Virtual Reality is the next thing in gaming (again) but if you want to be an early adopter, it’s going to cost you a pretty penny. At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show, Oculus VR announced that the retail version of their Rift virtual reality headset will be shipping starting at the end of March. It will only cost you $599 USD before taxes and shipping to be one of the first to get your hands on one.
The company that is bringing the virtual reality headset back to gaming is now a part of the evil empire. The company behind the Oculus Rift, Oculus VR, has been bought by Facebook for a staggering $2 billion.
It wasn’t just Sony using this year’s Game Developers Conference to unveil new wares to the public. There was big news from the folks behind the Unity engine, Unreal Engine 4 and Oculus VR (aka Oculus Rift). At GDC 2014, they all unveiled big news about their products and made them available to the gaming community.
With the annual Consumer Electronics Show come and gone for another year, it’s time for us to look at the best and most interesting bits of news and technology. We’ve already looked at the Valve-endorsed Steam Machines and Sony’s PlayStation Now cloud gaming service but there’s so much more to CES than those two things.
So here are five new pieces of hardware and software that I thought were the most interesting.
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