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HP Is Building A ‘Next Generation’ SteamVR Headset With Microsoft & Valve

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Valve, Microsoft and HP are collaborating to build a ‘next generation’ SteamVR headset, called HP Reverb G2. The current HP Reverb is the company’s second PC VR headset, with high resolution LCD panels and a focus on comfort. It’s priced at $599.

Facebook Leaks Codename For ‘Del Mar’ Standalone Headset With ‘Jedi Controller’

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Facebook’s Oculus developer documentation website leaked the code name for a future headset, with a new controller, and the existence of a ‘First Access’ program for some developers. The text showed up on several pages of the developer documentation, with the following message.

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HTC Announces $549 Headset-Only Cosmos Elite (With Free Alyx)

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Two weeks ago, HTC launched its Vive Cosmos Elite headset at $899. This week, its revealing some cheaper alternatives. The full Cosmos Elite kit comes with the headset , the SteamVR tracking faceplate, two SteamVR 1.0 base stations and Vive wands controllers.

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Half-Life: Alyx & HL2: Episode 2 Co-Writer: ‘I Want To Do More’

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Got high hopes for a new Half-Life game following the release of Half-Life: Alyx? So does one of the game’s co-writers. Speaking in an interview with Fandom , Erik Wolpaw, who also co-wrote Half-Life 2’s two episodic sequels alongside Chet Faliszek, said he wanted to do more.

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10 Big Upcoming PC VR Games To Look Forward To After Half-Life: Alyx

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So, you bought a VR headset for Half-Life: Alyx. You’ve just spent a week enjoying one of the most polished, immersive gaming experiences you can have. Now you want more. So, what else is on the horizon?

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Half-Life: Alyx Is The Highest Rated PC Game So Far In 2020, According to Metacritic

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One week after release, Half-Life: Alyx currently sits at number one on Metacritic’s list of Best PC Video Games for 2020. The game has an average score of 93, which is higher than any other PC game released this year so far, including traditional non-VR games.

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Lies Beneath Review: Surviving Stylish Horrors

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Lies Beneath is an action-packed single-player survival horror game published by Oculus Studios and developed by Drifter Entertainment, the same team behind PC VR co-op shooter Gunheart and Robo Recall: Unplugged on Quest. Read our full Lies Beneath review below for more!

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Oculus Quest Is Getting A UI Overhaul With Multitasking

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As part of their Game Developers Showcase , Facebook revealed details of a future update to the Oculus Quest that will bring a redesigned user interface (UI).

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Several Oculus Quest Titles Discounted In ‘The Great Indoors’ Store Sale

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Facebook’s Oculus is running a new sale on the Oculus Store for the Oculus Quest titles, aptly-named ‘ The Great Indoors Sale ‘ In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, Oculus is recommending and discounting a variety of Quest titles that will help you get through isolation and social distancing over the next few weeks and months.

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Inside Capcom’s Huge Resident Evil VR Arcade In Tokyo

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When I say Resident Evil in VR, you probably think about the sublime PSVR support for Resident Evil 7. But that’s not the only way to enter Capcom’s terrifying world of horrors, as the new Capcom Plaza Tokyo shows.

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Iron Man VR Delayed ‘Until Further Notice’ Amid COVID-19

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Sony is delaying the release of Marvel’s Iron Man VR “until further notice.” ” The Marvel VR game had already been delayed into 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a cascade of logistics issues.

Next Oculus Quest Update Finally Adds Microphone To Oculus Link

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The next Oculus Quest update will finally pass through the headset’s microphone to your PC when in Oculus Link mode. Oculus Link is the feature (currently in beta ) which lets the Oculus Quest act as a PC VR headset via any high quality USB 3.0 cable.

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Former Oculus Exclusive The Under Presents Coming to SteamVR, Extending Live Performances

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Tender Claws’ eccentric VR theater, The Under Presents, is extending its run of live performances and coming to new headsets to boot. The experience, which was previously exclusive to Oculus Rift and Quest, will be arriving on SteamVR on April 16.

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Synth Riders Is Starting Live VR Workouts This Weekend

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Using a VR headset as a workout tool while you’re self-isolating? You can mix things up a little this weekend with live fitness sessions for Synth Riders.

Report: Facebook Agrees To Buy Every AR Display From Key Supplier Apple Looked At Acquiring

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Facebook signed a deal to buy several years of the entire output of a key AR microLED display supplier Apple looked at acquiring, The Information reports. Mark Zuckerberg’s company spends “billions” of dollars researching augmented and virtual reality technology.

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Facebook Buys Asgard’s Wrath Developer Sanzaru Games

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Facebook acquired Sanzaru Games , the developer behind a slate of Oculus-funded VR titles including our selection as best VR game of 2019 Asgard’s Wrath. The development group will join Oculus Studios as an “independently operated studio” out of their current offices in the United States and Canada.

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Editorial: SteamVR’s Data Shows Very Few Oculus Quest Buyers Own A Gaming PC, And That Matters

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Since the release of Oculus Link , it’s been easy to forget the whole point of the Oculus Quest; most people do not own a gaming PC. Late on Wednesday, Valve revealed what percentage of SteamVR users have each headset (by scanning SteamVR logs from the previous month).

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Valve Patches Half-Life: Alyx To Include Smooth Turning In Update 1.1

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Just a day after release, Valve released a new patch for Half-Life: Alyx that includes an option for smooth turning instead of snap turning. While smooth locomotion was an included movement option in the game at launch, it was notably missing a smooth turning equivalent.

