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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 a ton of new content and also get to celebrate with an Oculus Store Halloween Sale, where you can find up to 75% off the following content. Gear VR: Darky Days, Sonar, Dead Secret, Wands and Affected: The Manor. For Rift: Boogeyman, Dead Secret, Albino Lullaby, Euclidean, Dreadhalls, Into the Dead and Kismet.

A little spooky something for everyone. Get ready to snap in your phone scouts!

This Week’s New Gear VR and Oculus Rift Content (10/29/16)

GAMES:

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Face Your Fears (FREE – Gear VR)
Just in time for Halloween, its now time for some terrifying scenes based on common fears and phobias. In Skyscraper, a player stands on the ledge of a skyscraper in the middle of a big city. When looking down, a giant robot is climbing up towards the player. In the Haunting, players experience the fear and excitement of being a little kid in bed in a room where things are not what they seem. What starts with a creaking house and distant thunder, crescendos into frightening moments that build up based on where the player is looking (or not looking).

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Drop Dead ($7.99 – Gear VR)
Immerse yourself in adventure; Save the world, time and time again. Awakening in the laboratories of Doctor Hironimus Monday, all seems lost as the zombies close in… and then your time-travelling DNA activates, giving you another chance! As one of the last remaining agents capable of stopping the doc and saving the world, you’re geared with a high-tech visor, insane gadgets and an arsenal of zee-shredding weapons.

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Mervils: A VR Adventure ($15.99 – Rift)
The magical strength of the Great Mervil Book has diminished and now at the time of greatest weakness, Balazar the Evil has returned to destroy you and the rest of the Mervils! It’s up to one brave hero to collect the lost pages, rebind the Great Book, and defeat Balazar once and for all. Will that Mervil be you?

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DRIFT ($9.99 – Rift)
Based on the VRJAM Gold award-winning game, DRIFT is a one-of-a-kind experience played from the perspective of a bullet. Fully exploiting the possibilities of virtual reality, you’ll fly freely through highly immersive, suspended scenes and try to dodge obstacles until you find your target.

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A Large Quantity of Mushrooms ($9.99 – Rift)
You find yourself in a dark, surreal world full of mysteries and inhabited by strange creatures. Explore and interact with the environment to discover the nature of this strange new reality, learn the story of its inhabitants and get immersed in the world of horror and beauty, of reality and fantasy, despair and hope.

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HOVR ($1.99 – Gear VR)
As you move at breakneck speed, you can gain extra points by performing out of this world moves such as jumps, grabs and special tricks, with the in-game leaderboard displaying the overall rankings in real time! Grab your HOVR and let’s go!

ENTERTAINMENT

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Littlstar VR Cinema (FREE – Rift)
Littlstar is an immersive VR platform and community for mobile content and 360° videos. Connect with the biggest brands in the world and top producers with immersive experiences and performances. With Littlstar, the world revolves around You.

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Cut-Off: Interactive VR Documentary (FREE – Rift)
From VICE Media comes Cut-Off, an immersive 360° VR documentary experience that places the viewer in the middle of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s historic visit to Shoal Lake 40, a First Nation in Canada without access to clean water. Viewers also visit Cross Lake, where a state of emergency was declared after a wave of youth suicides.

APPS

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The Economist VR (FREE – Gear VR)
This app will provide access to virtual-reality content from the world’s most influential news publication, and features experiences such as RecoVR: Mosul, a collective reconstruction – Take a tour of the Mosul Museum in Iraq, destroyed by militants from Islamic State but now recreated in VR. Examine lost artefacts reconstructed by Rekrei, a heritage project dedicated to restoring cultural heritage through photogrammetry and 3D modeling. Oceans VR: Net positive- Explore the case for limiting fishing on the high seas, examining things from the viewpoint of diner, fish, fisherman and policymaker. By taking you inside the argument, we hope to give you a new perspective on this serious issue.

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CMHR: Weaving a Better Future (FREE – Gear VR)
“Weaving a Better Future” is a virtual reality experience developed by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) to accompany the exhibition Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities. Through this 360-degree visual experience, viewers are virtually transported to Guatemala, where they explore the world of artisan women working for empowerment and asserting their rights. The video was created by CMHR staff members, who visited the villages, workplaces and homes of Maya women in weaving communities. These women use cooperative work and traditional weaving to make a living, preserve their culture and heal from human rights violations.

About the Scout

Jonathan Nafarrete

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

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