Tips and tricks for the best VR experience while wearing glasses What to do if you're playing VR with your glasses on.
Nobody wants to spend the time and money involved in picking up and setting up a new VR headset just to find that it doesn't seem to fit right because they wear glasses. Whether you're nearsighted, or they help you read, being able to wear your glasses in VR is a big deal. As a fellow poor-sighted gamer, I know that it may seem like there are things you have to do to truly enjoy the VR experience.
If you're as blind as a bat or maybe just have less-than-average vision, here are our tips on how to play VR with glasses.
Don't Remove Your Glasses
If at all possible do not remove your glasses to play VR. Most headsets are built with enough space that the visually impaired can easily wear their glasses in VR, with the exception to a few of the less expensive cardboard kits out there.
If you try to go glasses-less, you won't clearly see the picture of the game, and it could possibly alter how you see the game you play. Since you ...
Is using VR while high a good idea? Is getting high and playing in VR really a good life choice?
Virtual Reality is able to transport you to entirely new worlds, sometimes with little more than a headset and a good pair of headphones. This offers up plenty of questions, including of course whether using VR while you are high is a good idea or not. After smoking with friends you might be tempted to jump into a game of Eagle's Nest or Thumper, keeping in mind that your perception of things gets warped after smoking and that will definitely affect your experiences.
Getting high and checking out VR is now entirely legal in plenty of places, but whether that is a good idea isn't exactly clear. Here's some advice from our own... research.
Editor's Note: This article is not advocating the use of marijuana in places where it is not completely legal to do so.
Is it "better"?
Well, yes and no. This isn't going to be a universal answer. For starters, there are different kinds of highs from different kinds of marijuana, so...
Best headphones for Daydream View >
Headphones make a massive difference in your Daydream View experience.
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The folks at Audio-Technica are fantastic at delivering quality audio products well below the price of their competition, and what the ATH-M50x lacks in a clever name it more than makes up for in quality. These are over-the-ear studio headphones that will work well with the spatial audio fun in Daydream View to create a compelling and immersive experience.
These are great headphones for every environment, and collapse well for travel. When it comes to VR audio from your phone, you want quality headphones and this is where you should start.
Bottom line:: These are quality headphones at half the cost of comparable headphones.
One more thing: You can find these headphones in a matte black or a glossy red.
Why the ATH-M50x is the best
They're just plain great headphones.
The ATH-M50x are great headphones at any price, but they just happen to be qui...
PlayStation VR toubleshooting guide How to fix pretty much everything.
PlayStation VR is a great system that's introduced many people to VR, but even the best systems experience problems from time to time. From tracking issues to display issues to audio issues, here's how to fix pretty much any problem you experience with your PlayStation VR.
If you've exhausted all troubleshooting options and are still experiencing problems with your PlayStation VR, it's probably time to contact Sony support.
How to update your PlayStation VR
How to fix blurry images
How to fix a shaking image
How to fix screen-mirroring issues
How to fix poor head and controller tracking
How to fix a USB error
How to fix 3D audio not working
How to fix scratches in your headset
How to deal with nausea
How to deal with Aim controller drift
How to deal with menu stutter
How to deal with Holiday lights and your PSVR camera
How to keep HDR support with PlayStation VR
How to prevent lens fog
How to update your PlayStation VR
Many problems you experi...
The Best Sideload VR apps for Gear VR Sideload VR offers apps and games not available through the Play Store.
If you've spent much time away from the Play Store looking for apps and games to play, then chances are you've already heard of Sideload VR. This app not only lets you load and play 3rd party applications, but it also has a small store of apps and games for you to check out. We spent some time finding the best of the best, and we've collected them for you here!
If you've ever wanted to play Quake in VR, then QuakeGVR is the app that you have got to try. This includes a shareware version of Quake, although if you have the full version you can load it up on your phone to play.
