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. We’ve put together this list for recommendations on accessories, games, and more for HTC’s line of PC VR headsets. There are a few different HTC Vive headsets. HTC Vive PC VR System Specs.

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‘Catan VR’ On Oculus Quest Is Proof We Need More VR Board Games

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VR breathes new life into the legendary 90’s board game. Catan VR , a modern adaptation of the original 1995 board game Settlers of Catan is finally available on Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 headsets.

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Grab ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Free With HTC Vive’s Black Friday Sales

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Save big on the latest HTC VR hardware with these sweet holiday deals. If you’re looking to save a few bucks this holiday season, you may be interested in HTC’s lineup of Cosmos VR headsets, currently on sale via the official Vive website as part of Cyberweek.

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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. If you’re looking for a game for holiday family gatherings, Crovax Studios just released a candy shooter for the HTC VIVE today as well. Gaming Experiences. News Education Games HTC Vive Kids

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A Mystery HTC VR Headset Appears In FCC Filings

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A newly public FCC Test Report uncovered by Road to VR shows that HTC, the company behind Viveport and the Cosmos Elite VR headset, has recently submitted a new filing for what looks to be a new VR headset that would expand HTC’s lineup of immersive tech hardware.

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HTC Blames COVID-19 Pandemic For Layoffs

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HTC, the company behind the HTC Vive brand, today confirmed staff layoffs, citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as one reason. An official statement from HTC reads as follows: “Like many companies, we are seeing impacts from COVID-19 and global economic conditions. HTC has continued its work to reduce expenditure by optimizing processes, practicing cost control and seeking prudent uses of new technology. However, HTC remains under tremendous pressure.

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HTC Vive Pro Secure Offers Security-Focused VR For Government Agencies

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HTC this week announced yet another iteration of its HTC Vive Pro, the HTC Vive Pro Secure, a professional-grade VR headset designed for use in classified environments that require “ authority to operate.” HTC has also removed eye-tracking capabilities.

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. Here we take a look at our top 5 games for Vive, and a little more information you might need to get you started. Valve’s The Lab (2016) is without a doubt among the best games, free or otherwise, so we just had to add it.

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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. HTC Vive Americas GM Dan O’Brien told us the kit supports hand-tracking input as well as a single Vive Cosmos controller in experiences built by Vive’s own internal team. “It’s a different adoption cycle, much different than game and consumer.”

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The Best HTC Vive Deals for Black Friday 2020

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We’re keeping an eye out for best HTC Vive Black Friday 2020 deals, including Vive Cosmos, Vive Cosmos Elite, and more. The Best HTC Vive Cosmos Black Friday 2020 Deals. Image courtesy HTC. HTC Vive Price Baseline. HTC Vive Black Friday Game Deals.

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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. HTC had suggested a $499 price point for the kit, though that’s not set in stone right now. The post HTC Announces $549 Headset-Only Cosmos Elite (With Free Alyx) appeared first on UploadVR.

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

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Today at HTC’s Vive Developer Meeting in Beijing and its simultaneous Shanghai-based Vive Ecosystem Conference, Chinese eye-tracking startup 7invensun debuted a new eye-tracking module that’s not only affordable at $150 (¥1100 RMB), but is designed to support all of HTC’s VR headsets, past and present. Image courtesy HTC. If you want to learn about eye-tracking and its many uses, check out our deep dive article on why eye-tracking is a game changer for VR.

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. Yesterday, the company used MWC’s stage to reveal yet another new product, the HTC 5G Hub – a combination smart hub/mobile hotspot that brings 5G streaming to up to 20 connected devices. with HTC Sense.

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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. Developers can integrate it into their app and it will work on any HTC VR headset. Since the tracking is using the regular cameras on the headsets and not a depth sensor, HTC recommends against having “complicated backgrounds”.

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HTC Introduces Wireless VR Streaming To Its Viveport Platform

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The 2019 ChinaJoy Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference kicked-off with a bang this morning with HTC’s announcement of VIVEPORT Streaming, a new feature heading to the VR game platform that will allow Vive headsets users to wirelessly stream high-quality VR games directly from a VR-ready gaming PC over Wi-Fi. Image Credit: HTC. Image Credit: HTC. Image Credit: HTC. Featured Image Credit: HTC.

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HTC GM Predicts ‘Rise Of All-In-Two’ VR Devices In 2021

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But Vive maker HTC also predicts the rise of another category of device this year – the all-in-two. ” 2020 was a mostly quiet year for HTC but, last February, the company did tease a concept 6DOF headset that would indeed be powered by a phone. More HTC Predictions.

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GDC 2019: HTC Announces Lip-Tracking Dev Kit For Vive Pro

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This week HTC Vive America’s Vice President of Product and Operations–Vinay Narayan–revealed plans for a developer kit that adds lip-tracking capabilities to the HTC Vive Pro & Vive Pro Eye. Image Credit: HTC. As of right now, HTC has no intention of releasing a commercial version of the module, focusing instead on enterprise purposes, such as training, market research, and simulations. Image Credit: Game Developers Conference.

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10 Highly-Anticipated VR Games We’re Excited To Play In 2021

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This is shaping up to be one hell of a year for VR gaming. Whether you’re on the Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, or a SteamVR headset, you’ll find there’s plenty of VR gaming to look forward to over the next 12 months.

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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. ” For comparison, over the last week David played a hotly anticipated game on the Rift S for review purposes and hasn’t yet replaced the batteries in his Touch controllers after 20 hours of playtime.

