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The $399 Oculus Quest is a premium VR headset with no wires—and no PC required

The $399 Oculus Connect VR headset will break free of PCs this spring.

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TimeRide VR offers Gamescom visitors a fascinating virtual tour of Cologne's imperial age

TimeRide VR's tour of prewar Cologne drives home how effective the medium can be in educational circumstances.

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How next-gen motion capture will supercharge VR arcades

Motion capture has long been integral to visual effects in blockbuster films and videogames. But now a new mo-cap system from Vicon is heading to virtual reality arcades.

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How to install Fortnite on Android, and every phone that can play it

Not every phone can hop onboard the battle bus. We list every Android phone that can play the Fortnite beta.

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Nvidia Shield TV levels up to full-featured PC gaming with free GeForce Now beta

The era of confusing, dueling GeForce Now services is over. Nvidia's Shield TV now streams PC games from the cloud, cementing its reign as the king of streamers for geeks.

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Cybershoes let you physically run through virtual reality from the comfort of your chair

Cybershoes are like a VR treadmill, but without the treadmill. Or the standing.

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Apple kills Valve's Steam Link iOS app, but you can still stream PC games to Android

Valve's Steam Link app will stream games from your PC to your phone across your home network, freeing you up to play anywhere you'd like. But probably the bathroom.

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Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality review: Easy to set up, hard to use

Windows Mixed Reality headsets use impressive technology that make them easy to set up, but frustrating to use.

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Skyrim VR review: Staring down life-sized dragons is terrifying

Few other VR games rival Skyrim VR's epic scope and scale, but dated graphics and bolted-on VR interface issues are an arrow to the knee.

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Tobii's eye-tracking tech is niche on PCs, but makes virtual reality feel like magic

Integrated into a VR headset, Tobii’s eye-tracking technology is a godsend. I got the chance to demo a unit at GDC. This is what it was like.

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HTC's next-gen Vive Pro gets a price, and the original Vive gets a $100 price cut

The Vive Pro finally has a price tag—but only the headset itself—and HTC is slashing the original HTC Vive's price.

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Oculus releases fix after temporarily breaking Rift VR headsets worldwide

Oculus Rift headsets everywhere stopped working on Wednesday. They can be fixed now, but it shouldn't have happened in the first place.

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Try VR for cheap: Windows Mixed Reality headsets are on sale for nearly half off today

Windows Mixed Reality headsets from Acer, HP, and Lenovo are at steep discounts as part of Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals.

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Doom VFR review: Ripping and tearing and stumbling over the small details

The core of Doom VFR—the fast-paced movement, the shooting, the teleport-inside-a-demon-so-it-explodes—can be fun at times, but it's missing the small details that make VR a worthwhile platform.

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Standalone Vive Focus VR headset replaces HTC's Google Daydream plans

HTC's Vive Focus VR headset won't need to be connected to a phone or PC to work.