Category: VR

If you’re growing tired of being stuck at home and looking for a new experience, a YouTube channel called ‘Virtual Disney World’ (which isn’t affiliated with Disney despite its name) has aggregated a huge playlist of 360-degree videos taken on popular theme park rides around the world. Anyone who owns a VR headset — even something as simple as a cardboard holder for a smartphone — can enjoy the…

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Today we’re looking at what’s likely an internal testing device made by Apple for the near-future release of AR/VR experiences aplenty. This isn’t the first we’ve seen of this sort of hardware – it’s not particularly unlike hardware used by HTC and Oculus/Facebook for their own VR headsets. This new leaked look at Apple hardware is almost certainly meant for internal testing only, as it has a…

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Google started the idea of using a smartphone as the heart and soul of a VR headset and others immediately jumped on the prospect of an affordable VR system for the masses. That included Samsung who worked with the makers of the Oculus Rift to launch the Gear VR for is high-end flagships. That phase of the VR market, however, was rather short-lived and Samsung slowly “forgot” to update its…

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Half-Life: Alyx first post-launch update drops: What’s new

After a few months of waiting, Half-Life: Alyx launched on Monday. As the first Half-Life game in more than a decade, there was a lot of anticipation following this release, and it looks like the title is off to strong start. Half-Life: Alyx has received its first post-launch update, but don’t expect a massive changelog detailing a litany of additions and fixes.

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HP Reverb G2 teased as “the new standard in VR” with Valve, Microsoft

There’s a new VR headset in town – and it might arrive right on time. Here in the late Winter of 2020, we’re all stuck inside on quarantine, avoiding COVID-19, and it might just be the perfect time for VR to catch hold of the masses. Not that VR device makers have been trying to make that happen for half a decade or anything… but still. Per the sneaky release today, this is the new standard for…

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Half-Life: Alyx is not Half-Life 3, but it is a new Half-Life game. It is a new game from Valve, and it is out and available to play today. Users will find the game released as of the posting of this article. In other words – if you’re reading this, there’s a brand new Half-Life game available to play via Steam right this minute.

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Despite our very global world, it’s sometimes too easy to take for granted that time isn’t the same across the world. When companies announce dates, they often neglect to add additional information like timezones and presume everyone is on the same page as them. Worse, they don’t even mention what time something may take place, which is especially true for product launches. Fortunately, Valve is…

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In an announcement today, Facebook’s VR company Oculus revealed plans to release an updated user interface for its Oculus Quest headset. Oculus calls this a ‘major update’ to its system, one that will bring a more ‘flexible and social’ experience for users. Headset owners can expect multi-window support for 2D applications, a redesigned universal menu, and more.

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Valve Index VR kit might be back in stock for less than a day

Although Valve has actually been involved in the virtual reality market for a long time, it has mostly been via its collaboration with HTC’s VIVE system. Last year it finally got its hands dirty with the Index, which may be one of the more expensive PC VR systems aimed at regular consumers. Despite the initially slow sales, the Index quickly sold off last January thanks to the Half-Life: Alyx…

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Half-Life: Alyx gameplay previewed in three must-see new videos

Despite the fact that Half-Life: Alyx is launching later this month, we haven’t seen very much of the game yet. We’ve seen glimpses of gameplay here and there, but today, Valve gave us a substantial look at how the game will play when it arrives on March 23rd. Valve published a trio of videos today, with each one of them giving us a look at Half-Life: Alyx‘s gameplay.

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