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A new community for people who want to help curate the top news and discussions about VR. Submit the latest articles, news, and ideas!

Each submission for this group will go through a voting process before becoming visible to the whole group. This way, only the best articles and news will be filtered by our peers before we have to waste time reading bad articles and links. This group will be a one-stop shop for busy people to quickly see all of the top VR news.

Research Shows VR Can Improve Vision In Young People
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Parents have often chiding their offspring for sitting too close to the TV, warning that doing so would ruin their eyesight. With the advent of virtual reality (VR) and head-mounted displays (HMDs) that put the screen right next to your eyeballs, some were concerned over the effect this could have upon children and their eyes. This worry appears to have been wide of the mark, however, since some research indicated that VR actually helps improve eyesight.

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Rift + Touch to Cost $500 at End of Oculus Sale, New Bundle Removes Xbox Controller and Remote
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Oculus slashed the original price tag in half to $400 on the Rift +Touch bundle last week, but the company’s ‘Summer of Rift’ sale only lasts for six weeks, leaving the question on the table as to exactly how much the VR headset + motion controller bundle...

nDreams Secures £2.7 Million In Funding
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The British virtual reality (VR) industry continue to grow alongside the larger VR industry. As a sign of this growth, UK VR developer nDreams have announced that it has secured £2 Million in funding from Mercia Technologies, with an additional £700,000 from other private investors.

The company has been focussed on rapid growth as the VR industry continues to grow and mature. Ndreams have recently welcomes Paul Fitzsimmons as its new chairman and Rob Precious, a former Direc...

Disney Invests in VR Arcade The VOID in 2017 Accelerator
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The Walt Disney Company has announced participants in its 2017 incubator Disney Accelerator, a program intended for early and venture-backed tech startups working in media and entertainment. Among the 11 picked for the company’s 2017 Accelerator is location-based VR arcade

Bundle Stars Offering Big Deals on VR Videogames this Weekend
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The Oculus Store and Steam Sales are now over for the summer but if you’ve got any cash left you may want to checkout Bundle Stars which is offering a new range for virtual reality (VR) discounts.

Launching today is the Pure VR Bundle 3, a ten title deal of Steam videogames for £4.99 USD. Offering a discount of more than 90 percent off the normal retail price, the experiences included in the bundle are:

Smashbox Arena Developers Release PlayStation VR Gameplay Videos
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Competitive multiplayer title Smashbox Arena has already delighted players on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive with its simple, fast-paced combat, and back in May, developers BigBox VR announced that they were bringing the title to PlayStation VR, and have now released three videos showing what it will look like on Sony’s virtual reality (VR) platform.

Smashbox Arena is a team-based first-person shooter that offers fast-paced action and over-the-top physics driver power-ups to m...

All-In-One Exynos VR Headset from Samsung Revealed
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Several companies in the virtual reality (VR) industry are turning to an ‘all-in-one’ solution for head-mounted displays (HMDs). As we have previously seen with plans for the Standalone HTC Vive headset. Now it seems that Samsung are also working on an all-in-one headset powered by its Exynos processor.

It has been recently announced that Samsung are planning to use the VR eye-tracking technology developed by Visual Camp. The Visual Camp eye-tracking system has ...

‘Racket Fury’ Bringing Amped-up VR Ping Pong to Early Access This Week
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Table tennis is becoming an increasingly crowded area in the world of VR sport, and Racket Fury aims to differentiate itself with a blend of futuristic visuals, unique robot AI personalities, and detailed physics. The game has been in closed beta since July 6th, and is due to launch on Steam Early Access on July 21st.

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Altspace VR News Show Gets Bill Nye The Science Guy
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Altspace VR has established itself as one of the forefront of the new wave of social-oriented virtual reality (VR) content. The app not only provides a social meeting space for the VR world, but also broadcasts content, with various forms of entertainment and events appearing to users of VR. Altspace VR is planning to introduce famous TV scientist, Bill Nye as part of its MACH in V...

Amazon Prime Day Deals Include PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR
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If you’ve been in the market for a virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) but have been awaiting some decent deals to appear this week certainly has one or two available. Yesterday VRFocus reported on Oculus launching a very agressive promotion for the Oculus Rift with Touch, dropping the price down to $399 USD/£399 GBP...