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- VRMay 1, 2017
Are VR and e-sports really a match made in nerd heaven?
Continuum and eRa Eternity are tied. It's the Rainbow Six Siege PC grand final, at the Rainbow Six Invitational held by Ubisoft. If Continuum wins this next round, they're the world champions of Rainbow Six Siege. Everything has led to this moment. eRa has three minutes to assault the objective and take it, while Continuum…
- VRDecember 2, 2016
DevelopVR: Virtual reality is entering its awkward teenage years
I was damp and slightly apprehensive when I arrived at Conway Hall for London's Develop:VR conference. I was last here several years ago, told to smile and clap politely at each of my digital marketing CEO's jokes, briefed beforehand to ensure I knew when it was appropriate to giggle. It's hard to think about the…
- VRSeptember 23, 2016
‚ÄčWith PlayStation VR coming up, HTC is bringing out the big guns
Thanks to EGX 2016, Britain's smaller take on E3, HTC has brought its mixed reality system to a UK event for the first time. The same event is plastered with advertisements for Sony's forthcoming headset, the PlayStation VR, with booths around the event offering a chance to try out Sony's newest bit of kit. Read…
- VRSeptember 14, 2016
What's next for Crytek's virtual reality ambitions: All eyes on PlayStation VR
While plenty of high profile companies have been cautiously dipping their toes into VR, Crytek has embraced it with open arms. Chatting to executive producer Elijah Freeman a year ago he told me that Crytek were, first and foremost, pioneers, that the DNA of Crytek was focussed on exploring new technology. Leaning forward conspiratorially, he…
- VRAugust 18, 2016
HTC Vive's mixed reality finally makes VR a spectator sport
For VR enthusiasts there's something of a mantra. You'll hear it shared over drinks, murmured with a knowing glance or, occasionally, repeatedly patiently six or seven times to your parents: "Everyone loves VR, as soon as they get a chance to try it out." The problem, sadly, is that watching someone else in VR just…