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VR as fantasy fulfillment: HTC Vive owners can soon wield a lightsaber in Star Wars' Trials on Tatooine

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If you’ve ever fantasized about being a Jedi, VR can take you there better than any other medium. HTC announced today that the Star Wars Trials on Tatooine short game that we demoed at GDC will be available as a free download for HTC Vive owners starting on Monday.Playing the Star Wars Trials on Tat[……]

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Rick and Morty VR Coming to Comic-Con

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The folks over at Owlchemy Labs, the guys who brought us Job Simulator on HTC Vive, have announced today that they’ll soon be releasing a new VR game based on Rick and Morty.Unlike Job Simulator that made us all relive jobs in VR as a gourmet chef, an office worker, or maybe even a convenience store[……]

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HTC Vive's magic now includes a lightsaber battle and a Lab full of mini-games (hands-on)

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At this point you might be sick of visiting Gizmag only to see pictures of writers (well, one in particular) wearing virtual reality headsets all over the front page. But during this VR-centric week at GDC 2016 we couldn’t live with ourselves if we left out the HTC Vive, which may be the most mesmer[……]

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VICELAND Launches First Episode in VR Documentary Series

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In March, VICE announced their partnership with Samsung to co-produce a documentary series that follows VR creators as they take on various projects within the new immersive medium. These documentaries will be distributed not only on VICE and Samsung’s platforms but will also air primetime on VICELA[……]

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Pokémon Go Makes Its Way To HoloLens

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This early demo lets you throw Poke Balls with the tap of your fingers.Pokémon Go is on a major tear, quickly becoming one of the most viral mobile applications of all time and even topping Twitter’s daily users.You can cruise over to any local park or waterway and expect to find groups of strangers[……]

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The best HTC Vive games you need to play

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The HTC Vive is finally alive and in out the wild for all the world to use. But what exactly can you try right now?Well, Valve has a pretty extensive library of games for the Vive, and while not all of them are entirely complete – some are episodic while others are demo length – you’ll still have to[……]

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4K Samsung Serif is part artwork, part television

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The humble household TV has become slimmer, screen sizes have grown dramatically, and there are more pixels being squeezed into every panel than ever before. But, for the most part, the remarkable modern screens we get to enjoy are surrounded by dull gray or black plastic. Samsung is aiming to chang[……]

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Pokémon Go review: An adult gamer’s take on the global mobile sensation – and where it could lead

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While Nintendo’s second ever mobile effort, the absurdly popular Pokémon Go, has already won a legion of fans and sent the company’s shares through the roof, a lot of people out there will be scratching their heads and thinking “What on Earth is this Pokémon Go thing all about?” Dive in as a long-ti[……]

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DeepHand motion tracking enters the VR arms race

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The VR arms race is in full flight, and hands seem to be the next front line in the battle, whether that’s fought with infrared cameras, electromagnetic sensors, handheld controllers like those used by the HTC Vive, Playstation Move or Oculus Touch, or even full-body exoskeletons. Now, a team at Pur[……]

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Field of view: The week in virtual reality

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Welcome once again VR lovers to your weekly roundup of the latest launches, announcements and rumours flying around in the world of VR that we’ve saved to tell you all about them right here.

On the site this week, our features editor Sophie tells us why you shouldn’t be put off virtual reality b[……]

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