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Maddy Myers Maddy Myers today at 02:30. 12 comments

No Man's Sky's Beyond Update Fulfills The Childhood Dream Of Virtual Reality

No Man's Sky's Beyond Update Fulfills The Childhood Dream Of Virtual Reality

You look left and see a giant alien behemoth. You look right and see your spaceship. And then you re-adjust your virtual reality helmet to account for all the head turning you just did. That’s the dream, right? At least that’s what Kirk assured me and Jason on this week’s episode of Kotaku Splitscreen when he recounted No Man’s Sky’s latest VR improvements.

First up, we talk about what we’ve...

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Stephen Totilo Stephen Totilo Jul 17, 2019. 11 comments

Okay, Seriously, Maybe VR Gaming Is About To Have Its Big Moment

Okay, Seriously, Maybe VR Gaming Is About To Have Its Big Moment

I keep thinking about a video game I played in Los Angeles a month ago that’s what you’d get if the renowned covert ops Splinter Cell series required your character to always be in a kayak.

The game is called Phantom: Covert Ops, and it’s pretty cool. The catch is that it’s all in VR.

Please, don’t go away. Keep reading! I’ve even got an interview to share with you involving the guy overseeing...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Jul 05, 2019. 20 comments

Playing VR Alone Is Terrifying

Playing VR Alone Is Terrifying

I recently bought Beat Saber for PSVR and have been playing it with my girlfriend. It’s fun and is a great way to get up and move around more. But when she is out of the house, I still sometimes want to play VR. But I’ve tried playing Beat Saber and other VR games alone and I always end up nervous, paranoid and scared.

I’m already not the perfect person for VR. I don’t have motion sickness or...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 02, 2019. 18 comments

Valve Index Is Luxurious, But A Hassle

Valve Index Is Luxurious, But A Hassle
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The other day, a talking robot ball was taunting me, saying I couldn’t raise my arms and pump my fists like him. This, he proclaimed, was my ultimate failing, and I would forever marinate in my shame. I raised my own physical hand and slowly unfurled my real-life middle finger. My in-game finger shot up in...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Jun 05, 2019. 23 comments

The Oculus Quest Is How Virtual Reality Should Work

The Oculus Quest Is How Virtual Reality Should Work

Within 15 minutes of opening the package containing the Oculus Quest, Facebook’s new standalone virtual reality headset, I was playing a game. I wasn’t playing some watered-down mobile phone app or preinstalled demo, but a full-featured, console-quality VR game. This is great.

The Quest is Oculus’ first all-in-one gaming headset. It requires no PC connection, unlike the original Oculus Rift...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Jun 05, 2019. 14 comments

New Game From Rick & Morty's Co-Creator Isn't As Funny As I Hoped

New Game From Rick & Morty's Co-Creator Isn't As Funny As I Hoped

Trover Saves the Universe is my favorite sort of virtual reality game. It’s bright, colorful and weird. It stars me, as a silent seated presence, guiding titular hero Trover in third-person. It can even be played without a virtual reality headset. These are features I like. I also like the crass, stammering humor of Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland. Just not so much of it at once.

The...

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Stephen Totilo Stephen Totilo Jun 01, 2019. 9 comments

The Cool Moments In PlayStation VR’s Blood & Truth Are Far Too Rare

The Cool Moments In PlayStation VR’s Blood & Truth Are Far Too Rare
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For a few seconds, Blood & Truth, the most-hyped game to hit the PlayStation 4’s virtual reality headset since its October 2016 launch, is as thrilling a VR experience as one could hope for.

You’re in the headset holding PlayStation Move controllers as the game’s graphics wrap around you. You’re a soldier back in his...

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Cecilia D'Anastasio Cecilia D'Anastasio Jun 01, 2019. 19 comments

Smash Ultimate In VR Was A Mistake

Smash Ultimate In VR Was A Mistake

In the “Thanks, I hate it” category, Nintendo gave us Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in virtual reality last night. Nobody asked for this, and yet here we are—swiveling our heads left and right and withstanding gut-sinking nausea just to land a couple aerials on a computer-player Peach.

Earlier this year, Nintendo introduced a VR kit for the Switch. It’s a cardboard headset with two lenses, and in...

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Luke Plunkett Luke Plunkett May 31, 2019. 15 comments

Super Smash Bros. UItimate Now Has Virtual Reality Support

Super Smash Bros. UItimate Now Has Virtual Reality Support

It wasn’t great with Mario or Zelda , but hey, let’s see if adding a dash of virtual reality to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, via Nintendo Labo, adds anything to the experience.

Mario And Zelda’s New VR Modes Are Not Good

Nintendo just added free updates to Nintendo Switch blockbusters Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend …

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Ultimate just updated to 3.1.0, and among other changes (

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach May 29, 2019. 13 comments

Watch Someone Destroy Beat Saber With A Hand Mixer

Watch Someone Destroy Beat Saber With A Hand Mixer
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Beat Saber is a virtual reality rhythm game where you chop red and blue blocks with correspondingly colored lightsabers. It requires a lot of coordination and precise movements. Or you could do what one player did and just strap your VR controllers to a handheld cake mixer.

