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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

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

Four hours with PlayStation VR: Good headset, potentially great games – horrible motion controls

If Sony can get its PlayStation VR headset into the same ballpark of user-friendliness as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive (despite its horsepower disadvantage), it could do big things. With a huge head start in base station adoption (all those PS4s already sitting under gamers' TVs) and a relatively low price, it could hit a nice middle ground for VR early adopters. We aren't counting out Sony's headset, but it also isn't there yet.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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