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Best VR Game of 2020

Experience Half-Life: Alyx - The most immersive action-packed VR game ever created.

Cyber Generation Unknown

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bhaptics at CES 2020

Haptic responses are nothing new in the gaming world; we feel this feedback in almost every gaming platform out there – the DualShock controller and the JoyCon, as well as gaming chairs with built-in subwoofers. BHaptics, however, have created a haptic solution that gives a new experience.

BHaptics TactSuit

HP Reverb G2 (2160 x 2160p)

Since March this year, HP has been scattering a trail of breadcrumbs pointing to a successor to its Reverb headset, developed with Valve and Microsoft. The original Reverb, only released in 2019, received largely favourable reviews for its high-resolution display.

HP Reverb G2 - preview

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond

It's been officially announced that Respawn Entertainment and Oculus Studios are bringing Medal of Honor back to life with their latest project, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond. This AAA VR-exclusive is a must-have for FPS fans and devotees of the Medal of Honour franchise.

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VR Headsets

Choosing the right virtual reality headset starts here...

“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

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Cyber Generation Unknown

Cyber Generation Unknown

In the span of a couple generations, advances in technology have drastically altered our society. A whole generation of children has already been raised as ‘digital natives’ who can’t remember a time before iPads, let alone a family computer. Since the birth of smartphones, and the spread of social media, we’ve rapidly experienced the best, and worst that this new era has to offer.

Although they have many benefits, this unprecedented degree of connectivity has made us deeply vulnerable. There are several consequences that we’re only comprehending now; years after we blindly embraced this new tech. They range anywhere from low self-esteem, to democracies being shaken by malicious Tweets. As the lines of reality are blurred, the digital world has gone from being a mere portion of our lives, to a form of ‘virtual reality’ in its own right.

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The History and Evolution of Virtual Reality

The History and Evolution of Virtual Reality

You might think that virtual reality (VR) is a relatively new phenomenon, sparked by the success of the Oculus Rift. But actually, VR has been around in some form or another since the early 1960s. Since research into VR has always been decades ahead of general release, unfortunately a lot of its history has fallen to the wayside. We’ll explore these fascinating advances in technology, starting with VR’s inception in the 1960s. We’ll look at the many strides forward in the 70s and 80s, like the mother of Google Maps. We’ll even discuss what’s best forgotten; the VR gaffes in the 90s that almost killed public appetite for the technology! Then, we’ll look to the state of VR today, and examine public response. Lastly, we’ll look to the future, and consider how VR will grow; at home, and in the workplace. This is a truly exciting time for VR, with promising new technology right around the corner.

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Best VR Games

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Half-Life; Alyx. The best VR game 2020

Half-Life; Alyx. The best VR game 2020

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).

Asgard’s Wrath

Asgard’s Wrath

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.

Robo Recall

Robo Recall

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.

TOP RATED VR GAMES
Arizona Sunshine

Arizona Sunshine

Arizona Sunshine is a VR zombie game set in the desert of southwestern America. Your objective is to survive the zombie hordes, and make it to the safe haven.

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

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.

Moss

Moss

Moss is a fantastic action, exploration-adventure game, which combines a variety of cleverly integrated puzzles to excite and engage you throughout. It’s the type of game that, once you start playing, you’ll find it hard to stop, even after you have completed it.

Latest News

VR Events

HP has an exciting announcement about their latest VR headset, the Reverb G2, and you could be one of the first to know. Don’t miss out on the HP Keynote Announcement: Driving the Next Evolution of VR, from the VR/AR Global Summit on the 30th September 2020. Founder and owner of VROne.co.uk ‘Pedro’, will be participating in the event, hoping to learn more about HP’s exciting news on HP’s latest VR headset and asking the HP experts penetrating questions about his concerns.

Interview with Alex Moretti, CEO of Fallen Planet Studios

If you’ve ever been to a VR arcade, you’ve probably already run into Fallen Planet Studios’ work. Their hair-raising games and VR experiences have terrified fans the world over - and now they’re back with a new DLC. Read on, if you dare…

Best Oculus Quest Games 2020

Best Oculus Quest and Quest 2 Games: During one of VROne's regular team discussions, we ended up having a debate over which Oculus games were the best for the Quest. Check-out 11 of the best Oculus games currently available. Read the reviews, watch the gameplay and have your say on which game is best.

Best SSD for gaming

With the ever increasing size of games, the demand for faster data access has become more important - after all no one wants to sit there for 5 minutes waiting for a game to load. Depending on your budget, the bigger the hard drive the better, certainly if you’re into VR games, as they generally take up a lot of space. We recommend a minimum drive size of two terabytes (2 TB). Choosing the right type of drive is just as important, and you also have to consider the cost.

