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Oculus Quest

Oculus Quest impressions: This no-hassle wireless VR headset could be a breakout hit

The Oculus Quest offers true standalone wireless VR, complete with handtracking that actually works. Most of the time.

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The $399 Oculus Quest is a premium VR headset with no wires—and no PC required

The $399 Oculus Connect VR headset will break free of PCs this spring.

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TimeRide VR offers Gamescom visitors a fascinating virtual tour of Cologne's imperial age

TimeRide VR's tour of prewar Cologne drives home how effective the medium can be in educational circumstances.

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How next-gen motion capture will supercharge VR arcades

Motion capture has long been integral to visual effects in blockbuster films and videogames. But now a new mo-cap system from Vicon is heading to virtual reality arcades.

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Cybershoes let you physically run through virtual reality from the comfort of your chair

Cybershoes are like a VR treadmill, but without the treadmill. Or the standing.

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Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality review: Easy to set up, hard to use

Windows Mixed Reality headsets use impressive technology that make them easy to set up, but frustrating to use.

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Skyrim VR review: Staring down life-sized dragons is terrifying

Few other VR games rival Skyrim VR's epic scope and scale, but dated graphics and bolted-on VR interface issues are an arrow to the knee.

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Tobii's eye-tracking tech is niche on PCs, but makes virtual reality feel like magic

Integrated into a VR headset, Tobii’s eye-tracking technology is a godsend. I got the chance to demo a unit at GDC. This is what it was like.

HTC Vive Pro

HTC's next-gen Vive Pro gets a price, and the original Vive gets a $100 price cut

The Vive Pro finally has a price tag—but only the headset itself—and HTC is slashing the original HTC Vive's price.

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Oculus releases fix after temporarily breaking Rift VR headsets worldwide

Oculus Rift headsets everywhere stopped working on Wednesday. They can be fixed now, but it shouldn't have happened in the first place.

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HTC Vive Pro Hands-on at CES 2018

In this video Gordon walks us through his experience trying out the new headset with Archiact's Evasion.

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Try VR for cheap: Windows Mixed Reality headsets are on sale for nearly half off today

Windows Mixed Reality headsets from Acer, HP, and Lenovo are at steep discounts as part of Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals.

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Doom VFR review: Ripping and tearing and stumbling over the small details

The core of Doom VFR—the fast-paced movement, the shooting, the teleport-inside-a-demon-so-it-explodes—can be fun at times, but it's missing the small details that make VR a worthwhile platform.

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Standalone Vive Focus VR headset replaces HTC's Google Daydream plans

HTC's Vive Focus VR headset won't need to be connected to a phone or PC to work.

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SteamVR is coming to Windows Mixed Reality next week

Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality headsets are gaining access to SteamVR's deep library of games and VR apps on November 15.

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What it's like to play Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi Challenge

Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi Challenge is augmented reality made easy. You put your smartphone in the headset, set up one positioning beacon and grab the lightsaber, and you're battling drones or challenging Darth Vader.

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Oculus Rift + Touch bundle price drops to $400 as VR inches toward affordability

The Oculus Rift and its Touch controllers now cost $400—a 50-percent price drop from the bundle's price this spring.

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HTC Vive buyers now get Fallout 4 VR for free

The HTC Vive is being bundled with Fallout 4 VR, one of 2017's biggest gaming exclusives.

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