I would like to mention that I’ve never before had any VR experience. My encounter with the Gear VR was the first.

I have been sceptical about VR, failing to see the possibilities and mostly because I’ve been focusing on gaming, and there aren’t a lot of full fledged games to choose. Resident Evil 7 on PSVR was the only full AAA- game available for the VR fanatics. Dirt Rally also got an update which allows players to gear up their VR headsets (PSVR) and hit the road.

But what I know think has the brightest future are videos and movies. The demo that I tested in the Samsung store was showcasing the Earth from space. I was instantly taken away from this reality and thrown into another. It was amazing.

The Gear VR uses Samsung mobiles in order to render the visuals and is also using the phone battery to charge up.

A representative told me that there is a store for videos, games and everything VR related. I found this site:, but I will return to the store for more info. He also told me that there are full movies that are being produced for the gadget and that Netflix has started to support it.

I also saw the Gear 360, which is a camera that records videos in 360 degreees. I saw some of these(videos) on Youtube, but failed to recognize the magic behind. Gear VR has a tag price of $150 or 150 EUR and the camera costs $350 or 350 EUR.

For what is worth it, you should at least try it if you have the possibility to. The price tag is within reach and most probably during fall or winter, I will start shooting my own 360 movies and upload them on Youtube. The Gear VR is a must and won’t hurt the wallet.

NOTE: 5/5
The 360 video of the Earth seen form space was amazing and I will remember the experience just as I remeber my first PC or my first PS2 console.


Check Out ‘TILT BRUSH’: Painting In 3D Space

Tilt Brush is coming to the HTC Vive at launch. It’s one of the most incredible virtual reality experiences we’ve ever had. Watch as Ben Kuchera explains how you can make and share art in Tilt Brush with ease.
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First Batch Of OCULUS RIFT Is Sold Out

The following is included when you pre- order an Oculus Rift:

“Oof—$599. And that’s before tax. The Oculus Rift is now available to preorder and includes the headset and motion-tracking sensor, the Oculus remote (which will be useful for recovering from next-generation jump scares), an Xbox One controller and, of course, Eve: Valkyrie and Lucky’s Tale. The estimated ship date is March, and preordering also puts you on the waiting list for Touch controllers later this year”

However, according to different internet sources, the first batch of the VR headset and its accesories is sold out. A $599 price tag and already sold out. You can still pre- order it but it might be hard to find a retailer that can provide you with one headset plus kit when its put on sale in March.

Gaming: Testing the Oculus Rift Development Kit: Team Fortress 2 Virtual Reality

“We have one of the first Oculus Rift development kits in house, and spend the day testing it in Team Fortress 2. Watch how this virtual reality head-mounted display works in-game with every available control setting, as Will practices rocket jumping and we discuss the promises and challenges of VR.”