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Minecraft arrives on Samsung's Gear VR

This is the first time Microsoft's megahit sandbox game has been available for play in virtual reality. And you were already sucked in!

You already lose yourself in Minecraft, playing for hours on end. News today takes immersion in the hit open-ended game to a whole new level.

Mojang, the Microsoft-owned developer of the game, on Wednesday released a version of Minecraft for the Samsung Gear VR headset. It's now available to download at the Oculus Store for $6.99.

This is the first time Minecraft has been available for virtual-reality headsets. Another version of Minecraft for the actual Oculus Rift headset is under development, but hasn't been released yet.

"Now you can build, explore, battle mobs - and all your other favorite Minecraft activities - with the power of mobile virtual reality," Oculus said in a blog announcing the release.