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August 22, 2017

HTC Vive Price Cut by $200, Now Priced at $599

VR is now a little bit more accessible as HTC recently cut the price of the HTC Vive by $200 following Oculus Rift’s price cut to $399 after testing the pricecut by running several promotions over the summer.

According to the press release, the HTC Vive will now be permanently priced at $599. With the exception of a PC, the $599 HTC Vive package will include everything you’ll need to get started including the HTC Vive headset, two wireless controllers, two base stations and other accessories. HTC will also include a free trial to Viveport, which allows customers to obtain VR content on a subscription model and will also include Google Tilt Brush, EverestVR, [...]

 
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July 12, 2017

It’s Finally Here. Best Deals of Amazon Prime Day 2017! [Expired]

Over the past few days, Amazon has been running multiple pre-sales leading up to their big Prime Day sales event, but starting at 9PM EST today, July 11, and ending exactly 30 hours later at 3AM EST tomorrow, July 12, Amazon will be hosting their largest sale for the year with deals coming up every five minutes.

We’ve went through the first round of deals and here’s a list of some of the deals to watch out for:

PCs:

SkyTech Omega Gaming PC /w Intel Core i7-7700K, 16GB DDR4, GeForce GTX 1080, 240GB SSD + 2TB HDD – $1,499.99 CyberPowerPC Gaming PC /w Intel Core i7-7700K, 16GB DDR4, GeForce GTX 1070, 128GB PCIe SSD + 2TB HDD – [...]
 
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July 10, 2017

Oculus Rift Bundle Now Discounted to $399, For a Limited Time

It looks like Oculus is making a more aggressive push now that VR as well as VR capable gaming PC technology has matured significantly over the past few years.

Following the permanent $200 price cut earlier this year which brought the Oculus Rift + Touch Controller bundle price to a much more palatable $598, Oculus is further discounting the Oculus Rift Bundle to $399 for the next few weeks.

If you’ve been on the fence about an Oculus Rift, now may finally be time to take the plunge. The Oculus Rift Bundle (Oculus Rift + Touch Controller) with the updated pricing is now available at Amazon and Best Buy.

 
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June 17, 2017

DisplayLink’s XR Wireless VR System is the Future of VR

Ask anyone who’s played a game in VR and they’ll immediately tell you that one of the biggest issues with VR today is that the headset needs to be wired in. Not only does this create a potential safety hazard, but it also significantly detracts from the experience, especially if you end up pulling your brand new $3,000 gaming laptop off the table in the heat of battle.

In order to solve this issue, DisplayLink recently demo’ed their DisplayLink XR wireless VR system which will allow gamers to use their existing HTC Vive headset, Oculus Rift and other VR headsets wirelessly.

DisplayLink’s XR system is based on Intel’s WiGig (Wireless [...]

 
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March 1, 2017

Oculus Rift + Touch Gets Massive Pricecut, Bundle Now Priced at $598

With development of games, productivity, shopping, social media, and other applications for VR growing by the day, there is no doubt that VR is on track to becoming the next big thing in tech. However, the biggest barrier to the “real VR”, aka VR on PC, is the pricetag of entry. In addition to the hefty price of a brand new VR headset from Oculus or HTC, you also need a PC that can handle VR which unfortunately is a huge turn-off for many looking to get into VR for the first time.

However, in a new announcement at GDC, Oculus looks to change at least the price of entry for their lineup of VR headsets and accessories as they’ve recently announced that [...]

 
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January 5, 2017

CES 2017: HTC Unveils New Vive Tracker, Headstrap, Untethered VR

As expected, HTC did not have a second generation Vive headset to display at their CES 2017 press conference however, they did have quite a bit to talk about for both hardware and software for the HTC Vive. According to HTC, their overall 2017 is to build out the Vive ecosystem with both hardware and software to add additional capability to the headset as well as make VR content easier to access for all audiences.

On the hardware front, HTC announced two new accessories – the Vive Tracker and the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap.

 

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December 6, 2016

Nvidia Powers Four Military VR Demos Simultaneously with Single Quadro P6000

Although still in its infancy in the consumer space, VR simulators have long been a powerful tool for training in specialized jobs such as military and aviation. At this year’s I/ITSEC modeling, simulation and training conference, VR simulation company Mass Virtual demoed their Virtual Attain platform with a fighter jet simulation which realistically simulates flying the F-18 fighter jet. While the demo Mass Virtual is showing off at the show is unavailable online, Mass Virtual has a demo of their Virtual Attain platform which looks extremely realistic and is a positive sign as to what consumer VR experiences could be like in the future.

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October 26, 2016

Microsoft Announces $299 VR Headsets Supporting Windows 10 Creator’s Update

Microsoft has been in the VR/AR market for quite some time with their HoloLens, but with a pricetag starting at $3,000, it’s far too expensive for the general customer.

At Microsoft’s recent press event, Microsoft is trying to change that as they’ve recently announced that they’re working with a number of hardware partners including HP, Dell, Lenovo, ASUS, and Acer to begin introducing a new line of VR headsets starting at just $299. This significantly undercuts popular VR headsets such as the HTC Vive which costs $800 and the Oculus Rift which costs $600.

The new VR headsets are a part of Microsoft’s Windows 10 Creator’s [...]

 
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October 14, 2016

HTC, HP Announce Vive VR Ready Envy 750 PC Bundle

A couple weeks ago, Oculus announced a cheap $499 VR ready gaming PC in partnership with boutique PC builder CyberPowerPC and it looks like HTC is ready to fire back with a VR PC partnership of its own.

According to a recent announcement, HTC is partnering up with HP to announce a VR gaming bundle which includes the HTC Vive headset along with the HP Envy 750-415VHR PC for $1,499. Specs on the HP Envy 750-415VHR include an Intel Core i5-6400 Quad Core CPU, 8GB DDR4 memory, Radeon RX480 graphics card, and 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD. The bundle will also include two VR games which include theBlu: Encounter and The Lab.

The new HTC Vive Ready HP Computer Bundle is [...]

 
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October 14, 2016

AMD Releases Radeon Crimson Edition 16.10.1 Hotfix Drivers, Supports Oculus Asynchronous Spacewarp

For those who own an Oculus Rift, AMD recently launched the new Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.10.1 Hotfix drivers which now includes expanded support for the VR headset.

While the Crimson 16.10.1 drivers were released previously, the new WHQL drivers now support Oculus Asynchronous Spacewarp, or ASW, on Polaris based graphics cards. ASW was introduced by Oculus at their Oculus Connect event earlier this month. ASW doubles framerates from 45FPS up to 90FPS by using interleaving technology to provide Oculus Rift VR gamers with a smoother VR experience.

AMD Radeon graphics card owners can download the new drivers at AMD’s website here. A full changelog [...]

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