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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The best HTC Vive games for 2020

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So you’re considering buying an HTC Vive, but don't know what to play? Our list of the best HTC Vive games will help you. Buying Guides Computing Gaming Virtual Reality Best of HTC HTC Vive Tier 4

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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. Customers can purchase the latest Vive products, such as the Vive Focus and Vive Pro, as well as various other HTC devices, such as its brand new U-series smartphones.

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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. Virtually all of the Vive games we saw were just demos that happened to be running on Vives and weren’t really specifically targeted or marketed as Vive titles. Best HTC Vive Game of E3 2017: DOOM VFR.

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Angry Birds VR Now Available On Oculus Rift & HTC Vive

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So many green pigs, so little time… Rovio and Resolution Games’ fully immersive version of their popular Angry Birds franchise is now available on the HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift. As a company we’re deeply interested in the future of gaming and in fact, investigating new tech and platforms remains one of our core strategic pillars,” says Sami Ronkainen, Creative Director, Extended Reality at Rovio Entertainment. Image Credit: Resolution Games / Rovio Entertainment.

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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. Not to be left out HTC announced their list of games for the HTC Vive. Note their wording carefully as HTC refer to their list as a launch window, not Day 1. The list includes a total of 38 games.

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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. Also, don’t forget that as an HTC Vive owner, you can pop into Oculus exclusives, designed for the Oculus Rift, using the Revive software hack. Free Games With Revive. Developer : Epic Games.

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New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 09/18/16

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Report: HTC Vive Preferred Headset of Game Developers

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In a recent survey conducted by the Game Developers Conference of over 4,500 developers this year, the video games industry is looking pretty hyped about VR and AR. The HTC Vive stood out as the leading headset in regards to interest from developers currently and potentially working on their next game. That’s a significant shift from last year, when 19 percent answered the same question with Oculus Rift, while the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR garnered 6 percent each.

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HTC Vive Pro Is Getting Finger Tracking

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Back in April, HTC launched the Vive Pro , a higher-end HTC Vive PC VR headset which added a 2nd outward-facing camera alongside a boost in display resolution. This camera setup has, until now, not seen any widespread use beyond AR experiments and niche enterprise applications, but now HTC have announced that they will be leveraging it to add native finger tracking to the Vive Pro. The feature should also work fully in wireless mode with the HTC Vive Wireless Adapter.

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HTC Vive Launches Viveport Subscriptions

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And to celebrate HTC Vive’s first birthday, HTC has launched their first, and likely industry first, VR app subscription service. a month, Viveport subscribers can pick five games or apps from over 50 titles, giving you unlimited access to the apps for as long as you’d like. We wouldn’t quite call it the “Netflix for VR,” but Viveport Subscription can be an optimal deal for some considering VR games and apps can cost anywhere from $10, $20, or even $50.

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The Best VR Games & Apps To Kick Off The New Year

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Start 2021 off on the right foot with one of the following VR games and apps: SUPERNATURAL. Don’t forget to take some time for yourself and enjoy all the incredible games VR has to offer. The post The Best VR Games & Apps To Kick Off The New Year appeared first on VRScout.

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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. The former Vive game bundle, which until now had remained the same since the launch of the headset, included Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption alongside the returning Tilt Brush.

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HTC Reveals Vive Focus Plus, Coming Q2 2019

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Continuing their push towards enterprise VR technology, HTC has unveiled a new version of their HTC Vive Focus headset designed specifically for use by businesses and corporations. Image Credit: HTC. Powered by the new Vive Wave platform, users can access games and experiences through Viveport as they would with other devices functioning on the Vive platform. . Image Credit: HTC. Image Credit: HTC.

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HTC Vive Headsets Lineup Explained: Should You Wait For Cosmos?

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HTC’s line-up of VR headsets is steadily growing. HTC Vive. Vive is a room scale VR headset powered by your gaming PC. At $499 it’s the most affordable headset in HTC’s lineup. The Vive cannot operate without a gaming PC, and won’t work on most laptops. Originally released in 2016 for $799, the OG Vive remains today as HTC’s entry level PC VR option. HTC Vive Pro. HTC Vive Pro Eye. HTC Vive Focus.

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HTC Unveils New Vive Cosmos Headsets And Faceplate Upgrades

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A handful of new headsets and swappable faceplates breathes new life into HTC’s lineup of modular VR hardware. When HTC released its Vive Cosmos back in October last year, it came with some much-needed improvements to the original HTC Vive design; a flip-up visor, all-new RGB LCD panels, a wide tracking FOV, and a revolutionary design that allows you to augment the device with new abilities via interchangeable faceplates. Image Credit: HTC.

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HTC Files Trademark For ‘Vive Cosmos’

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According to reports by Dutch website Mobielkopen , Taiwanese consumer electronics company HTC has officially filed protection for the phrase “Vive Cosmos” at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), as well as several other agencies in both Switzerland and New Zealand. Image Credit: HTC / European Union Intellectual Property Office. The post HTC Files Trademark For ‘Vive Cosmos’ appeared first on VRScout.

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HTC Vive General Manager Graham Wheeler Discusses The State Of VR

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With 2021 well underway HTC general manager Graham Wheeler has reflected back upon the state of VR in 2020 and predicts important VR trends for 2021. Featured Games Hardware Human Interest Interviews News 5g htc htc vive Viveport vr interview