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  • VR Releases for the Week of November 7th, 2016

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    We have a couple heavy hitters coming out to the PlayStation VR platform this week. As a nice treat both of these titles from AAA studios are releasing both digitally and in retail! I prefer digital so I can quickly pop in and out of various experiences, but I know a lot of you out there like physical. Nice to see publishers giving us the choice.

    Eagle Flight
    PS VR — Digital and Retail

    Ubisoft’s Eagle Flight has you taking on the role of an eagle living in Paris 50 years after all humans have disappeared. No, really! What the story lacks in reality is made up for in pure adrenaline. This game was hyped at this past E3 on the floor and during the pressers. From what I’ve been reading from people who played it then as well as well as now, is that this game will be a pulse pounding flying adventure. Play capture the flag or death matches against the AI or other players online. Fly inches from the ground, or up to the clouds. Sounds like a rush, if you are curious checkout the trailer below!

    Robinson: The Journey
    PS VR — Digital, Retail

    What do you get when you cross space travel, exploration, dinosaurs, and Crytek? If you didn’t answer awesomeness, well there may be no helping you. The studio that brought you Far Cry and Crysis is here with their first full VR title. With this being more of an adventure game than some of their other releases, Crytek is bringing us the amazing graphics that they are known for to the PlayStation VR. I’m hearing that this game is a little on the short side, so keep that in mind before snapping this one up. We are also seeing some pricing weirdness… some sites have the game at a full $60, while some have been able to pick it up for $40 + their Prime or BestBuy GCU discount. Look for those deals people!

    Are you picking up any VR titles this week? Let us know in the comments below!

  • DeREZD #053 – IEYTD, Tethered and Windlands Talk

    PSVR mania just won’t stop! In this episode your hosts talk about Pixel Gear, Tethered and Windlands and run through the exciting news that I Expect You To Die is heading to the PlayStation VR! All this and more in episode 53 of the DeREZD podcast! Shout outs to the PSVR subreddit, you folks are all awesome!

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  • VR Releases for Nov 1, 2016

    Hey all, welcome to the first PSVR Store update. With so many games coming ever week I thought I would spend some time running things down to hopefully help you make better buying decisions. This will evolve over time, let us know what you think!

    For the week of November 1, 2016 it looks like we are getting only 1 VR title.

    O! My Genesis VR
    PS VR – Digital only. Out on 11/4/2016

    O! My Genesis

    O! My Genesis looks to be an interesting take on the God Game genre. Released in demo form in other regions already, even included on some demo discs, this title has had little press state-side from what I’ve been able to find. It reminds me of some early iOS god games like God finger, but in VR form. You take on the role of a god and are able to directly effect the world with your PS Move. New powers unlock as you progress through the game allowing you to make life better, or waaaay more difficult for your subjects.

    For a better look, here is a gameplay video from the demo:

    Quick update: It looks like a VR Level pack for the game Hyper Void was stealth released today as well! This is a free download for owners of the original $10 game. Download it from the PSN store!

    Are you picking up any VR titles this week? Let us know in the comments below!

  • Pixel Gear PSVR, Reviewed

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    We were bound to get a gaggle of on-rails or stationary light gun shooters early on in the PSVR’s life. I mean it’s a perfect medium to finally bring these games to life in ways that old school light-guns and Wiimotes never could. Pixel Gear was the first of these types of games that I picked up to test.

    Pixel Gear is an incredibly simple take on the wave shooter. You play through the game’s three stages with a single PS Move controller. The tracking of this controller to the in game gun is the best I’ve seen so far on the PSVR. I guess that since the game is only tasked with tracking one controller combined with simple head movements that the power needed to track all of this was minimal. I hope that other developers use this game as the standard for one to one controller tracking. It’s quite impressive.
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  • DeREZD #052 – Job Simulator Review and Tips Too!

    We have a great show for you all this week! We chat about all of the new games hitting this week, Carnival Games VR , Tethered, Weeping Doll, Windlands VR — then chat about some great industry news. Following all that Will and I give you our first game review, Job Simulator.

    We had some tech issues in the recording of this episode, so please excuse the camera weirdness and stoppages. Hope that this won’t be happening again 🙂

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  • Job Simulator PSVR, Reviewed

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    The PlayStation VR release date has finally arrived, and by far the game I was most looking forward to experiencing for myself was Owlchemy Lab’s Job Simulator. Set in a future time where people visit Job Museums to see how us plebeians got by in doing our mundane jobs, Job Simulator brings us the fun of being an auto mechanic, short order cook and more. You might think that this is a crazy idea for a game, and you are correct. It’s the best kind of crazy.

