Samsung’s VR Strategy with Tom Harding, Director of Immersive Products

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Without explicitly announcing a new specific product, Samsung quietly implied that they may be developing a new standalone mobile VR HMD during a session during their developer conference last month. SEE ALSO Hands-on: Samsung Odyssey Windows VR Headset & Controllers.

How Google’s Latest VR Moves Are a Major Blow to Oculus’ Mobile Strategy

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Within the industry though, the announcements represent somewhat of a repositioning of industry players, one that puts Oculus’ mobile strategy in a rough spot. And our expectation is that future Gear VR phones from Samsung will continue to be Daydream ready.

Toy Clash Review: Tower Defense Meets Tabletop Strategy


Toy Clash is now available on the Samsung Gear VR through Oculus Home for $2.99. Tagged with: gear vr , oculus , strategy , tactics , toy clash. gaming Reviews gear vr oculus strategy tactics toy clashI’m kind of a sucker for board games in VR.


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HP’S VR STRATEGY PAVES THE WAY FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS FOR VR. And on Monday, HP announced a set of products as part of a broader strategy to diversify the VR landscape with offerings geared towards businesses.

On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Samsung’s VP of Immersive Products & VR, Nick DiCarlo

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Samsung’s Nick DiCarlo weighs in on how we might come to find it. Today we hear from Nick DiCarlo, VP of Immersive Products & VR at Samsung. SEE ALSO Samsung Gear VR Install Base Has Passed 5 Million Headsets.

First Impressions Of The New 2017 Samsung Gear 360 Camera


Yesterday we attended the Samsung Unpacked 2017 event in New York City where company launched new products including the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ as well as the new Samsung Gear 360 camera. In fact, at the event Samsung gave everyone in attendance their own personal Gear 360 device to record the launch experience together at the same time. One of the biggest gripes users had about the original Gear 360 was that it was only supported by Samsung’s latest devices.

Watch This Trailer For ‘Tactera’ Creator’s Latest Strategy Game ‘Skylight’ Releasing on Jan. 12th


If you’re anything like me, the prospect of most real-time strategy games is overwhelming. Enter Skylight, a hybrid game that melds elements of both real-time strategy and turn-based strategy into one seamless package.

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BuzzFeed and NowThis have partnered with Samsung as part of a joint effort to deliver more interactive storytelling and snackable content for audiences using virtual reality (VR). BuzzFeed NowThis Samsung VR gear 360

New Estimate Suggests Samsung Approaching 10 Million Gear VRs Sold By 2018


The manufacturers have released only limited data points — with Samsung coming out with the largest number to date revealing the technology giant sold 5 million Gear VRs through the beginning of the year. Nevertheless, IHS Markit is forecasting sales for both Daydream from Google and Gear VR from Samsung, the latter of which is powered by software from Facebook’s Oculus. The actual numbers supplied by IHS Markit estimate Samsung will sell 4.12

Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Daydream VR Update Begins Rolling Out

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Announced back in May, an update bringing Google Daydream support to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus has begun rolling out, making those phones the only two to support both Daydream VR and Gear VR.

10 Industries Using VR in Marketing Strategies


Now that the technology is stable and easily accessible, brands and businesses are increasingly looking to VR technology and incorporating it into their marketing strategies. Samsung VR Rollercoaster Samsung has partnered with Six Flags to create rollercoaster experiences.

‘Tactera’ Review

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If you’re the sort of person that played the forerunners of the real-time strategy genre, like the ’90s PC classic Command & Conquer (1995) , you’ll be pleasantly surprised with Tactera, a fast-paced mobile RTS game today released for Gear VR.

Google hires former Samsung VR exec to work on DaydreamGoogle is.


Google hires former Samsung VR exec to work on Daydream Google is forming a rather hefty team within the company to tackle smartphone-based virtual reality. The latest addition to the team is Matt Apfel, a former VP of content strategy for Samsung’s Milk VR (now Samsung VR).

Oculus Reveals 6 New VR Titles for Rift & Gear VR at GDC 2017

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Choose your units wisely, have a strategy of your own and fight until the end. Brass Tactics takes real-time-strategy to the next level by placing you in the middle of the action on a fantastic clockwork battlefield. Genre: Classic Real-Time Strategy (RTS).

CastleStorm VR Announced for Oculus Rift and Gear VR, New Trailer Here

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It’s on its way for both the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR headsets, take a look at it in action in this launch trailer. CastleStorm VR is a curious blend of medieval RTS, Tower Defence and RPG mechanics with a dash of Angry Birds, set on a 2D plane and build for virtual reality.

Settlers of Catan makes jump from board game to VR


Fans of the hit strategy-based board game Settlers of Catan will soon be able to enjoy the classic title in a whole new way using some of the latest technology: that’s right, virtual reality. Archive Gaming oculus rift Samsung Gear VR virtual reality vr

These Are The Stocks You Could Buy To Invest In The VR Industry


Samsung – KRX: 005930 – GearVR (partnership with Oculus VR) and 360 Camera. The VR and AR markets are full of companies of various sizes with many roles in the VR industry, when you consider how many verticals there are it can get confusing.

Augmented Empire Review: Turn-Based Tactics Meet Deep Storytelling


This not only helped make me feel like a tactical mastermind that was actually connected to the world in a believable way, but it also helped the core game itself — a turn-based tactical strategy game in the same vein of XCOM , The Banner Saga , Fire Emblem — be more fun to play.

