×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

HTC Vive Is Donating VR Headsets To Libraries In California, Nevada

HTC Vive is donating over 100 virtual reality headsets to public libraries in California and Nevada, it announced on Wednesday.

The Vive Libraries Program will bring premium VR to local communities within those two states. About 100 Vive headsets are going to California libraries alone, and Vive said it wants to expand to more communities, states, and countries around the world.

“I’m especially excited that VR is entering communities that traditionally have had social, economic, or other access barriers,” said Chris Chin, executive director of Education VR Content at HTC Vive, in a blog post. “What better way to democratize access to VR for all than having it free at your local library?”

“This generous contribution by Vive is helping bring a virtual world of adventure and learning to communities across California,” said California librarian Greg Lucas. “As more virtual reality stations take root across our library system, we are seeing positive learning impacts and visitors that are genuinely excited about technology and education.”

The libraries are also receiving a curated catalog of over 35 educational and experiential VR apps that will be rolled out and expanded over the coming weeks. Here is the full list of titles:

Vive Libraries Program Content List

“Adventures in Space”
“Amazon Odyssey”
“Ancient Adventures”
“Berlin Wall: The Virtual Reality Experience”
“Beyond Tokyo”
“Buzz Aldrin: Cycling Pathways to Mars”
“Calcflow”
“COSM Worlds within Worlds”
“Earthlight VR: Spacewalk”
“Everest VR”
“Jam Studio VR”
“Lifeliqe VR Museum”
“Lumen”
“Lunar Learning & Earthly Robots”
“MakeVR Pro”
“Mars Odyssey”
“Masterpiece VR”
“Masters of Design”
“Modigliani VR: The Ochre Atelier”
“Newton’s House of Forces”
“Oceans of Wonder”
“Operation Apex”
“Rad Robots”
“Realities.io”
“Remembering Pearl Harbor”
“Remind VR: Daily Meditation”
“SculptrVR”
“Stonehenge VR”
“Super Puzzle Galaxy”
“Take Flight!”
“The Night Cafe: A VR Tribute to Van Gogh”
“The Physiology of the Eye”
“TrueScale”
“Unabomber: The Virtual Reality Experience”
“Unbound”
“Wisemind”

More Gaming

  • How 'Ark' Informed Massive Do-Anything Nautical

    How 'Ark' Informed Massive Do-Anything Nautical World of 'Atlas'

    The idea for “Atlas,” the recently announced massively multiplayer online pirate-themed game, came from the developers watching people play their last creation: dino-survival game “Ark.” “‘Ark’ was kind of a surprise to us in some ways; the ways the players played the game, in particular,” Jesse Rapczak, co-founder of Studio Wildcard, told Variety. “One thing we [...]

  • 'Metro 2033' Film Project Halted Because

    'Metro 2033' Film Project Halted Because 'A Lot of Things Didn't Work'

    It appears that MGM’s film adaptation of “Metro 2033” is no longer happening because “a lot of things didn’t work,” according to VG24/7. “Metro 2033” is a novel by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky. It was also adapted into a series of successful survival horror shooters from video game publisher THQ and developer 4A Games in [...]

  • 'Spider-Man' Cast Discuss Making a Great

    'Spider-Man' Cast Discuss Making a Great Spidey Game

    It’s hard to say that “Marvel’s Spider-Man” was robbed during last week’s Game Awards — the amazing game lost to the likes of “God of War” and “Red Dead Redemption 2” — but it’s still disappointing that such a well-conceived, excellently-executed game managed to be nominated for seven awards and take home none. Before the [...]

  • 'Monster Hunter: World' Expansion Iceborne Coming

    'Monster Hunter: World' Expansion Iceborne Coming in Fall 2019

    Capcom is working on a massive expansion for “Monster Hunter: World,” it announced on Monday. Iceborne will be available in Fall 2019 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Capcom said it will share more details about a PC release in the future. The expansion will have new quest ranks, locales, monsters, moves, and gear, as [...]

  • NinjaThe Game Awards, Show, Microsoft Theater,

    Ninja: Drake Made Gaming Cool

    Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is in a car headed to some sort of taping when we speak by phone. He can’t tell me where he’s headed, but even if he could, he might not exactly know. Life for the world’s most famous video gamer is at times too busy, too fantastical to completely take in. When Variety [...]

  • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

    Capcom To Inject Sponsored Content Into 'Street Fighter V'

    Capcom is offering a free trial of “Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition” this week so people can experience the game ahead of Capcom Cup 2018, it announced in a blog post on Thursday. But, there’s a catch. Sponsored content will appear within the game starting on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The ads will display in several [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content