1. pkcable's Avatar
    Folks,

    Are you in the market for a new phone? Looking to get a better VR experience than Google Cardboard? Don't like the selection on Daydream compatible phones? Samsung fan? Like free things? You can get a free GearVR with the brand new controller when you pre-order the new Samsung S8 or S8+! Details here....

    https://www.vrheads.com/you-can-get-...ring-galaxy-s8
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    03-29-2017 11:27 AM
  2. Firegold21's Avatar
    Well, now I don't have to post anything about the event ... lol. Just got off work about an hour ago and running some errands, so haven't had a chance to check out the announcement yet.

    I did see in my inbox something cool, though, that I might save for a new post.
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    03-29-2017 03:36 PM
  3. krisguy's Avatar
    Got the official word. Pre-order then samsungpromotions.com fills it.

    I can't wait for this phone. I might pay off the Note 5 early.
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    03-29-2017 11:19 PM
  4. pkcable's Avatar
    FTR I'm 99% sure the old headset will work with the new phone also as well the new controller and older Samsung phone and GearVR combo.
    03-30-2017 10:10 AM
  5. Firegold21's Avatar
    Got the official word. Pre-order then samsungpromotions.com fills it.

    I can't wait for this phone. I might pay off the Note 5 early.
    Be sure to let us know how the phone is, then! I can't get it yet (no room for more devices right now on the family plan), but if that changes, I most likely will get the S8+.
    03-30-2017 02:35 PM
  6. Firegold21's Avatar
    FTR I'm 99% sure the old headset will work with the new phone also as well the new controller and older Samsung phone and GearVR combo.
    I do believe you are correct. The controller is being sold by itself as well as with the HMD, and per the article Russell Holly wrote, compatible with all phones that are compatible with the black HMD. Which would mean basically all current Gear VR devices, I think. Unless the Note 4 isn't compatible.
    03-30-2017 02:36 PM
  7. TB-1599's Avatar
    I just pre-ordered it (galaxy s8) from my local best buy..
    03-30-2017 03:03 PM
  8. pgawk's Avatar
    You also get $50 oculus credit which can go towards either a game or entertainment package. Any suggestion as to which one is a better use of money from people out there already using a gear vr?
    03-31-2017 09:47 PM
  9. TB-1599's Avatar
    I just read something that was a little "off" on the website the promotion for the free gear VR goes from 30 Mar 2017- 20 April 2017...... If it's not released to regular stores until the 21st. How are we supposed to take advantage of it?
    03-31-2017 11:08 PM
  10. Firegold21's Avatar
    I just read something that was a little "off" on the website the promotion for the free gear VR goes from 30 Mar 2017- 20 April 2017...... If it's not released to regular stores until the 21st. How are we supposed to take advantage of it?
    It's a promotion tied to pre-ordering the phone. I'm sure there'll be another promotion once it's released to stores, but for now, they're trying to encourage pre-ordering it.
    04-01-2017 06:23 AM
  11. afazel's Avatar
    You also get $50 oculus credit which can go towards either a game or entertainment package. Any suggestion as to which one is a better use of money from people out there already using a gear vr?
    Oh, good, I was wondering what the VR package was. I'm glad to hear it's a credit that can be used in the store however we want.
    04-06-2017 12:25 AM
  12. Matty's Avatar
    I just pre-ordered it (galaxy s8) from my local best buy..
    Exciting times Its always nice when you Pre-Order something and then you get some FREE gifts. Kinda makes the Pre-Order well worth it. Hope your S8 works wonderfully for you. Ill just sit here with some jealously haha
    04-06-2017 10:39 AM
  13. pgawk's Avatar
    Any idea how long there is between receiving the S8 and receiving a VR from experience? Hopefully a new Samsung user here
    04-16-2017 05:24 AM
  14. chica_dlxii's Avatar
    When you recive it could you post a response about it in real world time please?!?!
    04-16-2017 07:31 PM
  15. Firegold21's Avatar
    Any idea how long there is between receiving the S8 and receiving a VR from experience? Hopefully a new Samsung user here
    It all depends, I'd imagine. When my wife got her Note 5 and took advantage of the Gear VR promo, it took a good month or two. Other people, though, got theirs right away. Still others took even longer. Hopefully they've figured out the timeliness issue this time around and will get it out a lot faster and more consistently.
    04-16-2017 09:12 PM
  16. JDGAFFLIN's Avatar
    Fantastic promotion from Samsung, especially since its a popular line to begin with.

    I expect people that aren't into VR will be looking to move the Gear VR for pretty reasonable rates after they get theirs. That's how I picked up mine.
    04-17-2017 12:32 PM
  17. widekyle's Avatar
    I would be forever grateful to win this. I tried to preorder this phone and then got hit with life and lack of funds(enter sob story here). Anyways, best of luck to all!
    04-17-2017 03:10 PM
  18. MacYellow's Avatar
    anyone found a better pre-order deal in the US than $100 off from best buy or target? trying to avoid anywhere I need to get a membership (like Sam's Club).
    04-18-2017 09:00 PM
  19. TB-1599's Avatar
    Well got my S8 got home. Went to get my free Gear VR and low and behold they are already sold out of the 99.00 bundle.
    04-21-2017 06:01 PM
  20. VW Maverick's Avatar
    Howdy.
    I am an Ambassador for Android Central and came to this forum.

    I did pre-order an S8 Plus and received my Gear VR today.
    It's my first VR device so be gentile with me.
    I have already downloaded a few items like "Drop Dead" and it is rather cool.

    Always interested in any suggestions for VR stuff anyone has.
    Thanks in advance.

    Mav.
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    04-28-2017 05:59 PM
  21. Blakey_nz's Avatar
    Howdy.
    I am an Ambassador for Android Central and came to this forum.

    I did pre-order an S8 Plus and received my Gear VR today.
    It's my first VR device so be gentile with me.
    I have already downloaded a few items like "Drop Dead" and it is rather cool.

    Always interested in any suggestions for VR stuff anyone has.
    Thanks in advance.

    Mav.
    Welcome to the future.
    Personally drop dead is the best game Ive played. To show off to people try the avengers battle for avenger tower experience. Ive been playing Rangi which is quite good so far.
    Most recommend darknet, dreadhall, Minecraft and dead secret.

    Personally to get the most of it get a bluetooth controller so you can try things like Omega Agent (get a sick bag to begin with) and Herobound
    04-28-2017 09:46 PM
  22. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Welcome here @VW Maverick you will see it's just amazing how good are the experiences on VR.

    At first I was like "yes, it should be good" and now I want all the devices and to do all the things possible on VR, it's an addiction.
    04-28-2017 10:30 PM
  23. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    BTW @krisguy here is the Compatibility of the GearVR 2017, you can use your Note5 with it.
    Compatibility
    Galaxy S8, S8+, S7, S7 edge,
    Note5, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge
    04-28-2017 10:33 PM
  24. joseyathome295's Avatar
    I pre-ordered the S8 plus and received the VR and my new S8+ in the same box..it took about 1.5 weeks to get it
    04-29-2017 08:37 PM
  25. Eyestar's Avatar
    Hello guys
    We are small team of developers and I wanted to share with you our first release for Gear VR that just got approved by Oculus. It is a foolish game where a swam of crazy bees attack you in endless waves! We have integrated a friends leaderboard so you can compete against your friends. It can only be played with the new controller. Please let us know what you think so we can improve the game! Thanks so much!
    https://www.oculus.com/experiences/g...4914979611380/
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    05-04-2017 11:42 AM
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