Microsoft’s listed partners are all already working in VR to some extent. Acer is working with Starbreeze to produce the high-end StarVR headsets, and Asus showed off a leather-strapped headset behind glass at Computex. Lenovo and Chinese startup AntVR partnered for a mobile VR setup. While HP and Dell don’t have headsets, both have produced backpack-mounted PCs. None of these companies, however, are major players in the consumer headset space, which is dominated by HTC, Sony, Samsung, and Facebook-owned Oculus. In fact, given that Microsoft has worked closely with Oculus in the past, it’s interesting to see the company absent here — at the announcement of what is essentially a new line of Windows VR products. … [Read more...] about Microsoft announces new VR headsets for Windows 10, starting at $299
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You can play the new chapter in the standard third-person mode, and also in VR if you have both a PS4 and PSVR. When you play in VR, the game offers two different options. The first option is to play seated, using the controller to both move around and control the camera. But in my experience, playing VR with traditional camera controls has a tendency to induce nausea — I was able to play for about five minutes before feeling sick. The second option, to play standing still, is more comfortable. Instead of directly controlling Lara’s movement with a joystick, you can teleport around. (You can choose to either look at a location to teleport there, or point to it using the controller.) … [Read more...] about Rise of the Tomb Raider’s new DLC chapter is worse in VR
The Echo Dot (3rd Gen) is an easy purchase, but if you spend just a little more, the Echo Dot with Clock makes things pretty interesting. It does everything the regular Dot does, but its LED display serves as a showcase for the time, outdoor temperature, and a timer countdown. That may not sound like a lot, but for all of those times when you want to quickly glance and see what time it is, the Echo Dot with Clock does that automatically and saves you a voice command in the process. … [Read more...] about Amazon Echo vs. Dot vs. Show vs. Plus: Which should you buy in 2020?
Pretty please Games we want to see enhanced for PlayStation 5 With the expectation of backward compatibility on PlayStation 5, our libraries of games are already looking good for the new console, but how will those games look next to new releases? Here is a list of games we are hoping to see enhanced for PS5. … [Read more...] about PlayStation 5 controller may be titled DualShock 5 and be compatible with the PlayStation 4
Worried about protection while you're traveling? Don't sweat. Cases for external hard drives, like the AmazonBasics version, are incredibly cheap to come by. If you're not buying the Seagate Portable Expansion, which comes with a case for a little extra, although you can always go for a separate option. There are even hardback options, like the Inateck Drive Housing, to secure your existing PlayStation hard drive if you're opting out of an external one but still want to travel with it. … [Read more...] about Best External Hard Drives for PlayStation 4 in 2020