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Sony won’t be making a loss on PlayStation VR hardware, even at £350 a pop

Sony won’t be making a loss on PlayStation VR hardware, even at £350 a pop

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Sony has revealed that, contrary to the opinion of some analysts, it won't be making a loss on each PlayStation VR headset sold - even though it undercuts high-end rivals by hundreds of pounds. When the tech and gaming giant revealed that the PS VR would... >>

There’s no technical reason why PS4 and Xbox One fans can’t play together, but...

There’s no technical reason why PS4 and Xbox One fans can’t play together, but...

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A few days ago, at the start of GDC in San Francisco, Microsoft openly invited other console manufacturers to participate in its cross-platform gaming strategy; that's Sony with its PlayStation 4, to you and us. It is already planning on offering PC and... >>

HTC Vive will be available to pre-order and try out from these high street retailers

HTC Vive will be available to pre-order and try out from these high street retailers

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We've quite rightly raved about our adventures with the HTC Vive virtual reality headset in the last year or so, but the only way you can discover what the fuss is about is to experience it yourself. Thankfully, HTC has partnered with a number of stores... >>

Sky Q to get 4K Ultra HD TV shows and movies from summer, Now TV too

Sky Q to get 4K Ultra HD TV shows and movies from summer, Now TV too

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It's been known since the unveiling of Sky Q last year that the Sky Q Silver box would be getting Ultra HD programming at some point in its future, we just didn't know when. The main box in the Sky Q line-up has the required HDMI output to transmit 4K... >>

You could be playing Gears of War 4 earlier than you thought

You could be playing Gears of War 4 earlier than you thought

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Gears of War fans will get the chance to play the next chapter in the series in April. An open multiplayer beta of Gears of War 4 will be available from 25 April for one week, long ahead of the games expected holiday season release date. What's more,... >>

Samsung: Gear VR is just the beginning, future virtual reality headsets planned

Samsung: Gear VR is just the beginning, future virtual reality headsets planned

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Samsung has told Pocket-lint that it will continue its investment in and commitment to virtual reality as it believes that it become "the future of how we engage in media". And that will include new headsets. During launch day for the Samsung Galaxy S7... >>

Forget Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, wire-free Sulon Q VR doesn’t need a high-end PC

Forget Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, wire-free Sulon Q VR doesn’t need a high-end PC

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When we met Oculus' vice president of mobile Max Cohen in January, he explained that wireless virtual reality headsets of the calibre of the Oculus Rift are a long way away. It will be 15 years before we get something approaching the Star Trek holodeck,... >>

Racing drones could earn you $250,000... like this kid did

Racing drones could earn you $250,000... like this kid did

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A British drone racing team has scooped the main prize of a quarter of a million dollars (£174,000) in the World Drone Prix in Dubai, and the team captain was a 15-year-old boy from the UK. Point-of-view drone racing has exploded in popularity recently,... >>

This is what Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time could look like on Nintendo NX

This is what Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time could look like on Nintendo NX

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As we head towards the summer and E3 rumours of Nintendo's new console, the Nintendo NX, are bound to ramp up. For now though, with little actual information, it's more about what it might be capable of than anything concrete. One thing we're pretty sure... >>

HTC Vive owners will be able to play any Steam game inside a VR living room

HTC Vive owners will be able to play any Steam game inside a VR living room

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Valve has announced a way for PC gamers to play any game from inside the HTC Vive virtual reality headset. Any title you have in your Steam library can be accessed while wearing the device, even if it's not designed for VR play. That's because SteamVR... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Steve Jobs, Hap and Leonard...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: Steve Jobs, Hap and Leonard...

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This week, we've opted for a varied selection in our highlights round-up of the shows and films available on streaming apps and channels right now. We've got action and adventure, dark, comedic drama, a spy tale and disaster on the west coast of the US.... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S7 edge: Which should you choose?

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S7 edge: Which should you choose?

