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Gear VR Now Listed in Canada, Belgium, Poland and Austria

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It’s a big day for Samsung and Oculus VR’s mobile-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), Gear VR. The consumer version of the kit has finally launched over in the US for $99 USD and is arriving at the doors of those that pre-ordered the device throughout the day. In terms of other territories, the device has already been listed in both Germany and the Netherlands, but has today appeared on a handful of other Samsung sites for other countries. READ MORE

Oculus VR and Samsung Launch Gear VR in the US

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Back in September 2014 Samsung announced a partnership with virtual reality (VR) specialist Oculus VR in which the pair would work together to create a brand new mobile-based head-mounted display (HMD) known as Gear VR. The device works with Samsung’s latest smartphones, which act as both a display for and the processor behind VR experiences. In the year that’s followed the companies have released two Innovator’s Edition for the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S6 and S6 edge handsets. These were mainly aimed at enthusiasts and developers but, today, Samsung and Oculus VR are finally releasing the first full consumer version of the Gear VR. READ MORE

Carmack: Gear VR Streaming ‘will probably happen’, Screenshots Coming Soon

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Oculus VR and Samsung’s first consumer ready virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), Gear VR, will be launching later this week. The mobile-based kit will be arriving in the US on 20th November 2015 with dates for international territories soon to be announced. Fans can expect plenty of updates to the device in the coming weeks and months as Oculus VR and Samsung continue to update certain features and add new ones. Recently, Oculus VR CTO John Carmack has teased what some of the new additions could be. READ MORE

Gear VRs Reportedly Start Shipping

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Tomorrow is the big day for Oculus VR, Samsung, and their Gear VR mobile-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). Pre-orders for the first ever consumer version of the device are expected to land in the US on 20th November 2015, providing many with their first taste of true consumer VR. As expected, then, the reports of the first Gear VR units finally shipping are starting to come in online. READ MORE

Zuckerberg Estimates 40% of Time Spent in VR will Be Social


Virtual reality (VR) companies are acting fast to combat the assumption that the technology is inherently anti-social. Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE), for example, is pushing a ‘social screen’ aspect for its PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD), which allows others to play alongside some within the HMD. Oculus VR, on the other hand, has Toybox, a multiplayer tech demo for its Oculus Touch position tracked controllers for the Oculus Rift that proves the power of 2 people interacting in VR. In fact, as time goes on, Oculus VR owner Facebook predicts that 40% of time spent in VR will be with social experiences. READ MORE

Gear VR German Pre-orders Launched, Price Revealed

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There’s only a few days to go before the official launch of the consumer version of Oculus VR and Samsung’s Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD) in the US, with customers due to receive their pre-orders on Friday 20th November. While it was announced international availability would be coming soon after the US launch, Samsung hadn’t given an actual time period. Now on the company’s site those details have been revealed, although only on the German version currently. READ MORE

Ustwo: Getting Land’s End on Gear VR for Note 4 a ‘significant challenge’

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When the Gear VR mobile-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) finally arrives in the US later this week it will support Samsung’s line-up of 2015 smartphones. That includes the flagship Galaxy S6, curved Galaxy S6 edge, enlarged Galaxy Note 5 and the combination of the previous two in the Galaxy S6 edge plus. What isn’t supported is the Galaxy Note 4, last year’s entry into the larger smartphone range that was the first handset to support an Innovator’s Edition of the Gear VR. As such, fans have been wondering if the device will continue to see support going forward. READ MORE