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The 10 best launch games for the HTC Vive

It's funny that, just a couple months ago, we were unsure how deep the HTC Vive's game library would be at launch. While its launch game collection isn't necessarily deeper than the Oculus Rift's, it's arguably better – soaring to higher heights with the Vive's room-scale magic. After playing the hell out of the Vive since last week, we have 10 picks for the best Vive games to download on Day One.Read More

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HTC Vive review: This is VR the way we always imagined it

Most of us grew up imagining VR as first-person simulations. Whether it was trading virtual gunfire, exploring fantastic worlds you'd never see in real life or chatting with people who only exist inside a computer, the VR of our dreams was always a first-person experience. It turns out our imaginations were onto something, as that's where today's VR is indeed the most magical. It's also where the stellar HTC Vive leaps past its competitors.Read More

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Setting up the HTC Vive (Pre): Just how big of a commitment is room-scale VR?

It seems like just about everyone who tries the HTC Vive's room-scale VR walks away blown away by its sense of immersion, but one concern keeps popping up: "am I really going to devote an entire friggin' room in my home to this?" We did just that, and, while Vive setup certainly isn't as simple as plug-and-play, we did learn a couple of things about what this is going to be like moving forward.Read More

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The best VR headset, after a week at GDC

Not only did we have the privilege of using all three of the big VR headsets at GDC 2016, but we were able to spend over six hours with the Oculus Rift, four hours with PlayStation VR and more than an hour with the HTC Vive (and we've spent more hours since then using the Vive at home). If you're still trying to decide which VR headset is best for you, we've gathered some thoughts, observations and recommendations on how things stack up right now.Read More

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HTC Vive's magic now includes a lightsaber battle and a Lab full of mini-games (hands-on)

At this point you might be sick of visiting Gizmag only to see pictures of writers (well, one in particular) wearing virtual reality headsets all over the front page. But during this VR-centric week at GDC 2016 we couldn't live with ourselves if we left out the HTC Vive, which may be the most mesmerizing of the bunch. We met with Valve today and were once again – this is starting to sound repetitive – blown away by the Vive.Read More

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Hover Junkers for HTC Vive: One of VR's first killer games is like being in a real gunfight

With the consumer HTC Vive set to ship in a few weeks, we're now getting a clearer picture of the marquee games that will be launching alongside the VR headset on SteamVR. At the very top of that list may be StressLevelZero's Hover Junkers, a ridiculously fun multiplayer first-person shooter that reminds us that gunplay in VR goes places your typical Halo or Call of Duty could never dream of going.Read More

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Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive

It's now time for PC VR early adopters to put their marbles into one of two pots: the Vive, with its room-scale focus from day one, or the Oculus Rift, with its impressive lineup of seated launch content. Let's line up their features and specs to help you decide between the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.Read More

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