VRTRON https://www.vrtron.com Aim high but keep it personal! Tue, 18 Jun 2019 08:16:03 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 A Night in The Forum VR released for PlayStation 4 https://www.vrtron.com/a-night-in-the-forum-vr-released-for-playstation-4/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-night-in-the-forum-vr-released-for-playstation-4 Fri, 24 May 2019 07:31:36 +0000 https://www.vrtron.com/?p=5233 VRTRON Malta just released A Night in The Forum, an educational environmental narrative game, based on scientific reconstructions, that uses PlayStation®VR to...

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VRTRON Malta just released A Night in The Forum, an educational environmental narrative game, based on scientific reconstructions, that uses PlayStation®VR to magically immerse you in the world of Augustan Rome. Your story starts off with a little capricious trespassing in The Forum ruins. But things soon magically derail into a night-long adventure as a mysterious voice guides you back in time and into the shoes of a Roman military standing guard in The Forum.


“Octavian – later known as Augustus – brought the final civil war of the Roman Republic to an end by defeating Mark Antony and Cleopatra in The Battle of Actium. This ushered Rome into the longest period of relative peace in Europe – Pax Romana – and the status of freedom was restored.

By performing tasks, you’ll shed light on bits of knowledge, piecing them together to paint a
picture of Roman life at the epochal height of this civilization, during the 1st century.

Visiting the Forum of Augustus in Rome, will never be the same…

Game Specs:

  • 1 player
  • DUALSHOCK®4 Vibration Function
  • HD Video Output 720p,1080i,1080p
  • A PlayStation®Move navigation controller or Wireless Controller will be required for motion control features.
  • PlayStation®VR and PlayStation®Camera is required to play this product

Find our more about the game at: RevealVR and Download the Game from: Play Station Store

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 732599

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Hatch (Rovio) levels up to 5G gaming with Samsung Galaxy S10 5G https://www.vrtron.com/hatch-rovio-levels-up-to-5g-gaming-with-samsung-galaxy-s10-5g/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hatch-rovio-levels-up-to-5g-gaming-with-samsung-galaxy-s10-5g Mon, 15 Apr 2019 08:01:56 +0000 https://www.vrtron.com/?p=5210 Hatch is kick-starting the 5G era in mass-market consumer services as part of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S10 5G device launch in the world’s fourth-largest games market.

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Hatch is kick-starting the 5G era in mass-market consumer services as part of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S10 5G device launch in the world’s fourth-largest games market.

As part of the cooperation, three months of Hatch Premium is included with purchase of the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G in Korea. Starting today, Samsung will also promote Hatch in retail stores across the country, while featuring Hatch as a 5G hero service in the Galaxy App Store and the Game Launcher app. High-profile Hatch League events — casual mobile eSports tournaments where everyday players can step up and become a star — are also planned for later this year. 

Hatch and Samsung
Hatch and Samsung

For Hatch, the partnership with Samsung comes on the heels of recently announced collaborations with leading teleoperators such as NTT DOCOMO in Japan and Sprint in the United States. Working together with the world’s top operators and device manufacturers signals a major escalation of Hatch’s go-to-market pace globally, following the battle-tested service’s European soft launch.

Arkanoid Rising: A showcase for 5G gaming

Galaxy S10 5G users will also be among the first to play the Hatch Original Arkanoid Rising, a bold new reimagining of the arcade classic produced by Hatch in association with legendary Japanese developer TAITO.

A showcase for 5G gaming available only to Hatch Premium members, Arkanoid Rising is built from the ground up for streaming with social play at its core. Players can play solo or invite a friend online for a helping hand at any time for instant two-player coop, or face off in PvP mode for short, competitive block-breaking bouts. Competitors can add even more friends and invite them to spectate from multiple angles, all while keeping the voice chat line open.

Arkanoid Rising will be followed by more mobile exclusives — games which will be available in Korea only for Hatch Premium members with Samsung 5G devices.

