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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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The best 360 degree and VR videos on YouTube

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YouTube has been pushing its new 360 hub of 360 degree and VR videos since it added support for them in early 2015. A year on, here’s our picks of what to watch on your Cardboard viewer. With all the hype around Oculus Rift and buddies, new stuff is being added all the time.

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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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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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The best VR games

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We’re still just scratching the surface of what virtual reality will eventually be able to do. But when we sat down to round up a list of the best VR games, it was a little surprising how much high-quality (if still a little primitive) content is already out there. Let’s break down our (always up-to[……]

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Instant gratification VR: HTC Vive now shipping without delay, expands retail presence

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For a while there, to get a high-end VR headset, you had to place an online pre-order and then wait months for it to show up on your doorstep. For the very best VR headset, the HTC Vive, that wait is no more. HTC is now shipping new Vive orders within 72 hours and is also expanding its retail presen[……]

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Time for a VR impulse buy? The Oculus Rift is finally shipping without delay

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For a while there, these amazing PC-based VR headsets that you kept reading about were just about impossible to get in your hands (erm, on your head). Just over a month after HTC Vive orders gave you instant gratification, the previously months-long shipping delays for Facebook’s Oculus Rift are als[……]

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HTC Vive review: This is VR the way we always imagined it

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Most of us grew up imagining VR as first-person simulations. Whether it was trading virtual gunfire, exploring fantastic worlds you’d never see in real life or chatting with people who only exist inside a computer, the VR of our dreams was always a first-person experience. It turns out our imaginati[……]

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Stepping inside Zero Latency's free-roam, warehouse-scale VR

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Guns? Check. Zombies? Of course. Pickups, level progression, scores, six-player co-op? All accounted for. Zero Latency ticks all the boxes, but this VR game goes far beyond anything you’ve ever tried: when one of my teammates comes face-to-face with the undead, he freaks out and leaps backwards – st[……]

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Oculus Rift review: Polished, often magical … but ultimately second best

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If you would have told us a year or two ago that, when the consumer Oculus Rift finally launched, it would only be the second most exciting VR headset in our offices, we would have picked up the phone and dialed the men in white coats. Oculus started this rapidly spreading virtual reality fire, snat[……]

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