Tag: Oculus Rift

US$499 PlayStation VR Official Launch date is October 13, 2016
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US$499 PlayStation VR Official Launch date is October 13, 2016

Great news for all PlayStation fans! On Tuesday June 14th 2016, Sony finally announced the official release date for the PlayStation VR: October 13th, 2016. More interesting tidbits have also been released at the E3 Gaming Conference, where Sony let the cat out of the bag. The price is also right; US$499, £349 or AU$550 for the headset and motion controllers, plus a PlayStation 4 game console. Really close to the US$399 price and October 2016 date I'd predicted in How US$399 PlayStation VR coming in October started a VR Console War. Be glad you're not paying US $600, up to US $800 as well as shelling out an additional US $1,000-plus for an optimized gaming PC for the Oculus Rift or an HTC Vive; the pitfalls of computer gamin rigs become plainly obvious. Still, once you have a ...
How CES 2016 is going VR thanks to HTC, Sony, Microsoft, Samsung and Oculus
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How CES 2016 is going VR thanks to HTC, Sony, Microsoft, Samsung and Oculus

It should come as no surprise that, advertisers are casting their wistful eyes at VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) for 2016. Virtual Reality gaming is expected to be huge in 2016 if the buzz at GamesCom 2015 in Germany was any indication of its potential to save the Video Game Console industry. Predictably, with it will come VR Advertising. Advertising is slowly dying on the smartphones and tablets as noted in Why the Rise of ad-Blockers is killing free Publisher and App Content.  It’s not a solution to ad blockers, but is merely a new market to which to pitch more immersive advertising, possibly introduced via the Google Cardboard VR headset. It’ll be literally in your face, adrenalin pumping, harder to ignore and look more like entertainment than an attempt...