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  • PlayStation VR is getting a little hardware update

    PlayStation VR is getting a little hardware update

    Sony has announced that they’ll soon be shipping an updated version of the PlayStation VR headset. Don’t get too feverishly excited — the additions are relatively minor. though they do solve some issues that have been plaguing owners of the original hardware for a bit. Read More

  • Sony knocks $50 of their full PlayStation VR bundle

    Sony knocks $50 of their full PlayStation VR bundle

    Virtual reality is getting (a bit) cheaper everywhere you look. Today, Sony is the one delivering the deals. In U.S. and Canada, Sony’s PlayStation VR is getting a new bundle which brings the headset and PS Camera together for $399 while the full bundle which includes a pair of Move motion controllers is going to be dropped from $499 to $449. The company will no longer sell the… Read More

  • Watch Sony’s E3 press conference right here

    Watch Sony’s E3 press conference right here

    Whether or not it has new hardware, Sony always finds a way to surprise us at E3. Expect loads of new games, and then there’s always the gold Playstation 4, which is on sale for $249 at the event. There’s a slight chance that Playstation will make a few price cuts to existing hardware, so keep an eye out for that. We may see a few Playstation VR games, and there will likely be a… Read More

  • Sony brings support for 360-degree YouTube video to PlayStation VR

    Sony brings support for 360-degree YouTube video to PlayStation VR

    Sony’s virtual reality headset has offered some form of support for 360-degree YouTube content since around Christmas time of last year, but as Engadget points out, things have been pretty spotty at best. The update was only being rolled out to select users, and the video experience was less than ideal, thanks to resolutions that didn’t quite live up to the full 360-degree… Read More

  • New numbers home in on Vive sales

    New numbers home in on Vive sales

    A brief in 87870 news offers us some interesting news about Vive sales worldwide. Alvin Graylin, China Regional President of VR at HTC, said that the company sold 100,000 units in August, an acceptable if low number for a comparatively expensive consumer electronics product. This month, however, another HTC representative, Cher Wang, said the company sold in excess of 140,000 units, a 40,000… Read More

  • PlayStation VR is easily the winner in virtual reality right now

    PlayStation VR is easily the winner in virtual reality right now

    Consumer virtual reality has a clear new leader today, and it’s the just-launched PlayStation VR. Unequivocally, this is the best VR experience currently available outside of the kinds of high-flying, super-secret test rigs that exist out there for army training or whatever that cost millions of dollars. That includes top-of-line hardware like HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, as well as… Read More

  • VR battle royale: PS VR vs. HTC Vive vs. Oculus Rift

    VR battle royale: PS VR vs. HTC Vive vs. Oculus Rift

    I’ve spent quite a bit of the last few months with headsets strapped to my face. Whether that has enriched my life significantly or left it in shambles I cannot say, but I will report that the games are at least starting to get really fun and the video content is only getting better. The PlayStation VR launched today, and with that there are about three great options for consumers… Read More

  • Best Buy is opening a bunch of stores at midnight for the PlayStation VR launch

    Best Buy is opening a bunch of stores at midnight for the PlayStation VR launch

    It probably won’t be the last time most PlayStation VR purchasers ever pull themselves away from their console long enough to leave the house, but just in case, Best Buy is turning the headset’s launch into a social event of sorts. The big box retailer announced this morning that it will be opening extra early on October 13 to offer up the gaming peripheral as early as humanly… Read More

  • 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 greatly under represent just how big a role it’s played over the course of the last few days here in downtown Los Angeles, serving as the focal point for a majority of big companies… Read More

  • 5 hard questions facing Oculus Rift

    5 hard questions facing Oculus Rift

    Today, the future became the present with the launch of Oculus Rift. The reviews are in, but uncertainty hangs overhead with HTC and PlayStation’s VR headsets still on the way. Here are the tough questions that will determine what you should buy, the distribution of power between the platforms and VR’s effect on our lives. Should people buy Oculus Rift consumer v1, or wait… Read More

  • Star Wars Battlefront is coming exclusively to PlayStation VR

    Star Wars Battlefront is coming exclusively to PlayStation VR

    More Star Wars force is coming to virtual reality. At today’s PlayStation VR press event, Sony CEO Andrew House teased onstage that PlayStation will be partnering with EA to bring about my (and everyone else’s) fantasy of Star Wars Battlefront in virtual reality. Read More

  • PlayStation VR will arrive in October for $399

    PlayStation VR will arrive in October for $399

    Sony took to the stage today during GDC 2016 in SF to show off the consumer-ready version of its PlayStation VR headset. A good deal was already known about the company’s first foray into console virtual reality, except for a couple key ones: price and availability. Read More

  • Sony Announces PlayStation VR Press Event For March 15

    Sony Announces PlayStation VR Press Event For March 15

    With just weeks to go before the first orders of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive find their way into buyers’ living rooms, Sony is sending out press invitations for a special event highlighting the PlayStation VR to be held on March 15 in San Francisco The event is taking place during the 2016 Game Developers Conference and will begin at 2:00 PM PST followed by a few hours of demos. Last… Read More

  • GameStop CEO Says PlayStation VR Will Start Shipping This Fall

    GameStop CEO Says PlayStation VR Will Start Shipping This Fall

    With launches already looming for both the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift, virtual reality fans have been earnestly awaiting details for the last major HMD to join the party, the Playstation VR. Yesterday, in an interview with Fox Business’s Maria Bartiromo, Gamestop CEO Paul Raines declared that GameStop “will launch the Sony product this fall,” in reference to the… Read More

  • The Value In Virtual And Augmented Reality Crunch Network

    The Value In Virtual And Augmented Reality

    In 2015, the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industry was widely heralded as the next tectonic shift in computing. But it’s also an industry that investors are cautious to enter while everyone’s cards are still face down. It may take years before mass consumer adoption, but in 2016 we still have a huge opportunity to help shape this industry. Read More

  • Mobile Virtual Reality Is The Ghost Of Christmas Past Crunch Network

    Mobile Virtual Reality Is The Ghost Of Christmas Past

    The worlds of gaming, sports, live music, commerce and adult entertainment are all primed for a revolutionary consumption shift with the advent of virtual reality (VR). Fantasy shall become reality; a new age of immersive entertainment lies just around the corner. And just as the world progressed from radio to television, so too shall it do so with VR. Read More

  • Augmented And Virtual Reality 1.0 — 2016 Preview Crunch Network

    Augmented And Virtual Reality 1.0 — 2016 Preview

    Samsung/Oculus’ Gear VR launch was the starting gun for AR/VR 1.0, so what can we expect next year? Strap on your magic goggles, it’s immersion time. Read More