Of course, considering the fast-paced action, this is definitely a game where you'll need a gamepad in order to stay on top of the chaos. There is also more content that will be unfamiliar to longtime fans of the game. You can play extra mission packs and custom multiplayer maps for a new challenge.
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These are the PlayStation VR games coming out this month! What new games does PlayStation VR have in store this month?
Playstation VR has a great selection of games for your adventures in VR. The list of games continues to expand going forward, with new titles added to the lineup each month. This month there are only two new games hitting the scene, but they're definitely worth your time!
Notable releases this month
The games we're most excited for!
The Inpatient is a great psychological thriller coming out towards the end of January. Connected to SuperMassive Games' Until Dawn, this is a choose your own adventure game with a twist. You play an amnesiac locked up in a sanatorium in the 50s, but things are definitely not what they seem. You'll need to uncover both what is going on around you in the asylum, as well as try to figure out why you've been locked up to start with.
Players of the original Until Dawn may recognize the name of the sanatorium, and it definitely connects, but in order to uncover the mystery you'...
Where to buy a used VR headset VR is expensive. Buying used might be the solution.
From the Samsung Gear VR, the Oculus Rift, the PlayStation VR to the HTC Vive, you're not going to get a decent VR experience for cheap. The Gear VR starts around $100, but if you're not sure about VR just yet, $100 is a lot to spend on trying something.
Used VR headsets are popping up more and more as the technology continues to develop, but the selection is fairly limited for now. We know where you can get used headsets, but there are a few things to consider before diving into second-hand VR.
See more on Android Central for where to buy a used PlayStation VR!
Read more at Windows Central for your other used VR needs!
Samsung Gear VR Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide Everything you need to keep your Gear VR running well!
There's a lot of great things you can do inside of a Samsung Gear VR, but like any virtual reality system, one small thing can take a great deal away from the experience. It's not always easy to find a quick solution to one of those problems, so we've compiled a complete list of all the things you need to know if something happens. Troubleshooting your Gear VR is easy if you've got a guide handy, and that's where we come in.
Here's the ultimate guide to troubleshooting your Gear VR!
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How to deal with Audio Sync issues
How to clean your Gear VR
How long in VR is too long
How to deal with Gear VR overheating
How to deal with lag on Gear VR
How to deal with gamepad issues
How to reset your Gear VR controller
What to do if your display freezes after reorienting the display
What to do if Oculus won't launch when...
The Best Accessories for Every VR Experience Curious as to what accessories will truly add to your VR experience? These are the best ones to pair to your headset so far.
Now that you have your VR setup, decked out, and you've got your virtual space set up, it's time to look at some accessories to really enhance your game play. Depending on what headset you might have or what you're looking for in your accessory, we have some of the best here for you.
Samsung Gear VR
Samsung Gear 360 VR camera
With this VR camera, you can create your own VR videos and watch them with your headset! The 360 VR camera is a water-resistant and dust-resistant camera with 3840x1920 resolution. Pair it up with your Samsung phone or use an SD Card to add them to your PC so you can edit the videos and watch them with your Gear VR!
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Replacement Face Pad
When you're playing with your Gear VR, you will more than likely get your face pad sweaty and rather gross. Replacement face pads are definitely necessary for when they start to get q...
Sharing the World of Virtual Reality with your Friends and Family It's the Holiday Season, a time for warm memories and quality time with the loved ones
Everything is always more fun when we share with our friends, family and loved ones. Games and experiences you might describe as "meh" could turn into one of your fondest memories when including more people. Besides, fun is that much more intoxicating when ping-ponging jokes off one another. So pick out a few of your favorite people, invite them over for the Holiday season and enjoy all your shiny new VR Gear together.
Invitations to a New Experience
Sharing Different Kinds of VR Headsets
Keeping Your Headset Clean & Sanitary
Know Your Gear to Answer any Questions
Inviting your friends & family for some right and proper fun
The first step to finding the full potential of your VR Headset is to invite others to enjoy it with you. The joy that you felt opening that box for the Fallout 4 VR edition is the same joy your loved ones will feel when you drop those magic words, "Hey, I have that...