Sony Patents Valve Index-Like VR Controller With Finger Tracking

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A recently-published patent from Sony Interactive Entertainment suggests that the company is working on a new VR motion controller, similar to those for the Valve Index. Could this be a new PSVR 2 controller?

VR Battle Royale Shooter Virtual Battlegrounds Arrives Next Week, Open Beta Coming

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It’s taken a year longer than expected, but promising VR battle royale game, Virtual Battlegrounds, is very nearly here. The game finally arrives in Steam Early Access on April 8th.

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Valve: ‘At The Moment, There Aren’t Three Other VR Titles In Development’

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Back in February 2017, Valve’s Gabe Newell revealed that the company was working on three ‘full’ VR games. Over three years on, and we finally have one of those games in Half-Life: Alyx, out today ( review here! ). A re there still two other new Valve VR games on the way?

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WATCH: New Oculus Quest UI Adds Quick Settings, Leaderboards, Voice Commands And More

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As previously reported, Facebook has begun to roll out the latest Oculus Quest firmware version 15 , which includes a new and improved user interface. We got our hands on the update and it’s definitely a step up from the old UI, with many new and welcome changes.

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HTC Offers $800 Wireless Vive Cosmos SteamVR Headset Bundle For Anniversary

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To mark the anniversary of the Vive Cosmos, HTC is offering the PC VR headset with wireless adapter and controllers for $799. That’s a saving of $248 over buying the Cosmos and wireless adapter separately, which would cost $1047.

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Why A VR Headset Is The Most Versatile Companion For Coronavirus Self-Isolation

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As the coronavirus crisis develops across the world and more communities prepare for self-isolation, VR headsets seem ideally suited as a versatile companion for the weeks ahead. It’s true that VR is treated as a gaming platform first and everything else second at this point in time.

New Boneworks Update Will Add New Maps And Weapons

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A new Boneworks update is right around the corner, and it’s packing some new maps and toys to play with. Update 1.4 will arrive on April 9th. Stress Level Zero’s Brandon J Laatsch confirmed as much in a tweet earlier this week.

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Editorial: Xbox One Series X Specs Can Clearly Support High-Powered VR – So It Should

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This week, Microsoft revealed the basic specifications of its upcoming Xbox Series X console, and they show it’s more than powerful enough to support high end VR. This is despite the fact that Microsoft has made clear that it has no current plans for VR on Xbox.

Sony To Talk PS5 System Architecture Tomorrow

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After months of silence regarding its next console, Sony will talk about PS5’s system architecture in an update tomorrow.

SideQuest V10 Will Increase Visibility For Sideloaded App Updates

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The SideQuest team announced that a v10 update is coming for the popular application that facilitates and curates sideloaded Oculus Quest content.

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Crisis VRigade 2 VR Shooter Looks Impressive In Latest Teaser Trailer

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Crisis VRigade 2 doesn’t have a release date yet, but the latest teaser trailer shared on Twitter by Sumalab co-founder Diego Martin. Check it out right here: Maybe it’s not #HalfLifeAlyx (wow! btw…), but its VR, has guns, rifles, explosions and lots of action.

Valve: VR Adoption ‘Has Gone Pretty Much The Way We Thought It Was Going To’

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The slow growth of the PC VR market since 2016 has led to a lot of discussion of whether the platform failed. But, for Valve, things have apparently gone pretty much as planned.

Swing And Shoot Through ‘Swarm’, An Arcade-Style Shooter Coming To Quest, PC VR

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We’ve seen a few Spider-Man swinging demos on the Quest and PC VR (both official and non-official), but now an upcoming VR game is set to take fun web swinging mechanics and apply them to an arcade-style arena shooter with a brand new property.

JDI’s Small VR LCD Enters Mass Production, Could Mean More Compact Headsets Soon

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inch made-for-VR LCD panel, the same likely used in Huawei’s ultra compact VR Glass, has now entered mass production. The size of current VR headsets is primarily dictated by what field of view current lenses can achieve (without uncorrectable distortion) with a given panel size.

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There’s A Panzer Dragoon VR Game In Development

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Depending on what year you were born in and what consoles you had growing up, this news might be the best you get all week. An official Panzer Dragoon VR game is in development. Very little is known about the game, named Panzer Dragoon Voyage Record, right now.

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Watch: Varjo’s Stunning Mixed Reality Integration Put My Real Body Into VR

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Time for another slightly cruel glimpse of the future of VR packaged into Varjo’s ever-impressive enterprise-level VR tech. Today the Finnish company is releasing an early access version of chroma key integration for its XR-1 headset , facilitating some truly stunning mixed reality support.

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Editorial: SideQuest Is The Beta Channel And Early Access Program Oculus Quest Needed

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The generally positive reception for Oculus Quest in its first year has been helped in subtle but significant ways by the existence of SideQuest.

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Half-Life: Alyx On Oculus Quest – How To Play, What You Need And The Best Way To Do It

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Half-Life: Alyx is one of the biggest PC VR releases in recent history. However, is it possible to play Valve’s flagship VR title on the Oculus Quest? The short answer is no — at least not natively via the Quest Store.

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HTC Aims To Host 2020 Vive Ecosystem Conference In VR, Citing Coronavirus

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The return of HTC’s annual Vive Ecosystem Conference later this month aims to be held, for the first time, in VR, spurred in part by the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. Vive China President Alvin Wang Graylin confirmed the news today on Twitter.