Think virtual reality gaming and experience won’t be available until next year? Think again. Oculus VR and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is now offering the  $99 Gear VR (virtual reality) mobile headset device available through Samsung.com and other online retailers.

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Dozens of new made-for-VR games are available for the device. Users will also be able to watch thousands of immersive videos and films. The games include titles like Land’s End by Ustwo Games, Bandit Six: Salvo by Climax Studios, and Dead Secret by Robot Invader; Gunjack by CCP and Anshar Wars 2 by OZWE are coming soon as well. Oculus Arcade is also available now offering more than 20 classic games like Pac-Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Gauntlet in a virtual arcade setting.

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Oculus is also promoting their 360 Photos, which offers 200,000 breathtaking scenes captured by some of the world’s leading photographers, as well as Oculus Social, where users can hang out with your friends in a virtual space. Just select an avatar, find your friends, and watch videos together from anywhere in the world.

Facebook owns Oculus and Samsung makes the Gear VR mobile headset capatable with their Galaxy Note 5, the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 Edge, and the Galaxy 6S Edge+.

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This Gear VR mobile headset is 22% lighter in weight than the previous Innovator Edition”, released in late 2014.  Are you ready to get into virtual reality on your mobile device?

~ Michael Siebenaler