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Two new Samsung flagship Android phones are now available, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.  They replace the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, making some of the best smartphones even better. But if you're in the market for a new smartphone,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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After months of speculation, Samsung has introduced the two latest flagship phones in its long line of Galaxy handsets. Much had been rumoured and leaked about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge devices in the build up to the Korean company's... >>

Sonos to get voice control, like Amazon Echo

Sonos to get voice control, like Amazon Echo

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Sonos is looking to introduce voice control as a main part of its next-generation music streaming hardware. Citing Amazon's Alexa and Echo speakers, Sonos CEO John MacFarlane applauds products that have already brought voice control to music systems in... >>

Virgin Media continues to take on Netflix with MMA drama Kingdom exclusive

Virgin Media continues to take on Netflix with MMA drama Kingdom exclusive

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After exclusively bringing Ash vs Evil Dead to the UK, Virgin Media continues to take on the likes of Netflix and Amazon Video by offering a new series you can only get through its paid TV service. Mixed martial arts drama Kingdom has been secured by... >>

You could be watching Star Wars 8 in your own home on its 2017 release day

You could be watching Star Wars 8 in your own home on its 2017 release day

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If Napster founder Sean Parker gets his way, you will be able to watch the latest films from the comfort of your own home on their cinematic release dates. Films like Star Wars: Episode VIII, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Alien: Covenent could be available... >>

Watch gamers guide a real life Hitman Agent 47 on a killing spree

Watch gamers guide a real life Hitman Agent 47 on a killing spree

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The first episode and prologue pack for Hitman will be released this Friday and to celebrate, Square Enix hired innovative production company Realm Pictures to stage a real life version of the game, with players controlling the movements of Agent 47.... >>

PlayStation VR not suitable for under-12s, beat it pipsqueaks

PlayStation VR not suitable for under-12s, beat it pipsqueaks

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Kids under the age of 12 will be weeping into their Coco Pops this morning as Sony has revealed its forthcoming PlayStation VR headset will not be suitable for their pre-teenage eyes. Spotted in the health and safety notices in the beta version of PS4... >>

The Division: Crazy goings-on and how to stop the safehouse trolls

The Division: Crazy goings-on and how to stop the safehouse trolls

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The Division has only been out a day and already it's throwing up some bizarre memes and talking points. As soon as the servers went live at 0.01am in Australia on Tuesday, 8 March, players could jump into the most hyped game on the planet right now and... >>

Fable Legends on Xbox One and Windows 10 scrapped and Lionhead Studios to close

Fable Legends on Xbox One and Windows 10 scrapped and Lionhead Studios to close

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After several years in development, Xbox One and Windows 10 game Fable Legends has been scrapped by Microsoft. Developer Lionhead Studios is to close. Microsoft is in talks with Lionhead's staff to see if they can be placed elsewhere within the corporation... >>

Watch the Mexico City Formula E race right here, and the last race in VR

Watch the Mexico City Formula E race right here, and the last race in VR

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Season two of the all-electric Formula E is almost at the halfway stage and if you can't get near a TV to watch the action live on ITV 4 this coming weekend, you can watch the Mexico City race here or on YouTube instead. The Formula E race will be screened... >>

Samsung Galaxy S7: Benchmark claims Snapdragon 820 model could perform better than UK's Exynos 8

Samsung Galaxy S7: Benchmark claims Snapdragon 820 model could perform better than UK's Exynos 8

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There was confusion ahead, during and even after the Samsung Unpacked press event at Mobile World Congress about which Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge models we'd get in the UK. That's because Samsung announced two different versions, that get different... >>

NSFW: Are naked, no holds barred 3D printed action figures the next big thing?

NSFW: Are naked, no holds barred 3D printed action figures the next big thing?

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Following on from the success of its 3D printed superhero action figures, which sport your own face, Firebox has taken the idea one step further. Now you can get a 3D printed model of yourself in the buff, letting it all hang on out for the world to see.... >>

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: House of Cards Season 4...

Best TV and movies to watch this weekend on Amazon, Netflix, Now TV and more: House of Cards Season 4...

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There's really only one major show dominating news from the streaming services world at the moment; House of Cards season four is now available to watch on Netflix in its entirety. But while we obviously focus on that as one of our streaming highlights... >>

Oculus founder Luckey slams Apple, no Mac Oculus Rift support for now

Oculus founder Luckey slams Apple, no Mac Oculus Rift support for now

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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has explained why there won't be support for Mac with the consumer release of Oculus Rift and, in the process, cheekily criticised Apple. He does leave the door open though, with a hint that Mac support could come in the future.... >>