shark week, all week
Depth is one of the best games you may have never heard of, and we've gone hands-on with it and had a chance to chat to the team behind it. Check out both features!
inquiring minds
We chat with friend of the site Cameron Lee about Dragon Age Inquisition's endgame content, theorycrafting, tactical play and much more. Click here for our interview!
welcome to you're doom
AusGamers got a 15-minute live sneak-peek at the totally reimagined Doom at this year's QuakeCon. Read our in-depth first-look impressions right here!
highway to the danger zone
We caught up with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's game director, Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, to talk all things Witcher, monsters and open-world! Click here!
Post by Dan @ 11:08am 02/06/14 | 3 Comments
Tech blog Engadget is reporting word from sources "close to both companies" that hardware giant Samsung and -- now Facebook subsidiary -- virtual reality startup Oculus are collaborating on a head-mounted display setup.

The alleged collaborating actually conflicts with a previous Engadget report that suggested Samsung was designing a VR display that would compete with the Oculus Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus, whereas they are now saying that Samsung is being assisted by Oculus in creating a head-mounted device in which a Samsung smartphone can be slotted in and function as the wide field of view display -- targeting media playback, rather than VR games.
Rather than having its own screen, Samsung's VR headset uses your phone directly. It plugs in using an existing port on your phone (think: micro-USB) and becomes the screen. The headset itself has built-in sensors -- an accelerometer at the very least -- so any motion-tracking functionality is offloaded from your phone's processor.

The folks we spoke with who have dev kits are still running the headset on Galaxy S4 phones, and we're told it's a shockingly good experience. That said, the consumer device will run either a new version of the GS5 or potentially its successor -- either way, it'll be tweaked for optimal VR performance. The headset can be used with a paired game controller or as a standalone media device, navigated solely through motion and voice.
This could just all be pie in the sky R&D, but Engadget certainly makes it sound like a viable product not too far out from market. Read the full report here.












Latest Comments
ravn0s
Posted 11:52am 02/6/14
will zenimax sue samsung now?
ThunderBunny
Posted 01:33pm 02/6/14
Because we needed another reason to have a microwave radiation device close to our brain for extended periods of time.
Tepid
Posted 07:14pm 02/6/14
non ionising, brah
Nickname
Email Address
Comment
 

If you already have an account, please login here


You need an account to participate on AusGamers.

This form will quickly create one for you - you will just need to confirm your email address by clicking on a link in an email that will get sent to you.

Your comments will be published once your email address has been confirmed.

 
Log In
User:  
Pass:  

Advertise with Us | Download Media Kit | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
© Copyright 2001-2014 AusGamers™ Pty Ltd. ACN 093 772 242.
A Mammoth Media web development / Australian VPS Hosting by Mammoth Networks