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Unreal Engine developers may receive $500,000 in funding https://www.vrtron.com/unreal-engine-developers-may-receive-500-000-in-funding/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=unreal-engine-developers-may-receive-500-000-in-funding Wed, 10 Apr 2019 06:09:54 +0000 https://www.vrtron.com/?p=5181 Unreal Engine developers may receive 500.000$ in funding

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Publisher Sold Out has launched an new initiative for the Unreal dev community called ‘The Unreal Box Offer, it will offer financial support to release an indie digital game in a retail box.

Developers can secure funding of up to $500,000 and the opportunity for their titles to be released to the physical market, providing an additional revenue stream along with the competitive advantage of increased visibility.

“This is a great way for us to recognize up-and-coming titles and to optimize their success through physical release,” said James Cato, COO of Sold Out. “The Unreal Box Offer represents a modern opportunity for retail game sales, and Sold Out looks forward to publishing fantastic new Unreal Engine titles.”

“At Epic we support programs that help Unreal Engine developers get their games into the hands of as many players as possible,” said Mike Gamble, Head of Unreal Engine games licensing for Europe. “We applaud Sold Out’s efforts to bring promising independent titles market with even more prosperity.”

The Unreal Box Offer is open to anyone developing a game using Unreal Engine that is scheduled for release in 2019 and 2020. Interested developers can find out more at www.soldout.unrealboxoffer.com


About Sold Out

Sold Out combines a wealth of experience with youth to form its close-knit team. Publishing for physical and digital distribution, Sold Out has had the joy of working with Team 17, Rebellion, Frontier Developments, and other indie developers. For more information on Sold Out and its upcoming titles, visit the official website at soldout.uk.com

About Unreal Engine

Epic Games’ Unreal Engine technology brings high-quality games to PC, console, mobile, AR, and VR platforms. Creators also use Unreal Engine for photorealistic visualization, interactive product design, film, virtual production, mixed reality, TV, broadcast, and animated entertainment. Download Unreal Engine for free at unrealengine.com.

Publisher Sold Out has launched an new initiative for the Unreal dev community called ‘The Unreal Box Offer, it will offer financial support to release an indie digital game in a retail box.

Developers can secure funding of up to $500,000 and the opportunity for their titles to be released to the physical market, providing an additional revenue stream along with the competitive advantage of increased visibility.

“This is a great way for us to recognize up-and-coming titles and to optimize their success through physical release,” said James Cato, COO of Sold Out. “The Unreal Box Offer represents a modern opportunity for retail game sales, and Sold Out looks forward to publishing fantastic new Unreal Engine titles.”

“At Epic we support programs that help Unreal Engine developers get their games into the hands of as many players as possible,” said Mike Gamble, Head of Unreal Engine games licensing for Europe. “We applaud Sold Out’s efforts to bring promising independent titles market with even more prosperity.”

The Unreal Box Offer is open to anyone developing a game using Unreal Engine that is scheduled for release in 2019 and 2020. Interested developers can find out more at www.soldout.unrealboxoffer.com

About Sold Out

Sold Out combines a wealth of experience with youth to form its close-knit team. Publishing for physical and digital distribution, Sold Out has had the joy of working with Team 17, Rebellion, Frontier Developments, and other indie developers. For more information on Sold Out and its upcoming titles, visit the official website at soldout.uk.com

About Unreal Engine

Epic Games’ Unreal Engine technology brings high-quality games to PC, console, mobile, AR, and VR platforms. Creators also use Unreal Engine for photorealistic visualization, interactive product design, film, virtual production, mixed reality, TV, broadcast, and animated entertainment. Download Unreal Engine for free at unrealengine.com.

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Bundesliga expands eFootball tournaments across Asia with VBL International Series https://www.vrtron.com/bundesliga-expands-efootball-tournaments-across-asia-with-vbl-international-series/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bundesliga-expands-efootball-tournaments-across-asia-with-vbl-international-series Wed, 03 Apr 2019 13:26:30 +0000 https://www.vrtron.com/?p=5159 The Bundesliga has expanded its eFootball tournaments into Asia again this season, with the new Virtual Bundesliga (VBL) International Series held in Malaysia and India the latest competitions to provide international challengers for the upcoming VBL International Final in Germany.

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The Bundesliga has expanded its eFootball tournaments into Asia again this season, with the new Virtual Bundesliga (VBL) International Series held in Malaysia and India the latest competitions to provide international challengers for the upcoming VBL International Final in Germany.

