If there’s one game that everyone has been dying to see make the transition to virtual reality, it’s Minecraft. With its infinite, procedural generated worlds, it could be one of the first VR games with the ability to complete immerse players from the minute they put on their headsets — and now it’s finally available on the Gear VR.
2016 could very well be the year that virtual reality takes off. We’ve seen preorders sell out in a matter of minutes. We’ve seen big game developers and entertainment companies show interest in the technology. But perhaps most importantly, we haven’t seen a major critical backlash from the average consumer.
Whether it changes the industry or not, we’re ready to give virtual reality a fair shake.
Samsung has “Gear VR Theater with 4D” experiences set up in at least three locations in Barcelona, Spain, including the Galaxy S7 venue, a cube in front of one of Apple’s stores, and in its huge booth at MWC 2016. Anyone who has tried the Gear VR headset undoubtedly expects some sort of virtual reality experience from these theaters, but what’s the 4D all about?
I took Samsung’s virtual reality show for an eyes-on spin at MWC, and the company truly made me believe that I was riding a roller coaster outdoors in California rather than sitting inside a giant hall at a Spanish mobile trade show. More →
The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will be Samsung’s 2016 flagship smartphones. Set to be unveiled during a special event in Barcelona, Spain, later this month, the two phones have appeared in a number of leaks, most of which detailed the specs and features of the phone. More recently, a report revealed what looks like the actual press renders of the handsets.
Now, a new rumor suggests the Galaxy S7 will debut alongside an awesome accessory that might be even more exciting than the phone itself.
2016 might be the year that virtual reality finally takes hold in the tech world. Sony, Microsoft and Oculus VR are all planning to launch their own hardware before the end of next year, with tons of developers already hard at work on games, apps and other software to ensure that VR hits the ground running.
But if you don’t want to wait until next year to see what VR has to offer, you can take a sneak peek at the innovations today without putting a strain on your wallet. More →
We found out earlier this week that the Oculus Rift won’t begin shipping until early next year, but Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners don’t have to wait that long that get a taste of virtual reality. On Friday, Samsung released the updated Gear VR Innovator Edition for its new flagship smartphones, which you can buy right now for $199.99.
Samsung on Sunday announced that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are going to get their own version of the Gear VR, the company’s own virtual reality headset that lets users enjoy immersive VR content with help of compatible devices — you actually have to insert the smartphone inside the headset to make it all work.
The Gear VR is probably the greatest thing Samsung has created in a long time. The simple but well-made virtual reality headset blows minds young and old. I have personally shown it to a number of people, and so far I have yet to come across anyone whose jaw didn’t drop. It’s awesome.
And it looks like Samsung’s biggest competitor may be getting ready to launch a rival device. More →
Have you ever just wanted to test a new gadget or phone on an unsuspecting member of your family? I was so impressed with Samsung’s new Gear VR virtual reality headset that I brought it over to my parents’ house for them to try. While both my mother and father were equally blown away, my mother acted like a normal person throughout the demo.
My father did not, and so I filmed it to share with the world. More →
Against all odds, the Gear VR turned out to be an incredibly cool accessory. Unfortunately, unless you own a Galaxy Note 4, you aren’t able to use one, but according to SamMobile, that’s going to change. SamMobile’s sources say that both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S Edge will support the virtual reality display when they launch later this year. More →
We went hands-on with Samsung’s new virtual reality headset back in September, and we have discussed how fantastic Gear VR is a few times here on the site. The device uses the brains and quad HD display of a Galaxy Note 4 to power a wonderfully responsive virtual reality experience, and it’s well worth the $200 price of admission.
Now, Samsung has struck a brilliant partnership with an airline that will give first-class passengers free access to a Gear VR headset during flights. More →
Samsung’s first virtual reality headset is fantastic, but it has a big problem — and it’s the same problem that impacts all virtual reality devices. In these early days when most people haven’t yet experienced VR headsets, there’s simply no way to convey just how great the experience is. You really have to try it to see how amazing and immersive the experience really is.
So, to help emphasize that and to get more people interested in giving Gear VR a try, Samsung posted a video to its YouTube channel that shows just how impressed people are when they first try Gear VR. More →