Fishing in Final Fantasy XV turned to a full fledged side-game which has now been fully realized for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro owners of the FFXV fanbase.
Bandai Namco, who makes the Arcade verisons of Mario Kart, has announced a new title. Mario Kart: Arcade GP VR. The game will be running on HTC Vive and will be playable at the Tokyo Game Show next month, along with London and other VR locations throughout the year. We don’t know if this will be some widespread release in Arcades, or even if it will touch the HTC Vive’s online platform. But it looks awesome and could be a sign of things to come.
If you’ve got the carpet room and the gaming computer to run a virtual reality gaming experience this is probably the best price for the leading VR Gaming platform HTC Vive (until the next Black Friday). The deal is available through the HTC Vive’s official online website (see below) via a link inside of Steam as Valve and HTC remain strong in their SteamVR partnership. During the Steam Summer Sale 2017, for $749 USD ($50 off the regular $799 price) gamers can get into the virtual world with 1 HTC Vive HMD (Head-Mounted Display aka the “VR Headset” itself), 2 HTC Vive Base Stations, 2 HTC Vive Motion-Tracked Controllers, 1 full HDMI box kit with all necessary high quality hdmi wires, usb, data, power supplies, face size adjustment foam inserts, and more in addition to a bonus $50 Steam Gift Card to be spent on tons of games during the crazy Steam Summer 2017 sale seeing full retail games going for half off or less. *Price is in US Dollars and deal is region-specific to the HTC America Online Store.
1 Free Month of Viveport is also included, allowing digital rentals for 5 games per month in a selection including the following, and more:
- Front Defense
- Ghost Town Mine Ride & Shootin’ Gallery
- Overkill VR
- Sairento VR Lite
- Cosmic Trip
- ROM: Extraction
- Star Trek™: Bridge Crew
- Richie’s Plank Experience
- Everest VR
Here’s some more Info on Viveport, now that the dust has settled and the service is beginning to mature:
“Pick Your Titles; As a subscriber, you get to select 5 titles per subscription period. Add 5 titles-]” “[Keep your titles, or change your selections within the first 3 day(s) of your next subscription period.”
Questions? Visit https://community.viveport.com
“To celebrate the launch, players can take advantage of a special promotion for the next month with a 20% discount for PlayStation®Plus subscribers and a 5% discount** for all players.
Created for VR by developer TiGames using Unreal Engine 4, Ancient Amuletor is a pick-up-and-play action tower defense game that throws players into the ancient world to battle challenging waves of magical creatures, monsters and more. From Egypt to Rome and beyond, Ancient Amuletor’s larger-than-life characters and environments are brought to life with beautiful color and comic-inspired art design.
Fight against the forces of legend alone in single-player, or team up with up to two friends in online cooperative play. There are four powerful heroes to choose from, including the gunner, puppeteer, archer and mage, each offering its own unique play style.
A free single-player demo featuring the rapid-fire archer and spell-wielding mage is available now.”
It appears that the rumors of the L.A. Noire remaster may indeed be true. The rumor started back in January of this year, from the same user who leaked the GTA IV expansions years ago. Several sources have backed this up since then, and RGN has reached out to Rockstar for a statement on the matter. Listed below are some of tweets from industry insiders who I consider trustworthy. Supposedly we will see sometime at the end of the summer, so expect a August or September release date.
According to what I heard, Rockstar might be releasing a remastered version of L.A. Noire on the Nintendo Switch.
— Yan2295 (@Yan2295) January 15, 2017
Regarding LA Noire Remaster, the title is sounding like it'll come to Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. Release slated for late summer.
— Direct-Feed Games (@DirectFeedGames) January 25, 2017
Bethesda after showing off Fallout 4 VR and DOOM VFR the other day, now has Skyrim VR on the PSVR to launch. It seems to be the entire game like Fallout 4 VR so hopefully this is our first big step into making VR mainstream.
Fallout 4 VR and DOOM VFR were both announced to be coming to the HTC Vive this October. Fallout 4 VR seems to be the entire game in VR, while DOOM VFR appears to be an original built experience in the DOOM game.
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.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew is a VR game with a nice twist, cooperative multiplayer. Playing with your friends and having to work together to achieve is a goal isn’t a new idea. But the idea in this title is genius, as it has you and other players taking command and operating a star ship. One player is the Captain, making sure everyone does everything they are supposed to do. Another player is the one who flys the ship, and so on. It has online play, and even local play, which they showed at last E3.
