Pistol Whip is Coming to Oculus Quest, November Multiplatform Launch Confirmed

During the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2019 in June Cloudhead Games – the studio behind The Gallery series – announced a new virtual reality (VR) title which was completely different to previous projects, a rhythm-action first-person shooter (FPS) called Pistol Whip. Today, the studio has confirmed support for Oculus Quest as well as a launch date for Quest and PC VR headsets. 

Pistol Whip

The rhythm-action genre is becoming increasingly popular in VR, thanks to a mixture of immersive gameplay, music and its fitness characteristics. Described by Cloudhead Games as ‘part SUPERHOT and part Beat Saber‘, Pistol Whip has been inspired by God-mode action movies like John Wick and Equilibrium, pitting players against seemingly endless enemies whilst enjoying some thumping tunes. Continue reading

Win big at the PokerStars Virtual Reality Poker Tour

Just under a year ago Lucky VR launched PokerStars VR for multiple virtual reality (VR) headsets including Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. This month sees the start of the first PokerStars Virtual Reality Poker Tour (VRPT) to really test those skills, with big buyins and even bigger prizes at the end. 

PokerStars VR

A free to play event open to all PokerStars players with a VR account, it’s split across three months with the first part starting at the end of September:

  • Friday, September 27: Mini Main Event, a 1 million chip buy-in with a 60 million guarantee
  • Saturday, September 28: Main Event, a 5 million chip buy-in with a 300 million chip guarantee
  • Sunday, September 29: Ultra High roller, a 25 million chip buy-in with a 200 million chip guarantee

Then there will be VRPT Macau in October and then a special VRPT event at the end on November with more details to be announced. Continue reading

New PlayStation VR Mega Pack Revealed for Europe, Available Autumn

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) loves to promote its PlayStation VR virtual reality (VR) headset around the festive season with a nice Mega Pack. This is a bundle featuring five popular experiences, the PlayStation Camera and of course the headset. Today, the latest European Mega Pack has been revealed with a couple of videogame alterations.

PlayStation VR 2019 Mega Pack

The 2018 Mega Pack included Astro Bot Rescue Mission, WipEout Omega Collection, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, Doom VFR, and PlayStation VR Worlds. Not much has changed for the 2019 edition, with WipEout Omega Collection and Doom VFR removed, replaced by Resident Evil 7 Biohazard and Everybody’s Golf VR. Continue reading

Stealth Thriller Intruders: Hide and Seek Breaks Onto SteamVR Next Week

Indie developer Tessera Studios launched its first virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame exclusively for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR back in February. Now the team has confirmed they’ve been working on a PC port of the psychological thriller, with a launch now planned for next week.

Intruders: Hide And Seek

Supporting Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Valve Index headsets, Intruders: Hide and Seek is exactly that, a deadly game of hide and seek. The Spanish studio has turned the beloved children’s game on its head with a home invasion. You play as Ben Richter, a 13-year old boy on holiday with his family at their remote country home. One rainy night three mysterious strangers break the house and retain the Richter family as hostages, restaining both parents. You and your younger sister manage to hide. Ben must help save his parents and sister whilst at the same time figuring out who the three assailants are and what they want. Continue reading

PlayStation’s State of Play Returns 24th September

Ever since Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) began cancelling most of its normal appearances at events like the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2019 as well as no longer holding PlayStation Experience the American side of the company has switched to its State of Play broadcast. Today, SIE has announced its next State of Play with a bumper edition coming next week.

PlayStation VR

Over on PlayStation Blog SIE has confirmed that the State of Play will be held on Tuesday 24th September, and last for a decent 20 minutes – the last one was rather short clocking in at under 10. As for times, it’ll be at 9pm BST / 10pm CEST / 1pm PT and 4pm ET. Continue reading

It’s a Kind of Magic as Wands Appears on Oculus Quest

Indie virtual reality (VR) developer Cortopia Studios’ first immersive title was a magic spellcasting videogame called Wands, first appearing on Samsung Gear VR. The title has come a long way since then, appearing on multiple mobile and PC-based platforms. Today, it’s the turn of Oculus Quest.

Wands is a multiplayer experience which casts you in the role of a powerful mage who is able to wield a number of powerful and deadly spells. Just like all wizards like to do, practice makes perfect so you can dual opponents from around the world using a mixture of 24+ spells – which you have to unlock through playing – offering both offensive and defensive capabilities. Continue reading