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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. Edge of Nowhere from Insomniac Games launched on the Rift on June 6, and on its heels there are a number of great new games, apps and experiences including Public Speaking for Gear VR and the social apps vTime and AltspaceVR for the Rift. There’s a little something for everyone to check out this week!

Facebook also announced 360 Photos for the News Feed – making it easy for anyone to share 360 photos on Facebook. Beyond News Feed, you’ll also be able to explore Facebook 360 photos in virtual reality with Gear VR.

Get ready to snap in your phone scouts!

This Week’s New Gear VR and Oculus Rift Content (6/11/16)

GAMES:

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Edge of Nowhere ($39.99 – Rift)
Launched June 6, Edge of Nowhere is a VR third-person action-adventure from acclaimed independent developer Insomniac Games. Travel to the far reaches of the Antarctic mountains in search of a missing expedition team. What appears to be a rescue mission takes a turn as you venture into the deep unknown, and discover a surreal world that will test your wits and sanity. Scale towering mountains and use makeshift weapons to survive and avoid descending into madness. In Edge of Nowhere, nothing is what it seems and the unexpected lurks from all sides.

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Sky Fighter: Training Day (FREE – Gear VR)
Sky Fighter is powerful and sophisticated combat armor that is equipped with an air propulsion and powerful combat systems. Today is your first day of training, so pay attention and do not disappoint your instructor. Once you finish training, you can purchase additional missions.

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AFFECTED – The Manor ($2.99 – Gear VR)
With over 150 million YouTube hits and countless features worldwide, the most popular horror experience in VR is now available for the Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus. Venture deep into the darkness but beware what lurks within. This terrifying psychological horror walk-through couples randomized scares to keep you on your toes and terror at every turn. You have been warned!

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Qb ($5.99 – Gear VR)
Qb is a VR puzzle game experience that lets you activate Defected Code Streamer Modules by throwing Data Cubes in them. The game has a built-in Store where you can spend your points to unlock upgrades and pass increasingly difficult levels. Twelve levels are currently available and new level packs will be released with every new update.

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Evil Robot Traffic Jam (FREE Demo – Gear VR)
Why are there so many random traffic jams? The answer is simple: Evil Robots! They love to create traffic jams all over the world. Play as an agent of the Evil Robot Defense Force, placing powerful defense towers, activating destructive special abilities, and disrupting the robots with hacker drones.

APPS & EXPERIENCES:

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Public Speaking Gear VR (FREE – Gear VR)
Afraid of speaking in public? The app we had reported on for Cardboard is now available on Gear VR. The VirtualSpeech app will help you practice for public speaking events and interviews, by providing photo-realistic environments and animated audiences.

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vTime (FREE – Rift and Gear VR)
vTime is the world’s first sociable network in VR. Socialize with friends and family, from anywhere in the world, inside stunning virtual destinations or your own 360 photos.

CONCEPTS:

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Infinity Equals One (FREE – Gear VR)
Infinity Equals One lets you explore a virtual world looking for “Easter eggs,” while listening to the first “record” from Shaun Oster AKA Doublehead. Headphones highly recommended.

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Dream Flight (FREE – Gear VR)
Dream Flight is a beautiful game about exploration and discovery, painstakingly crafted for Gear VR. Learn to guide and collect a variety of magical flight machines, and experience magnificent and ethereal scenery underwritten by a mesmerizing soundtrack. Headphones are highly recommended!

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Rococo VR (FREE – Gear VR)
You can hear the champagne glasses clicking and smell the finest hors d’oeuvres. But a poisoned glass of wine will change everything you know. Your senses are numbing and your life is fading away, while your murderer is somewhere between the party guests watching. Find the culprit, discover the reason, seek revenge.

You can also check out last week’s new Gear VR content here.

About the Scout

Jonathan Nafarrete

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

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