HTC Vive Focus 3 Review

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HTC’s latest all-in-one VR headset features a number of big improvements for an equally big price tag. Image Credit: HTC. That’s due to the new magnesium alloy chassis; the Focus 3 is 20% lighter than HTC’s previous Focus headset. Image Credit: HTC.

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Hands-On With The New HTC Vive Flow VR Glasses

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HTC’s lightweight VR device is designed primarily for lifestyle and light entertainment. HTC today unveiled the Vive Flow, a portable VR glasses device. With VIVE Flow, HTC is taking technology in a new direction, focusing not on what we do, but on how we feel.

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HTC Announces Vive Business Platform

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HTC reveals a new platform designed specifically for major corporations and family-owned businesses. HTC is also launching the VIVE Business AppStore, a store catering specifically to VR business tools. Image Credit: HTC. Feature Image Credit: HTC.

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What’s The Deal With The HTC Vive Air?

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Newly leaked images tease a fitness-focused VR headset from HTC, but is this sneaker-like hardware even real? It was discovered earlier today that HTC has won an award IF Design Award for a never-before-seen VR headset, the HTC Vive Air.

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HTC Vive Pro 2 Review

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HTC’s latest high-end PC VR headset features an incredible display, fantastic tracking, and a hefty price tag. The HTC Vive Pro 2 is officially out in the wild, and wow is this one powerful VR headset. Here is our full review of the HTC Vive Pro 2. Image Credit: HTC.

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HTC Reveals Vive Pro 2 & Vive Focus 3 At Vivecon 2021

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During today’s inaugural Vivecon 2021 event, HTC announced not one, but two new VR headsets alongside a new suite of professional tools that promise to change the way we work, create, and play in VR. Image Credit: HTC. HTC VIVE Pro 2. Image Credit: HTC.

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HTC Partners with iFixit to Offer Parts & DIY Repair Guides for Older Vive Headsets

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HTC has made the pro-consumer move of partnering with popular DIY repair website iFixit to offer replacement parts, repair guides, and more for out-of-warranty headsets. HTC has a good reason for betting on the longevity of its older headsets.

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HTC CEO Yves Maitre: ‘I’m Not Sure That The Target Is To Beat Oculus’

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In an interview with Bloomburg Technology , newly-appointed HTC Ceo Yves Maitre spoke about the competition in the VR market between Oculus and HTC. He also spoke about the VR market at large and how it has affected HTC’s performance and stock price. Maitre began by noting that, at the time of recording, the embargo on HTC’s newest VR headset, the Vive Cosmos, had broken a few hours prior. ” Do you think HTC will find success with Vive Cosmos?

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

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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. Catan VR is so good on the Oculus Quest it makes me wonder what other classic board games would translate well to the VR format.

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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. on the Oculus Store , Steam and Viveport. The post Angry Birds VR Now Available On Oculus Rift & HTC Vive appeared first on VRScout. Red, Chuck, Bomb, and the Blues face-off against their piggy nemeses in VR for the first-time.

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‘Virtual Desktop’ PCVR Streaming Now Available On The Oculus Quest Store

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Originally released back in March of 2016, Virtual Desktop has since become the gold standard in wireless VR streaming, allowing users to access their desktop PC’s in VR using an Oculus Rift/Rift S, Oculus Quest/Quest 2, or SteamVR headset.

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Fantastical VR RPG ‘A Township Tale’ Now On Oculus Quest

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The popular PC VR RPG experience A Township Tale has finally arrived on Oculus Quest headsets, and the game is already creating some serious buzz among players. Personal Server – Oculus Quest players can start their own cloud-hosted server with an eight concurrent player limit.

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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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Oculus To Host First-Ever VR Gaming Showcase Next Week

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In a post released yesterday via the official Oculus blog , the company announced its first-ever Oculus Gaming Showcase, an upcoming live stream event that will center entirely around gaming on the Oculus platform. Image Credit: Oculus. Feature Image Credit: Oculus.

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Stop What You’re Doing And Play ‘Gorilla Tag’ On Oculus Quest & SteamVR

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Available now on Oculus Quest/Quest 2 and SteamVR headsets, Gorilla Tag combines fast-paced parkour climbing with unique locomotion mechanics to offer a hilariously entertaining PvP multiplayer experience that will have you screaming “OH OH AHAHAH!”

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Apparent Leak Unveils HTC Vive Flow, Including Price & Pre-order Date

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An apparent leak in HTC’s marketing material has revealed images of the upcoming Vive Flow VR headset ahead of its October 14th unveiling. It’s still not clear what HTC is hiding with the cable. HTC Vive News Standalone VR Headset htc vive flow htc vive flow price vive flo

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Update: Fitness-focused ‘HTC Vive Air’ Is Just a Concept

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An apparently never-before-seen HTC headset won an IF Design Award today, which arrived with multiple photos of what was listed as a consumer headset targeting release in 2021. HTC is set to unveil a standalone VR headset, as it confirmed earlier this month in a set of Tweets and a blogpost.

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HTC Vive Flow Announced: Compact $499 6DOF VR Headset

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After two weeks of teases, the HTC Vive Flow has been officially announced. As was previously speculated , Vive Flow is based on HTC’s super-slim concept for a VR headset, Project Proton. HTC Vive Flow Announced. What do you make of the HTC Vive Flow?

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The XR Week Peek (2021.03.08): Microsoft launches Mesh, HTC and Pico tease new hardware, and more!

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Image by HTC). HTC is teasing the launch of a new hardware. With a tweet, HTC has just teased the upcoming launch of a new device. More info (HTC is going to launch a new hardware) More info (Second tweet from HTC) More info (Third tweet from HTC).

