Google really wants to make sure that their new Pixel line of phones is a success, along with the company’s newly announced Daydream View VR headset. In order to do that, Google is adding a promo code to each Pixel and Pixel XL pre-order that, when redeemed, will get you a Daydream View headset for free. However there is a slight problem, and that is most of the Pixel phones have been sold out via pre-order on the Google Store.
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As part of Google’s special presentation today in San Francisco, the company announced their two new Pixel phones officially, the Pixel and Pixel XL. While these two new devices feature a lot of ‘firsts’ for Google, one of them happens to be regarding Google’s new Virtual Reality platform called Daydream. Both devices are the first official phones for Daydream to use with the headset Google has been developing. Today they also made the new headset official and it is called the Daydream View.
It’s the end of another week which also means it is time for another Android game sale round-up! This week’s like only has a few new entries to it, so the majority of this week’s list happens to be repeats. That’s not totally a bad thing, since last week’s list was rather big, so it’ll give people another chance to grab some more games that were on sale last week that have been carried over to this one.
Justin Roiland is the co-creator and lead voice for the Adult Swim cartoon Rick and Morty. Well he has now founded his own Virtual Reality game development studio called Squanchtendo, and promises to make some great and humor-filled VR games for all Virtual Reality platforms.
Google has been working on their upcoming Android-powered Virtual Reality platform Daydream since it was revealed earlier this year. Now the company has begun investing heavily in VR-related content in preparation for the launch of Daydream, which is planned for sometime in the coming weeks. All of this new content will apparently be exclusive to the Daydream platform.
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.
Over the weekend there was some news about Google having shuttered their current standalone headset they were working on, but Google hasn’t stopped working on VR related products, such as Daydream. In fact the company is still working hard on Daydream as well as hardware related products for VR.
Duck Hunt has always been a popular game, whether its the original NES version you’re playing, or one of the newer spin-offs or variant style of Duck Hunt games. Today there is a new one out but for folks who own a VR headset, such as the Gear VR or Google Cardboard. It’s called Cyclops Duck Hunt VR and it does feature a cyclops.