ROCCAT Games Puts You on an Elevator to the Moon


Developed by a team of three (while the rest of ROCCAT Games focused on the multiplayer strategy game Sick City ) Elevator to the Moon keeps players in the titular lift while they solve various technical problems. Gaming Oculus Rift Samsung Gear VR

Editorial: Smartphones Won’t Be Replaced By VR And AR Headsets, Yet


Disclosure: My firm, Moor Insights & Strategy, like all research and analyst firms, provides or has provided research, analysis, advising, and/or consulting to many high-tech companies in the industry, including ARM, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Peraso, Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics cited or related to this article. Find more from Moor Insights & Strategy on their web site , Twitter , LinkedIn , Facebook , Google+ and YouTube.

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New Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases For The Week Of 04/23/17


There is no better example of the differing strategies of two platforms than the Oculus Rift and Gear VR. Recommendation: With this, you get exciting combat that isn’t only stylish but requires a degree of strategy. Experiences Gaming Oculus Rift Samsung Gear VR new releases

The Biggest Oculus Rift And Gear VR Releases Of The Week 07/23/17


Here’s a new real-time strategy game in which you face off with an AI looking to take you down. Experiences Gaming Oculus Rift Samsung Gear VR new releases Oculus Home steamIt’s a good week to check out some 360 degree content on your Oculus Rift or Gear VR.

Can Sea Hero Quest VR Succeed in Fighting Mental Diseases?


Development of the free-to-download game, which is released for Samsung Gear VR headset and Facebook’s Oculus Rift, was funded by German mobile carrier Deutsche Telekom AG.

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New Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases For Week Of 07/09/17


This week’s big release is a new turn-based strategy RPG from the creators of Esper. Experiences Gaming Oculus Rift Samsung Gear VR Oculus Home steamRift might be on sale, but its Gear VR’s time to shine on the content side this week with two big new releases.

Building New Worlds in Virtual Reality

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This feels in step with Microsoft’s broader Mixed Reality strategy, keeping its eye on the long-term prize and building the infrastructure that will allow for scaling and adaptation Click To Tweet.

These Olympic Hopefuls Dig In For Their Shot at Rio 2016


Samsung is bringing fans closer to the Olympic Games with this immersive Beach Volleyball VR film. This is why Samsung wants to tell the inspiring stories of Olympic Games hopefuls who are defying barriers on their quest to compete.

VFX Master Phil Tippett Brings His Grotesque Creations to HoloLens in ‘HoloGrid: Monster Battle’

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The game currently supports cross-play multiplayer between iOS, Android mobile devices and Samsung Gear VR. Game studio HappyGiant and Tippett Studio , the production firm founded by stop-motion guru Phil Tippett, has launched HoloGrid: Monster Battle (2017) on Microsoft’s HoloLens platform.

Is Apple Working On A VR headset?


I t's unclear if Apple intends to complete with the likes of the Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard , Samsung Gear VR or HTC Vive. Apple has been in the news recently and I do not mean because their iPhone sales are slowing.

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Spatial Brings AR Gaming To The Tabletop With A Magic Window


Currently the device supports iPhone 6, iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy 6 and Samsung Tab S2 along with later iterations of each. AR tabletop gaming could get a real boost with this new peripheral from Spatial Gaming.

With Facebook’s ????, Oculus Is Fending off Old Enemies, Former Friends, and New Foes

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Former Friends – Samsung. Samsung was perhaps Oculus’ first major ally. The companies co-developed the mobile Gear VR headset, which would be manufactured and sold by Samsung but run the Oculus platform for VR software distribution.

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Developing the Future of Mixed Reality

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A key enabler for Object Theory’s success has been Microsoft’s strategy for marketing, supporting, and developing Mixed Reality content for the HoloLens, which is why Zachary and Hoffman are enthusiastic in their praise for the company, and in particular of the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella.

Xbox Game Studios Has (inadvertently?) Acquired Heaps of VR Development Talent

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A VR-capable version of Minecraft (supporting multiplayer with the non-VR version) interestingly launched first on Samsung’s Gear VR headset (which runs Oculus software) back in 2016, though the game still hasn’t been brought to the newer Oculus Go or Oculus Quest.

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Darknet Dev’s Latest VR Game Hits Rift And Vive Next Week


The solo indie developer was one of the first to release a full game on Samsung’s Gear VR all the way back in 2014, and he’s released a number of great strategy titles on a variety of headsets since. It’s a real-time strategy experience that the developer says is easy to learn but deep to master. E McNeill is a name that will be familiar to any long-time VR fans.

HTC Vive reveals Vive Pro 2.0-bundle price and Vive Enterprise advantage

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But f rom a business side, this is most probably the right price to fulfill its strategy. Do you remember my first impressions review of the Vive Pro ? Well, it lacked an important information that still wasn’t revealed at that time: the price of the headset and of its full bundle.

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VRX 2017 Hosts Top VR/AR Companies in San Francisco This Week – Road to VR Readers Save 15%

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Try out the latest tech, experience the latest new content and uncover a world of best-practice and strategies guaranteed to give you a real competitive edge going into 2018 and beyond.

Oculus Quest vs Vive Focus: let the battle begin

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According to some reviewers, the display may also be the same one made by Samsung. But Oculus strategy is now funding bigger titles and is not interested in little experiments anymore.

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Virtual Reality Tower Defense Game Siege Hammer launched at VRDC

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It’s a whole new way to think about play in VR, combining the strategy of building defenses with the intensity of first-person attack. The Samsung GearVR version of this game is slated for release in December. Virtual Reality company and development studio MyDream Interactive, Inc.