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Jimmy Fallon tests the HTC Vive in this hilarious new video

by Jacob Kleinman | January 13, 2016January 13, 2016 10:30 am PST

Update: The original video was marked as private. We have replaced it with our own hands-on.

The HTC Vive is one of the most advanced virtual reality headsets ever made, but it’s still only available for a select few. Last night VR took one more step into the mainstream with a pretty funny segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

You can watch Fallon play with the Vive in the video above. Instead of a video game, he tries Tilt Brush, a VR painting app that was acquired by Google last fall. It lets you draw in 3D space and jump between different environments like a winter storm and outer space.

Tilt Brush helps demonstrate the HTC Vive’s potential beyond video games. Oculus also created a similar app of its own called Medium, which lets you sculpt and paint a piece of virtual clay. Of course, gaming is still a big part of virtual reality, and both systems are expected to launch with multiple video game titles to choose from.

Fallon also tries out a few other gadgets with help from Joshua Topolsky, a former Bloomberg editor who appears on the Tonight Show regularly to show off new technology. HTC Vive pre-orders kick off on February 29, though we still don’t know how much the headset with cost.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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