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Posts tagged “virtual reality”

Oculus Go is going away this December

Oculus have announced they're ending sales of the Oculus Go this year, just two years after it first launched. The all-in-one Oculus Go was the precursor to the now wildly popular Oculus Quest, offering an untethered VR experience that didn't rely on you on having a particular kind of phone or a powerful PC. It also cost a fraction of the price, with 32GB models…

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The Oculus Quest is finally back in stock for UK buyers

The Oculus Quest is a great VR headset if you don't want to be wired in to your PC all the time, but trying to get hold of one has been increasingly difficult these past few months, as stock levels have been pretty patchy to say the least. Still, after returning to US stores last month, the UK has finally received the same treatment.

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HP’s Reverb G2 looks an awful lot like the Valve Index

After teasing their new VR cybergoggles earlier this year, HP have now fully unveiled their new Reverb G2 headset, and it looks an awful lot like the Valve Index. That's probably because it's been designed in collaboration with Valve, and uses the same lenses and speakers that they created for the Index. However, HP's Reverb G2 takes things even further with a higher resolution display…

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Feature: Should have been called the Google Clipboard if I'm honest

I played Half-Life: Alyx on a Google Cardboard (sort of)

I've been flitting between lots of different VR headsets over the last month or so, in my quest to find the best VR headset of all. But who needs to spend upwards of 400 quid when the £12 / $15 Google Cardboard can also be used to play big SteamVR games like Half-Life: Alyx? Yes, you read that correctly. Thanks to the magic of VRidge,…

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Feature: It's expensive, but the Valve Index is the best VR headset by a country mile

Valve Index review: the gold standard for VR headsets

When the Oculus Rift S offers a pretty darn great VR experience for £399 / $399, is there really any reason to spend upwards of a grand on a headset like the £919 / $999 Valve Index? Probably not if, like the rest of us, you don't have a spare mattress full of cash squirrelled away in your back bedroom. However, if you do fall…

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Feature: Quest for perfection

Oculus Quest review: a better buy than the Rift S?

Unlike the Oculus Rift S, the Oculus Quest doesn't technically need a PC in order to play VR games. Instead, it's a standalone VR headset that you can play completely wire-free without having a great big gaming PC at your disposal. Naturally, this means it's not quite as powerful as a PC-based headset, and the games you can play on it are limited to what's…

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Feature: Second only to the Valve Index

Oculus Rift S review: the best VR headset for the masses

When Oculus launched their original Rift headset back in 2016, I was one of those people who was firmly in the HTC Vive camp. Back then, I just couldn't see the appeal. The Rift didn't do proper room-scale VR, it didn't come with any motion controllers, and it was just as much of a faff to set up due to its external sensor. Fast forward…

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Feature: An improvement on the regular Cosmos, but man alive it's way too expensive

HTC Vive Cosmos Elite review: standing in the shadow of the Valve Index

When HTC first announced that their new Vive Cosmos headset had a modular faceplate design that would let you update it for "different VR needs in the future", it wasn't entirely clear what those needs would actually entail. Would it be the faceplate equivalent of their Vive Tracker doodad for bringing real-world objects in VR? Or would it somehow introduce eye-tracking like their Vive Pro…

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Feature: But it struggles to stick the landing

HTC Vive Cosmos review: the modular VR headset with all the right ideas

VR headsets have always been quite an expensive proposition for a lot of people. Oculus may have been slowly driving down the price of VR over the last couple of years with their PC-based Rift S headset and standalone Oculus Quest, but HTC's Vive headsets have remained firmly at the higher, more prohibitive end of the VR gaming pool ever since the very first Vive…

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Oculus Quest is back in stock in the UK and US

Good news for VR fans this morning, as the Oculus Quest is finally back in stock over on Oculus' website. The standalone VR headset doesn't technically require a PC in order to play VR games, but thanks to the recent launch of Oculus Link which is currently in beta for the Quest, you can indeed now play Oculus Rift games on the Quest as long…

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Feature: Every VR headset tested for comfort, visuals and experience

What’s the best VR headset for Half-Life: Alyx?

Half-Life: Alyx may have been built from the ground up to support Valve's super expensive Index headset, but as you may have seen from my Half-Life: Alyx PC requirements and VR headset specs article, you can actually play it on any VR headset that supports SteamVR, including the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift headsets and any Windows Mixed Reality headset. Heck, you can even play Half-Life:…

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HP are teasing a new SteamVR headset for Half-Life: Alyx

HP have given us a sneak peak of their next-gen virtual reality headset in a new teaser video - just in time for the launch of Half-Life: Alyx. Called the Reverb G2, this new headset promises "no compromise" and aims to deliver "a more immersive, comfortable and compatible experience" than HP's 1st-gen Reverb headset. HP are also calling it "the new standard in VR", suggesting…

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Until Alyx spoke, “everyone just assumed they were playing as Gordon Freeman,” say Valve

As its name implies, Half-Life: Alyx sees you step into the virtual shoes of Alyx Vance, Gordon Freeman's fellow Resistance member from Half-Life 2. But in early playtests, several players still thought they were playing as Half-Life's silent protagonist, Valve have told me."We spent a bunch of time early on messing about with Alyx, trying to figure out what kind of language players responded well…

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Feature: Get your Quest playing Half-Life: Alyx in seven easy steps

How to play Half-Life: Alyx on Oculus Quest

Half-Life: Alyx can be played on practically every PC VR headset under the sun, from the super expensive Valve Index to entry-level Windows Mixed Reality headsets. However, you can also play it on the standalone Oculus Quest when you take advantage of Oculus Link, which connects your Quest to your PC like an ordinary Rift headset. In this article, I'll walk you through exactly how…

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Save £60 on an Oculus Rift S just in time for Half-Life: Alyx

Good news VR headset deals hunters. Currys' UK Ebay outlet has shaved £60 off the Oculus Rift S, taking the normally £399 headset down to a much more appealing £339. That's even cheaper than it was over Black Friday, making it a great time to snap one up if you're thinking about getting a headset for the launch of Half-Life: Alyx on Monday. Here's how…

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Feature: Everything you need to get ready for Half-Life: Alyx

Half-Life: Alyx PC requirements and VR headset specs: How to get your PC VR ready

If you're looking forward to Half-Life: Alyx as much as we are here at RPS (it's one of our most exciting games of 2020, don't you know), then you'll want to make sure your PC is prepped and ready to play it come its big release day on March 23rd. The good news is that you don't need an expensive Valve Index headset to run…

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Save £120 on a Vive Cosmos at Overclockers UK

It's been VR headset deals galore this week. On Monday, HTC slashed the price of its Vive Pro starter kit by £220, no doubt in preparation for the launch of the upcoming Vive Cosmos Elite, and now Overclockers UK are offering £120 off a regular Vive Cosmos as part of their big 20th birthday bash. Normally £699, this takes the headset down to a rather…

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