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Elite: Dangerous CQC Launch Trailer

Released today by Frontier Developments is a trailer for its Close Quarter Combat (CQC) Championships on virtual reality (VR) compatible space simulation videogame Elite: Dangerous. The CQC Championships, which is available now pits players against each other in the ultimate space gladiatorial contest. Players can equip their spacecraft with unique loadouts...

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GameStop Bringing Valve’s Steam Hardware to Stores

Hot on the heels of US game retail giant GameStop’s CEO Paul Raines announcing that “We’re going to be the destination for VR”, come news that the company has also cut a deal with Valve to stock the forthcoming wave of new Steam hardware, probably to include SteamVR’s flagship VR headset,...

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AMD, Oculus VR and Dell for VR Ready PC’s

AMD has announced a collaboration with Oculus VR and Dell to equip Oculus Ready PCs with AMD Radeon GPUs, starting at $999 USD. The PCs will be designed to deliver high-end gaming performance and enable virtual reality (VR) experiences for consumers straight out the box. The collaboration will allow customers...

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Capture The World with Your iPhone in 360-Degrees

I stayed outside. My friend hustled his way through the fray of people inside the Apple Store, eager to have a new iPhone 6S in his hands on Friday last week. Like all of them, I had been an enthusiastic iPhone user until I bought a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 this past year....

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Nescafe Celebrates International Coffee Day with VR App

Nescafé is providing coffee fans around the world with an immersive virtual reality experience, transporting consumers to Brazil’s coffee fields with 3D 360-degree videos. Coinciding with International Coffee Day on September 29, Nescafé has launched the Nescafé 360 app, available for both Android and iPhone. Fans can slip their mobile...

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Oculus Medium is the future of creativity

When I exited the Oculus Medium demo people told me I looked shell-shocked and, indeed, my mind was exploding with possibilities after I had experienced the sheer ecstasy of being taught by another person, while in a virtual environment, how to sculpt with my hands. On traditional computers, 3D modeling...

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An illustrated guide to the history of VR

Last night at the annual Proto Awards we were graced the with presence of a living legend, Dr. Ivan Sutherland the father of the head mounted display. Sutherland has made very few public appearances since the recent VR renaissance began, so this moment was all the more special but in the...

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10 VR Takeaways from Oculus Connect 2

Last week’s Oculus Connect 2 conference was perhaps a pivotal event in the story of virtual reality. It was the last developer conference before the floodgates of consumer VR open next year when three platforms–Oculus, Steam VR, and PlayStation VR–make their way into our homes and offices. In some ways,...