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Field of view: The week in VR

It's Field of View time. Your place to find out what's been going on in the wonderful world of virtual reality.

This week, we found out about the VR cabinet that will let you access all the senses and spotted Mark Zuckerberg trying out prototype Oculus Rift gloves.

We also explored whether VR is going to reinvent fitness, found out how VR is tackling sexual consent and spoke to game developer Double Fine about what it learned about bringing cult classic Psychonauts to VR.

Here's our collection of the other VR stories you may have missed this week, plus we pick our favourite VR game and video you need to check out pronto.

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Google Daydream VR gets Chrome browser support

Good news Daydream VR owners, the latest version of Chrome for Android is now more VR-friendly letting you access a number of specially formatted webpages, which you can view through the headset. That's been made possible thanks to the fact that the browser now supports WebVR, an API required to work on VR hardware. If you have a Daydream VR headset and a compatible phone, download the latest version of Chrome from the Google Play Store and you're good to go.

Hulu VR lets you watch TV with your VR friends

To channel Jay from The Inbetweeners, you can now gather your VR friends and watch telly together. Hulu has updated its Oculus Rift and Gear VR apps to support the Oculus' social-centric Room feature. That means you can hang out in a virtual room and watch Hulu's 360-degree and 2D shows.

Nintendo Switch VR rumours will not go away

Ninty has fuelled the VR fire once again by confirming that the new Switch console has enough power to support the immersive technology. Speaking in an interview with TIME, Nintendo's President Tatsumi Kimishima said, "The very simple answer is yes. We've said this before, and I feel like we're saying it a lot, but we are interested and doing research into this field."

Oculus Rift lets you search menus with voice

Rift owners can now browse for apps on Oculus Home using a voice-enabled search feature called Oculus Search. The demo video above shows how you'll also be able to open games, readjust the VR headset view and cancel voice commands.

Valve is making three (yes, three) VR games

You heard that right, the company that co-created the HTC Vive headset has multiple games on the horizon. Speaking to Eurogamer, Valve's Gabe Newell revealed all saying, "When I say we're building three games, we're building three full games, not experiments." Now that is exciting.

Samsung's Six Flags mixed reality rollercoaster

Samsung and Six Flags is following up on its VR tie-up with a new experience that uses VR and AR to enhance your amusement park fun. The new New Revolution Galactic Attack mixed reality experience uses the Gear VR and the passthrough camera via Samsung phones to overlay virtual content over the real world. It'll be available to try at Six Flags parks during February.

Play this: John Wick Chronicles

You remember the film, the one where Keanu Reeves gets really quite angry that someone killed his puppy. Mr Wick is back for his second big screen instalment and there's also a VR game launching alongside it that puts you in the shoes of the retired hitman. There's three levels based on the film to shoot your way through and it's available for the HTC Vive now.

Price: $19.99 | Download John Wick Chronicles

Read this: Top VR games to play in 2017

Watch: Super Bowl LI victory parade (Sorry Falcons fans)

It was one of the greatest comebacks in Super Bowl history and if you couldn't make it out to Boston to celebrate the victory with Tom Brady and company, the New England Patriots gave this week's victory parade the 36o-degree video treatment, which you can enjoy above.


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