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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. This weekend you can choose from a heart-pounding driving game to some relaxing entertainment.

Additionally, you’ll also be able to purchase or rent high-quality digital movies (US only) to enjoy in Oculus Video on Rift just as you have been able to on Gear VR. You can browse the selection in the Movies tab. Movies are cross-platform, so if you purchase/rent on Rift, you can watch on Gear VR and vice-versa.

There’s a little something for everyone to check out this week!

This Week’s New Gear VR and Oculus Rift Content (7/16/16)

GAMES:

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Dirt Rally (Oculus Rift – $59.99)
DiRT Rally is one of most authentic and thrilling rally game ever made. It perfectly captures the white knuckle feeling of racing on the edge as you hurtle along dangerous roads, knowing that one crash could end it all. In Oculus Rift, DiRT Rally VR immerses you an 90fps experience that puts you in the driver’s seat. Featuring iconic cars from the history of the sport up to modern day, DiRT Rally pits you against the most challenging stages in the world in a variety of conditions and surfaces.

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405 Road Rage (Gear VR – FREE)
Maybe destroying things in you car instead of racing is more your cup of tea. 405 Road Rage, developed by Lucid Sight Inc., is an endless traffic racer taking place on the world famous California 405 Freeway. Bump, side-swipe and and ram your way through traffic in this ultra realistic stimulation of California driving. Enjoy a variety of game play options with unlockable vehicles, upgrades and weaponry that is sure to make your virtual commute a breeze.

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Touch Fish (Gear VR – $7.99)
Nurture, build, play and share in a build-your-own-world social experience like no other. Decorate and craft worlds for dozens of fish species, and for your Buddies. Browse from a wide selection of plants, creatures, and decorative items. Your game experiences and buddies travel along with you across all of your Gear VR, New Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad devices.

ENTERTAINMENT:

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Open Movie VR (Gear VR – FREE)
As a Blender fan, did you ever want to watch Big Buck Bunny in 3D but don’t have a giant stereoscopic home cinema? Or maybe you want to visit Franck’s island from Project Gooseberry to watch Cosmos Laundromat there? Now you can. All it takes is a Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus to watch your favorite Blender movies in VR!

SAMSUNG VR CONTENT

There’s some new content in Samsung VR worth check out as well this week. “The Source” debuts on the VICELAND channel of Samsung VR where Samsung is working with VICELAND to move content creation “beyond the frame” and celebrate 360 content creation with musicians, artists, and directors to create the future of storytelling in VR. Also as part of the anticipation of the pending NBC Olympics in VR, NBC Olympics published an immersive tour of Rio with Olympians Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski acting as guides on the Samsung VR service.

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The Source (VICELAND)
VICELAND’s featured VR film “The Source” was created by charity: water, directed by Imraan Ismail, and produced by Here Be Dragons. Follow the journey of 13-year-old Selam over six days in Ethiopia as a well is dug, bringing fresh water to her community for the first time.

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Tour of RIO (NBC Olympics)
Experience Carnival and transport yourself to beautiful RIO DE JANEIRO. Explore RIO’s breathtaking sights alongside Olympic athletes Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski.  Get immersed in the culture and excitement of the host country to the RIO OLYMPIC GAMES beginning August 5th on NBC.

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

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Jonathan Nafarrete

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

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