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Handpicked VR Links - Issue #8

Hi again. Reviewers got their hands on the HTC Vive this week and I put together a roundup of review

VR Links

April 8 · Issue #8 · View online
Handpicked links about virtual reality, curated by Peter Rojas.

Hi again. Reviewers got their hands on the HTC Vive this week and I put together a roundup of reviews below. Not sure when I’ll get mine, but haven’t received my Oculus Rift CV1 yet either, so I’m just sitting tight right now and mainly using my new gaming PC to play Civ V on fully maxed out settings. 
Tons of great stuff in this week’s issue, make sure you scroll all the way down. The section with links to stuff about non-gaming VR is especially weird and wonderful. 
As always, please get in touch if you’re working on something in VR or have a link you think I should include in next week’s edition. Also, if you like my newsletter would you mind sharing it?

Just watch this video
Virtual Reality - SteamVR featuring the HTC Vive
HTC Vive: The reviews are in
The HTC Vive
The HTC Vive
HTC Vive Consumer Edition Has Landed, We Unbox Room-scale VR
HTC Vive Review – the Holodeck you always wanted
HTC Vive Review: Bringing the Future of VR to Your Living Room
HTC Vive Review: A Mesmerising VR Experience, if You Have the Space
HTC's Vive Is Finally Here And It's Very Compelling
HTC Vive Review
Tilt Brush is the System-Seller the HTC Vive Needs
Rift vs Vive
Virtual Reality Check: Rating the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift
Oculus Rift vs HTC Vive: Which One Should You Buy?
VR: Not just for gaming
The blue lights at the bottom make it cooler.
The blue lights at the bottom make it cooler.
BMW Opts to Incorporate HTC Vive VR Headsets and Mixed Reality Into the Development of New Vehicle Models
Japanese VR experiment helps users conquer fears by rescuing a cat
IKEA Launches Pilot Virtual Reality Kitchen Experience for HTC Vive on Steam
Major League Baseball team uses VR for batting practice
The Foo show - Podcast meets VR (Firewatch tower tour)
The 360-degree darshan: VR finds a new use case around the Ujjain Kumbh
Introducing the first VR call
Samsung Gear VR now works with the web's native VR format
New VR Hardware
GoPro's 'Omni' VR camera rig officially unveiled
Also technically hardware
Also technically hardware
Japan has invented a hygiene eye mask for virtual reality headsets
VR Lens Lab - Glasses for Virtual Reality Headsets
Asking tough questions about VR
A few things I learned about virtual reality after spending way too much time in it
VR headsets: Is this what commuting will look like in the future?
We should be talking about torture in VR
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