Virtual reality at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 (updated 7/19)

For the past few years there have been virtual reality experiences available at San Diego Comic-Con, but to say that VR was a presence at the con would be to overstate it. The 2014 convention had a 90-second X-Men experience on Oculus Rift at the Fox booth and a Sleepy Hollow Rift experience of about the same duration at on off-site location. The 2015 convention had OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead VR experience available at Walker Stalker Fest, which was an off-site event. 2016 has been crowed as The Year of Virtual Reality. This year’s SDCC will reflect that with enough VR to strain a VR blogger’s schedule. Continue reading “Virtual reality at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 (updated 7/19)”

Review of my PSVR demo

Sony is running demos of its upcoming PlayStation VR headset at select Best Buy and GameStop stores. It took me three visits to three different stores, but I finally got to demo the the PSVR for myself today. The actual experience of finding a store where the Sony representative appeared as scheduled was a negative experience. I’ll air my grievances on that matter at the bottom of this review. I want to start with the positive: the PSVR is a fine piece of hardware. Continue reading “Review of my PSVR demo”

My VR experience at E3 LIVE

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) occurs every May or June in Los Angeles, California. It’s a video game industry trade fair that only allows access to those in the business and those near the business (like bloggers). I’ve only just started this blog so I wasn’t able to attend. However, this year E3 put together a consumer event called E3 LIVE and I attended that show yesterday, June 15. Tickets were free but you had to reserve them in advance through Eventbrite and they sold out in only a few hours. Continue reading “My VR experience at E3 LIVE”

Recap of Sony’s PSVR announcements at E3 2016

Technically E3 begins today, but Sony, Microsoft, and more held press conferences the day before the Expo opened. It was known in advance that Sony wasn’t going to bring their new PS 4K to the Expo, and they instead packed their announcement with game news and previews. Making games and hardware for both TV monitors and VR goggles, Sony covered a lot of ground. I’m only going to recap their virtual reality/PSVR news. Continue reading “Recap of Sony’s PSVR announcements at E3 2016”

Best Buy is offering PSVR demos

Tomorrow marks the beginning of E3 2016 in Los Angeles, but electronics retailer Best Buy is already looking beyond it with a new promotion on their website. They’ve added a banner to the top of their home site offering E3 news and the ability to pre-order “E3 Video Games”. Clicking though takes you to a landing site full of news articles and videos from the Expo. Most relevant to my interests is a section in the middle of the page that offers in-store PSVR demos. Continue reading “Best Buy is offering PSVR demos”