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Bionik Mantis VR Headphones for PSVR

Bionik Mantis VR Headphones

The bionik Mantis VR Headphone's for the PlayStation VR will totally immerse you in gaming worlds! Find out more here: http://www.howtokillanhour.com/entertainment/bionik-mantis-vr-headphones-for-psvr

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Saturday, 2 March 2019

Bionik Mantis VR Headphones – High Fidelity Headset For PSVR are really really cool! They bring super crisp audio to the VR world and a new element to the PSVR experience. To get the most out of the PSVR you have to wear headphones alongside it, the experience just won’t be the same listening through the audio from the television. In most cases headphones will have to be worn either over the ears and subsequently the headset, which is cumbersome. Additionally, you can wear ear buds when playing the PSVR but again it is uncomfortable and the wires get in the way of the playing experience. 

Design

To combat this Bionik have enabled their headphones to clip directly on to the PSVR headset. Furthermore they are lightweight and rest gently on the ears. Consequently eliminating any ear fatigue that may occur using other methods. The cables are tangle proof too, so there are no issues there! Furthermore the Bionik Mantis VR Headphones also share the same colour scheme as the PSVR, complimenting it well. Seamlessly integrating with the rest of the headset!

As they simply clip on to the PSVR the headphones are easily removable and when not in use they can simply be flipped upwards making them easy to put away and store, or if you need to hear what’s occurring in your environment. The headphones can easily be slid up or down the PSVR headset, raised or lowered,  making it easy to adjust for ear location and head size. Every one is different! Furthermore the over the ear pads (often sold separately) blocks out more sound than any other design making it highly immersive.

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Episode 303 Astro Bot: Rescue Mission

Astro Bot: Rescue Mission VR

Astro Bot: Rescue Mission VR is an incredible virtual reality platformer that’s exclusively created for the Playstation VR. In the game you take control of a character called Astro, the captain of a spaceship traveling search for his lost crew.

Astro Bot: Rescue Mission VR takes gamers across 26 levels that take the platforming genre to brand new heights? Well, the game is across a 360 degree landscape. There are huge towering bosses but be careful as there are precise controls whilst you are Astro. Some of the levels are very challenging so make sure that you use all 360 degree’s of vision otherwise you’ll miss things! Therefore it is vital that you use your entire body to “look” around corners as there may be things that you miss. Consequently there may be paths that you are able to create for Astro to climb.

Funk Butcher called it one of the best games he has ever played and during his first VR outing, he thought it was one of the best uses of VR that he has seen! Definitely one to pick up this Christmas!

Check the trailer out below and the video above of Funk Butcher playing it!

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Star Trek Bridge Crew

Star Trek Bridge Crew

Star Trek Bridge Crew

Star Trek Bridge Crew: become a Trekkie for hours on end! Just don’t fall off your chair. (Yes, it is that immersive!)

Firstly, it is to be said that Star Trek Bridge Crew is a game designed predominantly for the PSVR and takes you aboard the USS Aegis. As well as being built from the ground up for VR, it is also designed to play with friends. The game (whilst can be played with AI) is best played with a group of friends. Form a crew of four to serve in the roles of Captain, Helm, Tactical and Engineer and complete a range of tasks in the universe. From saving other space travelling humans, hacking enemy shields to targeting vulnerable ship systems, there’s always something to do when aboard USS Aegis.

Most of all, the game is stunningly beautiful as well! Simply at the press of a button, you’ll be able to look at the incredible galaxy in glorious HD 360 degree virtual reality. It’s so immersive you may even forget you got a mission to complete! The game isn’t for those looking for hard hitting, fast paced action though. It’s designed to be played sat down at a slow pace, it’s a thinkers game. Teamwork and great communication is required to make the best out of Star Trek Bridge Crew. Each player and their decisions in game are vital to the success as a team within each mission.

Non VR Mode

However, recently, the game has been updated to allow users to play this incredible game without the use of the PSVR. However, we do advise those that do have a PSVR headset to use it! As, it is one of the best games we have played with the Playstation VR. It really is immersive, you feel like you’re aboard the USS Aegis. So, for all the Trekkie’s out there, this game is definitely one you want to check out. For all the non-Trekkies, you still need to check this game out!

