Tag Archives: VR

Xiaomi Mi VR Play 2 Review

HIGHLIGHTS The Xiaomi Mi VR Play 2 is now available at an MRP of Rs. 1,499 It’s compatible with Google Cardboard apps on any 4.7-5.7-inch phone It has a fabric covered body similar to the Google Daydream View At first glance, the Xiaomi Mi VR Play 2 looks like a Google Daydream View headset – it’s a similarly sleek shell covered in ... Read More »

HTC Vive buyers now get Fallout 4 VR for free

Fallout 4 VR. Doom VR. Skyrim VR. Whether or not they turn out good, it’s safe to say Bethesda’s upcoming slate of VR titles mark virtual reality’s biggest software launch since…well, ever. Three well-regarded and “full-length” games, all ported in full—and exclusive to the HTC Vive, at least on the PC side. HTC’s taking full advantage of the situation, announcing today that from now ... Read More »

Intel kills its standalone Project Alloy VR headset, as PC-powered VR wins out

Intel has decided to halt development on its Project Alloy standalone VR headset, executives said, as a standalone headset proved to be no match for PC-powered VR. In August 2016, Intel launched Project Alloy in conjunction with Microsoft, as one of the first instances of making the technology behind virtual reality into an open-source platform, sort of like the PC. But Intel ... Read More »

The Full Nerd episode 31: The state of 4K gaming, Intel’s 4-way VR PC, upcoming PC builds

In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Dan Ma…er, Adam Patrick Murray dive deep into the state of 4K gaming. How much do 4K monitors cost these days? What sort of graphics card do you need to power a 4K gaming rig? Should you splurge on a FreeSync or G-Sync monitor? Heck, is 4K gaming even worthwhile? The live ... Read More »

Zeiss VR One Connect Brings PC-Powered SteamVR Games to Mobile Headsets

HIGHLIGHTS Zeiss VR One Connect streams SteamVR games to mobile VR headsets The VR games can be played using motion controllers Zeiss VR One Connect will retail for EUR 129 later this year Ahead of IFA 2017, Zeiss and SteamVR have together announced a new VR streaming solution called Zeiss VR One Connect that brings PC-powered VR gaming to smartphones inside mobile VR headsets. Alongside, ... Read More »

This week in games: LA Noire comes to VR, The Witcher celebrates its 10th anniversary

L.A. Noire PAX West is done and this fall’s onslaught of new games is still around the corner, but there was still plenty of gaming news making the rounds this week. And free games—lots of free games, several of which you can still snag right now for no cost. This is gaming news for September 4 to 8. Dead man walking After approximately eight billion Telltale ... Read More »

This week in games: KFC’s creepy VR training, Anno 1800 revealed, Brink goes free-to-play

  Between the start of the fall release crunch and the increasing importance of Gamescom, we’ve had quite a news week. We already wrote about Age of Empires IV and Jurassic World Evolution, but it turns out that was just the tiniest tip of the Titanic-sinking iceberg. Tyranny shows off its upcoming expansion, Destiny 2 unveils a premature launch trailer, Battlefront II debuts its 24-player space battles, Brink goes free-to-play, Ubisoft announces Anno ... Read More »

Watch KFC’s weird VR training game about frying chicken

Remember when VR was cool, back when it was fiction about cyberspace? Well, now it’s here, and the corporate world is doing everything it can to make it suck. Case in point: Earlier today, Eater published a report stating that KFC is making employees play an Oculus Rift initiation game which teaches them how to make fried chicken. That sounded unlikely to ... Read More »

HTC Vive VR Headset Gets a Price Cut, India Price Slashed to Rs. 76,990

HIGHLIGHTS HTC Vive now costs $599, $100 more than Oculus Rift Rift is currently at $399 for summer sale India will get a price cut “soon” HTC has given its virtual reality headset – the Vive – a Rs. 16,000 price cut in India, which brings the total cost down to Rs. 76,990. This follows on the heels of Monday’s $200 (about Rs. ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ Get Google Daydream VR Support

HIGHLIGHTS Google announced that support was coming at I/O conference T-Mobile announced that smartphones will get support last month The support has been tipped to be provided with a server-side switch At its I/O conference earlier this year, Google announced that support for its Daydream VR platform was coming to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. As Samsung has been the flag-bearer of Android ... Read More »