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MCV’s Review of the Year – Part 1: Hardware of 2016

Here’s our take on the big events in the games industry this year. It seems to have been a year dominated by hardware rather than software, with lots of new devices in the shape of VR headsets, updated consoles, new reveals and a smash hit retro revival. Lots of ‘new’ …

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Google reveals a few more Daydream VR titles

New VR contender Google Daydream has revealed an additional seven apps heading the service’s way. Heading up the list is CCP’s EVE Gunjack 2: End of Shift. Exclusive to Google’s headset, the space shooter differs from Valkyrie in that players are sat in a comparatively stationary pod and not freely …

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Dean Hall sticks up for VR platform exclusivity

Day Z creator Dean hall has spoken out in defence of studios who release platform exclusive virtual reality titles, arguing that the VR sector would be weaker without the practise. Hall’s current studio Rocketwerkz recently released Out of Ammo for the HTC Vive. Oculus continues to face heat for its …

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VR treadmill Omni cancels non-US pre-orders

Successfully Kickstarted virtual reality treadmill Omni has told backers outside of the US that they will not receive their device. Having assessed the logistics of shipping the 80kg unit overseas, Virtuix has concluded that it isn’t really achievable. As a result, non-US backers are to receive a refund, plus three …

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53 titles confirmed for Oculus Touch launch

Oculus has said that its Touch controller will launch to a line-up of 53 compatible games. Well, at least that’s the ‘launch window’ target. The Oculus Touch controllers launch on December 6th, priced at 189 per pair in the UK – which seems pretty steep compared to the $199 US …

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Ubisoft’s VR games feature cross-platform play

The chances of finding a healthy player base for Ubisoft’s multiplayer VR games have been given a welcome boost. The publisher has announced that its multiplayer VR titles will all offer cross-platform play, meaning owners of the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR can all seamlessly compete with one …

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Google dreams big on VR

After toying with virtual reality with its Cardboard project, tech giant Google has finally launched a ‘proper’ virtual reality platform: Daydream. Announced at the company’s annual IO event, Daydream is a phone-based VR platform, much like the Samsung Gear VR. Unlike Gear, which only works with some Samsung phones, the …

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PlayStation VR set to eclipse Rift and Vive sales in the UK

Sales of Sony’s PlayStation VR tech are on track to outsell the combined sales of HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, according to data tracker GfK’s October consumer panel survey. The research firm says thatthe hardware’s PlayStation branding led to high expectations for the tech and ‘eradicated many concerns’ about VR. …

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