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Valve Has VR Plans for Older Graphics Cards

Are you preparing your PC for the new advent of virtual reality? Well, don’t ditch that GTX 680 just yet. Alex Vlachos, a programmer for Valve, revealed during his GDC 2016 talk in San Francisco last…

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Sony to Reject Any PlayStation VR Game That Drops below 60fps

At GDC 2016 this week, during a Sony-sponsored talk on the development of its PlayStation VR headset, Chris Norden, the Senior Dev support Engineer at Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), revealed that any game for the…

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Crytek’s The Climb VR Game Receives a GDC 2016 Trailer

Crytek is currently working on a very interesting virtual reality game called The Climb, and just as its name suggests, this game is going to be all about climbing. It might not sound like much at…

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Basemark and Crytek Release a VR Score Benchmark

Those of you who want to test your PC in order to see if it can handle VR gaming will definitely want to hear about this new benchmark developed by Basemark and Crytek. Dubbed VRScore, the…

PlayStation VR

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Sony Details PlayStation VR Launch Titles

For a new piece of technology to pick up traction, it’s important to have a decent amount of launch content available. The same is true for VR, especially given the hefty cost of most of the…

PlayStation VR

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Sony PlayStation VR to Launch October for $399

Yesterday, the focus of VR news was from AMD with their Capsaicin event and many announcements. Today, Sony is taking their turn and has announced their own VR solution for the PS4, the PlayStation VR. Priced…

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Overclockers UK Introduce Room Scale VR in Association With Vive

Virtual Reality, or VR for short, is the big thing of 2016. While it isn’t new in itself, this is the year where consumers will get the chance to enter this field and there is no…

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AMD Reportedly Has 83% of VR Hardware Marketshare – Capsaicin

2016 may well go down as the year VR finally takes off for real. Sony and Microsoft have both been making progress towards VR and augmented reality while Oculus and HTC are set to launch the Rift…

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Battlezone is Coming to VR on PC and PlayStation 4

Do you remember the iconic Battlezone? It’s certainly been a long time since I played it and even then, I think it was on an Amiga, perhaps even a Commodore64 when I did! The world isn’t…

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Sulon Unveils AMD-Powered Tetherless Sulon Q VR Headset – Capsaicin

Just as the final versions of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive have been revealed and launched, another contender has jumped into the VR scene with their own solution. Unlike their competitors, though, Toronto-based Sulon has managed to…

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AMD Capsaicin Event Showcases VR and GPUOpen

Just yesterday, AMD hosted their Capsaicin live stream event from GDC. While there were some product announcements like the Radeon Pro Duo and the teasing of the upcoming Polaris 10 GPU, most of the time was spent…

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AMD Announces Radeon Pro Duo Dual Fiji GPU

After many months of waiting, AMD has finally unveiled their dual Fiji graphics card. Though not called FuryX2 as we originally expected, the name Radeon Pro Duo is just as fitting. For now, AMD still has…

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AMD to Showcase VR and Gaming Innovations at GDC Capsaicin Webcast

With GDC just a week away, everyone is getting ready for major announcements from AMD and Nvidia. AMD however, will also be hosting their separate live streamed event at Ruby Skye in San Fransisco. Named after Capsaicin, a…

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HTC Will Bundle Vive With VR Optimized PCs

Last month, Valve released their SteamVR performance test to check if systems were ready for SteamVR and the HTC Vive. Needless to say, many potential VR users probably found that their systems wouldn’t be able to…

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Palmer Luckey Comments On Why Oculus Rift Doesn’t Support Mac

It would seem like Mac-using fans of the Oculus Rift may just be out of luck. Oculus founder Palmer Luckey spoke to ShackNews at an Xbox event and had some harsh comments about the popular Apple…

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EA Believes The Mainstream VR Market is ‘a Few Years Off’

Virtual Reality is often perceived as the future of home entertainment and has the potential to offer unique experiences with a whole new level of immersion. However, VR devices have a very high barrier to entry…

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Sword Art Online VR MMO Isn’t Coming Afterall

Last week the internet was awash with news that the popular series, Sword Art Online would be getting a VR MMO. We even reported on it here at eTeknix, but sadly it seems like the internet…

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Microsoft HoloLens Out This Month

Microsoft has announced that, one year after it was first unveiled, the HoloLens augmented reality headset is available for pre-order, and it’s not cheap. In a blog post, Alex Kipman, the Microsoft executive that has effectively…

Overclockers UK

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Overclockers UK Launches VR Ready Gaming PC Range

Overclockers UK is one of the leading online hardware retailers and stocks a huge supply of components from niche water cooling products to affordable pre-configured systems. The company’s customer service and active forum community makes it…

HTC

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HTC Sells 15,000 $800 Vive VR Headsets in 10 Minutes

VR is looking more and more like the next goldmine for tech companies as customers are snatching them up as fast as the pre-orders are going up. Just a few hours after the HTC Vive VR…

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Vive Now Available for Pre-Order

The Vive virtual reality headset – a collaboration between HTC and Valve – is now available for pre-order, with the first shipments to begin on 5th April, 2016. The HTC Vive, which recently won “Best in…

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Netflix Values HDR Content Over 8K – Has No VR Plans

While Netflix is increasing its output of 4K resolution content, users should not expect the streaming on-demand platform to introduce 8K video any time soon. Instead, the company will be pushing high dynamic range (HDR) content,…

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Sony Claims PS4 is More 60% Efficient than PC at VR

With VR headsets nearing launch, the focus has turned to looking at the platforms driving them. For the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, the PC is the obvious choice but Sony will be rolling their own with…

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Sony Files Patent for a Glove-Like Controller

The Powerglove is one of the most infamous peripherals in gaming history, slated for being both imprecise and hard to use. 27 years later, it looks like Sony is taking a shot at the same kind…

Fury X2

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AMD’s Upcoming Flagship Radeon R9 Fury X2 Pictured

During E3 last year, AMD displayed their revised graphics card line-up which revolved around the latest Fiji architecture and slightly tweaked 300 series GPUs. The Fury X was designed to compete with NVIDIA’s GTX 980Ti and…

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IBM To Create MMORPG Based On Sword Art Online

There are many kinds of people in the world, some who will finish the day with a drink, some will finish it with a movie, some even a game but for some there is nothing like…

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HTC: The Vive is “Not Just About Gaming”

Virtual reality technology is commonly perceived as the future of gaming, and theoretically provides truly unique experiences. However, it’s not limited to the gaming sector and could be deployed to broadcast sports events in a more immersive way…