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Try Virtual Reality for FREE in Newcastle-Under-Lyme!

Virtual Reality is the next leap in technology, and is the most immersive experience that anybody can experience. The current VR headsets take you to another world, giving you a realistic experience being surrounded by a wide range of virtual environments.

The headsets are extremely responsive and realistic, tricking the users mind by letting the user accept that they are in a real environment or situation making Virtual Reality a perfect fit for gaming, medical, science, education and tourism.

We are letting users try out Virtual Reality for FREE at our Overclockers UK HQ in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, so you can try it out for yourself! Not only can you try out the headset, but you can try the full room scale experience, allowing you to walk around the virtual world and use the hand controllers getting the full immersive experience.

The following Virtual Reality games and demos are available to try for free:

The Blu
Job Simulator
Space Pirate
Waltz of the Wizard
Google Tilt Brush
Brookhaven Experiment
The Lab
Cloudlands Mini Golf
Sisters
Budget Cuts
Chunks
Flight Sim
IKEA Experience
Surgeon Simulator VR
Fantastic Contraptions
Booking slots are for 15 minutes, so if you wish to try more games, you will have to book a longer slot, or book another time.

Paris Munro from Signal 1 Radio visited us recently and tried the Vive by HTC using Room Scale Experience Reality and thoroughly enjoyed it, even though she was extremely scared by the horror games!

The Vive by HTC is in stock today and is available to buy for next day delivery, we are giving free delivery to all UK Mainland customers.

 

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Announcing Our In-Store Room Scale VR Experience!

We are proud to announce an extension to our showroom to provide a permanent Vive Room Scale VR Experience!

Room Scale VR allows users with a Vive to move around and interact with a virtual environment, in the comfort of their own home. With our new 20m squared room, users are able to have a truly immersive experience using Overclockers UK Virtual Reality Certified hardware.

Our Overclockers UK Room Scale VR Experience is launching with a special event, which will take place at the Overclockers UK Newcastle-Under-Lyme showroom on Thursday the 17th of March. This event is open to the public and we have a booking system in place allowing users to reserve their very own VR Experience! The Room Scale VR Experience will be a permanent feature at our store, which will allow everyone to experience Room Scale VR in their own time. Book your experience here: http://bit.ly/VR-Experience

Virtual Reality hardware can be purchased from Overclockers UK, everything from upgrading your current computer system to support VR, to VR compatible peripherals. With all of the hardware all in one place, we have got you covered!

More on Virtual Reality and our VR Ready Gaming PCs can be found here: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/lp/virtual-reality.html

 

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We bring Virtual Reality to life with HTC!

We have partnered with HTC to bring Virtual Reality to life. The Vive is now available for pre-order through the HTC Vive website at the price of £689.

The HTC Vive is a virtual reality headset, bundled with two handheld controllers, and two base stations, that allows the user to interact with the three-dimensional virtual environment.

To ensure that you can play the incredible PC game titles, like Elite Dangerous, Star Citizen, and Eve Valkyrie, Project Cars, Flight Simulator, and more, make sure your PC is VR Ready. Maybe Half Life 3 will make an appearance from Valve as a VR optimised game. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

The SteamVR benchmark is an easy-to-use tool to calculate if a PC is VR Ready, we recommend to have a score of 6 to 7 and above to be VR Ready at the minimum requirement. But for the absolute best VR experience, you need a score of 10 to 11 in the SteamVR benchmark. To achieve this, we recommend a high performance graphics card, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980Ti or Titan X and from AMD a R9 Nano, or a Radeon Fury X.

Absolute minimum specification: A NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD R9 390 or higher or in Steam VR Benchmark terms a score of 6-7.
Recommended specification: A NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 or AMD R9 390X/NANO/FURY with a Steam VR benchmark score of 8-9.
Ideal specification: If you want to play a title such as Elite Dangerous with all visuals enabled and maximum quality you need a score of 10+ in the Steam VR Benchmark as such you will need a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980Ti or Titan X and from AMD were talking Nano/Fury Crossfire or an overclocked Fury X.

As an official HTC partner we have been extensively testing hardware configurations in-house with a vast range of combinations giving the user an excellent solution at the best possible price point.

We have three Virtual Reality gaming PCs available, starting from £749 we have the OcUK Kinetic VR Gaming PC, followed by the Titan Virtual Raid VR Gaming PC, and the Titan Virtual Force VR Gaming PC. These three PCs are available at different price points suitable to all customers, dependant on their usages and performance requirements.

Virtual Reality gaming PCs, compatible simulator peripherals, to completely VR PC packages are all available through our website. With the hardware all in one place, we have got you covered.

VR World Congress is the UK's biggest and best conference and expo focused on the world of Virtual Reality, taking place in Bristol on the 12th of April, 2016. We will be there to demonstrate the latest VR Gaming PCs along with the HTC Vive to show what is possible.

We welcome Virtual Reality to our forum, and have added a dedicated section to all things VR. All technology and software relating to virtual reality and augmented reality such as HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, gaming, research or engineering.

 
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