Previews

  • GearVR_Header2 Preview: Intro to VR for Gear VR Monday, September 22, 2014 - It’s widely known that Oculus VR consider the recently revealed Gear VR a stepping stone for consumers. It’s an entry level device made for people to dip their toes into this newly reborn world of virtual reality (VR). With this intent comes a responsibility to ensure that…

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  • ProtonPulse_Header Preview: Proton Pulse on Gear VR Friday, September 19, 2014 - There are many virtual reality (VR) experiences that have been doing the rounds throughout the community for quite some time and yet seem to be no closer to a consumer release. Proton Pulse was one such title: infamous in it’s absence from download portals despite having been…

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  • RockBand_Header Preview: HMX Music VR for Gear VR Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Harmonix developing a virtual reality (VR) videogame for Gear VR is something of a landmark. There are many studios developing new experiences for VR, and many with higher budgets than the independent developers that have been championing the technology thus far. However, Harmonix are widely considered the…

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  • Coldplay_Header Preview: Coldplay + on Gear VR Thursday, September 18, 2014 - The first of what is likely to be many, Coldplay + is an experience that invites you to become part of the act. The user sits front-and-centre on the stage, similar to that of Cirque de Soleil Media’s Hold on to Your Seat, and is offered a…

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  • JamessLegacy_Header Preview: James’s Legacy: The Prologue for Gear VR Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Since the unveiling of Playful Corp.’s Lucky’s Tale for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) it seems as though a number of development studios now have much more faith in third-person virtual reality (VR) experiences. It would be hard to suggest that another developer has come as…

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  • OculusVR_Header1 Preview: VR Quest for Gear VR Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Subtlety has never been Oculus VR’s strong point. As a company they’re all about being the ‘biggest’ or the ‘best’. Being ‘first’ or being ‘better’. Being ‘affordable’ or being ‘high end’. They want to be out there, in front of the consumer and leading the field. So…

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  • TheMazeRunner_Header Preview: Ruin & The Maze Runner for Gear VR Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - Ruin and the Maze Runner are two different motion-picture productions presented in a similar fashion on Gear VR. These passive presentations further the idea of Gear VR as a new vision for media consumption not just limited to videogames, but rather video as well, all dressed-up with…

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  • TheCave_Header Preview: The Cave for Gear VR Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - Passive experiences were common on the Gear VR at IFA, Berlin, following the initial reveal of the device at Samsung’s Unpacked event earlier this month. Innerspace’s ¬≠The Cave was one such creation, transporting the player to a different world similar to our own but with new and…

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  • GearVR_Header2 Preview: Hold on to Your Seat Monday, September 15, 2014 - Perhaps the most unusual technical demonstration made available for Samsung’s recently unveiled Gear VR thus far, Hold on to Your Seat is a new and unique production from Cirque de Soleil Media. It’s theatre made specifically for virtual reality (VR), and though it’s only a few minutes…

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  • OmegaAgent_Header Preview: Omega Agent Monday, September 15, 2014 - Most of the software revealed for Samsung’s Gear VR thus far has been delivered with a concerted effort to establish the device as a comfortable virtual reality (VR) experience. It’s surprising then that Omega Agent was offered as part of this initial software cascade as, despite being…

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