Between 30 and 31 March over 10 hours of Bundesliga eFootball action was broadcast on Fox Sports, Astro Arena and eGG networks across South-East Asia, with FOX Sports host John Dykes commentating on eSports for the first time.

Viewers were able to follow Thailand’s ‘Wisumat’ guide his 1. FC Nürnberg side to victory in the VBL International Series South-East Asia Qualifier. Wisuwat won a total prize money of 5,000 Ringit (1,000 EUR) at the event which took place at the Battle Arena, Petaling Jaya in Kuala Lumpur. He will now represent South-East Asia at the VBL International Final which will take place in Germany in May.

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Andrea Mengucci Wins $250,000 at Magic: The Gathering Arena Mythic Invitational https://www.vrtron.com/andrea-mengucci-wins-250000-at-magic-the-gathering-arena-mythic-invitational/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=andrea-mengucci-wins-250000-at-magic-the-gathering-arena-mythic-invitational Wed, 03 Apr 2019 13:04:59 +0000 https://www.vrtron.com/?p=5152 Andrea “Mengu09” Mengucci, won the world’s first Mythic Invitational. He was playing a White, Blue, Black deck in Magic: The Gathering Arena.

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Andrea “Mengu09” Mengucci, won the world’s first Mythic Invitational. He was playing a White, Blue, Black deck in Magic: The Gathering Arena.

Mengucci is part of the Magic Pro League, the group of 32 top players from around the world that professionally play Magic: The Gathering and Magic: The Gathering Arena for a living.

“The first Mythic Invitational was fast, tense, and full of dramatic moments thanks to our brand-new Duo Standard format,” said Elaine Chase, Vice President of Esports at Wizards of theCoast.

 “We saw strong play from some of the best players in the world as we usher in a new era of Magic esports. Thank you to all our competitors, casters, and viewers who made this an unforgettable weekend. We can’t wait for fans to get even more Magic: The Gathering Arena action on Twitch when the Magic Pro League starts competitive streaming in May.”

In all, 64 players competed for a $1 million total prize pool with $250,000 awarded to first place,

and all participating players will take home a minimum of $7,500 – payout structured as follows:

1st Place: Andrea Mengucci (MPL) $250,000  
2nd Place: Piotr Glogowski $125,000  
3rd Place: Savjz $70,000  
4th Place: Ondrej Strasky $45,000  
5th – 16th Place   $12,500
17th – 64th Place $7,500  

The Mythic Invitational kicks off a series of competitions going throughout the year, and is the first competition played in Magic: the Gathering Arena. You can read about the upcoming events in 2019’s tournament play here

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Magic: The Gathering Arena Launches $1,000,000 Tournament https://www.vrtron.com/magic-the-gathering-arena-launches-1000000-tournament/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=magic-the-gathering-arena-launches-1000000-tournament Mon, 01 Apr 2019 06:04:04 +0000 https://www.vrtron.com/?p=5132 Wizards of the Coast, the company behind Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons, has scheduled a tournament with a staggering $1 MILLION prize-pool for Magic: The Gathering Arena

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Wizards of the Coast, the company behind Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons, has scheduled a tournament with a staggering $1 MILLION prize-pool for Magic: The Gathering Arena 

This new tournament, the Magic: The Gathering Mythic Invitational, took place this weekend. They will battle against one another for a prize pool of $1,000,000. Discover more about the Mythic Invitational here.

The event will be commentated in local languages on Twitch thanks to co-streaming leaded by local experts of Magic Arena.

Also introduced is the new cosmetic system: Players will have access to card styles, sleeves, and more avatars. Card styles are a new cosmetic that change the way cards look. In today’s update, Wizards of the Coast are adding a parallax effect with extended artwork to over 100 cards. These will be available to players through bundles, seasonal rewards, play or purchase.

If you’re interested in covering Magic: The Gathering Arena’s new update, do please let us know. You can stay up to date with the latest updates on their Twitter and Facebook pages.