Modders Are Bringing The Original 1993 DOOM To Oculus Quest

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In a video posted to Reddit yesterday, developers Dr. Beef and baggyG—the same team responsible for bringing Half-Life , Quake , and Quake 2 to VR via the Oculus Quest—teased the arrival of another classic franchise on standalone headsets. “They are rage, brutal, without mercy.

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HTC ‘Looking Into’ Iphone And Laptop Support For Vive Flow

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HTC is “looking into” iPhone and laptop support for its upcoming VR headset, the Vive Flow, but they won’t be included at launch. HTC Vive Flow iPhone Support Under Investigation. Are you an iPhone user hoping to pick up the HTC Vive Flow?

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Justice League VR Coming to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift

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Expected to be rolled out in phases prior to the theatrical opening on November 17, 2017, the Justice League VR experience will have a four-stage unveiling that culminates with a full blown room-scale experience for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Google DayDream and Sony PSVR. Then next month we’ll actually see the debut of a HTC Vive version of Justice League VR. The post Justice League VR Coming to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift appeared first on VRScout.

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HTC Announces Layoffs Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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HTC has confirmed that it’s laying off staff in order to streamline its business amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. An HTC spokesperson confirmed this with Road to VR, citing a direct impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Funding from HTC for VR Education Platform 'Engage'.

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HTC: Oculus Exclusives Are ‘Hampering Developers’

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Vive-maker HTC has been adamant that it’s against exclusive content in the VR ecosystem thus far. In fact, it would go as far as to say rival Oculus’ exclusive games are “problematic” for the industry. ” The just-released Oculus exclusive Robo Recall was developed with a budget close to the original Gears of War and given away for free. HTC considers Arcade Saga as a first-party developed game, meaning made internally.

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Black Friday Deals for HTC Vive & Oculus Rift

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100 Gift Code With Oculus Rift. Black Friday may be a great time to pick up an Oculus Rift. The Microsoft Store will be giving $100 gift codes with the purchase of the Oculus Rift. You can buy the Rift for its normal price of $599 and will receive a $100 digital coupon good towards Oculus VR apps and games. The Oculus Store Wallet code will be emailed within 10 days of purchase. Best Buy is giving away a $250 gift card too, minus the Oculus extras.

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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 Vive Cosmos Receives $100 Discount For A Limited Time

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HTC is starting off the new year with a discount on their Vive Cosmos VR headset, bringing the price down $100 from $700 to $600 for a limited time only. — HTC VIVE (@htcvive) January 1, 2020. The Oculus Quest is now backordered, with new orders not shipping until February.

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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. SEE ALSO Oculus Job Listing Points to Eye-tracking in 'next gen AR/VR products'.

Oculus, HTC Hit SXSW With Latest In VR Filmmaking

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Both Oculus and HTC are at this year’s show with new projects. Oculus will be highlighting the latest from its VR for Good initiative whereas HTC has two co-produced projects nominated at the SXSW Film Festival. On the Oculus front, the company will showcase three new 360 degree videos. Over on the HTC side, Vive’s first piece is The Making Of. 360 Video Art & Science Experiences htc oculus SXSW

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Oculus Rift Overtakes HTC Vive In Steam Survey For First Time

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For the first time ever since the launch of both headsets in early 2016, the Oculus Rift has overtaken the HTC Vive on the monthly Steam hardware survey. However, February saw Oculus step past HTC; Rift took 47.31% of the total hardware usage and Vive fell to 45.38%, leaving just under 2% between them. This puts HTC and Oculus at an interesting position for 2018. Could Pro’s release help HTC sway the numbers back in its favor?

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Analyst Take: Why HTC Vive Flow Should Have Enterprise Subscriptions

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There is a place in the market for a headset like HTC’s Vive Flow, however, I am not sure that it works in its current state. Let’s start with Vive Flow’s purpose, according to HTC Vive. This is what Oculus Go was good for, until Facebook killed that product.

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VR Mil-Sim ‘Onward’ Oculus Quest Release Date Announced, Cross-Play Confirmed

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A little more than a year after the initial announcement , developer Downpour Interactive and publisher Coatsink today revealed an official July 30th release date for Onward on Oculus Quest. Onward launches July 30th on the Oculus Quest Store for $24.99.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.10.26): DecaGear is an intriguing VR headset, HTC is working on a new device, and more!

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A new FCC listing appears for an HTC Vive headset. While Oculus is getting all the glory for the Quest, its competitors are not sleeping. And in fact, a new request to FCC for a new device has arrived from HTC. HTC launches Vive XR Suite. r/Oculus lately.

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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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‘The Walking Dead Onslaught’ Now Available On Oculus, Steam, And PSVR

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The Walking Dead Onslaught is now available on Oculus Rift, SteamVR, and PlayStation VR, offering fans of the long-running series the chance to experience the zombie apocalypse first-hand as their favorite Walking Dead characters.

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Hardcore VR Mil-Sim Contractors VR Now Available On Oculus Quest

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Contractors VR developer Caveman Studio today announced a brand new update to its team-based multiplayer shooter Contractors VR which introduces support for Oculus Quest headsets as part of an ongoing open beta. The free open beta includes 4 large-scale maps and support for cross-play with PC.

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Oculus Rift Surpasses HTC Vive in Steam Majority Market Share for the First Time

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According to Valve’s February Steam hardware and software survey, the Oculus Rift is now the most used VR headset on the Steam platform, taking the market share of VR headsets on Steam with a near 2% lead over its competitor HTC Vive. The latest results for the month of February show the Vive losing 1.58% marketshare since January’s survey, which, combined with Rift’s gain of 1.22%, shows Oculus’ headset taking majority hold on the platform.

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