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HTC Vive pre-orders to open up next month

Just last week Oculus began gearing up for the launch of the Rift with pre-orders opening up and shipments due out in March. However, there is another big VR launch on the way in the next few months- the HTC Vive, which will also have its price and ship date …

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PlayStationVR briefly listed on Amazon for $800

It is clear at this point that virtual reality is going to be expensive to get into, especially if you want a first generation device. While the Oculus Rift was given an official $600 price tag yesterday, we have yet to see official prices for the HTC Vive or PlayStationVR, …

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Oculus Rift goes on sale for £530

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is now available for pre-order, priced at $600 (£530 inc. shipping the UK). This is vastly more than the originally projected $300-$350 cost for the consumer head mounted display (HMD), but we were warned previously by Palmer Luckey and several others involved in its …

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NASA showed up at CES… with VR gear

NASA has been making a splash at this year’s CES, but not by showing off technological developments like crew capsules or rocket engines, but with virtual reality. The American space agency brought along a number of VR and AR headsets and is using them to give the public an experience …

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HTC’s Viveport VR app platform launched

HTC’s Viveport online store for virtual reality games, experiences and applications was learned about in mid-December through some investigative digging from fans, but it now looks to be available. Although there are no apps listed of yet, the system itself appears to be up and running, with libraries for purchased …

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The Oculus Rift is on track for Q1 launch

Next year is set to be big for virtual reality, we’ll have the HTC Vive in April, the PlauStation VR headset in the second half of the year and perhaps most excitingly, the final version of the Oculus Rift in the first quarter. Palmer Luckey and the Oculus crew have …

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ASUS and Gigabyte may launch own VR headsets in 2016

Internal component, system and peripheral manufacturers, ASUS and Gigabyte, are working on their own takes on virtual reality headsets according to a new report. Expected to debut in 2016, the headsets will come from ASUS internal developments we’re told, while Gigabyte’s will come out of a partnership it has with Chinese …

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Commercial HTC Vive hardware/devkit 2 spotted in leak

In a leak on the HTC website, excited virtual reality fans have discovered the final, commercial version of the HTC Vive headset. It looks quite similar to the original, with a few noteworthy changes, but it’s the controllers that really look different. Overall though, everything is just much more polished, …

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Mozilla releases A-Frame making VR web developing easy

As much as the idea of walking around websites, rather than interacting with them on a 2D display might seem like a relic  from a ’90s future-tech story (anyone remember Net Force?) it’s actually something that some are already experimenting with. It’s hard though, so Mozilla has developed a technique …

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Crytek has another VR game in the works: The Climb

Crytek’s announcement that it was turning its Return to Dinosaur Island prototype demo into a full-game, virtual reality experience for the PS4 and perhaps other platforms later on was exciting news, but it’s not the developer’s only VR production that’s in the works. It’s also working on a game that …

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First stand-up comedy show takes place in virtual reality

Although Nokia’s Ozo 360 degree camera rig has us all excited for experiencing real events from the comfort of our own home, what’s to say that the performers even need to go to a venue? That’s what happened yesterday in the VR social application, AltSpaceVR, which hosted its first stand-up …

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This iPhone case doubles as a virtual reality viewer

Virtual reality is growing and there is a big push for it on smartphones, thanks to products like the Samsung GearVR and the Google Cardboard. The YouTube app even supports virtual reality headset viewing from smartphones now, something that Figment is looking to help push with its iPhone case, which …

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