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DiRT Rally's PSVR update lands on the PSN store

The more simulation-based DiRT Rally spin-off now has its official PlayStation VR update as of today. The bad news: it costs $13. Owners of the base game will need to pony up an additional $12.99 (£9.99) to experience Rally with more ...   read

 
 
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Admire the world killing itself in DEFCON VR

Spectating a multi-player match can be a lot of fun. Sometimes you pick up on new skills and other times you just need to take a break and watch others crack under pressure. It can fulfill multiple needs, but it does lack something. I guess...   read

 
 
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Google Daydream View VR Headset on sale for $50

Remember when Verizon Wireless was selling the Samsung Gear VR for cheap last month? A similar deal now exist for another VR headset with the Google Daydream VR headset on sale for only $50. At 38% off, the unit comes in three color choices...   read

 
 
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Half-Life may continue, but not like you want it to

Gabe Newell recently held an AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit and people were obviously drooling at the chance to question the existence of Half-Life 3. While that was deftly avoided by Gaben, there were some interesting hints dropped about ...   read

 
 
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Clearance deals: $49 Samsung Gear VR, $59 Asus AC1900 router

Verizon Wireless is clearing out its stock of the Samsung Gear VR onto the market for only $50. We've seen the Samsung Gear VR for $49.99 before, but only in refurbished condition, while this is brand new and straight from a big retailer. A...   read

 
 
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Valve announces expansion of licenses for VR demonstrations

Valve announced earlier today that they're expanding the Site Licensing Program (SLP) that allows people to use Steam content or services in a public setting. This is good news for people who want to demonstrate Virtual Reality (VR) games l...   read

 
 
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Everything you need to know about PlayStation VR

Sony's virtual reality face mask is out October 13 for you Rockefellers that can drop the $400 on it ($500 for the one that comes with Move controllers). To prepare you for the occasion, the PlayStation Blog has put out a pretty dang compre...   read

 
 
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Rick and Morty creator co-founds VR game studio

Justin Roiland and Tanya Watson announced earlier today that they're teaming up to create a new virtual reality game studio. Called Squanchtendo, the studio intends to combine adult humor with VR gameplay.  Roiland is best known as one...   read

 
 
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Here's all the hardware news out of E3 2016

While E3's generally all about the games, this year we saw a pretty big turnout for hardware too: video cards, new consoles, and of course more virtual reality than we really know what to do with. So here's a roundup of all things physical ...   read

 
 
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The OSVR HDK 2: a $400 VR headset with Rift & Vive-like specs

Razer and Sensics have teamed up to announce the Hacker Development Kit 2, or HDK 2, virtual reality headset. The HDK 2 is part of the companies’ Open Source Virtual Reality consortium, which aims to “democratise” VR and a...   read

 
 


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There should be no more delays in getting your HTC Vive

Saying VR got off to a “rocky start” is kind of like saying the surface of Pluto is “a bit nippy”. Both the Vive and the Rift have been plagued by stock shortages and delays, leaving plenty of people unhappy with the...   read

 
 
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Review: Please, Don't Touch Anything

Take one part MacGyver, one part Alan Turing, one part the hidden pictures section in Highlights, and a whole bunch of pop culture references, mix them in a bowl of virtual reality, and you've got Please, Don't Touch Anything, the Oculus Ri...   read

 
 
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E3 website adds Xbox One virtual reality filter, multiple companies register

The ESA recently added the ability to search E3 2016's official website for the category 'Xbox One virtual reality' and it appears as though multiple companies have registered under said category, including: Maximum Games, Rebellion,&n...   read

 
 
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Review: Audioshield

For the last few weeks, I've had an HTC Vive set up in my living room, pulling it out when friends or family are visiting to show off the wonders of VR. While experiences like Tilt Brush or Space Pirate Trainer draw interest, Audioshield al...   read

 
 
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OVER: Come watch me hurt myself during my first VR extravaganza stream

All the other cool kids are doing it and I've got nothing but free time these days, so here I am, live streaming a bunch of HTC Vive games. I have a bunch of games to select from (click that link to see the list), most of which I haven...   read

 
 
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Move over Wii, hilarious VR injuries are here

Remember all the funny injuries and one unfortunate death that the Wii caused? Ten years later, everyone has an HD camera in their pocket to record the next wave of game-based injuries, only this time, it's in virtual reality. Some might ca...   read

 
 
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Oculus Rift is being sold at retail before all pre-orders have been fulfilled

“Pre-order” has a pretty well-defined meaning. If you pre-order something, the expectation is that one of whatever it is you’re pre-ordering will be saved for you, and you’ll get it on, or sometimes before, the day i...   read

 
 
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Racing sim DriveClub VR rated by ESRB despite Evolution closure

Despite the closure of developer Evolution Studios last month, DriveClub VR has been rated by the ESRB.  We’ve seen DriveClub VR demoed to showcase virtual reality tech, but as yet, nothing has been announced about a full release...   read

 
 
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The newest VR amusement in Japan shoots you out of a cannon

Have you ever heard of The Swing at the Edge of the World in Ecuador? It's what you would imagine: a swing that puts you over the mouth of a chasm that would certainly end your life. I'd want to try that, but it's too stupid to risk my lif...   read

 
 
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VR gave me pink eye at PAX

(Update: it was a popped blood vessel. Sorry for the scare!) We've all joked about it. Now the chickens have come home to roost, and shit, directly in my eyeball. I've been doing VR demos all day at PAX East, and at least one of them certa...   read

 
 
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Has your pre-order for HTC's Vive been inexplicably cancelled?

Just hours before they’re due to be sent out, pre-orders for HTC’s Vive are being inexplicably cancelled. Pre-orders sold out within minutes of going live, but now it seems even those lucky enough to have snagged the VR hardware...   read

 
 
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Star Wars holochess co-creator brings concept to reality with HoloGrid

While not an official Star Wars product, special effects legend Phil Tippett's (A New Hope, RoboCop, Jurassic Park, The Force Awakens) upcoming AR/VR card-and-video game HoloGrid: Monster Battle will definitely resonate with a lot of ...   read

 
 
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I set up PC VR for under 25 GBP: Results were mixed

With the rollout of high end VR headsets mere weeks away now, and a retail HTC Vive on the way to the Destructoid UK offices imminently, I decided to spend today performing a little experiment. Using only tech I could find around the house ...   read

 
 
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Console gamers are more excited for VR than PC gamers

Other than the PlayStation VR, virtual reality is almost entirely confined to the realms of PC gaming. For example, the Vive and Rift require a beefy rig, while and the Sulon Q straps a PC to the back of your head. So it may be surprising t...   read

 
 
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PS VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive: A breakdown in cost, accessories, and specs

With the announcement of the price and release date of Sony's PlayStation VR headset yesterday, I noticed many people don't really understand the difference between it and other upcoming VR devices like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. So ...   read

 
 



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