To purchase Star Trek Bridge Crew on PS4 please click here!

 

Crisis On The Planet Of The Apes

Crisis On The Planet Of The Apes VR

FoxNext VR studio have recently announced Crisis On The Planet Of The Apes. A VR game based on the Planet of The Apes saga! A first person action adventure game that’s available on all VR platforms from April 2018!

Available April 3rd on, Playstation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Crisis On The Planet Of The Apes, takes place between two movies. The Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of The Apes Movies. Five years since the outbreak of the Simian Flu, which has wiped out half of humanity and primates evolved.

Crisis On The Planet Of The Apes: Plot

So, the destinies of the two species are at a crossroads, you take the shape of an Ape, an Ape that is of advanced intelligence. You’re captured and held prisoner in an guarded facility as mankind searches for a cure. Consequently, it is here, where you take on the mission of managing through the violent world to escape, gather up your fellow primates and return home to Caesar.

You play from the primates perspective, become part of the storyline, captured and forced into conflict with humans. Fighting for their lives as they attempt to escape bitter captivity. Furthermore, players are expected to join forces with other captive apes, confront human violence and channel primate instincts to survive.

“VR has always held the promise of bringing together the cinematic storytelling of film and the deeply immersive interactivity of games. Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR takes this potential to the next level….We set out to give the fan a lead role in this dark Planet of the Apes world – to feel the ape’s strength, power and movement as he fights his way to safety.”  Brendan Handler, SVP & GM, FoxNext VR Studio.

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PS VR

PS VR – The most affordable VR?

First of all, Playstation are the first on to the scene with Virtual Reality for home consoles in the form of PS VR! What a joy it is as well! We feel that VR (Virtual Reality) along with AR (Augmented Reality) is going to be the next big thing in home entertainment and the PS VR is the most powerful home console VR system that you can get today!

PlayStation VR works with whichever PS4 console you own! Just connect up the headset to the PS4, add the Playstation Camera (for tracking purposes) and away you go!

PS VR Features:

  • 5.7” OLED screen (But it fills up your entire visual spectrum!)
  • 360 degree vision
  • In addition to, 360 degree media playback
  • 3D Blu Ray playback abilities (Via PS4 playback of 3D Blu Rays)
  • While games run at 120 frames per second
  • 3D Audio for incredible immersion
  • Also includes built In Microphone
  • Incredible tracking with the Light Bar on the PS4 Dual Shock 4 Controller, Playstation Move and PS VR aim controller

The Playstation VR really will step up your gaming experience and we feel that it will only get better! Both in generations of the hardware and with software updates!

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Playstation VR

The future is here! First out the gate with the VR hardware is Sony with their VR add-on for Playstation 4. While expensive at £350 the price is worth it once you give it a go. It is simply breathtaking. The process is simple, just attach the headset to the console via the included kit (PlayStation VR headset, Processor unit, Stereo earbuds, HDMI cable, USB cable, AC adaptor and power cord, PS VR headset connection adaptor) plug in the Playstation Camera (Sold Separately and is required) calibrate your head and away you go!

Within no time you’ll be experiencing games in a brand new never before seen way that is incredibly immersive and entertaining. Just be careful if you have motion sickness as this will trigger it and cause some headaches – as you will feel like you are actually inside the game!

Included in the box is a copy of Playstation VR Worlds where you get to get a taster of what’s to come in the future with this incredible technology. Dive in the deep sea, defy death in a street lunge or take on heists in the mini games available on this complimentary demo disc. But they’re not demo’s in the real sense of the word. They could actually pass for full games they are THAT good!

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Batman VR

So we’ve interviewed the Batman but how do YOU become the Batman. Well with a PS4 and a PSVR kit. That’s how!

This game is amazing, exclusive to PSVR, Batman: Arkham VR lets you become the Batman in your very own virtual world in a recreation of Gotham City. Explore the city as Bruce Wayne looking around Wayne Manor or clean up the streets as the Batman in a brand new personal story set in Rocksteady’s classic Arkham Universe!

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Enter the Battlezone!

We were recently invited by the wonderful people at Rebellion studios to visit their studio and get our hands (and heads) on their upcoming VR game Battlezone! After playing it, we’re comfortable saying that Battlezone has the potential to change video games forever. Read more