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The most exciting aspect of contemporary virtual reality is its implications. Even using Oculus VR's early duct taped-prototype, most users immediately "get it." You're transported to, say, Tuscany, or an underwater exploration vehicle, or a space fighter, and that experience is enough to trigger...

January 18th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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We've seen quite a bit the Oculus Rift, but another major player in the coming virtual reality revolution has eluded us: Valve. Save for adding an experimental VR mode to the Steam Client Beta, the company's experiments in the space have been kept largely under wraps. That changed this week during...

January 17th 2014 at 12:23am 0 Comments
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Remember that Oculus Rift prototype that ran away with our Best of CES 2014 award? Turns out Valve helped make it a reality. Speaking at Steam Dev Days, Valve's Michael Abrash explained that the two companies collaborated on the Crystal Cove prototype's new tracking features, which combines sensor...

January 16th 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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The Alienware-made Steam Machine we showed you at CES 2014 arrives in September, the company announced during Valve's first Steam Dev Days conference in Seattle. Alienware's little black box has some form of Haswell chip inside, and promised us earlier this year that it'd "perform on par with a ga...

January 15th 2014 at 1:24pm 0 Comments