    Being an early fan-favourite title for the HTC Vive and its room-scale Job Simulator, I wondered how the PSVR version would fare. While the PSVR system gives you some limited freedom of motion, it’s nowhere near as flexible as the Vive would be. To compensate for this (you can only move a few feet in each direction compared to the Vive’s 5″x7″ for recommended area) Owlchemy has modified the stages that were created for the Vive, shrinking and crunching them down. Where you would have an extra shelf of goodies on the Vive, you instead have a toggle to open up a new storage area. This works surprisingly well and everything you’ll need in each level is just a quick lean away. Things do tend to feel a bit claustrophobic at times, but I was able to acclimate myself to the stage sizes quickly. (more…)

  • DeREZD #051 – PlayStation VR: Our Review

    DeREZD is back and better than ever! The show has switched over to our PlayStation VR podcast, we are excited about having you along for the ride! In this episode your hosts review the PlayStation VR, the launch games and our experiences with the device. We are both quite excited about the future of consumer VR!

    Enjoy the show, and please let us know in the comments what YOU think of PlayStation VR!

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  • PSVR: It’s here!

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    Well hello there folks, it’s been a while! Lots has changed over the years on the sites that I run. First sites like WiiSpot and DS:Life are no more, VGPodcasts.com is still running but has a new big brother over at REZD.tv. Basically, lots of things change on the web in 10 years — something that should be quite obvious I guess 🙂

    2 weeks ago something that I have been waiting basically my whole adult life for finally became reality. The PlayStation VR was released ushering in affordable consumer VR to the masses!

    I first played in VR during the summer of 1993 or 1994. A local computer fair had a pair of Virtuality pods setup and Dactyl Nightmare was the game on display. I must have dropped $20 on that game at the time at $1 a pop, but it was totally worth every penny. Ever since then I’d tried to jump on VR tech whenever it presented itself. Playing on Virtuality pods at local fairs and even home brewing some makeshift VR demos and hardware hacks, nothing was able to quench my thirst though.

    The past couple of years have made VR gaming a reality. Products like the Vive or Oculus Rift made VR available to the masses *if you had a killer PC* that is. I work in IT as my day job and a number of years ago I gave up on the treadmill that was PC gaming; doing support when I’m at home wasn’t high up on my list of fun things to do. So I was presented with a quandary, do I build a $1500 PC now to jump in on the Oculus or do I wait until the PlayStation VR is released since I already have a PS4…

    I chose the latter and man am I ever glad that I did. The experience has been so good that I can’t imagine playing any non-VR games in the near future! On top of that chance we transitioned one of our podcasts, DeREZD, into a show focusing solely on the PlayStation VR and its games. This was the injection of new life that my gaming hobby needed. Everything that was old is feeling new again.

    So there you have it, this is the first of many posts to come here on Nukoda focused on the PlayStation VR. Nukoda is celebrating it’s 10 year birthday soon, I’m thinking that there is no better time to transition this site too. Keep your eyes peeled for PlayStation VR news and reviews. I’ll start posting up the VR focused videos that we are doing for REZD.tv here as well…

    Let’s see how deep the rabbit hole goes…

    Morpheus

  • Operation Supply Drop: Crimson Omen

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    When we think about our patriotic countrymen (and women) fighting over-seas we can sometimes forget that they’re people just like us, and that they enjoy video-games too. However, being in such hostile conditions it can be difficult to get the latest games, or any games at all for that matter. Retired Captain Steven “Shanghai Six” Machuga knows this all too well, after racking up more than two calendar years worth of time served overseas Machuga understands how vital care packages are to the morale of soldiers.

    After leaving the army, Machuga started the charity Operation Supply Drop, a fund dedicated to delivering video game themed and oriented care packages to soldiers overseas. Gears of War developer EPIC Games has recently gotten involved, donating signed copies of Gears of War 3, along with some merchandise, books and even a model lancer! They call this supply drop Crimson Omen, after the Gears of War logo.

    Operation Supply Drop continues to raise money and collect donations to send to military personnel overseas.

    To help fund this amazing charity, you can visit the link below:

    http://fronttowardsgamer.com/osd/

  • Ouya: a $99 Android Gaming Console Coming Soon

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    In a world where every game company is doing all they can to suck every last bit of money out of your wallet, a new challenger has stepped up to change the unfair balance in the gaming industry: the Ouya.

    What is the Ouya, exactly?

    Ouya is a $99 Android-based gaming system completely dedicated to hacking and free games. It will ship with HD capability and a complete dev-kit, enabling developers to create games and upload them to the Ouya ‘store’.

    On the Ouya team is One Laptop Per Child designer Yves Behar. Other notable figures on-board include Ed Fries, Amol Sarva, Peter Pharm and Ouya founder and CEO, IGN’s Julie Uhrman.