Breakout Manchester RSS Feed https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/ RSS feed for Breakout Manchester en-us Copyright (C) 2014 breakoutmanchester.com Virtual Reality comes to Manchester We are Virtual Hideout, a virtual reality and gaming hub found in central Manchester. With the use of our virtual reality headsets we give everyone the opportunity to step into virtual worlds with room scale virtual reality that will give unique experiences to those wanting something new and exciting. Along with our Virtual Reality experience units, we also offer a dedicated gaming space where people can team up or go head-to-head on a game of their choosing on our high-end PCs designed for new and experienced gamers. Virtual Hideout is set up for everyone in mind. With a wide variety of games and experiences, we offer a unique and friendly space giving everyone the perfect opportunity to have the experience they want, whether that is exploring an incredible new world, meeting fantastic beasts or fighting hordes of enemies. Whether it is for a family day out, or for a new high score on the leaderboard we have something for everyone of all ages. We have launched Virtual Hideout as we believe virtual reality to be an incredible experience that everyone should be able to enjoy, but unfortunately due to various reasons such as cost and space, this isn't always the case and so we have set ourselves up in the perfect location to be the centre for virual reality and gaming in central Manchester. https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/virtual-reality-comes-to-manchester Thu, 03 May 2018 00:09:03 +0100 Fruit Ninja - Game of the Day Everyone's favourite sword-wielding and fruit-slashing app developed by Halfbrick is available in vibrant and colourful detail with the mind-blowing immersion of virtual reality that allows you to become a Fruit Ninja. Moving the app into a fully immersive virtual reality experience feels completely natural as you go from swiping your finger across a mobile screen to cut the fruit, to swinging your arm with a fully-tracked motion controller in a beautifully rendered 360 degree environment to slice fruit effortlessly in two with your samurai swords. With quite a few different game modes to try you really are spoiled for choice with Fruit Ninja. There is the fantastic arcade mode which gives you a full 60 seconds to slash, dice and cleave as much fruit as you can, while challenging you to avoid the random bombs that get thrown into the mix. Then there is classic mode which punishes you if you miss a single piece of fruit and only gives you a total of three lives. Lastly there is the Zen game-mode, in which you have to use your ninja-like reflexes to slice the fruit as it's shot at you from a cannon. Fruit Ninja is a simple display of what virtual reality has to offer. With its perfect use of motion control and its beautiful design, Fruit Ninja is perfect for all the family. https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/game-of-the-day Mon, 25 Jun 2018 12:25:25 +0100 Space Pirate - Game of the Day A play on the arcade classic Space Invaders with a modern twist. This time transporting you into the depths of space to fend off wave after wave of attacking aliens. Select your weapons wisely and be ready to dodge enemy bullets as the intensity slowly ramps up into full sci-fi blown chaos. With your back to your ship you have no option but to fight, dual wield your blasters or choose the tactical method with a energy shield, there are many ways to fight off the alien attackers. With a vibrant sci fi backdrop to the game, it is easy to lose yourself in the action packed world of Space Pirate Trainer. A versatile game that works perfectly for beginners and expert gamers alike, devilishly simple in game-play but instantly addictive. For those with a competitive streak or who like a challenge, the further you progress the more the difficulty skyrockets, testing your skills in intense firefights.nbsp; A perfect introduction into the world of VR gaming, yet we must warn you, after one go on Space Pirate Trainer you will be hooked on a never ending quest to top the high score leaderboards! https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/game-of-the-day-1 Wed, 27 Jun 2018 10:26:22 +0100 Superhot - Game of the Day Superhot VR Superhot is a truly fantastic, mind-boggling, time-altering and challenging puzzle game, that really takes you out the real world and allows you to be the action hero that you always wanted to be. The game was already an incredible success on multiple platforms, but having now moved into virtual reality, you really do feel like a part of the game. Punch, shoot and smash your way through enemies in a series of innovative and puzzling levels, that will truly test every fibre of your wits and reflexes. Dodge bullets matrix style ndash; check! Cut bullets in mid-air with only a knife ndash; check! Take an enemy out with a hole punch ndash; double check! Players are truly spoilt for choice. Boasting an enthralling campaign mode that puts you in interesting and somewhat surreal situations, from back alley brawls to construction site melees, the variety is fantastic. As there is no one way to complete a stage, the level select feature thatrsquo;s unlocked upon completion of the game, gives Superhot a high replay factor. Not to mention the addictive endless waves mode, that requires you to utilise all the skills yoursquo;ve mastered from the campaign and test them to the limit, in this unrelenting, high octane survival scrap. All of this is tied together with a stylish and surreal aesthetic that will leave you simply mesmerised. Superhot is a totally immersive experience that fully utilizes the full power of VR and its technology, paving the way by setting the bar high for future titles to come. https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/superhot-game-of-the-day-1 Fri, 29 Jun 2018 13:52:25 +0100 The Lab - Game of the Day Gaming Juggernaut Valve are back with their newest offering: The Lab! With classic titles such as Half-Life, Portal, Counter-Strike and Team Fortress 2 under their belt, you know what to expect from this developer by now and The Lab definitely lives up to the hype. Fully utilising the full power of the HTC Vive and VR technology, The Lab transports players to a variety of worlds where they