Next on the list, after the rather entertaining Asus press conference, is the Samsung Press Event. Will we see an official Galaxy 8 announcement or Geavr VR related goodies? Who knows, but chances are there will be a lot to do with TVs and smart home appliances. If that’s your thing, you’ll be happy. We are hoping for some mobile related news to come out of this event.
Qualcomm has announced via Twitter that their new Snapdragon 835 will “come into focus” at CES next week, likely meaning that it will finally provide full details on its new flagship chipset. Information on the upcoming system-on-a-chip has been scarce since its initial unveiling back in mid-November, with Qualcomm and Samsung confirming the use of the 10nm FinFET manufacturing process while providing only vague details on power efficiency and performance. A few leaks and rumors have provided additional information, such as CPU and modem types and which future phones are expected to include the SoC, but none of these rumors have been confirmed by Qualcomm.
While some people may be getting tired of zombie shooters and other similar zombie apocalypse themed games, Halloween is always a good time to play these types of games. Folks who own a Samsung Gear VR have a new FPS title to play called Drop Dead which, as you’re probably guessing, has plenty of zombies and other undead creatures to shoot.
Alongside Friday’s news about Samsung shipping out the new Gear VR headset, there was also two new games making their debut as well called Wands and Smashing the Battle, although the second one actually has Gear VR on the end of its name to denote which headset it is for.
Samsung has begun shipping out the newest version of their Gear VR headset today which has been modified over the original headset so that the company’s new Galaxy Note 7 can fit in there and be used to play VR games. Besides the release of the new headset, two new VR games have been released today, but more on that later.
For those of you who own a Samsung Gear VR headset, or an Oculus Rift, there is a new game out that’s a mix of rhythm-based gameplay and arcade shooter called Starship Disco. Players will be hopping into their starship and heading out into space on an intergalactic adventure where you’ll need to shoot down aliens to survive.
Oculus has decided to host their own Summer Sale over on the Oculus Rift Store for a limited time. The sale includes over 40 Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift titles, all of which are discounted various amounts, with some being as high as 75% off their regular prices.
There is a virtual reality game that will be showcased at the Anime Expo 2016 next week which is called Nagomi’s Earcleaning VR. This game is an ear cleaning simulation game featuring an anime female who, after a long day at work, offers you the ability to enjoy a virtual ear cleaning which will apparently relax you.
Samsung revealed no too long ago that they were developing a controller specifically for their Gear VR headset. While details about said controller haven’t been plentiful, today there seems to be a few images that are apparently of the controller the company is designing for the Virtual Reality headset.
Fans of the Hitman series, or more specifically Hitman GO, who also own a Samsung Gear VR headset now have a chance to jump right into the game a lot more with the newly released Hitman GO VR game. If you’ve played the original version on your Android device, than you’re be right at home with this version, except for the fact that you’ll literally be right in the game.