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Last week, we got the surprising news that Super Mario Odyssey is getting a virtual reality mode. Customers who purchase the Nintendo Labo VR Kit will be able to enjoy three new missions in this new view, but that's not all. Since that announcement, Nintendo has also revealed that a "Theater Mode" will hit the game on April 25th, the same day as the VR update.

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Last month, Nintendo officially confirmed that they're entering the virtual reality market. Nintendo Labo VR makes its debut tomorrow, April 12th, and Nintendo is bringing demos to Best Buy stores so you can try before you buy. The talented team at GameXplain got to try theirs out even sooner, and they've published a glowing review. Their coverage of Labo VR also revealed that it contains an Easter Egg referencing Nintendo's last attempt at virtual reality decades ago.

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Last month, Nintendo officially revealed their first step into the world of virtual reality. With the Nintendo Labo VR Kit, you can transform your Nintendo Switch into a virtual reality headset packed with mini-games that make use of your Labo accessories. Labo VR goes on sale later this week, but if you're not sold yet, you may have an opportunity to try it out for free.

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Last month, Nintendo unveiled their first step into the realm of virtual reality. Next week, they'll be launching a Nintendo Labo VR Kit that includes a selection of games and mini-games, as well as multiple expansions that each come with their own accessories. We had also heard rumors that some first-party Nintendo titles would receive VR support, and that just turned out to be true as well. In fact, two of Nintendo's biggest hits on Switch are getting free VR updates soon.

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The popular Five Nights at Freddy's series is getting another new game, and for the first time, it's getting an official virtual reality release. During the first-ever State of Play presentation, Sony announced that Five Nights At Freddy's VR: Help Wanted is heading to PlayStation VR this Spring. It will feature a mixture of popular levels from past games as well as all-new horrors.

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Sony kicked off today's State of Play presentation by announcing another collaboration with Marvel. This time around it's a virtual reality experience starring Iron Man. A short reveal trailer shows Tony Stark engaged in aerial combat, but a disclaimer at the bottom of the screen reminds us that this isn't actually in-game footage. Iron Man VR launches later this year on PlayStation VR.

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Sony opted not to hold their annual PlayStation Experience event last December, and shortly after that, they revealed that they'd be skipping E3 2019. With Sony stepping back from major events, many have been wondering how they plan to deliver gaming news in the future. Today we get our answer. Sony recently announced a new video series called "State of Play," and the first episode kicks off today.

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Earlier in the month, Nintendo officially unveiled a Nintendo Labo VR Kit set to release in April. Surprisingly, the reveal did not include any footage of the virtual reality experiences included in the package, and fans were left to fill in the blanks with their imagination. Fortunately, Nintendo decided not to leave us in the dark for long. A select group of journalists recently went hands-on with Labo VR, and now Nintendo has released a 7-minute long trailer showing off its various games.

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Nintendo is the latest company to join the virtual reality market following last night's announcement. Nintendo Labo VR certainly won't compete directly with much more expensive hardware like PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift, but it offers a cheaper entry point into simple VR experiences. A starter kit, several expansion packs, and a complete bundle will all be available beginning on April 12th, and you can pre-order now.

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Last month, we reported on rumors that Nintendo was planning to enter the virtual reality market in 2019. Emily Rogers reported that Nintendo was preparing VR features for "a small, select number of traditional first-party software titles," and GoNintendo reported later that day that Nintendo Labo would be the first. Today that proved true.

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Nintendo has been more hesitant than other developers to dabble in virtual reality, as executives like Shigeru Miyamoto and Reggie Fils-Aime have suggested it doesn't really fit Nintendo's style. However, that didn't stop Nintendo from filing patents for VR tech, and two years ago then-President Tatsumi Kimishima said Nintendo wanted to bring VR to Switch. If recent rumors are true, they're finally taking that leap soon.

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Masahiro Sakurai, creator of the ever-popular Super Smash Bros. franchise, has long been a vocal supporter of virtual reality devices like Oculus Rift. In articles published in Japanese outlet Famitsu in 2013 and 2014, Sakurai praised Oculus Rift and hinted that he'd like to develop a virtual reality game himself. As it turns out, he was soon granted that exact opportunity.

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The Game Awards 2018 is coming up in just a few weeks, and it's expected to be packed with more announcements than any previous show. Of course, as the name of the event indicates, the focus of The Game Awards is to honor the best video games from 2018. With that in mind, host and creator Geoff Keighley just revealed all the categories and nominees up for awards.

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Buzz for Kingdom Hearts III is at an all-time high. After years of development, the game will finally release on January 29th, 2019. Square Enix recently released a new trailer for the game, showing off the world of Big Hero 6.

But that's not the only Kingdom Hearts goodie the publisher had up their sleeve. Square also revealed that they are working on a short, 10-minute VR experience that will bring players into the magical universe of the series. Head inside for more!

Virtual Reality has opened up many possibilities in the world of gaming. We're now able to explore digital worlds and play games in tons of ways that just aren't possible with a normal controller and a television. There's no denying that VR is a huge focus in the modern gaming community.

However, it's no secret that the technology is limited. Motion sickness is a huge problem that plagues VR. However, one man might have the cure to this issue before the end of the year.

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