Virtual reality games let you experience things you never could on a monitor. But just a couple years ago, they required high-end gaming rigs with expensive headsets. Thankfully, that's no longer true. While you still can spend hundreds of dollars on an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift if you want the best possible VR experience, you can also buy a Windows Mixed Reality headset and enjoy many of the same games with the PC you already have.In this post, we'll go over how to get into VR gaming while saving some money, either by buying a cheaper headset or shopping for a holiday deal. And we'll tell you how how the cheaper Windows Mixed Reality headsets differ from the mainstream Vive and Rift headsets.Holiday deals on the Oculus Rift, Vive and VR games Oculus dropped the price of the Rift + Touch combo to $349 over Cyber Monday, then decided to keep that price for the holiday season. The Rift still costs $349 on the Oculus store.The Viveport store, which actually carries tons of games that … [Read more...] about The most affordable ways to get into VR this holiday season
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are no longer 24-hour events, but shopping marathons with discounts drip-fed over weeks. It's easy to get swept up in the buying frenzy. Online shoppers spent a record $7.9 billion this Cyber Monday in the US, while UK retailer John Lewis smashed its sales records. Here on GamesRadar, we wrote more than 100 buying guides and deals articles to steer you through the Black Friday and Cyber Monday maelstrom – and that's only the deals we liked. Truth told, it can all be a little bewildering, and - all too often - the TV, console or gadget you really want never gets *quite* cheap enough to tempt you into a purchase. So, having spent so much time and research to bring you the best gaming and entertainment deals - what items tempted the GamesRadar team to part with their hard-earned cash? In one instance, what began as a quest for a bargain 4K TV, ended with a set of transparent fairly light hooks, while another team member decided to get very drunk - at a … [Read more...] about What did the GamesRadar team buy on Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
APPLE revealed the iOS 12 release date as September 17 during the recent iPhone launch event. Apple boss Tim Cook originally announced the new iPhone software earlier this year, at the company's annual WWDC event, revealing all the new iPhone features coming September 2018. What is iOS 12? New iPhone update explained You'll be able to download iOS 12 from September 17. But the software is already public knowledge, thanks to an announcement made during an Apple developer conference earlier this summer. There were a few big themes, including improving your digital health (by getting you to use your iPhone less) and boosting performance on older iPhones. Apple also showed off some amazing new augmented reality features, which we'll describe in detail below. iOS 12 release date – when can you download it? Apple sent the public beta for iOS 12 live on June 25. For the general public, Apple confirmed that you won't get iOS 12 until September 17. Anyone with an iPhone 5S / iPhone SE or … [Read more...] about iOS 12 release date – all the new features coming to your iPhone
HOMES in the future will be so in tune with its owner it will be able to tell their mood, TV preferences and even if they’re hungry - due to smart tech engaging with their biometric data. The technology inside our homes will be so advanced it could even give us health warnings – based on smart toilets analysing our waste. That’s according to experts who have painted a picture of an average house just 50 years into the future. To mark the start of Smart Home Week which runs from May 21 - 27, futurist Tom Cheesewright said: “Adding an internet connection to an appliance probably adds a cost of about 50 pence to the materials. Some of these things may have a chip in already that just hasn’t been activated.” One of the biggest challenges facing tech developers is how to keep smart devices powered – now, they either need rechargeable batteries or a connection to the mains. But Tom believes within a decade we could see that improving, as battery … [Read more...] about Your future home will be able to detect your moods and if you’re hungry
The 2018 Game Developer's Conference will feature an exhibition called Alt.Ctrl.GDC dedicated to games that use alternative control schemes and interactions. Gamasutra will be talking to the developers of each of the games that have been selected for the showcase. You can find all of the interviews here. Living Orb a manipulatable ball of LEDs, offers players a variety of games to play with light and rotation, as well as opportunities for other devs to make their own games from it. Designed to inspire creativity in those who use it, Living Orb looks to not only play some games through moving it, but also get developers to create their own games for the unique device. Jonathan Giroux, developer of Living Orb, spoke with Gamasutra about the challenges of creating this ball of lights, what sort of games they've designed for it, and why he made it easy for other developers to make their own games for it. What’s your name, and what … [Read more...] about Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Living Orb