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Preview: HMX Music VR for Gear VR

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…

Preview: Coldplay + on Gear VR

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…

Preview: James’s Legacy: The Prologue for Gear VR

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…

Preview: VR Quest for Gear VR

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…

Preview: Ruin & The Maze Runner for Gear VR

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,…

Preview: The Cave for Gear VR

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…

Preview: Hold on to Your Seat

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…

Preview: Omega Agent

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…

Preview: Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot for Gear VR

Originally debuted at San Diego Comic Con back in July of this year, Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot puts the player in the hot seat of the titular skyscraping robot. It's an exercise in limiting expectations, as the interactivity offered is…