How to fix Oculus Rift HDMI issues Why am I getting a Rift HDMI error?
Some Rift users have run into a problem where the HDMI cable running from the headset isn't being picked up by their PC. Here's how to fix this problem so that you can get back to virtual reality.
How to check for an HDMI error
Check all connections
How to check for an HDMI error
Diagnosing the HDMI cable as the problem with your Rift requires completing a few steps.
Launch the Oculus app from your Start menu, desktop, or taskbar.
Click the gear button at the top-right on the window.
Click Configure Rift.
Click Run Full Setup.
Click Rift or Rift and Touch based on your setup.
You will now see which connections are working and which connections are not working. As you can see here, the HDMI cable isn't reading.
Leave this window open as you complete the steps below.
Check all connections
First thing to do is check to make sure your Rift's connections are in working order.
Every Daydream app you can install right now, and a look at what comes next Just go ahead and install all of them. You know, for fun.
Google's first Daydream headset is finally shipping to people who purchased the first Daydream phone, and are quickly finding it's not easy to locate the whole list of Daydream apps from the Play Store. While we've been having a lot of fun showing you the best free Daydream apps and the Daydream games everyone should have installed, the act of browsing for apps and then waiting for them to install while in VR isn't a good time.
To make it a little easier, we've tracked down the first wave of Google Daydream apps that are available to install now, so you can load up your Pixel with VR goodness and see what this new experience is all about. If you're a regular visitor to this page, the listings that have been bolded like this are the newest entries!
Free Apps and Games
Poker VR - Free
Reflekt 360 - Free
Justice League VR - Free
Fishing Star VR - Free
Oz Chicken Slayer - Free
Gunship Battle2 VR - Free
Ace Fishing VR - Free
Best VR boxing games as of January 2018 Fighting your way to finding a good boxing simulator?
Maybe you grew up watching Muhammad Ali or Mike Tyson fight and you always wanted to know what it felt like to be on the winning end of the boxing glove. Maybe watching Ronda Rousey got you hankering to try boxing out for yourself. Being able to step into the ring without years of training, or the knowledge that you are gonna walk away bruised and bloody has never been an option before.
Well, Virtual Reality is changing all of that with boxing games that don't require much skill or any physical injury to enjoy. We've got the best of the best for you here!
Thrill of the Fight
Graphics wise, Thrill of the Fight is definitely trying to be a bit more of a realistic art style. As for the gameplay, it seems as if they are aiming for the experience of what it's like to be a boxer in real life. You can practice your punches in the studio ring, or take it to the limelight and fight the competition. With the price being marked at $1...
How to make your VR setup portable VR doesn't have to tie you to a room. Use these tips to move around and share the virtual love.
While phone-based VR systems — Gear VR, Daydream View, Google Cardboard — are by nature quite portable, the PC-based systems and PlayStation VR aren't as easy to tote around. It's fun to stay at home and slip into a virtual world, but it's the season of sharing! That's why the 10th day of VR tech tips is all about making your setup as portable as possible. Use this guide to easily move your setup around, and enjoy the awe you bring to friends and family.
The beauty of the phone-based VR systems is that you're most likely already carrying around a phone in your pocket. That means, other than an optional controller that can no doubt also slip into a pocket, you're left to contend with the headset.
A carrying case is always a good idea, as it will keep the headset and lenses from collecting dirt, smudges, or scratches. Have a look at our accessory guides for...
How to deal with nausea in PlayStation VR PlayStation VR might make you nauseous, but we've got some things to help.
VR has a habit of causing people to feel sick or dizzy while playing. While it might be the newest kid on the VR block, even PlayStation VR can cause nausea, which can be a real bummer. However there are a few things you can do to help curb feeling sick while gaming, and we've got the details below.
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Talk with other PSVR owners in the forums!