YouTuber hu hu says he...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen May 26, 2019. 19 comments

Vader Immortal Finally Makes Alderaanian Wolfcats Canon

Vader Immortal  Finally Makes Alderaanian Wolfcats Canon

The first episode of VR game Vader Immortal was released earlier this week and I’m happy to share this news with Star Wars fans around the world. Finally, Alderaanian Wolf-Cats are truly canon, once and for all. What a relief. Also, some other Easter Eggs and references are in Vader Immortal’s first episode too.

The YouTube channel Star Wars Explained has a wonderful video out that goes over...

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Chris Kohler Chris Kohler May 23, 2019. 4 comments

Assassin's Creed VR 'Escape Room' Is More Spectacle Than Puzzle

Assassin's Creed VR 'Escape Room' Is More Spectacle Than Puzzle

Ubisoft has a new “VR escape room” set in the world of Assassin’s Creed that you can play at over 100 different locations around the world. It’s fun, but despite its stated ties to “escape rooms,” Beyond Medusa’s Gate is more of an hourlong VR action game than a cooperative brain teaser.

The first of Ubisoft’s VR escape games was called Escape The Lost Pyramid, which tied in with Assassin’s...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen May 02, 2019.

Man Spends 24 Hours Inside Minecraft VR

Man Spends 24 Hours Inside <i>Minecraft VR</i>
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A YouTuber decided to experience another world and to do this, he loaded up Minecraft in VR on his PC and spent 24 hours inside the game. He then shared the results of his experiment in a recently released short documentary, revealing what happens to the brain and body during and after that much...

Mike Fahey Mike Fahey May 01, 2019. 24 comments

Valve's Index VR Headset Ships In June, Full Set Costs $1,000

Valve's Index VR Headset Ships In June, Full Set Costs $1,000

Following last month’s tease , today Valve officially announced the Valve Index, a “high-fidelity” virtual reality headset with impressive specs, cool new controllers and a $1,000 price tag.

The Valve Index headset features a pair of 1440x1600 RGB LCD displays running at 120Hz (with an experimental 144Hz mode.) It also has built-in stereo headphones that are off-the-ear, to provide a more...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Apr 28, 2019. 11 comments

A Video Game Developed To Detect Alzheimer’s Disease Seems To Be Working

A Video Game Developed To Detect Alzheimer’s Disease Seems To Be Working

Sea Hero Quest is a video game developed in partnership with Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, game studio Glitchers and several European universities and it is designed to identify individuals who might have early and mild symptoms of dementia that medical tests aren’t able to detect.

When most folks think of Alzheimer’s disease they think of an illness that ruins a person’s memory. But while...

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Stephen Totilo Stephen Totilo Apr 26, 2019. 19 comments

Mario And Zelda’s New VR Modes Are Not Good

Mario And Zelda’s New VR Modes Are Not Good

Nintendo just added free updates to Nintendo Switch blockbusters Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild that introduce virtual reality modes to both games, but you’ll be perfectly fine if you skip them.

Mario Odyssey’s new VR mode consists of a trio of small custom levels that let you use Mario to quickly collect musical instruments for characters who eventually...

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Chris Person Chris Person Apr 19, 2019. 4 comments

Chokeslammed From Space

Chokeslammed From Space

Today on Highlight Reel we have big dudes with bells, complex claymore kills in Rainbow Six Siege, Sekiro stealth, Blade & Sorcery chokeslams, and much more!

Watch the video then talk about your favorite highlight in the comments below. Be sure to check out, like, and share the original videos via the links below. Subscribe to Kotaku on YouTube for more! Catch up...

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Chris Person Chris Person Apr 09, 2019. 1 comments

Severed Head Grants The Power Of Flight

Severed Head Grants The Power Of Flight

Today on Highlight Reel we have accidental VR witchcraft, Sekiro lizards, Apex Legends moments, and much more!

Watch the video then talk about your favorite highlight in the comments below. Be sure to check out, like, and share the original videos via the links below. Subscribe to Kotaku on YouTube for more! Catch up on all the episodes on the Highlight Reel Youtube...

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Apr 07, 2019. 16 comments

Game Of Thrones Actor Kit Harington Won't Shut Up In This VR Gaming Skit From SNL

Game Of Thrones Actor Kit Harington Won't Shut Up In This VR Gaming Skit From SNL
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Modern video games are more complex and narratively rich than past video games. But sometimes you don’t feel like talking and just want some action, except the game, REALLY wants to talk to you. A lot. That’s the basic setup from last night’s SNL skit “New Video Game.”

The skit features Kit Harington...

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Apr 06, 2019.

A YouTuber Finds Wholesome, Heartbreaking Stories Behind Silly VRChat Avatars

A YouTuber Finds Wholesome, Heartbreaking Stories Behind Silly <i>VRChat </i>Avatars

In one of Syrmor Sherazee’s best videos, he asks a long-legged bird about what it was like to be homeless.

The scene is the Onett stage from Super Smash Bros. Melee—one of the many video game realms repurposed in the sprawling, mutant multiverse of VRChat. Interspersed are clips of the bird holding court with an acoustic guitar and a microphone, covering drifter classics by John Denver and...

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