Virtual reality – or, as the cool kids these days like to call it, VR – famously died a long, slow death many years ago only to resurrected in recent years thanks to devices such as the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR. It’s perhaps a little too early to brand it a full-scale comeback; the support of the mainstream player will be essential and the high cost of entry could make it a niche proposition, at least in the short term. Ironically, if there’s one company that has the power to turn the casual player on to VR once more, it’s the one which has historically been the most dismissive of the tech.
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Super Mario 3D Land review
Super Mario is back in another highly imaginative mushroom-stomping adventure. This time in 3D. Super Mario 3D Land is the first original Mario title for Nintendo 3DS. The good news is that it’s been worth the wait. The red-capped plumber always delivers, and here he is in a game worthy of owning a 3DS for alone, says Stephen Ebert.