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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.
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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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Floor Plan - Gear VR Review

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The first game that I reviewed on the Gear VR was Adventure Time: Magic Man's Head Games. I loved that game in spite of it's short length. It was well made, looked great, had lots of humour and was just a lot of fun. All of these features are back in Floor Plan, including, unfortunately, the short play time. This combination of features was exactly what we wanted in the early days of the Gear VR when there was a dearth of experiences to be had. But now that the library has filled up more, is it enough to warrant putting down your hard earned dollars?
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Archer E Bowman - A Gear VR Review

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Archer E Bowman is a game that I really want to like. It has some humour, it looks great and it plays well. I thought that way back when it was released for free in the concepts section and I still think it now. Everything about the game is good except for one thing. It's not a lot of fun. I'm not sure that that is Archer E Bowman's fault though. This game has been in development for a long time, but in that time we have been treated to (or subjected to depending on your opinion) a lot of gazed based stationary shooters. Some of them are much better than others and Archer E Bowman is certainly one of the best there is in the category, but ultimately, no matter how good of a stationary shooter it is, it's still a stationary shooter. You can swap out the graphics, change the enemies, imbue the character with various powers or equip them with varying forms of ammunition, but in the end the play is still just looking and tapping and looking and tapping. And not a lot else.
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Please Don't Touch Anything - Quick Look

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Please Don't Touch Anything is one of those puzzle games where they don't tell you anything. You don't know what you're doing or what the goal is. You just start doing things and see where it leads. Because of that I think that this game is going to be both love it and hate it. There are times where you feel like a genius because you've deciphered a clue that seems like it could mean almost anything and then there are times where you are certain something you just found is the answer to a puzzle that you saw earlier and it's not, or else you can't figure out how to get back to the puzzle you found earlier.

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    Free Throw Bomber

    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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    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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    Hitman Go – Gear VR First Impressions

    Well, I'm an idiot. Hitman Go came out on mobile ages ago and I saw it and wrote it off. It's everything I hate about mobile games. Boring and over simplistic. Take one thing and build a game around it. For the most part, even the good mobile games are good for a few minutes and then you delete them from your phone because you've seen everything they have to offer in the first two minutes. I love Hitman. I didn't want to see it reduced to this.