CyberPowerPC intros VR-ready PC for $499, or $1,100 with Oculus Rift

cyberpower-gamer-ultra-vr CyberPowerPC has introduced a new entry-level virtual reality-ready pre-built PC with AMD’s Radeon RX 470 on board for $ 499 at Best Buy and Amazon. That’s a new low for an off-the-shelf VR-capable configuration, and it’s also available as a bundle with Oculus Rift for $ 1,099.98 — or exactly what you’d pay if you purchased the two separately. Even if there’s… Read More

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Xbox One game streaming comes to Oculus Rift on December 12

screen_940x528_2016-11-21_09-48-43 Oculus Rift owners will be able to stream Xbox One games to their headsets starting December 12, giving them an immersive way to play. This makes a ton of sense, given the existing cooperation between the two companies, including the fact that every Oculus Rift sold ships with an Xbox One controller in the box. That means gamers with Rift, a Windows 10 PC to run it, and an Xbox One will… Read More

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Best Buy bets on VR for the holidays with 500 stores demoing Oculus Rift

A shadow is cast on the Oculus sign, as a visitor uses Oculus goggles to experience Minecraft for Gear VR during a press demonstration, at The Village event space, in San Francisco, California on March 15, 2016. (Photo: GABRIELLE LURIE/AFP/Getty Images) Best Buy has provided in-person demonstrations for Oculus Rift basically since there were real Oculus Rift headsets to demonstrate – the retailer announced back in May it would provide demos at 48 locations in the U.S. Now, it’s doubling down on that bet, with a plan to give customers a taste of VR in 500 locations in time for the holiday shopping season, according to Bloomberg.… Read More

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Teardown of HTC Vive highlights the headset’s differences from Oculus Rift

vive teardown 2 Today’s VR headsets are marvels of miniaturization. And, as iFixit’s teardowns show, both the Oculus Rift and HTC’s Vive are also remarkably user-friendly when it comes to repair and customization. Read More

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Teardown of Oculus Rift finds good design that’s somehow relatively easy to repair

ugcBovvFOmgRskkO When a new category of gadget appears, it’s understandable when the vanguard devices aren’t the most well designed, or are resistant to disassembly and repair. Fortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case with the first headset from Oculus, iFixit has found. Read More

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