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Weekend Downloads: New on Gear VR, Rift and Touch

Weekend Downloads is part of our weekly update to bring you the latest additions to the Samsung Gear VROculus Rift, and Touch Controllers.

We are kicking off weekend with some new content on heels of CES. From Cirque du Soleil’s aquatic masterpiece, “O,” to a music experience by electronic artist Kygo and a psychedelic dance party with Old Friend, this week’s content is sure to take you for a ride — there’s something for everyone.

Get ready to snap in your phone scouts!

This Week’s New Gear VR and Oculus Rift Content (1/7/17)

ENTERTAINMENT:

dreams-of-o-gear-vr-riftDreams of “O” (FREE – Gear VR)
Created by the folks over by Felix & Paul, you can now submerge yourself in a virtual reality universe comprised of aerial acrobatics, daring dives, fire and the surreal amphibious characters of the breathtaking aquatic masterpiece “O” by Cirque du Soleil.

kygo-carry-me-vr-playstation4Kygo “Carry Me” VR Experience ($1.99 – Rift)
Inspired by the hit song “Carry Me” by superstar electronic musician Kygo, this revolutionary new music experience transports you into a stunning visual world and immerses you in oceans, forests, mountains, skies and a final epic sweep of the cosmos. Feel the incredible sensation of seamlessly floating upward as you continually scale larger throughout your journey into the world of Kygo. We got an early look on PSVR and this a true must see for music fans!

OldFriend-tyler-hurdOld Friend ($2.99 – Touch)
Lose yourself in a vibrant and interactive psychedelic dance party brimming with joyful insanity. With the visionary and critically acclaimed experience Old Friend, VR creator Tyler Hurd delivers a fun animated VR music video for the track “Old Friend” by the band Future Islands.

APPS:

deepak-chopra-finding-self-gear-vr-riftDeepak Chopra Finding Your True Self ($8.99 – Gear VR)
Relax and journey on an enlightening virtual reality meditation simulation with philosopher, physician and bestselling author Deepak Chopra as he explores the role of VR in the future of wellbeing and the true nature of reality. The experience also features evocative works by acclaimed artist Abhishek Singh and an ambient score by award winning composer Brian Riordan.

in-block-gear-vr-riftIn.block (FREE – Touch)
Create in a way that feels less like advanced 3D Modeling and more like playing with building blocks. Use familiar tools to pencil in, erase away and paint on your own block world. Let the natural depth of VR help you create ‘pixel perfect’ voxel art, massive cube sculptures or anything in between.

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Jonathan Nafarrete

Jonathan Nafarrete is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of VRScout.

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