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Get Hands On with the HTC Vive At The PC Gamer Weekender

The PC Gamer Weekender (Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March 2016) will be one of the first opportunities for the British public to experience the latest VR content for Vive, HTC’s highly acclaimed virtual reality headset.

Visual-computing giant NVIDIA will be showcasing Vive at its demo booth throughout the two days of the PC Gamer Weekender. All attendees will be able to get hands-on with the device that goes on sale in April and is available to pre-order from February 29.

NVIDIA has also confirmed that it will present at the event “The 4K Stage powered by NVIDIA”. Curated in conjunction with show producers, the stage will host developer interviews, gameplay, walkthroughs and more, demonstrating the latest and most cutting edge in 4K gaming technology.

The full line-up of the stage activity will be announced imminently at http://weekender.pcgamer.com

“Virtual reality is an incredible advance for gamers, providing full immersion in whole new worlds. The best VR experience demands enormous computing power – and the best way to get that is with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX GPUs. We’re thrilled to be working with game developers and VR headset companies like HTC to bring spectacular new experiences to the market,” said Jaap Zuiderveld, VP EMEAI, NVIDIA.

Vive is a collaboration between HTC and game developer, Valve, and is powered by Steam VR. It is designed to fully immerse its wearer in their virtual environment while playing games. As well as a headset, which boasts two screens (1080x1200 resolution) streaming data at 90 frames per second to create the sense of 3D virtual reality, Vive gives a full body VR experience, with sensor array mounted wand-shaped controllers for superior positional tracking, and laser-emitting base stations for a full-room 360-degree VR experience with minimal latency and high accuracy.

VR is a demanding technology that requires 7x the performance of a typical 1080p PC gaming experience. NVIDIA’s work in the VR space enables it to deliver this capability through its GeForce GTX GPUs, as well as GameWorks VR technologies which enhance performance through tools such as multi-resolution shading.

The PC Gamer Weekender takes place on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March at the Old Truman Brewery, London. Tickets are available at http://weekender.pcgamer.com/booking-new

Samuel Roberts, Editor of PC Gamer, says, “Vive has captured the industry’s attention as we enter the era of VR. We are delighted that the Weekender attendees will be among the first to try out its new content on GeForce GTX-powered PCs.”

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