will defend their castle from invading hoards of enemies, explore the depths of space, take a vacation to the Icelandic mountains, and so much more! Variety is certainly the spice of life and The Lab truly has something for everyone.nbsp; Full of the nods to Valve's iconic library of games and Aperture Labs references for the fans, The Lab provides a perfect balance of easy to pick up and play experiences. The beauty of The Lab lies in its simplicity, this is a game that can be enjoyed by all audiences whether it is your first time visiting us or your tenth time.nbsp; When you next drop by Virtual Hideout, be sure to ask your VR host about our leaderboard system. Can you top the charts? https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/game-of-the-day-lab Sun, 01 Jul 2018 10:28:27 +0100 Gorn - Game of the Day Picture yourself in the centre of the Coliseum, surround by crowds all screaming and wanting blood. Whatever weapon you can find is in your hand and waiting for your opponent to emerge from the other side of the arena. A fight to the death. Do you think you have what it takes to do battle on Gorn? Gorn is easily one of VR's most violent yet entertaining games. With a cell shaded animation style Gorn is playful yet brilliant, with the combat mechanics as the star of the show. Whilst playing you will be ducking, dodging, swinging, blocking, counter attacking and often you will find yourself lost in the experience. We have yet to find another VR game with the same level of combat mechanics! Riddled with tongue in cheek humour, Gorn puts players in the shoes of history's toughest gladiator! Will you come out on top of the competition and earn your place in the legends? Those with a faint heart, need not apply! Perfect for first-time players, Gorn doesn't require a lot of complex button-presses or manoeuvres. What it does require is an iron will and a passion for battle as players fight for glory against fellow gladiators in the ancient Colosseum! It's time for combat so grab your favourite weapon and step into the limelight. https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/gorn-game-of-the-day Tue, 03 Jul 2018 10:53:48 +0100 VR The Diner Duo - Game of the Day Always fancied running your own burger joint? Dream no more! VR The Diner Duo will have you taking control of the head chef of a newly-opened fast food establishment. Can you keep your customers happy or will you be closing down on opening week? A fantastic experience for one or two players, VR The Diner Duo puts players in the shoes of a new fry-cook. Each day, customers will demand more and more from your burger restaurant, and it's up to you to keep them happy and fed. With one player making the burgers and the other serving tables, it'll take some real communication to ensure business is booming! With a range of levels that steadily increase in difficulty, VR The Diner Duo requires players to have a steady hand and a strong memory. Running a fast food service isn't easy, but with a head chef and a waiter working together, the restaurant relies on your communication skills to stay afloat. Not fancying the burger business today? The Diner Duo also offers a cupcake shop option for those with more of a sweet tooth! The first game Virtual Hideout offers that has two players working together, VR The Diner Duo takes place in a new burger restaurant and gives users the option of playing either as the cook or the waiter. As the cook, your job is to serve up exactly what the customers order, ensuring that each request is fulfilled quickly and perfectly. The waiter will support the chef, running drinks to tables and taking orders to pass to the player in the VR headset. Communication is key! Can you keep the business afloat? Click here to watch the trailer https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/the-diner-duo-game-of-the-day Fri, 06 Jul 2018 10:30:12 +0100 Zombie Training Simulator - Game of the Day Today's Game of the Day is Zombie Training Simulator! Acceleroto inc. has created the world's first VR simulation that is built specifically to prepare players for a potential upcoming zombie apocalypse.nbsp; Train and unlock powerful weapons including pistols, shotguns and machine guns. Learn the incredible zombie stopping power of each weapon. See how much zombies love fresh meat, sound and explosives. You'll need all these skills to conquer the incoming zombie hordes and each wave is more challenging than the last! Zombie Training Simulator is perfect for adults and kids alike, and the cartoon-based art style looks beautiful when viewed in the HTC Vive headset. If you love taking down zombies but aren't a fan of the more scary titles, this is the game for you. When the zombie hordes arrive, will you be prepared? https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/game-of-the-day-zombie Sun, 08 Jul 2018 10:36:51 +0100 Fortnite Battle Royale - Game of the Day Fortnite Battle Royale is a colourful and well-polished third-person battle royale game that sees a hundred people land on an island and fight to the death, through an ever encroaching storm, with only one person, or squad able to claim the chicken dinner for being the last one standing. To separate themselves from the now over-populated genre of battle royale games, Epic Games made the decision to keep the building aspects of their now almost-forgotten Fortnite Save the World stand alone when developing the game and they have been rewarded with a brilliant blend of fast-paced shooting and seamless building, allowing you to build walls to keep your enemies out as you avoid gunfire, or keep your enemies closed in as you try and elimate them. Its brilliance lies in the simplicity that this game has. Unlike other battle royale games, Fortnite gives you a simple inventory bar that allows you to carry up to 5 weapons, or items, and allows you to easily switch from one to another. Its building mechanics may seem over-simplified, but in truth you have all the structures you could need to make every fight unique. The beauty of Fortnite is that it brings freshness to the market, with its destructable enviornments, unique building mechanic that allows you to build on the move, its fast-paced shooting, its spawning of memes and the ever introducing of new events, Fortnite really is in the bracket of Epic