HTC Vive Holiday Gift Guide: Accessories, Games, And More For HTC Headsets

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The HTC Vive is one of the most popular and enduring lines of PC VR headsets. Whether you’re talking about the original HTC Vive or the newer Vive Cosmos, there are a bunch of different games and accessories you can use with the Vive system. HTC Vive PC VR System Specs.

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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. Starting in April, however, HTC will be shipping just the headset and the faceplate for $549. This lets you access a wide library of games and experiences at no extra cost.

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The Top 5 Games For HTC Vive

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It was a hard decision, but you’ve decided to go with the HTC Vive as your first ‘serious’ VR headset, a room-scale device that released early 2016 as a result of a decisive collaboration with Valve. The post The Top 5 Games For HTC Vive appeared first on Road to VR.

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The 5 Best Free Games on HTC Vive

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Steam is chocked full of free games that support HTC Vive, but it may be difficult with all that choice to know exactly which games to start out with, especially if that shiny new HTC Vive or HTC Vive Pro blew out your remaining games budget.

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The 25 Best HTC Vive Games: Day #1

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From the stunning precision of SteamVR tracking to the frankly ludicrous amount of games to play, the HTC Vive and its bigger brother, the Vive Pro, are arguably the best place to experience high-end VR gaming today.

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7invensun Announces $150 Eye-tracking Module Supporting All HTC Headsets

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However, as an official product partner with HTC, 7invensun says that Droolon F1 will also be compatible with the original Vive, Vive Pro, Vive Focus, and Vive Focus Plus. Image courtesy HTC.

HTC Sweetens Viveport Subscription Deal with 75 More VR Games

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HTC launched its interesting Viveport Subscription service back in April; for $7/month, the program lets users choose five VR games from a pool of available apps, and grants them unlimited access.

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Two Ways to Play Non-VR Games With the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive

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Games that are specifically developed for VR are always going to look and play the best in a VR headset, but let’s face it, most of us probably have huge libraries of traditional games, and you may be wondering “Can I play regular games on the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive?”—the

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Kid Friendly VR Games For HTC VIVE

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We’ve even see you create VR workout routines out of games to help you lose some extra pounds — fantastic. But one question we see more frequently and expect more of as we get closer to the holidays in a couple months is recommendations for kid friendly VIVE games. Gaming Experiences.

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HTC Vive Cosmos Supports Optical Finger Tracking

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The HTC Vive Cosmos will support the same finger tracking SDK as Vive and Vive Pro, as shown in a video posted to Twitter by HTC Vive’s China President. HTC released finger tracking for Vive and Vive Pro back in March.

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The Best HTC Vive Deals for Black Friday 2019

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We’re keeping an eye on the best HTC Vive Black Friday 2019 deals, including the Vive Cosmos, Vive Pro, and original Vive. The Best HTC Vive Black Friday 2019 Deals. Image courtesy HTC. HTC is offering discounts on all Vive Pro packages. HTC Vive Price Baseline.

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Best HTC Vive Games of E3 2017

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As expected Valve did not make an appearance at E3 2017 and the world is left wondering where their “killer app” is and what those three made-for-VR games could be. Instead, this year’s E3 was a bit light for Valve, HTC, and the Vive in general.

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HTC Now Says Vive Cosmos Controller Batteries Should Last 4 To 8 Hours

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HTC addressed some common user and reviewer concerns relating to the newly-launched Vive Cosmos in a new blog post. HTC claims in its blog post that batteries in the controllers should last somewhat longer than that.

HTC Reveals Passthrough AR Faceplate For Vive Cosmos

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A new faceplate for HTC’s modular Vive Cosmos headset will introduce AR capabilities to the device — at least for developers. “It’s a different adoption cycle, much different than game and consumer.”

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HTC Launches ‘Vive Studios’ for First-party VR Game Development and Publishing

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HTC today announced that they’ve spun up an internal development and publishing group called Vive Studios. Mirroring Oculus’ own ‘Oculus Studios’ effort, HTC has formed an internal VR game studio and publishing group called Vive Studios.

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HTC Vive Now Shipping With a New VR Game Bundle

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The free three-game bundle that comes with the purchase of an HTC Vive is now featuring two new titles. HTC today debuted a new game bundle for new purchases of the Vive. The bundle represents $80 in VR games.

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Facebook Acquires ‘Beat Saber’ Studio Beat Games

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Facebook today announced it has acquired Beat Games, the studio behind the hit VR rhythm game Beat Saber (2018). Beat Games is joining Oculus Studios as an independently operated team based out of Prague.

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HTC Vive Launch Window Game List

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GDC is in full swing, and the usual list of game developers, hardware and general gaming geeks all congregate in San Francisco. Oculus yesterday announced their list of 30 games that will be available on Day 1 , March 28. The list includes a total of 38 games.

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HTC and Gaming Giant IGT Partner on VR Tournament Platform for Casinos

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HTC is expanding its out-of-home VR entertainment reach with a new deal with gaming giant IGT that will see its Vive hardware and software power a new competitive VR initiative where players compete for real money stakes.

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HTC Partners to Stream VR Games to Vive in China, Cutting VR-Ready PCs Out of the Equation

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Oculus and HTC have already reduced the prices of their respective headsets, with the Oculus Rift now selling for $500 and HTC Vive for $600. This comes as a part of a larger trend by HTC to make Vive usership less financially daunting.

