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PlayStation VR's Anywhere VR is a virtual chill out room where you can check your phone

Picture the scene. You've got your head in PlayStation VR playing Resident Evil 7 (opens in new tab) but simultaneously need to know what's going on in the world of Twitter. Maybe you need a rest from all the horror too. Well, aren't you in luck? Announced at Sony's TGS conference this morning, Anywhere VR will let you use your smartphone in the comfort of virtual reality. 

I imagine it will only be on Sony phones as it's coming from Sony Music but Anywhere VR will let you check your phone in a variety of relaxing spaces. Beaches, fields of flowers and waterfall pools are all available in a virtual 3D world. It's a bit of an odd one but points to Sony for trying out some new experimental additions. It's also planning live concert experiences. Personally I'm most looking forward to PS4's cinema mode that'll let you watch all of your movies etc on a massive screen. 

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.