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New Gear VR Releases: Play Air Hockey From Your Modern Apartment

by Julianna Crisalli • February 19th, 2016

There’s nothing quite like a friendly game of air hockey. My husband and I get very competitive with the game, even in digital versions like air hockey for iPad. Although the multiplayer functionality isn’t available yet on Gear VR, we can at least brush up on our skills.

The newly released game allows you to customize almost every part of the game from your modern, mountain-view apartment, including mallet color, table top theme and the puck. Air Hockey VR comes from developer Trioxin245 Software and costs $3 in the Oculus store.

Three more new experiences hit the Oculus store this week for Gear VR, including Unpacked 360 View, which can be used to watch Samsung’s “Unpacked” event during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this Sunday.

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Other new releases include a music experience and an Indiana Jones-style adventure game.

We’ll look at some of these in more depth later on, but for now, check out this round-up.

Hidden Temple ($5)

hidden temple

Developer: HandyGames

Description: “Ever wanted to be a treasure hunter in midst of the deepest jungle? Alone, in search of adventure, mystery and riches? Then grab your survival kit and you mosquito spray, because Hidden Temple – VR Adventure makes you the center piece of a thrilling virtual reality adventure. Escape from an ancient temple before it becomes your tomb! In classic point-and-click manner you will have to collect and combine items in order to solve tricky riddles and discover secret chambers.”

D.veloped – Bounce Back (Free)

D.veloped - Bounce Back

Developer: Shovel Tools Inc.

Description: “Experience the latest in music visualization in collaboration with D.veloped featuring his latest hit Bounce Back. Sit down, relax, enjoy the music, visuals, and don’t forget to bounce. D.veloped is a collaborative music project fueled by a pair of unconventional producers/DJs…”