Games. https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/fortnite-battle-royale-game-of-the-day Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:14:08 +0100 Bullet Sorrow - Game Of The Day Our Game of the Day today is Bullet Sorrow - a true arcade game that blends virtual reality with retro-style arcade gaming to satisfy all of those that love their first-person shooters. Bulletnbsp;Sorrownbsp;VR throws you straight into the action, with hailstorms ofnbsp;bullets raining down upon you mercilessly. Dodge,nbsp;take cover, and blast through hordes of enemies as you shoot your way to the exit. With superb level design, you will feel like anbsp;Bulletnbsp;Sorrownbsp;hero as you pick up a variety of powerful weaponry, such as shotguns, Uzis and even use a mounted heavy machine gun to make your way forward. Make use of your incredible "Bulletnbsp;Time" ability that allows you to slow down the surrounding world and take in every glorious morsel of detail, as your foes fall to your will.nbsp; A fantastic multiplayer experience,nbsp;Bulletnbsp;Sorrownbsp;VR boasts some incredible game modes that sees you progress through story missions like those reminiscent of the old arcade games, or fight hordes of enemies in a wave mode.nbsp;Bulletnbsp;Sorrownbsp;VR is the first-person shooter that we all need and that every fan of shooters will love for its unique ability to bring a retro feel to virtual reality. https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/bullet-sorrow-game-of-the-day Sun, 15 Jul 2018 11:14:28 +0100 PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds - Game of the Day Possibly the most iconic Battle Royale game to ever exist, our Game of the Day today is PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds, also known as PUBG. Playable on our networked PCs, PUBG has players dropping in as one of 100 participants in a Hunger Games-esque fight to the death. The last man (or woman) standing wins the glory and the Chicken Dinner, so each match is an exhilarating and fast-paced battle that players will need a mixture of skill, tactics, and bravery to conquer. Each match begins with a skydive into the large-scale arena. Choose your drop location wisely and beat your competition to the grounf to secure the best loot. PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds can be played solo, or in squads of up to 4 players. Can you and your friends work together to make it to the end, or will you be eliminated early? Bring your best team down to Virtual Hideout and see for yourselves! PUBG is continually updated with new content, including maps, weapons, and vehicles, so every game feels fresh and rewarding for all players. Rush down your enemies or hide out and test your aim from afar, the choice is yours. The ultimate Battle Royale is about the begin... https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/pubg-game-of-the-day Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:23:41 +0100 Abode - Game of the Day Are you a fan of Breakout Manchester or even Escape Room games in general? Maybe just point and click escape games online? Regardless of your expertise in breaking out of locked rooms, Abode has something for everybody! Can you solve the mysteries that lie in this puzzle-filled room or will you buckle under the pressure? Abode is the perfect virtual reality escape room for beginners and intermediate players alike, with an estimated average escape time of 45 minutes. Using your initiative, the fantastic implementation of the motion controllers, as well as the generous supply of hints within the game, search your way through your mysterious environment and see if you can escape within the hour. Find objects and items to inspect, search through boxes, drawers and furniture. Repair broken equipment, utilise technology and explore the room in order to unveil all of its secrets. There's a whole host of challenges to uncover in Abode - can you face them head on? https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/abode-game-of-the-day Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:42:18 +0100 Rocket League - Game Of The Day Think Football with cars,nbsp;Rocket Leaguenbsp;allows you to be the footballing legend you've always dreamed of. Flip, fly and flick your way to victory in rocket powered vehicles of your own design. Featuring a bustling online community, with a casual mode for the player just looking for a good time and competitive mode for the player seeking more. Link up with a friend for an intense, teamwork focused 2v2, as well as the standard 3v3 mode. Or if teamwork isnrsquo;t your thing then a 1v1 option is also available. Competing is only one part of this massive game, there is also customisation for your very own car. With a seemingly infinite array of toppers, aerial attachments, wheel trims, colours and decals, you really can design the car of your dreams. A game thatrsquo;s simple in concept but extremely difficult to master, every match will have you on the edge of your seat reeling in excitement. Rocket League truly has something for everyone! https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/rocket-league-game-of-the-day Sat, 21 Jul 2018 18:39:10 +0100 Plank Not Included - Game of the Day 4 Fun Studio'snbsp;Planknbsp;Notnbsp;Includednbsp;is a perfect example of how virtual reality can take immersion to the next level. You are tasked with walking across anbsp;planknbsp;which is balanced precariously only a few feet above a pavement as people walk past, all the while you are attempting to capture two humming birds with a net. Once they are caught you are then taken to anothernbsp;plank, higher up off the ground than your last. With a large variety of levels in height and surroundings,nbsp;Planknbsp;Notnbsp;Includednbsp;is a fantastic gem that really does test your resolve while you try your best to look as brave as possible on a virtualnbsp;plank. Whether it be high above a street across two buildings, balancing on anbsp;planknbsp;situated over a train track as trains pass underneath, or even in the darkest of dungeons as a fire-breathing dragon awaits you across the other side, there is more than enough in this incredible game to satisfy the daredevil in all of us. Planknbsp;Notnbsp;Includednbsp;is beautiful in its simplicity and genius in the way it makes you feel as though you really are high above the ground. If you're brave enough to try it, you