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Every Oculus Ready PC Listed in Price Order

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It’s just been announced that pre-orders for Oculus Ready PCs, a set of rigs from hardware manufacturers that meet the recommended specs of and include and Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) will go live on 16th February 2016. As Oculus VR has made clear, the bundles start at $1499 USD, though this will apparently only be for a limited time. Best Buy has gone a step further, however, and offered prices for every single bundle from Asus, Alienware and Dell, giving you an idea of what’s in your price range. READ MORE

Oculus Ready PC Pre-Orders Dated, Discounts for a ‘limited time’

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Last month the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) finally launched its pre-order campaign ahead of first shipments on 28th March 2016. The kit costs some $599 USD, a price that came as a surprise to many. As creator Oculus VR itself has pointed out though, that isn’t as much as what a PC capable of using the kit will cost. However, Oculus VR is looking to reduce the overall price with its Oculus Ready PC programme, a set of rigs that met the recommended specs for the VR kit. Today, Oculus VR has announced when pre-orders for this PCs, complete with bundles for the Oculus Rift, will go live. READ MORE

VRDC Session Highlight: Nonny de la Peña Talks Virtual Journalism

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Virtual reality (VR) could mean huge change for a wide range of industries, and journalism is no exception. Nonny de la Peña, CEO of Emblematic Group, has been experimenting with this concept for years, recreating real incidents in VR to convey to the general public. At this March’s Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) and Game Developers Conference (GDC), de la Peña will be discussing her work with a talk titled: “Virtual Journalism: VR with a Cause“. READ MORE

First Images of Samsung Galaxy S7 Reportedly Leaked

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In just under two weeks time smartphone manufacturer Samsung will be hosting its Galaxy Unpacked event on Sunday 21st, February 2016. The company released a teaser trailer at the beginning of the month featuring the Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD). While virtual reality (VR) is expected to be a big part, its reported that Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Now it seems the first images of the two flagship devices have been leaked. READ MORE

Releases.com Offering 10% Discount on PSVR Launch Titles

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Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) – formally known as Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE), has revealed lots of information on the titles gracing its head-mounted display (HMD) PlayStation VR for PlayStation 4, but as of yet no further information has been announced on its pricing or official launch date. This aside Releases.com, a site where users can track and search release dates for videogames is offering members of N4G a discount for PSVR launch titles. READ MORE

A Violent Afternoon Out Now on Jaunt VR App

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Jaunt’s virtual reality (VR) app has got its fair share of in depth documentary experiences including the Inside series. Lightning the mood is director Sam Macaroni with a series of short films. He’s previously launched Wookie on Vacation a parody of Star Wars where Han Solo gives his iconic sidekick, Chewbacca, some time off for a holiday. Macaroni’s latest film A Violent Afternoon is far more action orientated. READ MORE

YouVisit talks VR Tourism, Mobile’s Importance and the Future

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Virtual tourism is set to be one of the biggest areas of virtual reality (VR) technology in the future. Head-mounted displays (HMDs) such as the Oculus Rift and even Google Cardboard will allow users to visit locations on the other side of the world from the comfort of their own homes. One company that’s excited about this future is YouVisit, a group that offers virtual campus tours and much more 360 degree content for real life locations. The company has been working hard in VR over the past few years, and VRFocus recently spoke to it about that work. READ MORE

VRUnicorns Releases Teaser for #SelfieTennis

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Virtual reality (VR) fans may well have caught a glimpse of VRLympix over the past year or so. The proposed collection of minigames for the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD) was set to offer unique takes on a wide range of sports, and had been popping up at events, development jams and more. Now, however, developer VRUnicorns is making a more fleshed out version of one of the best-looking games from the collection, known as #SelfieTennis. Recently, the studio has released a teaser trailer for this experience, which can now be seen below. READ MORE