1. FrgMstr

    MSI VR ONE - Wireless VR Backpack Review @ [H]

    MSI VR ONE - Wireless VR Backpack Review - The MSI VR ONE is quite simply a full PC that comes in the form of a backpack that allows you to connect your HTC Vive for a "wireless" VR experience. This VR ONE unit packs a GTX 1070 laptop GPU to hopefully supply us with the needed 90 frames per...
  2. FrgMstr

    The Future of VR Multiplayer Gaming

    Remember playing Laser Tag? Actually it has not been that long since I played Laster Tag, but I would have much rather been in a VR arena similar to this one in Russia that belongs to a company called Anvio VR. These guys are adapting their own technologies to turn a warehouse into a virtual...
  3. FrgMstr

    Ubitsoft Teases Transference VR Game at E3

    While Ubisoft literally said nothing about its upcoming VR game, Transference, it did give us a look at a quick video that tells us absolutely nothing beyond wanting the gameplayer to feel like he is in a movie. At least there was a bit of a description on the YouTube page. Check out the video...
  4. FrgMstr

    Fallout 4 VR - Official E3 Trailer

    Fallout 4 VR will be making its way to PC gamers in October of this year. You can now leave Vault 111 with the HTC Vive and it is already ready for pre-purchase on Steam. However, I was truly hoping that Bethesda would cut current Fallout 4 owners a bit of a price cut as $60 is hard to swallow...
  5. bluesynk

    Made a [H]arder sim chair.

    About a month ago, I built a sim chair. It came out pretty well and I shared it here and around and told my friends. Most replies were kind and positive. But one guy, innocently enough, asked "what does it move or something?" I was crushed. No it did not. I started looking around and found...
  6. M

    Study Shows VR has Appeal Among U.S. Gamers

    With VR sales topping $1.8 Billion last year, Gamasutra reports that interests in virtual reality are mostly from customers in the U.S. While the Samsung Gear VR being the bulk of current VR demands, games such as Resident Evil 7 and Project Cars are helping entice enthusiasts to the devices...
  7. Q

    Starfield: Rumored new IP from Bethesda at E3?

    The rumor seems to have a decent amount of heat on it so better than 50/50 they show "something" at E3 in regards to this long discussed new IP. Grain of salt for now but this is an interesting concept if it's even remotely accurate along with VR for Skryim and Fallout 4...
  8. FrgMstr

    HTC Vive and VR Used for Pain Management

    We have not been shy about saying that VR is going to change the world, and while we here at HardOCP tend to obviously focus on VR gaming, the technology is going to extend into many different elements in our daily lives. Long time HardOCP reader, The_Heretic, was kind enough to share this news...
  9. T

    Oculus Rift Full Room Scale Setup

    So when I got into VR I made a bad assumption. I thought I'd be more into seated VR games than room scale stuff. Once I got touch I realized how awesome full room scale games could really be. So I did the only thing I could do, I added [H]ardware until the Rift did room scale :) Heres is what I...
  10. FrgMstr

    VR Gaining Traction in the HardForum

    I watch the HardForum keyword tags just to keep abreast of what our readers are interested in. Generally it goes like this....GPU. CPU, whatever. This morning I noticed that "VR" was one of our biggest tags being used in the HardForum. Tag pic here. While we do have a fairly active VR &...
  11. J

    4k gaming & VR at 120 fps requires PCIe 4.0

    I just read that if we want ... "4K video at 120Hz (or 240Hz) on a PC will require PCIe 4.0" How true is that comment? I'm hearing that with NVMe fast storage and VR, we will need PCIe 4.0 if we want 4k gaming and VR at 120 fps or 144 fps or whatever especially with 21:9 ultra-wide. Also, is...
  12. FrgMstr

    Google Daydream VR Headset Gets Snapdragon 835 Processor

    Rowdy Ryan Shrout has a quick write-up on Google's newest Daydream standalone headset. If you have used any of the VR headsets that use your phone for a screen in the past, you have likely found that the experience can be less than good. Many of these devices overheat while using as well. And...
  13. bluesynk

    Made a folding sim chair.

    I picked up Assetto Corsa for my Vive. Ordered a g29 wheel after playing for 45 min. It's taking forever to get here so I built this. And it folds up like this Just need a mini compressor for the air ride!
  14. Zarathustra[H]

    Facebook Is Shutting Down Its Award-Winning Oculus Story Studio

    Facebook announced yesterday evening that it will be shutting down it's Oculus Story film studio. This has been a quite surprising move to many in the industry, as the studio has been the recipient of awards, notably an Emmy for it's interactive short-story Henry, about a lonely, prickly...
  15. FrgMstr

    HTC Vive Getting Eye Tracking First

    We are big on VR around here, no matter the naysayers. And one thing we have found out is that when it comes to high-end VR graphics, it takes a metric buttload of GPU power to pull off amazing VR visuals in the HMD. Foveated rendering is a technique that can greatly increase VR graphics...
  16. L

    Bundle Start Pure VR bundle $4.99

    https://www.bundlestars.com/en/bundle/pure-vr-bundle Includes the following: God of Arrows VR Ping Pong VR King Kaijuu Felt Tip Circus Thirst VR Hoops VR VR Ninja Bomb U! Tower Island Explore Discover Disassemble Sky Jac 20% off one time use coupon for VR games on Bundle Stars (Works on Batman...
  17. FrgMstr

    NVIDIA VRWorks Support Now Available in Unity Engine

    This is a big deal when it comes to VR gaming becoming more mature and performing faster in more graphically intensive VR titles. I know that NVIDIA has been working hard to get more VRWorks features into both the Unity Engine and Unreal 4 Engine and today it is officially announcing great...
  18. A

    Oculus Touch price drop feels like I have been scammed...