will find it a fantastic experience full of surprises. https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/plank-not-included-game-of-the-day Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:36:40 +0100 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Game of the Day Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the latest instalment of the legendary Counter-Strike series. Often referred to as the greatest first-person shooter of all time, Counter-Strike is a classic in every sense of the word. Coming from the legendary developing team Valve, who are responsible for the Half-Life series and Portal, Counter-Strike has been incredibly popular since its launch in 2000. The game itself is simple, a multiplayer online shooter in which two teams, terrorists and counter-terrorists do battle in objective based modes. The exciting gameplay has kept the game close to the top of the Steam charts since its inception and with countless awards under its belt Counter-Strike is one of the all time great first person shooters. For those who have never experienced it before make sure you come down to Virtual Hideout to test out your skills on our state of the art gaming computers so you can experience it in all of its glory! https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/counter-strike-global-offensive-game-of-the-day Wed, 25 Jul 2018 10:41:36 +0100 Hearthstone - Game of the Day Play as your favourite Warcraft hero, whether itrsquo;s for the Alliance or the Horde, in the free online collectable card game by the legendary publisher Blizzard Entertainment, Hearthstone. Create a deck of 30 cards, made up of minions and spells, and do battle to control the board and eventually reduce your opponentrsquo;s health from 30 to 0 to become the winner. Hearthstone has something for everyone. There is the casual playlist that allows players to do battle without the pressure of a ranking system. There is ranked, for those wanting to move up and hit the top rank of Legend. Tavern Brawl that allows players to enter a different event created for the week with the intention of just having fun. Lastly there is of course Arena, where you draft 30 cards at random with the hope of being able to use the deck to beat 12 opponents for maximum rewards. Hearthstone is an ever-evolving game with regular expansions that add over a hundred cards into the game each time. Whether it be for the rank, the reward of being able to open a pack of cards, or simply for the fun, Hearthstone delivers for everyone. https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/hearthstone-game-of-the-day Fri, 27 Jul 2018 11:20:15 +0100 Starcraft II - Game of the Day The King of real-time strategy games, better known as RTS, Starcraft II, developed by Blizzard, sets the standards and excels in every department, giving gamers the chance to really prove they are the best in the genre in intense player-vs-player matchups. Boasting three unique races, Terran, Protoss and Zerg, and an incredible number of unique units for each, strategies and plays are ever evolving with decisions being made in real-time. Whatever the matchup, face a unique challenge with each game as plays and misplays develop during the match. For those wanting the challenge of the ladder, enter the leagues where you will begin in Bronze and challenge yourself to win your league and move up and eventually reach the dizzying heights of Grandmaster. Anyone wanting a different kind of challenge, Starcraft II has a vibrant campaign, full of lore, action and betrayal, a campaign that follows through with your choices and allows you make the campaign yours. Starcraft II also offers co-op missions, as well as ranked 2v2, 3v3 and even 4v4 ladders. Whether new to RTS or an experienced player, Starcraft II is the benchmark for all others and is as difficult to master as it is as easy to pick up and play. https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/starcraft-ii-game-of-the-day Mon, 30 Jul 2018 11:04:44 +0100 Dota 2 - Game Of The Day Valve's answer to the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena genre, DOTA 2 is perhaps the most recognisable name in eSports at the moment. Team up with up to 4 other players, choose your heroes, and do battle across a large arena as each side attempts to destroy the others' base. Play as 115 unique heroes as you create a team capable of coming together and defeating your opponents. Push each lane with your armies, destroying powerful towers along the way until you finally make it into the enemy base. Just be sure they don't reach yours first! A game that is easy to pick up but almost impossible to master, DOTA 2 matches are a mixture of strategy, team play, and resource management. Build up your hero and equip them with the correct items to fit your play-style as you race to defeat your opponents before they can destroy your base. Practise makes perfect right? See if you are good enough to take on teams from across the world, playing professionally in various leagues and tournaments. The world's biggest eSports title, Valve's long-term project has a lot to offer the devoted gamer. https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/dota2-game-of-the-day Wed, 01 Aug 2018 11:39:21 +0100 Heroes of the Storm - Game of the Day Heroes of the Storm is the MOBA from giants. Blizzard. Introducing their legendary characters from their list of games, you can play as recognisable figures from the Diablo, Overwatch, World of Warcraft and Starcraft universes, all with their unique abilities. Unlike other like-minded games such as League of Legends and DotA 2, Heroes of the Storm sets itself apart by getting rid of the gold that those games force you to collect and instead turn the battlegrounds that you enter into a objective-based matches, meaning that when one person on the team does something, everyone on the team sees the same benefits. Heroes of the Storm boasts an impressive number of maps, all unique with meticulously thought out objectives that helps set the game apart in the genre. There is plenty to do in this MOBA, whether itrsquo;s casual, ranked or Brawl, players ware spoiled when it comes to Heroes of the Storm. If DotA 2 and League of Legends are too much for you, Heroes of the Storm may be the MOBA that brings your team back together. https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/heroes-of-the-storm-game-of-the-day