Welcome to VR week

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Johnny Mnemonic

Oculus Rifts are shipping. The HTC Vive is just weeks away. For years, VR coverage has been all about the future. But this week, finally, it’s about the present. VR has arrived, and to celebrate, we have a whole week of VR stories for you to read. 

What does that mean? Look for:

  • Guides to building PCs primed for VR (from the affordable low-end to the luxurious high-end)
  • Guides to prepping your existing PC and room for VR
  • Reviews and further impressions of the Oculus Rift launch games
  • Interviews with the Oculus Rift leadership
  • In-depth testing of the latest VR drivers and how VR performs on AMD and Nvidia hardware
  • A feature that dives deep into 3D audio
  • Our review of the Oculus Rift

And that’s just the new stuff. We’ve been covering VR for a long time now, and have already assembled a collection of great VR material you can find on our virtual reality page here.

Look for our review of the Oculus Rift near the end of the week—we’re still trying out its 30 launch games, evaluating its hardware, and testing its performance on multiple systems. Check back here all week to find a collection of our VR week posts as they arrive.

 VR week starts here

How Futuremark’s VRMark will test performance and latency: Jarred looks at the technical side of a tricky new problem: How do you benchmark VR tech?

Impressions on all 30 Oculus Rift launch games: We’ve already spent a lot of time in the Rift and have tested nearly every single launch title. Here are our impressions on them, with more to come.