9 Amazing Title Additions to Google VR

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Google’s Daydream VR is getting a new set of apps for the users to play around with, which include shows from HBO Now, HBO Go, NetFlix and popular gaming titles like Need for Speed: No Limits, among many other new titles that we discuss below.

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The nine new additions will bring the total app count available to users on Google VR close to 50. Although Netflix and Need for Speed will only be available on VR later this month, but Google has confirmed that both of them will be released on their service before the year ends.

Here are the titles that have been added to the Google VR experience. While the first two are video titles, the rest are games.

HBO NOW and HBO GO

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Enjoy HBO originals such as Game of Thrones, Westworld, The Sopranos and The Wire on your personal big screen using VR headsets by Google and an HBO subscription.

NextVR

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Watch Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant score amazing baskets from behind the ring, Novak Djokovic hit an ace in the US Open from the courtside or Denny Hamlin defend his Daytona 500 title while he zooms past you.

In addition to multiple sporting events, NextVR also offers you to attend live concerts right from the comfort of your home; stream the events live or revisit them via highlights, choice is yours.

LEGO BrickHeadz Builder VR

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Enjoy playing with LEGO bricks, build your own BrickHeadz characters and unlock new characters and items in this immersive game.

Gunjack 2: End of Shift

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Take charge of the space turret as you’re handed the responsibility of defending the rig alongwith your crew mates against waves of attackers from the outer world in this sci-fi space shooter VR world.

Layers of Fear: Solitude

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Explore a Victorian-era mansion designed by an insane painter, which has all horrors, fears and visions that’ll leave you spellbound.

Wands

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Take on the role of a Wielder in London, set in the 1880s, and battle other Wielders for power, fame and glory as you equip your wand with a variety of spells.

Underworld Overlord

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Ever wondered how it feels to be the all-powerful bad guy and fight heroes to defend your villainous realm? Here’s your chance. Defend your dungeion and scores of heroes attempt to slay your cult and rob you of the treasures. Defend your realm with monsters at command to unleash their wrath on the heroes, up your defences with deadly traps and cast spells on the attackers to hinder their abilities.

Netflix

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Enjoy hundreds and thousands of TV shows and movies, including Netflix’s original series, movies and documentaries in your personal theatre with your Netflix subscription.

Need for Speed: No Limits

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Get your adrenaline pumping as you enter the thrilling world of high speed races in this virtual reality edition of one of the most famous racing game franchise ever to hit the screens. Choose from an array of cars and tracks as you get geared up to hit the driver’s seat and race in the virtual world.

The last two titles will only be available by the end of the year, while you can enjoy all the others aforementioned titles already, alongwith scores of others available on Google VR.

Apart from announcing this list of titles, Google also announced its limited edition VR Headsets called Crimson and Snow Daydream View, which are only available in the US, UK and Australia.

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