Fri, 03 Aug 2018 11:05:16 +0100 Team Fortress 2 - Game of the Day Virtual Hideout's Game of the Day today is Valve's iconic shooter Team Fortress 2! A game that almost certainly inspired Blizzard's Overwatch, Team Fortress 2 has players stepping into the shoes of one of nine unique classes, all with their own playstyles and personalities. Do you like to get up close and personal with your enemies? Or perhaps you'd prefer picking them off at a distance? Maybe you're the type of player who likes to guard the payload closely while weilding a gigantic minigun? Team Fortress caters to every gamer's desire, leading to a fresh experience every time you play. Switch freely between each class mid-fight and dominate the enemy team with a mixture of strategy and skill. Unlock new accessories for each character, including literally thousands of hats. Seriously, just so many hats. The classic hero shooter, Team Fortress 2 is now available to play at Virtual Hideout! Bring your best team for this one!nbsp; https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/team-fortress-2-game-of-the-day Sun, 05 Aug 2018 10:19:10 +0100 I Expect You to Die - Game of the Day Todayrsquo;s game of the day is the James Bond inspired I Expect You To Die. In this challenging yet thrilling puzzle game you will be taken on a variety of immersive and dangerous adventures as you attempt to save the world from disaster! Referred to many critics as the gold standard of VR puzzle gaming, I Expect You To Do is a true essential and is a firm favourite amongst the staff here at Virtual Hideout Manchester! You must use your problem solving, wits and fantastic telekinetic powers to evade capture and save the world. This is a must-play experience that is an amazing showcase of the power of VR and pushes the medium forward and is already one of the most well polished titles available on VR. https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/i-expect-you-to-die-game-of-the-day Tue, 07 Aug 2018 16:45:03 +0100 Black Squad - Game Of The Day Black Squad (previously known as Viper Circle) is a free-to-play, military-themed first-person shooter video game developed by NS Studio through a team assembled around Park Bo-Hyun, a former producer for Alliance of Valiant Arms. The game was released to public in 2013 but went through a complete overhaul afterwards, most notably the setting from near-future to military theme with some elements of modern warfare. Black Squad pits two teams, Viper Circle and Peacemaker, against each other in various game modes and maps that can host up to 20 players and "large scale" 32-player matches and allows players to call for airstrike and artillery support, based on a special skill system. Players can choose from many modern realistic firearms and improve their FPS skills. Black squad is fast paced and highly addictive! With elements of classic first person shooters such as Counter Strike and Team Fortress combined with its own uinique style, Black Sqaud has gained quite the online following thus far and we can see why! nbsp; https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/black-squad-game-of-the-day Thu, 09 Aug 2018 15:56:59 +0100 Causing a Rift It's true we are lovers of our tried and tested HTC Vives we have here at VH but curiousity took over and we couldn't help ourselves. We are far from alone in this; Oculus has seen it's sales creep up on its rivals and perhaps this is due to the lower price point rather than performance. However, with HTC opening up their digitalstore (Viveport) to its competitor's users the temptation was all too much. We were ready to explore and we happy to do so considering the contributions Oculus are making not only to technology but also to education. Both Rift and Go headsets by Oculus have started making their way round the world in educational institutes. From schools to libraries and museums, Oculus's education division are extended means of learning and creating accessibility to adventures some could never have imagined. Besides the price there are a few differences between the two big dogs dominating the VR world. Firstly the Rift is incredibly light which is a perk for many, though I enjoy the weightiness of the Vive, it is understandably distracting for many. The Rift loses another point from us due to a slight gap by the nose of the headset that allows you to see the floor, making the experience far less immersive and shatters the illusion somewhat. This being said the touch controls of the Rift add a phenomenal realism to your hand movements and create a great ease when paired with the highly responsive joysticks. The Rift also benefits exclusive games such as Robo Recall and Face Your Fears, but if they're not your thing maybe neither is the Rift. We are currently testing the Rift to see what it has in store for you and can't wait to create a whole new room for you guys. It'll be more than worth the wait. https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/causing-a-rift Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:57:40 +0100 Countdown to the Top 10! We have a lot of amazing games for customers and staff to alike to play here at Virtual Hideout, and with over a hundred incredibly-immersive experiences to try, it can be a little hard to decide what to have a go on next! For those of you that are struggling to know exactly what to play on your next trip to Manchester's number one Virtual Reality Gaming centre, we're putting together a list of our Top 10 titles that are playable when you book in for a session with us. Starting tomorrow, September 14th, we'll be updating our blog and social media, counting down the Top 10 games our Virtual Reality sessions offer and telling you a little bit about each mind-blowing experience each day. Whether you're new to VR and just want to see some of our favourite games or you're looking for suggestions for your next visit to Virtual Hideout, you're sure to find something of interest! Be sure to check in daily to see what Virtual Reality could do for you; the staff are eager to show you their personal favourites! Not convinced? Feel free to pop in and ask for a free trial on today's Top 10 game, we'll be happy to oblige! https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/top-ten-countdown Thu, 13 Sep 2018 10:49:49 +0100 Number 10 - Fruit Ninja Our