The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are now on sale and the most exciting accessory sold alongside them has to be the Gear VR, Samsung’s virtual reality headset. Given away for free with every S7 pre-order, the Gear VR is clearly a product Samsung wants to promote in a big way.
This seems like really simple stuff and it is, but you wouldn’t think that asking players how to make gold on the auction house in cataclysm. Sell high they say! What a load of crap, who’s going to want to buy you stuff for above the normal value anyway? The secret is in learning to buy at a lower value so that you can sell for less than your competition and still make gold.
The new unboxed Galaxy S7 and GalaxyS7 Edge provide the gaming tech and a rear camera to insure better ability to handle low-light conditions. Their overall design, however, is similar to the Galaxy S6, as it was expected. The 7s new, larger 12-megapixel camera is a winner as it lets in 56 percent more light. The lens at f/1,7 aperture allows for 25 percent additional light.
My favorite game by far, however, is Land’s End, a puzzle game akin to Myst or Monument Valley. Set on a rocky island, you solve puzzles by staring at dots to illuminate them, tracing a line from dot to dot in order to unlock a path. The immersive VR environment coupled with the game’s tranquil soundtrack makes this one of the more meditative games I’ve ever come across. Note: I recommend using a swivel chair to play some of these games so that you don’t suffer from too much neck strain.
The game asks you to sit on a rotating chair, as this is a fully 360-degree experience, demonstrated by the very first instruction being to turn around and look directly behind you. It’s a strangely calming and stimulating experience to navigate through Land’s End, and a good example of how VR games can look great without trying to look photo-realistic, which is something the low resolution can struggle with.
The promise of virtual tourism is tremendous; the feeling of awe you experience when looking down from a cliff face or squaring up to a massive waterfall is truly extraordinary. You can almost taste the moisture in the air, feel the cold breeze as you fly below the clouds attached to a heli. It’s an overwhelming sensory experience. Samsung offers a taste of that experience when you first put on Gear VR, as seen below in the intro video.