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Here’s How Much the HTC Vive Tracker and Deluxe Audio Strap Will Cost in the UK

HTC's just announced the launch dates and pricing for the new Vive Tracker and Vive Deluxe Audio Strap accessories, and it's all sounding pretty exciting. Read More >>

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Sixa Rivvr Wants to Make Your Vive and Oculus Rift Headsets Completely Wireless

VR is an interesting experience with its ups and downs, with one of the biggest universal problems is that pesky wire getting in the way all the time. Thankfully there's a better way, thanks to Sixa Rivvr. Regardless of whether you have an Oculus Rift or an HTC Vive, it wants to keep your VR experiences tether-free. Read More >>

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HTC Vive Selling Twice As Many Headsets As Oculus Rift, Says Unreal Engine Creator

The VR war between frontrunning systems HTC Vive and Oculus Rift is skewing heavily towards the former, reckons Unreal Engine creator and founder of Epic Games Tim Sweeney. Read More >>

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There’s A HTC Vive-Branded Smartphone Hidden In This Video, Apparently

Take a look at this fancy marketing video. Can you spot the Vive-branded smartphone? Read More >>

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The Vive’s New Tracker Turns Every Real World Object Into a VR Toy

Last year, HTC made the best virtual reality experience possible. One as close to the promise of Star Trek’s Holodeck as we’ve ever come. This year, at CES HTC hopes to improve on that experience by introducing two new accessories, a welcomed new headset strap and the Vive Tracker, a small peripheral that lets you put any real world object you want into the virtual world. Read More >>

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Grab Your Red Cape and Fly Around the World With Google Earth VR

Google has unintentionally created a Superman VR type thing, which lets you fly around the world like a retired version of the Man of Steel, who just fancies seeing the sights and can’t be bothered fighting baddies anymore. Read More >>

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Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PS VR: Which VR Headset Should You Buy?

The three big names in VR are currently out in the world, taking up space in warehouses and on shop shelves. All of them hoping to be purchased for a happy life of gaming, because gadgets definitely have feelings. While premium VR gaming doesn't have quite as much choice as, say, premium PC gaming, you still have to decide which headset is right for you. Read More >>

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TPCast’s Wireless HTC Vive Kit Goes on Sale Today

Another tech company promising to make VR wireless and therefore a bit more like something normal, everyday folk might consider doing, has emerged, with TPCast claiming its tetherless HTC Vive kit is ready for sale on a limited edition developer preview in China kind of deal. Read More >>

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HTC Planning Vive VR Arcades

HTC thinks VR might be the way to save the arcades, if indeed there are any arcades still left to save, with the maker of the Vive headset revealing its plan to let developers tweak their VR titles in a way that's friendly with the idea of spending £2 for several minutes of dislocating fun. Read More >>

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Ronnie O’Sullivan Meets Virtual Reality

Virtual reality headsets and looking like an idiot go hand in hand, but spare a thought for Ronnie O’Sullivan, who took things to a whole new level while trying out the HTC Vive. Read More >>

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HTC Has Launched Viveport, a VR App Store for Everything But Games

Virtual Reality is for more than just playing games, but the smaller experiences could easily be lost in the depths of Steam's catalogue. Oculus Rift has its own dedicated App Store, and as of today so does the HTC Vive. Read More >>

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Virtual Reality Experience Uses Google Earth to Make You Feel Like a Rampaging Giant

The real appeal of monster movies like Godzilla is that they let you experience what it would be like to be a giant rage-filled monster stomping around a big city. But instead of just sitting in a cinema as a witness to the rampage, a new virtual reality experience lets you experience it firsthand—minus all the destruction. Read More >>

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VR Startup Promises Wireless HTC Vive

A version of the HTC Vive that doesn't require you to be permanently corded to the Matrix mainframe is apparently in the works, with a VR startup claiming it has the full backing of HTC Vive evangelist Valve for its plans to create a wireless version of the headset. Read More >>

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These are the Average Gaming PC Hardware Specs (and VR Barely Registers)

PC gaming is usually defined by its ability to chase the most intense hardware capabilities, from multi-monitor super high-resolution gaming through to the most immersive of virtual reality experiences. So it may come as something of a surprise to see that a survey of Steam users – the premier PC gaming platform – reveals the average specs of most PC gamers to be so, well, average. Read More >>

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Subbuteo VR and Five Other Boardgames That Deserve a Virtual Reality Makeover

Missing pieces. Long-forgotten rules. A 12-sided dice short of a dungeon raid. For every good memory of table top boardgames, there's at least one frustrating one to go with them, from the cat scattering the Scrabble board to Dad slyly pocketing a £100 note as the Monopoly banker. Read More >>