top 10 list of games begins today, and at number 10 is the highly-addictive Fruit Ninja. A very popular game with everyone, whether it's families playing for the first time or friends competing for the the highest score, Fruit Ninja is the game that's easy to pick up and play with enough game modes to keep you entertained for hours. Arcade gives you sixty seconds to grab the highest score you can while avoiding the bombs, Classic mode challenges you to hit every piece of fruit with you only able to miss three pieces before it is all over, and finally Zen mode in which you need to slice through fruit as it is shot at you from a cannon. Everyone enjoys Fruit Ninja and we love to show it as people love the challenge of competing against each other. If you are a in virtual reality for the first time it is an incredible way to ease into it, if you are already familiar with virtual reality, Fruit Ninja is the perfect way to test your ninja skills. https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/number-10-fruit-ninja Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:22:11 +0100 Number 9 - The Lab The number 9 spot on Virtual Hideout's list of Top 10 VR games goes to none other than Valve's The Lab! If you're a fan of the developer's other titles such as Team Fortress, Portal, and Half Life, you'll love what The Lab has to offer. Chock full of Valve's signature humour, flawless animations, and an array of addicting gamemodes, The Lab has something for players of all age groups. Whether you're defending your castle from invaders with a bow and arrow, fixing the Portal 2 robots, firing personality cores from a huge catapult, or even exploring the universe, it's hard to get bored in this incredible creation by our favourite development team. An excellent choice for first-time players due to its responsive controls and easy-to-navigate UI, The Lab actually is also a popular choice for Virtual Hideout's returning customers as they compete to get the highest score on Longbow! Fancy a challenge? Come try this undisputably Top 10 game for free at Virtual Hideout today! https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/number-9-the-lab Sat, 15 Sep 2018 10:49:56 +0100 Number 8 - Richie's Plank Experience Perhaps the most memorable title available at Virtual Hideout currently is Richie's Plank Experience. For our customers, there's nothing to round off their 'First-Timer' session quite like a trip up Richie's famous elevator! Therefore, we simply had to include Richie's Plank Experience in our list of Top 10 VR Games. A simple game with a simple premise, simply step into the elevator and head up to the infamous 'Plank' level. After a little calming elevator music washes away the stresses of the day, the doors finally open and Virtual Reality has suddenly never felt so real. Can you handle the Richie's Plank Experience? Or, like so many visitors before you, will you end up being too afraid to leave the comfort and relative safety of the lift? For those who fancy a less plank-oriented experience, the game also offers a range of other game modes, such as Fire Deck, where you will be flying around the city like a superhero, trying to extinguish flames, and SkyBrush which has you painting a masterpiece using the city as your canvas! Those of you who fancy more of a scare can even press the numbers 666 for a taste of something a little spookier, just in time for Halloween! https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/number-8-plank Sun, 16 Sep 2018 10:38:29 +0100 Number 7 - I Expect You To Die On our countdown to the number 1 game here at Virtual Hideout, we have "I Expect You To Die"clocking in at a worthy 7th position! Are you a fan of escape rooms? A James Bond connoissuer? Or even a lover of espionage thrillers? If so, then this is the perfect game for you! Most of our Virtual Reality games require you to be standing and moving around to be part of theaction. This game requires you to take a seat and use your mighty powers of telekinesis, to solve challenging and cleverly thought out puzzles in order to save the world and avoid death! The missions range from a death defying hijacking of a spy-car from a moving plane (Yes you read that right), to neutralising a toxic super virus in a secret lab, whilst posing as a friendly window cleaner! Oh... and this game will try to kill you... a lot! Boasting pressurized situations and a penchant for quick thinking, you truly will feel like a spy! With multiple ways to complete missions, bright cartoon visuals and quirky, witty dialogue this game will make you an espionage master in no time at all. Think you can take on the challenge? Come down to Virtual Hideout today and give it a go! https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/number-7-I-Expect-You-To-Die Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:39:49 +0100 Number 6 - Bullet Sorrow A game for all those old-school Time Crisis fans out there, or simply for those with a love for action, Bullet Sorrow caters to all our shooter needs. Armed with a pistol in each hand and an array of powerful weaponry, players must make their way through each level without taking too much damage. What really makes Bullet Sorrow deserving of its Number 6 place on our list of Top 10 VR Games is its iconic Bullet Time function, allowing players to slow down time in order to better eliminate their opponents. Dodge enemy bullets as they approach and fire back at supersonic speeds! Whether you're fighting enemy soldiers, cyber ninjas, zombies, or even giant robots, you'll need all your skills to make it through a variety of action-packed levels. Fancy giving one a go for free? Just drop by Virtual Hideout and ask for a free VR trial on today's Top 10 Game! We'll be waiting! https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/number-6-bullet-sorrow Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:36:17 +0100 Number 5 - Space Pirate Trainer For those that love games about space, pirates or space pirates, Space Priate Trainer comes in at number 5 on our top 10 virtual reality games. Reminding us of classic arcade games, such as Space Invaders, Space Pirate Trainer blasts its way into virtual reality with a fantastic soundtrack, incredible visuals and a variety of unlockables that are sure to keep you entertained. What makes it truly unique is the way in which you can