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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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HTC Vive hands-on (again): Still mind-blowing, just about ready for its closeup

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Since we last had a hands-on look at the HTC Vive at CES, we’ve had confirmation of a price and pre-order date for its long-awaited consumer launch, and we took another opportunity to get up close with the hardware at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.Unfortunately, apart from a few tweaks to a cou[……]

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Microsoft Research combats VR nausea with inexpensive LED arrays

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It’s been a long time coming, but after a few false starts it appears the age of virtual reality may finally be upon us, with the HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift vying to immerse consumers in virtual environments. But even before the current crop of headsets can gain a serious foothold, a[……]

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Best Google Cardboard apps: Top games and demos for your mobile VR headset

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While the big names like HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR are making the most noise about their VR experiences, Google Cardboard and its apps offer the easiest and cheapest way to experience virtual reality today.So what exactly is Cardboard? Well, it consists of a low-cost, DIY virtual real[……]

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Don't let crappy mobile VR put you off virtual reality entirely

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“Next time I come home, I’ll bring up a VR headset so you can all try it,” I bragged to some school friends over drinks recently. “We got my Dad a cheap one for his birthday, he looked mad chasing dinosaurs, it made me feel sick though,” came the reply. Read this: The best Samsung Gear VR apps, game[……]

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Pico Neo: First look at the untethered VR headset

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The Pico Neo from Chinese startup Pico debuted in the US at E3 for the first time without much fanfare, but its done something no other company has successfully done before: untethered headsets. Specifically, the Pico Neo isn’t powered by a phone nor does it need to be plugged into a PC at all times[……]

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Best Samsung Gear VR apps: The games, videos and experiences to download first

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The amount of truly awesome apps, games and shorts on the Samsung Gear VR has shot up in the past six months. And with the affordable $99 Gear VR on sale, everything is starting to click into place for Samsung’s mobile VR plans.
Here’s our round-up of the best apps, games, demos, short films and int[……]

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Starbreeze's spec heavy ​StarVR headset will be built by Acer

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Acer is building Starbreeze’s spec heavy StarVR headset and its CEO Jason Chen sees VR as part of the future of the company. The Oculus rival first piqued our interested at last year’s E3 show and now it’s one step closer to reality with the new design, manufacturing and sales partnership.
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Field of view: The week in VR

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With everything happening in the world, VR makes a lot of sense right now. Not purely as a form of escapism, but a moment of reprieve where we can take a break and feel like a kid experiencing something fun for the first time.On the site this week, we discussed how to build a budget PC for VR in cas[……]

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