Music Remixer Electronauts’ Heatwave Update Adds Over 35 new Tunes

Survios launched music remix videogame Electronauts in 2018, allowing players to twist and contort all manner of EDM, hip hop, trap and other musical genres. To celebrate the title’s first-anniversary Survios has released an update crammed full of new tracks for you to play with. 

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Called the Heatwave Update, Survios brings fans over 35 new songs from artists including Childish Gambino, Giraffage, JMSN, Kygo, and TOKiMONSTA, expanding the lineup to 80+ songs from over 80 artists.

In addition to the new tracks, Survios is making Electronauts even easier to get hold of. For starters, from today until Sunday, 18th August, at 11:59pm PDT the title is free to demo. Should you wish to purchase Electronauts then there’s a 50 percent Steam discount currently available, dropping the cost from £15.49 GBP down to £7.74. Continue reading

Space Pirate Trainer to get a Multiplayer eSport Style Sequel Space Pirate Arena

There are certain virtual reality (VR) titles now that could be called classics. Videogames all fans of the technology should have tried at least once, such as Job Simulator, Battlezone, EVE: Valkyrie and Space Pirate Trainer to name just a few. The developer of the latter experience I-Illusions has today announced a sequel, set in the same universe but going multiplayer – Space Pirate Arena.

Space Pirate Trainer was a purely single-player experience set in a 360-degree environment but with an interactive area of just 180-degrees. With no movement, it was great to showcase VR to new players. Space Pirate Arena aims to turn that gameplay on its head, providing a genre-defining experience for standalone headsets. Continue reading

Cyberpunk VR MMORPG Zenith Hits Kickstarter Goal in 4 Hours

At present there aren’t many MMORPG’s for virtual reality (VR) headsets, the most well known of the bunch being  OrbusVR: Reborn. That’s not going to last long, however, thanks to several titles on the horizon. NetEase’s Nostos is on its way while role-playing game (RPG) specialist inXile Entertainment seems to be adding a multiplayer aspect to its next VR experience. Adding to this troop is a cyberpunk VR MMORPG called Zenith, which recently launched (and funded) a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign. Continue reading

Bigscreen Beta Will Officially Host The International 2019 DOTA 2 Tournament Next Week

Bigscreen Inc. has been rolling out the updates for its popular cross-platform app Bigscreen Beta, with the most significant being July’s Bigscreen TV feature. This has allowed the app to become more than just a screen-sharing social app, evolving it into an entertainment portal in its own right. While there are a bunch of channels to watch, Bigscreen Beta is looking towards the eSports market to attract new users, announcing The International 2019the DOTA 2 eSports tournament will be officially streamed via the platform next week. Continue reading

Remember Those VR Arcade Experience’s With a Mixed Reality Picture

Years ago, theme parks across the world realised a great way to make more money from rides was to install a camera and photograph guests at the most exhilarating point, creating funny and memorable images they could never achieve otherwise. It’s that sort of service virtual reality (VR) arcades will soon be able to supply, thanks to a partnership between Synthesis VR and Blueprint Reality Inc., creator of MixCast.

Rather than a rollercoaster picture highlighting a screaming guest or a crying child, with Blueprint Reality Inc’s. MixCast technology, players at VR arcades using Synthesis VR’s management system will be to get mixed reality (MR) photos and videos of their gameplay sessions. Continue reading

Discovery Education Commits to XR Learning Through Inspyro Aquisition

Immersive education is not only being employed as a novel way for students to engage with subjects but also a useful way of introducing more people to the power of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology. To this end, Discovery Education, a UK-based provider of digital curriculum content and professional learning for primary and secondary schools has announced the acquisition of Inspyro, a British VR/AR content creator.

While terms of the acquisition haven’t been divulged, the deal is part of Discovery Education’s global content and product strategy, delivering immersive content to thousands of UK schools. The company now has an in-house ability to quickly design and deliver new VR/AR content, integrating the technology across its wide-ranging product portfolio. Continue reading