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Sony brings big guns to virtual reality at game expo

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A user experiences virtual reality at an event held by Sony in Los Angeles on June 13.   © Reuters

LOS ANGELES -- The world's largest annual video game conference and show kicked off here Tuesday, the day after a Sony unit made a flurry of announcements further cementing the idea of 2016 as the year of virtual reality.

Sony Interactive Entertainment used a news conference Monday ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo to unveil VR titles for such major franchises as Square Enix Holdings' "Final Fantasy" and Capcom's "Resident Evil." Most VR games to date have come from startups.

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