Stay on target British Airways Tests VR Entertainment on Select First-Class FlightsGeek Pick: HP Reverb Is Clear-Eyed Virtual Reality Today may be a rough for some of us out there, but this story is something that should put a smile on your face. Someone has recreated the classic Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 in Unreal Engine 4. That alone would be enough, but to sweeten the deal, this person has posted of video of the game being played on the HTC Vive.The person responsible for this is Ádám Horváth. He is an Unreal Engine developer who is known for creating a virtual mirror for trying on clothes. He has recreated only a tiny slice of Red Alert 2 in UE4, but even this small taste is enough to impress those of us who played this game back in the day.Of course, the real highlight of this video is that Red Alert 2 is being played on an HTC Vive. Real Time Strategy Games seem like a natural fit for VR, and this video proves why. Horváth uses the Vive controllers to control what he does in the game. One hand controls units on the battlefield, and the other holds an in-game tablet that can be pointed at to construct troops and buildings.Modern virtual reality gaming is still in its infancy but videos like this help to show the potential the medium has beyond fancy tech demos. Seeing a tried and true gaming genre work so well in VR should give proponents of the technology hope that it won’t be just another quickly forgotten fad. Let’s hope that developers look at this video and begin to get ideas about how to bring compelling RTS experiences to VR in the future.
‘One Punch Man’ Get A Video Game, Probably Has More Punches‘Cannon Busters’ Is The Black Anime We’ve Been Waiting… Stay on target Superheroes are always a hot commodity, and you can barely throw a stone without hitting some news about an upcoming Marvel movie or a DC comic in the works. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of the most popular anime series of the season (and every season since it’s launch), My Hero Academia, should feature a nod to one of the most famous heroes of all: Iron Man.The latest episode of My Hero Academia is all about one specific character: Mei Hatsume. Hatsume’s inventions range from the oblique to the awesome, but there was one in particular that shocked and awed audiences as Izuku was treated to a gallery of different suits. One of them, in particular, had a very Iron Man-esque look to it, so much so that it looked as though it was ripped straight from Iron Man 2. But that’s not all.When Izuku put the suit on, Hatsume assured him the suit would be enough to help reinforce his strength, but the suit instead just twisted the poor hero all the way around, just like Iron Man 2’s scene. Izuku looked just as confused and terrified as the poor tester did in the movie with Justin Hammer, and it’s obvious this scene was peppered in on purpose — someone on the My Hero Academia crew really loves Iron Man and comics, that much is obvious!My Hero Academia is currently in its third season, and continues to follow young Izuku Midoriya, who was born without the superpowered ability everyone else in the world seems to have: a Quirk. After he makes it his mission to become a superhero without a Quirk, he’s enlisted by the world’s most amazing hero: All Might.From there, he learns that being a hero is about far more than just what you can do with your powers. If you’re a comic fan, you might want to give it a try, especially considering the things it has in common with western superhero titles. Who knows? Future episodes may very well be teeming with more Easter eggs. We’ll make sure to share them with you if we end up seeing any more.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.