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GamesBeat Rewind: 2019’s biggest stories

GamesBeat Rewind: 2019’s biggest stories

We're heading toward a new year, and it's sure to be a huge one with new consoles, but 2019 was no slouch when it came to news, either.
Path of the Warrior is VR’s Streets of Rage, and it’s out now

Path of the Warrior is VR’s Streets of Rage, and it’s out now

Path of the Warrior is a new beat-'em-up for VR headsets like Oculus Quest and Rift. It was a surprise launch during The Game Awards.
SuperData XR Dimensions is a new intelligence platform covering VR, AR, and mixed reality

SuperData XR Dimensions is a new intelligence platform covering VR, AR, and mixed reality

SuperData is launching SuperData XR Dimensions today, a new platform that will gather intelligence on the virtual reality, AR, and mixed reality market.
Sensor Tower: Minecraft Earth dug up 1.2 million U.S. downloads in its first week

Sensor Tower: Minecraft Earth dug up 1.2 million U.S. downloads in its first week

Minecraft Earth hhit 1.2 million downloads in the U.S. in its first week. The game is techincally still in an early access phase.

Half-Life: Alyx comes to PC VR in March

Valve has revealed Half-Life: Alyx and announced that the VR game is coming to PC in March 2020. It will cost $60 on Steam.
Vive Cosmos VR headset has an inexcusable flaw — horrid tracking

Vive Cosmos VR headset has an inexcusable flaw — horrid tracking

The HTC Vive Cosmos virtual reality headset is an improvement over the original HTC Vive except for when it comes to tracking, which spoils the whole thing.
Oculus CTO John Carmack: Our social missteps are ‘kinda embarrassing’

Oculus CTO John Carmack: Our social missteps are ‘kinda embarrassing’

Oculus VR and its parent company Facebook have not yet released the defining social experience for virtual reality. And you might think that is a bit weird for one of the world’s biggest social media
Microsoft is closing down asset platform Remix 3D

Microsoft is closing down asset platform Remix 3D

Microsoft is getting rid of its answer to Sketchfab and Google Poly early next year.
Social VR platform Bigscreen TV adds 50 free live channels

Social VR platform Bigscreen TV adds 50 free live channels

Bigscreen is first and foremost a destination where users can share their desktop screens with friends. Bigscreen TV takes the service in a new place.
Minecraft Earth beta is coming soon

Minecraft Earth beta is coming soon

The limited iOS beta for Minecraft Earth is due out within the next two weeks, which means sometime before July 26th.
Valve Index review – When only the best will do

Valve Index review – When only the best will do

Valve Index is available now for $1,000, but is it worth the price? In many ways, it absolutely is. It's the best VR experience you can get at home.
Rick and Morty’s Justin Roiland gets wacky with Snapchat for some Trover Saves the Universe AR love

Rick and Morty’s Justin Roiland gets wacky with Snapchat for some Trover Saves the Universe AR love

Justin Roiland teamed up with Snapchat for some AR shenanigans for his upcoming game, Trover Saves the Universe.
Asgard’s Wrath is an ambitious, sometimes overwhelming action game for VR

Asgard’s Wrath is an ambitious, sometimes overwhelming action game for VR

I have to admire Asgard's Wrath. This VR Oculus exclusive has a lot of ambition.
Valve reveals Index, its top-of-the-line virtual reality headset

Valve reveals Index, its top-of-the-line virtual reality headset

Valve has revealed its virtual reality headset, Valve Index, today.
Superhot VR made more revenue than the original

Superhot VR made more revenue than the original

Superhot VR has sold over 800,000 copies. It has made more in revenue than the original, non-VR version of the stylistic shooter.
Robo Recall on Oculus Quest is a noticeable downgrade from Rift

Robo Recall on Oculus Quest is a noticeable downgrade from Rift

We knew that Robo Recall was coming to Quest and we assumed that it would have to be a heavy downgrade, but seeing it in action was still a bit of a shock.
Dreams won’t support PSVR in early access

Dreams won’t support PSVR in early access

Good news: the Dreams Early Access launch is just a few weeks away. Bad news: it definitely won’t support PSVR. For now, at least.
Scape uses your phone for geo-located AR

Scape uses your phone for geo-located AR

We may all be looking forward to the day HoloLens and Magic Leap are affordable, but smartphone AR still has plenty of room to grow.
Rick and Morty co-creator’s Trover Saves the Universe launches May 31 for PSVR

Rick and Morty co-creator’s Trover Saves the Universe launches May 31 for PSVR

Squanch Games announced today that Trover Saves the Universe is coming out for PlayStation 4 and PSVR on May 31.
Concrete Genie has you paint a world back to life on PS4

Concrete Genie has you paint a world back to life on PS4

Sony announced Concrete Genie during its State of the Play stream today.