This is a major work in progress. It is likely to have spelling/grammer errors, broken links, mis information. A lot of information is still unknown at this time. If you have something to add please comment below. Thanks for looking. What Is VR and AR? Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_reality https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmented_reality What is an HMD? head-mounted display Who are the leading manufacturers of HMD's? Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Playstation VR When is the expected release date? Oculus Rift CV1 releases MArch 28 in the US HTC Vive, Playstation VR are TBD What is the cost of the Oculus Rift/HTC Vive/PS VR? $599 for the Oculus Rift $799 for the HTC Vive Is their a cheaper alternative? Google Cardboard , ZEISS VR ONE, Samsung Gear VR, VR Glasses What kind of PC is needed? Oculus Rift recommended specs are NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater, Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater, 8GB+ RAM, Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output, 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port,OS Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer Should I upgrade my PC now or wait? Its best to wait. Prices for hardware will probably drop and recommended specifications could change! Will my laptop handle VR? In short NO. Many discrete GPU laptops have their external video output connected to the integrated GPU and drive the external output via hardware and software mechanisms that can’t support the Rift. Note that almost no current laptops have the GPU performance for the recommended spec, though upcoming mobile GPUs may be able to support this level of performance. See Also: https://www.oculus.com/en-us/blog/powering-the-rift/ What OS Is compatible with the Oculus Rift/HTC Vive? WIN 7,8,10 for the Rift, HTC Vive unknown. What can I do in VR? Movies, video games, Education and training, Urban and architectural design. Endless possibilities. Is there a list of games/apps that work with VR? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_with_Oculus_Rift_support Google Docs Spread Sheet HTC Vive Playstation VR Can I use the Oculus Rift/HTC Vive on my PC to just watch Youtube or movies? http://www.vrdesktop.net/ will allow you to browse the web, watch movies or even play games on a giant virtual screen. Do any of the VR devices include a game/movie? Oculus Rift comes bundeled with Lucky's Tail. Eve Valkyrie is free with Pre-Order HTC Vive includes Tilt Brush, Job Simulator, Fantastic Contraption with Pre-Order Do any of the VR devices come with a controller? The Oculus Rift includes an official Xbox One Controller. HTC Vive includes two wireless, rechargeable controllers with dual stage triggers, trackpad and HD haptic feedback PS VR is still TBA What is included with the Oculus Rift? Built in removable headphones, Adjustable eyepieces, Xbox One wireless controller, IR Sensor, Games: Luckys Tail, EVE: Valkyrie (Pre-Order) What is included with the HTC Vive? Vive headset, two wireless controllers, two base stations, link box, earbuds. Games: Tilt Brush, Job Simulator, Fantastic Contraption What is included with the Playstation VR? TBA Can the PlayStation VR be used as a home screen for watching movies and PS4 games? TBA How can I Demo VR for free? If your in Seattle visit ChronosVR. How do I go about getting into developing VR content. VR Development discussion Chronos Dev School IGNISVR Beginner VR Oculus Rift Development with Unity3D Cardboard Design Lab Unreal Engine Quick Start Guide Articles on Immersion,Presence: http://webstaff.itn.liu.se/~matco/TNM053/Papers/presence.pdf http://www.ehrssonlab.se/publications.php Thanks to Wikipedia, the Oculus, Vive, and Playstation VR sub reddits. Google, Oculus, HTC Vive, Playstation VR. Virtual Desktop.