    I don't normally like to make a big deal out of things, but I am truly concerned about what happened with the Oculus touch price. How can a company just drop the price on a product by 50% three months after release? I pre-ordered my touch and got it mid December. Within a few months, they...
  19. FrgMstr

    Why You are Wrong that VR is Going to Fail

    The crew over at Road to VR have taken up several arguments that I have heard every since we first started covering GPU performance in VR last year. Ben Lang writes about, "The 3 Most Common Arguments Against VR and Why They’re Wrong." I am not going to burst his bubble here and quote out the...
  20. FrgMstr

    Vive Financing Program Expands to GTX 1070

    Getting into true roomscale VR gaming is not an inexpensive purchase. In fact, I think the biggest barrier to entry currently is cost. HTC is looking to remedy this by now including an NVIDIA GTX 1070 to its financing program. We have been testing real world VR gaming and GPUs way before...
  21. Supercharged_Z06

    Google Earth VR updates - Rift and Vive

    Major update concerning Google Earth, which among other things now has full Oculus Touch controller support and a search capability built into the VR interface now. If you have a VR rig and haven't tried this yet, it is fantastic. Best of all, it's completely free. Available via Steam...
  22. S

    ADR1FT On sale for $7.99. thoughts?

    The reviews are so mixed that its hard to get a good feel of what the game is like. The concept looks interesting and the graphics look good. Have any of you played it? Is it any good? And most important, is it worth $8? I don't have much time to play these days but when I do, I want to...
  23. MavericK

    Rick and Morty VR - April 20th

    My body is ready. No idea on price (my guess is somewhere between $20-30) but it looks like a wacky good time. Same studio who did Job Simulator.
  24. T

    Favorite Room-Scale VR Games - Your Must-Buys

    I was just wondering what everyone's favorite room-scale games are at the moment. I know I had to go through and buy/return quite a number of games before I found ones I really liked, so I figure creating a "best games" thread like this might be helpful for us all. All the games you list...
  25. Zarathustra[H]

    New Unigine Superposition VR Benchmark Available

    Canned benchmarks have never been our way of determining performance here at the [H], as we feel they rarely offer much insight into real world game performance which is what we should all care about, but Unigine has a new VR enabled benchmark out which really looks impressive. If you'd like to...
  26. Zarathustra[H]

    BattleZone VR beta for PC on HTC Vive and Oculus

    Some of you might remember BattleZone, the Atari 2600 and Arcade tank classic from the early 80's. A modern VR interpretation of this game has been out on for Playstation VR since late last year. Now Rebellion has announced that they are launching a beta for PC VR supporting Oculus and HTC...
  27. cageymaru

    The 360-Degree Selfie Camera Will Become the New Fad

    The world has gone through its selfie stage, and the fad has faded from the headlines on the news. Are you ready for the 360-degree camera selfie renaissance? Are you ready to take pictures of not just you attempting to break your neck, but also your friends laughing at your misfortune? Are...
  28. cageymaru

    AMD Acquires IP and Hires Developer of 60 GHz Wireless Chips for AR/VR

    According to Patrick Moorhead, AMD is taking advantage of their new found revenue stream from the "Ryzen" CPU release and stock to acquire the IP of Austin, TX developer Nitero and subsequently hired the entire team. Nitero is one of the few companies in the world that has developed 60 GHz...
  29. MavericK

    Steam VR Anniversary Sale

    Thought it was worth posting - some decent deals on games, including stuff like Job Simulator which has never been discounted before (to my knowledge). http://store.steampowered.com/vr/
  30. H

    Viveport subscription service $6.99 monthly comming April 5th

    https://www.neowin.net/news/viveport-subscription-will-give-vive-owners-a-new-option-when-it-comes-to-sampling-apps First month free so I'm guessing every Vive owner will give it a shot and see. And a great way to celebrate First Contact Day.:vulcan:
  31. S

    Any news on next gen VR with better res?

    Any news on next gen VR with better res? I am waiting for Star VR or waiting for the next version of rift but i haven't seen any news on an updated model. Anyone hear anything interesting? I know of one PR/interview statement saying they planned to keep it for 2-3 years which seems asinine.
  32. E

    Best vr title for room scale??

    Setting up my room scale now with 3 sensors... looking to make my first game purchase.. which title will work great for room scale?? I have the oculus with touch if that matters. Have steam account as well. Good sized room.. 8x10 play area.
  33. Zarathustra[H]

    HTC Enters into Contract to Exclusively Provide VR for "Ready Player One"

    No matter how often we the consumer tell them we hate it, hardware vendors and content providers just can't seem to resist the temptation to enter into exclusivity deals locking out customers who just don't happen to have the right combination of hardware. It's as if they've forgotten that the...
  34. N

    I bought a Pimax 4k HMD for $360

    I've never done the vr thing before. I was honestly looking at buying a 40" 4k curved monitor but instead decided on this. I thought "this will be better!". This is not really the same thing. They're not comparable. One does not replace the other. That being said, I can honestly say I don't...