Category: Virtual Reality

The Battle Royale Games for 2018: Fortnite vs PUBG & others

The Battle Royale genre has been around for a while now, with Battle Royale style mods developed back in 2012 for Minecraft, then PlayerUnknown a mod for ARMA 2/DayZ being released in 2013 which later evolved into a standalone game we now know as Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG for short. It was the early access release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds that exponentially grew the popularity of Battle Royale games with it selling over twenty million units by the end of the year even though the 1.0 release wasn’t until December 2017. In September 2017, the game broke the previous...

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Utopia 360° Elite Edition Virtual Reality Headset Review Score 65%

Utopia 360° Elite Edition Virtual Reality Headset Review

VR is one of the booming new technologies at the moment, and there are products covering pretty much every budget.  The lowest budget options are literally just carboarded cutouts that you put your phone into, and for the price, they are quite effective. On the other end of the spectrum are the likes of the Oculus and HTC Vive, both require powerful computers but allow you to game in VR. Sitting in the middle ground you have devices like Google Daydream View VR which take the cardboard concept of using your phone as the display and make it much...

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Oculus announces Oculus Go: Standalone VR Headset

Thanks to the financial backing of Facebook, Oculus have expanded their product line up to include the all new Oculus Go. It is designed to sit in the middle between the Rift and the Oculus powered Samsung Gear VR. This headset requires no phone and no cables running to the PC. It will be able to play movies, run games, and help you meet up with friends in VR. It is built to be lightweight, is has a new mesh foam interface, and it supposedly has the best visual clarity so far seen in VR, thanks to new lenses...

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Acer and Starbreeze Announce New VR Headset: StarVR

The hype for Virtual Reality is real, and Acer is wanting in on some of the action. Starbreeze launched StarVR with a VR-experience at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June 2015 by the acquisition of French company Infinite Eye. Acer was obviously impressed with the StarVR system and have now teamed up with Starbreeze to help launch it. This is quite a sensible partnership, Starbreeze are a game development company traditionaly, and Acer is one of the biggest computer manufacturers in the world. As we saw in my recent #AcerLiveBlog2016 event, Acer is really pushing the gaming side of their business, and VR...

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Sony PlayStation 4.5 specifications leaked

We have already posted about the rumours of an updated PS4 that will be designed to cope with VR and native 4k Now, documents leaked to gaming site Bomb have put more meat on the bones of what is claimed to be known internally at Sony as Project Neo. The AMD accelerated processing unit (APU) at the heart of the PlayStation 4 will be replaced in the PlayStation 4.5: its 8 Jaguar-based CPU cores will be boosted from 1.6GHz to 2.1GHz, while the GPU hardware will be doubled from 18 CUs running at 800MHz to 36 CUs. The new model...

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Sony PlayStation 4.5 rumoured for VR and 4K in October

Sony is reportedly planning to launch a higher-specification PlayStation 4 console ahead of the PlayStation VR release prior to Christmas. The revised console is said to have an improved GPU and be able to run content — including, possibly, games — at Ultra High Definition resolution, and is intended to boost performance for Sony's upcoming PlayStation VR headset previously dubbed Project Morpheus. The represents a very unusual move from a console maker as they typically want to create a stable platform, with any improvement being focussed on aesthetics, reducing power draw, noise and cutting manufacturing cost. It is likely...

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Sony PlayStation VR Headset Launches October for £350. Cheaper than Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

This year is definitely about Virtual reality in the tech industry. We already have Oculus Rift, owned by Facebook, due to release this quarter, and the HTC Vive due out in May. Now Sony are launching their version which will land in October 2016 for £350/$400/€400. PS VR, originally called Project Morpheus, is Sony's answer to the current rush of virtual reality hardware heading to the gaming market. It's exclusive to the PlayStation 4 console, and with 36 million PS4 consoles sold it has a pretty good chance of success compared to the competing products. Apparently there are more...

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HTC announces prices Vive bundle, sets pre-order date

This year looks to be all about Virtual Reality. The Oculus Rift is set to launch at the end of March and ow HTC have announced the launch details of their Vive Consumer Edition virtual reality bundle. Unfortunately, early adopters may suffer from some sticker shock, as the pricing comes in at $799, $200 more than the Oculus Rift. There is some justification with this though, you get a pair of specially-designed wireless controllers and a pair of sensors capable of tracking the player's movement throughout a room. The device also comes with a pair of fully-fledged VR experiences,...

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