I don't know how successful it'll be at furthering the proliferation of portable virtual reality, but if you're one of those who are interested in picking up the Samsung Gear VR then Oculus has been working hard to create something to pique your interest.
It's basically a virtual arcade space called Oculus Arcade, and it's available now for those looking for content to consume with the Samsung Gear VR. The Gear VR is the Oculus-built VR tool for Samsung phones, although Samsung's Australian site only appears to be selling the Innovator edition for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge right now.
In any case, that hasn't stopped Oculus from putting together some VR content for the international launch of the Gear VR. There's a string of different games, including something involving Adventure Time, but the one that caught my eye was the Oculus Arcade. "In a throwback to old-school gaming, you can now play more than 20 classic games like Pac-Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Gauntlet in a virtual arcade," Oculus wrote on their website.
The full list of games is as follows:
Altered Beast (1988) APB (1987) Defender (1981) Ecco the Dolphin (1992) Galaga (1981) Gauntlet (1985) Gauntlet II (1986) Golden Axe (1989) Joust (1982) Pacman (1980) Phantasy Star II (1989) Rampage (1986) Root Beer Tapper (1983) Shinobi III (1993) Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992) Sonic Spinball (1993) Spy Hunter (1983) Streets of Rage (1991) Streets of Rage 2 (1992) Virtua Fighter 2 (1994)
You'll be able to play each game for 20 minutes before the arcade asks you to pay per cabinet. The Oculus Arcade is available now, so once you get your hands on what will probably be the cheapest version of Oculus's technology, you'll be able to enjoy some coin-op classics straight away.