Easter can be an expensive time so thank goodness for the new Vive Pro Starter Kit - to go on sale 5th April for Vive's second birthday - which is a steal at only £1048/$1100. And people thought PlayStation 3 was expensive...

Sniffiness aside, the Vive Pro Starter Kit does save you money. Bought separately, the Vive Pro (£800) with two 1.0 base stations (£120 each) and two 1.0 controllers (£120 each) costs £1240, so you're saving roughly £200. (The 2.0 Vive Pro kits will be detailed soon, apparently.)

Alone, the new Vive Pro - which has a much higher 2880x1600 display as well as built-in headphones and a redesigned head strap - costs £800, but is compatible with the same base stations and controllers as the existing Vive headset so you needn't upgrade them. Vive Pros begin shipping 5th April.

Existing owners upgrading will get $100 Viveport credit and a free year's Viveport subscription.

We've since refurbished our office, incidentally, and begun talking to Chris.

For Vive's second birthday, all existing owners will be given Front Defense, Front Defense Heroes, Super Puzzle Galaxy Lite and Arcade Saga for free. Claim them between 4th and 8th April. Viveport subscribers will get Everest VR thrown in as well.

Meanwhile, the first-generation Vive headset has been reduced to £500 in light of Vive Pro's imminent arrival.

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