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This HTC Vive bundle is the perfect VR starter kit

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For those still holding out on joining up with the VR revolution, a new HTC Vive bundle just might convince you to jump right in.

Nvidia, purveyor of graphics cards like the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070, is hosting a special bundle (opens in new tab) for those who buy a new, VR-ready GPU alongside one of the best headsets around (that'd be the Vive, by the way).

The bundle includes three free games - robo-shooter Raw Data (opens in new tab), run-and-gunner Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope (opens in new tab), and pub room simulator Sports Bar VR (opens in new tab)

To grab these, you'll need to purchase the Vive headset with either a GeForce GTX 1060, 1070, or 1080, though select systems and laptops with one of those graphics cards inside are also applicable. From there, Nvidia will provide the redemption code for your free games. 

One-stop shop

One-stop shop

Bundles start at around $1,239 (about £980/AU$1,655) and up, depending on what item you get with your Vive. While that's quite pricey, getting all the essentials for VR in one fell swoop along with games to play makes this a deal worth considering.

The list of participating retailers varies from country to country, with Newegg (opens in new tab) and Microsoft (opens in new tab) working with US shoppers, while Overclockers UK (opens in new tab) and Scan Computers (opens in new tab) will serve those in the UK. 

Select retailers in Taiwan, Korea, Spain, Czech Republic, Russia, Germany, France, and Sweden are also participating in the event. Unfortunately, it appears Australian gamers will be left out on the sidelines this time around.

The bundle is live now through to January 30, according to Microsoft's sales page, though it's best to check your country's available retailers (opens in new tab) to learn more about any restrictions that may apply.

Parker Wilhelm is a freelance writer for TechRadar. He likes to tinker in Photoshop and talk people's ears off about Persona 4.