Author: Wes Dillon

This week marks a significant milestone for Combat Waffle Studios, as their already popular VR extraction shooter, Ghosts of Tabor, has finally made its way to the official Meta Quest store. This is a fitting encore to a year in 2023 that saw the game amass a significant following, breaking sales records and garnering numerous awards along the way. The game’s transition from App Lab to the official store serves not only as the final step in this amazing journey through Early Access, but also as a potential first step to a new high point for the VR FPS genre.…

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The Metro series, a cornerstone of post-apocalyptic storytelling in video games, is on the edge of a leap into the new era. With the announcement of Metro VR: Awakening, this beloved franchise is now expanding into the virtual realm, offering its fans an immersive experience like never before. Developed by Vertigo Games in collaboration with Deep Silver, and penned by the original creator Dmitry Glukhovsky, this VR installment promises to be a significant and impactful addition to the series. The Metro series, inspired by Dmitry Glukhovsky’s novels, paints a grim picture of a post-nuclear Russia where survivors cling to life…

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Happy New Year, VR enthusiasts! This past Sunday, December 31st, saw Praydog finally drop the Universal Unreal VR Injector, making thousands of incredible traditional games playable in VR. It was a fitting end to a year which could quite possibly be the best that we’ve ever seen for VR gaming. Over the course of the last year, we’ve seen two of the industry’s top players re-up by introducing new hardware platforms, both of which brought about profound technical innovation in terms of hardware, as well as a slew of amazing new titles for gamers to lose themselves in. Today, we…

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Since its launch early this year, Drop Dead: The Cabin has quickly become one of the more popular arcade style shooters among Meta Quest gamers. Known for a unique gameplay loop and challenging gameplay, The Cabin is a great way to kill a few monsters while killing some time. Following on October’s launch of Meta Quest 3, developer Soul Assembly wasted no time in quickly adding an awesome mixed reality mode to The Cabin, known as “Home Invasion”. Now, just months after its premiere, Home Invasion is seeing its first content update. This update, titled “The Leaping Leeches,” introduces a…

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Launching all the way back in 2021, SWARM has proven to be one of my all time favorites from the Meta Quest library. Apparently I’m not alone, as this fast paced grapple-shooter has gone on to become the top-rated action game on the Quest store. While PC and console VR enthusiasts continue to hope that SWARM’s unique blend of high-flying action and innovative grappling mechanics will eventually make its way to other platforms, Greensky Games has made a very different announcement: SWARM 2 is coming. Given all the success of the original SWARM, how could Greensky possibly plan to top…

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Today, at the Upload VR Winter Showcase, Wired Productions and Nosebleed Interactive lifted the curtain on their latest virtual reality project, Arcade Paradise VR. This announcement is particularly significant for the many fans of the original Arcade Paradise, a game celebrated for its unique blend of retro arcade nostalgia and light-management simulation. Arcade Paradise initially captivated players with its 1990s arcade era setting, allowing them to run a laundromat while building an arcade empire. In this upcoming VR adaptation, the developers promise an even more immersive experience, taking players from virtual rags to riches in a fully interactive environment. The…

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It isn’t very often that the VR catalog gets a new release from a previously unknown developer that makes the same kind of impact that Dungeons of Eternity has made. In a very short time, this Meta Quest exclusive, co-op dungeon crawler has garnered a large community of enthusiastic gamers who return to the game, day after day, to grind their way through endless dungeons in a never-ending quest to collect the best weapons, armor and buffs. In the weeks since the game’s launch, the community has been very vocal with their praise of the game’s addictive gameplay loop and…

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Without a doubt, Bolverk Games’ Genotype has been one of 2023’s biggest and most pleasant surprises for me. This recently released Meta Quest exclusive offers a unique blend of FPS-style action and adventure, supported by an interesting sci-fi narrative that’s set in a secret Antarctic research base. Players use experimental-tech gloves to print living organisms, using them as weapons and survival tools. Whether it’s the game’s impressive audio and visuals, original sci-fi narrative, or the familiar but fun gameplay and progression, Genotype displays a level of quality and polish that standalone VR has been lacking for some time. With that…

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This past Thursday, Resolution Games launched the long anticipated second title from the “Demeo Action Role Playing System”, Demeo Battles. Straying from its predecessor’s focus on co-op gameplay, this latest title brings a faster, more competitive twist to the franchise, perfect for fans seeking a potent mix of strategy and quick-play dynamics. Demeo Battles, while not a sequel, is the latest addition to the expanding Demeo universe. This game pivots from the lengthy dungeon crawls of its predecessor, offering 20-30 minute matches that feature the same strategic depth without the extended time commitment. Available on Steam for flatscreen PC or…

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The hits just keep on coming to Meta Quest. After more than a year of mostly mediocre releases, the dam has finally broken with the launch of Meta’s new flagship: Quest 3. Yesterday, Meta further bolstered this year’s release schedule with the announcement of Sniper Elite VR: Winter Warrior. This latest entry from Rebellion, in partnership with Just Add Water, is set to release by the end of the month. Following up on the success of 2021’s Sniper Elite VR, Rebellion brings fans back into the fight with Winter Warrior. Players will once again step into the boots of ‘The…

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