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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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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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Oculus Rift and Touch controller bundle gets a permanent price cut to $499

Oculus is selling the Rift VR headset with bundled Touch controllers for $399 through the summer, and $499 after that

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Oculus drops Rift and Touch prices, selling a $399 bundle for the 'Summer of Rift'

If you're still holding out for Palmer Luckey's promise of a $399 VR future, now's your chance—but does this mean there's a new Rift on the way?

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Hands-on: Intel's wireless HTC Vive add-on teases a cord-free future for VR

Intel's WiGig-powered add-on eliminates VR's wires without introducing latency.

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Why VR was a conspicuous no-show at Microsoft's Xbox One X launch

Microsoft says they're not willing to talk about virtual reality on its upcoming Xbox One X console. Instead, Microsoft is pushing mixed reality on Windows PCs.

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HTC Vive Deluxe Audio Strap review: The Vive finally feels complete

With the release of the new Deluxe Audio Strap, the HTC Vive finally feels like a finished product instead of a glorified developer kit.

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HTC's wireless Vive VR headset will replace cumbersome cables with WiGig

HTC will launch a wireless version of the Vive virtual reality headset in early 2018.

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Google takes a big VR leap with Owlchemy Labs acquisition

Google has announced that it has acquired VR pioneer Owlchemy Labs, maker of popular game titles 'Job Simulator' and 'Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality.'

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'View Mixed Reality' will turn any Windows PC into an augmented reality screen

View Mixed Reality will bolster Windows 10’s virtual reality chops by letting view augmented reality images through their device screen.

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Nvidia's offering three free VR games if you buy a GTX 10 Series card and an Oculus Rift + Touch

If you're upgrading your PC for virtual reality before mid-June, this promotion gives you three free games to start with.

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Hands-on: Oculus Rift's Spaces shows Facebook doesn't understand social VR

Oculus Rift's Spaces, Facebook's first stab at social VR is cold, sterile, and very corporate. There are better options for digital hangouts.

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The HTC Vive is $100 cheaper today

In celebration of the virtual-reality headset's one-year anniversary, the HTC Vive is on sale for $700 today.

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HTC Vive's $7 monthly subscription makes VR apps more affordable

HTC's Viveport Subscription launches Wednesday, April 5 allowing users to try different Vive apps every month.

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HTC's new in-game Vive ads know if you're looking at them

Soon you'll be seeing ads in glorious VR if you download free apps from the Viveport store.

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Obduction's new VR hand-tracking makes Myst's spiritual successor even more stunning

Obduction now allows you to pull levers, press buttons, and pick up objects with your very own hands with the HTC Vive and Oculus Touch.

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