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Xbox One X: Microsoft Exec Hints at VR to Rival the PlayStation 4

Microsoft dropped a hint Wednesday that the Xbox One X could support virtual reality in a future update — putting it in direct competition with the PlayStation VR. Panos Panay, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of devices, said that the Xbox platform doesn’t currently support such headsets, but consumers may in the future “start to see that happen” with the Windows Mixed Reality range of devices. “Mixed reality can span in so many different forms,” Panay …

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Black Friday: Dell’s Gaming, VR Deals

Dell recently announced a slew of deals and discounts on its computer family for the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday consumer holidays. To make your life easier, we compiled a full list of all the gaming computers the company is selling for cheap. Check it out below.  While the company is discounting a number of its machines, the gaming-ready PCs can be broken down into two camps: gaming and Alienware computers and VR. The …

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CCP Games shuts down VR development, lays off nearly 100 employees

CCP Games, best known as the creators of EVE Online, have announced today that it will be laying off nearly 100 employees as it winds down development on VR games and closes two offices in Newcastle, UK and Atlanta, USA to focus more on PC and mobile games. First reported by Icelandic news outlet MBL and later confirmed in a press release, the global restructuring includes approximately 100 layoffs worldwide as the company reduces its …

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The Steam Halloween Sale lurches to life with deals on scary PC games, VR, and movies

The Steam Halloween Sale lurches to life with deals on scary PC games, VR, and movies | PCWorld Hide your wallet. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. By Brad Chacos Senior Editor, PCWorld | Oct 26, 2017 11:17 AM PT Valve/Steam “);});try{$(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:false,timeout:1500,debug:false,xray:false});}catch(exception){console.log(“error loading lazyload_ad “+exception);}}); Valve’s got a treat for gamers in the mood for tricks. The annual Steam Halloween Sale kicked off on Thursday, bringing …

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Move Over, VR, Ubisoft Takes Gaming Hosts To Egypt For Real Experience 10/23/2017

For all the detailed graphics and promise of immersion, video games still can’t replace the true experience of going to another land to know what it’s about first-hand. Ubisoft, the company behind the popular “Assassin’s Creed” game franchise, has teamed with Defy Media to take two of its “Smosh” games hosts to Egypt to experience the setting and mysteries of the franchise’s latest release, “Assassin’s Creed Origins,” in real life.  “Ancient Egypt is not only …

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Microsoft beefs up the Surface Book 2 for creative work and VR gaming

Two years ago Microsoft released the Surface Book, a laptop/tablet hybrid that we found to be a solid (albeit pricey) notebook, with the added cherry of a short-burst tablet mode. Now the company is launching the Surface Book 2, packing up to five times more power than the original, an extended battery life, a bigger screen and Windows Mixed Reality support. The Surface Book series is a laptop that can transform into a tablet on …

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The creators of Titanfall are making a ‘realistic’ VR war game

Facebook and Oculus VR have partnered with Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment to put out an Oculus Rift virtual reality game in 2019. The teaser shown at Oculus Connect today (watch it above) confirms it’s another war game, as expected, but rather than talking up how cool it’d be to pilot mechs in VR, Respawn is pulling from the Call of Duty marketing playbook. “At Respawn, it’s about creating an authentic experience,” said CEO Vince Zampella, …

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Respawn are working with Oculus on a VR war game

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Respawn Entertainment announced today that they’re partnering with Oculus on a major new VR game coming in 2019. The as-yet-untitled game will be war-themed, and promises to put players into the virtual battlefields in way they’ve never experienced before. That’s the tone of the video, anyway, which features Vince Zampella unironically using the word “visceral.” Check out the best VR games on PC. This all comes as a part of …

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Microsoft Won’t ‘Distract Developers’ With Xbox One X VR Support Just Yet

We’re still expecting Microsoft’s Xbox One X console to get VR support at some point down the line, but the company doesn’t want to “distract” developers with integration in 2017. Albert Penello, Senior Director of Product Management and Planning at Microsoft, said as much to Wired in a recent interview. “We learned with Kinect and the Wii that just translating a typical game experience to VR is not a winning strategy,” he said. “It’s the …

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No VR, lacklustre exclusive games

MICROSOFT is touting the Xbox One X as the most powerful console ever made and believe it will cater to both the high-end gaming enthusiast seeking the very best in graphics and performance, as well as the more family entertainment-orientated or casual gamer. It’s all well and good to talk about processor speeds and RAM with fellow gamers and tech fans, but that sort of thing can make the non-enthusiast’s eyes glaze over. With this …

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Xbox One X: No VR, lacklustre exclusive games

MICROSOFT is touting the Xbox One X as the most powerful console ever made and believe it will cater to both the high-end gaming enthusiast seeking the very best in graphics and performance, as well as the more family entertainment-orientated or casual gamer. It’s all well and good to talk about processor speeds and RAM with fellow gamers and tech fans, but that sort of thing can make the non-enthusiast’s eyes glaze over. With this …

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Xbox One X News: 4K Game Updates, PS4 Pro sales, Microsoft on VR and a Halo Scorpio secret

MICROSOFT Xbox One X News: 4K Game Updates, PS4 Pro sales, Microsoft on VR and a Halo Scorpio secret Microsoft has announced a few interesting pieces of news regarding its upcoming Xbox One X console this week, starting with most notably the news from Mike Ybarra that Alpha ring members can now start preparing for the launch by downloading 4K content updates. This functionality was announced during the Xbox live show at Gamescom in August. …

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Steam VR support for Windows mixed reality is right around the corner

Microsoft got our hopes up when it said that Steam support was headed to its mixed reality platform, only to later clarify that it would not be ready for launch. That’s a bummer, but on the bright side, it might not be a long wait—Microsoft announced at a cozy press event in San Francisco that its mixed reality platform is now open to Steam VR developers. This will be followed by a preview program open …

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Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop – Future Ready with VR

The Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop features one of the fastest processors coupled with discrete graphics for the ultimate VR experience. Dell Inspiron features the high-powered AMD Ryzen processor which delivers revolutionary machine intelligence, instantaneous responsiveness and powerful multitasking abilities for high intensity gaming experiences. Radeon graphics inside facilities VR with RX580 that permits faster, smoother gameplay. You get dual graphics support you can double down on power and speed for the ultimate gaming performance, and …

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Sony release an updated PlayStation VR headset, but an Xbox One X VR headset may be worth the wait

Microsoft has long said that the Xbox One X will be VR-capable, promising “Our plan is to bring mixed reality content to the Xbox One family of devices, including Project Scorpio, in 2018.” In the meantime, Sony has already sold more than 1 million PlayStation VR headsets and has now announced an update to the headset with some improved features. The headset now features a more ergonomic design, with the headphone jack now in the …

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