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Warner Bros Says HTC Vive Is Best VR System, Chooses It For ‘Ready Player One’

HTC Vive got a big endorsement today as Warner Bros Pictures announced that it'll be the official partner for all VR content for Ready Player One – calling it the "best system to represent the future of VR" in the process. Read More >>

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Watch This Guy Catch a Virtual Reality Ball That Turns Out to Be Real

When you strap on all of the gear required for a modern, immersive, virtual reality experience, you’re all but completely blind to the real world. But interacting with real world objects can often enhance a virtual experience, so Disney’s researchers came up with a way to let users catch a real ball without leaving a VR world. Read More >>

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You Can Now 3D Print Your Own Add-Ons For Oculus’s Touch Controllers

At the moment, we think the Oculus Rift plus its optional Touch controllers is the best VR experience you can get in the comfort of your own living room. But it could be better — you now have the option of creating your own customised controller accessories. Read More >>

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360-Degree Video of NASA’s Powerful Rocket Blast Will Make Your Astronaut Dreams Come True

Before actually using them on what will be the world’s most powerful rocket, NASA has been thoroughly testing its new RS-25 engines. With 512,000 pounds of thrust, however, the best way to experience all of that power is through this 360-degree video that safely puts you right in the path of the immense blast. Read More >>

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LG is Showing Off its Own Steam VR Headset Later This Week

At last year's MWC, LG revealed it's own mobile-powered virtual reality headset in the hopes that people would go out and buy a G5 to use it with. They didn't, partly because the 360 VR was a pile of rubbish. This year LG is throwing its hat back into the VR ring, but this time it's going all out thanks to a little bit of help from Valve. Read More >>

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The Time Has Come: You Can Now Get A Job Entirely In VR

If you've dreamed of going to work from the sofa and never having to deal with the outdoors or real humans ever again, your day has arrived. 'Social VR platform' Geekzonia is advertising for a VR Events Host - a full time job entirely in virtual reality. Read More >>

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Oculus’s No Good Year Continues With Hundreds of Demo Stations Shutting Down

It’s been a rocky start for virtual reality manufacturers in general. But Oculus—the company that made people believe in VR again—may be having the hardest time of all. It’s been a year of sluggish sales, PR nightmares and one big time defeat in court. Now, US retailer Best Buy is pulling hundreds of demo stations from its sales floors. Read More >>

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Making Virtual Reality A Group Activity

Software developer Drew Gottlieb wanted to make creating art with virtual reality somehow even more magical - by including the people watching. Read More >>

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Google Daydream vs Samsung Gear VR: Which Mobile VR Platform is Best?

Getting a premium VR headset is a pricey endeavour, and even the relatively cheap PSVR requires a minimum of £550 to get the most basic experience. But there are other systems capable of using your smartphone, that thing you use every single day, to offer a VR experience. It's nowhere near as impressive as the uber-expensive stuff, but it's also a darn sight cheaper. The only question is, which platform is best? Read More >>

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Scaring Us Silly: How VR is Making Horror More Realistic Than Ever

Games developers and film-makers have been creating spine-chilling experiences within the horror genre for decades. Combining haunting soundtracks, shadowy threats, elements of surprise, otherworldly aliens, unsteady found-footage camerawork, grotesque imagery and so much more to scare us silly on big and small screens alike. 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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Catch Up on the Explosive $2 Billion Lawsuit Against Facebook Before Zuck Takes the Stand

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he wants escape the Silicon Valley bubble and travel to different parts of America as part of his 2017 New Year’s resolution. It looks like the first stop on his journey will be a Northern District of Texas Federal courtroom. Read More >>

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The New Nintendo Switch Lets You Milk a Virtual Cow, For Some Reason

We now know that the Nintendo Switch officially drops on 3rd March for £280, but if having a new Legend of Zelda game available at launch isn’t enough incentive for you to pre-order the shape-shifting console, maybe a game that has you milking the udders of a virtual cow will have you whipping out your credit card. Read More >>

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Intel’s VR Keynote Was Actually Pretty Cool

Press conferences are typically a dull, boring affair filled with speeches. Until Intel took (mostly) everyone into a room at CES 2017 and told them to put on an Oculus Rift headset. 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 >>