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The Best VR Games Emulators

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Have you ever been so enthused by a game, that you just wanted to completely identify with your character and see the world through its eyes? Virtual reality offers this kind of immersion, but the games that developers make for most popular headsets usually offer fresh and unique content. Rarely do we see some classic titles officially modified for VR, however, VR Games Emulators allow us to to walk in our favourite characters’ shoes.

Nintendo Games In Dolphin VR

Dolphin VR is an emulator for Nintendo GameCube and Nintendo Wii that allows you to play 3D games in VR. Dolphin was a Nintendo game emulator for a bit almost a decade now, but recently he managed to make VR work in games that weren’t designed for it.

Dolphin VR works with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, but be aware that as the developer states, it is still very buggy. Implementation of VR often leads to various graphical glitches, so the experience is far from polished. One of the games that’s feels just right when playing it through Dolphin VR emulator is Metroid Prime 3.

PPSSPP VR – PSP Games in Virtual Reality

PPSSPP VR is PlayStation Portable game emulator, from the people who created Dolphin VR. It is available for Windows, MacOS, iOS and your Android device. VR experience on your mobile device using this software is terrible though.

However PPSSPP VR works with Oculus Rift, as it allows you to actually be inside PSP games. There is a list of PSP games that are VR compatible, the ones that are playable but not working quite perfectly, and lastly the completely unplayable games.

Infamous  Nintendo’s Virtual Boy games on Gear VR and Google Cardboard

The predecessor of today’s VR devices, Virtual Boy was released in 1995, and the production was shut down only 6 months after. Needless to say, the project was a complete failure.

Nowadays some of its original games are finding redemption with help of Gear VR and Google Cardboard. The Reddit user, calling himself The King of Spain made a post about setting this up. However, the user stated that “The added depth however doesn’t add much value gameplay-wise”.

Modded Games – World of Warcraft in VR, GTA VR

When the VR hype train began, lots of games were being modded to support VR to some extent. In order to play these games in VR, you will often have to download third-party mods, which means that these aren’t official game implementations.

One of the games you can play in VR and is very enjoyable is World of Warcraft. While Blizzard hasn’t yet announced official VR WoW support, you can immerse in your beloved MMORPG easily – VR style.

This Reddit user has posted a straightforward guide on how to simply setup World of Warcraft VR experience. And yeah, the reactions from the guy in the video above are priceless, pure happiness.

The pinnacle of what VR can give us is probably access to the open world content, so GTA V can give us a taste of what’s to come. For this to work, you need to download the mod from GTA VR and follow the official installation instructions. Have in mind that this mod only works with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. 

Rift HMD cable management – Tips & Tricks

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Probably the most annoying part of Oculus Rift and for most VR headsets nowadays is HMD cable management. Maybe in the future, the headsets could connect to your PC without a physical (cable) connection, but until then, we have to deal with this predicament.

Some users unplug the headset and remove the cables after use because their VR playroom is too messy after the session. Rigging them back in place takes time, so this may cause you to use the Rift less often.

Luckily, some VR enthusiasts didn’t give up that easy and came up with several effective solutions. Additionally, a company Virtuix Omni recognized the problem and designed some gadgets that will help you setting up Oculus Rift in a neat way.

Virtuix VR Boom

This is probably the best, but also the priciest of all solutions. The Virtuix VR Boom is an accessory that manages your HMD cable while you are immersed in virtual-reality. The VR boom will eliminate any possible cable entanglement, which is essential if you intend to use Oculus Rift in a room-scale.

Octagonal base is sturdy and provides stability, and the gadget has necessary cable clips that lead your HMD cable to the shaft. The retractable mechanism will keep the cable at just the right length, enabling you to move and turn freely.

The only downside is the price, which is currently $149. When the Virtuix VR Boom first came out, the retail price was around $80, and since then it just keeps going up. It seems that demand for this product allows manufacturers to continuously raise the price.

Lift the cable off the floor

The best way to prevent tripping over the cable is to mount it to the walls/ceiling. If you are lazy to do this, you can clip it to the back of your pants, but this is no proper solution. When a cable touches you, it can completely break the VR immersion and set you back to the real world.

If you are ready to put in some work and set up the installations required to keep the cable suspended off the ceiling, it might be a good idea to get a cable extension. After you’ve ensured you have the required cable length, you can get the Retractable Cable Management System for Oculus Rift. It contains 6 spindles attached to adhesive hooks which can be fixed on almost any surface without drilling.

If you have enough space dedicated for your VR play area, retractable cable management system is a great solution. However, when facing difficulties, improvisation gives birth to some original ideas.

We can see this gentleman is a do-it-yourself kind of person, and even though his invention isn’t as cool and high-tech as some others we aforementioned, it serves it’s purpose brilliantly. Using a retractable dog leash, he solved the Rift cable management problem on his own.

This method probably isn’t as reliable as the others we suggested, but can get you through initial HMD cable management issues until you’ve worked out a more suitable and reliable solution.

Unido Box 689vrt2 VR 3D Headset Remote Control Review

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Simple, compact, easy to use

Have you recently bought yourself an entry-level VR Headset? If you have, chances are it didn’t come with any kind of controller. Here you can find the best virtual reality headset remote with a universal design. The Unido Box 689vrt2 remote control is the best partner to use with your VR headset. Another great thing is you can buy it at an affordable price. Check out our Unido Box 689vrt2 VR Headset Remote Control Review here.

The Unido Box 689vrt2 VR Headset Remote Design

The Unido Box 689vrt2 Bluetooth Remote Gamepad has a universal design to use with your tablet, TV Box or smartphone. The gamepad is only available in a white color and has an ergonomic design that fits comfortably in the hand.

The remote control uses two AAA batteries which are not included with your purchase. You can enjoy continuous gameplay for up to 120-hours with the remote. The VR remote control is compact and has a light indicator to let you know when it’s on.

The great thing about the VR box 2.0 remote is you can use it as a gamepad or with your PC as a wireless mouse.

What functions does the Unido Box VR box 2.0 Remote have?

The remote has a lightweight design that will help when playing games for hours on end. You can pair it with an Android or iOS device via Bluetooth. Further, you can control the volume, mute sound, and go back to a previous screen. The 689vrt2 remote supports Android, iOS and PC games. The remote is accompanied by a user manual.

Standout Features and Specs:

  • The Unido Box VR Headset Remote connects via Bluetooth 3.0
  • The remote works with VR Box 2.0 headsets
  • You can use it with your smartphone, tablet or TV box
  • Has all the functions you need to control a game from the volume right through to muting the sound
  • The device supports Android, iOS, and PC
  • It uses two AAA batteries with a standby current of 0.5 – 8Ma for a continuous game time of up to 120-hours

Customer Feedback

When you read customer reviews on the Unido Box 689vrt2 VR Headset Remote, you will find a lot of one star reviews. However, compared to the expensive VR remote controls, this is certainly one of the best VR Headset Bluetooth Remote in its price range. Certain users had problems using it with their Android or iPhone. Last, but not least, the instructions are written mostly in Chinese.