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Micro Machines
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Micro Machines VR Racing - Gear VR Review

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I wasn't expecting to see Micro Machines when I booted up the Oculus Store last night. I know that sometimes bigger releases don't get pushed out on Wednesday with the rest of the riff-raff and so I usually check the store several times on Thursday but after checking several times today and seeing nothing I figured we were done for this week. Then, mostly out of habit and boredom, I checked the store again and there it was. And I became excited. I've never played the old Micro Machines but I know that those who did were often pretty big fans of it and I thought maybe this would be the Gear VR's version of BlazeRush, which is an incredible game and have it or something like it on the Gear VR would be lit, or whatever the heck you kids are saying these days.
Chronos
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Chronos - Oculus Rift

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Gunfire games contacted me not too long ago and said they noticed that I hadn't reviewed Chronos yet and would I like a key to be able to do so? I told them that I would love a key, but my system isn't up to spec so I'm not sure it would run. I'm rocking a GTX 770 and a DK2 on this bad boy (I'm referring to my computer.) He said he was going to check with the team to see what they said about it. After a few days I became impatient and asked if he had learned anything and he said they weren't sure but I was welcome to try it. And try it I did.

Arduxim
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Starfighter Arduxim

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Starfighter Arduxim is the latest space shooter game to grace the Gear VR. It follows in the footsteps of Anshar Wars, Anshar Wars 2, End Space, Cosmos Warfare...um, Starship Disco? How loose are we going with comparisons here? Anyway, the point is, there have been a lot of space shooter games on the Gear VR and to be honest, even though I am sick to death with space (which is something I never thought I would say, but there we are) I really enjoyed it. As a matter of fact, it is the first game I've played all the way through in a long time.
Hex
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Hex: Heavy Encounter EXOsuit

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Many of us who have been in the Gear VR game for a while are familiar with Robot Invader and I'm sure I'm not the only one who was pretty excited to see a new game from the studio show up in the store on Wednesday. In case you aren't a member of this group, Robot Invader is the studio who made Dead Secret. If that still doesn't ring a bell for you, then you need to stop reading this right now, go to the Oculus Store and purchase Dead Secret. It was one of the earlier games on the store and remains one of the best to this day. For the rest of you, the game I'm talking about here is Hex: Heavy Encounter EXOsuit.

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Free Throw Bomber

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Free Throw Bomber is a game that I wasn't expecting to like as much as I did. If you have a peek in the history of articles here you will see that I didn't much care for Baskhead. There just wasn't a lot to it. I was expecting that Free Throw Bomber was going to be pretty much the same except throwing the balls instead of catching them. And, that is what you do, but it's mixed up with bombs, difficult (though limited) goals, and innocent bystanders you can maim. I will admit, my initial impressions (which you can see in the video below) were a bit more favourable than the lasting impression the game has left me with, but I still think that it's a fun game to pass the time and I can think of worse things to spend three bucks on.

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Wands on the Gear VR

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Wands is a wizard duelling game and, though I've only played a few matches, most of them against an AI opponent, I have to say that it's a pretty good game. You start by selecting your wand and adding attachments. The attachments are purchased with Relic Dust which you earn during the competative matches. You have a limited selection of attachments at the start, but you can see what the others are going to do once you manage to gather enough dust to buy them. There are not a ton of add ons, but with the amount of Relic Dust earned each match and the fact that the cost of attachments goes up as you buy them, it could take a long time to see them all.
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Affected: The Manor - Gear VR Review

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I've just finished playing Affected: The Manor and I have to say, this is probably what horror games or experiences in VR ought to be. It's creepy, it looks great, it's not too long and even though it relies on jump scares a lot, you pretty much know when they are coming and can be prepared. In other words, you'll be able to get through this one.

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    daydream1
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    5 Things We Don’t Know About Google’s Daydream VR

    Google’s latest offering in the VR world has already been publicly announced and discussed by Google, but this was our first glimpse of the Daydream View, the first headset compatible with the Daydream VR platform. What don't we know yet?

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    Micro Machines
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    Micro Machines VR Racing – Gear VR Review

    I wasn't expecting to see Micro Machines when I booted up the Oculus Store last night. I know that sometimes bigger releases don't get pushed out on Wednesday with the rest of the riff-raff and so I usually check the store several times on Thursday but after checking several times today and seeing nothing I figured we were done for this week. Then, mostly out of habit and boredom, I checked the store again and there it was. And I became excited. I've never played the old Micro Machines but I know that those who did were often pretty big fans of it and I thought maybe this would be the Gear VR's version of BlazeRush, which is an incredible game and have it or something like it on the Gear VR would be lit, or whatever the heck you kids are saying these days.

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    Arduxim
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    Starfighter Arduxim

    Starfighter Arduxim is the latest space shooter game to grace the Gear VR. It follows in the footsteps of Anshar Wars, Anshar Wars 2, End Space, Cosmos Warfare...um, Starship Disco? How loose are we going with comparisons here? Anyway, the point is, there have been a lot of space shooter games on the Gear VR and to be honest, even though I am sick to death with space (which is something I never thought I would say, but there we are) I really enjoyed it. As a matter of fact, it is the first game I've played all the way through in a long time.

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    Anshar Wars 2 Multiplayer Expansion

    It's clear the folks at OZWE have a passion for this game and for their audience. Most recently they added an options menu for increasing the depth of the game, scaling the camera so that objects in the game seemed more 3D. Along with this came the addition of a battery monitor on loading screens telling you what percentage of battery you have left. A small, but helpful change. Now they are bringing multiplayer. A huge expansion that will add hours of playtime to an already fantastic game. And they aren't stopping there. There are more surprises in the works. So this best game will just keep getting better.

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    daydream1
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    5 Things We Don’t Know About Google’s Daydream VR

    Google’s latest offering in the VR world has already been publicly announced and discussed by Google, but this was our first glimpse of the Daydream View, the first headset compatible with the Daydream VR platform. What don't we know yet?