Today we’re reviewing Audio Shield for the HTC Vive.
There are few beat/music style games out in the wild and Audio Shield was one of the first for VR. Even though it’s been out since April 5th of 2016, our team had not reviewed it yet, so we thought it was time.
Heart Rate: 125BBM
Replayability: 5 Stars
Workout: Mild to Moderate.
Overall Rating: We love this game.
I tried out Virtual Sports today, you can see the video below. It’s a great game, but you won’t work up a sweat in it.
The mechanics are great, the feel is great, and if you have ever wanted a ping pong table or tennis court, look no further.
In the review, you’ll see I start in career mode playing a game of ping pong, but you can play online or play in practice mode. All modes are fun and I found them almost a little zen like. Sort of like playing tennis on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
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Why Virtual Reality Is The Saving Grace Of Education.
I always have been a great fan of virtual reality (VR). I know that there are a lot of things that we will be going to learn and enjoy with this new technology. I agree with the CEO and founder of Unimersive regarding his thought of VR as the saving grace of education. VR has been held up as the poster child for educational development. When you are using VR as an educational tool, you have this learning and engagement with the audience. It will never be the same as traditional educational environments with chalkboards, classrooms, etc. VR has a capability to engage, forcing your mind to think. It’s also a favorite gadget for kids. There could be a negative feedback regarding that matter, however, let us face the fact that this world is taking us to the next level where technology is the main source of knowledge, relaxation and etc. This device is a great tool for education. Some schools have been using VR as one of their teaching tools to show students exactly how a specific thing looks like and make the subject more interesting.
Star Dust: The Book of Earth (VR) – Windows.
A game that you would definitely look for! Great deal for only $5.99. It is available for HTC Vive & Rift CV1. Star Dust: The Book of Earth (VR)
Will your VR Fitness Experience Fall Prey to the “Pepsi Challenge”?
Why compare VR to Pepsi Challenge? VR great for fitness. A lot of people enjoy this type of exercise to get fit and have good health. But before anything else, let us get to the question why we compare VR to the Pepsi Challenge. Pepsi has been a favorite drink of more people because of its taste. Coke as the Pepsi competitor decided to have a new taste. Something sweeter. However, it came to the point where people started to look or go back to the original taste of Coke because they missed how the other drink tasted. Little did the manufacturer know that people will definitely say good things and will appreciate how delicious it is when they have it for few minutes. They did not think of what will happen if they drink too much of it, will they still be satisfied? Will the taste be more delicious? That can be also applied to VR. People who use VR a lot will have the thought of being bored or tired of doing the same thing all over again. Don’t fall into that trap.
Today we are reviewing Magic Table Chess for the Oculus Rift.
I really wanted to love this game, I was expecting to be able to reach out and grab pieces, move them, get angry and wipe the table. Then start a fist fight with the robot sitting across from me. But alas, that was not the case. There are no motion controllers in this game?
What puzzles me is that in Dungeon Chess, you can use the controller in the Gear VR, but in a game made by the same company, almost identical in every way it has no motion controller for the Oculus Rift?
Like I said I really wanted to love this game, the two environments are great, the sounds are nice, but it’s pretty much unplayable without a controller option.
I give it 2 Stars right now and hope that an update will come soon.
You’ll note that there is no exercise benefit to this game, but I do love Chess and the mind is a muscle sooooo, yeah, I included it. 🙂
Today we review Just Relax, an app designed to do nothing. It’s not a game, just an experience of relaxing on the beach.
The visuals are fantastic, the sounds are great, and if all you want to do is chill out by the beach this is the perfect app.
Just Relax is not going to get your heart racing, it’s going to make you RELAX, plain and simple.
Today we take a look at Dungeon Chess for the Gear VR.
I really liked this game, the room is cool, the animation is cool. You can play a friend or play the AI.
It really reminds me of Chewbacca and C3PO playing on the Millennium Falcom.
It has a few bugs and glitches so I’m not going to say it was 5 stars. But if you love chess, and you want something to play in VR, this is a great choice.