The Cyberith Virtualizer VR rig is similar to the Omni (which we posed on back in June). It may be a huge rig but I would definitely make room for this level of immersion in my games. Now the only question is how much will a commercial model cost??
Re-posted from Joystiq.com
Big? Seems fairly substantial. Black? Like midnight at the bottom of the ocean. Box? Boy, you better believe it. And there you go! Valve has given hardware beta testers a big, black box to toy around with. It also came shipped in a wooden crate, like something hauled out of that place in the Indiana Jones movies where they keep The Ark of the Covenant and James Woods. Mind you, this is a hardware beta, and we don’t know if this is what the units will look like when they’re available for purchase.
re-posted from Kotaku.com
This is No Man’s Sky by Hello Games, which brought us Joe Danger. This is something completely different, a sprawling space adventure, as its insane premiere trailer shows.
The game is entirely procedural in all of the environments it creates, promising unique planetary environments, all of them unexplored. Sean Murray of Hello Games said he wanted to build a game that honored the kind of science fiction he enjoyed in his youth, which weren’t just action tableaus but worlds with extremely rich backstories and characters.
You can see just how full service No Man’s Sky will be in pursuit of this, taking you from beneath the water of another planet’s ocean into the atmosphere and to space, dogfighting through an asteroid field. Only four people are building this game, and it just handed the rest of the VGX its collective lunch.
If you’re curious, the music in the trailer is “Debutante” by 65 Days of Static.
re-posted from Joystiq.com
D3 Publisher’s Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign is now available on Steam. The free-to-play game mixes the Marvel superheroes universe with the Puzzle Quest franchise, combining match-three-style puzzle action with RPG trappings such as special abilities leveling systems.
Given that the game is free to play, D3 Publisher is also offering three premium content packs that grant players in-game points/currency to recruit new characters to their teams, train their powers and purchase health packs and other gameplay boosts. The packs are priced at $10, $40 and $100, respectively. Marvel Puzzle Quest previously launched on iOS and Android in October.