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Hulu drops support for Daydream, latest nail in Google's VR coffin

Hulu drops support for Daydream, latest nail in Google's VR coffin

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Standalone Daydream VR headsets will eventually have improved controllers, see-through mode, and more

Standalone Daydream VR headsets will eventually have improved controllers, see-through mode, and more

Self-contained headsets that run Google's Daydream VR platform went on sale earlier this year, and Google has continued to improve them since. Chrome for Daydream became available in July, and now the company has revealed what's next for the platform.

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Virtual Rabbids: The Big Plan is a goofy Daydream VR mini-game collection from Ubisoft

Virtual Rabbids: The Big Plan is a goofy Daydream VR mini-game collection from Ubisoft

About a month and a half ago Ubisoft announced that a Rabbids-themed game would be coming to Google Daydream in the Spring. Well, it looks like that day has arrived. The game is called Virtual Rabbids: The Big Plan and you can purchase it today for $5.99.

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Google Daydream hasn't done anything to fix VR's biggest problem - it's just not very good (opinion)

Google Daydream hasn't done anything to fix VR's biggest problem - it's just not very good (opinion)

Today, I uninstalled the Daydream app from my Pixel XL, because I hadn't used it in nearly three months. When I reviewed the experience in November last year, I had the sneaking suspicion this is where I'd end up. Not because I felt Daydream was uniquely lacking in some way, or even that the sparse content ecosystem would quickly be depleted through my use. It's because the exact same thing has happened with every Samsung Gear VR I've been sent to evaluate over the years. And Gear VR's Oculus Store has tons of stuff - hundreds of experiences, games, 360-degree videos.

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Me, a Daydream View, and a 5-hour flight: My first in-air mobile VR experience

Me, a Daydream View, and a 5-hour flight: My first in-air mobile VR experience

Google's Daydream is what I would call the most travel-friendly VR solution yet. Its simple but elegant pointer-style Bluetooth controller means you aren't reaching all over the place to work the VR interface, its comfortable fabric design is tolerable for long periods of wear, and sliding the phone into the viewer is a simple no buttons, no switches affair.

So, I decided to put these qualities to test on a five-hour flight from Los Angeles to New York last week. I had a variety of games (I didn't play any), interactive experiences (many require an active internet connection), and a few movies I'd downloaded from Play Movies to watch.

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