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HTC exec: exclusives are a bad idea for VR

Last week at E3, we had a chance to speak with some of the biggest names in VR, from Oculus to Sony — but that list that wouldn’t be complete without some input from HTC. The smartphone maker

Oculus co-founders Palmer Luckey and Nate Mitchell on the state of VR

Before Oculus, most casual observers regarded virtual reality as somewhere between science fiction and novelty, fodder for cheesy 1990s films and overpriced, underperforming tech demos. Now it’s imm

Indie developers ditch controllers for real-life interactions

If there's one thing E3 was not short of, it was controllers. Thousands of the things! Xbox controllers, Dual Shock controllers, third party controllers, motion controllers. But at Indiecade, an indep

VR skateboarding at E3

I’ve been skateboarding for longer than I care mention, and I still had to hold onto the damn railings. I’m going to blame it on the screwy sense of orientation one experiences in virtual reality,

Contact CI’s Exotendon system brings touch to VR

Sometimes the coolest demos at a convention are tucked away in the back corners, far from the bright lights and big booths industry stalwarts. One of the hidden gems of this year’s E3 arrives cour

Nintendo talks mobile gaming, VR and its future at E3

Nintendo has never been afraid to go against the grain of prevailing industry trends. In fact, the refusal to follow the pack has become a defining aspect of the gaming giant’s business strategy dur

Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson on becoming the “Sub Pop for games”

"Doom was made by six dudes in six months. And that's where we are again — it's come full circle." That's Mike Wilson, the founder of Devolver Digital, a game publisher that's made a name for itself

Zeiss made a really premium Google Cardboard headset

Google Cardboard’s biggest appeal has always been its accessibility. Heck, they send the headsets out with the newspaper. Zeiss is taking things in a different direction with the One Plus (not to be

Alienware is also working on one of those VR backpacks

It’ll probably come as no surprise to anyone who’s been following gaming of late, but Alienware’s looking to join the likes of HP and MSI with the release of a VR backpack of its very own. The D

Razer’s VR headset is designed for developers

The OSVR HDK2 was arguably Razer’s biggest E3 unveiling this year – but it was also kind of besides the point. Like Google’s Daydream announcement a few weeks back, this is a reference device,

11 of the coolest video game trailers from E3

We've been focused on VR and non-traditional gaming here at E3 this year, but that doesn't mean we've been walking around with our eyes closed. But you might not have been paying close attention, what

Good VR is great — and bad VR is abysmal

I don't want VR to be boring. It's strange to think that something so futuristic and promising, something we've looked forward to for decades, could be boring, but I can't deny it, since I've experien

HTC’s Mixed Reality demo shows onlookers what it’s like to experience VR

In these earliest days of commercial viability, virtual reality is running up against the same wall as so many technologies before it: how does a company translate it for the majority of consumers who

Sony discusses its virtual reality play in a market full of like-minded headsets

Between Oculus, HTC, Samsung and a slew of smaller hardware manufacturers, 2016 is the year that VR presence played out like a hockey stick graph at E3. To say it’s the story of the show is to great

Behold the Xbox One S and Design Lab controllers in all their glory

Earlier today, they were but flashes on the big screen at Microsoft’s big E3 kickoff event. Now they’re pieces of metal and plastic in the same venue that hosted the aforementioned event (presentl

PlayStation VR is arriving October 13th, priced at $399

I mean, I’m as excited about The Last Guardian as the next unwashed blogger, but you didn’t really think we were going to get out of tonight’s pre-E3 Sony press conference without a little hardw

The Last Guardian is definitely (probably) coming to PS4 this October

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Several times, year after year. But Sony kicked off this year’s big pre-E3 press conference with yet another glimpse at the long awaited game, The Last Gua

Ubisoft is bringing Star Trek to VR this fall

Well, this just rocketed to the top of our list of most eagerly anticipated VR games in warp speed. At its big pre-E3 press conference, Ubisoft unveiled Star Trek: Bridge Crew, a new title set to arri

Project Scorpio is the next Xbox One console, arriving late 2017

Sure the Xbox One S was the big news from today’s event, but Microsoft had one major surprise up its sleeve: Project Scorpio. Xbox head Phil Spencer took the stage one final time to announce the

Xbox Design Lab lets gamers colorfully customize their controllers

Want to stand out while staying inside playing video games? Microsoft’s got you covered. Along with that shiny new “robot white” Xbox One S, the company unveiled Xbox Design Lab, a site that let
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