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PlayStation VR: everything you need to know about Sony’s virtual reality headset

PlayStation VR: everything you need to know about Sony's virtual reality headset

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On October 13th, Sony released PlayStation VR, a $399 virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4. Below, you’ll find our review of the hardware, coverage of the games, and everything else…

@verge: PlayStation VR: everything you need to know about Sony’s virtual reality headset

There are things you do at a concert that you wouldn’t during your everyday life. When thousands of people are pumping their fists in time to the beat, you do it, too. When they chant “encore” in unison, so do you. I did all of those things while attending my first concert from Hatsune Miku, the holographic vocaloid pop star who’s appeared on late night talk shows and toured with real , live human bands. My arms are still sore from pumping them along to the rhythm of her songs, and my throat…

Virtual reality offers up plenty of potential for completely new kinds of experiences. Games where you can use your hands instead of a controller to interact with the world, and where the added immersion of VR can make you feel like you’re truly somewhere else. But one of the things it’s best at is immersing you in a place — and that turns out to be a great fit for games that induce a zen-like state of mind.

Today’s launch of PlayStation VR includes a number of new games, ranging from intense…

Do you want to replace all your worldly possessions with a virtual reality headset, specifically one made by Sony for the PlayStation 4 gaming console? October 13th is your lucky day — that’s when the PlayStation VR ships and hits store shelves.

To be clear, there are reasons to hold off on PSVR, whether that’s for a few months or a whole generation of hardware. Sony promised 50 games by the end of the year, but only around 30 of these are out at launch. The Move motion controllers are…

As recently as last year, you could position virtual reality headsets sort of like runway fashion designs: as abstractly stylish and futuristic things that the vast majority of people will never have to even consider purchasing, and could therefore admire from afar.

In 2016, that’s changed. VR might not be mainstream, but companies are starting to pitch it that way. Take, for example, Sony’s PlayStation VR, coming out on Thursday. In honor of the release, Sony has published a three-part, 8 -…

In the early days of virtual reality games, experiences can largely be divided into two categories: those built explicitly for VR, and those that tack on VR like a promotional bullet point. The latter is a great way to get people interested in the medium — hey, it’s Final Fantasy in VR! — but because of a lack of investment, both in time and forethought, these experiences range from forgettable to terrible. When VR is an afterthought, you can tell. Unfortunately that’s the case with “Blood…

Earlier this week, I got to tell the world what I thought of PlayStation VR. I liked it, and I’m excited at the prospect of more people trying virtual reality. But more than any headset so far, it’s made me confront a difficult fact: it makes one of my favorite ways to play video games almost impossible.

A few months ago, I moved in with my husband for the first time in our relationship. (It’s New York; housing is complicated.) Gaming is a job and a hobby for both of us — in fact, it’s how we…

PlayStation VR: everything you need to know about Sony’s virtual reality headset

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