Plenty of alternativesOf course, the Index isn’t the only way you can play Half-Life: Alyx – it’s compatible with a whole range of VR hardware, as part of the big plan to push virtual reality gaming is to make sure that the new episode of Half-Life is widely accessible (it will even work with the Oculus Quest via the Oculus Link cable, and the likes of Windows Mixed Reality headsets). … [Read more...] about Valve Index VR headset has sold out everywhere – is this a problem for Half-Life: Alyx?
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That would certainly be good for Intel, as it needs to get some fresh silicon out there to counter the threat of AMD’s hot-selling Ryzen 3000 CPUs. And indeed to move in good time before Ryzen 4000 processors pitch up (AMD has previously indicated that these Zen 3 chips will arrive in the latter half of 2020, so that could mean late summer, potentially). … [Read more...] about Intel Comet Lake leak gives us a taste of how the CPUs might compare to AMD Ryzen 3000
Some of these experiences were simple, like a VR version of the HoloLens tourism app HoloTour — in those cases, I was primarily just using buttons and a thumbstick. But others were full-fledged VR games, including the shooters Space Pirate Trainer, Superhot VR, and Arizona Sunshine. These experiences all require consistent accuracy, and Microsoft’s controllers delivered it in almost every case. The controllers would sometimes snap out of place if I held my arms very wide, but they tracked almost every motion I was likely to take in a game. If they work that well in a home environment, I could easily imagine using them instead of externally tracked controllers. … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s Mixed Reality controllers work like Oculus Touch — without the cameras
It should be noted, however, that while the rest of the Ryzen 3rd Generation lineup will be hitting store shelves on July 7, the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X will come out in September 2019, priced at $749 (about £590, AU$1,080). That's a lofty price tag for a mainstream component, but with its 16 cores it's kind of in a league of its own. … [Read more...] about AMD announces the Ryzen 9 3950X, a 16-core mainstream processor
The non-VR original introduced a unique shooter element never before seen: a game where time moves only when you do. When the game came to the Rift back in December, this game design feature was heightened by replacing your physical body as the primary input control. Suddenly, even the most subtle of movements would send bullets and polygonal enemies racing toward you at frightening speeds. … [Read more...] about The incredible virtual reality version of Superhot is coming to PS VR this summer