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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.

We’re kicking off the weekend with some powerful new content from the United Nations with Beyond the Lake, a documentary account of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. UNVR uses the power of immersive storytelling to create positive social change, shedding light on the lives of everyday people struggling to survive today’s gravest humanitarian crisis as immersive storytelling leads to empathy — and empathy leads to action.

Also, Oculus Store is having a huge Fall Sale, with up to 66% off select content for Gear VR and Rift through September 20.

There’s tons of other noteworthy Gear VR content this week, from FOLLOW MY LEAD: The Story of the 2016 NBA Finals, to flight shooting games and the narrow streets of Morocco. Something for everyone.

This Week’s New Gear VR and Oculus Rift Content (9/17/16)

GAMES:

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Feral Rites ($49.99 – Rift)
Avenge the death of your father by brawling your way through harrowing missions on a mysterious island. You’ll find yourself exploring ruined temples within a dense jungle canopy, avoiding falling lava as volcanoes erupt around you, as well as mastering the ability to transform into a monstrous feral beast!

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Free Fighter (FREE – Gear VR)
Avenge the death of your father by brawling your way through harrowing missions on a mysterious island. You’ll find yourself exploring ruined temples within a dense jungle canopy, avoiding falling lava as volcanoes erupt around you, as well as mastering the ability to transform into a monstrous feral beast!

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One-Man VurgeR (FREE – Gear VR)
Try your hand at running a hamburger joint and see how long your customers will wait for a burger before getting grumpy.

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Street Champ ($1.99 – Gear VR)
Experience a virtual crossroads challenge—alone or with a group of friends—and try to avoid collisions with cars.

ENTERTAINMENT:

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FOLLOW MY LEAD: The Story of the 2016 NBA Finals (FREE – Gear VR)
The 2016 NBA finals were a series for the ages: dramatic and unforgettable. Experience the action in an entirely new way through virtual reality—on the court, behind the scenes, interviews, and everywhere in between.

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Fox Sports VR (FREE – Gear VR)
Ever wanted to watch your favorite teams from a VIP stadium suite for every single game? You can do just that with the immersive FOX Sports VR, even seeing the action in new ways by teleporting to one of several on-the-field VR camera positions. Be sure to check out VR highlights when your teams aren’t playing live.

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Sheep Snacks (FREE – Gear VR)
A flock of sheep, peacefully grazing in the afternoon sun, are totally unaware of a monster-sized struggle that could soon determine their fate. Enjoy this animated experience from the creators of The Book of Life, a 2014 production from 20th Century Fox.

APPS:

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UNVR (United Nations Virtual Reality) (FREE – Gear VR)
UNVR uses the power of immersive storytelling to create positive social change. They shed light on the lives of everyday people struggling to survive today’s gravest humanitarian crisis. Because they believe that immersive storytelling leads to empathy — and empathy leads to action. The UNVR app showcases four documentary films thus far: newly released Beyond the Lake, an account of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as Clouds over Sidra (Jordan), Waves of Grace (Liberia), and My Mothers Wing (Gaza). More content will be added in the months to come.

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Virtual Desktop ($13.99 – Rift)
UNVR uses the power of immersive storytelling to create positive social change. They shed light on the lives of everyday people struggling to survive today’s gravest humanitarian crisis. Because they believe that immersive storytelling leads to empathy — and empathy leads to action. The UNVR app showcases four documentary films thus far: newly released Beyond the Lake, an account of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as Clouds over Sidra (Jordan), Waves of Grace (Liberia), and My Mothers Wing (Gaza). More content will be added in the months to come.

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Jonathan Nafarrete

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

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