Back near the end of March 2015 we reported on HTC and the fact that they would be offering developers a chance to apply for a free Vive Developer Edition virtual reality headset which they can use to develop games for. The only thing that developers were waiting for was to have HTC launch their official website that developers would be using to sign-up for the headset.
Back during CES 2015 we got to check our Razer's upcoming set top box called ForgeTV as well as the peripherals that it will be supporting. Since then Razer has been working to get this new set top box into consumer's hands as soon as possible and it looks like that will be happening soon as pre-orders have appeared on Amazon for a Razer ForgeTV bundle.
Nvidia just announced a rather nice deal that they have going on for those of you considering buying a 32GB Nvidia Shield. In order to sweeten the pot and make you open up your wallet to buy one, Nvidia will be throwing in a free Nvidia Shield controller, a free tablet cover for your new Shield tablet, and three games.
One of the upcoming VR headsets that has a lot of attention on it right now is the HTC Vive, a team effort between Valve and HTC. Well HTC is hoping to have developers signing up for a free HTC Vive headset 'soon', and by 'soon' the company is hoping to have things going by next week.
Earlier this year Best Buy began selling the Samsung Gear VR headset but only the Innovator Edition and not the normal one. Well that is finally about to change as Best Buy will begin selling the normal Samsung Gear VR headset as well at the end of this week, more specifically on Friday.
There is certainly plenty of options when it comes to Virtual Reality headsets these days and we aren't even a full three months into this year. One of the newer ones on the scene that has been receiving a lot of interest lately is the OSVR Headset. OSVR stands for Open Source Virtual Reality and, as the name implies, is completely open source from the hardware to the software and everything in between.
When Google first announced it was bringing VR technology to the masses through a cardboard interface, I thought it was one of their famous April Fool’s pranks. Seeing as how April was still several months away, either they were actually serious or really getting a leg up on other pranks this year.
Up until now if you wanted to buy a Nexus brand device or perhaps a Chromebook, you would have to go to the Google Play store and order it from there. Today Google has officially released a brand new storefront online dedicated to just device sales. If you try to buy a device on Google Play now, you will be redirected to the new Google Store.
Nvidia held their big press event at GDC 2015 and the company had been hinting at a big announcement, stating it was five years in the making. Everyone had their guesses as to what this would be, with a lot of people pointing to VR as being the announcement. We actually guessed it would be a console in a previous article. When the event began, the CEO of Nvidia Jen-Hsun Huang, came out and told everyone right away that he had three things to announce: a new revolutionary TV, a new super computer, and a new console. Turns out, it wasn't three devices, it was just one.