Interesting Stuff!

Half-Life: Alyx - How to beat Jeff | The ultimate Walkthrough

Have you ever met Jeff in Half-Life: Alyx - are you stuck on Chapter 7 'Jeff'. Find out 'How to Beat Jeff' in our easy to follow, step-by-step walkthrough. There is more to the the Vodka distillery than think. Find hidden resin and is that bottle of Vodka for Russell really worth it? Find out!

These aren't just any ordinary Vodka bottles!

In update 1.4, Valve introduced some nifty physics into the mix and added liquid to the bottles, further adding to the realism of the game… as if the game wasn’t brilliant enough!

Half-Life: Alyx | Complete Guide to Weapon Upgrades

A detailed user guide and tips on the various weapons used by Alyx. Make the game more enjoyable, find out which upgrades are essential, when to upgrade and in which order.

DLSS 2.0

Nvidia RTX and DLSS 2.1

Nvidia announced the pending launch of DLSS 2.1, which supports the highest HDMI 2.1 link rate of 12Gbs/lane across all 4 lanes, and supports Display Stream Compression (DSC) to be ab...

Gaming Accessories

The latest accessories for your rig

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.

Fully Immersive Experience

Get a real sense of touch with some great VR add-ons, artificially created by applying forces or vibrations to your hands and body. From full haptic suits and vests, touch-sensitive gloves, VR treadmills to bizarre gaming controllers, that look and feel like you're using a real gun!

VR Gaming at a whole new level

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Best VR Games

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Which headset

Which VR headset should I buy?

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, such as HP, 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 AR/VR headset and that's said to be compatible with their next iPhone© release, although this won't drop until late 2020, if at all!

To conclude

Mobile users on a very tight budget; If you're totally new to VR and fancy just dipping your toe in, but don't want to fork-out hundreds of pounds on a headset, borrow one from a friend. The alternative is purchasing an inexpensive cardboard headset. These face-slicing beauties can be snatched-up for as little as £6, so if it's not for you, it's no biggie; simply biff it for recycling!
Mobile Samsung Gear© headsets; Still in an affordable price bracket, yet far more comfortable than any cardboard cut-out (notice the pun?) version. The Samsung Gear and Galaxy are very popular with Samsung mobile phone lovers. There are about 800 apps in total, ranging from games to experimental experiences.
iPhone© users; If you own an iPhone, the Destek V4 VR headset is the headset for you. It's pretty universal, in that it works with most iPhones and a fairly wide array of Samsung mobile phones. The Destek V4 is the new kid on the block, competing with all the other major mobile HMD manufacturers. Destek also have another headset specifically for Daydream smartphones, such as the Google Pixel / Pixel XL/Pixel 2.
All in one, wires headset; The Oculus© Quest 2 is an amazing universal headset that can either work as a standalone, un-tethered, virtual reality headset, (i.e. no wires to trip over!) or it can be connected to a PC via "Quest Link" giving you full access to both the Oculus Home and Oculus Dash interfaces, including every Oculus Rift / S game. Used as a standalone headset, VR content is stored on a memory drive in the device itself, The Quest 2 comes in two versions, the standard 64GB or 256GB for the hard-core gamer. It utilises a single-striped, LCD RGB display, offering a whopping resolution of 1832 x 1920p per eye.
PC Tethered Headset; Currently, tethered headsets are considered the norm in the world of VR. It can be quite tricky to decide which one to buy as there are simply so many to choose from. Both the Oculus© and HTC© Vive are mid to high-end head mounted displays (HMDs). There's a lot of controversy regarding which of these is best... "The war continues".
Best Resolution Headset; For those after the best possible resolution, the Reverb G2 VR headset is a no-brainer. The G2 is HP's latest PC, Mixed Reality VR headset. No base-stations are required as the headset uses inside-out tracking, similar to the Rift S and Cosmos. The Reverb G2 is a vast improvement over its predecessor, the G1, with improved controllers, comfort and manual IPD adjustment. As far as resolution goes, it's said that the G2 has the best picture quality out of any other VR headset currently on the market. with a whopping resolution of 2160 x 2160px per eye, providing a combined resolution of 4,320 x 2160px - blowing the socks off any of the leading VR headsets. It is expected to launch mid September this year for around £525 / $599.
Best and most expensive; If you are a hardcore gamer, money isn't an issue and you simply want the very best gaming experience, the Valve Index, HTC Cosmos, HP Reverb G2 and the Pimax 5K are all good contenders. However, making the wrong choice could be a costly affair unless you have an endless pit of cash at your disposal.