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HTC Boss Claims Rockstar Games ‘Not Done’ With VR

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Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2 developer Rockstar Games isn’t yet finished with VR, according to HTC. Any part of the game that didn’t work, they cut from the VR experience so things that ended up in those seven cases that are in the VR version, those were very very selectively chosen. ” HTC worked with Rockstar to launch L.A. Noire first on HTC Vive before it came to Oculus Rift last year.

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Hands-On: HTC Cosmos Elite Offers Big Improvements With Its Elite Faceplate

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HTC’s modular headset delivers a great VR experience. Just a few weeks ago, HTC announced a new suite of Cosmos headsets and faceplates aimed at delivering VR solutions to both average consumers as well as businesses. Feature Image Credit: HTC.

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HTC Vive Pro Headset Permanently Reduced to $600

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HTC Vive Pro launched in April 2018 with a few key improvements over the company’s original 2016 HTC Vive headset, although its launch was marred somewhat by its steep retail price of $800 for the headset alone. Image courtesy HTC.

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The Best HTC Vive Deal for Black Friday 2018

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Holiday shopping season is here and we’re keeping an eye on the best HTC Vive Black Friday 2018 deals. HTC Vive Deal Baseline. The Best HTC Vive 2018 Deal. HTC also isn’t offering any Black Friday deal on the Vive Pro Starter Kit.

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Developers Are Now Receiving HTC Vive Pro

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Ostensibly the first batch of Vive Pro, HTC’s upcoming prosumer VR headset, is now landing on the doorsteps of developers. It’ll be interesting to see what developers make of the new prosumer-focused headset, and whether any new game design conventions come from it.

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HTC Teases Cloud-Based VR With New 5G Hub

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With the 2019 Mobile World Congress currently underway in Barcelona, Spain, HTC has been busying themselves with a slew of exciting announcements and demonstrations ranging from a smartphone aimed at cryptocurrency fanatics, to their HTC Vive Focus Plus VR headset. with HTC Sense.

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Road to VR’s 2019 Game of the Year Awards

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Now, a little under four years since the big names in hardware released their first generation consumer headsets, we live in a time when a number of VR games have actually approached the best that any gaming platform has to offer. Developer : Sanzaru Games.

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How To Play Stormland On Valve Index Or HTC Vive

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The game would show on the monitor, but not in the VR headset. Sometimes Revive needs a specific patch to support the latest Oculus games. You can enjoy Insomniac’s game, which we gave 4 out of 5 stars in our review , on your headset of course.

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HTC Files for ‘Vive Cosmos’ VR Headset Trademark

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With middling smartphone sales and a loss of a major portion of its smartphone IP and engineering team to Google last year, HTC appears to be full steam ahead with VR headsets as of late. SEE ALSO HTC Announces 6DOF Controller Tracking Dev Kit for Vive Focus.

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HTC Launches Viveport PC Streaming for Vive Focus Plus

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HTC today announced that it’s released support for 5Ghz WiFi streaming for Vive Focus Plus, as well as all 6DOF standalone headsets supporting the Vive Wave platform. The post HTC Launches Viveport PC Streaming for Vive Focus Plus appeared first on Road to VR.

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HTC Launches Flagship Vive Store In China

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Located at the Consumer Electronics Exchange/Exhibition Center in the modern metropolis of Shenzhen, the store appears to be a one-stop-shop for everything HTC Vive. Alvin Wang, President of HTC Vive China, recently shared several photos of the flagship location via his Twitter account.

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HTC Now Accepting Applications for Its Fifth Vive X Accelerator

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HTC has now opened applications to its latest Vive X accelerator, the company’s $100 million program which aims to help grow the global AR/VR ecosystem by providing both software and hardware developers the right tools, expertise, and investment.

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‘Rick and Morty’ VR Game is Releasing on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive April 20th

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Coming to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets on Steam and Oculus Home, you can take part in the dimension-hopping adventure starting Thursday, April 20th for for $29.99. ” In the game, you take control of a Morty clone, ostensibly created for the sole purpose of doing chores for Rick.

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HTC Vive Cosmos Faceplate Update Brings Tracking Cameras To 6

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On HTC’s Facebook page today the company showed a new faceplate for the upcoming Vive Cosmos. Vive Cosmos is HTC’s next consumer focused PC VR headset. It was first announced at CES 2019 in January, but HTC still hasn’t given details on specifications or pricing.

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The 10 Best SteamVR Games of 2019

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Every major PC VR headset is supported through the SteamVR platform, including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Pimax, and Windows VR headsets; not to mention Oculus Quest, which thanks to Oculus Link lets you play PC VR games from the Oculus Store, Steam, and Viveport.

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HTC Introduces Wireless VR Streaming To Its Viveport Platform

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with annual billing, VIVEPORT Infinity offers subscribers access to 2,000 VR games and apps; 800 of which will be available to stream wirelessly over a 5Ghz Wi-Fi network. Image Credit: HTC. Image Credit: HTC. Image Credit: HTC. Featured Image Credit: HTC.

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‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Review – Valve Delivers One of VR’s Best Games Yet

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With hype on all sides—as Valve’s first full-fledged VR game and the first Half-Life game in more than a decade—does it deliver? Upgrades feel meaningful and can only be done at upgrade stations which are occasionally found throughout the game.

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