Apps That Hint at a Fanciful Fake Future

They can’t yet offer the more realistic sensations delivered by headsets like Microsoft’s HoloLens or HTC’s Vive (which themselves still need a lot of work), and it’s not yet clear how useful they will be, but they can show you amazing images without draining your bank account or wiring you to a computer.

The brave new world of digital humans, designed to do our bidding

Both Tencent and HTC Vive’s VR accelerator HTC Vive X are ObEN investors. Public figures, such as celebrities, could be especially vulnerable to avatar trolls or copycats. Finally, all startups in the AI avatar business will have to grapple with challenges around intellectual property protection.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will never have pay-to-win items

A guy tweeted at me saying he bought a whole HTC Vive VR set off a skin he got for essentially $20, and that’s what I think is a really good thing about, especially the CS: GO model: that it rewards players for playing the game and being committed to playing the game. Yeah, you can’t get all of the skins …

Fallout 4 VR Available Now, New Video Showcases VR Gameplay

But doesn’t answer why this is a a full-priced separate version to the core Fallout 4 game. Functionality-wise the VR overhaul looks interesting, offering both teleportation room-scale movement and traditional FPS-style controls. The UI and interface has been given a complete overhaul to take advantage …

Fallout 4 VR Could Really Use A Hand (Or Two)

One would imagine it’s even easier when completely surrounded by the sights and sounds of the Bostonian wastes in the Vive-exclusive Fallout 4 VR, but when you’re just a pair … Before picking up a weapon or acquiring the iconic Pip-Boy, the player waves around a pair of virtual HTC Vive controllers.

Apple Positions New iMac Pro for VR Development, Available Starting Thursday

Apple is positioning the new iMac Pro—available this Thursday starting at a cool $5,000—as an ideal machine for VR content creators (both 360 video and real-time). Of all the use-cases they could appeal to on the computer’s meticulously crafted landing page, VR gets a call-out with the HTC Vive …

Rocket Armor Stomps Onto Steam Early Access

… expand the videogame alongside community feedback, Rocket Armor will be available for a reduced price throughout its Early Access period which will then increase to an undisclosed amount upon the eventual launch of the finished product. The title i…

PSX 2017 Showed Why Sony Is Leading The VR Race With PSVR

Back at the start of 2016 the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive were tastes of the future with more active tracking systems and better visuals enhanced by powerful PC gaming rigs. On the flip side of that was the PS4-powered PSVR with noticeably lower specs and much poorer tracking inputs. You can’t even …

‘Arizona Sunshine’ Now Supports The Hyperkin Hyper Blaster

HTC recently started accepting orders for the Vive Tracker universal tracking devices, which open the doors for a wide variety of trackable VR accessories for the Vive platform. Hyperkin’s Hyper Blaster, a pistol-shaped controller, is one of the first Vive Tracker accessories available, and Vertigo Games …

Fallout 4 VR lets you explore the Wasteland in person today

Ever wanted to wander around a nuclear wasteland in VR? Now you can, with Bethesda’s release of Fallout 4 VR, which is finally available to play as of today. It’s out for PC players using HTC Vive, and in fact has been bundled with HTC headsets as a sort of “starter” game for players. The other …