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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 are kicking off Thanksgiving weekend with a ton of new content. You can go out and travel the dangerous Orion Trail, shoot hoops in the NBA, or just spend a day at the beach with a friendly seagull. So whether you’re sharing VR with the family or just kicking back by yourself on the couch, there’s something for everyone.

Oculus is also offering a $100 Oculus Store credit when you purchase a Rift from Best Buy, Amazon, and Microsoft in the US and Canada. And be sure to check out a few deals in the Oculus Store for content like DiRT Rally, The Assembly, Edge of Nowhere, Hero Bound, and over 100 movies in Oculus Video.

Get ready to snap in your phone scouts!

This Week’s New Gear VR and Oculus Rift Content (11/26/16)

GAMES:

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Orion Trail VR ($7.99 – Rift)
Schell Games is out with a new one. Sit in the Captain’s chair and dare to travel the absurd and dangerous Orion Trail, where only the luckiest, bravest, and most stubborn Captains will make it all the way to the end. Come face the terrible and weird Synapsion Brain Beast. Cower before the pedantic might of Baxxtar the Instructor. Submit to the overwhelming cuteness of the three eyed Warp Weasel. Become famously incredible or incredibly dead!

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NBA 2KVR Experience ($14.99 – Rift)
The NBA 2KVR experience gives you the thrill of walking right onto the court, with All-Star Paul George providing guidance and tips. Compete in a series of fun and intuitive virtual reality basketball mini-games with numerous Gatorade boosts available to improve your performance. With NBA 2KVR, it’s now possible to shoot hoops with all the sights and sounds of a professional stage.

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CoLab ($4.99 – Gear VR)
Step right up, step right up to the world’s first VR reality show, CoLab. Our “friendly” show host will guide you through a labyrinth full of unique puzzles, offering advice which will always end in fun…at least for him. So what are you waiting for? Don’t miss this unique chance and join us for the grand opening of CoLab, the VR reality show.

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Peronio Pop-up Book ($2.99 – Gear VR)
Unlike any other interactive book, PERONIO wows through the use of virtual reality technology in a unique pop-up experience you will never forget! Turn your conventional mobile phone into a “super-special-laser-vision-machine.” All you need to do is follow the instructions and enjoy the MAGIC! Peronio doesn´t just want to be a regular dentist when he grows up, he wants to be the dentist to Dragons because they have so many pointy teeth! Then he tries out being an Engineer, but turns his dad´s car into a spaceship. Follow the journey with Peronio!

APPS:

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Our Solar System ($2.99 – Gear VR)
We’ll take you flying through the whole solar system, where you can land on the surface of planets to explore their unique topography. “Our Solar System” is the educational application of pop-science, with vivid graphics, a high degree of verisimilitude 3D models, and detailed audio commentary, appropriate for all ages to watch.

ENTERTAINMENT:

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Gary the Gull (FREE – Rift)
You were enjoying your beautiful day at the beach — until a seagull showed up and started talking to you! Answer his questions using your voice and head/hand gestures in this fun VR interactive short film and see how your responses change your experience of the story. Gary the Gull was built by an ex-Pixar ex-Bungie team and directed by Mark Walsh, 18-year veteran of Pixar and director of Partysaurus Rex.

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Firma ($9.99 – Rift)
FIRMA is a space flight arcade game. Your job is simply to pilot a fast, highly maneuverable lander craft across the Moon and Mars, where you’ve begun work as a courier. You must navigate, race and deliver vital supplies to scientific bases in hostile environments. No job is the same and it soon becomes apparent that working as a courier isn’t as simple as it might sound.

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Header Goal VR: Being Axel Rix ($9.99 – Rift)
Header Goal VR is a physics-based, action-pumped, virtual reality sports game with simulation-like interaction dynamics. Throughout its levels, you play as Axel Rix, a young soccer player. Your main goal is to hit thrown balls by heading, while targeting various objects in a soccer training field. Each stage has a unique level design. To achieve a better score, you should have a plan. Even hitting the targets in the right order makes a great difference. You will start to feel like Axel within the immersive atmosphere of the game.

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HordeZ ($13.99 – Rift)
If you are looking for a blend between classics like Doom, Left 4 Dead and House of the Dead in a survival VR shooter, then we’ve got you covered! Play the role of an elite force of high-tech mercenaries sent to deal with the demonic incursion spreading across the world. These demonic forces have taken over the bodies and minds of the population, turning them into mindless slave hordes controlled by powerful demonic entities.

About the Scout

Jonathan Nafarrete

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

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