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HTC has officially unveiled a brand new VR headset called the HTC ViveFocus, a standalone headset that runs on HTC’s own VR platform, the also brand new Vive Wave, and has access to the Viveport content store for downloading apps and games. 

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Dallas based production studio Janimation has recently announced the completion of its Virtual Reality Hot Air Balloon Ride, an immersive, interactive experience that takes virtual reality several steps further by stimulating the rider’s senses of sight, sound and touch.

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Since DiRT Rally has received Oculus Rift support, the game has become one of the must get titles for any gamer aspiring in VR racing. Now for a limited the game is on sale for 75% off the original price on Humble Store.

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Google announced yesterday the coming launch of Street View for the Google Earth VR app. The update will let users to enjoy Street View images from 85 countries provided by the Street View team as well as pictures shared by users from around the world.

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Reddit user wootlekins shared this awesome photo of multiple work in progress VR sim pods, built by his company, to be used in the car themed Mercedes Benz stadium in Atlanta, sponsored by Mercedes.

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Delivery giant UPS takes employee training very seriously. The company has announced it will start training student delivery drivers to spot and identify road hazards using Virtual Reality (VR) headsets that vividly simulate the experience of driving on city streets while teaching a more memorable classroom lesson.

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The globally popular Mario Kart has been reborn in VR, but this is not a game that you can play in your living room. No, this one you can play only in an arcade, namely at the VR-Zone, located in Shinjuku district of Tokyo.

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Assetto Corsa has been the flagship game of virtual reality racing for a while, supporting VR on PC from as early as 2013. It started with the Oculus Rift DK1, and later added support for the Oculus Rift CV1. However, owners of the HTC Vive headset have not been that lucky. Until now!

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An outstanding VR simulator rig has been tested by YouTube user Carfection: the RAID Pro 340 by Premier Motor Racing Simulations might be the ultimate, the very best home racing rig that money can buy in 2017.

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This is Racing in VR‘s interview series with top performing vloggers who upload VR racing videos to YouTube. We reach out to them and ask what they think about racing/driving in virtual reality.

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Ever wanted to occupy the driver’s seat and take full control of a locomotive? Now you can! With the HTC Vive headset and its motion controllers, it’s your turn to operate a train, and complete specific tasks within time, such as: plan optimal routes, switch junctions, and avoid derailment along your way in a fictional train yard system.

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Claude Zellweger, vice president of design of the HTC Vive headset, leaves the company to join the competition, Google, and its fresh new VR project, called Daydream. The news has come from the designer himself in a Twitter comment.

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The HTC Vive headset is by far the best device for 360-degree, room-scale virtual reality. When it comes to quality VR racing, it’s probably on par with the Oculus Rift. The Vive was built from the ground-up for free-roaming, face-any-direction-you-like style of play. Its best games reflect that, but for racing games might want to go …

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Developer: Kunos Simulazioni Release Date: 8 – 11 – 2013 Game Type: Racing Sim VR Platform: PC Only Supported VR headsets: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive Control Schemes: Keyboard & Mouse, Xbox Controller, Multi game wheel support

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