HTC Vive

VR race heats up as Sony announces Playstation VR event

  Virtual Reality has been a hot topic in the first two months of 2016 as the commercial release of the technology draws ever nearer. First Oculus announced the price of the Rift when preorders went live in January, coming in at a whopping $AUD1104 including shipping (base price $US599). Then earlier this week, HTC revealed their Vive VR headset will cost a similar amount of $US799 ($AUD1110)...[Read More]

HTC Vive price announced

  The price of the HTC Vive has been announced and comes in at a staggering US$799 (AU$1115), which is close to US$200 more than the Oculus Rift. However the Valve collaborated virtual reality headset will come in a bundle featuring two touch controllers, sensor towers and two games. The games included are Job Simulator, a game where you play as a robot learning about work: And Fantastic Cont...[Read More]

Oculus Rift costs more than $1k AUD

  This day has been a long time coming: the consumer model of the Oculus Rift is available to preorder. Since day one the questions on everyone’s mind has been when will we get it and what will it cost us? The answer to the first question is “from March 28” for those who secured their headsets when orders went live at around 3am AEST last night (they’re now saying May ...[Read More]

HTC Vive VR release window announced

  VR is on its way into our living rooms, we’ve known this for quite some time. Playstation’s entry into the market, boringly named Playstation VR, blew my mind at PAX Australia earlier this year. So while I’m also not convinced it will be the epic game changer it hopes to be (yet), I am still super excited to get longer hands on time with it. All we’ve ever been told ...[Read More]

VR is amazing, but not the future of gaming (yet)

Yesterday, I wrote about how cage diving with a Great White Shark in VR was the best thing I did at PAX Australia. A few days before that, LoadScreen editor Charlie detailed how terrifyingly awesome it was to brave the deathtrap that is outer space in Earthlight. Suffice it to say, VR blew our minds. But as much as this technology impresses me, I just don’t think it will be the new way we ex...[Read More]

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