VR For Beginners - a VR Beginners Guide

Introduction to Virtual Reality

Posted on: March 3rd, 2017by Jason Hawken
This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Virtual Reality Beginners Guide

Welcome to the future, Virtual Reality is here and it works. Hooray! Unfortunately, you need a computer from the future just to be able to use it. For this guide we will be focusing on the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift as mobile systems like Google Daydream and the PSVR don’t require any messing […]

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Building Your Own VR PC

Posted on: March 3rd, 2017by Jason Hawken
This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Virtual Reality Beginners Guide

Setting up your own VR computer you will require at least a little research, the requirements are very high and if you don’t get all the right parts you will be dead in the water. Any ‘VR-Ready’ PC will work but they can range from a few hundred, to a few thousands of dollars. You […]

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Tweaking your VR PC – Includes how to overclock your computer for virtual reality

Posted on: March 3rd, 2017by Jason Hawken
This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Virtual Reality Beginners Guide

If you have been following so far, you now have a state of the art PC ready for everything the VR can throw at it. Once you manage to hide all the receipts from your partner, you may want to fine tune your system for maximum power. As mentioned earlier, overclocking is rather simple and […]

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Setup the Oculus Rift (including Steam VR)

Posted on: March 3rd, 2017by Jason Hawken
This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Virtual Reality Beginners Guide

How to setup the Oculus Rift You are now the proud owner of a top of the line Virtual Reality system like 80s movies predicted would be normal in the 90s. So it took a bit longer than we expected but at least it’s here now, and it’s not some primitive junk that gives you […]

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Will VR make me sick?

Posted on: March 3rd, 2017by Jason Hawken
This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Virtual Reality Beginners Guide

There is a lot of talk about people getting sick in VR. While most of this relates to the early prototype units it is certainly not a thing of the past. Almost everyone will feel queasy at some point and some get it worse than others. Thankfully it will go away over time as you […]

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The best free games and experiences for Oculus Rift

Posted on: March 3rd, 2017by Jason Hawken
This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Virtual Reality Beginners Guide

What now? You can’t just hang out in the Oculus Home all day. Well maybe you can, it is rather beautiful in there. But there’s no sense in missing all the awesome experiences. While the Oculus store has an excellent catalog nowadays you will also want to download and set up Steam VR. Steam has […]

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The best paid games for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Posted on: March 16th, 2017by Jason Hawken
This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Virtual Reality Beginners Guide

The best things in life are free but the best VR games cost money. VR can empty your pockets faster than an addiction to freebasing ground up Fabergé eggs. But you are among an elite group of trailblazers know as early adopters. Still, you will want good value for money and here’s how to get […]

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