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Samsung reveals second generation Gear VR headset

Smartphone virtual reality system Gear VR has undergone a redesign. Samsung revealed the new kit at this weekend’s World Mobile Congress in Barcelona. The new system now includes a dedicated controller, not entirely dissimilar to that included with rival Google Daydream. It’s designed to be held like a remote control, …

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PlayStation VR sales have passed 900,000

Sony has at last revealed how many of its virtual reality systems have been sold since October’s launch. Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Andrew House told The New York Times that as of February 19th sales of the headset had reached 915,000 worldwide. This puts PSVR on track to beat the …

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MixCast VR allows for mixed reality streaming

Communicating the magic of VR to someone without physically strapping a headset to them remains a challenge – but a new software tool could prove to be a big help. VentureBeat reports that Canadian developer Blueprint Reality has launched a tool called MixCast VR that allows VR players to stream …

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Fallout 4 VR is already playable from start to finish

The VR version of Fallout 4 will very much include the full game, and is already at the point where it can be played in its entirety. "Fallout [VR] is going great,” Bethesda Game Studios executive producer Todd Howard told Glixel. There’s a lot of work to be done, but …

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Facebook to close 200 Oculus Rift demo stations in the US

200 Oculus Rift demo stations are to be closed at Best Buy stores in the US, according to the Business Insider. The website reports that Facebook ordered the closure of its VR corners due to store performance,” according to an internal memo. An anonymous Best Buy worker told BI that …

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Bird Song – The music of Eagle Flight

With a new kind of reality comes a new challenge in the world of games music. Sean Cleaver speaks to composer Inon Zur about his latest work on Ubisoft’s VR title, Eagle Flight

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Samsung shipped more VR headsets than Vive, Oculus and PSVR combined in 2016

A new report published by SuperData revealed that the virtual reality industry made $1.8bn (1.44bn) in revenue in 2016, with 6.3m devices shipped throughout the course of the year. Of these units, 4.51m were Samsung Gear VR headsets, making it the most-shipped headset of 2016. Sony’s PlayStation VR came in …

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