Samsung Gear VR gets social with user profiles, new multiplayer games and more

The Samsung Gear VR is due to get a social boost thanks to some new features and games that are headed for the VR headset soon. Starting tomorrow, March 10, Gear VR owners will be able to set up their own social profiles and connect with friends by searching for their Oculus username or real name. You'll then be able to easily kick back with friends to watch video or team up in new social games.

The new games include "Social Trivia" and "Herobound: Gladiators," Oculus says. As you'd expect, Social Trivia pits you against friends or strangers in a battle of knowledge. Herobound: Gladiators, on the other hand, lets you band together in groups of four to battle goblins and demons.

Outside of gaming, Gear VR owners will also be able to start private rooms to watch Twitch or Vimeo streams with people they know in Oculus Social. And beginning next week, users will be able to connect their Facebook account to Oculus Video to personalize the 360 video feed based on pages they like and people they follow.

Are you looking forward to getting a little more social with your Gear VR time? Let us know what you think of the updates in the comments below!

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