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PUBG and Tencent announce new E-Sports tournament, $2.5 Million Prize pool! https://www.vrtron.com/pubg-and-tencent-announce-new-e-sports-tournament/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pubg-and-tencent-announce-new-e-sports-tournament Tue, 26 Mar 2019 08:08:35 +0000 https://www.vrtron.com/?p=5124 Los Angeles- Mar. 22, 2019 – Big plans were unveiled during the PUBG Mobile 1st anniversary party, PUBG MOBILE Club Open 2019(PMCO 2019) marks the beginning of a long-term partnership between Tencent Games and PUBG corporation.

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Los Angeles- Mar. 22, 2019 – Big plans were unveiled during the PUBG Mobile 1st anniversary party, PUBG MOBILE Club Open 2019(PMCO 2019) marks the beginning of a long-term partnership between Tencent Games and PUBG corporation.

The PMCO 2019 is divided in Spring Split and Fall Split, each one of them has a separate prize pool for a total of 2.5 million USD. Vivo, the smartphone company will be the main sponsor, providing smartphones to players and fans during the event.

Starting from March 22nd, more than 35.000 teams from all over the planet will compete for the first online qualifiers, qualification period ends on March 30th.

More information is available on the PUBG MOBILE social accounts on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

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Google releases Stadia, the Video Games Netflix https://www.vrtron.com/google-releases-stadia-the-video-games-netflix/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=google-releases-stadia-the-video-games-netflix Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:22:39 +0000 https://www.vrtron.com/?p=5078 On 5 March 2019 the Danish parent company of the game engine developer Unity revealed his application to The United States Patent and Trademark Office

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Google just released Stadia, this new system aims to bring revolution in the console and gaming industry. Stadia is different from any gaming console we’ve seen till now, the platform will be accessible wirelessly over the internet on various platforms including TVs, computers and mobile.

These are the system Specs:

  • Custom 2.7GHz hyper-threaded x86 CPU with AVX2 SIMD and 9.5MB L2+L3 cache
  • Custom AMD GPU with HBM2 memory and 56 compute units, capable of 10.7 teraflops
  • 16GB of RAM with up to 484GB/s of performance

It appears that Stadia will be eventually able to support 8K through 5G.

Stadia Latest News

The only hardware needed will be the Stadia controller which looks like a traditional controller, the controller will connect to the cloud through wi-fi , it also includes a “share” button that will allow to directly upload the session’s videos directly YouTube and share over the social media.

The revolutionary platform was announced at GDC (Game Developers Conference) and is already nicknamed as the “Videogames Netflix”.

Google promptly asked game developers to get in contact with them in order to join this revolution. Will game developers pledge allegiance? We’ll follow this closely.

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New Website Launched https://www.vrtron.com/new-website-launched/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-website-launched Fri, 15 Mar 2019 13:21:25 +0000 https://vrtron.com/?p=4926 VRtron New Website Launched

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Skill Based Slots failed to catch player’s interest https://www.vrtron.com/skill-based-slots-failed-to-catch-players-interest/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=skill-based-slots-failed-to-catch-players-interest Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:43:11 +0000 https://vrtron.com/?p=4794 Casinos in Las Vegas Nevada are struggling to meet customers needs regarding Skill Based Slot Games, this admission come from Las Vegas authorities as reported on the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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Casinos in Las Vegas Nevada are struggling to meet customers needs regarding Skill Based Slot Games, this admission come from Las Vegas authorities as reported on the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Skill Based slots are being distributed in Nevada from 2015, the main difference between traditional slots being the skill factor being introduced, the house still holds a mathematical advantage over the players, but the amount of the reward is based on the player’s skill.

Games for skill based slots look like:

  • Shooters
  • Guitar Heo Lookalikes
  • Old school (tetris, space invaders, …)
  • Mach3 Games
  • Quiz and Trivia

Skill element:

  • Score System
  • Traditional slots with bonus “skill rounds”
  • Multiplayer raked games (similar to poker)

According to the chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) Sandra Morgan, the current problem is that these kind of games are not yet attractive to millennials and generation X demographics since they are not accustomed to casino floors, commenting on the esports she also said that there is a lack of push from the industry, and she complained about the uncertainty of regulators regarding cryptocurrencies.

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