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.
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.
Over the past couple of months, and especially over the last week, there have been rumors that Google was working on a true Android-powered Virtual Reality platform and a standalone headset. Today, as was suggested to happen, Google announced that platform which will be called Daydream.
Like always Google will be live broadcasting the opening keynote speech for this year’s Google I/O conference. And just like we do each year, we will be sure to have all the live streams from the entire conference available here for viewing for those of you who can’t make it to the actual event. This year’s Google I/O should be pretty interesting, especially with what we already know is going to be making their debut.
In other VR news today, word on the virtual street is that Google may be gearing up to release an Android-powered Virtual Reality headset of their own at next week’s Google I/O 2016. This wouldn’t be a massive surprise or anything if it actually came to pass, since this is the next logical step from Google Cardboard in the world of VR headset evolution. This is especially true with yesterday’s news that there is over a million active Gear VR users.
Erik Finman is the person behind a new VR headset that has just launched onto IndieGoGo for additional funding in order to get it manufactured and eventually shipped out to people interested in it. Outside of the Big 3 VR headsets, those being the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and the Samsung Gear VR, there are plenty of other headsets available for folks to try out. However, The Marvel, as this headset is called, actually has a few features that set it apart from the plethora of other headsets out there.
Back near the beginning of March this year during GDC 2016 we announced that Minecraft would be getting some Virtual Reality love in the near future. While this was for the PC version and headsets like the Oculus Rift, there was also a version announced for the Samsung Gear VR. Well Minecraft Gear VR Edition is now available for download.
As you are probably aware of, we have been at GDC 2016 all last week, with Jaymes and Ryan holding down the fort here. Well we are back and we have plenty to report on, so this is just a bit of a round-up of what you can expect to find over the next few days here on DroidGamers. (Hint: There’s a lot)