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Virtual reality gaming is back with bigger & better

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

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While trends may be cyclical, in technology they usually come back bigger and better. 

That’s what gamers have been seeing with the re-emergence of virtual reality, a trend that was seen as the wave of the future in the ’90s and has returned in several forms. 

In gaming this year, the hot items you’re most likely to hear about are the Oculus Rift, Sony PlayStation VR and the HTC Vive. They’re all costly devices, but all are lauded for their ability to transport gamers to a different place.

The way virtual reality works is it immerses the player into a virtual space by using a headset and motion tracking as people navigate twists and turns with their bodies. 

It’s a stark change from the virtual reality headsets of the ’90s, which amounted to the gamer staring at pixelated graphics through a set of goggles. 

Each type of virtual reality headset has it pros and cons. The more expensive VR set-ups, like Oculus and PlayStation VR, are tethered to a system but have better refresh rates, connections and response times. Mobile VR devices like the Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream View aren’t tethered but lack in other features. 

It’s likely that the holiday season will set the tone for the future of virtual reality.

Source by: Internet

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