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Do You Want Some Dinosaurs With Your VR?

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chris-littlechild - May 12, 2016

  VR gaming, huh? Call me a cynical old bastard, but I’m not quite sold on the whole thing yet. I’m sceptical, confused, a little frightened by the idea, just like I was about The Force Awakens after episodes 1-3, or about Batman having a freaking hope in hell in a fight against Superman.  

With the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR and such, my main issue is that it’s kinda gimmicky. In the same way as the Wii’s motion controls, you’ll see the tech being thrust into all kinds of games where it isn’t necessary, just so developers can leap scrote-first onto the bandwagon.

What’s needed here is a killer app, a USP, something to make the doubters regret their bitching and get on board with VR gaming. I can’t say that Time Machine VR is that game, but we all know that everything becomes at least 617% more badass when you add dinosaurs to it. What would Jurassic Park have been without dinosaurs? Shit, that’s what it would have been. Enough said.

Time Machine VR takes you back into prehistory as a nerdly scientist. On a research project, you cruise about and document the beasts’ movements, all powered by… y’know, movements of your own. This being VR and all.

It’s a novel idea, and certainly beats the IKEA kitchen simulators and other such stuff we’ve been offered thus far. If you want a slice of the game, it hits HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on May 19, for $29.99.

Via Game Informer

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