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“Which headset should you choose?” With the ever expanding amount of virtual reality headsets (HMD's) now available (56 was our last count) it's no wonder that it's hard to decide which to go for. With help from our team of gaming monomaniacs, our exclusive VR Headset Comparison Chart, user ratings and comments, we're confident you'll make the right choice. Read more on finding the right headset here
The Quest; Oculus once again hits its mark. After successful launches of both the Oculus Rift and Rift S, not to mention its partnership with Samsung to develop the best-selling Samsung Gear VR, it's no surprise that the Oculus Quest would follow suit. In the third quarter alone, Oculus sold approximately 180,000 headsets. To date, it’s said that Oculus has sold a staggering 4000,000 units sar far! So it’s gotta be good, right?Read the Review
The Valve Index is the very first headset designed and manufactured by Valve Corporation. Considering the Index is Valve’s first ever VR headset, they’ve done an excellent job. They’ve delivered key features that we feel most VR enthusiasts will appreciate. Valve have developed visual, audio, and ergonomic technologies to create the best-in-class VR experience.Read the Review
Launched in May 2019, the Oculus Rift S is the Rift’s successor, shortly followed by the user-friendly, wireless Oculus Quest. They are both excellent headsets priced at around £400. If you’re a true gamer with a decent PC and you only want the best gaming experiences, the Oculus Rift S is the best headset for you. There’s always the Quest if you don’t have a computer - but if you only want the best VR experience, whatever the cost, then the Valve Index might be your cup of tea. Read the rest of the review here.Read the Review
Join Chris as she uncovers the history and future of VR and explores the effects of modern technology on our everyday lives. Read her takes on industry news and opinion pieces that delve into the nuts and bolts of immersive content and the hardware that drives it. She’ll reveal the innovators behind VR technologies and see what the future has in store for VR gaming.
Whatever you want out of your gaming experiences, adding extra accessories can really enhance your gameplay. But as always, choosing the right gear to go with your rig can be daunting to say the least... Nevertheless, we're here to help by providing you with a run-down of some of the best and latest gaming accessories on the market, as well as guidance on where to find them and at the best prices.
Asgard’s Wrath: Unleash the wrath of the gods in a mythical Norse adventure where you become the next great Asgardian god. Forge your destiny as a mortal hero and living god in an action RPG of unworldly depth. Explore different classes and yield their diverse powers with a revolutionary combat system only possible in VR. Solve larger-than-life puzzles and recruit animals into loyal warrior companions that fight by your side.
Inspired by the movements of astronauts on the International Space Station, Lone Echo is acclaimed developer Ready At Dawn’s first foray into the world of VR. You play as Jack, an android aboard a mining ship orbiting Saturn. Moments into the game, something collides with the ship, taking out some vital equipment. As you investigate alongside Captain Olivia, the only other crew member, the plot will take a mind-boggling turn as the very boundaries of time start to blur.
Robo Recall. An action-packed, fast-paced FPS, with a somewhat similar premise to the hit movie I, Robot. Although Robo Recall is an arcade game at heart, it does a decent enough job of setting up the story. Set in the distant future where robots have become commonplace, you take on the role of Agent 34, a robot recaller working for the Robo-Ready corporation. You’ve been sanctioned to recall (read: destroy) defective rogue robots after a deadly computer virus has rendered them insane.
Half-Life; Alyx: From the developers of Half-Life, Portal, Counter-strike, Pay for Defeat, Team Fortress, Dota and Left 4 Dead. Valve brings you Half-Life; Alyx, a stunning graphical VR masterpiece and highly immersive AAA FPS (First-person Shooter). Developed for windows-based computers and available for the Oculus Rift, Rift S, HTC Vive, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality, it comes complete with a variety of play environments, locomotion methods, and input devices.
VR Awards Game of the Year 2019. A Fisherman’s Tale is a strange, narrative puzzle adventure game developed by Innerspace VR and published by Vertigo Games. Available on the Oculus Rift, Quest and Rift S. A Fisherman’s Tale fully supports Oculus VR controllers. The game is ideal for adults and kids of all ages. Rated for ages 7+
The Lab offers eight different minigames, each giving a look into the unique ways that VR could interpret various video game genres. These include: an Angry Birds analogue, a tower defence game, an intergalactic shoot ‘em up, secrets galore, and the chance to become a robot mechanic. The rest aren’t really games per se, it’s more that they consider what avenues VR might go down in the future. Amongst these are an interactive solar system, detailed CT scans of the human body and a “virtual holiday” in the Icelandic wilderness, where you’re accompanied by a robotic pup.
New Orleans is at war. The living are not just fighting the dead, but also imposing suffering and brutality upon each other. As bodies stack up between conflicting factions, whispers spread of a long-lost mystery in the city that could change the tide of the war. Will you be able to survive while caught in the middle of this conflict? Can you untangle the secrets and mystery that is behind it all? The fate of the city and its survivors rests in your hands.
Well… choosing the best VR headset to buy is a bit of an open question really. First you need to consider what you’re going to use it for. If you’re a PC gamer you may want to consider the current leaders; Oculus and HTC Vive. If you're a fan of game consoles, PlayStation VR or Xbox VR would be a good choice - that's if Microsoft ever get around to deciding on an HMD manufacturer or whether they'll just make their own.
For those that just want to see what all the hype is about before taking the plunge, a good starting point would be the Samsung Gear VR©, starting from as little as £35... However, you’ll need a compatible mobile phone, such as a Samsung S6, S7, S8 and up. For owners of the iPhone©, Apple© has yet to develop something of their own, nevertheless there are compatible HMD's available for the iPhone©, such as the Destek V4 VR or a slightly cheaper alternative, the VR Shinecon. P.S. There are rumors that Apple© are developing a VR/AR headset and that's said to be compatible with their next iPhone© release, although this won't drop until mid 2020, if at all!