Two VR users interact with one another through human actuation, the process of applying force and feedback in VR experiences through the use of another human user. There's a lot more than meets the eye, however. Introducing Mutual Human Actuation, the paper produced by the Mutual Turk researchers that gives a unique insight into the development of this human immersion engine.
Elex hits PC and console stores tomorrow, and has largely flown under the media radar in the run up to its release. It may be the dubious attitudes to Piranha Bytes previous title Risen, it may be the somewhat overshadowed release date, but most likely it's probably down to the fact that nobody really knows what it's about.
Nerd Block's site has been conspicuously down for the past few weeks, 1Up Box has put its prices up, and gaming subscription box giant Loot Crate is losing voices with each delivery it makes. This time two years ago, these monthly deliveries of gamey, geeky goodness were firing on all cylinders. In 2017, they're losing steam at an alarming rate.
In Homo Ludens, the iconic treatise on the cultural importance and prevalence of play, Johan Huizinga makes one of society’s first attempts to systematically categorise the notion of play. It wasn’t a popular idea then, but we’re currently witnessing a Huizinga revival with similar discourses growing around video games.
Between E3 and Christmas we tend to see an onslaught of video game advertisements. The sleek, empowering shots of mid-action characters and expansive worlds, however, were not always the norm when you open up that double page magazine spread. Retro gaming ads are some of the most hilarious and confusing historical documents of the industry. It's safe to say you definitely wouldn't get away with half of this stuff now!
What follows is a short essay I produced earlier this year concerning the nature of virtual reality when faced with the assertions of Weinbaum's 1935 short story Pygmalion's Spectacles which, in effect, introduces the notion of the virtual reality headset way back in the 30s!
Whether you're sick of your Nintendo Switch screen being scratched by the dock, or you're simply seeking alternative solutions, there's good news afoot! It is possible to attach your Nintendo Switch console to your TV without the use of the official dock. Here's how.
Retro gaming on iPhone has seen highs and lows in its category lifetime. From brilliant titles like Ghosts n Goblins and The Secret of Monkey Island coming and promptly going again, to disturbingly shoddy bedroom remakes popping up, it's been a hit and miss market. We seem to be seeing a retro renaissance on the iPhone at the moment, however, with Atari and Sega chiming in with their own backlogs to provide some excellent experiences on the small screen. So, here's 18 of the best retro games on iPhone available in 2017.
I'm having my obligatory British cup of tea in the morning and browsing through YouTube's offerings for the day when No Man's Sky's new trailer pops up. The landscape of the procedurally generated inter-galactic exploration game has changed dramatically in the year since its muted release, and yet you wouldn't have guessed it from the drab montage of panning shots I was faced with.