Virtual reality really hit the market strong this year with multiple headsets that launched, and perhaps the most engaging or at least one of the most impressive was the HTC Vive. For all its impressive features and capabilities, though, the Vive is a fairly expensive piece of equipment and the most expensive of all the options that launched this year. Coming in at $799 normally for the system, it's not going to be for everyone. The nice thing is that right now you can actually pick one up for $100 off, bringing the retail price down to just $699, which is a great deal if you have been considering the HTC Vive seriously.
The HTC Vive is not too unlike what you'll get with something like the Oculus Rift, at least when it comes to much of the game content, but it does offer some things which are part of the experience that elevate it just a bit. It has integrated sensors as well as a camera on the front of the headset that connect to the base stations you place around your room, and allows you to see what's in front of you if you get too close to something, like a wall for example. This gives you the freedom to move around when you're immersed in your VR content. Included with the HTC Vive system is the headset itself, as well as the two base stations, and a set of the Vive controllers. The software is also powered by Steam VR, and all of your game content will be purchased through Steam so if you're a PC gamer than you'll already be familiar with the client where you pick up the content.