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StarVR offers double the field of view Oculus Rift can, plus dual QHD displays

StarVR offers double the field of view Oculus Rift can, plus dual QHD displays

By 15 June 2015

The race for virtual reality gaming headsets claiming a space on your face is well and truly on and StarVR is a promising new contender. StarVR is the product of game creator Starbreeze buying hardware startup InfinitEye. Starbreeze you may know as the... >>

Oculus Rift consumer headset launch livestream: Here's how to watch it

Oculus Rift consumer headset launch livestream: Here's how to watch it

By 11 June 2015

Although Oculus is expected to be one of the stars of next week's E3 videogames show in Los Angeles it will actually be publicly unveiling its consumer model today, Thursday, 11 June. And for those not invited to the special event in San Francisco it... >>

Oculus Rift in pictures: See how it's changed since 2012 Kickstarter debut

Oculus Rift in pictures: See how it's changed since 2012 Kickstarter debut

By 11 June 2015

Oculus first burst onto the scene on 1 August 2012 when it started a Kickstarter funding round for its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and it could not have imagined what would happen in the following years. It raised a mind-boggling $2.437 million... >>

What is Valve's Chaperone and what does it mean for the HTC Vive?

What is Valve's Chaperone and what does it mean for the HTC Vive?

By 20 May 2015

Valve has filed for a trademark for something it is calling Chaperone, which relates to its virtual reality technologies and has provoked a ripple of excitement from the gaming community. The logo itself is fairly indistinct, but the description of what... >>

Forget head tracking on Oculus Rift, Fove VR headset can track your eyes

Forget head tracking on Oculus Rift, Fove VR headset can track your eyes

By 19 May 2015

When you read you don't move your head from side-to-side, just your eyes. And when you are looking around in your normal field of vision, you are not expected to make sharp and distinct head movements either. But that is what we are expected to do when... >>

Star Trek Holodeck finally real: The Void mixes VR with LARP for gaming heaven

Star Trek Holodeck finally real: The Void mixes VR with LARP for gaming heaven

By 11 May 2015

Imagine virtual reality finally being exciting? That's what The Void aims to achieve by merging real world and virtual environments for a live action role playing event. The result is fully immersive gaming like nothing we've seen before. Using a VR headset... >>

Oculus Rift consumer model finally confirmed for early 2016: Here are 5 things it needs to have

Oculus Rift consumer model finally confirmed for early 2016: Here are 5 things it needs to have

By 6 May 2015

Oculus has announced that the long-awaited consumer model of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will be available to buy from early next year. There's no exact date, but even that window is better than we've had before as, while there have been confirmations... >>

Strap on the Hulkbuster Iron Man armour from Avengers: Age of Ultron in AR at IMAX cinemas

Strap on the Hulkbuster Iron Man armour from Avengers: Age of Ultron in AR at IMAX cinemas

By 1 May 2015

As if going to see Avengers: Age of Ultron at IMAX wasn't enough, now you can experience the Hulkbuster Iron Man armour in augmented reality too. The Hulkbuster armour, spoiler alert, is used by Tony Stark AKA Iron Man to take on the Hulk. It's essentially... >>

Virtual Reality: The VR headsets to buy in 2015, whatever your budget

Virtual Reality: The VR headsets to buy in 2015, whatever your budget

By 22 April 2015

Although it seems like just yesterday that virtual reality hysteria was reignited, it's actually been a few years now, which is plenty of time for more than a dozen companies to introduce their own VR headsets at different price points. At the forefront... >>

Nokia smartphones to make comeback in 2016, virtual reality tech coming too

Nokia smartphones to make comeback in 2016, virtual reality tech coming too

By 20 April 2015

Nokia is planning to make a comeback with smartphones in 2016 and it's bringing virtual reality too. According to sources of Re/code, Nokia Technologies, which remains after Microsoft bought Nokia smartphones, has big plans. The sources say not only... >>