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Mario Kart Arcade GP headlines Bandai Namco’s new VR Zone Shinjuku centre

The newly announced Mario Kart Arcade GP will be leading the charge at Bandai Namco’s latest VR entertainment centre, which is due to open next month, the publisher has announced. The facility, VR Zone Shinjuku,is set to be the largest VR entertainment facility in the whole of Japan. Opening on …

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Oculus Touch almost 1:1 attach rate for new customers

Nearly everyone who’s buying a new Oculus Rift headset is also purchasing its Touch motion controllers, Oculus has revealed. Speaking at a Digital Dragons presentation in Krakow last week, Oculus’ publishing and developer relations for third party content Paul Jastrzebski told developers that the recent price cuts on both the …

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Superhot VR makes the jump to Vive this week

The VR version of time-bending shooter Superhot will shed its Oculus Rift exclusivity this week. Until now Superhot VR has only been available (officially, at least) to Oculus Rift users. But as of tomorrow (May 25th) the game will be available on Steam, complete with native HTC Vive compatibility. The …

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Half-Life 2 VR has been Greenlit

Valve’s immensely popular Half-Life 2 is heading to VR after a fan mod for the game was successfully Greenlit on Steam. The game, which has been in development since 2013, will be released on both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, and will fully support motion controllers. Players will be …

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Gear VR and Daydream global addressable market now 191m

The addressable market for Gear VR and Google Daydream headsets has now reached 191m worldwide. That’s according to the latest figures from Newzoo, whose Global Smartphone and Tablet Tracker has estimated how many mobile devices are currently compatible with both bits of hardware. In February, 184.4m devices worldwide were compatible …

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Pokemon Go boss is afraid of a dystopian VR future

One of the main figures behind the most successful augmented reality games of all time has spoken of his fears about the future of virtual reality. Games Industry reports that Niantic CEO John Hanke told an audience at London Games Festival’s Mixed Reality Summit that he feels a lot more …

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Batman: Arkham VR is coming to Vive and Rift

Rocksteady’s popular PlayStation VR launch title Batman: Arkham VR will be arriving on other virtual reality platforms later this month. The game will be released on both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on April 25th. The motion controllers for both systems will be supported. Arkham VR differs from Rocksteady’s other …

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