In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week.
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While there are a few virtual reality (VR) videogames available for free on HTC Vive, most are concepts or experimental projects. Most titles on Steam cost money and normally don’t come with anyway of trialling them for free – demos have become a rarity – but there are some developers who know the value in letting players sample their project first. Today Mercury Aerospace Industries has released a demo for its first-person shooter (FPS) VRporize.
The videogame originally launched for the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD) back in July, and the free to download demo includes five levels from VRporize.
As for the main game itself VRporize is a sci-fi FPS set on Mercury, a research station has lost contact with Earth and its up to you to mount a search and rescue mission to find out what’s going on.
Featuring 29 levels split over three episodes, VRporize includes four weapons – pistol, plasmagun, automatic riffle and a sawed-off shotgun – four difficulty modes – Easy, Medium, Hard, Extreme – and a variety of evil monsters to wade through. Each episode also has a final boss fight to add to the challenge.
If you like VRporize its available to purchase for £10.59 GBP. For all the latest Steam VR news, keep reading VRFocus.
Adafruit recently posted a blog revealing that it built a working arcade machine that sports a 0.96-inch OLED screen. It plays "Pac-Man," "Dig Dug," and more thanks to MAME and RetroPie 3.8.1. The cabinet is based on Raspberry Pi Zero.
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The Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2016 opened its doors yesterday and there’s been lots of interesting virtual reality (VR) news coming from the event. One company that’s been showcasing some VR projects is Square Enix. The developer and publisher has been demoing Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR from Gree Co. on the HTC Vive, and its also been experimenting with Manga and VR in the form of Project Hikari.
The Project Hikari: VR x MANGA Concept Showcase at TGS 2016 is an experimental crossover concept whereby Manga titles can be viewed in VR, which if developed further could see fans favourite content brought to life in new immersive ways. Few other details have been released about Project Hikari: VR x MANGA Concept Showcase other than the below screenshots, but HTC Vive did tweet a picture of several attendees trying out the demo.
Square Enix has been gradually building up its VR support through various projects. Aside from the recently revealed Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR, the company also has the Tomb Raider VR Experience coming for PlayStation VR, Hitman Go VR Edition for Samsung Gear VR, and Final Fantasy XV: VR Experience also for PlayStation VR.
As Square Enix reveals further details on Project Hikari VRFocus will keep you updated.
Bungie injected 'Destiny' with an augmented reality game prior to the launch of 'Rise of Iron', surrounding Crucible players with swarms of electronic mites providing buffs. The ARG is codenamed Owl Sector and includes a website that provides a backstory.
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Ever wish your HTC Vive or Oculus Rift could stare into your eyes with infrared sensors? Well, Fove unveiled the tech specs and the pre-order date for its upcoming eye-tracking virtual reality headset, so you are in luck.
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Sega outlined many of the outrageous side activities featured in its upcoming open-world adventure game 'Yakuza 6', revealing that players can divide their time between investigating the criminal underworld and managing a virtual cat cafe.
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Kit Harington is set to play the villain in this year's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and he just might be the series' most villainous antagonist. UFC star Conor McGregor also makes an appearance in the trailer.
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January 2018 is the date, mark it in your calendars. That's when the Evo Championship Series will finally set down on Japanese shores for the first time, despite the strong Japanese presence in the regular tournaments.
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