Above: Star Wars: Battlefront VR I feel genuinely bad for CNet’s Dan Ackerman. Earlier this week, he wrote a sad breakup note to VR, explaining that his huge investment (including day one purchases of Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Sony PSVR headsets, plus optional accessories) hadn’t produced enough enjoyment over two years to keep him happy.

If you haven’t been keeping track of VR prices, that was at least $2,000 in hardware. Emphasis on “was.” If you haven’t purchased a VR headset yet, congratulations: You missed the early adopter phase.

Since then, these headsets have dropped by hundreds of dollars, new controllers have been released, and software has become more abundant — better yet, it’s cheaper. As is always the case, the earliest adopters subsidized VR’s lengthy R&D period, in some cases heavily.

Above: Shop right and you could build a fantastic VR game catalog for under $150 As I’ve suggested in VR pieces over the past two weeks, the winner here is you, the lucky holdout. Now you can take the hundreds of dollars you saved by not buying a VR headset on day one and use them toward games — cheap games that similarly have been enjoyed by early adopters and fallen significantly in price since then.

Here are my top 10 picks. Hard to score on discount, but widely acclaimed as a true first-person shooting and fighting experience, this is the VR heir to SNK’s Super Spy and EA’s Mirror’s Edge. Read more from venturebeat.com…

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