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Gift Guide: The Best Windows Mixed Reality Headset | Rolling Stone

Wed Dec 06 10:10:22 EST 2017 | Rolling Stone
The realities keep expanding. This year, if you’re interested in dipping your mind into the creations of virtual reality, you can stop by a store to pick up a headset, but instead of choosing among three to five, you’ll have eight to ten from which to pick. Mainstays like PlayStation Virtual Reality, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, along with phone-powered headsets from Samsung and Google, are all doing fine, but just two months ago Microsoft rolled out an update to Windows 10 that empowered its own f..

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The realities keep expanding. This year, if you’re interested in dipping your mind into the creations of virtual reality, you can stop by a store to pick up a headset, but instead ..
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Anyone with normal vision knows that a ball that seems to quickly be growing larger is probably going to hit them on the nose. But strap them into a virtual reality headset, and th..
Anyone with normal vision knows that a ball that seems to quickly be growing larger is probably going to hit them on the nose. But strap them into a virtual reality headset, and th..
Sony just launched a demo program letting PlayStation Plus members receive a PSVR bundle, complete with a game, a demo disc, controllers, and more. If they want it, they’ll get to ..
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In addition to pricing and availability, HTC also shed more light on the internal specifications. We already knew about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset deep inside the Vive Foc..
More than a year ago, Google announced that Chrome Apps would be removed from Windows, Mac, and Linux versions of Chrome (but not Chrome OS) some time in 2017, and it seems we've c..
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On an average day, about a dozen new games are released on . And while , it can be understandably hard to keep up with. Potentially exciting gems are sure to be lost in the deluge ..
PerceptIn’s been operating mostly behind the scenes since launching in March of last year. Even so, the company has managed to raise a decent chunk of change in its mission of help..
Sony's grip on the indie market is slipping, though that may be part of the plan for the future of Playstation. More and more, we're seeing the company support virtual reality and ..
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When I heard a Doom game was coming to VR I just couldn't picture it. I associate Doom, both the original and the 2016 version, with speed. Slippery fast speed, racing and strafing..