Google introduces VR180, a new video format to simplify VR content

Google’s Daydream team has announced a new video format called VR180. It was designed to help make VR content even easier to create.

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Google Daydream View Review: A step into the future of VR

When Google first introduced their virtual reality platform back at Google I/O 2016, it showed that the company was serious about the new technology. The first headset that works with the Daydream VR platform is the Google Daydream View which isn’t like other headsets on the market.

Being different isn’t necessarily a bad thing, in the case of the Daydream View, it’s actually better that it’s different. I’ve been using the Daydream View for a few weeks and it’s easily one of the best phone-based VR systems I’ve used.

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Oculus Rift, Now available for Pre-order

The infamous Oculus Rift is now available for pre-order directly from Oculus’ site for the not-so low price of $599 USD.

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Here’s what you get in the box

Even though the high price tag wasn’t revealed earlier, Oculus founder, Palmer Luckey did say a few weeks ago that the Oculus Rift would come at a premium but he did also say that VR will eventually become something that is affordable for everyone.

Here’s to hoping he’s right.

Don’t forget to make sure you have a capable PC before you pre-order the Rift.

Here are the recommended specs:

  • graphics card: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
  • processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • memory: 8GB+ RAM
  • output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
  • input: 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
  • operating system: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

The Oculus Rift will start shipping to 20 countries on March 28th 2016 and the Rift will be available in limited locations at select retailers in April.

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Microsoft E3 2015 Briefing: Everything you need to know

Microsoft made a lot of announcements at their E3 2015 press conference. It was filled with new games, live demos and much more.

Halo 5: Guardians

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The press conference first started off with a live demo of Halo 5: Guardians. The demo was showing off the co-op in Halo 5.

They also showed one of the new maps in the multiplayer with a new trailer.

Halo 5: Guardians is coming to Xbox One on October 27th 2015.

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