I would say this one of the most unique looking multiplayer games I have seen in a long time. Having you work with friends to fly this massive star ship, it just seems like such a fresh idea, but also something I thought of years ago. All I can say is I hope this title turns out well as the Star Trek IP fits this style of game perfectly, it’s VR, and has a unique multiplayer mode. I hope it turns out great.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew VR comes out on May 30th on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift for $49.99.
StarBlood Arena is the latest game releasing for Sony’s PlayStation VR. The game features fast paced, vehicle arena combat all wrapped up in a fun and fast VR experience. StarBlood Arena launches tomorrow on April 11th, for $39.99. See you in the arena.
Psychological thriller meets gallery shooter in a must-have title for the HTC Vive. Although savvy shoppers will immediately look up Ghost Town Mine Ride & Shootin’ Gallery and proclaim its short length a standard issue of current first generation VR equipment, purveyors of VR Games know this is a title which provides a small chunk of perfection. Ghost Town Mine Ride & Shootin’ Gallery can be seen as a vision for VR Games to come.
Starting out in a quiet room with little explanation, players discover they can walk around using a walking button that moves the play-space “forward” in the direction the gamer is facing. A robotic westerner greets players and despite a lingering gloom / creepy feeling – our cart ride, gallery shooter experience seems to be kosher. The dark secret of this place is not immediately obvious – but may begin to set into precognition soon.
There’s a shooting gallery that players can stand in front of and practice their aim at. Everything with a red dot is a target to score on. In addition to the gallery, players can ride in the cart during a moving gallery shooter scene similar to a “haunted house” kid’s ride but with a six shooter in your hand and red dot targets presented again.
In addition to the targets labeled with red dots ranging from beer bottles to interactive environment elements, players will also see robot miners who seem to be part of the ride. Ten minutes in, things take a turn for the more sinister! What is this place? The kosher or even silly experience gamers might have expected is instead swiftly replaced with a fast-paced intense shooter game that challenges players to survive a hopeless gun fight against an onslaught of robotic miners perhaps inhabited by the spirits of ghosts from an unknown historic past.
As the game’s inhabitants turn on you, the player, an eerie sort of meta game vibe is evoked when the player realizes they are no longer worried about the gallery targets and instead have to avoid being murdered by what seemed like harmless decorations and actually are some sort of terrible enemy. Switching between cart rides, river rafts, a roller-coaster style segment, and on foot scenes, Ghost Town Mine Ride & Shootin’ Gallery gives you the right feeling at the right time and manages to encompass all of the touch a full game could expect to provide.
The developers claim the title is at least 25 minutes of gameplay, but most gamers will end up somewhere around 30 – 40 minutes in accounting for deaths and a small bit of exploration during walking scenes. The consensus among family I enjoyed sharing this title with was that riding in the cart felt the best and while the walking parts were not bad for an interlude, sometimes could’ve been a bit shorter. It is also true that optimization of the game needs a little work. In some areas there can be a bit of stuttering, even on high-end machines. GTX 1080 was used with an Intel i7 during the course of our review and while not game-breaking it is certainly a point of interest to note while considering a sequel.
Lots of attention to detail made it possible for this short but powerful experience to inspire the demand for more titles like this from the developer and we surely hope they are able to present their full ideas in the near future. As it stands, a bonus level has been added earlier this year and for a low price gamers can experience the heart racing, robot / zombie / ghost killing mayhem for themselves today and we highly recommend it.
HTC Vive is required to play this Steam VR Game. CPU: i5-4590 or Better. GPU: GTX 970 or Better.
Rating: 9 / 10
RGN Rating: Gold Game
Developer: Spectral Illusions
Publisher: Spectral Illusions
Available On: SteamVR
Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this review.
Samsung held it’s Unpacked event in New York and London, showing investors and consumers what to expect in the near future from the tech giant. The Galaxy S8 was of course announced, but they also shared some big news about their plans for VR. The new VR controller will launch on April 21st of this year at $39 price point. It can also be purchased with a Samsung Gear VR for $129 so you can have the full set. The plan is to have the VR controller widely available for consumers at launch, and throughout the year.