The Virtual Arena: The Growing VR Out-of-Home Entertainment Dimension – Part 1

Take a trip around Asia VR&AR Fair & Summit with Kevin Williams to see what VR rides and attractions were on display.


‘Bootstrap Island’ - A Realistic VR Survival Game Announced by Maru VR

Set in the 17th century, Bootstrap Island is a roguelike virtual reality game currently in development by VR game developer Maru VR.

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Virtual Reality Fitness: The Future of Workouts or Just a Trend?

Is virtual reality the future of fitness, or just a passing trend? In this hot-take article, we'll examine the potential of VR gaming to revolutionize workouts.

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SullysCigar252d ago

VR kept me fit during lockdown. Anyone who says it doesn't work hasn't stuck at it. I had an OG PSVR, Beat Saber, Synth Riders and Box VR. All gyms were shut, all sports stopped and we were allowed to run for 1 hour max per day, which bored the crap out of me.

I had to workout in VR in just my undies and I'd run with sweat from head to toe after a workout. I dropped my fat count in lockdown while most were gaining and it ripped my up nicely before heading back to the old routine at the gym. Now I have little VR workout for fun now and then, but all my previous options are open to me, but it's nice to be able to get a sweat on at any time that suits.

Once Beat Saber has been upgraded for PSVR2, that addiction's coming back for a bit, I know it!

gamerz251d ago

VR fitness is real and the games aren't the type where you finish and don't play again. You keep playing as part of your normal routine/rotation. My favorites: Thrill of the Fight, Audica, Dance Central, Until You Fall, Pistol Whip, BoxVR, Beat Saber.

rokos251d ago

Looks interesting and engaging, my only concern is not to knock something important (expensive) out at home while playing a fitness game


My Problems With VR

Jason says, "Okay, I’ve dabbled in VR over the years, and interactive realism is starting to get VERY good. But this has actually led to more problems for me as I continue my journey to reviewing the PSVR2… Wait, am I ranting about VR?!"

Examples used are Resident Evil Village and Horizon Call of the Mountain.

rlow1257d ago

Interesting, I never thought about that. Curious, anyone on here experience the same issues?

S2Killinit257d ago (Edited 257d ago )

Essentially, His muscle memory from real guns kicks in and he has to adjust to the dimensions of the headset getting in the way. Interesting.

I was thinking that for the majority of people, VR gunplay will actually gain them real combat experience.

The earth will be much more ready for any alien invasion if everyone plays Pavlov than flat fps like cod.


jznrpg257d ago

They do have VR at the gun range I go to Some of the sessions if not all are for police training I believe.

It is more for situational awareness and not actual precision of shooting .

jznrpg257d ago

It is a little awkward at first but it didn’t take me long to get the hang of it . That’s what the tutorial is for .
My wife would drop her knife a lot (it goes right back to your sheath) at first and had trouble reloading but she isn’t a gamer or wasn’t before besides playing Castlevania on handheld . It took her a little while to get used to .
She also goes to the real gun range and hasn’t mentioned anything conflicting but I’ll ask her next time she plays RE8 .

Stanjara257d ago

Why VR2 has that twitching again... isn't that improved? Looks terrible...
I'm still not sold on it...

S2Killinit257d ago

Thats because you are watching the head movement of someone else. In VR any twitching is your own, like in real life.

Stanjara257d ago

You're kidding me... We do not twitch in real life.

Your hands are also twitching... Every sensor is twitching.

That's good???

S2Killinit257d ago (Edited 257d ago )

Edit: ohh having watched the video a third time, NOW I see what you are talking about. First, in RE the gun mechanics are superb, they are a revelation, that is how awesome it is to cock you own sniper rifle instead of clicking a button. As to the gun twitching that is his natural hands shaking, as to the cocking of the sniper, he is showing you a scene where the cocking is not being done smoothly by him, it does NOT always look like that. But as great as it is to cock your own guns, it is NOT perfect. If that is a deal breaker for you or something then VR is not ready for you. Believe it or not cocking a gun in VR is easier than real life because its semi assisted.

Hope that helps.

EvertonFC257d ago

Actually a fascinating watch, glad I don't have any real weapon experience 😂🤣

jznrpg257d ago (Edited 257d ago )

I go the the gun range every week . I don’t have an issue with gaming and actual shooting interfering with each other at all.
The weight and feel of a real handgun or rifle vs a PSVR2 controller or even the gun stocks I had for PSVR1 are so different . I don’t see how I could get them confused really.

I don’t play a lot of shooter games but I do play them .

masterfox257d ago

and who cares about your problems I have my own personal problems in life :D

S2Killinit257d ago (Edited 257d ago )

Hahaha first world problems.

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