Big Sale on Quest 2 Accessories

Zack Snyder's Rebel Moon gets a VR game, WoW can be played in VR (sort of), Real VR Fishing got to 1,000,000 players

XR = eXtended Reality (everything VR, AR, MR)

📣 If you only read one thing today 📣

🥹 If you have a Quest 2, the accessories are cheaper than ever. I imagine it’s an “end of life” sellout, so push some life into your device.

🏋️ You know VR fitness is getting more popular when Business Insider writes something about it.

🥳 But there’s more:

Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon gets a game.

The Flip just launched on Quest.

You can play World of Warcraft in VR. Sort of…

eXtend your gaming:

Welcome to XR Gamer Digest #17

Discounts and Tips

🤩 Don’t forget you can get up to 25% discounts when you buy a game from the Meta Quest store. Go here and look for your game (we’re not affiliated with the website, but it’s a great tool).

🔻 If you have a Quest 2, the accessories are cheaper than ever. I imagine it’s an “end of life” sellout.

🎥 The latest Quest 3 update brings 8K on YouTube, among other things. It also includes a secret AI upgrade.

XR Games

🧟‍♀️ "The Flip," inspired by "Left 4 Dead," a VR co-op shooter for Quest, is available right now on Meta Quest Store. It features city-wide zombie battles with multiplayer support.

🥁 Remember the movie Breakdance? Well, those guy fought by dancing. Now you can beat bemons by… drumming: Drums Rock on Meta Quest lets you defeat demons by drumming to tracks from bands like The Offspring and Simple Plan, featuring realistic drumming physics and haptic feedback.

🎴 The Light Brigade VR game receives a major update introducing the Shadow Hunter class and the Sunless Keep world, with enhancements like new tarot cards to boost combat abilities, numerous balance tweaks, and significant performance improvements on Quest 2 and 3.

🏰 Eli Roth's 'The Faceless Lady is a chilling VR horror series set in an Irish castle, blending local folklore with a mysterious contest that reveals supernatural secrets.

📸 Umurangi Generation VR impresses with its environmental storytelling, offering a post-apocalyptic photography simulation that engages players in creative expression and exploration, enhanced by VR capabilities.

🏒 NHL Sense Arena is now available on Meta Quest 3, offering an official NHL-endorsed VR hockey experience with realistic gameplay and training modules developed with input from professional coaches and players.

🏋️ Meta Quest's top VR fitness games for 2024 include engaging options like Beat Saber, Supernatural, and Les Mills Bodycombat, which merge intense physical activities with immersive virtual reality experiences. And you know VR fitness is getting more popular when Business Insider writes something about it.

🔫 BlockStar VR is a futuristic shooter on SteamVR where players aim for leaderboard glory. The game features 40 missions with unique weapons and power-ups, designed to test reflexes through skill challenges and changing block patterns in action-packed arenas.

🪓 You can now play World of Warcraft in VR, just not the current game version, unfortunately.

🌘 Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon might not be the best reviewed ever movie, but at least it gets a game. I actually liked it and hopefully the game will be good.

XR News

🎣  Real VR Fishing is getting close to 1 million players. I mean, I can understand why. Fishing without the mosquitoes? Count me in!

🚴‍♂️ Peloton acquired patents from Ghost Pacer, a maker of augmented reality glasses that could project a holographic pacer for runners, enhancing VR/AR fitness experiences.

🪓 At GDC 2024, Sanzaru Games shared insights into the development of 'Asgard's Wrath 2,' focusing on the challenges and advancements in VR graphics and design for the new Oculus Quest models.

🖲️ There’s a “hidden” feature in the latest v64 update for Quest 3 that offers developers better room scanning features. Objects in the room will be automatically identified and named, like tables, screens, and couches.

🥳 Schell Games, led by CEO Jesse Schell, views VR as a stable, incremental investment area without risking the entire company, focusing on long-term stability and exploring mixed reality potentials, particularly for children's entertainment.

👎 Teen interest in VR devices - Vision Pro and Quest - is waning, with over half of teenage owners using them infrequently despite their potential as early tech adopters.

🤺 Beat Saber' thrives by guiding player movements through a design trick called 'Instructed Motion,' enhancing fun beyond just matching beats, a technique also effective in 'Until You Fall.'

Until next time, enjoy your other reality gaming!

Bobby Voicu

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Did you know?

There’s a good reason Real VR Fishing just got to almost 1 million players.

One fascinating aspect of Real VR Fishing is its dedication to authenticity. 

Developers consulted with real-life anglers to ensure that the game's mechanics and fish behavior closely mirror the experience of fishing in the physical world.