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Weekend Downloads: New on Gear VR and Oculus Rift

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Weekend Downloads is part of our weekly update to bring you the latest additions to the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift.

Kicking off the weekend with some new content, we have a unique and moving  experience that explores a family’s journey through their young son’s battle with brain cancer. They’ve brought the first scene to VR (as seen through 4 different perspectives) and something you probably don’t want to miss. There’s also a couple of downloads that will take you back in history for a WWII dog fight or exploring the deck of the Titatnic.

Get ready to snap in your phone scouts!

This Week’s New Gear VR and Oculus Rift Content (11/12/16)

GAMES:

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That Dragon, Cancer (FREE – Gear VR)
This immersive, narrative experience retells a pivotal moment in the Green family’s journey: when they receive news that their 4-year-old son, Joel, is terminal. “This is where we go to remember our son Joel, up through here along this path. We want to show you who he was, and how his life changed us. Can we walk here together for a while?”

A scene from the full version of That Dragon, Cancer, “Sorry Guys, It’s Not Good” is a videogame developer’s love letter to his son, Joel Green, and an interactive tribute to the loved ones of over 200 Kickstarter backers. Can you find hope in the face of death?

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Knee Deep ($9.99 – Rift)
When a washed-up actor hangs himself on location, a spotlight is cast on the backwater Florida town of Cypress Knee. Your screen becomes a stage on which you investigate this mysterious suicide as three distinct characters: cheeky blogger Romana Teague, down-and-out local reporter Jack Bellet, and cynical private investigator K.C. Gaddis. Experience a magical reality where characters are transported among scenes, set pieces moved into place, and music wafts from the orchestra pit.

ENTERTAINMENT

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Rapid Fire: a brief history of flight (FREE – Rift)
This experience guides you on a 6-minute journey through the history of aviation— an airshow you could never see in real life. Witness the Wright Flyer’s first leap, dodge bullets from a WWI fighter, get buzzed by the leading-edge F22 Raptor fighter jet, and be nearly engulfed by the world’s largest plane.

APPS

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Unimersiv (FREE – Rift)
Unimersiv is the largest platform for VR educational experiences. Explore the Titanic or the Acropolis of Athens and learn while using VR.

About the Scout

Jonathan Nafarrete

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

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