience possible. In addition, AMD’s upcoming ProContinue reading “AMD 16.3.2 Drivers Released”

Oculus Rift Available for Pre-Order, Due April 2016

Today, as a part of the Consumer Electronic Show 2016 taking place in Las Vegas, Oculus let fly that their Oculus Rift VR device is going up for pre-order, and will be priced at $500. The VR device will be coming out in April 2016. Included are copies of EVE: Valkyrie and Lucky’s Tale. ThisContinue reading “Oculus Rift Available for Pre-Order, Due April 2016”

Oculus Touch Delayed

The Oculus Touch hand-held VR controller, which was originally slated to arrive with the Oculus Rift VR headset during the first quarter of this year, has been delayed until the second half of 2016. The company announced this in a blog post stating “On Touch hardware, we’ve made significant advances in ergonomics, and we’re implementing manyContinue reading “Oculus Touch Delayed”