In an effort to boost the sales of its recently launched Galaxy S7 flagship device, Samsung took the initiative to throw in Gear VR headsets as freebies to customers who had pre-ordered the smartphone. This means that there is a ton of people who got a chance to try out this awesome headset for the first time. If you have been paying attention to how much the Oculus Store grown and the improvements on Gear VR, then you probably know the world of possibilities that VR can expose you to. While the Gear VR doesn’t allow you to see the person next to you, it can be a great source of fun for social and multiplayer gaming. Here are some of the ways you can start enjoying multiplayer gameplay with the Gear VR.

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Although this game doesn’t make use of multiple Gear VR headsets, it does require a different participants. One player has to wear the Gear VR headset and then proceed to try disarming a complex explosive in a limited amount of time, but the only the player can be able to do it properly, is by relying on a second person who guides them using a manual. This manual is essentially a detailed bomb disabling guide, that the second player has to search through to find the bomb as described by the player in the VR gameplay. The end game is that as long as there is teamwork, everyone gets to live.

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Shooting Showdown 2

Shooting Showdown 2 is basically a game with target practice sim that has been advanced in VR. It comes with a variety of options including things to shoot and the different environments to shoot them in. If you want to add even more fun in playing the game, then get into the multiplayer mode. This game allows gamers to compete in head-to-heat counter shooting by using the plastic button placed on the side of the head, which acts as a trigger.

Apart from being a lot of fun, it is a great way to get started on immersive VR gaming.

VR Karts: Sprint

Nothing feels as competitive as racing with friends, which is something that gamers of every generation have done. VR Karts: Sprint feels a lot like Mario Kart in terms of features and with the Gear VR, you don’t just race. While gaming with Gear VR, you can look to your left or right and able to see the racers you are competing with from an interesting viewpoint.

AltSpace VR

AltSpace VR is currently in beta and can be installed outside the Oculus Store, though you should expect a genuine social interaction with the rest of the VR world. A major part of this experience is typical tabletop gameplay and being able to watch videos, all of which you can do with someone else.

Oculus Social

While not primarily a game, Oculus Social users have done some fun things in an effort to spice up the general experience, even as Oculus is perfecting its features. Live Twitch streaming, for example, has become spontaneous Karaoke sessions on more than several occasions, which is more fun when the person performing appears as weird looking floating head that mirrors the real movements of the person.

 

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