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Fusion Wars Quick Look

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If you've been wanting a great first person shooter game that is fast and not only has, but requires full controller support, then Fusion Wars may just be the game that you've been waiting for. It isn't perfect, but it's the most polished game we've seen in a long time. I suspect it will take it's position among the ranks of games like Anshar Wars 2, Esper 2, Dead Secret and other Gear VR greats.
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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.
Pulsar Arena

Pulsar Arena is like a futuristic, underground, rhythm battle club where you are in an hour glass shaped ring, blasting gems with eye lasers in time with the beat of the music to send them to your opponents side of the hourglass. The object is to have less gems on your side than theirs at the end of the music. If that sounds really strange it’s because it is. And at first I didn’t like it. There is a tutorial but I feel I came out of it worse off than when I went it. Nevertheless, it’s my job to play these games so I went ahead anyway.

The first match I played I had no idea what I was doing. I knew enough to blow up the gems, but I didn’t really know how. I was tapping the trackpad and pressing buttons on the controller, but it seemed to be doing nothing. Because it wasn’t. You just make sure they are centered in the crosshairs on the downbeat of the music and BOOM! They are gone. If you get on a roll you can string a bunch together and it just feels good. There are also power-ups that help you destroy more gems faster and using them at the right time can be the difference between winning or losing the round.

Once you know what you’re doing there is a lot of entertainment in this package for not a lot of price. Too bad there isn’t online multiplayer though.

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