Have You Ever Used the Elite Strap?

Apple Vision Pro is open for preorders, Quest 2 BF discount is back and some games launched this week

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

📣 If you only read one thing today 📣

🥹 The best tip I can give you regarding your Quest 3 is to get an Elite Strap, if possible.

🤕 I got it at a friend’s suggestion and it changed the way I use my Quest. Previously, I hated putting it on, arranging the device on my head and I often decided not to play.

⏩ The Elite Strap changed everything about this. Now it’s a 2-3 seconds process. I have the cheaper one, without the battery, since I only play short sessions.

🥳 But there’s more:

Quest 2 Black Friday discount is back!

Retropolis 2 just launched. Bulletstorm VR is not well reviewed.

Apple Vision Pro is starting preorders today.

eXtend your gaming:

Welcome to XR Gamer Digest #4

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).

🔻 Meta Quest 2’s Black Friday discount is back and, apparently, here to stay. You can get it for less than $249 now, for the 128GB version.

📹 If you have an iPhone 15 Pro or Pro Max, you can record spatial videos. Normally they’re intended for Vision Pro, but you can watch them with the Quest 3 as well. Here’s how.

XR Games

🔫 Vail VR is launching on February 15th on Quest and Steam. It’s a competitive 5v5 tactical shooter that supports cross-platform multiplayer.

👋 Retropolis 2: Never Say Goodbye just launched on Meta Quest App Lab and Steam. This is the sequel to the point-and-click adventure The Secret of Retropolis, the great game of 2021.

⛳️ If you want to play golf at the top Eiffel Tower, you’re in luck! Walkabout Mini Golf just announced an “Around the World in 80 Days” DLC that includes 1889 Paris.

🔫 Bulletstorm VR just launched and the reviews are not the best.

🧛‍♂️ ‘Vampire: The Masquerade – Justice’ is coming to PC VR after launching on Quest and PSVR2 last year. You will also get a 20% discount at launch.

⚔️ Grimlord, a Soulslike-inspired VR action RPG, is now available on Quest App Lab.

🚃 If you’re interested in toy trains, this game is probably up your alley: the review of Toy Trains might make you get the game.

🧟‍♂️ The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is finally taking full advantage of the Quest 3’s hardware advancements, says the studio. You just need to update the game.

🪈 If you ever wondered how Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time would look like in VR, there’s a youtuber that made a video about it.

🏆 If you just started on your VR/MR journey, this list of the best games for Quest 2 and Quest 3 will surely help you. And this list of 14 promising games in 2024 will make you look to the future.

XR News

🥽 The Apple Vision Pro is starting preorders today and some early hands-on can be found on the web.

👀 Here’s what you need to know about pre-ordering the Apple Vision Pro. And, since you probably won’t buy 2 of them, even if you afford one, there’s a “guest” mode for the device, apparently. This way, your friends can try it, as well.

📺 Meta restores the Quest’s TV casting capability 2 weeks after removing it. They also added some more developer features, making it easier to add shadows and highlights to digital objects.

🕶️ LG CEO says they might launch an XR device in 2025. More competition is better for us.

🤑 And competition might come from Magic Leap as well, who announced a new round of investment of $590M from the Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.

😔 In a surprising piece of news, WIMO Games, the developer of Micro Machines, just announced they are shutting down the studio.

Until next time, enjoy your other reality gaming!

Bobby Voicu

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