change it up. Want two guns? No problem, reach over your shoulder with the controller and when you next bring it back forward you will have another gun. Whether it's with two guns, or two shields you can make your mark on the global leaderboards your way as you make your way through the waves of droids. Space Pirate Trainer is easy to pick up and play and if you think you have what it takes then drop in and ask for a free trial on it today! https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/number-5-space-pirate-trainer Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:39:18 +0100 NUMBER 4 - GORN Up next in the countdown we have the worthy contender GORN; the self declared "ludicrously violent" gladiator simulator available on both the Steam and Oculus store. While it is somewhat blood and agression heavy, the stylised ignorant animation softens the blow (pardon the pun) of the game's brutality. For those of you familiar with Zombie Training Simulator and games of similar approaches to graphics that aren't centred around realism, you'll understand that the gore levels are never overwhelming but the games are still an endlessly entertaining source of stress relief; because nothing calms you down like smashing in the face of your virtual villians. Though I will admit I did have a bit of frustration figuring out how to manouveur myself around the game at first. However, once I'd got going and sourced my weapons I managed to let all that frustration out thanks to the mace, sword, axe, flail, spear and other treats I'll let you discover yourself. Despite it's simplicity in terms of aesthetic and gameplay GORN makes for highly addictive gaming. It's quite refreshing to not have to deal with the complexities of so many VR games we see that require full use of the controls and all the buttons. GORN lets you run on pure adrenalin with minimal interuption. https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/game-of-the-day-gorn Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:30:27 +0100 Number 3 - Beat Saber With just three games left to reveal, we're happy to announce that Number 3 on our list of Top 10 VR Games goes to Beat Saber! A rhythm game like none other, Beat Saber is similar to Guitar Hero if you replaced the standard guitar controller with two very real lightsabers. If dual-wielding laser swords isn't enough for you, you'll be cutting down approaching blocks in the indicated direction, making sure to slice each one with the corresponding saber, whilst frantically dodging approaching red walls. Choose from a range of custom songs, including well known titles such as Toto's Africa, and feel the beat flow through you in order to beat your friends' high scores and rise to the top of the leaderboards. A range of difficulties from Easy to Hard provide just the right challenge for any player, but dialling the game up to Extreme is a task only the brave can handle! Just how good are your music skills? Come experience the game that has groups coming back to Virtual Hideout over and over, just for another go. Ask us for a free trial of Beat Saber today and we're confident you'll be staying for the hour! https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/number-3-beat-saber Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:34:41 +0100 Number 2 - Arizona Sunshine We're down to our final two titles in our list of Top 10 VR Games and the award for second place goes to the ever popular Arizona Sunshine! A zombie shooter like no other, Arizona Sunshine truly puts players in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, armed with only their wits and an arsenal of powerful weaponry. Experience a full story in the game's Campaign mode or see how long you can last in Survival, it's up to you! Move around the virtual environment, solving puzzles, collecting weapons, and most importantly - blasting zombies in the head. How prepared are you for the end of the world? Arizona Sunshine will put your survival skills to the test, whilst also being one of our very favourite Virtual Reality experiences to date! Fancy testing out your zombie killing skills for yourself? Just come ask for a free trial of today's Top 10 Game on site today! Our staff will be more than happy to help you test your mettle. https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/number-2-arizona-sunshine Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:41:19 +0100 Number 1 - SUPERHOT There can be only one, and of course that means that the top rated game in our top 10 virtual reality games list is the unique SUPERHOT, the FPS game where time moves only when you move. Boasting features such as Endless mode, in which you rack up as many kills as you can before dying, to Challenge mode where you can attack SUPERHOT with a timer, and even a giving the players a Replay Editor so that they can upload their runs for everyone to see. SUPERHOT is unique in it's design and play, a game that everyone loves, whether it's tackling it with nothing but force, or with strategic and deliberate planning, SUPERHOT is our number 1 virtual reality game! Come on in today and ask for a free trial and we will love to see you tackle it. https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/number-1-superhot Sun, 23 Sep 2018 10:52:25 +0100 Celebrate with Virtual Hideout So, you have a celebration coming up? Looking for something to do for a Birthday celebration or even planning a Christmas event? You should check us out here at Virtual Hideout! There are plenty of games here ideal for this situation! You can beat your friends at FRUIT NINJA, have a shootout on SPACE PIRATE TRAINER, or dare each other to explore the haunted house in PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE LOST SOUL. We have several packages ideal for the party situation, from beginners to gaming veterans. Go to the booking page to reserve your slot ASAP, we expect them to go faster than Sonic with Speed Boots. Get in early to avoid disappointment! https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/celebrate-with-virtual-hideout Thu, 27 Sep 2018 12:04:53 +0100 Halloween - Scarier in Virtual Reality! Here at Virtual Hideout, something lurks in the darkness, something is amiss... We hear bloodcurdling screams from the basement... we hear creaking doors shutting behind us late at night... and we just can't shake the chill in