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MindMaze Software Engineer Nicolas Bourdaud demonstrates a virtual reality system at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Developers Continue Push To Make Virtual Reality Mainstream

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Allison Begalman, a student at the University of Southern California, wears goggles and headphones to experience a virtual mortar strike on civilians in Aleppo, Syria. James Delahoussaye/NPR hide caption

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Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict

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Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg has directed Stereo, Crimes of the Future, Fast Company, The Brood, The Dead Zone, The Fly, Naked Lunch, M. Butterfly, Crash, A History of Violence, A Dangerous Method and many more. Myrna Suarez/Simon & Schuster hide caption

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Virtual Reality, Corporeality Collide In Cronenberg's First Novel

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Peter Mason tries the Oculus virtual reality headset at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco earlier this year. Some see Facebook's acquisition of the company as a turning point. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Into The Virtual Reality Lab With Pioneering Researchers

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Attendees wear Oculus Rift HD virtual reality headsets at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Backlash To Facebook Buying Virtual Reality Firm Comes Swiftly

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