our bones... What could possibly be going on? Wait. Maybe... just maybe... our new list of fantastic horror games are seeping into our reality!! With the fantastic horror festival "Grimmfest" behind us (not to mention Halloween fast approaching!), we have an updated library of the best horror games available in virtual reality. Sure to give you a fright and chill you to the bone!! Gray - "Gray" is one of our new survival horror games, taking inspiration from a new era of horror games such as Outlast and Amnesia. Grey starts in an abandoned, derelict basement, filled with eerie holding cells and some very unsettling creatures. This is a short 10 minute experience that is sure to make you feel out of your comfort zone. Will you survive it? Or will these vile creatures take your very life and soul! Face Your Fears - "Face Your Fears" is a very different take on horror games in virtual reality, you won't be fighting monsters or running away, you'll simply be trying to hold yourself together, to simply last through the experience. This game preys on common phobias, such as clowns, ghosts and creepy carnivals, mixed together with the imagination of a scared child trying to sleep at night. Maybe something is in the closet? Or maybe it's lurking under your bed... The Exorcist - This brilliant short psychological horror game that is sure to give you a fright. Take on the role of a detective in search of solving some grizzly murders in a church (Yes you heard that right, possibly the creepiest setting!). With jump scares galore, atmospheric audio, and visceral imagery, this all forms a solid short game that will leave you shaking in your boots! Arizona Sunshine - Ever wanted to know what it would be like to live and survive in the zombie apocalypse? This game will be sure to tick that box! Filled with witty, quirky dialogue, the main campaign will put you up against hordes of vicious zombies in a desolate, abandoned landscape. Our survival mode will challenge you to wave after wave of increasing numbers of zombies. You'll be manually reloading your pistol and rifle, while keeping count of how many precious bullets you have left, with zombies coming at you from 360 degrees! Keep yourself calm and collected, or you're sure to be a goner! The Brookhaven Experiment - Like "Arizona Sunshine", this game also puts you up against waves of enemies. This time, mutated creatures! Try to survive the night, starting with only a pistol and a flashlight in the middle of a pitch black park. This game is creepy and unnearving, sure to catch you off guard! Slowly upgrade yourself with different weapons, ammo types and make sure to pack some batteries... you don't want to face these creatures in the dark... Come and experience true Virtual Reality horror today! https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/virtual-hideout-new-horror-vr Mon, 29 Oct 2018 19:06:16 +0000 VR Games we are most excited to play in 2019 VR Games we are excited for in 2019 Virtual Reality is ever changing, ever evolving and fast becoming a new viable way to play games. The mediums between playing games have changed vastly over the years, with mouse and keyboard, and controllers being the main way of directly interacting with games. With VR, your entire being is the new medium; from movement with your hands, to couching and running around a set play area. This opens a new dimension of immersion available to gamers and developers alike, with very exciting concepts and genres of games that simply wouldnrsquo;t be possible in a 2D setting. We have been doing alot of research into games that are set to be released next year, we have managed to narrow it down to just a few of the ones that we are most excited to play. If you ahve any games you like the look of please let us know!nbsp; Stormland Stormland is an open world sci-fi shooter from Insomniac Games (Spiderman, Ratchet amp; Clank) coming exclusively to the Oculus Rift in 2019. The graphical fidelity tied directly into an open world engine looks extremely promising. Sci-Fi and VR go hand in hand, with virtual reality being a key element contributing towards the genre. From what we can see from the game, you start as a damaged robot in a vast open world. You need to slowly piece yourself back together and build yourself up to explore the environment, walking, running, jumping and flying you way to save your allies and the world! Letrsquo;s hope it can live up to the hype! nbsp; Wolfenstein - Cyberpilot Everyonersquo;s favourite Nazi killing game is coming back with a vengeance! The rebooted franchise came back to PC and consoles in 2014 with Wolfenstein: The New Order. This game reminded us that while the concept of ldquo;point, click, shootrdquo; is nothing new, this game makes the initial concept refreshing for a time when most shooters are competing directly at one another with slight variation on one another. Fast paced, bloody and quirky, Wolfenstein is a game that gets your attention. A Wolfenstein game in VR is certainly a concept that we are down with, here at Virtual Hideout! In this game you donrsquo;t play as the main protagonist from the game series, you play as a hacker in Paris that is using the Nazi machines against their creators! This is a nice change from their usual narrative and gives you a change to play as some of your favourite enemies from main story. Wolfenstein, we wish you the best of luck! Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Ace Combathellip; Where do we begin. 25 Years of Ace Combat has led us to this moment. The line between reality and games are slowly closing in. Flying has never looked so smooth, fast and downright exhilarating. Producer Kazutoki Kono describes the game as a mix between ldquo;of real-world and sci-fi aircraft and a story set in the seriesrsquo; long-established fictional universerdquo;. Flight simulators have been around for quite some time, although no established series have tried to involve the use of VR. In this game certain sections will be in VR exclusively for the PlayStation. nbsp; Wersquo;re looking forward to seeing if this game is proof that life-like graphics are needed in VR and how effect they will be in immersion! https://virtualhideoutmanchester.com/blog/post/vr-games-we-are-most-excited-to-play-in-2019 Wed, 21 Nov 2018 21:07:04 +0000 Error

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